Despite President Trump’s unpopular move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it was significant to see India, France, Italy, Poland, Greece and Germany recently take part in a combined military exercise in Israel, designed to “Strengthen diplomatic relationships between the countries, expose the participating militaries to new tactics and techniques, and improve military cooperation by forcing the air forces to work together.” – The Times of Israel, November.
Obviously Israel is not as isolated as some would suggest, and has allies who recognise a friend in their common fight against the curse of radical Islam.
Amongst those nations, Germany is becoming more and more active in supporting Israel’s security over the last years, and Israel is overcoming its doubts about that relationship despite God’s warnings to both Ephraim (Britain) and Judah (Israel) in Hosea 5:12-14, ‘Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness. When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.’ ‘The Assyrian’ was the ancestor of Germany, the ‘wound’ is Israel’s festering battle with the Arab and Islamic nations around her, and Ephraim’s ‘sickness’ is her economic woes.
We can expect to see Israel develop even stronger ties to Germany, until we see the fulfilment of Daniel 11:23, ‘And from the time that an alliance is made with him he shall act deceitfully, and he shall become strong with a small people.’ This is a coming alliance between Israel and the European Beast, its future charismatic German strongman. While he will enter Israel with a token force to ‘protect’ them against invasion upon the fall of the US, he will have an ulterior motive, verse 24, ‘Without warning he shall come into the richest parts of the province, and he shall do what neither his fathers nor his fathers’ fathers have done, scattering among them plunder, spoil, and goods. He shall devise plans against strongholds, but only for a time.’ That motive is revealed in verse 41, where he invades. ‘He shall come into the glorious land. And tens of thousands shall fall, but these shall be delivered out of his hand: Edom and Moab and the main part of the Ammonites.’ (Jordan).
Here, we see that his armies eventually take over the whole land to use as a staging post in his conquest of the Middle East, verse 40, 42-43, “At the time of the end, the king of the south shall attackg him, but the king of the north shall rush upon him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen, and with many ships. And he shall come into countries and shall overflow and pass through. …. 42-43, He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. He shall become ruler of the treasures of gold and of silver, and all the precious things of Egypt, and the Libyans and the Cushites shall follow in his train.’ (In submission).
g – The Islamic combine led by Iran.