Posts Tagged 'House of Israel'

The Reconciling

The House of Israel and the House of Judah have been divided since sometime between 997 BCE and 928 BCE; There are varying opinions about the date. There is no varying opinion, however, about the reuniting of the two houses. The two houses will be reunited and it will be an amazing event.  Study and show yourself to be a Berean. You know who the house of Judah is.  Who is the house of Israel? The blinders are coming off and the House of Israel is beginning to see who they are. The miracle of Hannah/Ruth will carry the message of reconciliation to YHWH, between the two houses, and within the two houses.   

 Be amazed, be amazed for YHWH is working a work in your day that even if you were told, you would not believe!!

 (Habakkuk 1:5)

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The Rewards of Waiting…

Have you not known? Have you not heard? YHWH, the everlasting Elohim, the Creator of the ends of the earth; He is not faint, nor does He grow weary; there is no searching to His understanding. He gives power to the faint, and to him with no vigor He increases might. Even youths are faint and fatigued, and young men stumbling shall stumble; but the ones waiting for YHWH shall renew power; they shall go up with wings as the eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not be faint!

(Isa 40:28-31)

Sad, Sad…..

And he said, Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father’s house;(for I have five brothers, so that he may witness to them, that they not also come to this place of torment). 

 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the Prophets, let them hear them.  But he said, No, father Abraham, but if one should go from the dead to them, they will repent…And he said to him,

 If they will not hear Moses and the Prophets,

 they will not be persuaded

even if one from the dead should rise.  

Luke 16:27-30 

Even when it happens, folks will STILL not believe….Sad, sad 

How Does It Further HIS Kingdom?

Admittedly, we sometimes face “gray areas” —

things that are not necessarily forbidden by the Bible,

But still may not belong in our lives.

When you are unsure whether or not something is wrong,

Ask yourself these questions: Does it glorify YHWH?

Can I offer a prayer of thanksgiving for it?

Does it draw me closer to Yahshua,

or does it make me preoccupied with this world?

Will it harm my health or hurt me in some other way?

Will it cause someone else to stumble spiritually or morally,

especially a less mature Believer?

I have never forgotten what a wise Believer said to me many years ago:

“When in doubt — don’t”

From Billy Graham’s “The Journey”

Master.….. Is It I?

After the death of Solomon, Israel was split by great civil war, which permanently divided the tribes of Israel into two hostile kingdoms—Israel and Judah.  Ten tribes went north to Israel; the tribes of Judah and Benjamin went south to Judah.  Thus, in scripture, YHWH addresses two different groups:  “the house of Israel” and the “house of Judah.”

The Northern kingdom, Israel, turned immediately to pagan practices and as a result was the first to go into captivity by Assyria’s hand in approximately 721 BC.  The Southern Kingdom, Judah, followed about one hundred and forty years later in 586 BC when it was captured by Babylon.

What most people do not realize is that before the final collapse of the Northern Kingdom, the vast majority of Israelites had already migrated out of the northern land.  As they saw trouble coming, many left voluntarily.  A careful student of history will recognize the evidence of the mass migration of these tribes all over Asia and Europe. Huge numbers of Israelite people went to establish countries and cities such as Parthia and Carthage.  They settled in the British Isles, Spain, and all over Asia and Europe.  Over the years, they forgot about YHWH ways.  They merged into the goy—the nations—the Gentiles.

It was JUDAH that was given the job of keeping the TORAH in tact. (Gen 49:10).  And if you look at it objectively, you will recognize that Judah is but a small part of the entire population of Israelites.

So where are the rest of the tribes?  Where are Simeon, Rueben, Manasseh, Ephraim, etc?

YHWH tells us he will reunite the two houses at the end of days (Ezekiel 37).  If the house of Judah is primarily the Jews that we know and love, WHO is the House of Israel (also known as the house of Joseph and/or Ephraim)?  Who are the people that YHWH is going to unite with Judah?

The answer to this question unlocks a HUGE mystery in YHWH’s end-time work.

Remember the promise YHWH made to Jacob, the Father of the whole House of Israel, the twelve tribes:

….. I will deal well with you, and I will make your seed like the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude. Genesis 32:12

For those truly seeking, I highly recommend the books by Steven Collins.  If you truly want to dig deeper, start with his landmark book called “The Lost Tribes of Israel…. Found!”.

http://stevenmcollins.com/html/books.html

http://www.thetrumpet.com/index.php?q=7012.5540.0.0

After you do your research, you will be asking this question:  Master, is it I?

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to Elohim must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 11:7-6

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A Progression of Faith