The Tribes of Israel
Without the Covenant, there can be no Israel. Yahuah considers everyone obeying His Covenant to be Israel. There are physical descendants of Israel, from the sons of the man Israel, and the fathers of the families or tribes. Yonah (Jonah) was descended from Zebulon; Mosheh and Aharon from Lu’i (Levi); Shaul from Benyamin, and so on. Yahusha (the Mashiach) is of the tribe of Yahudah. The other Yahusha (called "Joshua") was of the tribe of Ephraim. Anyone descended from physical man Israel that no longer walks in the Covenant is no longer Israel, but still is a “natural branch” that was broken-off the "natural" olive tree. The rest of the nations are referred to as "wild" olive trees. Those who formerly walked in the Covenant are the “lost tribes of Israel”, and spiritually Yahusha is sent to them, through us, the Natsarim (Acts 24:5). We bring to them the “good news”, or message (Hebrew, Besorah), which is His Covenant – the Torah. The Mashiach, Yahusha, is the Mediator of the Covenant with those He calls to Himself, to be in a relationship with Him - through that Covenant. The Covenant is easily found in Scripture, at Exodus chapter 20. Read it, and decide if you will “do and obey”, or not, and remain outside the Covenant to take your chances without it. It is entered by going into water, calling upon the Name of Yahusha for deliverance, and for the forgiveness of your past neglect of living in the Covenant, which defines sin (1Jn.3:4).
Being descended from the tribes of Israel does not mean you are walking in a Covenant with Yahuah, but He declared He would keep His part in that Covenant open to any who would repent (return) and walk in it. He promised to always remember His Covenant with Israel. We only need a repentant heart and water to enter the Covenant. We don’t need to be with anyone, or “join” an organization. The pope, an elder, a guru, or a “denomination” can’t help deliver us - it is only between us and the One Who created us - Yahusha of Natsarith.
We can ignore that Covenant, and perish without hope, being in darkness because we are not brought near through His Covenant (Eph. 2:8-13), Or, we can be restored to it. (Ps. 80 is pertinent to this restoration of the tribes of Israel to Yahuah’s Torah in these last days).
The tribes of Israel are scattered across the whole face of the Earth, and they have inherited the customs of the nations, thoroughly blending into the nations (Amos 9:9). The Assyrians dispersed the northern 10 tribes (Often called “Samaritans”, or by the dominant, first-born blessing tribe, Ephraim), shortly after the drought of the northern area of Samaria (This is why the 10 tribes in the north were called “Samaritans”). This drought occurred during the reign of the northern king Ahab, who was influenced by his Pagan wife Isabel, a Sidonian princess. Her influence caused the northern tribes of Israel to worship Baal & Asherah, and this was during the life of Ezekiel. Israel would not repent of this Pagan worship, so they were finally dispersed in 722 BCE by the Assyrians. Most fled the Assyrians by sea, to live with their families in the safety of various established colonies all around the Mediterranean, and others fled further along the coast of Africa, and the British Isles, known at that time as Hibernia (Eber is the root of this term). Others fled by land to the north, and became the Sacae, or “Scythians”. Another term that has “Eber” (I’bri, Hebrew) for a root is Iberia, the area known today as Spain. Tarshish was a colony of Israel along the coast of Iberia, where the prophet Yonah was attempting to reach. Yonah was hoping that Yahuah WOULD destroy Nineveh because it was the capital of Israel’s mortal enemy, ASSYRIA (ASSHUR in Hebrew). Israel’s duty has always been to bring the Covenant to the nations, but up until now this has not been done, or even contemplated by most. Failing in this duty, and turning to worship the Baalim (Baal & Asherah), the house of Israel was scattered by Yahuah in 722 BCE, and He did the same to the house of Yahudah in 586 BCE. Shortly after the time of Yonah, Israelites fled from the Assyrian onslaughts by land, and settled to the north, above the Black Sea, and became known as the Sacae, or Scythians. The term “Saxon” literally means “son of Isaac”. The Saxons are Israelite tribes descended from the Sacae. This word is cognate with “iSAC” (Isaac, Yitsaq). The descendants of these “Sacae” who migrated to the east became the Parthian empire, which later completely wiped-out the Assyrians! Other Israelites fled to the northern area of Africa, along the southern part of the Mediterranean Sea; one the chief cities there was called Carthage (Qart Chadashah, “New City”). The Carthaginians were Israelites that carried the Baal-Asherah worship with them. They almost conquered the Roman empire, and one of the most famous Israelites from there was Hannibal. (The ending “bal” refers to Baal).
The land known as Ireland (Hibernia) was another long-established colony of the Israelites, and Baal was worshipped there also. There were Israelites living in colonies in America as long ago as 1000 BCE. Some of the colonies worshipped Yahuah, the Elohim of their fathers, while others worshipped Baal-Asherah.
ISRAEL: A SEA EMPIRE
Israel was predominantly a sea empire, while other empires were more concerned with becoming land powers. The Israelites traded all over the world, using the “rivers” in the oceans (currents) as their “roads”. They were traders, working mines and smelting operations with various precious metals. They were also skilled craftsmen of glass. Being a sea people, the tribes of Israel have left evidence of their presence on many continents. The Greek historian Herodotus (484-425 BCE) called the Israelites “Phoenicians”, a fact which most modern scholars of history have yet to learn.
