Bible Believers' Newsletter #479
"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."
Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our main article is again by Evangelist F. F. Bosworth, who in his later years ministered with Brother Branham at home and overseas. We present his teaching – The Bible Distinction between "The House of Israel" and "The House of Judah" – to emphasize the distinction between Israel and Judah. On Since the word "Jew" was created in the 16th century and introduced into your Bible in the 18th century, replacing two different words, the meaning of this new word has itself been changed. Thus Brother Bosworth conflates "Jews" with the descendants of Judah and some imagine Brother Branham believed Jews were Israelites and Judahites, but those with anointed eyes will discern the 'logos' from the 'rhema' as they have between Matthew 28:19 and Acts 3:38. With this in mind you can discriminate by the Holy Spirit as you read this intact teaching.
For almost a century the Zionist-funded Scofield Reference Bible has influenced careless Christians to suppose Jews to be Israelites, when nothing could be further from Bible truth. This error pervades the circle of this Message as it has become the common understanding. Brother Bosworth, Brother Branham and many ministers use the word Jew in connection with the descendants of Judah when it properly means a resident of Judea. Every Amalekite, Chinese and Muslim resident in Judea is a Jew, just as every Frenchman, Negro or Hindoo resident in New Zealand is a New Zealander. The word defines residency, not religion or race. God made no covenant with any Jew, but with Israelites from the House of Israel and the House of Judah who were of the Hebrew race and the faith of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
In these last days we are called to "rightly divide the Word of truth" by Brother Branham's Message which restored "the fulness of the Word spoken by the mouth of all God's holy prophets since the world began," revealing truths that were lost or stolen by the enemy of God and man, and finishing the mystery of God sealed from the foundation of the World (Acts 3:21; Revelation 10:7). As you familiarize yourself with his Message, which is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16, and prove all things in your own Bible, "the Voice of the Archangel" – Christ in the heart of His Bride – will place it from Genesis to Revelation and identify Scripture with history so you can recognize your day and its Message.
The purpose of this Message is to bring Christ's end-time Bride into the unity of the faith for the manifestation of the Sons of God and the translation (Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19; I Corinthians 15:46-57). It is God's final warning and our way to escape the coming tribulation. His Bible and His prophet teach that before we are called Home, Babylon and the self-styled Jews will persecute us as they persecuted the early Church (Revelation 13; 17). In collaboration with the so-called Jews Rome will rule Jerusalem to the consummation, or until "the times of the Gentiles" have their nuclear fulfillment seven years after the end of the Gentile dispensation. Isaiah 9:16, "The leaders of Israel cause them to err: they that are led of them are destroyed." Likewise, ministers in the circle of this Message are leading their people into the ditch of Judaeo-Roman Catholicism — "a whore is a deep ditch" (Luke 6:39; Proverbs 23:27).
This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.
Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott
Russia warns US on Missile Defense
Moscow, June 3, 2007 – Russian President Vladimir Putin, with words reminiscent of the Cold War, warned Sunday that his military would respond to a planned American missile defense system near its borders by aiming its missiles at US military bases in Europe. Putin assailed the White House plan to place a radar system in the nearby Czech Republic and interceptor missiles in neighboring Poland – two Eastern European countries that were in the Soviet orbit during the Cold War era. He said if the US went ahead, Russia would have to take steps to restore the strategic balance in the world.
Putin said neither Iran nor North Korea have the rockets that the system is intended to shoot down, suggesting it would be used instead against Russia. "We are being told the anti-missile defense system is targeted against something that does not exist. Doesn't it seem funny to you, to say the least?" an irritated Putin told foreign reporters days before he heads to Germany for a summit with President Bush and other leaders of the Group of Eight. . . Full story: chron.com
Comment: According to Ezekiel 38, Russia, the "chief prince" of Moscow and Siberia, will lead a confederacy of Iran, Ethiopia, Libya, Turkey and many Islamic Asian republics against Israel, following earthquakes that will demolish the Dome of the Rock and sink Los Angeles at the close of the Gentile dispensation. Russia will then invade mainland USA.
US Bishops Continue to Press Congress on Just Immigration Reform
June 14, 2006 – US Catholic bishops urged the US Congress to resolve differences on immigration reform and seize a 'historic moment' to give all of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
Meeting in Los Angeles for their bi-annual conference, the bishops said an enforcement-only approach to immigration failed and that stronger border fences and a piecemeal approach would do nothing to deter those seeking to find work in the United States.
"Over the past 12 years, our government has spent $25 billion on enforcement of our border. During the same period, the number of undocumented immigrants in the nation has nearly doubled," said Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino, who heads the US Catholic Bishops committee on immigration. "We urge congressional leaders and the President to seize this historic moment and enact a just and humane immigration measure."
"Either fix it, or five years from now there will be 20 million illegal immigrants here," said Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony, whose vow to disobey any laws that would criminalize illegal immigrants and those who help them has made him a leading voice in the national debate. . . Full story: usccb.org
Comment: The Catholic Church is credited with inventing the "City of Sanctuary" program for illegal aliens. The Catholic Church has aided and abetted illegal aliens since the late 1960's. They employ well-paid lobbyists to knock on congressional doors to secure taxpayers' funds for the "branch" of the church known as "Catholic Charities." These "Catholic Charities" organizations receive billions of taxpayer dollars annually, with absolutely no oversight. They are rolling in dough to support a haven for illegal aliens and YOU are paying for it.
What Mahony doesn’t say is that the Catholic Church does not allow birth control so Americans can expect to be displaced by 30, 40 to 50 million Mexicans streaming over US borders in the coming years. . . all Roman Catholics. According to prophecy, Rome will rule her (once) Protestant image, the USA, so she needs the votes (Revelation 13:11-18; 17:1-5).
What if our Mercenaries turn on Us?
June 14, 2006 – The privatization of war hands an incentive to American corporations, many with tremendous political clout, to keep us mired down in Iraq. But even more disturbing is the steady rise of this modern Praetorian Guard. The Praetorian Guard in ancient Rome was a paramilitary force that defied legal constraints, made violence part of the political discourse, and eventually plunged the Roman Republic into tyranny and despotism. Despotic movements need paramilitary forces that operate outside the law, forces that sow fear among potential opponents, and are capable of physically silencing those branded by their leaders as traitors. And in the wrong hands, a Blackwater could well become that force.
American taxpayers have so far handed a staggering $4 billion to "armed security" companies in Iraq such as Blackwater. . . Tens of billions more have been paid to companies that provide logistical support. . . the House Intelligence Committee estimates that 40 cents of every dollar spent on the occupation has gone to war contractors. It is unlikely that any of these corporations will push for an early withdrawal. The profits are too lucrative.
Mercenary forces like Blackwater operate beyond civilian and military law. They are covered by a 2004 edict passed by American occupation authorities in Iraq that immunizes all civilian contractors in Iraq from prosecution.
