Reuniting The Tribes Of Israel.
As much as they want you to believe otherwise, it is Not
correct to call the Israelis and the Jews of today 'Israel'.
Reuniting The Tribes Of Israel.
One day, Israel will be regathered and reunited as a
Kingdom of priests, and a holy nation (Exodus 19:5-6).
There have been many articles written on the subject of the Lost Ten Tribes. Most of the articles have informed us how the tribes came to be "lost." Some were written to prove the existence of the Ten Tribes and where they might be located today. Other articles were written to attempt to show how all thirteen Tribes might be reunited. Some Jews as well as others are doing just that, trying to find a way to reunite all the tribes. Therefore, I feel compelled to write about what our CREATOR has to say about the reuniting of all of the 13 Tribes of Israel. Isn't what the SOVEREIGN says what really matters? Let's open our hearts and ears to hear what Scripture has to say.
If we look in the pages of the Hebrew Scriptures, we find that the main theme is about the children of Israel, their disobedience, and how they provoked the ETERNAL by their idolatry, wickedness, and haughtiness. In addition, we see how most of the children of Israel (the Lost Ten Tribes) were so rebellious and wicked that the ETERNAL divorced them and dispersed them among the nations.
ETERNAL scattered Israel, the Lost Ten tribes, among the Gentile countries so that most of them do not even realize who they are. The stories of their dispersion were not passed down through their families. There are numerous books on the subject, but most people do not even know enough to ask questions concerning this very important topic. The Lost Ten Tribes were dispersed among the nations approximately 2,700 years ago and Scripture states that all 13 Tribes of Israel will be reunited and returned to the Promised Land.
Most people think that the Jews are all that there is of the ETERNAL's chosen people. If you are wondering who the Lost Ten Tribes are, well, depending on what your family heritage is you may be part of the Lost Ten Tribes.
This is a very important topic, please get your Scriptures and do a thorough search yourself concerning the regathering and reuniting of the tribes back to the Promised Land. Moreover, you probably thought that "Bible" times were over. Not so. We who are now living in these latter days, are as much a part of Scripture as those living in the time of Moses, Samuel, and King David. The CREATOR has a lot to say on this topic. An estimation of 1/3 of Scripture is prophecy and most of that is for the latter days.
Israel Provoked Their SOVEREIGN.
The entire House of Israel rebelled against their SOVEREIGN, polluted His Sabbaths and Feasts, and did not live by His statues and judgements. Then the ETERNAL said that He would pour out His fury on them in the wilderness, but instead He listened to Moses and put off the time of His fury until the latter days. However, the ETERNAL made an oath there in the wilderness that He would scatter Israel and disperse them among the nations and later send fury.
(Ezekiel 20:21-24) (NKJV) 21Notwithstanding, the children rebelled against Me; they did not walk in My statutes, and were not careful to observe My judgments, which, if a man does, he shall live by them; but they profaned My Sabbaths [and Feasts]. Then I said I would pour out My fury on them and fulfill My anger against them in the wilderness. 22Nevertheless I withdrew My hand and acted for My name's sake, that it should not be profaned in the sight of the Gentiles, in whose sight I had brought them out. 23Also I raised My hand in an oath to those in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the Gentiles and disperse them throughout the countries, 24because they had not executed My judgments, but had despised My statutes, profaned My Sabbaths, and their eyes were fixed on their father's idols.
It is interesting that the ETERNAL CREATOR, The SOVEREIGN of the entire universe would heed the council of Moses, a mere mortal man (Exodus 32:7-14).
The "Lost Ten Tribes" are not lost, the ETERNAL knows where they are. In addition, He knows of their sin and knows that He alone will bring them back. Yes, that is correct. The ETERNAL Himself, will cause the return of the Tribes, all thirteen. Scripture makes that very clear. Let's find out why the Tribes were dispersed, how they were dispersed, and where they were dispersed. Then we can approach the subject of how they will be returned back to the Promised Land.
Israel Separated from David's Throne.
After King David's death, his son Solomon succeeded to the throne. Solomon taxed the people excessively. He married Gentile wives, sacrificed to their idols, and committed other sins. The ETERNAL CREATOR spoke to Solomon saying:
(1 Kings 11:11-13) (NKJV) 11Therefore the ETERNAL said to Solomon, Because you have done this, and have not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to your servant. 12Nevertheless I will not do it in your days, for the sake of your father David; I will tear it out of the hand of your son. 13However I will not tear away the whole kingdom; I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of My servant David, and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen.
Although the Kingdom will be torn away, a part (one tribe) would remain because of the CREATOR's Covenant with David. Right here is expressed the great reason "why" there has to be a reuniting. The Tribes were "torn away" because of Solomon's sin. All of the Tribes will have to be regathered and reunited into one Kingdom and then united to the CREATOR in a New Covenant.
Although Solomon himself deserved to have the Kingdom torn away from him, the ETERNAL will leave one tribe, not because of leniency toward Solomon, but again "for David's sake." David's dynasty, through Solomon, cannot be broken. The Mighty One will not break His Covenant!
When Solomon died, his son Rehoboam succeeded to David's throne. At once, the people demanded a reduction in the heavy taxes imposed by Solomon. Their spokesman, Jeroboam (Solomon's servant), pleaded with Rehoboam in verse 4, below, and Rehoboam answered in verse 5 and 12-14.
(1 Kings 12:4) (KJV) Your father made our yoke heavy; now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.
(1 Kings 12:5) (KJV) And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.
(1 Kings 12:12-14) (KJV) 12So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day. 13And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him; 14And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
(1 Kings 12:16) (KJV) Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered ..."We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Now, see to your own house, O David!" So, Israel departed to their tents.
(1 Kings 12:19-20) (KJV) 19So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day. 20And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel: there was none that followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
(1 Kings 12:21) (NKJV) And when Rehoboam came to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah with the tribe of Benjamin, one hundred and eighty thousand chosen men who were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, that he might restore the kingdom to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
(1 Kings 12:24) (NKJV) Thus says the ETERNAL: You shall not go up nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel. Let every man return to his house, for this thing is from Me. Therefore they obeyed the word of the ETERNAL, and turned back, according to the word of the ETERNAL.
Israel Divided into Two Nations and Separated.
Notice carefully! The House of Judah, which includes the tribe of Benjamin and part of Levi, under King Rehoboam of David's dynasty, was about to fight against the other ten tribes, headed by Ephraim and Manasseh. What that means is that Judah and Israel became different and separate nations.
The term "Jew" is merely a nickname for the people of the House of Judah. It applies to the one nation or House of Judah only, never to the House of Israel. The Jews are Judah and not the House of Israel. Wherever Israel is today, remember that Israel, as a national name, does not mean Jew. Whoever the lost Ten Tribes of Israel are today, they are not Jews. Furthermore, it is wrong to call the Jews of today "Israel."
Immediately on becoming king over the House of Israel, Jeroboam (tribe of Ephraim) set up two golden calves, introducing idol worship in the kingdom of Israel (1 Kings 12:28-33). Thus they were worshiping the Queen of Heaven.
This idolatry combined with Sabbath breaking (Ezekiel 20:10-24) was the great national sin which became such a curse to Israel. Generation after generation the Mighty One pleaded with the House of Israel to turn from tradition, from their father's ways, and to return to keeping the CREATOR's Commandments. Yet, through nine different dynasties under 19 kings, Israel continued these national sins, sins so great in the CREATOR's sight that finally He caused them to become a conquered, captive nation.
Israel Never Returned.
(2 Kings 17:18) (NKJV) Therefore the ETERNAL was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone.
In the years 721-718 BCE the House of Israel was conquered and its people were soon driven out of their own land, out of their homes and cities, and were carried away as captives to Assyria on the southern shores of the Caspian Sea. Then they moved west and became lost from view. They have not changed; they still have the same worship they had when Jeroboam sat up the golden calves and they still worship the Queen of Heaven.
