The "Two Nations"
By Pastor Don Elmore
December 4, 2011
We are living in very deceptive times. The Bible says that almost the entire world will be deceived by the evil seed. Almost everything in this age is an illusion. Our money, our holidays, our institutions and even ourselves are images of examples of what the Bible talked about what would happen in the end of this age.
For example, our big holiday of Christmas is a big illusion. In the Friday, December 2, 2011, Cincinnati Enquirer, in its “Faith Matters” column,The Creation Museum, the product of Answers in Genesis 1-11, begins this weekend with a “preview of events for its annual Christmas celebrations with the events opening to the public next weekend. The museum has an extensive Christmas program, including Christmas Town, a combination of live nativity and dramas. The museum exhibits and “The Christmas Star” planetarium program each have admission and tickets. Admission after 5 p.m. on Christmas Town nights is $5. The Garden of Lights includes 60,000 Christmas lights, and the Christmas Town includes a reenactment of first-century Bethlehem and a marketplace with gifts and souvenirs. The outdoor Christmas Town and Garden of Lights are free through the season; with the town open 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 26, 27, 30 and 31.”
The word “Christmas” is not even mentioned once in the Bible; so much for sola scriptura! Christ’s mass was forbidden to be celebrated by many Protestants and before them the churches who were separate from and never a part of the Universal (Catholic) Church. One wonders as he hears of Black Friday and Cyber Monday how insane the season has become. It is like the letter to the editor that appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer on November 29th:
“They ugly mayhem of Black Friday shoppers being pepper-sprayed, tased and trampled for Christmas bargains screams out, ‘God help us, what have we become?’ How did we go from an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger to being willing to harm one another to get more stuff? I think I can say with certainty that this was not part of God’s mission statement as he blessed us with his only begotten son.”
The writer of this letter is beginning to see what is wrong with this holiday. When she learns that Jesus was born in the fall, maybe she will reach the conclusion that this day is worshipping another god. It is the holiday to celebrate the birthday of Mithras, the sun god, who the Free Masons teach was born on December 25th. Any encyclopedia will teach you that this holiday has been full of pagan worship for millenniums. Talking of paganism, the number of pagan practitioners in the United States is reportedly doubling every thirty months. Paganism is on pace to become the third largest religion in America next year (2012).
Christmas is an attempt to get the Protestants and other religious organizations back into the Roman Catholic Church. But it is not the only means; just one of many. Tolerance, the fatherhood of God, the only one race—the human race, the brotherhood of man, and many other false doctrines have been promoted by groups trying to destroy true Christianity. One of the biggest deceptions in the entire world—that the jews are the covenant people of the Old Testament—is the primary doctrine being pushed by the jewish organizations. The purpose of this sermon is to investigate what the Bible says about some of these false doctrines. We will begin by looking at a few scriptures:
“For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sarah shall have a son. And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father, Isaac. (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth), It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.”Romans 9:9-13.
“And the children (not fetuses) struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to inquire of the LORD. And the LORD said unto her, Two nationsare in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be born of thee; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger” Genesis 25:22, 23.
“And I will make of thee [Abram] a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing” Genesis 12:2.
“As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations, Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee” Genesis 17:4, 5.
“And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those who hate them”—Genesis 24:60.
Let’s play a little game. Name the people who are the seed of Rebekah who were to become billions of people; keeping in your mind that there would be some people who hated them? And just who were the people who hated them? The modern day Christians would probably say that the people of Rebekah were the “jews” and the people who hated them—Germany under Hitler? But have the jews ever been thousands of millions of people?
To Abraham, GOD said that He would “make of him a great nation …” Genesis 12:2. Who was the great nation? Scofield says in his notes that “this had primary reference to Israel, the descendants of Jacob, to whom the everlasting possession of the land is promised, to whom the everlasting covenant is given, and to whom God said, ‘I will be their God’” (Reference of Genesis 12:1, page 19 of the Scofield Bible). Later, to add to his confusion, Scofield says: “Of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, God said that he would beget ‘a great nation’. That is the Arab's Reference on Genesis 25:12, pg. 37. So, Scofield identifies the great nation of Abraham as being 1. Israel (Jews), 2. Ishmael (Arabs). Scofield was wrong, but at least he had his racial verses correct?
