Will The Lost Ten Tribes Be Heading Home Soon?
By David Ben Yakov
© 2009 David Ben Yakov
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My late wife Lourdes and I were sitting in our weekly Bible Study the third week of December of 2008 and lo and behold something hit me like a bolt out of the blue. Let me give a bit of a background before I continue.
Jim Wilhelmsen and I talk a lot about many things. One of the things that we feel very sure of is that there are many people living in the United States and elsewhere who are descended from the ten lost tribes of Israel. Because of the scattering of those tribes their numbers settled all over the globe. In a past Delusion Resistance Journal I showed how some tribes in West Africa claim to be descendants of the lost tribes, as do some peoples in India, China and many other places. Many people in Mexico have Jewish blood because their ancestors escaped from Spain at the beginning of the Inquisition in 1492. It is common knowledge that many Germans intermarried with Jewish men and women and their ancestors are Jewish.
But what we are going to focus on in this article are those who come from the lost tribes of Israel; those whose ancestors were uprooted by the Assyrians many years before the Babylonians exiled the Tribe of Judah to Babylon.
We know that when the Children of Israel entered Canaan after their forty years of wandering in the wilderness, each tribe was allotted a portion of land which Yahweh clearly labeled as an “inheritance.” Israel literally inherited the land from Yahweh Himself. It is pretty easy to find maps on the internet that show where each tribe finally settled. The image below is just such a map. While it is old in nature, it is an accurate depiction of where each tribe settled, who their Israeli neighbors were and who their goyim neighbors were as well.
Judah was one of the larger tribes, but they were only one tribe and there was a lot of land to inherit from Yahweh. As you can see in the map, there was quite a dispersion of the other tribes all over the land of Canaan.
Before we move on in our study we need to examine where the inheritance of the Tribes of Israel first originated. We know from a previous study that the Land of Canaan was given to Abraham, a gift from Yahweh for Abraham’s faith and obedience. The inheritance was then passed down to Isaac and later to Jacob. We see that it is a perpetual inheritance. We could talk about this in our own strength, but when we back it up with evidence that comes from Scripture it cannot be argued against anymore. The scriptures that back up this point are as follows:
Genesis, Chapter 13 shows that promise to Abraham:
And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee. Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD. Genesis 13:14-18 KJV
A chapter or two earlier there was a dispute between Abraham’s herdsmen and Lot’s herdsman over water rights. Afterward, Abraham told Lot that he would give Lot first choice of whatever land Lot wanted for his herds. Lot chose the area around the Cities of The Plain, which we know to be Sodom, Gomorrah and other cities in that proximity. Abraham went to the west, would have placed him firmly in the land of what we now know to be present day Israel. He later moved to Hebron, which is south of Yerushalayim and west of the Dead Sea.
We know that Abraham had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. We also know that Abraham sent away Ishmael and his mother and kept Isaac to himself and that the inheritance therefore went to and through Isaac. This annuls any claim by anyone who might think that they are a descendant of Ishmael from claiming right to Eretz Israel.
And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. And Isaac dwelt in Gerar: Genesis 26:1-6 KJV
If the promise of inheritance of the Land of Canaan to Abraham’s descend Jacob is true then we should find it in scripture, and we do:
And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padanaram, and blessed him. And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him. And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon. And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel. Genesis 35:9-15 KJV
The name “Israel” is an interesting one. There are a variety of meanings found when one searches, but the most common ones are, “Elohim will prevail,” and “Elohim Preserves.” I find this interesting because of all of the ancient peoples, Israel is the only nation that has survived a 400 year dispersion to Egypt, and then Judah, Israel’s son has survived a 70 year exile in Babylon and a 2000 year exile throughout the world, to be restored during our generation with their original language, religion and basic culture. But Elohim will also prevail in his inheritance gift to all of Israel and He has preserved that inheritance too.