In worshiping the Queen of Heaven on Sunday, the House of Israel lost the identifying sign, the Sabbath that identified them as Israel. They utterly lost their identity! They even lost knowledge of their national name and they came to be considered Gentiles just as Moses said they would.
Over time Israel migrated northward and westward through the Caucasus Mountains on into Western Europe, England, and throughout the Commonwealth. Over time the Tribal nations became major nations in the world. These nations are described and identified in Scripture. Beside them thinking they are Gentile, they observe the Ancient Mystery religions described above.
The 49th chapter of Isaiah speaking of Israel begins the first verse with this: "Listen, O Isles, unto Me." Israel is called "O Isles" and in the third verse they are addressed as "O Israel." This term "isles" or "islands" is sometimes translated "coast lands." In addition, the next three verses add some interesting information.
(Jeremiah 31:9-10) (KJV) 9They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. 10Hear the word of the ETERNAL, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
(Isaiah 41:1-8) (KJV) 1Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment. 2Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow. 3He pursued them, and passed safely; even by the way that he had not gone with his feet. 4Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he. 5The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, drew near, and came. 6They helped every one his neighbour; and every one said to his brother, Be of good courage. 7So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved. 8But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.
(Jeremiah 31:7) (KJV) For thus saith the ETERNAL; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O ETERNAL, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
Hence, Israel of today is the same as the Israel of Jeremiah's day, specifically they are northwest of Jerusalem, and in the sea! Let us locate this land more specifically. It is in the isles, which are in the sea, the chief of the nations, northwest of Jerusalem. Thus Israel is scattered in the far flung continents away from the Middle East. They are coast dwelling and therefore a sea dominant people.
Certainly, there can be no mistaking that identity. Take a map of Europe. Lay a line due NORTHWEST of Jerusalem, across the continent of Europe, until you come to the sea, and then to the islands in the sea. This line takes you directly to the British Isles.
There is much proof that our Anglo-Saxon, English-speaking peoples of today, Britain and America, are actually and truly the Birthright tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh of the "lost" House of Israel. There is just so much space we have here and refer to a small portion of that proof in this article.
Many authors have researched this topic, a few of them are Yair Davidi, Stephen Collins, E. Raymond Capt, Colonel J. C. Gawler, and Walter Baucum, to name a few. Of course, I must not fail to mention J. H. Allen the author that Herbert Armstrong used almost exclusively.
One of the major proofs of who the Birthright nations are as shown in Scripture are the nations who controlled all of the gates of their enemies (until the gates have begun to be lost). So who controlled the gates such as the Suez Canal, Panama Canal, Straight of Gibraltar, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Khyber Pass, Malta, Singapore, and many, many other areas? In other words, who fulfilled the prophecies of (Genesis 22:17; Genesis 26:3-4) and controlled these important areas? There are no nations who has ever controlled these gates other than the United States and Briton.
Another proof we will cover briefly is that of languages. A most interesting fact is the Hebrew meaning of the names of the British people. The House of Israel is the Covenant People. The English word "covenant" comes from the Hebrew word "beriyth" (Strong's #H1285 pronounced ber-eeth'). The English word "man" is sometimes translated from the Hebrew word "'iysh" (Strong's #H376). Pronouncing the two Hebrew words together would give us "ber-eeth'-eesh" and transliterating the sound into English, gives us "British." Putting the meanings of the two Hebrew words together we have "covenant-man" showing that the English word "British" actually means "covenant-man."
Thus, the meaning for "covenant-man," or "covenant-people," is simply "British." So, is it mere coincidence that the true "Covenant People" today are called the "British"? In addition, they reside in the "British Isles!" To review a promise made to Abraham that we covered earlier:
(Genesis 21:12) (KJV) And the ETERNAL said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Even though Sarah was barren and in her old age, the Great CREATOR intervened and she gave birth to a son and Abraham named him Isaac, (Genesis 21:2-3). Isaac had two sons Esau and Jacob. The Birthright of Isaac passed to Jacob (Genesis 25:24-33). Jacob's name was changed to Israel, (Genesis 35:10). Thus all the sons that Israel (Jacob) had became known as the "sons of Israel," and the resulting nation became the nation of Israel. Yet, the overriding name would still be the "sons of Isaac" with Isaac being Jacob's father.
In the late 1800's, some Assyrian cuneiform clay tablets were discovered and they were later translated in the 1930's. These tablets were Assyrian records of the 8th century BCE Israelite deportation. There were records of four deportations that proved the ten tribes of the northern Nation of Israel were assembled into Assyrian culture and became identifiable as the Cimmerians, the Scythians, and the Goths. Our records of ancient history show that over several hundred years, and through different paths, the Scythians, Cimmerians, and the Goths migrated essentially to Northwest Europe and became known as the Anglo-Saxon Celtic people.
(Genesis 48:16) (KJV) The Angel which redeemed me [Jacob] from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Remember that immediately on becoming king over the House of Israel, Jeroboam (tribe of Ephraim) set up two golden calves, introducing idol worship in the kingdom (1 Kings 12:28-33) Thus, they were worshiping the Queen of Heaven in total idolatry combined with Sabbath breaking (Ezekiel 20:10-24). This is the great national sin which has been such a curse to Israel; it is as if a great millstone were tied around Israel's neck.
Down through the generations, the Mighty One of Israel plead with the House of Israel to turn from tradition, from their father's ways, and to return to keeping the CREATOR's Commandments. Yet, through different dynasties of kings, Israel continued these national sins that are great in the CREATOR's sight. Israel did not change while in captivity and turn from tradition to the SOVEREIGN and has not changed until this very day in the twenty-first century. Therefore, the Lost Ten Tribes are still in apostasy and subject to the ETERNAL's wrath.
The House of Judah.
When the House of Israel was taken into Assyrian captivity in the eighth century BCE, the Kingdom of Judah had not yet rejected the government and belief in their SOVEREIGN. Before Judah's apostasy, the ETERNAL had said:
(Hosea 4:15) (GNT) Even though you people of Israel are unfaithful to me, may Judah not be guilty of the same thing. Don't worship at Gilgal or Bethaven, or make promises there in the name of the living CREATOR.
Then later He said about Judah:
(Jeremiah 3:8-11) (GNT) 8Judah also saw that I divorced Israel and sent her away because she had turned from Me and had become a prostitute. But Judah, Israel's unfaithful sister, was not afraid. She too became a prostitute 9and was not at all ashamed. She defiled the land, and she committed adultery by worshiping stones and trees. 10And after all this, Judah, Israel's unfaithful sister, only pretended to return to Me; she was not sincere. I, the CREATOR, have spoken. 11Then the ETERNAL told me that, even though Israel had turned away from Him, she had proved to be better than unfaithful Judah.
Thus, more than 130 years after Israel's captivity, the time came when the ETERNAL drove out the Jews, also, into national captivity and slavery. He sent them as slaves to Babylon, not to Assyria, where Israel had been taken. Judah refused to carefully observe the ETERNAL's Covenant and therefore, the ETERNAL instructed Jeremiah that he was not to even to pray for Judah.
(Jeremiah 7:13-16) (GNT) 13You have committed all these sins, and even though I spoke to you over and over again, you refused to listen. You would not answer when I called you. 14And so, what I did to Shiloh I will do to this Temple of Mine, in which you trust. Here in this place that I gave to your ancestors and you, I will do the same thing that I did to Shiloh. 15I will drive you out of My sight as I drove out your relatives, the people of Israel. I, the ETERNAL, have spoken. 16The ETERNAL said, Jeremiah, do not pray for these people. Do not cry or pray on their behalf; do not plead with Me, for I will not listen to you.
The same thing that was stated about King Solomon's sins can be repeated here for the House of Judah. Although Judah deserved to have the scepter torn away, the ETERNAL will leave the House of Judah, not because of leniency toward Judah, but "for David's sake"! David's dynasty, through Solomon, cannot be broken. The Mighty One will not break His Covenant!
Memory Note: The House of Israel did not return to Palestine with the Jews in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, as some erroneously believe. Only those of the House of Judah returned to rebuild the Temple and restore worship in Jerusalem at that time, 70 years after Judah's captivity where Nebuchadnezzar had carried them to Babylon.
