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Acts 1:9),3 where He sits on the right hand of God the Father and is, as the scriptures declare, in “the express image of his person” (Hebrews 1:3). This is the exact truth taught by Jesus’ modern prophet as part of the Restoration of Christ’s Church: “The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s; the Son also” (D&C 130:22).
Are God and Jesus the same Being, as taught by much of the Christian world, or two separate Beings? What does the blueprint say? The number of references in the Bible to the separate identity and separate roles of the Father and Son is staggering. In the Garden of Gethsemane, recognizing the excruciating pain that was yet to be His, the Savior declared, “Not my will, but thine, be done” (Luke 22:42). This is the grandest act of submission the world has ever known. But what submission would there have been if there was no other Being to whom He could submit—if He and the Father were one and the same Being? Why does the Savior pray to the Father or cry out, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34). How could He be forsaken if there was no separate Being to forsake Him? How did Stephen see Jesus standing on the right hand of God if They are not two persons (see Acts 7:55–56)? See also, John 20:17 – when Jesus tells Mary at the tomb “… go to my brethren and say to them, I ascend unto My Father and your Father; and unto My God and your God.”
When Joseph Smith emerged from the grove of trees, he had learned for himself the truth. He had seen God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, standing side by side; he had heard the Father refer to the other as His “Beloved Son” (Joseph Smith—History 1:17). On that glorious day the heavens shattered the man-made myths of the past about the nature of God and revealed and confirmed the simple truth as originally taught in the blueprint: that God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, have a oneness of goals and will, but a separateness of identity.
What does the blueprint say about those who never had a fair chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ while on the earth? Are they damned? Are we without revealed knowledge as to their spiritual condition? No church at the beginning of the 19th century had a solution to this problem. This is a monumental question affecting billions of lives. Certainly God has spoken on this point. And in truth, He has. The blueprint contains the answer. Peter wrote, “For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit” (1 Peter 4:6). This doctrine was lost in the Apostasy following the death of Christ’s Apostles, but it was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Are there three heavens or one heaven? For years the Christian world has taught there is one heaven and one hell, but what does the original blueprint teach? Paul taught, “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars” (1 Corinthians 15:41). Paul subsequently confirmed the truth of this three-tiered heaven when he recounted the vision of a man “caught up to the third heaven” (2 Corinthians 12:2). Could there be a third heaven if there was no second or first heaven? Again, this doctrine restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith is in exact accord with the original blueprint.
Does marriage continue for eternity or end at death? What does the blueprint say? In accordance with the power given to the Apostles that whatsoever they should bind on earth should be bound in heaven (see Matthew 18:18), Paul declared, “Neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 11:11), meaning that the ideal is for the man and woman to be bound together forever in God’s presence. Peter confirmed this truth. Referring to husbands and wives, he stated that they should be “heirs together of the grace of life” (1 Peter 3:7)—not individually, but jointly walking the path as inheritors of eternal life. That is the doctrine taught in the blueprint, and that is the doctrine taught in Christ’s Church today.
The third page of the blueprint reads, “Ordinances in Christ’s Church.” The blueprint is very specific in this regard. For example, do we bless or baptize infants and little children? What does the blueprint teach?
The Savior gave the clear example for us. Speaking of little children, the scriptures read, “And he [Jesus] took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them” (Mark 10:16; italics added). Matthew confirmed, as to little children, the Savior “laid his hands on them” (Matthew 19:15). The blueprint teaches that infants and little children are blessed, not baptized. In fact, there is not one account of an infant baptism occurring anywhere in the entire New Testament. Why? Because it was not an ordinance in Christ’s Church. Someone looking for Christ’s Church today would look for a church that blesses infants, not baptizes them.
Is baptism essential for salvation? What does the blueprint teach? After Christ set the example by being baptized, He declared in unequivocal terms, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5; italics added). Peter taught similarly, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:38; italics added). What is taught in the blueprint is exactly what is taught in Christ’s Church today.Is baptism to be done by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion? The blueprint gives at least four evidences that baptism is to be done by immersion: First, the Savior, our great Exemplar, came up “straightway out of the water” (Matthew 3:16), indicating He must have first gone down into the water. Second, John the Baptist “was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there” (John 3:23; italics added). Why would he travel to a place of “much water” if sprinkling or pouring were accepted modes of baptism?
Third, Paul tells us that baptism is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (seeRomans 6:3–5). As the new convert stands in the waters of baptism, he represents the old man about to die. As he is immersed in the water, his sins are “buried” and forgiven by the symbolic cleansing power of the water. Then, as he rises from the water, he stands as a representative of the new or resurrected man in Jesus Christ. All of that symbolism underlying baptism is consistent with baptism by immersion, but it is lost—totally lost—with sprinkling and pouring.
And fourth, the Greek word from which baptism is translated means to dip or plunge in the water.
Will Durrant, a noted world historian, knew what the blueprint revealed and thus observed, “By the ninth century the early Christian method of baptism by total immersion had been gradually replaced by … sprinkling—as less dangerous to health in northern climes.”4 It should be no surprise that Joseph Smith received a revelation on the manner in which baptism is to be performed that is perfectly consistent with Christ’s blueprint (see D&C 20:73–74).
Was baptism for the dead an ordinance in Christ’s original Church? It was. The members of the Church in Corinth were participating in an ordinance known as baptism for the dead. These people, however, doubted the reality of the Resurrection. Sensing the inconsistency of what they were doing as compared to what they believed, Paul used their participation in the correct ordinance of baptism for the dead to prove the correct doctrine of the Resurrection: “Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?” (1 Corinthians 15:29).Once someone crosses the doctrinal bridge and acknowledges that baptism is essential for salvation (which it is), then logically he is led to believe in baptism for the dead—there is no escaping it. Otherwise, how does one answer the difficult question “What about those who died without the opportunity to be baptized?” Those confronted with this question have four possible options from which to choose:
First, men and women who have not been baptized will be damned and go to hell. Such an answer, however, is inconsistent with the scriptural truths that “God is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34) and that God desires “all men to be saved” (1 Timothy 2:4).
Second, perhaps God did not really mean what He said—perhaps baptism is not really essential for salvation. But this is unrealistic because God always means what He says: “What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself” (D&C 1:38; see also Mosiah 2:24).
Third, some believe that a new condition called “baptism by desire” may be substituted for baptism by water. In other words, if someone desires to follow Jesus but did not have the opportunity to be baptized in mortality, then his worthy desire becomes an acceptable substitute in lieu of water baptism. The problem with this option is that it has no scriptural support. The scripture does not say, “Except a man be born of desire,” but rather, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5; italics added).
The fourth option is that God really meant what He said when He commanded all men to be baptized, and because of this He mercifully provided a way for all men to be baptized even if no opportunity arose in mortal life. That is baptism for the dead. That is the option consistent with the blueprint.
What does the blueprint say about the manner in which the gift—not the temporary presence, but the permanent gift—of the Holy Ghost is given after someone is baptized? Does it automatically descend upon someone following his baptism? Does it come like the rushing of the wind, or is there some divine ordinance, some divine procedure that must be followed to receive this gift? The blueprint gives the answer. After Philip baptized some new converts in Samaria, Peter and John arrived. The scriptures then reveal the manner in which that ordinance is to be performed: “Then [Peter and John] laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost” (Acts 8:17; italics added).
This same procedure was followed after Paul baptized new converts in Ephesus: “When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.“And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them” (Acts 19:5–6; italics added).Once again the blueprint and Christ’s restored Church are in perfect harmony.
An important ‘fruit’ of Christ’s Church was its miracles and gifts of the Spirit. They are recorded on page after page in the New Testament. They were an evidence that the power of God existed in Christ’s Church (see Hebrews 2:4). But unfortunately, with the advent of the Apostasy, the miracles waned—historians readily acknowledged it, and reformers admitted it. Paul Johnson, a noted historian, observed, “It had been acknowledged at least since imperial times [meaning the time of Constantine] that ‘the age of miracles’ was over, in the sense that Christian leaders could no longer spread the gospel, like the apostles, with the aid of supernatural power.”5
Why did the time come when there were no more miracles and gifts of the Spirit? Because the tree that bore the fruit, namely Christ’s Church, was no longer on the earth and the faith of the people diminished. John Wesley noted this absence of the gifts of the Spirit from the church in his day: “It does not appear that these extraordinary gifts of the Holy Ghost were common in the Church for more than two or three centuries.”6
Why was the world without divine guidance for so many centuries? Why was the restoration of the gospel not made before or during the reformation? … due to the intolerances, witch trials, Spanish inquisitions and political conditions, it would not have survived the inevitable suppression. … there was a departure from the true teachings of Jesus and the Apostles, as men were influenced by the Greek philosophical and pagan doctrines. Due to advancing religious freedoms, the new American nation was thus the most favorable place on earth for the restoration of the full gospel.
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This is the most important message of all time… here’s why

Recent and Diligent Research of the New Testament now identifies

Christ’s one and only true Church and Gospel – the real purpose of life . . .

here’s the solid evidence:

     Can there be more than one true religion? … one true science of chemistry … botany … zoology … or geology? Can all churches that teach different doctrines be true? Many people believe that all churches are merely different roads to the same place. However, consider the following quotations from the Bible: (1) “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” (1Corinthians 14:33) (2)“One Lord, one faith, one baptism.” (Ephesians 4:5) (3) “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21) “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” (Acts 20:29-30) What does all this mean? It does not mean that modern, traditional churches do not have some truth, for certainly they do. It does not mean that they do not render good, for they render much good. What it does mean is that there is only one church that has all the truth that has been revealed thus far. It has been re-established by Jesus as prophesied (See Acts 3:19-21) It is the only church that has the ordinances necessary for exaltation and the only church that has the priesthood of God to perform those ordinances with divine validity. What evidence do we have of this assertion?

                In the year 33 AD Christ built a “home” to best accommodate the spiritual needs of His members. It was called His Church. He organized it. It should be the same today! The spiritual blueprint for this Church can be found in the New Testament. Occasionally the Savior made a “change order” to the blueprint. Such a change order came in the form of a revelation. The blueprint could be changed, but only by revelation from Christ, and such revelation would come to the prophet who was God’s spokesman on earth. In other words, God’s Church would be governed by divine revelation and by order (not by man’s speculation and interpretation). (See Amos 3:7 –“Surely the Lord  God will do nothing, but He revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”

If one were to match the blueprint of Christ’s original Church against every church in the world today, he would find that point for point, organization for organization, teaching for teaching, ordinance for ordinance, fruit for fruit, and revelation for revelation, it will only match one—The Restored Church of Jesus Christ. He restored it like His original church of 33AD.

The doctrines restored by Jesus through His chosen prophet, beginning in 1820, are found in the writings of the ‘Apostolic Fathers’ of the early Christian Church (Those that lived and worked with the original apostles of Jesus) They are in flat contradiction with the doctrines of the modern, historical churches, and none of the basic doctrines of the historical churches of today is found in the Christian documents of the first two centuries. The doctrines restored through Christ’s modern prophet could have been known to him by revelation alone. He could not have known them by any human means. How is their agreement with the doctrines now known to historians of the early Church of 33 AD to be explained? … By chance or by revelation from God? A single doctrine might possibly agree by chance, but the agreement of doctrine after doctrine, frequently in minute detail, is irrefutable evidence of the divine calling of this modern day prophet.

            If one desired to discover Christ’s Church today, he would want to match the spiritual blueprint found in the New Testament against every Christian church in the world until he discovered a church that matched the blueprint—organization for organization, teaching for teaching, ordinance for ordinance, fruit for fruit, and revelation for revelation. In doing so, he might find some churches that had some similarities—a teaching or two that overlapped, an ordinance that is the same, some offices that bear common names—but he will only find one church, The re-established Church of Jesus Christ , that matches the blueprint in every material respect. Now I would like to put that assertion to the test.
Let us turn to the first page of the blueprint and discover what was the “Organization” of Christ’s Church as revealed therein.
                First, Christ’s Church was founded on apostles and prophets. When Paul was writing to some new members of the Church, he said that they were now “built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone” (Ephesians 2:20; italics added).
The Apostles understood the imperative need to keep the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles intact. When one Apostle, such as Judas, died and a portion of the foundation was “chipped away,” the other 11 Apostles gathered together and chose a successor so that the foundation would be whole again (see Acts 1:22–25).
                This pattern evidenced the importance of maintaining a quorum of twelve Apostles. So important were these Apostles to the well-being of the Church that Paul declared how long we needed them: “Till we all come in the unity of the faith” (Ephesians 4:13). And then he explained why: So we would not be “carried about with every wind of doctrine” (Ephesians 4:14). Accordingly, the Apostles were critical to keeping the doctrine pure.
                As the doctrine went from one person to another, it started to change, and soon the doctrines became distorted or lost, as influenced by Greek philosophy and pagan beliefs.
                For this and other reasons, the blueprint reveals that the apostles and prophets constituted the foundation of Christ’s Church. Do you know of any change order in the New Testament, any revelation that revised the blueprint and states that apostles are no longer needed? I don’t. If that is the case, then Christ’s true Church today should have apostles and prophets as its foundation. It does; Jesus guides His Church today through His Apostles and Prophets.
In order to assist the Savior and His Apostles in preaching the gospel to the world, the Savior chose other men, called Seventy, Luke, chapter 10. Do you know of a church today that matches this blueprint—that has the office of Seventy?
                The blueprint of the New Testament reveals other officers that constituted part of the organization of Christ’s Church: see Ephesians 4:11. The current Church of Jesus Christ should have the same organization as existed in Christ’s original Church, subject only to revelatory changes. Therefore, each of these offices is present in the Church today.
                How were Christ’s Apostles and other officers chosen? Did the Savior go to the finest theological schools of the time and select the highest-ranking students? He did not. Instead, the blueprint tells us that He chose Peter, a fisherman, and Matthew, a tax collector, and later Paul, a tentmaker. Each was chosen from the rank and file—in essence, it was a lay ministry. Today the Church has a quorum of twelve Apostles who are likewise chosen from the rank and file of the Church. One may be a teacher, another an engineer, another an attorney, and so on.
                Did Christ’s Apostles and other officers make application for the ministry? They did not. The blueprint tells us how Christ selected His officers: “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you” (John 15:16; italics added). When Christ ordained His Apostles, what did He give them? Matthew and Luke record the answer: “He gave them power” (Matthew 10:1; see also Luke 9:1)—the priesthood power to act in His name and to do His work. That is why the blueprint tells us “the Son of man … gave authority to his servants” (Mark 13:34). Why? So they could act in His name with His endorsement. Every man who holds the priesthood of God in this Church today can trace his priesthood authority back to Jesus Christ, the source of all authority and power, so that he, likewise, is entitled to Christ’s endorsement—His stamp of approval—as is required by the blueprint.
                2nd What was the name of the church organized by Christ? If we are baptized in the name of Christ, if we pray in the name of Christ, if we are saved in the name of Christ, and if He is the founder and chief cornerstone of His Church, what would you expect the name of His Church to be? The Church of Jesus Christ. It is for this reason that Paul reprimanded some of the early members of the Church—because they called themselves after certain disciples rather than after the name of Christ. Accordingly, Paul wrote: “Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. “Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?” (1 Corinthians 1:12–13). In other words, we do not take upon us any other name than Jesus Christ.
Accordingly, the blueprint teaches us that Christ’s Church should bear His name. It has always seemed miraculous to me that the Reformation had been in existence for over 300 years before the time of Christ’s Church restoration and no one thought to name his church after Jesus Christ. Of course, since that time (1820), others have followed suit, but in some marvelous way the Lord preserved the use of His name until the time of the Restoration of Christ’s Church.
                3rd Now, let us turn to the second page of the blueprint. What were the “Teachings” of Christ’s Church? Let us examine a few:
                Is God solely a spirit, or does He also have a body of flesh and bones? What does the blueprint teach?
After Christ’s Resurrection, He appeared to His disciples, who mistakenly thought He was a spirit (see Luke 24:37). To correct their misimpression, He said, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have” (Luke 24:39; italics added). To eliminate any doubt about the corporeal nature of His resurrected body, He inquired of His disciples, “Have ye here any meat?” (Luke 24:41). Then the scriptures record:
“And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. “And he took it, and did eat before them” (Luke 24:42–43).With that glorified, resurrected body of flesh and bones, Christ ascended into heaven (see Acts 1:9),3 where He sits on the right hand of God the Father and is, as the scriptures declare, in “the express image of his   (Pages 3 & 4 to follow)

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Beloved, there is a physical and spiritual seal of Yah. But first of all we would like to know what the spiritual seal of Yah entails and then we would talk about the physical seal of Yah.

 

Let us not confuse these two seals, the physical and the spiritual.

 

Beloved, the spiritual seal of Yah is in everyone that believes in the Son of Yahweh. The spiritual seal of Yah is the testimony of Yahshua.

 

Just as the angel said to John the apostle in Revelation 19:10; ‘…I am your fellowservant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus…’

 

Apostle John even declares that any one that believes in Yahshua has the testimony of Yahshua in himself: 1 John 5:10; ‘He that believes on the Son of God has the testimony in himself: …’

 

Beloved, we as believers of Yahshua already have a spiritual seal which identifies us with one another and with Yahweh and His Son which is the testimony of Yahshua.

 

And it is this spiritual seal which manifests as our works, our fruits. Even just as we are identified with Abraham by works: John 8:39; ‘…If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.’

 

Now come to talk about the physical seal of Yah:

 

When Yahweh made His covenant with Abraham He ordered Abraham to put a physical seal in his flesh to signify the covenant which He made with him, which is the circumcision of the foreskin of the flesh: Genesis 17:11; ‘And you shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt Me and you.’

 

Beloved, we know that the spiritual seal comes first before the physical seal. Yahweh would not have ordered Abraham to put a physical seal in the flesh if Abraham did not first circumcise the foreskin of his heart by believing in Him Yahweh which is the spiritual seal. Deuteronomy 10:16; ‘Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.’

 

And we as the disciples of Yahshua are identified with Abraham by the circumcision of the foreskin of the heart which is the spiritual seal that produces works, good works.

 

Beloved, in the book of Revelation of Jesus Christ, it spoke of the seal of the Father on the forehead of the righteous ones: Revelation 7:2-3; ‘And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it has been given to hurt the earth and the sea. Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.’

 

The seal of the Father on the forehead of His servants is a physical seal and not a spiritual seal.

 

Beloved, it was the spiritual seal (the testimony of Yahshua) that qualified you as the servant of the Father at the first place.

 

And now that the Father want to strike the earth, He sets on the forehead of His servants (those who have the testimony of His Son—the spiritual seal) a physical seal to protect them from His wrath just as when He ordered His saints while they were in Egypt to put up a physical seal on their door post while He Passover the country and destroyed the wicked (Exodus 12:7-11).

 

And even in these last days, He shall Passover the whole world including Babylon destroying the wicked and the righteous will be protected by the physical seal placed on their foreheads.

 

If you are a true follower of Yahshua then be getting ready for a physical seal of the Father on your forehead which all men shall see and even proclaim, these are the children of God.

 

                                        Shalom

 

                                        Eugene, a Jew.

 

 

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Beloved, are we the followers of Yahshua called Jews? In other words, is Jew really our name?
The answer is a Yes.
If you are a follower of Yahshua then your name is Jew as long as you belong to that group that keeps Yahshua's teachings. That is, you are called a Jew. You have become part of the Jewish family.
Let's prove this truth:
Now, let's analyse these two scriptures from the book of revelation and the letter of James.
First, the letter of James:
In James 1:1, James the apostle writes to the church, that is the twelve tribes of Israel which were scattered in the days of the persecution by Saul. James 1:1;'James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
When the church, the twelve tribes of Israel were scattered:
Acts 8:1;'And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
Beloved, it was this same church, the twelve tribes of Israel that apostle Peter even addressed his letter to in 1 Peter. 1 Peter 1:1;'Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.
Now beloved let's compare apostle James text in James 2:6-7 with Yahshua's statement in Revelation 2:9-10 to figure out whether they of the church of Yahshua were really called Jews.
Apostle James writes:
James 2:6-7;'But you have despised the poor. Do not the rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgement seats? Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which you are called?
Two things to note in James letter,
1. the rich drawing the poor to judgement seats
2. and the rich blaspheme the worthy name that the poor are called by.
Yahshua says to the church of Smyrna:
Revelation 2:9-10;'I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be you faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.'
Two things to note in Yahshua's message,
1. the devil, which is the rich, which is of the synagogue of Satan shall cast the poor (the Jews) into prison.
2. and they of the synagogue of Satan, the rich, blaspheme the name, Jew.

 
Comparison of the point 2 of notes taken in James letter and Yahshua's message:
In apostle James text, [2. and the rich blaspheme the worthy name that the poor are called by.]
What is this name of the poor that is being blasphemed by the rich?
The answer is right here in Yahshua's message, [2. and they of the synagogue of Satan, the rich, blaspheme the name, Jew.]
Therefore beloved, the name of the followers of Yahshua, the poor who are the ones rich in faith is Jew.
James 2:5;'Hearken, my beloved brethren, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which He has promised to them that love Him?
Beloved, so long as you believe in Yahshua and you are baptised then you have also become part of the Jews. What I mean to say is that you have also become a Jew.
Beloved, every now and then, any one that accepts the truth about Yahshua initiates himself into the Jewish family. The number keep on increasing through the belief in Yahshua as even in the days of the 12 apostles and the days of Mordecai.
Acts 2:47;'Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.'
Esther 8:17;'...And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.'
Beloved, it was this same Jewish group, the twelve tribes of Israel, the church, that apostle Peter addresses as Christians. 1 Peter 4:16;'Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.'                                              
                                                shalom                                                 
                                                Eugene, a Jew
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Beloved, let him that has an ear hear and do according.

Our Salvation is built on only 12 apostles. Let’s look at how this is related to the word of the LORD.

 Let’s take a study look at this scripture: Revelation 21:14; ‘And the wall of the city had 12 foundations and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.’

Beloved, remember this city is the new Jerusalem which apostle John saw which was to come in the future.

Now beloved, the mystery of this Revelation scripture was explained by prophet Isaiah. Isaiah 60:14; ‘The sons also of them that afflicted you shall come bending unto you; and all they that despised you shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet; and they shall call you, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.’

Beloved, this is evident that the saints are also symbolically referred to as the city of the LORD which is Jerusalem.

Now beloved, let’s move onto to what the wall of the city was also spiritually referred to by prophet Isaiah when he was in the Spirit. Isaiah 60:18; ‘Violence shall no more be heard in your land, wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.’

In this scripture, prophet Isaiah said that the saints shall call their walls Salvation. In other words, they will call the walls of Jerusalem Salvation.

Beloved, let us see how these prophecies by prophet Isaiah was applicable to the Revelation 21:14 scripture.

First, before we do that let’s take note of two things that the city of the LORD was synonymized or equated to the saints and the walls of Jerusalem was also referred to as Salvation.

a.       The city (Jerusalem) of the LORD = The saints

b.      The wall of Jerusalem (the city) = The Salvation

Let’s insert these into the Revelation 21:14 scripture to see whether it can really tell us something.

Not inserted: Revelation 21:14; ‘And the wall of the city had twelve foundations and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.’

Inserted: Revelation 21:14; ‘And the Salvation of the saints had twelve foundations and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.’

Now beloved, when these were inserted, it read, And the Salvation of the saints had twelve foundations and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

We also have the twelve foundations = the twelve apostles because their names were found on them.

Therefore beloved, let’s take the whole spiritual understanding of this Revelation 21:14 scripture. It will read: And the Salvation of the saints had twelve apostles.

In other words, And the Salvation of the saints was built on twelve apostles because the wall (Salvation) was actually built on twelve foundations (twelve apostles).

What did Yahshua pray to His Father about when He was with His apostles?: John 17:20; ‘Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which believe on Me through their word.’ In this scripture, it is obvious that anyone that believes on the testimony (word) of the twelve apostles of the Lamb shall be saved. John 15:27; ‘And you shall also bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.’ This He said concerning His twelve apostles.

Beloved, Yahshua also said unto His apostles: Mark 16:15-16; ‘And He said unto them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believes not shall be damned.’

Beloved, I do not know about you but as for me, my Salvation (Yahshua) just as David said Psalm 27:1; ‘The LORD [is] my light and my Salvation…’ is built on twelve apostles.

In other words, Yahshua is my wall (salvation) and I am the city of the LORD and my Yahshua (wall/salvation) is built on twelve apostles which are my twelve foundations.

David also says, Psalm 125:2; ‘As the mountains [are] round about Jerusalem, so the LORD [is] round about His people from  henceforth even for ever.’

Beloved, flee from false apostles for it is an act of fornication. Your apostles are only 12.

Revelation 2:2; ‘…you have tried them which say they are apostles and are not and have found them liars.’

                                             Shalom

                                             Eugene, a Jewish Christian.

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Was Paul really tried at Ephesus on his claim to be an apostle?

The answer is a big Yes! He was tried at Ephesus on his claim to be an apostle. Nevertheless, it was not only him that falsely claimed to be an apostle. It was he-* and his associates which we will look at latter on.

Beloved, Yahshua wrote to the church of Ephesus: Revelation 2:1-2; ‘Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things says He that holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know your works, and your labour, and your patience, and how you cannot bear them which are evil: and you have tried them which say they are apostles, and are not and have found them liars:’

Now beloved, let us study Paul’s letters to see whether he was really tried at Ephesus or not.

1 Corinthians 9:1-3; ‘Am I not an apostle? Am I not free? Have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? Are not you my work in the Lord? If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are you in the Lord. Mine answer to them that examine me is this,’

Beloved, this is evident that Paul was examined on his apostleship. But let us not conclude yet that he was examined at Ephesus. So we know that he was examined, from his own words but we do not really know where he was examined at?

Now I would like us to take a look at his letter to Timothy. But before we do that I would like us to establish first where Timothy was before Paul sent him the 1 and 2 letters of Timothy.

Was Timothy in Ephesus when apostle Paul sent him those letters (1st and 2nd letters of Timothy)? Is this crucial in our study? Yes, beloved, it’s very important.

1 Timothy 1:2-3; ‘Unto Timothy, [my] son in the faith: Grace, mercy, [and] peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. As I besought you to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia …’

This scripture is one evidence enough to prove that Paul wrote this letter to Timothy while Timothy was at Ephesus. But let us consider the second proof.

2 Timothy 4:19; ‘Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.’ Beloved, the only reason Paul asked Timothy to salute the household of Onesiphorus was because Timothy was in the place where the household of Onesiphorus was resided or located.

Come to think of it. In which city was the household of Onesiphorus?

The answer is right here: 2 Timothy 1:16-18; ‘The Lord give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain: But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out diligently, and found [me]. The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, you know very well.’

This was obvious that the household of Onesiphorus was in Ephesus. And since the household of Onesiphorus was in Ephesus then Timothy was in Ephesus by then while Paul wrote to him the letter. Even as Paul explicitly stated in ‘1 Timothy 1:2-3’.

Now beloved, let us look at whether Paul was really examined on his apostleship at Ephesus as we have established the truth that Timothy was in Ephesus by then as Paul wrote the letter to him.

2 Timothy 4:14-16; ‘Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: Of whom you ware also; for he has greatly withstood our words. At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook me …’

This is a second prove that Paul was examined as he stated that At my first answer no man stood with me, but all [men] forsook men.

But we still have not established where he was examined at.

Beloved, since we have already established the truth that Timothy was at Ephesus while Paul wrote to him these letters then it was obvious that this Alexander the coppersmith was also at Ephesus. This is because Paul warned Timothy to beware of this man because he withstood their words.

Alexander’s presence in Ephesus can be further proven by ‘Acts 19:33’ whose name was mentioned during the great riot in Ephesus.

Beloved, this was clear that Paul was tried at Ephesus on his claim to be an apostle.

Maybe we should also look at how he expressed these in some other letters he wrote specifically to the Corinthians.

1 Corinthians 16:8-9; ‘But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and [there are] many adversaries.’

1 Corinthians 15:32; ‘If after the manner of men I have fought beasts at Ephesus…’

Flee from false apostles!

                                                       Shalom

                                                       Eugene, a Jewish Christian.
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for the question of whom we are supposed to follow- i anwsered "Someone else" for reason being that they do not have the Messiahs Name right; His Name is not jesus nor is it Yeshua or Yashua...  i urge people to Diligently Seek Truth and not mens teachings But Only The Teachings of יהוה and for the many who are arising against Saul- do understand that Saul Clearly states he did not eat anything unclean and that whoever teaches against the Law of יהוה is not of יהוה- to think that Saul would be so stupid as to blatantly contradict his own self mere sentences later is to think that the wicked scribes had no part in the twisting of Sauls Letters and to be of world minded men... Saul was not stupid.  It was even said By The Disciples his writings were Hard to comprehend- have some humility people!  i used to Hate paul for the contradictory writings in what is commonly and very erroneously called the n.t.. then, with a change of heart, i came to see that the Supposed letters of Saul in the 'n.t.' are not Sauls Letters but evil twistings of the wicked scribes! Seek Diligently Truth and The Kingdom of יהוה ELOHIM and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS! Blessings and Shalom...
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Beloved, do not believe the lie that the law was not made for the righteous ones: 1 Timothy 1:9-10; ‘Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for man-slayers. For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for men-stealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.’

This is a big lie of them of the synagogue of Satan, how could this thought come into the mind of a true apostle? He is only but a false apostle! Revelation 2:2; ‘…you have tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and have found them liars:’ Let’s look at the matter.

1 John 3:4; ‘Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.’ This is evident that without the law there is no sin.

Now beloved, we know that the angels are holy, that is righteous ones. If it is true that the law was not made for the righteous then how then could the angels have committed sin since without the law there is no sin? 2 Peter 2:4;'For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved to judgement.’

Or are the angels not holy ones or righteous ones? Or are they wicked men? Of course, we know that the angels are righteous ones and they could not have sinned against God if they were not given a law.

Beloved, did not David speak thus that the angels obey God’s word (law)? Psalm 103:20;'Bless the LORD, you His angels, that excel in strength, that do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word.'

The law was not only made for the wicked to turn away from his sins but also for the righteous to prevent them from being seduced by the wicked: Ezekiel 18:27; ‘Again, when the wicked [man] turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his own soul alive.’ Proverb 12:26; ‘The righteous [is] more excellent than his neighbor but the way of the wicked seduces them.’

Beloved, did Yahshua not keep the law? Or was Yahshua too a wicked man because He kept the law? GOD Forbid that the law was made only for the wicked! Matthew 5:17; ‘Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.’ Isaiah 42:21; ‘The LORD is well pleased for His righteousness' sake; He will magnify the law, and make it honourable.’ Psalms 40:7-8; ‘Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of Me, I delight to do Your will, O My God: yea, Your law is within My heart.’

It is through the law that we are saved beloved, our Salvation dwells in the law and that Salvation is Yahshua even as David said: Psalm 27:1; ‘The Lord is my light and my Salvation…’

Beloved, or was it not because of Yahshua’s obedience to the law (righteousness) that His Father anointed Him above His fellows to sit at His right hand side? Psalm 45:6-7; ‘Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of Your kingdom is a right sceptre. You loves righteousness, and hates wickedness: therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.’ John 8:29; ‘And He that sent Me is with Me: the Father has not left Me alone; for I do always those things that please Him.’

Beloved, Yahshua’s blood bears witness that He was a pure man, He never broke God’s law but kept them: 1 Peter 1:19; ‘But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:’

Hence, beloved, if Yahshua kept the Father’s law (will) and is now sitted beside the Father in His throne then what ought we to do to also sit in His throne: Revelation 3:21; ‘To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with Me in My throne even as I also overcame and am set down with My Father in His throne.’

What did Yahshua overcome? He overcame the temptation not to keep Yahweh’s law: Luke 22:41-44; ‘And He was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if You be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done. And there appeared an angel unto Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in an agony He prayed more earnestly: and His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.’

Even as apostle John writes to us, little children: 1 John 2:6; ‘He that says he abides in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked.’

Beloved, let us walk just as Yahshua walked. He kept Yahweh’s law!

The law was made also for the righteous!!!!! Proverb 28:9;‘ Proverb:28:9; ‘He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.’ Do not be deceived!!!!!

Shalom

           Eugene, a Jew.

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Beloved, why does the scripture refer to the 144, 000 people as virgins? Revelation 14:4; ‘These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.’

Beloved, the above scripture says, these 144, 000 did not defile themselves with women for they are virgins.

Does this mean that virgins are people who have not defiled themselves with women?

The issue is can a man also be termed virgin? Of course, Yes. But this can only be on spiritual basis.

In physical terms, a man cannot be termed virgin: Deuteronomy 22:16-21; ‘And the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hates her; And, lo, he has given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity.  And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him; And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto the father of the damsel, because he has brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; he may not put her away all his days. But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shall you put evil away from among you.’

Beloved, from this Deuteronomy 22 scripture, it was evident that women whose token of virginity were not found were not considered virgins.

If women whose token of virgin were not found were not considered virgins then how much more the men? Does a man have a token of virginity at all? Men cannot be virgins on physical basis.

The Revelation 14:4 scripture was speaking on spiritual basis involving both male and female as virgins. Beloved, even in physical terms a virgin is not one who is not defiled but one who had never known man or in other words, had never had sex before: Luke 1:31-34; ‘And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?’

Beloved, a virgin in physical terms is not one who is not defiled. This is because we may have virgins who are defiled and virgins who are not defiled, that is, virgins who broke their virginity through unholy sex with illegitimate husband(s) and virgins who broke their virginity with legitimate husbands through holy sex respectively.

Beloved, this is so in physical terms because apart from having virgins who are not defiled, there are also some marriage people who are also not defiled. And we know that in physical terms, a married woman cannot be a virgin because she broke her virginity in her first sex with her husband.

So therefore a virgin in physical terms cannot be someone who has not defiled herself because holy married women who are not virgins are also not defiled.

Beloved, we know that the virgins of the Revelation 14:4, are spiritual virgins and not physical virgins.

Revelation 14:4; ‘These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins…’

Beloved, if these virgins are on spiritual basis then the women which they did not defile themselves with, are also on spiritual basis. It is not speaking of women in literal terms. But the women stand for false prophets, false apostles, false Christs.

And these false prophets, false apostles and false Christs who are the women, are spots and blemishes among us: 2 Peter 2:13; ‘…Spots they are and blemishes…’ Jude 1:12; ‘These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withers, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;’

Apostle Peter warns the righteous ones about these false people (women): 2 Peter 3:14; ‘Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.’

Peter warned them to be without spot, in the sense that they should be found without false prophets, false apostles and false Christs and blameless in the sense that, so that they might be considered as virgins.

The Revelation 14:4 scripture says, they have not defiled themselves with women for they are virgins. If the 144, 000 were virgins because they have not defiled themselves with women (false prophets, false apostles and false Christs) then the main focus was on the truth Yahshua proclaimed. 

Yahshua said to the Pharisees: John 8:32; ‘And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.’ What is the truth?

Beloved, the law of the Lord is the truth: Psalm 119:142; ‘…Your law is the truth.’

It is the Law of God which is the truth that sanctifies or made the 144, 000 virgins: John 17:17; ‘Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.’ Concerning this David wrote, Psalm 19:7; ‘The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul…’ It is the law the converts any man that comes into Christ.

Beloved, do not be deceived, it is the law that made the 144, 000 virgins (undefiled). Take a close look at this scripture, Psalms 119:1; ‘Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.’

Beloved, the word of the Lord which is the law of God cleans us: John 15:3; ‘Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you.’

This is a prophecy David gave about Yahshua and the law when he was in the spirit: Psalms 40:7-8; ‘Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of Me, I delight to do Your will, O My God: yea, Your law is within My heart.’ Beloved, the will of the Lord was the law Yahshua proclaimed.

The will of the Lord is the law of the Lord: Matthew 7:21; ‘Not every one that says unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.’

Beloved, concerning doing the will of the Lord, David wrote: Psalms 138:2; ‘for You have magnified Your word above all Your name.’

Beloved, if God magnified His word above His all His name, then what is the word of the Lord? Let’s compare this two scriptures to figure out what the word of the Lord is: John 17:17; ‘… Your word is truth.’ Psalm 119:142; ‘…Your law is the truth.

Beloved, if the word is truth and the law is also the truth then the word of the Lord is the law of the Lord. This is obvious.

If the Father has magnified His law (word) above His name then how then can anyone think we are not under God’s law. Remember, He that does not do the will (law) of the Father will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.

Flee from false prophets, false apostles, false Christs.

Walk only in God’s law for we are still under the law. For hereby know we the virgins, the 144, 000. Yahshua is the living law.

                                                  Shalom.                                                              Eugene, a Jew.

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Beloved, it is we Jews that shall be saved when Yahshua shall come again to the earth. Concerning this Yahshua said to the Samaritan woman (a gentile): John 4:22; ‘You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for SALVATION is of the Jews.’

Concerning this prophet Isaiah also wrote thus: Isaiah 45:17; ‘But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting SALVATION: you shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.’ Isaiah 62:11; ‘Behold, the LORD has proclaimed to the end of the world, Say you to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your SALVATION comes; behold, His reward is with him, and His work before Him.’

Beloved, who then qualifies to be a true Israelite or a true Jew? Is it those who are born in the flesh by Jewish parents? Of course the answer is a big NO.

It is not He that is born in the flesh that is a true Jew. That is why Yahshua said to Nicodemus, a Jew according to the flesh: John 3:7; ‘Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again.’

Beloved, it is vain if one is a Jew according to the flesh and not a Jew in the Spirit. Yahshua said: John 6:63; ‘It is the spirit that quickens: the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.’ John 4:24; ‘God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.’

Yahshua said to Nicodemus: John 3:5; ‘Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.’

Beloved, if Nicodemus refuses to be born again, how can he then sit with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of God: Matthew 8:11-12; ‘And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Beloved, have you seen how one must be born again by water and the Spirit? What are the water and the Spirit in the first place? John 6:63;’…the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.’ This was evident that when Yahshua said all must be born again, He was talking about being born of the Word of God.i.e. a change of heart, repentance.

Even as apostle Peter points out: 1 Peter 1:23-25; ‘Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away: But the word of the Lord endures for ever. And  this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you.’

1 Peter 1:25; ‘…And this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you.’ Mark 16:15; ‘And He said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believes and is baptized shall be saved: but he that believes not shall be damned.’

Beloved, anyone at all can become a Jew in the spirit, A TRUE JEW, upon believing the gospel and being baptized: Isaiah 44:3-5; ‘For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour My Spirit upon your seed, and My blessing upon your offspring: And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses. One shall say, I am the LORD’s; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand to the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel.’

That is why John the Baptist said to the Pharisees: Matthew 3:9-10; ‘And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say to you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham. And now also the ax is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.’

How is God raising children to Abraham? Of course, it is true the gospel that is preached abroad. Matthew 8:11;‘And I say to you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.’

Beloved, the Pharisees are false Jews because they are only Jews in the flesh and not in the Spirit. They are not the true children of Abraham. The true children of Abraham are those that will sit with Abraham and Jacob and Isaac in the kingdom of heaven and these are Jews in the spirit.

Yahshua and the Pharisees: John 8:39; ‘They answered and said to Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus says to them, If you were Abraham children, you would do the works of Abraham.’

Yahshua again said to them: John 8:41; ‘You do the deeds of your father.’ John 8:44; ‘You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.’ Beloved, this is even evident that the Pharisees were false Jews, false seed of Abraham because they do not do the works of Abraham.

Abraham’s seed are seen by the fruit they bear. Acts 10:34-35;‘Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that fears Him, and works righteousness, is accepted with Him.’

What was the work of Abraham? Genesis 26:5; ‘…Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.’

Isaiah 42:24-25; ‘Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? Did not the LORD, He against whom we have sinned? For they would not walk in His ways, neither were they obedient to His law. Therefore He has poured upon him the fury of His anger, and the strength of battle: and it has set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.’

Beloved, the Pharisees and scribes were not obedient to Yahweh’s laws neither did they even know the law. Concerning this Yahshua said to them: John 8:32; ‘And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ John 17:17; ‘…Your word is truth.’ Psalm 119:142; ‘…Your law is the truth.’ Psalm 119:18;’Open You mine eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law.’ The truth Yashshua declared was the law.

Beloved, it was concerning the false Jews, Pharisees, that Yahshua wrote to the church of Philadelphia: Revelation 3:9; ‘Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.’

Beloved, the Pharisees are of the synagogue of Satan: John 8:34-36; ‘Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say to you, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abides not in the house for ever: but the Son abides ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.’ Whosoever, meaning, any creature that commits sin is the servant of sin, i.e. works for Satan and is of Satan.

Apostle John writes thus: 1 John 3:9; ‘Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for His seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.’ Luke 8:11; ‘…The seed is the word of God.’ Therefore beloved, Abraham’s seed have the word of God in them and they cannot commit sin.

Beloved, have you seen how that when Yahshua said to the Samaritan woman at the well ( John 4:22) that SALVATION is of the Jews, He was not referring to the Jewish company of Pharisees?

But Yahshua was referring to all creatures that hear His Voice and follow Him. And these are the seed of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob.

He said to the Pharisees: John 10:26-27; ‘But you believe not, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.’ Therefore anyone at all that believes in Yahshua is a Jew, an Israelite, Abraham’s seed.

God said, Matthew 22:32; ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.’

Beloved, if God is the God of Jacob (Israel) then the children of Jacob (Israel) are not dead people (Mark 16:16;’…he that believes not shall be damned.’ Revelation 21:8;’But the fearful and unbelieving…shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death). But God is the God of people with eternal life, people who have the Son.

Beloved, Israelites are people with eternal life, people who have the Son because truly God is the God of Israel. Therefore beloved, anyone that has the Son has eternal life and is an Israelite.

Let’s take a look at this:

Acts 8:1-4; ‘And Saul was consenting to his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. Therefore they that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word.’

Beloved, this above scripture says the church of Christ was scattered abroad.

Now beloved, let us look at how apostle James referred to the church scattered abroad: James 1:1;‘JAMES, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.’

This is evident that the body of Christ is Israel, the twelve tribes of Israel.  And any stranger that believes in the Yahshua is also become part of Israel, an Israelite: Isaiah 56:3;’Neither let the son of the stranger that has joined himself to the Lord speak, saying, the Lord has utterly separated me from His people…’ Acts 2:47;‘…And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.’

Matthew 24:31;‘And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.’

Revelation 10:7;’But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He has declared to His servants the prophets.’ Isaiah 11:11-12;‘And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people…from the four corners of the earth.’

Jeremiah 23:7-8;‘Therefore behold, the days come, says the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD lives, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD lives, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries where I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.

Beloved, it is we Jews that shall be saved: Zechariah 8:23;‘Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.’

Beloved, God is with us Jews. Yahshua is coming again for us. He will put joy in our hearts.

Repent as in the days of Mordecai, how the people became Jews in order not to be destroyed: Esther 8:16-17;‘The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor. And in every province, and in every city, wherever the king’s commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.’

Let the fear of Yahshua fall upon you that you may repent and become part of His people, Israel.

                                                                                 Shalom

                                                                                 Eugene, a Jew.

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Beloved, many of us have been ignorant of the significance of the Holy Spirit. Hosea 4:6;‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:…’ Proverbs 11:9;‘…through knowledge shall the just be delivered.’ John 16:7;‘Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.’

Apostle Paul claims He encountered Yahshua on his way to Damascus. How true this is, is very simple.

Beloved, this claim by apostle Paul is false. He never encountered the true Yahshua. He encountered an unknown god in whose mouth is blasphemy.

Now, beloved, let’s read what Yahshua told His disciples concerning His coming again into the world:

Matthew 24:23-28;‘Then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say to you. Behold, He is in the desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even to the west; so shall aslo the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will be the eagles be gathered together.’

Beloved, from this we know that Yahshua is coming again and everyone will see Him.

Beloved, after Yahshua ascended to Heaven three men claimed they saw Him. These three are Stephen, John the revelator and apostle Paul.

But beloved, the questions is how possible was it for certain men to have seen Yahshua after He had ascended to Heaven and knowing very well that Yahshua will come again and all men and not certain men will see Him?

Beloved, let’s read what enabled Stephen to see Yahshua: Acts 7:55;‘But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.’

What about John the revelator also known as the apostle, what enabled him to see Yahshua and hear Him speak? Revelation 1:1;‘The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him, to show to His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John:’ Revelation 1:10-17;‘I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What you see, write in a bookand  when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead…’

Beloved, it can only take a man who has the Holy Spirit to see Yahshua after He is gone to Heaven.

Beloved, Yahshua warns us about how we should not believe the report of those who come to us claiming they have seen Him at any secret place for when He shall come again all men and not certain men shall see Him.

Therefore beloved, for anyone to have seen Yahshua it would have involved only the intervention of the Holy Spirit. In other words, men with the Holy Spirit can see and hear Yahshua speak to them. Apart from having the Holy Spirit, no man can see and hear Yahshua after He had ascended to Heaven.

Stephen beloved, was full of the Holy Spirit before he was able to see Yahshua and apostle John was also in the Spirit before he was able to see and hear Yahshua speak to him. This was evident in the scriptures quoted above.

Beloved, what does Yahshua Himself say about revealing Himself to anyone: John 16:13;‘However when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.’

Beloved, from this we know that if Yahshua would reveal Himself after He is left, to anyone at all then it would be through someone who is filled with the Holy Ghost.

Now, apostle Paul claims he saw Yahshua and He spoke to him: Acts 9:3-5;‘And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecute you Me? And he said , Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks.

The question that comes up: Was Paul in the Spirit when he saw and heard Yahshua speak? In other words, was he having the Spirit prior to that time he encountered Yahshua?

