1.1. End-Time Joining together of the Two Houses of Israel
After 2700 years of lost Identity amongst the world’s nations, the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel, the ‘Skeleton’ of Ezekiel’s Prophecy – is coming ALIVE!
Proof that we are standing at the dawn of the establishment of God’s Kingdom on earth!
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This booklet will bring you the relevant Scriptural details and updated News and Reviews in this amazing Drama of the fulfillment of Bible Prophecy, which is taking shape right before our eyes! If the Return of Judah (the Jews) to their ancient Homeland is a Divine Miracle (which is so violently being opposed in the Middle East today), then the fulfillment of this second and final leg of Prophecy, the Return of the ‘lost part’ of ancient Israel, will be even more amazing! This entails the ‘awakening’ to their ancient Israelite identity and the re-identifying of 10 of the original 12 Tribes, exiled and lost since 2 to 3 centuries before the destruction of the 1st Tempel in Jerusalem, 2700 years ago. In typical Divine style, this Miracle is now gradually revealing itself in totally paradoxical style:
- not according to the will or even the wants of man, but according to God’s Will;
- not according to the way that Judah or awakening “Gentile Israel’ would have it;
- and certainly not according to the opposing wishes and urges of the Gentile, non-Jewish or anti-Jewish spectators!
- BUT BY HIS SPIRIT – which returns them to their original Torah heritage!
The Scriptural Statement
Ezek. 37:15 “The Word of YHVH was addressed to me* as follows: ‘Son of Man, take a stick and write on it, “Judah and those Israelites loyal to him: Take another stick and write on it, “Joseph, the wood of Ephraim and all the House of Israel loyal to him.” Join one to the other to make a single piece of wood, a single stick in your hand. And when the members of your nation say, ‘Tell us what you mean’; say. ‘The Lord YHVH says this: I am taking the stick of Joseph … and I am going to put the stick of Judah with them. I shall make one stick out of the two, and I shall hold them as one … I am going to take the sons of Israel from the nations where they have gone. I shall gather them together from everywhere and bring them home to their own soil. I shall put My Spirit in them – … they shall no longer form two nations nor be two separate kingdoms … My Servant David will reign over them … they will follow My Observances, respect My Laws and practice them. They will live in the Land that I gave My servant Jacob … I shall make a Covenant of Peace with them, an Eternal Covenant … I shall settle My Sanctuary among them forever… I shall be their God, and they shall be My people. And the nations will learn that I am YHVH the Sanctifier of Israel when My Sanctuary is with them forever.” (also Jer. 3:18) Note: ref. also to the foregoing chapters in both refs.
‘me’– the writer, Ezekiel the Hebrew prophet (6th cent. BCE – at the time of the Babylonian captivity). Some 4 centuries earlier, the 12-tribe nation of Israel had split into the Northern Kingdom (10 tribes, incl. the tribes of Joseph and Ephraim), henceforth known as “Israel,” and the southern Kingdom (Judah and Benjamin). These two sectors of the same nation often warred with each other. Judah carried the Oracles of God from Jerusalem. Israel (the 10 northern tribes) degenerated into paganism and disappeared from history.
Both Houses were exiled from the Land.
Each stick represents one section of the divided Israel God promises to re-unite the 2 houses but only after the ingathering – which started for Judah since World War 1. The State of Israel (consisting of the returned House of Judah & Benjamin) was declared in 1948. The 10 Tribes totally lost their Identity as they probably migrated to new countries across the globe. To date, they have not yet been identified and have not returned to the Land of Israel.
The re-identified 10 Tribes will return to Israel, as Judah did. They will be re-united with Judah and will also accept and abide by the Laws of God, which had been protected throughout the centuries by Judah (the Jews), even in exile.
The Historical Review to date
- After King Solomon (970 – 931 BCE), the ancient Kingdom of Israel split into 2 opposing sectors: ‘Israel’ – the Northern sector, 10 Tribes, Main City Schechem; and ‘Judah’ – southern kingdom, 2 Tribes, Main City Jerusalem.
- 720 BCE, the apostatized 10 Northern tribes conquered, deported, and the land repopulated with foreigners. They gradually lost their identity over the next 5 centuries.
