Meaning of Names & Trumpets
Isles of Europe
Britain and Denmark both occupy a similar curious relationship with Europe at its periphery. Both have been significant movers in the establishment of the European union, but neither joined the Euro currency. Both have maintained a monarchy, though Europe in general has not.
Both were nations with a protestant majority and both have a role in Bible prophecy apparently apart from Europe. See here for Britain's royal role.
Though always connected to the ten nationalities that describe Europeans (the ten toes of Daniel's image), they are apart, and will to practical purposes increasingly not be a significant part of the European Union. Their heart and place is not on the land, but the oceans. Their habitation is described by the words 'coasts' and 'isles.'
Britain and Denmark are connected from the Viking age, but more so as the Royal families are connected. Prince Philip, husband to Queen Elizabeth holds the title 'Prince of Greece and Denmark.' Crown prince Frederik of Denmark is on the Line of succession to the British throne. Both nations have queens. Both heirs to the throne have chosen to marry commoners. The heir to the Danish throne chose a commoner from Britain's commonwealth of Scottish background.
The conjunction of a wedding and a christening about the time of Passover begs the question, do these Royals have a role in prophecy?
the Holy Ari teaches that the name the parents choose for their baby is actually a 'small prophecy'. ( What's in a Name)
The Meaning of the Names and prophecy
The Danish crown prince is Frederik André Henrik Christian and his wife's name is Mary Elizabeth. Frederik is from a German name meaning 'peaceful ruler.' The name was borne by many rulers of the Holy Roman Empire. The first Danish monarch who bore the name peacefully curtailed the power of the catholic church in his dominions, or from another viewpoint established tolerant compromise in the way that ecumenical influence works diluting the truth of the Bible, though he authorised the first translation of the Bible into Danish. The peaceful ruler, Frederik chose Mary as his consort.
Mary is from the Hebrew Miriam (Miryam), meaning 'bitterness' or figuratively rebellion. Elizabeth is also from the Hebrew 'God of the Oath'.
Thus for Denmark the peaceful prince of tolerance has married the bitterness / rebellion from the God of the Oath. Denmark has tried to steer a neutral tolerant course regarding the Middle East and yet has inherited bitterness in Islamic threats to its tolerance.
The Danish Christening and the Children
The children of Frederik and Mary were first Christian then Isabella. Frederik as a peaceful ruler or compromise produced first a son Christian, or one from Christ. The nation presents as nominally Christian, as the Royal family supports the state Lutheran Church which broke from the catholic in 1536 (with Christian III). Christian's sister is Isabella.
Isabella is often said to be from Elizabeth or the Hebrew Elisheba, but this is hard to sustain. Whereas older translations of the Bible do not have Elizabeth ever as Isabella, some versions have the Daughter of the king of Tyre known as Jezebel as 'Isabel' as there is no 'J' in Hebrew. Jezebel is the English transliteration of the Hebrew אִיזָבֶל ('Izebel/'Izabel). The Septuagint has Iesebaal, the Latin for Jezebel is Hiezabel. Isabella in Spanish, Hungarian and Polish is Izabella. Also Izabela in Spanish Czech, Polish Hungarian and Russian. The notable woman who have worn that name might bear its meaning out either being responsible for murder, or turmoil or in an era of instability. http://womenshistory.about.com/od/rulers/a/which_queen_isabella.htm the most famous Isabella I of Castile expelling the Jews and establishing the inquisition.
It seems likely Isabella is named after Isabella of Austria, daughter of the first Habsburg Holy Roman Emperor, who married King Christian II in 1515. She was influenced by Lutheranism, but was never converted.
In the current era these two chidren's names a prophecy of protestant (Lutheran) Europe where due to ecumenical influences (the elusive ideal of peace) so called Christians tolerate all forms of pagan influences including those of Catholicism (which they never managed to throw off in any case, even when the most puritan).
The prophetic connection speaks of corruption of true worship,
Notwithstanding I have a few things against you, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel (Greek: Iezebel), which calls herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. (Revelation 2:20)
The recent christenings have added twins Vincent and Josephine. It is to be noted that a law passed in Denmark just before Vincent's birth means Isabella now is before him in succession to the throne.
Vincent is French from a Roman name Vincentius from Latin vincere 'to conquer'. Josephine is French from Napoleon's Wife, being the feminine of the Hebrew name Yoseph which means 'let him (God) add'. Curiously together as they are twins, “To conquer, let him add.”
Whoever is to conquer remains to be seen, but the implications are that the twins are added to a brother named Christian and a sister named Jezebel. The 'ruler of peace' married one of the name 'bitterness from rebellion of the oath of El', not that Mary herself is bitter, but that her name speaks a prophecy, and in that era Christian is given a sister of the Daughter of Tyre, emblematic of the apostate Church's state in Europe where, due to Ecumenicalism, Lutherans are uniting with Catholics.
Isabella was born in 2007. In January of 2007 the pope met Finnish Lutherans (http://www.radiovaticana.org/en1/articolo.asp?c=381198) as part of a policy the pope pursued as Ratzinger since an agreement in Ausburg in 31 October 1999 with German Lutherans (http://www.st-francis-lutheran.org/ncr990910.html). In January 2011 not long after the royal twins were born,
Papal Address to Delegation of German Lutheran Church "A 'Togetherness' Has Grown Between Us" VATICAN CITY, JAN. 24, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today upon receiving in audience a delegation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany, who are in Rome for the end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity...