Beloved, Paul did not have the Holy Spirit when he claimed he saw Yahshua: Acts 9:17;‘And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared to you in the way as you came, has sent me, that you might receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.’

This was evident that Paul, all that while he did not have the Holy Ghost.

Beloved, to see and hear Yahshua speak to you after He is left to Heaven without being filled with the Holy Spirit is like saying Yahshua has come to the earth. And this we know cannot be true. When Yahshua shall come again all men shall see Him: Acts 1:11;‘…You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven.

All men shall see Yahshua both those who are filled with the Holy Spirit and those that are not filled with the Holy Spirit when He comes again. Until He comes, it is impossible for anyone who is not filled with the Holy Spirit to claim to have seen or heard Him speak to him.

Therefore beloved, the god that appeared to Paul was not our Yahshua. For until now for anyone to see or hear our Yahshua speak that person needs to be filled with the Holy Spirit first.

Beloved, if Yahshua would have called Paul it would have been through an angel because Paul did not have the Holy Spirit. And Paul’s story would have been like that of Cornelius. Acts 10:3-5;‘He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying to him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him, Your prayers and your alms are come up for a memorial before God. And now send men to Joppa and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:’

Beloved, Yahshua’s angel would have asked Paul to send for Peter and not Ananias. Yahshua does not know Ananias. He knows His twelve apostles. He would have sent for any of the twelve especially Peter.

Beloved, the god that appeared to Paul did not know the twelve apostles of the Lamb: John 17:12;‘While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name: those that You gave Me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.’ Satan only knew Ananias, his disciple. He is full of disrespect for the twelve apostles.

Beloved, where was Ananias when Yahshua chose the twelve?

Acts 10:44;‘While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word…For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

Beloved, God proved to Peter that indeed He sent Cornelius to fetch for him Peter to hear words by which they might be saved through the Holy Spirit which He poured on the household of Cornelius in the presence of the disciples of Peter and Peter himself so that encouraged Peter to go ahead and order them to be baptized with water.

Flee from fornication and stick to your 12 apostles. They love you: Revelation 21:14;‘And the wall of the city had 12 foundations and in them the names of the 12 apostles of the Lamb.’

                                                                                                    Shalom

                                                                                                   Eugene, a Jew.

 

 

 

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Beloved, we are still under the Law.

Matthew 5:17-18; ‘Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say to you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.’

Beloved, Yahshua has not yet fully fulfilled the law. He has only fulfilled part of the law under His first coming. That is why He is coming again for the second time to finish it when the seventh angel shall sound his trumpet.

Revelation 10:7; ‘But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He has declared to His servants the prophets.’

Beloved, this mystery of God is the law of God which He has declared to His servants the prophets. Psalm 25:14; ‘The secret of the LORD is with them that fear Him; and He will show them His covenant.’ Just as in Isaiah 8:16; ‘Bind up the testimony, seal the law among My disciples.’ The law is that mystery or secret of the LORD.

Beloved, the Spirit of Christ revealed this truth, the law, to the prophets of old which law they preached. David searched for this mystery and found it: Psalm 77:6; ‘I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with my own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.’ Apostle Peter speaks thus: 1 Peter 1:10-12; ‘Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow: To whom it was revealed…’

David confirms this further: Psalm 119:18; ‘Open You my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law.’

That is why Yahshua tells the Pharisees: John 8:32; ‘And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ Beloved, the truth Yahshua proclaimed is the law: Psalm 119:142; ‘Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law is the truth.’ John 17:17; ‘Sanctify them through Your truth: Your word is truth.’ David even declares concerning Yahshua and the law: Psalm 40:7-10; ‘Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do Your will, O my God: yea, Your law is within my heart. I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, You know, I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart: I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation: I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.’

Beloved, there is no doubt that Yahshua preached the law and no other law.

Beloved, false apostle Paul claims the law is not of faith which is but a lie: Galatians 3:12; ‘
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that does them shall live in them.’

The law is perfect, it is of faith: Psalm 19:7; ‘The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.’

Luke 10:25-26; ‘And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted Him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said to him, What is written in the law? How read you?’

Beloved, if the law was not of faith how could it give eternal life? James 2:17; ‘Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead being alone.’ This was the work of Abraham. Yahshua speaks to the Pharisees: John 8:39; ‘…If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.’

What work did Abraham do? Genesis 26:5; ‘…Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.’ Beloved, this was the work that Abraham did. He obeyed God’s laws.

Specific example of Abraham’s work: James 2:21; ‘Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?’ James 2:24; ‘You see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.’ Revelation 22:12; ‘And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.’

Beloved, the law is of faith. Concerning this Yahshua speaks thus to the Pharisees and scribes: Matthew 23:23; ‘Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, JUDGEMENT, MERCY AND FAITH: these ought you to have done, and not to leave the other undone.’

Beloved, from this we know that the weightier matters of the law that the Pharisees and scribes omitted were judgement, mercy and faith. This was evident from Yahshua’s own words that the law was of faith, that is, the law taught faith.

Concerning the Pharisees and the faith of the law, David wrote thus, Psalm 118:22; ‘The stone (the faith) which the builders (Pharisees) refused (omitted) is become the head stone (the weightier matter) of the corner (the law).’ How can the law then not be of faith?

False apostle Paul lied about the law, no wonder he was a Pharisee: Apostle Peter speaks thus concerning the blind leaders: 2 Peter 2:12; ‘But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption.’

The Pharisees and scribes had no understanding of the law. They taught human traditions: Matthew 15:6; ‘…Thus have you made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.’ These men spoke evil of the law all the time.

Beloved, Yahshua came to open our eyes to behold wondrous things out of the law: Psalm 119:18; ‘Open You my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law.’ John 9:39; ‘And Jesus said, For judgement I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.’

John 16:13; ‘However when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: …’ Beloved, this Spirit of truth is the Spirit of the law. The same Spirit that revealed the truth / the law, to David which truth is now preached and is come to reveal the truth to you and I: 1 Peter 1:10-12; ‘Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come to you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow: To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did minister the things, which are now reported to you by them that have preached the gospel to you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.’

Yahshua, beloved, came to magnify the law: Isaiah 42:21; ‘The LORD is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake; He will magnify the law, and make it honorable.’

THE LAW AND THE NEW COVENANT:

Jeremiah 31:31-34; ‘Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, which My covenant they broke, although I was a husband to them, says the LORD: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says the LORD, I will put My law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be My people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.’

1 John 2:26-27; ‘These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, you shall abide in him.’

Proverb 28:9; ‘He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.’

Shalom,

          Eugene, a Jew.

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                               PETER EXPOSES FALSE APOSTLE PAUL

2 Peter 2:1; ‘But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who secretly shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.’

This scripture speaks about these false teachers: 2 Peter 2:14; 'Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling (deceiving or seducing) unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children.'

Beloved, come to think of it, who are these unstable souls that these false teachers beguile (deceive / seduce)?

1 Peter 1:10-11; ‘Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently who prophesied of the grace that should come to you: Searching what, or  what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.’

Beloved, from 1 Peter 1:10-11, we know that the Spirit which was in the prophets of old was the same Spirit which dwelt in Peter and the 11 apostles which is the Spirit of Christ.

2 Peter 1:20-21 says; 'Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretaion. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.'

Therefore, beloved, since it was the same Spirit then we can read interpretations from the scriptures about who these unstable souls are, who are beguiled (deceived/seduced) by the false teachers.

So now we read Proverb 12:26; 'The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduce (deceive or beguile) them.'

Beloved, from Proverb 12:26, we know that it is the righteous that are seduced (deceived or beguiled) by the wicked one. This tells us that the unstable souls are the righteous souls and they are deceived (seduced/beguiled) by the wicked who is a false teacher.

Beloved, Let us read more about who these unstable souls are: Mark 13:22; 'For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.' 2 John 1:1; 'The elder unto the elect lady and her children....' 

Beloved, the elects have children (congregation) and it is these children that are more vulnerable to be seduced (beguiled/deceived) by the false Christs and false prophets.

From these two scriptures, Mark 13:22 and 2 John 1:1, we know that those who are seduced the more are the children of the elect and these are the unstable souls Peter was talking about.

Apostle John wrote to the little children: 1 John 2:26-28; ‘These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you… And now little children abide in Him…’ Beloved, from this, John even confirms that the unstable souls are the little children who are seduced (deceived/beguiled) by the wicked (false teacher).

Beloved, therefore the unstable souls we know are the righteous, children of the elect, little children who are more vulnerable to seduction.

Now, let us consider how these wicked (false teachers) seduce (deceive/beguile) the unstable souls.

Proverb 12:26; 'The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour but the way of the wicked seduce them.' Beloved, there are two ways that the false teachers, the wicked, seduce the unstable souls, the righteous.

The first way is through the miracles they perform, Yahshua (Jesus) said in  Mark 13:22; ‘For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.’

The Second way the false teachers seduce the unstable souls, the little children, is through their teachings. Apostle John said to the little children: 1 John 2:26-27; ‘These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of Him abides in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.’

Just as Peter also points out in 2 Peter 3:17; ‘You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.’

Therefore, beloved, the wicked, false teachers deceive the righteous, unstable souls, through the miracles they perform and through their teachings.

Beloved, Paul seduced (deceived / beguiled / led astray) the unstable and the unlearned souls with the errors of his teachings which are hard to be understood.

2 Peter 3:15-17; ‘And account that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given to him has written to you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable twist, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.’

Beloved, Paul’s letters to the unlearned and unstable had some things which were hard to be understood and these things the unlearned and unstable twist to their own destruction as they do also they do also the other scriptures.

Beloved, ask yourself, is it a good thing to feed unstable and unlearned souls with things hard to be understood?

I do not know about your answer but here is Yahweh’s plan for the unstable and unlearned souls (the righteous/ little children/ children of the elect):

Jeremiah 3:15; ‘And I will give you pastors according to My heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.’

Beloved, from this Jeremiah scripture, it is evident that Yahweh promises the unstable and the unlearned souls, Pastors (teachers) who will feed them with understanding and not with teachings which are hard to be understood which only makes them stumble.

Beloved, did Paul feed the unstable and unlearned souls with understanding?  Of course, the answer is No. Instead Peter complains about Paul in 2 Peter 3:16; ‘As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable twist, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction.'

Beloved, why did Peter tag these little children, righteous ones, with the name unstable and unlearned souls? Well, it is obvious that it is because these righteous souls does not understand the scriptures and for this purpose they do twist them so hence the name unstable and unlearned souls.

Beloved, Yahshua who is our leader fed His apostles with understanding so must they also feed us with understanding. Luke 24:45; ‘Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.’ How could Paul have fed the unstable and the unlearned souls with understanding if he himself does not understand the scriptures?

He only teaches errors, things hard to be understood which he himself does not understand, in all his epistles: Psalm 19:12; ‘Who can understand his (own) errors? ...’ Proverb 28:10; ‘Whoso causes the righteous (unstable and unlearned souls) to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.’ Beloved, just as Paul led astray the unlearned and unstable souls with his hard teachings, that is the same way he himself is led astray by his own hard teachings (errors) which he himself does not understand.

Beloved, let’s read a typical example of an unstable and unlearned soul who was given understanding by a Pastor after God’s own heart:

Acts 8:29-35; ‘Then the Spirit said to Philip, Go near, and join yourself to this chariot, And Philip ran there to him, and heard him read the prophet Isaiah, and said, Understand you what you read? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him…Then  Philip opened his mouth and began at the same scripture, and preached to him Jesus’

Beloved, Philip opened the eyes of this Ethiopian eunuch, he helped the eunuch gained understanding of the scriptures. Why because the Spirit was with Philip and did send him.

Paul does not have the Spirit of Christ and for this purpose he is unable to feed the unstable and unlearned souls with understanding even as Philip did. He is a false pastor.

This is Yahshua’s promise to the unstable and unlearned, righteous souls who does not understand the scriptures:

John 9:39; ‘And Jesus said, For judgement I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.’

Isaiah 42:16; ‘And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do to them, and not forsake them.’

Deuteronomy 27:18; ‘Cursed be he that makes the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.’

Paul does not help the blind souls find their way, he confuses their paths: 2 Peter 2:19; ‘While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.’

It was concerning Pastors like Paul that Apostle John writes: 1 John 2:26-27; ‘These things have I written to you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which you have received of Him abides in you and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in Him.’

Beloved, do not be afraid to accept and confess the truth. Revelation 21:8; ‘But the fearful, and unbelieving… shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.’

                                                                 Shalom                                                                  Eugene, a Jew.

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1 Corinthians 9:3; ‘My answer to them that do EXAMINE me is this,’

2 Timothy 4:16; ‘At my first answer no man (beast/lion) stood with me but all men (beast/lion) forsook me:…’

2 Timothy 4:17; ‘… I was delivered from the mouth of the LION (Ephesians).’

1 Corinthians 15:32; ‘If after the manner of men I have fought with BEASTS at Ephesus…’

1 Corinthians 16:8-9; ‘But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. For a great door and effectual is opened to me and there are MANY ADVERSARIES (NB: in Ephesus).’

Revelation 2:1-2; ‘To the angel of the church of Ephesus write:… you have tried (fought/examined) them which say they are APOSTLES and are not and have found them LIARS.’

Who are some of these FALSE APOSTLES who were together with Paul?

Look at these:

1 Thessalonians 2:6; ‘Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Beloved, who were these ‘we’ whom Paul claimed are the apostles of Christ?

1 Thessalonians 1:1; ‘Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.’

 Beloved, remember, “1 Thes. 1:1” is an intro. of “1 Thes. 2:6”, so the “we” who were apostles of Christ according to “1 Thes. 2:6” stood for Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, which are but false apostles.

Beloved, Matthias is the seal (12th) of apostles, he replaced Judas Iscariot:

Acts 14:14; ‘And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.’

There are only 12 apostles of the LAMB.

IMPORTANCE of the NUMBER of the APOSTLES:

The tribes of Israel are only 12. For this purpose, Yahshua chose only 12 apostles who will rule the 12 tribes of Israel in the coming age.

Luke 22:30; ‘That ye may eat and drink at my table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.’

Yahshua said to His apostles;

Matthew 28:19-20; ‘Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.’

False apostle Paul said;

Galations 2:9; ‘And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.’

Beloved, we know that Paul is but a liar, Apostle Matthew records thus in “Matthew 28:19” that Yahshua sent His apostles, Peter and the 11 to all nations and not to only those of the circumcision even as Paul falsely claimed. Hence, James, Cephas and John would not have made such a decision with Paul.

Acts 1:8; ‘But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.’

Beloved, Peter and the 11 apostles forbad Paul and his friends in many instances from preaching their false gospel to the gentiles. 1 Thessalonians 2:16; ‘Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved...’ This false apostle Paul spoke concerning the circumcision group of whom he claims Peter is the leader: Galatians 2:7; ‘But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed to me, as the gospel of the circumcision was to Peter.

Philippians 3:2; ‘Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.’

This is the insult he the false apostle threw to Peter and his group: Titus 1:10; ‘For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision.’

Yahweh’s plan for the nations through His Son and His 12 apostles:

Zechariah 2:11; ‘And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be My people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.’

Isaiah 56:3; ‘Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from His people (NB: Israel): neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.’

Matthew 16:15-16; ‘And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature (both uncircumcised and circumcised). He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.’

Hosea 1:10; ‘Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not My people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.’

This prophecy is evident in this scripture:

Revelation 7:9; ‘After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;’

These great multitude, beloved, is Israel built on the FOUNDATION of 12 apostles:

Revelation 21:14; ‘And the wall of the city (New Jerusalem) had TWELVE FOUNDATIONS, and in them the NAMES of the TWELVE APOSTLES of the Lamb.’

Isaiah 2:5; ‘O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.’

Repent and accept the King of the Jews that you may also become a Jew.

Zechariah 8:23; ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.’

                                                                                                  Shalom

                                                                                                  Eugene, a Jew.

 

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Beloved, are you wondering how satan could also have planted his seed (word) in the Bible? He, satan, beloved, is fond of sowing in Yahweh’s field. He has no field of his own.

Matthew 13:24-25; ‘Another parable put He forth to them, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is likened to a man which sowed good seed in His field: But while men slept, His enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.’

Matthew 13:37-39; ‘He answered and saith to them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of Man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the Kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; The enemy that sowed them is the devil;…’

Psalm 119:96; ‘I have seen an end of all perfection but your commandment is exceeding broad.’ Beloved, from this we know that the seed planted could stand for Yahweh’s or satan’s word, children or tree in several contexts.

Beloved, it is evident that the tree of knowledge of good and evil was planted by satan. In Yahshua’s parable of the wheat and tares, Yahshua sowed good seed in His field and satan sowed the bad seed. Beloved, would Yahweh plant the tree of death (knowledge of good and evil) just to test mankind? Of course, No, it does not seem right. Yahweh maintained the tree of death planted by satan in His garden to test us rather, whether we love Him or not. Just as Yahshua said to His angels in the parable, Matthew 13:30; ‘Let both grow together until the harvest time…’

Isaiah 45:7; ‘I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.’ Beloved, what does Yahweh mean by He create even evil? Proverb 16:4; ‘The LORD has made all things for Himself: yea, even the wicked (satan) for the day of evil.’ Beloved, from this we know that the LORD create evil when He create the wicked even satan who works evil works. The day of evil of Yahweh’s wicked man in the beginning of the world, beloved, was when he the wicked, satan, planted the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the garden of Eden to lead astray man but to Yahweh is as a test to mankind to prove us whether we love Him or not. This tells us that Yahweh created but did not plant the tree of knowledge of good and evil because He created the wicked man, satan, who planted it. So Yahweh created the tree of knowledge of good and evil because He created satan.

Genesis 2:9; ‘And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.’ Beloved, was this scripture referring to the tree of knowledge of good and evil as also good for food ? Genesis 2:16-17; ‘And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree (the tree of life inclusive) of the garden you may freely eat: But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.’ Beloved, Yahweh did not forbid them from eating of the tree of life but it was only after they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil that He prohibited them. Genesis 3:24; ‘So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims and a flaming sword which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life.’

Why does Yahweh have to prohibit them? Genesis 3:22; ‘…lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat and live for ever.’ Beloved, Yahweh commanded them initially to eat of every tree of the garden but except the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The tree of life was part of the trees that Yahweh permitted them to eat of and it would be obvious that they were even used to eating of the tree of life before the moment when they eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

The question is; Can you live forever after eating of the tree of life first, and then eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil last? Well, the answer  is No, you cannot live forever, you  will die. But it is only when you eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil and go back to eat of the tree of life again that you can live forever. Just as Yahweh told them, Genesis 2:16; ‘…Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die.’

James 1:17; ‘Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.’

Beloved, are you still wondering why though apostle Paul was false yet his teachings (seed / words) are in the Bible? This is no mystery!

                                                                                                 Shalom,

                                                                                                 Eugene, a Jew.

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Christianity started in Israel as a fellowship; it moved to Greece and became a philosophy; it moved to Italy and became an institution; it moved to Europe and became a culture; it came to America and became an enterprise - Harold Smith from http://www.hethathasanear.com/

 As a follower of YAHSHUA,I have seen so many people change from the paganistic christian way to the Messianic way.They bring theyre beliefs still attached to them spiritually and corrupt some good people.I see Messianic leaders or brothers wearing mantles ,kittles(skull caps),star of david flags posted up behind them,the whole set-up.who tells the brothers you need all that get up to serve the Father.The leaders even make sure you recognize the props and even will sale you some or send you to a website where you can buy these props.ive seen a video on youtube about the star of david is pagan and it came from 1 of his wives cult.

Im a Gentile YAHSHUA believer and i feel that i shouldnt cross over like that.It makes them look commercial(like posers).Thats what people call them right,who try to be something they arent? "Is it a problem just to serve the Father  with no props at all?"

I m just expressing a few feelings that have occurring lately from seeing youtube and other websites.

Just give me a bible and some time and im good.As i scour the internet looking for other people who have found the truth of YAHSHUA and his true 12 apostles.Sometimes i find one or they might find me.when i think its all good and the person is spilling out their testimony,they go and qoute some of saul (alias paul) epistles. then i just say to myself,"what is going on?"why are these people being set free to a extent,IM sure they have to prove themselves for further releasing of more information,i relized some people just stay there(like theyre in stuck in park).Yet they go and spread what theyve learned and damage a few braincells in the process.

this is kind of a lonely walk,im starving for Fathers company.I mean seeing him.

why do i search for these people,man its frustrating sometimes.

shalom people 

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well i work at a hospital,i was going to escort the lady out the building after the nurses got her dressed.

she called me to her bed side b/c i knew her for 6 yrs from in & out the hospital.i sat next to her and began a conversation with her.at first it was child your so helpful and etc....

i sat backdown next to her.I waited on the transfer paper work to transport her to a rehab center.she asked my co-worker to get her a blanket.he stepped out the door but he stood there still looking at me from the hall.

this lady turns to me and," I- H-A-T-E  Y-O-U"in the most demonic voice i ever heard.i got scared for a split second then this thought came thru and said,shes tormented by demons.as soon as said "GOD WILL RE---" my co-worker saw and heard everything,he said,"what in the blankety blank did she tell you?"

the ladys face had changed when she looked and said this today.her cheek bones poked out and teeth where missing when she open her mouth ,O and her eyes are what scared me seriously they turned like light greenish serpenty lookish. she was 70 yr old african american lady on oxygen.I had just told some people about the Sabbath and keeping it holy 30mins prior to this incident.

the lady heard my co-worker and resumed the old lady routine.then the nurse came in.we were fraking out.i was rebuking this entity in my mind and in low tones while i was pushing her outside.it didnt manifest itself no more to me.but it was a hair raising experience.........shalom 

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serious question here folks,i ve heard men curse God,and men  say blankety blank jesus.but i cant figure out how would u do that to a spirit.

and still trying to figure out why did God say he a jealous God and thou shalt  not have no others before him,yet we triune system. the trinity. Isnt that like nimrod and his trinity or lucifer and his trinity?

any help would work? God(YHWH) bless yall

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i got dupped by a spirit when i was a month before into my conversion and this walk with Jesus christ.well i had came to find out about the illuminati group and there little faction groups,the boule,buildenbergs?,masons,government bunkers,marshall law.

i got scared and asked GOD to help me from this evil plan and to let me be lucky to be raptured with the church. i got out of catholic church.then my uncle is a non denominational pastor(hypocrit).in between i was searching.then something happened to me,i cant explain.i was in the backyard and started talking to god and i started CRYING AND SOBBING OUT LOUD.neighbors thought someone was killing me back there.i felt re-created and re-newed.i ask GOD to forgive me for my sins(i did alot sinning).

the next day was a sunday.i went to visit my uncles non denom church,symbolism everywhere,but i didnt realize it till 3 months ago. alter call came.i ran up there and accepted christ thru a funky little prayer.i knew i wasnt suppose to be there in my gut.

the next week,we cleaned out our house of any majical toys,movies,songs,videos, any cruxifixes and worldly items.

i even sold two of prize winning cars,the monte carlo and the caprice.they were idols to me.i sold them cheap.i put alot of money in them,but i didnt care no more.

i gave freely to others who asked,people in the church were taken advantage of our new found religion.even the pastor.he was big on tithing and always said jews run to the front of the alter and pay extra tithes for blessings.(he scammed us big time)

our money dwindled down but we didnt care,we had religion(false christ).then a voice told me,u should get back your carshop up and amke cars for christ,at the time-i thought that be great.i could paint again and fix up cars for the Lord.

So i started and fixed up a car with three thousand dollar wheels and music systems,video in it.I MADE IDOLS AGAIN BUT I DIDNT SEE IT.MY PASTOR EVEN ENDORSED ME AND ENCOURAGED ME. 

one day the Lord YHWH brought a guy to me and he said"i will get those wheels from ya and he gave me more than i paid for them".i was on stocks again.

Something was telling buy more wheels for your car and show others your car.

but then the Lord   spoke clear as day to me and said"YOU ARE CREATING IDOLS BEFORE ME,iF YOU DONT STOP AND SEEK MY GUIDANCE YOU WILL PERISH". scared me to death.i thought i was going to die right there.i bent over and started asking for forgiveness and crying like a baby.i sold all of my possesions and bought a cheap car.

what broke the mold was ,when i gave it up and confessed i was sinning and felt bad on what i did to GOD ,I told my whole church.my pastor told me as long as you give your tithes and grace ,your are good by me.I had it.

I HAD EVEN BROUGHT MY SISTERNLAW  AND HER ENTIRE FAMILY TO THAT CHURCH,PLUS MY FATHERNLAW AND NIECES AND NEPHEWS.THEY BECAME MEMBERS.I FELT SO BAD,WHEN THE LORD TOLD ME GET OUT NOW,THE PASTOR IS A MIS-LEADER AND LEAVE,I WILL SHOW YOU THE TRUTH.I RELYED ONLY ON GOD TO SHOW ME,HE LED ME HERE.

PEOPLE FROM MY OLD CHURCH DEPISE ME FOR LEAVING.BUT I LOVE THEM THOUGH.I TRY TO TELL EM THE REAL TRUTH!THEYRE BRAIN WASHED.......HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS EDITION.... 

following the LORD YESHUA has brought me here,so i love it,HALLE-YU-YAH 

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me and my wife are fairly new to this,we still miss communion with others from church.but they depise us for following YHWH's true laws.we keep the sabbath holy.we believe its friday sunset to saturday sunset.we gave up paganistic ways and holidays,even birthdays of self worship.people think were nutts!we really love YEHSHUA so much.we gave up t.v and movies,music and associating with the worlds events.we strickly obeying the commandments.theyre easy to us.we enjoy them.but our parents think were in a cult b/c we dont join them in sunday worship.i laugh it off and feel sorry for them.we havent really witnessed to anybody our new findings with the messiah,just our immediate family.they skeptical still.i feel sad for all the lost people who are stubborn and yet we rejoice b/c we feel so free and loved by YHWH.he spared our lives from eternal damnation...i feel the holy spirit has dwindled in me,i need answers, thanx 

mike 

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me and my wife have stepped out of the church system for 2months now,we learned about false apostle paul and now keep the sabbath holy and obey the ten commandments.stopped all paganistic traditions.figured out Gods holy name and his son's hebrew name.we study,study,study the bible.give to the poor or in need familys.but we feel theres something missing? please any help would be great. 

the valdez family from texas 

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please reply and help.why do people call the  yashewah or jesus?

is the creator (father) called Yaheweh or elohim.where does all this come from?

need some answers,the father has been at me with this question for awhile.

im new to this.    mike 

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Beloved, it is high time we exposed the false apostles. Rev.2:1-2;'To the angel of the church of Ephesus write...you cannot bear them which are evil and you have tried them which say they are apostles, and are not and have found them liars.' Beloved, how did the Ephesians test the false apostles? There are two tests. The FIRST test; John 15:27;'And you also shall bear witness because you have been with Me from the beginning.'Acts 1:22-23;'Beginning from the baptism of John, to that same day that He was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of His resurrection. And they appointed two..' Beloved, from this we know that an apostle ought to have been with Jesus from the beginning. The SECOND test, John 17:8;'For I have given to them the Words which You gave Me; and they have received them..' Acts 1:24;'And they prayed and said, You, Lord, which know the hearts of all men, show which of these two You have chosen, That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship...' Beloved, the second test is for those men, like Barsabas and Matthias, that have qualified the first test. The second test, beloved, requests that the person had received the Words of Jesus in Him and had a strong heart which Matthias qualified but Barsabas failed. Therefore the test for apostles is that 1st, they must have been with Jesus from the beginning of His ministry till when He was taken up and, secondly and finally, they had the Word in them and have strong heart to preach what Jesus preached.'

Beloved, this was how the church of Ephesus tested Paul, Barnabas and co. Acts 14:14; ‘Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of...’ Beloved, don’t even waste your time on Paul for a second lest he seduce you with his teachings. Because for even him, the ‘first test of apostles’ he fails, for he hadn’t been with Jesus from the beginning till when He left His disciples. Beloved, don’t even try to know whether he was a good person or not. The fact that anyone has a strong heart does not mean that person is an apostle, for that person ought to pass the ‘first test of apostles’ before he can even be tested with the ‘second test of apostles.’

Jesus, beloved, sealed the truth among the 12 apostles. John 17:17; ‘Sanctify them through Your truth: Your word is truth.’ Psalms 119:142;’Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, thy law is the truth.’ Isaiah 8:16;’Bind up the testimony, seal the law (truth) among My disciples.’ How did He seal the truth among His disciples? Acts 1:2; ‘..He through the Holy Ghost had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen.’ Luke 24:45; ‘Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.’ John 14:26; ‘But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said to you.’

John 17:20; ‘Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word.’ Beloved, I hope you have read how that we shall believe in Jesus through the words of His apostles. That means we need them to know Jesus. They have the testimony of Jesus. Rev.19:10; ‘.. for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.’ John 17:8; ‘For I have given to them the Words which You gave Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from You, and they have believed that You did send Me.’

Beloved, apart from the 12 apostles, you don’t need any man to teach you but the Holy Ghost. John 15:26-27; ‘But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, He shall testify of Me: And you also shall bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.’ 1 John 2:26-27; ‘These things have I written to you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which you have received of Him abides in you and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things and is truth and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in Him.’ Jude 1:17; ‘But beloved, remember you the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;’

Flee from Paul, Barnabas and co. and it shall be well with your soul.

Eugene, a Jew.

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my 'old' pastor& asst pastor nearly ripped my head off when i told them about pauls vicious campaign against jesus.since the lord was on me hard to search for this answer,he didnt let up until i got here.please be honest,just want 2 expose this false apostle. 
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first of all-thank u jesus christ for opening my eyes.when the lord converted in sept/2011,one year ago.i was a devout catholic for 12 years.when i had asked jesuschrist to let me see what he wanted me to do with my (idle) life,he showed me.i just started crying like a toddler who smashed his thumb in a door.I felt terror of judgement on me,i was ashamed to be in his presence.I thought i was going to die.but after that i felt like a new man inside with new emotions and feelings toward the world.I immediately threw all my worldly rock&rap cd's away and all my dvds.even threw away anything that had to do with majic(disney channel stuff).car magizines with profane pictures(lowrider&rides,dub etc....)disconnected the cable that monday that came.i dont play video games,or like facebook or twitter either.my family thought i was insane.they were going to evaluate me,if i didnt give them a good answer.well I told them that jesus had gave me a revelation of things to come and expect them to come.I even sold both of my award winning chevys(idols)i had made for carshows to show christ i meant all the way with his love!never looked back since,just been growing and growing until i saw christians in different churches slandering each other for their different beliefs.I didnt settle in one church to expand my knowledge.the lord told me clear as day,he came to unite these individuals under god thru the messiah,but religion came from the devil,its what seperates us from each other!churches only desire to be bigger&better.if money is the root of all evil,why do churches beg for it?about 5 months ago i was in a church that wouldnt let me grow or go,b/c i was a big tither and crowd mover.the lord moved me.but all they wanted was money and me to restart back on cars again.that was my tipping point.i rebuked the whole church one sunday.they cheered me when i was rebuking them.they were lost.i tried to warn them of upcoming trials the lord had told me about them.they laughed at me. so i left and searched thru scripture and the web for help.i knew there was more to this than just this.i asked for greater gifts of the holy spirit,whoo-hoo brothers! the lord provided tremendously.i found out about paul the false apostle.starting exposing false rapture event thru vivid propthetic dreams i have still.my marine friends in ft hood,told me about the extensive martial law training they did in iraq and saudi arabia to prepare for the usa.yes,its true!god has been very good to me,even tho i almost lost my eye in a freak accident.fighting off demons and sinister characters who show up frequently.its a war everyday,man its alot but i still love christ the evermore than before! praise be to GOD!
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first time blogger -compelled to say,thanks be to jesuschrist for saving me!

been converted a year now,never felt at home in church,but always loved brothers and sisters coming over to speak about christ.2weeks ago,i just suddenly stoppd going to church and started realizing scripture and pauls blasphemies against christ.i asked the lord to help me discern the truth that was tearing me up. then it hit me like a ton of bricks.the lord would tell me alot of things that came true with people and events.then i asked for a revelation of great magnitude.god hit with this false rapture event,then i followed it all the way to false apostle paul and this website.it changed my life.its like i knew it all along,just was holding off.now i scream on the rooftops about this info about paul and the false rapture.i dont care about my reputation,I TRULY LOVE JESUS CHRIST,MY WIFE UNDERSTANDS TOO AND IS NOW A FOLLOWER .PRAISE BE TO GOD ALMIGHTY AND HIS GLORIOUS SON ON HIGH JESUSCHRIST,MY MESSIAH=

P.S LOVE THE WEBSITE

 

 

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'John' claims he is the voice calling in the desert from Ishaiah 40:3.

If we read Ishaiah 40, this voice declares for us to make righteous our paths before our Father, and goes on to describe the effects of the coming of our Father's Presence upon the earth, and how minuet we are before His massive Presence. The word presence is used to indicate us, before His direct physical being rather than His unseen might.

A calling in the desert is recorded by Ishaiah 40 through Father declaring to the exiled community of Irushalem in Babylon that they were to make their paths righteous so they can keep in the returning to our Father via following the original Instructions. If we note that in Ishaiah 40, Father states that the term of service for the punishment from transgression of the Instructions has ended and that they have paid double for their sins.

These passages of Ishaiah 40 force us to conclude that 40, 41 are out of sequence in the timeline of the book of Ishaiah. Now, this guy John comes along and claims he is the voice prophesied  by Ishaiah calling in the desert.

Firstly, Ishaiah 40 is not prophetic, it is a record of a declaration to the exiled community to remain righteous now that they have served their term of punishment as i have explained above. Secondly, 'John' is neither in Egypt nor Babylon, the two labelled deserts. 'John' is submersing people in the Jordan around Bethany, which is not considered a desert. And prior to 'John' no other person has ever been mentioned being needed to submerse anyone to be clean for our Father, even had they leprousy. Hence, this practice is of pagan origins.

The testimony of the book of John is backed by John's word but who the heck is John other than someone performing pagan acts and not being a priest, in fact contrasting the attire of the priests by wearing camel hyde which would make one sweat against the Instructions for the priests of our Father are not to wear anything that would make one sweat in service.

John starts off the book with blasphemies, while slurring the Tanakh. In the beginning there was only our Father, and word was not needed til Adam and Eve, and no other word was of concern to Father until the first Instructions after the flood. Then to connect 'word' to Father as a god. And then to connect 'word' as a god to 'light' as the same god only to finish it off with god-lite making every thing through him, and god-word becoming flesh.  John 1:1-18.

This contrasts Genisis and the Tanakh, for Father made everything, including light and Father seperated the light from the darkness so to say the darkness had no understanding is another dig at the Holy One of Ishrael who states He is neither man nor the son of man. John therefore only proves by his own words that his god who sent him, is not the same God we are still in covenant with.

It would also be impossible for John to finish his book or even write the book of Revelation since according to Matthew 14, at the time Herod heard of jc, oh i mean the 2nd time Herod heard about jc, they thought John who was just beheaded had risen from the dead and that jc was him. John dies before the feeding of fish tale. This also puts a damper on the last supper with John. Maybe they can just photoshop him out.

Have you noticed the dialog between jc and the Jews in John? jc never answers the Jews correctly when they ask him who and where he is from and only denies being demon posessed, not  being a Samaritan. The Jews ask him if he is a Samaritan not if he is from Samaria. The Jews asking if he was a Samaritan was saying he was a man of Cuth from Babylon who worshipped Nergal, or one of the other arab tribes after their being exiled to Samaria by the King of Assyria, see 2Kings 17:30.

We find out these people whom though some worshipped Father in addition, they mostly had their own gods and idols. The House of Ishrael who lived in and around Samaria where exiled before the Samaritans came. Being a Samaritan would void any claim of being a Jew or of Davidic lineage.

In John 7:48 after the Jews ask the Temple guards why they brought jc into the Temple, they also ask ,"Has any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him? No! But this mob that knows nothing of the Law- there is a curse on them." The curse of not following the Law as warned by Moshe. The witness had already gone to jc previously making him cursed as well and not of the Jews number, asking him if he was from Galilee (a Samaritan) too. 

Speaking of Revelation, i missed a point. According to Rev. 18:8 "In one day her (Babylon/Rome/Christianity) plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire". This more than suggests that the earthquake, the impact of a burst from the sun, and the nephilim will be in a single day.

 I noticed that these recent alignments with the earth, a planet and the sun aligning, also had other 3 body set alignments in  increasing number, ie. other 3 body sets of 3 planets aligned, or 2 planets and the sun aligned besides the earth set. On July 27, 2012 there will be 5 sets of 3 body alignments with the earth pretty much in the middle. Very important to note is the fact that this date on the Hebrew calendar is the 9th of Av, the very day that both Temples were destroyed. This day is known as well as the day to forsee the 3rd Temple.

In Ezekiel, Father decreed exile of the House of Ishrael for 390 years. However, unlike Daniel on behalf of exiled Iahudah the House of Ishrael (the northen kingdom of 10 tribes) never repented, causing Father to mutiply their punishment x7 in accordance with Leviticus. This makes the punishment of Ishrael 2730 years starting with the exile in +/- 718 bce and ending literally any day now.

The biggest point is, since Ishrael never repented, their term still exists until its full count. This means Father would never send someone to save Ishrael until they served their term and Father's words state the two houses would become one. Why would he reward them for wickedness? He wouldnt, but people love to hear they wont be punished for the sins they make and all they have to do is continue to break the covenant by believing/worshipping in someone else, so they eat it up.

 The new puzzle is to figure out which prophets are in Revelation measuring and witnessing, reporting. The keys to unlocking are Amos, Ezekiel, Zechariah,and possible others like Daniel, Ishaiah and Iremiah. I believe Ezekiel might be the author/1st person. Best of success!

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Did anyone catch the Venus transit?

I didnt see it but the pictures i have seen are pretty cool. Why this is potentially important is because we are already in the alignment with the 4 angels at the 4 corners of the earth.

If the properly unsealed sequenced set of events happens in our current aligned positions, we have just seen the angel standing in the sun of Rev.19:17. Notice that this angel calls out to the other "birds" in mid air. We also see in Rev.8:13 an "eagle" flying in mid air, telling us that the "birds" the angel in the sun is calling out to are the other angels. The fact that Venus was in transit tells us "mid air" means when we align with each of them and the sun. The order to "gather" is to prepare for the events to start.

Let us look at the next angel to come to transit. Around 6/27/12 we will be in line with the sun and Pluto.  Let us now look at Rev. 6:5 to the black horseman who is one of the 4 angels at the 4 corners. "a denarius for a quart of wheat...and do not harm the oil or wine." The declaration not to harm the oil and wine is key to tell us this is an earlier event before the sealing and the destruction begins. Did you catch the Denarius for a quart of wheat? Denarius is Greece! The last time Pluto was aligned with us and the others here like this was the Revelutionary War.

If these events continue to proceed according to unsealed sequencing of the book, we would be looking for impact from an asteroid-like after the end of June and pressumably before the transit of Mercury towards the end of July, with the  Nephilim invasion right after, before Rome collapses and our Father arrives to kick that false prophet idolstick and its world religion to the hole. Stay aware.

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The most amazing this about this site is the fact that we are seeking truth.  I was laying down and it suddenly occured to me what Moshe is saying in Devarim/Deuteronomy 30.  That we are Kol Israel I am persuaded beyond a reasonable doubt.  That we match what the Prophet Hosea says will occur in the latter days is evident from the sites that I have seen around the Internet.  We are the lo-ami (no people) upon whom Yahweh desires to pour out rachamim (mercy).  Yahweh is offering a unilateral contract.

 I am in my first year of law school and am taking contract law.  I was laying in bed and talking with Yahweh about my studies and realized that Deuteronomy 30 is a unilateral contract.  A unilateral contract is one where the person making the promise (in this case Yahweh) to do an act (forgive and return us to the land he promised to our Fathers) in exchange for a performance (if we Teshuvah (Repent and Return by confessing our sins and those of our fathers  and return means to return to the Brit/Covenant by keeping His Torah, Chukim and Mishpatim).

 Our forefathers went astray after the gods of the nations and desire their ways to the ways of Yahweh.  They tossed the covenant away and chose to walk after the imaginations of their own hearts and practice those things that were not right ...i.e., human sacrifice and every other wickedness of the nations.

 Yahweh says in Hosea that Israel is not hidden from Him and He promised through the Prophets of Yisrael to write His Torah upon our heart and mind and to personally teach us.  I don't know about the rest of you; but, I'm more than a little excited about that.

Yahweh essentially says through Moshe in Deuteronomy 30 (paraphasing this) if we  (Yahudah and Yisrael) come to our senses in the exile and teshuvah to him (repent and return) and keep his Torah, Chukim and Mishpatim, He will return and gather us to the land that He promised to our Ahvots and bless us exceedingly.  I'm willing to take Him at His word.  How about you?

 Let's discuss it; shall we?.

 

Shalom

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I feel compelled by Yahweh to offer Praise to Him for His Wisdom and His Salvation through Yahshuah Ha Moshiach.   The fact that I happened upon this site at first seemed strange to me.  But then Yahweh reminded me, that the reason we undergo trials is so that we can help others who are undergoing a trial through which we ourselves have passed.

Like many of you on this site; I was attacked by S.A.Tan as to the authenticity of the Apostleship of Paul.  It was a grevious attack.  But for the grace of Yahweh, I would have called Yahweh and Yahshuah a liar and thrown the baby out with the bath water until I prayerfully read the Act of the Apostles and came to understand that the scriptures have been doctored by man to suite the practices of man who doesn't want to obey Yahweh.  

In the Acts of the Apostles, there is unity of purpose and unity of gospel.  From chapter 17 until the end, it deals with the missionary work of the Apostle Paul and clearly states that He taught from the Torah and the Prophets.  There is no mention of Yahweh committing murder and murdering the innocent for the wicked.  On the contrary, there is evidence of the teaching from the Prophets that Yahshua would suffer, die and that Yahweh would raise Him from the dead, but that the good news is that Yahweh is full of mercy and will forgive Israel when we repent and return unto him as the Prophet state:  that is the Besora, the gospel as proclaimed by Torah, the Prophets, Yahshua, and the Apostles, including Paul. It has no mention of the Gentiles.  It mentions Israel hidden among the gentiles.  Just as Yahshuah went in search of Israel (Matt. 15:24) hidden among the gentiles, so did the Apostle Paul.

Yahweh having seen me through that trial, I was then attacked as to the Holiness of Moshe Rabbineau (Moses, our teacher).  Reading through Torah and the Prophets with Yahweh, I came to understand that even Moshe, declared the Besora of Yahweh, that when we circumcize our hearts and repent in full faith and trust in the mercies of Yahweh, He will hear and forgive as we obey that prophet whom Yahweh raised up like unto Moshe: Yahshua the Anointed.

Because of the additions and manipulations  of man to the scriptures, even Torah, which was redacted by the Deuteronomist to conceal the wicked things that our Fathers did, must be taken with a grain of salt.  Salt makes our food taste better...its a seasoning.  Too much salt and you can't consume and digest the food; however when tempered just right, it is tasty and digestible and we can only do that by allowing Yahweh to teach us as he said he would.  He is Faithful and a very good teacher.

I am Jewish, so I take a Jewish approach to the scriptures and see the context and meaning as it is intended by Abba Yahweh.  There were things I have been taught by Yahweh that enabled me to approach the scriptures with the mind of a child looking to the Father and Yahshua for guidance.  One must, as Yahshuah said, become a teachable child otherwise you cannot understand the things of the Kingdom or enter in. At the age of six year, and I am 56 years old now, I made a decision to follow Yahweh even if I must walk alone.  I am not afraid to tell man when he is wrong. After 54 years of searching, Yahweh brought me to faith and sealed me as His own.  It is a real seal of ownership in accordance with ancient practices.  If you don't have His seal, you are not His.  Yahweh puts His seal on eveything He owns.  Even as the Apostle Paul taught.

Having said that, I would like to start this blog with a study of Matthew 15:24 and the Prophet Hosea by stating emphatically that those who have believed Yahweh are members of Kol Yisrael (the Congregation of Israel)   B'Nai Yahweh (The Children of Yahweh), and they are a product of the work of Yahweh through the Apostle Paul which is why his apostleship is under attack by S.A.Tan on this site.  As promised in the Prophets, Yahweh is awakening Kol Israel one by one in these last days.  Yahweh began to call His Children out of false religion in 1996. My purpose for being on this site is to obey Yahweh and help you to stand even as He helped me to stand in the face of a blantant attack by S.A.Tan; for if you jettison the Apostle Paul, he will then attack Moshe to jettison Torah.

Even as the scriptures says in the writings of Paul, those who believe in Yahshuah are to walk even as He walked.  Yahshuah obeyed Yahweh and He kept Torah. Paul imitated Yahshuah and asked us to imitate his imitation of Yahshuah.  (that is what you have not understood on this site.  He is not asking you to imitate him; he is aksing you to imitate his imitation of Yahshuah.  Yahshua's practice was to go into the synagogues to persuade them from Torah and the Prophets.  That is what the Apostle Paul did in imitation of Yahshua.)  As the Apostle James says, it is not enough to believe there is one God, you must keep Torah as well as evidence of that Belief.   Even the Demons believe there is one God and they aren't going into the Kingdom.  The issue is obedience toYahweh together with Faith that He is able to do what He says He will do.

 It is Yahweh who is able to keep you from falling and preserve you  unto His Kingdom.   Take an objective look at the Acts of the Apostles, and Hosea with Him.

