What a picture Isaiah gives in these last two verses of our reading! “O nation full of sin: a people weighted down with crime; a generation of evil-doers; children that deal corruptly; have forsaken Yahweh, and give no thought to God.” [my paraphrase]
Isaiah was one of the prophets to the southern kingdom of Judah. In chapter two, he further elaborates on the sinful condition of God’s people (the topic of the first five chapters):
“O family of Jacob, come, and let us go in the light of the Lord [The prophet calls them to repentance – A return to Yahweh]. For you, O Lord, have given up your people, the family of Jacob, because they are full of the evil ways of the east, and make use of secret arts like the Philistines, and are friends with the children of strange countries. And their land is full of silver andgold, and there is no end to their stores; their land is full of horses, and there is no end to their carriages. Their land is full of images; they give worship to the work of their hands, even to that which their fingers have made.” – Isaiah 2:5-8, BBE
Perhaps we should take note of these things listed, many of which sounds exactly like America or any other modern country:
It seems to me that our LORD God totally disagrees with interracial marriages. There is no such thing as a Canaanite being a child of God. That is why there were no missionaries sent to try to convert any of them. The reason is that it is impossible to do. The LORD God said that He would be the God of the seed of the fathers who He loved and made an everlasting covenant with. Any person who marries into the unholy seed will serve other gods. This is what the LORD God said and that is what I believe.
Agents of the racial reconciliation movement have been willing tools of the non-Adamites as they rage against the Lord and His anointed people. By means of a twisted and perverted “gospel” they work to bring about the practices of integration and miscegenation for the purpose of destroying the holy nation of Israel.
However, God promised us that He will deliver Israel from the hand of her enemies and He will remember the everlasting covenant that He made with Abraham, confirmed with his son, Isaac, and his grandson, Jacob and his seed.
Remember what John the Baptist’s father said after nine months of being deaf...
Most of the judeo-Christian world has heard very little about the captivities of ancient Israel. Most of their pastors are aware of the split of the kingdom of Israel resulting in the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. They are also aware of the captivity of each of these kingdoms. However, since little is known, much is left to speculation and assumption. Few of them, and likewise their followers, are aware of the magnitude of the captivities and migrations of Israel and Judah. They assume [My response in brackets]:
The population of Israel was relatively small, maybe in the thousands. [Actually, Israel was in the millions. According to I Chronicles 21:5, King David (about 1010 B.C.) could field over a million and a half men! This number did not include women, children, elderly or the maimed. We can only imagine how massive the total population was at the time.]
Since Israel and Judah were in “captivity”, the impression is that they were penned up somewhere as if in a jail. [Actually, they were “captive” i.e., “in bondage to” another king.]
Since they were “captive”, certainly they could not have gone anywhere unless set free. [There is no concept of a migration.]
That most of the Israelites simply died off. [A violation of God’s promise to Abraham.“They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.” – Ps. 72:5, etc.]
This introductory verse (Leviticus 23:21) was talking about the holy day of Pentecost. The original Pentecost (meaning 50 days) was 50 days after Israel left Egypt. This day was a yearly sabbath. But doesn’t this teach something that most sabbath-keepers have never understood or read? There is a 48-hour sabbath every year!
Look at what the The Dake Reference Bible says about what this verse teaches us:
“Pentecost was an extra sabbath added to the regular one. This made a 48-hour sabbath at which time the weekly sabbath was changed to a day later for the remainder of the year, and until the next Pentecost” [emphasis mine].
In addition to this statement, the Dake Bible adds on Page 111, the following:
“The 7th-day sabbaths of Israel were changingsabbaths, being observed on two different days each year because of an additional sabbath being observed at Pentecost. If we suppose, for instance, that the 15th of Abib (when Israel left Egypt) which was on the Sabbath, was Saturday, then the 7th-day sabbath would fall on Saturday for 7 weeks, or until 49 days had run their course. The 50th day, which would be Sunday, would be Pentecost.
The next 7th-day sabbath after Pentecost would fall on Sunday, and so it would be until Pentecost of the following year which would change the 7th-day sabbath again. This time it would fall on Monday until the next Pentecost which would be 50 days after the first 15 days of Abib, as stated, or on the 65th day of that particular new year. Thus, there was no such thing as the sabbath always being on Saturday throughout the year, or perpetually.”
What was the religion of the Protestants that began and fueled the Protestant Reformation? Martin Luther and John Calvin were the two most famous reformers, but there were many more who did not reach the fame of these two. What did they teach?
Luther and Calvin were both writers as well as Catholic priests—who raised serious objections about the Roman Catholic Church. You can read what they believed four to five hundred years later. Luther was the author or co-author of the following books...
“Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood. The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. By these [men] were the isles of the Gentiles [nations] divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.”
Currently, the adult Sunday School class of the Fellowship of God’s Covenant People is studying from Dr. Lawrence Blanchard’s “Bible Mastery Boot Camp”. This video training program is based upon his Covenant Heritage Series of books, one of which is Book Two, Identifying Biblical Israel Today.
This lesson will be the first of a series of sermons that will glean some of the information that Dr. Blanchard has provided in Book Two, Section One: “Tracing the Migrations of the Israelites.” In this way, many who follow us on the web site can receive some of the benefits of the “Bible Mastery Boot Camp”, at least in the form of a summary or abbreviated version of it. We certainly endorse brother Blanchard’s work; and recommend that as many as are able to take full advantage of the “Bible Mastery Boot Camp”.
Genesis chapter ten lists how the nations were divided by the descendants of Noah. Noah had three sons: Japheth, Ham, and Shem. We read in our Scripture the list of Japheth. Verse 6 begins the list from Ham, and verse 21 begins the list from Shem. After each of these lists, the Scripture repeats, “…after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations” (or a close variation). Our reading of verse 5 was no different, except for the mention of the “isles”; or, as some translations say, “coastlands”, “sea-lands”, or “coastal peoples”, which is also appropriate. In this lesson, I want to talk about some of these isles.
A series of sermons that will glean some of the information that Dr. Blanchard has provided in Book Two, Section One: “Tracing the Migrations of the Israelites.” In this way, many who follow us on the web site can receive some of the benefits of the “Bible Mastery Boot Camp”, at least in the form of a summary or abbreviated version of it. We certainly endorse brother Blanchard’s work and recommend that as many as are able to take full advantage of the “Bible Mastery Boot Camp”.
Part 1:"The Celtic Nations" The origin of the Celts. A list of the earliest migrations of Israelites from history and the Bible. Includes portions from Dr. Lawrence Blanchard’s “Bible Mastery Boot Camp”. Many pictures.
Part 2: "The Diaspora of Israel" The migrations and captivity of the House of Israel from 841 to 700 BC. Contains portions from Dr. Lawrence Blanchard’s Book Two of the Covenant Heritage Series and the “Bible Mastery Boot Camp”. Origin of the Scythians by William Finck.
Part 3:"The Diaspora of Judah" The captivity of the House of Judah and the migrations of the Scythians from 653 to 525 B.C. Contains portions from Dr. Lawrence Blanchard’s “Bible Mastery Boot Camp”. Royal Seedline and the Hill of Tara.
Today, I will be a history teacher. The purpose of this sermon is to let everyone know why I believe that Judah “married a daughter of a strange god.” It is not to change anyone’s mind, for that is up to God. It is not to have a sermon for and a sermon against. It is a sermon that says: We agree to disagree on this situation. I want everyone to know why I believe that Judah married a Canaanite. If you believe this or don’t, well just let it go.
Genesis is the beginning. It tells of the covenant that God unconditionally made with one man. This covenant, the Bible tells us, was passed on to who was considered the firstborn. Who was Abram’s firstborn? It was Ishmael.
Now who does the Bible tell us who the covenant is confirmed to: Ishmael or Isaac?
Abram loved Ishmael his firstborn son. The Bible promises that Ishmael will be blessed of God, and will be fruitful, and will beget twelve princes, and will be a great nation, but God’s covenant will not be established with him.
Genesis 17:21: “But My covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.”
The Bible tells us that the covenant would be with the son of Abram whose name was change to Abraham, and Sarai whose name was changed to Sarah, not the son of Abram and Hagar. The Bible then continues in the story of who would be the next heir. Isaac had twin boys. Which one was the firstborn? When Isaac was 60 years-old, his wife, Rebekah, gave birth to Esau and Jacob. Which one did Isaac love? Or did he love them both equally?
An example of the importance of one’s identity is found in a Will or Trust. This is exactly the point of the Holy Scriptures! The Bible is divided into two sections, the Old Testament and the New Testament. A Testament is a Will that names certain beneficiaries. This point is never brought up in Bible colleges, yet this should be the context of any serious Bible lesson. No one seems to take seriously the proper nouns and pronouns used in the Scriptures, nor the names of the beneficiaries. Is this not crazy? This should be the first question to ask when interpreting Scripture – what is the context and to whom is the Bible written? The Bible is a Testament or Covenant so we should see it as a Last Will and Testament from God to His covenant people.
Our Scripture reading contains much we could talk about...