“Abraham was also promised that he would father other nations, principally fulfilled through Ishmael and Esau.” p. 19. In addition he (Scofield) adds that “It has invariably fared ill with the people who have persecuted the Jew—well with those who have protected him. For a nation to commit the sin of anti-Semitism brings inevitable judgment” Reference on Genesis 12:1 p. 19, 20. This is very confusing—Scofield says that the descendants of Jacob are called Jews! And that there is a sin of anti-Semitism; nowhere mentioned in the Bible, which, when if one studies what the Bible says, has very little to do with the Jewish people; except that they are the ones who mostly commit this sin!
Later Scofield says that “Ishmael, the child of Sarai’s and Abram’s lapse into unbelief, was the progenitor of the Arabs, the traditional enemies of the Jewish people” Reference on Genesis 16:11, p. 25. So, Scofield says that the enemy of the jews are the Arabs. Then he adds more confusing information: “Keturah also bore sons to Abraham who were neither Israelites (Isaac’s descendants) [not totally true] nor Arabs (Ishmael’s descendants), but another nation” Reference on 25:12, p. 37. So, Scofield has different answers as to who was the great nation of Abraham and who were the multitudes of nations of Abraham.
Would you be interested in whom the Jews say that they are descended from? The Jews, who say that they are a countable people of about 17 million people, claim as their ancestors only a very small part of Israel:
- Rabbi Israel Brodie: “The Jews of today do not represent the whole of the twelve tribes. Modern Jewry is considered as being descended from the tribe of Judah and to a lesser extent, the tribe of Benjamin.”
This rabbi teaches that the Jews are descended from the Kingdom of Judah; they are not descended from the House of Israel.
- Rabbi Louis Finkelstein: “Judaism became Pharisaism; Pharisaism became Talmudism; Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism; Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes in name, the spirit of the ancient Pharisees survives, unaltered.” (The ancient Pharisees were only in the House of Judah; not the House of Israel.)
Jacob R. Marcus, longtime teacher of the Hebrew Union College: “Rejoice that as Reformers you are part of the greatest religious revolution in Judaism since your prophetic forebears broke with their pagan Israelitish coreligionists 2500 years ago [from 1976].” (Jacob Marcus agrees that the Jews are from Judah; not from the House of Israel.)
- Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 41: “Edom is in modern Jewry!” ( The encyclopedia agrees that the Jews are from the House of Judah; not from the House of Israel.)
To add to this confusion, notice what Scofield says about Edom: “Edom (called ‘Seir’) is the name of the country lying south of the ancient kingdom of Judah and extending from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. It includes the ruins of Petra, and is bounded on the north by Moab. Peopled by descendants of Esau, Edom has a remarkable prominence in the prophetic Word as the scene of the final destruction of Gentile world-power in the Day of the Lord.”Reference on Genesis 36:1.
Scofield’s statement completely hides the fact that Edom is in modern Jewry.
The Bible, The Story of God (that is only the New Testament; NIV translation) given away at the Vineyard Church says in its introduction, The Drama of the Bible in Six Acts: That the Romans nailed Jesus to the cross. They also wrote: “Jesus is the fulfillment of Israel’s story and a new start of the entire human race. But the Bible claims that this defeat is actually God’s greatest victory. How? Jesus willingly gives up His life as a sacrifice on behalf of the nation, on behalf of the world. God is gathering people from all around the world and is forming them into assemblies of Jesus followers—his church. Together they are God’s new temple, the place where His Spirit lives.”
This introduction to the Bible identifies to the reader the wrong people who were the murderers of the Saviour of Israel—from the Jews to the Romans. In addition, where is God gathering all the people from all around the world talked about in the Bible? People who for millenniums have and many still haven’t heard of what Jesus Christ did—they have never even heard of His existence! Does “gathering the people from all around the world”include the New Guineapeople? Why didn’t Jesus Christ go throughout the world and pick multicultural, multi-gender apostles? No women were picked. No Asian; no Negroid; no Pacific Islander; no Eskimo, no Aborigine, no Canaanite, etc. All the early apostles were from the tribe of Benjamin of the House of Judah and only one person was a Jew—Judas Iscariot: the betrayer of our Savior.
The primary meaning of the word “Gentile” is today—“non-jew.” The Messianic jews say: “Gentiles means anyone who is not a jew.” Many Christians believe that God would make of Abraham a great nation—they would say the Jewish nation--but many have never heard that Abraham was to be the father of many nations.Who, then, are these people? But there is confusion as to who these people are, for example the Scofield Bible says that “Abraham was also promised that he would father other nations, principally fulfilled through Ishmael and Esau” Reference of Genesis 12:1, p. 19. But this is not consistent throughout the rest of the Bible nor does it have anything to do with the covenant theology of the Holy Scriptures.
