Ten Tribes Studies (21 June 2016, 15 Sivan, 5776)
1. Ulster Says Thanks
2. Cynthia Dieckman: Hello Yair from America
3. New Article. Israel and Judah Repent! (Isaiah chapter 1).
1. Ulster Says Thanks
Dear Mr. Davidiy,
I have looked at your research over the past three years, I have reasoned, prayed and discerned that what is spoken and written by you and a growing number of others is the truth.
There is a move by G-d within His remnant because my story is not unique one. I have left my church which I have attended faithfully for fifty years. I am now keeping my Christian New Testament belief and to it I add with great delight, Torah study, Shabbat and Holy feasts. ( I reject Christmas and Easter as Pegan). Some people might think me stupid to believe that the tribes are not lost to G-d and that His mighty hand is at work in remarkable ways in the hearts of the remnant contained in all the tribes. He has touched my heart and I have not turned away from Him.
The reason for this e-mail is to encourage you to continue with your efforts. I draw your attention to two areas of your research, these areas, in my opinion will bare much fruit. The interviews with Gavin Finley conveys a spirit of mutual respect between Christians and Jews, this is the key to future diplomatic success.
The other very interesting part of your research is the personality traits of each tribe. This can only help individuals to identify and draw closer to their true ancestry. This is in my opinion very important and a very forward thinking move on your part.
Please let G-d continue to work in your life. He has a mighty plan, not only restore the whole of Jacob to His beautiful land but when He completes this task He will use these diverse cultural differences contained in Israel to bring the whole world into obedience to Him.
As you know this was His plan from the very beginning.
G-d Bless you.
2. Cynthia Dieckman: Hello Yair from America
Brit-Am Now no. 2625
#1. Jay: Advise to Brit-Am, "Stay Basic!"
Dear Yair, It has almost been a year since I travelled to Israel and had the great pleasure of meeting you. I have felt I should write you and after reading Jay's comments, I decided to stop and do it. First, I grieve over the fact that you are struggling to make ends meet and get your message out. I pray for you often and know you have dedicated your life and resources for the cause of identifying the Lost Tribes. It has been a number of years since I typed into the computer 'Where did the Lost Tribes of Israel Go?' and your name popped up on the screen and my life was changed from the great wealth of information you provided all of us.
Second, I want you to know, especially in America, everything is being dumbed down to about the 6th to 8th grade level. I remember listening to a Presidential State of the Union Speech and found myself totally incensed with how elementary the President was talking. I actually felt insulted. I went on the computer and asked at what grade level was the speech. It came up at 6th grade level because they are making the speeches understandable to the masses of people. And we wonder why things are going 'south' like a train on steroids. Jay, who was involved with the Worldwide Church of God, especially wanted you to make your message basic. I also went on line some years ago and found that preachers, etc. are taught in seminary to talk to their congregations at the same grade level. This is one reason I pulled out of the church. I decided I would start my own study. I am asked on occasion why I don't go to church and I am quick to reply, 'As soon as the pastors start studying like I do, I will think about it.' They are taught to give the same doctrine and message over and over, what I call pulpit programming, until they have the person almost hypnotized and repeating what the pastor says.
Third, if you want to have on your site a 'Beginners Basic Course on the Lost Tribes' and have it all the time, that might be appropriate. But I wish to encourage you to continue as deep as you wish. If people are unwilling to do the digging and hang in there, I'm not so sure they are really that interested. It seems we want a quick commercial and get the information in the condensed version without too much thinking. It would appear we are close to being pronounced dead, in the brain that is.
I have often quoted you and told people about your scholarly work. I find people are interested but not enough to do the follow-up. This being said, perhaps the timing is a little premature, but I know people are asking more searching questions than ever.
3. New Article. Israel and Judah Repent!
(Isaiah chapter 1).
Isaiah was therefore from the House of David.
According to tradition his daughter married King Hezekiah and from this line will emerge the future Messiah.
Isaiah came from Judah. He was related to the ruling House of David from Judah. His point of view is that of somebody from Judah whereas some of the other prophets (Hosea, Amos, etc) saw things more from the prospective of the northern kingdom.
Nevertheless Isaiah lived through the period in which the exile of the northern kingdom was completed. Isaiah speaks frequently about the Lost Ten Tribes.
The People of Israel have forgotten that they have been chosen. They are the Chosen People. This entails obligations.
Zion is meant to represent the Jews of Judah though Midrash Tanchuma implies that in some contexts to may also mean Joseph.
The Jews especially have the obligation to keep the Torah. If the Jews would act properly the rest of Israel would be influenced in a positive direction. They would listen to Judah.
Perhaps this is what we need to do?
Should we spread the message of the Bible and the ten Tribes to Judah?
Should we encourage Judah to be more religious in a Jewish sense and from such a standing point call to the Ten Tribes to reform themselves.
This does not mean asking them to become Jewish.
It means telling them to maintain a standard of basic morality.
If Judah would set an example perhaps they would listen? Nowadays Judah is influenced by the negative aspects American and western civilization.
Perhaps this should be reversed?
Is this something to strive for?
Perhaps at this stage the Almighty does not want the Ten Tribes to adopt Biblical practices but rather to undergo a MORAL REFORMATION.
Both Judah and the Ten tribes need to better themselves in this regard.
They also need to know who they are.
They have been chosen and therefore more has been expected of them and they can do more!
Your very appreciative friend. Cynthia