 

Shalom

 

 

 

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The person who writes about Paul does not have the slightest idea what he writes about.  Paul did not write about Christ's life because he preached Christ crucifed and risen.  He states this in Romans.  Look at the early Christian creeds.  They do not give any details of Christ's life except basically that he died for our sins and rose from the dead.  We do not worship are carpenter, we worship the risen Christ.  

To continue, the Gospels do not have the Gospel in them.  This in Paul's writing.   

Finally, the arguements put forth by the writer border on silly.  They are given with no evidence except that that is what the author believes.  

By the way, Augustus's biography when it was written starts his life at 19.  The ancients did not write as we do going into every detail.  They did not give a wit about childhoods or what a person did before fame.  What we have written about the Lord Jesus is more than you get in other biographies of the time.

At any rate, the arguements offered by the author are the same substandard hack writings repeated for the 100th time with the same result.  Christ is still king.  

Oh and Jesus saying some would not taste death until they saw Christ coming in His Kingdom was fulfilled in Revelation when John saw it in a vision.  As far as the apostles not understanding  the timing of Christ's return this is explsined because it is a secret and the Christ would have returned if Israel would have accepted Him before 70 AD.  This is in Acts, though the date 70 AD is not given.  But they will have a chance to do so after the rapture when the clock is reset.

There are those; of course, that believe that it is anti-Jewish to claim that Jewish people need Christ.  (And I love Jews.  This is a religious discussion, not a personal discussion.  You can be a good citizen, great father or mother and a nice person and not be a Christian).  I say if  Jesus was who he claimed to be, the king of Israel, the Messiah and the I Am, how good a Jew are you if you don't believe him.  

Thank you.

 

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Hi All

 

Well here's my new blog over on wordpress.com

 Controversial as always :)

Come over and check it out.  

http://exodus2thekingdom.wordpress.com/ 

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Continuing on from part 1 ( you will probably want to read part 1 first ), we can discuss the origins of these Nephilim and Rephraim breeds. However, for this you will need to completely open your mind. From part 1, what we can gather is that the Nephilim of old were larger than us and less moral overall than we are now. They liked war, sex, eating, and most importantly the perversions of these things.

The Rephraim ( used generically to encompass all the giant breeds)  were the post flood offspring of mainly Ham who tended to have the same perversions as the original Nephilim. Nimrod/Amraphel, the King of Shinar/Babylon was the first of the mighty men of old- the giants. Remember that Nimrods mother is Ishtar/Ashtar/Easter whom the religion of Christianity still enrolls in. I am still trying to figure out how Ham was different than Shem and Japeth. It states that Shem is the oldest and tells us that Ha Shem is his God, suggesting that after concecrating his first born to Father, his other 2 sons were given to other Elohim. As the Law requires Father to be given only the 1stborn, not every child. But where did they all come from? And where did we come from? Same place- Our Creator.

In Genesis, when our  Creator made the heavens, He created what we perceive as celestrial objects as His fellow beings with their own features. When Father (Elah)  said "Let us make man in our image" He was talking to the Elohim ( beings of God )that He had made in the heavens. So in their and Father's combined images were we made.

Let us first take a look in the Garden with Adam and Eve. Everyone knows this story, but do we really. Adam and Eve ate an apple, were cursed, got kicked out of Eden and had children. -At least that is what the traddition is. But Father repeatedly calls on us to come to Him for our learning, not religions.

There are a couple of logical possibilities to the story, making it essential that we stay in the parameters of the information we are given by our Father for the outcome to hold fruit. I add nothing to the information, only sort it out:

1. Adam was surrounded by animals in the garden but none were found suitable, so Eve was made for him. Gen 2.18-20

2. Adam and his wife were naked. Gen 3. and then the evil one approached Eve. God then kicks them out of the garden for the apple right? Hold on!  "His wife" means that Adam already "knew" Eve!

3. Cain is born (bare with me until i explain).

4. After bearing Cain, Eve then gets duped (at least once)  by the serpent as does Adam, leaving Eve with Abel and Adam literally and physically sore. God gives Adam and Eve "skins" and then kicks them out.

Crazy you say? My response is that in Genesis 4 "Adam knew his wife and she conceived and bore Cain". , Genesis 4.2,"She then bore his brother Abel." But it doesnt say what "Abel" means. It is the same letters as "eat" in the Hebrew translation. To connect the reaction of Abel back to the action of eating the forbidden tree, the evil one.

Now that i have you thinking, there are only 2 viable paths before us concerning "Cain knew his wife"Gen 4.17,  according to the information given. Either:

a. Cain knew Eve,  Or; b. there was a twin gene from Adam and Eve, giving Cain a twin sister whom Cain could have then known. i am currently working on this theory.

After this, Adam and Eve (steve was doing a promo in london at the time) had Seth. Adam tells us that after receiving the new skins, Seth at least looks like him, and that after Seth, Adam had many sons and daughters (relief to Eve). Gen. 5. The book of Jasher says that when Cain was killed, he was perceived to be an animal. Moving on, it should be noted that even though Abel can be concluded to be from the evil one, God was still upset that Abel was killed, and also that God originally wasnt too thrilled over the toil of our hands and the soil, He was more interested in Abel reproducing and maintaining life.

 There is so much previously unforseen information reguarding sexual habits in the Tanakh, that i will have to cut this short and put it in parts. So shall we skip to Abraham. Keep in mind that God's Law's were few back then in Abram's time.

Abram lived in Ur for 75 years when he set out for Caanan. He took with him Sarai and Hagor. Gen. 16 tells us that Sarai couldnt conceive, so after 10 years, Sarai gave Hagor to Abraham as concubine. Abram knew Hagor and was born Ishmael ("like wild ass") to Abraham at 86, 11 years after leaving Canaan. 13-14 years later according to Genesis, Sarah bears Isaac to Abraham. But what have we missed in this story?

This is where it gets weired! Let us go back to Gen. 15, where Abraham complains to God about not having children. God says to bring a 3 year old heifer, a 3 year old she-goat, a 3 year old ram, a turtle dove and a bird. Abram cuts the carcasses but doesnt kill the bird. An odd feeling falls upon Abram in the night.

So which carcasses was it that Abram cut in half? Not the bird. We know from the Tanakh that most sacrifices are tokened with a ram (male). It does mention carcasses so we can assume this is more than one carcass probably including the turtledove for other offering. Then Abraham left Ur.

It would be conclusive to the information that we have been given, that Hagor is the 3 year old heifer(donkey) that Abram didn't cut up. Why else would it be that when Sarah had Isaac, Abraham put the, what was then 14 year old Ishmael on Hagor's shoulder? No wonder one of the Elahim found Hagor "wondering".

If your mind is quicker than mine, than you have already guessed that Sarah is the 3 year old she-goat Abraham didnt cut up. In Gen. 18, when 3 Elahim came to Abraham, Abraham went to fetch food for them.Abraham runs in and tells Sarah ,"quick 3 sehas of flour!" then Abram runs and has his servant boy (Ishmael) to prepare a calf.

Gen. 18.8 says Abram took curds and milk and the calf to the Elahim. The calf was prepared by the servant boy. So,who then had the curds and milk?? Sarah, Abraham's goat. Abraham being Abram being part A ram.

Sarah was not 90 when she had IsYak, but from Gen. 17.17 it would be better understood, " Could a man have a child at 100, and could Sarah have had a child 10 years ago when i tried at 90?"

Additional significance of the 3 Elahim visiting Abraham is that it appears to be at Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread when 2 of the Elahim went to Sodom where Lot also was feasting with unleavend bread like Abraham.

As we search through Genesis and beyond, with different clashes of creatures but always the same message: Obey our Creator. We are all part animal and the Rephraim have been interwoven into us throughout our history, as even some of us today have these genes within us. For now i will leave you with the question of Judges 19... what kind of concubine did the Levite priest have?

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Don't worry, there is still time to read this post, contemplate and make a sound plan.

Can we all not see the writing on the wall? Damascus ( As-Syria ) the right hand of Iran (Persia/Elam), threating Jordan ( Edom, Moab, Ammon ) and Ishrael ( mostly Judah right now ) if the U.N. lobbiers persist with demands of his stepping down. What does Yahuah declare to these places in the book of Ishayah- utter destruction?Wiping Edom ( Southern Jordan ) completely out as a people. Everyone else to the brim with destruction short of all Ishrael.

Next in Ishayah we find Egypt. Confounded, as Yahuah has stated is describing the country fairly well these days. But notice it is in the Egypt pronouncement that it hints toward the time of our Father's coming. Hence, known as the time of trouble. I won't say "tribulation" (although thats what it means), because there is an error in the general "tribulation" perception of prophecy.

The idea that the 70 weeks of Daniel is actually 70 years is incorrect. The 70 weeks of Daniel is indeed 70 weeks, they just aren't consecutive weeks. These 70 weeks are detailed in the writings of the Tanakh (Old Testament) concerning the rebuilding of the second Temple as Yahuah says take note, we can follow along and count 7 weeks till the anointing of the 2 Anointed and through the rest of the 62 weeks of the building of the Temple before the 1 Anointed was killed, leaving us awaitng 1 week of the 70 week prophecy.

This 1 week we await is the week he will take covenant with many. This "he" is not about an antichrist. This "he" is talking about the 1 Anointed who is coming with our Father. "For 1 week he will take covenant  with many...for half a week he will put an end to the sacrifices"- meaning when he the 1 and our Father come everyone will be freaked out, and the week of covenant with many is most likely the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for really it is the only 7 day covenant item.

 This brings us back to Revelation. Now, if you have read Revelation, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense right off the bat, it leaves you wondering wth(eck) are they talking about and your mind spinning. First off, Revelation is not in proper sequence as it is read through in the book. This is how "John" sealed it up for God as instructed.

The easiest thing to discover is that we need logic when we deal with our Father. Everything our Father instructs of us can be backed up with sound reasoning if we really contemplate it. He does not ask for miracles, He only supplies them.

In Revelation, we need to place things in order like the woes. First comes "woe", then "woe,woe" and finally "woe, woe, woe". We also need to arrange the angels in procession, and trickiest of all, place the trumpets, seals and bowls in order.

 In a logically and literally aware inspection of Revelation with these guidlines in mind, one must conclude that in correct sequence, it would have to start off with what is read as the "6th trumpet" because it says to release the 4 angels in Rev.9:14.  It goes on to describe these 4 angels and the horses they are riding. It also tells us they are bringing a 200 million unit army on us.

In Revelation 7 we see what happens after the trumpet releasing the 4 angels. "And I saw 4 angels standing at the 4 corners of the earth." This is an astronomical reference. One comes from the east and calls to the 4,"do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God." This tells us that most trumpets as ordered cannot happen in published sequence because most trumpets harm something, which tells us the sealing is a little later.

Then we can logically conclude the 4 angels/horsemen going forth as described in Rev. 6.  The real 2nd trumpet would have to be what is read as the "5th" trumpet. As read in Rev. 9 we see a logically perceived asteroid or the like crashing into the ocean, not really harming anyone.

Rev. 9 is where the trouble gets bad for most of mankind. Out of the smoke comes "locusts upon the earth." -Well we don't have killer locust underground, and locust didnt travel millions of miles on the back of an asteroid. They are what we would call aliens. But these aliens have been here before at least once.

We can read on in Rev.9.7 how these aliens look. Joel 2+3 also explain this with eerie detail of the locust/horsemen army. As of old but never such an onslaught come the Nephilim giant breed (Gen.6.4,Deut.3:11, King of Og(er), Goliath) who run like horses and devour everything. And their number was 200 million. We also can confirm this in Ishayah 14 where we are told that an alien people will take the lost tribes of Ishrael back to their own soil.

Will it be that these people befriend the sons of Jacob to fight against their enemies and live in peace for 1000 years until Father "puts hooks in their jaws (similar to reigning a horse) O Gog ,Magog(Nephilim/Rephraim giants) and leads him (them) out with Lybia, Cush, etc. against Ishrael as detailed i Ezekiel 38-40.

All this, fire, plague, eathquakes and hail to boot for all of us who do not repent to our Father and follow His instructions only. Remember it is always of our Father's will. Which side of His will do we want to be on? Best of success.

And to Brent ; You must have missed the part about Paul's creation being a fraud, a shade, an abominable corpse that is detestable to our Creator. The poser you are following has nothing to do with the God of Jacob, and will be thrown into the pit with all who follow such Falsehood. Father's Anointed and the High Priest came 500 years before Paul's christ. And the Nephilim were decreed to come 200 years before that by the Almighty, so yeah, im gonna do without your suggestion which is laughable at best. Remember even when the Nephilim arrive it is not too late to turn away from the Falsehood poser and repent to our Father.

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Coming to understand that Paul was/is a false Apostle was not easy for most. It has been ingrained into us that he was the greatest Apostle. Looking at the evidence from scripture with a mind set on finding the truth no matter where it leads is what one must have in order to understand the truth about the Pharisee Paul.

Why after finding out this great deception the Pharisees have pulled on humanity, do we want to now trust that they know and keep the correct Sabbath. When will we learn our lesson from Yahshua's warning: "Beware the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees".? Now to start with another question. Why does only the Gospel of John (which is for the Second Remnant) make the strange( once you ponder it) statements about the "Jew's Sabbath"? Isn't there only one Sabbath and it is Yahweh's? This is only cursory evidence for now, we will get into the hard evidence which there is much of.

All of the evidence is in the days before and after the crucification. We must first start with uncovering the obviously falsely translated verses about the resurrection.



Let's look at this very important understanding regarding which day Yahshua resurrected.

Christians insist that Yahshua rose from the dead on a Sunday, or a Saturday at sunset. To pull off this deception, they had to corrupt the scriptures by translating these following verses entirely wrong on purpose.

In Matthew 28:1, the New American Standard (NAS) reads:

Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.

Mark 16:1-2

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.

Luke 24:1

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.

John 20:1

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.

John 20:19

So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and *said to them, "Peace be with you."

The corruption in all of these verses is that in the Greek it does not say “the first day of the week.” To start with, the Greek word translated here as “first” is the word “heis,” and it means “one.” This word always refers to a count or something individual and never to placement in order – “On one [heis] of the days while He was teaching the people ….” In fact, over 280 times “heis” is translated as “one,” and in the gospels alone, 162 times. Only nine times is “heis” translated as “first.” In five of those cases, they are this corrupting effort to make Yahshua’s resurrection on a Sunday. And in two more instances, the attempt is made to show believers gathering on Sundays. Is it not striking and very revealing that seven of the nine instances where this word is incorrectly and aberrantly translated as “first,” are in these passages where the translators wanted to falsely establish either a Sunday resurrection, Sunday firstfruits offering or a Sunday gathering? You will find in the remaining two passages a like problem with “heis” being incorrectly translated as “first.”


Let's make the first correction in this very important repeated statement. We see that these seven passages must at least correctly read:

… on one day of the week.

Now let us take this examination further and see an even more egregious and obvious mistranslation.

In like manner, the Greek word here translated “week,” is a translation that is an obvious departure from every other case where it is used. With exception to 1 Corinthians 16:2, the Greek word in each of these cases is “sabbatwn.” Fifty-eight times in the NAS the word “sabbaton” and its variations are translated “Sabbath.” Only one time, in Acts 17:2, is it translated in the plural form, “sabbaths.” But “sabbatwn” is equally a plural form with its meaning of “sabbaths”; yet, this true meaning is totally ignored in these seven passages we have been considering, and even blatantly distorted. The Hebrew word “shabbath,” from which comes the Greek “sabbaton,” means “rest.” So how can one take a word meaning “rest,” and derive from it a word meaning seven days, a week, even six days of labor? The Hebrew word for week is not shabbath, but “shabua,” meaning “seven.” In the Greek the word for week is “hebdomos.” This insertion of week for sabbath is far more than just stretching a meaning, it is intentional gross error!


To prove this further, we find that same word – sabbatwn – that was used in six of these nine passages, is used in five other places. Revealing the complete hypocrisy and inconsistency of these subject six/seven passages, in these other passages they translated that same word as “sabbath”!


In Matthew 28:1, the NAS reads:


Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.


In Luke 4:16, the NAS reads:


And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read.


In Acts 13:14 , the NAS reads:


But going on from Perga, they arrived at Pisidian Antioch, and on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue and sat down.


In Acts 16:13, the NAS reads:

And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer; and we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled.



Would these sound right or in any way be accurate if “Sabbath” was replaced with ”week”? Of course not! They are blatant error. The week has no comparison with a sabbath, a day of rest, and the two words are not interchangeable, notwithstanding Luke 18:12. Here it too reads, “I fast twice in the sabbath …” But because of the translator’s bias, in these seven passages, they replaced the word “one” with “first,” and the word “sabbaths” with “week,” to contrive the increasingly obvious aberrant statement – “the first day of the week.”


So why did the translators falsely translate “sabbatwn” when it had to do with Yahshua’s resurrection and with assemblies, and then translate it to say what it is truly intended to say in its five other usages? Obviously, they have an agenda – to justify a fallacious Sunday resurrection and Sunday gatherings.

Their glaring bias and error is never more evident and exposed than in Matthew 28:1.

Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.


Would you be surprised to know that the two words “Sabbath” and “week” in this passage are both this Greek word, “sabbatwn”? How much greater evidence do we need that someone has an agenda here? And what’s more, the word “sabbatwn” is plural. Therefore, why don’t they say “the first day of the weeks”? Again, they have an overriding agenda that loses its supportability on many counts, as we have seen already.

Some would point to historical writings and say that they state that Yahshua resurrected on a Sunday. But we ask, what earlier and more trustworthy historical record do we have than the _script_ures themselves? The _script_ures are the earliest records available. There is no more reliable historical evidence. Without a doubt, the church was leavened very early, and they had an agenda to support a false Sunday resurrection. Just as Yahweh blinded the Jews so as to carry out His will concerning Yahshua’s sacrifice on Passover, so He has blinded Christians to call Sunday Yahshua’s resurrection and their sabbath.

Therefore, without a doubt, not only must we say that the subject passage must at least read:

… on one day of the week.

But there must be further corrections as well.

Not only must we change the fallacious word “week” to “Sabbaths,” we find that there is no Greek word whatsoever in this text for the added word “day.” It does not exist, but was simply inserted so the translators could make this passage say what they wanted it to say. Could there be a more substantial and blatant string of errors?

Thus, we now see that the complete and undeniable truth regarding this passage demands that it read:

… on one of the sabbaths.

Therefore, as an example of this, Matthew 28:1, and the other eight like passages, would truly read:

Now after the sabbaths, as it began to dawn toward one of the sabbaths, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.


This is a corrupt teaching of Christianity I had been taught. As you can see the clear translation of the gospel accounts show Messiah rose on one of the Sabbaths at dawn. So this is not the day "after" the Sabbath.

Please take the time to reread and look into the original Greek for yourself. This is very important.

If you can't or do not want to see the truth that Yahshua rose at dawn on one of the Sabbaths the following will not make sense.

If you now understand that the messiah rose on one of the Sabbaths, this Sabbath who's ever it was,the date would be the 17th. three days earlier would be the Passover the 14th. Now here is the sticky part, this would make the 10th the day Messiah rode in on the donkey also a Sabbath 17th - 7 = 10th. Why are the Pharisees not condemning Yahshua for having a beast bear a burden? The Pharisees would not have missed this opportunity. No mention in any of the gospels.

The Pharisees were upset on the 10th but never accuse Yahshua of breaking the Sabbath by having a donkey bear a burden. Why not? To get to the truth layers of deception of man going back to Adam, must be removed. To be continued
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http://www.youtube.com/user/mishayah

 

These are some vids that I did several years ago and some more recent.  I had never posted them anywhere.

They should quite helpful to anyone who's had veil lifted from their eyes.

 

Michael

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Are you still not sure which name you should be following?

Let's find out from scripture who we should be following. Keep in mind that Father makes the rules.

Deuteronomy 13:5 "Follow none but Yahuah your God, and revere none but Him; obeserve His commandments alone, and heed only His orders."

And what happened? Now all everyone is concerned with is trying to follow the commands of the one Paul made up to be jesus,  or whaever name you might substitute for it.

Deuteronomy 13:2 "If there appears among you a prophet (Paul's christ) or a dream-diviner and he gives you a sign or portent (like the destruction of Jerushalem), saying, 'Let us follow and worship another god (like him)'- even if the sign or portent that he named to you comes true, do not heed the words of that prophet or dream-diviner, for Yahuah your God is testing you to see whether you really love Yahuah your God with all your heart and soul."

Deuteronomy 13:6 "As for the prophet or dream-diviner, he shall be put to death; for he urged disloyalty to Yahuah your God."

Deuteronmy 13:10  "take his life"

Deuteronomy 13:11 "stoned him to death"

Paul and his christ should have both been stoned to death on the spot.

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First, we have to know what is meant by "adultery". The proper context must be known or what can happen ,as I have often seen done , is that we will get a different picture of who this woman was that was brought to Jesus.

Adultery: Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than their spouse.

Adultery is not , as many assume, prostitution. Though the two could be intermingled. This was not the case in this incident.

Prostitution: the act or practice of providing another a sexual service for payment.

The woman who was brought to Jesus had to qualify as an adulterous. She had to first have been married. Unmarried prostitutes do not or cannot commit adultery.

She had to have been Jewish. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees had no jurisdiction over matters concerning gentiles. Not under Roman law. Which they had to adhere to. They did have the "authority" to stone to death a married, Jewish woman who was caught having sexual intercourse with someone other than her husband(s).

"In the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. What do you say?"

The name Moses is the qualifier .

Moses only brought down from the mountain to the children 10 commandments from GOD. God told Moses not add or subtract one letter from these laws He had enjoined the children of Israel to.(Deut 4:2)

"In your observance of the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin upon you, you shall not add to what I command you nor subtract from it. "

"Keep the commandments as I your Elohim lay them down for you."

Where did the "other" laws come from? You know, like this one that goes contrary to "Thou shall not kill"?

Remember Jethro ,the High Priest of Midian? Father in law of Moses.

The national god of Midian was not Ehyeh asher Ehyeh, Elohim Adonai. It was Baal ( Ebol in Hebrew). Refer to Exodus 18. Refer to other sources also. Google it. Look in your library's encyclopedias.

While Moses is judging the cases of the Israelites Jethro approaches him and asks what he is doing. Moses responds that the Israelites come to me " to bring their enquiries to God." He judged their cases according to God's statutes.

Jethro informed him that this was foolishness to take this upon himself without help.

Despite what God had told Moses ,Jethro convinced him that it would be more expedient to appoint amongst "judges" that would hear the smaller disputes. Of course, Moses would retain the more "difficult" cases. Many of these men who were "chosen" to become "judges" were from Zipporah's, Moses' wife's family. Who do you think convinced the children of Israel to create the golden calf? These were indeed Moses relatives. Though Jethro( Reul) had rejoiced at Ehyeh asher Ehyeh's delivery of Israel from the Egyptians hands he was still polytheistic and the high priest of Midian. He swore no allegiance to the ONE TRUE GOD!

He just paid lip service and deceived Moses into appointing men with ulterior motives and agendas. This is why many of the Levitical and Deuteronical laws donot align with the commandments of Elohim Adonai. And another reason the 40 years of purification.

So when the Pharisees and the teachers of the law came to Jesus they tried to trip Him up.

They tripped themselves up by indicating that the law Moses gave them commanded them to stone this woman to death.

What was Jesus writing on the ground? The Laws that Elohim gave to Moses. It wasn't Moses that gave those ten commandments! It was Elohim Adonai.

The first one? "I am the Lord(Adonai) your God(Elohim) who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods!"That also included those that had attached themselves to the tribe of Israel. Like Jethro and Zipporah. If they were to enter into the land that was promised.

The first one He wrote was to counter their claim that Moses gave them the law.

The second one He wrote was to counter the claim that Moses instructed them to stone her to death.

"thou shall not Kill".

Whether Moses instructed them or not to kill they were always required to follow God's commandment. Not false dictates, doctrines ,traditions and customs of men.

Now whether the woman was actually caught in adultery is dependent on the credibility of her accusers. First they didn't present the man she was supposedly caught with. And where was her husband to accuse her?

"thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbor"

Was this just more than hearsay? In Jewish courts evidence against the accused must have been presented. Cross examination. Witnesses.

So Jesus convicts them, after their continued questioning(John 8;7), of their sin by stating now," If anyone of you is without sin let him be the first to stone her!"

Why should that have stopped them? They were intent on murder. They were from the beginning unconscionable .

These were evil men, yes, but learned men. Intelligent men. Who were really cowards who took no chances when confronted with consequences. What consequences? The fact that if they were caught murdering, bearing false witness and serving another god they just might be put to death themselves.

They were all very familiar with the Book of Daniel. And within that book, being scribes and Pharisees, they knew it contained the story of Susanna and the Judgement of Daniel( Daniel 13).

Susanna was God fearing ,and of great beauty, having been instructed by her "worthy" parents in the Law of Moses.

She had married a very wealthy man named Joakim who had built a garden that was attached to their house. He was well respected and many would visit him there.

Two elderly men had been selected from the people that year to act as Judges.Of them the Lord said," Wickedness has come to Babylon through the elders and judges posing as guides to the people."

These men were often at Joakim's house in litigation. They would see Susanna walk in the garden at midday. These two elder judges used to watch her everyday as she came to take her walk and in time began to desire her(LUST). They hid this desire from themselves.

But in time caught each other in the act of lust. Instead of confessing and repenting, they only confessed their desires to each other and concocted away to entrap her during her bath in the garden when no one was there except her maidservants. Her maidservants had left to fetch some oil and balsam. They were viewing her from outside the gate. They demand that she open the gate so that they can enter and have sex with her and if she refuses they will they say that they caught her sleeping with a young man in the garden.

"Look," they said, "the garden doors are shut, and no one can see us; give in to our desire, and lie with us. If you refuse, we will testify against you that you dismissed your maids because a young man was here with you.""I am completely trapped," Susanna groaned. "If I yield, it will be my death; if I refuse, I cannot escape your power. Yet it is better for me to fall into your power without guilt than to sin before the Lord." Then Susanna shrieked, and the old men also shouted at her, as one of them ran to open the garden doors. When the people in the house heard the cries from the garden, they rushed in by the side gate to see what had happened to her. At the accusations by the old men, the servants felt very much ashamed, for never had any such thing been said about Susanna.When the people came to her husband Joakim the next day, the two wicked elders also came, fully determined to put Susanna to death."

Susanna's virtue is defended and vindicated by the young Daniel by cross examination of the two elders. They were caught bearing false witness against Susanna by their own testimony.

" But Susanna cried aloud: "O eternal God, you know what is hidden and are aware of all things before they come to be:you know that they have testified falsely against me. Here I am about to die, though I have done none of the things with which these wicked men have charged me."

The Lord heard her prayer.

As she was being led to execution, God stirred up the holy spirit of a young boy named Daniel, and he cried aloud: "I will have no part in the death of this woman."

All the people turned and asked him, "What is this you are saying?"

He stood in their midst and continued, "Are you such fools, O Israelites! To condemn a woman of Israel without examination and without clear evidence? "

"After being separated, the two men are questioned about details (cross-examination) of what they saw, but disagree about the tree under which Susanna supposedly met her lover. In the Greek text, the names of the trees cited by the elders form puns with the sentence given by Daniel. The first says they were under a mastic(υπο σχινον, hupo schinon), and Daniel says that an angelstands ready to cut (σχισει, schisei) him in two. The second says they were under an evergreen oaktree (υπο πρινον, hupo prinon), and Daniel says that an angel stands ready to saw (πρισαι, prisai) him in two. The great difference in size between a mastic and an oak makes the elders' lie plain to all the observers. The false accusers are put to death, and virtue triumphs."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susanna_(Book_of_Daniel)

The contrast between the mastic tree, which is small, and the majestic oak emphasizes the contradiction between the statements of the two elders. In the Greek text there is a play on words between the names of these two trees and the mortal punishment decreed by Daniel for the elders.

http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/daniel/daniel13.htm

I think that these accusers had a lot at stake, considering that they knew the power ,authority and wisdom of Jesus. Were they each going to take a chance at not only challenging Jesus but in falsely accusing someone without proof. At risk of their own death?

They each ,one by one ,departed. The one woman was left there alone with Jesus.

She replied, "No one, sir." Then Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you. Go, (and) from now on do not sin any more."

I know what many of you will say. "She still committed adultery". Now did she? Jesus never said she did, He only told her to go and sin no more. He did not condemn her for the sin she had committed. She did not confess and repent there on the spot to Jesus. He forgave her by not condemning her.

Jesus saved her life from violence and death. Daniel ,through the power of the Holy Spirit's wisdom , also saved a beautiful, righteous woman from shame and death. Can you see what God Most High can do through you? If you know the truth. Yeshua's truth!

 

Seek and you shall find! Ask and you shall receive. Ehyeh asher Ehyeh( I shall become who I AM Becoming http://scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/OTpdf/exo3.pdf )....Adonai Shalom! Teodoro Leon III

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Let's start in Matthew shall we?

Matthew 2:2 " Magi from the east came to Jerusalem, and asked, 'where is the one born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.'" After they saw King Herod they saw the star again and followed it again till it "stopped over the child".

Upon coming to the house where the child was, they worshipped him and then left. After the  Magi left Joseph went to sleep and had a dream and was told, "Get up and take the child to Egypt." The Magi also went home a different way to avoid Herod because they were warned in a dream.

So far so good? Let's see.

When the Magi came looking for the child, it was at the same night at least since they met the King if not before, until the time that they left Joseph, before Joseph went to sleep that night. If it was all the same night, when could the Magi have slept in order to have the dream that told them to go home another route to avoid the King? If it was before that night, it would have been before they met the King, and the Magi would have then known to avoid the King in the first place (remembering they went to the King on their own).

When Herod gave the orders to kill the children in Bethlehem , it says: "This is why it is written  of Rachel's lost sons"(because Herod was gonna kill them. However, Rachel is the mother of the tribe of Benjamin and Bethlehem  is still located in the territory of the tribe of Yahuda, which is not Rachel's children. The citing used is actually about when the tribe of Benjamin was exiled by the Assyrians. Note how Rachel's children (girls and boys) are "gone", not slaughtered in another territory.

So concerened was Joseph for the child, he fled "that night".

Now, Luke 1:8 says the shepherds came to see the child "that night" that he was born. The shepherds do not happen to see the Magi before Joseph takes the child to Egypt.

Luke 2:21 says the child was circumcised on the 8th day and that when the time of purification had ended they took him to Jerusalem.

Luke 2:40 When Joseph and Mary did "everything required by Law, they returned to Galilee."

So much for fleeing "that night". As "required by Law" would have been at least 33 days according to Leviticus 12: "When a woman  bores a male, blood purification is 33 days."

What does Father say about the North Star? Jeremiah 10:2 "Do not learn the ways of the nations, and do not be dismayed by the portents in the sky; let the nations be dismayed by them! For the portents are delusions: For it is work of the craftsmans hands." Go on to read about the asherah/christmas tree pole.

The Magi of the birth narrative certainly cannot be considered wise, at least to the Most High because they come to transgress against the Instructions by worshipping anything else other than our Father as still required by Law. So again we see that those who do not know the Instructions are easier to persuade away from the covenant with our Father, into deception and sin.

How many more red flags does one need?

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1[Here is] The Explanation of the Reason for the Transfer of the Kingdom of DAVID from his Son SOLOMON, King of ISRAEL, to the Country of the Negus, that is to say, to ABYSSINIA.

When the Lord, praise be unto Him! wished SOLOMON to build the House of the Lord in JERUSALEM, after the death of his father DAVID, the son of JESSE, who had reigned over the children of ISRAEL, and SOLOMON, in accordance with his most excellent desire, began to build the House of the Lord, praise be unto Him! SOLOMON the King gave the command that the stones for the building should be hewn in immense sizes. But the workmen were unable to hew such large blocks of stone, and their tools broke when they attempted the work, and they cried out to SOLOMON the King and besought him to think out in his wisdom some plan for lightening their labour. And SOLOMON entreated God, the bestower of wisdom, to suggest some means to him. And behold, SOLOMON summoned the hunters and commanded them to bring a young Rukh bird, and in accordance with his orders they brought a young Rukh bird. And he commanded them likewise to bring a brass pot with a space inside it sufficiently large to contain the Rukh bird; and the pot had three legs, each one cubit in height, and it stood upon the ground. Then SOLOMON commanded them to set down the Rukh bird in the palace and to put the brass pot over it, but the wings of the Rukh bird protruded from under the aforementioned pot, and raised it above the ground. Now when the [mother] Rukh bird returned to her nest in the high mountains, and did not find her young one there, she was disturbed, and she flew round and round over the earth seeking for it. And she flew over JERUSALEM and saw her young one under the aforementioned pot, but had not the power to seize it. And she mounted up into the heights and went towards the Paradise of God, in the eastern part of Eden, and she found below Paradise a piece of wood which had been cast down there as if for her to carry away. And then she seized it, and by reason of her great sorrow for her young one she took no rest until she had brought it to JERUSALEM, and hurled it down upon the brass pot. And by the might of God a miracle took place forthwith, for the pot split into two halves, and the mother Rukh saw her young, and caught it up and bore it off to her nest. And when SOLOMON and all the children of ISRAEL saw this miracle, with a loud voice they praised the Almighty (or, the Governor of the Universe), Who had bestowed upon a bird that was not endowed with reasoning powers the instinct to do that which human beings could not do. And straightway King SOLOMON commanded the stone-masons to take that piece of holy and blessed wood, and, when they had marked out and measured the stone which they wished to split, to lay the afore-mentioned piece of wood on the place marked. And when they had done this, by the might of God the stone split wheresoever they wished it to split, and they found their work easy. Then SOLOMON became certain in his mind that the Governor of the Universe regarded the building of the Holy Temple with favour. And when the construction of the Temple was finished, the afore-mentioned piece of wood remained in the entrance chamber of the forecourt of the porch, and as the building of the Temple had stopped the operative power of the afore-mentioned piece of wood came to an end, but it was still held in respect.

Now God, praise be unto Him! having willed that the kingdom of DAVID and his son SOLOMON should be transferred to the blessed land of ABYSSINIA, stirred up the Queen of that country to make a journey to JERUSALEM to hear some of the wisdom of SOLOMON, even as the Holy Gospel saith, "The Queen of the South shall rise up in the judgement and shall judge this generation, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear SOLOMON".1 And behold, from the earliest times, the kingdom of ABYSSINIA was ruled over by royal princesses. And when the mother of this Queen was with child of her she saw a fat and handsome-looking goat, and she looked upon him with greedy desire, and said, "How handsome the beast is! And how handsome its feet are!" And she longed for it after the manner of women who are with child. And when the afore-mentioned daughter was fashioned completely in the womb of her mother, she had one foot like the foot of a man and another like the foot of a goat. Great and exalted be the Creator of the Universe, Who is to be praised! And when the mother of the Queen had brought forth this extraordinary being, and had reared her, and the maiden was ready for marriage, she (i.e. the maiden) did not want to marry any man because of her malformed foot; and she continued in her virginity until she began to reign. And when the thought to visit SOLOMON to hear his wisdom rose in her mind-as has already been mentioned-this had already been ordained in the wisdom of God, praise be unto Him! so that the kingdom of DAVID might last to the end of the world according to the word of DAVID by the Holy Ghost, "The Lord hath sworn a true oath to DAVID from which He will never turn aside: Of the fruit of thy loins I will seat upon thy throne. If they will keep the allegiance of My Covenant and of My testimony which I shall teach them, their children shall sit upon thy throne for ever".1 And besides this passage there are many other passages in the Psalms and in the other Books that refer to this [oath]. This passage nevertheless showeth also that the kingdom was to be rent from the children of ISRAEL; and since they changed [the Covenant], and did not observe the truth, and ceased to believe in Him Who was expected, God rent from them Prophecy, Priesthood, and Sovereignty.

And when the afore-mentioned Queen arrived in JERUSALEM, and SOLOMON the King had heard of it, and was quite certain from the information, which he had received from his spies, that one of her feet was the foot of a goat, he planned a cunning plan in his wisdom, whereby he might be able to see her foot without asking [her to show it to him]. He placed his throne by the side of the courtyard of the Temple, and he ordered his servants to open the sluices so that the courtyard of the Temple might be filled with water. This was done, and the aforementioned piece of wood that was in the courtyard, having been brought there by the eagle (sic) from below Paradise, was submerged by the water, but no one noticed this thing which had been decreed aforetime by the wisdom of God. And behold when the Queen arrived at the gate of the Temple-now she was riding-she found the water there, and she determined to ride into the presence of King SOLOMON on her beast, but they made her to know that this was the door of the House of God, and that no one whatsoever might enter it riding on a beast. And they caused her to dismount from her beast, and her servants who were in attendance upon her supported her; and she stretched out her hand and drew up the lower parts of her cloak and her garments beneath it so that she might step into the water. Thus SOLOMON saw her feet without asking her [to show them to him]. And behold, she stepped into the water in the courtyard, and her foot touched that afore-mentioned piece of wood, and as the foot that was fashioned like the foot of a goat touched the wood, the Might of God made itself manifest, and the goat's foot became exactly like its fellow foot which was that of a man. And immediately she understood that mighty Power that had seized her great fear and trembling came upon her, but she [straightway] rejoiced and stepped further into the water, and at length she came into the presence of King SOLOMON. And SOLOMON welcomed her with gladness, and brought her up on his throne, and paid her honour, and permitted her to sit by his side. And the Queen informed him that she had come from the ends of the earth solely to worship in JERUSALEM and to hear his wisdom. Then she asked him questions, saying, "When I came to thy honourable kingdom and dipped my foot in to the water, that foot being the foot of a goat, my foot touched something that was submerged in the water, whereupon it became straightway like its fellow foot. Thereupon great fear and trembling came upon me, and then joy, because of that which had happened unto me through the compassion of the Governor of the Universe". And then she showed him both her feet. Then SOLOMON praised and glorified God, Who alone worketh mighty and wonderful things, and he testified to her that he had only made the water in order to cause her to lift her cloak so that he might see her foot, that is to say, the goat's foot. Then straightway he commanded that the water be made to go back to its place, and the courtyard became visible, and the piece of wood which she had touched with her foot stood out clearly. And SOLOMON related to her the story of the piece of wood. And when the Queen understood the matter truly she commanded that honour should be paid to the wood, and she decorated it with a collar of silver, and when SOLOMON saw her do this he also decorated the piece of wood with another collar of silver and assigned unto it a place in the Temple, in the Temple of the Lord. And it came to pass that each and every one of SOLOMON'S successors, who came to the Temple of God to pray, as soon as they heard the story of the piece of wood decorated it with silver rings. And from the days of SOLOMON to the coming of CHRIST this piece of wood was decorated with thirty collars of silver.

And it came to pass that, when the Lord, praise be unto Him! wished to complete His Dispensation, and to effect the deliverance of ADAM and his posterity from out of the hand of the accursed Enemy-whom may God put to everlasting shame-JUDAS made a covenant with the high priests and with the cunning folk among the JEWS to deliver CHRIST unto them, so that they might be able to condemn Him to death. And the high priests undertook to give JUDAS the afore-mentioned collars of silver on the wood, and they sent and had the piece of wood brought by night to the place where the high priests were, and they stripped off from it the afore-mentioned collars of silver, and delivered them over to JUDAS. And JUDAS took them and delivered the LORD CHRIST over to them, even as the Gospel saith. And when the morning of the fifth day of the week had come, on which they condemned the LORD CHRIST to death on the cross, they took the piece of wood afore-mentioned, and they commanded a carpenter to make a cross out of it, and they crucified the Redeemer upon it. And this is a clear proof, even as the Tongue of gold (i.e. CHRYSOSTOM) said that our father ADAM was led astray when he ate of the fruit of the tree in Paradise, and it was because of this that he was stripped of his glory and driven out from Paradise, and Satan reigned over him and over his race. And ADAM'S deliverance also took place by the Dispensation of God through the coming of this piece of wood from the region of Paradise. And it became an honoured thing to kings, and at length the King of Kings came and was crucified upon it. And He redeemed ADAM and his descendants from the hand of the Accursed One by means of a piece of wood, even as the fruit of a piece of wood had led him into error. And concerning this, DAVID the Prophet said in the Psalm,1 "Declare ye among the nations that God reigneth from the wood". And this piece of wood became most honourable because the Body of our Lord was raised up on it, and at length when they laid it upon a dead body that body rose up again. And the similitude [of the Cross] became a protection to kings and a strengthening of the remainder of the Christians for evermore. And as for the thirty collars of silver aforementioned JUDAS cast them, back to the accursed JEWS, and after this he hanged himself and departed this life by reason of his love of money. And the JEWS took them and bought with them the field of the potter, and it is a place of burial for strangers unto this day. This is what happened through the piece of wood.

And now we will return to the subject with which we began, namely, how the kingdom of DAVID was removed to the country of ABYSSINIA, and will relate the conclusion of the story. Behold, SOLOMON the King paid honour to the Queen, and he made her and her retinue and her soldiers to alight by the side of his palace, and every day she visited him in order to hear his wisdom. And SOLOMON loved women passionately, and it came to pass that, when her visits to him multiplied, he longed for her greatly and entreated her to yield herself to him. But she would not surrender herself to him, and she said unto him, "I came to thee a maiden, a virgin; shall I go back despoiled of my virginity, and suffer disgrace in my kingdom?" And SOLOMON said unto her, "I will only take thee to myself in lawful marriage-I am the King, and thou shalt be the Queen." And she answered him never a word. And he said unto her. "Strike a covenant with me that I am only to take thee to wife of thine own free will-this shall be the condition between us: when thou shalt come to me by night as I am lying on the cushions of my bed, thou shalt become my wife by the Law of Kings." And behold she struck this covenant with him determining within herself that she would preserve her virginity from him; and this [happened] through the dispensation of God, the Most High, to Whom be praise! And SOLOMON by his wisdom instructed her for a number of days, and he did not again demand from her the surrender of her person, and the matter was good in her sight, because she thought that he had driven her out of his mind.

And after these things SOLOMON summoned the cooks and commanded them to prepare and cook food for all those who were in the palace, for himself and for the Queen, dainty and highly seasoned dishes, and he gave them pungent and aromatic and strong-smelling herbs and spices for this purpose, and the cooks did even as he had commanded them. Now when the Queen had eaten of these meats that were filled with spice and pepper and pungent herbs, she craved for cold water which she drank in large quantities by day and by night, but this did not help her to [quench her thirst]. And when the third night had come SOLOMON secretly gave the order to all those who were about the palace, both those who were inside it and those who were outside it, that none of them was to leave with the afore-mentioned Queen the smallest quantity of water to drink, and [he swore] that any one of them who showed her where water was or gave her any of the water which was his own should be put to death forthwith and without trial. And he commanded that, if any of them were to be asked for water by her during the night, they were to say unto her, "Thou wilt find no water except by the couch of the king." And it came to pass that when the night had come, a great and fiery heat rose up in the heart of the Queen because of the highly spiced food [that she had eaten], and she sought for water to drink, but found none, and she was sorely agitated and was smitten with death. Then she cried out with a loud voice to her servants, but they were unable to find any water to give her to drink. Then by reason of the consuming thirst that had seized upon her, she wandered into the palace and went round about to every one who had water therein to find some water to drink, and every person whom she asked said unto her, "Verily, by thy kingdom, thou wilt only find water to quench the flame of thy thirst by the bedside of the King." Then the Queen went back to her couch, but she could not control herself and keep still, and her spirit was about to depart from her body, and she was swooning. Then she made haste and went to the place where SOLOMON was, so that she might drink some water there. Now SOLOMON was in truth wide-awake, nevertheless he pretended to be asleep, and the Queen drank a very large quantity of water and assuaged her thirst, and she recovered her spirit, and she felt that her strength was restored after having [nearly] died. And when the Queen wanted to return to her couch, King SOLOMON started up hurriedly, and seized her, and said unto her, "Verily thou hast now become my wife according to the Law of Kings." And she remembered the covenant that existed between him and her. And she gave herself into his embrace willingly and yielded to his desire, according to that which she had covenanted with him.

And it came to pass that after these things she became with child by him, and she said unto him, "I am going to return to my country and to my kingdom, and what shall I do with thy child if it be that God shall desire to give him life?" And SOLOMON said unto her, "If God doth will this thing and thou dost bear to me a man child, so soon as he hath reached man's estate send him to me, and I will make him king, and thy kingdom shall be his; but if thou dost bear a woman child let her stay with thee." And the Queen said unto him, "If I send thee thy son how wilt thou be certain that he is thy son?" And SOLOMON gave her his ring, and said unto her, "Guard carefully this ring, and covenant with me that thou wilt not in the smallest degree break the conditions of the true and righteous covenant that existeth between us, and God, the Governor of the Universe, the God of Abraham, and ISAAC, and Jacob, the God of my father DAVID, shall be the witness between me and between thee. And when thou dost send my son to me, give him my ring, and let him wear it on his own hand, and I shall know that in very truth he is my son, and I will make him king and send him back to thee." And she accepted from SOLOMON this just covenant, and he and the Queen took farewell of each other, and she set out with her retinue to go to her own country, surrounded by the peace of God.