Both the Apostles Paul and Peter quote from the prophet Hosea saying that “who is time past were not a people but are now the people of God; who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy” 1 Peter 2:10 and Romans 9:25. It shouldn’t be surprising that the Scofield Bible is silent in regards to these two important verses. Two of the greatest preachers of the New Testament and the Scofield Bible have nothing to say about their statements! If the verses teach against what you are teaching, then just ignore them!
Just who are the gentiles referred to by both Paul and Peter in these two verses and by many other writers in the New Testament;by all the writers in the Bible? Pastor Mark Downey explains that the word gentile was never used in the original writings of the scripture. Why? Because the Bible was written in the Hebrew and Greek language for the most part; long before English became a language. The word comes from the Hebrew word “goy” or the Greek word “ethnos” and means nations.
The translators were for the most part Kenites: “And the families of the scribes who dwelt at Jabez: the Tirathitiesk, the Shimeathites, and Sucathites. These are the Kenites who came of Hammath, the father of the house of Rechab.” 1 Chronicles 2:55. No doubt most of the translators of today’s new Bibles are descendants of the same cursed people. They must be the ones who put “gentiles” in the Bible, although they did translate it “nations” in places where it was not a good translation to make the world gentile. Remember when English was first translated into the Bible, the Roman Catholic Church persecuted the writers; even destroying the copies that they had made.
Genesis 12:2; “And I will make of thee a great nation (gentile)….” Would gentile make any sense?
Genesis 25:23; “Two nations (gentiles) are in thy womb…” was said by our GOD unto Rebekah, Isaac’s wife. Would it make any sense to state the Esau and Jacob were gentiles? Who were the two nations that were in the womb of Rebekah? The Bible states very plainly that eldest “came out all red” and “they called his name Esau” Genesis 25:25. The second nation in the womb “was called Jacob” Genesis 25:26. Rebekah was instructed by GOD that “one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger” Genesis 25:23. So Esau would serve Jacob. These were the most different twins in all of history.
Esau then sold his birthright and later lost his fatherly blessing. Which one was the most crushing for Esau? Losing his father’s blessing was so traumatic to Esau that he “cried with a great and exceedingly bitter cry” Genesis 27:33. And as a consequence “Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob” Genesis 27:41.
Let’s stop here and identify the two nations. What nation did Jacob become; what nation did Esau become? Jacob became the covenant seed of Israel. But we learn in the Old Testament that they eventually became one nation and then split into two major kingdoms. Then one of the kingdoms (House of Israel) ceased to be a kingdom when they were taken away into captivity at their divorce. So, at the time of the birth of Jesus Christ; only a remnant of the covenant seed of the House of Judah was in Jerusalem; most of the returning Kingdom of Judah was located north in the old land of the House of Israel; called the land of Galilee. The House of Israel had been scattered for over seven centuries into Assyria and Syria and had migrated into “many nations.”
What about the other nation that was in the womb of Rebekah? Esau became the nation of Edom. Look at what the Encyclopaedia Judaica, Vol. 6, page 378, says: “In the days of John Hycranus (end of the second century B.C.) …the Edomites became a section of the Jewish people.”
“They [the Edomites] were then incorporated with the Jewish nation…” The Jewish Encyclopedia, Vol. V, p. 41.
“…they [Edomites] were hereafter no other than Jews.” The Antiquities of the Jews, Book XIII, Chapter IX, Verse 1, p. 279.
“Strictly speaking, it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a “Jew” or to call a contemporary Jew an “Israelite” or a “Hebrew.” The Jewish Almanac, p. 3.
Have you ever noticed what the scripture says about Esau? Genesis 27:40 says “And by thy sword shalt thou [Esau] live, and shalt serve thy brother [Jacob]; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck”.
Let’s review what this scripture said about Esau:
- Esau shall live by the sword. They shall rule by force; by murder. He that lives by the sword; shall die by the sword. The Jews were the people who invented Communism in the last century.
- Esau shall be under the authority of Jacob/Israel.
- But eventually Esau shall be free and will take the dominion over Jacob/Israel. This was accomplished by their charging interests on loans from the National Banks. Remember a 20% interest rate for 100 years on $1 will produce over $143,000,000! No wonder our GOD forbids this practice. Our GOD said that the people who did this were worthy of the death sentence.
- Then what? Genesis 27:41; “And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother Jacob.”
- Esau hates Jacob. This hatred will produce the murder of Jacob! Edom will murder Jacob/Israel? There was already hostility (when they were both in the womb) between the two twins; but Esau never murdered Jacob. He tried; but never succeeded.