- 587 BCE, the southern Kingdom of Judah deported to Babylon by king Nebuchadnezzar;
- after the 70-year prophesied exile, Judah (and Benjamin) return and rebuild Jerusalem.
- 70 CE, Jerusalem destroyed by the Romans. Jewish survivors were exiled as slaves. The next 1900 years (to 1948) saw the exiles’ gradual engulfing the Globe into every country and nation on earth.
Since World War 1, the Jews gradually trickled back to Israel from across the world. The international Balfour Declaration (1917) recognized Palestine as the ancient Jewish Homeland.
- 1948 State of Israel declared. Millions of Jews return over the next few years, many from Hitler’s death camps and the Holocaust. Israel built up, within a decade, to one of the strongest armies in the world and a technologically advanced economy. The Jewish population count in Israel, the year 2000 – 6 million.
- 1980’s and 90’s – increasing awareness amongst earnest Christian Bible scholars (mainly from the USA and Western Europe) discovering their ‘Hebraic’ roots in an awakening which could be the dawn of the re-identification of “The Lost House of Israel.” Increasing awakening and acceptance of, and observance of ‘Jewish’ Sabbath, Festivals and other customs by individuals and small study clusters under the common banner of ‘Hebraic Roots Restoration Movement,’ Sacred Name Movement and Messianic ‘Jewish’ Movements. Millions of pro-Israel Christians show solidarity with Judah and call for Israel’s rejection of the Oslo Peace Accords.
- The year 2000 – Increasing identification by individual members of the above movements, with Judah in its ‘time of distress, as world pressure and secular, leftist Israeli powers barter Holy Land for ‘Peace’ with the Palestinians. As the Battle for Jerusalem intensifies and builds up to an Armageddon scenario, this support for Israel develops into a search by awakening ‘Israel’ for definite projects to realize active emigration of ‘non-Jewish’ settlers to the Land of Israel.
Satellite photos reveal confirmation written in mountain formations
Vendyl Jones, famous for his archaeological discoveries in Israel, published the following amazing satellite photo and confirmation of who the Land of Israel belongs to on his Webpage:
(Please note that Vendyl Jones has no association whatsoever with “BIBLE REVELATIONS” the Publishers of this Page – and he may not endorse the views as expressed by “BIBLE REVELATIONS” in this or any of the other pages of this Website.)
Although Vendyl Jones does not present his report in support of the “Return of the Lost 10-Tribes” theory, or the restoration of the Two Houses of Israel in the End Time, it does serve to confirm our views and understanding of the Biblical Prophecies in this regard. We, therefore, publish an extract of his report in confirmation of our understanding of this all-important End Time Event.
‘Ki’ – Because
Luz – Bethel
YHVH – The Sacred Name of the God of Israel
In response to the question: “Who do you think this Land of Israel belongs to, the Jews or the Arabs?” Vendyl Jones responds:
“This Land belongs neither to the Jews nor the Arabs. I have a title deed here that shows to whom it belongs.” I took out a photograph of the above satellite image and pointed out the perfect Hebrew words “Ki-Luz-HaShem-Efraiyim.”
The accountant was aghast. “How did you make that?” he inquired.
When I had to explain that these were just the shadows of the mountains and that the words were written there since the creation, he was dumbfounded. He took the picture and showed it to everyone in the garage.
These words can stand alone or have a combination of connotations. The point is that the shadows form Ki, meaning because or for the sake of. Luz can mean to turn, to coil, to bend or to twist. Luz is also the name of the top vertebrae of the spine, sometimes called the “resurrection bone” because it remains even after all the other bones of a body have decomposed. Luz was the name of the place where Jacob had his vision of the ladder reaching into heaven [Genesis 28:18-19]. Jacob called the same place Beth-El. The name Luz is formed in the shadows precisely over the location of present-day Beth-El. (The play on “resurrection”, could well refer to the Prophetically destined ‘resurrection’ of Israel in the Prophecy of the dead bones – Ezek.36, just before the 2-House Restoration Prophecy of Ezek. 37:15 – Ed.)
Beside and just north of Jerusalem, is that majestic, holy, ineffable, unutterable Name of HaShem (God), YHVH. Coincidental is it not?