Blackwater, barely a decade old, has migrated from Iraq to set up operations in the United States and nine other countries. It trains Afghan security forces and has established a base a few miles from the Iranian border. The huge contracts from the war – including $750 million from the State Department since 2004 – have allowed Blackwater to amass a fleet of more than 20 aircraft, including helicopter gunships . . . Full story: truthout.org
Comment: Do you recognize the image of Rome (Revelation 13:11-18)?
The Bible Distinction between "The House of Israel" and "The House of Judah"
by F. F. Bosworth
Today there is much teaching on the subject of prophecy, and it is important that there should be. It is very important for every student of prophecy, in fact, it is absolutely necessary for their understanding, to see the distinction the Bible makes between the Jews and the other Tribes of Israel. Until this distinction between the two Houses, Israel and Judah, as that distinction is taught in the Scriptures, is clearly understood, a great portion of the Bible will remain a closed book. This clear distinction between the two Houses is never lost sight of in the Bible, and until it is understood, it is impossible to follow the truth of Scripture on this subject, or to understand the Bible story of Israel. If we had time we could show you that ignorance of this distinction is responsible for much of the infidelity today. Because the pre-millennial promises God made to the "House of Israel" have not been fulfilled to the "House of Judah," they have accused God of unfaithfulness. 
Many people today suppose that where Israel is mentioned in the Bible, it means the Jews. We read articles and hear sermons today in which the writers and speakers refer to "Abraham, the Jew." Isaac and Jacob are often called Jews, the most absurd and impossible thing as we shall see from the Scriptures. It is a common thing today to hear ministers and writers use such phrases as the following:
"The Jews in Egypt"
"The Exodus of the Jews"
"The Jews at Mt. Sinai"
"When the Jews entered Canaan"
"Twelve Tribes of the Jews"
"Abraham, the Jew"
Thousands of Christians use the terms "Israel," and "Jew," "The House of Israel," "The House of Judah," employing these and similar words and phrases as if they always referred to the same people. They do not know that according to Biblical history, there were no "Jews" known as such until about 15 centuries after Abraham was born, and until 600 years after the death of Moses.
Most Hebrews not Jews
Beginning with Adam, we have the start, not only of chronology, but of the genealogical tables of the Bible. There are ten generations from Adam to Noah, and ten generations from Shem (Noah’s son) to Abraham. Eber or Heber was in the fourth generation from Shem. All of the descendants of Heber were Hebrews. Abraham was six generations later. He, therefore, was a Hebrew. The Hebrews were not Jews, because Judah, from whom the Jews descended, was not yet born. When the time came that there were Jews on the earth, of course, they also were Hebrews - a very small portion of them - but the great mass of Hebrews were not Jews, and are not today. Let us closely follow the facts.
"Abraham had eight sons. One son was Ishmael whose mother was Hagar. One son was Isaac, whose mother was Sarah. After Sarah’s death, Abraham married Keturah, and she bore unto him six sons. Abraham, being a Hebrew, or descendant of Heber, his descendants would of course be Hebrews, and their descendants would also be Hebrews, but their descendants are not Jews. If they are, then Ishmael would have been a Jew and that would make the Arabs Jews. . . It would be foolish to declare that they are Jews, although as the descendants of Abraham, they are of the stock of Heber, and therefore Hebrews. The same reasoning applies to Isaac, Isaac was a Hebrew, the son of Abraham. Now Isaac had two sons, Esau and Jacob. If Isaac was a Jew, then both Esau and Jacob would be Jews. This would make the descendants of Esau also Jews, but the descendants of Esau became the Edomites, later the Turks; also the Pharaohs of the oppression were of the Esau line , but none of these people are Jews."
To call Abraham a Jew would make him a descendant of Isaac’s yet unborn grandson Judah. The Tribe of Judah had no existence on earth during the time of Abraham and Isaac. If Isaac was a Jew, then surely his twin sons, Jacob and Esau would be Jews. We all know that Esau, Jacob’s twin brother, became the progenitor of the Turks, as they are known today. If Jacob was a Jew, how could it be that his twin brother would not be, since they were both born of the same father and mother?
Descendants do not name their Ancestors
Jacob, one of these twin brothers had 12 sons, which came from four different mothers. None of these 12 sons were Jews. One of his 12 sons was Judah, but in the sense in which we use the word "Jew" today, the term cannot be applied to Judah, for "he was not a Jew," because of the fact that they whom we call Jews today have certain characteristics and are racially a type that came into existence hundreds of years after Israel left Egypt. This racial type or remnant we know as the Jews is only a small portion of the descendants of Judah, who was only one of the 12 sons of Jacob. There are no Jews among any of the descendants of Jacob’s other 11 sons. Now Judah had [three sons Er, and Onan, and Shelah, by his wife, and] twins by Tamar. The descendants of one son, Zarah, peopled the shores of the Mediterranean, leaving Egypt before the exodus of the children of Israel. Pharez, the twin brother of Zarah, became the progenitor of the tribe of Judah. The tribe of Judah descending from Pharez was divided by the Lord into two Houses – the "House of David" and the "House of Judah."
Abraham was the father of Isaac; Isaac was the father of Jacob; Jacob, who was later named "Israel," became the father of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphthali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph and Benjamin. The 12 sons each became the head of a Tribe called after his own personal name. From Judah, the fourth son of Jacob, are descended the Jews; the word "Jew" being simply an abbreviation of the name "Judah."  A glance at the genealogy will show that it is impossible for Abraham, or Isaac, or Jacob, to have been Jews. Only the descendants of Judah – those coming after him, could be called by his name – not his ancestors. No one had ever been named "Judah" until more than 200 years after Abraham was named. Suppose your parents gave you the name of Charles. That does not name your ancestors, who lived two hundred years before you, Charles. And naming Jacob’s fourth son Judah would not make Abraham, his great grandfather, a Jew.
Israel and Judah Separate Nations
The 12 Tribes of Israel became two nations, with widely different destinies, until the time when they will be united in the coming age (Ezekiel 37:22). The distinction or separation between Judah and Israel was foreshadowed at an early date. We read in Psalm 114:1-2 "When Israel went out of Egypt. . . Judah was His sanctuary and Israel His dominion." In Samuel’s day, the two Houses, Judah and Israel, were numbered separately. In I Samuel 11:8 we read "And when he numbered them in Bezek, the children of Israel were three hundred thousands and the men of Judah thirty thousand." Notice that even at this early date, Israel numbered ten times more than Judah. The Numerical contrast today is very much greater. The Bible tells us that the Jews would be "few in number" (Ezekiel 5:3), but it tells us that Israel would be as the sands of the sea for multitudes (Hosea 1:10). The Scriptures tell us that David reigned seven years over Judah before he was made King over Israel (II Samuel 5:5). If Judah and Israel are the same, how could David be king for seven years over Judah before he was made King over Israel? Until the year 975BC the descendants of Jacob formed one nation. But they are spoken of as "the two families which the Lord hath chosen" (Jeremiah 33:24).