And behold, on her arrival in her own country the Queen fulfilled the number of her days, and she brought forth a man child, and she rejoiced with an exceedingly great joy, and she called him DAVID, according to the name of his grandfather, and she had him reared in great state and splendour. And when he had arrived at manhood's estate, he was hale, and strong, and wise, and understanding like his father. And it fell out on a day that he spake unto his mother and said unto her, "O my mother, who is my father? Did he, peradventure, die during my childhood?" Then the Queen answered and said unto him, "My son, thy father is alive, and he is SOLOMON, the son of DAVID, the Prophet of God and King of ISRAEL, and his Kingdom is in JERUSALEM. And behold, the seal of the kingdom of thy father is in my possession, and it is laid up ready for thee so that thou mayest become thereby king over the country of ABYSSINIA. And this is God's Will, and it is not due to me; the kingdom is no longer mine but thine, and thou, the King's son, art King." And this pleased the young man greatly, and he gave thanks to the Queen. And the Queen said unto him, "O my darling son, gather together for thy use gifts and soldiers, and get thee to JERUSALEM that thou mayest pray there, and see thy father and his kingdom, [and hear] his great wisdom, and that he may make thee king according to the covenant that existeth between him and me, the Governor of the Universe being witness between us." And thus saying, straightway she put his father's ring on his right hand. And by the Will of God-praise be unto Him!-he gathered together soldiers, and with them and the royal gifts he set out on his journey, and in due course he arrived in JERUSALEM. And when SOLOMON knew that a king was coming to him he commanded soldiers to meet him. And when the young man arrived at the gate of the palace of his father SOLOMON, the king was not certain that he was his son. And behold, when the young man came closer and saw the riding beast of his father standing there with his saddle on his back and his bridle in his mouth, straightway he leaped up and mounted him and pranced about, and unsheathed his sword with his hand. And when SOLOMON saw this the matter was grievous to him, but he hid his displeasure. And when they met [later] SOLOMON spoke openly what he had in his mind about the matter of the riding beast, and how the young man had mounted him and snatched the sword with his hand. And the young man said unto him, "The owner of this ring made me king of his kingdom when I was in my mother's womb, and this hath happened by the Will of God." And when SOLOMON had looked at the ring, and was certain about the matters connected with it, he was overcome with joy, and he stood up by his throne and threw his arms round the young man's neck, and he cried out, saying, "Welcome, my darling boy, [thou] son of DAVID." And straightway he put the crown of his father DAVID on his head, and made him to sit upon the throne of DAVID his father, and the trumpeters sounded their horns, and the proclaimers of tidings cried out, saying, "This is DAVID, the son of SOLOMON, the son of DAVID, the King of ISRAEL." And the matter was noised abroad, and the rumour spread about among all the tribes of the children of ISRAEL that the son of SOLOMON, the son of the Queen of the South, had come to his father SOLOMON, and that SOLOMON had made him ruler over the kingdom of his father DAVID, and had crowned him king, and had seated him upon his throne.

Now in the House of the Lord which SOLOMON had built and consecrated was the Tabernacle of the Covenant of God, and inside it were the two Tablets of stone that had been written by the Finger of God, and the rod of AARON, and the pot (or, chest) of manna. And this Tabernacle was covered with plates of gold and was draped with draperies of cloth woven with gold. And [in connection with the Tabernacle] a miracle which was seen by all the people of ISRAEL was wrought. Whensoever the priests prayed, and the supplications of themselves [and of the people] were presented before the Governor of the Universe, and they had made an end of their prostrations, the Tabernacle of the Covenant of God used to raise itself up from off the ground, and they [and the people] knew that in very truth their supplications had been accepted. And when they had made an end of their prostrations and the Tabernacle did not raise itself from off the ground, the priests knew of a certainty that some sin had been committed by themselves or by the people. Then they continued to make their supplications unto the Lord, and at the same time they searched out him that had done wrong, and they punished the guilty one, and when the Tabernacle raised itself up from off the ground they knew that God had removed His displeasure from them.

And it came to pass that the afore-mentioned king, the son of SOLOMON, went into the House of the Lord to pray, and he saw the Tabernacle of the Covenant of God raising itself up-a matter which it is impossible for the human mind to understand-and this was pleasing in his sight, and he determined to carry off the Tabernacle of the Covenant of God to his own country. And he broke the matter to his begetter SOLOMON, the King of ISRAEL, and he said unto him, "I am going to carry off the Tabernacle of the Covenant of God to my country." And SOLOMON said unto him, "O my darling son, thou canst not do this. Behold, there is no one except a priest who can carry the Tabernacle, and whosoever toucheth the Tabernacle except the priests, his soul departeth from him immediately. Moreover the children of ISRAEL have no protection whatsoever against their enemies except the Tabernacle of the Covenant of God." But these words did not satisfy him, and he said unto SOLOMON, "I ask of thee neither gold nor silver, for in my country men gather in heaps gold from its earth. I ask from thee nothing but the Tabernacle of the Covenant of God, so that it may protect me on my journey, and may be a support for my kingdom and for my soldiers in my country." And SOLOMON said unto his son, "O my son, if it be the Will of God, the Governor of the Universe, that thou shalt take away the Tabernacle with thee, it will be an easy thing for thee to do so. But when thou carriest away the Tabernacle do not let me know about it, and when thou goest away with it do not bid me farewell. For, behold, without doubt, the priests and the elders of the fortress of ISRAEL will make me to swear an oath by the Name of God concerning this matter, and when I have to swear an oath by the Name of God I must swear what is true."

Then the young man summoned to himself secretly a workman, who made a wooden case of the same length and breadth and depth and shape as the Tabernacle, and then the young man killed him by night. Then he brought in other artificers, and they overlaid the wooden case with plates of gold similar to those that covered the Tabernacle, and he treated those men even as he had treated the carpenter, and then the young man covered the case with draperies into which gold had been woven. Now whilst he was making his preparations for his departure SOLOMON the King knew nothing whatsoever about them. Then the young man summoned to him four of the priests who could be trusted, and he made them believe that he had done so in order to ask them to pray for him before his departure, and he gave them much gold to pray for him, and he bribed them to assist him whensoever he needed them. And when the night of his departure had arrived, these priests came to him in order to bid him farewell, and he took them into his own apartment, so that they might pray for him. And when they had entered and were in the apartment with him, he bound them in iron fetters for the night, and commanded his soldiers to mount and depart without sounding the trumpets. Then he took with him a company of his servants who were carrying spears in their hands, and he took those priests whom he had bound with iron fetters for the night so that they might not escape, and he went into the House of God. And he commanded the priests who were with him to carry away the Tabernacle of the Covenant of God, and then he deposited the case which he had had made to resemble it in the place thereof. And he went forth by night having with him the Tabernacle, which was carried by the priests, and he neither bade his father farewell nor allowed him to know of his departure. And this happened by the Dispensation of God the Most High, praise be unto Him! for the protection of the holy Tabernacle of His Covenant, so that it might abide for ever even as the Davidic kingdom, for even so did God make the promise to DAVID that the offspring of his loins should sit upon his throne for ever. And in this manner, enveloped in the protection of God, did the young man set out on his journey.

And it came to pass that, when the morning had come, the children of ISRAEL and the priests went into the House of God according to their wont to pray. And it came to pass that, when the priests had made an end of their prostrations and had presented their supplications unto the Governor of the Universe, the Tabernacle did not rise up into the air, and it did not stir from its place. And they said, "Behold, some folk have sinned"; and they ordered fasting and prayer for three days, and they searched among the people to find out who had committed sin and folly, but they found no [guilty] person. And after this the priests went up to the Tabernacle, and O what calamity, and terror, and grief were there for them when they did not find the Tabernacle of the Covenant of God and its holy things, but only an empty case resting upon the place where the Tabernacle had stood! Then they knew that of a certainty the son of King SOLOMON had taken it away. And they searched and made an examination into the number of the priests who were among the tribes of ISRAEL, but they were not able to find those priests whom the young man had taken with him, and thus it became clear to them that the sin lay with them (i.e. the four priests).

And behold, the priests and the elders of ISRAEL went to SOLOMON the King, and they were weeping and sorrowing because of the absence of the Tabernacle of the Covenant of God from its Holy Shrine, and they said unto SOLOMON, "It is thou who hast commanded thy son to take the Tabernacle." And SOLOMON wept and cried out in pain, and displayed exceedingly great sorrow, and he swore an oath to them, saying that he had not given his son permission to do this thing, and that he had not bidden him farewell, and that he knew nothing whatsoever about his departure or when it took place. And the priests and elders answered, saying, "May the King live! If this thing hath taken place without thy wish and without thy permission, despatch thou with us armed soldiers that we may pursue him and take from him the holy Tabernacle of the Covenant of God, so that we may bring it back to His sacred House." And SOLOMON gave them soldiers, and money, and provisions, and they set out in quest of the young man, and they rode on their way continuously for forty days. And they found merchants riding towards them on their return journey, and they enquired of them concerning the Tabernacle, and whether they had seen it. And the merchants answered them, saying, "We have seen a great king and his numerous soldiers, and the Box of the Covenant of God was with them. And they were travelling along like the clouds when they are driven before the attack of mighty winds for a very long distance at a time, and the natives of the villages through which we have passed informed us that they travelled each day the distance of a forty days' journey." And they returned defeated and disheartened, and weeping and regretting; but regret in no way helped them. And behold, the young man arrived in his country safe and sound, and his mother met him, and she abdicated in his favour, and he rose up as king on the throne of DAVID his father, and the kingdom of ABYSSINIA belonged to the throne of DAVID for ever and ever, and the Tabernacle of the Covenant of God remained therein.

This is what happened in respect of the Tabernacle of the Lord, and this is the reason why it was transferred to the country of the NĔGÛS; and this state of affairs continued until the birth of our Lord JESUS CHRIST of the pure MARY. And He completed His Dispensation upon earth and set free ADAM and his posterity. And after His Ascension into heaven the Disciples preached the Gospel in His Name in all the earth. And concerning the story of the eunuch, the Deputy of ḲANDÂḲES, it is related that the cause of his visit to JERUSALEM was to pray [there]. And on his return journey the Holy Spirit sent to him the Apostle PHILIP, and the eunuch believed and was baptized; and when he went back to his native land he preached CHRIST therein, and all the people believed through him. And after this PÂRMENÂS, one of the Seven, went to them, and he baptized them, and consecrated for them priests and deacons, and he ordained that their Father should be of the throne of MARK the Evangelist. And the orthodox Faith was established in the country of ABYSSINIA, and the sovereignty of [the house of] DAVID remained fixed therein for ever and ever. Glory, and praise, and majesty, and honour, and supplication be unto the Holy Trinity for ever and ever! Amen. This is what is found [written] in the Histories of the ancient Fathers of the Coptic Church. Praise be unto the Giver of understanding and wisdom to His creatures; may His mercy be upon us for ever!
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THE WORLD MARVELLED ONCE MORE AT THE EXTRAORDINARY SKILL AND MILITARY GENIUS DISPLAYED BY THE STATE OF ISRAEL,IN RESCURING THOUSANDS OF ETHIOPIAN JEWS FROM THE FAMINE THAT WAS RAVAGING THE LAND OF THE NEGUS IN 1984. UNDER THE "LAWS OF RETURN" WHICH GIVES EVERY JEW THE RIGHT TO FULL ISRAEL CITIZENSHIP,VAST NUMBERS OF IMMIGRANTS HAVE ENTERED ISRAEL.AMONG THESE HAVE BEEN SOME 100,000 SURVIORS OF THE NAZI DEATH CAMPS."OPERATION MAGIC CARPET" BROUGHT IN THOUSANDS OF JEWS FROM YEMEN AND MOROCCO,AND SOME 120,000 MORE WERE FLOWN IN FROM IRAG IN "OPERATION EZRA AND NEHEMIAH";BUT IT WAS NOT UNTIL FEBRUARY OF 1980 THAT THE MISSION OF RESCUING THE FALASHAS WAS ENTRUSTED TO ISRAEL'S FAMED AND HIGHLY EFFICIENT INTELLIGENCE AGENCY,THE MOSSAD.IN A MAJOR SECRET OPERATION,ISRAEL AGENTS ROUNDED UP TENS OF THOUSANDS OF THESE OSTRACIED PEOPLE AND LED THEM ACROSS DESERTS AND MOUNTAINS INTO SUDAN, WHERE BORDER CAMPS WERE PREPARED TO RECEIVE THEM,AND SPECIALLY CHARTERED PLANES WOULD TAKE THEM 'ON WINGS OF EAGLES' TO ZION,TO THE PROMISED LAND,TO ISRAEL.WHO WERE THESE PEOPLE? WHAT IMPELLED THE ISRAELI AUTHORITIES TO UNDERTAKE SUCH A VAST AND COSTLY ENTERPRISE SHROUDED IN SECRECY AND HIDDEN EVEN FROM THEIR OWN POPULATION? IN MODERN ETHIOPIA LIVE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE,ESTIMATED AT SOME TWENTY-THREE THOUSAND.THEY ARE A REMARKABLE PEOPLE INDEED:BLACK-SKINNED,BUT WITH STRONG JEWISH TIES.IN ETHIOPIA THEY ARE KNOWN AS "FALASHAS" MEANING STRANGER OR OUTSIDER.FOR MANY CENTURIES THE EXISTENCE OF FALASHAS,OR "BLACK JEWS",WAS UNKNOWN TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD.ALL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THEM HAD BEEN LOST.IT WAS ONLY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY THAT THEY WERE REDISCOVERED BY MISSIONARIES AND ANTHROPOLOGISTS.SINCE THEN THEIR HISTORY HAS BEEN PAINSTAKINGLY RECONSTRUCTED AND THEIR RELIGION ASSIDUOUSLY STUDIED. MANY SURPRISING CONCLUSION WERE MADE,BUT BAFFLING MYSTERIES REMAIN.THE FALASHAS' RELIGIOUS TIES TO THE SERVICE OF JAHOVAH ARE OBVIOUS,AND IT APPEARS THAT THEIR RELIGIOUS DEVELOPMENT HAD ITS BEGINNINGS LONG AGO BECAUSE THEY KNEW NOTHING OF THE TALMUD,A BODY OF WRITINGS THAT REFLECTED RELATIVELY LATE DEVELOPMENTS OF JEWISH RELIGIOUS THOUGHTS AND PHILOSOPHY. THE FALASHAS,THE JEWS OF ETHIOPIA,CALL THEMSELVES "BETA ISRAEL"(HOUSE OF ISRAEL),AND ACCORDING TO THEIR TRADITIONS,THEY ORIGINATED FROM THE NOBLES OF JERUSALEM WHO ACCOMPANIED MENYELEK(DAVID II),(THE SON OF KING SOLOMON AND MAKEDA,QUEEN OF SHEBA)WHEN HE RETURNED TO HIS COUNTRY.ANOTHER OPINION HOLDS THAT THE FALASHAS WERE DESCENDANTS OF JEWISH SOLDIERS WHO IN ANCIENT TIMES MANNED THE SOUTH BORDER GARRISONS OF EGYPT.FINALLY,SOME BELIEVE THAT THE FALASHAS ARE MERELY A SEGMENT OF A LOCAL POPULATION WHICH AT ONE TIME IN THE PAST CONVERTED TO JUDAISM. THUS THE MYSTERY OF THEIR ORIGIN HAS NOT BEEN ENTIRELY SOLVED.ACCORDING TO SCIENTIFIC THEORIES, THEY ARE OF HAMLTLC(CUSHITE)ORIGIN AND BELONG TO THE AGAU FAMILY OF TRIBES WHICH ALREADY FORMED PART OF THE ETHIOPIAN POPULATION PRIOR TO THE SETTLEMENT OF THE SEMITIC TRIBES WHO ARRIVED FROM SOUTHERN ARABIA. ETHIOPIAN CHRONICLES SHOW THAT JUDAISM WAS WIDESPREAD BEFORE THE CONVERSION TO CHRISTIANITY OF THE AKSUM DYNASTY DURING THE FOURTH CENTURY.AFTER THIS,THOSE WHO REMAINED FAITHFUL TO JUDAISM WERE PERSCUTED AND COMPELLED TO RETREAT FROM THE COASTAL REGION INTO THE MOUNTAINS NORTH OF LAKE TANA.THEY CONCENTRATED THEMSELVES IN THIS REGION AND LIVED IN POLITICAL INDEPENDENCE UNDER THEIR OWN RULERS. THE FALASHAS PLAYED AN ACTIVE ROLE IN THE UPRISING OF THE AGAU TRIBES AGAINST THE AKSUM DYNASTY IN THE TENTH CENTURY.ACCORDING TO ETHIOPIAN TRADITION,THERE WAS A JEWISH QUEEN KNOWN AS JUDITH(OR ESTHER)WHO LED THE REBELS IN DEPOSING THE NEGUS AND VENTED THEIR ANGER AGAINST THE CHRISTIANS,THEIR CHURCHES,JEWS AND MUSLIMS WITH THE EVENTUAL DEFEAT OF THE FALASHAS BY THE NEGUS ISHAQ IN THE EARLY FIFTEENTH CENTURY.LATER,IT WAS THE NEGUS ZARA YAKOB(1434-1468)WHO GAVE HIMSELF THE TITLE OF "EXTERMINATOR OF THE JEWS", AND HIS SON BAEDA MARYAM(1468-1478)ORGANIZED A MASSACRE OF THE FALASHAS. PARADOXICALLY,ETHIOPIAN CHRONICLES PRAISE THEIR BRAVERY AND THEIR DEVOTION TO THEIR RELIGION. IN SPITE OF THE MASSIVE FALASHA LOSSES IN THESE WARS,THE STRENGTH OF THE FALASHAS WAS NOT COMPLETELY BROKEN,SO WHEN THE AGAU TRIBES AGAIN ROSE IN REBELLION DURING THE REIGN OF THE NEGUS SUSENYOS(1607-1632),THE FALASHAS,UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THEIR KING,GIDEON,PARTICIPATION IN THE REVOLT. HOWEVER,AFTER THE NEGUS HAD SUBDUED THE OTHER REBELS,HE DIRECTED THE WHOLE OF HIS POWER AGAINST THE FALASHAS,AND HE CONQUERED THEIR FORTRESSES.MEN,WOMEN AND CHILDREN WERE KILLED. THE NEGUS THEN PROMISED THE REMAINING FALASHAS THAT THEY COULD RETURN IN PEACE TO THEIR VILLAGES IF THEY LAID DOWN THEIR ARMS.AFTER A SHORT WHILE,HOWEVER,THE NEGUS RENEGED ON HIS PROMISE,AND PRESENTED THEM WITH THE ALTERNATIVE OF CONVERSION OR DEATH. IN THE GREAT MASSACRE PERPETRATED AGAINST THOSE WHO REFUSED TO ACCEPT BAPTISM, KING GIDEON LOST HIS LIFE. THEREAFTER,MANY FALASHAS WERE SOLD AS SLAVES, AND THE DEATH PENALTY WAS DECREED AGAINST THOSE WHO CONTINUED TO OBSERVE JEWISH CUSTOMS. THESE EVENTS MARKED THE END OF FALASHAS INDEPENDENCE. EVEN THEIR LANDS WERE CONFISCATED,AND THEY WERE COMPELLED TO TILL THEM AS TENANTS. IN THE COURSE OF TIME THEY WERE PERMITTED TO RETURN TO THEIR FORMER RELIGION; AND EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE NO FURTHER WARS,FROM THEN ON SUFFERING AND DEGRADATION WERE THE LOT OF THE FALASHAS. IN SPITE OF ALL THIS,THE FALASHAS RETAINED THEIR DISTINCTIVENESS,AND CONSIDERED THEMSELVES PART OF THE JWEISH PEOPLE,BOTH IN THEIR ORIGIN AND FAITH. THEIR RELIGION IS BASED ON THE BIBLE, WHICH THEY POSSESS IN THE GEEZ LANGUAGE IN THE SAME TRANSLATION AS THAT ADOPTED BY THE ETHIOPIAN CHURCH;IT INCLUDES A NUMBER OF APOCRYPHAL BOOKS(TOBIT,JUDITH WISDOM OF SOLOMON, WISDOM OF BEN SIRA,I AND II MACCABEES, AND THE BOOK OF BARUCH). IN ADDITION TO THESE THEY CONSIDER THE BOOK OF ENOCH AND JUBILEES SACRED TEXTS. THE FALASHAS HAVE PRIEST WHO CLAIM DESCENT FROM AARON,AND IN EVERY REGION THEY INHABIT, THE PRIEST ELECT A HIGH PRIEST WHO THEN BECOMES THE SPIRITUAL LEADER OF THE COMMUNITY. THE SANCTITY OF THE SABBATH IS RIGOROUSLY OBSERVED BY FALASHAS. WORK CEASES ON FRIDAY AT MIDDAY WHEN ALL PURIFY THEMSELVES BY RITUAL IMMERSION AND THE WEARING OF THEIR SABBATH CLOTHES.THE LIGHTING OF CANDLES OR THE KINDLING OF FIRE, THE DRAWING OF WATER, GOING BEYOND THE LIMITS OF THE VILLAGE, AND SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ARE FORBIDDEN ON THE SABBATH. FROM ETHIOPIAN SOURCES IT ALSO APPEARS THAT IN ANCIENT TIMES THE FALASHAS OBSERVED THE SABBATH REST EVEN WHEN IN WAR, AND FOUGHT ONLY WHEN ATTACKED. THE FALASHAS DETERMINE THEIR FESTIVALS BY MEANS OF A CALENDAR PATTERNED AFTER THE JEWISH ONE, AND THEY CELEBRATE THE NEW MOONS AND THE JEWISH FESTIVALS AS PRESCRIBED IN THE PENTATEUCH. THEIR ADHERENCE TO THE PRACTICE OF MALE CIRCUMCISION PERFORMED ON THE EIGHTH DAY AFTER BIRTH AS IS PRESCRIBED BIBLICALLY, FURTHER CONFIRMS THEIR JEWISH RELIGIOUS ANCESTRY. THE LAWS OF RITUAL UNCLEANNESS AND PURITY RECEIVE SPECIAL ATTENTION BY THE FALASHAS. THEIR WIVES STAY IN A SPECIAL HUT ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE VILLAGE DURING THE DAYS OF THEIR MENSTRUATION AND THEY RETURN TO THEIR HOMES ONLY AFTER HAVING PURIFIED THEMSELVES BY IMMERSION. A SPECIAL HUT IS ALSO PREPARED FOR WOMEN IN CONFINEMENT. THE UNCLEANNESS LASTS FOR FORTY DAYS IF A MALE CHILD IS BORN, AND EIGHTY DAYS IF IT IS A FEMALE CHILD. UPON THE CONCLUSION OF HER DAYS OF UNCLEANNESS, THE WOMAN SHAVES OFF THE HAIR OF HER HEAD, IMMERSES HERSELF, AND WASHES HER CLOTHES BEFORE RETURNING TO HER HOME.THE CONFINEMENT HUT IS THEN BURNED DOWN.THE FALASHAS DO NOT EAT RAW MEAT LIKE OTHER ETHIOPIANS, AND THEY OBSERVE THE PENTATEUCHAL LAWS CONCERNING THE RITUALLY CLEAN AND UNCLEAN ANIMALS AND THE PURGING OF THE SINEW OF THE FEMORAL VEIN. FOR THIS REASON THE FALASHAS DO NOT EAT MEAT SLAUGHTERED BY CHRISTIANS. FAMILY LIFE IS USUALLY EXEMPLARY.DIVORCE IS RARE AND ONLY ADULTERY IS RECOGNIZED AS A JUSTIFICATION FOR IT. IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT THE FALASHAS ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THE VENEREAL DISEASES WHICH ARE SO WIDESPREAD IN ETHIOPIA. THE FALASHAS FIRMLY BELIEVE IN ONLY ONE GOD,THE GOD OF ISRAEL,WHO HAS CHOSEN HIS PEOPLE AND WHO WILL SEND THE MESSIAH TO REDEEM THEM AND RETURN THEM TO THE HOLY LAND. ON SEVERAL OCCASION PROPHETS AROSE AMONG THE FALASHAS WHO ANNOUNCED THE COMING OF THE MESSIAH AND CAUSED MESSIANIC MOVEMENTS TO EMERGE. DURING THE REIGN OF EMPEROR THEODORE II, IN 1862,SUCH AN EPISODE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISASTER WHICH OVERTOOK A LARGE GROUP OF PALASHAS WHO ATTEMPTED TO REACH ISRAEL BY FOOT. MOST OF THEM DIED ON THE WAY AND THE REMAINDER RETURNED, BROKEN AND DESTITUTE. the falashas believe in the world to come and the resurrection of the dead. in their writings there are detailed descriptions of the rewards which await the righteous in the garden of eden and the chastisements and punishments which await the wicked.edward ullendorf, noted authority on the traditions and culture of the falashas, saw in their judaism a strange fusion of pagan, jewish and christian beliefs and practices. on the other hand,joseph halevy and other researchers were deeply impressed by their jewish consciousness. today most of the falashas speak amharic, which is the official language of ethiopia. their literature, however, is written entirely in geez, the classical ethiopian language which is to this day the holy language of the ethiopian church.the bible is read also in the same geez. it is a translation which was made not from the original hebrew text but from the septuagint. this is also the translation accepted by the ethiopian church, and there is no evidence as to whether the falashas ever possessed a different version which was closer to the original. the portuguese jesuits of the 17th century asserted that in their days the falashas possessed the bible in hebrew and knew a faulty hebrew. according to one tradition, the last king of the falashas(during the reign of the negus susenyos) burnt their books before his death; but another tradition, reported by filosseno luzzatto, says that the falashas hid all their hebrew books in the town of gondar so that they would not fall into the hands of their enemies. in all these tales there is difficulty in distinguishing fact from legend. the book teezaza sanbat(precepts of the sabbath) is an original falashas work, and they attribute it to aba zabra, a monk who lived in the days of the negus zara yakob(15th century). it is a collection of the laws of the sabbath(according to the book of jubilees) and of legends on the creation of man, the garden of eden, noah,abraham,moses and others. this work does not exist in a christian version, but some parts of it have been introduced, with slight changes, into a christian work entitled dersana sanbat(the sermon on the sabbath), which praises the so-called "christian sabbath", that is sunday. in addition to these works, there are also texts which have not yet been published, such as those in the faitlovitch library in tel aviv, israel, and which include such works as "the testament of isaac", "the testament of jacob", "the praises of wisdom", "the words of moses" and others. it may be assumed that there are still more unknow works in other libraries and in the hands of the falashas. it appears that all the books of the falashas were written before the loss of their independence. mention has already been made of the tradition on the origin of the falashas from the jews who accompanied menyelek, the son of king solomon and the queen of sheba, when he return from jerusalem to ethiopia. since the ethiopians themselves, especially the royal dynasty, claim the same origin, the falashas added a story: on his way menyelek crossed a river on the sabbath with the holy ark of the covenant which he had stolen from the temple in jerusalem. some of his followers crossed over with him and from that time he and his sinful companions became christians, while the other followers who observed the sabbath became the fathers of the falashas. the story contends that the holy ark was indeed deposited in aksum, within a secret cave which was subsequently sealed after an earthquake caused a landslide. it is only when a falashas approaches it that the wall is opened up and remains thus until he has prostrated himself before the holy ark. it is estimated that there are approximately some 12,000 falashas still living in the area north of lake tana and in the outskirts of the town of gondar. they are mainly engaged in agriculture, but as previously mentioned, they do not own their own land. therefore, working as lessees or tenants on the land, they must hand over the major parts of their produce to the landowners. in addition to this, the falashas(both men and women) engage in various crafts such as pottery, weaving, basketry, spinning, and work as blacksmiths and goldsmiths. ever since their modern day"discovery" by joseph halevy in 1867, the falashas have been the subject of unending fascination and study by a variety of scholars. the abundance of legends and traditions that permeate their history, has also fueled much speculation as to their true origins and ancestry.IN GENERAL,THE OUTWARD APPEARANCE OF THE FALASHA IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE AMHARA. AS A RESULT OF THE INTERMINGLING OF HAMITIC AND SEMITIC BLOODS,THERE ARE DIFFERENCES IN THE COLORING OF THE SKIN AND THE FACIAL FEATURES,WHICH AT TIMES TEND TOWARDS THE AGAU TYPE AND AT OTHERS TOWARDS THE SEMITIC TYPE FOUND IN ORIENTAL JEWS. HOWEVER,AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY HAS NOT YET BEEN CARRIED OUT. THE QUESTION OF HOW JEWISH THE FALASHAS ARE, OR WHETHER THEY ARE INDEED JEWS AT ALL, IS STILL VERY MUCH A MATTER OF CONSIDERABLE DEBATE IN ISRAEL. ALTHOUGH SOME OF THE HASIDIC JEWS AND OTHER ORTHODOX GROUPS BOTH IN ISRAEL AND IN THE UNITED STATES,STILL REFUSE TO RECOGNIZE THEM AS JEWS IN ANY SENSE, THEIR DRAMATIC RESCUE IN THE SECRETIVE "OPERATION MOSES", HAS PROVIDED ADEQUATE PROOF THAT THE STATE OF ISRAEL REGARDS THEM AS JEWS. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THEORIES CONNECTING THE FALASHAS WITH THE ISRAELITES OF OLD. SOME CLAIM THAT WHEN THE HEBREWS LEFT THE EGYPT AT THE TIME OF THE BIBLICAL EXODUS,A GROUP BROKE OFF FROM THE REST AND FOUND THEIR WAY SOUTH TO ETHIOPIA,WHERE THEY EVENTUALLY ESTABLISHED THEIR OWN KINGDOM. HOWEVER, ONE OF THE "LOST TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL." AROUND THE YEAR 964 B.C. AFTER THE DEATH OF KING SOLOMON, A BREAKAWAY TOOK PLACE IN ISRAEL. TEN OF THE TWELVE TRIBES SECEDED AND UNDER JEROBOAM, FORMED THE NORTHERN KINGDOM. THEN, WHEN THIS NORHERN KINGDOM FELL TO THE BRUTAL ASSYRIAN ARMY SOME 200 YEARS LATER, THE MAJORITY OF THE ISRAELITES WERE FORCIBLY DEPORTED TO ASSYRIA WHERE THEY LOST THEIR SEPARATE IDENTITY AND WERE ASSIMILATED. MANY ORTHODOX JEWS BELIEVE THAT THE FALASHAS ARE THE LOST TRIBE OF DAN. HOWEVER, THIS NOTION HAS NO HISTORICAL BASIS. THE IMPORTANT QUESTION IS NOT WHERE DID THE FALASHAS COME FROM,BUT RATHER, WHERE DID THEIR JEWISH RELIGION COME FROM. REGARDLESS OF THE TRUE NATURE OF THEIR ORIGIN OR CONVERSION TO JUDAISM, THE FACT REMAINS THAT THE FALASHAS CONSTITUTE A LIVING TESTIMONY TO THE EXCITING SAGA OF THE TRANSFER OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT FROM THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM TO A STILL UNKNOWN LOCATION IN ETHIOPIA. THE NUMEROUS PROPHECIES IN DANIEL,CHAPTER 8,9 AND 11 CONCERNING THE RESTORATION OF THE TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM, THE " DAILY SACRIFICE", AND THE MANY PREDICTIONS AS TO THE REDISCOVERY OF THE ARK OF GOD AND ITS RETURN TO GOD'S TEMPLE, MAKES THE EMERGENCE OF THE FALASHAS JEWS ETHIOPIA AN EVENT OF UNDENIABLE PROPHETIC IMPORTANCE. IT IS KNOW THAT PRESENT IN ISRAEL AN INTENSE TRAINING OF YOUNG LEVITE YOUTHS IN THE PRIESTLY RITUALS OF TEMPLE CEREMONIALS IS TAKING PLACE,WITH A VIEW TO AN EARLY ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BIBLICAL SYSTEM OF SACRIFICIAL WORSHIP. THE PRESENCE OF THOUSANDS OF FALASHAS IN ISRAEL, THEMSELVES THE ONLY LIVING DESCENDANTS OF THE CUSTODIANS OF GOD'S HOLY ARK OF THE COVENANT, MAY IN FACT SIGNAL THE START OF A SERIES OF PROPHETIC EVENTS CULMINATING WITH THE REBUILDING OF THE TEMPLE OF GOD IN JERUSALEM, AND THE RETURN OF THE MESSIAH AS KING. ETHIOPIA, THE BIBLICAL LAND OF THE "MEN WITH THE BURNT FACES" IS YET TO FULFILL ITS GREATEST PROPHETIC DESTINY, AND THE FALASHAS JEWS ARE AT THE CENTRE OF THESE COMING EARTH-SHAKING EVENTS.
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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN
BIBLICAL PROPHECY
 
By Steven Collins
 
Let’s assume that you were asked to take a quiz which asks you to identify a large nation in the modern world with a specific number of clues. The clues are: (A) it will be a strong and mighty nation, (B) it will be very prosperous, (C) it will be known as a “melting pot” nation, (D) it will also be known as a nation “from sea to shining sea,” (E) it will have a “Saxon” origin, (F) the number “13” will be conspicuous in its origins and symbolism, and lastly, (G) it will have a “special relationship” with an allied “company of nations” who share its Saxon origins as well as a common language and culture.
Many will understand that these clues point conclusively to the nation of the United States of America. Obviously, the related “company” (or “commonwealth”) of nations would be the fellow “Anglo-Saxon” nations of Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The above quiz question wasn’t even difficult, right?
It will come as a major surprise to many Christians (and biblical scholars) that all the above clues about this great nation are found in the prophecies of the Bible. Indeed, biblical prophecies affirm that the nation described by these clues will have a major role to play on the world scene in the “latter days” of our age. I invite you to read this research report, which will explain where each of these biblical clues can be found. If you are a believer, this report should strengthen your faith in God and the Bible. If you are not a believer, this report should convict you to become one.
Most Christians do not think the USA can be found in biblical prophecy. However, many of these same Christians have no problem seeing that such nations as Russia, Iran, Egypt, the Israelis, etc. are mentioned in biblical prophecy. Does it make sense that God would forget to say anything about the most-powerful nation on earth, the USA, in the biblical prophecies about the latter days of our age? No, it does not make sense, and as this report will make plain, God did not forget to mention the USA in biblical prophecy. He has a great deal in prophecy about the USA in the latter-days but these prophecies have been “hidden in plain sight” within the Bible.
Finding Ancient Nations in the Modern World:
Obviously, we will not find the name “United States of America” in biblical prophecies, and the above clues are found in a variety of scriptures and prophecies. We will have to discern what ancient terms are used to describe the modern USA in “latter day” prophecies. This is the same method used by many Christians in identifying other nations in latter day prophecies. Consider an example.
Many biblical teachers (Hal Lindsey, the late -Zola Levitt, etc.) have correctly identified Russia in Ezekiel 38’s prophecy about Gog, Magog and their allies in the latter days. Does the word “Russia” appear in the text? No, it does not. However, Russia can be identified by the names Magog, Meshech and Tubal in Ezekiel 38:2-3. Ancient languages, including Hebrew, omitted vowels in their writing of words so we must look for those ancient nations in modern words which have the same consonants (vowels may vary). The consonants of the word “Meshech” include “M-S-C,” consonants found in the word “Moscow.” The word “Tubal” is preserved in such names as the city of “Tobolsk” and the “Tobol River,” both found in Russia. The land of Magog was historically the region of southern Russia. This is an example of how a modern nation can be identified in biblical prophecies without its modern name appearing in the text. Christians have identified Russia by using biblical clues, but the USA has not been recognized in biblical prophecy via this same method. The USA was present in biblical prophecies all along, but few Christians bothered to look for the clues. Why didn’t they find them? It is a truism that if you believe something doesn’t exist and you aren’t looking for it, you are almost certain to not find it. Christians, almost universally, have not believed the USA was in the Bible, so they did not attempt to find it in the Bible’s prophecies.
There are other examples of how modern nations can be identified via biblical clues. The nation of Iran is easily identified (as an ally of Russia) in Ezekiel 38:5 by its ancient name “Persia.” The name of the ancient Ammonites of biblical times can be seen preserved in the name, Amman, the capital city of Jordan. A chief clan of the ancient Edomites (descended from Esau--Genesis 36:8) was named after “Teman,” whose name was preserved for centuries via the consonants of the “Ottoman” Empire (the nation now called “Turkey”). The modern Jewish nation in the Mideast can easily be identified in latter-day prophecies in Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 12 &14 and Genesis 49:8-10 by the term “Judah,” found in all these prophecies. The term “Jew” comes from the phonetic sound of the first syllable of the word “Ju-dah.”
Some nations that lived in the Mideast in ancient times are still there. Egypt, the Persians (Iranians), the Edomites (Teman/Ottoman/Turkey), and the Ammonites (in the region of Amman, Jordan) remained in the Mideast, and the Jews of Judah have again founded a nation in their ancient homeland, just as Zephaniah 2:1-7 prophesied. These nations are all located in the same general region as their ancient namesakes. However, many ancient nations mentioned in the Bible have migrated far from the Mideast over the millennia and are now located elsewhere. The people who founded the United States of America are one such group. Once one understands the ancient biblical term for the peoples who founded the USA, the identity of the USA becomes very clear. This report will also reveal a particular modern event which greatly confused modern Christians re: the biblical identity of the USA. Interestingly, President Harry Truman was one of the few who recognized the confusion created by this one historical event when it occurred.
 
Clues in Patriarchal Blessings:
 
With the above introduction to the topic, let us begin looking at specifics. Many of the important clues to the modern identity of the USA were given in Patriarchal times, confirming that the same God who gave these clues millennia ago can bring them to pass in our modern world.
The patriarch, Abraham, was promised by God that his descendants would be very numerous (Genesis 13:16, 17:2, 22:17) and that his descendants would eventually constitute “many nations” in the future (Genesis 17:4-5). He was also told by God that his descendants would “possess the gates of their enemies” (Genesis 22:17) and be “blessed” mightily by God (Genesis 22:16-18). God also promised Abraham that his descendants would be traceable throughout history because they would be known by the name of Abraham’s son, “Isaac” (Genesis 21:12). The blessings given to Abraham were called the “birthright” blessings because they were passed on to successive generations as a right of their birth. These Divine blessings would be inherited by certain future nations; they would not be enjoyed due to any innate superiority on the part of these nations.
The “birthright” blessings given to Abraham were first bequeathed to Isaac, who married Rebekah. Their union was blessed with a biblical prophecy that their descendants would number “thousands of millions” and that they would “possess the gate of them which hate them” (Genesis 24:60). This puts a specific number on the people who would descend from Isaac and Rebekah over time: they would number in the billions throughout the generations of humanity on the earth. God was not kidding when he said he would make Abraham’s seed as numerous as the stars of heaven. The blessing of numerous descendants who would possess the gates of their enemies confirms that Isaac and his seed received the same blessings given to Abraham (see Genesis 17:17-19, 21). However, Abraham had a previous son, Ishmael, via Hagar, and Ishmael’s descendants were also prophesied to become numerous and constitute a “great nation” which would feature “twelve princes.”
The “great nation” of Ishmael’s descendants in the modern world are the Arabs. The Arabs know that they are descended from Ishmael, the son of Abraham and Hagar. This linkage is so well-known that in my book, Israel’s Tribes Today, I cite references from three encyclopedias which address the Ishmaelite origin of the Arabs. The Encyclopedia Americana is quite specific when it states: “Most of the nations of the 12 sons of Ishmael can be identified as names of Arab tribes…” (Americana, 1988 Ed., Vol. 15, p. 489).
Now ask yourself an important question: If the Ishmaelites, who received the lesser blessing given to Abraham’s sons, constitute the numerous and oil-rich, modern Arab “nation” which founded several nations in the modern Mideast, then who constitutes the nations descended from Isaac? What modern nations have received the greater blessings given to Abraham’s other son, Isaac? Isaac’s nations must constitute nations more numerous, prosperous and powerful than the Ishmaelite Arabs if the Bible is true. Obviously, Isaac’s descendants in the modern world must consist of far more than just the Jews (and they do, as we will see). Genesis 24:60 prophesied that Isaac’s descendants would number in the billions over time. Either God kept this promise or he did not. We will see that he did!
Abraham also fathered many sons from his second wife, Keturah, and Abraham had even more sons from his concubines (yes, Abraham, had a harem). Some of these other sons were given a portion of Abraham’s wealth and sent away to live in a land located far to the east of the Promised Land (Genesis 25:1-6). These other sons of Abraham also were blessed with very numerous descendants and can be found among the nations of the world today. Blogs and articles at my website, www.stevenmcollins.com, identify some of them, but they are not the subject of this report. The realities of the modern world document that God has fulfilled all his prophecies about the nations, and that it is the Creator God who establishes the numbers, locations and destinies of all nations.
When Isaac died, his “birthright” blessings were given to his son, Jacob, even though the oldest son, Esau, would normally have received them. Genesis 25:31-36 relates that Esau renounced his birthright in Jacob’s favor, and Jacob later seized the birthright via deception (Genesis 27). One of Jacob’s blessings received from Isaac was that “nations” would bow down to the nations that would descend from Jacob (Genesis 27:29). Obviously, for this to be fulfilled, Jacob’s descendants would have to be found among the great nations and empires of the earth in later centuries and millennia (which did occur). This blessing also promised that God would bless the nations that blessed Jacob’s birthright descendants and would curse the nations that cursed Jacob’s descendants.
God reiterated the Abrahamic blessings to Jacob in Genesis 28:10-15 by saying Jacob’s descendants would be as numerous as “the dust of the earth” and they would eventually spread to all four directions of the earth from the ancient region of the Promised Land. In an event of major (but not generally appreciated) significance, Jacob’s name was later changed to “Israel” (Genesis 32:28), and he fathered the 12 sons who became the namesakes of the “12 tribes of Israel.” These sons were birthed from four different mothers (see Genesis 29-30, 35:18), so their divergent DNA pools ensure that their descendants would form nations with different characteristics and temperaments.
 
A Prophesied “Nation and Company of Nations”:
 

When Israel died, he passed on the birthright blessings to the descendants of his favorite son, Joseph, who was the eldest son of Israel’s favorite wife, Rachel. However, since Joseph already had two sons at the time Israel bequeathed his blessings, Israel gave these blessings jointly to the two sons of Joseph, who were named Ephraim and Manasseh. Israel gave prophetic blessings or statements about not only Ephraim and Manasseh, but about all of his 12 sons which were to be fulfilled in a time called “the latter days.” This blessing ceremony for the sons of Israel has two phases and is recorded in Genesis 48-49.
In the first phase of this ceremony described in Genesis 48:8-22, the “birthright” blessings (which included national greatness, large populations, controlling key “gates” of their enemies, etc.) were given to Ephraim and Manasseh in a private ceremony attended only by Israel, Ephraim, Manasseh and Joseph. The second phase of this ceremony is described in Genesis 49 where all of Israel’s 12 sons were present and blessed by Israel. Genesis 49:1 states that all the blessings conveyed in these ceremonies would be fulfilled in “the latter days.” Those familiar with Bible prophecy understand that our modern times are the “latter days” of biblical prophecy. Those unfamiliar with this topic are referred to my article, Are We Living in the Biblical Latter Days?, available at www.stevenmcollins.com.
The two-part ceremony in Genesis 48-49 was Israel’s last will and testament to his sons. Modern readers can easily understand this as being similar to the “reading of a will” to someone’s offspring. Israel knew he was dying, and he was moved by God’s Holy Spirit to give these blessings and utterances to his sons just before he died (Genesis 49:33).
My books examine how all of Israel’s prophetic blessings have been fulfilled among various nations of our modern world, but the purpose of this article is to follow the clues which identify the modern United States of America. Several important clues for locating the “birthright” descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh in our modern time are found in Genesis 48 (the first part of Israel’s blessing ceremony).
In Genesis 48:16,Israel blessed both Ephraim and Manasseh simultaneously with the words “let my name be named on them and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” Israel decreed that his own name, “Israel,” and the name of his own father “Isaac” would be placed upon the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh, the two sons of Joseph, who were to each become a distinct tribe among Israel’s sons (Genesis 48:5). In doing this, Israel was giving Joseph a “double portion” among the 12 tribes of Israel. Since Joseph was expanded into two tribes, this meant that there would henceforth be 13 tribes of Israel (they were often still known later as “the 12 tribes” because the priestly tribe, the Levites, did not receive a territorial region as a distinct inheritance in the Promised Land).
In Genesis 48:14-18, we learn that Israel acted unconventionally when he placed his right hand (which by custom symbolized the dominant blessing) upon the head of Ephraim, the younger brother, while putting his left hand upon the head of Manasseh, the oldest brother. Joseph, their father, saw this and protested, but Israel was determined to do it the way he had chosen. Since the dominant hand (the right one) was placed on Ephraim’s head, Ephraim was considered the primary inheritor of Joseph’s place among the 12 sons of Israel. However, Israel literally “grandfathered in” Manasseh as an additional and equal tribe in Israel (Israel was Manasseh’s grandfather), making the descendants of Manasseh the “13th tribe” of Israel. Genesis 48:16 repeats the blessing that Ephraim and Manasseh will grow into a “multitude” so their descendants must be found among the large nations of the earth, not the small ones. Remember these clues, for we will re-examine them later.
In the second part of the blessing ceremony in Genesis 48-49, Israel gave prophesies for each of the tribes named after his 12 sons. The tribe most recognized by modern readers is Judah. Judah’s descendants have long been called the “Jews,” named to this day after their forefather Judah. However, the Jews are just one of the many sons of Israel. The vast majority of Israel’s descendants (those descended from Israel’s other sons) are not Jews. Only the descendants of Judah are now called the Jews.
There is a vital clue found in the first part of Israel’s blessing ceremony, which was conferred only on the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh. Israel foretold in Genesis 48:19 that while the descendants of Manasseh would become a “great” nation (or “people”), the descendants of Ephraim would become a “multitude” (or “company”) of nations. Genesis 49:1 affirms that this entire blessing ceremony would be fulfilled in “the latter days.” Keep in mind that there was no “chapter-break” between the words of Genesis 48 and 49 in original texts; the prophetic words of Genesis 48-49 would have flowed together as part of a single prophetic blessing. The “latter day” expression for the fulfillment of these blessings governs the entire scene presented in Genesis 48-49. Biblical prophecies do not always put the phrase “latter days” in the same place in each “latter day” prophecy. In Jeremiah 30, the phrase occurs at the very end of that chapter’s prophecy but it applies to the entire chapter. In Numbers 24:14-24, the “latter day” phrase appears in the very first verse of that prophecy. In the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39, the “latter day” phrase appears in verses 8 and 16 of Chapter 38. In the prophecies contained in Genesis 48-49, it occurs in Genesis 49:1.
What modern nation is both large and powerful, and which shares a “special relationship” with a “company of nations” with which it shares a common language, culture and heritage? It is not hard to identify these “brother” nations. The obvious single great nation is the United States of America. It is a powerful, large and numerous nation which shares a common culture, language and heritage with the English “company of nations” which includes Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Even as Israel “set Ephraim before Manasseh” in the receipt of their respective blessings (Genesis 48:20), Ephraim’s “company of nations” should be expected to inherit their time of national blessings before Manasseh’s single great nation received its time of prominence on the world stage. This was fulfilled in world history. The British Empire was great and powerful for centuries on the world stage before the single (“brother”) nation of the USA became dominant on the world stage after World War II. The British Empire was the greatest and most expansive empire in world history. It literally circled the globe as “the sun never set on the British Empire” during its time of world power. The British Empire vastly exceeded the size of the famous empires of Rome, Assyria, Babylon, Alexander the Great, etc. It was during the time of the British Empire’s dominance that the USA was rising to power and it finally eclipsed the power of its brother “company of nations” after World War II.
Is it only coincidence that the USA and the British nations precisely fulfilled the biblical prophecy in Genesis 48 about a “nation and a company of nations” (two “brother” peoples) in the latter days of our age? There is no other possible fulfillment among the modern great nations. However, there is still much more evidence to present.
 