Even though the tribe of Judah has again been returned to Palestine in the twenty-first century, the Jews still have not repented nor returned to the true worship that the Fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob observed. Yet, they have been brought back by the ETERNAL for His own, and David's sake. Therefore, the House of Judah is still in apostasy and subject to the ETERNAL's wrath.
Why Will Britain and America be Punished?
The reason is plain, but you will not like the answer, as it has to do with wooden images with a figurine on them. To begin with, the SOVEREIGN, the ETERNAL CREATOR is a single Being, One not three. Therefore, He demands that we worship Him in a monotheistic manner not the polytheistic manner such as a 'trinity' or 'twinity', made of 'godhead' of two or more beings.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-9) (KJV) 4Hear, O Israel: The ETERNAL our CREATOR is one SOVEREIGN: 5And thou shalt love the ETERNAL thy CREATOR with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 9And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
Yes. The ETERNAL our CREATOR is one being. How many? ! You shall love the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Sadly, we just do not do that. What we do instead, is worship a self-proclaimed 'son of god', a false 'savior', on a wooden cross! We worship false idols, symbolized by religious figurines, icons, and graven images made by our own hands, housed in churches with high steeples, or paraded around in the streets, and worn around our necks. We read and observe the doctrines and practices of holy books other than the Hebrew Scriptures. However, the ETERNAL CREATOR states that He is our only Savior, and there is NO other. The book of Isaiah is said to contain the most references to the Mashiach (Messiah), so we will give two now, and footnote 11 below, will gives others.
(Isaiah 43:3) (KJV) For I am the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.
(Isaiah 43:11) (KJV) I, even I, am the ETERNAL, and besides Me there is no Savior.
The Hebrew Scriptures [Tanakh, OT] were given to the Hebrew children of Israel, and all you have to do is read them, and simply believe and do what they state, as they are perfect (Psalms 18:30). No other books* or personal advisors** are needed. What it states is what it means. The Hebrew Scriptures states that only ONE Being (Deuteronomy 4:35) created the entire universe (Genesis 1:1) and created human life (Genesis 1:27) on planet earth. This Mighty One gave us a righteous standard to live by (Psalms 119:172). Since all sin-breaking of His righteous Standard as explained by His Laws (Amos 2:4) is against Him (Psalms 51:4), only He can forgive that sin (Isaiah 43:25-26). Therefore, He alone is our Savior (Hosea 13:4), despite what anyone would have you believe.
*The Muslims have their bible, the Koran (See: What Is the Koran?), which "they say" supersedes and overrides The Hebrew Scriptures. The 'christians' have their bible, the [New Testament]™ (See: Wikipedia's [New Testament]™), which "they say" supersedes and overrides The Hebrew Scriptures. The Jews have their books, the Kabbalah, Mischnah and Talmud, which "they say" supersede and override The Hebrew Scriptures. The Mormons have their bible, the Book of Mormon (See: Wikipedia's Book Of Mormon), which "they say" supersedes and overrides everything and everybody.
**Such as: (Apostle, Archbishop, Ayatollah, Bishop, Brother, Cardinal, Chancellor, Chaplain, Dalai Lama, Deacon, Elder, Emir, Father, Guru, Imam, Magi, Mahdi, Missionary, Monk, Mullah, Mystic, Nun, Pastor, Preacher, Priest, Prior, Prioress, Rabbi, Reverend, Saint, Sheikh, Sister, Swami, Vicar, Yogi, etc.) just to name a few.
Why Will The Jewish People Be Punished?
What I have to say are hard words, they are not smooth to the ear, but please read on. For the Jewish people to have peace with their neighbors they must, as a whole, repent bitterly as their ancestor, King David did in (Psalms 51). However, you might ask, "what do the Jews have to repent of?"
For starters, not only failing to nationally keep the Sabbath as the Hebrew Scriptures proclaim, but they must turn from the words of men and their tradition, Seek out the Word of the SOVEREIGN in the Scriptures (Exodus 24:7), and nationally put their faith in Him. How does one do that? Obey only the ETERNAL'S words from the Tanakh, especially the Torah and obey it exactly*. The Tanakh is not way off somewhere (Deuteronomy 30:11-16; Isaiah 45:19; Isaiah 48:16) or so mysterious that they cannot keep it. It is plainly written and does not need interpretation or explanation, so even the average person can read it and understand it. Note: what it says, is what it says, and what it says, is exactly what it means.
The Jews might say that they have to follow 'their heritage or traditions'**. To see where their heritage and tradition is taking Jerusalem, check out the prophecies of (Ezekiel 4 & Ezekiel 5) and Isaiah about Judah. Their heritage is taking them, along with all of Israel, to utter destruction and desolation.
One last thing, DO NOT try to reinstate sacrifices (Leviticus 17:2-9; Deuteronomy 12:13-14, Deuteronomy 16:5-6; Joshua 22:19) or try to build the third Temple as these are things the Mashiach will do after his Advent (Zechariah 6:12-13).
* obey the words of extra books or writings such as the Talmud, Mishnah, Kabbalah, Qur'an, [New Testament]™, or the Book of Mormon that conflict with the Hebrew Scriptures (OT). Furthermore, do not engage in the mysticism of Kabbalah.
** obey the "oral traditions" or any words of men such as apostles, archbishops, bishops, cardinals, deacons, elders, evangelists, fathers, ministers, missionaries, pastor, preachers, popes, reverends, rabbis, sages etc. that conflict with the Torah (Tanakh or OT), especially the direct commandments of the SOVEREIGN ETERNAL CREATOR.
The Handwriting is on the Wall!
You need to open your eyes to the fact that Britain's sun has already set. You need to wake up to the fact that the United States, even while still possessing unmatched power, is afraid and filled with fear. The Mighty One said: "I will break the pride of your power" and that is exactly what is happening.
The United States has stopped winning wars; America was unable, with all its vast power, to conquer little North Vietnam. In addition, in Somalia we tucked our tail and ran for cover because some local yokel "warlord" did not like us and before that it was the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Yes, we slammed insignificant Panama and Grenada. Then with the world's help the US slammed Iraq in Gulf War 1 (GW1), but quit before finishing the job!
Now, with the world's help, and with their consent, we are now slamming Afghanistan and Iraq (at present) in GW2. President Bush had asked NATO to protect us and to this date, they have sent Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), electronic monitoring planes. An AP story, dateline Brussels:
AP- 7 Oct 01 At Washington's request, NATO will soon deploy surveillance aircraft for anti-terrorist operations in the United States in response to the attacks on New York and Washington; NATO officials said Sunday, an unprecedented use of foreign military forces to defend the U.S. homeland.
The United States is plunging towards the greatest collapse ever to befall any nation!
You need to look at the prophecies describing how much more intense the calamities will be when our CREATOR lays heavy punishment on the British and American people. For many prophecies warn us of this certainty that it will be trouble such as never has happened to any nation or people before!
Now that you know the Scriptural identity of the Israelite peoples you need to become aware of what is said about them in Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel, Hosea, Amos, and the other prophecies as well as in the prophecies written by Moses.
In addition, you need to know why our just and loving CREATOR is going to punish His chosen people that He chose for a glorious purpose, a purpose we have refused to perform.
The very fact of punishment implies correction. We need to understand that correction is applied to correct wrong ways that are harmful to us, to turn us around into right ways that will cause desired blessings. Understand! The ETERNAL punishes every son He loves (Proverbs 13:24).
In addition, understand human nature. Human nature wants to consider itself good, while at the same time it wants only to do evil (Jeremiah 17:9). It wants the good result; nevertheless, it wants to receive the good while it sows the evil. It somehow fails to grasp the truth that, "as we sow, so also shall we reap!" It is all a matter of cause and effect.
The CREATOR's punishment of us only reflects His love, turning us from causing evil results to the way that brings happy results. The Mighty One is now about to stop us from bringing colossal evils on ourselves. The ETERNAL is not angry because we are harming HIM. He is angry because we are harming ourselves, those whom He loves!