“Rather, only at THE PLACE that HaShem, your G-d, will choose from among all your tribes TO PLACE HIS NAME shall you seek out His presence and come there.” [Deuteronomy 12:5] This commandment was given to Moses 449 years before the Shechinah filled the Holy House of Solomon in Jerusalem.
Yet, etched forever in the hills and valleys just north of Jerusalem is the name of HaShem, YHVH, existing there since the day of creation. Although the name of HaShem was forever written there, no one has ever noticed His name inscribed there until our generation. Living in the space age, HaShem has granted us the privilege of looking down upon the earth from HIS perspective and seeing the spectacular marvels of HIS creation.
Were this, the holy name of YHVH, the only inscription seen on the ridges in the land of Israel, one might say that was sufficient. Dayenu! At that moment each day, in HaShem’s time, the quill of the sun dips silently into the inkwell of shadows between the hills and inscribes that unspeakable name YHVH on the face of the earth. “The rocks cry out! The hills clap their hands! They leap like lambs! They shout together!” Yet, all their sounds are inaudible and imperceptible to the deaf ears of mankind.
The final word seen by the satellite imagery is Efraiyim, or Ephraim. It appears at the lower left, below YHVH. Just as Luz is located exactly over present-day Beth-El, which was originally called Luz, the name of Ephraim begins precisely where the borders between Benjamin and Judah on the south and Ephraim on the North were located. Ephraim is the name designating the ten northern tribes that broke away under Rehoboam. The Holy Name of the G-d of Israel forever rests between the northern and southern kingdoms. They had forsaken Him, but He never forsook them.
Source: Vendyl Jones Web Site
Resistance against “Rabbinic Judaism”
There generally is a very great resistance amongst Messianic Hebraic Roots Restorers and their leaders against what is labelled “Rabbinic Judaism”, “Levitical Judaism”, “oral man-made laws” or “legalism”. The traditional Rabbinical Torah interpretations (Halacha) are often regarded as “an unnecessary burden” placed on Messianic believers. In this respect, the reasoning of these teachers are no different from the general Christian interpretation and resistance against the Law as contained in the Torah, much as they profess to be “Torah observant” and to distance themselves from this Christian interpretation.
The seeds for this concept of the Laws of God “being a special burden laid on Jews only”, are sown by the NT in Acts 15 in a conference decision of the early Messianic (Jewish) leadership when confronted by certain Messianic believers amongst the Pharisees who insisted that Messianic believers also keep the Laws of Moses (verse 5). In their wisdom, and “as decided by the Holy Spirit and themselves”” (v. 29), it was ruled by the Messianic convention that, in stead of “making things difficult for non-Jews who turn to God” (v. 19), and in order not to “saddle them with any burden beyond the essentials” (v.29), they would only have to abide by some of the Mosaic Laws – and 4 categories of these were specified (v. 20,29), i.e.
- abstaining from food sacrificed to idols
- abstaining from blood
- abstaining from the meat of strangled animals
- abstaining from fornication
Now these 4 abstentions had their roots in what is termed by the Rabbis as the “Noachide laws which are applicable only for non-Jews who wish to observe Torah”. Without going into depths of this topic here, suffice it to state that the publishers of BIBLE REVELATIONS find no foundation for this reasoning in the entire Torah or Tanach (OT) itself. These Scriptures are very clear, all over, that the entire Law System of God, as enshrined in Torah, is intended for the Blessing and Success for all mankind, with Judah being Divinely appointed as guardians of Torah – as “a Light unto the nations”. It should therefore also be clear (as stated repeatedly in this Web Site and on the BIBLE REVELATIONS Forum), that the Return of 10-Israel will be vindicated by a return to full Torah observance. As such, the re-unification of the 2 Houses should be firmly based on the foundations of Torah observance. It was the rejection of Torah and of Judah’s spiritual leadership, after all, which were the main reasons why 10-Israel of old were rejected and evicted off the Land by YHVH.
This spirit of rejection against ‘Rabbinism’ becomes more evident and intense when the Torah opposing Messianic teachers turn their vindictiveness towards the “Rabbinic writings” or “Oral Torah” in an endeavour to ‘expose’ the ‘errors’ and ‘anti-Gentile’ statements in ancient Jewish writings like the Talmud. In this way, they try to dissuade their followers from following their new found spiritual inclination to convert and join Judaism. In doing so, they actually side with and endorse the venomous accusations of anti-Semites through the ages. Yet, they profess to ‘love’ Judah – the Jews, or their “brothers from the 2nd House of Israel”.
