THE  BOOK


In Search of... The Origin of Nations


NATIONS  FROM  THE  TRIBES  OF  ISRAEL  continued……


With the collapse of the Soviet Union and with Communism receding in China, we are and will have freer societies that will be more open in research and publication in these subjects. At least, they will be more open for a while, allowing us time to find more proofs for this critical area of Biblical truth.


Similarities between Germanic and Hebrew


God prophesied in the Bible, "In Isaac your seed shall be called" (Gen.21:12) and the Saxons or Sacasons are, in fact, the sons of (I)saca from which the word Scythian originated. Yusifov actually calls them the Cimmero-Scythians in his work "On the Scythians in Mannea."2316

John Wilson in his Languages of Europe states that:

"The basis of the English language may, to a remarkable extent, be found in Hebrew. Many of our most common words, and names of familiar objects, are almost pure Hebrew."2317

The ancient Welsh language also has some similarities to the Hebrew and has the same characteristic of almost being vowel-less as is the Hebrew. The Scythian language indicates that the Scyths were descendants of the Hebrew-speaking "Lost Ten Tribes". The Scyths spoke Scythiac which is classified this way in the authoritative linguistic work, A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (which later became known as the Oxford English Dictionary):

"Scythiac ... Scythian (language)... There is a strong similarity between Hebrew and the Scythian languages".2318 [emphasis mine]

Other works bringing tremendous scholarship to the above are Similarities in Germanic and Hebrew by Dr Terry Blodgett and The Word by Isaac Mozeson (both of these works are a "must" to read). Also linguist Theo Vennemann's short paper Semitic - Celtic - English: The Transitivity of Language Contact is interesting in this context. Another is "Lat. Sacena, Heb. Sakkin and the Mediterranean Substrate" by Hannan Rosen.

The Scythians were nomads, dwelling mainly in tents from which the word Scythian is derived. They raised crops, but their main talent was in tending cattle, sheep, goats and especially horses. They were acknowledged to have been the best horseman of their day, and cavalrymen could not match their skill when it came to fighting on horseback.2319 These powerful, nomadic tribes first appear in

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2316. Yusifov 1982: 349-356. In footnote 33 he states: "The mention of the Cimmerians with the Scythians in the texts of Esarhaddon in the region of Mannea and Media suggested to I.M. Diakonoff (IM 265) that the sources understood Scythians also under the name Cimmerians." (page 356)

2317. Wilson, Languages of Europe! Similar comments are made in Cohane 1973:266

2318. Murray, A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 1971 ed.,Vol. Vn,art,"Scythiac"

2319. ”The graves of Scythian kings and nobles revealed many objects of gold and bronze, which bear witness to outstanding technical and artistic skill" {World History from Earliest Times to 1800, Vol.3, p.320).

Raymond McNair makes these comments about archaeological proof of the Israelite origins of the Scythians:

"Authentic gravestones have been found in the region of the Crimea (or Krim—named after the Cimmerians), north of the Black Sea, bearing Hebrew inscriptions. Three of note were referred to by J.W. Bosanquet in his article, "Synchronous History," published in the 1873 Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archaeology, volume 2. One reads, "This is the tombstone of Buki, the son of Izchak, the priest; may his rest be in Eden, at the time of the salvation of Israel. In the year 702 of the years of our Exile." The second states, "Rabbi Moses Levi died in the year 726 of our Exile." And the third says, "Zadok, the Levite, son of Moses, died 4000 after the creation, 785 of our exile."

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the very same area that the Israelites were taken captive and deported to 50 years earlier. The Anchor Bible Dictionary tells us that

"The Scythians ... apparently first appear in written history in the annals of Esarhaddon (the Assyrian king from 681-668 B.C.) and seem to be centred at that time in what is today Northwest Iran".2320

Northwest Iran is exactly where the Israelites settled - south of the Caspian Sea! Surely all of these authorities cannot be wrong about identifying where the Scythians and Cimmerians originated?

Israel has been a great blessing on the world (Gen. 12:3) because of what they have contributed to civilisation in terms of culture, technical inventions and many other achievements of human endeavour. The descendants of ancient Israel from the Cimmerians, Scythians, Parthians, Celts and Anglo-Saxons truly have a most fascinating and profound history.

Most of Scotland, Ireland and Wales were populated by the Celts who were descendants of Judah (Scots and their descendants), Danites (Irish), Levites (Wales, Cornwall and scattered) and Simeonites (parts of Scotland and scattered) while England was settled by the Britons (Celts) prior to the Roman occupation, many of who were evangelized by Joseph of Arimathea and some of the apostles who were charged by Christ to preach to the lost sheep of the House of Israel (Matt. 10:6). In the fifth and sixth centuries AD the Angles (Manassites) and the Saxons (Ephraimites) crossed the English Channel from western Germany.

The Angles settled in the eastern Anglia counties such as Norfolk and Suffolk. The Saxons settled the rest of England and pushed the original Britons further west in England. By far the heaviest concentration of people who migrated to America from England came from the Anglia counties where the Angles had settled. God was separating many people of the half-tribe of Manasseh from their Ephraimite brothers. Oddly enough the Angles, whose descendants compromise much of America's Anglo population, gave their name to England which means "Angle-land". The word Angle is probably derived from the Hebrew word "Eglah" meaning "Heifer of the wild ox or unicorn", which is one of the animals on the British coat of arms. Instead, England is primarily Saxon and Anglo-Americans are descendants of the Angles.

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Counting from an eighth century B.C. captivity, the years just mentioned indicate that these people died around the beginning of the Christian Era. Bosanquet says that, according to Neubauer's History of the Crimean Tombs (p. 29), the Israelites there claimed "to be descended from the Ten Tribes." So, many descendants of those Israelites who were deported to Assyria still lived north of the Black Sea at this time.

