NETHERLANDS…..Zebulun of Israel
ISAIAH'S PROPHECY FOR THE LAND OF ZEBULUN AND THE LIGHT IN THE NETHERLANDS
"Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun... and afterward did more grievously afflict her ( or brought honor) by way of the sea (beyond Jordan in Galilee) of the nations. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. They that dwell in the land of shadow and death, upon them has the light shined" (Isaiah 9:1). This reminds us of the fact that the land of Zebulun in latter days became part of Galilee.
This verse is always being cited at Christmas time, because it has foreseen the coming of the Messiah. Right, but have a closer look. Isaiah, Israel's greatest prophet and poet in the 8th century B.C. is speaking about the land of Zebulun and about its people. Where are they? As you know the Hebrew language had neither past nor future tense, it was always expressing itself in the present.
Isaiah has just witnessed the mass-deportation of the ten tribes of Israel, into Assyria. Among them is the tribe of Zebulun, never to return. They were not Jews, they were Israelites. Their tribe had grown to hundreds of thousands. Zebulun was afflicted and was thrown out of the Holy Land, wandering westward overland under other names such as the Scyths, Sakka, Goths.
Historically nothing further is known about Zebulun's tribe. Undoubtedly however, skilled as they were at building ships and at seamanship they may have wandered westward mainly by way of the sea and by means of the old Mediterranean and Atlantic trade route; and by way of the great rivers of Europe to end up at the Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt-delta. Tracing Israel back to Western Europe has been done by others, but as far as to the Lowlands are concerned this study has still to be written. Suffice here to draw your attention to the possible historical backgrounds to our strange parallel between the deported and migrating Zebulunites and the early settlers in the Lowlands under names like Kimren, Kelts, and other pre-Roman peoples.
Is it so strange that the prophet is having two visions simultaneously? He sees the depopulated wasteland of Zebulun west of the river Jordan, where one day the Messiah will walk. He also sees the Zebulunites, afflicted by the sea in a land of dimness and darkness, seeing light.
(THE LIGHT, TRUE LIGHT WILL ONLY COME AT THE MESSIAH'S RETURN, WHEN ALL ISRAEL WILL BE REGATHERED AND BROUGHT BACK TO THE HOLY LAND; ALL EXPLAINED IN DETAIL UNDER MY "PROPHECY" SECTION - Keith Hunt)
THE LOWLANDS AFFLICTED BY THE SEA
Is there any land in the western world that has had so many disastrous floods since times immemorial as the Netherlands? No regularly rising rivers here as in India, but sudden afflictions by a roaring and thundering sea attacking the land and its civilization. Legends tell us about dramatic disasters, one of them being called the "Kimbrian flood" of all names! More recently, in 1953 the land was afflicted more grievously. Was this applicable to Zebulun's land, which never bordered on the sea in Biblical times? * Orthodox Dutch fishermen and farmers at the latest disastrous breach of dykes cited this very verse of Isaiah when whole families in Zealand were drowned in the sea, fifteen hundred in one night, 1st of Fabruary, 1953. A people that fled in darkness on the top of their houses and saw the house-high waves running towards them. "In the land of shadow and death, upon them light has shined." To those among the Dutch who remember those days they themselves are the people of whom Isaiah spoke.
* It was promised to them, but they never inhabited the coastal region where Acco is now situated.
TO BE HONORED AND GLORIFIED BY THE SEA
On another level, (both are right) there is the alternative translation which says that afterwards they were to be honored by the sea. Is there still an unfilled prophecy for the land of Zebulun? Some may regard the vast Netherlands' Delta works, which will eventually exclude the sea from the Delta, as a bearer of honors of the sea from all over the world to Dutch engineering skill.
How could the sea do honor and bring glory to a people that will hence forward be sitting in darkness? Thinking in terms of water, may the sea itself contain the elements for the purification of the water? What kind of food has the seawater in store for us? Are the Dutch heading for new inventions? The experiments made by the hydraulic laboratories at Delft in co-operation with Israeli engineers seem promising.
