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Who are the Children of Israel? The Seed of Jacob?
By Tziona Yisrael
Many would say that the Children of Israel are the "White Jews" who now inhabit Israel. One might ask, "Who cares?" Others might ask, "What difference does it make? Those people lived thousands of years ago."
And that is just the point. The Children of Israel lived thousands of years ago and still exist today. Therefore, the existence of this nation of people makes all the difference in the world, and the reason is that they choose to return to the Laws of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and choose to return to their land, the Land of Israel. But the question still remains, "Who are the Children of Israel?" And, "Who can prove to be the rightful beneficiaries of this LAND and HERITAGE."
What does the God of Israel have to add to this inquiry? Are the answers "hidden" in the scriptures?
During the time that the Children of Israel wondered in the wilderness, they sinned against their God, and He set His hand to begin to scatter them into the four corners of the earth.
Therefore he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
To overthrow their seed also among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.Psalm 106:26,27
At this point, it should be made perfectly clear that it was the Most High God who scattered the Nation of Israel and cursed them to go into captivity by their enemies. This was not a mere decision on the part of His people to pack up and relocate or what some might term voluntary emigration to other lands.
And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.
Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths. Leviticus 26:32-34
Israel, "The ten Lost Tribes" went into captivity, first.
In the ninth year of Ho-shea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. II Kings 17:6
Judah and some priests followed later:
And afterward saith the Lord, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life: and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy. Jeremiah 21:7
Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits.
The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.
Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the Lord hath afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before the enemy. Lamentations 1:3-5
Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the Lord.Lamentations 2:9
The God of Israel had previously told His people that they were compelled to keep His Laws, Statutes, and Judgments and told them that they would be blessed if they were obedient.
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Deuteronomy 28:1-4 (Read also Deuteronomy 28:5-8)
The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.
And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.
And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. Deuteronomy 28:9-12
And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. Deuteronomy 28:13,14
BUT, the Children of Israel would not keep the Laws of their God but worshipped false gods and were cursed with captivity in their enemies' lands.
The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.Deuteronomy 28:25
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee. Deuteronomy 28:29
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.
The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:Deuteronomy 28:32,33
The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.
And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee. Deuteronomy 28:36,37
Thou shall beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity. Deuteronomy 28:41
The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
He shall lend to thee and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. Deuteronomy 28:43,44
Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young; Deuteronomy 28:48-50
And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other: and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the Lord shalt give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: Deuteronomy 28:64-66
And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen and no man shall buy you. Deuteronomy 28:68
Again it should be noted that this prophecy was given to the nation of Israel AFTER they came out of Egypt. Here the Lord said that HE would bring them AGAIN into Egypt but this time WITH SHIPS.
I said I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: Deuteronomy 32:26
Thou shalt be for fuel to the fire; thy blood shall be in the land; thou shalt be no more remembered: for I the Lord have spoken it. Ezekiel 21:32
Thou art become guilty in thy blood that thou hast shed; and hast defiled thyself in thine idols which thou has made; and thou hast caused thy days to draw near, and art come even unto thy years: therefore have I made thee a reproach unto the heathen, and a mocking to all countries.Ezekiel 22:4
Now that you have been provided with this biblical input, let's analyze this information to determine the truth. (Keep in mind that these prophecies took place after the Children of Israel left out of Egypt.) At what time in history were the "White Jews" oppressed and spoiled, given unto another people or went into captivity by way of ships, low and their enemies on high, the tail and their enemies the head, or when, on this earth, were these people ever wearing a yoke of iron??? Read any documentary or book on how the Portuguese initiated the slave trade, African Slavery, or United States Slavery, and you will be reading about the curses God put on the Children of Israel. The most cruel and inhumane history of enslavement befell black slaves, not only in the United States, but black slaves throughout the world.
It should be noted that the Children of Israel fled into Egypt whenever there was a threat of famine and/or war.
When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. Hosea 11:1
Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Isaiah 30:1,2
Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:
And now therefore hear the word of the Lord, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;
Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die. Jeremiah 42:14-16
So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the Lord: thus came they even to Tahpanhes. Jeremiah 43:7
In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth? Jeremiah 44:8
They shall not dwell in the LORD's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria. Hosea 9:3
Perhaps it would be worthwhile at this point to note that Egypt is in Africa (and that the Canaanites of the Land of Canaan, The Land of Israel, were jet black). It is not likely that white Israelites would flee into Egypt, a place where it would be most difficult for them to hide because of their lily white skin. But rather, it would make more sense for White Jews to flee into Europe where they could be camouflaged.
It is also interesting to note that Moses was mistaken for an Egyptian (Exodus 2:9). Obviously, the Israelites and the Egyptians were of the same color. One would not mistaken President Clinton for Colin Powell or Prime Minister Rabin for President Mandela. Therefore, because the ancient Egyptians were black and because of the misidentification of Moses for an Egyptian, we can safely say that the biblical Israelites had to be Black! And when in Africa, the Children of Israel did not stay in one particular region but were Nomads, fleeing and wondering throughout Africa seeking peace from the many warring African tribes in an effort to survive.
It behooves us to note God's prophecies regarding enslavement of the Nation of Israel for their sins and the predicament of Blacks throughout the world, as well as, the history of the wealth of "White Jews."
