Two House Israel -- Beit Yahudah & Beit Ephraim This 22-page article should answer basic questions related to the proper understanding of Israel, the beloved Covenant Bride of the Most High YHWH. This end-time secret of Elohim is being revealed to many diligent seekers, and Sister Sherry has made this important topic very easy to comprehend. Abraham's seed has indeed multiplied, becoming as numerous as the stars in the sky -- beyond our ability to count them all. Sherry brings out many interesting, pertinent points. It is presented here in its entirety for your edification:
Rebbetzin Sherry A. Hord
The following study identifies the Two Houses of Israel, the
Israel, known as Ephraim, and the House of
Judah, as they are found in the
study begins with their history, and ends with their fulfillment of the
Avrahamic Covenant. It reveals how
the people of Israel have shaped the history of the world.
The Two House teaching is one of the most important studies that a
believer should have after receiving salvation, and learning the fundamental
doctrines of the faith. Without
proper understanding of the Two House theme of Yahueh's Word, the believer
cannot properly align the First Covenant with the Renewed Covenant, and that is
precisely why false teaching and religious doctrines have thrived in
Christianity for centuries.
This study begins with the ten instructions of Torah given to the Kings
sources for Scriptures are noted.
Instructions for the Kings of Israel
Deuteronomy 17:14-20 gives
the ten instructions for the Kings of Israel to follow:
1. The King must be selected
by Yahueh, not the people.
2. The King must be an
3. He shall not acquire many
4. He must not have many
5. He must not acquire great
6. He must write a copy of
Torah for Himself.
7. He must read Torah to
learn to revere or fear Yahueh.
8. He must carefully follow
9. He must be humble.
10. He must not turn
away/stray from Torah.
It was paramount for the King to understand that if Yahueh's instructions
followed, the presiding King of Israel would be greatly blessed, and his
would continue to reign over the Kingdom of Israel as a dynasty.
Punishment for a King's Disobedience
I Kings 9:1-9 Yahueh
reminded Solomon to obey Torah. If
he did not,
Kingdom of Israel would suffer consequences.
If Solomon or his sons turned away from Yahueh and did not follow Torah
to serve other elohim/gods or to worship them, THE PEOPLE KNOWN AS ISRAEL WOULD
SUFFER. The following things would
then I will cut off Israel from the land,"
I Kings 9:7, NIV.
The Hebrew word for "cut off" is "karath" which means
to be "destroyed,
consumed, cut down." The
basic understanding of the Hebrew here is that
the people "Israel" would be left alone in the gentile/heathen
Yahueh, separated from Him, and inevitably enter into a pact or covenant
with an enemy to eventually be destroyed or perish.
2. Solomon's Temple would be
"cast out of Yahueh's sight." The
word for "cast out" is "shalach" meaning "send
away from, forsake, leave,
depart (to remove His presence, the Shekinah glory)."
3. Israel as a nation of
people would become a byword (a proverb, an
epigraph or something amusing from the past and given little thought to),
a thing of mockery, an object of ridicule, scorn, and taunt among all the
people of the world.
4. Solomon's Temple would be
5. People of the world would
instinctively know that the people called Israel
stopped worshipping Yahueh, and embraced, worshipped, and served other
elohim (gods), meaning to participate in pagan Gentile religions.
King's Disobedience Brings Division
to the Nation of Israel
I Kings 11:9-13 tells us
that Solomon refused to obey Yahueh and follow
Torah. So Yahueh warned Solomon
that as a result of his disobedience Yahueh would tear the Kingdom of Israel in
two (divide in two parts). This
would happen during Solomon's son's reign, and his son would have only one
tribe, Judah, to reign over. Yahueh would give the Tribe of Judah to Solomon's
son for the sake of David.
Divided Kingdom - Two Houses
- 931-586 B.C.E.
I Kings 11:26-43
Yahueh sent His prophet Ahiyah to a young man named
The prophet tore his new cloak into twelve pieces to represent
twelve tribes of Israel. To show
Yeroboam what Yahueh intended to do to the
of Israel, Ahiyah gave Yeroboam 10 pieces of the torn cloak to represent ten
of the nation of Israel. Ahiyah
then related that Solomon's son would have only one tribe given to him for the
sake of David and the City of Yerusalem/Jerusalem.
one tribe given to Solomon's son would be the merger of the Tribe of Judah with
the Tribe of Benyamin/Benjamin and the Levites.
Yeroboam would become King over the ten tribes in the north, and Rehoboam,
Solomon's son would be King over the one tribe merger of the south.
The Kingdom of Israel would be two distinct Kingdoms.
The prophet Ahiyah admonished Yeroboam to follow Yahueh's instructions so
that his Kingdom would be blessed and be a lasting dynasty to humble the Tribe
of Judah for a period of time.
Northern Kingdom of Israel - House of
Israel (10 Tribes)
I Kings 12:25-33
during Yeroboam's reign over the ten tribes of the north,
became fearful that his people would continue to go down to the Southern Kingdom
under his rival, King Rehoboam, to celebrate the Feast Days of Yahueh as they
to do so in Exodus
23:14-17. His fear may
have been based on several
that most leaders would face. The
distance and effort to cross over borders might
his people to want to live in the Southern Kingdom to be closer to the Temple in
for the Feast Days. If his people
moved to the Southern Kingdom, he would suffer great financial and agricultural
losses, and military strength in his Northern Kingdom.
Golden Calf Worship System of the House of Israel - Northern Kingdom
To keep his people at home and happy in the Northern Kingdom, Yeroboam
developed the "Golden Calf Worship System."
He built two temples and strategically placed them in the Northern
Kingdom. One was in the City of Dan
near the upper Northern border close to Mt. Hermon, and the other in the City of
Bethel on the Southern border that divided the two Kingdoms.
focus of worship in these temples was a "golden calf."
Yeroboam mixed Torah worship of Yahueh with the revived Egyptian
"golden calf" Sun-god religion that Israel's ancestors had
they were in Egypt during their 430 years of slavery. Yeroboam's greatest sin
was that he called his newly formed pagan religion the true worship of Yahueh.
relates how the people of Israel fell back into the "Golden
Worship" while Moshe/Moses was up on Mt. Sinai receiving Yahueh's Torah
instructions for the people of Israel. These
verses give us a clue that the Israelites
been involved in Egyptian Sun-god worship during their years of slavery.
According to Egyptian mythology, the Egyptians worshipped Amen-Ra/Amen-
as their high Sun-god, later called Osiris.
They believed that the gods could not
visibly seen, so they entered into the bodies of animals so that they could
reveal themselves through the characteristics of the animal.
Amen-Rah/Osiris was believed to be like a strong and virile bull, and
lived in the body of a special breed of bulls, called Hap-bulls.
These Hap-bulls were kept in the City of Ptah where the Egyptians formed
molten statues of the Hap-bulls to be used in the religious ceremonies of
worship to Amen-Rah/Osiris. Eventually
the Hap-bull statues became fashioned to look like a
half-bull creature called Apis, (Egyptian
Mythology, Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2001).
Yeroboam instituted his false worship of Yahueh approximately 930 years
Yahushua came to earth.
