This is a very important question which I was asked by an astute lady, whom I will not name. Of course, when we make mention of this subject, we are talking about how the twelve tribes of Israel were “blinded” to who they were because they had been unfaithful to their Husband, Yahweh. Because Israel had been disloyal on many occasions, and repeatedly chastened for that disloyalty, eventually it became evident to Yahweh, her Husband, that He had no other alternative but to give her a writ of divorce. Upon that divorce, Yahweh “put away and punished” the twelve tribes of Israel for “seven times” (i.e., 2,520 years). Lev. 26:18 states:
“And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.”
This punishment didn’t start all at the same time, but was spread over a period of 160 years. To get a Biblical, historical and archaeological perspective of the deportations of the house of Israel and the house of Judah, I will quote from An Outline History of the Seventy Weeks Nation by The Rev. Alban Heath, pp. 11-13:
“The first of these deportations was in the time of Tiglath-Pileser, who reigned over Assyria 745-727 B.C. ‘In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maachah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali, and carried them captive to Assyria’ (2 Ki. 15:29). ‘And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria and the spirit of Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them into Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, until this day’ (1 Chron. 5:26). These captives were of Ten-Tribed Israel, as distinct from the House of Judah, and they were taken to the country we now know as Mesopotamia. The British Museum authorities identify Pul with Tiglath-Pileser.
“The next deportation was in the time of Shalmaneser V, who was king of Assyria, 727-722 B.C. ‘... Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it ... And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes’ (2 Ki. 18:9, 11). Samaria was [in] the country of Israel. Again the captives were deported to Mesopotamia ....
“Sargon II, 722-705 B.C., does not appear in Old Testament history. Isaiah [20:1] makes one passing reference to him but his dealings with Israel find no mention in the sacred writings. But Sargon himself has left the following inscription: ‘(In the beginning of my reign) the city of Samaria I besieged, I captured ... 27,280 of its inhabitants I carried away; fifty chariots in the midst of them I collected (and the rest of their goods I seized); I set my governor over them and laid upon them tribute and taxes like those of the Assyrians.’
“Later, the Southern kingdom fell a victim to the ravages of heathen rulers. ‘... Sennacherib king of Assyria (705-681 B.C.) did come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them’ (2 Ki. 18:13). While the Scriptures are silent on the subject of deportations at this time, Sennacherib himself has left the following record: ‘And Hezekiah king of Judah, who had not bowed down at my feet forty-six of his strong cities, his castles, and the smaller towns in their neighbourhood beyond number with warlike engines. ... I attacked and captured 200,150 people small and great, male and female, horses, mares, asses, camels, oxen and sheep beyond number, from the midst of them I carried off and distributed them as a spoil. He himself, like a bird in a cage, inside Jerusalem his royal city I shut him up.
“When neo-Babylon overthrew the ascendancy of Assyria and became itself the supreme power, Nebuchadnezzar, 604-561 B.C., imposed his heavy yoke upon the king and the kingdom of Judah. The vassalage began in the first year of Nebuchadnezzar.In the days of Jehoiakim ‘Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim be came his servant’.”
This testimonial from An Outline History of the Seventy Weeks Nation, by The Rev. Alban Heath, is only a brief recap of the evidence of a much longer and complicated story! Up to this point, Yahweh had married the twelve tribes of Israel, and because His wife on many occasions proved to be habitually unfaithful, He finally divorced her and put her away in punishment for 2,520 years, which would last approximately until the early 1800’s A.D. We should also take into account the fact that the twelve tribes were not all taken captive at the same time, so also, their 2,520 years of punishment would not end at the same time.
