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What does it mean – RESTORATION of ALL Things? It is RESTORATION of the House of Jacob when two sticks coming together as ONE.
Ezekiel 37:19-22 “. . . . . ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Surely I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will join them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them ONE stick, and they will be ONE in My hand.”’ 20 And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes. 21 “Then say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Surely I will take the children of Israel from AMONG the NATIONS, wherever they have gone, and will GATHER them from every side and bring them into their own land; 22 and I will make them ONE nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and ONE King shall be king over them all; they shall NO longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again.”
The interpretation of this Prophecy is this: ALL Jews ARE Israel, But NOT ALL Israel are Jews. We need to understand the difference between the TWO Houses. The House of Jacob contains in itself the two Houses:
- The House of Judah (tribe of Judah, tribe of Benjamin & one half of the tribe of Levi).
- The House of Israel (the 10 lost tribes, also known as the House of Joseph or Ephraim).
Both Houses together are called the House of Jacob or ISRAEL. The Kingdom was split during Solomon’s reign into TWO =>The Northern Kingdom - the House of Israel (it is also called Ephraim or the House of Joseph); and the Southern – The House of Judah.
The House of Judah was captured by the Babylonian king but was returned to the Land after 70 years (Book of Nehemiah, Ezra). The stick of Judah is TORAH….they are Torah keepers till this very day!
The House of Israel was captured by the Assyrians and after were scattered among the nations where they were assimilated and they completely lost their identity by taking on themselves the culture of gentiles, languages, pagan traditions etc. The stick of Joseph or Ephraim or the House of Israel has the message of Salvation – Yeshua (Jesus Christ) the Messiah! Many are presently imbedded in the Christian church.
When these two houses come together we call this the RESTORATION of the House of Jacob => Torah + Yeshua = Power of God! The Fullness of the Messiah…the ministry after the order of Melchitzadek. Worship in Spirit (Yeshua) and Truth (Torah). This is called the GATHERING and INgathering of the Children of Israel…you call it Rapture
Do you remember what Jacob said when he switched his hands over Ephraim and Manasseh to pass his Blessings on the next generation?
Gen. 48:18-20 And Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn; put your right hand on his head.”19 But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, And his descendants shall become A MULTITUDE of NATIONS”. 20 So he blessed them that day, saying, “By you Israel will bless, saying, ‘May God make you as Ephraim and as Manasseh!’” And thus he set Ephraim before Manasseh.
The “Multitude of Nations” in Hebrew Melo Ha-goyim which means: FULLNESS of the GENTILES, or Nations (in other words – the foreign born Remnant).
Romans 11:25 “For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the FULLNESS of the GENTILES has come in.”
This is what the Hebrew Commentary says: Jacob demands that Efrayim and Manasseh be considered and verbally called Yisrael /Yisraelites along with all their children for all future generations.“Melo ha-goyim translates “FULLNESS of the GENTILES”. Efrayim’s seed later collected in the ten tribes of the northern kingdom would produce the “FULLNESS of the GENTILES.” This is a marvelous revelation that most of so-called gentiles are in fact Yisrael’s physical children. Of course, they still need blood-atonement-salvation to become true redeemed remnant Yisrael. Paul confirms this clear understanding in Romans 11:25-26, when he speaks of the “FULLNESS of the GENTILES” as those who will come in as believing returning Yisrael in the last days.” The Bible says that the Israelites are among the Nations.
Hosea 8:8 Israel is swallowed up; Now they are among the Gentiles Like a vessel in which is no pleasure.
Zechariah 10:9 “I will sow them among the peoples, And they shall remember Me in far countries; They shall live, together with their children, And they shall return.
The House of Israel (or Ephraim) are not Jews! The house contains in itself people from 70 nations!….in other words – from Russia, from Spain, from America, Germany, France, Italy, Africa, Japan etc…and out of those 70 nations God will take a group of People who will return to The Torah. They are called the REMNANT. This group is also called the First Fruits. They carry in their blood the blessing of Jacob when he switched hands and gave the first-born rights to Ephraim. Ephraim means “double portion” or “doubly fruitful”. All prophets spoke of this group of people coming in the future. After nearly 3,500 years these folks have appeared and as Scripture tells, they will be drawn to and learn the Torah while still in the Nations before the restoration and coming of Messiah. Yes, we are living in a period of the selection of the Bride of the Messiah Yeshua and that Bride shall be with no spot or wrinkle. As Esther the Queen, they will be instructed in those areas which please the King. People, you did not recognize yourself as a member of the House of Israel and this is what the Scripture says about you:
Hosea 8:12 I have written for him (for you!) the great things of My Law(Torah), But they were considered a strange thing.
Romans 10:21 But to Israel he says:“All day long I have stretched out My hands To a disobedient and contrary people.”
Romans 11:11 “I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy (the Jews), salvation has come to the Gentiles.”
This is NOT replacement theology as the Orthodox Jews and Messianics would have their followers believe. We do NOT replace Israel….we are PART of Israel and until the House of Judah recognizes us there will not be a restoration. The ONLY way Judah will finally recognize his brother Ephraim by his walking in Torah…NOT LAW…but God’s Teaching and Instructions seeking to attain but not reaching perfection. We as the house of Israel after 3,500 years having been scattered to the nations will carry within us Torah and Messiah – the spiritual understanding of God’s Commandments (Principles) and how they apply to us as the REnewed Covenant believers.
Today the two brothers are still fighting against each other (seeThe Parable of the Lost Son Luke 15: 11- 31), Judah is trying to “protect” Torah from Ephraim and Ephrayim is continually attacking Judah with the message of Salvation. But the Scripture says:
Isaiah 11:13-14 “Also 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.”
Romans 10:19 “ . . . I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will move you to anger by a foolish nation.”
Are you Ephraim? This is the TIME for you to go Home…to return to your Jewish Roots of your Christian Faith! And this is the MYSTERY that Apostle Paul was talking about in Romans 11: 25- 26. And this IS the KEY to interpret the WHOLE Bible from Genesis to Revelation! He who has an ear let him hear . . . .
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