Division - Southern Kingdom (1 Tribe-Judah, Benyamin, Levites) -
I Kings 14:21-31 tells us
that Rehoboam, Solomon's son, ruled
Southern Kingdom. Scripture also
tells us that the Southern Kingdom did evil in
1. The people of
Judah were worshipping the sexual, fertility gods and
goddesses of Canaanite/Babylonian origin which dated back to Cush,
Nimrod, and the "Queen of Heaven, " Nimrod's wife, Simmeranis
known as "Ishtar, Eostre, Eos, Ostara, Astarte, and Eastre."
worship of this goddess, comes the pagan origin of today's Easter
7:18 tells us that even later in Judah's history, the
people of Judah continued to worship this goddess by baking cakes as
offerings to the Babylonian goddess
"Ishtar," (The Two Babylons,
2. The people of Judah
erected stone pillars and altars, and fertility poles
called Asherah/Asherath poles on hills or high places.
symbolized the "male genital organ."
The Asherah poles, the Egyptian
obelisks, church towers and steeples, the Washington Monument are all
related to the ancient poles and obelisks of Sun-god worship.
prostitution was also engaged in during Judah's worst sins against Yahueh.
As a result of these sins, Rehoboam's reign suffered.
Solomon's valuable golden shields and articles were stolen from the
Temple in Yerusalem, and continual warfare plagued Judah which probably drained
the Kingdom's treasuries.
Nation's Punishment for Disobedience
expressly states that Yahueh's punishment for the nation's (twelve tribes)
disobedience would be the
1. The people would be
scattered among all nations throughout the world.
2. They would worship and
serve other gods.
3. They would have no repose
(peace) nor resting place for their feet (be on
the move; migrate).
4. They would have anxious
minds (anxiety; fear; worry; wishful thinking),
eyes failing or weary with longing (to desire something unattainable;
for), and sorrow of being (to have self-pity).
5. They would be in constant
fear, suspense, and dread.
6. They would have no
assurance of their future (complete uncertainty).
7. They would go back to
Egypt once again; Egypt as an
example of slavery,
and turmoil found in the world.
- Punishment Fulfilled
Kingdom - House of Israel - 732-721 B.C.E.
II Kings 17:1-40 due to
their sins of idolatry and whoredom, the House of
the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom were sent into exile as captives of the
Empire. The beginning of the exile of the numerously populated ten tribes of the
North began in 745 B.C. E. when Yahueh raised up the Assyrians to invade the
Northern Kingdom, the House of Israel. Throughout
the following years, Assyrians deported huge masses of Israelites into Assyrian
held lands, transplanting them as laborers within the Assyrian Empire.
Yahueh's punishment was fulfilled upon the House of Israel, the ten
the Northern Kingdom of Israel:
1. They would be rejected by
Yahueh (Jeremiah 3:8, Hosea 9:17).
2. They would be invaded and
taken captive by the brutal Assyrians
(II Kings 17:23).
3. Their lands of the
Northern Kingdom would be resettled by Assyrian
captives taken from other lands (II
4. They would be scattered
among the Gentile nations (Deuteronomy 4:27;
The Israelites were scattered among Assyrian held lands.
After the Assyrian Empire declined, they began to migrate further away
Assyrian lands. The largest portion of the Israelite refugees moved north
toward the European areas to eventually settle.
In the nations, they would
accept Gentile cultures and adopt heathen religions. The Israelites would
intermingle and intermarry with Gentile people and have mixed offspring.
They would so thoroughly assimilate that they would become like Gentiles,
thus they became "invisible" in the world and were believed to
be "lost." They
continued to move from lands to lands to eventually migrate throughout
5. They would lose their
identity as Israelites, and their conscience would be
seared (Hosea 7:8, 8:8).
(KJ reads the best on Hosea 8:8.
6. The Israelites would not
return to their land in Israel as the House of Israel,
or the ten tribes, until their hearts returned to Yahueh (Deuteronomy
the prophecies of restoration would be fulfilled Ezekiel
Life Becomes An Allegory for the House of Israel
states that Yahueh called the Prophet Hosea to live out an
regarding the destiny of the House of Israel, the ten tribes of the Northern
Kingdom of Israel. The real life
allegorical experience for Hosea was to show him how Yahueh looked upon the
House of Israel and how He would mete out punishment for their sins.
1. Hosea represents Yahueh
as Israel's husband.
2. Gomer represents the
House of Israel as an adulterous, rebellious wife, a
spiritual fornicator and idolator.
3. Their marriage represents
an unholy union between Torah and pagan religion.
4. Jezreel is a Hebrew name
that has a dual meaning: In the
negative, it means
"to scatter;" in the positive, it means "to regather."
5. Lo-Ruhamah is a Hebrew
word that means "no compassion."
6. Lo-Ammi is a Hebrew word
that means "not my people;" term of rejection.
The allegory depicts Yahueh's punishment for the House of Israel, the ten
and Gomer's marriage depicts how Yahueh sees the House of Israel that was
married to Yahueh, in union with Him, and how Israel as His wife broke the
marriage vows. He gave His Torah to
Israel at Mt. Sinai as the "ketubah" or marriage contract which they
agreed to abide in (Exodus 19:8).
The three children depict what would happen to the House of Israel:
1. Yahueh would scatter ("Jezreel" in the negative meaning of
the name) the
Israelites among the nations as punishment for their sins; exile them.
2. He would have no
compassion or mercy on them during their exile.
3. He would strip them of
their Israelite identity by saying they are not His
people thereby rejecting them.
However, Hosea 1:10 also
reveals five positive things that would occur
the House of Israel during their exile among the Gentile nations of the
1. The House of Israel, the
ten tribes of Northern Israel would literally fulfill
the Avrahamic Covenant. The
Israelites would become like the sand on the
seashore, so many that they can not be measured or counted as stated in
Avrahamic Covenant (Genesis 15:5).
At this point, one should realize that the population ratio
of Israel and the House of Judah
from ancient times to modern day has always
a reality that the "Jews" have been smaller in number than the
Israelites. The House of Judah can
not possibly fulfill Gen.15:5 by itself.
2. At a future time, Yahueh
will no longer refer to the Israelites as "not my
people." They will be
reinstated in Yahueh's good favor.
3. Yahueh will call the
Israelites "sons of the living Elohim."
Rav Shaul (Paul) refers to Hosea 1:10 in his statement
to the Messianic congregation in Rome. He states that Yahueh is calling
people out from not only the Jews but also from among the Gentiles, and
both Houses a remnant will be saved.
The remnant is Redeemed Israel which
includes the saved from both Houses and non-descendants from the Gentile
4. The House of Israel will
be reunited with the House of Judah under one
leader, Yahushua HaMashiach (Jeremiah
3:18; Ezekiel 37:15-28;
5. They will come up out of
the land (earth) in the Day of Jezreel. This Promise
refers to the positive side of the name "Jezreel" meaning
"to regather." This
Promise also alludes to two deeper levels of spiritual understanding:
A.. The Israelites along
with the Jews will be taken from the four corners
of the earth to be regathered in
Eretz Israel in the near future
B. The Israelite portion of
the remnant along with the other saints will be
resurrected from the earth when Messiah comes in the clouds
(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
News For the House of Israel
Hebrews 8:8-12 The
Messianic author of the Book of Hebrews understood
well the plight of the ten tribes, the House of Israel, and the House of Judah.
making note of all the many references in the Prophets
concerning the Two Houses.
