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Let us first establish the birthright of Israel….

In Deuteronomy 21:15-17 we find the law concerning this blessing: 15 “If a man has two wives, one loved and the other unloved, and they have borne him children, both the loved and the unloved, and if the firstborn son is of her who is unloved,16 then it shall be, on the day he bequeaths his possessions to his sons, that he must not bestow firstborn status on the son of the loved wife in preference to the son of the unloved, the true firstborn. 17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the unloved wife as the firstborn by giving him a DOUBLE PORTION of all that he has, for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.”

When Jacob was on his death bed, he blessed the sons of Joseph Ephraim and Manasseh as his adopted Sons and handed them the birthright as heirs to Israel. See Genesis Chapter 48. When Jacob blessed Joseph’s sons he crossed his hands and put his right hand on the head of the younger Ephraim and his other hand on the older Manasseh. Joseph takes Jacobs hands and starts to reposition them as the right hand is the birthright blessing hand and Jacob tells Joseph he knows what he is doing and not to interfere and goes on to bless them.

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Genesis 48:18 And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. 19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. 20 And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh.

Jacob had crossed his hands over the heads of his two adopted sons Ephraim and Manasseh. In essence when Jacob crossed over his hands, it represented the crossing over of the birthright and the time when the teachings of the God of Israel would cross over and be sent out into all the nations (Gentiles) in fulfillment to the promises God gave to Abraham.  

Genesis 48:21 And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but God shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers. 22 Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.

The double portion over his brothers spoken of was the land of Schechem.

Shechem was a place of promise. It was first mentioned in Genesis 12:6–7, in response of the Journey of Abraham to the promised land. Shechem was the location where Abram stopped at the tree of Moreh and received God’s promise of the land. Shechem became part of the Promised Land of Israel, and was given to the Kohathites, and served as a Levitical city of refuge (Joshua 21:20–21). Shechem was the place where Joseph’s remains were buried (Joshua 24:32). It was also where Joseph was sold into slavery.

It is also the place where Jacob’s well was and where Yeshua met the woman at the well and told her all of what she had done. John 4:13-14:  “13Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

The name Shechem means “shoulder” in Hebrew, which the location of Shechem was a pass between two mountains. Now remember we talked about in another blog that the Tribe of Benjamin was a TOWER BETWEEN THE SHOULDERS of ISRAEL.

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View of Shechem between the two mountains.

The heart and soul of life in ancient Israel centered within and around the boundaries of the tribe of Benjamin. To the north lay the northern kingdom of Israel and to the south lay the heartland of Judah, the tribe of David. Benjamin sat between the middle of two mountains that were referred to as the shoulders of the Lord who shielded him.

Moses Blessing – Deuteronomy 33:12

“Of Benjamin he said, ‘May the beloved of the Lord dwell in security by Him, Who shields him all the day, And he dwells between His shoulders.”

Genesis 22:15-18

15And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son17That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. 

When Yeshua said to go into all the nations and preach the gospel which is the good news that he has risen… making all disciples of Him, this was the beginning of the age of the gentiles. The time of the fulfillment of God’s Covenant with Abraham had begun and that was a promise to have children as the numbers of the stars in the sky and the sands of the sea. Through his sons Ephraim and Manasseh would come a Dual Royal Bloodline. All gentiles who believe on the Lord shall become Israel through adoption.

Hosea 1:10

“Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.”

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Modern day panoramic view of Shechem.

Where are God’s people today?  They are throughout THE WORLD and the good news  has been taken to all nations; but that is not to say that all generations have heard the true gospel of the Lord…that he has risen and the keys to the Kingdom and how to connect to the light of God. Much of the truth has been hidden and corrupted by well meaning people who know not how to teach the words of Yeshua. They have been taught what to memorize and what to say…they sound like robotic fake news all with the same headlines, placing more emphasis on tithing and offerings and what you can’t do and must do according to their church covenants and manmade interpretations which they have made while at the same time they shout from the pulpit “Let no man deceive for you”…. While shouting in the next breathe that what they have to say is without question and they rattle off their interpretations.

