Denmark Elects Helle Thorning-Schmidt to be Prime Minister

Helle Thorning-Schmidt


After the elections in Denmark yesterday, Helle Thorning-Schmidt is set to become the first female Prime Minister there:

Denmark’s Social Democratic leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 44, is set to become the country’s first female prime minister, after her center-left bloc narrowly won general elections, ending a decade of center-right rule.

She began talks Friday to form a new government.

Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen conceded defeat late Thursday.

Thorning-Schmidt and Loekke Rasmussen share similar views on the economy, foreign policy, welfare and immigration, but differ in their outlook on taxes.

Thorning-Schmidt wants to avoid some of the country’s planned austerity measures by raising taxes on wealthy Danes and banks.  Loekke Rasmussen had ruled out any tax increases.

The Thorning-Schmidt is the daughter-in law of British Labor politician Neil Kinnock.

Technically, the Queen of Denmark needs to appoint Helle Thorning-Schmidt into that role and that seems to be expected.

Since those of us in groups like the Living Church of God do not vote in these elections, why am I mentioning the election of a woman as prime minister?

Because I believe that it will partially fulfill a prophecy to the children of Israel in Isaiah 3:12:

As for My people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths…

Of course, women are influential in all the Israelite-descended nations.  And now the highest elected office in Denmark is expected to be held by a woman.  We will see what the policies of Helle Thorning-Schmidt may bring to the Danes.

We in the Living Church of God tend believe that the Danes descended from the tribe of Dan, a tribe that tended to name places “Dan”, cf. Judges 18:12,29.  In the latter days, it is expected that Denmark would be fulfilling the following prophecy to the descendants of Dan:

16 “Dan shall judge his people
As one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way,
A viper by the path,
That bites the horse’s heels
So that its rider shall fall backward.
18 I have waited for your salvation, O Lord!  (Genesis 49:16-18)

Some have indicated that the expression “by the way” is better understood as “on the outskirts.”

Back in the old Worldwide Church of God, some speculated that Denmark would leave the EU and not be part of the European Beast power.  I am not particularly sure on that one way or the other, but do consider that it is a possibility (the viper and serpent comments suggest that it is different than others who might unify).  Yet, the fact that the tribe of Dan is the only tribe not listed amongst the 144,000 in Revelation 7:4-8 makes me lean the other way at this instant–yet the fact that Denmark has not yet adopted the Euro (though its currency is directly linked to it) suggests a certain independence on the outskirts of the EU.

Catholic prophecy tends to teach that the Antichrist will come from the tribe of Dan (but it also teaches other possibilities there), but I tend to doubt that the Antichrist will be a Danite.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Should a Christian Vote? This article gives some of the Biblical rationale on this subject.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, British, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who did the peoples of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, and Switzerland descend from?  Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies? People of all faiths may be surprised to see what various Roman and Orthodox Catholic prophets have been predicting as many of their predictions will be looked to in the 21st century.
Some Doctrines of Antichrist Are there any doctrines taught outside the Churches of God which can be considered as doctrines of antichrist? This article suggests at least three. It also provides information on 666 and the identity of “the false prophet”.  The Catholic bishop Hippolytus taught that Antichrist would be a descendant of Dan and quotes are included.  This article also shows that several Catholic writers seem to warn about an ecumenical antipope that will support heresy.
The Antichrist Quiz Do you really know much about the Antichrist?
Women and the New Testament Church Were women important in the New Testament Church? Which women and how were they involved?
Veils and Other Coverings Do women need to wear veils or similar coverings while praying or attending church services? Here are some scriptures on that subject.
The Cherished Christian Woman: Duty and destiny This is an article by LCG’s Wyatt Ciesielka on women and their potential.

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