He made note that in the "last days" the tribes would
recover their relationship with Yahueh. In
particular, he referenced that Yahueh will put Torah in the minds of the people
of the House of Israel, and write
Torah on their hearts. He further
said that Yahueh will be their
Elohim (Mighty Sworn One), and they will be His people once more; He
will forgive the people of their sins and remember their sins no more.
Yahueh intends to rename the people of the House of Israel even while they still
exist in exile:
Hosea 1:10b says, "In the place
where it was said to them (House of Israel),
are not my people (rejection by Yahueh),' they will be called 'sons of the
Elohim (God)," NIV.
(Paul) told the congregation of Israelites meeting in Rome
of the House of Israel that had returned to Yahueh, quoting from Hosea 1:10, he
them that they were "the sons of the living Elohim (God);" they were
to remain in a humble heart and not look down on the House of Judah because they
had not yet returned (Romans 9, 10, 11).
The Israelites will recover their relationship with Yahueh.
The following Scriptures all speak of their recovery:
Jeremiah 3:11-13, 31:18-20, 33:7-8,
50:4-6, 19- 20; Ezekiel 11:17, 36:24-31.
Came To Save the House of Israel
Matthew 10:6 says, "Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel," NIV.
Matthew 10:6 says, " But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of
Matthew 10:6 says, " But rather go to the lost sheep of the house of
translation has left out the important word "house" in the above
verse. The word "house" indicates that Yahushua gave His twelve
talmidim (disciples) specific instructions to seek out the descendants of the
House of Israel (ten tribes) to bring them the Good News.
Matthew 15:24 states, "I was sent
only to the lost sheep of Israel," NIV.
Matthew 15:24 states, "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the
Matthew 15:24 states, " I was not sent except to the lost sheep of
house of Israel," The Scriptures.
Again the NIV
translation leaves out the word "house" which clarifies that an
aspect of Yahushua's earthly ministry was to see that the ten tribes of Israel
were in exile beyond the borders of Eretz Israel were given the opportunity to
the Good News. Yahushua wanted them
to know that their time of exile was over and that they could return to their
Matthew 18:11 further says, "For
the Son of Adam (Messiah) has come
save what was lost," The Scriptures. That
which is "lost" refers to the ten tribes of Israel, and their
descendants down through their generations.
The Great Commission is
seek, find, save, and restore mission (Matthew
28:18-20). The key word
"nations" for that is where the tribes were to be found and are to be
found even today.
"....To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:
House of Israel, Ten Tribes of Northern Israel Are Known By Other Names
The House of Israel is known by several other names in the Scriptures
how Yahueh speaks about them, or depicts them to the Prophet He speaks to.
learn to distinguish the following names that pertain to the House of Israel.
Scripture examples are given for each name.
of Israel refers to the Northern Kingdom (I
is a reference to their state of idolatry or being like the pagans that
Assyria planted in the Northern Kingdom (Hosea
7:1, 8:5-6, 13:16).
of Joseph because the two tribes resulting from Joseph's two sons,
and Ephraim, literally filled the Northern Kingdom during its
existence due to their numbers. It
is also a reference to their numerous
descendants that would continue to fill the nations during their exile
(I Kings 11:28).
as a picture of the House of Israel who would spiritually perish in
the Gentile nations where they were scattered because they had forsaken
Torah; apart from Torah there is no spiritual knowledge.
It is an allegorical
picture of the House of Israel participating in pagan religions,
they have spiritual knowledge but in fact are destroying themselves
(Hosea 4:17, 5:3, 7:1).
as a picture of the House of Israel seen as two tribes, Manasseh
and Ephraim at odds with each other (sibling rivalry) but together
toward the House of Judah (Isaiah 9:21).
- Punishment Fulfilled
Kingdom - House of Judah - 605-586 B.C.E.
II Kings 24:8-17, II Kings 25; Jeremiah 52
tells us that Judah also suffered
their sins against Yahueh. During
the years of 605-586 B.C.E., the Babylonian
under Nebuchadnezzer invaded the Southern Kingdom of Judah three times.
first invasion occurred in Yehoichin/Jehoichin's reign.
was taken prisoner along with all the officers and fighting men, all the
craftsmen and artisans, and taken into exile into Babylon.
In 597 B.C.E., the second invasion took place and more captives of the
of Judah were taken into Babylon. Then
in 586 B.C.E. the Babylonians
Yerusalem, captured King Zedekiah, and executed officials.
Jewish rabbis, scribes and priests were among those taken captive by the
Babylonians (God Intervenes in the Middle
East, by Marion F. Kremers. Yahueh's
punishment came with the high price of exile into foreign lands under the heavy
yoke of the Babylonians.
Jeremiah 25:11, "This whole
country will become a desolate wasteland,
these nations (Judah, Benyamin, Levites) will serve the King of Babylon
of Judah Released From Babylonian Captivity - 536 B.C.E.
of Ezra tells us that after 70 years of captivity had passed, King
of Persia/Babylon announced to the survivors of the captivity that Yahueh had
appointed him to rebuild the Temple in Yerusalem.
The exiles were allowed to return
Yerusalem to help build the Temple. A
remnant of Judah, Benyamin, and Levites returned to their homeland.
The remainder of the captives chose not to return.
in Babylon to eventually wander out into other lands.
In those lands, they
be "visible" as "Jews" because they retained Torah practice.
Whereas the House
Israel would remain invisible and thought to be "lost" because they
adopted pagan religions and assimilated into Gentile cultures.
Invasion of Judea - 63 B.C.E. - 70 A.D.
Southern Kingdom of Judah, then called Judea, had been re-established for
hundreds of years by the time of the Roman conquest.
The Roman armies invaded Judea in 63 B.C.E. They captured Yerusalem and
the Temple and entered the kodesh place (Holy of Holies).
Judea was then subject to Rome.
At the time of Yahushua's life here on earth, Judea was still under the
occupation of Rome. His talmidim thought that He had come to deliver them from
Roman oppression as the long awaited and hoped for "Messiah of
Yisrael," the Hope of Israel, looks to a time when the twelve tribes are
restored under the Messiah and the Nation of Israel is healed and made whole
Acts 1:6 says, " So when they met
together, they asked him, 'Master
are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?' " NIV.
Roman occupation of Judea lasted until 70 A.D.
From May to September of
year, there was a Jewish revolt. Rome's
punishment was horrible, 500 Jews were crucified daily outside of the City of
Yerusalem. On the 9th of Av, the
the "kodesh place," the Holy of Holies, to plunder its valuables, and
the building. They set the Temple
on fire to be fully destroyed; it has not been rebuilt to this day (God
Intervenes in the Middle East, Marion F. Kremers). The remaining
were dispersed beyond the Land of Israel not to return until 1948 A.D.
