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It will very soon become apparent to any person making an intensive study of the Bible, that the Nation Israel plays a very important part in the counsel of God. God’s Plan with Israel becomes increasingly more and more important as the Second Coming of Christ is drawing nearer. All Bible Students agree that the Coming again of Jesus Christ is at the very door. This is the world’s only hope otherwise man is going to destroy himself.
To most people the word “Israel” immediately spells “Jew”. This is a very big mistake, because that is not what the Bible teaches. After the death of Solomon the Twelve Tribes of Israel were divided into two Groups, namely the Ten Tribes under Jeroboam with Samaria as their capital, and the Two Tribes (Judah and Benjamin) with Jerusalem as capital. The Ten Tribes were also called the House of Israel of the Northern Kingdom, and the Two Tribes the House of Judah of the Southern Kingdom.
The Great Unveiling.
We believe that any honest seeker after the truth will soon come to the great discovery that the core of the White Western Protestant Nations of today are the literal descendants of those Ten Tribes of Israel! That is mainly what we are going to prove in this series of studies.
This truth is the key to an understanding of the Prophets and the complete plan of God. It is because this truth has remained hidden, that all the confusion exists today concerning the Racial Problem, not only as far as South Africa is concerned, but for the whole world. This confusion will continue for as long as it is assumed without question, that the Jew alone is Israel. The great unveiling that awaits us, the White Western Protestant Civilization, is that we are the people of God!
In the same way as the heathen wanted to destroy Israel in the days of the Bible, in order that they should not be a nation anymore, in like manner are they set upon doing it to us today? The same groupings of nations in the days of the Bible are again existing today. Surely, the nations we read of in the Bible must have their descendants upon earth today, and also with more or less the same characteristics and attributes?
Likewise the nations of the earth as they are at present, must have come from somewhere and therefore must have been in existence already in the days of the Bible, only under different names. See which nations in the days of the Bible were against Israel, the people of God, and look at the nations who today are against the Christian Nations of the West, and you
will discover both the descendants of the heathen of the Bible and the latter day descendants of Israel. This is the great unveiling that now awaits us.
Read Isaiah 25:7;
And he will destroy in this mountain the faces of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.
Also read the booklet:
“Segregation What Saith The Scripture?”
The 12 Tribes Divided into Two Separate Nations.
During the time of Kings Saul, David and Solomon, all the Twelve Tribes of Israel were united under one king. In 1 Kings Chapters 11 and 12 we read however, that they were divided into two separate nations. Jeroboam became king of the Ten Tribes (generally known as the House of Israel) in the north of Palestine, and Rehoboam became king of the Two Tribes (Judah and Benjamin) generally known as the House of Judah, in the south of Palestine.
The complaint of God against Solomon, which resulted in the partition after his death, was that he had broken the commandment of the LORD not to mix with the nations round about - (1 Kings 11:2), and because he had not kept the covenant and the statutes of the LORD - (1 Kings 11:11).
Note that the punishment for this was to be that the LORD would “rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant”. The Ten Tribes are thus called the kingdom: this is very important!
The Prophet Ahijah met Jeroboam, the servant of Solomon, alone in the way - (1 Kings 11:29). He caught the new garment of Jeroboam, tore it into twelve pieces and said:
And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rent the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee: - (1 Kings 11:31.)
But I will take the kingdom out of his son’s hand and will give it unto thee, even ten tribes - (1 Kings 11:35).
In verses 37 and 38 the Ten Tribes are called Israel.
In Psalm 114:2, God calls Judah his sanctuary and Israel (the 10 Tribes) his dominion. After the death of Solomon this partition took place under his son and successor, Rehoboam, as we read in - 1 Kings 12. He would not accede to the request of the people to make the yoke of taxation imposed by his father, lighter, but made it even heavier. Upon this the Ten Tribes rebelled and broke away from the House of David and established the Northern Kingdom under Jeroboam.
“For this thing is from me”
(1 Kings 12:24)
This division of the kingdom is described in – (1 Kings 12:19-24). Rehoboam wanted to bring back the Ten Tribes by force, but the LORD sent the Prophet Shemaiah unto him, to command him not to do it for “this thing” had come from the LORD - (v.24).
This division had therefore been ordained of God and that for a mighty purpose, as we shall see. Nowhere in the Bible or in secular history do we read that they had ever been re-united again?
In 2 Kings 17:6-7,18, 22-23;
(We read how the 10 Tribes had been carried away into captivity in the year 721 BC, to Assyria in the north, whence they had never returned as a whole)
6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.
7 For so it was that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared others gods.
18 Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
22 For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them;
23 Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day.
Captivity of the Two Tribes, Judah and Benjamin.
In 2 Chronicles 36:17-21 we read that the 2 Tribes, Judah and Benjamin (House of Judah) were taken into captivity Eastward into Babylon in the year 604 BC.
2 Cronicles 36:17-21;
17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand.
18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon.
19 And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof.
20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia:
21 To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.
Seventy years after the Babylonian Captivity of 604 BC the King of Persia granted permission to those taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar to return to Palestine to rebuild the Temple and the City of Jerusalem.
From Ezra 1:1-3,5; Ezra 2:1; Ezra 4:1; Ezra 10:7-9, we notice very clearly that only people from the two tribes, Judah and Benjamin, returned to Palestine and Jerusalem.
The Ten Tribes did not return with them!