(ZEBULUN HAS REACHED ITS FULFILLED PROPHECY AND PROMISES. BUT LIKE ALL ISRAEL NATIONS HAS NOW DEPARTED FROM THE TRUE GOD; HENCE A LAST END PUNISHMENT MUST COME UPON HER AND HER BRETHREN. WHEN JESUS RETURNS ALL ISRAEL WILL BE SAVED FROM THEIR ENEMIES, BROUGHT OUT OF CAPTIVITY, AND GIVEN GOD'S SPIRIT - Keith Hunt)
GLORY OF THE GOSPEL BROUGHT "BY WAY OF THE SEA"
On yet another level of interpretation the light of the Gospel has been brought to these islands by means of the sea as early as A.D. 50 and again in the 5th and 6th centuries by Irish and English monks, long before Rome claims to have converted these barbarous and heathen "Germanic" tribes. This is a subject in itself. The earliest missionaries to the Lowlands came in boats and established centers along the coast of the Netherlands, "where the glory shone" The abbey of Egmond (in Kennemerland, North Holland) and the Chronicle of Zealand by Smallegange, (A.D. 1696) whose historical views have been disputed, says that the Light shone here at the time of the apostles. Whether true or not it is a fact that recent archaeological findings concerning Nehalennia confirm that a great international transit trade from the sea into the estuary of the Scheldt and Rhine in the Netherlands existed. Did the lost House of Israel see the light first in Zebulun, brought to them "by way of the sea?"
(INDEED IT WAS SO. TRUE CHRISTIANITY CAME TO BRITAIN VERY SHORTLY AFTER THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH WAS STARTED. THE BRITISH TRUE CHURCH DID GO FORTH TO THE NETHERLANDS AND PARTS OF EUROPE, WITH TRUE BIBLICAL TRUTHS. IT WAS THE ROMAN CHURCH THAT CAME CENTURIES LATER, ACROSS EUROPE AND INTO BRITAIN, WITH FALSE CHRISTIANITY - Keith Hunt)
LIGHT IN THE NETHERLANDS
Speaking about light in Zebulun, do you know that painters and photographers are always attracted by the light in Holland! Famous painters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Pieter de Hoogh were reknowned for painting of light. Look at the pictures in the Rembrandt Bible!
Why do they want to catch the ever changing light in Holland? Is there a symbol or a mystery behind the plain fact that the flat land with still standing waters, the white foam of the sea and the fair dunes function as a mirror to reflect the light of the ever changing sky? Incessantly clouds are forming over the Lowlands-delta, because the Netherlands form the bufferstate between the sea and the continent. The ever blowing wind in Holland plays a never ending game with these clouds causing an infinity of light and shadow-reflections on the reddish houses, the greenish land, the bluish waters, the yellowish sand dunes. The silvery interplay between water and sky in the Netherlands creates "it." It is this atmosphere which is called "typical Holland" for which artists and tourists still flock to this area, but... you don't go and see it from a touring car. Moreover the dirty ditches and filthy canals are rapidly ruining their fame of silvery shine nowadays.
Do you see how again a blessing and a curse interrningle? According to Isaiah, the blessing for Zebulun is, that the light will "spring up" there first. The blessing for the Netherlands with its clean havens and natural waters has always been that it was a country of light. This involves the parallel curse that Holland is rapidly cursing itself as a light, enlightened country by polluting its water, its air, its people, so that the people will live in darkness and in a never changing sort of thick dimness of the sky. The smooth mirror of Holland is becoming dingy and almost everywhere the dim polluted atmosphere does no longer show silvery light.
Do reflect on this blessing and curse and all its possible consequences. The Dutch as a people of Israel have the free will to turn the day and the land may still become an example. If we draw the parallel to the end, then the Netherlands will see the light first.
