Germany: Export World Champion
In 2005, for the third year in a row, Germany was the world champion in exports. Last year, German companies exported us$942 billion worth of goods, a 7.5 percent increase over 2004. One third of Germany’s gross domestic product comes from exports. The export surplus last year was us$193 billion, the largest in post-war history.
The president of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce—which has 3.5 million member companies—referred to Germany as a “global hub” and said the nation has “a good chance of becoming a kind of competence center in many technology fields” (Deutschland, June-July 2006).
That prediction is certainly in line with Bible prophecy. In Revelation 18 we read of the power of the merchants influencing the development of the end-time European combine. With Germany at its core, this European power will be the economic hub for the world.
The reality is that many of these globalist financiers and businessmen are already strongly attached to the fulfillment of the Teutonic vision of the resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire. They are described as the “great men of the earth” in Revelation 18:23. We ought to remember that twice in the past century, such merchants marched in step with the military—with devastating results.