It would be presumptuous and vain to attempt to disprove the existence of such derogatory remarks or teachings in certain Jewish writings. For purposes of conveying the Divinely approved spirit of forbearance that would be required from true believers and contenders for the Kingdom of God, let us therefore assume and accept that these derogatory statements do exist in the Talmud and other Jewish commentaries.
The first issue we have to settle if we work from this preposition, is whether this changes anything in YHVH’s election of Judaism as part of, or totally, His ‘Election’ of them? Did the Messiah Himself not condemn them for many issues anyway, without ever intimating that He totally rejects the nation which He chose to be born into? Are these ‘vile doctrines’ which Judaism, according to those writings, seem to display, any worse than those things which God disapproved of in them throughout the ages?
If YHVH has not rejected them, how dare we?
These accusers will attempt to justify themselves by claiming that they do not reject the Jews but ‘love’ them, though their interpretations and accusations are in no degree any less anti-Jewish in spirit, than even the most vehement anti-Semitic writings. It conveys the same spirit of rejection than do their anti-Semitic ‘revelations’.
Does that mean that YHVH wants us to overlook Judaism’s many glaring faults? No! The point is, that if He does not reject them or smear them, how dare we? If He loves them and blesses them in spite of their faults – why not us? In fact, He warns: Gen. 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you“.
As a footnote to those ever accusing Messianics, who justify themselves by saying that they do indeed love and bless Jews while they vehemently reject Judaism and ‘Rabbinism’ and much of what it entails – please note:
– the original Hebrew text uses two different Hebrew words in the above text, both translated as ‘curse’ in most popular Bible versions. The popular verbal version of this Divine Statement, which most of us use, almost exclusively renders ‘curse’ in both instances
A review of the actual Hebrew original will show how this Divine admonition has been watered down, in that way becoming almost a ‘license’ to ‘bad mouth Jews – “as long as a curse is not pronounced”! The word selection in the original Hebrew, holds a serious reprimand for many the first, meaning ‘curse’ indeed – as in persecute; the second, ‘mekalal’ meaning: revile, speak lightly, despise’. Thus, God will curse those who speak lightly of Judah, or who bad-mouth Jews. The same root word kalal is used in Gen 16:4 where it is translated ‘despise’, viz. Hagar despised Sarah after she Hagar) conceived by Avraham, Sarah’s husband. We are also reprimanded from not denouncing even Satan (Jude v. 9).
Ezek chapter 20 contains the proper guidance for us in this matter – if we wish to follow in His foot steps: “I , YHVH, resolved to discharge My anger on them, and exhaust My Fury against them, to destroy them … but respect for My Own Name kept Me from allowing it to be profaned in the opinion of the nations among whom they were living.” This Divine statement is repeated some 5 times in the chapter, referring to various stages in Israel’s history, since Egypt, right to date and into the future. It continues:
“Go on, all of you (Israel), worship your idols, but I swear that you will hear Me in the end…. through you, I intend to display My Holiness for all the nations to see … then you will learn that I am YHVH, when I treat you as respect for My Own Name requires and not as your wicked behaviour and corrupt actions require!”
Whether we wish to apply this Divine Statement to the one House (10 Tribes) or to both Houses of Israel, it is pertinently important that we leave the Judgment to Him. That we bless Judah irrespective of whether they deserve it or not. That we stop delving into their rejectable words, writings and attitudes. That we uphold them to the nations (how much more to the believers of Restored Truth!!) irrespective of their rejectable remarks, attitudes and behaviours. That we delve for the multitude of revelatory interpretations in their traditional writings. Yes, that we love them irrespective of all! Love sees no harm, is patient and long-suffering, does not accredit evil to wrongdoers! Love forgives even evil! If that were not so, if YHVH was not the personification of this Love, then no one has any chance whatsoever to inherit a place in His Kingdom!
