Did Jacob know that Rachel's resting place would become, like Jerusalem, a pilgrimage destination for her descendants?
"Over her grave Jacob put up a pillar, it is the pillar at Rachel's grave to this day." (Genesis 35:20)
Many Jews rightfully remember Rachel as their matriarch because she was the mother of Benjamin... and the tribe of Benjamin has virtually assimilated (at least in part) into the ancient Southern Kingdom of Jew-dah. Indeed, many Jews today are uncertain which specific tribe they descend from (thinking of themselves as simply Jewish), thus there has been a great deal of Jewish intermarriage over the centuries between the tribes of Jew-dah, Levi, and Benjamin... meaning many of them can likely trace their roots back to BOTH Rachel and Leah.
In the future, my hope is that there will be many more Joes from the House of Joe-seph (of the nations of Ephraim/Gen 48:19)... gathering together with Jew-dah to remember our mother (Emeinu Rochel)... not to seek her intercession on our behalf, but to seek fellowship and unity in the Ancient Paths of the Creator... in His 'Promise' Land!
May Rachel's tears not be in vain... shalom,
"The world today has 6.8 billion people... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent." - Bill Gates at TED (see video here)
This is a subject close to my heart because it is directly-related to the fruitfulness of Abraham and Ephraim's descendants (Genesis 48:19). Since it is obviously the Father's desire for us to be fruitful and multiply (the very first commandment give to mankind | Genesis 1:28) and obviously the goal of the-Adversary (ha-sawtawn) is for us to not be fruitful, whose side must one suspect Big Pharma, Master Bill, and the Healthcare system are truly on? Hhhhmmmmmm???
The globalist agenda may be cloaked in reducing climate-change, but the-Adversary doesn't care about our climate. He loves destroying it and corrupting it because he knows how dependent we are on it.
Video excerpt from a lecture by Jon Entine (author of Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People) discussing the Kohanim (Cohanim) Gene, also known as the Y chromosomal Aaron hypothesis and how it can help us establish the truth or fiction behind the ten lost tribes of Israel, discussing such groups as Ethiopian Jews and the Lemba tribe of southern Africa. In 2007, Entine published Abraham's Children, which examined the shared ancestry of Jews, Christians and Muslims, and addressed the question "Who is a Jew?" as seen through the prism of DNA. In the lecture, he also reviews the controversial issue of why Ashkenazi Jews (in particular) are disproportionately successful, proven to have higher IQ scores on average, but also higher incidence of specific diseases.
- How to get tested by FamilyTreeDNA (Bennett Greenspan's company)
- Y-Chromosomal Aaron
- Lemba people
- The Four Types of DNA
View full lecture here:
More about the lecture:
The author of the highly acclaimed and controversial book, Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We're Afraid to Talk About It, investigative journalist Jon Entine, in his new book Abraham's Children, attempts to answer new taboo topics, such as: Did Moses really live? What was the real fate of the Lost Tribes? How did the advent of Christianity change the DNA of humanity, and why Jews — the tiniest fraction of the world's population — score highest on intelligence tests and hold so many Nobel Prizes, why there are disproportionately so many more Jewish lawyers and doctors, and what the answers to such questions tell us about human nature and nurture. Entine vividly brings to life the profound human implications of the Age of Genetics, retelling the story of the Bible through the prism of DNA, while illuminating one of today's most controversial topics: the connection between genetics and identity. The focus of genome research has shifted from our shared humanity to human differences, and we are now confronted with questions once considered taboo.
You've got to admit... this video is totally reminiscent of the emotional nature of many disputes found within various flavors of the Hebraic-Roots movement. =)
Things we divide over:
- Are we allowed to pronounce the Divine Name?
- How to pronounce the Divine Name
- How to pronounce the name of Messiah
- Yeshua Divine or not Divine? Yeshua the same as the Father, or just the Son?
- Yeshua a Karaite, Rabbanite, or just plane ole' Torah-LIGHT?
- ORAL Torah or just WRITTEN Torah?
- How to determine the Calendar and Festival days
- 7-Day fixed Shabbat or Lunar-based Shabbat?
- Leave house or stay in house for Shabbat?
- Head-coverings or no head-coverings? Men or women?
- Meat or no meat?
- Torah "required" for "Gentiles" or not?
- New or Renewed Covenant? Currently (re)newed or a future event?
- Messiah returning bodily near the start or near the end of this Millennium?
- Jubilees in 49-year or 50-year increments?
- Mystery Babylon, a city, religion, empire, system, or all of the above?
- Beast of Revelation, a man, religion, empire, system, or all of the above?
- Flee Mystery Babylon now or later? Slave or free? Live in the system or outside the system?