The Name of “Isaac”:
 
In Genesis 21:12, God promised to Abraham that his birthright descendants would be known throughout history by the name of “Isaac.” In Genesis 48:16, Israel’s blessing upon the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh mandated that their descendants would be known by the name of Isaac. At this point, a brief history lesson is required.
When the twelve tribes of Israel entered the Promised Land, they eventually formed the United Kingdom of Israel under their greatest kings named David and Solomon. World history mistakenly calls their empire the “Phoenician Empire” because the city-states of Tyre (ruled by King Hiram) and Sidon were junior partners in this alliance with Israel’s tribes (I Kings 5:1, 9:26-27, 10:22). Soon after Solomon’s death, this empire was torn asunder by a great civil war. The northern ten tribes (still allied to Tyre and Sidon) formed the kingdom of Israel while the southern two tribes (joined by the priestly tribe of Levi) formed the southern kingdom of Judah. The northern kingdom of Israel was called “Israel” because it was led by the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh who bore the name of “Israel” upon them (Genesis 48:16). The southern kingdom of Judah was led by the tribe of Judah. The kingdoms of Israel and Judah (albeit both descended from Jacob) became enemy nations and often fought bloody wars against each other. They never reunited.
The northern kingdom of Israel fell into sinfulness quicker and its tribes went into exile circa 721 BC (mostly into Asia), while Judah retained some independence until circa 576 BC before it too was exiled. Just before Israel’s kingdom fell, a prophet named Amos noted that the northern ten tribes were already then known by the name of Isaac (Amos 7:16), fulfilling the prophecies of Genesis 21:12 and 48:16. This is a vitally important point, because the name of “Isaac” followed the ten tribes wherever they went in their exile and later migrations. This clue makes their descendants easy to locate throughout history. In another clue little noticed by modern Christians, Hosea 1:10 prophesied that even though God was exiling the ten tribes because of their national sins, he also prophesied that he would vastly increase the population of “Israel” (Ephraim and Manasseh) after they went into exile into Asia. The idea that the ten tribes would “die out” or be “abandoned” by God cannot be found in the Bible. Indeed, Jeremiah 51:5 records a statement, given over a century after the ten tribes went into exile, that the ten tribes of Israel would not be forsaken by God.
Mere centuries after the ten tribes went into exile in Asia, a group of related tribes with a common language, culture and heritage had grown so numerous and powerful in Asia that they overthrew and ruled over the peoples of the old empires of Assyria, Babylon, Persia and the Seleucid Greeks. These related tribes (called “Sacae” or “Saka” Scythians) formed the “brother” empires of Scythia and Parthia. The Scythians were a confederation of powerful tribes spread from Eastern Europe across southern Russia to Western China at one point, while the Parthians ruled over the region from the Euphrates River to the region of the Indus River and from Scythian-controlled south Russia to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. These two “brother” empires together controlled territory greater than the Roman Empire, which was their contemporary rival. Many wars were fought between the Roman and Parthian Empires. Rome usually lost, and the Parthians were sometimes rescued during wars when their “brother” Scythian tribes came down from the north and intervened on Parthia’s side. Modern history teaches much about the Roman Empire, but shamelessly ignores the history of the Scythians and the Parthian Empire, even though Greco-Roman classical writers wrote much about them.
Secular historians acknowledge that the Scythians and Parthians were related tribesmen, and they were both known by the name of “Isaac.” The Scythian tribes were known as “Sacae” or “Saka” (the initial “I” of Isaac was a vowel and not written). One Parthian city was named “Asaak” and one of its provinces was “Saca-stane” (both preserve the name of “Isaac”). Parthia also had a city named “Samariane,” echoing the name of Samaria, the capital city of the former kingdom of Israel. Many of the names of Israel’s tribal and clan names can be found among the Sacae Scythian and Parthian empires.
My books document an immense body of evidence from secular history that the Sacae Scythian and Parthian empires were the ten tribes of Israel, grown exceedingly numerous and constituting nations and empires, just as the Bible prophesied. The important fact to realize is that various forms of the name of Isaac were stamped on both the Scythians and Parthians, confirming that the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh were among them. The names of the clans of Ephraim were evident among the tribes forming the Parthian Empire and the name of Manasseh was still recognizable upon the chief tribe of the Scythians (the Massa-getae). The dominion of the ten tribes over their former captors (Assyria, Babylon and Medo-Persia) was prophesied in Isaiah 14:2. The dominion of Scythia and Parthia fulfilled this prophecy.
The Parthian Empire dominated South Central Asia from approximately 250 BC until 227 AD, when its rule was overthrown by the native Persians. The numerous Parthian tribes, joined by the Sacae Scythian tribes, fled from South Central Asia and migrated into Europe seeking new homelands. Because of their migration route via the Caucasus Mountains, the Scythian-Parthian tribes entering Europe were called “Caucasians.” Some of their Parthian/Scythian names remained on them as they migrated into Europe. Such Parthian/Scythian names as the Germanii/Kermans, Gauthei, Sacae/Sacans, and Jats were transplanted into Europe where their migrating people were known to the Romans as Germans, Goths, Saxons and Jutes. Their peoples fought each other for new homelands as often as they fought the Romans. The Roman Empire was crushed by the sheer weight of the many millions of Caucasians who poured out of Asia into Europe with their women and children as they sought new homelands to replace the ones they had lost in Parthia and Scythia. The Caucasian nations entering Europe eventually found new homelands and formed the population base of many modern European nations.
The Romans called the Sacae/Saka Scythians by the term “Saxons.” As they migrated across mainland Europe, the original “Sacae” name was preserved in the province of Alsace (often fought over by France and Germany) and also in the name of several German Provinces. Although the term “Saxony” is on several German provinces in the English language, the German language preserves the ancient Sacae Scythian form as the German spelling of the word “Saxon” is “Sachse” or “Sacsisch.” The name of “Isaac” is evident in all these spellings. However, when one looks for nations bearing the name of Isaac in the modern world, the ones most closely-identified with the name of Isaac are the “Anglo-Saxon” nations, which grew into a “nation” (the United States of America) and a “company of nations” (Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). These nations have long been known as the “Anglo-Saxon” nations in the modern world, and so the “nation and company of nations” in our modern world are also known by the name of Isaac...just as God prophesied they would be.
 
The Difference between “Israel” and “Judah”:
 
When the tribes of Israel lived in the Promised Land under their great kings, David and Solomon, they were known as the United Kingdom of Israel. After their civil war split them into the two often-warring kingdoms of Israel and Judah, their descendants kept those separate, respective names upon them throughout all future biblical references. In biblical usage, the name “Israel” remained permanently on the descendants of the larger northern kingdom led by Ephraim and Manasseh (which led eight other tribes), while the name “Judah” remained permanently on the descendants of the tribe of Judah (which led the tribes of Benjamin and Levi in biblical times). The people descended from the southern kingdom of Judah became known as Jews while the descendants of the northern kingdom had the names of “Israel” and “Isaac” placed on them by Divine action (as explained above). When a portion of the Jews returned from Persia to the region around Jerusalem in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah, only the three tribes of Judah are mentioned as being represented (Ezra 1:5). The ten tribes of Israel remained in Asia and did not come back to Judea with the Jews.
While the exiled Jews retained their identity as Israelites by preserving such “Torah” practices as circumcision, Sabbath-keeping, the meat laws, etc., the ten tribes of Israel forgot such Torah customs and, therefore, became “lost” among the nations. God did not “lose” them, of course. God knew exactly where they were and he guided their migrations and destinies to ensure that all his prophecies about them in the latter-days would be fulfilled. However, the people of the ten tribes of Israel lost their own identity and forgot their own origin. This fulfilled a prophecy in Hosea 8:8 that the ten tribes would be “swallowed up...among the Gentiles.” It is absolutely vital to realize that from the time of the civil war among the tribes of Israel soon after Solomon’s death, the term “Israel” in the Bible refers to the ten tribes of Israel who descended from the northern kingdom and the term “Judah” refers to the Jews who descended from the southern kingdom. This applies to both biblical narratives and biblical prophecies about the respective descendants of “Israel” and “Judah.”

The long Diaspora of the Jewish people came to an end when the modern Jewish State was founded in 1948. This fulfilled a prophecy in Zephaniah 2 that “Judah” would again have a nation in the old Promised Land just prior to “the Day of the Lord’s anger” (another term for the end of our age). However, something occurred in 1948 which has caused deep and lasting confusion among modern Christians regarding the terms “Israel” and “Judah.” When the modern Jewish nation was named in 1948, they named it not after their own tribal name of Judah, but rather after the ancient land of Israel (which was shared by the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah). However, in biblical prophecies, the term “Israel” refers to prophecies about the latter-day descendants of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, not the Jews! This confusion of terms has led modern Christians to mistakenly assume that the terms “Israel” and “Judah” are synonyms in biblical prophecies when they are actually describing very different nations in the latter days. Notice that the term “Israel” is not used in Zephaniah 2’s prophecy about the return of the Jews to the old Promised Land. It uses only the biblically-accurate term, “Judah,” for the Jews. In biblical prophecies for the latter days, the term “Judah” refers to the Jews/Israelis. However, biblical prophecies about “Israel” in the latter days refer to the modern tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh and the rest of the “ten tribes of Israel.”
When the Jews proclaimed their new nation as “Israel” in 1948, President Harry Truman, a strong backer of the new Jewish State, was surprised by their chosen name. As Newsweek magazine noted in its May 14, 2007 issue (“A Case of Courage”), both President Truman and his White House Counsel, Clark Clifford, expected the new Jewish State to be named “Judea” after the tribal name of the Jews. If the Jewish State had been named “Judea” or “Judah,” we would not now have the pandemic confusion that now exists in the Christian world re: the terms “Israel” and “Judah.” If the Jewish State had been named “Judea,” there would be no common misconception among modern Christians that the terms “Israel” and “Judah” are synonyms when they are not.
If the Jewish people had named their nation “Judah,” Christians would see the name “Israel” in prophecy and start looking for the nations identified by that name in the modern world. However, because the Jews named their nation “Israel,” Christians mistakenly assume the Bible refers to the Israelis/Jews when it uses the terms “Israel” and “Judah” in prophecy. That is incorrect. The term “Judah” in prophecy refers to the Jews, the descendants of the tribe of Judah (as in Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 12 and 14). The term “Israel” in prophecy refers not to modern Israelis/Jews, but rather to the modern descendants of the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, who will be a “nation and company of nations” bearing the name of “Israel” and “Isaac” in the latter days. This has immense ramifications for Christians (and everyone else) in our modern world.
For example, when the Gog-Magog alliance of Ezekiel 38 launches its prophesied latter-day attack, Ezekiel 38:16 reveals it will be directed not against “Judah,” but against the people of “Israel.” The Jews of “Judah” are not mentioned anywhere in Ezekiel 38 because Ezekiel 38 is not a prophecy involving the modern Jewish nation in the Mideast. Christians falsely assume that Ezekiel 38 prophecies an attack against the modern Jewish State in the Mideast when it actually prophesies about a latter-day attack of the Russian-led “Gog Magog” alliance against the latter-day nations of the ten tribes of Israel led by Ephraim and Manasseh (called the “house of Israel” in Ezekiel 39:12).
When we realize that the leading nations of the modern house of Israel have to be the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim (the “nation and company of nations” bearing the name of “Isaac” in the latter days), Ezekiel 38 takes on a riveting new perspective in modern geopolitics. The USA, Great Britain and Canada are all NATO nations and Australia and New Zealand are their close allies. Many of the other NATO nations in Europe and Scandinavia are descended from the other tribes of the ten tribes of Israel (see my books for detailed information). The USA and NATO have long been Russia’s primary rivals, and Ezekiel 38 prophesies that Russia, China, Iran and other nations will form a global alliance in the latter days which will attack a rival alliance of nations led by Ephraim, Manasseh and the other ten tribes of Israel. The alliance led by the nations of “Israel” is NATO and its allies in the western alliance. Ezekiel 38-39 prophesies that a Russian-led attack against the USA, NATO and their allies is inevitable in the latter-days.
NATO, led by the USA and the UK (the “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim) is the chief rival of Russia and its allies on the world stage, so again we see the biblical term “Israel” very logically fitting the prophecy in Ezekiel 38 about Israel’s “nation and company of nations” being the chief rivals of Russia and her allies in the latter days.
Clearly, a Creator God is shaping modern geopolitics to set the stage for this age-ending prophecy of Ezekiel 38 to be fulfilled in the years ahead of us. However, I set no dates concerning the eventual fulfillment of these prophesies because the Bible does not give us those dates. Now back to our narrative.
 
Israel--a “Melting Pot” Nation:
 

Ezekiel 38 also contains another clue re: the identity of the chief nation of “Israel” which will be the primary target of the Russian-led “Gog-Magog” alliance of Ezekiel 38. In Ezekiel 38:8, the King James Version of the Bible states that the chief nation of “Israel” in the latter days is one which has been “gathered out of many nations.” The Revised Standard Version translates this as “the land where people were gathered from many nations.” In other words, the chief nation of “Israel” in the latter days will be known as a “melting pot nation” which was settled by people from many nations.
It is the United States of America which has long been known as the “melting pot” nation because it was settled by people coming from many nations. In its earlier settlement phases, it was settled by immigrants from European nations. Once we realize that the European nations were themselves previously settled by the immigrating Scythians and Parthians who poured into Europe as Germans, Goths, Saxons, Jutes, etc., we can see that God was gathering people from the tribe of Manasseh to the USA regardless of where they had been scattered among the nations of Europe. The early American colonists came mostly from the “mother country” of Great Britain and from Germany while later waves of immigrants came from other European nations. By no means do I mean to imply that all European immigrants who came to America were Manassehites. Some were members of other Israelite tribes drawn to America by the promise of a new life. However, most were initially from the tribe of Manasseh.
The tribe of Manasseh was split into two portions in ancient biblical times. The tribe of Manasseh must love “wide open spaces” because it had, by far, the largest territory in the ancient Promised Land. Not only did the tribe of Manasseh have the largest territorial inheritance (see any biblical atlas for confirmation), it was also geographically divided in two by a river running north-to-south through the middle of their land. Half of Manasseh lived on the east side of the Jordan River in the region called “Gilead,” and this half-tribe went into Assyrian captivity when all the tribes of Israel living in Gilead went into captivity (II Kings 15:29). The half-tribe of Manasseh that lived on the western side of the Jordan River journeyed into exile with several other tribes of Israel years later.
My books make the case that the western half of Manasseh (along with several other tribes from the northern kingdom of Israel) voluntarily migrated into the Black Sea region after their homeland in the old Promised Land became indefensible. Upon arriving in the Black Sea region, they founded the “Sacae” Scythian tribal alliance known by the name of Isaac. The two halves of Manasseh took separate migration routes into Europe, one half settling in the British Isles as “Anglo-Saxons” (along with their brother tribe of Ephraim) while the other half of Manasseh settled mostly in Germany where they also had the name of Isaac (“Saxony”) upon part of their territory. The early American colonies were mostly composed of people who were drawn from the British Isles and Germany. In one large colony, Pennsylvania, the Germans were very numerous. Via this migration pattern, God finally reunited the two halves of Manasseh into the modern nation that would become the United States of America.
Even as the tribe of Manasseh had the largest portion of land among the tribes of Israel in the ancient Promised Land, it also has the largest portion of habitable land among the nations of the modern ten tribes of Israel. Australia and Canada (two of the “company of nations” of modern Ephraim) also have large land masses, but much of their land is, respectively, an interior desert or an Arctic wasteland. The USA has the largest habitable and arable portion of land. Even as the ancient tribe of Manasseh had a territory divided in half by a river running north to south within its borders (the Jordan), modern Manasseh is again a nation divided in half by a river running north to south within its borders (the Mississippi).
 
Israel--Located “From Sea to Shining Sea”:
 
Ezekiel 38:17 states that the “Gog-Magog” prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 has parallel biblical prophecies about this same event which were written before Ezekiel’s time. One of the other prophecies about this great attack against the people of “Israel” in the latter days is found in Joel 2. Joel 2:1 states its prophecy will be fulfilled in “the Day of the Lord,” another biblical phrase about the latter-days which will climax our current age. It foretells a great war and climactic signs in the heavens (verse 10). Joel 2:17 calls for God’s people to pray to God fervently for deliverance from an invading army which will attack from the north (a theme paralleling Ezekiel 38:15-16). Like Ezekiel 38, Joel 2:27 identifies the people being invaded from the north in the latter days as “Israel” (the name placed on the “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim). Clearly, Ezekiel 38 and Joel 2 are parallel prophecies which both prophesy about a major invasion of “Israel” from the north in the latter-days. Notice another item in verse 20.
God intervenes to rescue “Israel” in both Ezekiel 38-39 and Joel 2, but Joel 2:20 adds a piece of information not contained in Ezekiel 38. Latter-day “Israel” will have a land mass that is bordered by an “east sea” and an “utmost sea” (a sea in the direction “furthest” away from east). That means the latter-day land of “Israel” must be bordered by large eastern and western seas. The United States of America has long been known as a land “from sea to shining sea” with the Atlantic Ocean on the East and the Pacific Coast on the West. Again, this prophecy about “Israel” in the latter days accurately describes the geography of the USA. The prophecy in Joel 2 was in the Bible for a very long time before the USA came into existence. That the nation of “Israel” would be located “from sea to shining sea” in the latter days argues that the “Manifest Destiny” doctrine of early American history was, indeed, God’s will being fulfilled in America’s national destiny. One can also see that the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the new land extending the USA to a “western sea” was also God’s will in implementing the prophesied borders of “Israel” in the latter days.
While both Ezekiel 38 and Joel 2 are primarily discussing an invasion of the United States of America (“Manasseh”) at the end of this age, the biblical term “Israel” applies to both Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48:16). Ephraim, the “company of nations” consists of Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. All of the nations of modern Ephraim are also lands located between large eastern and western seas. Russia’s alliance would logically also invade Canada from the north when it invades the USA, and China would invade both Australia and New Zealand from the north as well. Great Britain would logically be attacked from the north by Russian bombers and ships based north of the British Isles and Scandinavia in Russia’s Kola Peninsula. While Ezekiel 38’s prophecy mostly describes an attack upon the USA, Joel 2’s parallel prophecy aptly describes not just the USA but all the English nations of Ephraim as well.
 
The “Birthright” Blessings of Joseph:
 
The “birthright” blessings first given to Abraham included the blessing of large populations which would grow into many nations (Genesis 13:16, 16:10, 17:2-7, 22:17). This requires that they grow into far more nations than just the modern Jewish nation. These blessings included the promise that the “birthright” nations would have control of the “gates of their enemies” (Genesis 22:17, 24:60). Genesis 24:60 specifically prophesies the descendants of Isaac would number in the billions over time, so the birthright nations have to be among the largest nations on earth, not the smaller ones.
The term “Joseph” in Genesis 49:22-26’s latter-day prophecy includes both Ephraim and Manasseh because Joseph fathered both tribes. These blessings include not only large population growth, but temperate weather and natural resources (see verse 25). What “nation and company of nations” have received these modern blessings? Again, it is the United States of America and the British nations. At one point, these nations also possessed almost all the strategic chokepoints on the earth (the prophesied “gates of their enemies”). The British Empire possessed or controlled the Suez Canal, Gibraltar, Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Horn was guarded by a British colony: The Falklands Islands. The United States of America controlled the Panama Canal and dominated the Central Pacific Ocean via the Hawaiian Islands and its naval base at Pearl Harbor. Via their locations, the British Isles, Canada and the USA controlled the eastern and western borders of the Atlantic Oceans. Australia and New Zealand dominated the Southern Pacific and access between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The British “company of nations” and the single great “nation” (the USA) controlled global maritime commerce and access in both peacetime and during wars. Their strategic locations fulfilled biblical prophecy.
The USA and the British nations are mostly located in the temperate middle-latitudes conducive to good climate and growing large crops. The British Isles are located in a more northerly location, but the Gulf Stream gives those islands an unusually temperate climate for its northern location. The USA, Canada and Australia have all been given immense natural resources.
Again, the Bible directly points to the USA and the British nations as “the nation and company of nations” which have inherited the specific “birthright” blessings promised to Ephraim and Manasseh. The verdict from all biblical clues about the specially-blessed tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh points to their being the British nations and the USA. Even the name “British” is a Hebrew compound word meaning “Covenant Man.” The Hebrew word “Brit” (or “Berith”) means “Covenant” and the Hebrew word “ish” means “man.” The British Isles have borne the Hebrew word for “covenant” upon them ever since the time of the Phoenician/Israelite Empire under Kings David and Solomon. God made a solemn and perpetual covenant with Abraham and the birthright “nation and company of nations” which would descend from Abraham. God has kept his promise, and he even stamped the Hebrew word for covenant on the British Isles to further identify the tribe of Ephraim! He has given every one of the many blessings of the Abrahamic covenant to the USA and the British nations. The Creator has directed their ancestors’ migrational paths and he has blessed them in peacetime and favored them in their wars.
 
Latter-Day Manasseh and the Number “13”:
 
It was noted above that when Israel blessed Ephraim and Manasseh and placed his name upon their descendants, he put his right hand upon Ephraim’s head and placed “Ephraim before Manasseh” (Genesis 48:14-20). Joseph was given a “double portion” among the 12 tribes of Israel when each of his sons (Ephraim and Manasseh) was afterward counted as a distinct tribe of Israel. Since the right hand of Israel was placed on Ephraim, Ephraim had the primary position and was reckoned as one of the 12 tribes of Israel. However, Israel made a unique exception and made Manasseh an additional tribe of Israel. Because there were already 12 sons of Israel, the addition of Manasseh made Manasseh the 13th tribe of Israel. Since the prophecy of Genesis 48:14-49:33 applies to the latter days (Genesis 49:1), we should expect to see the latter-day nation descended from Manasseh to have the number “13” strongly associated with it. That has happened.
The United States of America has the number “13” stamped on it so strongly it seems evident that God wanted to ensure that this clue would be hard to miss in the latter days. The United States of America began with 13 original colonies, which later became the original 13 states depicted by 13 stars and 13 bars on the original US flag. The 13 red and white stripes on the modern American flag still attest to the number “13” being vitally important to America’s heritage. The national crest of the USA is replete with representations of the number “13.” It has 13 stars, 13 bars on the shield over the eagle’s body, 13 arrows in one talon and 13 leaves on the olive branch in the other talon. There are also 13 letters in the motto: E Pluribus Unum.
It is evident that the number “13” is associated more strongly with the United States of America than any other nation on earth. The account in Genesis 48 that Manasseh would become the 13th tribe of Israel combined with its prophecy that Manasseh would be the single great “nation” allied to a “company of nations” with a common heritage as “brother tribes” makes it clear that the USA is Manasseh in the modern world and the British nations are Ephraim. Even as Israel “set Ephraim before Manasseh” in Genesis 48:20, the British nations enjoyed empire status and dominion on the world stage before Manasseh took its turn. The British Empire was dominant in global power and influence for centuries before the USA rose to a position of dominance after World War II.
Deuteronomy 33:13-17 records a prophecy that Moses gave regarding the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. Verse 17 prophesies that the number of people who will be ruled (“pushed… together to the ends of the earth”) by Ephraim will be ten times the number of people ruled by Manasseh. When one considers the number of people ruled or colonized by the British crown at the height of the British Empire compared to the people ruled or colonized by the USA, this prophecy was fulfilled. Deuteronomy 33:17 also prophesies that during the time of Ephraim’s dominance, it will be symbolized by the “bullock and unicorn.” Both have been prominent British symbols. England was referred to historically as “John Bull” and the unicorn is on the British coat-of-arms.
Deuteronomy 32:8 prophesies that the “Most High divided to the nations their inheritance when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.” This is a remarkable prophecy few have considered. God reigns supreme over the nations and he has guided the destinies of peoples and nations so that they live in the circumstances he chose for them. Notice that God apportioned the earth’s land by first giving allotted portions to each of the tribes of Israel according to his prophesies about them, and then the remaining nations received “what was left.” God did not favor the nations of Israel (the ten tribes) because they were “better” than other peoples. He did so because God made a covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel to bless their descendants more than other nations. God keeps his promises and implements his prophecies.
Isaiah 41:21-26 records God’s challenge to all people to acknowledge his Divinity and Sovereignty by seeing his ability to implement his prophecies over millennia. That God has done so proves the God of the Bible is “in charge” of the destinies of nations. Deuteronomy 32:10-14 states that God has watched over his people (the tribes of Israel) like “an eagle.” We live at the very end of the latter days when Manasseh was prophesied to be dominant over the other tribes of Israel. The eagle is the national symbol of the United States of America. Consider a possible fulfillment of this prophecy. In World Wars I and II, the many tribes of Israel located in Europe and Scandinavia were ruled or threatened by Axis powers. What nation came and “spread her wings” and “bore” the other tribes on its wings (i.e. rescued and delivered them)? It was the United States of America, the “eagle” nation which came from afar (like a bird of prey) and fought the Axis powers, providing the strength to liberate and save the other tribes of Israel in each world war. Even the Jews, the tribe of Judah, have been repeatedly rescued by the “eagle” nation because the USA quickly recognized the new Jewish nation in 1948 and regularly re-supplied them in their Mideast wars. The tribe of Ephraim (Great Britain) is symbolized in the Bible by the bullock and unicorn, and the tribe of Manasseh (the USA) is symbolized by the eagle.
 
Are There Other “Witnesses” that this is True?
 
There is an important biblical principle in Deuteronomy 17:6 and 19:15 concerning the establishment of truth in any matter. It was never enough in God’s ancient Theocracy to establish the truth in a contested case if there was only one witness concerning a matter. To reliably establish the truth of a matter, the Torah required “two or three witnesses” to convict someone of a crime or legally establish the truth of a matter. This same principle is reaffirmed in II Corinthians 13:1 and I Timothy 5:19.
In identifying the truth about where “Israel” (the modern “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim) is located, my writings are just “one witness.” Is there a second or third witness attesting to this truth? Yes, there is. While my books, blogs and articles about the ten tribes of Israel are available at my website, www.stevenmcollins.com, there is another author of books about the ten tribes of Israel who also has books, articles and commentaries on this same subject available at his website. www.britam.org. His name is Yair Davidy, and he is an Orthodox Jew living in Jerusalem, Israel. Yair Davidy and I wrote our initial books concurrently without either of us collaborating on the subject or even knowing the other existed until we became aware of each other via our writings. We used different sources of documentation and research methodologies in writing our books. However, we both came to the same conclusion: that the evidence confirms that the USA is the modern Israelite tribe of Manasseh and that the British nations are the Israelite tribe of Ephraim.
In August, 2000, we had the opportunity to travel around the Israeli nation together for about a week and share our mutual research about the tribes of Israel. Yair and I remain friends. He is an Orthodox Jewish Israeli; I am an American Christian. I invite you to peruse the material at Yair’s website as you will also benefit from his Jewish perspective on the history of the tribes of Israel. We do not agree on all matters concerning the Israelite tribes, but our research and writing efforts are very complementary to each other.
There are also other “witnesses” to the truth re: the locations of the modern tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh in the modern world. Others have written books or publications about these same subjects which are consistent with the conclusions of Yair Davidy and me. These other authors and researchers are found in Messianic/Hebrew Roots groups which recognize the “Two Houses” of the tribes of Israel (Israel and Judah) and among a variety of Christian denominations as well. In identifying the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh (i.e. “Israel”) in the modern world, there is an abundance of evidence identifying these tribes as the modern USA and British nations.
The United States of America has been identified in biblical prophecy. Christians have generally not seen the many biblical clues about the USA in the modern world because of deep confusion about the crucial difference between the biblical terms “Israel” and “Judah.” God had the identity of the United States of America revealed in the Bible all along, and the evidence about this identification should now be made available to all. The biblical identification of the “birthright” tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim as the USA and British nations has major and immediate ramifications for our understanding of modern world events. Modern nations have literally been fulfilling a predetermined, biblical script which was set forth in the Bible for them millennia ago. However, it is impossible to accurately apply biblical prophecies to the modern world until you know the identities of the leading tribes of Israel (Ephraim, Manasseh and Judah) in the modern world. The identity of Judah is easy. It is well-known that Judah is the Israelis/Jews. The identity of Ephraim and Manasseh (called “Israel” in latter day prophecies) can now also be known and it makes latter-day prophecies “come alive” as never before.
 
Major Ramifications of Identifying the USA in Bible Prophecy:
 
The evidence presented above has critically-important ramifications not just for Americans, but for the entire world. The fact that biblical prophecies do identify the USA in the modern world changes how everyone should perceive the Bible, and it means that believers should see biblical prophecy in a new, more-relevant light than ever before.
The most important ramification for modern mankind is that the Bible, long-maligned as being “unscientific,” is actually the provable revelation of an all-powerful Creator to his creation. Only an all-powerful Creator could inspire so many ancient and specific prophecies about the nations and implement them in such precise detail in future millennia. Only an immortal Creator could shape national decisions and migrations to unfold according to prophecies he inspired millennia ago! This is not a “coincidence” of history. This is “smoking gun” proof of God’s reality and the truth of the Bible.
That so many latter-day prophecies about the “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim have come to pass in modern times confirms that we are living in the biblical “latter days” at the end of our age. Christians’ perceptions about the fulfillment of latter-day prophecies need to change in light of who constitutes “Israel” and “Judah” in the modern world. Christians have properly applied many latter-day prophecies to the Jews/Israelis because they are written for “Judah” (Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 12 and 14, etc.). However, Christians have mistakenly applied latter-day prophecies about “Israel” (Ezekiel 38, Joel 2, etc.) to the Jews/ Israelis when they should be applied to the modern “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim.
As the evidence shows, the USA and the British nations are the “nation and company of nations” which bear the name of Isaac (“Saxons”). The USA has the biblical number “13” (for Manasseh) stamped on it and it is the prophesied great nation of Manasseh in the modern world. The British nations are the “company of nations” who had their “blessing” (i.e. empire and world dominance) first so they are the tribe of Ephraim. Jointly, they have controlled the strategic, geographic “gates” of the world, confirming they, as brother peoples, have inherited the special promises given to Abraham’s “birthright” descendants.
Consider how Ezekiel 38-39 needs to be properly applied in the modern world. Christians have widely-seen that Russia, China, Iran, etc. are the prophesied “Gog-Magog” alliance which will attack “Israel” in the latter days. As readers now know, “Israel” is a biblical name stamped on the ten tribes of Israel, and especially the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. That means the targeted cities of this Ezekiel 38 attack will not be Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The targets will be such cities as London, Manchester, Seattle, Denver, New York, Toronto, Sydney and Auckland. The Ezekiel 38 attack will befall the NATO nations led by the USA. For clarity’s sake, Jerusalem and Israeli cities will be attacked at the same time, but their invasion is described in Zechariah 14. Jeremiah 30 is another “latter-day” prophecy about a “Jacob’s Trouble,” a time when both Israel and Judah will be attacked simultaneously. Zechariah 14 describes the Mideast theater of the final world war of this age while Ezekiel 38 describes the North American, European, and Austral-Asian theaters of that same war. The Bible’s prophecies have predicted the modern end-time alliances with uncanny and unerring accuracy, for it foretold that the bloc of nations led by Russia, China and Iran would be opposed by the USA, NATO and their allies.
 
Abraham’s “Many Nations” in our Modern World:
 
The evidence reveals that many NATO nations are actually “brother nations” to the Jews because they all are descended from the original 12 tribes of Israel. The Bible also indicates the Arabs (descended from Ishmael) and the Turks (descended from Esau) are their “cousin” nations because they are also descended from Abraham. Abraham also fathered nations via his second wife, Keturah, and I believe these nations are found among the Eastern European nations, many of which have recently joined NATO.
Abraham also fathered nations via the unnamed “sons of his concubines” who were sent to the “east country” (Genesis 25:6) millennia ago. Is it only “coincidental” that the chief caste of India, an Asian nation located “east” of the Promised Land, is called the “Brahmins.” Vowels were not written in ancient times and were often not preserved in later ethnic/national names, but if we put an “A” in front of this caste-name, we have the “Abrahims,” clearly preserving the name of Abraham. India has also been trending closer to the NATO nations, driven in that direction by fear of China and Pakistan. Remember Abraham was personally promised by God that he would be the “father of many nations” (Genesis 17:5), and that just the ones descended from Isaac would number in the billions over the millennia (Genesis 25:60). Not one nation descended from Abraham is named as a member of the Gog-Magog alliance in Ezekiel 38. It is possible that God is shaping world events so all the nations descended from Abraham will be in the same alliance in the latter days. Considered from a biblical point of view, all these nations descended from Abraham are truly the “People of the Book.”
 
The Need for National Repentance:
 
Nations receiving great blessings from God also bear great responsibilities. They owe thanksgiving and submission to the God who has so blessed them. We live in a “fallen” world and God knows human beings have sinful nature. He knows we are not capable of perfection. However, when the British Empire and the USA had respect for the Creator God and his Bible, these nations were blessed with growing strength, international power, victory in their wars, and prosperity. The USA and the British nations...the” “nation and company of nations” who received the best blessings, have squandered their “birthright” blessings and have increasingly mocked and ignored God and all his laws. Instead of proclaiming God and biblical values to the world as they used to, these nations now spread nihilistic Darwinism and a culture which increasingly rejects God’s Ten Commandments and biblical laws.
The USA has booted God out of its schools and universities, and ignored all his moral and economic laws. Christianity has atrophied. What is the USA reaping as a result of these actions? As of this writing in early 2009, the USA has entered a national/economic crisis which could leave it domestically weakened and significantly diminished on the world stage. The British Empire disintegrated after World War II and the American “Empire” is now facing the same thing. You cannot enjoy God’s blessings and disobey him (Proverbs 14:9, Galatians 6:7). As the Divinely-blessed “nation and company of nations” abandon God and his knowledge, they are losing God’s blessings. It is a predictable “cause and effect” relationship.
Isaiah 1-4 prophesies about a “sinful nation” called “my “people...Israel”” (1:3) in the “last days” (Isaiah 2:1). Remember the name “Israel” describes the “nation and company of nations” of Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48:16-19). However, this prophecy also is addressed to “Judah” (1:1, 3:1, 3:8), and all the tribes of Israel are referenced in the phrase “O house of Jacob” (2:5). This prophecy is directed at the entire western world.
These chapters foretold that the people of “Israel” (and “Judah”) in the latter days would be increasingly sinful. Their society would feature feminism and generational conflict (3:12), an open “gay rights” movement (3:9), and an attitude of callous disregard for the needs of the poor (1:17). Their leadership elites would “lead them astray” (3:12) and their political leaders (“princes”) would be “rebellious” against God and be “companions of thieves” who “love bribes” and “follow after gifts” (1:23). Does this sound like the much-publicized, modern political culture of corruption where lobbyists and the rich buy influence and favor from politicians with lavish campaign contributions, rides on corporate jets, and outright bribes? The prophecy also says these nations will be very materialistic (2:7), and 2:6 adds that they would seek after eastern concepts and occult guidance (“soothsayers”). God also prophetically details how the “daughters” of his people will dress and act like temptresses (3:16-24). Does this sound like American celebrity and Hollywood culture? A dearth of capable, strong national leaders is also prophesied (3:2-4).
Does the above sound like the USA, the British nations, the Israelis and the western world in general? An old axiom says: “If the shoe fits, wear it.” Unfortunately, the “shoe” does “fit” our nations pretty well.
Nevertheless, God still extends an invitation to our nations to repent and avoid the dire penalties which will result if we continue to ignore and mock him. Isaiah 1:16-18 urges us to “cease to do evil” and to do right by the poor and needy. If our nations heed this warning, God will make us “as white as snow.” If our modern western nations do not repent and turn to God, dire consequences are prophesied to occur. Isaiah 1:4 states we have “provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger,” and 1:28 warns that “those who forsake the Lord shall be destroyed.” We can either choose to humble ourselves before God or he will punish our nations just before he personally intervenes in global affairs. The choice is ours. God is watching our national and personal choices very carefully. If you have read this research paper, you have been warned. What will your personal choice be?



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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN
BIBLICAL PROPHECY
 
By Steven Collins
 
Let’s assume that you were asked to take a quiz which asks you to identify a large nation in the modern world with a specific number of clues. The clues are: (A) it will be a strong and mighty nation, (B) it will be very prosperous, (C) it will be known as a “melting pot” nation, (D) it will also be known as a nation “from sea to shining sea,” (E) it will have a “Saxon” origin, (F) the number “13” will be conspicuous in its origins and symbolism, and lastly, (G) it will have a “special relationship” with an allied “company of nations” who share its Saxon origins as well as a common language and culture.
Many will understand that these clues point conclusively to the nation of the United States of America. Obviously, the related “company” (or “commonwealth”) of nations would be the fellow “Anglo-Saxon” nations of Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The above quiz question wasn’t even difficult, right?
It will come as a major surprise to many Christians (and biblical scholars) that all the above clues about this great nation are found in the prophecies of the Bible. Indeed, biblical prophecies affirm that the nation described by these clues will have a major role to play on the world scene in the “latter days” of our age. I invite you to read this research report, which will explain where each of these biblical clues can be found. If you are a believer, this report should strengthen your faith in God and the Bible. If you are not a believer, this report should convict you to become one.
Most Christians do not think the USA can be found in biblical prophecy. However, many of these same Christians have no problem seeing that such nations as Russia, Iran, Egypt, the Israelis, etc. are mentioned in biblical prophecy. Does it make sense that God would forget to say anything about the most-powerful nation on earth, the USA, in the biblical prophecies about the latter days of our age? No, it does not make sense, and as this report will make plain, God did not forget to mention the USA in biblical prophecy. He has a great deal in prophecy about the USA in the latter-days but these prophecies have been “hidden in plain sight” within the Bible.
Finding Ancient Nations in the Modern World:
Obviously, we will not find the name “United States of America” in biblical prophecies, and the above clues are found in a variety of scriptures and prophecies. We will have to discern what ancient terms are used to describe the modern USA in “latter day” prophecies. This is the same method used by many Christians in identifying other nations in latter day prophecies. Consider an example.
Many biblical teachers (Hal Lindsey, the late -Zola Levitt, etc.) have correctly identified Russia in Ezekiel 38’s prophecy about Gog, Magog and their allies in the latter days. Does the word “Russia” appear in the text? No, it does not. However, Russia can be identified by the names Magog, Meshech and Tubal in Ezekiel 38:2-3. Ancient languages, including Hebrew, omitted vowels in their writing of words so we must look for those ancient nations in modern words which have the same consonants (vowels may vary). The consonants of the word “Meshech” include “M-S-C,” consonants found in the word “Moscow.” The word “Tubal” is preserved in such names as the city of “Tobolsk” and the “Tobol River,” both found in Russia. The land of Magog was historically the region of southern Russia. This is an example of how a modern nation can be identified in biblical prophecies without its modern name appearing in the text. Christians have identified Russia by using biblical clues, but the USA has not been recognized in biblical prophecy via this same method. The USA was present in biblical prophecies all along, but few Christians bothered to look for the clues. Why didn’t they find them? It is a truism that if you believe something doesn’t exist and you aren’t looking for it, you are almost certain to not find it. Christians, almost universally, have not believed the USA was in the Bible, so they did not attempt to find it in the Bible’s prophecies.
There are other examples of how modern nations can be identified via biblical clues. The nation of Iran is easily identified (as an ally of Russia) in Ezekiel 38:5 by its ancient name “Persia.” The name of the ancient Ammonites of biblical times can be seen preserved in the name, Amman, the capital city of Jordan. A chief clan of the ancient Edomites (descended from Esau--Genesis 36:8) was named after “Teman,” whose name was preserved for centuries via the consonants of the “Ottoman” Empire (the nation now called “Turkey”). The modern Jewish nation in the Mideast can easily be identified in latter-day prophecies in Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 12 &14 and Genesis 49:8-10 by the term “Judah,” found in all these prophecies. The term “Jew” comes from the phonetic sound of the first syllable of the word “Ju-dah.”
Some nations that lived in the Mideast in ancient times are still there. Egypt, the Persians (Iranians), the Edomites (Teman/Ottoman/Turkey), and the Ammonites (in the region of Amman, Jordan) remained in the Mideast, and the Jews of Judah have again founded a nation in their ancient homeland, just as Zephaniah 2:1-7 prophesied. These nations are all located in the same general region as their ancient namesakes. However, many ancient nations mentioned in the Bible have migrated far from the Mideast over the millennia and are now located elsewhere. The people who founded the United States of America are one such group. Once one understands the ancient biblical term for the peoples who founded the USA, the identity of the USA becomes very clear. This report will also reveal a particular modern event which greatly confused modern Christians re: the biblical identity of the USA. Interestingly, President Harry Truman was one of the few who recognized the confusion created by this one historical event when it occurred.
 
Clues in Patriarchal Blessings:
 
With the above introduction to the topic, let us begin looking at specifics. Many of the important clues to the modern identity of the USA were given in Patriarchal times, confirming that the same God who gave these clues millennia ago can bring them to pass in our modern world.
The patriarch, Abraham, was promised by God that his descendants would be very numerous (Genesis 13:16, 17:2, 22:17) and that his descendants would eventually constitute “many nations” in the future (Genesis 17:4-5). He was also told by God that his descendants would “possess the gates of their enemies” (Genesis 22:17) and be “blessed” mightily by God (Genesis 22:16-18). God also promised Abraham that his descendants would be traceable throughout history because they would be known by the name of Abraham’s son, “Isaac” (Genesis 21:12). The blessings given to Abraham were called the “birthright” blessings because they were passed on to successive generations as a right of their birth. These Divine blessings would be inherited by certain future nations; they would not be enjoyed due to any innate superiority on the part of these nations.
The “birthright” blessings given to Abraham were first bequeathed to Isaac, who married Rebekah. Their union was blessed with a biblical prophecy that their descendants would number “thousands of millions” and that they would “possess the gate of them which hate them” (Genesis 24:60). This puts a specific number on the people who would descend from Isaac and Rebekah over time: they would number in the billions throughout the generations of humanity on the earth. God was not kidding when he said he would make Abraham’s seed as numerous as the stars of heaven. The blessing of numerous descendants who would possess the gates of their enemies confirms that Isaac and his seed received the same blessings given to Abraham (see Genesis 17:17-19, 21). However, Abraham had a previous son, Ishmael, via Hagar, and Ishmael’s descendants were also prophesied to become numerous and constitute a “great nation” which would feature “twelve princes.”
The “great nation” of Ishmael’s descendants in the modern world are the Arabs. The Arabs know that they are descended from Ishmael, the son of Abraham and Hagar. This linkage is so well-known that in my book, Israel’s Tribes Today, I cite references from three encyclopedias which address the Ishmaelite origin of the Arabs. The Encyclopedia Americana is quite specific when it states: “Most of the nations of the 12 sons of Ishmael can be identified as names of Arab tribes…” (Americana, 1988 Ed., Vol. 15, p. 489).
Now ask yourself an important question: If the Ishmaelites, who received the lesser blessing given to Abraham’s sons, constitute the numerous and oil-rich, modern Arab “nation” which founded several nations in the modern Mideast, then who constitutes the nations descended from Isaac? What modern nations have received the greater blessings given to Abraham’s other son, Isaac? Isaac’s nations must constitute nations more numerous, prosperous and powerful than the Ishmaelite Arabs if the Bible is true. Obviously, Isaac’s descendants in the modern world must consist of far more than just the Jews (and they do, as we will see). Genesis 24:60 prophesied that Isaac’s descendants would number in the billions over time. Either God kept this promise or he did not. We will see that he did!
Abraham also fathered many sons from his second wife, Keturah, and Abraham had even more sons from his concubines (yes, Abraham, had a harem). Some of these other sons were given a portion of Abraham’s wealth and sent away to live in a land located far to the east of the Promised Land (Genesis 25:1-6). These other sons of Abraham also were blessed with very numerous descendants and can be found among the nations of the world today. Blogs and articles at my website, www.stevenmcollins.com, identify some of them, but they are not the subject of this report. The realities of the modern world document that God has fulfilled all his prophecies about the nations, and that it is the Creator God who establishes the numbers, locations and destinies of all nations.
When Isaac died, his “birthright” blessings were given to his son, Jacob, even though the oldest son, Esau, would normally have received them. Genesis 25:31-36 relates that Esau renounced his birthright in Jacob’s favor, and Jacob later seized the birthright via deception (Genesis 27). One of Jacob’s blessings received from Isaac was that “nations” would bow down to the nations that would descend from Jacob (Genesis 27:29). Obviously, for this to be fulfilled, Jacob’s descendants would have to be found among the great nations and empires of the earth in later centuries and millennia (which did occur). This blessing also promised that God would bless the nations that blessed Jacob’s birthright descendants and would curse the nations that cursed Jacob’s descendants.
God reiterated the Abrahamic blessings to Jacob in Genesis 28:10-15 by saying Jacob’s descendants would be as numerous as “the dust of the earth” and they would eventually spread to all four directions of the earth from the ancient region of the Promised Land. In an event of major (but not generally appreciated) significance, Jacob’s name was later changed to “Israel” (Genesis 32:28), and he fathered the 12 sons who became the namesakes of the “12 tribes of Israel.” These sons were birthed from four different mothers (see Genesis 29-30, 35:18), so their divergent DNA pools ensure that their descendants would form nations with different characteristics and temperaments.
 
