Is a Nation’s Stance on Israel Coded into their National Emblem?
Some nations are either supportive of the people and nation of Israel, or they are aggressively antisemitic. Other nations may have their true spiritual stance on Israel suppressed or unrecognized – until now!
Amazingly, this stance often appears to be encoded into the emblem or coat of arms of a nation! Is there a divine hand here enabling the true (aka spiritual) stance of nations to be easily recognized? Nations with a coat of arms (heraldry) displaying lions and crowns are often sympathetic to the people and nation of Israel. Conversely, nations exhibiting eagles in their emblem or coat of arms tend to be antisemitic, sometimes with the ultimate aim of destroying Israel.
Israel’s Allies and Enemies: Lions and Eagles
Countries and empires have their own official flags, crests, coats of arms, emblems, seals and other proprietary visual identity. A national coat of arms is a symbol which denotes an independent state in the form of a heraldic i.e. armorial achievement. In the absence of heraldry the national symbol is regarded as an emblem.
Upon close inspection of national symbols we see a binary divide. Many ancient nations have similar imagery to Judaic (Israelite) symbols whilst many others use symbols similar to Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian and Roman emblems.
Specifically, our attention is drawn to the frequent occurrence of either symbolic lions (and crowns), or symbolic eagles in the emblems.
Amazingly, these symbols often identify nations generally sympathetic to the nation or people of Israel (lions) and nations which are generally aggressive towards Israel (eagles). For instance, Roman legions marched under eagle symbols and severely persecuted Israel. Today, nations bearing the eagle symbol (as in the Russian Federation, for example) again tend to be a threat to Israel.
Historical Roots of Israel’s Allies and Enemies
This binary divide is embedded in biblical history, principally around Abraham, his descendants Jacob and Esau, and Jacob’s descendants (the tribes of Israel). The significant point is that these ancient biblical blessings and hatreds (a spiritual divide) appear to have been carried over to many of today’s nations, and this divide is often encoded in their national emblem or coat of arms!
As a result of Abraham’s obedience and great faith, God blessed him and his descendants unconditionally:
Blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice … a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body (Gen 22:17-18, 35:11)
Abraham’s descendants would be uncountable, like the stars (Gen 15:5, 32:12, 48:19). These peoples would spread all over the world and would be blessed with fruitful, productive lands (Deut 33:13-16). They would also control key commercial and military locations in the world, link, and would be identified by kings (monarchies).
Many believe that Abraham’s descendants can be seen in some European nations, and particularly in Britain. It is claimed these peoples have hidden Hebraic descent due to Israel’s historic scattering throughout the nations.
Israel’s Ancient Enemies: The Edomites and Amalekites
Jacob’s elder brother, Esau, hated him for several reasons. First, Esau sold his family birthright to Jacob simply for a pot of red stew, and then he regretted what he had done (Gen 25:29-34). Secondly, Jacob later deceived his Father Isaac and stole the blessing due to the first born, Esau (Gen 27).
Esau’s descendants were the Edomites and Amalekites, and this historical background is crucial to understanding Israel’s enemies today. Bible maps locate the ancient Edomites south east of the Dead Sea, see map. Historically, Edom sought to block Israel’s first entrance into the Promised Land and attacked Israel during the reigns of her many kings, link.
The Amalekites are descended from Amalek, a grandson of Esau, and so fall naturally into the anti-Israel alliance. Amalek became a chief among the Edomites and his tribe distinguished itself as a ruthless enemy of Israel link.
Israel’s Enemies Today: Descendants of Amalek
The nation of Amalek is long gone, but many Israelis see Amalek living on in their daily enemies, link. The title of Amalek is frequently placed on the worst of their enemies.
Rabbis believe that Amalek exists in the world today, in individuals and in nations, but that it is impossible to say with certainty who is Amalek, link. They claim that due to the natural mixing of nations we cannot point at any one nation and say that they are Amalek. Rather, Rabbis claim “Amalek is a symbol, a character trait to kill Israel”. So some see Hamas as “the seed of Amalek”.
Germany: It is true that we cannot with certainty trace the Amalekites to a particular country. But there appears to be more certainty in the case of Germany. Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, a spiritual leader of Ashkenazic Jewry in Israel once said: “I have a tradition that Germany is Amalek”, link. And to quote Rabbi Winston, link:
Every nation has a unique spiritual nature … there is certainly an aspect of Germany that is connected to that aspect of Amalek
Summary: Israel’s Allies and Enemies
It appears that Israel’s allies and enemies today can often be identified through their national symbols. It’s as though a divine hand has encoded a spiritual truth that is easily decoded for those with eyes to see! For example the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Bulgaria and Georgia (Caucasus region) exhibit lions and crowns in their emblems and tend to be sympathetic to Israel.
Conversely, nations that have used, or currently use, eagles in their emblems tend to be aggressive towards Israel. This seen for example in Russia, Germany, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, Libya and Sudan. Iran is a notable exception, but is openly hostile towards Israel. Iran is prophesied to be one of the leaders of the (essentially Islamic) invasion of Israel at the end of this age, see Gog-Magog war.