Daniel 9:26 states,".....The
people of the ruler (Rome) who will come will
destroy the city and the sanctuary," NIV.
Day Remnant of Judah Returns to Eretz Israel
This study would not be complete if we left out the creation of the
of Israel. In 1880, the long held
Jewish vision to return to the Land of Israel
"Zionism" came to a reality.
of Zionism, emerged the resurgence of the Hebrew language through the work of
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. During the
following years, masses of Russian and Eastern European Jews fleeing the "pograms"
(massacres of Jews, especially throughout Russia), found their way to the
Intervenes in the Middle East, by Marion F. Kremers).
Upon arriving in Israel,
found the following to be true:
"Your children who follow you in
later generations and foreigners who
from distant lands will see calamities that have fallen on the land and the
with which Yahueh (the Lord) has afflicted it.
The whole land will be a
waste of salt and sulphur - nothing planted, nothing sprouting, no
growing on it....," Deut. 29:22-23a.
Out of the hot desert, and malaria-ridden swamplands, farmlands and small
communities called "kibbutz" emerged.
Life was not easy, and Zionism was
welcomed by the nations of the world, especially the Arab nations.
1930's and early 1940's, Jews fleeing Hitler's regime of WWII also found their
On May 14, 1948, Israel
declared itself to be an independent nation.
May 15, 1948, the armies of Egypt, Transjordan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia,
Iraq attacked the new state. January
7, 1949, saw Israel's War of Independence
to a halt with a cease-fire, and the City of Yerusalem divided between Israel
and Jordan. The Six-Day War broke
out in 1967 when Jordan attacked Israel again.
The Jews regained control of the City of Yerusalem and the Temple Mount.
Intense Arab hatred of the Jews ensued.
On Yom Kippur, October 6, 1973, the Egyptians and Syrians once again
attacked Israel. On November 11,
1973, a cease-fire was signed.
Years later the Jordanian refugees that were left within Israel's borders
from the war were refused to be taken back by the Jordanian State.
These Jordanian refugees
left by their countrymen to be at the mercy of the Jewish State.
Israel allowed them
remain within its borders, provided food and other amenities, hospitalization,
Jordanian refugees adopted the name "Palestinians" from the Roman name
given to the Land of Israel during Rome's occupation, and formed the
"intifada.". With no
where to go but to remain within Israel's borders, the Palestinian problem
Today, due to international decisions, the Temple Mount is back in the
Yahueh's cities are devastated by Palestinian uprisings, and the modern State of
Israel hangs onto the partial recovery of Ertez Israel.
The House of Judah is only one step away from the time of the regathering
of the twelve tribes of Israel, and full
to the Land promised to Avraham's descendants (Genesis
15:7, 17:8, 26:2,
House of Judah's Future Revealed
allows us to understand that Yahueh does not leave the House of
out of the allegory given to Hosea. At
the time of Yahueh's revelation regarding the House of Israel's future, the
House of Judah was momentarily safe from Yahueh's punishment for its sins.
During the years of 721 B.C.E. to 701 B.C.E., Judah was saved twice from
Assyrian invasion. However, Judah's
punishment came in 586 B.C.E. when they were taken captive into Babylon.
The House of Judah's destiny for many following generations would be
exile among the Gentile nations, the Holocaust of WW II, and Arab tensions over
their present existence as the State of Israel.
has suffered greatly for its sins, but their future will be equal to the House
of Israel one day in the near future:
1. The House of Judah will
reap salvation enmasse when the full number of the
House of Israel who are among the Gentile Nations come into salvation; so
Israel will be saved (Romans 11:26).
2. The House of Judah will
be taken out from the four corners of the earth to be
regathered to the House of Israel (Isaiah
3. The House of Judah will
be enjoined to the House of Israel under one ruler,
Yahushua HaMashiach in the Land of Israel (Jeremiah
3:18; Ezekiel 37:15-28;
4. The Jewish portion of the
saved remnant of Israel will be resurrected from out
of the earth along with the other saints at the time of Messiah's Return
(I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
Israel Shall Be Saved
brothers, so that you may not be conceited:
Israel (House of Judah)
experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles
of Israel, the ten tribes) has come in (to salvation).
And so all Israel
twelve tribes) will be saved, as it is written:
'The deliverer (Yahushua HaMashiach) will come from Zion; he will turn
away from Jacob (the twelve tribes). And
this is my covenant with
when I take away their sins,' " NIV.
is better translated in the King James Bible which states,
blindness in part is happened to Israel (House of Judah), until the fullness
the Gentiles (House of Israel among the Gentiles) be come in." The
blindness in part" means that the House of Judah, Jewish Israel, in general
will not be open to the Good News until all of the House of Israel, the
Israelites, are spiritually returned from their exile through the salvation work
of the Son of Yahueh, Yahushua HaMashiach, and then the house of Judah will
acknowledge that He is Messiah. Judah's
"saved" numbers today are small in comparison to the "saved"
Israelites due to the overwhelming numbers of descendants of the ten tribes
fulfilling the Avrahamic Covenant, and the timing factor of Yahueh's salvation
enmasse for the House of Judah.
Between the Two Houses Will End
Isaiah 11:13 states, "Ephraim's (House of Israel's) jealousy will
Judah's enemies will be cut off; Ephraim (House of Israel) will not be
of Judah, nor Judah hostile toward Ephraim," NIV.
Two Houses Will Unite to Recover Eretz Israel
Isaiah 11:10-16 speaks
of the future time when the scattered people of both
of Israel will return to the Land of Israel as a united army to recover the Land
Obadiah 17-21 tells us that
at a future time the House of Jacob, the twelve
tribes of Israel will destroy the descendants of Esau living on the Land.
of Joseph (comprised of Manasseh and Ephraim) will literally burn out
bomb) the House of Esau.
great number of descendants of the House of Esau (Edomites) are presently
occupying space within the borders
of the State of Israel today. They
are the "Palestinians," the
unwanted Jordanian refugees.
Their future looks very bleak according to Obadiah.
Zechariah 9:13 states that
at Messiah's Return Yahueh will "bend Judah as
bends a bow" and "He will fill it with Ehpraim."
This is a Hebrew idiom that means
the House of Judah will open up like a bow when its string is pulled back
larger space between the bow and string for the House of Israel to fill the
means that with the House of
Israel will join Judah in the Land, together they will have a military force
that will surpass the greatest armies in history.
It also indicates that the House of Israel will join Judah already
stationed in the Land.
Zechariah 10:3-5 also
indicates that the Israelites will join the House of Judah
the Land of Israel to become a
strong military presence.
Houses Will Take Back the Land of Israel
Genesis 15:18-19 states, " ....To your descendants (Avraham's seed)
this land, from the river of Egypt (Nile River) to the great river, the
Euphrates - the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites,
Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites,"
The area of land allotted to the descendants of Avraham covers much more
than is held onto by the House of Judah today.
Isaiah 11:10-16 openly
states that Yahueh will call both Houses of Israel
the four corners of the earth, and together they will take back the Land of
Israel from those that possess it now at this present time.
Both Houses of Israel will recover their land from the boundaries of the
Nile River in Egypt to the Euphrates River which
this present day are Iraq and Iran.
