The Celtic Link To King David
Editorial Note: The following article by Betty Matteson Rhodes was first written around 1991 and a few years later published in the Brit-Am Magazine Tribesman which later became known as "Brit-Am Truth". The article contains opinions and information that are original, interesting and worthy of consideration. This does not mean that we necessarily agree with what is said. Note too that the authoress concentrated on the Celtic peoples and failed to note that the Scandinavian, Anglo-Saxon, and related nations were also of Israelite origin. The article was written before Betty became fully acquainted with Brit-Am teachings
and so her original concepts may (or may not) since have been modified somewhat. This however makes the article even more valuable for the original insights it reveals.
THE JEWS OF JUDAH
The Jews are Israelites from the Tribe of Judah. Genesis 49;10 says: “The scepter shall not depart from Judah”....The Jews were the only people to retain the SCEPTER which means “NAMESAKE”•, (See Strong, “Scepter”: #7626 [Hebrew]: shebet = scion; descendant; heir; clan; tribe; branch; rod; stick; staff; and scepter. What this means is the NAMESAKE of God's Holy people shall not depart from the tribe of Judah's descendants. The Jews would be the only tribe (including the Levite priests, and some from the tribe of Benjamin), who would be IDENTIFIED as God's created people. This is not to say that the other tribes were to be non-existent, but rather, the other tribes would NOT be IDENTIFIED as Israelites.
“The scepter shall not depart from Judah nor a lawgiver from between his feet” (Genesis 49;10), that is to say: a LAW KEEPER shall not depart from Judah. The Jews were the only tribe to keep God's law. Judah was considered to be the Southern tribe of Israel.
Many races of men have been bent on ridding the earth of the Jewish people. Did you ever stop to question WHY this was so? have you ever wondered why the Jews are so hated by other races of men? It is the 'fate' or intent of God for the Jews to be hated by man. Those who truly hate the Jews hate also God. Yahwah is the only Spiritual God that can offer any hope in this life, or the next, so one should make it a point of importance to erase from their mind, and all contempt for the Jewish people.
Isaac, whom Abraham loved dearly, was offered up to God at an early age; as a Holy sacrifice. The actual killing of Isaac never occurred- but the SYMBOLIC intent to 'offer' was there. This willingness to sacrifice his favorite son Isaac on Abraham's part parallels, and is meant to portray, God's willingness to offer up his beloved people of Judah as sacrifices (of atonement), for the justification and cleansing of ALL the people of Israel. ....
THE NORTHERN ISRAELITES WERE EXILED...
ROME EQUALS ASSYRIA
All the Northern tribes of Israel had adopted the religion of the beastly fallen giants. History traces the beginnings of "Roman ways" back to approximately 600 B.C. At this very same time, the Celtic people can be found making their way through the ancient pages of history. Where were either of these races of people before 600 B.C.? Did they come from the same place and time? I believe with all certainty that they did. I believe the early Romans were from Assyria;. I believe the Celtic people were from the tribes of Northern Israel; mainly the tribes descending from Joseph: Ephraim and Manasseh.
It is easy to see how the Assyrians taking their Israelite slaves with them, traveled northward to escape warring factions going on around 600 B.C. Whether or not, the Assyrians took as slaves the Israelites, or ventured out on their own, the Israelites left the Mesopotamian Valley, seeking a new homeland.
The Assyrian people eventually became known as the ROMANS. As they came northward, they took with them the 'Mystery Babylon religion that had been practiced in ancient Assyria/Babylon.
One should also make it of upmost importance to research the origins of their religions as well.
WHY WAS ISRAEL LOST?
Perhaps God caused the Northern tribes of Israel to become “lost” for safety's sake, in order to escape the murderous intentions of anti-Semitic dealings. God caused Israel (both North and South), to become “lost” and scattered them about the face of the earth. The South never forgot who they were, however.
The Jews, who consist of the tribes from Judah, Levites, priests, and some from the tribe of Benjamin are, for all practical purposes, the only KNOWN Israelites left on the earth. Even the people from the Northern tribes of Israel themselves are unaware of their inheritance. Remember however, that God promised Joseph (a Northern tribe son) that his heirs would be “a very fruitful vine”, whose “branches were to surpass its borders” (Genesis 49:22) meaning that Joseph's descendants would be so plentiful that one country alone could not contain enough land to hold them all. I truly believe that the Celtic people are the descendants of Joseph: Ephraim and Manasseh.
PROOFS THAT NORTHERN ISRAEL
REALLY WAS LOST
For those who do not believe that the Northern tribes of Israel are indeed “lost”, I could say: “Trust me, keep reading”. Nevertheless, I will give you a couple of verses to refresh your memory.