A Prophesied “Nation and Company of Nations”:
 

When Israel died, he passed on the birthright blessings to the descendants of his favorite son, Joseph, who was the eldest son of Israel’s favorite wife, Rachel. However, since Joseph already had two sons at the time Israel bequeathed his blessings, Israel gave these blessings jointly to the two sons of Joseph, who were named Ephraim and Manasseh. Israel gave prophetic blessings or statements about not only Ephraim and Manasseh, but about all of his 12 sons which were to be fulfilled in a time called “the latter days.” This blessing ceremony for the sons of Israel has two phases and is recorded in Genesis 48-49.
In the first phase of this ceremony described in Genesis 48:8-22, the “birthright” blessings (which included national greatness, large populations, controlling key “gates” of their enemies, etc.) were given to Ephraim and Manasseh in a private ceremony attended only by Israel, Ephraim, Manasseh and Joseph. The second phase of this ceremony is described in Genesis 49 where all of Israel’s 12 sons were present and blessed by Israel. Genesis 49:1 states that all the blessings conveyed in these ceremonies would be fulfilled in “the latter days.” Those familiar with Bible prophecy understand that our modern times are the “latter days” of biblical prophecy. Those unfamiliar with this topic are referred to my article, Are We Living in the Biblical Latter Days?, available at www.stevenmcollins.com.
The two-part ceremony in Genesis 48-49 was Israel’s last will and testament to his sons. Modern readers can easily understand this as being similar to the “reading of a will” to someone’s offspring. Israel knew he was dying, and he was moved by God’s Holy Spirit to give these blessings and utterances to his sons just before he died (Genesis 49:33).
My books examine how all of Israel’s prophetic blessings have been fulfilled among various nations of our modern world, but the purpose of this article is to follow the clues which identify the modern United States of America. Several important clues for locating the “birthright” descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh in our modern time are found in Genesis 48 (the first part of Israel’s blessing ceremony).
In Genesis 48:16,Israel blessed both Ephraim and Manasseh simultaneously with the words “let my name be named on them and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” Israel decreed that his own name, “Israel,” and the name of his own father “Isaac” would be placed upon the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh, the two sons of Joseph, who were to each become a distinct tribe among Israel’s sons (Genesis 48:5). In doing this, Israel was giving Joseph a “double portion” among the 12 tribes of Israel. Since Joseph was expanded into two tribes, this meant that there would henceforth be 13 tribes of Israel (they were often still known later as “the 12 tribes” because the priestly tribe, the Levites, did not receive a territorial region as a distinct inheritance in the Promised Land).
In Genesis 48:14-18, we learn that Israel acted unconventionally when he placed his right hand (which by custom symbolized the dominant blessing) upon the head of Ephraim, the younger brother, while putting his left hand upon the head of Manasseh, the oldest brother. Joseph, their father, saw this and protested, but Israel was determined to do it the way he had chosen. Since the dominant hand (the right one) was placed on Ephraim’s head, Ephraim was considered the primary inheritor of Joseph’s place among the 12 sons of Israel. However, Israel literally “grandfathered in” Manasseh as an additional and equal tribe in Israel (Israel was Manasseh’s grandfather), making the descendants of Manasseh the “13th tribe” of Israel. Genesis 48:16 repeats the blessing that Ephraim and Manasseh will grow into a “multitude” so their descendants must be found among the large nations of the earth, not the small ones. Remember these clues, for we will re-examine them later.
In the second part of the blessing ceremony in Genesis 48-49, Israel gave prophesies for each of the tribes named after his 12 sons. The tribe most recognized by modern readers is Judah. Judah’s descendants have long been called the “Jews,” named to this day after their forefather Judah. However, the Jews are just one of the many sons of Israel. The vast majority of Israel’s descendants (those descended from Israel’s other sons) are not Jews. Only the descendants of Judah are now called the Jews.
There is a vital clue found in the first part of Israel’s blessing ceremony, which was conferred only on the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh. Israel foretold in Genesis 48:19 that while the descendants of Manasseh would become a “great” nation (or “people”), the descendants of Ephraim would become a “multitude” (or “company”) of nations. Genesis 49:1 affirms that this entire blessing ceremony would be fulfilled in “the latter days.” Keep in mind that there was no “chapter-break” between the words of Genesis 48 and 49 in original texts; the prophetic words of Genesis 48-49 would have flowed together as part of a single prophetic blessing. The “latter day” expression for the fulfillment of these blessings governs the entire scene presented in Genesis 48-49. Biblical prophecies do not always put the phrase “latter days” in the same place in each “latter day” prophecy. In Jeremiah 30, the phrase occurs at the very end of that chapter’s prophecy but it applies to the entire chapter. In Numbers 24:14-24, the “latter day” phrase appears in the very first verse of that prophecy. In the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39, the “latter day” phrase appears in verses 8 and 16 of Chapter 38. In the prophecies contained in Genesis 48-49, it occurs in Genesis 49:1.
What modern nation is both large and powerful, and which shares a “special relationship” with a “company of nations” with which it shares a common language, culture and heritage? It is not hard to identify these “brother” nations. The obvious single great nation is the United States of America. It is a powerful, large and numerous nation which shares a common culture, language and heritage with the English “company of nations” which includes Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Even as Israel “set Ephraim before Manasseh” in the receipt of their respective blessings (Genesis 48:20), Ephraim’s “company of nations” should be expected to inherit their time of national blessings before Manasseh’s single great nation received its time of prominence on the world stage. This was fulfilled in world history. The British Empire was great and powerful for centuries on the world stage before the single (“brother”) nation of the USA became dominant on the world stage after World War II. The British Empire was the greatest and most expansive empire in world history. It literally circled the globe as “the sun never set on the British Empire” during its time of world power. The British Empire vastly exceeded the size of the famous empires of Rome, Assyria, Babylon, Alexander the Great, etc. It was during the time of the British Empire’s dominance that the USA was rising to power and it finally eclipsed the power of its brother “company of nations” after World War II.
Is it only coincidence that the USA and the British nations precisely fulfilled the biblical prophecy in Genesis 48 about a “nation and a company of nations” (two “brother” peoples) in the latter days of our age? There is no other possible fulfillment among the modern great nations. However, there is still much more evidence to present.
 
The Name of “Isaac”:
 
In Genesis 21:12, God promised to Abraham that his birthright descendants would be known throughout history by the name of “Isaac.” In Genesis 48:16, Israel’s blessing upon the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh mandated that their descendants would be known by the name of Isaac. At this point, a brief history lesson is required.
When the twelve tribes of Israel entered the Promised Land, they eventually formed the United Kingdom of Israel under their greatest kings named David and Solomon. World history mistakenly calls their empire the “Phoenician Empire” because the city-states of Tyre (ruled by King Hiram) and Sidon were junior partners in this alliance with Israel’s tribes (I Kings 5:1, 9:26-27, 10:22). Soon after Solomon’s death, this empire was torn asunder by a great civil war. The northern ten tribes (still allied to Tyre and Sidon) formed the kingdom of Israel while the southern two tribes (joined by the priestly tribe of Levi) formed the southern kingdom of Judah. The northern kingdom of Israel was called “Israel” because it was led by the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh who bore the name of “Israel” upon them (Genesis 48:16). The southern kingdom of Judah was led by the tribe of Judah. The kingdoms of Israel and Judah (albeit both descended from Jacob) became enemy nations and often fought bloody wars against each other. They never reunited.
The northern kingdom of Israel fell into sinfulness quicker and its tribes went into exile circa 721 BC (mostly into Asia), while Judah retained some independence until circa 576 BC before it too was exiled. Just before Israel’s kingdom fell, a prophet named Amos noted that the northern ten tribes were already then known by the name of Isaac (Amos 7:16), fulfilling the prophecies of Genesis 21:12 and 48:16. This is a vitally important point, because the name of “Isaac” followed the ten tribes wherever they went in their exile and later migrations. This clue makes their descendants easy to locate throughout history. In another clue little noticed by modern Christians, Hosea 1:10 prophesied that even though God was exiling the ten tribes because of their national sins, he also prophesied that he would vastly increase the population of “Israel” (Ephraim and Manasseh) after they went into exile into Asia. The idea that the ten tribes would “die out” or be “abandoned” by God cannot be found in the Bible. Indeed, Jeremiah 51:5 records a statement, given over a century after the ten tribes went into exile, that the ten tribes of Israel would not be forsaken by God.
Mere centuries after the ten tribes went into exile in Asia, a group of related tribes with a common language, culture and heritage had grown so numerous and powerful in Asia that they overthrew and ruled over the peoples of the old empires of Assyria, Babylon, Persia and the Seleucid Greeks. These related tribes (called “Sacae” or “Saka” Scythians) formed the “brother” empires of Scythia and Parthia. The Scythians were a confederation of powerful tribes spread from Eastern Europe across southern Russia to Western China at one point, while the Parthians ruled over the region from the Euphrates River to the region of the Indus River and from Scythian-controlled south Russia to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. These two “brother” empires together controlled territory greater than the Roman Empire, which was their contemporary rival. Many wars were fought between the Roman and Parthian Empires. Rome usually lost, and the Parthians were sometimes rescued during wars when their “brother” Scythian tribes came down from the north and intervened on Parthia’s side. Modern history teaches much about the Roman Empire, but shamelessly ignores the history of the Scythians and the Parthian Empire, even though Greco-Roman classical writers wrote much about them.
Secular historians acknowledge that the Scythians and Parthians were related tribesmen, and they were both known by the name of “Isaac.” The Scythian tribes were known as “Sacae” or “Saka” (the initial “I” of Isaac was a vowel and not written). One Parthian city was named “Asaak” and one of its provinces was “Saca-stane” (both preserve the name of “Isaac”). Parthia also had a city named “Samariane,” echoing the name of Samaria, the capital city of the former kingdom of Israel. Many of the names of Israel’s tribal and clan names can be found among the Sacae Scythian and Parthian empires.
My books document an immense body of evidence from secular history that the Sacae Scythian and Parthian empires were the ten tribes of Israel, grown exceedingly numerous and constituting nations and empires, just as the Bible prophesied. The important fact to realize is that various forms of the name of Isaac were stamped on both the Scythians and Parthians, confirming that the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh were among them. The names of the clans of Ephraim were evident among the tribes forming the Parthian Empire and the name of Manasseh was still recognizable upon the chief tribe of the Scythians (the Massa-getae). The dominion of the ten tribes over their former captors (Assyria, Babylon and Medo-Persia) was prophesied in Isaiah 14:2. The dominion of Scythia and Parthia fulfilled this prophecy.
The Parthian Empire dominated South Central Asia from approximately 250 BC until 227 AD, when its rule was overthrown by the native Persians. The numerous Parthian tribes, joined by the Sacae Scythian tribes, fled from South Central Asia and migrated into Europe seeking new homelands. Because of their migration route via the Caucasus Mountains, the Scythian-Parthian tribes entering Europe were called “Caucasians.” Some of their Parthian/Scythian names remained on them as they migrated into Europe. Such Parthian/Scythian names as the Germanii/Kermans, Gauthei, Sacae/Sacans, and Jats were transplanted into Europe where their migrating people were known to the Romans as Germans, Goths, Saxons and Jutes. Their peoples fought each other for new homelands as often as they fought the Romans. The Roman Empire was crushed by the sheer weight of the many millions of Caucasians who poured out of Asia into Europe with their women and children as they sought new homelands to replace the ones they had lost in Parthia and Scythia. The Caucasian nations entering Europe eventually found new homelands and formed the population base of many modern European nations.
The Romans called the Sacae/Saka Scythians by the term “Saxons.” As they migrated across mainland Europe, the original “Sacae” name was preserved in the province of Alsace (often fought over by France and Germany) and also in the name of several German Provinces. Although the term “Saxony” is on several German provinces in the English language, the German language preserves the ancient Sacae Scythian form as the German spelling of the word “Saxon” is “Sachse” or “Sacsisch.” The name of “Isaac” is evident in all these spellings. However, when one looks for nations bearing the name of Isaac in the modern world, the ones most closely-identified with the name of Isaac are the “Anglo-Saxon” nations, which grew into a “nation” (the United States of America) and a “company of nations” (Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). These nations have long been known as the “Anglo-Saxon” nations in the modern world, and so the “nation and company of nations” in our modern world are also known by the name of Isaac...just as God prophesied they would be.
 
The Difference between “Israel” and “Judah”:
 
When the tribes of Israel lived in the Promised Land under their great kings, David and Solomon, they were known as the United Kingdom of Israel. After their civil war split them into the two often-warring kingdoms of Israel and Judah, their descendants kept those separate, respective names upon them throughout all future biblical references. In biblical usage, the name “Israel” remained permanently on the descendants of the larger northern kingdom led by Ephraim and Manasseh (which led eight other tribes), while the name “Judah” remained permanently on the descendants of the tribe of Judah (which led the tribes of Benjamin and Levi in biblical times). The people descended from the southern kingdom of Judah became known as Jews while the descendants of the northern kingdom had the names of “Israel” and “Isaac” placed on them by Divine action (as explained above). When a portion of the Jews returned from Persia to the region around Jerusalem in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah, only the three tribes of Judah are mentioned as being represented (Ezra 1:5). The ten tribes of Israel remained in Asia and did not come back to Judea with the Jews.
While the exiled Jews retained their identity as Israelites by preserving such “Torah” practices as circumcision, Sabbath-keeping, the meat laws, etc., the ten tribes of Israel forgot such Torah customs and, therefore, became “lost” among the nations. God did not “lose” them, of course. God knew exactly where they were and he guided their migrations and destinies to ensure that all his prophecies about them in the latter-days would be fulfilled. However, the people of the ten tribes of Israel lost their own identity and forgot their own origin. This fulfilled a prophecy in Hosea 8:8 that the ten tribes would be “swallowed up...among the Gentiles.” It is absolutely vital to realize that from the time of the civil war among the tribes of Israel soon after Solomon’s death, the term “Israel” in the Bible refers to the ten tribes of Israel who descended from the northern kingdom and the term “Judah” refers to the Jews who descended from the southern kingdom. This applies to both biblical narratives and biblical prophecies about the respective descendants of “Israel” and “Judah.”

The long Diaspora of the Jewish people came to an end when the modern Jewish State was founded in 1948. This fulfilled a prophecy in Zephaniah 2 that “Judah” would again have a nation in the old Promised Land just prior to “the Day of the Lord’s anger” (another term for the end of our age). However, something occurred in 1948 which has caused deep and lasting confusion among modern Christians regarding the terms “Israel” and “Judah.” When the modern Jewish nation was named in 1948, they named it not after their own tribal name of Judah, but rather after the ancient land of Israel (which was shared by the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah). However, in biblical prophecies, the term “Israel” refers to prophecies about the latter-day descendants of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, not the Jews! This confusion of terms has led modern Christians to mistakenly assume that the terms “Israel” and “Judah” are synonyms in biblical prophecies when they are actually describing very different nations in the latter days. Notice that the term “Israel” is not used in Zephaniah 2’s prophecy about the return of the Jews to the old Promised Land. It uses only the biblically-accurate term, “Judah,” for the Jews. In biblical prophecies for the latter days, the term “Judah” refers to the Jews/Israelis. However, biblical prophecies about “Israel” in the latter days refer to the modern tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh and the rest of the “ten tribes of Israel.”
When the Jews proclaimed their new nation as “Israel” in 1948, President Harry Truman, a strong backer of the new Jewish State, was surprised by their chosen name. As Newsweek magazine noted in its May 14, 2007 issue (“A Case of Courage”), both President Truman and his White House Counsel, Clark Clifford, expected the new Jewish State to be named “Judea” after the tribal name of the Jews. If the Jewish State had been named “Judea” or “Judah,” we would not now have the pandemic confusion that now exists in the Christian world re: the terms “Israel” and “Judah.” If the Jewish State had been named “Judea,” there would be no common misconception among modern Christians that the terms “Israel” and “Judah” are synonyms when they are not.
If the Jewish people had named their nation “Judah,” Christians would see the name “Israel” in prophecy and start looking for the nations identified by that name in the modern world. However, because the Jews named their nation “Israel,” Christians mistakenly assume the Bible refers to the Israelis/Jews when it uses the terms “Israel” and “Judah” in prophecy. That is incorrect. The term “Judah” in prophecy refers to the Jews, the descendants of the tribe of Judah (as in Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 12 and 14). The term “Israel” in prophecy refers not to modern Israelis/Jews, but rather to the modern descendants of the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, who will be a “nation and company of nations” bearing the name of “Israel” and “Isaac” in the latter days. This has immense ramifications for Christians (and everyone else) in our modern world.
For example, when the Gog-Magog alliance of Ezekiel 38 launches its prophesied latter-day attack, Ezekiel 38:16 reveals it will be directed not against “Judah,” but against the people of “Israel.” The Jews of “Judah” are not mentioned anywhere in Ezekiel 38 because Ezekiel 38 is not a prophecy involving the modern Jewish nation in the Mideast. Christians falsely assume that Ezekiel 38 prophecies an attack against the modern Jewish State in the Mideast when it actually prophesies about a latter-day attack of the Russian-led “Gog Magog” alliance against the latter-day nations of the ten tribes of Israel led by Ephraim and Manasseh (called the “house of Israel” in Ezekiel 39:12).
When we realize that the leading nations of the modern house of Israel have to be the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim (the “nation and company of nations” bearing the name of “Isaac” in the latter days), Ezekiel 38 takes on a riveting new perspective in modern geopolitics. The USA, Great Britain and Canada are all NATO nations and Australia and New Zealand are their close allies. Many of the other NATO nations in Europe and Scandinavia are descended from the other tribes of the ten tribes of Israel (see my books for detailed information). The USA and NATO have long been Russia’s primary rivals, and Ezekiel 38 prophesies that Russia, China, Iran and other nations will form a global alliance in the latter days which will attack a rival alliance of nations led by Ephraim, Manasseh and the other ten tribes of Israel. The alliance led by the nations of “Israel” is NATO and its allies in the western alliance. Ezekiel 38-39 prophesies that a Russian-led attack against the USA, NATO and their allies is inevitable in the latter-days.
NATO, led by the USA and the UK (the “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim) is the chief rival of Russia and its allies on the world stage, so again we see the biblical term “Israel” very logically fitting the prophecy in Ezekiel 38 about Israel’s “nation and company of nations” being the chief rivals of Russia and her allies in the latter days.
Clearly, a Creator God is shaping modern geopolitics to set the stage for this age-ending prophecy of Ezekiel 38 to be fulfilled in the years ahead of us. However, I set no dates concerning the eventual fulfillment of these prophesies because the Bible does not give us those dates. Now back to our narrative.
 
Israel--a “Melting Pot” Nation:
 

Ezekiel 38 also contains another clue re: the identity of the chief nation of “Israel” which will be the primary target of the Russian-led “Gog-Magog” alliance of Ezekiel 38. In Ezekiel 38:8, the King James Version of the Bible states that the chief nation of “Israel” in the latter days is one which has been “gathered out of many nations.” The Revised Standard Version translates this as “the land where people were gathered from many nations.” In other words, the chief nation of “Israel” in the latter days will be known as a “melting pot nation” which was settled by people from many nations.
It is the United States of America which has long been known as the “melting pot” nation because it was settled by people coming from many nations. In its earlier settlement phases, it was settled by immigrants from European nations. Once we realize that the European nations were themselves previously settled by the immigrating Scythians and Parthians who poured into Europe as Germans, Goths, Saxons, Jutes, etc., we can see that God was gathering people from the tribe of Manasseh to the USA regardless of where they had been scattered among the nations of Europe. The early American colonists came mostly from the “mother country” of Great Britain and from Germany while later waves of immigrants came from other European nations. By no means do I mean to imply that all European immigrants who came to America were Manassehites. Some were members of other Israelite tribes drawn to America by the promise of a new life. However, most were initially from the tribe of Manasseh.
The tribe of Manasseh was split into two portions in ancient biblical times. The tribe of Manasseh must love “wide open spaces” because it had, by far, the largest territory in the ancient Promised Land. Not only did the tribe of Manasseh have the largest territorial inheritance (see any biblical atlas for confirmation), it was also geographically divided in two by a river running north-to-south through the middle of their land. Half of Manasseh lived on the east side of the Jordan River in the region called “Gilead,” and this half-tribe went into Assyrian captivity when all the tribes of Israel living in Gilead went into captivity (II Kings 15:29). The half-tribe of Manasseh that lived on the western side of the Jordan River journeyed into exile with several other tribes of Israel years later.
My books make the case that the western half of Manasseh (along with several other tribes from the northern kingdom of Israel) voluntarily migrated into the Black Sea region after their homeland in the old Promised Land became indefensible. Upon arriving in the Black Sea region, they founded the “Sacae” Scythian tribal alliance known by the name of Isaac. The two halves of Manasseh took separate migration routes into Europe, one half settling in the British Isles as “Anglo-Saxons” (along with their brother tribe of Ephraim) while the other half of Manasseh settled mostly in Germany where they also had the name of Isaac (“Saxony”) upon part of their territory. The early American colonies were mostly composed of people who were drawn from the British Isles and Germany. In one large colony, Pennsylvania, the Germans were very numerous. Via this migration pattern, God finally reunited the two halves of Manasseh into the modern nation that would become the United States of America.
Even as the tribe of Manasseh had the largest portion of land among the tribes of Israel in the ancient Promised Land, it also has the largest portion of habitable land among the nations of the modern ten tribes of Israel. Australia and Canada (two of the “company of nations” of modern Ephraim) also have large land masses, but much of their land is, respectively, an interior desert or an Arctic wasteland. The USA has the largest habitable and arable portion of land. Even as the ancient tribe of Manasseh had a territory divided in half by a river running north to south within its borders (the Jordan), modern Manasseh is again a nation divided in half by a river running north to south within its borders (the Mississippi).
 
Israel--Located “From Sea to Shining Sea”:
 
Ezekiel 38:17 states that the “Gog-Magog” prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 has parallel biblical prophecies about this same event which were written before Ezekiel’s time. One of the other prophecies about this great attack against the people of “Israel” in the latter days is found in Joel 2. Joel 2:1 states its prophecy will be fulfilled in “the Day of the Lord,” another biblical phrase about the latter-days which will climax our current age. It foretells a great war and climactic signs in the heavens (verse 10). Joel 2:17 calls for God’s people to pray to God fervently for deliverance from an invading army which will attack from the north (a theme paralleling Ezekiel 38:15-16). Like Ezekiel 38, Joel 2:27 identifies the people being invaded from the north in the latter days as “Israel” (the name placed on the “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim). Clearly, Ezekiel 38 and Joel 2 are parallel prophecies which both prophesy about a major invasion of “Israel” from the north in the latter-days. Notice another item in verse 20.
God intervenes to rescue “Israel” in both Ezekiel 38-39 and Joel 2, but Joel 2:20 adds a piece of information not contained in Ezekiel 38. Latter-day “Israel” will have a land mass that is bordered by an “east sea” and an “utmost sea” (a sea in the direction “furthest” away from east). That means the latter-day land of “Israel” must be bordered by large eastern and western seas. The United States of America has long been known as a land “from sea to shining sea” with the Atlantic Ocean on the East and the Pacific Coast on the West. Again, this prophecy about “Israel” in the latter days accurately describes the geography of the USA. The prophecy in Joel 2 was in the Bible for a very long time before the USA came into existence. That the nation of “Israel” would be located “from sea to shining sea” in the latter days argues that the “Manifest Destiny” doctrine of early American history was, indeed, God’s will being fulfilled in America’s national destiny. One can also see that the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the new land extending the USA to a “western sea” was also God’s will in implementing the prophesied borders of “Israel” in the latter days.
While both Ezekiel 38 and Joel 2 are primarily discussing an invasion of the United States of America (“Manasseh”) at the end of this age, the biblical term “Israel” applies to both Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48:16). Ephraim, the “company of nations” consists of Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. All of the nations of modern Ephraim are also lands located between large eastern and western seas. Russia’s alliance would logically also invade Canada from the north when it invades the USA, and China would invade both Australia and New Zealand from the north as well. Great Britain would logically be attacked from the north by Russian bombers and ships based north of the British Isles and Scandinavia in Russia’s Kola Peninsula. While Ezekiel 38’s prophecy mostly describes an attack upon the USA, Joel 2’s parallel prophecy aptly describes not just the USA but all the English nations of Ephraim as well.
 
The “Birthright” Blessings of Joseph:
 
The “birthright” blessings first given to Abraham included the blessing of large populations which would grow into many nations (Genesis 13:16, 16:10, 17:2-7, 22:17). This requires that they grow into far more nations than just the modern Jewish nation. These blessings included the promise that the “birthright” nations would have control of the “gates of their enemies” (Genesis 22:17, 24:60). Genesis 24:60 specifically prophesies the descendants of Isaac would number in the billions over time, so the birthright nations have to be among the largest nations on earth, not the smaller ones.
The term “Joseph” in Genesis 49:22-26’s latter-day prophecy includes both Ephraim and Manasseh because Joseph fathered both tribes. These blessings include not only large population growth, but temperate weather and natural resources (see verse 25). What “nation and company of nations” have received these modern blessings? Again, it is the United States of America and the British nations. At one point, these nations also possessed almost all the strategic chokepoints on the earth (the prophesied “gates of their enemies”). The British Empire possessed or controlled the Suez Canal, Gibraltar, Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Horn was guarded by a British colony: The Falklands Islands. The United States of America controlled the Panama Canal and dominated the Central Pacific Ocean via the Hawaiian Islands and its naval base at Pearl Harbor. Via their locations, the British Isles, Canada and the USA controlled the eastern and western borders of the Atlantic Oceans. Australia and New Zealand dominated the Southern Pacific and access between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The British “company of nations” and the single great “nation” (the USA) controlled global maritime commerce and access in both peacetime and during wars. Their strategic locations fulfilled biblical prophecy.
The USA and the British nations are mostly located in the temperate middle-latitudes conducive to good climate and growing large crops. The British Isles are located in a more northerly location, but the Gulf Stream gives those islands an unusually temperate climate for its northern location. The USA, Canada and Australia have all been given immense natural resources.
Again, the Bible directly points to the USA and the British nations as “the nation and company of nations” which have inherited the specific “birthright” blessings promised to Ephraim and Manasseh. The verdict from all biblical clues about the specially-blessed tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh points to their being the British nations and the USA. Even the name “British” is a Hebrew compound word meaning “Covenant Man.” The Hebrew word “Brit” (or “Berith”) means “Covenant” and the Hebrew word “ish” means “man.” The British Isles have borne the Hebrew word for “covenant” upon them ever since the time of the Phoenician/Israelite Empire under Kings David and Solomon. God made a solemn and perpetual covenant with Abraham and the birthright “nation and company of nations” which would descend from Abraham. God has kept his promise, and he even stamped the Hebrew word for covenant on the British Isles to further identify the tribe of Ephraim! He has given every one of the many blessings of the Abrahamic covenant to the USA and the British nations. The Creator has directed their ancestors’ migrational paths and he has blessed them in peacetime and favored them in their wars.
 
Latter-Day Manasseh and the Number “13”:
 
It was noted above that when Israel blessed Ephraim and Manasseh and placed his name upon their descendants, he put his right hand upon Ephraim’s head and placed “Ephraim before Manasseh” (Genesis 48:14-20). Joseph was given a “double portion” among the 12 tribes of Israel when each of his sons (Ephraim and Manasseh) was afterward counted as a distinct tribe of Israel. Since the right hand of Israel was placed on Ephraim, Ephraim had the primary position and was reckoned as one of the 12 tribes of Israel. However, Israel made a unique exception and made Manasseh an additional tribe of Israel. Because there were already 12 sons of Israel, the addition of Manasseh made Manasseh the 13th tribe of Israel. Since the prophecy of Genesis 48:14-49:33 applies to the latter days (Genesis 49:1), we should expect to see the latter-day nation descended from Manasseh to have the number “13” strongly associated with it. That has happened.
The United States of America has the number “13” stamped on it so strongly it seems evident that God wanted to ensure that this clue would be hard to miss in the latter days. The United States of America began with 13 original colonies, which later became the original 13 states depicted by 13 stars and 13 bars on the original US flag. The 13 red and white stripes on the modern American flag still attest to the number “13” being vitally important to America’s heritage. The national crest of the USA is replete with representations of the number “13.” It has 13 stars, 13 bars on the shield over the eagle’s body, 13 arrows in one talon and 13 leaves on the olive branch in the other talon. There are also 13 letters in the motto: E Pluribus Unum.
It is evident that the number “13” is associated more strongly with the United States of America than any other nation on earth. The account in Genesis 48 that Manasseh would become the 13th tribe of Israel combined with its prophecy that Manasseh would be the single great “nation” allied to a “company of nations” with a common heritage as “brother tribes” makes it clear that the USA is Manasseh in the modern world and the British nations are Ephraim. Even as Israel “set Ephraim before Manasseh” in Genesis 48:20, the British nations enjoyed empire status and dominion on the world stage before Manasseh took its turn. The British Empire was dominant in global power and influence for centuries before the USA rose to a position of dominance after World War II.
Deuteronomy 33:13-17 records a prophecy that Moses gave regarding the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. Verse 17 prophesies that the number of people who will be ruled (“pushed… together to the ends of the earth”) by Ephraim will be ten times the number of people ruled by Manasseh. When one considers the number of people ruled or colonized by the British crown at the height of the British Empire compared to the people ruled or colonized by the USA, this prophecy was fulfilled. Deuteronomy 33:17 also prophesies that during the time of Ephraim’s dominance, it will be symbolized by the “bullock and unicorn.” Both have been prominent British symbols. England was referred to historically as “John Bull” and the unicorn is on the British coat-of-arms.
Deuteronomy 32:8 prophesies that the “Most High divided to the nations their inheritance when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.” This is a remarkable prophecy few have considered. God reigns supreme over the nations and he has guided the destinies of peoples and nations so that they live in the circumstances he chose for them. Notice that God apportioned the earth’s land by first giving allotted portions to each of the tribes of Israel according to his prophesies about them, and then the remaining nations received “what was left.” God did not favor the nations of Israel (the ten tribes) because they were “better” than other peoples. He did so because God made a covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel to bless their descendants more than other nations. God keeps his promises and implements his prophecies.
Isaiah 41:21-26 records God’s challenge to all people to acknowledge his Divinity and Sovereignty by seeing his ability to implement his prophecies over millennia. That God has done so proves the God of the Bible is “in charge” of the destinies of nations. Deuteronomy 32:10-14 states that God has watched over his people (the tribes of Israel) like “an eagle.” We live at the very end of the latter days when Manasseh was prophesied to be dominant over the other tribes of Israel. The eagle is the national symbol of the United States of America. Consider a possible fulfillment of this prophecy. In World Wars I and II, the many tribes of Israel located in Europe and Scandinavia were ruled or threatened by Axis powers. What nation came and “spread her wings” and “bore” the other tribes on its wings (i.e. rescued and delivered them)? It was the United States of America, the “eagle” nation which came from afar (like a bird of prey) and fought the Axis powers, providing the strength to liberate and save the other tribes of Israel in each world war. Even the Jews, the tribe of Judah, have been repeatedly rescued by the “eagle” nation because the USA quickly recognized the new Jewish nation in 1948 and regularly re-supplied them in their Mideast wars. The tribe of Ephraim (Great Britain) is symbolized in the Bible by the bullock and unicorn, and the tribe of Manasseh (the USA) is symbolized by the eagle.
 
Are There Other “Witnesses” that this is True?
 
There is an important biblical principle in Deuteronomy 17:6 and 19:15 concerning the establishment of truth in any matter. It was never enough in God’s ancient Theocracy to establish the truth in a contested case if there was only one witness concerning a matter. To reliably establish the truth of a matter, the Torah required “two or three witnesses” to convict someone of a crime or legally establish the truth of a matter. This same principle is reaffirmed in II Corinthians 13:1 and I Timothy 5:19.
In identifying the truth about where “Israel” (the modern “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim) is located, my writings are just “one witness.” Is there a second or third witness attesting to this truth? Yes, there is. While my books, blogs and articles about the ten tribes of Israel are available at my website, www.stevenmcollins.com, there is another author of books about the ten tribes of Israel who also has books, articles and commentaries on this same subject available at his website. www.britam.org. His name is Yair Davidy, and he is an Orthodox Jew living in Jerusalem, Israel. Yair Davidy and I wrote our initial books concurrently without either of us collaborating on the subject or even knowing the other existed until we became aware of each other via our writings. We used different sources of documentation and research methodologies in writing our books. However, we both came to the same conclusion: that the evidence confirms that the USA is the modern Israelite tribe of Manasseh and that the British nations are the Israelite tribe of Ephraim.
In August, 2000, we had the opportunity to travel around the Israeli nation together for about a week and share our mutual research about the tribes of Israel. Yair and I remain friends. He is an Orthodox Jewish Israeli; I am an American Christian. I invite you to peruse the material at Yair’s website as you will also benefit from his Jewish perspective on the history of the tribes of Israel. We do not agree on all matters concerning the Israelite tribes, but our research and writing efforts are very complementary to each other.
There are also other “witnesses” to the truth re: the locations of the modern tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh in the modern world. Others have written books or publications about these same subjects which are consistent with the conclusions of Yair Davidy and me. These other authors and researchers are found in Messianic/Hebrew Roots groups which recognize the “Two Houses” of the tribes of Israel (Israel and Judah) and among a variety of Christian denominations as well. In identifying the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh (i.e. “Israel”) in the modern world, there is an abundance of evidence identifying these tribes as the modern USA and British nations.
The United States of America has been identified in biblical prophecy. Christians have generally not seen the many biblical clues about the USA in the modern world because of deep confusion about the crucial difference between the biblical terms “Israel” and “Judah.” God had the identity of the United States of America revealed in the Bible all along, and the evidence about this identification should now be made available to all. The biblical identification of the “birthright” tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim as the USA and British nations has major and immediate ramifications for our understanding of modern world events. Modern nations have literally been fulfilling a predetermined, biblical script which was set forth in the Bible for them millennia ago. However, it is impossible to accurately apply biblical prophecies to the modern world until you know the identities of the leading tribes of Israel (Ephraim, Manasseh and Judah) in the modern world. The identity of Judah is easy. It is well-known that Judah is the Israelis/Jews. The identity of Ephraim and Manasseh (called “Israel” in latter day prophecies) can now also be known and it makes latter-day prophecies “come alive” as never before.
 
Major Ramifications of Identifying the USA in Bible Prophecy:
 
The evidence presented above has critically-important ramifications not just for Americans, but for the entire world. The fact that biblical prophecies do identify the USA in the modern world changes how everyone should perceive the Bible, and it means that believers should see biblical prophecy in a new, more-relevant light than ever before.
The most important ramification for modern mankind is that the Bible, long-maligned as being “unscientific,” is actually the provable revelation of an all-powerful Creator to his creation. Only an all-powerful Creator could inspire so many ancient and specific prophecies about the nations and implement them in such precise detail in future millennia. Only an immortal Creator could shape national decisions and migrations to unfold according to prophecies he inspired millennia ago! This is not a “coincidence” of history. This is “smoking gun” proof of God’s reality and the truth of the Bible.
That so many latter-day prophecies about the “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim have come to pass in modern times confirms that we are living in the biblical “latter days” at the end of our age. Christians’ perceptions about the fulfillment of latter-day prophecies need to change in light of who constitutes “Israel” and “Judah” in the modern world. Christians have properly applied many latter-day prophecies to the Jews/Israelis because they are written for “Judah” (Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 12 and 14, etc.). However, Christians have mistakenly applied latter-day prophecies about “Israel” (Ezekiel 38, Joel 2, etc.) to the Jews/ Israelis when they should be applied to the modern “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim.
As the evidence shows, the USA and the British nations are the “nation and company of nations” which bear the name of Isaac (“Saxons”). The USA has the biblical number “13” (for Manasseh) stamped on it and it is the prophesied great nation of Manasseh in the modern world. The British nations are the “company of nations” who had their “blessing” (i.e. empire and world dominance) first so they are the tribe of Ephraim. Jointly, they have controlled the strategic, geographic “gates” of the world, confirming they, as brother peoples, have inherited the special promises given to Abraham’s “birthright” descendants.
Consider how Ezekiel 38-39 needs to be properly applied in the modern world. Christians have widely-seen that Russia, China, Iran, etc. are the prophesied “Gog-Magog” alliance which will attack “Israel” in the latter days. As readers now know, “Israel” is a biblical name stamped on the ten tribes of Israel, and especially the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. That means the targeted cities of this Ezekiel 38 attack will not be Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The targets will be such cities as London, Manchester, Seattle, Denver, New York, Toronto, Sydney and Auckland. The Ezekiel 38 attack will befall the NATO nations led by the USA. For clarity’s sake, Jerusalem and Israeli cities will be attacked at the same time, but their invasion is described in Zechariah 14. Jeremiah 30 is another “latter-day” prophecy about a “Jacob’s Trouble,” a time when both Israel and Judah will be attacked simultaneously. Zechariah 14 describes the Mideast theater of the final world war of this age while Ezekiel 38 describes the North American, European, and Austral-Asian theaters of that same war. The Bible’s prophecies have predicted the modern end-time alliances with uncanny and unerring accuracy, for it foretold that the bloc of nations led by Russia, China and Iran would be opposed by the USA, NATO and their allies.
 
Abraham’s “Many Nations” in our Modern World:
 
The evidence reveals that many NATO nations are actually “brother nations” to the Jews because they all are descended from the original 12 tribes of Israel. The Bible also indicates the Arabs (descended from Ishmael) and the Turks (descended from Esau) are their “cousin” nations because they are also descended from Abraham. Abraham also fathered nations via his second wife, Keturah, and I believe these nations are found among the Eastern European nations, many of which have recently joined NATO.
Abraham also fathered nations via the unnamed “sons of his concubines” who were sent to the “east country” (Genesis 25:6) millennia ago. Is it only “coincidental” that the chief caste of India, an Asian nation located “east” of the Promised Land, is called the “Brahmins.” Vowels were not written in ancient times and were often not preserved in later ethnic/national names, but if we put an “A” in front of this caste-name, we have the “Abrahims,” clearly preserving the name of Abraham. India has also been trending closer to the NATO nations, driven in that direction by fear of China and Pakistan. Remember Abraham was personally promised by God that he would be the “father of many nations” (Genesis 17:5), and that just the ones descended from Isaac would number in the billions over the millennia (Genesis 25:60). Not one nation descended from Abraham is named as a member of the Gog-Magog alliance in Ezekiel 38. It is possible that God is shaping world events so all the nations descended from Abraham will be in the same alliance in the latter days. Considered from a biblical point of view, all these nations descended from Abraham are truly the “People of the Book.”
 
The Need for National Repentance:
 
Nations receiving great blessings from God also bear great responsibilities. They owe thanksgiving and submission to the God who has so blessed them. We live in a “fallen” world and God knows human beings have sinful nature. He knows we are not capable of perfection. However, when the British Empire and the USA had respect for the Creator God and his Bible, these nations were blessed with growing strength, international power, victory in their wars, and prosperity. The USA and the British nations...the” “nation and company of nations” who received the best blessings, have squandered their “birthright” blessings and have increasingly mocked and ignored God and all his laws. Instead of proclaiming God and biblical values to the world as they used to, these nations now spread nihilistic Darwinism and a culture which increasingly rejects God’s Ten Commandments and biblical laws.
The USA has booted God out of its schools and universities, and ignored all his moral and economic laws. Christianity has atrophied. What is the USA reaping as a result of these actions? As of this writing in early 2009, the USA has entered a national/economic crisis which could leave it domestically weakened and significantly diminished on the world stage. The British Empire disintegrated after World War II and the American “Empire” is now facing the same thing. You cannot enjoy God’s blessings and disobey him (Proverbs 14:9, Galatians 6:7). As the Divinely-blessed “nation and company of nations” abandon God and his knowledge, they are losing God’s blessings. It is a predictable “cause and effect” relationship.
Isaiah 1-4 prophesies about a “sinful nation” called “my “people...Israel”” (1:3) in the “last days” (Isaiah 2:1). Remember the name “Israel” describes the “nation and company of nations” of Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48:16-19). However, this prophecy also is addressed to “Judah” (1:1, 3:1, 3:8), and all the tribes of Israel are referenced in the phrase “O house of Jacob” (2:5). This prophecy is directed at the entire western world.
These chapters foretold that the people of “Israel” (and “Judah”) in the latter days would be increasingly sinful. Their society would feature feminism and generational conflict (3:12), an open “gay rights” movement (3:9), and an attitude of callous disregard for the needs of the poor (1:17). Their leadership elites would “lead them astray” (3:12) and their political leaders (“princes”) would be “rebellious” against God and be “companions of thieves” who “love bribes” and “follow after gifts” (1:23). Does this sound like the much-publicized, modern political culture of corruption where lobbyists and the rich buy influence and favor from politicians with lavish campaign contributions, rides on corporate jets, and outright bribes? The prophecy also says these nations will be very materialistic (2:7), and 2:6 adds that they would seek after eastern concepts and occult guidance (“soothsayers”). God also prophetically details how the “daughters” of his people will dress and act like temptresses (3:16-24). Does this sound like American celebrity and Hollywood culture? A dearth of capable, strong national leaders is also prophesied (3:2-4).
Does the above sound like the USA, the British nations, the Israelis and the western world in general? An old axiom says: “If the shoe fits, wear it.” Unfortunately, the “shoe” does “fit” our nations pretty well.
Nevertheless, God still extends an invitation to our nations to repent and avoid the dire penalties which will result if we continue to ignore and mock him. Isaiah 1:16-18 urges us to “cease to do evil” and to do right by the poor and needy. If our nations heed this warning, God will make us “as white as snow.” If our modern western nations do not repent and turn to God, dire consequences are prophesied to occur. Isaiah 1:4 states we have “provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger,” and 1:28 warns that “those who forsake the Lord shall be destroyed.” We can either choose to humble ourselves before God or he will punish our nations just before he personally intervenes in global affairs. The choice is ours. God is watching our national and personal choices very carefully. If you have read this research paper, you have been warned. What will your personal choice be?



