Netherlands preparing for a king

Willem Alexander (srslyguys)


The Dutch are expecting to get a king:

29 April 2013

The Queen’s Abdication…

She will sign the Instrument of Abdication in the Mozeszaal Room, formerly known as the City Council Chamber, under the watchful eye of the enormous 1737 Jacob de Wit painting depicting the story of Moses choosing seventy elders to help him rule over the people of Israel and the 1656 painting by Govert Flinck, one of Rembrandt´s best pupils, called Solomon´s Prayer for Wisdom. Both are extraordinary to see in person.

Afterwards, the former Queen and His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, will go outside onto the gilded balcony to address the people of the Netherlands, the same balcony and similar speech given over 33 years ago with her mother Queen Juliana. A chapter of the Netherlands history will be ending, but the Royal Palace remains as it has for hundreds of years.

29 April 2013


On Tuesday, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will abdicate and her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, will be inaugurated as the new king. It’s expected to be a major event that will be celebrated across the country by a supportive public…

The Dutch monarchy, established exactly two centuries ago this year, is something of an oddity in Europe. While many European nations had a monarchy first and then a republic, the Netherlands took a different, anachronistic route…

Towards the end of the 18th century, Napoleon Bonaparte conquered the region and set up a satellite state, to be governed by his brother. Louis Bonaparte became king of Holland in 1806 and actually became rather popular with the Dutch. But after a series of military defeats elsewhere in Europe, Napoleon decided to pull out his troops from Holland in 1813.

Dazed and disillusioned, the Dutch once again looked to a descendant of Willem van Oranje as their savior. Three self-proclaimed Dutch rulers sent out messengers to find the Prince of Orange, another Willem (1772-1843), and offer him the sovereignty of the Netherlands, on behalf of the Dutch people.

On December 2, 1813, he was inaugurated as King Willem I in Amsterdam…But just 30 years later, his son Willem II saw revolutions everywhere in Europe, and preemptively decided to give up many of his powers. Under the new constitution that Willem II ordered, the government would be led by a cabinet of ministers answerable to an elected parliament.However, the monarch remains a part of the government up to present day. Queen Beatrix held weekly meetings with the prime minister, and Willem-Alexander has said he will continue that tradition…

Willem-Alexander “would obviously accept it,” if the Dutch parliament decides to take away all political powers, the upcoming king said in the recent interview.

However, there is no parliamentary momentum for a so-called “ceremonial monarchy.”

Left-wing parties, which were much more vocal in their republicanism some decades ago, now acknowledge the affinity the Dutch people have with the royal family. If Willem-Alexander proves as popular as his mother, politicians will likely not see the need for change: an attitude towards the monarchy that Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad described as “rationally against, emotionally in favor.”

In 1815, the Congress of Vienna formed the United Kingdom of the Netherlands by adding the southern Netherlands to the north in order to create a strong country on the northern border of France. In addition, William became hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg. The Congress of Vienna gave Luxembourg to William as personal property in exchange for his German possessions, Nassau-Dillenburg, Siegen, Hadamar, and Diez.

However, the south had been culturally separate from the north since 1581, and rebelled against William’s attempt to create a single culture. The south rebelled and gained independence in 1830 as Belgium, while the personal union between Luxembourg and the Netherlands was severed in 1890, when William III died with no surviving male heirs. (Netherlands, Wikipedia, accessed 4/29/2013)

26 April 2013

Prince Willem-Alexander becomes king of the Netherlands on 30 April, when his 75-year-old mother abdicates.

Born on 27 April 1967 as the first child of Queen Beatrix and the late Prince Claus, the Prince of Orange will be the first male head of state of the Netherlands since 1890.

His kingdom spans two continents and is made up of four countries: Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten in the Caribbean as well as the Netherlands in Europe.

The prince has said that as king he wants to strike a balance between upholding tradition and embracing change, which could include accepting a smaller role in Dutch politics.

It is interesting to note that the ceremony will take place “under the watchful eye of the enormous 1737 Jacob de Wit painting depicting the story of Moses choosing seventy elders to help him rule over the people of Israel and the 1656 painting by Govert Flinck, one of Rembrandt´s best pupils, called Solomon´s Prayer for Wisdom.”

We in the Continuing Church of God believe that at least some of the Dutch people descended from a son of Israel/Jacob named Zebulun (see also Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel).

But part of the point about posting about the expected King of the Netherlands is the following prophecy:

12 “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast. 14 These will make war with the Lamb  (Revelation 17:12-14)

Europe historically has had kings and kingdoms.  And, the time is coming when some rulers, that the Bible calls kings, will get power that they did not have and then turn it over to the coming European Beast power.

Now, I am not saying that Willem-Alexander will be one of those ten kings.  But I would like to point out something that I wrote in 2009 in my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect:

Millennia ago, Daniel wrote a prophecy that discussed a little horn that would mainly expand to the south and east:

8And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land. 10 And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them. 11 He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down. 12 Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered (Daniel 8:9-12).

And while the above has had a past fulfillment, this prophecy seems to be dual (compare with Daniel 11:27-–39)—and seems to be for our time.

What is now the EU began as a small organization involving three small countries located in the northern and western regions of Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, called the Benelux nations)—they then helped form the European Economic Community. This European Economic Community expanded mainly south and east of the Benelux nations, into what had become the expanded European Union.  Now, about 500 million people are under a new (though not completely united) government headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

The modern European Union essentially developed from the Benelux nations.  And for a time Willem-Alexander’s family kingdom ruled over at least part of all three.  The Netherlands has been involved in the formation of the European Union, and ultimately, those in it will regret what it will turn into.

For more on what is expected to happen, please see the following:

Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel?  Are any in the Netherlands?  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?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?

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