How these people had gotten there is recorded in an amazing epigraph found on another tombstone in this same region. Here is C. Coffin's translation of A.E. Harkavy's German version (published in Academia Scientiarum Imperialis Memoires, St. Petersburg, vol. 24, no. 1,1863, p. 9):

I Jehuda ben Mose ha-Nagolon of the East country, ben Jehuda ha-Gibbor of the tribe of Naphtali, of the generation Schillem, who went into the exile with the exiles, who were driven away with Hosea, the king of Israel, together with the tribes of Simeon and Dan and some of the generations of the other tribes of Israel, which (all) were led into exile by the enemy Shalmanesser from Schomron [Samaria] and their cities to Chalach [Halah], that is, Backack and to Chabar [Habor], that is, Chabul and to Hara, that is, Herat, and to Gosan [Gozan], the cities of the exiled tribes of Reuben, Gad and the half of Manasseh, which Pilneser [Tiglath-Pileser] drove into exile and settled there (and from there they scattered themselves over the whole land of the East as far as Sinim)~when I returned from wandering in the land of their exile and from journeying in the dwelling places of the descendants of their generations in their resting places of the Land of Krim [the Crimea]" (America and Britain in Prophecy, p.42).

2320 Freedman 1992 The Anchor Bible Dictionary, Vol.5, art. "Scythians"

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Raymond McNair makes these comments about how God kept track of the Israelites and guided other Manassites still in northern Germany to America:

“In the Encyclopedia Britannica we read]: "There have been great oscillations in the actual emigration by sea. It first exceeded 100,000 soon after the Franco-German War (1872, 126,000), and this occurred again in the years 1880 to 1892. Germany lost during these thirteen years more than 1,700,000 inhabitants by emigration. The total number of those who sailed for the United States from 1820 to 1900 may be estimated at more than 4,500,000...

"The greater number of the more recent emigrants [to the U.S.] was from the agricultural provinces of northern Germany-West Prussia, Posen, Pomerania, Mecklenburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Hanover, and sometimes the emigration reached 1% of the total population of these provinces. In subsequent years the emigration of native Germans greatly decreased" (11th ed., vol. 11).

What is so special about northern Germany? Notice this reference from Ripley's Races of Europe:

"Northwestern Germany-Hanover, Schleswig-Holstein, Westphalia—is distinctly allied to the physical type of the Swedes, Norwegians, and Danes. All the remainder of the Empire—no, not even excluding Prussia, east of the Elbe—is less Teutonic [long-headed] in type; until finally in the essentially Alpine broadheaded populations of Baden, Wurttemburg, and Bavaria in the south, the Teutonic race passes from view" (p. 214).

It is generally known that the northern "Low Germans" differ from the southern “High Germans.” But there were differences even among the Low Germans.

Another source comments:


"A separate study, in the case of Germany at least would seem to indicate that those [immigrants] who went to the U.S.A. in the 1800s were somehow different from those who stayed behind and German officials themselves remarked on such a difference. The claim for such a distinction is based on consideration of physical types, areas-of-origin within Germany, religious orientation and social outlook" (Yair Davidy, The Tribes, Russell-Davis Publishers, p. 430). It seems America's Puritan founders were indeed right in believing that God was sifting a whole nation!2321

Many leaders of the United States have noted that it is the Great God that has showered upon America tremendous blessings for which we are neither grateful nor deserving. For instance, from a Proclamation issued March 30th, 1863, for a national day of fasting and prayer, Lincoln wrote:

"We have been recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown; but we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserves us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own."

While Ronald Reagan stated that 'God brought a special people from a land far away [British Isles] to populate America and make it great to be a light to the world', and George Bush, jnr, during the 2000 AD Presidential election campaign said that

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2321 McNair 1996: 33-34

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'our nation is chosen by God and commissioned by history to be a model to the world.'


Israel was to number at least in the tens of millions (Gen.24:60). The bulk of them did not settle in the east, for Asia is inhabited by the Oriental, Indian, Arabic and Russian peoples. They did not go south into Africa or to Latin America. Bible prophecy shows they went west (Isa.49:12; Hos.ll:10, 12:1). Given the historical proofs above and by the process of elimination and deductive reasoning they must be located north and west of Central Europe today.

We have only hit the tip of the iceberg with all of these powerful quotes on the origins of the Anglo-Saxon peoples. There are volumes of history and information that truly back up the fact that the NW Europeans and the English-speaking peoples are the genetic descendants from the very same Israelites that came out from Egypt under Moses nearly 3500 years ago. A list of some of the best works available on this subject are listed at the end of this chapter.


Is the Throne of David still with us today?


David was a man after God's own heart (I Sam. 13:14). Because he was a man with a tender conscience toward his Creator, God made a separate and distinct covenant with him in addition to the one He had made with Israel. When David wanted to build a house for God, He sent a message to David through the prophet Nathan:

"When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for My name and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his Father and he shall be My son. If he commits iniquity, I will chastise him with the rod of men and with the blows of the sons of men. But My mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. And your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you. YOUR THRONE SHALL BE ESTABLISHED FOREVER" (2 Samuel 7:12-16).

This promise is again repeated in Psalm 89:

"I have make a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Your seed [dynasty - Moffatt] will I establish for ever and build up your throne to all generations" (verses 3-4).

So far as the world knows the last king to sit on the throne of David was Zedekiah of Judah when the Babylonians conquered Judah and took them off captive to the land of Babylon about the year 585 BC. The throne of David was never restored when the Jews returned to the land of Palestine after their captivity.

God promised to David that his throne would last to all generations or FOREVER. If God has not failed to keep His word we need to look for David's throne (described as the throne of the Eternal in IChronicles 29:23) elsewhere than the land of Palestine where the Jewish state of Israel is today.

When Judah was taking by Babylon into captivity Nebuchadnezzar killed Zedekiah and all his sons (Jer. 37:1-9), seemingly destroying the royal dynasty. Former King Jeconiah (Jehoiachin) was at that time, in the dungeons of Babylon and he had sons to continue David's line. It was through his line of descendants that Jesus Christ was born (Matt. 1:12-16). God decreed the following about Jeconiah:

"Thus saith the Lord, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, SITTING UPON THE THRONE OF DAVID, AND RULING ANY MORE IN JUDAH"! (Jer. 22:30).