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Is The Age of The Gentiles Coming To Its Fulfillment? 

During this age of the gentiles (nations) Ephraim fulfilled the blessing of Jacob and became a MULTITUDE OF NATIONS forming Great Britain, who at its height had become the largest empire in the history of the world. They had colonies all over the world rich in raw materials of precious metals of ore, gold, silver, oil, diamonds, coal, spices, and other valuable resources. The colonies were an expensive liability and after world war II, Great Britain was unable to maintain them, and began to decline. especially with the United States gaining global influence that was opposite of Great Britains imperialism.

Colonialism was no longer politically viable. The war had not only tarnished their imperialistic prestige, it stripped it down to the bone. One by one they gave up much of the occupied lands for they could no longer afford to maintain them. At the same time Manasseh – The United States of America, was rising and became a great industrial nation with world influence overshadowing Great Britain yet, still tied together in some minor government details. Remember United States, Inc.? Remember the yellow fringe on the flags and the rather not well known agreement with King George? There is still a tax paid to the Crown of England.  We are in the process even now of breaking free of the control of the well kept secret of their common law in our courts.

So as the world is now shaking apart and we have nation against nation and kingdom against kingdom…it does rather appear that the age of the gentiles, at least in the way we presently know it…is coming to an end. And with every ending there is always a new beginning…be it positive or negative. But those who have read the Bible with understanding can see that all things have transpired as it was written, so the ending is also a strong writing on the wall. God sets up a Kingdom unmade by human hands that is an everlasting kingdom that has no end. We are entering into a time that much of it has been hidden concerning the details the same as our past has been hidden.

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Ephraim and Manasseh Were Given The Birthright of Israel– They Are The Heirs To Israel, They are Israel!

God blessed both sons of Abraham, both Ishmael and Isaac. One would have many nations and the other would be the bloodline through which the Messiah would come. There was no Israel at the time of Abraham. Israel came about when Jacob wrestled with the Angel of  the Lord and received the blessing and a new name. At the time of Jacob on his deathbed, when he blessed Joseph and  his sons…there was no Jew as of yet. That came later, even after Solomon when the Kingdom was split under the kingship of his son Jeroboam and all the evil he did.  All who remained in Jerusalem were Levi and Benjamin. The other sons went out from there and started their own reigns. The ten northern tribes made their own government, and made their capital the city of Samaria. Read 1 Kings 12; 2 Chronicles 10, 2 Chronicles 13.

Greek Septuagint 48: 22-26: 22 Joseph is a son increased; my dearly loved son is increased; my youngest son, turn to me. 23 Against whom men taking evil counsel reproached [him], and the archers pressed hard upon him. 24 But their bow and arrows were mightily consumed, and the sinews of their arms were slackened by the hand of the mighty one of Jacob; thence is he that strengthened Israel from the God of thy father; 25 and my God helped thee, and he blessed thee with the blessing of heaven from above, and the blessing of the earth possessing all things, because of the blessing of the breasts and of the womb, 26 the blessings of thy father and thy mother– it has prevailed above the blessing of the lasting mountains, and beyond the blessings of the everlasting hills; they shall be upon the head of Joseph, and upon the head of the brothers of whom he took the lead.

All who believe are a part of Israel through adoption. God’s children who are adopted into Israel are scattered throughout the world along with the children of the tribes of Israel . Israel is not just a people in a tiny land in the middle east, it is a much bigger Israel than that. The covenant God made to and with Abraham… is being fulfilled at this very moment and has been since the moment the Lord told the disciples to go unto the gentiles, (nations) and teach the gospel (the good news) that he has risen. God blessed both sons of Abraham, Ishmael and Isaac. Jacob was given the vision from God to give the birthright to the sons of Joseph to set the promises given to Abraham into motion way back in the beginning of the entire process. Before Moses even took the nation of Israel out of Egypt into the promised land.

