America’s Greatest Enemy
By Gerald Flurry • August 27
The calamity in Afghanistan has changed the course of modern-day history. Germany, nato and other allies of America no longer believe America will protect them. They have called America shameless and dishonorable!
America sneaked its military out of the Bagram Air Base in the dark of night without even alerting the Afghan commander. This is not the action of a superpower.
What does it mean when the world superpower does not stand up for what’s right like it once did?
God Himself has broken America’s pride in its power (Leviticus 26:19). This is going to bring serious consequences.
But who is America’s greatest enemy? It’s not the Taliban. It isn’t Russia, China or Iran. All these entities pose serious threats to America today. And America’s leaders must pay close attention to them.
But the only way to know the biggest threat to America today is to consult Bible prophecy. And through that, God reveals a very different answer.
According to Bible prophecy, America’s greatest enemy is the Holy Roman Empire.
The Holy Roman Empire is a mystery to this world. Most people view it as a relic of ancient history. But the truth is that this church-state combine has been resurrected under different guises six times in history—and a seventh is rising today! The fifth resurrection was Napoleon; the sixth was Hitler. Many people still remember the bloodshed these leaders caused in both Europe and the world. In fact, just about every version of the Holy Roman Empire has flooded the world with rivers of blood!
Today, Europeans want a “strongman” to lead them in the tradition of Charlemagne, who ruled around a.d. 800. They don’t talk about the tradition of Napoleon or Hitler because too many people remember their violence! Charlemagne was also brutally violent, but he lived so long ago that it seems acceptable today to invoke his memory. Europe is searching frantically for another strongman like Charlemagne, Napoleon and Hitler!
The Germans started World Wars i and ii. The main reason why they lost was the might of America. Some powerful Germans remember this and, though they wouldn’t express it publicly at this time, they want vengeance.
This is bad news, but there is good news here too: Every violent superpower on Earth today will disappear at the appearance of Jesus Christ! Christ will destroy them all, filling the Valley of Jehoshaphat with blood as high as a horse’s bridle for about 200 miles (Revelation 14:20). We must stay focused on the good news in all of this. We need to heed God’s warning to avoid the worst suffering ever on the planet.
“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,” the late European Parliamentarian Otto von Habsburg said. The Holy Roman Empire has repeatedly gone to war, then gone underground until the next war, and people hardly notice it! Who really knows the history of the six resurrections of the Holy Roman Empire—with one more about to occur? Since a.d. 554, this empire has been by far the bloodiest institution of warfare!
But God always warns before punishing. Our work has warned about the Holy Roman Empire for over 75 years.
Otto von Habsburg was a descendant of the Habsburg dynasty that ruled the Holy Roman Empire for about 400 years. He said: “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.”
Charlemagne, the second head of the Holy Roman Empire, led what became known as the First Reich; Adolf Hitler led the Third Reich. Charlemagne was Hitler’s hero, which is why Hitler moved Charlemagne’s crown jewels from Austria to Germany. One of the crown jewels was an orb, a type of the Earth. Hitler’s goal was to conquer the world! He thought the Germans had replaced the Jews as God’s chosen people.
During Hitler’s frenzied speeches at torch-lit meetings in Nuremberg in World War ii, he pledged to keep the crown jewels in Germany forever. Growing up in Vienna, Austria, he had learned all about those jewels—and all about Charlemagne. He wanted to become a strongman like Charlemagne was.
Since the end of World War ii, the Holy Roman Empire has gone underground. But it could burst on the world scene as soon as this year or next! Europe is already a superstate dominated by Germany, hiding in plain sight. It will be pared down from 27 European Union member nations to 10 kings, just as your Bible says (Revelation 17:12). The Holy Roman Empire has never truly been defeated. It just keeps coming back. But God is about to end it forever!
The Germans are a great people, but the Holy Roman Empire has hurt their character. Soon, they will be liberated from this bloody war machine.
Germany and its allies will soon destroy Iran, the number one terrorist-sponsoring nation in the world (Daniel 11:40-43). Request my free booklet The King of the South to learn the identities of these nations in Bible prophecy. Mercifully, God tells us where these earthshaking events are leading: straight to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Our nations and each of us individually still have some time to heed God’s warning.
God is especially upset with the end-time nations of Israel, primarily America and Britain. They have received special birthright blessings from God, yet they have forsaken Him.
Afghanistan is in squalid condition. The Taliban are raping young girls and murdering indiscriminately. America fled from these monsters! The biggest problem is not with America leaving, but in how it did so. Even the liberal media is unhappy about this.
What does all this mean, as far as Bible prophecy is concerned? Germany doesn’t trust America because America has proved untrustworthy. The pride in America’s power is broken because of sin.
“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). Europe keeps talking about Charlemagne, and they’re going to get another one! This strongman will be fierce and brutal.
“And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people” (verse 24). This strongman will be “mighty, but not by his own power,” meaning he will be empowered by Satan the devil. He will destroy God’s own rebellious people for being lukewarm and not putting their hearts into delivering God’s warning message to the world. That’s 95 percent of everyone in God’s Church!
“And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand” (verse 25). This is the wonderful ending. The strongman will be a deceiver who destroys by pretending to be peaceful. But he will be broken without hand—broken not by another human being but by the power of Christ backed by God the Father!
Way back in 1995, author Bernard Connolly wrote about a “battle for control of the European superstate” (The Rotten Heart of Europe). Europe really is a superstate! They have plenty of nuclear bombs—Germany possesses many U.S. bombs. Connolly explained that all the forces fighting to dominate Europe claim to fly the banner of Charlemagne! Why don’t people know more about this?
Connolly wrote about a common European currency becoming a “‘European cloak’ for German ambition.” Germany has been the main leader of the Holy Roman Empire for most of its history. German ambition is to dominate the world through warfare! The seventh resurrection of the empire will be more destructive than ever. Your Bible makes this clear.
Charlemagne waded through a sea of blood to subjugate Europe. Connolly asks, “In the new empire of Charlemagne, who would play Charlemagne?” Does anyone seriously think that Germany only wants to rule itself now when it sees America’s complete lack of planning in withdrawing from Afghanistan?
Remember, there is good news in this too. The Daniel 2 image pictures four world-ruling empires. But this Bible passage also talks about a fifth empire. “Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces” (Daniel 2:34). Again, without hands means God is involved. Christ is returning!
“Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth” (verse 35). The fifth world-ruling empire will be the Kingdom of God.
“And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever” (verse 44). God’s Kingdom will not be left to other people—humans won’t be in charge! Those who deliver the warning about the Holy Roman Empire before Christ returns will be the spirit-born sons of God in the Kingdom. This spiritual government will rule forever! This is an advance news report right out of your Bible!
“And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him” (Daniel 7:27). Those who obey God today will share Christ’s throne with Him, serving the world and teaching all mankind the way of God. This is the most wonderful news we could possibly hear!
Russia, China, Iran and the Holy Roman Empire all want to rule the world. But will they? No! Absolutely not!
Look around. People are in open despair about the direction of their nations. They can see where America, Britain and the Jewish nation are heading. We are entering “a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book” (Daniel 12:1). God’s loyal people will be protected from the coming trouble. That’s just our first reward.
“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever” (verse 3). Do what God says. Get this message out to help “turn many to righteousness.” If you do, you will shine like the brilliant stars. Your life will be filled with brightness and power!Read More