Should One Seek to Live NOW in the Holy Land, or Not?
(13 December, 2018, 5 Tevet, 5778)
Our movement "Brit-Am/Hebrew Nations" is dedicated to "THREE Rs"
Research. Proving where the Ten Tribes are.
Recognition. Spreading this Knowledge
Restoration. Bringing Judah and the Ten Tribes Together through SPIRITUAL RECOGNITION and NOT physical combination.
It is not the time for non-Jews who believe they belong to the Ten Tribes to strive to come to Israel without becoming Jewish.
The situation may change at some time but this is how it is at the present.
The Ten Tribes should on the whole seek to fulfill their destiny in the Israelite nations they are now a part of it.
There may be exceptions but we are speaking in general terms.
WHAT THEN WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE?
We do not know. It is not our task to do so.
There seem to be numerous elements active in the field who are going in the wrong direction. They are not necessarily against us. In some cases they may be friendly with us and even encourage others to learn our works.
[In some cases however they plagiarize our books or parts of our books and try to combine them with false misleading doctrines.]
We have Ephraimite Criteria that give a rough rule-of-thumb as to who belongs to the Lost Tribes and who does not.
We also emphasize the need for BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE; Proofs of and Criteria for Israelite Ancestry; avoidance of CONSPIRACY THEORIES and the like; and LOVE FOR JUDAH meaning the Jews, and Love for Other Israelites from the Ten Tribes.
WHAT DOES EZEKIEL 37 SAY ABOUT RETURNING TOÂ THE LAND?
Ezekiel 37: 15-28 in the vision of the two sticks describes how the Israelites will be gathered from among the nations and brought to the Land of Israel. They shall be united. One king, i.e. David or a descendant of David, will rule over them. They will keep the commandments. The Temple will be rebuilt.Â
25 They will live on the land that I gave to Jacob My servant, in which your fathers lived; and they will live on it, they, and their sons and their sons sons, forever; and David My servant will be their prince forever. 26 I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant with them. And I will place them and multiply them, and will set My sanctuary in their midst forever. 27 My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. 28 And the nations will know that I am the LORD who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.
Later we learn that the Land of Israel in a greatly enlarged format will be divided up among the Twelve tribes (Ezekiel 47:13-23). From this we also understand that despite their unification the Tribal distinctions will remain!
A solution could be that the Lands that many descendants of the Lost Ten tribes now dwell in meaning parts of Western Europe, the British isles, and North America will all become part of the Land of Israel. The Holy Land according to Rabbinical sources in the End Times will expand greatly, see:
Predicted Hebrew Islands
Were the British Isles and North America Promised to Become Israelite?
Levushi Mordecai (by Rabbi Mordechai Leib Winkler, 1845-1932).
Â Part Three, Yorei Daeah, 49.
# I heard from my Rabbi and Teacher... who heard from the holy mouth of our teacher, the Hatam Sofer, concerning the borders of the Land [of Israel in the future]: the Country of "England" belongs to the islands of the Holy Land.... It is known what is said in Midrashim that Jerusalem is destined to expand like the whole of Land of Israel [is now] while the Land of Israel shall increase [in size] greatly... #
Â (c) "Natan Priyo" (by Rabbi Nathan Gestetner, 1932-2010)
Commentary to Talmud, Gittin 8a.
# The Hatam Sofer... wrote that all the Islands in the Great Sea up until the end of the Okeanos Sea [Atlantic Ocean] shall all belong to the Land of Israel, at all events they are part of the Lands of the Ten Nations [Promised to Abraham]... Levushei Mordecai heard from his teacher, who heard from the Hatam Softer, that the Land of England as well is part of the islands of the Holy Land...
What will happen in the End Times we cannot say. It may be that taking the sources together the message is that some members of the Tribes will return to the physical land of Israel that will be much larger than it is now and that will be made more amenable than it is now. Others will stay in the Lands they are now in but these too shall be infused with holiness and be considered part of the Holy Land.
For the moment we need to concentrate on understanding the message as much as we can and doing what we can to further it.
In the past, at one point, we said there were five "R" but really some of them are variations on the others so to keep it simple and familiar "THREE Rs" is preferable.
Five Rs. The Basic Principles of Brit-Am/Hebrew Nations.
Research. Proving where the Ten Tribes are.
Representation (Revelation of Results i.e. Recognition).
Restoration (leading to Reunification).
How Does Brit-Am Differ from Other groups with a Similar Israelite Identity Message?