- Eliyahu(Elijah) coming, already come, already here in Spirit, or all the above?
- Temple or no Temple? Blood sacrifices or no blood sacrifices?
Others can surely think of many more major rifts experienced amongst our family and fellowships... but the above I skimmed off the top of my head. Feel free to add your thoughts in the comment section if you wish.
By the way, I'm NOT suggesting we not discuss or not enter semi-heated discussions about some of the matters above... but I will contend that it is unnecessary to enter and leave such dialogs as children would. In other words, it is true we are to go to the Father "as Children", but maybe we shouldn't fight with each other as children. Dissent and non-uniformity is okay... BUT we can depart with hugs (Ephraimites could learn alot from JEW-dah in this regard). =)
Desiring unity, not uniformity!
The Two-House Movement is NOT an offshoot of British-Israelism. In fact, British-Israelism AND the modern Two-House Movement are BOTH offshoots of the Two-House REALITY. The former was more of a mutilated, incomplete, and racist offshoot... while the latter incorporates more of the Jewish perspective without the racial undertones and without the British Empire's agenda and propaganda.
Is the Two-House Teaching an innovation of British-Israelism? No, it was a historical/scriptural reality that persists into end-time prophetic texts.
Has British-Israelism influenced the Two-House Teaching and the Two-House Movement? Yes, of course... especially in the West. However, there have been much needed and well-accepted corrections provided by many sources, most notably non-Messianic non-Christian Jews who have confirmed the ongoing separation between JEW-dah and 10-Israelites in current times.
"There might be billions of lost tribes out there by now. Because 28,000 were dispersed by Sennacherib and Shalmaneser, kings of Assyria. Through natural increase, this could be half the world today," says Dr Shalva Weil, an anthropologist, explaining the large numbers of people worldwide who could claim lineage to the 10 lost tribes of ancient Israel.
"Initially I didn't believe the whole lost tribe bit," says Michael Freund, chairman of Shavei Israel. "But I was very taken by them on a personal level, on a human level, by their sincerity, by their desire to become part of the Jewish people. So I thought we should help them. So I became involved, through the bureaucracy then, in arranging for groups to start coming in an organized fashion."
Michael says he is now convinced that the Bnei Menashe are Jews who were sent into exile 2,700 years ago. 'I think we have a historical responsibility, a moral responsibility, to reach out to them and to facilitate their return." Read the FULL STORY.
My comments: Even anthropologists get their facts wrong occasionally. Sennacherib alone removed 200,000... and those were from Jew-dah (see the Taylor Prism). Shalmaneser V and/or Sargon II is the one who deported 27,920 from the capital of the Northern Kingdom (Samaria) about 20 years before Sennacherib laid siege to Jerusalem. There were definitely more... and there could have been hundreds of thousands more that were deported when the deportations first started (between 740-721 BC)... but we have archaelogical evidence that at least 227,920 were deported. So Dr. Weil needs to consider the "natural increase" off of a starting number much larger than just 28,000. By the way, I realize Dr. Weil may have been speaking tongue-in-cheek or off-the-cuff. My intent isn't to insult her intelligence. I'm simply reacting to the "can't see the forest for the trees" paradigm that pervades most every specialized field of science. - Hanok
“If I had to baptize a Jew, I would take him to the bridge of the Elbe, hang a stone around his neck and push him over with the words 'I baptize thee in the name of Abraham'” - Martin Luther
"Since Martin Luther closed his eyes, no such son of our people has appeared again. It has been decided that we shall be the first to witness his reappearance ... I think the time is past when one may not say the names of Hitler and Luther in the same breath. They belong together; they are of the same old stamp" - Hitler's Education Minister, Bernhard Rust
"The connection between Hitler and Darwinism is of course historically a difficult connection because they were separated by a good many years. One was English. One was German. None the less, if you open Mein Kampf and read it, especially if you can read it in German, the correspondence between Darwinian ideas and Nazi ideas just leaps from the page. Of course you have to add every Historical caution. Not everyone who read Darwin became a Nazi. Obviously not... no one is making that case. Darwinisms is not a sufficient condition for a phenomenon like Nazism, but I think it is certainly a necessary one." - David Berlinski in EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed
Luther and Darwin are probably the most notable contributors to Hitler's worldview... in my opinion (but of course there were others). Indeed many synergistic variables were brewing in the German population for hundreds of years before Hitler... and they all contributed to the Christian-apathy and justification for what Hitler did right under their noses when times became difficult.
I think many of us are aware (or should be aware) that dozens of attempts were made (by Germans) to overthrow the Nazi regime. That is a fact that does NOT negate the reality that thousands of German "Christian" soldiers and civilians looked-on and helped with the round up of Jews for deportation and dehumanization.
