On the Queen's Birthday, thousands of Danes visit Amalienborg to wave the Danish flag and wish her a happy day. Every day at , the Queen's Royal Bodyguards, the Livgarden , march from their nearby barracks to the Palace, where at noon they relieve the guards on duty. The Danish palace guards' uniforms are similar to those of the famous British palace guards, but the Danes wear red only for ceremonial occasions.
On a daily basis, they wear dark blue. The Royal Crown Jewels are on display at Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen, the only place in the world where actively used crown jewels are on display to the public. Queen Margrethe II is very popular and widely respected for her artistic abilities. Crown Prince Frederik holds a masters degree in political science. He studied international relations at Harvard University, served at the Danish missions at the UN in New York and the Danish Embassy in Paris, and has undergone an extensive military education.
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Facebook LinkedIn Twitter. The Danish monarchy today Today's Danish monarchy doesn't spend a lot of time on pomp or circumstance. This phrase also means a person in charge, or in a leadership role, has to bear many responsibilities, and it is a very tough job. These leaders could influence people to do the right things, and they in turn could make them do wrong things.
King Henry expresses that the crown is so uncomfortable and heavy that it does not let him sleep. Of course, he does not wear it in bed, but the pressure of leadership keeps him awake at night. We can easily find the wider use of this phrase in every field of life, including the literary world, politics, and businesses — especially being used by leaders and heads of organizations on daily basis. Since leaders are meant to serve others, they have a huge responsibility on their heads.
People also use it in their everyday lives. John W. CA April 1st, I certainly agree with the symbolism of bearing the curse. The author should also have reference to Abraham and the ram caught in the thicket. A thicket is a thorny bush. The ram caught in the thicket, by head and horns, is a shadow of Christ with His thorny crown. The ram replaced Isaac, but there could be no replacement for Jesus. Mike M. GB April 1st, What a horendously cruel and vicious God we worship! He sets a trap for Adam and Eve knowing they will fall, punishes the whole world for their single offence, is only placated by the sacrifice of his Son.
But fails to then remove the thorns! The only one to come out of the Creation story with any credit is the honest but cruelly punished serpent! Those who genuinely worship the God of the Bible would not recognise your caricature. No trap was set for Adam and Eve; rather, the first parents of us all were placed in a garden where all was perfect, ordained for their blessing.
Since they were made for relationship with their Creator and one another and so that they could enjoy the created world , they were not robots; rather, volitional beings. They had the power to choose. They had been warned of the consequences of eating of the one tree that was off-limits Genesis Traps are something that people are unaware of, by definition; not at all true of what we read in Genesis The atoning death of God's precious only Son, Jesus, is wonderful Good News to those who recognise that they are dead in sins, but foolishness to those whose hearts reject Him 1 Corinthians There have always been those who prefer the Serpent's lies to the Word of God Genesis , Genesis ; see these sobering words in John concerning the devil, the father of lies, and those who follow him.
Thomas D. DE April 1st, That's one way to look at the passion week, but you have left out some important details, such as Gen.
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You have left out the fact that our Bibles contain two "Testaments" which contains this statement by Paul to explain to the Jewish people what's going on: "Now, if someone dies, and leaves a will Testament a list of things to be given away to certain people when he dies no one gets anything until it is proved that he person who wrote the will is dead. See Rev Chapter 5 The will goes into effect only after the death of the person who wrote it. While he is still alive no one can use it to get any of those things he has promised them. And according the rules, if Jesus Christ doesn't die, then the 'Saved' won't get their reward of eternal life.
I'm sorry, but this Article is what I would expect from a Hollywood fiction writer and not from a Christian. Thomas, thanks for taking the time to read the article. However, while it seems that you like to quote Bible verses, I am concerned that you do not really understand what they mean. Genesis , recorded along with the dialogue about the Curse that God has with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, is referred to by theologians as the Protoevangelium, the first mention of the Gospel.
In this verse it details that the seed of the woman Jesus would later crush the head of the serpent Satan , which ties in perfectly with the article, as it too links the Curse with the crucifixion. How exactly this would happen is described in greater detail throughout the rest of the Old Testament, with some beautifully detailed prophecies such as Isaiah Why do we read of Satan's wrath in Revelation ? Because he does indeed know that his time is short, and that the lake of fire beckons him as described in Revelation His fate has already been foretold. Jesus did not give up on mankind, but rather died willingly for us to pay the price for our sin on the cross.