There was never any tears shed when Esau sold his birthright; he willingly gave up his ruler ship with GOD. But when he lost the blessing of his father—that was war! Esau had been hit right in the ol’ pocket book. His hostility toward Jacob was now in full bloom. He has become determined to KILL JACOB!!! The lust for wealth was one reason Esau married into the cursed[by GOD, Almighty] seed of the Hittites, and that lust for power through wealth has continued unto this day. It is why they control the flow of money, not only in this nation, but in the entire world.
Esau had already shown what he thought of GOD by despising the birthright. Now, he is displaying his hatred for Jacob and his seed: GOD’S chosen covenant people. This has been in the minds and the genes of these vipers, the descendants of Esau, these REDS ever since. They are as determined as Satan is to rule the earth, and to rid it of Jacob’s descendants, and their “Christianity”! It is their sole purpose for living.
Jacob’s descendants became known as Israelites. Esau’s descendants became known as REDS. Any significance that the beast with seven heads and ten horns in the Book of Revelation was what color? Revelation 17:3 reads “So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness and I saw a woman sit upon ascarlet-colored [red] beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.” As prophecy said would happen, the “Red Beast” would look like it was dead. But the Red Beast would come into power in Russia; BY THE SWORD, and has continued to live by the sword ever since.
Many of the Russian people have joined with the Reds, just as many have in THIS country. Communism and socialism are a spiritual experience. These that are joining the Reds, many of them being traitorous Israelites, are converting to Esau’s religion of being in defiance to GOD!!
These two nations and two different types of people have become two super powers in the world today. Jacob/Israel has become a harlot nation; that is the greatest nation, the greatest city of Israel that the earth has ever seen. Becoming that way through the material blessings promised by GOD to Abraham, the people must now repent from this sinful wicked doing, and become the Zion people of prophecy. The REDS have become a Red Beast; but you will not find any repenting among them.
We are seeing today the end result of what was prophesied nearly 4000 years ago concerning Jacob and Esau. It was prophesied to Rebekah, that these two beings struggling in her womb, Jacob and Esau, would become “Two Nations”. The Book of Revelation describes that fulfillment, and we are living it.
Do you now understand why the Edomite Joseph Stalin hated “Christianity”; and called it the Reds most dreaded enemy; and there could be NO PEACE on this earth until Christianity was wiped out. Do you now understand why the world banking Edomite/Hittite/Canaanite counterfeit Judahites, who under Satan’s rule control the world’s economy through our nation, financed the Bolshevik Revolution?
In order to live, Esau would rob the wealth from Jacob. He does this by creating the National interest charging banks—in this nation it is called The Federal Reserve Bank. This is how Esau obtained that “dominion”; Isaac knew Esau would break the yoke of authority that Jacob had over him. Isaac did not know how it would happen, just that it would. Thus, we have the Red Beast destroying this nation.
Jacob with all of his heart was very happy to be the Chosen of GOD, and the holder of the Kingdom Mandate, and to have the Redeemerto come through his family tree. It meant everything to him, and he cared not how he got it. Esau, like so many today, thought nothing of this and in fact despised the opportunity. Through that despising, he condemned himself and all of his family to destruction. This decision by Esau gives us a very vivid lesson. Each head of a house has a very serious responsibility before GOD. He can affect the outcome of all his children. Then, we see, no matter how spiritual the father may be, even being a chosen and elected vessel such as Isaac, a son can still make a dreadful decision that will put him in danger of the Lake of Fire. No one gets a free lunch, or comes in on someone else’s shirt tail.
Why did GOD love Jacob and hate Esau? Jacob wanted to be GOD’S servant to bring forth His kingdom. Esau despised the opportunity, and set himself to bringing forth the “anti-Christ” kingdom. Jacob was the ancestor to GOD, while Esau was the ancestor to “anti-Christ.” Jacob loves GOD; Esau hates GOD and wars against Him and His children.
In the beginning the two nations in the womb of Rebekah were:
- Esau—who now make up part of the modern day jews.
- Jacob—the Saxon, Celtic, Scandinavian, Germanic, Anglo, etc. peoples of the world.
- These two nations were at war with each other because Jacob pretended to be Esau and stole his fatherly blessing. Esau wants the blessing that his father gave to Jacob. The Scripture say that “ye know how afterward, when he [Esau] would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected; for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it with tears” Hebrews 12:17.
God rejected Esau’s tears and would not change the blessing made by Isaac.
