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The exiled Ten Tribes of Israel are not ‘lost Jews’ but rather a multitude of (nations) gentiles.
In this blog I want to broach the topic of the Lost Ten Tribes not being Jewish but are- rather paradoxically – now known as gentiles.
The word we translate as gentiles is goyim in Hebrew or ethnos in Greek. Both these words mean nations.
For example the bible is centred around the nation of Israel; and the other nations (or gentiles) are juxtaposed against the nation of Israel – having Yehovah as their God – by these other nations having other gods that are not God.
By New Testament times the nation of Israel or the northern kingdom of Israel had gone into exile. Although the nation of Judah, the southern kingdom, had also gone into exile, they returned after 70 years and were/are the people we know as the Jews, living in the land of Judea.
God’s Message came to me: “You, son of man: Take a stick and write on it, ‘For Judah, with his Israelite companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph—Ephraim’s stick, together with all his Israelite companions.’ Then tie the two sticks together so that you’re holding one stick. Ezekiel 37:15_17
Some readers may accuse me of nitpicking on the name Jew, and claim that other tribes of Israel came back with the return from Babylon and Jew now means any Israelite. I beg to differ. Those Israelites aligning and returning with the nation or House of Judah were prophesied in the Ezekiel 37:15-17 passage above. “For Judah and his Israelite companions.” That is why Anna, the prophetess can be from the tribe of Asher. Luke 2:36 A tiny remnant of Israel historically aligned themselves with Judah.
However, the above passage contrasts Judah and his Israelite companions with Ephraim (of Joseph) and all the Israelites with him. Meaning, that Ezekiel is seeing a larger Israel with Ephraim, who, by logic, are not Jews nor with Judah.
Prophecies relating to Israel becoming a multitude of nations ( goyim).
Abram would become a father of many (nations). Gen17:5 No longer will you be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.
Isaac gets the blessing of Abraham passed to him. Gen 26:4 I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky, and I will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations of the earth will be blessed,
Jacob would become numerous as promised to Abraham and Isaac. Genesis 32:12 But You have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper, and I will make your offspring like the sand of the sea, too numerous to count.’”…
Joseph’s two boys are adopted by Jacob and receive the blessing of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Ephraim will become a multitude of nations.
And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
Divorced and disowned
The northern kingdom, nation of Israel, has been divorced by Yehovah. 8And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also. Jer3:8
Disowned “Not my people” Hosea is told to marry a prostitute to make the point that Yehovah feels the same when married to Israel. She has three children whose names prophesy the nation of Israel’s fate. Jezreel, I will scatter you like seed among the nations; lo ruammah, I will show you no mercy or love; lo ammi, you will not be my people. Prophecy to the northern ten tribes.
Now the northern kingdom is exiled, scattered among the nations and will become a multitude of nations over the next centuries and millenia.
They will be known by many names; Scyths, Khumri, Cymri, Parthia, Saka, Saxon, Goth, Visy Goths, Alans, Cimmerians, Celts to name a few. Later they will become the Caucasians of Europe, the Carthigians of northern Africa, the Britons and closer to our time the Karen, the Manasi of the Mizo Kuki or Chin, the Qiang SW China, and the people of the Manas of Kyrgyzstanand Altai. The layered migrations into India and China included multiple groups who descend from Abraham Isaac and Jacob. Africa has its own multi-layered history of Israelite migrations.
Indeed, the prophecies to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and Joseph’s son Ephraim that they will become numerous and multi-nationed have become a living reality.
After the scattering and the multiplication…. what next?
Hosea 1:10 says…Yet the number of the Israelites will be like the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or counted. And it will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’
Jeremiah 3:11 The Lord said to me, “Faithless Israel is more righteous than unfaithful Judah.(Why?)
14 “Return, faithless people,” declares the Lord, “for I am your husband. I will choose you—one from a town and two from a clan—and bring you to Zion. 15 Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding. 16 In those days, when your numbers have increased greatly in the land,” declares the Lord, “people will no longer say, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord.’ It will never enter their minds or be remembered; it will not be missed, nor will another one be made. 17 At that time they will call Jerusalem The Throne of the Lord, and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of the Lord. No longer will they follow the stubbornness of their evil hearts.
How will they return to the Throne of the Lord and become children of the living God?
Answer:- through a rebirth and an adoption.
But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the Law, that we might receive our adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”… Galatians 4:4-6
Children by Adoption
In 1981 my brother in law had a child out of wedlock. We all knew it was his. For goodness sake he was living with the mother and she wasn’t “the sleep around with multiple partners” type of woman. Anyway, because of the complexity of the unmarried mother’s pension in my country, she registered the baby boy as “father unknown”. This way she was assured of continuity of funding for the upkeep of her child. My brother in law was an unreliable source of income, both for himself and others. Six years later they had another son and after another five years a third son.
Somewhere in that time my brother in law legally adopted his own son. It sounds crazy but it’s true. God has done the same thing for us, actual descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob –the “dispersed of Israel”. Why has He had to adopt us, as Paul so eloquently states in Galatians? It is because He legally disowned us. Hosea says that we became “Lo Ammi” or “Not My (covenant) people”. We were adopted when we became “Sons of the living God”, although we were already children of the promise.
God is restoring the earth through Abraham and his descendants; through Isaac, through Jacob and the twelve tribes of Israel (specifically referring to Ephraim and the Ten Lost Tribes).
God split His family into two nations
The northern kingdom with a promise to become a multitude of nations – quite literally, GENTILES
The southern kingdom with the promise of Messiah and His rulership –Jews and a Jewish Messiah
The children of the northern kingdom are disowned NOT MY PEOPLE and much later after the dispersion to the ends of the earth are adopted back into the family of God through Messiah and becoming SONS OF THE LIVING GOD.
Most Jews were cut out of the Olive Tree of Roman’s 11 with the same promise that they too could be graphed back in.
In this way ALL Israel, both northern and southern kingdoms, WILL BE SAVED.
The dispersal of the northern ten tribes unto the ends of the earth lays a legal right to the whole world for God through Abraham’s seed.
All that has to happen now is for those multitudes to be legally adopted and take their place as SONS OF THE LIVING GOD and continue the work of RESTORATION OF ALL THINGS.