WITH ONE ARM TIED BEHIND OUR BACK
The State of Israel is soon to be faced with the enmity of the entire world. Yet, we oppose The World with one arm behind our back. Until we open our eyes, and until our alienated arm is restored, we are only half strong. When the Holy One opens all of His Peoples’ eyes, we shall see that the Jewish State is not alone. The Jewish State is only one half of ancient Israel. The Northern Half, rebelled against Solomon’s son. They seceded and took the name “Israel” with them. The Tribes of Joseph were the nuclei of the northern kingdom. They sinned by erecting new “temples” and initiating new “festivals”. YHVH whistled for Assyria as for an attack dog. Assyria exiled Israel and Assyria itself was destroyed and migrated northward as one more of the peoples migrating westward through southern Eurasia. The Lost Tribes were not killed. They survived. They retained some degree of cohesive nationhood, though all memory of the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob was forgotten. But though they forgot their Elohim, Elohim did not forget them. Not a single one was forgotten.
Amos 9: 9 “For I will give the command,
and I will shake the people of Israel
among all the nations
as grain is shaken in a sieve,
and not a pebble will reach the ground.
Almost millennium later Yeshua sent his disciples to the Lost Sheep, throughout the world! The flock recognizes the master’s voice; and those to whom the Word came, it found the proper soil to take hold, sprout and grow and bear fruit. The Lost Tribes were found by YHVH through Yeshua. Yeshua brought the Tanaah including the Torah to the Lost Tribes, and to those around them. The Lost, now found, were like leavening, causing the rise of Christendom, and the spread of the knowledge of the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob throughout the entire world. Because Israelites were scattered far and wide, the Word had to be offered to the whole world. Joseph, formed a people that as two brothers, together, defeated the resurgence of Rome (Edom, Esau) in every generation. From the time of Charlemagne to Philip of Spain, to the Sun King, to Napoleon, to Hitler/Mussolini and the Third Rome, Russia, the brothers defeated every bid toward World Domination by the wild beasts of the gentile nations. Nevertheless, though no one single gentile power rose to predominance, there was indeed an age of the Gentiles. From the Conquest of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70AD until the British marched in in 1917 the Holy Land was under Gentile control.
Ezekiel 37:15 The word of the LORD came to me: 16 “Son of man, take a stick of wood and write on it, ‘Belonging to Judah and the Israelites associated with him.’ Then take another stick of wood, and write on it, ‘Belonging to Joseph (that is, to Ephraim) and all the Israelites associated with him.’ 17 Join them together into one stick so that they will become one in your hand.
Joseph lives! Exodus 45:26And told him, saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob’s heart fainted, for he believed them not.
27And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:
Ezekiel 37 has NOT occurred yet. Therefore Joseph exists unknown to the world, and thus unknown even to himself. Yet, when Jacob laid his eyes once more upon his favorite, Joseph was in power over the Superpower of that age.
Who is the Superpower of this age. It was the Anglosphere. It was the Balfour Declaration which gave the international imprimatur for the Jewish State in the British Mandate. AS previously, Joseph went ahead and made a place for Israel. Who has been the superpower that went to Def-con near-war with the USSR over the Yom Kippur War? Who was the first major power to recognize Israel?
Gen. 48:3 Jacob said to Joseph, “God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and there he blessed me 4 and said to me, ‘I am going to make you fruitful and increase your numbers. I will make you a community of peoples, and I will give this land as an everlasting possession to your descendants after you.”
Gen 48:12 Then Joseph removed them from Israel’s knees and bowed down with his face to the ground. 13 And Joseph took both of them, Ephraim on his right toward Israel’s left hand and Manasseh on his left toward Israel’s right hand, and brought them close to him. 14 But Israel reached out his right hand and put it on Ephraim’s head, though he was the younger, and crossing his arms, he put his left hand on Manasseh’s head, even though Manasseh was the firstborn.