It is amazing that ‘Hebraic Roots Restorers’, the ‘2-House’ proclaimers, etc. who aspire to sharing the Blessing with Judah, refuse to follow through with conversion to Judaism all the Way, according to YHVH’s Intention of making ONE House of the two. They persist in rather pursuing and fuelling the hatred amongst the 2 Houses since antiquity!
Should “re-Identified Israel’ convert to Judaism?
This matter of the re-discovery and uniting of the 2 Houses is certainly coming to the fore on many fronts in the world – with disturbing effects of disharmony amongst the 2 Houses and a spirit of escapism by some of those claiming the Benefits of the “Restored One House”.
Following are two contentious issues that have become prevalent within the ranks of awakening Israel believers. These differences which cause such great division and disharmony, revolve around:
- whether the re-unification of the 2 Houses of Israel would occur before or after Mashiach comes. Those who believe that the 2 estranged Houses would re-unite only after His Coming, by His own doing, maintain that would-be settlers should not ‘endanger their lives’ by going to Israel now, with threatening War and great tribulation so imminent. Those on the other side emphasise, that the Land and the Cause vitally need their active participation and support in the face of the world’s predominantly opposing attitude.
- whether full conversion to Orthodox Judaism is required for compliance by would-be settlers who want to come to Israel. Those against such conversion, feel that they would forfeit their individual tribal identity by “joining Judah”.
The first reasoning above, smacks of the same ‘escapism’ which underscores the ‘Rapture’ theory.
Why should Judah always suffer alone? Anti-Semitic ‘believers’ maintain that “they deserve it”. On the other hand, there has of late been an increasing measure of a spirit of physical support for Judah’s Biblical Mandate to “settle the Land”, from amongst a section of awakening ‘Israel’. As they are progressively discovering their ‘Hebrew Roots”, there is an increasing awareness to share in Judah’s tribulations and to identify with Eretz (the Land of) Yisrael and its ‘Judah’ population in physically support – to be part of them in the approaching “Gog & Magog” final Tribulation. Yes, this means a preparedness to physically die with Judah, if necessary, if that is the price required to establish the Land of Promise!
This, most likely, is the Divinely intended re-uniting Process. Yes, Judah is proud and refuses spiritually motivated assistance from ‘strangers’. Many centuries of persecution (even to death) of Jews by Christian forces, have left Judah highly suspicious of any support by strangers. Add to this the culturally destructive affects off centuries of zealous Christian proselytizing, historically even under the threat of death. But, imagine when Judah is forced to face the Wall in the Coming Catastrophe, and then … in steps ‘brother Yoseph and Ephraim’ to support them with blood and their physical supporting presence? Imagine a ‘Settlers Occupation Move’ by re-awakening Israel, to claim and settle the Land – which is the only option left for Judah in the current Battle for Jerusalem, in order to reclaim the Land. They need settlers, settlers and more settlers – and those numbers simply do NOT exist within their own ranks! Not evangelizing, ‘testifying settlers’ (zealously striving to ‘save’ Judah’s soul), but settlers who have subjected themselves to the otherwise highly unpopular ‘Levetical’ System, by physically joining Judah.
Zecharaiah 8:22,23 “And many people and great nations will come to seek YHVH Sabaoth and to entreat the favour of YHVH … in those days, ten men of nations of every language (10 Tribes?) will take a Jew by the sleeve and say, ‘We want to go with you, since we have learnt that God is with you.’”
Surely if re-settling the Land is a Divine Prophetic pre-requisite for the Kingdom to be set-up, then it is illogic that only Judah will have to spill their blood, sweat and tears to reclaim the Land from the Usurper? Is this not perhaps why Lost Israel is to be awakened, in order to physically (‘spiritually’ is an inseparable part anyway) assist Judah?
Must Judah do all? – and Mashiach do all? – and ‘Gentile-Israel’ or Messianic Israel simply collect and gloat of Divine Blessings?
When Prophecy claims that the 2 Sticks will become ONE – we should ask: “One what?” A non-Judah stick? A Christian stick? A Torah-by-selection-only stick? A prejudiced stick? An opposing-of-Judah stick?
In the New Kingdom era, which of the Mitzvot (Laws) that ‘Hebraic Roots Israel’ (or Messianic Israel) today discard as ‘an unnecessary burden placed on believers’, will be operating, and which will be discarded by the King in His Kingdom?
