Germany and the Last Holy Roman Empire
In the late 1970s, Germany was considered one of America’s very best friends. Yet in recent years, many Germans’ view toward the United States has become quite negative. A 2014 Pew Research poll shows that 47 percent of Germans have an unfavorable view of America. It looks like their antagonism has been growing even worse since Donald Trump was elected America’s president. Germany is now one of the world’s 10 biggest critics of the U.S.
Few people recognize this, but a prophecy in the Bible actually describes the relationship between the U.S. and Germany in our day. It says Germany is America’s preeminent “lover.” That “lover” relationship began to develop after World War ii, in which America defeated the Nazis and then spent billions of dollars to rebuild Germany and to bring it back into the civilized world.
But is trusting Germany a good idea? Germany started World Wars i and ii. Your Bible says it will also start World War iii. That war will be so destructive that it will bring about the Second Coming—Jesus Christ will have to return to Earth in order to stop mankind from annihilating itself with weapons of mass destruction!
Since the dawn of the Holy Roman Empire in a.d. 554, Germany has been a curse on this world in many ways. Most of the time, Germany has led this bloody church-state combine. This gruesome war machine will become a great enemy of America, Britain and the Jewish state in the Middle East—one final time.
Some German and European leaders are lionizing the history of the Holy Roman Empire. There is strong evidence that some are actually preparing for one final resurrection of that empire!
The late European parliamentarian Otto von Habsburg said, “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.” This means that our historians, politicians and the media are asleep and dangerously deceived about this empire.
Mr. Habsburg was a descendant of the Habsburg dynasty that ruled the Holy Roman Empire for 400 years. He was one of many leaders who have recognized the symbolic power of that empire. Referring to the crown that resides in a museum in Vienna, Austria, he said, “We possess a European symbol which belongs to all nations of Europe equally; this is the crown of the Holy Roman Empire, which embodies the tradition of Charlemagne.”
You are going to see that crown take on more than just symbolic meaning. That empire is prophesied to rise again! It is ready to burst on the world scene shortly—perhaps even in 2017! And the head of that empire will be a king with a crown! He will rule over all of Europe in the tradition of Charlemagne.
What is the tradition of Charlemagne? The Frankish King Charlemagne waded through rivers of blood to convert Europeans to Catholicism. If they didn’t convert, they died! You can read more about this history in our free booklet The Holy Roman Empire in Prophecy.
Charlemagne was the second head of the Holy Roman Empire; Adolf Hitler was the sixth. Hitler also ruled in the spirit of Charlemagne, his hero. Charlemagne’s kingdom was the First Reich; Hitler’s was the Third Reich. Yet, today, Germans are proud of Charlemagne’s legacy!
The 2002 edition of Encyclopedia Britannica offers this disturbing statement about Charlemagne’s forced conversion of the Saxons: “But the violent methods by which this missionary task was carried out had been unknown to the earlier Middle Ages, and the sanguinary [or bloody] punishment meted out to those who broke canon law or continued to engage in pagan practices called forth criticism in Charles’s own circle ….” Even Charlemagne’s closest advisers were alarmed by his bloody punishment of those who broke his canon law or engaged in pagan practices! Those engaged in “pagan practices” were people who refused to practice his Catholic religion, which is filled with pagan practices, according to the Bible.
Despite the barbaric nature of its history, Europe still wants to resurrect the Holy Roman Empire in the tradition of Charlemagne! So beware of what this empire is about to inflict on this world!
In his 1995 book The Rotten Heart of Europe, British economist Bernard Connolly wrote about an agreement signed in September 1978 between then French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and then German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. The signing ceremony was held in Aachen, Germany, “principal seat and burial place of Charlemagne,” Connolly wrote. “The symbolism was heavily underlined in both France and Germany; the two leaders paid a special visit to the throne of Charlemagne and a special service was held in the cathedral; at the end of the summit, Giscard remarked that: ‘Perhaps when we discussed monetary problems, the spirit of Charlemagne brooded over us’” (emphasis mine).
Mr. Connolly also called the European Union a “cloak for German ambitions”! Insiders don’t want people to know the real motive behind the EU.
Historian Paul Johnson wrote in A History of Christianity, “We are right to regard the total Christianity of the Carolingian Age as one of the great formative phases of human history.” The Holy Roman Empire has left a permanent mark on history. We can expect the final resurgence of this kingdom to do more of the same.
The spirit of Charlemagne is alarmingly alive in Germany today.
Did you know that Hitler’s book Mein Kampf has become a bestseller? In his manifesto, he explained his anti-Semitic philosophy, his political views and his vision for Germany’s future, including annexing neighboring countries. It outlines the ideology that inspired him to try to exterminate the Jewish people—a goal that he nearly accomplished in Europe! During the World War ii era, 12.4 million copies of the book were published. The German government even gave copies to newlyweds as a wedding gift.
In 1945, after Hitler was defeated, the Allies gave control of the main Nazi publishing house to Bavaria, along with the rights to the book. “For 70 years, it refused to allow the inflammatory tract to be republished out of respect for victims of the Nazis and to prevent incitement of hatred,” reported Agence France-Presse (January 3). Recently, however, a publisher was given rights to reprint the book. It first planned to print only 4,000 copies, but because of high demand, the book is now on its sixth print run. Mein Kampf is flying off the shelves. Since its release in January of last year, 85,000 copies have sold!
