Until The Two Become One (Must read, by Ken Rank)

Following is a terrific article by Ken Rank explaining the Two Stick Prophecy of Ezekiel 37, a passage that is largely overlooked by theologians in its significance.


Until the Two Become One

by Ken Rank

What the herders did not see before them was their brother. In fact, before Joseph finally reveals himself to his brothers, they had spent at least many hours with him, dining, being entertained, and also being berated and yet they saw only an Egyptian. To anyone who joseph-brothersmight have been standing at a distance, looking upon Joseph and that family of herders, being able to see that they were family would likely have been impossible.

The Prophet Ezekiel gives us a similar end-time picture in that we have two players who might just as well stand in such contrast. In chapter 37, verse 16, where we read the following:

“And you, son of man, take a stick and write on it, For Judah and for his companions, the sons of Israel. And take another stick and write on it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and all the house of Israel, his companions.”

What is easy to miss in the above verse is that Ezekiel takes two blank sticks that represent people and he is to identify who the two sticks are. The first he determines as Judah and those who are joined with Judah. The second stick is said to be for Joseph, but a stick that is Ephraim, and it includes the House of Israel and those joined to Israel. So we have a lot going on in this one verse. Most scholars believe that these two sticks represent the Whole House of Jacob, what was once a great nation that divided into two Kingdoms, Judah and Israel. But why the use of those names?  Continue reading at United2Restore

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2 Responses to Until The Two Become One (Must read, by Ken Rank)

  1. Tommy Wilson says:

    I too thought this was a great article and posted in on FB early this morning!

    Like

  2. David Sloss says:

    So appreciate the groundswell of insight into Scripture, particularly as it relates to the reunification of the tribes of Israel.

    One small tidbit of information to add:

    You mention, Ken, that the Northern Tribes were largely scattered to the four corners of the world. Jeremiah tells us that the exile of Israel (Northern Ten Tribes) was to be 390 years. With no repentance, God’s instruction of multiplying the penalty/exile 7 times of Leviticus 26 comes into effect, I believe, and so we have an exile which turns out to be some 2739 years. If we start in 722 BCE and consider there is no year zero going from BCE to CE we find ourselves witnessing the end of this exile in 2008-2009 Gregorian time. Isn’t it marvellous that we are now seeing God’s hand moving in terms of the reunification as this article so clearly points out? Praise YHVH and we look forward to the realization of that reunification and restoration.

    Thank you Ken for your insights!

    Blessings and shalom!

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