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"Brit-Am Now"-1056
Contents:
1. Kobler Continued: "Britons, let us at least be true"
2. Kobler: Early British Israelism was pro-Jewish and pro-Zionist!
3. The Wilderness: Physical or Spiritual?
(a) Timothy F Murray:
"physical wilderness gave way to the spiritual"
(b) Walt Baucum
:  a physical wilderness
(c) Malcolm Osborne: Covenants?

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1. Kobler Continued: "Britons, let us at least be true"
Franz Kobler
"The Vision Was There.
A History of the British Movement for the Restoration of the Jews to Palestine"
PART FOUR
DIFFERENTIATION AND SYNTHESIS
II. THE MOVEMENT DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR
http://www.britam.org/vision/koblerpart4.html#Movement
Extract:

In yet another anonymous appeal, The Crisis, and Way of Escape, An Appeal for the Oldest of the Oppressed (1856), the idea of justice, ever immanent in the Restoration Movement, found powerful expression:

      <<To do justice at once to a people approved of God as His inheritance . . . a simple course is open to us  -to the nations. Let us prevail upon the Porte to allow the Jews facilities to return to their own land; to appoint Palestine as a place of refuge for them, from the anarchy and confusion from which they suffer but in which they have no share...
     << If Christians really believe in a Just and Holy God, and that the Bible is His Word; if Mohammedans feel that God is great, who hath appointed them the keepers of His holy place again this time, while their elder brother has been in exile  ...if, we say, integrity in belief or duty has any place at all with the parties concerned, this matter of a refuge for the Jews has only to be mentioned to be accomplished?  
     << Britons, let us at least be true to the position which the integrity and foresight of our fathers have, in the providence of God earned for us and do an act of tardy justice to a people to whom mankind owe all their higher justice privileges and better civilisation.
 
      In this truly human document, the last trace of conversionism has been removed from the Restoration doctrine. In fact, the very opposite view is here propounded, the nations being urged to live up to the ideals of Justice and Righteousness which they had received from the Hebrew Bible.


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2. Kobler: Early British Israelism was pro-Jewish and pro-Zionist!
Franz Kobler
"The Vision Was There.
A History of the British Movement for the Restoration of the Jews to Palestine"
PART FOUR
DIFFERENTIATION AND SYNTHESIS
III. CONTINUANCE AND TRANSFORMATION
http://www.britam.org/vision/koblerpart4.html#Continuance
Extract:

A simultaneous phenomenon was the rise of British-Israelism. Its origins go back to the beginnings of Puritanism and, at a later stage, to Richard Brothers (see p. 43), but as a sect British-Israel did not come into being until the middle of the nineteenth century. The year 1845 saw the publication of the first systematic work of this eccentric school, John Wilson's Our Israelitish Origin. The followers of the new creed claimed that the ancestors of the Saxon races appeared in the seventh, or eighth century B.C.E.: at the very place in Asia to which the inhabitants of the Israelitish Kingdom had been removed early in the eighth century. For Israel thus rediscovered in the English people the originators of the theory laid claim to the blessings of Abraham and asserted that it would also perform the Restoration of the descendants of Judah and Levi. "The Jews most assuredly will return to Judaea, but not until we ourselves restore them", said Edward Hine, one of the exponents of British-Israelism.
      On this evidence, British-Israelism may be regarded as a branch of the Restoration Movement, though apart from its eccentricity it held an inherent contradiction to the fundamental Messianic principle of the Restoration idea and this provoked violent opposition especially from Restorationists themselves.


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3. The Wilderness: Physical or Spiritual?
Re: "Brit-Am Now"-1054
#1. Opinions Concerning the "Wilderness"
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(a) Timothy F Murray:
"physical wilderness gave way to the spiritual"


Greetings, Yair--

Regarding the "Wilderness," it seems to me that both Mr. Gray and Miss
Mecklenberg have it right, through the historical perspective that must
be considered.  When the House of Ephraim went into Exile and then
wandered north and west, they were entering a physical wilderness, in the
sense that it was not and had never been inhabited by Israel.  Whatever
peoples were there, at least in Israel's eyes, were sometimes pagan
"aboriginals" and living in a "wilderness."  Even more was this the case
when their descendants reached North America and Australia.

