Fuller German Power Emergence in 2012?

Berlin Reichstag


Will Germany emerge further as the leader of Europe in 2012?  Notice the following:

World Bank chief: Germany could emerge as European leader or stumble in 2012
AP – Feb 3, 2012
Germany could emerge as Europe’s leader in 2012 by offering Italy and Spain a way out of the debt crisis — or stumble and draw the continent’s anger if other Europeans come to associate it only with an unpopular drive for austerity, the head of the World Bank warned Friday.

Robert Zoellick spoke as the annual Munich Security Conference opened with a discussion of economic heavyweight Germany’s role in Europe and beyond — a reflection of the fact that, as conference organizer Wolfgang Ischinger put it, “more than ever, nonmilitary issues are critical to our security.”


Well, to a major degree Germany already has emerged as the major leader of Europe.  France tried, but has not had enough financial resources to truly have the type of leadership influence that Germany has attained in Europe.

Notice also:

De Maizière urges more military might in Europe
German Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière said Europe should not fear a renewed US focus on Asia and must increasingly look after its own backyard militarily, in remarks made during the 48th annual Munich Security Conference.
Feb 4, 2012
“We have to be able to do more, and we have to be able to do more together,” he said.

With a view to the withdrawal of US troops from Germany and Europe, de Maizière said the continent must assume military responsibility for its own security and for the broader region. http://www.thelocal.de/national/20120204-40543.html

It is interesting that Germany publicly admits that it and its European allies need more military power.

Late last year in an edition of  TW News & Prophecy, the Living Church of God had the following:

Cries for Germany to lead Europe.

With the ongoing debt crisis in Europe, the specter of an EU break-up looms ominously over the continent. Many nations now see the negative repercussions of such a breakup and are calling for action to prevent it. This week Poland’s Foreign Affairs Minister made a sobering appeal from Berlin: “I will probably be the first Polish foreign minister in history to say so, but here it is. I fear German power less than I am beginning to fear German inactivity. You have become Europe’s indispensable nation.” He went on to say, “The biggest threat to the security and prosperity of Poland would be the collapse of the eurozone. And I demand of Germany that, for your own sake and for ours, you help it survive and prosper. You know full well that nobody else can do it” (Associated Press, November 29, 2011; EUObserver.com, November 28, 2011).

Not every European feels as the Polish Foreign Minister does. However, it is significant to see the increasing power and influence of Germany, and the increasing willingness of certain nations to “give their power” and much of their national sovereignty over to Germany–despite its history over the last 100 years.

Revelation 17 clearly states that ten kings will give their “power and authority” to the Beast for a short time (verses 13-14). It is remarkable to see the “prophetic stage” being set–Poland, a nation that was subjugated by Nazi Germany in World War II, now requesting that modern Germany come to their rescue. And… just as God prophesied, prophecy IS coming alive before our eyes!

And this request for German power is consistent with some requests from Germany (see Germany’s Merkel Says Restructure with ‘More Europe’ Needed and German Finance Minister Calls for EU to Have More Power). Notice also something from the Washington Post:

Only Germany can save the euro zone, therefore Germany must — such is the refrain heard around the world. For non-Germans, it is increasingly hard to understand why the country is not moving forcefully to stop the debt crisis…A global call for the use of German power was not what anybody thought they would ever hear again. And Germans themselves are only slowly waking up to the fact that they are now seen as Europe’s “indispensable power,” as the historian Timothy Garton Ash wrote…

But the Germans have discovered a contradiction: Europeans may call for German leadership, but they don’t want to be led by Germany…If the euro fails, it will be seen as Germany’s fault, not Greece’s or even Italy’s. To avoid the blame as well as the economic fallout, Berlin has little time left to act. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-euro-zone-crisis-germany-is-the-reluctant-savior/2011/12/01/gIQA4rJ8LO_story.html

The Bible, in Revelation 17, is clear that the Europeans will reorganize in the future and given more of their power to a central authority (who, according to Revelation 13:4 is a military leader):

12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. (Revelation 17:12-13)

More and more we are hearing calls that are consistent with that prophecy. Steps towards this happening are continuing as we in the Living Church of God have long taught–and there will be bumps in the road and problems (major civil unrest, or worse, may occur and Europe will always have unity issues per Daniel 2:41-43).

In fact, earlier this week, Germany’s Angela Merkel was able to get 25 of the 27 EU nations to support another step towards that unity (see Europe Agrees to Closer Fiscal Union).

According to Bible prophecy, a European power, despite its fragility, is destined to temporarily be the most dominant force in the world, ultimately conquer the Anglo-descended nations (Daniel 11:39), and later come to its end (Daniel 11:45).

We in the Living Church of God have long taught that Germany (Assyria in end time prophecy) would be the driving force in the end-time European Beast power as well as having a future role in God’s kingdom. Germany has been the main economic engine behind the EU (the Netherlands is also a major, but sometimes overlooked, major economic power there as well).

We believe that over time, Germany will get more and more powerful and that an even stronger union will form in Europe. More leaders are starting to advocate a stronger Germany for the sake of European union publicly.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

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? Could He Become “the Beast”? What makes the German Defense Minister a candidate?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama and Julia Gillard be involved in 2012?  Have predictions written by Bob Thiel related to Barack Obama and Julia Gillard began to come to pass?
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?

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