LCG: The Sleeping Giant Awakens

Berlin Reichstag


In his latest commentary, LCG’s Adam West had the following:

The sleeping giant awakens…

Don’t speak of the past because “we’ve gotten past it.” That was the sentiment of the daughter of film director Volker Schlondorff according to an article published by The New York Times September 10, 2010…

The financial crisis which enveloped the world in 2008 did something dynamic in Germany, as their government sought to find fiscal harmony through patience and diligence. This was in stark contrast to the stimulus package spending of the Obama administration, which attempted to merely head off what appeared to be the inevitability of a depression, by bailing out banks and those organizations deemed “too big to fail.”

According to the NYT article, the financial crisis did wake people in Germany, with national pride for the accomplishments of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a feeling that the world “should follow Germany’s example of austerity.” Eyelids have been raised and the light of a new Germany is becoming clearer with each passing day.

In June of 1991, a reunified Germany voted to return the nation’s capital to Berlin from its post-war location, Bonn: “On Monday, April 19, [1999], the German parliament … [met] … in the Reichstag building in Berlin, signaling the transfer of the capital of Germany from Bonn to Berlin. The parliament [had] not met in Reichstag since the Reichstag Fire of 1933. The recently renovated Reichstag includes a glass dome, symbolizing a new Germany and a new capital” (

Again, the NYT article quotes William M. Drozdiak, the president of the American Council on Germany, making this statement: “But having moved the capital from Bonn back to Berlin, there has been a profound psychological change, shifting the center of gravity to the east, with Germany thinking more like a Central European power.”

The article summarizes by saying, “In ways large and small Germany is flexing its muscles and reasserting a long-repressed national pride. Dozens of interviews across the country … found … a people still aware of their country’s history, but less willing to let it dictate their actions.”

That renewed national pride will result in the resurgence of a Germany primed for a powerful and persuasive leader who will command one of the most powerful military, political and economic entities the world has ever seen. The Holy Bible shows this individual will lead a nation rising from the ashes of not only Nazi-era-Germany, but from the marble halls of the ancient Roman Empire…

Jesus Christ exhorts us to “watch and pray always” (Luke 21:36), and, as we see this sleeping giant awaken, we should do that very thing. As events continue to propel the world closer to the Great Tribulation and the final climactic battle at the end of the age, I encourage you to read or re-read the Beast of Revelation: Myth, Metaphor, or Soon-coming Reality.

The reality is that the financial crisis of 2008 has had a profound affect on Germany and much of the rest of the world.  Many have realized that the world economy cannot safely be based so heavily on the US dollar and many nations are trying to figure out how to make a post-dollar dominated world come to pass.

Furthermore, Germany not only wishes to re-assert itself, it also sees that the direction that the USA is heading towards reduces its (the USA’s) ability to successfully support certain defense objectives related to Europe in general, and Germany in particular.

And Germany has taken financial, as well as military actions (see Guttenberg Wants Germany’s Army More Efficient), in order to allow itself to get to the position that it wants.  And, while it will have issues, Germany will continue to rise up.

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”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe?
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
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? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?

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