Obadiah 17-21 further
states that both Houses together will defeat the House
Esau (Edom), the present day Palestinians/Jordanian refugees, and will once
again possess the present day area of the Gaza Strip (vs.
18-19). They will
recover the land
far as Zarephath which is in today's Lebanon (vs.
20), and Sephardic Jews that were
exile in Sepharad or today's Spain will return to possess the Southern area of
(vs. 20). Mt.
Zion, which is presently located in the Palestinian held West Bank, will
be taken back and used by Messiah and His officials as the official seat of
government (vs. 21).
Zechariah 9:13 states that
this will be done through the combined efforts of both
which will promote a military force even greater than the hero of Greek military
history, Alexander the Great.
Houses Will Settle in Eretz Israel Once Again
Genesis 28:13b-15 says, "....I will give you (Jacob) and your
land on which you are lying. Your
descendants will be like the dust of the earth,
you (and your people) will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north
and to the south. All peoples of
the earth will be blessed through you (Jacob) and your offspring.
I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring
you back to this land. I will not
leave you until I have done what I have promised you," NIV.
There is so much expressed in the above Scriptures:
1. The Avrahamic Covenant
which states the boundaries of Eretz Israel in
Genesis 15:18-19 was
passed onto Jacob who's name was changed to
"Israel" by Yahueh in Genesis
32:28. Jacob's twelve
sons and their
descendants also inherit the Land.
2. Yahueh told Jacob that
his descendants would be numerous, beyond man's
ability to count. "To
be as the dust of the earth" is a Hebrew idiom meaning
that there will be so many that it will be beyond man's ability to count
but not beyond Yahueh's ability to know how many.
No human man can
have that many children in his life time so it must mean that generation
descendants up to the present day are counted in that number.
3. Jacob's descendants would
spread out to the east, west, north and south.
This of course meant that they would fill the Land of Israel in all
To understand a fuller implication here we must go to point four.
4. Jacob's descendants would
bless all the peoples on the earth. For
this to be
fulfilled, they would have to move out of the Land of Israel and migrate
four corners of the earth to reach all the peoples of the earth to bless
The blessing to the world by Jacob's descendants would come as a result
provisions of the unconditional Avrahamic Covenant.
As Jacob's descendants
moved into Gentile lands thereby filling the earth over generation to
generation, they carried the blessing of the Avrahamic Covenant with
Galatians 3:29 says, "If you
belong to Messiah (Christ), then you are
seed, and heirs according to the promise (Avrahamic Covenant)," NIV.
The above Scripture takes into account that all those that are saved by
faith become the offspring of Father Avraham and heirs of the Covenant.
If a believer was not a descendant of Israel before salvation then he
became an "Israelite" upon adoption into
family of Avraham and made an equal heir upon salvation.
There is no separation or
in the family of Avraham between descendants and non-descendants.
Avrahamic Covenant - Genesis 17:6-14
1. "I will make you
very fruitful," vs.6.
Avraham will have many descendants.
2. "I will make nations
of you (come out of you)," vs.6.
Avraham's descendants will form nations (countries) (more than one).
"Kings will come from you," vs.6.
Avraham's descendants will be kings (leaders, presidents, have ruling
authority over nations). NOTE:
There is no stipulation that this is just
during ancient Israel's time.
4. "I will establish my
covenant between me (Yahueh) and you (Avraham) and
your descendants after you for the generations to come," vs.7.
Avraham's descendants will have the same Covenant privileges with
them during their generations. NOTE:
There is no stipulation of that
"I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant," vs.7.
There will be no end or change to this
unconditional Covenant, and
Yahueh will be their Elohim.
"I will give possession of the land of Canaan to you (Avraham) and
descendants after you," vs. 8.
The deed to the Land of Israel
(ancient Canaan) with its specified
boundaries was given to Avraham and his descendants as noted in the
in the Book of Genesis.
7. "The possession of
the land of Canaan is an everlasting possession," vs.
The Land of Canaan known as "Israel" belongs to all of
Male descendants in each generation and those males that join Avraham's
people (on 8th day after birth - see article at www.fossilizedcustoms.com/circumcision.html)
are to be circumcised as a sign that they belong to the Avrahamic Covenant or are aligned with the people of the Covenant (vs.
Galatians 3: 16-19 seems to stumble many believers.
But when it is taught properly one will see that the unconditional
Avrahamic Covenant is separate from Torah which is conditional:
"The promises (of the Avrahamic Covenant) were spoken to Avraham
his seed. The Scripture does not
say "and to his seeds" (meaning all of his sons
which would include Ishmael), meaning many people, but "and to your
seed," meaning one person, who is Messiah
(who was born of the Tribe of Judah, one of
Relationship to the Avrahamic Covenant
It is important to understand the following about Torah:
1. Torah was given 430 years
after the Avrahamic Covenant was established.
2. Torah was given as a
"conditional" covenant between Yahueh and His people
Israel. Both parties agreed
to its provisions. An
takes only one party to agree to fulfill the provisions of the covenant
3. Torah was given in
addition to the Avrahamic Covenant for the purpose of
ruling over the Nation of Israel, and to reveal Yahueh's rule to the
4. Torah does not change the
5. Torah was conditional and
thus could be ratified by Yahushua's Blood.
6. Disobedience to Torah
does not disqualify one from inheriting the
The author does not condone disobedience to Torah in
any way or measure. The
intention is to point out the "unconditional"
aspect of the Avrahamic Covenant.
7. Torah was given because
8. Torah is not opposed to
the Avrahamic Covenant.
9. Torah was given to lead
the people to faith in Yahueh and to see their
physical need of salvation and deliverance through Yahueh's Messiah.
10. The physical Torah
written on stone became a "living spiritual Torah" with
Yahushua's fulfillment of the physical Torah.
Yahushua did not put an end to Torah but completed the physical aspect of
He did this by living out Torah completely as a member of
the Nation of Israel so that He could release the "living spiritual
Torah" through His death. His
death changed Torah existence on earth from a physical manner of worship based
on works which included Yahueh's "curses" or retributions for
disobedience to His instructions, to a spiritual fulfillment based on faith.
who is Torah, came in the physical realm of man to abide for awhile in order to
perfectly fulfill all "works" of the physical Torah that man was
incapable of doing. Yahushua's
physical body dying on the cross is a picture of
"Yahueh's physical curses or retributions" of Torah dying or
ending by way of the cross. Yahushua's
resurrection is a picture of the
"blessings" of Torah being separated from the "curses" of
Torah; the "blessings" of Torah being released from the
physical Torah to be made anew in the "Spirit of Torah."
The "curses" of Torah
(law) were nailed to the cross so that we could be forgiven of our sins and not
reap the "curses" of Torah
for our future sins. Surely, we
continue to sin but do not have to receive the retribution of those sins any
Colossians 2:13b-15 states,
"....He forgave us all our sins, having canceled
written code, with its regulations (curses), that stood against us (the curses
the only part of Torah against us); he took it away (curses), nailing it
(curses) to the cross," NIV.
states,"....having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting
the handwriting of ordinances (curse) that was against us, contrary to us, and
it out of the way, nailing it to the cross;" KJV.