The prophecies do not stop with revealing the unprecedented, multiplied intensity, of punishment already descending upon America and Britain. The prophecies also record the result of that intensified punishment. The result will be a corrected people. The result will be an eye-opening realization of what we have done to ourselves.
The supreme punishment will teach us, at last, our lesson! The punishment will break our spirit of rebellion! It will lift us up from the cesspool of rottenness and evil we have sunk into. It will teach us the way to unlimited peace, prosperity, and abundant well-being. Correction means a change of course. It means repentance, and repentance means turning around and going the other way, going toward our SOVEREIGN and not away from Him!
In Summary to this Point:
The ETERNAL decided while all of the children of Israel were still in the wilderness to separate Israel and Judah into separate parts.
Immediately upon separation the House of Israel turned to idol worship.
Soon after that, the House of Judah also turned to idol worship even worse than that of the House of Israel. Thus, more than 130 years after Israel's captivity, the time came when the ETERNAL drove out the Jews as well into national captivity and slavery. He sent them as slaves to Babylon, not to Assyria where Israel had been taken.
Only a few individuals of the House of Jacob, the House of Israel or the House of Judah, have returned to the Abrahamic Hebrew Faith and worshiped our SOVEREIGN as did the fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. A few individuals have and they will become the Righteous Remnant as described in Scripture in the end times.
All of the thirteen tribes are still in apostasy and subject to the ETERNAL's wrath.
The Time of Jacob's Trouble Overview.
Since both Houses of Jacob are in abject idol worship, from their time in the wilderness unto the Time of Jacob's Trouble in the latter days (the 21st century), what did our loving SOVEREIGN say about that condition?
In (Leviticus 26:1-12) the ETERNAL lists the conditions of His promise. In (verse 13) He reminds us who He is, For I am the SOVEREIGN your SOVEREIGN. He also tell us that He gave us freedom, I have broken your chains so that you can walk with dignity; then He states: But if you will not listen to Me or obey Me, but reject My Laws, this is what I will do to you:
(Leviticus 26:13-16) (NIV) 13I am the ETERNAL your CREATOR, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high. 14But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, 15and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, 16then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.
Then the ETERNAL lists six stages of punishments to fall on Israel for disobedience.
First (Vs 16-17). He states: "...I will bring upon you sudden terror" that certainly happened on September 11, 2001. "...I will bring wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and drain away your life" the only thing the news media seems to be reporting is the Anthrax and other biological, chemical things such as various types of flu coming upon our nation. "You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it."
Second (Vs 18-20). "If after all this you will not listen to Me, I will punish you for your sins seven times over", meaning an increase in intensity sevenfold. "I will break down your stubborn pride..." For "stubborn pride" the King James states He will break the "pride of your power". The ETERNAL could not speak about breaking the pride of our national power until after that Birthright promised had been bestowed. We had great pride in that national power, in our national prestige prior to W.W.II. However, today even little nations dare to insult, trample on, or burn the United States flag, and the United States, still having power, does no more than issue a weak protest. What has happened to the pride of our power? We have already lost it! True we bomb small powerless countries, but we shall see where that leads us.
Continuing "...and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze. Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of the land yield their fruit." Other prophecies reveal we are to have such drought and famine that disease epidemics will follow, taking millions of lives. Drought and famine do not necessarily have to come from lack of rain. A terrorist biological attack combined with shutting off electricity to pump water and process food would have that same effect. But, will America and Britain heed? They never have. Then what, after all that, then what?
Third (Vs 21-22). Again there will be a sevenfold increase in intensity, then the ETERNAL states "...I will send wild animals against you, and they will rob you of your children, destroy your cattle and make you so few in number that your roads will be deserted."
Therefore, if twenty-first century Ephraim and Manasseh, Britain and America, refuse to turn to their SOVEREIGN CREATOR in obedience and refuse to live the way that causes, retains, and increases blessings, the Mighty One will punish them in a manner far more intense. He will entirely strip away this colossal, unprecedented national blessing and return them to captivity and slavery, as continuing verses of this prophecy show.
Do you think so great a fall could not come to such great powers as Britain and America? Do you say or think, "It cannot happen here?" Do you think the Great CREATOR who was able to give us such unprecedented world leadership and power and wealth is not able to take it away from us and throw us, like our ancient forefathers, back into slavery?
Sevenfold More Plagues.
Now notice again what is written in Leviticus 26, continuing with the six stages of punishments to fall on Israel for disobedience:
Fourth (Vs 23-26). Again there will be a sevenfold increase in intensity, then the ETERNAL states if we "...do not accept My correction but continue to be hostile toward Me, I myself will be hostile toward you... In addition, I will bring the sword upon you to avenge the breaking of the Covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be given into enemy hands. When I cut off your supply of bread ...they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied." What people do not seem to realize is that sin does bring upon the sinner the consequences of sin, the plagues of suffering. The Scripture defines sin as the breaking of the CREATOR's Law (Amos 2:4). Our sins will bring punishment.
Fifth (Vs 27-31). Again there will be a sevenfold increase in intensity if we continue to be hostile to the ETERNAL's ways. This time He adds "...in My anger I will be hostile toward you, and I Myself will punish you" and "...you will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters." That is total starvation, like the Donner Party stranded in the Sierra Nevada mountains; that ate each other to survive the winter. After that, He states He will tear down the false churches and destroy the idols. Then He "...will turn your cities into ruins and lay waste your sanctuaries..." That cherished fellow citizens, is total destruction of all the material things that we the people hold dear. Up to this point, however, we still have not been taken into captivity!
Sixth (Vs 32-39). Abraham was told in (Genesis 15:13) that his descendants would serve 400 years in Egyptian slavery. Thus, the awesome Birthright promises will end as they began, in slavery. Notice this sad fact: "I will lay waste the land ...I will scatter you among the nations [captivity] and will draw out My sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins. Then the land will enjoy its Sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate and you are in the country of your enemies..." We have spurned the Sabbath, therefore, "...All the time that it [the land] lies desolate, the land will have the rest it did not have during the Sabbaths you lived in it.
As for those of you who are left [alive], I will make their hearts so fearful in the lands of their enemies [captivity and slavery]. ...You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you. Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their father's sins they will waste away."
Do you get the real meaning of this? This is punishment we have brought on ourselves! We have brought the consequences of sin on ourselves, now the Mighty One, Himself will bring on us punishment that is correction!
Our CREATOR is going to keep multiplying chastening until our peoples turn to the ways that cause peace, happiness, prosperity, and all the material blessings!
The Coming Time of Great Affliction.
On the day that Moses died on Mount Nebo, the ETERNAL gave him a brief overall picture of history from then until the latter days, the Time of Jacob's Trouble. This brief history is short and to the point. There are no wasted words, so read it slowly analyzing what you read.
(Deuteronomy 31:16) (KJV) Behold, you [Moses] will rest with your fathers; and this people [children of Israel] will rise and play the harlot with the 'gods' of the foreigners of the land, where they go to be among them, and they will forsake Me and break My Covenant which I have made with them.
That is brief history and based on that the ETERNAL gives looks ahead to the latter days.
(Deuteronomy 31:17-18) (KJV) 17Then My anger shall be aroused against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured. And many evils and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day, 'Have not these evils come upon us because our SOVEREIGN is not among us?' 18And I will surely hide My face in that day because of all the evil which they have done, in that they have turned to other 'gods'.
Summary points: Moses will die and Israel will worship the Queen of Heaven In doing so, Israel will forsake their SOVEREIGN, break His Covenant, and arouse His anger against them. Then our SOVEREIGN will forsake the House of Jacob, hide His face from them, allow them to be devoured killed and taken back into captivity a second time for worshipping the Queen of Heaven.
(Deuteronomy 31:19-21) (KJV) 19Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel. 20For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant. 21And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
The House of Jacob (all 13 tribes) is to be scattered a second time because they refuse to carefully observe the ETERNAL's Covenant and He states that they are not to even be prayed for.