Now let us look at some amazing scriptures which are ignored in most churches; and now you can understand why. Let’s determine who they are written to and about:
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.And Abram fell on his face; and God talked with him, saying, “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you will be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your nameshall be Abraham; for I will make you a father of a multitude of nations.And I will make thee exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.” These verses tell that Abraham would be the father of a covenantmultitude of nations.
“And the LORD said unto her [Rebekah],Two nations [not fetuses; not gentiles] are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be born of thee; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.” Who are the elder and who are the younger….does it make any difference today? Two nations were in the womb of Rebekah and they will be enemies till the end of this age.
“And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he swore unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.” Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for a red pottage of lentils. Esau didn’t care about his birthright. What difference in the world did that make? Jacob received the birthright.
“And Jacob said unto this father, I am Esau, thy first-born, I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me.” Jacob deceives his blind father into believing that he is Esau, his first-born; and thus receives his blessing.
“And Isaac, his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said I am thy son, thy first-born Esau.And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said; Who? Where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? Yea, and he shall be blessed.And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceedingly bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.” Esau cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry when he discovered that his twin brother had already received his father’s blessing. Jacob had received the coveted blessing by fooling his blind father; that he was Esau, his first-born when he was really Jacob. Esau then receives a lesser blessing from his father.
“And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father blessed him: and Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand; then will I slay my brother, Jacob.” This is the event that broke Esau’s back. It was because of his father’s blessing that he had the desire to murder his twin brother, Jacob.
“…And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughter of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughter of Heth, such as these who are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?”
Rebekah was worried that if Jacob took a wife of the cursed Canaanites, like Esau had twice done, then their lives would be no good.
“And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shall not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan.Arise, go to Paddanaram, to the house of Bethuel, thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from there of the daughters of Laban, thy mother’s brother.And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful and multiply thee, and thou mayest be a multitude of people.” Isaac told his younger twin son Jacob that he should not take a wife of the local cursed Canaanites, like his evil brother did. Instead, he should go to his uncle’s house and take a wife from there. So Jacob left and went to another country to find him a bride of his same race.
1 Chronicles 5:1, 2
“Now the sons of Rueben, the first-born of Israel (for he was the first-born: but, forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel, and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the prince; but the birthright was Joseph’s)…” Reuben was the first born [of Jacob]—but he lost it; for Reuben defiled his father’s bed. The right of the first-born was then split into two parts; with two different people each having one part; for Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the prince or ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s.
In Genesis 48:3, we learn that Jacob was addressing Joseph. Sixteen verses later we find that Jacob blessed Ephraim, Joseph’s second son, and said that he would be greater than Manasseh, for “his seed shall become a multitude of nations.” Who had received the birthright before Ephraim? Reuben.Who now had the birthright? Ephraim, the younger son of Joseph.What would distinguish Ephraim from Manasseh? Ephraim would be a multitude of nations; Manasseh a great nation. Ephraim is interchangeable with the northern House of Israel:
“The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.”
“And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spoke unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not; Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my name, in which ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh. And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.”
“The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel, his companions; then take another stick, and wrote upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, his companions; And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not show us what thou meanest by these?Say not them, Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.” Could it be logically concluded that Ephraim would become a multitude of many nations, and these nations were the ten tribes of the northern House of Israel?
Now, let’s see how that changes what one has learned about what the Bible says. Who was the Apostle Paul writing to and about in the book of Romans?
- Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Jew = descendants of the House of Judah; Greek = descendants of the former House of Israel.
- Romans 2:9-11 “Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honor, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile;
For there is no respect of persons with God.” Jew = descendants of the House of Judah; Gentile = descendants of the former House of Israel.
- Romans 2:14, 15 “For when the Gentiles, who have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law, are a law unto themselves; Who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the meanwhile accusing or else excusing one another…” Gentiles = descendants of the former House of Israel. The gentiles now have the law of God written on their hearts. Jeremiah 31:33, while talking about the two recipients of the new covenant, also without a doubt, teaches that the law is written on the hearts of the House of Israel.
- Romans 3:29, 30 “Is he the God of theJews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also, seeing it is one God, who shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.” Jews or circumcision =descendants of the House of Judah; Gentiles or uncircumcision = descendants of the former House of Israel.
