WHERE ARE THE LOST 10 TRIBES OF YISRAEL?
Let’s look at some more scriptures other than the ones already mentioned that are in the New Testament (Renewed Covenant) that refer to the 10 tribes of Ephraim Yisrael.
Matt. 19:28 – YAHUSHA tells the disciples they will sit upon 12 thrones judging the 12 tribes of Yisrael. Obviously, for all 12 tribes to be judged, the lost 10 will have to be restored (also see Luke 22:30).
Matt. 21:43 – YAHUSHA tells the priests and the elders of the Yahudiym (Jews) that the Kingdom of YAHUAH shall be taken from them and given to a nation (tribe) bringing forth the fruits thereof. The kingdom was taken from the Yahudiym (Jews) and given to Yisrael (the elect), for the last 2,000 years have mainly been gentiles (made up mostly of Yisraelites who have forgotten their heritage).
Matt. 24:14 – When the disciples asked YAHUSHA about the sign of his coming and the end of the age, one of the things he told them in Matt.24:14 was that this Besorah (gospel) of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then the end shall come.
This I believe to be the message the two witnesses of Revelation will preach. They will preach the good news of the Restoration of the Kingdom of Yisrael, essentially the two house message we now proclaim.
Luke 1:33 – YAUSHA shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; – this includes all 12 tribes of Yisrael.
Luke 4:27 – And many lepers were in Yisrael in the time of Eliseus, the prophet.
This doesn’t refer to the 10 tribes, but I wanted to call your attention to a blatant bad translation. (like using the word “Easter” instead of Passover in Acts 12:4.) The prophet in the Old Testament they are referring to was Elisha.
Elisha means, “My El is savior”.
Eliseus literally means, “My El is Zeus”. This was no accident that this was translated in this manner.
Similar things have been done in other places by the translators of the KJV version of the bible.
It pays to be alert to things like this. This is the reason I reject the name “Jesus”.
Our savior’s name is YAHUSHA, the “Salvation of YAH or YAHUAH saves”. The other is not even remotely close.
John 1:14-16 – YAHUSHA is the good shepherd (Ezek. 34:12) and said “Other sheep I have which are not of this fold.” (He is speaking to the Yahudiym (Jews) referring to Ephraim Yisrael) “, them also must I bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there will be one fold and one shepherd”. (See also Ezek. 37:24 – The two sticks of Yisrael prophecy).
John 11:51-52 – Caiaphas the high priest prophesied that YAHUSHA should die for that nation (Jews) and not for that nation (tribe) only, but that “he should gather together in one the children of YAHUAH that were scattered abroad. ”
This ought to make chills run up your spine.
49 This is speaking of Ephraim Yisrael which were scattered in 721 BCE.
Yahudah (Judah) was back in their land when this prophecy was made, so it can’t be referring to them. This also proves that the 10 tribes didn’t return during Hezekiah’s reign and during the Josiah revival as some try to allege.
Only Yahudah (Judah) returned from Babylon as a nation. There were a few from the other 10 tribes, but not on a national basis.
There was an innumerable host of Yisraelites that were still in exile according to Josephus during YAHUSHA’s ministry.
These are the lost sheep of the house of Yisrael (Matt 10:6, 15:24).
Acts 2:36, 39 – Spoken to all the house of Yisrael and in verse 39, it says “For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as YAHUAH our Elohim shall call.” Again, Ephraim is described in many verses as being “afar off.”
Acts 26:6-7 – Paul refers to the promise of YAHUAH to their fathers; unto which promise our 12 tribes……hope to come.
Again, this proves Paul was expecting the restoration of the kingdom to Yisrael in which all 12 tribes hope to come.
Paul spoke a lot about the return of the Lo-Ami (not a people). He referred to them as gentiles. If you trace the migrations of the Celts and Scythians, you’ll see that Paul went to them first, as the lost sheep of the House of Yisrael. I have already covered the Lo-Ami of Romans 9 and 10.
Rom. 10:11 – …salvation is come unto the gentiles, for to provoke the Yahudiym (Jews) to jealousy.
These gentiles are the Lo-Ami of Rom. 10:19.
Rom. 11:17-28 – This is where Paul is calling the gentiles a “wild olive tree” that are grafted into the natural olive tree. All must be grafted into the tree of Yisrael for salvation is of the Yahudi (Jews) (the natural tree and the Messiah). This is the two stick prophecy where they are both grafted into one tree.
It is called a mystery in verse 25, that blindness in part is happened to Yisrael (Judah and Ephraim), until the fullness of the gentiles be come in.
This is the Melo HaGoyim of Genesis 48:19. This was spoken to Joseph by Jacob concerning Ephraim.
And so ALL Yisrael shall be saved: (v.26). Salvation will come to all 12 tribes, to the elect – those who accept YAHUSHA.
They are all grafted into the natural olive tree (YIsrael). Those Yahudiym (Jews) who reject YAHUSHA will be broken off the tree and the gentiles who reject him will not be grafted in.
All Yisrael is not Yisrael.