When the Children of Israel reached their Promised Land, after they had wandered in the wilderness for forty years they divided the land of Canaan according to the size of their tribes and as Yahweh had dictated to Joshua to allot it out to them. Yahweh was very specific about the boundaries of the tribal lands and was firm that each tribe was to settle into its own distinctive property. He was so specific about tribes not infringing on other tribes that He even made a stipulation about marriage and inheritance where the women were concerned.
If they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of our fathers, and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong: so will it be taken away from the lot of our inheritance. When the jubilee of the children of Israel shall be, then will their inheritance be added to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong: so will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers….So shall no inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe to tribe; for the children of Israel shall cleave everyone to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.…So shall no inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; for the tribes of the children of Israel shall cleave everyone to his own inheritance. Numbers 36:3-4,7,9 KJV
So Yahweh was emphatic that each tribe have an allotment and that they live in their allotment. We have to consider however the exiles that happened in the years that followed. Israel had fallen into idolatry and because of their rebellion, and their refusal to listen to the warnings of Yahweh, they went into exile and were scattered amongst the nations. These were the Ten Northern Tribes of Israel. The two other tribes, Benjamin and Judah were in the south and were under the banner of Judah. Judah later fell into the sin of idolatry and they were ultimately conquered and exiled to Babylon only to return after seventy years in exile.
Let me make a personal note before we move on. There is a perfect illustration in all of this in my own family. My grandfather had three sons and like every traditional family the oldest was held in high esteem, the middle son with a little less esteem and the youngest son, my dad, in the lowest of esteem. This might seem unfair, and in many ways it is, but as the things went, this is just the way that people used to do things, and it was done this way in the Bible many times too. Over the years my grandfather scrimped and saved his money and because of this he had some property and a good sized savings account in the bank.
There were many times when my grandfather’s middle son would do something to lose favor with my grandfather and we would always hear how this uncle was not going to receive the inheritance that grandfather had allotted to him upon grandfather’s death. There were other times when my dad did things that grandfather didn’t approve of and when he didn’t repent when my grandfather asked him to repent he too was removed from the inheritance. Over the years both my uncle and dad repented of what they did and their inheritance was restored.
It is the same way with Yahweh concerning Israel and their inheritance. Scripture talks about a time when “all of Israel” will come back to the land, back to their inheritance.
But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. Jeremiah 16:15 KJV
I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men. Micah 2:12 KJV
Now we come to the crux of the problem. Back when the Romans started the exile of the Jews in 70 AD and finished their task in 135 AD they just took one (possibly two) tribes with them. The Hebrew word for Jew is Yehud which is a shortened form of Yehuda or the English rendition being Judah. The other ten tribes had been dispersed and were never again coalesced into tribes. They moved on and assimilated with the gentiles living all over the world. Therefore, the people who went into exile with the Romans were from Judah, and Judah (and perhaps some of Benjamin) only. For two thousand years they kept their culture and religion and suffered a great deal for failing to assimilate with the gentiles. They remained a separate and peculiar people. In the latter part of the 19th century they slowly started to immigrate back to what would later become Israel. I will not refer to it as Palestine because that name is an affront; being the Roman name for Philistine.
During the early part of the 20th century the Ottoman Empire allowed some others to immigrate back to Eretz Yisrael but this practice slowed down when the British won the mandate to administer that area after defeating the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War One. After World War Two, and when the world saw the pictures and heard the stories that came out of the death camps of Nazi Germany there was sympathy for the Jewish People (Judah) to have a homeland. The rest is history that we all know pretty well.
The problem is that those returning to Eretz Yisrael (The Land of Israel) were mostly from the Tribe of Judah and the other tribes were absent. Over the past 60 plus years Judah has administered the land, even the land that belongs to the other tribes. Technically, Judah has property rights to the land of Judah, and nothing more. There are many around the worlds that say that the Jews do not have a right to the land, and in a way they are partially right. Judah only has right to Judah. The other parts of what is now Israel (the land as it stood after the six day war) belong to the other ten tribes of Israel. Could it be that the reason why Judah has had such a hard time administering and keeping the land is because the other ten tribes haven’t been restored to their lands? Could it be that when the other ten tribes do come back to the land then the squabbling will come to an end, or greatly diminish?