As far as the throne of David was concerned he was childless. God had determined that none of his children would ever occupy the throne. God's commission to the prophet Jeremiah was to be:

"over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, and to destroy and to throw down, to build, and to plant" (Jer. 1:10).

God would use him to help keep the royal line alive and plant it in another land. Nebuchadnezzar did not kill the King Zedekiah's daughters who escaped with Jeremiah (Jer. 43:5-7, Isa. 37:32-33). It would be through one of the daughters of Zedekiah that God would keep the throne of David alive. What land did God lead them to? In Ezekiel 17 God says:

"I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop it from the top of his young twigs a tender one [a daughter] and will plant it upon a high mountain and eminent. In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit (verses 22-23).

God directed them to northwest Europe (Isa. 49:12) to where the House of Israel had migrated to.

From time-to-time, information comes out on how some members of the British royal family have believed in their descent from David. Prince Charles for instance has stated such. Contender for the Scottish Throne, His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Albany, head of the Royal House of Stewart has actually written such in his recent eye-opening work, The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland:

"Scotland's royal heritage is the oldest in Europe, and it can be traced back well into the BC era. The legacy of the Scots kings was hewn on the Stone of Destiny, the venerated relic of the Beth-el Covenant (Genesis 28:18-22) ...

"... the Royal House of Dalriada, through which all Kings of Scots traced their succession from the biblical Kings of Judah, from the Princes of Greater Scythia ...

"... many regarded the Stewarts as their Biblical kings. Prior to becoming High Stewards of Scotland, the Stewarts' maternal forebears were Seneschals in Brittany, and they were of the same ancestral stock as the earlier Merovingian Kings of the Franks, in descent from the ancient Royal House of Judah."2322


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2322. Prince Michael, 2000: 12,70,198-99 (the Stone of Destiny is also mentioned on pages 55, 63, 78, 290-92) Like Prince Michael, most of the kings of England and Scotland have been anti-Catholic Masons. A minority belief amongst some of these key Masons has been the belief that they inherited the throne of David which was transferred to Britain. You can find this information in Algernon Herbert's Britannica After the Romans. Also, the very old Masonic work Irish Prince and Hebrew Prophet, Masonic Publishing Company, Bleecker Street, New York City, also makes reference to a Hebrew prophet (Jeremiah) (see chapters 5, 11, and 12). One eye-opening work on the Israelite identity of the British peoples is The New Jerusalem by Adrian Gilbert. Gilbert demonstrates that some Masons have had an interest in this great truth: "the British Israel legacy lies only just below the surface [of London]. You do not have to travel far in London to see a stone lion or some other monument to an all but forgotten vision: an empire founded on the Bible preparing the way for the Messiah. It is not a bad legacy ..." (page 264).

Of course, there are Masons and Masons - they are divided into various competing factions and groups. The US founding fathers were predominantly deists and Masons linked to anti-RCC protestants. Their power and influence has shrunk during the last 30 years as agnostics, new agers and other circles gain the ascendancy. Most US Presidents were Masons (apparently Reagan and Clinton were exceptions). Truly, our leaders have mixed paganism with truth.

Prince Michael's work is a derivative of the Israel identity truth, although he mixes in other ideas not historically accurate. Nevertheless, at least he is one member of royalty willing to be open in his beliefs instead of keeping it secretly guarded.

Another work well worth studying is Professor Megalommitis' paper "Elizabeth II on the Throne of David and Solomon", published in Origin of Nations magazine (details at the end of this chapter).

Although various royal lines are jealous of each other and in continuous contention, when Christ returns He shall take over the throne of David that God has continued to preserve since the days of His promise to King David (Luke 1:32, Gen. 49:10) and all contention will cease.


Israel's new homeland


As we have seen, many clues persist to Israel's migrations from the shores of the Caspian Sea through the Caucasus region into Europe. It was during this time that the children of Israel were to "abide many days without a king" (Hosea 3:4). They sifted through the nations while maintaining their distinctive ethnic characteristics. God roars:

"I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more". (2 Sam 7:10; 2 Chron 17:9)

This passage proves that Israel were to migrate to a new land, far away from their original occupation of the Holy Land. They were removed from their homeland, lost their identity, were virtually unrecognisable for whom they really were by others, did not have a king for some time, trekked great distances and finally established roots in territories a great distance from the Middle East.

But where exactly? Where are the descendants of Arphaxad located? Wouldn't it be logical that Israel would reside in proximity to other descendants of Arphaxad and Aram, given their ethnic relationship?

The prophet Jeremiah locates Israel in the north (Jer 3:11-12) while Hosea mentions Ephraim, son of Joseph as following the east wind (the east wind travels west) (Hos 12:1. See also 11:8,19).

Which people are today north and west of the Holy Land and fulfil the birthright blessings of Israel and who are of the same physical type as Arphaxad? Clearly these are the Anglo-Saxon-Keltic-Nordic peoples resident in northwest Europe. Here resides the modern-day descendants of Israel -this is a momentous and thrilling truth - regardless of one's ethnic origin.

Today, there is a huge amount of data providing undeniable evidence for this most important and crucial truth. Some of the chief research on the subject are listed at the end of this chapter. These works by world class scholars prove conclusively that the Anglo-Saxons, Kelts, Scandinavians, northern French and western Swiss, Holland and northern Belgium are the direct genetic descendants of Israel.

Evidence includes:

* Heraldry and symbols

* Traditions - Ethnicity and human anthropology

* National personalities and characteristics

* Comparing the promised blessings to Israel and those that the north western

   Europeans have inherited

* Language

* Names of tribes

You would recall from chapter eleven that the descendants of Arphaxad and Aram were Nordish in ethnic type, which includes the peoples of north-west Europe.

