God's Geography

Belgium & Holland

Map of Belgium ... Map of The Netherlands
[Maps from the Perry Castenada Library,
Courtesy The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin]

Holland is also known as The Netherlands or 'low lands' because a large portion of the country is either below or just above sea level. But there is nothing lowly about it in a symbolic sense. On the contrary it is very regal because Belgium and Holland are shaped like...

Belgium lion

a lion!


This is all the more interesting when we realize that the coats of arms for both nations are covered in lions (Belgium's on the left):

Belgium's coat of arms...Holland's coat of arms
[From Wikipedia (1) and (2)]

In addition, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg together form the Benelux economic union, and its flag has a lion on it too:

Flag of Benelux

If we zoom out a bit on a map, we also find that this lion lies on the face of Germany, like a veil.

Map of Europe
[Map from the Perry Castenada Library,
Courtesy The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin]

Note that the lion's mouth is very near Germany's mouth, as though when she speaks, her message is like the roar of a lion.

And just a reminder that this lion is directly across the English Channel from another important symbol.

I believe it's important to mention that the Royal family of Great Britain had their routes in Germany. The British House of Windsor used to be called the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, but was changed in 1917 due to anti-German sentiments. All of the royal families of Great Britain, Europe, and Russia are related. But then that's how they became royalty, by inheritance. Royal bloodlines can be traced all the way back to King David and Solomon, Israelite kings of the house of Judah.

Judah was the tribe of kings, and their symbol was the lion (Genesis 49):

Judah [is] a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up : he stooped down , he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

The prophecy states this family would remain on the throne until Christ returns.

Many Germans are of the tribe of Judah. Extensive research has been done on the migrations of the Isrealite tribes across Europe after they left Assyria and Babylon, and crossed the Caucasus Mountains, later to be called Caucasians. Many books on the subject are available at Artisan Publishers.

One of the most readily available documents of this fact is the Scottish Declaration of Independence, part of which says...

"Most Holy Father and Lord, we know and from the chronicles and books of the ancients we find that among other famous nations our own, the Scots, has been graced with widespread renown. They journeyed from Greater Scythia by way of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Pillars of Hercules, and dwelt for a long course of time in Spain among the most savage tribes, but nowhere could they be subdued by any race, however barbarous. Thence they came, twelve hundred years after the people of Israel crossed the Red Sea, to their home in the west where they still live today. The Britons they first drove out, the Picts they utterly destroyed, and, even though very often assailed by the Norwegians, the Danes and the English, they took possession of that home with many victories and untold efforts; and, as the historians of old time bear witness, they have held it free of all bondage ever since. In their kingdom there have reigned one hundred and thirteen kings of their own royal stock, the line unbroken a single foreigner" (from The Gateway to Scotland).

"We can say fairly confidently that the people of the North of Ireland and Scotland are predominantly Zarah/ Judah, and we have a mixture of Dan as well. We know that it was to Ulster that Jeremiah brought the Princess, daughter of Zedekiah, fleeing the burning ruins of Jerusalem by way of Tahpanes in Egypt. They came on a Milesian vessel to Carrickfergus thence to Tara, and there the Princess was joined in marriage with Eochaidh the Heremon, or High King. Our Royal Family descends from that line" (from Ensign Message).

However, it appears that Holland's history is more connected to the Israelite tribe of Zebulon. Here are a couple sources: Christian Heritage of the Netherlands, and a video, based on the book Strange Parallel by Helene Koppejan.

Holland windmill

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