Therefore, we should not be surprised that a man by the name of John Wilson, who was born at Kilmarnock, Scotland in 1779 A.D., commenced an inquiry into the Israelitish origin of the Anglo-Saxons in the year 1837 A.D. The reason that the twelve tribes forgot their origins is explained at Isaiah 29:10-12, which states:
“10 For Yahweh hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. 11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: 12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.” Here, the moral to the story is: Don’t ask your pastor or priest, no matter how educated he might be, or your less educated relatives or friends, but check it out for yourself. Likewise, don’t take my word for it, as Scripture makes each individual Israelite responsible for the truthfulness and accuracy of this account. Additionally, if you are a descendant of one of the twelve tribes of Israel, and if Yahweh doesn’t lift His “spirit of sleep” from off of you, you’ll not understand it until He does! And NO, this “spirit of sleep” was not placed on the converso Edomite-jews! To confirm the mass conversion of Edomites to Israelite-ism, (which they Talmud-ized into “Judaism”), read Josephus’ Antiquities, book 13, chapter 9, paragraph 1, which states in part:
“... Hyrcanus took also Dora and Marissa, cities of Idumea, and subdued all the Idumeans; and permitted them to stay in that country, if they would circumcise their genitals, and make use of the laws of the Jews; and they were so desirous of living in the country of their forefathers, that they submitted to the use of circumcision, and the rest of the Jewish ways of living; at which time therefore this befell them, that they were hereafter no other than Jews.” [underlining mine]
A footnote on the same page makes the following comment on this passage:
“This account of the Idumeans admitting circumcision, and the entire Jewish law, from this time, or from the days of Hyrcanus, is confirmed by their entire history afterwards. This, in the opinion of Josephus, made them proselytes of justice, or entire Jews. However, Antigonus, the enemy of Herod, though Herod were derived from such a proselyte of justice for several generations, will allow him to be no more than a half Jew. Ammonius, a grammarian, says:– ‘the Jews are such by nature, and from the beginning, whilst the Idumeans are not Jews from the beginning ... but being afterwards subdued by the Jews and compelled to be circumcised, and to unite into one nation, and be subject to the same laws, they were called Jews.’ Dio also says:– ‘That country is also called Judea, and the people Jews; and this name is given also to as many as embrace their religion, though of other nations’.”
What most Christians overlook is the prophecy at Jeremiah 16:16, which declares:
“16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith Yahweh, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. 17 For mine eyes are upon all their [Israel’s] ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.”
Nearly all of we Israelites understand that, when Christ called His disciples, He told them He would make them “fishers of men”, but what our people have yet to learn, He was also to call for “hunters of men”! The hunters have pretty well completed their task, so let’s take note of the most important discoveries the hunters unearthed.
? WHAT DID THESE HUNTERS FIND ?
While all of these archaeologists found many things verifying Biblical places, times and events, far-and-away the most important of these were the cuneiform clay tablets found in the excavations of the Assyrian royal library at Nineveh. It might appear today, after a lapse of 2500 years, all hope of tracing the Israelites has been lost in the midst of antiquity. Archaeologists have, though, during the last 100 years, unearthed and published the original contemporary records of the Assyrians who took the Israelites captive. From these records, in recent years, vital clues have come to light. These records consist of cuneiform clay tablets which can be found today in the British Museum. These tablets serve today as archaeological evidence of Israel’s migrations. These clay tablets were frontier post reports of Assyrian spies, to the Assyrian king, keeping watch over the captive peoples. Among these tablets were over 1,400 different texts, including reports of how the captive peoples (Israelites) were breaking away in small groups and heading northwest in the general direction of Europe. The texts of these Assyrian clay tablets were not deciphered until about 1930. These Assyrian reports were saying, in effect: “The last time we saw those sons of Omri (as the Israelites were called by the Assyrians), they were breaking away and heading in a northwesterly direction toward Europe.” Not to inquire about this evidence found by the prophesied “hunters” would therefore be foolhardy, for there is nothing heedlessly implied in Scripture! It should be very carefully noted that the prophet placed the importance of the “hunters” on the same level with the “fishers”! Yet, we hear next to nothing concerning the importance of the “hunters” from nominal churchianity.