Clearly, the biblical Israelites were cursed to be slaves in their enemies land. Understand that this is not the 420 years of slavery in Egypt but rather the captivity that was prophesied after the Children of Israel left out of this land. In other words, God's prophecy to enslave the Israelites a second time was made after the Egyptian captivity. And after the Egyptian captivity of the Israelites, there is no record of "White Jews" ever going into slavery, but there are extensive historical records of BLACK SLAVES fulfilling these prophecies.
According to Arthur Koestler (the author of The Thirteenth Tribe),one sect, the Ashkenazim, "White Jews" out of Europe converted to Judaism. Therefore, they cannot be the true heirs to the Land of Israel. According to the Bible, the Edomites (Genesis 36:19), another "sect" but descended from Esau, Jacob's twin brother whom Isaac said would live by the sword (exactly what they are doing today - Genesis 27:40), are not the people with whom the God of Israel will make a (new) covenant.
The "White Jews" were the economic giants wherever they lived and on many continents. This group made it their business to monopolize any and all markets. If a dime was to be made, they were there making money. Their tactics to manipulate the economy of every country they inhabited in the past (and present) enabled them to buy the hotels and country clubs that discriminated against them, own and/or control the Hollywood and television industries, the shipping industry, banks, newspapers and magazines, the fortunes made from the slave trade, and the list goes on. However, it is difficult not to admire them for the strides they have made for their people as a result of their financial acquisitions, prosperity, and accomplishments. I do not think anyone will disagree with these facts.
And no one will deny that the "cursed" Israelites of the Bible are not and have never been this wealthy group of people calling themselves the seed of Jacob. At no time have "White Jews" ever been known as the "tail" of anything such as what the Holy One of Israel said would befall the biblical Israelites. But rather the contrary. These "White Jews" are "the head" and the Blacks are this despicable "tail."
What is even more unconscionable and absurd is that "White Jews"/the present rulers of Israel/The Rabbinate compel the Falasha Jews and other Black Jews to convert to Judaism before they are accepted as Jews and permitted to live in Israel as such. The scriptures do not support their insane theology.
And the Lord said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
But every man's servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. Exodus 12:43,44
Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.Deuteronomy 21:12,13
And it shall come to pass when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee.
And shalt return unto the Lord thy God and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all they soul;
That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.Deuteronomy 30:1-3
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: Jeremiah 31:31
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Jeremiah 31:33,34
Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely:
And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:
And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Jeremiah 32:37-40
For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. Ezekiel 36:24-28
It appears the "White Jews'" desire to convert people is a smoke screen for their hidden agenda. The Holy One of Israel does not speak of this conversion but rather He expresses a desire for returning to Him and His Laws, circumcising all males, making a "New Covenant" with the Children of Israel, cleansing them from all their idols and giving them a "New Heart" to serve Him. Why on earth would "White Jews" concoct such a practice as conversion to Judaism unless they hope to keep total control over "The Law of Return," i.e., who comes and goes in the Land of Israel.
Obviously, God has no need or purpose for this Judaic conversion. First of all, the Holy One of Israel doesn't mention it in the scriptures. And second of all, God has already prophesied by His servants the prophets that He would cleanse His people and put His Laws in their hearts. Therefore, it would appear that all this conversion business is a mere fantasy realized by a group of "religious" zealots whose desire it is to make "rules and regulations" for their own self-serving benefit.
THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL TO RECOVER A REMNANT
What's so wonderful is that once again, the Holy One of Israel will deliver His people from all foreign lands and will return themto the Land of Israel, a second time, and without undergoing Judaic conversion.
Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
For thus saith the Lord; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them. Jeremiah 32:41,42
Therefore, prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the Land of Israel.
And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves.
And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord. Ezekiel 37:12-14
And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side and bring them into their own land: Ezekiel 37:21
Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be said, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
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.
Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. Jeremiah 16:14-16
For thus saith the Lord; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
They shall come with weeping and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the Lord for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.
Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border. Jeremiah 31:7-17
In those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the Lord their God.
They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten. Jeremiah 50:4-5
At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you; for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord. Zephaniah 3:20
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath and from the islands of the sea.
And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. Isaiah 11:11,12
There can be nothing better than having the scriptures support the truth and under these circumstances, for some reading them it is as if reading the Bible for the first time.
Finally, the sole purpose for compiling this information is to obtain entry into Israel, not for a group of Black Hebrews in any one country, but for a nation, the NATION OF ISRAEL who has been scattered into the four corners of the earth.
This information has identified the Children of Israel as being Black and the ancestors of the people who are the descendants of the slaves taken from the shores of Africa. In that the truth about the real identity of God's Chosen People has been established, the suggestion of any kind of conversion to Judaism is a parody and is totally out of the question. And the idea that "White Jews" should have authority and control over who and what Black Hebrew Israelites have a right to return to the Land of Israel is just as ridiculous.
It has been a long time coming, and with the help of The Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, this opportunity to return home and be a righteous people will not be in vain. The remnant will do it right this time.
Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If it be marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvelous in mine eyes? saith the Lord of hosts.
Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;
And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness. Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built. Zechariah 8:6-9
BLESSED BE THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL; BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, FOREVER!