Jacob's Trouble Begins with the House of Judah.
Ezekiel was told to shave off all his hair and divide it into three parts and the following scenario will be what happens to Judah before the rest of the nations of Israel. In addition, Ezekiel is told to inscribe a map of Jerusalem on a flat stone because it would show what would befall Judah in the latter Days. Ezekiel Chapters 4 and 5 state statistics concerning the House of Judah in the time of Trouble: 1/3 will die in war, 1/3 will die of famine and pestilence, and 1/3 will be taken into captivity.
(Ezekiel 5:2) (KJV) Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them.
(Ezekiel 5:12) (KJV) A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.
To see this described in Zechariah for Judah of the house of David: 2/3's will die in famine and war and 1/3 will live through it, but be refined.
(Zechariah 13:1) (KJV) In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
(Zechariah 13:8-9) (KJV) 8And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the ETERNAL, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 9And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The ETERNAL is my SOVEREIGN.
Part of this last one-third will live to fight another day, as we will see below in the Day of the Wrath of our SOVEREIGN. Returning to (Deuteronomy 28) we see a breakdown on this.
(Deuteronomy 28:15) (TLB) If you won't listen to the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN and won't obey these laws I am giving you today, then all of these curses shall come upon you: Curses in the city, Curses in the fields, Curses on your fruit and bread, The curse of barren wombs, Curses upon your crops, Curses upon the fertility of your cattle and flocks, Curses when you come in, Curses when you go out.
Following are curses that will happen to the House of Judah: [1/3 will die of pestilence and famine], [1/3 will die in the war], and [1/3 will remain alive]:
(Ezekiel 5:11-13) (KJV) 11Wherefore, as I live, saith the ETERNAL CREATOR; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity. 12A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them. 13Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted: and they shall know that I the ETERNAL have spoken it in my zeal, when I have accomplished my fury in them.
(Deuteronomy 28:16-24) (KJV) 16Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. 17Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. 18Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. 19Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. 20The ETERNAL shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me. 21The ETERNAL shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. 22The ETERNAL shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. 23And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron. 24The ETERNAL shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
(Deuteronomy 28:25-26) (KJV) 25The ETERNAL shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. 26And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.
(Deuteronomy 28:27-31) (KJV) 27The ETERNAL will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. 28The ETERNAL shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart: 29And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee. 30Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. 31Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.
Sudden Destruction if no Repentance.
Memory Note: all thirteen tribes of the Commonwealth of Greater Israel have turned their back on our loving SOVEREIGN and are not seeking Him with all their hearts and minds. Therefore, the time of Jacob's Trouble will fall upon us all.
Ezekiel was told that what happened to Judah See: (Ezekiel 4:3) "will be a sign to the House of Israel" Also: (Ezekiel 12:6). Notice in the following punishment on the House of Israel that no percentages are given. Please note that the House of Israel can prevent a lot of the scheduled punishment by turning to the CREATOR in repentance.
(2 Chronicles 7:13-14) (TLB) 13If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust swarms to eat up all of your crops, or if I send an epidemic among you, 14then if My people will humble themselves and pray, and search for Me, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them from heaven and forgive their sins and heal their land.
Did you read the above carefully? The setting is the Time of Jacob's Trouble because in verse 13 the ETERNAL is sending plagues. These curses are also listed in (Leviticus 26) and in several places the ETERNAL states, "If you still disobey Me, I will punish you seven times more severely for your sins." We will quote (Leviticus 26) to close the article.
The increase in the intensity of punishment on Israel will continue "if we continue" to be hostile to the CREATOR's ways. Because the punishment of Judah is a sign for the House of Israel, the House of Israel still has the opportunity to change and turn to the CREATOR. If they will humble themselves and truly repent THEN they can avoid the multiplication of the intensity of plagues during these end times that is promised in the absence of their repentance. When the end comes it will come suddenly.
(Isaiah 30:12-13) (NIV) 12Therefore this is what the Holy One of Israel says: Because you have rejected this message, relied on oppression and depended on deceit, 13this sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly, in an instant.
At this time the wall is slowly beginning to crack and bulge.
(Micah 5:10-13) (KJV) 10And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the ETERNAL, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: 11And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: 12And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: 13Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
"In that day" generally refers to the "Time of Jacob's Trouble" (Jeremiah 30:7). For "horses" Moffatt says "war horses," our machines of war will be cut off as well as our cities, by atomic bombs (Joel 2:30) pillars of smoke? The Mighty One says He will do this! Our CREATOR determines the outcome of wars (Psalms 33:10-19).
How plain can the ETERNAL get? Here He identifies the great peoples of the earth who are the most wealthy, beneficent, and powerful. Yet at the very time their power reaches its zenith, He suddenly "breaks" the pride of their power (Leviticus 26:19), cuts off their implements of war and destroys their cities. Why?
(Micah 5:11-15) (KJV) 10And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the ETERNAL, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: 11And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: 12And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: 13Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands [idols]. 14And I will pluck up thy groves [churches, synagogues, crosses, relics, icons, and idols] out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities. 15And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.
No Letup For The House Of Israel.
Israel refuses to heed the sign so our SOVEREIGN instructs Ezekiel:
(Ezekiel 6:2-4) (NKJV) 2Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, 3and say, 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN'! Thus says the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN to the mountains, to the hills, to the ravines, and to the valleys: 'Indeed I, even I, will bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places [of religious worship]. 4Then your altars shall be desolate, your incense altars shall be broken, and I will cast down your slain men before your idols.
(Ezekiel 6:5-7) (NKJV) 5And I will lay the corpses of the children of Israel before their idols, and I will scatter your bones all around your altars. 6In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate, so that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, your idols may be broken and made to cease, your incense altars may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. 7The slain shall fall in your midst, and you shall know that I am the ETERNAL.
(Ezekiel 6:8-10) (NKJV) 8Yet I will leave a remnant, so that you may have some who escape the sword among the nations, when you are scattered through the countries. 9Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play the harlot after their idols; they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations. 10And they shall know that I am the ETERNAL; I have not said in vain that I would bring this calamity upon them. 11Thus says the ETERNAL CREATOR: Pound your fists and stamp your feet, and say, Alas, for all the evil abominations of the house of Israel! For they shall fall by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence.
This remnant will live to fight another day, as we will see below in, 'the great and terrible day of the ETERNAL'. Now returning to Deuteronomy 28, we see a breakdown on this.
(Deuteronomy 28:32-36) (KJV) 32Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no might in thine hand. 33The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway: 34So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. 35the ETERNAL shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head. 36the ETERNAL shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation* which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other 'gods', wood and stone.
*Could the current push for globalization started by the EU, create a Pan American Union consisting of South America, Mexico, The USA, and Canada, headed by the United Nations, and enforced by NATO?
[Those Still Alive]
(Deuteronomy 28:37-46) (NKJV) 37And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword among all nations where the Lord will drive you. 38You shall carry much seed out to the field but gather little in, for the locust shall consume it. 39You shall plant vineyards and tend them, but you shall neither drink of the wine nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them. 40You shall have olive trees throughout all your territory, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olives shall drop off. 41You shall beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be yours; for they shall go into captivity. 42Locusts shall consume all your trees and the produce of your land. 43The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. 45Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the ETERNAL your CREATOR, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. 46And they shall be upon you for a sign and a wonder, and on your descendants forever.
[More Taken Captive]
(Deuteronomy 28:47-48) (NKJV) 47Because you did not serve the ETERNAL your CREATOR with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, 48therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything; and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you.
[War And Famine]
(Deuteronomy 28:49-57) (NKJV) 49The ETERNAL will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50a nation of fierce countenance, which does not respect the elderly nor show favor to the young. 51And they shall eat the increase of your livestock and the produce of your land, until you are destroyed; they shall not leave you grain or new wine or oil, or the increase of your cattle or the offspring of your flocks, until they have destroyed you. 52They shall besiege you at all your gates until your high and fortified walls, in which you trust, come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you at all your gates throughout all your land which the ETERNAL your CREATOR has given you. 53You shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and your daughters whom the ETERNAL your CREATOR has given you, in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you. 54The sensitive and very refined man among you will be hostile toward his brother, toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the rest of his children whom he leaves behind, 55so that he will not give any of them the flesh of his children whom he will eat, because he has nothing left in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates. 56The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and sensitivity, will refuse to the husband of her bosom, and to her son and her daughter, 57her placenta which comes out from between her feet and her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of everything in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates.