But certain north-western European nations cannot be found under any descendant of Arphaxad with the exception of Israel. The Anglo-Saxon-Keltic-Nordic peoples are directly genetically closely related and are of the same human family. The nations descended from Israel therefore are:


Irish

Scottish

Welsh and Cornish

English

Western Swiss

Northern French

Northern Belgians

Dutch

Danish

Swedish

Norwegians

Western Finns

Plus the above's descendants all over the world, but particularly 

in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.


The peoples comprising the central and southern French, southern Belgians, central and eastern Swiss, and eastern Finns are not Israelites and have been identified in previous chapters to this book.

But there is no doubt that many famous people have know, at least in part, the British links to ancient Israel. In 1320AD, King Robert the Bruce wrote the Scottish Declaration of Independence which includes the following eye-opening statement:

"The nation of the Scots has been distinguished by many honours, which passing from greater Scythia through the Mediterranean Sea and through the Pillars of Hercules, and sojourning in Spain, amongst the most savage tribes through a long course of time, could nowhere be subjugated by any people, however barbarous, and coming thence 1200 years after the outgoings of the people of Israel they, by their many victories and infinite toil, acquired for themselves the possessions in the west which they now hold." 

Other prominent personalities also spoke of the Scots and English have Israelitish descent. For instance, Sir Francis Drake, writing to his old friend, John Foxe in 1588 stated:

"Wherefore I shall desire you to continue faithful remembrance of us in your prayers, that our purpose may take good effect, as God may be glorified, His church, our Queen and

country preserved, and the enemies of truth utterly extinguished, that we may have continued peace in Israel." 

And to cap it all off, perhaps it should not be a great surprise to understand what the name Britain really means. The Hebrew word for covenant is berith or beriyth. While the Hebrew word for man is ish or iysh. In Judges 8:33 the word for covenant is coupled with Baal to mean "idol of the covenant". Thus, the English pronouncement of the Hebrew berith-ish is British.' In other words the British are the people of the covenant or covenant man - a concept carried down the generations from Shem and Arphaxad.

Finally, many people don't realise that a peak Jewish body in the USA, the 'United Israel World Union', believes that the Anglo-Saxon-Kelts are the 'lost' tribes of Israel.2323 Its Constitution and By-Laws state the following under Article III, Objects and Purposes:

"Section 1. The objects and purposes of UNITED ISRAEL WORLD UNION, Inc, are: To reawaken the lost tribes of Israel to consciousness of their true identity; to bring this about by means of conveying to them true knowledge of the Bible and history, particularly by publications dealing with the identity of Israel; to re-unite the lost tribes (Le. people of Anglo-Saxon-Celtic, American, and kindred origin) with Judah, by means of inculcating original Biblical truths, through publications and lectures ..." 

Given the Jewish involvement with this truth and research undertaken by various rabbis, Yair Davidy, John Hulley, Yaacov Levi and others, it cannot be labelled as a 'racist' doctrine. Except that some have perverted it, like all doctrines have been perverted at some time.


Israel and the Kingdom of God


In their new homelands, the tribes of Israel gradually forged prosperous and great nations, in particular the British and Americans.

As a tiny mustard seed which grows into a large tree, the Kingdom of God, ruled by Christ and His bride, through Israel, will dominate the world. Commencing with the first British Empire under Elizabeth I until the American War of Independence and later through the second British Empire and now the American economic 'empire', Israel has been growing in dominance, albeit imperfectly, but certainly light years ahead of any other empire ever in world history.

Israel's growing dominance, in many ways pictures her Millennial role. Like a mustard seed growing into a great tree, so Israel is expanding its power across the globe. This does not mean that everything it does is perfect of course, but that it does a much better job than other powers.

According to the prophecies, God will teach Israel lessons - to become strong, righteous leaders -through humiliation and cleansing. This will bear the fruits of righteousness and character.

Many scriptures refer to their coming re-entry of Israel into the Promised Land, under Christ, the Messiah (see the list of references in the footnotes2324).

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2323. Its sister body has a website at http://www.unitedisrael.org/.

2324. (1). Deut 4:26-29 (cp Is 55:1; Hos 6:1-3; Lam 3:23-24; Deut 30:1-5), 30-31; 30:4 (cp Matt 24:31); Is 10:20- 22; Zeph 3:18-20.

(2). Is 1:11-16; 27:12-13 (it would appear that this will begin at the 7th Trump of Revelation). See also Zech 9:14; Is 10:20-22; Jer 16:14-15; 23:3, 7-8; 31:8-9; 43:1-6; 50:3-5; Ezek 20:42-43.


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During this time, Israel and Judah will, at last, be united2325


Jer 31:6 For there shall be a day that the watchmen on Mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise and let us go up to Zion to Jehovah our God!


Jer 31:7 For so says Jehovah, Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations. Cry out, give praise and say, O Jehovah, save Your people, the remnant of Israel.


Jer 31:8   Behold, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the corners of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and she who is in labor with child, together; a great company shall return there.


Jer 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with prayers I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way; they shall not stumble in it, for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn.


Jer 31:10 Hear the Word of Jehovah, O nations, and declare it in the coastlands afar off. And say, He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him, as a shepherd keeps his flock.


…..First, the rebels must be purged out who have led Israel astray (Ezek 20:33-38; Joel 3:20-21) and God will then propose a New marriage Covenant with them. In the Bible, when God set something back on track, He first cleansed the Priests followed by the Levites (see Malachi 3:2-6). Due to its senior position, Judah would have to be cleaned up at the outset as well:

"Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years" (Mai 3:4. See also Ezek 44:10-12; 48:11). Levi will be the tribe carrying out religious duties such as the religious teachers, ministers, executors of the Law as well as probably being the judges."

