The Bible says Genesis 2:2-3, Exodus 20:10
This item is also a follow-up to a Prophetic Intelligence Briefing from last month concerning the protection of Sunday rest as part of the updated Working Time Directive in Europe.
“‘Sunday as the privileged weekly rest day will not be inserted into the future Working Time Directive” wrote a COMECE press release, “although the reconciliation of work and family life is the explicit aim of this Directive’ stated COMECE Secretary general Piotr Mazurkiewicz. ‘This is incoherent and a missed opportunity when we consider how much European citizens expect today in a Social Europe which protects workers and their families. We thank all those who got involved in favour of the protection of Sunday rest.’
“The MEPs Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Thomas Mann and Hubert Pirker had tabled 2 amendments aimed at introducing Sunday as the weekly rest day ‘in principle’. These amendments had been signed by more than 40 MEPs from all political leanings. Church representations, alliances for the protection of Sunday and Trade Unions from several Member States also supported the initiative.”
In other words, three Ministers of the European Parliament stood in the way of debate on amendments that would protect Sunday as a day of Rest in the European work rules.
“It is regrettable that for procedural reasons,” wrote COMECE, “MEPs could not express themselves on these amendments and so were deprived of the possibility of debating such a crucial issue for European citizens.”
Apparently a large number of Parliament Ministers and other interested organizations supported these amendments to protect Sunday as a day of rest. COMECE is the European Conference of Catholic Bishops. And Rome wants Europe to continue working on the provisions for all of Europe.
“Considering the mobilization achieved on the Sunday issue for a vote on the Working Time Directive, it is important for Churches, Trade Unions and civil society organizations to continue to stay mobilized and to speak out with one voice in the Member States, especially when fundamental social rights are at stake,” said COMECE
Considering that Rome is trying to establish herself at the center of European politics and culture, and resurrect the Holy Roman Empire with the Holy See at the head, this is significant. Rome is having difficulty getting legal recognition for Christianity as the cultural foundation of Europe in the legal documents of the European Union. But there is more than one way to muscle her way into the center of European politics. If Rome can eventually get recognition of Sunday as a day of rest, she will have accomplished the same thing since she is the one that is pushing it so hard, or at least she will have taken a huge step in that direction. That is why Rome is advocating continual mobilization.
Notice that they are calling for Sunday as the “privileged” weekly rest day. That would place Christianity, particularly Roman Catholic Christianity as the privileged religion in Europe. Again Rome is attempting to establish its ancient and traditional collaboration with the civil states to enforce her dogma on all of society. In this case she is working through the centralized European parliament to gain her objective, although she is no doubt working with the individual states as well. Centralization of nations always benefits Rome and makes it easy for her to press her agenda on larger numbers of people through fewer leaders. Considering that the leaders of European Union want to resurrect the Holy Roman Empire (as documented in our previous sermons and Prophetic Intelligence Briefings), it is no wonder that Rome is attempting to work with them to bring about Sunday rest.
Presently the Sunday rest movement in Europe involves Trade Unions and other secular civil organizations as well as the churches. It is interesting to note that Rome is working with any willing organization to achieve her goals. They are working in the name of secular purposes, but their real purpose is to impose religious laws. Great Controversy, page 581 says: Rome “is silently growing into power. Her doctrines are exerting their influence in legislative halls, in the churches, and in the hearts of men.”
Concerning the United States, this statement of principles helps us see what Rome’s real purpose is. It is found in the Review and Herald, December 24, 1889. “Plans of serious import to the people of God are advancing in an underhand manner among the clergymen of various denominations, and the object of this secret maneuvering is to win popular favor for the enforcement of Sunday sacredness. If the people can be led to favor a Sunday law, then the clergy intend to exert their united influence to obtain a religious amendment to the Constitution, and compel the nation to keep Sunday.”
Listen to what God’s messenger says about trade unions. “…The trade unions will be one of the agencies that will bring upon this earth a time of trouble such as has not been since the world began.” That is from the 4th volume of Manuscript Releases, page 88.
Obviously, the trade unions will unite with the Papacy to assist in bringing the time of trouble upon the world. Here is an example of how that will likely come about. They will work with Rome to get Sunday rest laws put in place in the name of secular work rules, so that it will then be a natural step for Sunday worship laws to follow.
“The work of the people of God is to prepare for the events of the future, which will soon come upon them with blinding force. In the world gigantic monopolies will be formed. Men will bind themselves together in unions that will wrap them in the folds of the enemy. A few men will combine to grasp all the means to be obtained in certain lines of business. Trades unions will be formed, and those who refuse to join these unions will be marked men.”
That is from Country Living, page 10.Maranatha,
Source:Keep the faith ministries