1. Neal A. Tew
Prayer of King Manasseh Represents Repentance of People of Menasseh!
I hope this finds you doing well.
I was intrigued recently to find that some believe Manasseh would lead the 10
home. Besides the general belief that the US is Manasseh, I believe the
Almighty has been teaching me to identify with Manasseh. (I am US citizen)
Over the last couple of years, I believe the Almighty has been leading me to
pray the Prayer of Manasseh. I know that this prayer is generally attributed to
King Manasseh, but I'm wondering if it might be a prophetic prayer of sorts for
the day the lost will begin the journey Home. The words seem to fit with the
possibility. When praying it, I sometimes feel I'm speaking on behalf of more
than just myself. What do you guys think? Feel free to handle my query/email
address in any manner you see fit.
Manasseh was the son of king Hezekiah of Judah.
In our BAC (Brit-Am Commentary) we opined that Menasseh had been named in honor
of the Tribe of Menasseh and the Ten Tribes the last of whom had been exiled in
the time of Hezekiah.
The Tribe of Manasseh had been one of the leading tribes and perhaps in practice
it had been the most important, even more than Ephraim.
Hezekiah named his son and heir to his throne in remembrance of the Ten Tribes
Your suggestion that King Manasseh serve as somehow allegorical of the Tribe of
Manasseh in the future
is worth considering:
12 Now when he was in affliction, he implored the LORD his God, and humbled
himself greatly before the God of his fathers, 13 and prayed to Him; and He
received his entreaty, heard his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem
into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God.
2. New Article.
Why the USA Needs Israel!!
http://www.britam.org/USNeedsI.html [Article has been up-graded somewhat
from the one we sent out to the list, with a few additions.] Contents:
2. The Prototypical Intended Role of Joseph in Egypt.
3. Judah and the State of Israel.
4. The State of Israel is PREPARING THE WAY for all the other Tribes!
5. The USA is Manasseh. The USA is the Pioneer Ground-Breaking Force for all of
the Ten Tribes.
6. Manasseh will be the first to return.
7. The USA Needs to Support the State of Israel because by Doing so it justifies
its own reason for being and comes closer to realizing
its Biblical destiny.
8. Judah Needs Joseph therefore Joseph Should Stay "Close".
9. The Blessings and Tasks of Joseph.
Extracts: Perhaps the most important factor explaining why the USA supports Israel
to the degree that it does is the belief in God and the Bible shared by many
mainstream Americans. The State of Israel is identified with Biblical Promises
and the Bible Message. Loyalty to Israel means Keeping faith with the Almighty.
God is a Zionist. HE says so in the Bible.
Both sides paid the price and received the reward for the choices they
subconsciously had made.
In the future they will re-unite and each will benefit from the achievements of
Joseph and Judah need each other.
The USA Needs the State of Israel just as Israel needs the USA.
The Rabbi [Sefat Emet] also used the ceremonial costume of the High Priest in
the Temple Service to explain an aspect of Joseph. The High Priest wore a
Breast-Plate which had 12 different precious stones. Each stone represented one
of the 12 Tribes of Israel. The stones were attached to a square piece of linen
cloth (Ephod). The bottom part of the Ephod was secured by blue cords wrapped
around the back of the High Priest. The top part of the Ephod was bound by gold
chain-cords to the shoulders by shoulder-pieces. Embedded in each should-piece
was a shoham stone. on each shoham stone was to be engrave the names of 6 of the
Tribes. The shoham stone was also the precious stone of Joseph in the
breast-plate. The Rabbi (quoted below) learned that the names of all the Tribes
were engraved in shoham stones on the shoulder pieces because Joseph
(represented by the shoham) unifies all of the Tribes.
Extract: Many of my friends had joined the RAF, mostly as air crew, and the loss
of young life among this special group was horrendous. They had to be far fitter
and far better educated than combatants in previous wars because of the very
nature of the machines and weapons they were handling. Handling an aeroplane
traveling at at least 100 miles an hour, and often much more, as well as
attacking and evading attack at the same time, required a special type of brain
and character and a hell of a lot of guts. They had to be better trained and
educated than the enemy, who had had several years' head start. They actually
had to be quicker in reaction than the enemy in order to survive. They were then
the cream of British youth, and they had a type of courage the Germans did not
have, which in the end caused the Germans to fail.