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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN
BIBLICAL PROPHECY
 
By Steven Collins
 
Let’s assume that you were asked to take a quiz which asks you to identify a large nation in the modern world with a specific number of clues. The clues are: (A) it will be a strong and mighty nation, (B) it will be very prosperous, (C) it will be known as a “melting pot” nation, (D) it will also be known as a nation “from sea to shining sea,” (E) it will have a “Saxon” origin, (F) the number “13” will be conspicuous in its origins and symbolism, and lastly, (G) it will have a “special relationship” with an allied “company of nations” who share its Saxon origins as well as a common language and culture.
Many will understand that these clues point conclusively to the nation of the United States of America. Obviously, the related “company” (or “commonwealth”) of nations would be the fellow “Anglo-Saxon” nations of Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The above quiz question wasn’t even difficult, right?
It will come as a major surprise to many Christians (and biblical scholars) that all the above clues about this great nation are found in the prophecies of the Bible. Indeed, biblical prophecies affirm that the nation described by these clues will have a major role to play on the world scene in the “latter days” of our age. I invite you to read this research report, which will explain where each of these biblical clues can be found. If you are a believer, this report should strengthen your faith in God and the Bible. If you are not a believer, this report should convict you to become one.
Most Christians do not think the USA can be found in biblical prophecy. However, many of these same Christians have no problem seeing that such nations as Russia, Iran, Egypt, the Israelis, etc. are mentioned in biblical prophecy. Does it make sense that God would forget to say anything about the most-powerful nation on earth, the USA, in the biblical prophecies about the latter days of our age? No, it does not make sense, and as this report will make plain, God did not forget to mention the USA in biblical prophecy. He has a great deal in prophecy about the USA in the latter-days but these prophecies have been “hidden in plain sight” within the Bible.
Finding Ancient Nations in the Modern World:
Obviously, we will not find the name “United States of America” in biblical prophecies, and the above clues are found in a variety of scriptures and prophecies. We will have to discern what ancient terms are used to describe the modern USA in “latter day” prophecies. This is the same method used by many Christians in identifying other nations in latter day prophecies. Consider an example.
Many biblical teachers (Hal Lindsey, the late -Zola Levitt, etc.) have correctly identified Russia in Ezekiel 38’s prophecy about Gog, Magog and their allies in the latter days. Does the word “Russia” appear in the text? No, it does not. However, Russia can be identified by the names Magog, Meshech and Tubal in Ezekiel 38:2-3. Ancient languages, including Hebrew, omitted vowels in their writing of words so we must look for those ancient nations in modern words which have the same consonants (vowels may vary). The consonants of the word “Meshech” include “M-S-C,” consonants found in the word “Moscow.” The word “Tubal” is preserved in such names as the city of “Tobolsk” and the “Tobol River,” both found in Russia. The land of Magog was historically the region of southern Russia. This is an example of how a modern nation can be identified in biblical prophecies without its modern name appearing in the text. Christians have identified Russia by using biblical clues, but the USA has not been recognized in biblical prophecy via this same method. The USA was present in biblical prophecies all along, but few Christians bothered to look for the clues. Why didn’t they find them? It is a truism that if you believe something doesn’t exist and you aren’t looking for it, you are almost certain to not find it. Christians, almost universally, have not believed the USA was in the Bible, so they did not attempt to find it in the Bible’s prophecies.
There are other examples of how modern nations can be identified via biblical clues. The nation of Iran is easily identified (as an ally of Russia) in Ezekiel 38:5 by its ancient name “Persia.” The name of the ancient Ammonites of biblical times can be seen preserved in the name, Amman, the capital city of Jordan. A chief clan of the ancient Edomites (descended from Esau--Genesis 36:8) was named after “Teman,” whose name was preserved for centuries via the consonants of the “Ottoman” Empire (the nation now called “Turkey”). The modern Jewish nation in the Mideast can easily be identified in latter-day prophecies in Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 12 &14 and Genesis 49:8-10 by the term “Judah,” found in all these prophecies. The term “Jew” comes from the phonetic sound of the first syllable of the word “Ju-dah.”
Some nations that lived in the Mideast in ancient times are still there. Egypt, the Persians (Iranians), the Edomites (Teman/Ottoman/Turkey), and the Ammonites (in the region of Amman, Jordan) remained in the Mideast, and the Jews of Judah have again founded a nation in their ancient homeland, just as Zephaniah 2:1-7 prophesied. These nations are all located in the same general region as their ancient namesakes. However, many ancient nations mentioned in the Bible have migrated far from the Mideast over the millennia and are now located elsewhere. The people who founded the United States of America are one such group. Once one understands the ancient biblical term for the peoples who founded the USA, the identity of the USA becomes very clear. This report will also reveal a particular modern event which greatly confused modern Christians re: the biblical identity of the USA. Interestingly, President Harry Truman was one of the few who recognized the confusion created by this one historical event when it occurred.
 
Clues in Patriarchal Blessings:
 
With the above introduction to the topic, let us begin looking at specifics. Many of the important clues to the modern identity of the USA were given in Patriarchal times, confirming that the same God who gave these clues millennia ago can bring them to pass in our modern world.
The patriarch, Abraham, was promised by God that his descendants would be very numerous (Genesis 13:16, 17:2, 22:17) and that his descendants would eventually constitute “many nations” in the future (Genesis 17:4-5). He was also told by God that his descendants would “possess the gates of their enemies” (Genesis 22:17) and be “blessed” mightily by God (Genesis 22:16-18). God also promised Abraham that his descendants would be traceable throughout history because they would be known by the name of Abraham’s son, “Isaac” (Genesis 21:12). The blessings given to Abraham were called the “birthright” blessings because they were passed on to successive generations as a right of their birth. These Divine blessings would be inherited by certain future nations; they would not be enjoyed due to any innate superiority on the part of these nations.
The “birthright” blessings given to Abraham were first bequeathed to Isaac, who married Rebekah. Their union was blessed with a biblical prophecy that their descendants would number “thousands of millions” and that they would “possess the gate of them which hate them” (Genesis 24:60). This puts a specific number on the people who would descend from Isaac and Rebekah over time: they would number in the billions throughout the generations of humanity on the earth. God was not kidding when he said he would make Abraham’s seed as numerous as the stars of heaven. The blessing of numerous descendants who would possess the gates of their enemies confirms that Isaac and his seed received the same blessings given to Abraham (see Genesis 17:17-19, 21). However, Abraham had a previous son, Ishmael, via Hagar, and Ishmael’s descendants were also prophesied to become numerous and constitute a “great nation” which would feature “twelve princes.”
The “great nation” of Ishmael’s descendants in the modern world are the Arabs. The Arabs know that they are descended from Ishmael, the son of Abraham and Hagar. This linkage is so well-known that in my book, Israel’s Tribes Today, I cite references from three encyclopedias which address the Ishmaelite origin of the Arabs. The Encyclopedia Americana is quite specific when it states: “Most of the nations of the 12 sons of Ishmael can be identified as names of Arab tribes…” (Americana, 1988 Ed., Vol. 15, p. 489).
Now ask yourself an important question: If the Ishmaelites, who received the lesser blessing given to Abraham’s sons, constitute the numerous and oil-rich, modern Arab “nation” which founded several nations in the modern Mideast, then who constitutes the nations descended from Isaac? What modern nations have received the greater blessings given to Abraham’s other son, Isaac? Isaac’s nations must constitute nations more numerous, prosperous and powerful than the Ishmaelite Arabs if the Bible is true. Obviously, Isaac’s descendants in the modern world must consist of far more than just the Jews (and they do, as we will see). Genesis 24:60 prophesied that Isaac’s descendants would number in the billions over time. Either God kept this promise or he did not. We will see that he did!
Abraham also fathered many sons from his second wife, Keturah, and Abraham had even more sons from his concubines (yes, Abraham, had a harem). Some of these other sons were given a portion of Abraham’s wealth and sent away to live in a land located far to the east of the Promised Land (Genesis 25:1-6). These other sons of Abraham also were blessed with very numerous descendants and can be found among the nations of the world today. Blogs and articles at my website, www.stevenmcollins.com, identify some of them, but they are not the subject of this report. The realities of the modern world document that God has fulfilled all his prophecies about the nations, and that it is the Creator God who establishes the numbers, locations and destinies of all nations.
When Isaac died, his “birthright” blessings were given to his son, Jacob, even though the oldest son, Esau, would normally have received them. Genesis 25:31-36 relates that Esau renounced his birthright in Jacob’s favor, and Jacob later seized the birthright via deception (Genesis 27). One of Jacob’s blessings received from Isaac was that “nations” would bow down to the nations that would descend from Jacob (Genesis 27:29). Obviously, for this to be fulfilled, Jacob’s descendants would have to be found among the great nations and empires of the earth in later centuries and millennia (which did occur). This blessing also promised that God would bless the nations that blessed Jacob’s birthright descendants and would curse the nations that cursed Jacob’s descendants.
God reiterated the Abrahamic blessings to Jacob in Genesis 28:10-15 by saying Jacob’s descendants would be as numerous as “the dust of the earth” and they would eventually spread to all four directions of the earth from the ancient region of the Promised Land. In an event of major (but not generally appreciated) significance, Jacob’s name was later changed to “Israel” (Genesis 32:28), and he fathered the 12 sons who became the namesakes of the “12 tribes of Israel.” These sons were birthed from four different mothers (see Genesis 29-30, 35:18), so their divergent DNA pools ensure that their descendants would form nations with different characteristics and temperaments.
 
A Prophesied “Nation and Company of Nations”:
 

When Israel died, he passed on the birthright blessings to the descendants of his favorite son, Joseph, who was the eldest son of Israel’s favorite wife, Rachel. However, since Joseph already had two sons at the time Israel bequeathed his blessings, Israel gave these blessings jointly to the two sons of Joseph, who were named Ephraim and Manasseh. Israel gave prophetic blessings or statements about not only Ephraim and Manasseh, but about all of his 12 sons which were to be fulfilled in a time called “the latter days.” This blessing ceremony for the sons of Israel has two phases and is recorded in Genesis 48-49.
In the first phase of this ceremony described in Genesis 48:8-22, the “birthright” blessings (which included national greatness, large populations, controlling key “gates” of their enemies, etc.) were given to Ephraim and Manasseh in a private ceremony attended only by Israel, Ephraim, Manasseh and Joseph. The second phase of this ceremony is described in Genesis 49 where all of Israel’s 12 sons were present and blessed by Israel. Genesis 49:1 states that all the blessings conveyed in these ceremonies would be fulfilled in “the latter days.” Those familiar with Bible prophecy understand that our modern times are the “latter days” of biblical prophecy. Those unfamiliar with this topic are referred to my article, Are We Living in the Biblical Latter Days?, available at www.stevenmcollins.com.
The two-part ceremony in Genesis 48-49 was Israel’s last will and testament to his sons. Modern readers can easily understand this as being similar to the “reading of a will” to someone’s offspring. Israel knew he was dying, and he was moved by God’s Holy Spirit to give these blessings and utterances to his sons just before he died (Genesis 49:33).
My books examine how all of Israel’s prophetic blessings have been fulfilled among various nations of our modern world, but the purpose of this article is to follow the clues which identify the modern United States of America. Several important clues for locating the “birthright” descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh in our modern time are found in Genesis 48 (the first part of Israel’s blessing ceremony).
In Genesis 48:16,Israel blessed both Ephraim and Manasseh simultaneously with the words “let my name be named on them and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” Israel decreed that his own name, “Israel,” and the name of his own father “Isaac” would be placed upon the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh, the two sons of Joseph, who were to each become a distinct tribe among Israel’s sons (Genesis 48:5). In doing this, Israel was giving Joseph a “double portion” among the 12 tribes of Israel. Since Joseph was expanded into two tribes, this meant that there would henceforth be 13 tribes of Israel (they were often still known later as “the 12 tribes” because the priestly tribe, the Levites, did not receive a territorial region as a distinct inheritance in the Promised Land).
In Genesis 48:14-18, we learn that Israel acted unconventionally when he placed his right hand (which by custom symbolized the dominant blessing) upon the head of Ephraim, the younger brother, while putting his left hand upon the head of Manasseh, the oldest brother. Joseph, their father, saw this and protested, but Israel was determined to do it the way he had chosen. Since the dominant hand (the right one) was placed on Ephraim’s head, Ephraim was considered the primary inheritor of Joseph’s place among the 12 sons of Israel. However, Israel literally “grandfathered in” Manasseh as an additional and equal tribe in Israel (Israel was Manasseh’s grandfather), making the descendants of Manasseh the “13th tribe” of Israel. Genesis 48:16 repeats the blessing that Ephraim and Manasseh will grow into a “multitude” so their descendants must be found among the large nations of the earth, not the small ones. Remember these clues, for we will re-examine them later.
In the second part of the blessing ceremony in Genesis 48-49, Israel gave prophesies for each of the tribes named after his 12 sons. The tribe most recognized by modern readers is Judah. Judah’s descendants have long been called the “Jews,” named to this day after their forefather Judah. However, the Jews are just one of the many sons of Israel. The vast majority of Israel’s descendants (those descended from Israel’s other sons) are not Jews. Only the descendants of Judah are now called the Jews.
There is a vital clue found in the first part of Israel’s blessing ceremony, which was conferred only on the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh. Israel foretold in Genesis 48:19 that while the descendants of Manasseh would become a “great” nation (or “people”), the descendants of Ephraim would become a “multitude” (or “company”) of nations. Genesis 49:1 affirms that this entire blessing ceremony would be fulfilled in “the latter days.” Keep in mind that there was no “chapter-break” between the words of Genesis 48 and 49 in original texts; the prophetic words of Genesis 48-49 would have flowed together as part of a single prophetic blessing. The “latter day” expression for the fulfillment of these blessings governs the entire scene presented in Genesis 48-49. Biblical prophecies do not always put the phrase “latter days” in the same place in each “latter day” prophecy. In Jeremiah 30, the phrase occurs at the very end of that chapter’s prophecy but it applies to the entire chapter. In Numbers 24:14-24, the “latter day” phrase appears in the very first verse of that prophecy. In the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39, the “latter day” phrase appears in verses 8 and 16 of Chapter 38. In the prophecies contained in Genesis 48-49, it occurs in Genesis 49:1.
What modern nation is both large and powerful, and which shares a “special relationship” with a “company of nations” with which it shares a common language, culture and heritage? It is not hard to identify these “brother” nations. The obvious single great nation is the United States of America. It is a powerful, large and numerous nation which shares a common culture, language and heritage with the English “company of nations” which includes Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Even as Israel “set Ephraim before Manasseh” in the receipt of their respective blessings (Genesis 48:20), Ephraim’s “company of nations” should be expected to inherit their time of national blessings before Manasseh’s single great nation received its time of prominence on the world stage. This was fulfilled in world history. The British Empire was great and powerful for centuries on the world stage before the single (“brother”) nation of the USA became dominant on the world stage after World War II. The British Empire was the greatest and most expansive empire in world history. It literally circled the globe as “the sun never set on the British Empire” during its time of world power. The British Empire vastly exceeded the size of the famous empires of Rome, Assyria, Babylon, Alexander the Great, etc. It was during the time of the British Empire’s dominance that the USA was rising to power and it finally eclipsed the power of its brother “company of nations” after World War II.
Is it only coincidence that the USA and the British nations precisely fulfilled the biblical prophecy in Genesis 48 about a “nation and a company of nations” (two “brother” peoples) in the latter days of our age? There is no other possible fulfillment among the modern great nations. However, there is still much more evidence to present.
 
The Name of “Isaac”:
 
In Genesis 21:12, God promised to Abraham that his birthright descendants would be known throughout history by the name of “Isaac.” In Genesis 48:16, Israel’s blessing upon the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh mandated that their descendants would be known by the name of Isaac. At this point, a brief history lesson is required.
When the twelve tribes of Israel entered the Promised Land, they eventually formed the United Kingdom of Israel under their greatest kings named David and Solomon. World history mistakenly calls their empire the “Phoenician Empire” because the city-states of Tyre (ruled by King Hiram) and Sidon were junior partners in this alliance with Israel’s tribes (I Kings 5:1, 9:26-27, 10:22). Soon after Solomon’s death, this empire was torn asunder by a great civil war. The northern ten tribes (still allied to Tyre and Sidon) formed the kingdom of Israel while the southern two tribes (joined by the priestly tribe of Levi) formed the southern kingdom of Judah. The northern kingdom of Israel was called “Israel” because it was led by the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh who bore the name of “Israel” upon them (Genesis 48:16). The southern kingdom of Judah was led by the tribe of Judah. The kingdoms of Israel and Judah (albeit both descended from Jacob) became enemy nations and often fought bloody wars against each other. They never reunited.
The northern kingdom of Israel fell into sinfulness quicker and its tribes went into exile circa 721 BC (mostly into Asia), while Judah retained some independence until circa 576 BC before it too was exiled. Just before Israel’s kingdom fell, a prophet named Amos noted that the northern ten tribes were already then known by the name of Isaac (Amos 7:16), fulfilling the prophecies of Genesis 21:12 and 48:16. This is a vitally important point, because the name of “Isaac” followed the ten tribes wherever they went in their exile and later migrations. This clue makes their descendants easy to locate throughout history. In another clue little noticed by modern Christians, Hosea 1:10 prophesied that even though God was exiling the ten tribes because of their national sins, he also prophesied that he would vastly increase the population of “Israel” (Ephraim and Manasseh) after they went into exile into Asia. The idea that the ten tribes would “die out” or be “abandoned” by God cannot be found in the Bible. Indeed, Jeremiah 51:5 records a statement, given over a century after the ten tribes went into exile, that the ten tribes of Israel would not be forsaken by God.
Mere centuries after the ten tribes went into exile in Asia, a group of related tribes with a common language, culture and heritage had grown so numerous and powerful in Asia that they overthrew and ruled over the peoples of the old empires of Assyria, Babylon, Persia and the Seleucid Greeks. These related tribes (called “Sacae” or “Saka” Scythians) formed the “brother” empires of Scythia and Parthia. The Scythians were a confederation of powerful tribes spread from Eastern Europe across southern Russia to Western China at one point, while the Parthians ruled over the region from the Euphrates River to the region of the Indus River and from Scythian-controlled south Russia to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. These two “brother” empires together controlled territory greater than the Roman Empire, which was their contemporary rival. Many wars were fought between the Roman and Parthian Empires. Rome usually lost, and the Parthians were sometimes rescued during wars when their “brother” Scythian tribes came down from the north and intervened on Parthia’s side. Modern history teaches much about the Roman Empire, but shamelessly ignores the history of the Scythians and the Parthian Empire, even though Greco-Roman classical writers wrote much about them.
Secular historians acknowledge that the Scythians and Parthians were related tribesmen, and they were both known by the name of “Isaac.” The Scythian tribes were known as “Sacae” or “Saka” (the initial “I” of Isaac was a vowel and not written). One Parthian city was named “Asaak” and one of its provinces was “Saca-stane” (both preserve the name of “Isaac”). Parthia also had a city named “Samariane,” echoing the name of Samaria, the capital city of the former kingdom of Israel. Many of the names of Israel’s tribal and clan names can be found among the Sacae Scythian and Parthian empires.
My books document an immense body of evidence from secular history that the Sacae Scythian and Parthian empires were the ten tribes of Israel, grown exceedingly numerous and constituting nations and empires, just as the Bible prophesied. The important fact to realize is that various forms of the name of Isaac were stamped on both the Scythians and Parthians, confirming that the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh were among them. The names of the clans of Ephraim were evident among the tribes forming the Parthian Empire and the name of Manasseh was still recognizable upon the chief tribe of the Scythians (the Massa-getae). The dominion of the ten tribes over their former captors (Assyria, Babylon and Medo-Persia) was prophesied in Isaiah 14:2. The dominion of Scythia and Parthia fulfilled this prophecy.
The Parthian Empire dominated South Central Asia from approximately 250 BC until 227 AD, when its rule was overthrown by the native Persians. The numerous Parthian tribes, joined by the Sacae Scythian tribes, fled from South Central Asia and migrated into Europe seeking new homelands. Because of their migration route via the Caucasus Mountains, the Scythian-Parthian tribes entering Europe were called “Caucasians.” Some of their Parthian/Scythian names remained on them as they migrated into Europe. Such Parthian/Scythian names as the Germanii/Kermans, Gauthei, Sacae/Sacans, and Jats were transplanted into Europe where their migrating people were known to the Romans as Germans, Goths, Saxons and Jutes. Their peoples fought each other for new homelands as often as they fought the Romans. The Roman Empire was crushed by the sheer weight of the many millions of Caucasians who poured out of Asia into Europe with their women and children as they sought new homelands to replace the ones they had lost in Parthia and Scythia. The Caucasian nations entering Europe eventually found new homelands and formed the population base of many modern European nations.
The Romans called the Sacae/Saka Scythians by the term “Saxons.” As they migrated across mainland Europe, the original “Sacae” name was preserved in the province of Alsace (often fought over by France and Germany) and also in the name of several German Provinces. Although the term “Saxony” is on several German provinces in the English language, the German language preserves the ancient Sacae Scythian form as the German spelling of the word “Saxon” is “Sachse” or “Sacsisch.” The name of “Isaac” is evident in all these spellings. However, when one looks for nations bearing the name of Isaac in the modern world, the ones most closely-identified with the name of Isaac are the “Anglo-Saxon” nations, which grew into a “nation” (the United States of America) and a “company of nations” (Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). These nations have long been known as the “Anglo-Saxon” nations in the modern world, and so the “nation and company of nations” in our modern world are also known by the name of Isaac...just as God prophesied they would be.
 
The Difference between “Israel” and “Judah”:
 
When the tribes of Israel lived in the Promised Land under their great kings, David and Solomon, they were known as the United Kingdom of Israel. After their civil war split them into the two often-warring kingdoms of Israel and Judah, their descendants kept those separate, respective names upon them throughout all future biblical references. In biblical usage, the name “Israel” remained permanently on the descendants of the larger northern kingdom led by Ephraim and Manasseh (which led eight other tribes), while the name “Judah” remained permanently on the descendants of the tribe of Judah (which led the tribes of Benjamin and Levi in biblical times). The people descended from the southern kingdom of Judah became known as Jews while the descendants of the northern kingdom had the names of “Israel” and “Isaac” placed on them by Divine action (as explained above). When a portion of the Jews returned from Persia to the region around Jerusalem in the time of Ezra and Nehemiah, only the three tribes of Judah are mentioned as being represented (Ezra 1:5). The ten tribes of Israel remained in Asia and did not come back to Judea with the Jews.
While the exiled Jews retained their identity as Israelites by preserving such “Torah” practices as circumcision, Sabbath-keeping, the meat laws, etc., the ten tribes of Israel forgot such Torah customs and, therefore, became “lost” among the nations. God did not “lose” them, of course. God knew exactly where they were and he guided their migrations and destinies to ensure that all his prophecies about them in the latter-days would be fulfilled. However, the people of the ten tribes of Israel lost their own identity and forgot their own origin. This fulfilled a prophecy in Hosea 8:8 that the ten tribes would be “swallowed up...among the Gentiles.” It is absolutely vital to realize that from the time of the civil war among the tribes of Israel soon after Solomon’s death, the term “Israel” in the Bible refers to the ten tribes of Israel who descended from the northern kingdom and the term “Judah” refers to the Jews who descended from the southern kingdom. This applies to both biblical narratives and biblical prophecies about the respective descendants of “Israel” and “Judah.”

The long Diaspora of the Jewish people came to an end when the modern Jewish State was founded in 1948. This fulfilled a prophecy in Zephaniah 2 that “Judah” would again have a nation in the old Promised Land just prior to “the Day of the Lord’s anger” (another term for the end of our age). However, something occurred in 1948 which has caused deep and lasting confusion among modern Christians regarding the terms “Israel” and “Judah.” When the modern Jewish nation was named in 1948, they named it not after their own tribal name of Judah, but rather after the ancient land of Israel (which was shared by the ancient kingdoms of Israel and Judah). However, in biblical prophecies, the term “Israel” refers to prophecies about the latter-day descendants of the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, not the Jews! This confusion of terms has led modern Christians to mistakenly assume that the terms “Israel” and “Judah” are synonyms in biblical prophecies when they are actually describing very different nations in the latter days. Notice that the term “Israel” is not used in Zephaniah 2’s prophecy about the return of the Jews to the old Promised Land. It uses only the biblically-accurate term, “Judah,” for the Jews. In biblical prophecies for the latter days, the term “Judah” refers to the Jews/Israelis. However, biblical prophecies about “Israel” in the latter days refer to the modern tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh and the rest of the “ten tribes of Israel.”
When the Jews proclaimed their new nation as “Israel” in 1948, President Harry Truman, a strong backer of the new Jewish State, was surprised by their chosen name. As Newsweek magazine noted in its May 14, 2007 issue (“A Case of Courage”), both President Truman and his White House Counsel, Clark Clifford, expected the new Jewish State to be named “Judea” after the tribal name of the Jews. If the Jewish State had been named “Judea” or “Judah,” we would not now have the pandemic confusion that now exists in the Christian world re: the terms “Israel” and “Judah.” If the Jewish State had been named “Judea,” there would be no common misconception among modern Christians that the terms “Israel” and “Judah” are synonyms when they are not.
If the Jewish people had named their nation “Judah,” Christians would see the name “Israel” in prophecy and start looking for the nations identified by that name in the modern world. However, because the Jews named their nation “Israel,” Christians mistakenly assume the Bible refers to the Israelis/Jews when it uses the terms “Israel” and “Judah” in prophecy. That is incorrect. The term “Judah” in prophecy refers to the Jews, the descendants of the tribe of Judah (as in Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 12 and 14). The term “Israel” in prophecy refers not to modern Israelis/Jews, but rather to the modern descendants of the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim, who will be a “nation and company of nations” bearing the name of “Israel” and “Isaac” in the latter days. This has immense ramifications for Christians (and everyone else) in our modern world.
For example, when the Gog-Magog alliance of Ezekiel 38 launches its prophesied latter-day attack, Ezekiel 38:16 reveals it will be directed not against “Judah,” but against the people of “Israel.” The Jews of “Judah” are not mentioned anywhere in Ezekiel 38 because Ezekiel 38 is not a prophecy involving the modern Jewish nation in the Mideast. Christians falsely assume that Ezekiel 38 prophecies an attack against the modern Jewish State in the Mideast when it actually prophesies about a latter-day attack of the Russian-led “Gog Magog” alliance against the latter-day nations of the ten tribes of Israel led by Ephraim and Manasseh (called the “house of Israel” in Ezekiel 39:12).
When we realize that the leading nations of the modern house of Israel have to be the tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim (the “nation and company of nations” bearing the name of “Isaac” in the latter days), Ezekiel 38 takes on a riveting new perspective in modern geopolitics. The USA, Great Britain and Canada are all NATO nations and Australia and New Zealand are their close allies. Many of the other NATO nations in Europe and Scandinavia are descended from the other tribes of the ten tribes of Israel (see my books for detailed information). The USA and NATO have long been Russia’s primary rivals, and Ezekiel 38 prophesies that Russia, China, Iran and other nations will form a global alliance in the latter days which will attack a rival alliance of nations led by Ephraim, Manasseh and the other ten tribes of Israel. The alliance led by the nations of “Israel” is NATO and its allies in the western alliance. Ezekiel 38-39 prophesies that a Russian-led attack against the USA, NATO and their allies is inevitable in the latter-days.
NATO, led by the USA and the UK (the “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim) is the chief rival of Russia and its allies on the world stage, so again we see the biblical term “Israel” very logically fitting the prophecy in Ezekiel 38 about Israel’s “nation and company of nations” being the chief rivals of Russia and her allies in the latter days.
Clearly, a Creator God is shaping modern geopolitics to set the stage for this age-ending prophecy of Ezekiel 38 to be fulfilled in the years ahead of us. However, I set no dates concerning the eventual fulfillment of these prophesies because the Bible does not give us those dates. Now back to our narrative.
 
Israel--a “Melting Pot” Nation:
 

Ezekiel 38 also contains another clue re: the identity of the chief nation of “Israel” which will be the primary target of the Russian-led “Gog-Magog” alliance of Ezekiel 38. In Ezekiel 38:8, the King James Version of the Bible states that the chief nation of “Israel” in the latter days is one which has been “gathered out of many nations.” The Revised Standard Version translates this as “the land where people were gathered from many nations.” In other words, the chief nation of “Israel” in the latter days will be known as a “melting pot nation” which was settled by people from many nations.
It is the United States of America which has long been known as the “melting pot” nation because it was settled by people coming from many nations. In its earlier settlement phases, it was settled by immigrants from European nations. Once we realize that the European nations were themselves previously settled by the immigrating Scythians and Parthians who poured into Europe as Germans, Goths, Saxons, Jutes, etc., we can see that God was gathering people from the tribe of Manasseh to the USA regardless of where they had been scattered among the nations of Europe. The early American colonists came mostly from the “mother country” of Great Britain and from Germany while later waves of immigrants came from other European nations. By no means do I mean to imply that all European immigrants who came to America were Manassehites. Some were members of other Israelite tribes drawn to America by the promise of a new life. However, most were initially from the tribe of Manasseh.
The tribe of Manasseh was split into two portions in ancient biblical times. The tribe of Manasseh must love “wide open spaces” because it had, by far, the largest territory in the ancient Promised Land. Not only did the tribe of Manasseh have the largest territorial inheritance (see any biblical atlas for confirmation), it was also geographically divided in two by a river running north-to-south through the middle of their land. Half of Manasseh lived on the east side of the Jordan River in the region called “Gilead,” and this half-tribe went into Assyrian captivity when all the tribes of Israel living in Gilead went into captivity (II Kings 15:29). The half-tribe of Manasseh that lived on the western side of the Jordan River journeyed into exile with several other tribes of Israel years later.
My books make the case that the western half of Manasseh (along with several other tribes from the northern kingdom of Israel) voluntarily migrated into the Black Sea region after their homeland in the old Promised Land became indefensible. Upon arriving in the Black Sea region, they founded the “Sacae” Scythian tribal alliance known by the name of Isaac. The two halves of Manasseh took separate migration routes into Europe, one half settling in the British Isles as “Anglo-Saxons” (along with their brother tribe of Ephraim) while the other half of Manasseh settled mostly in Germany where they also had the name of Isaac (“Saxony”) upon part of their territory. The early American colonies were mostly composed of people who were drawn from the British Isles and Germany. In one large colony, Pennsylvania, the Germans were very numerous. Via this migration pattern, God finally reunited the two halves of Manasseh into the modern nation that would become the United States of America.
Even as the tribe of Manasseh had the largest portion of land among the tribes of Israel in the ancient Promised Land, it also has the largest portion of habitable land among the nations of the modern ten tribes of Israel. Australia and Canada (two of the “company of nations” of modern Ephraim) also have large land masses, but much of their land is, respectively, an interior desert or an Arctic wasteland. The USA has the largest habitable and arable portion of land. Even as the ancient tribe of Manasseh had a territory divided in half by a river running north to south within its borders (the Jordan), modern Manasseh is again a nation divided in half by a river running north to south within its borders (the Mississippi).
 
Israel--Located “From Sea to Shining Sea”:
 
Ezekiel 38:17 states that the “Gog-Magog” prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 has parallel biblical prophecies about this same event which were written before Ezekiel’s time. One of the other prophecies about this great attack against the people of “Israel” in the latter days is found in Joel 2. Joel 2:1 states its prophecy will be fulfilled in “the Day of the Lord,” another biblical phrase about the latter-days which will climax our current age. It foretells a great war and climactic signs in the heavens (verse 10). Joel 2:17 calls for God’s people to pray to God fervently for deliverance from an invading army which will attack from the north (a theme paralleling Ezekiel 38:15-16). Like Ezekiel 38, Joel 2:27 identifies the people being invaded from the north in the latter days as “Israel” (the name placed on the “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim). Clearly, Ezekiel 38 and Joel 2 are parallel prophecies which both prophesy about a major invasion of “Israel” from the north in the latter-days. Notice another item in verse 20.
God intervenes to rescue “Israel” in both Ezekiel 38-39 and Joel 2, but Joel 2:20 adds a piece of information not contained in Ezekiel 38. Latter-day “Israel” will have a land mass that is bordered by an “east sea” and an “utmost sea” (a sea in the direction “furthest” away from east). That means the latter-day land of “Israel” must be bordered by large eastern and western seas. The United States of America has long been known as a land “from sea to shining sea” with the Atlantic Ocean on the East and the Pacific Coast on the West. Again, this prophecy about “Israel” in the latter days accurately describes the geography of the USA. The prophecy in Joel 2 was in the Bible for a very long time before the USA came into existence. That the nation of “Israel” would be located “from sea to shining sea” in the latter days argues that the “Manifest Destiny” doctrine of early American history was, indeed, God’s will being fulfilled in America’s national destiny. One can also see that the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition to explore the new land extending the USA to a “western sea” was also God’s will in implementing the prophesied borders of “Israel” in the latter days.
While both Ezekiel 38 and Joel 2 are primarily discussing an invasion of the United States of America (“Manasseh”) at the end of this age, the biblical term “Israel” applies to both Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48:16). Ephraim, the “company of nations” consists of Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. All of the nations of modern Ephraim are also lands located between large eastern and western seas. Russia’s alliance would logically also invade Canada from the north when it invades the USA, and China would invade both Australia and New Zealand from the north as well. Great Britain would logically be attacked from the north by Russian bombers and ships based north of the British Isles and Scandinavia in Russia’s Kola Peninsula. While Ezekiel 38’s prophecy mostly describes an attack upon the USA, Joel 2’s parallel prophecy aptly describes not just the USA but all the English nations of Ephraim as well.
 
The “Birthright” Blessings of Joseph:
 
The “birthright” blessings first given to Abraham included the blessing of large populations which would grow into many nations (Genesis 13:16, 16:10, 17:2-7, 22:17). This requires that they grow into far more nations than just the modern Jewish nation. These blessings included the promise that the “birthright” nations would have control of the “gates of their enemies” (Genesis 22:17, 24:60). Genesis 24:60 specifically prophesies the descendants of Isaac would number in the billions over time, so the birthright nations have to be among the largest nations on earth, not the smaller ones.
The term “Joseph” in Genesis 49:22-26’s latter-day prophecy includes both Ephraim and Manasseh because Joseph fathered both tribes. These blessings include not only large population growth, but temperate weather and natural resources (see verse 25). What “nation and company of nations” have received these modern blessings? Again, it is the United States of America and the British nations. At one point, these nations also possessed almost all the strategic chokepoints on the earth (the prophesied “gates of their enemies”). The British Empire possessed or controlled the Suez Canal, Gibraltar, Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Horn was guarded by a British colony: The Falklands Islands. The United States of America controlled the Panama Canal and dominated the Central Pacific Ocean via the Hawaiian Islands and its naval base at Pearl Harbor. Via their locations, the British Isles, Canada and the USA controlled the eastern and western borders of the Atlantic Oceans. Australia and New Zealand dominated the Southern Pacific and access between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The British “company of nations” and the single great “nation” (the USA) controlled global maritime commerce and access in both peacetime and during wars. Their strategic locations fulfilled biblical prophecy.
The USA and the British nations are mostly located in the temperate middle-latitudes conducive to good climate and growing large crops. The British Isles are located in a more northerly location, but the Gulf Stream gives those islands an unusually temperate climate for its northern location. The USA, Canada and Australia have all been given immense natural resources.
Again, the Bible directly points to the USA and the British nations as “the nation and company of nations” which have inherited the specific “birthright” blessings promised to Ephraim and Manasseh. The verdict from all biblical clues about the specially-blessed tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh points to their being the British nations and the USA. Even the name “British” is a Hebrew compound word meaning “Covenant Man.” The Hebrew word “Brit” (or “Berith”) means “Covenant” and the Hebrew word “ish” means “man.” The British Isles have borne the Hebrew word for “covenant” upon them ever since the time of the Phoenician/Israelite Empire under Kings David and Solomon. God made a solemn and perpetual covenant with Abraham and the birthright “nation and company of nations” which would descend from Abraham. God has kept his promise, and he even stamped the Hebrew word for covenant on the British Isles to further identify the tribe of Ephraim! He has given every one of the many blessings of the Abrahamic covenant to the USA and the British nations. The Creator has directed their ancestors’ migrational paths and he has blessed them in peacetime and favored them in their wars.
 
Latter-Day Manasseh and the Number “13”:
 
It was noted above that when Israel blessed Ephraim and Manasseh and placed his name upon their descendants, he put his right hand upon Ephraim’s head and placed “Ephraim before Manasseh” (Genesis 48:14-20). Joseph was given a “double portion” among the 12 tribes of Israel when each of his sons (Ephraim and Manasseh) was afterward counted as a distinct tribe of Israel. Since the right hand of Israel was placed on Ephraim, Ephraim had the primary position and was reckoned as one of the 12 tribes of Israel. However, Israel made a unique exception and made Manasseh an additional tribe of Israel. Because there were already 12 sons of Israel, the addition of Manasseh made Manasseh the 13th tribe of Israel. Since the prophecy of Genesis 48:14-49:33 applies to the latter days (Genesis 49:1), we should expect to see the latter-day nation descended from Manasseh to have the number “13” strongly associated with it. That has happened.
The United States of America has the number “13” stamped on it so strongly it seems evident that God wanted to ensure that this clue would be hard to miss in the latter days. The United States of America began with 13 original colonies, which later became the original 13 states depicted by 13 stars and 13 bars on the original US flag. The 13 red and white stripes on the modern American flag still attest to the number “13” being vitally important to America’s heritage. The national crest of the USA is replete with representations of the number “13.” It has 13 stars, 13 bars on the shield over the eagle’s body, 13 arrows in one talon and 13 leaves on the olive branch in the other talon. There are also 13 letters in the motto: E Pluribus Unum.
It is evident that the number “13” is associated more strongly with the United States of America than any other nation on earth. The account in Genesis 48 that Manasseh would become the 13th tribe of Israel combined with its prophecy that Manasseh would be the single great “nation” allied to a “company of nations” with a common heritage as “brother tribes” makes it clear that the USA is Manasseh in the modern world and the British nations are Ephraim. Even as Israel “set Ephraim before Manasseh” in Genesis 48:20, the British nations enjoyed empire status and dominion on the world stage before Manasseh took its turn. The British Empire was dominant in global power and influence for centuries before the USA rose to a position of dominance after World War II.
Deuteronomy 33:13-17 records a prophecy that Moses gave regarding the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. Verse 17 prophesies that the number of people who will be ruled (“pushed… together to the ends of the earth”) by Ephraim will be ten times the number of people ruled by Manasseh. When one considers the number of people ruled or colonized by the British crown at the height of the British Empire compared to the people ruled or colonized by the USA, this prophecy was fulfilled. Deuteronomy 33:17 also prophesies that during the time of Ephraim’s dominance, it will be symbolized by the “bullock and unicorn.” Both have been prominent British symbols. England was referred to historically as “John Bull” and the unicorn is on the British coat-of-arms.
Deuteronomy 32:8 prophesies that the “Most High divided to the nations their inheritance when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.” This is a remarkable prophecy few have considered. God reigns supreme over the nations and he has guided the destinies of peoples and nations so that they live in the circumstances he chose for them. Notice that God apportioned the earth’s land by first giving allotted portions to each of the tribes of Israel according to his prophesies about them, and then the remaining nations received “what was left.” God did not favor the nations of Israel (the ten tribes) because they were “better” than other peoples. He did so because God made a covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel to bless their descendants more than other nations. God keeps his promises and implements his prophecies.
Isaiah 41:21-26 records God’s challenge to all people to acknowledge his Divinity and Sovereignty by seeing his ability to implement his prophecies over millennia. That God has done so proves the God of the Bible is “in charge” of the destinies of nations. Deuteronomy 32:10-14 states that God has watched over his people (the tribes of Israel) like “an eagle.” We live at the very end of the latter days when Manasseh was prophesied to be dominant over the other tribes of Israel. The eagle is the national symbol of the United States of America. Consider a possible fulfillment of this prophecy. In World Wars I and II, the many tribes of Israel located in Europe and Scandinavia were ruled or threatened by Axis powers. What nation came and “spread her wings” and “bore” the other tribes on its wings (i.e. rescued and delivered them)? It was the United States of America, the “eagle” nation which came from afar (like a bird of prey) and fought the Axis powers, providing the strength to liberate and save the other tribes of Israel in each world war. Even the Jews, the tribe of Judah, have been repeatedly rescued by the “eagle” nation because the USA quickly recognized the new Jewish nation in 1948 and regularly re-supplied them in their Mideast wars. The tribe of Ephraim (Great Britain) is symbolized in the Bible by the bullock and unicorn, and the tribe of Manasseh (the USA) is symbolized by the eagle.
 
Are There Other “Witnesses” that this is True?
 
There is an important biblical principle in Deuteronomy 17:6 and 19:15 concerning the establishment of truth in any matter. It was never enough in God’s ancient Theocracy to establish the truth in a contested case if there was only one witness concerning a matter. To reliably establish the truth of a matter, the Torah required “two or three witnesses” to convict someone of a crime or legally establish the truth of a matter. This same principle is reaffirmed in II Corinthians 13:1 and I Timothy 5:19.
In identifying the truth about where “Israel” (the modern “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim) is located, my writings are just “one witness.” Is there a second or third witness attesting to this truth? Yes, there is. While my books, blogs and articles about the ten tribes of Israel are available at my website, www.stevenmcollins.com, there is another author of books about the ten tribes of Israel who also has books, articles and commentaries on this same subject available at his website. www.britam.org. His name is Yair Davidy, and he is an Orthodox Jew living in Jerusalem, Israel. Yair Davidy and I wrote our initial books concurrently without either of us collaborating on the subject or even knowing the other existed until we became aware of each other via our writings. We used different sources of documentation and research methodologies in writing our books. However, we both came to the same conclusion: that the evidence confirms that the USA is the modern Israelite tribe of Manasseh and that the British nations are the Israelite tribe of Ephraim.
In August, 2000, we had the opportunity to travel around the Israeli nation together for about a week and share our mutual research about the tribes of Israel. Yair and I remain friends. He is an Orthodox Jewish Israeli; I am an American Christian. I invite you to peruse the material at Yair’s website as you will also benefit from his Jewish perspective on the history of the tribes of Israel. We do not agree on all matters concerning the Israelite tribes, but our research and writing efforts are very complementary to each other.
There are also other “witnesses” to the truth re: the locations of the modern tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh in the modern world. Others have written books or publications about these same subjects which are consistent with the conclusions of Yair Davidy and me. These other authors and researchers are found in Messianic/Hebrew Roots groups which recognize the “Two Houses” of the tribes of Israel (Israel and Judah) and among a variety of Christian denominations as well. In identifying the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh (i.e. “Israel”) in the modern world, there is an abundance of evidence identifying these tribes as the modern USA and British nations.
The United States of America has been identified in biblical prophecy. Christians have generally not seen the many biblical clues about the USA in the modern world because of deep confusion about the crucial difference between the biblical terms “Israel” and “Judah.” God had the identity of the United States of America revealed in the Bible all along, and the evidence about this identification should now be made available to all. The biblical identification of the “birthright” tribes of Manasseh and Ephraim as the USA and British nations has major and immediate ramifications for our understanding of modern world events. Modern nations have literally been fulfilling a predetermined, biblical script which was set forth in the Bible for them millennia ago. However, it is impossible to accurately apply biblical prophecies to the modern world until you know the identities of the leading tribes of Israel (Ephraim, Manasseh and Judah) in the modern world. The identity of Judah is easy. It is well-known that Judah is the Israelis/Jews. The identity of Ephraim and Manasseh (called “Israel” in latter day prophecies) can now also be known and it makes latter-day prophecies “come alive” as never before.
 
Major Ramifications of Identifying the USA in Bible Prophecy:
 
The evidence presented above has critically-important ramifications not just for Americans, but for the entire world. The fact that biblical prophecies do identify the USA in the modern world changes how everyone should perceive the Bible, and it means that believers should see biblical prophecy in a new, more-relevant light than ever before.
The most important ramification for modern mankind is that the Bible, long-maligned as being “unscientific,” is actually the provable revelation of an all-powerful Creator to his creation. Only an all-powerful Creator could inspire so many ancient and specific prophecies about the nations and implement them in such precise detail in future millennia. Only an immortal Creator could shape national decisions and migrations to unfold according to prophecies he inspired millennia ago! This is not a “coincidence” of history. This is “smoking gun” proof of God’s reality and the truth of the Bible.
That so many latter-day prophecies about the “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim have come to pass in modern times confirms that we are living in the biblical “latter days” at the end of our age. Christians’ perceptions about the fulfillment of latter-day prophecies need to change in light of who constitutes “Israel” and “Judah” in the modern world. Christians have properly applied many latter-day prophecies to the Jews/Israelis because they are written for “Judah” (Zephaniah 2, Zechariah 12 and 14, etc.). However, Christians have mistakenly applied latter-day prophecies about “Israel” (Ezekiel 38, Joel 2, etc.) to the Jews/ Israelis when they should be applied to the modern “nation and company of nations” of Manasseh and Ephraim.
As the evidence shows, the USA and the British nations are the “nation and company of nations” which bear the name of Isaac (“Saxons”). The USA has the biblical number “13” (for Manasseh) stamped on it and it is the prophesied great nation of Manasseh in the modern world. The British nations are the “company of nations” who had their “blessing” (i.e. empire and world dominance) first so they are the tribe of Ephraim. Jointly, they have controlled the strategic, geographic “gates” of the world, confirming they, as brother peoples, have inherited the special promises given to Abraham’s “birthright” descendants.
Consider how Ezekiel 38-39 needs to be properly applied in the modern world. Christians have widely-seen that Russia, China, Iran, etc. are the prophesied “Gog-Magog” alliance which will attack “Israel” in the latter days. As readers now know, “Israel” is a biblical name stamped on the ten tribes of Israel, and especially the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh. That means the targeted cities of this Ezekiel 38 attack will not be Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The targets will be such cities as London, Manchester, Seattle, Denver, New York, Toronto, Sydney and Auckland. The Ezekiel 38 attack will befall the NATO nations led by the USA. For clarity’s sake, Jerusalem and Israeli cities will be attacked at the same time, but their invasion is described in Zechariah 14. Jeremiah 30 is another “latter-day” prophecy about a “Jacob’s Trouble,” a time when both Israel and Judah will be attacked simultaneously. Zechariah 14 describes the Mideast theater of the final world war of this age while Ezekiel 38 describes the North American, European, and Austral-Asian theaters of that same war. The Bible’s prophecies have predicted the modern end-time alliances with uncanny and unerring accuracy, for it foretold that the bloc of nations led by Russia, China and Iran would be opposed by the USA, NATO and their allies.
 
Abraham’s “Many Nations” in our Modern World:
 
The evidence reveals that many NATO nations are actually “brother nations” to the Jews because they all are descended from the original 12 tribes of Israel. The Bible also indicates the Arabs (descended from Ishmael) and the Turks (descended from Esau) are their “cousin” nations because they are also descended from Abraham. Abraham also fathered nations via his second wife, Keturah, and I believe these nations are found among the Eastern European nations, many of which have recently joined NATO.
Abraham also fathered nations via the unnamed “sons of his concubines” who were sent to the “east country” (Genesis 25:6) millennia ago. Is it only “coincidental” that the chief caste of India, an Asian nation located “east” of the Promised Land, is called the “Brahmins.” Vowels were not written in ancient times and were often not preserved in later ethnic/national names, but if we put an “A” in front of this caste-name, we have the “Abrahims,” clearly preserving the name of Abraham. India has also been trending closer to the NATO nations, driven in that direction by fear of China and Pakistan. Remember Abraham was personally promised by God that he would be the “father of many nations” (Genesis 17:5), and that just the ones descended from Isaac would number in the billions over the millennia (Genesis 25:60). Not one nation descended from Abraham is named as a member of the Gog-Magog alliance in Ezekiel 38. It is possible that God is shaping world events so all the nations descended from Abraham will be in the same alliance in the latter days. Considered from a biblical point of view, all these nations descended from Abraham are truly the “People of the Book.”
 