15 Then he blessed Joseph and said,
“May the God before whom my fathers
Abraham and Isaac walked faithfully,
the God who has been my shepherd
all my life to this day,
16 the Angel who has delivered me from all harm
—may he bless these boys.
May they be called by my name
and the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac,
and may they increase greatly
on the earth.”
17 When Joseph saw his father placing his right hand on Ephraim’s head he was displeased; so he took hold of his father’s hand to move it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head. 18 Joseph said to him, “No, my father, this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.”
19 But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He too will become a people, and he too will become great. Nevertheless, his younger brother will be greater than he, and his descendants will become a group of nations.” 20 He blessed them that day and said,
“In your name will Israel pronounce this blessing:
‘May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.’”
So he put Ephraim ahead of Manasseh.
21 Then Israel said to Joseph, “I am about to die, but God will be with you and take you back to the land of your fathers. 22 And to you I give one more ridge of land than to your brothers, the ridge I took from the Amorites with my sword and my bow.”
How do we say the United States in Hebrew? אַרְצוֹת הַבְּרִית Artzot HaB’rit: States of Covenant.
Deut. 33 13 About Joseph he said:
“May the LORD bless his land
with the precious dew from heaven above
and with the deep waters that lie below;
14 with the best the sun brings forth
and the finest the moon can yield;
15 with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains
and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills;
16 with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness
and the favor of him who dwelt in the burning bush.
Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,
on the brow of the prince among his brothers.
17 In majesty he is like a firstborn bull;
his horns are the horns of a wild ox.
WITH THEM HE SHALL GORE THE NATIONS, EVEN THOSE AT
THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim;
Such are the thousands of Manasseh.”
Are there two brotherly nations that between them have gored the nations to the ends of the earth? Only America and the British.
Many are leaving The Sunday/Christmas/Easter Church and are now Torah Observant Messianics who believe they are Lost Tribes; and they ARE! Joseph is the Anglosphere. Ephraim is scattered throughout America, and Manasseh throughout Britain and the Dominions. Do NOT be fooled by the British “Commonwealth”. It is NOT the one meant by Gen 48:19. The United States is the younger and the stars on the flag are indeed the stars of a company of nations. The Constitution was a document contracted by sovereign states. But, of the elder Jacob said he too shall be great. Only one nation in history has been called Great, as part of the very name: Great Britain. ·
Joseph was given Asenath the daughter of the Priest of On for a wife. She bore to Joseph Manasseh and Ephraim. Now, Joseph was the son of Jacob and Rachel. But his sons had an Egyptian mother. Thus, when righteous, the English-speaking world is the worldly power and beauty of Jacob; but when in Apostasy we are Egyptian!
Obama, the son of a man from a village near lake Victoria, the source of the Nile River, is Pharaoh. America is to be a weak-reed when the state of Israel leans upon it. It will splinter and cut the hand that depended upon it, and provide no assistance in the hour of need.
The building Hebraic Roots movement of Shabbot and Torah Observant men and women are self-exiled from The False Church of Sunday and Easter/Christmas. “Come out of her, my people”, they quote scripture. But what is meant by the word “her”? This is the heart of the matter. I believe “Her” to be not just The False Church, but America itself. As America sinks deeper into the morass of apostasy and globalism, and becomes the bludgeon of those who seek the New World Order and want it Judenrein, our blessings will become curses. They are already.
