LCG: ‘Growing German power in Europe’; Might the Beast and Antichrist Be German?

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In its latest TW News & Prophecy, the Living Church of God (LCG) reported:

Growing German power in Europe

“The euro crisis will give Germany the empire it’s always dreamed of,” so wrote the Chief Political Correspondent Peter Oborne in his Telegraph-supported blog. Oborne referred to the recent agreement by EU leaders to a German-led plan to continue “bailout” funding for Greece and Portugal–a decision that is likely to impact Spain, Italy and Ireland as well. What this means is that Germany, with Europe’s strongest economy, will be footing most of the bill–with German tax money going to support Greece and Portugal, while these nations work to pay off their debt. In some cases the debt payback periods have been extended to 40 years!On the flip side, this opens up tremendous market potential for the sale of German manufactured goods well into the future.

Mr. Oborne also states, “By authorizing a huge expansion in the bail-out fund that is propping up the EU’s peripheral members (largely in order to stop the contagion spreading to Italy and Spain), the eurozone has taken the decisive step to becoming a fiscal union. So long as the settlement is accepted by national parliaments, yesterday [July 20, 2011] will come to be seen as the witching hour after which Europe will cease to be, except vestigially, a collection of nation states. It will have one economic government, one currency, one foreign policy. This integration will be so complete that taxpayers in the more prosperous countries will be expected to pay for the welfare systems and pension plans of failing EU states… Yesterday’s witching hour of the European Union means that Germany has come very close to realizing Bismarck’s dream of an economic empire stretching from central Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean” (Telegraph, July 21, 2011; EU Observer, July 26, 2011).

According to one conservative source, “Germany is on the verge of once again becoming a great power… The French nightmare scenario of an unrestrained Germany is now possible” (Stratfor, July 26, 2011).

Oborne’s comments are particularly sobering in light of God’s end-time prophecies about a future European Beast power that will comprise ten kingdoms or nations (Revelation 17:7-13). This group of kingdoms will give their power over to the Beast. We are witnessing a situation in Europe where these debtor nations will be forced into fiscal subservience to rich European nations, particularly Germany, for many years to come. Exactly how this all plays into Revelation 17 will be very interesting to watch.

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Germany will have some ups and even some downs, but it will be a major force behind the coming final European Beast power.  Increasing European debt, combined with German wealth, means increasing German influence.

Individuals that I am looking at to be the final King of the North and the final Antichrist are Bavarian and Swiss German respectively, though there are some others I am looking at who are not German.

Here is what LCG published about one of them:

Germany Should “Use” Military Force. Speaking at a recent security conference in Berlin, German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg urged Germany to “be prepared to use its military to defend the country’s economic interests.” Baron Guttenberg noted that the competing demands of nations today for raw materials made it imperative that Germany—a nation whose export-driven economy is heavily dependent upon imported raw materials—should be prepared to use its military forces to secure trade routes for raw materials and exported goods. While his political opponents were quick to challenge these strong statements as contrary to the German constitution, the Defense Minister saw his position as only logical (Der Spiegel, November 10, 2010). Bible prophecies have long foretold the re-emergence of Germany (modern Assyria) as a major player on the world scene (see Isaiah 10:5-14). The words and actions of this popular German Defense Minister, who is also a lawyer and of Habsburg lineage, will be interesting to watch. (World Ahead Weekly Update, Living Church of God, November 18, 2010).

Even though plagiarism appears to be a “minor” sin in relation to other horrendous abuses by public officials, it breaks the 8th and 9th commandments and results in consequences. Mr. zu Guttenberg may reemerge in politics in the future (and this bears watching), yet his actions and their ramifications reinforce the biblical principle, “be sure your sin will find you out” (Numbers 32:23). (TW News & Prophecy, LCG, March 4, 2011).

I have also written about the German Baron (Might German Baron Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg become the King of the North?) as well as a Swiss German (Kurt Koch Made a Cardinal: Might He Become the Antichrist?) who I believe may have end time roles.

And even if those individuals are not specifically involved (though if they live, to at least some degree, I believe that they will be), Germany is rising up and will have major influence in the formation and power of the final European Beast power.

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?
Kurt Koch Made a Cardinal: Might He Become the Antichrist?
Catholic, as well as biblical prophecy, point to an antipope who could be the final Antichrist.  Catholic Bishop Kurt Koch became president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity effective July 1, 2010, and was elevated to the rank of cardinal in October 2010.  Could Kurt Koch be the, or will he support, the final Antichrist?

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