German economy growing; leaders looking to increase military might

World’s largest chemical plant is in Ludwigshafen, Germany (Gerd W. Zinke)


The German economy continues to grow:

February 20, 2015

The latest data suggests that the German economy has witnessed growth as the manufacturing sector registered strong numbers and services expansion also increased. …

The German Economy improved by 0.7% at the end of 2014, leading to improvement in the euro area. The country will continue to be the inspiration of the recovery, with GDP prediction by the European Commission to rise 1.5% this year, since politicians negotiate with Greece over its bailout as well as attempt to avoid tensions with one of the earliest members of the Eurozone.

“The German economy looks set to continue surfing on a wave of economic wellbeing heading further into 2015. While low oil prices, a weaker euro and ECB quantitative easing should help boost economic growth, some uncertainties remain, including the debt crisis in Greece”, said Oliver Kolodseike, an economist at Markit.

Germany has the largest economy in Europe.  Furthermore it has the fourth-largest by nominal GDP in the world, and fifth by GDP (PPP). Even Wikipedia acknowledges, “Since the age of industrialisation and beyond, the country has been a driver, innovator, and beneficiary of an ever more globalised economy.”

Now, while I do expect the German economy to have problems, and that Germany itself will likely have to deal with civil unrest in the future, Germany does dominate the European Union economically.  One cliche says, “Whoever has the gold rules.”

This also tends to have military ramifications.  Wealthier nations can afford to spend more on weaponry and troops.

A couple of days ago, a reader sent me a link to the following:

(Reuters) – Germany will overhaul its security strategy in coming years in response to Russian attempts to use “power politics and military force” to assert its interests, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday.

Germany, which 70 years after World War Two is seeking to assume a more assertive global role, has been at the center of efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine and led a push within Europe to impose sanctions against Moscow.

“Russia’s actions in Ukraine fundamentally change the security architecture in Europe,” said von der Leyen as she opened a debate on a new security strategy to be outlined in a “white book” to be published next year.

It will detail the main principles underlying German policy for the years ahead.

Germany’s new policy must take account of the Kremlin’s attempt “to establish geo-strategic power politics and military force as a form of asserting their interests”, said von der Leyen.

“The Kremlin’s new policy began long before the crisis in Ukraine and will occupy us for a very very long time to come,” she added.

The new strategy would mean the German army would in future focus not only on missions far afield…

Two things that were left out of the above article are that the Germans are disappointed with the USA because of certain international matters as well as USA espionage on it, plus the fact that the Germans do not want to have to rely on the USA.

While most do not believe that Germany is currently militaristic, the reality is that the Germans do want dominance and the Bible shows that they will be used to takeover powers including the USA:

5 “Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger
And the staff in whose hand is My indignation.
6 I will send him against an ungodly nation,
And against the people of My wrath
I will give him charge,
To seize the spoil, to take the prey,
And to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
7 Yet he does not mean so,
Nor does his heart think so;
But it is in his heart to destroy,
And cut off not a few nations.
8 For he says,
‘Are not my princes altogether kings?
9 Is not Calno like Carchemish?
Is not Hamath like Arpad?
Is not Samaria like Damascus?
10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols,
Whose carved images excelled those of Jerusalem and Samaria,
11 As I have done to Samaria and her idols,
Shall I not do also to Jerusalem and her idols?'” (Isaiah 10:5-11)

The reference to ‘Samaria’ above is a reference to the tribe of Manasseh who intermingled with various peoples (cf. 2 Kings 17:24)–it is currently a reference to the USA (for more details, see Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel).

Now the Bible is clear that Germany will be punished for what it will do:

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Lord has performed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say,

“I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks.”

13 For he says:

“By the strength of my hand I have done it,And by my wisdom, for I am prudent; Also I have removed the boundaries of the people, And have robbed their treasuries; So I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. 14 My hand has found like a nest the riches of the people, And as one gathers eggs that are left, I have gathered all the earth; And there was no one who moved his wing, Nor opened his mouth with even a peep.”

15 Shall the ax boast itself against him who chops with it?Or shall the saw exalt itself against him who saws with it?As if a rod could wield itself against those who lift it up, Or as if a staff could lift up, as if it were not wood! 16 Therefore the Lord, the Lord of hosts,Will send leanness among his fat ones;And under his glory He will kindle a burning Like the burning of a fire. 17 So the Light of Israel will be for a fire,And his Holy One for a flame;It will burn and devour His thorns and his briers in one day. 18 And it will consume the glory of his forest and of his fruitful field,Both soul and body;And they will be as when a sick man wastes away. 19 Then the rest of the trees of his forest Will be so few in number That a child may write them.  (Isaiah 10:12-19)

But, again, before it is punished, it will destroy “not a few nations.”

Having a strong economy, combined with a desire to build up its military, as well as it wanting to be dominant, is consistent with end time biblical prophecy for the descendants of Assyria (see also Germany in Biblical and Catholic Prophecy).

Some items of related interest may include:

Germany’s Assyrian Roots Throughout History Are the Germanic peoples descended from Asshur of the Bible? Have there been real Christians in Germanic history? What about the “Holy Roman Empire”? There is also a You-Tube video sermon on this titled Germany’s Biblical Origins.
Germany in Biblical and Catholic Prophecy Does Assyria in the Bible equate to an end time power inhabiting the area of the old Roman Empire? What does prophecy say Germany will do and what does it say will happen to most of the German people? Here is a link to a video Is the USA Pushing Germany to Start WWIII?
Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North? Is the former German Defense Minister (who is also the former German Minister for Economics and Technology) one to watch? What do Catholic, Byzantine, and biblical prophecies suggest?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2015, 2016, or 2017? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2013 o 2014? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon video: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives.
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch 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? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? In the Spanish language check out ¿Quién es el Rey del Norte? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
How To Determine If Someone is a True Prophet of God There are many false prophets. How can Christians determine who is a true prophet? There is also a sermon-length video titled How to determine if someone is a true prophet of God. Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Cómo determinar si alguien es un verdadero profeta de Dios?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?

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