Following is a terrific paper with lots of Scripture detailing the vision of Ephraim from a Hebraic perspective from an author IN the Land.
I do not yet know exactly where/how Abba is leading in this time, but feel so drawn to take a stand at this point for Ephraim and his return to the Land. Personally, my attitude of late is almost a swashbuckling swagger in terms of bringing Ephraim back together and taking a stand. It feels much like my warrior Airborne Ranger days when we suited up to head into the bush for a mission. My attitude is definitely that of a warrior.
For months I have been getting into shape and am back to military weight and nearly the same physique, though 25 years older than my heyday. But the attitude has come back. I am so ready to take a stand… not in a braggadocios way, but simply a ‘the time is NOW!’ stand. I know not what lies ahead, but Abba has definitely been awakening the warrior and molding me. Please pray for wisdom, discernment and patience. I am ready to hit the trail. (My Sunday School class got some yesterday… listen in!) No prisoners! The intensity is way up!
This upcoming Congress is so at the center of my scope. It is the focus of my prayers, action and attitude. We have a mission… I can’t explain it, but feel this call. May Abba lead and guide!!
Here is the article from Etz B’ney Yosef, ‘The Tree of Joseph.’
“IT IS MY BROTHERS WHOM I AM SEEKING”
The Lost Sheep of the House of Israel are Returning Home
We, the Jewish Nation that lives in Israel, have a surprise coming. Individuals from all
over the world, in growing numbers, are waking up to the possibility that they might
belong to the People of Israel. Are they Jews? Are they descendants of Jews? The
answer is “not necessarily”. How is it, then, that they assume some kind of relatedness to
the People of Israel? Well, these individuals view themselves as belonging to that part of
the Nation of Israel which has assimilated, and supposedly has been lost among the
nations of the world for thousands of years. That, however, will not always be the case…
“Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, in those days ten men from all the languages of the nations will grasp the corner of the garment of a Jew saying, ‘we will walk with you because we have heard that Yahweh our Elohim is with you’.” Zechariah 8:23
When they read the biblical descriptions and accounts of the Israelite dispersion that was
rejected and scattered among the nations, they discover their own identity which glares
back at them, as though looking into a mirror. It should be noted that often those who are
party to such experiences are not at all aware of this growing phenomenon. This world
sweeping movement has not been directed by a central body of any kind, and is been
growing “organically”. Above all, all those who participate in this awakening feel love
toward their Jewish brethren and the land of Israel, try to keep the Torah of Moses and
are, of course, followers of the Elohim of Israel. This discovery brings about a drastic
lifestyle change and thus keeping the feasts, Shabbat, kashrut, niddah and other of the
torah commandments, become an integral part of the life of this dispersion.