The word “Phoenician” is Greek, and simply a label for a sea people (sea empire with many colonies) who lived in the land of what Herodotus called “Phoenicia”. The land Herodotus was referring to with the label "Phoenicia" was the land of Israel.
The people who lived in that land the Greeks called “Phoenicia” didn’t call themselves Phoenicians, they called themselves Israel. Historians and archaeologists mistakenly refer to the ancient Hebrew script as "Phoenician" (check any encyclopedia under the term "alphabet"). Other Israelite colonies were in various places such as the area of North America; one of many evidences is the large stone found near the Rio Grande River in modern New Mexico: the Los Lunas Stone. This is an ancient stone artifact of the Ten Commandments Covenant found in New Mexico, USA. (See accompanying photo).
This stone shows the Ten Commandments (the Covenant) written in the primary (palaeo) Hebrew script. It is a large stone found in the 1800's at Los Lunas, New Mexico, near the Rio Grande. It could be nearly 3000 years old, and it contains the Name “Yahuah” (YOD-HAY-UAU-HAY). It was written in obedience to Dt. 6, as we are told to write the Covenant on our doorposts and on our gates — this stone was at the entrance to an ancient colony or settlement of Israelites.
The style of the letter YOD used on the stone indicates that the Israelites of the northern 10 tribes (Samaritans) were in North America long ago. It could have been inscribed on this stone as early as the ninth century BCE, during the reign of King Shlomo (Solomon), or as late as 146 BCE when the Carthaginians (Israelites) were conquered by Rome.
Many diasporas occurred, but we now know that Israel was mostly a sea empire, and they were called "Phoenicians" by Herodotus, a Greek.
The Israelites traveled the oceans of the world as they mined tin, copper, gold, and iron. Did you know that the distance from the western coast of Africa to South America is LESS than the width of the Mediterranean Sea? Columbus didn't discover the Americas, Israelites were already living here, and many became what are now referred to as "Native Americans".
They became the “fullness of the nations”, being interspersed through a wide colonization by both land and sea, literally all over the entire Earth. Now, in the end time, the message is going out to them to return to the Covenant. It has been called “the GOSPEL”, but more accurately is the BESORAH, Hebrew for “message”. The Covenant is as follows:
1. I AM YAHUAH YOUR ELOHIM. HAVE NO OTHER BEFORE MY FACE.
[NO FOREIGN NAMES, RITUALS, CUSTOMS OF PAGANS]
2. YOU DO NOT BOW TO IMAGES.
3. YOU DO NOT BRING THE NAME OF YAHUAH YOUR ELOHIM TO RUIN.
[“SHOAH” = RUIN - WE ARE NOT TO DESTROY OR LAY-WASTE HIS NAME]
4. REMEMBER SHABATH, TO KEEP IT QODESH.
[SIGN OF EVERLASTING COVENANT OF LOVE, EX. 31:13, EZ. 20:16-20. CHANGED (DAN. 7:25) BY CONSTANTINE TO HIS “DAY OF THE SUN” IN 321
CE FOR CHRISTIANS, CHANGED BY MUHAMMAD TO 6TH DAY, CIRCA 622 CE. SHABATH ACKNOWLEDGES YAHUAH AS CREATOR, HEB. 4. IN THE WORLD BEFORE SIN CAME, AND REMAINS FOR ALL ETERNITY, IS. 66:23, PS. 119:152, EX. 31:13.
5. YOU RESPECT YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER.
6. YOU DO NOT MURDER.
7. YOU DO NOT ADULTERATE.
8. YOU DO NOT STEAL.
9. YOU DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOR.
10. YOU DO NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHBOR’S HOUSE, WIFE, SERVANTS, OX, ASS, OR ANYTHING THAT BELONGS TO YOUR NEIGHBOR.
THESE ARE TO BE DILIGENTLY TAUGHT TO YOUR CHILDREN, AND POSTED ON THE DOORPOSTS OF YOUR HOME. (Dt. 6).
NOTE: Roman Catholicism eliminated the 2nd (so as to continue the Pagan behavior of bowing and kneeling before images), and split the 10th Commandment into two, so as to maintain 10. They briefly outlawed images during the 8th century, but after 34 years without them, reverted back by wiping out the dogma. (At the Council of Constantinople in 754, image worship and images were abolished. In 788, worship of the cross, relics (dead bones), and images were re-authorized. Source: The Catholic Encyclopedia
“Therefore, go and make taught ones of all the nations, immersing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Set-apart Spirit, teaching them to OBEY all that I have commanded you.
(You can bet those He was talking to were Israel, those obeying His Covenant, His Torah).
And see, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Amen. Mt. 28:19,20
You enter the Covenant by immersion in water, and become an Israelite.
I encourage you to study, and consult the preface of your translation where they will admit they removed the true Name of the Creator from the text. We distribute a clean, literal translation called The Besorah of Yahusha. The Name is restored to the text, and this is the first translation since the Septuagint that has done so. See the Internet for more information by visiting
or use a search engine with the words BESORAH OF YAHUSHA.
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