Why leaving the EU means we can return to our Christian heritage

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Today, David Hathaway explains why he believes the EU is the fulfilment of a vision seen by the prophet Daniel and that the outcome of Thursday's referendum is good news for Christians. For an alternative view on prophecy and the EU click here.

Now that the referendum is over we, as Christians, must now act decisively.

I believe that just as we prayed earnestly for God’s will to be done, we must now believe that the outcome is part of God’s plan both for us as Christians and the British nation as a whole.

We desperately need to continue to pray for unity in a nation divided, but also that God will bring a spirit of repentance and forgiveness on both sides. I believe that prophetically this is God’s way forward for us as a nation to take a lead in returning to Biblical standards in Europe, free from the secularism of the French Revolution and Napoleonic law.

I believe that the prayers of so many of God’s people has set us free from an ungodly yoke which has marginalised Christian faith

Just as the preaching of John and Charles Wesley saved us from the French Revolution and our National Days of Prayer called by King George VI during the darkest days of the last war saved us from Hitler, I believe that the prayers of so many of God’s people in recent days has set us free from an ungodly yoke which has marginalised Christian faith, made it almost impossible to teach our children the truth of the Word of God regarding marriage between one man and one woman and teach the acceptability of sex change to very young children. Under the guise of 'human rights' legislation, the EU has also sought to prevent us from openly testifying of our faith in Jesus Christ as the only way of salvation.

I believe the EU is the fractured fulfillment of the final empire of Daniel’s vision (the feet in Daniel 2:33). We must return to our Judeo/Christian heritage and resist the encroachment of secularism and false religion. One could ask whether the sudden resignation of our Prime Minister who supported ungodly laws, such as the legalisation of same sex marriage upon our nation, was indeed God’s judgement and a challenge to restore true biblical values not only in politics but also the Church.

We must return to our Judeo/Christian heritage and resist the encroachment of secularism and false religion

May the UK follow the example of the Ukraine from where I have just returned after witnessing an outstanding miracle! The Ukrainian National day of Prayer (see below video) was a far greater success than any of us could have imagined or dreamed! 6,500 people came spontaneously to the Sport Palace. The service was streamed live to thousands gathering in towns and cities throughout the whole nation and the whole event was broadcast live to the nation on National Ukrainian TV.

The miracle was the unity on the platform as the leaders of every Christian group in Ukraine prayed with extraordinary passion, united by the same declaration of the power of God as the only hope to deliver the nation and stop the war and the invasion in the East. The Christian leaders who had never before in the history of the Ukraine met in unity did exactly that! They prayed in unity and shared the platform to declare the power of God to deliver and in a powerful move of the Holy Spirit, repented of their own sins and asked for forgiveness.

The final prayer was for Russia and for repentance, forgiveness and healing. As those who had suffered through the war, from East Ukraine and those who had joined us even from the Crimea asked God to help us forgive those who have sinned against us, some wept and others cried out in prayer.

The thousands present watched in amazement, wept with the leaders, prayed with them and glorified God as never before. Never since the days of the last war when King George VI called Britain to prayer in the darkest days of the war, has a whole nation responded to such a crisis with such powerful prayer. In the words of the Bishops: 'We have never felt so much responsibility for our nation as we feel today. All political, diplomatic and military efforts have come to nothing. We recognise that everything, whether victory or defeat, happens first in the spiritual realm, then manifests in this life.'

David Hathaway is the founder and president of Eurovision Mission to Europe and the editorial director of Prophetic Vision magazine. He is also the creator of the DVD The Rape of Europe

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