In the year 975BC at the death of King Solomon, the nation was divided into two nations. In I Samuel 18:16 the expression "All Israel" is used, when Judah is excluded. I will quote you this passage: "But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them." In II Chronicles 10:12-14 we are told that when Solomon died, and his son Rehoboam came to the throne, the ten tribes rebelled, and under Jeroboam, formed the NORTHERN NATION; while Judah, along with Benjamin and certain Levites, formed the SOUTHERN NATION.
The NORTHERN NATION, which consisted of the Ten Tribes, was known under the following national titles: Israel, Ephraim, Isaac, Samaria, The House of Israel, The House of Judah and The Ten Tribes.
The Division was of God
The SOUTHERN NATION, which consisted of the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin, was known as "Judah," "The House of Judah" or "The Jews." The capital of the SOUTHERN NATION was Jerusalem. If I had more time, I would quote you the Scriptures which show that this division of the Tribes of Israel into two nations was Divinely Predetermined, Divinely Predicted, Divinely Emphasized, Divinely Maintained, Divinely Accomplished, Divinely Explained, Divinely Approved. The Scriptures show that this division into Two Kingdoms had behind it and controlling it, the fore-ordaining eternal councils of God; and it took place for great, beneficent, well-defined and Divine reasons.
In Jeremiah the third chapter, Israel is five times called "Backsliding Israel," a term never once applied to Judah, and Judah is four times called "Treacherous Judah," a term not once applied to Israel. I will read you this passage: "And I saw, when for all the causes whereby BACKSLIDING Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also" (Jeremiah 3:8). Ask those who declare that Israel and Judah are the same people to read that passage, analyzing it in the light of their belief. And there are many such passages showing the clear distinction between Israel and Judah. There are more than 2,000 references to Israel in the Bible that have no reference whatever to the Jews. On the other hand, there are more than five hundred references to Judah that have no reference to Israel, and yet there are those continually trying to tell us there is no distinction between Israel and Judah, and continually refer to Israel as Jews, and even change the name of Judah to Israel. It is absurd as to use the words America and England interchangeably.
Here is another quotation for them to explain: "Backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah." Make Israel and Judah one and the same people referred to, and the statement becomes ridiculous. Many today are evidently unacquainted with the fact that, according to Biblical history, there was not a single "Jew" known as such upon the face of the earth earlier than 600 years after the death of Moses, or about 1,500 years after Abraham was born. There were, of course, Hebrews and Israelites long before that time; Abraham and Isaac were Hebrews; but they were neither Israelites nor Jews. The 12 sons of Jacob were Hebrews and Israelites, but they were not Jews. The same may be said of Moses and Aaron, of the people of the Northern Kingdom, of Elijah and Elisha. To avoid confusion over the expression "Israel" it is necessary to determine in which sense it is used in any particular passage, whether it means: (1) "The whole of the Twelve Tribes; (2) Or the House of Judah alone as being a part of the Twelve Tribes; (3) Or the Ten-Tribed Kingdom."
Ten Tribed Israel never called Jews
Nothing can be more unscriptural than to call all Israelites "Jews;" it is as absurd as calling all Americans Californians. Most Israelites are not Jews because they are the descendants of the other tribes of Israel. There is just as much reason for calling all Israelites "Danites" or "Gadites" or "Ephraimites" as there is for calling them Judahites or "Jews." It is just as reasonable to call all "Jews" "Danites" as it is to call all "Danites" "Jews." The term Jew is never used until more than a thousand years after Abraham. It appears for the first time in II Kings 16:6, where we are told that the King of Israel, together with the King of Assyria, made war against the King of Judah. Now since in this passage Israel, one Kingdom, made war against the Jews, another Kingdom, how can they both be the Jews? The Scriptures never once refer to the Ten-Tribed House of Israel as "The Jews;" neither past, present, nor future. The term "The Jews" is never, in God’s Word, applied to the 12 Tribes, collectively, or to the Ten-Tribed House of Israel.
Bishop J. A. Allen of California, speaking of this modern confusion which we are discussing writes: "For ecclesiastical writers to ignore the national and racial representative Israelitish names of Joseph, Ephraim, and Samaria (the name of Israel’s former capital city, as used in history and prophecy), and to substitute "The Jews" either as a name or as a people, calling them the sole representatives of Israel’s race, is not only the height of ignorance, but THE GREAT ECCLESIASTICAL CRIME OF THE AGES. Truly an enemy hath done this."
In Jeremiah 13:11, nearly 400 years after the tribes were divided by God into the two kingdoms, "The Whole House of Israel" and "The Whole House of Judah" are both spoken of in the same verse, proving that neither House without the other constitutes all of the Lord’s chosen people. "The Whole House of Judah" are not all of the Lord’s people, and "The Whole House of Israel" are not all of the Lord’s people. It takes "The Whole House of Israel" together with "The Whole House of Judah" to make all of God’s chosen people; and comparatively few of these are Jews. This text proves conclusively that there is a people called the "Whole House of Israel" of which the "Whole House of Judah" is regarded as neither part nor parcel. The Holy Spirit has never either in Biblical history or prophecy, called the 10 Tribed House of Israel "Jews." They have never been called "Jews" except by uninformed and unscriptural teachers.
Birthright People are not Jews
The fact that Jacob’s two wives, Leah and Rachel, are spoken of as "building the House of Israel," of necessity divides the immediate household of Jacob into "two families." In Jeremiah 33:24 they are spoken of as "the two families which the Lord hath chosen." The Covenant promise of the BIRTHRIGHT was given to one of these families, and that of the SCEPTRE to the other family. Rachel was to be the mother of "thousands of millions" while Leah was to be the mother of royalty. Genesis 49:10 shows us that Judah represents the SCEPTRE family; and I Chronicles 5:2 tells us "THE BIRTHRIGHT is Joseph’s." Never try to apply a BIRTHRIGHT blessing to the Jews. Judah and the Jews were excluded from the BIRTHRIGHT promises, Joseph from the SCEPTRE. The BIRTHRIGHT people are not, and are never in the Scriptures called Jews.
In Ezekiel the 37th chapter we are told that "the two sticks" which are still separate, but which are yet to be reunited, represent Judah on the one hand, and Joseph and the "House of Israel" on the other. One of these sticks represents the SCEPTRE people and the other the BIRTHRIGHT people. Judah, the inheritor of the SCEPTRE, is only a half bother to Joseph, the inheritor of the BIRTHRIGHT. The SCEPTRE and the BIRTHRIGHT inheritors are "two families" with different mothers. How could the distinction between the SCEPTRE and the BIRTHRIGHT families Judah and Israel be more emphatic?
Israel distinct from Judah
Unless we see the distinction between the "House of Israel" and the "House of Judah" from the time of the division till the final and glorious reunion of the Two Houses, which will take place at the end of the "latter days," the prophecies concerning Israel cannot be understood (Ezekiel 38:17). From the time of the division into two kingdoms until now, Judah and Israel have remained absolutely distinct. They were carried into captivity separately, at different times and by different nations, because Israel was taken into captivity by the Assyrians, 721BC (II Kings 17:6); while Judah was carried into captivity 133 years later by the Babylonians 588BC (II Kings 25:21). A portion of Judah returned after 70 years, as had been predicted (Ezra 2:1), but Israel never returned, nor was there any prediction that she would return until the final, glorious, restoration in the near future. All the prophecies were written after the division of the tribes into two nations; and these prophecies give the whole future of Israel as entirely distinct from Judah.
