A writer for a biblical prophetic website has claimed that the momentous UK referendum on the EU that occurred on Thursday, which led to a win for the leave camp, was prophesied in biblical times.
Writing for the Trumpet.com, David Vejil cobbled together some vague biblical verses and some crazy conspiracy theories to arrive at his esteemed conclusion that the Bible predicted the exit of the UK from the European Union.
The supposed prophecy is part of a larger ideology held by the website, which is owned by the Philadelphia Trumpet – that modern Britain was formed by the descendants of Ephraim from the Bible, and the United States was formed by the descendants of Manasseh. Both are children of the biblical patriarch Jacob.
He writes of Britain’s roots in Israel…
When the Assyrians were conquered by the Chaldean-Babylonian Empire, they migrated north and west to Europe. Ultimately, they became modern Germany. The “Lost 10 Tribes” migrated northwest as well, but they migrated even farther. Some tribes settled in France, Belgium, Holland and the Scandinavian countries where their descendants continue to today.So now that we know two of the world’s most powerful nation’s roots, it’s time to learn how biblical prophecy foretold the UK would one day leave the European Union.
“…. two tribes in particular migrated even farther: Ephraim and Manasseh. The Bible prophesied that these two tribes in particular would inherit massive national wealth (Genesis 48:14-16).
Ephraim migrated to the British Isles. Manasseh settled in the United States.
“God prophesied that after Ephraim and Manasseh received their promised wealth and power, if they did not turn to the God who blessed them, He would remove those blessings and punish these nations with war and captivity.” He writes.
Part of the punishment is the UK partnering with the enemy (Germany), who would later turn on them and enslave them.
God prophesied that the British people would, at some point, partner with Germany! “Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria” (Hosea 7:11). Assyria is the biblical name for modern-day Germany (read Germany and the Holy Roman Empire for proof). Britain went to Germany by joining the European Economic Community in 1973, the forerunner to the EU. The British lacked heart or understanding, and joined in hopes of saving their struggling economy. Instead of turning to God, they turned to Germany for help.Yes, I don’t know what he’s ranting about either. You can read the entire article HERE
Because of that, God prophesied: “I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down … I will chastise them .… Woe unto them!” (verses 12-13). God brings great trouble on the British people for turning to Germany. He actually causes them to go into captivity by the very people they sought help from.
That is exactly why the British voted to leave the European Union. They know the EU will only continue to rob them of their rights and independence. Decades of regulation and increasingly intrusive policy have already eroded Britain’s sovereignty.
If the great God fulfilled His plan and purpose by bringing tremendous wealth to the British and American people, then He will also fulfill His plan to bring them into captivity in a Great Tribulation! The British “no” vote will not help the British escape, but if you understand these prophecies and learn God’s purpose, you can escape the disaster approaching Britain. Most will ignore this warning, but you have a choice. Will you believe Bible prophecy?
This article first appeared on GC