Summarized and Paraphrased Excerpts from the Prophet Amos (chs. 1 to 3) concerning the Ten Tribes (21 March, 2013, Nisan 10, 5773)
The Prophet Amos predicted what would happen to the Lost Ten Tribes. The Israelite nations of today NEED to take heed to these words!
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Amos - Highlights. Duration ca. 10 minutes. Ist of 2 clips on the subject. Amos chs. 1 to 3. Present-day descendants of Gilead of Manasseh are now to be found in the West and South of the USA. Amos warns the Israelites from Judah and from the Ten Tribes to repent or else face disaster!
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Please Note that Biblical entities mentioned by Amos, such as "Damascus",could represent present-day nations in say Europe or Asia and not necessarily what we refer to as Damascus or suchlike today.
Damascus will be punished (1:3) for devastating the Israelite area of Gilead east of the Jordan River in present day Countries of Jordan and Syria. Both these areas by right belong to Israel. [Present-day descendants of Gilead of Manasseh are now to be found in the West and South of the USA, see "Joseph"]. The People of Aram (translated as "Syria" 1:5) will also be exiled as captives. They too went to Europe. The Philistines of Gaza (1:6) will be punished for taking Israelite captives and turning them over to Edom. The same applies to the inhabitants of Ashdod, Ashkelon, and Ekron and the rest of the Philistines (1:6) and the Phoenician people of Tyre who were once in a brotherly alliance with Israel (1:9). Historically we say that the Philistines and Phoenicians (Tyre) used their ships to transport Israelite captives over the sea westward to Spain, Portugal, the British Isles, and Gaul. The verses could however also be applicable in the future. The constituent nations (Bozrah, Teman) of Edom will be severely punished (1:11) because of what they did to Israel. The Ammonites will be punished for massacring the Israelites of Gilead and ripping open pregnant Israelite women and taking Israelite territory (1:13-15). Gilead was the ancestor of Hebrew-Descendants now living in the South and especially the West of the USA. Moab will also be punished but oppressing Israel and helpingn the enemies of Israel (2:1-2). The Jews of Judah will be punished for not learning and for not keeping the Torah (2:4). [God wants the Jews to learn the Torah like the Orthodox do. One may have claims about how they do it but they are doing what is needed of them]. The Northern Israelites (Ten Tribes) will be punished for lack of law enforcement and social injustice and exploiting the poor and vulnerable (2:6). They will also be punished for lack of family propriety and sexual immorality (2:7), and business dishonesty (2:8). God destroyed the Amorites who were tall and strong and He gave their land to Israel (2:9-10). The young people of Israel were often inspired to go in the right path but we made them turn aside (2:11-12). Knowledge of God was pushed aside by us and we hid it away as if it was something we wished to hide and loose (2:13). In the day of punishment all our military preparations will not help us. Our warriors will flee (2:14) away naked (2:16) perhaps for fear of infected or radiated garments? God Almighty is the God of Israel and only unto us has HE made HIMSELF known: Therefore HE will punish us (3:2). Special favors and protection were shown unto us and we have correspondingly extra obligations that we did not keep. Everything that will happen is written in the Bible (3:7). The Prophet calls to the non-Israelite nations to repent as well as to the Israelites ones (3:9). Violence and robbery (dishonesty) are to be condemned (3:10). Only a remnant of Israelites from "Samaria" and "Damascus" will be saved (3:12). The great houses and mansions of Northern Israel will be destroyed (3:14-15).
Continued at: Amos Warns Israel and Judah