The Torah given
to Moshe contained 613 instructions. The Ten Commandments or Decalogue were
given first to be the foremost national and individual instructions.
The remaining 603 instructions were given in particular categories to
govern the society.
these 603 instructions, there were 248 positive "the Do's"
instructions that brought blessings when followed, and the remainder were 365
negative "the Do Not Do's" that reaped only negative retribution or
curses from Yahueh. These 365
negative "Do Not Do" were the regulations that stood against us; they
were the ordinances of Torah that were against us.
Is Torah valid for today; must we keep Torah today?
Yes, as the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) instructs us we must obey His
instructions which never deviate from Torah. Are all the teachings of Torah
applicable to us today? No, some
have changed. Today we do not have
the official Levitical priesthood of ancient Israel.
But we have the spiritual continuation of the Levitical concept of being
"a kingdom of priests and holy nation" (Exodus
19:5-6) and (I Peter 2:9).
We no longer have the sacrificial system to practice because Yahushua
became the ultimate sacrifice for our sins
But we are to continue to remember His death as a memorial during the
Passover observance (I Corinthians 11:26).
Are we to continue to keep Passover even though Yahushua fulfilled it?
Yes, because fulfill does not mean to end or do away with.
Rav Shaul (Paul) speaks very clearly to the believers in Corinth about
keeping Passover, " Therefore let us
keep the Festival....," I Corinthians 5:8, NIV.
Confirming the Return of the Twelve Tribes to Eretz Israel
Isaiah 11:12, 27:12-13; Jeremiah 3:14-18, 16:14-15, 23:7-8, 31:1-10,
33:7-11, 14; Ezekiel 36:6-12, 28-38, 37:21-26, 47:13; Hosea 1:11, 2:22-23; Amos
9:14-15; Micah 7:8-20; Zechariah 8:1-13, 10:6-12.
Israel Will Bless the People of the World and Be a Nation of Priests
Nation to Bless the World
Genesis 12:2-3 says, "I will make you (Avraham) into a great nation
will bless you; I will make your name (Israel) great, and you will be a
will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all
on earth will be blessed through you," NIV.
During ancient Israel's day, the Kingdom of Israel was the most blessed
the face of the earth. The nation
was widely acclaimed and highly honored for its
state of existence. This will
be true of the nation once again during the future
Kingdom Age. Yahueh will have the
Restored Nation of Israel even more honored,
renowned and celebrated than that of the past.
It will be greater than any nation or empire that He has set-up through
the Israelite migrations. Israel
will always be Yahueh's best here on earth.
No nation on earth will ever surpass it, not even the empires that have
passed, and the ones which will pass in the future including the Western
Deuteronomy 26:19 states, "He has
declared that he will set you (Israel)
praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you
will be a people
set-apart (holy) to Yahueh (the Lord) your
he promised," NIV.
Today, Yahueh's Promise of the future restored Nation of Israel is within
the hearts of believers.
Luke 17:21b says, "....because
the kingdom of Elohim (God) is within you," NIV.
This will be until Yahushua HaMashiach returns to earth and then the
world will see Yahueh's Reign on earth once again.
Avraham's people are the most blessed individuals on earth.
They in return have
the world beyond measure. Everywhere the descendants of Avraham, Isaac, and
have gone, they have contributed to humanity's best.
Through the Avrahamic Covenant, Yahueh mapped out the destiny of the
world, and used His people to fulfill His Will for the earth.
The true destiny of the world is predicated by the Avrahamic Covenant.
The Avrahamic Covenant has placed Yahueh's people throughout the earth.
He has used them to build great nations throughout the centuries and
extend ruling power over the world for the benefit of all people on earth.
This provision of the Covenant will continue
until Yahushua personally returns to set up His Messianic Kingdom at
which time the whole world will then be under His authoritative rule.
In other words, Avraham's descendants are Yahueh's chosen settlers of the
earth, and have become rulers over
established nations of the earth until Messiah returns.
At this point, we must understand that the "blessing" which has
peoples of the earth comes by way of only Avraham's descendants.
blessing comes through these descendants in many ways:
1. Through ruling power or
the establishment of well-organized governments
that are concerned about their people's welfare.
2. Through strong economies
and banking systems.
3. Through vast global food
production and trade.
4. Through large militaries
and peacekeeping abilities.
5. Through past seafaring
explorations throughout the territories of the earth,
and space exploration of modern times.
6. Through great
advancements in technology, invention, industry, science and
medicine, and many other areas.
One can only envision the extent of the Avrahamic Covenant that has
already been employed on the earth and delegated down through the centuries for
humanity. The great nations that
resulted from the working out of the Avrahamic Covenant reaped great prosperity
during their imperial heights. In
direct contrast, one can see the poor state of the nations on the earth that
have traditionally refused to be blessed by the abilities of the Avrahamic
Covenant and its proprietors.
Kingdom of Priests
Yahueh's Plan has always been to have the people of Israel to be a
priests and a nation that is set-apart from the other nations of the world:
Exodus 19:5-6 says, "Although the
whole earth is mine, you (Israel) will
for me a kingdom of priests and a set-apart (holy) nation," NIV.
Leviticus 20:26 states,
"You (Israel) are to be set-apart (holy) to me
I, Yahueh (the Lord), am set-apart (holy), and I have set you (Israel)
from the nations to be my own," NIV.
Deuteronomy 7:6 states, "For you (Israel) are a people set-apart
Yahueh (the Lord) your Elohim (God). Yahueh
(the Lord) your Elohim (God) has chosen you
(Israel) out of all the peoples on the face
of the earth to be his
his treasured possession," NIV.
Isaiah 27:6 further states, "In days to come Jacob (twelve tribes)
root (return to Eretz Israel to stay), Israel will bud and blossom and fill
the world with fruit," NIV.
To some extent
fulfillment of the above verse has begun to take place.
A minority of the House of Judah has returned to the Eretz Israel to
from Israel are finding their way into the modern world.
But spiritually speaking,
is a deeper implication to this verse. It
is referring to the time of the Messianic
Age under Yahushua HaMashiach. Under
His care, Renewed Israel will bud
and blossom spiritually and fill all the earth with spiritual fruit, the Word of
Yahueh and Way of Torah.
Yahueh's ancient Israel once stood before all the earth to testify to His
to His Word, Torah. In the future,
Yahushua will return to set-up Yahueh's Kingdom in perfection.
The time span between these two Kingdom times
leaves the Kingdom of Yahueh virtually invisible because "the
Kingdom of Yahueh is with us." So,
with the "light" or the spiritual knowledge of the Kingdom that is
coming residing in us, we are therefore to "shine" that light and
preach the gospel of the Kingdom to others:
Matthew 24:14 says, "And this
gospel of the kingdom will be preached in
whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come," NIV.
Matthew 24:14 says, "And this Good News of the reign shall be
all the world as a witness to all the nations,
and then the end shall come," The Scriptures.
