Ezekiel 37 and the Union of Judah and Joseph
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Ezekiel chapter 37 tells how the Prophet Ezekiel was told to take two sticks; one in each hand, one for Judah (the present-day Jews) and the other for "Joseph, the stick [tree] of Ephraim, and all the house of Israel his companions." He was to join the two sticks together so that "they become one stick in your hand." This represents the future union of Judah (the Jews) with the Lost Ten Tribes. This will take place in the future. Meanwhile the two halves are separate. Each half needs to know about the other. The Ten Tribes need especially to be made aware of their Hebrew Ancestry. See: the article below, TWO STICKS. Ezekiel 37 and the Union of Judah and Joseph.
In Ezekiel chapter 37 the Prophet is commanded to take two sticks. On one stick he was to write,
"For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions."
On the other stick he was to inscribe,__
"For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions."
After that he was to join the sticks together and make them one.
The Almighty uses the act of writing the names of the two halves of the Israelite nation on two sticks and joining the sticks together as representatives of the future unifications of Judah (the Jews) and the Ten Tribes represented by Joseph and Ephraim.
This will take place in the End Times.
It proves that until the End Times Judah and the Ten Tribes will have remained separate one from another.
In the End Times they shall re-unite and become one nation.
Nevertheless, even though they shall become one nation each Tribe will dwell in its own territory as expaliend in Ezekiel 47.
Here is the passage of unity from Ezekiel 37:
Ezekiel (NASB) 37:
15 The word of the LORD came again to me saying, 16 'And you, son of man, take for yourself one stick and write on it, "For Judah and for the sons of Israel, his companions"; then take another stick and write on it, "For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions." 17 Then join them for yourself one to another into one stick, that they may become one in your hand. 18 When the sons of your people speak to you saying, 'Will you not declare to us what you mean by these?'
19 say to them, 'Thus says the LORD God, "Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will put them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand." 20 The sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.
21 Say to them, 'Thus says the LORD God, 'Behold, I will take the sons of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; 22 and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms. 23 They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or with their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their 'dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God.