(MUCH CLEANING PHYSICALLY HAS BEEN DONE IN BRITAIN AND EUROPE SINCE THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN. BRITAIN NOW HAS MANY "GREEN ZONES" WHERE NO HOME OR INDUSTRY IS ALLOWED TO BLACKEN THE AIR WITH SMOKE; HENCE MUCH SAND-BLANSTING HAS BEEN DONE IN BRITAIN; OLD DIRTY BUILDINGS [INCLUDING WESTMINSTER ABBEY AND BUCKINGHAM PALACE] HAVE BEEN CLEANED, AND LOOK LIKE NEW AGAIN. I'M SURE BY NOW IN 2014 THE NETHERLANDS HAVE ALSO DONE PHYSICAL CLEAN-UP - Keith Hunt)
THE LIGHT TO COME WITHIN THE HOMES
A young man …. suddenly appeared and "sprang up" in Galilee, being the land of Zebulun, saying "I am the Light." He came straight to the land of Zebulun after he had been tempted in the desert to bow for Beelzebul and his friends. What does John say? "Turn back, for the Kingdom is at hand" (Matthew 3:2). What does he do? In the land of Zebulun he begins by healing the possessed. He casts the friends of Beelzebul out into swines which kill themselves. I am not trying to preach. These are hard actual facts. He is the Way and the Light. There is no other one to be followed.
THE STRANGE PARALLEL BECOMES A TRUE PARALLEL
Holland, country of light, has to be cleansed first from its sickness, in order to become Zebulun, the dwelling of the elevated. If it is true the destruction will come by fire to many parts of the earth, the atmosphere will be so dim and dark that the sun will be blackened. When this will come, says the Bible "go into your dwellings and wait." There will be light inside. There will be light in each inner home that has been cleansed. As it was in Moses' time when Egypt sat in darkness, while the Israelites were surrounded by the Shekinah-light, so it will be in times to come — Zebulun will see the light first. Those in the Netherlands, who are aware that this strange parallel is a true one, will behave as children of Zebulun. Being cleansed, they will dwell safely, and they will receive the grace of seeing the return of the Light.
(THE AUTHOR DID NOT UNDERSTAND BIBLE PROPHECY, ESPECIALLY FOR THE LAST END TIME DAYS. ALL NATIONS OF ISRAEL HAVE FALLEN INTO VERY DARK SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS. THEY HAVE REJECTED GOD AND THE BIBLE. THEY HAVE GONE PASSED THE LINE OF NO RETURN. THEY WILL HAVE TO BE DESTROYED, TAKEN CAPTIVE BY THEIR LOVER ENEMIES, DURING THE LAST 3 AND 1/2 YEARS OF THIS AGE. THEY WILL THEN COME TO TRUE REPENTANCE; BE DELIVERED BY CHRIST ON HIS RETURN TO EARTH, AND BROUGHT BACK TO THE HOLY LAND, AND BE GIVEN THE SPIRIT OF GOD - Keith Hunt)
A RISEN LOWLAND, AN ELEVATED ZEBULUN,
ONE DELIGHTFUL PEOPLE, INDWELLED BY HIS LIGHT
What then of these people, these north-western Europeans living in the flat lands of Holland? Are they descended through the ages from the people of Zebulun? If they be of Zebulun, then they are of Israel. Down the long corridors of time, past the 20th century, the prophets foresaw a wondrous future, for Zebulun, as Isaiah foretold, would see the LIGHT!
YES WHEN JESUS RETURNS TO DELIVER AND SAVE ALL ISRAEL, THEN THE TRIBE OF ZEBULUN WILL SEE THE LIGHT.
ACTUALLY DURING THE LAST 3 AND 1/2 YEARS OF THIS AGE, 12 OF THE 13 TRIBES OF ISRAEL, WILL HAVE 12,000 WHO WILL SEE THE LIGHT SPIRITUALLY [ REVELATION 12] AND BE IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION, WITH ALL THE OTHER SAINTS OF PAST AGES.