Germany wants the gold of certain European nations:
Europe’s debtors must pawn their gold for Eurobond RedemptionSouthern Europe’s debtor states must pledge their gold reserves and national treasure as collateral under a €2.3 trillion stabilisation plan gaining momentum in Germany.Telegraph, London – May 29, 2012 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9298180/Europes-debtors-must-pawn-their-gold-for-Eurobond-Redemption.html
We will see how the above plays out.
But, notice what I wrote about three years ago in 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect:
Having the European power acquiring a lot more gold to back the Euro (even if the backing is only implied) or possibly other future European currency (that might potentially replace the Euro) may greatly increase European credibility, prosperity, and influence around the globe.
I felt then, as I do now, that there could be enough economic turmoil in Europe that the Euro could possibly be replaced, but still am not certain that it will be (but it could be and could possibly be part of an international basket of currencies). But I did feel that the Europeans would go for gold, and this is a step in that direction (and there will be more: the final King of the North will end up with more gold per Daniel 11:43). World events continue to line up with properly understood biblical prophecy.
While it is certain that there are problems with the European confederation, the Bible predicted them (cf. Daniel 2:41-43), so the recent developments are not unexpected (and I still expect more complaints about austerity, more unrest, etc. in Europe).
The Bible reveals that despite weaknesses (Daniel 2:41-43) there will be a reorganization in Europe (Revelation 17:12-13). The likelihood is that Europe is going to develop some technologies that will propel it into the front of the world economically–more than in the past. The Bible shows that it will make the world wealthy for a time (Revelation 18).
The Bible also shows that ultimately, a major dictator (and the person I currently suspect for that role currently holds no major government office) will rise up and rule end time European Babylon (Revelation 17:1-13), the final King of the North, European Beast power of Bible prophecy (Daniel 11:40).
While Europe is not yet ready to support the final King of the North, we in the Church of God have long taught that it will be. And it likely will be relatively soon.
Some articles of possibly related interest may include:
The Plain Truth About Gold in Prophecy. How Should a Christian View Gold? What do economists and the Bible teach about gold? Gold and silver may drop in value. Inflation/deflation? What do Christians need to know about gold?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? What MUST happen BEFORE the Great Tribulation?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the German Defense Minister one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
Resurgent Germany: A Fourth Reich? Who are the German peoples and where did they come from? What is Germany’s role in end time prophecy?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This also has YouTube videos related to 2012. The book contains documented prophecies as well as an end time sequence of events that Christians should study and understand. Including the role of Europe and how it is pivotal to end time biblical prophecy.
2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte (German Edition) 2012 Buch von Dr. Thiel in deutscher Sprache.