Today, with the Kingdom within us, we are to manifest the light of the
the Kingdom Coming. We are to be
the living examples of Yahueh's Plan for His people, redeemed Israel, because we
are, "....like living stones, are being
spiritual house to be a set-apart (holy) priesthood, offering spiritual
sacrifices acceptable to Elohim (God) through Yahushua HaMashiach," I Peter
are not to fall into unbelief and disobey this message of Yahueh's Kingdom
because we are destined to be a part of the Messianic Kingdom Age.
I Peter 2:9, "But you are a
chosen people, a royal priesthood, a set-apart (holy) nation, a people belonging
to Elohim (God), that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of
darkness (the world including its religions) into his wonderful light (the light
of Yahueh is Torah wisdom)," NIV.
At this point, the author would like to confront you with a controversial
As a believer, what "gospel of the kingdom" message are you
following? There are two gospel
messages in the world today, and two kingdom messages preached.
1. The Gospel or Good News
of Yahushua's HaMashiach's atonement for sin
accomplished through His death for the descendants of Avraham, Isaac, and
Jacob, the people of Israel, and all others that will
believe on His Name; His
burial and resurrection that set us free from the curses of Torah.
of the Gospel of the Kingdom is to go throughout all the nations of the
to look for the "lost sheep of the House of Israel" to tell
them that their exile is
over and they are forgiven by Yahueh, and can return to Him to be
"regathered" and "restored" as the Kingdom of Israel.
The first step of
"restoration" is to be restored to Yahueh's Torah, and strive
to be among the
"saved remnant" which will be the Bride of Yahushua, wearing
linen" garment of righteous acts stemming from a renewed faith in
2. Or the manmade religious
gospel or lying news that comes from the Roman
Catholic Church that Jesus Christ (manmade name and religious icon) died
on the cross for people's sins; if you ask him into your heart you will
go to church because that is the kingdom of
God on earth; the "universal" or
worldwide church is the Bride of "Jesus Christ," and you will
go to heaven
because that is where the church is going, regardless of its sins,
church is the Bride (theology that stems from the Roman Catholic
retained by Christianity).
May the reader decide which gospel or Good News lines up with the true
of Elohim (God).
Scepter Shall Return to Tribe of Judah
Genesis 49:10 says, "The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the
staff from between his feet, until he (Shiloh) comes to whom it belongs
the obedience of the nations is his," NIV.
Psalm 2:6-9 also
states that Yahueh will install His Son, Yahushua HaMashiach, as King over
Israel, and He will reign from Mt. Zion; Torah
will be proclaimed (and taught); Yahushua will inherit all the nations of the
world to be their ruler, and He will rule with an "iron scepter".
This "scepter" or ruling power belongs to the Tribe of Judah.
The power of the scepter is mandated on the wisdom and instruction of Torah.
The "teachers of Torah" were to come from the Tribe of Judah.
The Ten Commandments were given by Yahueh to be Israel's constitution,
and the 603 remaining commandments were given to rule over various segments of
the Israel's society, marriage, judicial, loans, etc.
The teachers of Torah were to teach Yahueh's instructions to the people,
explain them to the people for whatever circumstance arose, thereby ruling over
Yahushua was born as a member of the Tribe of Judah which enables Him to
take the "scepter," the ruling power, over the restored Kingdom of
Israel. This will be His
as the Messiah of Israel during His Messianic Kingdom Age.
power will extend beyond Israel's borders to be over the entire world.
Where has the "scepter" been since the Nation of Israel went
into exile for its sins? For a
while the scepter left the Land of Israel with the Jews that went into exile in
It then returned with them when the remnant returned from Babylon to
Years later, when Yahushua
came to the House of Judah, He instructed
Parable of the Tenets" to the "teachers of Torah," (Matthew
basically told the House of Judah that as "teachers of Torah" they had
failed because they no longer had faith in Yahueh, so He would take the reign,
ruling power, kingdom rule of Elohim (God) from them and give it to a people who
would be fruitful in their responsibility of teaching Yahueh's commands because
they would have faith. The ruling
power based on Torah wisdom would pass temporarily from Judah's hands to another
as a result of unbelief.
To whom would the "scepter" pass to?
The only possibility is to the House of
scattered among the nations. Would
Yahueh give the "scepter" to a Gentile
To find the answer, we must look at the Greek word "ethnos"
The word "ethnos" is translated as "people, tribe or
nation" but actually implies that the "ethnos" are Gentile,
heathen, pagan people, tribe or nation. So,
would the "scepter" be given to a Gentile people?
Since Yahushua's death, the "scepter" of ruling power has been
temporarily with the House of Israel scattered among the Gentile nations.
However, in the hands of the House of Israel, the power of the scepter
seems to have been somewhat dimmed. The
House of Israel used the authority of the scepter to set-up nations or empires
in the world and to rule over them, but they chose not to become "teachers
of Torah" for their empires. Instead,
the House of Israel chose to follow the way of the "church," a mixture
of Torah teachings thought to be over and done with and pagan Sun-god worship,
thereby diluting the scepter's power. The scepter's full ruling power and authority will return to the Tribe of Judah when Yahushua returns.
Throne of Yahueh Will Return to Restored Israel
Jeremiah 3:17-18 tells
us that in the day of the House of Israel and the House
Judah's re-uniting, Yerusalem will be called "The Throne of Yahueh (the
nations of the world will go to Yerusalem to honor the Name of Yahueh, and they
no longer follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts.
The nations will be under the
Isaiah 2:2-4 states that
Torah will go out from Mt. Zion; the people will be
from Torah so that they may be walk in His paths; righteous judgment based on
Torah wisdom will settle disputes between the nations so that there will be no
Ezekiel 37:26-28 further
tells us that the twelve tribes of restored Israel will
an everlasting covenant of peace with Yahueh (they will never be banished into
exile again); they will increase in numbers again greatly; Yahueh will place His
in their midst and dwell with them as He once did in ancient Israel.
Joel 3:16-17 says that
Yahueh's voice will be heard from Mt. Zion where
will reign from, and His presence in Yerusalem will make the earth and sky
and shake. But He will be a refuge, a protective dwelling place for His people
and foreigners, the heathen, will not set foot in the City of Yerusalem again.
Zechariah 14:16-19 firmly
states that the people of all the nations that attacked
will be commanded to go annually to worship Yahushua HaMashiach, the
of Israel, and celebrate "sukkot," the Feast of Tabernacles. This will
be a humbling
for the Gentiles to live in a "sukkah" or makeshift structure/lean-to
for 8 days
honor of ancient Israel's Torah commandments (Leviticus
Information to Go With the Study of the Two Houses of Israel
Son of Jacob
To complete this study on the Two Houses of Israel, we must take a deeper
the Scriptures regarding Joseph, son of Jacob (Israel).
Before Jacob's death, he blessed his twelve sons and their descendants.
To Joseph he said the following blessing:
Genesis 49:22-26 states, "Joseph
is a fruitful vine (or tree), a fruitful vine
off-shoot of a tree) near a spring (or fountain) whose branches climb over a
bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility.