The great Jewish historian Josephus, writing from Rome in the year 70AD which was nearly 800 years after Israel was taken into captivity by the Assyrians says: "The entire body of the ten Tribes are still beyond the Euphrates, an immense multitude not to be estimated by number" (Antiquities of the Jews, xi.5,2). . .
Rev. Canon Faucett M.A. says in his "Critical and Expository Bible Encyclopedia" The idea that the House of Israel has been amalgamated and incorporated with the "Jews," is one of the most amazing errors in Biblical History.
The prophets write of Israel and Judah still being separate people in "the latter days," or the days of the Gospel dispensation. In the 37th chapter of Ezekiel is a prophecy yet to be fulfilled. God promising to unite the stick of Joseph, representing the House of Israel with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick in His hand. This and many other Scriptures require that Israel and Judah be kept separate until this union which has not yet taken place.
According to the prophet Hosea, the House of Israel in the last days was to become as the sands of the sea for number, before their reunion with the House of Judah, and their return, representatively, to Palestine (Hosea 1:10-11). Also Jeremiah writes: "When ye be multiplied and increased in the land in those days. . . the House of Judah shall walk with the House of Israel and they shall come together out of the land of the north, to the land that I gave for an inheritance unto your Fathers" (Jeremiah 3:16-18).
In Jeremiah 30:3-4 we have a prophecy yet to be fulfilled concerning the uniting of the two Houses. Here we read: "For the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of MY PEOPLE Israel and Judah; and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers and they shall possess it. And these are the Words that the Lord spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah." Here God calls Israel and Judah "My People Israel and Judah." So if Judah, the Jews, are the people of the Lord, then the Lord has a people besides the Jews whom He calls Israel and who are not counted among the Jews.
Long before the division took place, Moses, while prophesying unto the seed of Jacob, cried out: "Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah and bring him unto his people. . ." (Deuteronomy 33:7). This plainly shows that Judah was to be separated from his people and finally brought back to them. And the Scriptures tell us that shall not be until at the end of "the last days."
No Evidence for Amalgamation Theory
Orthodox Jews, even to this day, know that they do not represent the Ten-Tribed House of Israel. On the day of the Feast of Trumpets and on the Day of Atonement, they include in their prayer Jeremiah 31:20, and pray that Ephraim, Israel (the Ten-Tribes), may be united with them. If we had time, we could quote from the testimony of Jewish scholars, and from their literature, showing that they know they are not representatives of the Ten-Tribed House of Israel. We have quotations from the "Jewish Encyclopedia," "The Jewish Religion," "The Jewish Chronicle," Rabbi Gershom, Professor Neubauer, "The History and Literature of the Israelites," "The Jewish Quarterly Review," etc. The Chief Rabbi of the British Empire, Dr. Hertz, of London, says: "People known at present as Jews are descendants of the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin. . . we look forward to the gathering of all the Tribes at some future date." The learned Isaac Leiser says that "The Israelitish nation was left in banishment after the return of the Jews from Babylon." Professor Neubauer wrote: "The hope of the return of the ten tribes has never ceased among the Jews in exile." Josephus, a Jew, and loyal to Jewish history and tradition, wrote about 70AD or about 800 years after the captivity of Ten-Tribed Israel as follows: "The ten tribes did not return to Palestine; only two Tribes served the Romans after Palestine became a Roman province" (Antiquities of the Jews, xi.5,2).
Jeremiah prophesied that only they who were taken by Nebuchadnezzar to Babylon were to return. Then the historical fulfillment of that prophecy must see only a return of those taken to Babylon. Both Ezra and Nehemiah testify to the fact that historically only those taken by Nebuchadnezzar to Babylon did return (Ezra 2; Nehemiah 7).
The return to Palestine of the ten Tribes at any time in the past is contrary to Kings and Chronicles, contrary to Ezra, Nehemiah, Zechariah, Jerome and Josephus, and to history. In the prophecy that the "two Sticks," Judah, and the House of Israel will become "one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one King (the Lord Jesus Christ) shall be King to them all" we have Divine proof that the two Houses are still separate, because Christ is not reigning over them as King at the present time.
In connection with the return of the Jews from Babylon, Nehemiah says: "I saw Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, and of Ammon, and of Moab," (Nehemiah 13:23). Ezra declares the same fact, naming the Hittites as among those with whom marriages were consummated. In Ezra 9:1-2 Ezra says "They have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed has mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hands of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass." You can see how the facial expressions of all the descendants of these intermarriages would differ from that of the pure descendants of Judah, and still more from the BIRTHRIGHT TRIBES who were only half brothers of Judah to begin with.
When Jesus told the Jews in His day that he would go where they could not find Him, though they should seek for Him, the Jews, knowing of Israel still in dispersion, inquired: "Will He go to the dispersed among the Gentiles? (John 7:35). This passage shows that the Jews knew that the Ten Tribes were still in dispersion among the Gentiles. 
God divided the Abrahamic promises among Jacob’s twelve sons, and when He said through Jacob that Ephraim’s "Seed shall become a multitude of nations." He was not referring to the Jews who never have or ever will be "a multitude of nations," God was speaking to the BIRTHRIGHT heirs. The "Nation and a Company of Nations" promised in Genesis 35:11 was a BIRTHRIGHT BLESSING TO BE FULFILLED in the "last days" before Christ’s Return (Genesis 49:1) to Joseph and his descendants (I Chronicles 5:1), none of which are Jews. In Jeremiah 31:9, God said, "Ephraim is My firstborn," and in Genesis 48:19, Jacob said of Ephraim, "His seed shall become a multitude of nations" - just the opposite of what was said of Judah - "He shall become a remnant." That this promise to Israel was not to Judah is proven by the fact that Judah has never been a multitude of nations, and never will be. And so, more than 2,000 times God refers to Israel when what He says has no more to do with the Jews than with the Germans, or the Italians or the Chinese, or the Russians. On the other hand, the word "Jew" is mentioned 265 times, and in no instance does it refer to the Northern Kingdom of Israel or to any of their descendants.
The Amalgamation Theory receives no Support from Holy Scripture
The book of Micah plainly teaches that the Jews who "halted" were to become "a remnant," while Israel "that was cast far off," was to become "a strong nation" (Micah 4:7). The bringing together of these "two families" is to be associated with the Kingdom-Age. Till then, they would be separate. Some errors are slow in dying but this amalgamation-assumption which falsifies hundreds of Scriptures is now only lingering upon its death bed.
It is important to notice that neither the Major nor the Minor Prophets appear in the Old Testament until about 200 years after the division of the Twelve Tribes into two nations. What then did they find was the condition of God’s chosen race? Was there any sign of amalgamation among them? Not a scintilla. The prophets found them still divided into two nations; as separate as France and Italy, or Britain and America. They had separate Kings, separate administrations, separate national alliances, and of course, separate national titles. The National title of the Ten Tribes was "Israel," or "Ephraim," because the Tribe of Ephraim had become the Tribe of the Birthright owing to the sin of Reuben. We have seen that the national title of the other two tribes was "Judah," a remnant of which were later called "The Jews."
