Get Ready for a Resurgence in Britain
The unthinkable happened in Britain last week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won the general election in a landslide. Not only that, it was the biggest win for Conservatives since Margaret Thatcher’s astounding victory in 1987. Leading up to this election, Britain’s liberal media told us the polls were tight; it was too close to call; we were headed for a hung Parliament, or possibly a government led by Jew-hating, Communist-loving Jeremy Corbyn. But rather than leading the Labour Party into the prime ministership, Mr. Corbyn led it into its worst election drubbing since World War ii, and he will no longer even lead his own party. Mr. Johnson, on the other hand, now has more than enough power to deliver on his signature promise: Get Brexit done.
Our regular readers know that even before World War ii ended, Herbert W. Armstrong forecast that Germany would rise again and lead a union of 10 European nations in a fulfillment of the seventh and final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire. He based this forecast on Bible prophecy (see Revelation 17:12).
More than 60 years ago, Mr. Armstrong wrote, “Probably Germany will lead and dominate the coming United States of Europe. But Britain will be no part of it!” Thanks to Britain’s stunning election, that prophecy will soon be fulfilled.
Mr. Johnson also promises to implement a much more conservative agenda for the foreseeable future. Melanie Phillips called this a seismic shift that might have “redrawn the British political landscape forever” (emphasis added throughout). The Telegraph’s Allison Pearson considers Johnson’s election as “the start of something that could be extraordinary for Britain.”
This too is of great significance prophetically. Following the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States in November 2016, my father indicated that his commitment to an “America first” policy would help temporarily improve conditions in America and strengthen its position abroad. Furthermore, he said, since the Bible prophesies that Britain will leave the European Union, we would see Britain make good on its June 2016 Brexit referendum, separate from Europe, and follow President Trump’s lead, especially with respect to trade.
At a time when the establishment media and prognosticators keep getting it totally wrong, the Trumpet is spot on with its prophetic forecast! Fox News conservative commentator Laura Ingraham spoke last week about the enduring power of the movement Donald Trump started. That movement, she said, is now sweeping across the United Kingdom. She compared the oncoming Trump-Johnson alliance to the special relationship between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher during the 1980s.
This is an Anglo-American resurgence. And it’s prophesied in your Bible! In the eighth century b.c., God intervened to save the kingdom of Israel “by the hand of Jeroboam” (2 Kings 14:26-27). The modern descendants of ancient Israel are principally the United States and British Commonwealth nations. God is now using a type of King Jeroboam ii to lead our nations through one final period of prosperity and relative peace. It’s not because we deserve it. It’s because of God’s overflowing mercy and love. He is giving us one final opportunity to humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways (2 Chronicles 7:14).
After this modern counterpart of ancient Israel’s temporary resurgence, Amos 7:8 adds that God will not pass by His people Israel anymore. Amos 7 prophesies that time is almost up for our nations! We only have one brief period of prosperity left.
Then comes Assyrian conquest.
“And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them” (Hosea 5:5). This too is a prophecy. When the kingdom of Israel declined and was conquered by the Assyrian Empire, the kingdom of Judah was not conquered. It fell 130 years later. But in the end time, the modern nations that descended from the ancient tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh and Judah will collapse together—suddenly!
Why is God so angry with these three brother nations? “Because they received the most blessings of all—they are the birthright nations and the scepter nation—yet are mired in deep sin,” my father wrote on Nov. 23, 2016, two weeks after Donald Trump’s election. “In addition, all three of them rejected God’s message from Mr. Armstrong and from His work today. These three nations have a history with God ….”
It seems like the news out of the U.S. and Britain is a consistent string of stunning events, among them the drastic radicalization of liberals in British and American politics, the fact that the American people elected President Trump, and that the British people elected to leave the EU and then voted in Prime Minister Johnson in a landslide to get it done. Meanwhile, the more that extremely powerful people, institutions and entire cultural movements try to destroy these two leaders, the stronger these men seem to become. These trends and many others (Germany, nato, trade war, etc, etc) have shocked analysts. Yet these are merely the specifics, the fillings in of details, for forecasts that Herbert W. Armstrong made and maintained for decades. He had no powerful institutions or wealthy backers or cultural movements, yet he forecast these events and a lot more. You can read what’s yet ahead for these two nations—and the whole world—in Mr. Armstrong’s most popular book, requested by millions: The United States and Britain in Prophecy.
Listen to Stephen Flurry’s Trumpet Daily Radio Show on the historic British election: “Britain’s Prophesied Resurgence.”