These two brothers have been given the Birthright of Israel and a Patriarchal status. They have been adopted into Israel and were given the birthright to bear the name of Israel, by Jacob.

Romans 10:12- 12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

That being said, just because you live in England does not mean you are Ephraim. And just because you live in America does not make you Manasseh. And just because you live in Israel does not make you an Israelite. Nor does it put you into a Tribe of Israel. It is a new covenant and now the temple law has ended and we all come to the Father through His grace by the blood shed by His Son Yeshua (Jesus) not by Ephraim and not by Manasseh and not by Israel. We all come to the Father through our Lord and Savior Yeshua who is a High Priest Forever By The Order of Melchizedek.

Our Lord and savior died in our place for our sins that we could never atone for. Repentence and choosing to serve God and Keep his commandments to love Him with all of our heart, mind and soul, and to love our neighbor as ourselves is what this is all about and always was. All who come to the Father through His Son Yeshua are the children of God and are now a part of Israel. Without Him there is no eternal life.

Romans 11 :25 In Context Aramaic into English (Peshitta)

 22Behold therefore, the sweetness and the hardness of God; on those who fell, hardness, and on you, sweetness, if you abide in his sweetness, but if not, you will also be cut off. 23And if they do not continue in their utter lack of faith, they will also be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. 24For if you who are from a wild olive tree, which is your natural condition, were cut off and are grafted into the good olive tree apart from your natural condition, how much more will those surely be grafted into the olive tree of their own nature?

25I want you to know my brethren, this mystery, lest you would be wise in your own opinion, that blindness of heart has for a little time come to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles will come in.

26And then all Israel shall have life, according to what is written: “The Savior shall come from Zion and he shall turn away evil from Jacob, 27And then they shall have the covenant which comes from my presence, whenever I shall have forgiven their sins.”

28But they are enemies in The Gospel for your sake, and in The Election they are beloved because of The Patriarchs. 29For God does not change in his gifts and in his callings. 30Just as you also were not obeying God from the first and now you have been favored because of their disobedience, 31So also these have not obeyed, now mercy is upon you so that there shall be mercy upon them also. 32For God has shut every person into disobedience so that he shall have mercy upon every person.

33Oh, the depth of the wealth, the wisdom and the knowledge of God, for man has not searched his judgment and his ways are not traced! 34For who has known the mind of THE LORD JEHOVAH, or who has been a counselor to him? 35And who has first given to him and then has received from him? 36Because all is from him, and in him, and all is by him, that to him would be praises and blessings to the eternity of eternities. Amen.

Luke 1:32 – 33 KJV

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Symeon and Levi Cut off No longer Do They Have The Birthright

Greek Septuagint 49: 5-11: 5 Symeon and Levi, brethren, accomplished the injustice of their cutting off. 6 Let not my soul come into their counsel, and let not mine inward parts contend in their conspiracy, for in their wrath they slew men, and in their passion they houghed a bull. 7 Cursed be their wrath, for it was willful, and their anger, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

Juda’s Blessing From Jacob

Greek Septuagint 49:8-11 “8 Juda, thy brethren have praised thee, and thy hands shall be on the back of thine enemies; thy father’s sons shall do thee reverence. 9 Juda is a lion’s whelp: from the tender plant, my son, thou art gone up, having couched thou liest as a lion, and as a whelp; who shall stir him up? 10 A ruler shall not fail from Juda, nor a prince from his loins, until there come the things stored up for him; and he is the expectation of nations. 11 Binding his foal to the vine, and the foal of his ass to the branch [of it], he shall wash his robe in wine, and his garment in the blood of the grape.

Coming up next….

Where are all the Tribes of Israel and where Is the Lineage of David?

Meanwhile…Keep on pressing into the Kingdom of God! Press, press, press!

Dianne

By Dianne Marshall

I don't sleep I write! Author, Graphic Artist, Researcher and lover of the truth.

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