Entering 2017, Europe remains a threatened continent. Radical Islam in the form of the Islamic State and other jihadigroups have expressed a desire to infiltrate the European Union. The December 19 attack in Berlin—where a radical Muslim driving a truck mowed into a crowd in a downtown Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring 48 others—proves they have been successful.
The attack joined the already long list of Islamist terrorist attacks on Europe, a list that includes the Charlie Hebdo slaughter (12 deaths), the November 2015 Paris attacks (130 deaths), the Brussels bombings (32 deaths), the Cologne sexual assaults (1,200 victims), the Nice massacre (84 deaths), the Würzburg ax assault (5 injured), the Reutlingen attack (1 killed, 2 injured), the Munich shooting (9 deaths) and the Ansbach festival suicide attack (15 injured).
While many in the world are oblivious to it, you can trace this jihadist wave straight back to its source: Iran. For some time, Western leaders have been too weak to deal with Iran. However, the Bible indicates a strongman is coming who will destroy it overnight—and it is even connected with the Berlin attack.
“And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him …” (Daniel 11:40). This king of the south is radical Islam led by Iran, as I have said for many years. (To prove this for yourself, request our free booklet The King of the South.) In the April 2008 Philadelphia Trumpet, I wrote that “Iran is the head of the terrorist snake.” In 2006, I wrote, “America lacks the will to confront Iran, the head of the terrorist-sponsoring snake.” In the November 2003 issue, I wrote that we have to “cut off the head of the terrorist snake.” Iranian extremists wield their pushy foreign policy as a weapon, continually terrorizing and infuriating a German-led Europe.
Liberal Westerners refuse to identify the enemy. Our enemy is not the vague concept of terrorism; it is Islamic terrorism, perpetuated most of all by Iran! Iran is the concrete, visible opponent in the war on terror—a war that Western nations have basically stopped fighting. America and its allies have never targeted the true culprit.
The ties between Iran and the current crisis in Europe are clear. Syria has long been a puppet state of Iran, sort of like a little brother. As Iran continues to support the murderous regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, more and more Syrians are fleeing their country. The mainstream media portray these people as helpless women and children; in reality, many are able-bodied young men with a radical Islamist belief system. These men are storming into Europe, where, without an established identity or set living quarters, they are able to commit crimes without much fear of getting caught.
On top of that, approximately 5,000 Europeans have traveled to Syria, where they will likely receive training from the Islamic State before reentering Europe. The European problem stems from a bloody war in Syria—a war being prolonged by Iran.
Think about it: Iran will gladly allow the Islamic State to continue its rampage of carnage and violence because it serves as a distraction from Iran’s rapidly developing nuclear program. Make no mistake about it—Iran is by far the biggest Islamist threat. Despite the Islamic State’s appalling barbarism, Iran is still the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Distracted by the Islamic State, America and Europe have paved the way for the maniacal nation of Iran to get the nuclear bomb!
“[A]nd the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over” (Daniel 11:40). The king of the north is a European superpower comprised of 10 nations led by Germany, with the help of the Roman Catholic Church. Germany will decisively counter and crush Iran, the head of the Islamic terrorist snake.
Even now, Germany has Iran completely surrounded. Just take a look at a map showing German and Iranian outposts and assets in the Middle East. All the pieces are in place for a rapid response to Iran’s repeated aggression. When the time is right, Germany will mobilize like a whirlwind and wipe Iran out!
In a March 22 article, Politico predicted that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would provide the convincing leadership and resolve required to unite Europe against Islamic terrorism. I guarantee you that she is not the leader Germany and Europe need right now. She is not the leader to command a whirlwind blitzkrieg at Iran’s expense.
“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up” (Daniel 8:23). Your Bible prophesies of a German strongman soon to burst on the world scene, paring the 28-nation EU down to just 10 members . Germany is currently the economic and political head of Europe, but it needs military control to be a real force. It is hard to gain that kind of dominance over the entire Continent, so the number of nations in this new European superpower must be reduced. Imagine how much faster a smaller, stronger 10-nation core could prepare for battle!
“For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat” (Habakkuk 1:6-8). A bitter and hasty nation? Dreadful and terrible? That sounds like a perfect description for Germany’s actions during the last world war. Chaldeans is another name for the Holy Roman Empire, a lethal church-state combine that has ravaged the world six times already.
I have no ill will toward the German people. God uses Germany as an instrument of correction against the rebellious nations of America, Britain and the Jewish nation in the Middle East. “O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets” (Isaiah 10:5-6).
“Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god” (Habakkuk 1:11). An evil spirit power will sway the German strongman to inflict unfathomable suffering. This man has no idea of the blood he will spill, but the fact is, warfare is part of the German way of life (Isaiah 10:7). Who started the War of 1870, World War I and World War II? Germany. No honest student of history can deny that.
“The [European] Community is living largely by the heritage of the Holy Roman Empire, though the great majority of the people who live by it don’t know by what heritage they live,” said Otto von Habsburg, a descendant of the Habsburg Dynasty that ruled for 400 years as the fourth resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire. “We do possess a European symbol which belongs to all nations equally. This is the crown of the Holy Roman Empire, which embodies the tradition of Charlemagne.”
Europe proudly upholds the legacy of Charlemagne, the second ruler of the Holy Roman Empire who waded through rivers of blood to convert people to Catholicism! We ought to be alarmed at Europe’s and Germany’s lack of remorse for its crusading past.
Germany is already rising to take charge of the seventh and final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire. “Where Hitler failed by military means to conquer Europe, modern Germans are succeeding through trade and financial discipline,” Simon Heffer wrote in the Daily Mail on Aug. 17, 2011. “Welcome to the Fourth Reich.” “The Fourth Reich is here without a shot being fired,” he wrote March 29, 2013. Hitler led the Third Reich; he was also part of the sixth resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire. Even secular columnists can see that Germany is once again starting to resemble its nightmarish past.
“We are now living in a German-dominated Europe, something that the European project was actually supposed to stop,” said Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, in the European Parliament, in November 2011. But just the opposite has happened!
“This is not a monetary union,” wrote Martin Wolf in the Financial Times on May 8, 2012. “It is far more like an empire.”
Just over four years after the reunification of East and West Germany, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said, “You have not anchored Germany to Europe, but Europe to a newly dominant Germany.”
The signs of Germany’s ascension are there for all to see and hear. Analysts and national leaders are sounding the alarm bells. The latest attack in Berlin will only speed the rise of the prophesied German strongman. Soon thereafter, watch for Germany to confront radical Islam at it source – Iran.