After her cleansing, Israel will be led into the Holy Land to complete her training, to re-colonise and rule the world (Hos 2:23; Zech 10:9). If the above analysis of scripture is correct, then we may find the following occurring at the outset of the Millennium, after the Day of the Lord:


1. a wilderness wandering wherein the rebels are purged

2. re-entry into the Holy Land

3. further cleansing of the princes, Judah, Priests and Levites (in accordance  with the principles of the Older Testament. See IlChron 29:1-5,15-16,34; 30:1)

4. cleansing then follows on to Ephraim and Manasseh (30:1-3)

5. the rest of Israel will then be cleansed

6. the New Covenant will be made after this cleansing (possibly including water baptism)

7. Israel will take certain nations into servitude, at least for a while. Gradually, Christ will bring the rest of the world under Him through the children of God and Israel


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2325 The major scriptures on this subject are: Jer 31:1, 7-9; 50:4-5; Ezek 11:17; 34:12-13; 37:19-22. 

Other related scriptures include: Jer 12: 14-15; 16:15; 23:3-4,7-8; 24:6-7; 30:3, 8-10; 33:6-9; 50:4-5,19-20; 

Ps 14:7; 53:6; 68:6; 30:4; Lev 26:42-46). 

Other scriptures on the reunion of Israel and Judah include: Jer 3:17-19; Zech 12:10-14; Rom 11:26; Acts 15:16-17; Hos 1:11; 2:14; Mic 2:12; 5:4-7; Zech 8:7-8; 10:9-12.

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God, as we have seen, chooses whom He wishes to covenant with: Seth, Noah, Shem, Arphaxad through the generations to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel).

But Israel broke the Covenant with God - an agreement to observe His perfect Law. This proved that man, without the Spirit of God, cannot keep the Law to the heights required. Because of the hardness of their hearts certain allowances were made for ancient Israel. For example: Mat 19:8 "He said to them, Because of your hard-heartedness Moses allowed you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so." So, the Law remains as the central agreeing point of the Covenant - it is not abolished.


Following are the key scriptures on this new Covenant:


Isa 59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob, says Jehovah.


Isa 59:21 As for Me, this is My covenant with them, says Jehovah; My Spirit that is on you, and My Words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed's seed, says Jehovah, from now on and forever.

Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that I will cut a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah,


Jer 31:32 not according to the covenant that I cut with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which covenant of Mine they broke, although I was a husband to them, says Jehovah;


Jer 31:33 but this shall be the covenant that I will cut with the house of Israel: After those days, says Jehovah, I will put My Law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.


Jer 31:34   And they shall no more teach each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah; for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says Jehovah. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sins no more.

Other scriptures are located in the endnotes.2326 What will this new covenant be like?:


Eze 16:59 For so says the Lord Jehovah: I will even deal with you as you have done, who

have despised the oath in breaking the covenant.


Eze 16:60 But I will remember My covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish to you an everlasting covenant.


Eze 36:26 And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. Eze 36:27 

And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you shall keep My judgments and do them.


Eze 36:28 And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers. And you shall be My people, and I will be your God.


Hos 2:16 And it shall be at that day, says Jehovah, you shall call Me, My Husband, and shall no

more call Me, My Baal.


Hos 2:17 For I will take away the names of the Baals out of her mouth, and they will no more be remembered by their name.


Hos 2:18 And in that day I will cut a covenant for them, with the beasts of the field, and with the birds of the heavens, and with the creeping things of the ground. And I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.


Hos 2:19 And I will betroth you to Me forever. Yea, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness,

and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies.

Other scriptures on this important subject include: Ezek 34:25; Is 55:3; 59:20-21; 62:4-5.

Paul quoted Jeremiah in Heb 8:8: "For finding fault with them [the nation Israel], he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah." See also 12:24.

According to Strong's Concordance, the Greek word in 12:24 "3501 neos, including the comparative neoteros neh-o'-ter-os; a primary word; "new", i.e. (of persons) youthful, or (of things) fresh; figuratively, regenerate:~new, young" which implies that it is, in effect, a 'renewing covenant'. The same laws comprise the Old and New Covenants. But instead of writing them on stone, they are written into one's mind or heart through the indwelling of the holy spirit. The indwelling of the holy spirit assists one with adhering to the requirements of the Covenant.

I do not wish to belabour the point at this time, but a paper may be produced by the author on the subject of the Covenants some time in the future.

[THE  COVENANTS  ARE  EXPOUNDED  FOR  YOU  ON  THIS  WEBSITE  -  Keith Hunt]


Israel to become a great colonising people again under the Messiah


In Gen 28:14 God promised Israel the world. There were pre-Israelite colonies and ruling classes set up all over the world by descendants of Arphaxad as we have seen in chapter 11, many or most corrupted and went into ethnic and religious apostasy. Later, there were worldwide colonies at the time of Solomon followed by the first British Empire starting with Elizabeth I, later the second British Empire reaching its zenith under Queen Victoria.

Why are they a colonising people? What is God trying to teach us?

Like a colony of bees, the English (Ephraim) under the aristocracy and with the Scots (Judah), were set up as ruling classes around the world with government pointing to the British Royalty, seated on the Stone of Scone (Jacob's pillar stone, which Christ will sit on upon His return).

This teaches us the lesson that the Kingdom of God through Israel, will be a colonising empire, typed by the glorious British Empire. Bizarre and untrue conspiracy theories from neo-Nazis and also right-wing libertarians, that the British still rule the world secretly, that they Royalty worship Satan and other nonsense, notwithstanding.2327

According to Gen 13:16; Is 54:2-3, we have indication of Israel's millennial colonies. Here they rule over the nations for their own good, in love and respect, under God and His children (see also Gen 9:27; Is 61:5-6, 9).

Then in Ezek 36:10-11 we are told that Israel will inhabit the former places and in Deut 4:5-8 we see that Israel will rule over the nations again: in North America (as a light to the central and south

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2327. In Is 60:9-17; 49:20 we see that the Holy Land will become too small for Israel due to its population explosion, that she would have to set out to colonise and populate again. Here, the gentiles will serve Israel (Is 49:21-23) and therefore the old colonial territories will be repopulated (Is 66:19-20; 61:4).