Yet over the centuries, that physical wilderness gave way to the
spiritual wilderness of testing and trial-- the world wars, most
certainly, and current terrorism, and the more subtle "wilderness" of
secularism which puts us to the test in ways that truly reveal what's
going on inside.

May we pass the test, and all together gather in the Land once more!
Tim Murray
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(b) Walt Baucum:  a physical wilderness
From: Wwbaucum@aol.com

Yair, Shalom.  I agree with Thomas Gray that the wilderness of Ezek. 20:35 is a physical wilderness.  Refer to Ezek. 5:1-4, in which God will cause the land to be shaved clean like "a barber's razor," i.e. very likely nuclear devastation in which parts of Israel and Lebanon are "shaved" clean of trees, shrubs, and grass.  God will bring the Israelite survivors from their respective nations (which probably also have been "shaved clean" and wasted by nuclear war) to that "wilderness" (20:35), i.e. somewhere near Jerusalem, where He will then sift through them (i.e. "enter into judgment with you face to face") to determine who will enter the "bond of the covenant" (vs. 37) and who will be removed ("those who rebel and transgress against Me": vs. 38). Ezek. 20:38 seems to indicate that the survivors will be taken to this place near Israel (maybe Lebanon or Syria) to be "sifted," but that only those who pass the judgment will be allowed into the land of Israel.
Walt Baucum
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(c) Malcolm Osborne: Covenants?
From: "osborne_malc@tiscali.co.uk" <osborne_malc@tiscali.co.uk>
Subject: Israel in the Wilderness topic.

Shalom Yair.
God's people are to live in the place that God had chosen for His own dwelling: Exodus 15:7.  So the time would come when they would need to be pure enough to share His dwelling place with Him.  That this would happen is expressed within Ezekiel 43:4-7, which includes:
"Son of man, this is the place of My throne and the place of the soles of My feet, where I will dwell among the sons of Israel forever.  And the house of Israel will not again defile My holy name ".. ..
Again!  This was promised to Moses long before, within Exodus 19:5-6:
"Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; [6] and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel. "
However, a matter that may be unknown to some of you is that The Eternal One gave His people more than one covenant subsequent to their leaving Egypt.  Moses speaks of this!  In fact the book of Deuteronomy is for the most part, a recounting of the provisions of this second covenant.  As we can read in Deut. 29:1:
"These are the words of the covenant which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the sons of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He had made with them at Horeb."
The problem is of course that we are not capable of measuring up to that which is required of us within the covenant as indicated by that continuing message unfolding within Ezekiel 43.
This revelation, is clearly pertaining to the future and He will bring about the change in Heart required: Which is where I believe the Wilderness Experience situation comes in  More on this later.  God will make us capable of obedience and trust.  Going back within Ezekiel a little way, we read:
"I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. And they will be My people, and I will be their God. "  From- Ezekiel 37:21-23.
The previous chapter reveals how restoration will take place:
"I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. [26]
"Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. [27]
"I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. "   Ezekiel 36:25-27.
I perceive this to be further revelation concerning that which was given to Moses in the form of that new covenant.  The Holy One will prepare that future generation of people and those who follow them, to love, obey and serve Him truly. But this brings us back to the original topic - The Wilderness.
I/we desire to follow and serve Him because He has revealed that this life is not all there is.  And is there any more appropriate place to learn of Him, and how He can be trusted etc. than the Wilderness?  Even to desire to walk with Him, puts one in a wilderness situation - No?
King David believed that he would be raised from the dead.  As he says within Psalm 16: 9-10: "Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely. For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. "
Moreover, we also read within Psalm 49:15:
"But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol, For He will receive me.  Selah."
They spoke of Resurrection!  That which provides impetus for trust and obedience even in wilderness situations.
The covenant within Deuteronomy states that God will bring us back.  I believe that to be both on a national level and also a personal.  He has promised it. Moreover does not Ezekiel 37 speak of this? Let us learn to walk in the wilderness with Him in this life, that we may be equipped for the next.
"Behold, days are coming,  declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, [32] not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,  declares the Lord.
[33] But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,  declares the Lord, I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. [34] They will not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know the Lord,  for they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, declares the Lord, for I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.    Jeremiah 31:31-34
 




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