- Romans 4:16 “Therefore, it is of faith, that it might be grace, to the end the premise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all.” All the seed and father or us all = Both houses of Israel—House of Judah and House of Israel. “Only which” is of the law = descendants of the House of Judah. “Which is of the faith of Abraham” = descendants of the former House of Israel. Who is the all of “…all the seed…” [Descendants] referring to? It is the House of Israel and House of Judah. “Of the law of God” is the House of Judah; “Of the faith of Abraham” is the House of Israel. Are they a spiritual seed or a physical seed? They are the physical seed; both the House of Judah and the House of Israel are the two groups who were preached the gospel of the kingdom by Jesus Christ and his apostles and the early church.
- Romans 9:10-13 “And not only this, but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father, Isaac. (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth). It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger. As it is written, Jacobhave I loved, but Esau have I hated.” Even by our father, Isaac = Both houses of Israel
Jacob = Both houses of Israel; Esau = Modern day Jews. This portion of scripture is a key one for the Calvinists, for it is a powerful statement on the election of God. It is too bad that the Calvinists apply it to the wrong people.
- Romans 9:24, 24 “Even us, whom he hath called; not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? As he saith also in Hosea, I will call them my people, who were not my people; and her beloved, who was not beloved.” Us = Both Houses of Israel. Jews = The Apostle Paul was descended from the Tribe of Benjamin of the House of Judah. Gentiles = This scripture, with a doubt, gives the correct meaning of who the gentiles are. If one would go to the book of Hosea, where the scripture is quoted—for it identifies the people called “gentiles” in the New Testament as being the physical descendants of the former House of Israel.
There should be no need to go on. If you don’t believe by now, you just won’t believe it until God opens your mind and heart. The House of Judah was known as the scepter kingdom; the House of Israel was the largerof the two kingdoms and they had the birthright. The house of Judah remained under the law of God; while the House of Ephraim had the faith of Abraham.
Both houses were guilty of sin…both houses needed their redeemer.The new covenant, according to the Bible, is made with the House of Israel and the House of Judah;“But finding fault with them, 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.” Hebrew 8:8 and Jeremiah 31:31. The burden of proof is on anyone who differs from this statement as to who the new covenant is made with!Give us the scripture which shows that after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that He made a special covenant with the world. Scofield tried to tell us that Genesis 12:3 provides the clue to the great evangelic promise fulfilled in Abraham’s seed, Christ. For Scofield adds, in an attempt to justify this false belief, “…and in all the spiritual seed of Abraham who, like Abraham, are justified by faith.”
If the jews are Judah then they are a small part of the covenant people; 1/13 or 3/13 of the covenant seed of Israel? But they are not of the covenant seed at all. All the apostles of the LORD were from the tribe of Benjamin except Judas Iscariot—who was from the Jews not Judah. The Jews are not of Judah, for they are a different people than the covenant seed of the Southern Kingdom. This is the deception of the entire earth—that the Jews are Judah.
But what about the House of Israel?The birthright kingdom.The history of the turnover of the birthright ofthe particular covenant family of Abraham, Isaac, Esau, Jacob, Reuben; and thenJoseph—Judah, Ephraim and Manasseh--Judah of the birthright and kingship promises to David of the tribe of Judah. Does this mean anything to anybody? Is the birthright and right of scepter still in effect?
If the birthright belongs to Joseph which was eventually given to his two sons—Ephraim and Manasseh—then who are they today. They became the leaders of the Northern House of Israel; not the Southern House of Judah, and not the Jewish people. They became many nations since their divorce from GOD—they became the nations of Greece, Rome, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, the Scandinavian nations and most of European nations along with Australia, United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, etc.To them, who were put back in the covenant at the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ made them the recipients of the love of Jesus Christ. Notice the consistent, covenant nature of the following:
So, we had the two nations in the womb of Rebekah:
- Jacob—the covenant seed of Israel.
- Esau—the eternal enemy of Israel, who sold his covenant away.
- Then, we had the great nation as being: House of Judah;
- And the multitude of nations: House of Israel.
- We saw that the New Covenant is made with the House of Judah;
- And with the House of Israel.
- And lastly, now we have the great nation are being: Manasseh;
- And we have the multitudeof nations as being: Ephraim.
And it all concludes with:
- The Scarlet colored (red) seven headed, ten horned beast: the house of Esau (Jews) who despised the covenant;
- Who are destroyed “by the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken it” Obadiah 17b.
Modern Christianity says that the old covenant was made with the Jews and they are wrong.They say that the New Covenant is made with the Gentiles, meaning non-Jews, and they are wrong; because both are non-covenant people.They don’t know who they are and who their enemy is….they are willingly destroying themselves. The war is Israel verses the Edomite nation of the Jews. At this moment we are losing; but we know who wins.