The Need for National Repentance:
 
Nations receiving great blessings from God also bear great responsibilities. They owe thanksgiving and submission to the God who has so blessed them. We live in a “fallen” world and God knows human beings have sinful nature. He knows we are not capable of perfection. However, when the British Empire and the USA had respect for the Creator God and his Bible, these nations were blessed with growing strength, international power, victory in their wars, and prosperity. The USA and the British nations...the” “nation and company of nations” who received the best blessings, have squandered their “birthright” blessings and have increasingly mocked and ignored God and all his laws. Instead of proclaiming God and biblical values to the world as they used to, these nations now spread nihilistic Darwinism and a culture which increasingly rejects God’s Ten Commandments and biblical laws.
The USA has booted God out of its schools and universities, and ignored all his moral and economic laws. Christianity has atrophied. What is the USA reaping as a result of these actions? As of this writing in early 2009, the USA has entered a national/economic crisis which could leave it domestically weakened and significantly diminished on the world stage. The British Empire disintegrated after World War II and the American “Empire” is now facing the same thing. You cannot enjoy God’s blessings and disobey him (Proverbs 14:9, Galatians 6:7). As the Divinely-blessed “nation and company of nations” abandon God and his knowledge, they are losing God’s blessings. It is a predictable “cause and effect” relationship.
Isaiah 1-4 prophesies about a “sinful nation” called “my “people...Israel”” (1:3) in the “last days” (Isaiah 2:1). Remember the name “Israel” describes the “nation and company of nations” of Ephraim and Manasseh (Genesis 48:16-19). However, this prophecy also is addressed to “Judah” (1:1, 3:1, 3:8), and all the tribes of Israel are referenced in the phrase “O house of Jacob” (2:5). This prophecy is directed at the entire western world.
These chapters foretold that the people of “Israel” (and “Judah”) in the latter days would be increasingly sinful. Their society would feature feminism and generational conflict (3:12), an open “gay rights” movement (3:9), and an attitude of callous disregard for the needs of the poor (1:17). Their leadership elites would “lead them astray” (3:12) and their political leaders (“princes”) would be “rebellious” against God and be “companions of thieves” who “love bribes” and “follow after gifts” (1:23). Does this sound like the much-publicized, modern political culture of corruption where lobbyists and the rich buy influence and favor from politicians with lavish campaign contributions, rides on corporate jets, and outright bribes? The prophecy also says these nations will be very materialistic (2:7), and 2:6 adds that they would seek after eastern concepts and occult guidance (“soothsayers”). God also prophetically details how the “daughters” of his people will dress and act like temptresses (3:16-24). Does this sound like American celebrity and Hollywood culture? A dearth of capable, strong national leaders is also prophesied (3:2-4).
Does the above sound like the USA, the British nations, the Israelis and the western world in general? An old axiom says: “If the shoe fits, wear it.” Unfortunately, the “shoe” does “fit” our nations pretty well.
Nevertheless, God still extends an invitation to our nations to repent and avoid the dire penalties which will result if we continue to ignore and mock him. Isaiah 1:16-18 urges us to “cease to do evil” and to do right by the poor and needy. If our nations heed this warning, God will make us “as white as snow.” If our modern western nations do not repent and turn to God, dire consequences are prophesied to occur. Isaiah 1:4 states we have “provoked the Holy One of Israel to anger,” and 1:28 warns that “those who forsake the Lord shall be destroyed.” We can either choose to humble ourselves before God or he will punish our nations just before he personally intervenes in global affairs. The choice is ours. God is watching our national and personal choices very carefully. If you have read this research paper, you have been warned. What will your personal choice be?



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Why are there so many atheists? It is easy to understand that one might see the contradictions, perversions, double speak and nonsense of the majority of Christianity as the spiritual whole itself and flee from it, throwing out the baby with the dirty bath water as per se. Some might feel so in angst with the NT, they go completely to the opposite extreme and believe there is no Creator. Instead of trying to find and use the parts that are true, for most it is easier to get rid of it all together.

For those here that are on the road to truth and freedom from religion, many know exactly where the contradictions, perversions and double speak of the NT come from...the False Teacher Paul. It is no suprise that Saul/Paul is the sour note in the choir. All the miracles and healings that were supposedly done by the Messiah are cute mythologies but prophecy has never called for the Anointed to be a doctor or healer, only a leader of the people out of the bondage ( in this case bondage is religion, keeping us from righteousness with Father).

It was Paul that changed Messiah (leader) to Christ (savior). It was Paul that sold the name Heyzues and it was Paul that packaged it neatly as Lord (Baal) Heyzues (baby Zues) Christ (savior) and Lord (Baal) God (Gad). If Heyzues was real, from Father, what i am to show you would not be possible.

Matthew 12: "At the time Heyzues went through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. The Pharisee saw this and said that it was unlawful to do on the Sabbath." Matthew 12:1-8. Sounds innocent enough, but woe to him that does not know the word of Elahi.

In Matthew 12:3 the defence of this accusation is that King David once ate of Temple bread which was only lawful for the priests to do (Citing 1Samuel 21:26). The Law that the Pharisse cited was from Deuteronomy 23:25+26. There are two related Laws:

1.) "23:25 When you enter another man's vineyard, you MAY eat as many grapes as you want, but you MUST NOT put any in your vessel."

2.) "23:26 When you enter another man's field of standing grain, you MAY pluck the ears, but you MUST NOT put a sickle to it."

These two Laws state that you MAY take the produce, put it to your mouth and eat it, but you MUST NOT use a sickle, or put it in package; for a sickle is harvesting and harvesting is work which is unlawful to do on the Sabbath. Putting it in package becomes hauling which is work and also unlawful to do on the Sabbath. Either act would be transgression and trespassing on the land owner, and the land owner being a local makes him a neighbor and defines this as coveting.

Of course Suzie (heyzues) had an excuse, referring to David taking the Temple bread Matthew 12:4 "{David} entered the House (Temple) of Elahi and they ate consecrated bread." This quote is citing 1Samuel 21. However in 1Samuel 20:27-28, David goes missing for two days and had begged to leave. In 1Samuel 21:26, David calls his missions "journeys" which he was on in this citing. A journey is work that David would not have done on the Sabbath. David being on a journey in Nob, Sabbath or not, does not put him in the Temple on the Sabbath. This makes Suzie Heyzues a liar as well as an accomplice to destruction of property, stealing and coveting.

Protect and empower yourself by learning the OT.There is no refute to the word of our Father. There are many other quirks of alignment between the Old and New Testaments like this and the errors in Geneaology in Matthew compared to Chronicles, and the two different contradicting accounts of the birth. So, the birth records being void, the life details void as well, on top of lying, stealing and coveting; he should have run for office.

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The 24 elders described in Revelation are found in the Tanakh. These were the leaders of Ishrael from the Exodus to to the Exile who did what pleased our Elah:

1.Moshe   2.Yahusha    3.Othniel the Kenizzite     4.Ehud the Benjaminite    5.Shamgar        6.Barak       7.Gideon      8.Tola of Issachar    9.Jair the Gileadite       10.Jephthah      11.Ibzan     12.Elon      13.Abdon         14.Samson        15.David     16.Asa      17.Yahushaphat     18.Yahua       19.Yahuash      20.Amayahu     21.Azariah      22.Jotham     23.Hezekiah      24.Yashiahu.

This list can easily be followed from the Torah, through Yahusha, Judges and 1,2 Kings.

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Who "they"misled you into worshipping by historical and linguistical manipulation of the “ Bible ”

Words consist of phonemes( units of sound uttered). Yeshua and Joshua are related as they are the words that correspond to the Saviors name. Jesus and Iesous are related in that they correspond to the pagan's god of healing.One group is the one and only true name of the son of God. The other can only be the name of the Pagan's deity. This"variant" spelling was not done by evolvement of language or by accident.

Transcription is one thing. Translation ,another . And so again with interpretation . Because of the many different languages phonemes(sounds) may be transcribed(represented) differently by variant symbols.

Linguistics; Transcribed :To represent (speech sounds) by phonetic symbols.

Now the phonetic symbols may vary from language to language but the speech "sounds” always remain the same.Unless your language doesn’t contain that sound or it is not “heard” or recognized. This is very significant when we are evaluating the bible sources and materials . There are many different sources as to where these materials originated . Others predate others by centuries(but that does not mean they were not linguistically manipulated). For example ; The Greek Septuagint recorded in 300B.C. http://studybible.info/LXX_WH/

"The [Greek]Septuagint was in use during the apostles lifetime and although originally written 300 years prior, the original Greek grammer had not changed. The apostles wrote the name of Joshua using same Greek spelling that the Jewish sages used in writing the Septuagint.Now those believing the name Jesus to be a Medieval variant of the name Joshua will not have a hard time refuting this assumption. Archived Medieval works of literature are quite plentiful for reference. I have included a English bible translation of the name Joshua from the 13 century and an American engraving from the 17th century to span the English use of the name Joshua.As you can see Joshua manages to read exactly the same for a mere One Thousand Seven Hundred years! So now you must ask when did the Greek Joshua of the New Testament suddenly become something different and who made the switch? " http://www.yeshuaekklesia.com/Joshua.html

 

In the Greek Septuagint,which dates to the year 300 BC, it shows the name Yeshua (Joshua) in the Book of Joshua as " ιησοι". It phonetically sounds like "Ee su". Here it is in  Greek Caps:ΙΗΣΟΥΣ. Now follow the link and listen : http://translate.google.com/#el|en|%CE%B9%CE%B7%CF%83%CE%BF%CF%85

Iin the images, you will see evidence that Yeshua, Joshua and ,who we now know as, "Jesus" is written in the greek characters " ιησοι "(phonetically sounds like "Ee Su" ,just as in the Book of Joshua here.... http://studybible.info/LXX_WH/Joshua

They won't transliterate it into Joshua even in Greek for the name is Holy. The characters in Greek sound like Esu, with a long "E". The characters look like this and sound like "ya shew a" in Hebrew יהושע

Now try for yourself finding the greek characters for these phonemes and see what it looks like. It might look closer to this ... Ιο ο Σοεο " Y Aw Se Aw". Why was it not wirtitten like this in Greek? Well, in Greek, the name Yeshua(Joshua) is spelled in Greek Caps as "NAYH",which sounds phonetically like "Ye shew a".

The phonemes in a name always stay the same in any language. "Ee Sees" and " Ya shew A" sound nothing alike phonetically. Want to hear what  Joshua written in Greek sounds like phonetically? Follow this link and click on "Listen"  http://translate.google.com/#el|en|%CE%9D%CE%91%CE%A5%CE%97

 

 

Below, in the images, you will see evidence that Yeshua, Joshua and ,who we now know as, "Jesus" is written in the greek characters " ιησοι " just as in the Book of Joshua here.... http://studybible.info/LXX_WH/Joshua

 

the Greek Septuagint Bible, 300 B.C the second verse 1:1 is translated as Joshua but the Greek name in lower case letters still reads "Ee sus". Not phonetically related.Wrong again. It should have been transcribed in Greek Caps as "NAYH" (Joshua)and small letters as "ναυη"
                                                               Pictured above, is a copy of Mathew in the Greek interlinear Bible and as you can see the Apostles spelled Joshua exactly as the Greek Septuagint recorded it in 300B.C.,"ιησοι", which is "Ee sus" (IESOUS) the pagan diety of healing. "NAYH" is how Joshua is actually written in Greek and prounounced "Ye Shew A"
 Scripture above, name Joshua translated into Greek as IESOUS(Jesus) both times.The proper translation of Joshua into Greek is "NAYH"
 
Scripture above, copy of Greek translation of Acts 7:45(again mistransliterated and mistranscribed)...this has fraud goes back quite awhile...

Not "IHCOY", as in here http://scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/NTpdf/mat2.pdf

 

The basic units of sound,Phonemes, also have a usual common meaning across the spectrum of languages.

But as to Yeshua's name...let's look at the Hebrew and English equivalent. Breaking down the word into phonemes...Yah = God , Shua = Savior

Which almost corresponds with the transliteration IAH (Yah) minus the "U" plus ShUA. Yahusha carries the syllable in the wrong place..

It's not IaHUShUA "Yah Hu Sha" but YESHUA "Yah Shew A". Big difference in context and meaning.

The name Yehoshua has the form of a compound of "Yeho-" and "shua": Yeho- יְהוֹ is another form of יָהו Yahu, a theophoric element standing for the personal name of God YHWH, and שׁוּוֹשֻׁעַ shua‘ is a noun meaning "a cry for help", "a saving cry" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeshua_(name)

The problem with the word/anogram "YHWH" is that it's not the name of God. It is "Ehyeh asher Ehyeh", which does not mean "I am that I am" but "I shall become who I am becoming", the former be stagnant and complacent the latter being moving and living...the God of the living. Go here and see the Hebrew and distorted English interpretation . http://scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/OTpdf/exo3.pdf (14)

Now lets look at the phonetic name of Yeshua in the Hebrew scriptures.Remember that Yeshua translates to Joshua,

http://scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/OTpdf/jos1.pdf

As you can see the phonetic is closer to Yeshua..."IEUSHO" from "their" phonetic transliteration.

"Thus it is pronounced [je'ʃu.aʕ] in Modern Hebrew, approximately ye-SHEW-ə."

Be careful with the incorrect implication that Jesus transcribes from Yeshua from the Greek IESOUS ,(name) under "Original name for Jesus" . It doesn't. IESOUS is the name of the greek female God of healing. Pronounce it out...it's "Esus", not "ye shew a". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeshua_

The etymology of the word "Christ". It comes from the word Chrestos (χρηστ ό ς )which means Cretan,not "good". Some would translate it as "Good". Either way, it(Chrestos) does NOT mean "anointed". But Mashiach means "anointed"....there is quite a difference ,contextually.

Iesous(Greek god) Chrestos( good) is not anything like Yeshua (Joshua=God's Salvation) ha (the) Mashiach( the anointed of God), linguistically or historically. Which title better fits Yeshua? The good god of healing? Or rather ,"God's anointed Savior"?

According to Realencyclopaedie, the inscription "Chrestos" is to be seen on a Mithras relief in the Vatican.(I've seen the relief) Osiris, the sun-god of Egypt, was revered as Chrestos -- as was Mithra.

"Jesus" is derived from IESOUS, a pagan god of healing, and not from "Yeshua",which was the saviors name, which would translate into Joshua in English. .Yeshua ha Mashiach, Joshua the anointed.

Where does IESOUS come from? Koster states that "Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon " associates the "healing god" Iesous with the "healing goddess" Ieso. A Greek god.

"According to Wörterbuch der Antike, the substitute name can be traced back to the Latin Iesus and the GreekIesous.

Then, it can be traced back to an adaptation of the name of the Greek healing goddess Ieso. TheGreek-English Lexicon of Liddell and Scott, confirm this.

To the Greeks ,who venerated a healing goddess, Ieso, a saviour Iesous must have been most acceptable, suggests a writer in Philologische Wochenschrift.

In spite of attempts to justify the "translating" of the Father's Name and His Son's Name, it cannot be done. A person's name remains the same in all languages.

http://www.innvista.com/culture/religion/deities/words.htm

http://www.mountainman.com.au/essenes/chrestos%20christos.htm

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=christ+chrestos+&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai

"The father of the Greek goddess Ieso was Asclepius, the deity of healing. The father of Asclepius was Apollo, the great sun-deity.

The name Iesous can be traced back to sun-worship. There is also a relationship to the Egyptian goddess Isis and her son Isu. According to Reallexikon der Agpyptischen Religionsgeschichte, the name of Isis appears in hieroglyphic inscriptions as ESU or ES. Isu and Esu sound exactly like the "Jesu" that the Saviour is called in the translated Scriptures of many languages.

Esus was a Gallic deity comparable to the Scandanavian Odin. The Greek abbreviation for Iesous is IHS, which is found on many inscriptions made by the Church during the middle Ages. IHS was the mystery name of Bacchus (Tammuz), another sun-deity. These are a few examples only."

http://www.salagram.net/jesus-christ-kristos-page.htm

We now know after looking at the evidence that Yeshua, Joshua,Iesous and Jesus refer to two different beings. One is the Son of God. The other is a pagan idol worshipped as a god. The old demons(nephilim) who promote themselves as gods convinced their patrons , through the evil tactics of their chief fallen angel, to infiltrate the "Way" and to steal,murder, manipulate and corrupt what was known as "the Kingdom of Heaven" on Earth out of the authority of the Desposyniand present us witha fraud/usurper .They manipulated and mixed truth with half truths,distortions and outright lies to give you an ultimate Lie.

The lie of Satan. The Paulist Roman Church. And then, of course, those that have made themselves complicit by sleeping with the whore. Those claiming orthodoxy.Those worshipping mammon.

For you all mostly slumbered and were misled through your own ignorance and complacency. And the stain must be removed.

How? The truth will set you free. You just have to be willing to learn the truth. It will set you free.

Biblia Hexaglotta Acts 7:45. Joshua mistranslated only in English and Latin into Jesus. This verse was not indicating "Jesus" but old testament Joshua. The languages shown are Hebrew,Syriac Latin,English, German and French.

Biblia Hexaglotta Matthew 1. Again ,here is the Hebrew "Yeshua" = Joshua.All the others are mistranslations into "Jesus".

Close up of Matthew 1 with the Greek pronounced as Esu(Use Google translator :  http://translate.google.com/#el|en|%CE%B9%CE%B7%CF%83%CE%BF%CF%85   ). Yeshua= Joshua not Esus.from the Biblia Hexaglotta

Close up of Acts 7:45 that shows the English with Jesus that throws the whole scripture out of context(It was referring to Joshua in the old testament.From The Biblia Hexaglotta.But the greek is still pronounced Esus not "Yah shew a" which is the real name of the Savior.

Image of Google translator showing Greek "NAYH" translated as Joshua. Follow the link and listen: http://translate.google.com/#el|en|%CE%9D%CE%91%CE%A5%CE%97

Here in the image is IESOUS in small letters in Greek. Here is IESOUS in captial letters "ΙΗΣΟΥΣ " Follow link and Listen .Not phonetically related to Yeshua.\ http://translate.google.com/#el|en|%CE%B9%CE%B7%CF%83%CE%BF%CF%85


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   Why the Roman Church needed to claim Peter and Paul as founders.

The "Pope " to this day is still only the "Bishop" of Rome, jurisdiction maintained only within the sovereign state of the Vatican, located within Rome ,Italy. These are the Romans and the Roman Church referred to here when these terms are used. Rome and it's claimed citizens have always been "ambitious". They have always been challenged. Many other parts of the world differ in opinion as to where the "Mother" Church resides and who is it's "Supreme Leader".

 

East. West. The Empires that "created" their unifiers.

And that is what happened when Constantine created out of one Bishop of Rome the power and might and corruption of the Father of Fathers. One Ring to unite them all.

The Romans possessed an idea that no peoples or nation had aspired: Political Imperium . These words in their mouths meant power rather than empire. In their minds and in practice it was a system of political control and administration which took in all local traits of tribe, language,color,religion, nationality, culture, and military arms that aimed at uniting all under one central and centralizing political government that conceded the benefits of universal Roman law and Roman citizenship which was vested and safeguarded by local interests.

"At one stage of their history,Jews believed in and aspired to a "moral" imperium throughout the world. The great Hebrew prophets made this the object of their most impassioned pleas and exalted pronouncements.

The Greeks were the first to discover the universal empire of the human spirit.

Many ancient empires-Pharaonic,Assyrian,Persian,Babylonian- attempted to set up an economic-military imperium.

None but the Romans,evolved a political formula for a universal imperium."

("The Decline and Fall of the Roman Church", Malachi Martin ,pg 84)

It took only the course of 300 hundred years before Rome's Church transformed Rome's Empirical administrative organization into one ecclesiastical system of bishoprics,dioceses,monasteries,colonies,garrisons,schools,libraries,administrative centers,envoys,representatives,courts of justice and a criminal system of intricate laws once under the Emperor, now all under the direct control of the Pope . Rome devolved by Luciferian design. The old families.

But how did they get there? For there were many obstacles that stood until unification and the implementation of the one world government and the time the one world Luciferian religion could be imposed on the slaves, chattel. They got there one step and tactic at a time. One deception and murder at a time.

Pax Romana ?

No Roman Peace under Empire. Just more religious perversions, murders and thefts along with much destruction ,death and carnage.

The Popes "Roman" Lateran Palace now became the new Senate. The cardinals were now the new Senate.

The Bishops ,Priests and deacons who lived in "Rome" now helped the "Pope"(father of fathers) administer this new "Imperium".

Many were and still are to this day elected by Rome. The majority always having been Romance or Germanic. It was the rules of Empire. It was the norm of cancer.

The rules mandated that these "Holy" Roman citizens peopling the bureaucracy elect the head of the Imperium. And this they did from pope to pope, traditionally.

That's why you will hear many a "Roman" Catholic priest refer to "traditions" as justification.

The Roman "Christians" were convinced that they were of a special breed of Holy people that God Himself channeled through.Or so they attempted to convince the rest of the world. Another thing they attempted to convince the world about was their direct right to elect the Bishop of Rome to govern them and all churches.

 

"Primarily, the Roman elective assembly chose a bishop from amongst themselves.Automatically(their automotons),their choice was accepted as God's choice and the candidate so chosen became pope of the universal church.Power to rule came to him through the people from God, so they believed."(pg 85 The Decline and fall of the Roman Church)

 

And they claim this right from justification in the names of Peter and Paul. But Paul was not an Apostle. And Peter was not left in charge of the church. Maybe not even as a Bishop of Rome.Peter did not definitiley abandon the Desposyni in Jerusalem to follow Paul to Rome.

But he was definitely not a Bishop of Jerusalem nor Desposyno. In the Gospels he acts adversarial towards Yeshua at times. In the other gospels he is completely hostile to the Magdalene, Miriam.

In the Gnostic Gospels he is hostile towards not only Mary Magdala but women in general due to his Palestinian Judaic customs and traditions.

Of course they might have just attached Peters name for ulterior motives? To discredit his testimony and actions he gives in both the gospels and the gnostic gospels. For that is the real Peter.

Now ,once again, Malachi Martin allows his Jesuit bias to color the history he presents. Not all accepted the appointments of Roman Bishops. And quite a few numbers definitely did not concede control ,power and authority of the whole "universal" church to the hands of one man....lest He be the divine named Yeshua,Elohim Adonai. And these people they elected were definitely not Desposyni.Heirs of the Lord. Or selected with the blessings of the Desposyni.

This is one reason to alter history by linguistical editing and manipulation. By censorship through slander. By guilt by association where no association existed. By destroying history through record and documentation and rewriting it. By collating certain texts and attaching names of dead men to give them credence. By attempting to erase our collective memory. But they survived. And our memory serves us...

 

In the "Books of the Savior" in the Askew Codex, there is an entitled section of work called Pistis Sophia (Faith Wisdom) that indicates how Mary Magdalene was referred to by Yeshua as "thou pure of the light" for her wisdom and understanding of the Kingdom of Heaven that surpassed Peter's and the other's comprehension, despite their claim of her inferiority.

As Yeshua tells her," Thou art she whose heart is more directed to the Kingdom of Heaven than all thy brothers."

{Reliquary Of Mary Magdalene is located in a crypt beneath the Basilica to Mary Magdalene in Saint Maximin de Provence, France (above center) where Mary Magdalene is purportedly buried. The reliquary contains what many believe is Mary Magdalene's skull (above right). }

Peter and Andrew both had issues with her acknowledge favor by Yeshua. First, she was a woman. Secondly, she surpassed them in wisdom and knowledge. Most importantly, Yeshua loved her more than all of them.

Peter, in "Pistis Sophia" , complains to Yeshua that Mary is dominating all the sessions that Yeshua is holding, with her answers and questions, leaving all of them not being able to get in a word edgewise.

Peter, " My Lord , we are not able to suffer this woman who takes the opportunity from us and does not allow anyone of us to speak, but she speaks many times."

This was common Palestinian Judaic male mindset. The presence of women was not accepted except in a servile demeaning role . Especially intelligent, self-thinking women. It was taught in many familial circles that the downfall of man was to be placed on the shoulders of women, as it was Eve who listened to the Serpent and then "decided" to drag her Husband Adam into the "sin". Never mind, according to this machismo train of thought, that Adam, as the husband was supposed to be on the lookout for Old Scratch and protecting Eve from the subtle cunningness of the beast.

And the Adonai Elohim called unto Adam," Where are you?"

 

(The crypt containing Magdalene's relics at Vézelay.)

So even Andrew complains against Mary ,in the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, to the others when she attempts to comfort the others on their grief at Yeshua's "death" at the request of Peter.

Peter, " Sister we know that the Savior loved you more than other women. Tell us all that you can remember of what the Savior said to you alone- everything that you know of him but we do not".

Mary tells them that Yeshua told her," Blessed are you for not faltering at the sight of me: for where the mind is, there is the treasure."

Again, psychosocial indoctrination steps in as is apparent at Andrews's reaction and response," Say whatever you like about what has been said. I for one do not believe the savior said that."

Of course Peter has to add his two cents by agreeing with Andrew," Would he really have spoken privately to a woman and not freely to us?" Palestinian Judaic Machismo. Yeshua did not conform to this "norm" or "tradition". Peter, Andrew... Paulist theology in the making.

Destroying and maligning the memory of Mary Magdalene and the Desposyni was crucial.

Mary wept and said to Peter...."Do you think that I thought this all up myself or that I am not telling the truth about the Savior?"

 

Levi answered and said unto Peter, "You have always been hot tempered. Now I see you arguing with the woman as if you were enemies. But if the Savior found her worthy who are you indeed to reject her? The Savior surely knows her well enough ."

Perfect for a foundation that would not only further tradition but erode, defile and distort and destroy the memory and legacy of the Most beloved of Apostles and the Desposyni.

"Now the existence of the world depends on man and the existence of man on marriage." ONE MARRIAGE.

 

For even in the "Gospel of Philip" it definitely without a doubt stated that Yeshua loved Mary Magdalene, the Saviors consort, which means royal wife. And this was evidence and justification for the Roman Church to become a male dominated exclusive hierarchy to be threatened by the truth of the what the female represented and devise a way to neutralize it. These truths would stand in the way of Luciferian Domination of humanity.

And the consort of the Savior is Mary Magdalene. But Yeshua loved her more than all the disciples and used to kiss her often on the mouth. The rest of the disciples were offended by it and expressed disapproval. They said unto Him, Why do you love her more than all of us? The Savior answered and said to them," Why do I not love you like her?...Great is the mystery of marriage, for without it the world would not have existed. Now the existence of the world depends on man and the existence of man on marriage. " Gospel of Philip

 

(Reliquary with a supposed head of St. Mary Magdalena, made by Reviol in 19th cent, at Saint-Maximin-de-la-Sainte-Baume basilique)
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/france/vezelay-church

It was now time for Rome to select some figures that would fit this agenda. Peter? Paul? And get the rest of the world to accept this "New" testament by manipulations, lies, thefts and murders. All the tricks of Lucifer.

Addressing the other Apostles, Peter says to them," "Let Mary leave us, for women are not worthy of life." Gospel of Thomas.

 

(The crypt containing Magdalene's relics at Vézelay)

Peter ,who denied his "Lord" three times. Peter, who Yeshua told ,"Behind me Satan!"

This Askew tractate of six works was acquired from the family and heirs of a Dr Anthony Askew in 1785 by the British Museum in London.

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Part 1 Yeshua was not a peasant or illiterate

You might not really understand the bible. How could you in it's present paulist form? You don't know that Paulist theology contradicts the teachings and actions of life of Jesus ( Yeshua)? Maybe before you start this series you might want to take a look at this site...

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The works of the man named Paul comprise the majority of the New Testament. He was a self proclaimed Apostle. He was a Roman citizen.

His "teachings" are what comprise much of the prevalent theology in Christian Churches today. Most of what is attributed to Paul is false theology and go quite contrary to the teachings, actions and words of Yeshua (Jesus, to many of you) . Paul had contempt for the Desposyni ( Heirs of the Lord) who were from the family (Mark 3;31-32,Matt 6;3)of Jesus and the rightful authoritative heirs to seat of spiritual power in Jerusalem. James(Yaakov) was the first bishop of Jerusalem. He was the brother of Jesus. He also had other siblings that included Simon, Jose and Jude . Plus some sisters (Matt 6;3).

And don't forget all His cousins, maternal and paternal.

Jesus was not a peasant. He was not illiterate.

It was quite well known that His family was of the royal House of David. That they were of the tribe of Judah.

Even though the Roman installed Herodian's were in power they were not accepted as rightful heirs to the throne. Most everyone knew that they were fraudulent puppets of the Romans and rightfully rejected them. Except those profiting from their position. Including the Religious authorities.

It was well known that the House of David was destined to be enthroned again . It was well known amongst religious, scholars and academics that the Royal family had been disposed, usurped by the Roman Empire and in their place were placed the frauds, the Herodians.

The Jews as well as the Romans were famous for record keeping and documentation. This is the one reason that at the time of Yeshua's birth there was a census that was taken. This was a Roman census by decree of the Caesar.

If Jesus had been illiterate as many "Pastors" promote how is it that he was able to read from the scroll of Isaiah ? Does anyone know how technical a scroll is ?

And another thing, the synagogue and temple authorities did not allow just anyone to approach and read . The reader must be literate and learned in protocol to insure that no defilement is rendered in and of the reading.

Considering that the Jewish people were very proud of their traditions , customs and religion of the One True God ( Ehyeh asher Ehyeh ) they would have been diligent in maintaining records and documentation. They would have definitely had known that the House of David did not just disappear after the installation of the Herodians. They knew who the House of David consisted of and they honored , protected and provided for them accordingly.

We know from scripture that three Magi came from the east to pay homage and honor to the new born KING, Yeshua . Amongst the gifts they brought were frankincense and myrrh. Highly expensive spiritual gifts designated for royalty. One of the other gifts that they presented the child King (Anointed) was gold. It was all tribute for a King.

And it was not insignificant , token amounts. They were not symbolic. They were in significant amounts to insure the honor and welfare and tribute of this Kings establishment. For He was not an ordinary King , he was not installed by men and governments who worshipped false gods.

He was the King , anointed by God Most High, He was the heir of Elohim Adonai. He was Adonai Shalom, Yeshua , Savior God .The One prophesied from the beginning. The One promised . And you really think that these other kings would have troubled themselves with the journey to dishonor God's chosen by leaving a pittance?

They left a significant amount. An amount worthy of the Chosen Heir of God.

And those amongst His own people would also have insured that He was provided for.

Spiritually, Economically, Academically...everything imaginable was afforded to their King. This is why they were at war with Rome and it's Herodian puppets.

Jesus was not a peasant or illiterate.

He was not a Nazarene born or living in Nazareth. He was a priest of the Nazarite order. He was a warrior , prophet , priest and King!

Part 2 The bible and the Desposynic Church

Where do we start to explain how the Desposynic Church (Jerusalem Church) was dis-empowered and how the Roman Empire's Paulist Church was formed and established?

Let start with the Florentine Poet Dante Alighieri's summation in the "The Inferno". Of course later articles will have to backtrack...for it goes far deeper. The issue of Paulist heresy still must be dealt with.

He concentrated the issue in a few short lines about "the first rich father" , Pope Silvester ( first actual "Pope", 314 A.D, Papa [Pater Pateruum, "father of fathers"] , of the Roman Empire) who was installed by mutual agreement with the 31 year old Germanic warrior king, self installed Roman Emperor Constantine , the newly crowned victor of Rome .

Ahi ! Costatin! Di quanto mal fu matre

Non la tua conversion, ma quella dote

Che te presse il primo rico patre!

Alas! Constantine! What evil you bore into the world!

Not by your conversion, but by that dowry

Which the first rich father took from you!

Now what was the meaning of this? It meant that the presbyters, bishops were instructed by Jesus to be only Spiritual brothers and ministers. ( VL: Prester = priest, LL: Presbyter = Elder)( OE : Bisceop, LL: Episcopus = watcher, overseer).

A brother would oversee his Father's children, not rule over them , as a caring sibling. He would not mislead, suffer or murder them

And as Jesus indicated to Pilate, " My kingdom is not of this world."

Though , Jesus' Father's subjects and children were in this world and that is who He came to claim. The lost. The captive. The sick.

But just as Constantine was a warrior king so was Jesus. But much more. He was a warrior, prophet, priest and King of all God the Most High's creation , which is all that seen and unseen.

That's why he received His inheritance as He indicated when he said," All authority on heaven and earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."(Matt 28)

The end of the age of Pisces.

One has to realize who Constantine was to put this history in the right context.

He was a Germanic pagan. He didn't actually convert. Well not if you want to take Jesus' command to His disciples at face value when He told them to Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. That's where the true conversion begins for the human being. The then receiving of the Holy Spirit, the Lord the giver of Life.

It wasn't until on his death bed , on May 22, 337 A.D., that Constantine asked for and received baptism. During that time before his baptism he was a fraud. Violating commandments of Yeshua. And it's not like he didn't know they existed!

He did not repent for these sins which included the execution of his own Queen Fausta for perjury, the execution of " Christian heretics"- the Donatists , the Arians, the Ebionites. All in the short 23 years that had passed from the time he installed " Pope Silvester" until his time of baptism.

He told those around his deathbed that he had waited too long for the baptism of Jesus.

Imagine if he hadn't had ulterior motives and agendas to meet he might have immediately had asked Bishop Miltiades for baptism in 314 A.D. and he still would have done much more good andNO evil.

But he was a Pagan. He worshipped the Roman and Greek Pantheon. Many of these "deities" required defilement of humanity. This was the beginning of the defilement of the "Way" of Yeshua. Satan had taken possession of the relics,sacraments and congregation of the "Way" through the enticement, bait and entrapment of mammon, temporal power and prestige.

The Empirical Dragon of Rome would now seek out and go to war against the Desposyni , distorting, removing and destroying their history, documentation and memory and then it would go forth to deceive and subjugate the elect of the nations for a prescribed period.

Jerusalem and the Temple had already been destroyed.

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.'

References: "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Church" by Rev.Malachi Martin.

http://www.usccb.org/nab/bible/index.shtml

 

The christian martyr''s last prayer

Part 3 A Spiritual Church

Lets see what the true Church of Yeshua resembled.

( Parenthesis mine...remember that Martin is writing as a Roman Catholic and is slightly skewered and biased in his promotion and education,hence the reason for my distinctions)
"If you want to know what the church of Jesus was once like----- and could become again----and what once preoccupied all the attention of Peter's successors, look at a man Pontian( Pontianus , 18th Bishop of Rome 230 - 235 A.D.).
Two hundred years after Jesus announced His church and named Peter as it's leader ( Peter was Bishop of the Roman Church. James was the leader of the Church which was based in Jerusalem) , the Christians of Rome, as they had been from their beginnings , were hoping and anxiously waiting for Jesus to reappear , triumph over their enemies , and bless them with eternal happiness. They hoped firmly in their triumph and that blessing , which they now felt were long past due.

For Peter had told them ,"The end of the world is at hand...set your hope on the moment when Jesus appears." They also remembered that, when Peter was about to die, he had appointed a slave, Linus(67- 76 A.D.), as his successor so that , he told the Christians, " You will be reminded of what I preach." ( funny he didn't state "what Yeshua preached") And when Linus came to die , he appointed a man called Cletus(76- 88) with the consent of the whole group. So it went. There was always one man endowed with Peter's central job as pope (they were actually "bishops"[overseers] of Rome)---- the word is a translation into English of the Italian "papa", which is an abbreviation of " Pater Patruum", meaning " father of fathers" or "principal father".( Must I remind you what Yeshua commanded? " And call no one on earth father ,for you have but one Father in heaven ." Matt 23;9)

Somewhere between Clement's successor, Evaristus, and a pope("bishop"...remember that the 1st actual Pope was installed by Constantine in 314 A.D.) called Hyginus, the eighth successor of Peter , the whole group of Roman Christians did the appointing of their head----probably because the incumbent leader ,or pope ( "bishop", the Jerusalem Church's Desposynic bishops were still pretty much the authoritative retainers of the seat of spiritual power), had been taken away to be killed without warning. When that happened, as it often did, the Christians called on their remembrance of what the early followers of Jesus had done when Judas Iscariot left them( notice Martin did not write "die"?):they gathered together, prayed a little , then held a one man-one vote election to replace the suicide( notice "suicide"? that's because each person knew the cost of discipleship as an overseer was imminent death), accepting the outcome as the decision of Jesus, because He had told them through Peter," Whatever you allow on earth will be what heaven allows."( Yeshua actually said, " Whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven" which is preceded by the qualifier "Bound"...it's not in the context of allowance, for God does not allow sin) So the election process in the "Roman" group was equally simple, and had only two conditions: only Roman Christians--- men and women , by the way---could vote , and only a citizen of Rome could be chosen. ( Now we are starting to see political exclusiveness which got worse) This simple election process was followed in the early centuries whenever a dying pope (bishop)did not nominate his successor... From the start, Pontian had his hands full. Personally , of course, as a Christian ( All ") his outlook was bleak. At any moment of day or night, he could be killed on the spot; Roman law permitted this. Or he could be arrested, imprisoned, then killed in prison or paraded in the Roman stadium to be eaten by animals to the delight of as many as 80,000 screaming fans, or be sent to work and die in Roman mines somewhere in the Mediterranean." from Malachi Martin's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Church" pg 19-20.

This is what Pontian endured and "Christians" looked forward to when they were captured. And Bishop Pontian was captured by the guards of the new Emperor Maximinus who gave an edict ,on September 27 ,235 A.D. , that all "Christian" leaders be arrested . Priests, deacons, scholars, bishops. All of them. Their buildings were to burned, the cemeteries closed and all their personal wealth was to be confiscated.

Pontian was arrested on September 27th ,235 A.D. and was taken to Mamertine Prison.

He was tortured for about ten days in the hope that he would inform on the other leaders . And then he was condemned to the Sardinian lead mines as a felon. For all his natural life. He arrived there about Oct 12th . He would ,as all who were sent there, die there. But he knew that his suffering had just begun. For it was well known amongst "Christians" what type of reception they would receive if they were ever captured and sent to the Sardinian mines. This is what a true follower of Yeshua had in store for them if they professed His name. They were not cowards. Fearful maybe, but definitely not ignorant of their faith or fate. They knew what lie ahead. Suffering and death. And peace and wisdom.

At arrival all "convicts" would be inducted as slave miners, both men and women. Their left eye would be gouged out with a dagger and then the socket cauterized with molten iron. The joints of the left foot were burnt. Then one nerve at the back of the right knee was severed. Then all males under 30 years of age were castrated. Each was branded with a number on the forehead and then manacled in slave miners fashion. Around the ankles were soldered iron rings and then they were linked by a six inch chain. Then a tight chain was placed around the waist , that hung on the hip bones once they lost weight, that was attached to a chain that was linked to the ankle chain that disallowed the slave of ever standing up straight. He had to bend down anyway for the 20 out of the 24 hours he labored. No locks were used as the chains were soldered permanently and besides it was quite impossible to get out of the mines or let alone off the island. As soon as they were chained they strapped to an obelisk and given sixty strokes of the lash. In the 1st night, 1/3 died .

They would never shave, wash or cut their hair or nails again. No more clothes. One meal per day that consisted of coarse bread and water. They worked four five-hour shifts. They slept in their own filth. Some were killed by fellow convicts for various reasons. Some committed suicide by usually stuffing dirt in their nostrils and throats. Some went mad in the darkness and stench of the mines,it was literally Hell underneath the earth. Those who went mad ,were ailing or crippled ,were killed by the Asian guards ( who did not speak their language) without hesitation by either being clubbed to death or by a quick thrust/hack of the sword.

This was hell under earth. A perfect Satanic system of brutality and dehumanization.

For profit and suffering.

That's what a true "Christian" knew of his impending fate if he professed the name of Yeshua and was caught. How did they endure this? Holy Spirit(Ruach ha Kodesh). Why? Yeshua. His life.

"No greater love..."

The significant issue here is that these "Christians" and bishops were under the authority and leadership of the Desposyni, of the Desposyni Church centered in Jerusalem ,who only qualified as Bishops of Jerusalem due to their true heritage , relatives of Yeshua.

 

The Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans, Under the Command of Titus, A.D. 70 David Roberts & Louis Hagne

Part 4 Desposyno: Heir of the Lord (Adonai)

A Desposyno was a most hallowed distinct entitlement reserved and bestowed uniquely on the blood relative of Yeshua who only qualified through the bloodline of His mother, Miriam (Mary). This word was known, in use and logged in Imperial records long before the Roman Church ever came into being.

Martin made it very clear when he was relating the history of the Roman church that it's hierarchy has long maintained privileged position in terms of knowledge acquisition by way of a very sophisticated, well resourced intelligence network. Nothing relevant to the church has ever been a secret to it's hierarchy, on a need to know basis. The Vatican Archives contain many documents that are otherwise lost to the world. For they were lost, stolen or destroyed by design. Many of it's secrets have not been broadcast. Unless there was a doctrinal requirement to do so.

After the Romans crushed the 4 year old Israelite uprising and destroyed the temple in Jerusalem and dispersed the Jewish inhabitants in 70 A.D., Emperor Vespasian still had a problem. The actual dynastic House of David. And after the death and resurrection of Yeshua had confirmed that He was the actual Anointed of God, He returned to heaven to prepare us for the Kingdom of God on earth.

The New Jerusalem.

"In my Fathers house there are many dwelling places. If there were not would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you I will "come back again" and take you to myself, so that where I AM you also may be. Where I AM going you know the way."

They needed to maintain the Herodians. For the agenda had not been met. The New World Order. One world government, one world religion. The Luciferian Kingdom.

King Herod the Great (37-4 B.C.) was an Idumaean Arab who was installed as the Judean King( King of Judaea) by the Roman authorities when they first took control of the region under Julius Caesar (Roman Emperor Julius). He did not have sovereignty.

He allowed, as the puppet ruler, his subjects to be taxed, disenfranchised and disempowered. He allowed the Romans to defile them, their customs, traditions, religion and Temple. Brutality and dehumanization.

The Temple was infected with satanic Priests. It had been slowly eroded and corrupted for centuries. From the time of Moses and beyond. Satan was good at his job of deceiving the nations and defiling humanity through brutality and the enslavement of ignorance and arrogance.

Emperor Vespasian knew that to maintain and promote the Luciferian agenda he had to destroy all credence of the House of David. He once again had to disempower and disenfranchise the rightful heirs to the Kingdom of God. And once they were removed from the annals of History, their gifts could be distorted and used for their own means and ends. They could rewrite, edit and manipulate linguistically and historically what was once known of them. But since so many still knew the truth and history and experienced first hand the power and presence of God through His Holy Spirit this agenda had to be done over the course of years, increment by increment, parcel by parcel, piece by piece.

First thing that had to be done is collect and wipe out all documentation that pertained and related to the Desposyni.

According to the 2ndcentury Palestinian writer Hegesippus, Emperor Vespasian put out an edict commanding that "the family of David be sought, that no one might be left among the Jews who was of the royal stock."

The House of David was known to be extant, one way or another, at that time in 70 A.D., though the edict does not refer to every living descendant of the House of David, just those that were of royal stock.

Julius Africanus seems to be the first person to definably use the word Desposyni. He made his mark by translating into Latin the works of Abdias, the 1st century Bishop of Babylon who was installed by Yeshua's brother Jude( Mark 6;3).

The Books of Abdias amounted to a ten volume, first hand apostolic history, entitled Historia Certaminis Apostolici. Though, like so many other firsthand accounts of the era, these books were rejected, in the 4thcentury, for inclusion into Emperor Constantine's "New" Testament. No real credible sources were allowed.No true authors except some writings attributed to a man named Paul. And not all those were written by him. But they loved to borrow to give these works credence. And then they really loved to distort,manipulate and edit . But no true eyewitness,firsthand accounts.Not from Philip,not from Thomas, not from Mary Magdalen...not, especially, from Abdias and his ten volumes.

Abdias, was really credible , considering that he was one of the seventy -two disciples sent out by Yeshua as referenced in Luke 9;57-10;1 (The Catholic Encyclopedia ,Volume I, Abdias)

Herod Antipas (son of Herod the Great) also ordered the destruction of all aristocratic genealogies, according again to Julius Africanus. Though, Julius states, "A few careful people had private records of their own...and took a pride in preserving the memory of their aristocratic origin. These include the people ...known as Desposyni because of their relationship to the Saviour's family."

Hegesippus again reported in his Hypomnenata(Memoirs) that Emperor Domitian(81 A.D.) had ordered all the Desposyni inheritors of Yeshua executed, though many were seized they released and "on their release they became leaders of the churches, both because they had borne testimony and because they were of the Lord's(Adonai) family."

Part 5: Bloodline Descendancy of Desposyni from Yeshua's family
There is an authentic line of legitimate blood descendancy from Jesus' own family.They retain true spiritual authority.

It was recognized but never emphasized by " Pope" Silvester , nor the 32 bishops before him or those that followed, that there were at least three lines.
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