Note: I'm not Jewish (in the Jew-dah sense) and I have many German ancestors. Also understand that I believe the non-Jewish population of Germany was/is of the stock of Ephraim (i.e., Israelites).
A man like Hitler does NOT come to power in a vacuum... especially not within a highly-advanced and highly-civil nation like Germany.
But of course... NOT all German "Lutherans" were anti-Jew... and in the same way... NOT all German Darwinian scientists wanted to unnaturally select-away the Jews from the German population. However, many of Hitler's scientists imbibed the idea that Jews were less evolved and dangerous to the German and European population... and this was a major justification for their violent removal. Note: Assuming Darwin did not have an impact on Germany and Hitler simply because Darwin spoke English ... is delusional. The unification of Darwinism with the later rhetoric of Luther... was a recipe of great opportunity for the Nazis.
The following link may be more helpful in the Luther-Hitler connections in particular (not all agree with the connections of course): The use of Martin Luther by the Nazis
I've spent many hours watching WWII and Holocaust documentaries... and I'm always pondering why and how... how could such an atrocity have happened to the Jews and to Germany? ...and usually... I wonder... how could the Father have allowed such heinous suffering to transpire as long as it did... including the atrocities in Russia, China, Cambodia, etc... where millions upon millions of young and old were murdered?
These are difficult questions... and I'm certainly not one to only ask questions that I think I can answer... nor do I assume that I have the capacity to understand the Ways and Reasons of the Creator of the Universe... however... it doesn't mean I'm afraid to ask out of fear that my Faith will be hurt.... for I do believe the Father has been merciful and suffers us (and suffers with us) more than most of us know.
Had the pleasure of joining Jono on TRUTH2U radio a couple more times... and we discussed Ephraim, genetics, and what it means to be "the Fullness of the Nations" (Genesis 48:19).
Part 1 (7/4/2010)
Part 2 (7/11/2010)
Here are some of the verses I alluded to during the broadcast:
Revelation 3:10 - Because you have guarded My Word of endurance, I also shall keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon all the world, to try those who dwell on the earth.
Zephaniah 2:3 - Seek YHVH, all you meek ones of the earth, who have done His right-ruling. Seek righteousness, seek meekness, if so be that you are hidden in the day of wrath of YHVH.
Isaiah 10:22 - For although your people, O Israel, may be like the sand of the sea,
Only a remnant within them will return; A destruction is determined, overflowing with righteousness."
If anyone cares to see the secular quotes I read and a simple exponential growth equation, those can be seen here: The Mystery of the Gentiles (Goyim).
Also, here is a slightly out-dated yHaplogroup migration map that can help people visualize the movements of various populations that I referred to during the broadcast. Pay particular attention to F, K, and the many sub-haplogroups.
The AirTraffic team presents a global air-travel simulation for a 24 hour period.
Compare the disproportionate air travel (i.e., commerce) between the USA, EU, and the rest of the world.
This further confirms my belief that the United States of America is the end-time Daughter Babylon of Jeremiah 50:1-52:64 and that the European Union is her intimately-connected Mother... who will mourn her daughter's demise (Jeremiah 50:12). See my article Traits of End-Time Babylon(s).
If you really consider how inter-connected the all-powerful central banking families are over the USA and the EU, the whole ideal of national borders becomes a moot point... something displayed as mere theater for the sheeple. None-the-less, there are some distinctions and the respective judgments suffered eventually may highlight those distinctions.
The video also reminds me of the following prophetic passage of Daniel:
Daniel 12:4 "But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."
Primary text: John 11:1-57 (Lazarus raised from the Dead)
"While this is a literal event that happened... that Yeshua literally resurrected Lazarus, he is also prophetically foreshadowing his role to gather the exiles of Israel and portrays the attitude of Judaism and Christianity regarding it." - Eddie Chumney
Source: Lazarus and the 2 Houses of Israel (WayToZion.org)
This is likely one of the most profound presentations I've ever heard Eddie give... especially on this subject. If you'll commit about an hour to listen, you'll be wonderfully blessed by this teaching.
Some of the parallels Eddie puts forth for consideration:
- Lazarus resurrected is a picture of the exiles of Israel being resurrected/redeemed/restored (as seen in Ezekiel 37:1-14).
- Martha is a picture of Christianity's attitude toward the restoration of the exiles.
- Mary is a picture of Judaism's attitude toward the restoration of the exiles.
- The resurrection of the exiles will be for the glory of the Father (John 11:4, Zechariah 4:4-6).
- Removing the stone from the grave of Lazarus is a picture of the exiles having the heart of stone removed.
- The exiles will be restored at a Yom Teruah with a loud shout... as Lazarus was resurrected at the loud shout of Yeshua.