First: Simeon and Levi
. Consider that God had said of Simeon and Levi (two of the twelve tribes of Israel), because of your anger and hostility (as a pair), you shall be “divided” (Genesis 49;7). This gives us the first indication that there was going to be two separate groups among the Israelites. The Levites (priests of the Israelites), went with the Southern Kingdom of Judah. Simeon and his descendants went with the Northern Tribes of Israel. The Northern Tribes were called "Israel", the Southern Tribes were called “Judah”. The people in the kingdom of Judah were later referred to as “Jews”. The Jews are Israelites; but not all Israelites are Jews. Only those from the tribes of Judah, Levi, and some Benjaminites are Jews.
Second: The King in Exile
. “The Lord shall bring you (speaking to Northern Israel), AND YOUR KING, which you shall set over yourself, into a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known; and there you shall serve other gods”
(Deut 28:36). Tell me, when did the Jews have a king in a distant land, foreign to their fathers?
Third: Pagan Religious Domination
. “The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low...he shall be the head, and thou shall be the tail” (Deuteronomy 28;43-44). Sounds like the religion of the pagan beast reigning over the Northern Israelite (Celtic) people, if you ask me.
Fourth: The Keeping of Sabbath
.“Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my holy places.....and if you will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you SEVEN TIMES more for your sins” (Leviticus 26). The Jews have always kept the Sabbaths, and revered the Holy places, but not so the Northern Israelites.
Fifth: Forgotten to the World
.“I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men” (Deut 32;26). Tell me if you can, when has the remembrance of the Jews ever ceased from peoples’ memory? Never! Only the tribes of Northern Israel have ceased to be a remembrance among men .
Sixth: The Becoming Lost Prophecy
.“For the Lord shall smite Israel...and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they made their groves (such as the Celtic Druid Priests did), provoking the Lord to anger. And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam (first king of Northern Israel), who did sin and who made Israel to sin” (1 Kings 1:15-16). GOD NEVER GAVE UP POSSESSION OF JUDAH, BUT NORTHERN ISRAEL ON THE OTHER HAND, WAS TO BECOME “LOST”.
The seven Times punishment
Now going back to the punishment of the SEVEN TIMES: This punishment was a punishment of TIME. It was to begin soon after Jeroboam made northern Israel sin. King Jeroboam began his 21 year reign after Israel was divided into two groups in 990 B.C. The seven “times” is 7 multiplied by a solar year of 365.25 days; resulting in a period of 2556.75 days (years). (A “day for a year” is used here). Subtract 990 B.C. from 2556.75, and you get 1567 A.D. From 990 B.C., until 1567 A.D., the Northern tribes of Israel had been scattered upon the face of the earth, without a natural homeland of their own.
In 1567, the SEVEN TIMES duration of time punishment had expired, and it was in THAT VERY YEAR the first settlement in Canada took place. The Celtic people at that time were beginning to populate the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, as well as other regions of the world, gaining independence, but more importantly; NEW HOMELANDS.
The Celts (Ephraim & Manasseh), were now being blessed by God with a 'New Jerusalem'. The Celts also came into possession of the “gates” of their enemies, as God had said they would (gates=canals). God promised Abraham - “Because you have not withheld your son from me, that in blessing, I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gates of his enemies.....and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed...” (Genesis 22:16-18).
Tell me, if you can, what gates/canals have the “Jews” (on their own) come to possess? All the nations of the world have been blessed by the inventions and achievements of the Celtic peoples. Were you aware of the myriads of inventions that came about by Celtic people alone? Have you ever considered that probably all Presidents of the U.S. have been of SOME Celtic origin? [And if there is any doubt about the Celtic origins of any of them then that doubt concerns at the most three only!!]
So, you're saying that Canada and the U.S. have a lot to do with the French, in addition to the British. Well, let me remind you of a well known fact. The GAULS of France were, and still are, of Celtic origin. And that's not all. The GALATIANS were also Celtic, i.e. tribes from Northern Israel.
Once the SEVEN TIMES were up God held good on his promise to Israel with a “homeland” of their own. But, if they still insisted upon worshipping other gods beside God, polluting his Sabbaths, and being disobedient, God would bring punishments upon them SEVENFOLD as severe as anything they had dealt with in the past...
EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH
The Significance of Canada
Ephraim and Manasseh were the sons of Joseph. Although the two lads, being grandsons of Jacob, were blessed by Jacob as being his natural sons, the name "'ISRAEL" was to pass down on the heads of Ephraim and Manasseh jointly. Ephraim, although being the younger of the two lads, would inherit the greater of the blessings. Manasseh would become a great nation, but Ephraim would become a great multitude (or company) of nations.