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Americans), northwest Europe (to be a light to the Europeans), South Africa (to be a light to the Africans) and Australia and New Zealand (to be a light to the Asiatics and Pacific Islanders)?2328

And in Deut 32:9 we are told: "For Jehovah's portion is His people. Jacob is the lot of His inheritance." The "lot" given to Israel has an expanded meaning when the Hebrew is examined - it can include the concept of a country, coast, region, girdle, cord, belt, measuring line, outside circle, indicating colonies outside of the Holy Land (see also Is 49:8b; Hos 14:5). It is through Israel that Christ will rule the world - in other words they continue to be a special people to serve the world in this capacity:

Psa 47:1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm for the sons ofKorah. Clap your hand, all you peoples; shout to God with the voice of triumph.

Psa 47:2 For Jehovah Most High is awesome, a great king over all the earth.

Psa 47:3 He shall humble the peoples under us, and nations under our feet.

Psa 47:4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the majesty of Jacob whom He loved. Selah.

Psa 47:5 God has gone up with a shout, Jehovah with the sound of a trumpet.

Psa 47:6 Sing praise to God, sing praise; sing praise to our King, sing praise.

Psa 47:7 For God is King of all the earth; sing praises with understanding.

Psa 47:8 God reigns over the nations, God sits on the throne of His holiness.

Psa 47:9 The rulers of the peoples are gathered together, the people of the God of Abraham; for the shields of the earth are God's; He is lifted up on high.

In the end, Israel will inherit the whole world under the Messiah, during the Millennium, preparing the way for the next phase of God's plan (Is 61: 5-6, 9; 54:2).


Israel's coming global servant leadership


In a pronouncement in the book of Deuteronomy, God says that if Israel hears His voice, they will be the head and not the tail:

Deu 28:12 Jehovah shall open to you His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. And you shall loan to many nations, and you shall not borrow. Deu 28:13 And Jehovah shall make you the head, and not the tail. And you shall be always above, and you shall not be beneath, if you listen to the commandments of Jehovah your God, which I command you today, to observe and to do them, [and they will listen to the commandments after the Tribulation]

Isa 61:1  The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on Me; because Jehovah has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; [liberation of physical Israel; spiritually liberating the world also]


Isa 61:2 to preach the acceptable year of Jehovah and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who moum;


Isa 61:3 to appoint to those who moum in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the mantle of praise for the spirit of heaviness; so that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah, that He might be glorified.


Isa 61:4 And they will build the old wastes [this must be the colonies], they will raise up the ruins of former times. And they will repair the waste cities, the ruins of many generations [colonies, not cities in the land of Israel].


Isa 61:5   And strangers will stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the stranger will be your plowmen and your vinedressers. [Israel will bring into servitude certain nations to teach them humility]


Isa 61:6 But you will be named the priests of Jehovah; it will be said of you, Ministers of our God; you will eat the riches of the nations, and you will revel in their glory, [how like the British Empire]


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2328 Is 26:15; 27:6; 49:8 speak of Israel's colonies as do Ezek 28:25-26; Amos 9:14-15; Ezek 19:10; (cp Gen 49:22); Ob 17 (Israel "shall possess their possessions" - i.e. the Holy Land, colonies and treasures).

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Isa 61:7 For your shame you will have double; and for disgrace they will rejoice in their portion; therefore in their own land they will possess double; everlasting joy will be theirs.


Isa 61:8 For I Jehovah love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.


Isa 61:9 And their seed will be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them will acknowledge them, that they are the seed Jehovah has blessed.

Zee 8:23 So says Jehovah of Hosts: In those days ten men, out of all languages of the nations, shall take hold, and will seize the skirt of a man, a Jew [Judah], saying, We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.

Further scriptures may be found in the footnotes2329. From the above we logically come to the following conclusions:

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2329 Isa 41:14 Do not fear, worm of Jacob and men of Israel; I will help you, says Jehovah, and your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.


Isa 41:15 Behold, I make you a new sharp threshing instrument, a master of teeth; you shall thresh the mountains [nations] and beat them small, and shall make the hills like chaff.


Isa 41:16 You shall winnow them, and the wind shall carry them away, and a tempest shall scatter them. And you shall rejoice in Jehovah and shall glory in the Holy One of Israel.


Isa 45:14 So says Jehovah, The labor of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia, and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come to you, and they shall be yours [many African nations]. They shall come after you in chains; and they shall cross in chains and they shall fall down to you. They shall plead to you, saying, Surely God is in you; and none else, no other God.


Isa 45:15 Truly You are a God who hides Yourself, O God of Israel, the Savior.


Isa 45:16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them; they who are makers of idols shall go into disgrace together.


Isa 45:17 But Israel shall be saved in Jehovah with an everlasting salvation. You shall not be ashamed nor blush to the forevers of eternity


Isa 49:1 Listen, O coastlands, to Me; and listen, lend your ear, peoples from afar; Jehovah has called Me from the womb; He has made mention of My name from My mother's bowels.


Isa 49:2 And He has made My mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand He has hidden Me, and made Me a polished shaft. He has hidden Me in His quiver,


Isa 49:3 and said to Me, You are My servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.


Isa 49:4 Then I said, I have labored in vain; I have spent My strength for nothing, and in vain; yet surely My judgment is with Jehovah, and My work with My God.


Isa 49:5 And now, says Jehovah who formed Me from the womb to be His servant, to bring Jacob again to Him, Though Israel is not gathered, yet I shall be glorious in the eyes of Jehovah, and My God shall be My strength.


Isa 49:6 And He said, It is but a little thing that You should be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to bring back the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You for a light to the nations, to be My salvation to the end of the earth.


Isa 49:22 So says the Lord Jehovah, Behold, I will lift up My hand to the nations, and have set up My banner to the people; and they shall bring your sons in their bosom, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders.


