Joseph's Birthright and the Identity of Israel Today
Michael A Clark
Joseph’s Birthright and the Identity of Israel Today
If Christians were to really believe and understand the biblical record and the prophecies as to what the characteristics of the
Biblical prophecy is always more profound in its fulfilment than when it is considered prior to fulfilment. This is particularly true concerning the promises and prophecies relating to
Jacob foretold that in the far future Christian era Joseph would be “a fruitful
bough …whose branches run over the wall,” indicating many overseas
colonies (Genesis 49:22).
Jacob also told Ephraim that his seed was to become a multitude of nations,
and that Manasseh was also to be a great nation (Genesis 48:19). The British
Commonwealth of Nations and the
description as no other group of great nations. Their constitutions are based
on a belief in the God of Israel. They can truly be described as a company of
Almighty God promised King David that he would appoint a place for
where their enemies would no longer invade them as before (II Samuel 7:10).
Since the arrival of their kinsfolk in 1066, the
invaded despite two world wars in the 20th century, neither have the United
populations with their own religions in all leading covenant nations can be
regarded as a form of invasion, particularly in respect of home-grown
terrorism, this is part of a correcting judgment described as “The sword
without and the terror within” (Deuteronomy 32:25). They have the promise
that “No weapon formed against thee shall prosper,” or would be ultimately
successful (Isaiah 54:17).
4 Living in
Isaiah, having foretold that “the land shall be utterly emptied and spoilt,” went
on to describe a people who shall lift up their voice from the sea and where
they shall glorify the name of the Lord God of
The Hebrew word yam, translated “sea” also means “west.” From the
uttermost parts of the earth where songs and the glory of righteousness shall
be heard (Isaiah 24:1, 3, 13-16). The isles he told would wait for God’s law
(Isaiah 42:4). This
and from the river to the ends of the earth (Psalm 72:8). They were to dwell in
great lands “which have been always waste” and brought back from the
sword, or cultivated, where they were to dwell safely (Ezekiel 38:8). Seen
“in the uttermost parts of the earth” in the west.
5 A Royal House
The God of Israel (Is-ra-el means “ruling with” or “prince with God”) swore
to David that He would build up his throne unto all generations. Jacob-Israel
also said, “The sceptre shall not depart from
which means “till he comes whose right it is” (Genesis 49:10). After King
Zedekiah was slain in 586 BC there was no throne in
the archangel Gabriel declared that Jesus would sit on the throne of David and
it is His right to do so (Luke 1:32), the Jews rejected Him as their king.
Nevertheless, there has been a throne and royal house in the
which, through the kings of
centuries BC. At their coronations these monarchs have been anointed as they
sat on the Coronation Stone, in much the same way as they stood by a pillar
(II Kings 11:11-14). According to tradition the Coronation Stone came from
heaven (Genesis 28:11-12).
These are only a few of the reasons that go to show that the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic- speaking Cymric people and nations are the descendants of ancient
Over the centuries they eventually arrived on the coasts of western Europe as Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes and Normans, who entered the British Isles before AD 1066, emanating from those regions around the Caspian and Black Seas at about the same time when the tribes of Israel disappeared in that area. The reason this is not generally appreciated by secular history is the false Dark Age of 650 years in Greek history that simply does not exist. When this ‘ghost’ history is removed everything falls into place and the vast movement of peoples westward is suddenly revealed – for instance who the Etruscans were that suddenly appeared in northern
After the fall of
In God’s Great Plan, all things are brought to fruition. As He said, “I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among the nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall to the earth … In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old” (Amos 9:9 & 11).
MICHAEL A. CLARK
(With acknowledgements to W. E. Filmer)
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