It was during this state of affairs that the prophets commenced their ministry - some residing in the territory of Israel, and others in that of Judah. The Prophets addressed these two nations by the names that God gave them - "Israel" being the title which the Northern Nation had decided to retain; and "Judah" being the title which the Southern Nation had decided to assume. Hence we find that all through their writings, whether of warning, of rebuking, or directing, or consoling; and whether their Words were historical or prophetical, the prophets recognized the separate condition of the Two Nations, and accordingly addressed them by their chosen and well-known national titles.
Ten Tribed Israel a Non-Jewish People
The separation into the Two Nations took place many years before any of the major or minor prophets wrote; therefore, the "Israel" known to Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, the minor prophets, our Lord, the evangelists, and the apostles, had no Tribe of Judah in it. Israel, as known to all of these writers, was a non-Jewish people. Israel has remained a non-Jewish people to this day. The amalgamation theory is hopelessly discredited in the presence of the Bible. The closing books of Bible history leave Israel and Judah in separation from each other, while Bible prophecy keeps them separated until reconciled and united in the Kingdom-Age, and are dwelling representatively in the Holy Land under the personal reign of the Lord Jesus Christ, their welcomed and Crowned Messiah.
Hosea’s statement that Israel shall be "as the sand of the sea which cannot be measured nor numbered" is not made concerning Judah (Hosea 1:10). In the first chapter we read "Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel." Did the two nations of captives "gather together" and amalgamate while in the land of their captivities? Did they "together appoint themselves one head" when the small remnant of Judah returned from Babylon? Both Ezra and Nehemiah, who were the historians of the Babylonian return, inform us that this was not the case.
That this uniting of Judah and Israel did not take place when the remnant of Judah returned after the Babylonian captivity, is clearly proved by Jeremiah’s prophecy in the third chapter where we are told that "The House of Judah shall walk with the House of Israel and they shall come together out of the land of the North to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers" (Jeremiah 3:18). Nothing like this has yet taken place. The 17th verse of this chapter shows us that when Israel and Judah unite, Jerusalem will be so fully under Divine truth and influence that she will be called "The Throne of Jehovah." This shows us that this uniting of the Two Houses has not yet taken place, and when it does it will not be a Jewish Nation. It will be the Israel Nation.
Of this reunion of Israel and Judah, Jeremiah in the 50th chapter and 4th verse says, "In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together: They shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek the Lord their God." It was not in "the former days" but at the end of "the latter days" [after the "seven times" or 2,520 years punishment of both Houses has run out] that this is prophesied to take place; and if Israel is already amalgamated with Judah - this and other prophecies can never be fulfilled. Jeremiah goes on to say in the 20th verse, "In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found; for I will pardon them whom I leave as a remnant." We all know that such a return and union of Israel and Judah has never yet taken place.
Return "Together out of the Land of the North"
According to the amalgamation theory, which has no support of the Scripture, Israel would have gone south to join Judah instead of Judah going north to join Israel for Jeremiah says "In those days, The House of Judah shall walk with the House of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers." We know that this has never yet happened. This is not true even of Judah’s return from Babylon. They returned from the south. When Israel and Judah become "one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel, they are to have one King and be no more two nations" says Ezekiel (37:22). That this uniting of Israel and Judah was not in the past is again proven by the fact that the Jews have never had a King since they went into Babylonian captivity. As a matter of undeniable fact, there never has been, to this very day, a Davidic King reigning in the Holy Land from the year 586BC, when the temple was destroyed, and the House of Judah was carried away captive to Babylon. Anyhow it was not of any human monarch that Ezekiel wrote when his prophetic vision spanned the gulf of ages, and he beheld the glories of the Crowned Redeemer and of His ransomed, restored, and united Israel. Ezekiel had reference to Him of whose Second Coming we read; "And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS" (Revelation 19:16).
And then, I ask, did the returned captives abide in the land "forever"? The prophet tells us that when Israel and Judah are reunited, their descendants were to be in perpetual occupation of the land. We know that this has never taken place because the Jews were suddenly driven out in AD70, and have been wanderers for 18 centuries. This shows again that the Ten Tribes did not go back with the Jews when they returned from Babylon.
Jerome was one of the most eminent of the early fathers of the Church. He wrote, in the 4th century, which was more than a thousand years after Ten Tribed Israel went into captivity as follows: "Unto this day, the ten Tribes are subject to the Kings of Persia" — "The Ten Tribes inhabit at this day the cities and mountains of the Medes." He knew that Israel had not returned to Judah, that the ten tribes were still separated from the Jews.
Ezra, in the 2nd chapter and the 1st verse, shows us that those who returned to Jerusalem were all from one "province." This word is in the singular. This is proof that the House of Israel who were captive not in this "province," but in another country, did not return.
In the book of Ezra, which mentions the two tribes that returned, none of the Ten Tribes were listed. And in the book of Nehemiah, which says that only Judah and Benjamin returned, none of the Ten Tribes are mentioned.
In Zechariah the 10th chapter, which was written 18 years after the Jews had returned from Babylon, the prophet shows that when he wrote, the Two Houses of Israel and Judah were still separate. And then all His prophecies concerning Israel require that they shall be kept separate from Judah as a people until their future uniting. On page 500 of the Scofield Bible, Dr. Scofield says, "The two Kingdoms are to be reunited in the future Kingdom" and then cites a number of Scriptures to prove the assertion.
The amalgamation-theory is hopeless. It is a mere assumption. All who hold that theory will have to abandon it if they follow the testimony of Holy Scripture. If they adhere to their theory they will be in conflict with the Word of God, and with all the historical facts. Their theory breaks down at every point. None of those who hold that Israel was amalgamated with the Jews can tell you when the amalgamation took place. Just so the Scriptures, which require that Israel shall be a great military power in the last days, cannot be applied to the Jews; and they are not applicable to Israel during the Millennium when there will be no wars. These promises are premillennial, and not consistent with millennial times.
The many Scriptures also which require that Israel in these last days shall be a maritime people "whose seed shall be in many waters" cannot be applied to the Jews; but they apply perfectly to the BIRTHRIGHT section of Isaac’s descendants to whom the promises were made.
We have seen in other broadcasts that Jerusalem was trodden down of the Gentiles exactly "seven times" or 2,520 years to the very day. Obadiah in the 17th verse speaks of the soldiers under General Allenby, who delivered Jerusalem from the Turks on the exact day and in the exact manner in which God says Jerusalem would be delivered, as belonging to the House of Jacob (verse 17). The next verse shows us what part of "The House of Jacob" they were — "The House of Joseph." And the next verse shows what part of the House of Joseph they were "Ephraim;" and in the same verse He speaks of them as "the children of Israel." Also in Ezekiel 25:14 God shows us that it would be Israel who would drive out the Turks and end the "treading down of the Gentiles" in Palestine. To insist that these Scriptures addressed to Israel are to be applied to the Jews is to call the soldiers of General Allenby Jews.