Isa 49:23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nurses. They shall bow to you, faces to the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am Jehovah; by whom they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me.


Isa 49:24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered?


Isa 54:3 for you shall break out on the right hand and on the left. And your seed shall inherit the nations, and people will inhabit ruined cities.


Isa 54:4 Do not fear; for you shall not be ashamed, nor shall you blush; for you shall not be put to shame; for you shall forget the shame of your youth, and shall not remember the reproach of your widowhood any more. 


Isa 54:5 For your Maker is your husband; Jehovah of Hosts is His name; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; the God of the whole earth shall He be called.


Isa 54:6 For Jehovah has called you as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when you were rejected, says your God.


Isa 54:7 For a little moment [3 !4 year Tribulation] I have left you; but with great mercies I will gather you.


Isa 60:5 Then you shall fear and become bright, and your heart shall throb and swell for joy; because the abundance of the sea shall turn to you, the wealth of the nations will come to you.


Isa 60:6 A host of camels shall cover you, the camels of Midian and Ephah. All of them from Sheba [east Africa, southern India] shall come; they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall proclaim the praises of Jehovah.


Isa 60:7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you; the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you. They shall come up on My altar pleasing Me, and I will glorify the house of My glory.


Isa 60:8 Who are these who fly like a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?


Isa 60:9 Surely the coastlands shall wait for Me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far [the Japanese returning the Israelite slaves], their silver and their gold with them, to the name of Jehovah your God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because He has glorified you.


Isa 60:10 And the sons of strangers will build up your walls, and their kings will serve you; for in My wrath I struck you, but in My favor I had mercy on you.


Isa 60:11 Therefore your gates will always be open; they will not be shut day nor night, to bring to you the wealth of the nations, and their kings may be led.


Isa 60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you will perish. Yes, those nations will be completely wasted.


Isa 60:13 The glory of Lebanon will come to you, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box tree together, to beautify the place of My sanctuary; and I will make the place of My feet glorious.


Isa 60:14 Also the sons of your afflicters shall come bowing to you; and all your despisers will bow down at the soles of your feet. And they will call you, The city of Jehovah, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

 

Isa 60:15 Instead of being forsaken and hated, so that no one passes through, I will make you for everlasting majesty, a joy of many generations.


Isa 60:16 You will also suck the milk of nations, and suck the breast of kings; and you will know that I Jehovah am your Savior and your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob, [as kings don't have milk producing breasts, this must mean that certain gentile kings will produce sustenance for Israel]


Isa 61:4 And they will build the old wastes, they will raise up the ruins of former times [the colonies]. And they will repair the waste cities, the ruins of many generations.


Isa 61:5 And strangers will stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the stranger will be your

plowmen and your vinedressers.


Isa 61:6 But you will be named the priests of Jehovah; it will be said of you, Ministers of our God; you will eat the riches of the nations, and you will revel in their glory.


Isa 61:7 For your shame you will have double; and for disgrace they will rejoice in their portion; therefore in their own land they will possess double; everlasting joy will be theirs.


Isa 61:8 For I Jehovah love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.


Isa 61:9 And their seed will be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them will acknowledge them, that they are the seed Jehovah has blessed


Isa 66:19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those who escape [presumably escaped death in the Great Tribulation] from them to the nations, to Tarshish [Japan], Pul [Poles], and Lud [Albanian], drawers of the bow; to Tubal [Great Russians], and Javan [some descendants in southern Europe and others in east Asia], to the far away coasts that have not heard My fame, nor have seen My glory. And they will declare My glory among the nations.


Isa 66:20 And they will bring all your brothers for an offering to Jehovah out of all nations on horses [the gentiles will bring the Israelite slaves to the Holy Land], and in chariots, and in litters, and on mules, and on camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says Jehovah, as the sons of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of Jehovah.


Isa 66:21 And I will also take some of them for priests and for Levites, says Jehovah.


Oba 1:17 But upon Mount Zion shall be those who escaped [presumably escaped the Tribulation]; and it shall be holy. And the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions.

 

Oba 1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame. And the house of Esau shall be for stubble. And they shall kindle in them and burn them up. And no survivor shall be to the house of Esau; for Jehovah has spoken it.


Oba 1:19 And those q/the south shall possess the mountain of Esau and the low country of the

Philistines. And they shall possess the fields of Ephraim and the fields of Samaria; and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.


Oba 1:20 And the exiles of this army shall go to the sons of Israel who shall possess the land of the Canaanites to Zarephath; even the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad shall possess the cities of the south.


Oba 1:21 And deliverers shall go up into the mountain of Zion to judge the mountain of Esau; and the kingdom shall be to Jehovah.


Eze 25:13 therefore so says the Lord Jehovah: I will also stretch out My hand on Edom, and will cut man and beast off from it; and I will make it a waste from Teman, even to Dedan they shall fall by the sword.


Eze 25:14 And I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel. And they shall do in Edom according to My anger and according to My fury. And they shall know My vengeance, says the Lord Jehovah.


Eze 25:15 So says the Lord Jehovah: Because the Philistines have taken vengeance; yes, have taken vengeance with spite in their soul, to destroy with never-ending enmity,


Eze 25:16 So the Lord Jehovah says this: Behold, I will stretch out My hand on the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites, and will destroy the rest of the sea coast.


Eze 25:17 And I will execute great vengeance on them with rebukes; and they shall know that I am Jehovah, when I shall lay My vengeance on them, [how will God do this - via the might of revived Israel!]

 

Amo 9:11 In that day I will raise up the booth of David that has fallen, and close up its breaks; and I will raise up its ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old;


Amo 9:12  so that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the nations on whom My name is called, says Jehovah who is doing this. (seeNum 24:17-19)


Zep 2:7 And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; fhey shall feed on them. In the houses of


Ashkelon they shall lie down in the evening, for Jehovah their God shall visit them and turn away their captivity.


Zep 2:8 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the curses of the sons of Ammon, with which they have cursed My people and have magnified themselves on their border.


