Ephraim was to become, do you recall, a company of nations? It was declared to him and his brother by their grandfather Yacob. It is today called the Commonwealth of Nations. Of the British Isles and her people, Isayah (49:19-20) declares the land shall become too small for them. After her first children are lost–to New England in new colonies of the later USA–the next children are given the desolate heritages of the earth (IS. 49:8) to colonize. And Manasseh became that great nation of America, a word so similar to Samaria–the former children lost by Mother England. And He brought forth His people with joy, and His chosen with gladness: And He gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people; That they might observe His statutes, and keep His laws. Praise Ye, YHWH. What other ‘company of nations’ and ‘great nation’ is there on Earth to which this could refer?
The Israelites, while converting the natives in their colonies, industrialized these formerly primitive nations. They did in fact push them to become independent nations (DEUT. 33:17): …Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit (IS. 27:6).
Speaking to the people of the British Isles through Isayah (49:23), YHWH foretells they shall have kings as nursing fathers and queens as nursing mothers who shall worship Him and await (the second coming of) Messiah: Christian sovereigns. So within this great national house of Ephraim, we have the royal house of David and a spiritual house which is the Church, all witnessed to by the Stone set up by Yacob.
Whenever the monarch sitting on David’s throne rules in righteousness, there is an increase in YHWH’s government, peace, order, judgment, and justice, just as ISAYAH 9:7 declares. The system of constitutional law, parliament, and democracy we enjoy in Christian nations today began in England with just and righteous men when they forced King John to sign the Magna Carta. Never again from then would the Israelites be ruled by vile, tyrannical monarchs, being forced to submit without a system of checks and balances in government.
Staying with ISAYAH (9:8-9) for a moment, we find that YHWH sent a WORD unto Yacob (Yudah) and it hath lighted upon Israel. And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
What WORD is Isayah speaking about but the One In the beginning of JOHN 1:1, the Word of YHWH, Yahshua Messiah. This Word came unto His own (Yudah) and His own (Jews) received Him not (JOHN 1:11). So He told His people: Go…to the lost sheep of the house of Israel (MATT. 10:6). They took the Word and it lighted on Israel! Yes, and all the people of these Christian nations know the Gospel to some degree–Ephraim, the Commonwealth, and Samaria, America. When they received the Word, the spiritual temple again began to be built. The sycamore is a type of fig tree found in Palestine. It mattered not that these were cut down for by a miracle these can be changed into royal cedars – a royal house of David, a royal priesthood, and a royal nation.
Have I mentioned that Great Britain has never been conquered by her enemies? …the remnant of Yacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest…who. if he go through, both treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver (his enemies). Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off (MIC. 5:8-9). Let’s see, there was Napoleon at Waterloo, the ‘invincible’ Spanish Armada in 1588, the Spanish-American War of 1898, the Boxer Rebellion, the Boer War, World Wars I and II, and more recently, the Falkland Islands War (I was travelling in South America for this one).
In addition, Great Britain and America have ‘possessed the gates of their enemies’ as promised (GEN. 22:17) – the Philippines in the east by the USA, Gibraltar into the Mediterranean, the Suez and Panama Canals, Malta, Alexandria, and many more. It has been said and remains true the sun never sets on the British Empire. In those far-flung lands, the Israelites pushed the people (the aborigines) together to the ends of the earth. In other words, the original inhabitants of those nations were decimated (DEUT. 33:17). They most certainly broke forth on the right hand and on the left with no weapon formed against them prospering (IS. 54:3, 17). Haven’t they let the oppressed go free (IS. 58:6) when the slaves were freed first in Great Britain in 1838, then in the USA in 1861?
As YHWH commanded (EX. 12:48-49) and Ezekiel declared for Him: under the cedar shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell in Great Britain and the USA where strangers are allowed to become citizens. Just as in ancient Israel when the stranger shall sojourn with thee if he accepts YHWH and agrees to live by the Law. “But,” laments Hoshiyah (7:8-9), “Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people… Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not…” Why? Because our countries have allowed to enter therein foreigners with their false religions who do not worship Yahshayahu (YHWH). They practise their witchcraft and raise up unholy temples. Then there are the enemies from within who are permitted to kill our unborn children or parade lewdly through the streets for homosexual mardi gras and so forth.
The inhabitants of the isles were warned by YHWH to be still (IS. 23:2) for a time. He supplied them by ships from Tyre and Sidon in Palestine but hid their Israelite origins so the spiritual enemy would not come against them to destroy them as had been done to the Jews. They were permitted however to set up waymarks (YER. 31:21) to show themselves the way home again one day. These signposts point us to our origins in Israel, and have been doing so for centuries to any who care to search out the matter. (Take the books in which I found this revelation, apart from sources on the Internet. One, Judah’s Sceptre and Joseph’s Birthright, was written by J.H. Allen in 1902.) The isles are no longer silent but yielding up their secrets. When I say find their way home, it is not a physical road back to ancient Israel. Rather it is a spiritual way, a holy highway: …set thine heart toward the highway, even the way which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities (YER. 32:21).
This is a far cry from the prostitute Israel who paid her client nations to have sex with her and so disgusted YHWH her Husband He drove her out. Here she is a virgin again. She has turned to her Saviour, been cleansed by His blood–re-virginated, if you like–but has backslidden to a lukewarmness toward Him: How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? (YER. 31:32).
But Father says a holy highway will be there, a roadway, and it will be called a Highway of Holiness. The unclean will not tread on it. The REDEEMED will walk there, and the ransomed of YHWH will return along it (IS. 35:8-10 NASV). Isn’t it the 144,000 who are the redeemed? And aren’t they virgins, not defiled with women (the worldly church) [REV.14:3-4]? Between now, when most of them yet remain backslidden, and the time spoken about in REVELATION, these virgins must recognize their predicament and pull themselves back up the muddy bank of the river down which they have slipped. No doubt they will be assisted by the strong, outstretched arm of Yahshua.
To return to the waymarks, apart from the historical ones already revealed, there are many signposts within words and current custom also showing the way to lost Israel. Or should I say, showing lost Israel the way home to her King and Kingdom? I hope you’ll continue on this journey with me yet a little way before returning to find my own footsteps, which seem to step into those of my ancient Israelite forbears.