The Almighty as Married to Israel
The Ten Tribes are now among Western Peoples. Brit-Am/Hebrew Awareness has identified them according to their Tribes. This is a beginning. It is an initial step towards the unification of Judah (the Jews) with the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. The relationship between God Almighty and His Chosen People of both Judah and Joseph is compared to a marriage several times in Scripture. This applies especially to their future reconciliation with the Almighty and with each other.
We saw how in Jeremiah (33: 10-11,14-22) the Prophet spoke several times of the future Return and Reconciliation of the Two Houses of Israel, i.e. the House of Judah and the House of Israel meaning the Lost Ten Tribes.
In the End Times indications are that trouble will come upon both sections of the Hebrew Peoples.
Despite this the Bible EMPHASIZES that the Almighty will always keep faith with BOTH Houses of ISRAEL!
Jeremiah (NKJV) 33:
23 MOREOVER THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO JEREMIAH, SAYING, 24 “HAVE YOU NOT CONSIDERED WHAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN, SAYING, ‘THE TWO FAMILIES WHICH THE LORD HAS CHOSEN, HE HAS ALSO CAST THEM OFF’? THUS THEY HAVE DESPISED MY PEOPLE, AS IF THEY SHOULD NO MORE BE A NATION BEFORE THEM.
25 “THUS SAYS THE LORD: ‘IF MY COVENANT IS NOT WITH DAY AND NIGHT, AND IF I HAVE NOT APPOINTED THE ORDINANCES OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, 26 THEN I WILL CAST AWAY THE DESCENDANTS OF JACOB AND DAVID MY SERVANT, SO THAT I WILL NOT TAKE ANY OF HIS DESCENDANTS TO BE RULERS OVER THE DESCENDANTS OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB. FOR I WILL CAUSE THEIR CAPTIVES TO RETURN, AND WILL HAVE MERCY ON THEM.’ ”
The Almighty will save BOTH Houses i.e. Judah and the Ten Tribes. and a Messiah descendant of King David will be appointed over them.
Isaiah also speaks of the future reunification.
Isaiah (NKJV) 11:
12 HE WILL SET UP A BANNER FOR THE NATIONS,
AND WILL ASSEMBLE THE OUTCASTS OF ISRAEL,
AND GATHER TOGETHER THE DISPERSED OF JUDAH
FROM THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE EARTH.
13 ALSO THE ENVY OF EPHRAIM SHALL DEPART,
AND THE ADVERSARIES OF JUDAH SHALL BE CUT OFF;
EPHRAIM SHALL NOT ENVY JUDAH,
AND JUDAH SHALL NOT HARASS EPHRAIM.
Here Isaiah speaks of the OUTCASTS of Israel meaning according to the Midrash the Lost Ten Tribes who were cast out but nevertheless stayed together to some degree.
This is juxtaposed to the Jews of Judah who were dispersed all over the Earth.
Ezekiel also speaks of the two parts of Israelite Nation (Judah and Joseph) coming together.
Ezekiel (NKJV) 37:
19 SAY TO THEM, 'THUS SAYS THE LORD GOD: "SURELY I WILL TAKE THE STICK OF JOSEPH, WHICH IS IN THE HAND OF EPHRAIM, AND THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL, HIS COMPANIONS; AND I WILL JOIN THEM WITH IT, WITH THE STICK OF JUDAH, AND MAKE THEM ONE STICK, AND THEY WILL BE ONE IN MY HAND." ' 20 AND THE STICKS ON WHICH YOU WRITE WILL BE IN YOUR HAND BEFORE THEIR EYES.
21 THEN SAY TO THEM, 'THUS SAYS THE LORD GOD: "SURELY I WILL TAKE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FROM AMONG THE NATIONS, WHEREVER THEY HAVE GONE, AND 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 SHALL BE KING OVER THEM ALL; THEY SHALL NO LONGER BE TWO NATIONS, NOR SHALL THEY EVER BE DIVIDED INTO TWO KINGDOMS AGAIN.
Jeremiah also speaks of the re-union and says they will both return from the Land of the North to the Land of their forefathers of Israel.
Jeremiah (NKJV) 3:
18 IN THOSE DAYS THE HOUSE OF JUDAH SHALL WALK WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, AND THEY SHALL COME TOGETHER OUT OF THE LAND OF THE NORTH TO THE LAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN AS AN INHERITANCE TO YOUR FATHERS.
Jeremiah (NKJV) 30:
3 FOR BEHOLD, THE DAYS ARE COMING, SAYS THE LORD, THAT I WILL BRING BACK FROM CAPTIVITY MY PEOPLE ISRAEL AND JUDAH, SAYS THE LORD. AND I WILL CAUSE THEM TO RETURN TO THE LAND THAT I GAVE TO THEIR FATHERS, AND THEY SHALL POSSESS IT.
Zechariah (NKJV) 10:
6 I WILL STRENGTHEN THE HOUSE OF JUDAH,
AND I WILL SAVE THE HOUSE OF JOSEPH.
I WILL BRING THEM BACK,
BECAUSE I HAVE MERCY ON THEM.
THEY SHALL BE AS THOUGH I HAD NOT CAST THEM ASIDE;
FOR I AM THE LORD THEIR GOD,
AND I WILL HEAR THEM.
Jeremiah (NKJV) 33:
14 RETURN, O BACKSLIDING CHILDREN, SAYS THE LORD; FOR I AM MARRIED TO YOU. I WILL TAKE YOU, ONE FROM A CITY AND TWO FROM A FAMILY, AND I WILL BRING YOU TO ZION.