Different Tribal Groups, Differing Tasks. Judah Should Bring the Ten Tribes Back!!! by Alexander Zephyr. Part Two.
Different Tribal Groups, Differing Tasks.
Judah Should Bring the Ten Tribes Back!!!
by Alexander Zephyr. Part Two.
Judah Should Bring the Ten Tribes Back!!! by Alexander Zephyr (with some Editorial Comments by Brit-Am). Part One.
Since the separation, Israel (the Ten Tribes) and Judah have had their own history, culture, traditions, and religions. Exactly, as the Bible predicted.
Some people might wonder how it was possible that from the same father came different nations. The Bible answers this kind of question by the illustrative examples of Ishmael and Isaac, the sons of Abraham. Everybody knows that the Arabs (Ishmael) and the Jews (Isaac) are completely different nations.
Or Esau (Edom) and Jacob (Israel), the twin-sons of Isaac and Rebekah, who are also different nations today.
Here is how the Scripture described the situation:
'And the children struggled together within her (Rebekah); and she said, if it be so, why am I thus' And she went to enquire of the Lord. And the Lord said unto her,
'Two nations are in thy womb, and two manners of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger' (Genesis 25:22, 23).
The nations of Ishmael and Esau have one thing in common: they have hated Israelites from the ancient times. Today they are the sworn enemies of Jacob's descendents and are still seeking vengeance and the destruction of Israel.
Judah and Israel each have their own uniqueness. Each one has its own task to perform. They need each other in these troublesome times. They have to learn and recognize their brotherhood. The sooner they awaken to their Israelite identity and start helping and cooperating with each other, the sooner God will send the Messiah and redeem them.
It is mostly the responsibility and Divine Mission of the Jewish People to go to the Israelite Tribes in exile, wherever they live, and bring them the light of Torah and knowledge of the God of Israel. It is their duty and destiny to do everything possible to awake this sleeping giant, Joseph, to their Israelite identity and bring them back to the One and only Almighty God of the Universe, the God of Israel. Judah should prepare the State of Israel, its economy, infrastructure, defense, and agriculture in a proper way to accommodate of coming of hundreds of millions of their brothers and sisters from the Ten Tribes of Israel.
"Also for you, Judah, a harvest is appointed, when I return the captivity of My People'" (Hosea 6:11).
The Israelites will come to the Promised Land from the all corners of the World:
'Behold, they will come from afar; some from the north, some from the west, and some from the land of Sinim' (Isaiah 49:12).
'I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth' (Isaiah 43:6).
Then, united together and redeemed by God, they will become again one nation and one Kingdom of Priests, a light to the world. Together they will merit the Messianic Era and Life in the World-To-Come.
The Judeans of old had acknowledged the existence of the Ten Tribes of Israel in their countries of exile. They perfectly understood the differences between their peoples. Modern Israelis however, citizens of the state of Israel, and the majority of the Jews in the Diaspora, have no knowledge of it and are indifferent on this matter.
In the Hebrew Bible there are so many prophecies for the latter years, pertaining to Judah and Israel separately, that our conclusions cannot be wrong. Judah and Israel are not synonymous!
In Zechariah 12 and 14 and Zephaniah 2:7 God speaks of Judah only; the name of Israel is not mentioned there. Why? Because the Bible is describing events before the reunification of Judah and Israel.
In Ezekiel 38 and 39 God speaks of Israel after the reconciliation and reunification of Judah and Joseph. So in this case 'Israel' means all twelve tribes of the house of Jacob.
All these prophecies are very well known to the students of the Bible. Nobody can deny their importance and future fulfillment.
We hope that information we have provided in these articles, will be of sufficient help for many to understand one of the most important issue of Judaism: The "definition of Israel and Judah", and their roles in future events concerning the World- To- Come.
Some skeptics say,
'Well, even if the lost tribes of Israel do exist, how will we (or they) know, whether they are Israelites? There are no genetic proofs and no records to which tribes we (or they) may belong to! We would advise them not to worry. God knows His children: He knows who they are, and where they are. As oil will not mix with others liquids, so Israel will not assimilate with other nations for ever.
'For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth' (Amos 9:9).
God gives us a hint where the majority of the Ten Tribes of Israel are geographically located:
'They shall walk after the Lord; He shall roar like a lion: when He shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west' (Hosea 11:10).
Manasseh and Ephraim eventually have rejected God of Israel, while Judah still remained faithful:
'Ephraim compasseth Me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit; but Judah yet ruleth with God, and the faithful with the saints' (Hosea 11:12).