This is a sign of horrible things to come. Germany and the Holy Roman Empire are rising on the world scene. This is what the success of Mein Kampf is all about.
Why are people not more concerned?
Germany and the Holy Roman Empire are a great mystery to this world. People don’t understand the truth about this conglomerate. There have been six resurrections of this empire so far, with a seventh one upon us.Why don’t people know more about an empire that has been one of the biggest world powers in history, especially for the last several hundred years?
Do you know what the number one target of the Holy Roman Empire has been over the centuries? The truth of history is depicted in a spectacular way in biblical prophecy.
The book of Revelation describes the Holy Roman Empire as a union of church and state by using a powerful symbol: a woman riding a beast.
“So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns” (Revelation 17:3). Many prophecies use a woman as a symbol of a church. This woman is a “great whore” (verse 1)—a large false church that has unholy political dealings with governments all over the world.
And there is no better description of the terrible and destructive political-military machine that the Holy Roman Empire has been throughout history than a mighty beast. This empire has seven heads—seven distinct periods of dominance over a span of 1,500 years. You can follow these seven heads throughout history! There is tremendous destructive power here, and the church has been guiding it and riding it. We explain all this in The Holy Roman Empire in Prophecy.
“And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns” (verse 7). This woman is a mystery. God reveals the depths of her evils!
This beast power will “ascend out of the bottomless pit,” or come out of hiding, shocking everyone (verse 8). This time, the Holy Roman Empire will be more lethal than it has ever been before!
Now, notice this detail in John’s prophetic description: “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration” (verse 6). This woman has been getting drunk on the blood of God’s people throughout the centuries! I strongly urge you to learn about this vital subject by requesting a free copy of my book The True History of God’s True Church—And Its 2,000-Year War With the Great False Church.
This book explains the real spiritual power behind this false church and this unholy empire: Satan the devil. He hates God’s people and comes after them most of all.
Contrast the woman in Revelation 17 with the one depicted in Revelation 12. “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars” (Revelation 12:1). This woman—also a symbol of a church—is brilliant and beautiful!
This is the true Church of God. Her crown of 12 stars is symbolic of the 12 tribes of Israel. She is clothed with the sun. The sun produces more energy in just one second than the entire human species has consumed in its history! This shows the power of God behind His little Church, a remnant of loyal saints.
But see what happens to this woman: “And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads” (verses 2-3).
The devil is depicted as a dragon. In this prophecy, the symbol is actually expressed in terms of the Holy Roman Empire, which Satan inspires, controls and uses as his instrument! There are those seven heads—seven periods of that empire’s dominance—and Satan has ruled every one of them!
Here you see the Holy Roman Empire’s attack on God’s true Church in more detail: “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days” (verse 6). The “days” spoken of here are actually years in prophetic fulfillment. (You can see this “day for a year” principle of prophecy in scriptures like Ezekiel 4:6). God’s Church was forced to flee from the bloodthirsty Holy Roman Empire for 1,260 years!
This prophecy has a specific end-time counterpart. Put Revelation 17 together with other prophecies, and it is clear there is one last terrifying martyrdom coming. This Satan-inspired church-state combine is rising again, and as it has done so many times in the past, it is going to come after God’s people.
Those who are faithful to Him, God promises to protect in a place of safety. “And to the woman [the church of faithful saints] were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent” (Revelation 12:14). This period of 3½ years is elsewhere described as 42 months (Revelation 11:2; 13:5)—or 1,260 days, not years.
But sadly, in this very end time, many of God’s people have rebelled against Him—and they will end up being slaughtered! (Revelation 12:17; 13:7).
The Good News
Why would God record all these details in prophecy? It is because He wants to warn us about what is coming—so we can take action to repent and turn to Him for protection! He wants people to avoid these indescribable nightmares. God always warns before He allows such suffering!
The window of opportunity is closing—but there is still time to heed God’s warning and repent!
The beast in Revelation 17 is the final resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire, and it has “10 horns.” What are these horns? “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast” (Revelation 17:12-13).
Watch Europe! This last “head” of the Holy Roman Empire is going to have 10 kings banding together, with one as the supreme head. Even today, Europe is looking for a strong leader who can resolve the challenges of European unity and move the project forward. You can be sure that this most powerful king will be from Germany. As has been the case so many times in history, Germany will preside over and control the whole empire.
There are over 100 prophecies that back up what you have read in this article! And world events are rapidly aligning to bring them to fulfillment!
As fearsome as this empire will be, though, the good news is that its evil reign of terror will last only a short time! As it rampages through its conquests, it will run straight into a power far greater than itself!
“These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful” (verse 14). Jesus Christ Himself will return and crush this destructive, perverted kingdom! Already He has an awesome, unstoppable plan in motion to replace it with His own rule on Earth! And we are very close to seeing His plan realized.
Making this prophecy even more inspiring is what it says about God’s saints—those who are “called, and chosen, and faithful” today. Christ will be “Lord of lords, and King of kings.” Who are those other “lords” and “kings” over whom Christ will rule? Revelation 1:6 says to God’s people that Christ “hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father”!
These and many other Bible passages show that when Christ establishes His Kingdom on Earth, He will have a dedicated group of kings and priests serving under Him—not human kings and priests, but individuals who have been transformed into spirit, like God! Together, these God beings will help Christ crush the Holy Roman Empire and all other world powers, and bring peace, joy and happiness to the Earth forever!
If you dedicate yourself to God’s work today, this is the tremendous reward that God promises you!