Jeremiah 31;9-10 says, “For I am a father to Israel, and EPHRAIM is my firstborn; hear the word of the Lord O ye nations, and declare it in the ISLES afar off (far off = future) and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.”
“His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns; with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth [end of the Age of Pisces]; and they are the tens of thousands of Ephraim and they are the thousands of Manasseh” (Deuteronomy 33;17).
Moses said that Ephraim and Manasseh would in the latter days, be like two horns of a unicorn that push people together until the end of the Age (Pisces). The two horns represent the two great nations of power at the time of the end: Namely, Britain and the United States. The horns represent “power”; the UNIcorn indicates the “oneness” of origin.
Not only would Ephraim be a greater nation, or a company of nations, but Ephraim would be tens of thousands strong, instead of merely thousands (Thousands means millions). So here we are in the last of days, at the end of the Age of Pisces. Which nation is Ephraim, and which nation is Manasseh? Some would no doubt say that Great Britain was Ephraim, seeing how at one time “the sun never sat on the British Empire”, and Ephraim was to be a great COMPANY of nations. But on the other hand, America has 50 States, which could be considered a company of nations. But considering population alone, the greater would definitely be Great Britain, adding the Celtic population of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Iceland to her side......As God says; not one “grain” will be lost to him. All “seed” will be gathered at the end of days, no matter how “lost” it may be.
Jacob, the father of the twelve tribes of Israel, gave the name “Israel” to the two sons of Joseph; Ephraim and Manasseh. Taking into account that “they shall grow into a great multitude in the middle of the earth, the younger (Ephraim) shall be greater than the older (Manasseh)”. Manasseh to be a great nation and Ephraim to be a great multitude, or “company of nations”.
The name “Manasseh” means: forgetting. I believe this indicates that the descendants of Manasseh would forget who they were. The name “Ephraim” means: “double fruitfulness”. I believe this indicates the millions of Celtic people who would make up the population in the last days. Ephraim would be “desolate in the day of rebuke”. “He has mixed himself among the people and is like a (pan) cake that is only half done. Strangers, have devoured Ephraim's strength, and he does not even realize it”.'
Joseph, the father of Ephraim and Manasseh, means: “increase”. Branches means descendants. Just look at all the land mass that it takes to “house” all the people of Joseph....
THE CROWN LIES WITH JOSEPH
Of Joseph we read in Genesis 49:26: “The blessings of the father hath prevailed above the blessings of my forefathers unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.”
Now this verse says a LOT, so read it closely! “Until the utmost bound of the everlasting hills”, means: Until the furtherest times in the future ages to come. Greater blessings, than even of his forefathers, upon the CROWN OF JOSEPH'S DESCENDANTS! The CROWN lies with Joseph - not with Judah. I will repeat that: THE CROWN LIES WITH JOSEPH; NOT WITH JUDAH!! THE CROWN OF KINGSHIP LIES WITH THE CELTIC PEOPLE.
Remember now, that the scepter means NAMESAKE, not crown or kingship! The Jews would always be the tribe to keep the NAMESAKE of “Israel”, and would always be the LAW KEEPERS, but the descendants of Joseph would wear the crown (the high was made low, and the low made high). The promise made to David was: “David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel”. The house of Israel is Northern Israel. Israel is Ephraim and Manasseh. The crown passed upon the heads of Celtic kings in Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. The descendants or “seed” of king David, do still indeed sit upon the throne in Great Britain....
From Joseph comes the shepherd, the Rock of Israel (the Isle of Great Britain), blessings of the deep, blessings from heaven, and from God, blessings of the breasts and womb, and a CROWN upon the head of he who was separated from his brethren. Joseph is the brother who dreamt of his future power, for which his brothers hated him. THIS POWER IS NOW BEING SEEN ON THE HEADS OF THE CELTIC PEOPLE! Never before, even during Joseph's lifetime, did he see such power as he is seeing today in his descendants.
While still young, Joseph's brothers became quite jealous of him and plotted to kill Joseph. They sold Joseph into Egypt for 20 pieces of silver, then proceeded to tell their father Jacob that wild animals had indeed killed Joseph. They took to Jacob the coat of many colors that Jacob made for Joseph, covered with animal blood to fool their father. Jacob was sorrowed greatly. Joseph ended up feeding his father and all his brothers, and their families, during the seven year famine that struck their land. It would seem that Joseph's descendants (the USA, Great Britain and Canada), are still feeding the world's hungry today.
Joseph's coat of many colors, I believe, is a clue hidden among the mysteries of the Old Testament. I believe the symbolic meaning of the coat of many colors was handed down by Joseph's descendants throughout the ages of time, until it became the SCOTTISH TARTAN
. Yes, the Scottish tartan, a multi-colored plaid cloth derived from Joseph's legendary coat of many colors!