In this verse, as in any others quoted above, God shows the difference between the house of Israel and the house of Judah so convincingly clear that only stubborn and ignorant people can reject the plain truth of the Bible.
Where are the Ten Tribes Today?
Prophecy says that Israel will multiply as the stars of the heaven and as the sand of the sea shore, which undoubtedly means hundreds of millions of people; the house of Israel will spread abroad to the four corners of the globe; God will be always with Israel, and bring them to the Holy Land again; all nations of the world will be blessed through Israel; God will not leave Israel until everything written and spoken will be done.
Clearly, God is not speaking here only about the Jewish people, whose total population in the world today is 13,155,000, of which 5,634,300 live in the State of Israel, and the rest (6,444,000) are in the Diaspora, mainly in the USA. And the Jews have had no nations and kingdoms, except for Judea in the past and the modern State of Israel today. Meanwhile God predicted to Israel that 'a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;' 'I will make of thee a multitude of peoples' (Genesis 35:11; 48:4) Surely, this applies not only to Judah, but to all Israel.
The total population of the house of Israel in the world, the so called 'Lost' Ten Tribes, is about 450,000,000 people! And the tribes of Israel have never been lost in the eyes of the Almighty God. These tribes are around us, some of them are among the mightiest countries of the world e.g. the United States of America (Manasseh); others have lost some of their greatness such as Britain (Ephraim); while others are otherwise distinguished e.g. Australia, Canada, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland. They are all Israelite countries, originating from Israelite Tribes.
If somebody wants to know more about this subject, we gladly recommend visiting the Brit-Am, Movement of the Ten Tribes of Israel, Web Site.
Brit-Am is headed by its founder, a very knowledgeable and dedicated man, the popular theologian and writer, Yair Davidiy from Jerusalem.
All Scripture and the Sages say that the Israelite Ten Tribes eventually will return to the Promised Land and receive the Heavenly Torah once more.
Whosoever does not accept this plain Biblical truth is guilty of denying the Word of God.
There are many people, Jews and Gentiles alike, who have understood these prophecies of the End of Days; who find and rightfully identify peoples of Israelite origin. They are feverishly working towards the awakening and reunification of all the families of Israel in order to fulfill the prophecies of final Redemption and the Messianic Age.
The Ten Tribes of Israel are still in the 'graves of exile', figuratively speaking (Ezekiel 37:12-13). They have completely lost their Israelite identity. Their 'dry bones' are waiting for spiritual revival and restoration to their original faith of the God of Israel and His immortal Torah. Today most of the World unjustly goes against the Jews. Anti-Semitism, hatred and racism have reached unprecedented levels. The very survival of the Jewish state of Israel is at stake. All people of good will, who believe in the Bible as the Sacred Word of Almighty, should make a choice and stand firmly on the side of Israel. That is what God want them to do. In turn, they will save themselves and help God to advance His Divine Plan for the World-to-Come, which would be absolutely impossible if Israel did not exist.
I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse
you. All the families of the earth will be blessed through you (Israel) (Genesis 12:3).
The Jewish People depend on their Israelite brothers and sisters. Judah and Joseph must reunite in order to face enormous challenges in these troublesome times at the end of our age. Judah can not fight God's wars alone. The sooner they reunite, the sooner they will be redeemed by the Almighty. The Jewish People have to take the initiative, to awaken the giant Joseph. They must go to the Ten Tribes, wherever they live, and bring to them the light of Torah and knowledge of the true God of Israel. That is exactly what God wishes them to do:
In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers (Jeremiah 3:18).
'Walk with the house of Israel' some translators understood as 'Judah and Benyamin (i.e. the present-day Jews) are destined to go unto the Ten Tribes in exile and bring them back in order to merit with them the Messianic Era and life in the World-To-Come?
(Yalkut Shimeoni, Song of Solomon 905).
We apologize to our readers for our lengthy exposition concerning Judah and Israel. We feel it was necessary for wo reasons.
Firstly, it will help people better understand Biblical prophecies and geopolitical development in the world today by learning the truth about the Ten Tribes of Israel and obligations of Judah towards their brothers and each other, because Jews need Joseph, and Joseph needs Judah; secondly, it will help us to successfully argue against Satmar and Neturei Karta theological position, rooted in the prohibitions of the Three Oaths of Shir Ha Shirim, which was the subject of our article:
THE THREE OATHS, ISRAEL, and EPHRAIM.
Religious Zionism, Jewish anti-Zionism, and the Lost Ten Tribes Today.