“In a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Baghdad on Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi requested that Germany play a more active role in the fight against the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS). The dpa news agency reported that the Iraqi premier had in particular asked the German government to provide help with troop training” (Deutsche Welle, December 7, 2015). The German parliament just voted to send 1,200 German troops and much military hardware to Syria to support coalition efforts against IS (EU Observer, December 4, 2015). Germany and Israel also continue to strengthen ties. “Visiting Israel, German President Joachim Gauck has called for stronger bridges between Germany and the Jewish state… saying—with reference to the recent attacks in Paris—that ‘now that terrorism is moving closer to us in western Europe, I have a better idea of the threat that Israelis have been facing for decades’” (Deutsche Welle, December 6, 2015). Mr. Gauck was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Hebrew University of Jerusalem during his recent visit (ibid.).
God warned the Israelite-descended nations that their former positions of international leadership would be filled by Gentiles and especially by nations like Germany (Deuteronomy 28:43-45; Isaiah 7:17; 10:5-6). Today we see the leadership and peacekeeping roles of the United States and Britain diminishing, while respect for Germany is increasing, just as God prophesied! For more on the end-time role-reversal in global leadership, read “The Demise of the West.”