Why Descendants of the Ten Tribes are not Accepted into Israel at Present.
- The Recurring Query: May I Return under the Law of Return?
- Exceptions Exist.
- The Seven Reasons why the Law of Return Does Not Apply to Lost Israelites.
- What then is the POINT of it All?
- Brit-Am/Hebrew Nations teaches that the Lost Ten Tribes are now to be found amongst Western Nations. That is where the Bible says they will be found and where they will acheive their Israelite Tribal Expression. This is confirmed by historical and other secular studies.
- Upon being informed of our teachings it happens that we are then asked:
On the basis of this information, would I be accepted by the State of Israel under the Law of Return?
- The answer is, NO! The Law of Return only applies to Jews and descendants of Jews. The Lost Ten Tribes are not Jews but rather Israelites who lost awareness of their Israelite identity.
- Brit-Am Findings are not Suffiiciently Known About.
- A Significant Percentage of Israelites does not necessarily mean a majority.
- Individuals are unable to guarantee their Israelite Ancestry. The Uncertainty is there for a reason.
- The Change of Status from Israelite to Stranger has not been reversed. Religious Uncertainty.
- The Tribe or Nation as a whole needs to act on the knowledge, not solitary individuals.
- Prophecy Needed. Prophecy will be renewed. We will have the answers then.
- Task to be Fulfilled. The Ten Tribes have their own role to play and its members should do their part.
Knowledge concerning the Israelite Ancestry of Western Peoples needs to be made known to others.
For us our researches concerning the Ten Tribes being now amongst Western Peoples are conclusive. Others may not agree. The findings need to be confirmed, added to, and refined. Additional research needs to be done. The Research Findings of Brit-Am/Hebrew Nations need to be publicized more.
All of this requires work and effort on our behalf. To do this, we need the support of others. Supporting Brit-Am/Hebrew Nations needs to be the first step.
All future dialogue and consideration of this matter is dependent on Brit-Am being helped to function.
In fact until Brit-Am/Hebrew nations findings receive the attention they deserve there is nothing to talk about.
The Lost Ten tribes are where we say they are according to the sources. They almost certainly comprise a significant proportion of the population in their home countries.
The question is whether most of the peoples in question are of Israelite descent or only a minority of them? Our impression is that the Hebrew element may well be an overwhelming majority but we could be wrong on this point. The sources do not say. They only say that the Israelites in the End Times will be exceedingly numerous. This could mean anything. In other words the fact that someone comes from one of the peoples that derive from Israelites is indicative of Israelite Ancestry BUT it is not certain.
This is connected to the previous point. An individual from one one of the peoples we identify as Israelite may well feel an inner certainty that they too are of Hebrew origin. This is not enough. No-one can be entirely sure that they do not derive from the non-Israelite elements amongst their population. In some cases the non-Israelite section may well comprise the majority. In such a case the statistical probability would be against an individual picked at random being of Israelite origin. An uncertainty exists.
This uncertainty was intended by Divine Providence for our time. It is there for a reason. Perhaps it has come to tell us that at the beginning we all should progress slowly and with humility? We may personally feel confident of our Israelite origins but objective fact is also required and this is lacking.
The Ten Tribes when they were exiled from a religious point of view had their spiritual status as Israelites suspended.
We have spoken of this elsewhere. In the future the Ten Tribes will return and once again be considered as full-fledged Hebrews and obligated by the Law.
At present they are not so obliged. They do however have a task of their own to fulfil. The intermediate status that they do now have may be the reason why when the Ten Tribes return they will first of all establish colonies around the Periphery of the Land of Israel. They will not settle in the Heart of the Land straight away. This makes sense. It is logical. It is what the sources indicate.
Prophecy indicates that when the Ten Tribes return they will do so in the aggregrate, as whole tribes. They will not come in drabs and dribbles. Non-Israelites who believe their peoples are descended from Israelites should work to spread the knowledge amongst their fellow citizens in the places they now dwell in. We should all be concerned for the peoples we live amongst.
When the Jews returned to the Land of Israel trhey did so mainly as individuals, or as families, or small groups. The whole Jewish People did not return as one body altogether. One tradition says they were forbidden to do so. The Ten Tribes however it seems will come, or move from one place to another, as entire entities.
How this will come about we cannot say. With global climate changes, possible natural disasters, war, etc, there are several possible scenarios that could necessitate the movement of entire peoples.
Should The Lost Ten Tribes Come Back Now?
....I agree that Judah AND Joseph need to find each other, and that Judah should help bring Joseph back to the "Law" however, if one reads the Scriptures rightly, one will see that it will be Messiah who will bring Joseph back to Judah, not we ourselves, and it will be AFTER He returns to reign upong David's throne in Jerusalem. In fact, we are told WHEN the regathering will take place:
Is.27:12-13 And it shall come to pass in THAT Day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be GATHERED one by one, O ye children of Israel. (13) And it shall come to pass in THAT Day that the GREAT TRUMPET [Hebrew: Shofar] shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
...Yes, even though the tribes as a whole will NOT be regathered UNTIL Messiah comes back, it is pertinent that they be made aware of their condition and position and that is where the work of Brit-Am and others come in. ..
Prophecy has ceased. Traditionally Prophecy ended shortly after the Jews returned from Babylon and rebuilt the Temple. Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi were among the last Prophets. They overlapped the First of the Sages. Tradition says that towards the End Times, Prophecy will return. Many questions and conundrums will be solved by Prophecy.
The Tribal Identity of each Israel shall be made known. This should answer many questions.
The Messiah (or a Messianic-connected process) will inform with certainty each Israelite to which Tribe they belong, as explained in the Brit-Am Commentary (BAC) to Malachi 3:3:
# In the days of the Messianic King: When his kingdom shall be settled and all of Israel gather unto him, he shall then give the Tribal-genealogy of each one. He shall do this through Divine inspiration. As it says, HE SHALL SIT AS A REFINER AND PURIFIER (Malachi 3:3). He will purify the Tribe of Levi first, as it says, "till there be stood up a priest with Urim and with Thumim" (Ezra 2;63). He [the Messiah] gives the genealogy of Israel only concerning which tribe each one belongs to...
[Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, The Laws of Kings, ch. 12, no.3]. #
The Ten Tribes in their Places of Exile have a Task to Fulfil. It may be the duty of indiviuals amongst them who are aware of their ancestry to help their Tribal Groups as a whole do their historical duty.
In these days of ease of travel, the Internet, International communications, etc, the constrictions of geography are less important than they used to be. Nevertheless they still mean something. An Israelite who comes to live in Israel in effect links their fate with that of Judah. This is a consideration that those concerned need to be fully aware of.
There are some who may react to the above points by saying:
Since I will not be accepted anyway into the Land of Israel (other than as a tourist) why should I care whether or not I descend from Israelites?
The answer is that the Almighty WANTS you to know who you are. You have a duty to take an interest in this matter. The Ten Tribes have a God-given role of their own to play out. You also should support the Jews and the State of Israel. You should do what you can to increase the Biblical Conscious and Biblical Conscientiousness in your own communities. Awareness concerning the Israelite Origins of Peoples in the West in Our Generation is an aspect of Biblical Consciousness. In human terms it helps prove and explain the Bible.
It may be that somewhere along the line this information will be more important than it now seems. You may need it.
This is like a large check that cannot be cashed at the moment. You should still hold on it. It may be tradable later. Value it.
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