Thus, you see that if we were to discuss each of the hundreds of Bible references to Israel as distinct from the Jews, it would furnish matter for a large volume.
In the authorized daily prayer book of the United Hebrew Congregation of the British Empire, there are three prayers which they pray for Israel as distinct from themselves. They pray both for "Judah" and "Israel." In one of these prayers they speak of Ephraim-Israel as "our brethren." Dr. V. Herman Adler, who in the past was chief rabbi of the Jewish Church in England, wrote: "The Ten Tribes did not return to the Holy Land."
In this discussion over the air, we have given you but a small part of the Biblical and historical proof of the distinction between Israel and Judah. We have scarcely touched upon the many wonderful prophecies concerning "Israel" which have no reference to the Jews, nor upon those relating to "Judah" which have no reference to Israel. To discuss these even briefly would furnish material for a good sized book.
For instance, to apply to the Jews the many Scriptures which require that the descendants of Ephraim shall be "a multitude (or Commonwealth) of Nations" (Genesis 48:19) in these "last days," before the union of the Two Houses, Judah and Israel, would be equivalent to saying that the only "Commonwealth of Nations" on earth today are Jews. The Anglo-Saxon Nations are Isaac’s sons or Saxons, but they are not Jews. Only one of the twelve Tribes are descendants of Judah. The Promise of "A Multitude of Nations" was made to Ephraim, not to Judah.
Again, Genesis 48:19 shows us that two great rival nations were to spring from Joseph "in the last days." To insist on applying this Scripture to the Jews, is equivalent to calling these great rival nations Jews.
Commentary and Notes
by the Editor
1. The pre-millennial Promises to the House of Israel include Genesis 35:10-11, "And God said to Jacob, Your name shall no longer be called Jacob ('supplanter'), but Israel ('One who prevails with God'). And God said to him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall spring from you; many kings shall be your descendants;" and Ezekiel 37:19, "I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel associated with him; and will join it with the stick of Judah, making them one stick united in My hand."
Brother Bosworth's objective as disclosed in the concluding paragraphs of his teaching is to distinguish between the House of Israel and the House of Judah and confirm that they have not reunited, but also to introduce the British Israel (Christian Identity) theory that the Anglo-Saxon and kindred people of Western Europe are literally the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. This is a false hypothesis! Jesus Messiah was the last Adam, not the last Israel. True Israelites are sons of Adam reborn of the Spirit that led Israel, not the fruit of his loins; for God's promise to Abraham was that He should be the father of faith to the Gentiles or nations of Adam's descendants to whom the nation of Israel was commissioned to reveal the Light of God's unchanging Word (Genesis 12:3; 17:5; Isaiah 42:6; 49:6). Certainly a tiny number of we Saxons are Spiritual Israelites, or Christians, but we are Japhetic, not Semitic. A tiny minority of Hamitic and Semitic peoples are also Spiritual Israelites, but few are natural Israelites, Judahites or Hebrews.
John Alexander Dowie, George and Stephen Jeffreys, Charles Parham and Mordecai Ham, men greatly used of God, taught this error, Trinitarianism and baptism in three Titles. Others said Jesus is a Jew: they called Jews Israelites; and so long as the Bible was sealed with Seven Seals, Brother Branham and every minister taught a measure of error and Christ was the mediator for their ignorance. Christ's mediation was fulfilled in 1963, and when He broke the Seals and opened the Book, "the mystery of God was finished" through the ministry of His prophet, William Branham.
The British Israel/Christian Identity heresy is a Jewish hoax devised by Cabalistic astronomer to Queen Elizabeth I, John Dee (1527-1608). Trading on the Messianic illusions of the Puritans, in 1650 Rabbi Manasseh ben Israel of Amsterdam, the Rabbi in Cromwell's conspiracy to bring England under the power of Jewish banksters (L. Wolf, "Cromwell's Secret Intelligencers"), published "Hope of Israel," in which he advocated the return of Jews to England as a preliminary to the appearance of the Messiah, who could not appear till Jews existed in all the lands of the earth. He promoted the concept that the British are "the Lost Ten Tribes," making "Jews" their relatives and deserving readmittance to England. Having been expelled in 1290, they were readmitted under duress in 1657 ("Life of Menasseh Ben Israel" by Cecil Roth, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1945; "The Inner Government of England", Vol. 1, p. 275). And according to Antonio de Montesinos, the Ten Tribes had been discovered in the North American Indians, and England was the only country from which Jews were excluded. If England admitted them, the Messianic age might be expected.
The next invasion financed by Amsterdam Jews headed by Solomon Medina, placed William of Orange on the throne of England in 1689 and made it possible for the conspirators to set up the Bank of England, and institute the National Debt, securing for the usurers a first charge on the taxes of England for interest on their loans, and the right to print money was transferred from the Crown to this private "Bank of England." The same pattern was followed in the establishment of their Federal Reserve non-bank in the United States and other central banks tied to the City of London's Bank of International Settlements.
The International Jews have controlled Britain from that day to this, always working under another name and in a different occupation (Genesis 4:14). The so-called British Empire was in reality the Empire of the City of London. Australia, the United States and other former colonies remain subservient to the City, spilling the blood of their citizens and borrowing at usury to finance Judaeo-Communist takeovers and fight the City's wars of conquest in pursuit of world hegemony. Jewish author Cecil Roth's "House of Nasi" compares the underground funnelings of Jewry after their expulsion from Spain and Portugal with the network set up under Hitler a little later.
In the 19th century the Empire of the City revived the British Israel hoax in the colonies with the conspiracies of Rhodes, Millner, Herzl and other Rothschild agencies visible in Communism, Zionism, Nazism, the League of Nations, RIIA, CFR, United Nations, the World Council of Churches, etc., — all working toward Lucifer's totalitarian one world government.
Brother Bosworth overlooked verse 12 of Genesis 35, "the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, I will give to you and to your descendants after you" (Genesis 48:3-4), which restricts the "nation and company of nations" to Canaan. God only deals with natural Israel as a nation in the Homeland. Outside the Promised Land she cannot observe her sabbath and the covenant is of no effect. Brother Bosworth also neglected to demonstrate that Jews are, for the most part, unrelated to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, or even a Semitic people as confirmed from Genesis to Revelation and by Jewish encyclopedias.
When Israel rejected God's promise to Abraham at Kadesh-Barnea, Moses marched them to Sinai where God placed them under the curse of the Law. And when they rejected and crucified Abraham's promised Seed, He ceased dealing with blind Israel as a nation and the blessing of Abraham crossed to the younger, Gentile son, as signified in Genesis 48:5-22, and all in Adam's race who receive and became one with the revelation become the Sons of God and are Spiritual Israel, re-born of the Spirit of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, not sex. John 1:12-13, "To as many as received Jesus Messiah, He gave authority to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." Clearly it is not possible to be a British Israelite and a Christian, "for the spiritual blindness of natural Israel will persist until the last elect Gentile has been baptized into Christ;" after which "ALL Israel will be born-again in one day" (Romans 11:25; Isaiah 66:8).