Another problem is that the Jewish nation of Israel has for many years had a very strict policy on who is allowed to immigrate. They have operated under the “who is a Jew” law, causing everyone who wants to immigrate to Israel to prove their Judaic heritage. This is a gross injustice to the other ten tribal progeny who really have no way of verifying their bloodline. They have no papers, no ancestral heritage to prove that they are sons of Israel.
We’ve written another article about how it is possible that many of those who have come to faith in Yeshua are actually descendants from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. The chances of that are pretty good and I’d bet money that this is a correct assertion. The article can be found on this blog by simply scrolling to “And all of Israel Will Be Saved – The Ten Lost Tribes and Where You Might Fit In.”
We know that Yahweh is not a liar, nor is He given to wild fantasies or speculations. Since He lives outside of space/time then He is able to know the future before it happens. Scripture is quite emphatic about this, and there are many passages that tell of persons being planned out before the foundation of the world. We also know that when He says that “all of Israel will be saved,” He means all of Israel, or remnants of all of Israel, in a more refined sense of the meaning. Since Yahweh has promised several times that He will lead “Israel” back to their inheritance, and Israel in this sense means all of Israel, then many of us have that free ticket to Israel that we all dreamed about.
So what could bring about that free ticket being a reality? It is simple to see. It will be a hatred of Bible believing Christians; those who won’t form to the mold that the world is trying to fit everyone into.
Even while I type this article there are those who are labeling Christians as haters. Recently the people of California voted (a third time) to write the law so that it states that marriage is between a man and a woman. This proposition, which was backed by many Christian Churches, and even some of the cultic organizations like the Mormon’s. The result has been that the homosexual community has labeled Bible believing Christians as haters and some of them even went as far as to disrupt and vandalize a Mormon fellowship – while services were being performed.
People who advocate abortion label Christians who oppose their evil ways as being haters, calling us anti-abortionist instead of giving us the title of pro-life, which is what we really are. But as you know, when you put “anti” in front of any word it gives a negative connotation.
Even the celebration of our holidays has come under attack. Recently a 6th grade student in Mississippi obtained a lower grade for an essay because he mentioned the name of Jesus in his essay; the essay was about Christmas. He was told that the name of Jesus was too controversial. In some neighborhoods manger scenes are not allowed in the yards of private citizens because of complaints that such displays “force Christianity down our throats.”
Yes it’s true that in the very near future Bible believing Christians, especially those who not only believe the Bible, but dare to live by its precepts will be labeled as haters, intolerant and nonconformists. We don’t see it beyond the realm of possibility that western society, especially here in the United States will develop a strong dislike, a rabid hatred for believers in Yeshua. History has shown that when these things start to happen, the society that hates the remnant first gives an opportunity for the nonconformists to leave the country.
This practice has happened to the tribe of Judah for two thousand years, as they were kicked out of one country and then another. They were given a chance to assimilate and a scant few did, but the others who didn’t were expelled. Many nations in Europe have expelled the tribe of Judah at least once. Some examples of this are Spain in 1492 and more recently Germany in the 1930’s. Those who refused to leave, or had no financial means to do so suffered torture and death.
If exile is destined for true believers in Yeshua, those who not only believe in Him but believe Him too and who live by His commandments, then how would the exile come about? We have already mentioned above that we will be branded as haters; people who will not bend to public pressure to be like the world. We will be seen as bigots who won’t accept sin and those who practice sin, primarily because the world doesn’t see sin as being wrong nor do they acknowledge sin to begin with. It isn’t going to be that we won’t try to bring sinners to repentance, because all true believers in Yeshua hate the sin but love the sinner. We are the ones who, while we love the homosexual and want them to be saved, won’t accept that they have a church with unrepentant homosexuals. Nor would we validate a church that caters unrepentant whoremongers, witches, Satanists or any other belief or creed that pits itself against scripture or the God of Scripture.
