God's Geography

Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

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

These four nations will be used to describe a specific theme, that of the Devil trying to take the crown from Israel. There is a scripture that lends itself well to this effort in Revelation 3 where Jesus says:

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

This crown is identified for us in Revelation 2:

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

We'll begin by focussing on Germany:


We'll need to remove the narrow, northern part of the country, as well as the place names and rivers, and then we'll find that Germany...

...is the bust of a queen!

Here's another map that might help you see it better:

map of Germany

The nose helps us to identify her as a queen - she has airs. An interesting coincidence is that the Rhein River flows out of Germany's nose; interesting because it forms a play on words with rhin that is Latin for 'nose' (as in rhino). I know it looks like she has a large wart on her forehead, but that's an important part of the study on the Netherlands.

I believe this woman represents mother Israel because here she is in Europe in the midst of the lost sheep of the house of Israel (Matthew 10:6; 15:24). Mother Israel is a term that Bible students use to refer to the woman in Revelation 12, the woman through whom would come the King of Israel, Jesus Christ:

1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

The next couple of verses describes how the enemy attacked her children in the world that was; those children described as stars.

3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

And the next verse identifies her most important child Who was Jesus Christ.

5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne.

So we've got a queen, and a queen wears a crown, so that's where Denmark comes in. Denmark is Germany's crown.

Germany and surrounding area

Denmark notably comes to a point on top, and that's the top of the crown, but it's a bit more involved than that, so we'll come back to it in a moment. First let's look at the southern half of Norway and Sweden:

[Image courtesy NASA's Earthobservatory]

Now let's rotate this image 90 degrees to the left, and take a look at what this region represents:

It's the head of a snake!

And it's trying to swallow Denmark.

Since Denmark is a crown, we see a picture of the Serpent trying to steal Israel's crown.

The Serpent or snake is a very masculine symbol, while I would like to suggest that the crown is a very feminine one, even the most feminine one. This is why Denmark comes to such a sharp point, not just because it's a crown, but also a towering breast. So analyzing what men want is a way of showing us what the Serpent wants. He wants the crowns of power as badly as a man wants a woman's breasts. That's why he seduced Eve in the garden (2nd Corinthians 11:3).

But perhaps there's more to this crown than meets the eye. Let's take a closer look at Denmark:

[Image courtesy NASA's Earthobservatory]

Denmark's mainland province of Jutland borders Germany while the rest of the country is made up of hundreds of islands. The largest are Fyn and Sjaelland (pronounced shel-an, also known as Zealand or Sealand). The latter is only a third the size of Jutland:

Denmark and Germany
[Image courtesy NASA's Earthobservatory]

The capital city of Copenhagen is on Sjaelland. Sjaelland and Jutland share some common features:


These features are a bit unusual to be sure, but they both definitely have an eye, nose, and mouth, and thus become a bit more animated for us. I believe Jutland represents a crown or breast in very good condition, while Sjaelland is one that is in very bad condition; one that the Serpent already has a hold on. Sjaelland represents the one-third that the Dragon has deceived, while Jutland is the remainder that he wants but cannot have.

The last place we need to zoom in on is the mouth of Sjaelland:

[Image courtesy the USGS EarthExplorer]

She has one very conspicuous tooth. It's the island of Amager, on which is part of the city of Copenhagen. To the right is the island of Saltholm, and below that is an artificial island dubbed Peberholm. Salt and pepper - spicy! (We might have expected a sweet tooth for a Danish :-) Peberholm was created as a transfer point between an underwater tunnel from Amager, and a bridge to Sweden across the Oresund to Malmo. How about that, a bridge for the tooth! Notice also how close she is to the Serpent's fangs. Her mouth is now physically linked with the mouth of the Serpent. He took her crown.

Old hag with a bag

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