Q. I have been following the president’s progress towards globalization, and am alarmed! First, he signs the Real ID Act in 2005; in 2006, he signs an agreement with Canada and Mexico to form the North American Union; on 30 April of this year, he signed an “integration agreement” with the European Union, all without Congress ratification. Is it possible that the US could become part of the ten toes of clay and iron of the Revived Roman Empire?
A. Even a casual observer can connect the dots on this one. The revived Roman Empire and its leader attain world dominance. The ten toes (also called horns as in Rev. 17:12) represent ten kingdoms or what we might call regional powers under the influence of this world leader. The coming North American Union is a logical candidate to be one of these regional powers. The EU integration agreement could quite possibly be a step toward America’s fall backward into a supporting role as Europe becomes more dominant.
America has to be weakened economically relative to Canada and especially Mexico in order to permit the formation of a North American Union. This is already happening. For example, at more than $20 billion annually, the money sent home by illegal alien workers is the Mexican economy’s 2nd largest revenue stream, exceeded only by agriculture. At the same time these illegals are receiving many of the benefits of tax paying US citizens.
(As an aside, the director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations has just come out in favor of abandoning national currencies in favor of a global one. This would further weaken the US economy, since the dollar would no longer be the world’s reserve currency.)
We have to be weakened militarily to permit the battle of Ezekiel 38 to take place. This could come from either a loss of strength or a loss of will to apply our strength. The disappearance of the Church would certainly sap both America’s strength and will.
At that point a spot among the 10 kings could be seen as a welcome consolation prize for what’s left of America.