The answer should be logic, but logic does not count with most – for it is too obvious!
Our foundational Scripture portion quoted above, confirms this re-unification of the 2 Houses. It explicitly confirms that ‘lost Israel’ at the time of their re-identification, will be brought back into the Covenant.’ (Ezek. 37:15-28, and specifically verse 24, read with the foregoing ch. 36:17 onwards).
We should ask ourselves here:
“Which Covenant will apply to the Lost Tribes of Israel? – if not the same Covenant as that which Judah is still under?” “Who must change – Israel or Judah? To what? – Israel’s or Judah’s position?”
If Judah is still under the Covenant and has to suffer for the re-establishment of the Kingdom in Jerusalem, should ‘Israel’ then be excluded from the Final Tribulation even after it has been brought back into the same Covenant? WHAT gives Israel that exclusion benefit?
And all this points to the logical conclusion that Israel’s physical joining of Judah should in fact be that re-uniting process of the 2 Houses of Israel
Obviously, such a process will be greatly opposed by the evil one. Logically also, such re-uniting will be opposed both from within Judah and from within ‘Israel’.
That is what true believers should free themselves from – the inclination to resist the “Jewish System”, which is nothing short of resistance against the Torah – the Law of God. This is ‘The Gospel of the Kingdom’ which we should be proclaiming – not to Judah, but to the world out there, who are not under the Covenant or who misinterpret the Terms and the Purpose of this Covenant. (Refer: 1.6. Gospel of the Kingdom)
Finally, let us confirm, straight from the N.T. itself, this essence of the ‘Gospel’ which Messiah established, thereby bringing both 10-Israel (as well as the Gentiles) into physical Judah,
Eph 2:11 (Adapted here with Sacred Names restored by editor of BIBLE REVELATIONS, and editorial comments appearing in black print. Read this portion attentively first in your own Bible before carefully considering this presentation here)
“Do not forget, that there was a time when you who were pagans physically, termed the Uncircumcised (that is non-Jews, but specifically the rejected House of the Northern 10 Tribes of Israel, exiled amongst the nations where they lost their Israel identity …. do not forget that you had no Messiah (before) and were excluded from membership of Israel (cut off from the Covenant by God and exiled amongst the pagan nations. So, something had to be arranged to make you members of Israel again) aliens with no part in the Covenants with their Promises. You were immersed in this world without Hope and without God (no longer part of the Covenant. So, you had to be reconciled, brought back into the Covenant – like Judah is – with YHVH). But now in YAHU’SHUAH Messiah, you that used to be so far apart from us (the authors of Eph.2 – i.e. Jews), have been brought very close by the Blood of Messiah (You have been bought at a very high Price). For He is the Peace (Restoration)between us (Jews and rejected 10-Israel) and has made the two (Jews and reconciled 10-Tribers) into One (what?) and broken down the barrier(?) which used to keep them apart, actually destroying in His own Person the hostility (rebellion) caused by the rules and decrees of the (Jewish. Levitical) Law(This rebellion by 10-Israel and pagans against the Law was the barrier that kept them apart from Jews. This scripture is twisted by Grace-only’s, to imply that Messiah did away with the Law itself, rather than that He removed the rebellion against the Law from the hearts of the receiving pagans, as confirmed in Jer. 31:31-33 and Ezek 11: 17-21, placing His Spirit in them, thereby instilling a love for obedience to the Law on their hearts and minds). This was to create One Single New Man (“Adam” restored, abiding to ‘Jewish’ Law) in Himself (Who meticulously kept the Law) out of the two of them (Judah and 10-Israel) and by restoring Peace, through the Cross, to unite them both in a Single Body(Is this Body Christian or Jewish? If a ‘Christian’ Body, then He failed miserably, because there are few, if any, Torh observant Jews in Christianity, just an unbridgeable void. If this ‘Single Body’ refers to the Jewish Body, then it is confirmed by those Messianic believers, the Hebraic Restoration movement of late, who are discovering their Hebraic Roots and who go all the way to joining up fully with the Body of Jews into ONE Body) and reconcile them (both) with God. In His own person He killed the hostility (against the Law – not the Law itself or the Body!) Through Him, both of us (Jew and reconciled 10-Triber or converted pagan) have in the One Spirit our Way to come to the Father. So, you (reconciled ones) are no longer aliens or foreigners(non-Jews); you are citizens like all the Tzadikim (righteous Jews) and part of God’s Household (12-Israel, as represented by custom and religion in Judaism) (3:5) This Mystery that has now been revealed … was unknown to any men in past generations. It means that pagans (including degenerated and lost 10-Israel, now non-Jews) now share (together with Jews and as Jews) the same inheritance (- the inheritance was not taken away from Jews – it is now SHARED by pagans also!). They are part of the SAME BODY (of Judaism /12- Israel) and the same Promise (as had been made unto 12-Israel of old) has been made to them (the pagans and lost Israelites) in Messiah, through the Good News! (that He, God in the manifested shape of man, will sacrifice His Life in order to reconcile them into Covenant relation with all its Divine Blessings) ”
NOTE: The Covenant Promise of Eternal Life in the Kingdom of YHVH, is based on the Condition that the candidate for citizenship upholds the Law of YHVH (which is the embodyment of His Divine Will – the Torah).
