James1:12 wrote:MrB as far as the UK goes, it possibly being the 3rd, we are in a very different political and economic situation. If the EU wants to pursue a financial transaction tax (or fiscal union without opt-outs for the UK) the UK won't be forced down this route as it would be financial suicide because a major part of our economy is structured around the financial services unlike Germany or any other European power. We look more likely to leave than cede sovereignty, unless something else occurs - and this story twists and turns daily!
Don't you think for Belgium to be considered a horn as it was part of the WEU and now "The 10" it ought to have a government at the time of the other uprootings?
By your statement, I'm assuming that you are from England. As far as your statement about the UK's financial situation if forced by the EU to cede it's soverignty by giving up the sterling pound, or forcing some sort of tax - well, this is exactly what I think will happen. I don't think that the UK will have a choice. I believe that I have mentioned this before, but let me state this again........as the EU goes, so does the rest of the World - this is to include the UK. Because we now live in a Global Society - ALL of the banks are interconnected in some way, shape, form, or fashion.
The "Beast System" is alive and well - and I see this in the EU - or Revived Roman Empire. The mortal wound that Revelation 13 speaks of, (in my humble opinion) is that this Beast Sytem receives an economic crisis, and appears as if dead, and it is healed by becoming a united 4th Kingdom, that will eventually trample over the entire world financially. I mean this World Wide economic situation is absolutely crazy. How is it that the United States can "bail out" the EU, and the US is in financial dire straits itself? Go figure......
As far as you question about Belgium, yes, you're right about it being one of the 10 Nations of the WEU - but why would it need to be "uprooted"? I could have the meaning wrong about being uprooted, but to me Scripture seems to imply that the uprooting may be by some sort of force, or unwillingness to go along with the Beast. The EU - if I'm not mistaken seems to be Headquartered from Belgium.
As you know....I am certainly not dogmatic about any view that I present - things can literally change overnight, as you have mentioned. I'm just offering something for we who are watching for the Return of Christ to consider, as these amazing events appear to unfold.