EU Throws Down Brexit Gauntlet to U.K.

The tacit approach by the EU towards the UK has been to make life apart from the Union worse for the UK than had they stayed. There modus operandi in all of their discussions and plans has been to make the UK regret their decision to leave — and they will eventually rue that day.

European Union governments threw down the gauntlet to the U.K. ahead of Brexit talks, listing demands Prime Minister Theresa May must satisfy before they will discuss the trade deal she wants and urging her to be more realistic in her expectations.

Any doubts about the scale of the task facing Britain in withdrawing from the EU after four decades were laid to rest at a Brussels summit of the region’s leaders on Saturday. A tough negotiating stance was endorsed unanimously, within minutes and to applause. The U.K. responded by saying it’s bracing for a confrontation.

The EU is striving to ensure the U.K. is worse off outside it than inside, not least to avoid setting a precedent. After agreeing to the terms of separation, then it’s a matter of getting down to the business of what a future relationship might look like.

“I want to ensure that we agree on a trade deal and our withdrawal arrangements so that we know what both of those are when we leave the European Union,” she said on the BBC. “I’m confident we can get a deal.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-29/eu-throws-down-brexit-gauntlet-to-britain-as-talks-edge-closer

Well-known Pastor Re: North Korea, ‘I pray America is not destroyed’

One of the keys to prophecy is understanding who the ancient nations became by carefully following the migrations and name changes of peoples throughout history.  A summary of the modern identities that aid in the understanding of prophecy can be found in this table of nations.

PS  America is mentioned prominently in prophecy!

California megachurch Pastor Greg Laurie is urging Christians to “pray America is not destroyed” as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea burgeon.

“As you know, the conflict with this rogue nation has escalated dramatically in recent days and even hours,”….

“How does this fit into the prophetic puzzle? Well, in the last days there is no mention of any nation that would resemble North Korea,”  ….

“Here is what concerns me: We do not find the reigning superpower on the face of the earth anywhere in the last days scenario,” Laurie said. “Other nations emerge. So where is America? I pray we are not out of the picture because we have been in some kind of nuclear conflict.”

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/02/well-known-pastor-talks-end-times-north-korea-nuclear-program-i-pray-america-is-not-destroyed/

The Prophecy of Psalm 83

The Psalms are a veritable treasure trove of information and insight into God and His ways.  Psalm 83 is no exception.  In fact it is prophetic in nature and shows that a confederation of Middle Eastern countries are still to come together, with the Beast Power, against the nation of Israel in the end time.

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