2. Jews are not descendants of the tribe of Judah: the "great mass" of so-called Jews are not Hebrews or even Semites but Sephardim (Canaanites) or Ashkenazim (Khazars). Too often the word "J_E_W" is loosely used to encompass Hebrews, Israelites and Judahites, which most so-called Jews are not. Here Brother Bosworth is using the word "Jew" as a synonym for the descendants of Judah, which is it not. The word refers to any resident of Judea regardless of their race or religion. There was no such word of this spelling before the 16th century AD, and in common usage this new word has a meaning contrary to the Scriptural words it has replaced.
3. Pharaohs of the oppression were of the Esau line. This concise fifteen-page article is rewarding study and explains many mysteries. It traces the history of Edom's mighty empire, demonstrating how Esau married into the pre-existing Canaanite nations so that he was not the progenitor of the Edomites and Turks, as Brother Bosworth taught, but their king.
4. This word is 'Yhuwdiy' or Judahite meaning people of the tribe of Judah, is not the meaning of the modern word 'Jew.' Most Jews do not belong to the Tribe of Judah or to any of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. According to your Bible, most so-called Jews in the days of our Lord were not a Semitic people (Matthew 23:33-35; John 8:33-34; Revelation 2:9; 3:9). The Idumeans had been compulsorily circumcised and incorporated with the Jewish state by John Hyrcanus (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, xiii.9,1; xiii.25). So complete was the amalgamation in Christ's time, that the Herods of Idumean origin, as Jews, ruled over the two races as one people. Thus the ancient prophecy was fulfilled (Genesis 27:40; Deuteronomy 28:43-44) and today the United States, which Brother Branham called the antitype of ancient Israel, is also ruled and being destroyed from within by administrators of Idumean origin as her constitutional fathers feared.
5. The word "Jew," coined by the armies of king Nebuchadnezzar at the time of the servitude, desolation, and captivity of Jerusalem, is NOT an abbreviation of the word Judah, but Judea and means a Judean. Its connotation is solely geographic with no religious or racial inferences and refers to any one resident in Judea. Every Chinese, Eskimo, Negro, Muslim, Roman Catholic or atheist resident of Judea is a Jew. Just as any of these people resident in the United States is an "American."
There was no such word as "J_E_W" in the Holy Bible prior to the 18th century. This new word has a different and contrary meaning to the two words it has replaced. One of those words referred to one who was a Judahite born into the Tribe of Judah, whilst the other described one who was a resident of Judea. Jesus did not refer to Himself as a Jew as Jesus was NOT a Jew; Jesus was the last Adam, He was NOT the last Cain. and the Bible is NOT a Jewish Book.
6. One might suppose the Ten Tribed House of Israel had been dissolved or subsumed into Judah, but this is not so (Jeremiah 31:20). In Revelation 7:4-8 we find all Twelve Tribes redeemed and back in divine order with the exception of the names Dan and Ephraim, which have been blotted out "from under heaven" because of idolatry (Deuteronomy 29:16-20; I Kings 12:25-30; Hosea 4:17) and replaced by the names Levi and Joseph. Under the heading of "A brief History of the Terms for Jew," the 1980 Jewish Almanac states: "Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an Ancient Israelite a 'Jew' or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew" (p. 3).
God set "enmity" between the Idumeans and Adam's race (Genesis 3:15). They hate and are sworn to kill natural and Spiritual Israelites (Genesis 27:41), and God hates the Esau's Serpent's seed children sprung from the accursed Hittites and Canaanites (Malachi 1:1-5); yet within the circle of this Message ministers in lockstep with the imposters are leading their people into the tribulation or the mark of the beast, teaching wisdom against the revealed Word of God. According to Jewish encyclopedias and their most eminent historians, the vast majority of Jews today are not even a Semitic people.
II Kings 16:6 is the first verse in our modern English Bibles in which we encounter the word "Jews," the original word was 'Yhuwdiy,' meaning Judahites of the tribe of Judah. The modern word "Jew," which correctly means "Judean" or resident of Judea, whether Edomite or Judahite is not what was intended in this verse.
Brother Bosworth calls "The Whole House of Israel" together with "The Whole House of Judah" "God's chosen people," which is very imprecise teaching since God's chosen people are His elect. History and Scripture declare that only a tiny sampling of natural Israelites having the mind of God were elect (Psalm 95:10-11; Romans 9:6). The Israel of God is made of individuals of Adam's race who have prevailed with Him in overcoming sin and worldliness to be reborn of His Spirit, not Edomites or even Israelites born of the desire of sinful flesh.
7. Flavius Josephus wrote, ". . . there was a certain friend of Hyrcanus, an Idumean, called Antipater" (Antiquities of the Jews, xiv.I). ". . . for when Herod had received the kingdom, he slew all the members of this Sanhedrin" (ibid, ix). Herod was an Edomite and not a Judahite whereas the sitting members of the Sanhedrin were all Israelites and/or Judahites and Benjaminites of the House of Judah. Herod, the son of the Idumean, Antipater, assassinated all of them and replaced them with sycophants.
8. The Judahites knew where the Israel dwelt, for devout males of the dispersion were residing in Jerusalem at the time of the feasts of Unleavened Bread and Pentecost, three thousand of whom were baptized into the Body by Peter's ministry on the day Christ inaugurated His Church (Acts 2:5-41). Isaiah 11:11; 27:13; Jeremiah 3:12, 18; 16:15 declare whence they will return as does the war plan of the Edomite Jews who want the United States to devastate those lands where the sons of Jacob, the rightful heirs to the Promised Land, are dispersed.
God's revelation to Jacob in Genesis 35:11 points to the ultimate complete fulfillment of His promise to Abraham in Genesis 17:5, and from this time the multiplication of natural Israel was rapid; after twenty-five years he went down to Egypt with seventy souls and two hundred and ten years later Israel departed numbering about 1.8 million, a nation and a multitude of nations from whom kings would rise. The nation of Judah, Benjamin and a number of Levites, and a company of nations consisting of the remaining Ten Tribes under Ephraim (Genesis 48:19; Deuteronomy 33:17) will unite "in the last days" or Messianic time of completion of Christ's 'parousia' Coming to Israel (Genesis 49:1; Isaiah 2:2; Ezekiel 38:8, etc.,).
9. The "Kingdom-Age" is the Millennium when the Kingdom is restored to Israel, a world Kingdom ruled by Jesus Messiah in the office of Son of David. He is the seed of David and at the same time Jehovah (Isaiah 9:6,7; 24:23; Daniel 7:14,27; Luke 1:33; Revelation 11:15). The reunion of the nation and company of nations will take place during Christ's parousia Coming to Israel in the office of Son of man during Daniel's Seventieth Week. After the midst of the week the united nation will be born-again in one day, all 144,000 souls. Then they will be martyred.