We’ve mentioned before that Israel will be the place where we will go to our exile. But maybe we should not call it an exile, but a homecoming; what those in Israel call an Aliyah. So now we have the reason why we would have to leave our homes and leave the land of our birth. We also know where we will go; but what will be our route of escape. We would like to suggest that we might embark to our destination through our northern neighbor, Canada.
Before you close this file or throw the papers in the garbage, hear us out. We’re not saying that Canada will be the only escape route, but it will play a major role in our exodus. It is quite possible that Mexico will be another route. We must also remember that in the very near future the North American continent will coalesce into a new entity which will be known at The North American Union. Plans for this have already been drafted and if you believe some of the reports that circulate, the coinage has already been minted. Look at how the once mighty U.S. dollar has lost a lot of value, so much so that it is equal to and sometimes less in value to the Canadian dollar. The financial crisis that has transpired over the last few months has hit Canada just as hard as it hit the U.S., but what many don’t know is that it has hit Mexico too. The bad economy has hit the migrant worker, so much so that they are returning to Mexico in droves. What many don’t realize is that many of those workers aren’t Mexican, but they come from all over Central and South America, but they are settling in Mexico for the interim.
The future demise of the American auto industry along with the thievery that has occurred within the lending institutions will bankrupt both Canada and the United States. An overabundance of people in Mexico could easily bankrupt an already fragile economy and the Mexican government’s war on the drug cartels could easily send Mexico into chaos. These things, whether contrived or coincidental will play right into the hands of the globalist’s who want to form the N.A.U. on our continent. With three currencies debased it will be easy to form one currency. You tell the people that they accept the currency if they want to eat because the other three will no longer be honored and close to one hundred percent of the people will comply.
The effort to bail out the lending institutions caused the U.S. government to ask the Federal Reserve to print more money for the lenders. Because of this, and because that Federal Reserve Notes have no real backing it means that the government went further in debt to the Federal Reserve. The Reserve has the right, and will someday demand to be paid for their years of printing worthless money and the only collateral is the United States itself. When the Reserve calls in its markers the government will have no other choice than to surrender the collateral, giving the Reserve the right to do with our nation whatever it wishes; even melding it with our northern and southern neighbors to make the N.A.U.; much to the consternation of all of us who have labored under the false assumption that we are free men.
While the thought of the three nations becoming one continental entity bothers many, including myself, it will erase the borders and make it much easier for believers in Yeshua to flee the United States. Remember that the N.A.U. will mimic the European Union. Each of the three entities would in effect become a state, and just like travel between E.U. countries, and travel between states here in the U.S. is quite easy, so will travel between the three entities of the N.A.U. be a snap.
So has any of this been verified in any way. The answer to that, as of the writing of this article in December of 2008, is, no. But because we know that Yahweh knows history before it happens, since He is the writer of history, then we can surmise that He would let some of us know, right?
One way that Yahweh reveals things is through dreams and visions. He forecast in the Book of the prophet Joel that:
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. Joel 2:28 KJV
We know too that everything that Yahweh does He heralds through his prophets:
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. Amos 3:7 KJV
One such dream came to Jim Wilhelmsen where Yahweh tells us about the exodus, and what precipitates it:
“My Dream of an End Time America
In the late 70’s during a time of fasting (about a ten day fast) I had a vivid dream about America. Now this was still at a time in history when we were still engaged in the cold war and Russia was our enemy.
In this dream America was in a state of total chaos. It seemed like there was a collapse of the economy, marshal law imposed and various foreign troops on our land for different reasons.
In this dream, a few friends and myself were traveling from property I owned up in northern Michigan that was out in the remote country. We were headed to the inner city of Detroit to trade food for medical supplies at a Christian ministry. On the way we ran into various groups. There were Russian troops that were someone to avoid but not the real danger. We also ran into UN troops that were composed of a multinational force. These were again, a group to avoid but not the real danger.