While the “hunters” were doing their job, during approximately the same time period, the descendants of Cain were busy concocting a dogma they called “Zionism”. To get a handle on this, I will quote from The Story of the Jew, by Rabbi Lee J. Levinger, and his wife Elma ©1928, 9th printing, 1936 (used as a textbook for jewish children), pp. 216-217:
“... Now it became the movement of modern Jewish thinkers in Russia; they called it the Haskalah or ‘enlightenment,’ and called themselves the Maskilim, or ‘enlighteners.’ Their writings were partly about the Jews and Jewish problems, partly about all other subjects that interested people in the nineteenth century. Some of them wrote also in Yiddish, the language of the people, which they gradually developed into a literary language; some of them even wrote in Russian, the language of their oppressors.
“The first of them all was Isaac Baer Levinsohn [in 1828; (lived 1788-1860)], the Mendelssohn of Russia; about forty years after Mendelssohn, he followed that great leader in trying to combine Jewish interest and general education. He and his followers published magazines in the Hebrew language, wrote poetry and novels as well as histories and serious articles. Abraham Mapu wrote a romantic novel of the days of Isaiah, entitled ‘Ahabath Zion,’ the Love of Zion, which introduced hundreds of young [jewish] students of the Bible to modern literature. Of course, they had read it in secret, as the Haskalah movement was not approved by the old type of Hebrew educators.
“We have already mentioned the greatest Hebrew poets, Chaim Nachman Bialik, and you will hear in chapter XVII of Ahad Ha’am, the greatest of Hebrew essayists and the founder of cultural Zionism. For Haskalah in Russia led toward Zionism; Smolenskin and Pinsker were forerunners of Theodore Herzl as they worked out a theory of the Jewish nation.”
No doubt, this divergent information may seem extraneous to some readers, but it is essential to our investigation. Not only did the Jews hatch up their theory of zionism, but they infiltrated and financed this false zionism into the denominations of nominal churchianity. Here’s the story, as I stated in my essay, Old Jerusalem Shall Never Rise Again:
“As a young con-artist in Kansas after the Civil War, Cyrus I. Scofield met up with John J. Ingalls, an aging Jewish lawyer who had been sent to Atchison by the ‘Secret Six’ some thirty years before to work the Abolitionist cause. Pulling strings both in Kansas and with his compatriots back east, Ingalls assisted Scofield in gaining admission to the Bar, and procured his appointment as Federal Attorney for Kansas. Ingalls and Scofield became partners in a railroad scam which led to Cyrus serving time for criminal forgery.
“While he was in prison, Scofield began studying the philosophy of John Darby, pioneer of the Plymouth Brethren movement and the ‘any moment now’ rapture doctrine.
“Upon his release from prison, Scofield deserted his first wife, Leontine Carry Scofield, and his two daughters Abigail and Helen, and he took as his mistress a young girl from the St. Louis Flower Mission. He later abandoned her for Helen van Ward, whom he eventually married. Following his Illuminati connections to New York, he settled in at the Lotus Club, which he listed as his residence for the next twenty years. It was here that he presented his ideas for a new Christian Bible concordance, and was taken under the wing of Samuel Untermeyer, who later became chairman of the American Jewish Committee, president of the American League of Jewish Patriots, and chairman of the Non-sectarian Anti-Nazi League. [“nazi” is a Hebrew word for “prince”!]
“Untermeyer introduced Scofield to numerous Zionist and socialist leaders, including Samuel Gompers, Fiorello LaGuardia, Abraham Straus, Bernard Baruch and Jacob Schiff. These were the people who financed Scofield’s research trips to Oxford and arranged the publication and distribution of his concordance.”