[Those Yet Still Alive]
(Deuteronomy 28:58-63) (NKJV) 58If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE ETERNAL YOUR CREATOR, 59then the ETERNAL will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues, great and prolonged plagues, and serious and prolonged sicknesses. 60Moreover He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. 61Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the ETERNAL bring upon you until you are destroyed. 62You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven in multitude, because you would not obey the voice of the ETERNAL your CREATOR. 63And it shall be, that just as the ETERNAL rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the ETERNAL will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess.
[Scattered And Tormented]
(Deuteronomy 28:64-68) (NKJV) 64Then the ETERNAL will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known, wood and stone. 65And among those nations you shall find no rest, nor shall the sole of your foot have a resting place; but there the ETERNAL will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and anguish of soul. 66Your life shall hang in doubt before you; you shall fear day and night, and have no assurance of life. 67In the morning you shall say, Oh, that it were evening! And at evening you shall say, Oh, that it were morning! because of the fear which terrifies your heart, and because of the sight which your eyes see. 68And the ETERNAL will take you back to Egypt in ships, by the way of which I said to you, You shall never see it again. And there you shall be offered for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.
Those who are remaining will just be left out in the cold to die. Dear friend, if you are still reading this, please understand that all the people of the 13 tribes of the Greater Commonwealth of Israel, or you as an individual, must begin to search for the Ancient of Days. And you must search with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Anything less, just won't cut it. It appears that it is too late to save the nations, but you as an individual, if you are breathing, still have time to seek the ETERNAL CREATOR our loving Father, who just so happens to be the Almighty SOVEREIGN of the entire universe! If however, you continue doing the things you have always done, and decide to not repent or search for the CREATOR and walk in His ways, He regretfully tells you what will happen under those circumstances:
(Amos 4:11-13) (VOICE) 11I destroyed some of you as I destroyed the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and those who survived were like a smoking branch plucked from the fire; And still you did not return to Me. 12So this is what I am going to do to you, Israel. Because of what I am planning, prepare to meet your CREATOR, people of Israel! 13Witness the One who shapes the mountains and fashions the wind, who reveals His thoughts to human beings, Who changes dawn to darkness and treads upon the high places of the earth. The Eternal CREATOR, Commander of heavenly armies, is His name.
Israel Will be Gathered Again.
"In that Day" is the time when the ETERNAL will send all thirteen tribes of Israel into captivity amongst the Gentiles, as punishment for their continued worship of false idols, and the so called triad [trinity] of 'baalism'.
Because Israel continues to sin very badly, the ETERNAL will arrange for the coming traumatic circumstances of captivity, during the Time of Jacob's Trouble, to turn Israel around. Then all 13 tribes will be reunited and released from captivity together for the second time.
(Deuteronomy 30:1-3) (NKJV) 1Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN drives you; 2and you return to the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, 3that the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the ETERNAL your SOVEREIGN has scattered you.
Did you notice what is said in the above Scriptures? Our SOVEREIGN states that He will bring Israel back again after they repented. Now notice what the ETERNAL states a few verses further down.
(Deuteronomy 30:9-10) (NKJV) 9The ETERNAL your CREATOR will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For the ETERNAL will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers, 10if you obey the voice of the ETERNAL your CREATOR, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in THIS BOOK of the Law, and if you turn to the ETERNAL your CREATOR with all your heart and with all your soul.
The Almighty says He will rejoice over us as He rejoiced over our fathers, meaning when He brought them back out of Egyptian captivity. There are two captivities where He rescues all of Israel. The first was when our forefathers were led out of Egypt by Moses, and the second one will be when all of Jacob will be lead out of captivity by the Mashiach. (When the House of Judah was freed from Babylon captivity it was only 3 tribes and not all 13.)
There is not room to quote the entire context here, so it is your responsibility to check these things out for yourself to see if they are so.
(Isaiah 11:11-12) (KJV) 11And it shall come to pass in that day, that the ETERNAL shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
(Isaiah 11:16) (KJV) And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
Once again, the ETERNAL will be the true Shepherd. The ETERNAL is such a loving Savior. He will gather the lambs with His arm and carry them in His bosom. He will gently lead those with young.
(Isaiah 40:11) (NKJV) He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young.
Our loving SOVEREIGN states that as The Shepherd, He will rescue His people bringing them to His Hill, and pour out on them showers of blessings. All of a gathered and reunited Israel will be His people. That is a beautifully written passage in (Ezekiel 34:11-31)
All the Nations of Greater Israel will be gathered back to the land promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: to The Promised Land.
(Jeremiah 16:14-15) (KJV) 14Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the ETERNAL, that it shall no more be said, The ETERNAL liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 15But, The ETERNAL liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
(Jeremiah 23:7-8) (NIV) 7So then, the days are coming, declares the ETERNAL, when people will no longer say, As surely as the ETERNAL lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt, 8but they will say, As surely as the ETERNAL lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them. Then they will live in their own land.
(Jeremiah 31:10-11) (KJV) 10Hear the word of the ETERNAL, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. 11For the ETERNAL hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
This is just a preview of past and future events. We will cover them individually as we go along.
The next way mark in the history of prophecy is the fall of Jerusalem. Immediately following that will the fall of all 13 tribes of Israel. Then the ETERNAL Himself, not the Mashiach (Messiah), will stand on the Mount of Olives and the Mount will split in two. The ETERNAL will call the Mashiach and the Prophet to stand from their graves. The ETERNAL will use them to Gather Israel out of captivity to bring them to the wilderness outside the Valley of Jezreel. In the wilderness, the ETERNAL will separate the sheep from the goats, take the sheep (the Righteous Remnant) into the Valley of Jezreel where He will remarry Israel, and give them a new heart and a new language.
During that time, the ETERNAL gathers all the nations of Earth together, for the final battle. After that event is over, the 1000-year Wonderful World of Tomorrow will begin.
The Remnant Brought to Jezreel.
Just to recap with Scripture: We will have the downfall of Judah and the rest of Israel. We will start with the downfall of all of Judah with the 2/3's who die and the 1/3 that goes into captivity to later to be brought to the Valley of Jezreel.
(Zechariah 13:7) (KJV) Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the SOVEREIGN of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
(Zechariah 13:8) (KJV) And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the ETERNAL, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
So, what will happen to those who are brought out of their respective countries? The remnant, those brought out of captivity, will be taken to the wilderness outside the Valley of Jezreel and separated into two groups.
(Ezekiel 20:34-35) (KJV) 34And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. 35And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
(Ezekiel 20:38-39) (KJV) 38And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the ETERNAL. 39As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN; Go ye, serve ye every one his idols, and hereafter also, if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my Holy Name no more with your gifts, and with your idols.
The rebels will be left in the desert until after the war and the Righteous Remnant will be taken into the valley because they gladly embrace their SOVEREIGN's ways. Since the ETERNAL knows our hearts, He knows who is righteous and who is unrighteous. Remember to be "righteous" is to be "lawful"; to be "unrighteous" is to be "unlawful." In other words, those who follow the CREATOR's ways, to the letter, are the righteous.
(Ezekiel 34:13) (KJV) And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
(Ezekiel 34:16-17) (KJV) 16I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment. 17And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.
The righteous will be taken home to the Valley of Jezreel where both Houses will be united into the House of Israel as when they were under King David. The first awakening will occur and all the righteous until that moment will stand from the grave or will be changed into spirit beings.
The Day of Wrath of The ETERNAL.
When the Righteous Remnant are safe in the Valley Of Jezreel, the Mighty One of Israel will go forth in battle. A warning trumpet will be given that the ETERNAL is coming and is ready to do battle with the enemies of His people.