As we entered the city many buildings were ransacked with broken windows and exposed to the weather, others burned out with very few that were opened for any kind of business. We had the feeling that we had to approach our destination with great caution. From a gutted out building on the second story, we watched the main street before entering the street where the ministry was located. It was like watching rats in an alley as people were randomly sneaking into some of the buildings and taking things for themselves. We saw the ministry building we were heading for and the contact person was just outside on the sidewalk in front waiting for us.
Just when we were ready to leave our safe position and come out in the open on the street, we heard shots. In front of us were camouflaged military looking troops who had no national identity or patches of any kind. These we knew somehow were Americans but they did not act like anyone friendly. They were fierce in their cover move actions moving down the streets literally shooting at anything that moved. Our friend was cut down and so was anyone in their path. This group was the one to be feared and was the most dangerous group of them all and yet they were our own people!
We then knew our only safe refuge was Canada that by leaving America, we would find safety and peace from this other group. Many had already gone that rout and then the scene changed. I then saw a bridge that was almost covered with water with thousands of Americans leaving the country into Canada on it.
Then the scene turned back into the horrible urban scene and I knew that I was to stay here for a bit longer because I had something more to do before I left. I then woke up knowing this was a dream for the Lord but most of it did not make sense to me at the time.
Since then almost thirty years later, I have come to understand the meaning of the dream. The message was personalized by my own imagination to create a scenario that probably will not happen in a literal sense but it was the vehicle by which the message could be understood.
Dreams can be literal to every detail and others can be more of an abstraction of truth in a story form. Prayerful waiting on the Lord is the only way to know for sure what you are experiencing. What the Lord was telling me was this kind of situation would befall America. Canada was a refuge and safe haven for Christians fleeing the wrath in America. I felt the ultimate destination was Israel. The most important warning was the fact that in spite of all the real dangers that were on our soil from outside of America, the ultimate danger was going to come from within.” End of account.
This alone could be dismissed as a vivid dream, but Yahweh will always confirm His dreams, words and visions. One such verification came from a man who wrote to Jim years later and told him of a dream that he had. The man related that he had a dream that he remembered quite well. In the dream he saw a map of Canada and superimposed over the map he saw a “red cross” flag. The man got the impression during the dream that there was some sort of trouble in the United States and that Canada would be used to care for wounded people from the States.
In light of the election results of November 04, there are some possibilities that might come into play that could bring about great strife in the United States. The worst case scenario would be that someone would try to bring harm to Barak Obama and this would ignite a race war that would pit American against American. Of course the enemies of this nation would see that as a signal to attack us. The White Supremacists and the Black Supremacists would be embroiled in conflict in just about every large town and village and since most of our military forces are overseas, our government would call in United Nations troops to quell the civil war.
I know that it seems from the things that have been written here and in many of the articles of our website that the reader could think that we are pompous or high-minded where our opinions of the United States and prophecy are concerned. We do not make any assertion that our nation is better than any other nation. No! As a matter of fact we lean toward the notion that the United States could possibly be the physical extension of the Babylon that is supposed to reemerge before the end of all things. We’re quite concerned for our nation and of course the fate of believers all across our land.
One thought must remain in all of our minds. Of all of the nations on Earth, up until this writing the U.S. has remained the only staunch ally of Israel. Even though our military has been weakened and the brunt of our fighting forces are in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and everywhere but at home, we are still a formidable force to be reckoned with. If however the monetary crisis worsens, natural disasters grow in number and/or severity, and we are embroiled in a civil war we would not be able to defend Israel. It is quite conceivable that this would precipitate the Ezekiel 38 and 39 events.
Although we have touched on some scenarios in this article, the main premise is that there are many descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, and we have been given a perpetual inheritance from Yahweh to possess our tribal lands. Persecutions of Christians here and abroad could lead to the biggest exodus in the history of the planet. Yahweh promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that their descendants would number like the sands of the sea and the stars of heaven. The descendants of Judah over the past 2500 years have produced millions of people. Imagine how many people are descended from the Ten Lost Tribes. If you don’t know which tribe you belong to, don’t worry because Yahweh knows, and He will settle you right where you belong.
David Ben Yakov
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