But his bow
steady, his strong arms stayed limber, because of the hand of the Mighty One of
Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, because of your
Elohim (God), who helps you, because of the Almighty, who blesses you
blessings of the heavens above, blessings of the deep that lies below, blessings
the breast and womb. Your father's
blessings are greater
than the blessings of
ancient mountains (ancestors), than the bounty of the age-old hills.
Let all these rest on the head of Joseph, on the brow of the prince among
his brothers (because
was separated from his brothers)," NIV.
Breaking this down, we can see that Joseph is promised to have a several
1. His offspring or
descendants will be great in numbers (fruitful vine or family
tree); so many in fact, that they will spread out over their boundaries
vine sprawls out or how branches of trees spread out over walls.
This is a
prophecy of how Joseph's
descendants will fulfill the Avrahamic Covenant
while they are scattered among the nations of the world.
2. The Gentile nations will
be jealous and hostile toward the House of Joseph
as they settle throughout the world and build empires and govern over
through their leadership or "scepter" authority.
3. They will remain
throughout their generations because Yahueh watches over
them as He fulfills the Avrahamic Covenant.
4. Joseph's descendants will
receive greater success and material wealth than
House of Joseph - Manasseh and Ephraim
The people that
come from Joseph's two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, will
among the Gentile nations along with the other tribes of the House of Israel,
the two tribal brothers, Manasseh and Joseph, would align closely to one
another throughout their exile. Their
migrations as a large mass of people, would move them toward the North and
Northwest to eventually settle throughout the European areas of
House of Israel Becomes Known as Ephraim
In the Scriptures, Yahueh refers to all of the House of Israel as
"Ephraim," alluding to their similar sins of idolatry.
We can see idolatrous "Ephraim"
1. Yahueh loves Ephraim but
not their sins (Hosea 11:7-9).
2. Yahueh refers to the two
tribal brothers, Manasseh and Ephraim, by the
same name of Ephraim because both are in the same idolatry.
3. Ephraim is located in the
West (direction of their migration and Western
Democracies; both Ephraim and Manasseh are to the West because they
are mixed together to a large degree) (Hosea
4. Ephraim lies to Yahueh
and to the House of Israel (Hosea 11:12).
5. Ephraim feeds on the wind
(air, breath, anger, exchange violent words)
6. Ephraim pursues foreign
policies and trade with enemies (Hosea
7. Ephraimites are great
merchants but use lies, dishonesty, and fraud in their
business dealings (Hosea 12:7).
8. Ephraimites are very
wealthy and take pride in their wealth. They
their wealth hides their sins (Hosea
12:8). However, Yahueh
through Ephraim's pride, and He can see their "hidden" sins.
of Laodicea is a picture of Ephraim throughout the generations and can be
applied to the "Laodicean Church" today.
Revelation 3:17-18 states, "You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired
and do not need a thing.' But
you do not realize that you are wretched,
pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I
counsel you to buy from me gold refined
in fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can
your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you
can see, " NIV.
9. Ephraim provokes Yahueh
to bitter anger for their sins (Hosea 12:14).
Ephraim is found in "church" religions until their hearts are
"revived" and they are
to the "living spiritual Torah" which isYahushua HaMashiach.
Two Types of Believers in Ephraim
Within Ephraim there are two types of believers.
The meaning of the names of
and Ephraim give us a clue to the characteristics of the two types of believers.
1. The Hebrew name
"Manasseh" means "to forget/forgetfulness."
the name "Manasseh" becomes a view of the children of the House
who "forget" their Elohim and His Torah.
In their exile, they moved out
among the Gentiles and adopted pagan ways and religions to their liking.
characteristic of "Manasseh" type believers are those
Israelites that even after
hearing the Good News that their sins are forgiven through Yahushua's
and they can return to Yahueh, they do not want to totally let go of the
"pleasures" found in the Gentile cultures and religions.
They are only willing
to accept Torah as a history book, and continue to worship their Gentile
Today, the majority of the House of Israel, the "Manasseh" type
believers, are primarily found in the Christian Church, and its offshoot
religions. Christianity is a
"Manasseh" type religion that extends from the
Roman Catholic Church. It is
a "Manasseh" religion that continues to mix
Yahueh's Torah, as a history book, with pagan worship that is centered
around the same manmade religious "icon" as the Roman Catholic
Jesus Christ. Christianity
and Roman Catholic theology both replace
Yahueh's Israel with the "universal church."
Christianity has flourished
especially within the Western nations because the "Manasseh"
believers have "forgotten" their Hebrew roots.
2. The Hebrew name
"Ephraim" means "double blessing or double fruit."
Thereby, the name is characteristic of those Ephraimites that spiritually
above the "Manasseh" type believers and come out of
religions. These saved
Ephraimites reveal the double nature of the Ephraim
name: great material wealth
that Manasseh and Ephraim have both enjoyed
as a result of their father, Joseph's blessing, and added to that they
spiritual wealth than Manasseh type believers.
From these highly
spiritual "Ephraimite" type believers will come the
"remnant" believers who
will form the "Bride of Yahushua HaMashiach."
They will be the "Bride"
because they reject the "Manasseh" religions, and return to
Torah, and walk in their Hebrew roots.
Torah Remnant Appears in Ephraim
Found among the Manasseh church "forgetfuls," are Ephraimites
that have a uniqueness in their hearts that enables them to reach a point in
their lives when they realize that their personal wealth and Gentile way of life
no longer satisfies their hearts. They
are a picture of Yahueh's remnant people who have settled among the Gentile
nations, who have assimilated into Gentile society but yet struggle deeply with
Gentile religion. At some point in
time, their hearts begin to yearn to return to their Elohim but they can not
find Him in the Gentile world and religions.
When they hear the Good News of the Kingdom that is being revived today,
they welcome the salvation message and desire to be restored to their Elohim and
His Spirit of Truth. They desire
learn His Torah, and truly look for Messiah's Return as they diligently work for
the restoration of the Messianic Kingdom Age.
These are the "sons of the living Elohim," that are
"doubly blessed" and show forth "double spiritual fruit,"
the "Spirit of Truth" and the "living Torah," Yahushua
Keeps the Torah In Their Midst
Unlike the House of Israel, the House of Judah has retained Torah in its
midst. But their religion today is more devoted to rabbinical traditions than to
Yahueh's Torah. They, too, have
spiritually "forgotten" Yahueh and have replaced the "Spirit of
Torah" with planting "good" works among the nations as their way
of salvation. But because Judah has
retained Torah in its midst, and when the Good News of Yahushua HaMashiach's
atonement for sin is preached to Judah, and they believe, the "Spirit of
Torah" returns to Judah. Also
upon salvation, the ruling authority of the "scepter" returns to Judah
giving Judah the responsibility to teach Torah to the redeemed Israelites.
Saved Judah is included in
the remnant or Bride of Mashiach. Thereby,
The House of Israel
The author would like to thank Rabbi Moshe Yoseph Koniuchowsky of Your
Arms To Israel ministry in Miami, FL, for the wonderful Sacred Name,
Two House teachings that he has put forth to the Body of Moshiach under the
guidance of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit).
Without his teaching and shepherding through the Word of Yahueh, this
study would not have been accomplished to the extent that it is done.
the study, credit to other authors was given particularly for historical
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