(Joel 2:1) (KJV) Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the ETERNAL cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
(Joel 3:2-12) (KJV) 2I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. 3And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. 4Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head; 5Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things: 6The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border. 7Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head: 8And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the ETERNAL hath spoken it. 9Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: 10Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. 11Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Mighty One. 12Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.
The trumpet is blown to warn of war and the ETERNAL gathers all the nations to battle.
(Zechariah 14:1-2) (KJV) 1Behold, the day of the ETERNAL cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. 2For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
The Mighty One stands on the Mount of Olives next to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.
(Zechariah 14:3-5) (KJV) 3Then shall the ETERNAL go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 4And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the ETERNAL my SOVEREIGN shall come, and all the saints with thee.
The saints are the newly changed righteous spirit beings. Therefore, the saints are with the ETERNAL when He stands on the Mount of Olives. The saints must be the Righteous Remnant who are now changed to spirit beings, along with King David as the Mashiach, and Elijah as the Prophet. How does the ETERNAL fight a battle?
(Zechariah 14:12-13) (TLB) 12And this shall be the plague wherewith the ETERNAL will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. 13And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the ETERNAL shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
In verse 5 above the saints will be with the ETERNAL, so what will they be doing?
(Zechariah 14:14-15) (TLB) 14All Judah will be fighting at Jerusalem. The wealth of all the neighboring nations will be confiscated, great quantities of gold and silver and fine clothing. 15(This same plague will strike the horses, mules, camels, donkeys, and all the other animals in the enemy camp.)
The Two Sticks.
The Two Houses of Jacob will become one House when the ETERNAL joins them back together.
(Ezekiel 37:15-17) (TLB) 15Again a message from the ETERNAL came to me, saying: 16Take a stick and carve on it these words: This stick represents Judah and her allied tribes. Then take another stick and carve these words on it: This stick represents all the other tribes of Israel. 17Now hold them together in your hand as one stick.
(Ezekiel 37:18-20) (KJV) 18And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us what thou meanest by these? 19Say unto them, Thus saith the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. 20And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
(Ezekiel 37:21-22) (KJV) 21And say unto them, Thus saith the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: 22And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
(Ezekiel 37:23-25)* (KJV) 23Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwellingplaces, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their SOVEREIGN. 24And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them. 25And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince forever.
(Ezekiel 37:26-28)* (KJV) 26Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. 27My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their SOVEREIGN, and they shall be my people. 28And the heathen shall know that I the ETERNAL do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.
*Notice: David [SOVEREIGN's] servant, shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; Not A sun (son) 'god', an idol on a stick, or their detestable things, as some suppose, but a known and named "" will be their . [ETERNAL's] Tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed [ETERNAL] will be their [SOVEREIGN], and they shall be HIS people.
The Start Of The Wonderful World Of Tomorrow.
The ETERNAL will make a Covenant of Peace with His people. He will make them dwell safely. He will make them a blessing for the world. King David will be their King.
(Isaiah 11:1-5) (NKJV) 1There shall come forth a Rod [David] from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch [David] shall grow out of his [Jesse's] roots. 2The Spirit of the ETERNAL shall rest upon him [David]. The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the ETERNAL. 3His delight is in the fear of the ETERNAL, and he [David] shall not judge by the sight of his eyes, nor decide by the hearing of his ears. 4But with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. 5Righteousness shall be the belt of his loins, and faithfulness the belt of his waist.
Everything will be wonderful and peace will flow like a river.
(Isaiah 11:6-9) (NKJV) 6The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling [calf] together; and a little child shall lead them. 7The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8The nursing child shall play by the cobra's hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper's den. 9They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy Mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the ETERNAL as the waters cover the sea.
The next series of verses are a look back to see how the Davidic Kingdom began, how it is set up, and some of the blessings.
(Isaiah 11:10-11) (NKJV) 10And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, who shall stand as a banner to the people; for the Gentiles shall seek Him, and His resting place shall be glorious. 11It shall come to pass in that day that the ETERNAL shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Assyria and Egypt, from Pathros and Cush, from Elam and Shinar, from Hamath and the islands of the sea.
(Isaiah 11:12-13) (NKJV) 12He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. 13Also the envy of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim.
Israel will now work together to keep peace in the world and a look back on how it began.
(Isaiah 11:14-16) (NKJV) 14But they [Israel] shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west; together they shall plunder the people of the East; they shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab; and the people of Ammon shall obey them. 15The ETERNAL will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt; with His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River, and strike it in the seven streams, and make men cross over dry-shod. 16There will be a highway for the remnant of His people who will be left from Assyria, as it was for Israel in the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.
More On The Wonderful World Of Tomorrow.
(Ezekiel 34:22-24) (TLB) 22So I Myself will save My flock; no more will they be picked on and destroyed. And I will notice which is plump and which is thin, and why! 23And I will set one Shepherd over all My people, even My Servant David. He shall feed them and be a Shepherd to them. 24And I, the ETERNAL, will be their SOVEREIGN, and My Servant David shall be a Prince among My people. I, the ETERNAL, have spoken it.
(Ezekiel 34:25-28) (TLB) 25I will make a peace pact with them and drive away the dangerous animals from the land, so that My people can safely camp in the wildest places and sleep safely in the woods. 26I will make My people and their homes around My hill a blessing. And there shall be showers, showers of blessing, for I will not shut off the rains but send them in their seasons. 27Their fruit trees and fields will yield bumper crops, and everyone will live in safety. When I have broken off their chains of slavery and delivered them from those who profiteered at their expense, they shall know I am the ETERNAL. 28No more will other nations conquer them nor wild animals attack. They shall live in safety and no one shall make them afraid.
(Ezekiel 34:29-31) (TLB) 29And I will raise up a notable Vine [the Mashiach King David], in Israel so that My people will never again go hungry nor be shamed by heathen conquest. 30In this way they will know that I, the ETERNAL their SOVEREIGN, am with them, and that they, the people of Israel, are My people," says the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN. 31You are My flock, the sheep of My pasture. You are My men and I am your SOVEREIGN, so says the ETERNAL.
Others Will Be Gathered.
The sons of the foreigner who join themselves to the ETERNAL to serve Him will be gathered along with the outcasts of Israel. They are the foreigners who love the Name of the ETERNAL. They want to be His servants. They keep the Sabbath and do not defile it. They hold fast His Covenant. The ETERNAL will bring them to His set-apart mountain and make them joyful in His house of prayer. They will offer burnt offerings and sacrifices to the ETERNAL and He will accept them. The ETERNAL's House shall be called a House of Prayer for all nations.
(Isaiah 56:1-3) (NKJV) 1Thus says the ETERNAL: "Keep justice, and do righteousness, for My salvation is about to come, and My righteousness to be revealed. 2Blessed is the man who does this, and the son of man who lays hold on it; who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and keeps his hand from doing any evil. 3Do not let the son of the foreigner who has joined himself to the ETERNAL speak, saying, ETERNAL has utterly separated me from His people...
(Isaiah 56:6-8) (NKJV) 6Also the sons of the foreigner who join themselves to the ETERNAL, to serve Him, and to love the Name of the ETERNAL, to be His servants. Everyone who keeps from defiling the Sabbath, and holds fast My Covenant; 7even them I will bring to My [Set-apart] Mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My House shall be called a House of Prayer for all nations". 8The ETERNAL SOVEREIGN, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, says, Yet I will gather to him others besides those who are gathered to him.
A New Covenant.
Memory points: "Israel sinned very badly provoking the ETERNAL. Both the House of Judah and the House of Israel are to be sent into captivity during the Time of Jacob's Trouble. Israel repents and our SOVEREIGN sends the Mashiach to bring them from among the Gentiles."
The Mashiach (Messiah) brings the captives of both Houses to the wilderness outside of the Valley of Jezreel. There the ETERNAL separates the sheep from the goats (Ezekiel 34:17). Those who have chosen the ETERNAL and are not rebellious to Him and those that loathe themselves in their own sight are taken home to the Valley of Jezreel where the ETERNAL marries Israel.