Deuteronomy 28:15 is the future for America. I say, “Come out of her, My People”, and not merely out of the pew, or the sect, or the brand of Churchianity, but out of Egypt! (America-YHVH=Egypt)
Come out of her, My People! Imagine, a migration of return of Israel to The Land. This has not been complete. Not even is it half way there. About half of the Jewish People of the world live in Israel, the majority of the rest are held in self-imposed gilded galut, bound by chains of affluence. But, even if the entire population of Jews made aliya, we would have still one arm tied behind our backs. The mighty arm of Joseph is now ready to realize his identity. And when he does, and seeks to return please do not confuse them with returning Jewish People. Joseph is no more a Jew now than when he was Grand Vizier for Pharaoh. (“Judaism” itself is an anachronistic word when used before the Babylonian diaspora. Two hundred years after Israel was exiled by Assyria, the remnant of tribes that had stayed loyal to the Davidic lineage and maintained The Temple were conquered by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. In the years of the Babylonian captivity a system independent of temple sacrifices and priests necessarily developed. It is worth mentioning that Ezekiel wrote in this period. He therefore knew that Joseph and Ephraim were long ago exiled. This was the beginning of the Synagogue, Rabbinic, and Oral Law Tradition that kept the Jewish People a recognizable one capable of surviving two thousand years of murderous hatred fed by Satanic libels. The Jewish Messiah, Yeshua was wielded like a club to beat his brothers. Yeshua, like Jonah, knew that the accomplishment of his mission would cause suffering to the Jewish People (in his case, and to the Kingdom of Israel, in Jonah’s. Jonah knew his warning to Nineveh would succeed and they would repent. They did and founded the Assyrian Empire which destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel. Yeshua’s comparison of himself to Jonah was deeper than the three days and nights in the depths of the oceans or earth.)
Do not expect Joseph to come home with a Yiddish mental picture. Do not presume he will want Bagels and Lox. Do not presume that he will perform the Mitzvot as interpreted by the thousands of years of Jewish Tradition. The Mitzvot can be likened to a quadratic equation. There is more than one solution that will satisfy all the requirements. Judaism is one solution. I believe ultimately there will be seen to be Twelve solutions. None should be considered better than another. So long as Shabbot is remembered and is a day of Rest, the various formulae of practice need not be uniform. So long as unclean animals are not eaten, and clean ones are slaughtered lawfully, we might not all agree on generalizing the “Do not seethe the kid in its mother’s milk” to the great lengths and even primacy of place it enjoys in some places. Poultry and dairy ought to be a matter of taste.
But if the Jewish authorities do not demand that returning Israelites become Jews, but remain Torah Observant in some self-consistent manner, than, than we shall see Ezekiel 37:15, occur before our eyes! The word of the LORD came to me: 16 “Son of man, take a stick of wood and write on it, ‘Belonging to Judah and the Israelites associated with him.’ Then take another stick of wood, and write on it, ‘Belonging to Joseph (that is, to Ephraim) and all the Israelites associated with him.’ 17 Join them together into one stick so that they will become one in your hand.”
You may be asking yourself, what do I mean by this. I mean: 18 “When your people ask you, ‘Won’t you tell us what you mean by this?’ 19 say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to take the stick of Joseph—which is in Ephraim’s hand—and of the Israelite tribes associated with him, and join it to Judah’s stick. I will make them into a single stick of wood, and they will become one in my hand.’ ”
And “so what?” you may ask me. “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. 22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms. 23 They will no longer defile themselves with their idols and vile images or with any of their offenses, for I will save them from all their sinful backsliding, and I will cleanse them. They will be my people, and I will be their God.” (!)24 “‘My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees. 25 They will live in the land I gave to my servant Jacob, the land where your ancestors lived. They and their children and their children’s children will live there forever, and David my servant will be their prince forever. 26I will make a covenant of peace with them; it will be an everlasting covenant. I will establish them and increase their numbers, and I will put my sanctuary among them forever. 27 My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. 28 Then the nations will know that I the LORD make Israel holy, when my sanctuary is among them forever.’” My servant, David? Clearly this is a Messianic Prophecy. One Nation, Under One Prince, Under One Law, Under One LORD!
First, though Ephraim and his associated tribes must leave Egyptian America and the West, and the Jewish People of the State of Israel, must live up to the very name they have chosen for their state. It was not named Judea, as some had recommended; but Israel. When both arms are united, then the LORD’s servant, David will lead all of us, all Twelve Tribes each with its own flavor of Torah to Victory over the dogs that dare come up against the Lord Of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!