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Germany’s U.S. Buying Spree

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Already this year Germany has spent more on U.S. investments than it did in the previous two decades (Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2014). “The latest deals bring to almost $70 billion the total value of German acquisitions announced in the U.S. so far this year, according to Dealogic” (ibid.). The motive behind these acquisitions is that Europe’s economy is still contracting, while the U.S. economy is expanding—making the U.S. a strong place for international investment at the moment—since many German companies are full of cash and the U.S. is a good place to invest (ibid.). 

However, Bible prophecies mention a time when the U.S. will go into captivity under a German-led Beast power. The prophet Zephaniah foretold that people in Israelite-descended nations like the U.S. will build houses but not inhabit them and plant vineyards but not drink their wine (Zephaniah 1:13). The Scriptures warn that as a result of national sins, “The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar… as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand…. They shall besiege you at all your gates until your high and fortified walls, in which you trust, come down throughout all your land” (Deuteronomy 28:49-52). The prophet Hosea reveals that a remnant of Israelite-descended people will return from Assyria (modern Germany): “They shall come trembling like a bird from Egypt, like a dove from the land of Assyria” (Hosea 11:11). What on the surface look like wise investments by a shrewd foreign nation could lead to the fulfillment of these ancient Bible prophecies.

For more on this sobering topic, read our reprint article, “Resurgent Germany: A Fourth Reich?”