(Jeremiah 31:31-32) (KJV) 31Behold, the days ARE coming, says the ETERNAL, when I WILL make a new Covenant* with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah, 32not according to the Covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. My Covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the ETERNAL.
*All of the tribes of Israel are still under the covenant the ETERNAL made with Moses and the children of Israel at Mount Sinai, Despite the [New Testament]™ claim, that the so-called 'son of man' instituted a 'New Covenent' of forgiveness. As you can clearly see, no such 'Covenant of Forgiveness' has ever been ordained by the Almighty CREATOR. It is the ETERNAL only, who has the authority to make or break a covenant with the children of Israel.
A New Heart And A New Spirit.
This is a very important passage because it gives us a very good picture of the whole house of Israel and what will happen to those who will follow the ETERNAL and those who will not follow the ETERNAL. He cast the House of Israel in its entirety far off among the Gentiles (Ezekiel 11:16). The ETERNAL scattered them among the countries yet He did not abandon them completely. Then, He says that He will gather the House of Israel from the people, assemble them, and give them the land of Israel. Then He is going to make a new Covenant with them and give them one heart and put a new spirit within them for those who will walk in His statues and keep His judgments. THOSE WILL BE HIS PEOPLE! NEVERTHELESS, those whose hearts follow their own desire and follow after detestable things will have to pay the price.
What a wonderful thing! The ETERNAL will give those who remain, one heart, and put a new spirit within them. They won't have a stony heart any longer. Hurrah! They will have a heart of flesh and walk in the ETERNAL's statues and keep His judgments and do them. They will be His people and the ETERNAL will be their SOVEREIGN.
(Ezekiel 11:19-20) (NKJV) 19Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh, 20that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their SOVEREIGN.
Everyone who is reading this has a choice. You can follow the CREATOR now and choose His way, or you can go through unimaginable suffering until your pride is broken and you finally choose Him. Thankfully, the CREATOR has given those who are in the House of Israel a choice. The sign of Jerusalem falling is for the House of Israel to see and know the time has come. IF we choose the CREATOR's way, we will not have the plagues intensity multiplied sevenfold repeatedly trying to get us to correct our evil ways. In essence, this can be hard or it can be VERY hard, it's all up us to us individually, we have a choice. Lets recap:
(Leviticus 26:14-16) (TLB) 14But if you will not listen to me or obey me, 15but reject my laws, 16this is what I will do to you: I will punish you with sudden terrors and panic, and with tuberculosis and burning fever; your eyes shall be consumed and your life shall ebb away; you will sow your crops in vain, for your enemies will eat them.
The CREATOR is speaking here. By our pride and disobedience we will be putting the CREATOR in a position to have to correct His chosen people.
(Leviticus 26:16-17) (KJV) 16I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
(Leviticus 26:18-20) (KJV) 18And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. 19And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: 20And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
(Leviticus 26:21-22) (KJV) 21And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. 22I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.
(Leviticus 26:23-26) (KJV) 23And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; 24Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. 25And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.
(Leviticus 26:27-31) (KJV) 27And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me; 28Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. 30And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. 31And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
(Leviticus 26:32-39) (KJV) 32And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it. 33And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste. 34Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths. 35As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it. 36And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth. 37And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 38And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.
All of the punishment that will be multiplied upon the House of Israel, we have brought on ourselves. We can stop the punishment by turning to the CREATOR! Do you think this will happen? Are you willing to give up your religion to embrace the CREATOR and Him alone? Yes, we have brought the consequences of sin on ourselves, now the Mighty One Himself, will bring on us punishment unless we choose the right way, and only HIS way, is the right way. Notice that Israel will repent, finally:
(Leviticus 26:40-42) (TLB) 40But at last they shall confess their sins and their fathers' sins of treachery against me. (Because they were against me, I was against them, and brought them into the land of their enemies.) 41When at last their evil hearts are humbled and they accept the punishment I send them for their sins, 42then I will remember again my promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will remember the land (and its desolation).
 You will never, understand The Bible if you don't realize that OLD TESTAMENT ISRAEL IS ALL 13 TRIBES COMBINED, whereas THE MODERN NATION OF ISRAEL, IS THE OLD TESTAMENT TRIBES OF JUDAH AND BENJAMIN ONLY! The modern nation of Israel is the Old Testament Israel, despite their insistence to the contrary!
 Read the essay, "The Prophet Hosea in the 21st Century".
 The Jews are only one-thirteenth of all of Israel. Read the articles on "How Many Tribes are There," "What is the Difference between the Jews and Israel?" "The Promises to the Children of Israel - The US, Britain, and the Jewish People in Prophecy," and "Tracing Dan."
 Scripture does not state that only one race will be in the ETERNAL's Righteous Mountain, but it does state that all who are righteous will be there. See: (Isaiah 56:1-8). To be righteous is to love Him with all our hearts, observe His Sabbaths and Feasts, and keep His Commandments which includes the sign of circumcision.
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 For many generations Israel and Judah remained as separate nations, in adjoining territories, having their own separate kings. Why should ministers, rabbis, and professed Scripture students be in ignorance of this, when four whole books of Scripture, I and II Kings and I and II Chronicles, are devoted to explaining it and recording the history of these separate, rival kingdoms?
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 We will cover the promise Scepter later in another article.
 Also see (Psalms 106:21; Isaiah 41:13-14; Isaiah 43:1, Isaiah 43:10-11; Isaiah 45:15, Isaiah 45:21; Isaiah 47:4; Isaiah 49:26; Isaiah 54:5; Isaiah 60:16; Isaiah 63:8; Jeremiah 14:7-8; Hosea 13:4)
 See the article: "New Proof of the Messiah."
 We will show in a later article that idol worship is actually worshiping the Queen of Heaven and who she is.
 Whomever a person obeys spiritually is their "SOVEREIGN." The Jews obey their sages and rabbis, likewise the church in Rome and her proselytising daughters obey their various ministers, preachers, popes etc. The many denominations or divisions in each of the two groups prove the point and nobody is going just by what Scripture alone states.
 The children of Israel are the forefathers of the House of Israel and the House of Judah.
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 See the article: "New Proof of the Messiah."
 "A piece of cloth attached to a staff and used as a standard by a monarch, military commander or knight. The flag of a nation, state or army. It can be a headline spanning the width of a newspaper page," American Heritage Dictionary.
 The Companion Bible states that "this verse stands totally unconnected," Zondervan Bible Publishers, 1974. The Stone Edition of the Tanakh quoting Rashi state: the kings and leaders of the nations were the shepherds, the ETERNAL's colleagues, to whom He entrusted the fate of His 'flock' Israel, Art Scroll Series, May, 2000. However, I have a different thought on it that I will explore in an upcoming article.
 AND  Read the essay, "The Prophet Hosea in the 21st Century".
 A valley mentioned in the prophecy of Joel where the nations shall receive final judgment by the ETERNAL. Tradition identifies it with the Kidron Valley, E of Jerusalem, between the hill of Ophel (Temple Mt.), and the Mount of Olives, to join the Valley of Hinnom SE of the city. From there, the wad winds through the desert of Judea until it reaches the Dead Sea. From the PC Bible Atlas for Windows, article "Kidron."
 The English word "saints" come from the Hebrew word "qadowsh" and means "from #H6942); sacred (ceremonially or morally); (as noun) 'god' (by eminence), an angel, a saint, a sanctuary." The Hebrew word (#H6942) "qadash" simply means "ceremonially or morally clean." Webster gives the definitions of "scared and holy" as "1. Dedicated to or set apart for the worship of a deity. 2. Worthy of religious veneration. 3. Made or declared holy" and also as "1. Belonging to, derived from, or associated with a divine power; sacred. 2. Regarded with or worthy of worship or veneration; revered. 3. Living according to a strict or highly moral religious or spiritual system; saintly."
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 King David is the banner here.
 See the article: "New Proof of the Messiah."