Reversing a decades-old policy not to sell arms to “crisis regions” of the world, Germany sold 270 of its most advanced Leopard tanks to Saudi Arabia in 2011 (Der Spiegel, October 14, 2011). This action caught many off guard, even some within the German government.
Yet the results of this covert action are playing into Bible prophecies about Europe and the Middle East. Long ago, God foretold that at the “end of the age” a confederation of Middle Eastern nations and Germany would emerge on the world stage (Psalm 83:1-8). Eventually this group of nations will turn against the Israelite-descended nations (Isaiah 10:5-6; Ezekiel 23:22-24). Bible prophecies reveal these nations will form a short-lived confederacy and then break apart, with the “northern” German-led group turning against the “southern” Arab group (Daniel 11:40-43).
As Germany makes overtures toward Saudi Arabia, and Arab nations attempt to unite against ISIS, it is important to keep these Bible prophecies in mind.
For more information on this vital topic, be sure to read The Middle East in Prophecy.