Is that not the basic requirement for emigration by any government in the world? Is it unreasonable to expect from a citizen that he/she conforms to the Law of that country?
The Ten Northern Tribes of Israel lost its Identity for 2700 years for the very reason that they slid into paganism, having discarded the Torah and its Instructions for Life. They rebelled against and rejected the Divinely mandated authority of Judah, who continued to cling to the Torah, being Divinely appointed to be the Carriers of the Divine Oracles (Genesis 49:10, Romans 3:2; Psalms 60:7; Matthew. 23:2 and 5:17-22).
Let us read the Scripture to see what these Oracles were:
Acts 7:38b “… it was he (Moses) who was entrusted with the living Oracles to pass on to us.” This refers to the Laws, Statutes and Precepts that Moses received directly from YHVH on Mt. Sinai with the Divine Injunction to teach the nation of Israel accordingly. From Israel’s observance of this ‘System’, the nations would then know what God’s Requirements are.
Paul, to whom the conveying of the Gospel to the Gentiles (Christians) are credited, makes an amazing statement regarding the value inherent in the “carrying of these Oracles”.
Rom. 3:1,2 “What then, is a Jew better off? Is there any advantage in being circumcised? A great advantage in every way (for) first, the Jews are the people to whom God’s Oracles were entrusted.”
Thus, because they were entrusted with the Oracles, they have an advantage / it is better to be a Jew for that reason.
Is it any wonder then, that man’s carnal inclination is opposed to the idea of subjection to the Law? Is this not the same spirit of rejection that Adam and Eve reflected right at the start in Paradise? Was that not the very same inclination that Satan, through the figure of ‘the snake’ and being a Rebel against YHVH and His System himself, addressed and steered them away from?
It is these Living Oracles which the spirit of rebellion in man, knowing that it is the foundational requirement underlying the eternal Blessings of the Divine Covenant, opposes to this day.
Restorers of the Hebraic Faith who have ‘rediscovered’ YHVH’s Law – the Sabbath, Feasts, health laws, etc. should therefore seriously question that spirit of opposition against accepting the ‘full package’ of Judaism and the Oracles they carry! Is it not still the same spirit of the Garden of Eden? Is that not why there is such a resistance against Judaism and its ‘Rabbinic’ system? Should this ‘Levetical legalism’ not rather be seen and accepted as the ‘Key rules to abundant Life, here and hereafter’, than as ‘a burden of restriction placed on believers’? Are not all rules and regulations in the world, at some time or more often, seen as ‘restrictive’ on our freedom?
These Oracles (the Law), form the foundation of the New Covenant for YHVH states that “I shall make a New Covenant with them – I shall write My Laws no longer on the Tables of Stone but on their hearts – I shall put My Spirit in them, so that they will keep My Laws and respect My Observances and put them into practice – they shall no longer form two nations, I shall make them One nation – then they shall be My People and I shall be their God” Jer 31:33; Ezek 11:19 and 36:27.
Is there any reason left why awakening Israel should not physically and spiritually join Judah?
In closing, please click here and read THE SCRIPTURAL STATEMENT underlying the Miracle of Lost Israel’s re-identification once more. It should make a lot more sense now.