Zep 2:9 Therefore, as I live, says Jehovah of Hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be like Sodom, and the sons of Ammon like Gomorrah; a possession of nettles, and salt pits, and a ruin forever. The remnant of My people shall plunder them, and the remnant of My people shall possess them.


Zep 2:10 They shall have this for their pride, because they have cursed and magnified themselves against the people of Jehovah of Hosts.


Mic 4:13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion [this refers to both end-time Israel and the Church]; for I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hoofs bronze; and you shall crush many peoples. And I will give their gain to Jehovah, and their wealth to the Lord of the all the earth.


Zep 2:11 Jehovah will be frightening to them; for He will make all the gods of the earth lean; each man from his place and all the coastlands of the nations shall bow to Him.


Zep 2:12 You Ethiopians also shall be slain by My sword.


Zep 2:13 And He will stretch out His hand against the north and destroy Assyria, and will make Nineveh a desert and dry like a desert. [God will use Israel to bring Edom, Assyrian, Moab, Ammon and Ashkelon (Philistines) into His realm]


Zee 9:13 For I have bent Judah for me as a bow; I filled it with Ephraim, and I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece, and make you as the sword of a mighty man.


Zee 9:14 And Jehovah shall be seen over them, and His arrow shall go forth like the lightning [how? Via the Ephraimites, led by Judah]; and the Lord Jehovah shall blow the ram's horn [Day of Trumpets - symbolising war?], and shall go out with the windstorms of the south [Judah].


Zee 9:15 Jehovah of Hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour and trample the slingstones. And they shall drink and be boisterous, as through wine. And they shall be filled like a bowl, and like the corners of the altar.


Isa 55:4 Behold, I have given Him for a witness to the people [gentiles], a Leader and Commander of peoples. Isa 55:5 Behold, You shall call a nation that You do not know; a nation that did not know You shall run to You because of Jehovah Your God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for He has glorified You.


Isa 49:6 And He said, It is but a little thing that You should be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to bring back the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You for a light to the nations, to be My salvation to the end of the earth.


Isa 49:7 So says Jehovah, the Redeemer of Israel, His Holy One, to Him whom man despises, to Him whom the nation hates, the servant of rulers: Kings shall see and arise, rulers also shall worship, because of Jehovah who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, and He shall choose You.


Isa 49:8 So says Jehovah, in a favorable time I replied to You, and in a day of salvation I have helped You; and I will preserve You, and give You for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause them to inherit the wasted inheritances;


Isa 49:9 that You may say to the prisoners, Go out! To those who are in darkness, Show yourselves! They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.


Isa 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; nor shall the heat nor sun strike them; for He who has mercy on them shall lead them; even by the springs of water He shall guide them.


The above scriptures, in context, are dual, referring to both Christ and Israel. Indeed, Christ will be working through Israel to reach the world.


Isa 14:1 For Jehovah will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel and set them in their own land; and the stranger shall be joined with them, and they shall cling to the house of Jacob.


Isa 14:2 And the peoples shall take them and bring them to their place; and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of Jehovah for slaves and slave girls. And they shall be captives of their captors; and they shall rule over their oppressors.


Here we see certain gentile nations, repentant, bringing Israel to the Holy Land and Israel taking them captive for a season. The logic is that the servitude of these peoples will be in accordance with Older Testament's laws on the subject and Biblical principles (Ex 21:1-6; Deut 15:1-5; 31:10) and will be for seven years. This servitude represents their repentance, at least in part. During this season of servitude, they will learn about God, learn new skills and come to understand that God's plan for mankind includes rulership through Judah and Israel.


Here are some further scriptures on the subject:


Isa 19:17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror to Egypt [Mizraim]; everyone who mentions it shall be afraid toward it, because of the purpose of Jehovah of Hosts, which He has purposed against it.


Isa 2:4 And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more [how will He do this? Through Israel]


Zee 10:3 My anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the he-goats; for Jehovah of Hosts has visited His flock the house of Judah, and has made them as His beautiful horse in battle.


Zee 10:4 Out of Him came the cornerstone; out of Him the nail; out of Him the battle bow; out of Him every oppressor together.


Zee 10:5 And they shall be like mighty ones who trample the mud of the streets in the battle. And they shall fight because Jehovah is with them, and they shall make the riders on horses ashamed.


Zee 10:6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will return to save them; for I have pity on them. And they shall be as though I had not cast them off; for I am Jehovah their God, and I will answer them.


Zee 10:7 And Ephraim shall be like a mighty one, and their heart shall rejoice as by wine. And their sons shall see and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in Jehovah.


Zee 10:8 I will hiss for them and gather them; for I have redeemed them. And they shall be many as they were many.


Zee 10:9 And I will sow them among the peoples, and they shall remember Me in the distances; and they shall live with their sons and return.


Zee 10:10 I will return them out of the land of Egypt, and I will gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; for room shall not be found for them, [this population explosion will necessitate them to become colonisers again]


Zee 12:7 Jehovah also shall save the tents of Judah first, so that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the people of Jerusalem may not be magnified above Judah.


Zee 12:8 In that day Jehovah shall defend around the people of Jerusalem. And it will be, he who is feeble among them at that day shall be like David; and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of Jehovah before them.


1. Judah and Israel, they (under the direction of God and His children) will conquer and bring into God's realm, many nations 


2. they shall inherit enormous physical blessings, bringing into final fulfilment, the blessings pronounced in the Pentateuch 


3. many nations will be servants of Israel, at least for a while (probably 7 years) 


4. Israel has the primacy over all nations.


Many of these scriptures speak also of the Church because of the dual nature of the Bible and spiritual Israel's spiritual blessings. But how will spiritual Israel inherit the earth? How will she conquer nations, convert peoples and receive homage?


The Bible is clear: through physical Israel.


The concepts of Christ, His body the Church and physical Israel are inextricably intertwined very closely in scripture - possibly more than realised.


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TO  BE  CONTINUED