Two recent blog posts have generated some good discussion and a fair amount of traffic.
This evening, friend and fellow blogger, Dorothy Wilson, forwarded an email from Kol Hator explaining a bit on their position concerning the return and what flack they are taking for stepping forward with a bold declaration that the ten lost tribes are non-Jewish and coming out of Christendom. I am NOT endorsing the website or their position, I am offering this for further discussion and as a clear statement revealing the things we need to be praying for as we see Abba working this restoration from both sides, Jew and Non.
Our Succot Full Page Advert ‘Yosef Lives’ may not have unleashed a storm, but it certainly raised eyebrows. Like with all solid promotion, it is the change of set ideas which make a lasting difference. And this is seldom reported back to source. Feed-back and comments received all point to such a healthy reception. We have also had the advert printed as hand-out brochures and several people assisted in distributing these on the day of the March of the Nations during Succot through the streets of Jerusalem.Of course, there were concerns raised: Why this, why that? Why the NT Book promotion in the advert.?
In general, we are experiencing increasing objection against the KHT Vision. And strangely, the loudest objections are coming from the ranks of the Returnee Ten Tribers themselves, even those who have managed to make it right Home, re-united with Judah into ONE Stick. They hold it against us that we are referring to the Jewish foundations of the NT – even while ogenerally, it is these NT factors that have switched them into ‘Return’ mode. Jews object against it because they simply see”N.T.” which flashes red to them.What they all fail to see is that the NT is the Yosef’s Egyptian gear – which in fact is the main theme of our advertising drive: “Yosef Lives – BUT he is outerly an Egyptian”. This realization does not negate/confirm or disapprove/approve of the NT – it simply explains the hidden Driving Force behind the Reawakening and pending Return. Without recognizing the Egyptian Coat of Yosef, there can be no Reconciliation or Redemption. 10-Israel in Egypt will stumble over the ‘Jewishness’ (‘Torah’-ness e.g. circumcision) of Yosef (which he revealed to his brothers by undressing himself!) and the Jews will stumble over and reject the Egyptian Yosef.It is as easy as this: Recognize and unveil the ‘Hebrew’ within the Egyptian, and you have unveiled the True Captive Retrurnee!This will be the theme of our intended Advertising Campaign which we wish to do in Hebrew on Full Page promotions in the leading Hebrew newspapers in Israel. We will shortly release details of this campaign and how you can take part in it. When Israel can recognize Egyptian Yosef, they wil arrange for his Return. And when Captive 10-Israel realize the true Divine Intent of restoring His 12-Tribed Torah based Covebnant Nation in a Greater Israel, they will stop hedging against such intimate integration with a ‘Jewish’ Yosef.This existing message to 10-Israel within our Succot Advert struck me this morning when working thru that advert once again, preparing the new Hebrew advert. I did not see it as clearly until this morning: The fact that Yosef is a Torah Hebrew (‘Jew’ by today’s parameters) is not real to 10-Israel. Thus, they are as confused by Yosef’s Egyptian image as the the Jews are (none of the 11 brothers recognized him as such until he revealed his circumcision to them!). They identify with him as ‘Yosef’ (some even calling themselves Yosephites – else Ephraimites, after his son who equally was an Egyptian, born and grown up as Egypt royalty). These Ten Tribers and Torah observing Messianics are content to be Yosef the Egyptian according to his Egyptian culture exposure (which they are still part of while exrtricating). But they object against being Yosef the ‘Jewish’ Hebrew (by Torah standards). They, as much as Judah, need to recognize the Egyptian Yosef!This explains why we have opposition from Torah observing Ten Tribers who vehemently reject our position on conversion to Judaism. In line with this discussion then, conversion does not mean accepting ‘Judah Tribal identification’, but simply identifying with the Torah Yosef, laying off the Egyptian Cloak of Yosef.To explain the almost vindictive approach of those 10-Tribers who have Come-Home and now condemn us for assisting the Egyptian Captives, we can only say: they have forgotten where they come from.Then there is another vocal group rising up. They are fed by the current spout of ‘Ger’ theology going out from informed Rabbinic Sources who hedge against sharing their Divine Inheritance with the missing 10 Tribes or with any strangers. Driven by a hands-off motive, the Ger-theory suggests that the best alternative for the masses of re-identifying Torah interests, is to be content with a ‘Stranger’ classification – no immigration rights, no Israel citizenship, no full Torah requirements – simply a passifying association with and recognition by Jews. Judah still remains the sole Tribe – thuis, NO Geulah (Redemption) possible, NO Jubilee re-instatement, NO chance of ever populating the Greater Israel for which hundreds of millions of Israelites are required – not only the 14 million current Jewish population of the world.Sadly, this is a status that appeals to many Ten Tribers who have been called closer to renewed Torah observation by the Spirit of HaShem – as prophesied for the End Times. To them the need is as much to realize who Yosef really is and that he is ALIVE and RETURNING to his Family!The Will of HaShem shall ensue!Blessings!OvadYahThe KOL HATOR Vision for the Restoration of the 12-Tribed Kingdom of Israel
I would echo the position expressed in yesterday’s discussion about Yosef NOT needing to convert to Judaism, not needing to take on the mantle of the oral traditions… But the divide between us and Judah is closing, and quickly. Abba can take care of the details, but we need to pray as well as be very sensitive to Brother Judah while this difference is being worked out.
One of the most exciting lines in the email is this:
…populating the Greater Israel for which hundreds of millions of Israelites are required – not only the 14 million current Jewish population of the world.
Ding, ding, ding!! Been saying this for a while. Israel (the state) will conquer a HUGE swath of land that was given to Abraham and his descendants. When this happens, they will need boots on the ground to hold/occupy it. This will require at LEAST 100,000,000 people. And, there will be vineyards we did not plant, and houses we did not build…. exactly as Scripture portrays.
Who will be invited to occupy and form a northern and eastern buffer zone to Israel? Torah-keepers! THE sign of the covenant is Sabbath…. See Exodus 31:12-17
Folks, this is HEADY stuff! I don’t know exactly how it all plays out, but I can tell you, the end game is ON!! It may take five years, and it may take 50, but bank on it. There is a great awakening going on and people are coming to the Torah by the droves. It is just a matter of time before we get to go home!
- We need to be praying for the State of Israel, that Abba lead her to His plan.
- Pray for Kol Hator and others sharing this same message, that they will be led of the Ruach (Spirit) into Abba’s plan.
- We need to be gathering and learning to walk in unity!
- We need to be preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom to every available ear!
“Your Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven…”