"Hence, let us look together to the year 2017, which will recall theses of Martin Luther from 500 years ago. On that occasion, Lutherans and Catholics will have the opportunity to celebrate throughout the world a common ecumenical commemoration." (http://www.zenit.org/article-31550?l=english)
In 2011 the one with the Latin name who conquers... is adding... seeking unity by 2017.
As such it is a prophecy of Britain also as there the high standard of protestantism has been dropped and the pope has been welcomed by the Queen the symbolic head of the Anglican Church.
The British Royal Wedding
The name William is a Germanic and speaks of 'will' or 'desire' and 'helm' or helmet or by implication 'protection'. William the Conqueror more than exemplifies what it might mean, being both wilful and providing protection to those of his extensive realms, giving the meaning of William as 'protector of the kingdom or realm'.
William as an heir to the throne, exemplifies an era where Britain is more confident in foreign policy, as he himself works in the armed forces. He has chosen as a consort Kate, or Catherine.
Catherine is from ancient Greek. To tidy its meaning up most say it means 'pure'. The Greek word katharos means 'clean, clear pure'. But underneath this name is how the Greeks saw how one obtained purity. Kathairo means 'to cleanse, to specifically purge and to expiate', and under that is the Greek word kathaireo meaning 'lower with violence, demolish, pull, take down, destroy', which shows how the Greeks thought a person was purged and cleansed. It is the Greeks who gave us the word 'cathartic' meaning 'emotional release', 'elimination of repressed emotion' and 'emptying of the bowels'.
Already Britain is talking as a nation of austerity, cuts to defence forces, cuts in immigration and lowering the number of native born Britons who receive allowances for not working. And the wedding is managed to not be extravagant. For the Royals with the near disaster of William's mother, one could hope that there might be a cleansing, in the union with a more ordinary commoner. And it seems with the name of Middleton (Middle town) the origins are from the British middle towns, even with an ancestor a miner from Hetton-le-Hole (http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/royal-wedding/class-no-barrier-for-kate-middleton-20110415-1dh20.html)
then defines the child's potential, direction or his or her challenge. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/9871
But these names as the symbolic heads of nations speak more than the names of individuals. Charles as prince was the era of Britain as the 'free man' as his name means, but William's era is of 'will' and 'desire.' Prophetically since 2007, this is the era of Britain and all the young and wilful lions seeking to militarily protect others and due to their interest in trade act as the 'daughter of Tyre.' But even as yet Elizabeth 'the oath of God' rules.
News has been released that
A fanfare of trumpets will ring out the moment Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot http://www.3news.co.nz/Kiwis-part-of-the-royal-wedding-trumpet-fanfare/tabid/420/articleID/206714/Default.aspx
This group of seven trumpeters includes two New Zealanders, one originally from Christchurch (NZ) (see comment on Christchurch and Britain)
In a remarkable event trumpets are to be blown at the moment of marriage and later they will play a piece titled the 'Valiant and Brave'. Silver trumpets were a feature of Israel's history, both in warfare and the service of God. They were part of the temple worship and blown at the beginning and end of the Sabbath and at New Moons.
And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresses you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies. Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.(Numbers 10:9 10)
It was particularly to be a memorial before God, that God hears and acts on the trumpet call. Trumpets are mostly a symbol of warfare, as the trumpet was a call to God to remember the nation during the battle and give victory.
Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand. (Numbers 31:6)
When I blow with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trumpets also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon. (Judges 7:18)
And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. (2Chron 13:12)
Trumpets were also used at the coronation of a new king in Israel's & Judah's monarchy
And she looked, and, behold, the king stood at his pillar at the entering in, and the princes and the trumpets by the king: and all the people of the land rejoiced, and sounded with trumpets, also the singers with instruments of musick, and such as taught to sing praise.(2Chronicles 23:13)
To use trumpets at a wedding is unusual. It might indicate religious joy being in a Church, but it also has a sense of calling an assembly. And the reason an assembly is called is mostly to go to war. That the men will be wearing military uniform underlines this message.
That William, the desired 'protector of the kingdom' is to join with Catherine, 'to purge and to expiate' or with 'cutting down' to the sound of a trumpet call blown by men in military uniform, points to Britain's increasing involvement in protecting its realms in war.
In Jewish history it is well known that trumpets were blown at the temple famously to herald the Sabbath and to conclude it. The Royals are to be married on a Friday, so their 7 trumpet blast heralds a Sabbath, the 7th day and the blast by 8 would prefigure hope of the 8th day when God will be "all in all". On the Sabbath all Jews become princes and princesses, a royal people acting out the seventh day rest and the hope of redemption from toil. It also therefore points forward to another 'wedding', that of the 'protector of the kingdom' in the prophecy that God “will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Haggai 2:7). That time will be with the blast of a trumpet and with purging, including cutting down, for cleansing. There will be another marriage, that of the Lamb of God to his congregation, the Lamb slain who is remembered in symbol in the Passover at this time of year.
For more on names defining an era see here