Thus, the Jesuit priest Ribera’s writings influenced the Jesuit priest Lacunza; Lacunza influenced Irving; Irving influenced Darby; Darby influenced Scofield; Scofield and Darby influenced D.L. Moody, and Moody influenced the Pentecostal Movement; and the Pentecostal Movement influenced the Charismatic Movement. Scofield also was the head of Southwestern School of the Bible in Dallas, the forerunner of the present Dallas Theological Seminary. This school is now a major center for spreading Scofield’s views, and I don’t want to have the slightest part in this satanic plot dreamed-up, supported and perpetuated by Canaanite-Edomite-jews.
We can see very clearly here that the converso Edomite-jews knew quite well that if they could convince nominal churchianity that they were “God’s chosen people”, then they could gain Christian support for their Satanic agenda! Considering all of this evidence, we are now in a better position to answer the question, “When will all of Israel be awakened to their Identity?” Yes, the Bible does answer our question, but it is found in a most unlikely place: Ezekiel 39:22-25:
“22 So the house of Israel shall know that I am Yahweh their Elohim from that day and forward. 23 And the heathen1471 shall know3045 that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword. 24 According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions have I done unto them, and hid my face from them. 25 Therefore thus saith Yahweh Elohim; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name ....”
Matthew Poole, in his 3-volume Commentary, vol. 2, p. 783, states on verse 22:
“The sottish [i.e., stupefied] heathen thought meanly of the God of Israel, and reckoned they came into captivity because the people of some greater god had by the power of their god prevailed against Israel’s God and his people; but by this overthrow given to Gog, they shall see it was not impotence in Israel’s God, but iniquity in Israel’s people, that brought them into captivity. Trespassed; committed sin perversely, continually, and with a high hand. Hid my face; withdrew my favour, would no more regard them, and then it was soon a night of trouble to them. Into the hand, into the power, of their enemies, which could not have hurt Israel if Israel had not first forsaken his God, but then God forsook them. When God withdrew his defence, as fenceless, they fell under the sword of the enemy; for it is he that subdueth enemies and giveth victory.”
Adam Clarke, in his 6-volume Commentary, vol. 4, p. 530, remarks reasonably well on verse 25:
“... Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob] Both they and the heathen shall know that it was for their [Israel’s] iniquity that I gave them into the hands of their enemies: and now I will redeem them from those hands in such a way as to prove that I am a merciful God, as well as a just God.”
From this it should be evident that we are dealing with two different entities, (1) all of the twelve tribes of Israel, and (2) a people who are enemies of Israel. We are presently mindful of such illegal “heathen” pouring across our borders and entering our Israelite lands on a daily basis!
Barnes’ Notes, Eze 39:25-26, p. 371, reads thusly:
“... The contrast of the future of Israel with that of the surrounding nations. This prophecy reaches far beyond a mere temporal restoration. It points to times of more permanent security, when from all nations and kingdoms the Church [sic ekklesia] of Christ, the Israel of God, shall be gathered in, when the power of the world shall be for ever broken, and the kingdom of Christ shall be established for ever.”
Matthew Henry, in his 6-volume Commentary, vol. 4, p. 979, states on verses 23-25:
“... God will let the heathen know the meaning of his people’s troubles, and rectify the mistake of those concerning them who took occasion from the troubles of Israel to reproach the God of Israel, as unable to protect them and untrue to his covenant with them. When God, upon their reformation and return to him, turned again their captivity, and brought them back to their own land, and, upon their perseverance in their reformation, wrought such great salvations for them as that from the attempts of Gog upon them, then it would be made to appear, even to the heathen that would but consider and compare things, that there was no ground at all for their reflection, that Israel went into captivity, not because God could not protect them, but because they had by sin forfeited his favour and thrown themselves out of his protection (vv. 23-24): The heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity, that iniquity which they learned from the heathen their neighbours, because they trespassed against God. That was the true reason why God hid his face from them and gave them into the hand of their enemies ....”
At Deut. 32:26-28 we are told: “26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: 27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and Yahweh hath not done all this.” Have you noticed how “strangely” our enemies have been acting lately? Like, for instance, the nonentity in the empty chair, BO?