- Yeshua died to restore the exiles (John 11:49-52) and will complete this work at His second coming.
- Many Jews (of Jew-dah) will receive Yeshua as Messiah once the exiles are resurrected... the same way many believed when Lazarus was resurrected (John 11:15,45).
Source: WayToZion.org (5/29/2010)
Yesterday, I was privileged to join Jono Vandor on TRUTH2U Radio... where we discussed the basics of the two-house reality, some related misunderstandings, and some of the prophetic ramifications of Israel and Judah in the Latter Days (primarily focusing on the Prodigal Son macro-timeline).
Public speaking is not exactly a strength of mine... but Jono is a gifted host and facilitator. If Yah tarries, I'm convinced he will be given a bigger and bigger net to fish with. =)
Thanks for having me on, Jono!
Just came upon the following news article at IsraelNationalNews.com:
The Tourism Ministry has launched a $10 million “There’s a Little Bit of Israel in All of Us” campaign that invites visitors to the Jewish State to post stories and pictures on the website of the Tourism Ministry. The campaign is beginning in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto and will extend to South America later this year.
The new effort to draw more tourists to Israel was developed by a New York-based advertising agency as a way of illustrating that the stories many grew up with -- as told by parents and grandparents, from Bible stories, movies and popular culture -- originated in Israel.
"All of us can find something deep inside our soul that connects us to Israel; it's the birthplace for several of the world's major faiths, after all," said Bodden Agency president Chris Bodden. "This campaign is designed to reach inside people and make them realize that even if they've never traveled to Israel, there will be something familiar, comfortable and fascinating about it," he said.
How true it is! If only the Israeli Tourism Ministry fully understood how TRUE it is!
The mainstreams of power and control within the modern Jewish state of course do not understand or truly accept Genesis 48:19, but it is indeed the prophecy that makes real the statement ‘There’s a Little Bit of Israel in All of Us’.
I'm truly amazed how mysterious unspoken truths of יהוה tend to creep out into the fabric of the global paradigm... and yet the mainstream monkey-brain shuts it out... but a remnant is starting to get it and accept it. =)
The following is an emailed question I received today... including my response. I don't generally share these, but think this may be good for others to consider as well.
I have a question that no one seems to want to answer- it appears that people would rather assume the
worst than figure something out sometimes...
Here's my question:
If, as the Scripture says, that He will "send for many fisherman and they shall fish for them."
And afterward, He shall "send for many hunters and they shall hunt for them."
How does this reckon with Yeshua telling us in a seemingly identical statement that He "will make us fishers of men."
And that this is a GOOD/POSITIVE thing... (unless you're a fish, of course and take it literally)
But when we get to the "hunters" part of it, all the sudden panic sets in and we feel like we're walking around with targets on our backs. (well, technically we FEEL that way these days but still!)
I'm not 100% convinced we're interpreting this correctly.... as usual...
Let's make sure that this is the way Scripture is describing our future- not our worst-fears describing it...
[name removed], a servant on the path of The Way
Hi [name removed],
I think the first article that convinced me that "the hunters" shouldn't be considered friendly was this: Quick Overview on the Return of the Lost Tribes,
But of course, I think some of the hunters could be considered friendly, but the precedent that Jew-dah experienced seems to confirm the general hostility. Not to mention the context of Jeremiah 16:16-18 having a strong overtone of punishment for Israel's crookedness. Ultimately it will be a good and positive thing for the Remnant that escapes and is brought back to the Land, but it isn't going to be pleasant during the punishment process. Jeremiah 50:4 has the remnant of Israel and Jew-dah weeping for a reason. Unfortunately, there is going to be great bloodshed and death. But if you think about it, there already is bloodshed and death. Consider how many millions of unborn that have been slaughtered in the nations which can claim descent from 10-Israel. The nations will be justly punished for their wickedness and cruelty.
However, we should find comfort in knowing the Father is going to make a way of escape for the Remnant who endure, listen, and obey His voice before the time of His Wrath comes (Rev 3:10; Zeph 2:3). Those that are His should NOT be afraid... not even of persecution and death.
If you had to use only one Hebrew letter to designate or represent Judah (Jew-dah/Yehudah) and only one Hebrew letter to designate Joseph (Yehoseph) and/or Ephraim, what would they be?
I'm kicking around some ideas for a new logo for JewsAndJoes.com and would like to incorporate the two respective letters in their ancient or paleo-Hebrew script. Fairly certain Ephraim or Joseph's letter should be an Aleph or Ox head, but not entirely certain of Judah's letter. Obviously, Judah is typically represented by a Lion but also a Sceptre or rod of judgment... which makes me think more of the Lamed.
Any thoughts or advice out there?