A warning against Russia and a call to resurrect the Holy Roman Empire
BY JOSUÉ MICHELS • JULY 14, 2022
And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
Otto von Habsburg, the eldest son of Charles i, the last emperor of Austria and king of Hungary, died more than 10 years ago, but several news outlets have recently recalled his warning about Russia. Wiener Zeitung wrote on July 2 “The Prophecy of Otto Habsburg” (Trumpet translation throughout). This article not only claims that Habsburg was right about Russia, but also highlights his vision for Europe and how it connects to the history of the Holy Roman Empire.
Austria’s Wiener Zeitung and Germany’s Welt both highlighted Habsburg’s warning about Russia. Almost 20 years ago, Habsburg said Russian President Vladimir Putin was “cruel” and “oppressive,” and he even compared the trends in Russia with the rise of Adolf Hitler.
“We have a big problem with the powerful neighbor Russia,” Habsburg noted in 2003 in Bregenz, Austria. “We must keep in mind that a real, international danger continues to exist. Because the leadership in Russia is in very mysterious hands.”
Wiener Zeitung also highlighted Habsburg’s solution to the Russia problem: the Holy Roman Empire. The article continued:
For Otto Habsburg, the old empire, as it had existed until its dissolution in 1806 (and continued to exist in the German Confederation until 1866), was a Christian constitutional state that had provided balance and security in Europe for centuries. It is true that the imperial idea also served the goal, Habsburg wrote, of “creating larger areas and unifying sub-areas, but not by subjugation and domination, but with the help of a broad legal order that was above the communities, the enforcement and just administration of which was the responsibility of the empire.” …
Habsburg considered the Congress of Vienna of 1815 to be the richest point of light in Europe’s recent history, because—in contrast to Versailles in 1919 and Yalta in 1945—it guaranteed genuine peace. Not only was the German Confederation created here, but defeated France was also included as an equal partner and held jointly responsible for the work of peace from the very beginning. The cooperation between Metternich and Talleyrand, Habsburg stressed, had resulted in the idea of a “European Europe” being applied here for the first time—and without Russia and England, both of which “certainly had a share in Europe, but were not regarded as wholly European.”
This observation of Habsburg, written down in an essay in 1971, is highly topical. If one follows this interpretation, the leaders of Europe already knew 200 years ago that there is no “empire” to be made with the British and the Russians, as Brexit and the Ukraine war show. The fact that the European balance created in 1815 nevertheless began to waver and resulted in two world wars was not due to England or Russia, but to Prussia.
The Bible reveals the specific timing of these events in Revelation 17:10, where it states: “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.” Mr. Armstrong received the understanding of this prophecy during the time of Adolf Hitler—the “one is.” But he never saw the last king to rule this empire.
The United States and Britain in Prophecy
BY HERBERT W. ARMSTRONG
COPYRIGHT © 1967, 1972, 1975, 1980, 2003, 2007, 2009 PHILADELPHIA CHURCH OF GOD
People of the Western world would be stunned—dumbfounded—if they knew! The governments of the United States, Britain, Canada, Australasia, South Africa would set in motion gigantic crash programs—if they knew! They could know! But they don’t! Why?