Esra 2:1 and the accompanying note in the Scofield Bible explains this very clearly.
The Name “Jew” Used for the First Time.
The Jewish Historian Josephus (37-95? AD) writes as follows upon the name “Jew”:
“ - - - - - - so Jew is the name they are called by from the day that they came up from Babylon, which is taken from the Tribe of Judah, which came first to these places, and thence both they and the country gained that appellation” - (Antiquities of the Jews, Bk. 11, Ch. 5).
Where the word “Jews” appears for the first time in the Bible in 2 Kings 16:6, it is an interpretation of the translators, for the strictly correct word should be “the men of Judah”, as rendered by the “Revised Standard Version”.
According to Josephus and the Bible those people who returned from the Babylonian Captivity (thus of the House of Judah) were the first to be known as Jews.
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were not Jews, but Hebrews.
F.F.Bosworth, the author of “Christ the Healer”, gives a very lucid exposition of this matter in his article “The Difference between the House of Israel and the House of Judah”. You may order it from us.
The fact that many Huguenots eventually became South Africans does not make all the Huguenots South Africans. Some of them fled at that time to England and became Englishmen; others again, fled to other countries.
Ezra 4:23 and Ezra 5:5,12, are other Scriptures which among others very clearly show that those of Judah and Benjamin who had returned from their captivity, were first called Jews:
“Now when the copy of King Artaxerxes’ letter was read before Rehum and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews, and made them to cease by force and power”.
Josephus, also wrote the following in the year 70 AD:
“ - - - - Wherefore, there are but Two Tribes in Asia and Europe subject to the Romans (Judah and Benjamin) while the Ten Tribes are beyond Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by numbers” - (Antiq. XI, V, 2).
It is unto them that our Lord Jesus sent his disciples when he told them:-
5 “ - - - - - Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel - (The Ten Tribes)
At that time the House of Israel was beyond the Euphrates as we saw from the quotation above, from Josephus. It is unto them that Peter and James addressed their Epistles, as well as to those of the two tribes, Judah, and Benjamin, who never returned with Ezra and Nehemiah from the Babylonian Captivity.
James wrote in the year 60 AD, therefore only 10 years before Josephus:
“JAMES a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting” - (James 1:1).
Peter, also in the year 60 AD, wrote as follows:
1 Peter 1:1-2;
1 PETER an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
We will see further on that Paul also followed on the tracks of these so-called Lost Ten Tribes of Israel and that many of his Epistles were addressed unto them and not to a lot of heathens (i.e. nations of non-Israel descent). Consider the following passage for instance, to quote one example:
1 Corinthians 10:1-4;
1 MOREOVER, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
All this can only be applied to Israelites, and yet Paul tells these Corinthians that they were “our fathers”. This is literal and cannot be spiritualized.
“- - - - - I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel - (Matt. 15:24).
It is therefore not without significance that the Jews as a nation rejected the Lord Jesus Christ and demanded his crucifixion.
He said unto them:
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof - (Matt. 21:43).
Compare with this 1 Kings 11:13 and 1 Kings 12:21.
Note how beautifully Ezekiel writes about this:
11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13 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.
14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
16 I 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.
Read through John 10, the chapter on the Good Shepherd, in your Bible.
Note verse 16:
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
(Compare Ezekiel Chapter 37 with this. The House of Judah was represented in the land at the time of Christ, and had the opportunity to hear the Voice of the Shepherd, but the House of Israel not. Later on in this series we will go into Ezekiel 37 fully).
On another occasion again, when the Pharisees were persecuting the Lord Jesus, we read the following:
33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me.
34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
35 Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go, unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
(All the modern translations have “Greeks” for Gentiles).
The Jews knew where the dispersed of the Ten Tribes of Israel were, the same as Josephus their Historian of that time knew.
They were jealous of them and did not want Jesus to go to them, and yet they did not want him themselves. Typical! It was the same in the days of the Apostle Paul; he had scarcely taken the Gospel to a place and made converts, or the Jews followed up and stirred up the people against him.
Read Acts 17:13; Acts 21:27; Acts 13:50; Acts 14:2.
We have referred to it already, and will go deeper into it later on, that these people amongst whom Paul labored, and who are looked upon as heathen (non-Israelites), were none other than the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel! By that time they had been away from their land for such a long time (nearly 800 years!), that they had drifted so far away from God, that they had become “heathen” as far as their faith is concerned; many were completely unaware of their identity. But God would, according to his promise, and not allow “the least grain to fall upon the earth”:
“For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel (Ten Tribes) among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth” - (Amos 9:9).
Thank God, the heavens and the earth may pass away, but the Word of the
Lord shall never pass away:
“For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled” - (Matt. 5:18).
The record of how the Ten Tribes escaped from their captivity in Assyria, and trekked across Europe over the course of centuries under different names, to eventually develop into the Western Nations, is one of the most stirring stories ever told. It is one of the truths that have remained hidden the longest, and that is fought the most. Praise God, the light is beginning to break through! The day when the West, in the midst of the threat of death from the heathen, will realize that she is the people of God, it will be “life from the dead” - (Rom. 11:15).
Read Romans 11:25-29 in your Bible.
The day when the West comes to an awakening, and realizes who she really is, and the House of Judah accepts Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah, it will be a Renaissance that no mortal pen can describe, but only the Bible. It will also more or less coincide with the time of the Resurrection of the dead. It will be the fulfillment of Ezekiel 37, of which more further on.