To Brexit or Not to Brexit

That is the question in the mind of every British citizen.

Should Britain remain a member of the EU or leave the EU?

That question has polarized Britain into two camps. The “leave” camp wants a return to sovereignty for greater immigration control. The “remain” camp points to greater economic growth in the Single Market.

But the impact of Brexit does not just weigh heavily on the country of Britain but also on the 28 European countries in the EU. Will it spell the end of EU and made it easier for others to follow suit?

The impending British referendum has already caused some volatility in the global stock and currency markets. Already the Asian markets are reeling from fears over Brexit.

Financial analysts in Singapore are worried that the Brexit would mean the depreciation of the British pound making it more expensive for British companies to want to operate and invest here.

The world waits gingerly for the outcome of the referendum on Thursday, 23 June.

How would Britain vote?

Once this great nation turned to God in the hour of need.

In 1756 Great Britain was faced with a threatened invasion by the French. The nation was in a quagmire as to what to do. The King of Britain called for a day of solemn prayer and fasting.

John Wesley recorded in his Journal on 6 February 1756, saying: “The fast day was a glorious day, such as London has scarce seen since the Restoration. Every church in the city was more than full and a solemn seriousness sat on every face. Surely God heareth prayer and there will yet be a lengthening of our tranquility.”

In a footnote, Wesley wrote: “Humility was turned into national rejoicing for the threatened invasion by the French was averted.”

In the year 50 AD the Council in Jerusalem struggled as to whether the Church should remain strictly Jewish or be a Church for all, including both Jews and Gentles.

And God guided and influenced their thinking, speaking and voting to the end they were to say these words in Acts 15:28.

It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements.”

To Brexit or not to Brexit may not be the important question.

Rather the question is whether we would able to say, It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us” and that only after a corporate prayer fast.


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