The blindness is upon both houses of Yisrael at present. Yahudah (Judah) rejects the Messiah and Ephraim rejects the Torah.
Each one needs both to be complete in one.
The Corinthians were most likely Ephraimites:
Paul admonishes them to keep the Feast in I Cor. 5:8 and also says he would not that they be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed though the sea (I Cor. 10:1-2).
Did you ever wonder that if the law is done away, why did Paul keep the Feasts and tell the Corinthians to do likewise?
The Galatians were also most likely Yisrael in Exile, in fact, the word for exile in Hebrew is “galut”(GLT).
This is the same root as the name Galatia or Galut-yah, which means “exiles of YAHUAH.”
Hebrews 8:8 – This is speaking about changes in the priesthood. The important thing I want to show here is that it is with the house of Yisrael and with the house of Yahudah (Judah). The renewed covenant is only made with the House of Yisrael and the House of Yahudah (Judah), no one else.
However, one becomes Yisrael by belief in YAHUSHA and is grafted into the Olive tree of Yisrael.
Hebrews 12:23 – “To the general assembly and the assembly of the firstborn…”. You can interpret this two ways. You could say it is the assembly of YAHUSHA, as the firstborn from the dead, or it could refer to Yisrael.
Yisrael is called by YAHUAH, His eternal firstborn. Exo. 4:22. Ephraim is also called YAHUAH’s firstborn in Jer. 31: 9.
James 1:1 – The Book of James is written to the 12 tribes which are scattered abroad. The real name of James is Ya’aqob (Jacob).
It was called James in honor of King James who sponsored the KJV translation.
The above, again proves the twelve tribes were scattered at the time of the writing of the book of James and had not been gathered at this time, as some claim.
Many of the Yahudiym (Jews) remained in Babylon and did not return, so were also included in those scattered abroad. Reference to these is found also in I Pet. 5:13.
We have already touched upon I Peter as being written to the northern kingdom (Yisrael) in exile.
The second epistle of John was written to the Northern Kingdom in exile as she is called the elect lady in 2 John 1:1.
And in verse 13 it says, “The children of thy elect sister greet thee. The Northern Kingdom’s sister is Yahudah (Judah). They are called sisters in Ezek. 23:4.
Rev. 7:4-8 – This is a list of those tribes in which the 144,000 are sealed of all the tribes of the children of Yisrael. I had some preacher tell me that since Ephraim is not mentioned here, he is excluded from salvation.
I told him his ignorance was showing, because this list includes the tribe of Manasseh and the tribe of Joseph.
Joseph had two sons that had tribes named for them. They were Manasseh and Ephraim. Who did he think was being referred to as the tribe of Joseph?
It can only be Ephraim since Manasseh was already mentioned.
Rev. 21:12 – The holy Jerusalem has 12 gates on which the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Yisrael are written.
Proves YAHUAH has not discarded the 10 tribes of Ephraim Yisrael.
Some teach too that the church has replaced Yisrael.
Is there a “church” gate named here anywhere?
There are more references to the 10 tribes in exile in the New Testament that I haven’t listed above. The apostles and early assembly understood there was to be a future reunification of the kingdom and assumed those to whom they wrote the epistles understood this also.
This basic understanding of the early assembly was such that nothing needed to be said about the Law being eternal or swine’s flesh still being unclean and never considered to be food. They all knew it.
Peter recognized that Paul’s words were not always understood and were being twisted, to the destruction of those unstable individuals.
2 Peter 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Adonai is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
When I became aware of the Two House Restoration, my understanding of prophecy blossomed. The scriptures suddenly just opened up and became understandable.
I feel I have been blessed with this knowledge of what is to transpire and who we are in YAHUSHA and what is in our future.
I don’t believe a person can fully understand the New Testament without a good grasp of the Old Testament.
The Old Testament was all the early assembly had until letters began to be written to the various assemblies. These letters usually referred to some doctrine found in the Old Testament and explained it either as having its fulfillment in the ministry of YAHUSHA or their future applications.
Paul’s audience was mostly Yahudi (Jews) who were familiar with Torah and the prophets. They knew what Paul meant when he was talking about the law. Paul didn’t have to go into detail and explain the basic tenets of the law and what part of the law he was making reference to (Sacrificial law, moral law, etc.).
Is it possible, that mainstream Christianity has been mistaken regarding the abolishing of the law?
After all, we see in Rev. 12:17; 14:12 and 22:14 that the Saints of YAHUAH are those who have the testimony of YAHUSHA AND keep the Commandments of YAHUAH.
They need to come back to Torah, keep the Ten Commandments (all ten of them), the Sabbaths and Feasts.
They need to dump their substitute “holy” days that were derived from pagan sources. (Xmas, Easter, Halloween, etc.).
Turn back from fables and doctrines of demons and men to the pure word of YAHUAH.
Develop a love for the truth and you will be blessed by it. Our Father will then reward you by keeping you from the strong delusion that is come upon all the earth (2 Thess. 2:10-12).
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