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I hope Thomas, that you are one of those eagerly waiting for him. Ian B. Are you not taking the symbolism too far? No comment about the reed in His hand , what did that stand for? His being whipped, what did that do for the whip? If as you say God caused a human sacrifice to lift the curse off of those who believe, well we seem to have it all here still.. The bible does not teach that the crown of thorns has any relevance, and ask any Mid East shepherd how grateful they are for the thorns that encircle their flock safely at night, or any home owner who protects vulnerable areas with thorns..
Thank God for thorns. Oh and what about hard work Because without any of these we would have no place on this earth , we would have no mercy from God and we would have no redemption. I think you could be overstretching the relevance of the crown of thorns , I can understand the thinking behind it, but without biblical support as to its relevance it remains only as speculation, possibly even "inspired" speculation.
Ian, the reed, unlike the thorns, does not relate back to the Curse. As demonstrated in the article, from the time of their introduction in Genesis , right throughout Scripture, thorns have had symbolic negative overtones firmly pointing back to the Curse. By highlighting the biblical verses in support of this in the article we have shown that this is not speculation, but well founded. I understand what you are trying to say in relation to the middle-eastern shepherd using thorns to protect their flock or home owners protecting their home, but you seem to ignore that we are now living in a fallen world in which protection of such things is an unfortunate necessity.
The fact that people are sinful and commit burglaries, or that animals now kill each other are big reminders that we now live in a world of sin and death. Praise God for His mercy in coming to dwell among us, pay the price for our sin on the cross, and adopt those who through faith and repentance become his children, to dwell with him in resurrection bodies forever in that place without death or tears.
TT April 1st, Interesting concepts concerning thorns and thistles. Equally, a thought came to mind concerning the fossils of thorns. The law of thermodynamics would have facilitated physical death of plants and dinosaurs before the gap of thousands of years Lucifer cast out of Heaven where God re-plenishes the earth once more, and satan introduces the 'sting of sin' to man in Eden. Fossil thorns post-date this sad chapter of history but are easily explained by the Flood of Noah's time, about which the Bible devotes several whole chapters Genesis The idea of what it sometimes termed 'Lucifer's Flood', as part of the alleged gap between the first two verses of Genesis 1, falls foul of a number of important Scriptures see several articles under 'Gap Theory' on this page.
Shane B. AU March 31st, I find it surprising how so many people overlook the crown of thorns. Life is difficult these days, like thorns and thistles. We struggle in our minds and it's like thorns in our minds, just as Jesus had thorns into His head. Relating it back to the Garden of Eden showed just how God had the perfect plan of redemption to restore man and redeem man back to himself.
The reminder to take into account every aspect of Jesus suffering to the cross, on the cross, and beyond the cross to rise again and recognise that God displayed it through scripture before He sent His Son Jesus to die for us is incredible. I am reminded that in my personal life Jesus died specifically for me, and an aspect of Jesus suffering forgives my shortcoming.
Thanks for sharing about the thorns. This is but part of the story. Under the Mosaic law it states cursed is a man if he fails to keep any one of these laws. In Galations it says that Jesus became a curse for us. Yes it is no mere coincidence that the king was crowned with thorns. Paul M. NZ March 31st, I think this is a great and powerful point to make about the the thorns, but its not necessary to allegorise the text to suit the idea, rather than using the idea to illustrate the fullness of Christ's atonement. It is alright to say 'This is here, it can remind us of this' rather than to say "God hath said" You could go as far to say that the animal teeth in the Roman scourging whips reminds us that not all animals used to eat flesh, but it is unnecessary to do so in this context.
In fact, biblical allegories representations of spiritual meaning only really work if that to which they refer are concrete, material things. Only if all thorns post-date the literal Curse, do God's words carry any meaning see Genesis ; if actual thorns were in the world before God spoke these words to Adam, the fruit of the Curse was in the world before He cursed it!
Moreover, Christ's thorny crown would be emptied of its significance. Vitaliy H. UA March 28th, The topic picked up in the article is great. Since Easter in my country is on May the 1st, I have been preparing a sermon on the sign God the Holy Spirit put on Jesus' head in the beginning of His ministry. It was a dove which every single Jew knew was a sacrificial bird. How amazing now God arranged in the very end of Christ's ministry a thorny crown to be placed on the same spot in order to vividly show what this sacrifice is to be brought for.
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This article just almost made my sermon. Many thanks for you and the Holy Spirit who teaches us all about Christ. Hans G. AU March 28th, The thorn article fit perfectly to know Him and the purpose of His life better.