Twenty-five years ago I had a dream I was walking towards the Temple Mount behind a – King! I had prepared his way, as the New John the Baptist which I learned several days ago is a title applied to Saint Francis. Today, the title ‘King of Jerusalem’ lie on the ground, a tattered crown. I bend over, and pick it up. We are now officially in Biblical Days. Otto Von Habsburg was the person to hold the title ‘King of Jerusalem’. Austria rejected the Habsburg Crown and all titles they held. They were the first and last monarchy to rule a kingdom in North America. I carry on, and go forth!
Above is the painting ‘The Last Audience of the Habsburgs’ that remains unfinished because Hitler put a price on the head of Empress Zita, and I assume her son Otto ‘The King of Jerusalem who fled to the United States. This painting was shipped to an American friend of Zita in Portland Oregon, and came to rest in a bank vault in Eugene. I contacted the Austrian embassy and asked them for help in getting this ‘Last Audience’ – home! They were not interested. I am ‘The Witness in the Audience’. Only a few are asking the whereabouts of this Royal Title.
A year ago I blogged a warning of the Ult-Right taking over Austria. This event happened today. They want to keep Muslims out of Austria which puts them on a collision course with the President of Turkey. They too will look towards Jerusalem. They soon will be wondering about a crown.
I am a Nazarite after Samuel ‘The King Maker’. Am I the only one who titles himself a “Nazarite”? I am not a Nazarene.
Giovanni ‘The Nazarite’
The late Herbert W. Armstrong used to believe that Otto von Habsburg was one to watch as a leader in Europe. Otto von Habsburg was quite influential in helping put together what is now the 500,000,000 person empire called the European Union.
As I have mentioned before, all the emperors of the old “Holy Roman Empire” were part of what has been known as the Habsburg line. Charlemagne was crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor, reputedly with the crown shown above, by Pope Leo III in Rome on Christmas Night, 800 AD. And now, over 1200 years later, the descendants of that family are still influential in and near Europe.
Samuel: The King-Maker
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
Nov 3 at 3:30 PM
Godfrey of Bouillon, the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, himself refused the title of king, and instead chose the title “Defender of the Holy Sepulchre“. Thus, the title of king was only introduced for his successor, King Baldwin I in 1100. The city of Jerusalem was lost in 1187, but the Kingdom of Jerusalem survived (also known as the “Second Kingdom of Jerusalem”), moving its capital to Acre in 1191. The city of Jerusalem was re-captured in the Sixth Crusade, during 1229–39 and 1241–44. The Kingdom of Jerusalem was finally dissolved with the fall of Acre and the end of the Crusades in the Holy Land in 1291.
After the Crusader States ceased to exist, the title of King of Jerusalem was claimed by a number of European noble houses descended from the kings of Cyprus or the kings of Naples. The (purely ceremonial) title of King of Jerusalem is currently used by Felipe VI of Spain. It was claimed by Otto von Habsburg as Habsburg pretender, and by the kings of Italy until 1946.
Otto’s family spent the subsequent years in Switzerland, and on the Portuguese island of Madeira, where Charles died prematurely in 1922, leaving the 9-year-old Otto pretender to the throne. On his father’s deathbed, his mother, Empress Dowager Zita, told the 9-year-old, “your father is now sleeping the eternal sleep—you are now Emperor and King”. The family eventually relocated to the Basque town of Lekeitio, where 40 Spanish grandees bought them a villa.
Meanwhile, the Austrian parliament had officially expelled the Habsburg dynasty and confiscated all the official property via the Habsburg Law of 3 April 1919. Charles was banned from ever returning to Austria again, while Otto and other male members could only return if they renounced all claims to the throne and accepted the status of private citizens.
In 1935, he graduated with a PhD degree in Political and Social Sciences from the University of Louvain in Belgium. His thesis was on “the right, born of usage and of the peasant law of inheritance, of the indivisibility of rural land ownership in Austria”. From his father’s death throughout the remainder of his time in exile, Otto considered himself the rightful emperor of Austria and stated this on many occasions. In 1937 he wrote,
I know very well that the overwhelming majority of the Austrian population would like me to assume the heritage of the peace emperor, my beloved father, rather earlier than later. … The [Austrian] people have never cast a vote in favor of the republic. They have remained silent as long as they were exhausted from the long fight, and taken by surprise by the audacity of the revolutionaries of 1918 and 1919. They shook off their resignation when they realized that the revolution had raped their right to life and freedom. … Such trust places a heavy burden on me. I accept it readily. God willing, the hour of reunion between the Duke and the people will arrive soon