10. "The times of the Gentiles" answer to Israel's seven times punishment (Leviticus 26:18, 21, 24). They began with Judah's depression and captivity under Nebuchadnezzar, to whom God delegated the world empire (Jeremiah 27:6-7), and they will end with Judah's suppression by "mystery Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth" Brother Branham said, Daniel 2:31-45 reveals "an exact account of future, unfilled history that was prophesied to come upon the earth from the time of Daniel until Jesus would come and reign as the Son of David. It is known as "The Times of the Gentiles." It had within it four historical divisions which were known by the dominating empire in each division: Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Grecian, Roman. . . this last empire (Roman) would endure in its peculiar 'mixed state' right up until Jesus returns" (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 194).
This agrees with Daniel 9:27 and Revelation 17:3-6. Luke 21:24 confirms that Jerusalem, from which Rome will rule Lucifer's one world government, "shall be trodden down by the heathens until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled" or unto the nuclear consummation of life on earth.
Jeremiah 50:3-5 (31:9; Zechariah 12:10-14), compresses the fulfillment of Israel's redemption through three thousand years into one vision set in Daniel's Seventieth Week wherein the two kingdoms are reunited and return to Zion for their atonement or new birth (ibid 3:11-25; 31:8; Ezekiel 29:26-29; Hosea 3:5) under a covenant with Jehovah, which will not be broken and forgotten like the first.
11. The Zionist deception designed into the Scofield Reference Bible is an aggravation of the fraudulent Old Testament text in our English language Bibles which was created between the 5th and 11th centuries AD by Khazar self-styled Jews. The Hebrew of the 1st century AD was closely akin to the Greek Septuagint; this is clear because although the Hebrew was little used, when it was used in ancient writing it was in agreement with the Greek Septuagint rather than with the Masoretic Text.
12. Israel is the most powerful nation of the Middle East. But she is yet a "Jewish" state whose people are predominately non-Semitic Israelis unrelated to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by blood, and certainly not by faith (for their national law is Alpaca of the Babylonian Talmud that "makes the Word of God on no effect" (Matthew 15:1-9; Bava Metzia 33a). The distinction between a generic "Israeli" and a blood Israelite is "the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the Law, the worship of God, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs and of their race according to the flesh Christ descended, who is over all, praise God for ever" (Romans 9:4-5). Modern Israel is Rothschild's fiefdom, a mendicant nation dependent upon grants extorted from the taxpayers of colonies like the United States and occupied territories like Germany that are ruled by the City of London. The self-confident Israeli State "dwelling securely" (Ezekiel 38) must be humbled before its citizens will bow the knee to Christ. The invasion of Russia and her Asian and Middle Eastern allies will shatter the hubris of Israel's confidence in the arm of flesh, for after earthquakes sink Los Angeles and much of California beneath the Pacific, Russia will invade mainland United States.
Romans 11:25-26 and Zechariah 4:7 instruct us that Israel will be spiritually blind until after the end of the Gentile dispensation, and that they will be delivered "not by [armed] might, nor by [military power] but by the Spirit of the living God" for their ultimate Deliverer will come out of Zion,
The Gentile dispensation being ended, Brother Branham said expatriate Israelites in the West will not escape to Israel, and (Gentile) Jews of Adam's race will have missed their day of redemption. Satan being cast down to earth will incarnate the pope, who, as spokesman for the world's religions will restore peace, and be elected president of the totalitarian one world government Jesus Messiah refused. Many Israelis will become Roman Catholics but 144,000 elect Israelites will receive the ministry of two Hebrew prophets who are in the Promised Land even now.
13. Although Zebulun were a seafaring tribe (Genesis 49:13), the Scripture implied here is Numbers 24:7, which does not signify a maritime people but rather that "Israel's progeny shall spread itself abroad and be cheered with great blessing and overflowing abundance." The singular greatness of the people corresponds to the singular greatness of their king for Israel only attains to this greatness in the realization of the kingdom, and the kingdom completely attains its greatness only with the appearance of Messiah. In Him the king of Israel is truly higher than Agag, the representative of the enmity of the world to the people of God.
14. On October 31, 1917, eight hundred Aussie Light horsemen in what General Allenby rated "one of, if not the most magnificent the Cavalry charge in history," achieved what 50,000 British troops with tanks could not do, what even the Crusaders or Napoleon could not do! In storming Beersheba they had opened the doorway to Jerusalem against seemingly insurmountable odds. This bronze memorial of a Waler horse and Aussie Trooper was sculpted by the daughter of one of our saints.
General Allenby did command Jewish regiments, and the liberation of Jerusalem from the Turks was necessary to the establishment of the sovereign state of Israel after 2,520 years of worldwide dispersion. However, it appears Brother Bosworth was seeking to assert British Israel theory: the 2,520 years chastisement of the House of Israel and the House of Judah did not end with the capture of Jerusalem in 1917, neither have they returned in unity from the north to Israel; "the day of the Lord" (Obadiah 15) is yet future, and the peoples of the United States and Britain are not the House of Israel, nor are they Isaac's sons, but the descendants of Japheth.
On August 1917, the formation of a Jewish regiment was officially announced. The unit designated the 38th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers included British volunteers, members of the former Zion Mule Corps and a large number of Russian Jews. On April 1918 it was joined by the 39th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers, over 50% of whom were American volunteers. In June 1918, The 38th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers was sent to Palestine, where the volunteers fought for the liberation of Eretz Yisrael from Turkish rule. The Jewish Legion was demobilized by the anti-Zionist British Military Administration between 1918 and 1920 (http://www.jafi.org.il/education/100/concepts/d1.html).
The British also permitted the formation of a battalion of Jewish volunteers from Palestine, the 40th Battalion of Royal Fusiliers. Trained and kept in reserve in Egypt, it was sent to Palestine to join the 38th and 39th battalions in December, after the armistice with Turkey is signed.
Late in 1917, Allied forces under British General Edmund Allenby fought hard in their advance on Jerusalem through the hilly region of central Palestine designated on their maps as "Judea." On December 9, they reached the goal. The city's surrender ended a period of Turkish dominion of precisely 400 years, one which had begun with the Ottoman Empire's conquest of Palestine from the Mamluks in the year 1517. Immediately after the war, British officers at the headquarters of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force published an account of the Ottomans' retreat from Jerusalem:
"On this same day 2,082 years before, another race of conquerors. . . were looking their last on the city which they could not hold, and inasmuch as the liberation of Jerusalem in 1917 will probably ameliorate the lot of the Jews more than that of any other community in Palestine, it was fitting that [it] should have coincided with the national festival of the Hanukah, which commemorates the recapture of the Temple from the heathen Seleucids by Judas Maccabaeus in 165BC (http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-14538698.html).
On December 11th 1917 the Australian Light Horsemen rode triumphantly into Jerusalem, so far from their homes, their emu feathers proudly fluttering in the breeze, to be greeted with a hysterical welcome by Jews and Christians. A far cry from the scenario when Godfrey of Bouillon and his bloodthirsty Crusaders had entered the city in 1099. nl479.htm
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