WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF EPHRAIM?
Brit-Am is not a
religion. Brit-Am is an organization open to everybody
whose aim is to
spread the message of Brit-Am Israelite Identity to both
Judah and Joseph.
Straight Christian as well as Judaizing groups have
adopted our works,
openly or indirectly, as part of their own.
If you read our books
(Origin, Joseph. Ephraim, Biblical Truth, etc.) you
will receive the message.
The second half of Originand the first parts of
Josephconsist of concise
Biblical summaries that contain vital and
essential messages. These
summaries are short and get straight to the point
and are worth rereading
from time to time. I benefit by going through them
and so would most people.
You can also benefit from reading the works of
others and new books that,
God willing, we will publish in the future.
In the past a few Jewish
individuals were hesitant about us since, though
there was no doubt about us
being genuine, they thought that others might
exploit us for their own
purposes. Now a Christian confidante in Jerusalem
has told me that in the
eyes of some it is suspected that we have an agenda
and also that we have an
exclusive air that not everyone feels easy with. I
replied that we have no
agenda and in the past we always tried to achieve a
high degree of
transparency. The answer was that indeed Brit-Am has
achieved this to some
degree, it is appreciated, and we should go that way
even more so in the
In the Messianic Era the religious difference between Judah and
In the meantime each section has its own
Whether or not Joseph should draw close to the Law at
present, and if so,
how, are debatable points outside of our
What is more, I personally do not know. I had opinions in the
these matters but have since realized that they were premature and
We have no agenda and could not have one since
we realize that our
mandateis limited to Brit-Am Identity matters. This is
what we have been
shown and what we know about.
What then according
to the Bible are the duties of Ephraim(the Lost Ten
Tribes) today? We went
through Originand this is what we came up with. This
subject deserves a more
thorough study but this is what we have so far.
If anyone else has
something to contribute on this matter please do so.
God chose Abraham to
be blessed and to bring a blessing upon all the
peoples of the earth
(Genesis 12:2-3, 18:18-19, 22:18 cf. 24:4). Abraham
was promised that his
seed would be extremely numerous (15:5, 22:17). One
of the purposes of the
promises was that through the blessings the
descendants of Abraham would be
enabled to do justice and judgment (18:19).
The blessings are not only
gifts but also goals.
Those who can have children should do
Patriotism: It is the will of the Almighty that the national
fulfilled and if on our level we can do anything to further
that aim we
should do so.
On both the national and personal levels we
should strive to do justice and
judgment and be a source of blessing to
In our commentary on Numbers (see our book Biblical Truthor our
Commentary on the web site) Balaam intended to separate the
Jacob from Israel(Numbers 23:7). Jacoband Israelrepresent in
two bodies of Judah and the Ten Lost Tribes. Division is a
curse. The two
halves of Israel (headed by Judah and Joseph) need to be
We should do what we can to further the cause of re-unification
Judah and Joseph.
Israel will exist separately from other
nations (Numbers 23:9). We can be
beneficial without losing our
Isaiah also recalls situations in which the various sections
of Israel will
be opposed to each other:
[Isaiah 9:21] MANASSEH
EPHRAIM, AND EPHRAIM MANASSEH, AND TOGETHER THEY ARE
AGAINST JUDAH. FOR ALL
THIS HIS ANGER IS NOT TURNED AWAY AND HIS HAND IS
Manasseh is identifiable with the USA, Ephraim with Britain and
daughters, Judah with the Jewish people. There will be some degree of
fiction between the divisions of Israel until the Last Days.
future there will be an end to anti-Semitism on the part of Ephraim
fiction with Judah:
[Isaiah 11:13] THE JEALOUSY OF EPHRAIM SHALL DEPART,
AND THOSE WHO HARASS
JUDAH SHALL BE CUT OFF; EPHRAIM SHALL NOT BE JEALOUS OF
JUDAH, AND JUDAH
SHALL NOT HARASS EPHRAIM.
Antagonism between the
different sections of the Israelite nation is
described as negative and
should be avoided. Judah should help the USA and
the West. The West and the
USA (Ephraim) should not be anti-Semitic but in
favor of Judah.
returnees will worship God in the Holy Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
27:13). Isaiah described the drunkards of Ephraim negatively
Alcoholism and substance abuse should be combated. In Britain
young people this is a major cause of death and
[Jeremiah 31:21] SET THEE UP WAYMARKS, MAKE THEE HIGH HEAPS: SET
HEART TOWARD THE HIGHWAY, EVEN THE WAY WHICH THOU WENTEST: TURN AGAIN,
VIRGIN OF ISRAEL, TURN AGAIN TO THESE THY CITIES.
Abarbanel: <<The prophet therefore spoke concerning the
Israel [of the Ten Tribes] SET THEE UP WAYMARKS saying that when
you go into
Exile make signs by the routes and waymarks like piles of rocks
cairns] or stone monuments [Hebrew: Matzavah, i.e. dolmen] so that
set your heart to the route and remember in order that you may
return in the
way you went in, return to your city.>>
Joseph should study and
learn his Israelite origins. He should internalize
them. These studies
should include supporting the whole Brit-Am program of
Biblical and secular
As a descendant of Israel you have a Biblical obligation to
origins and also spread this knowledge to your
The Children of Israel and the Children of Judah in the Last
Days will seek
the LORD their God (Jeremiah 50:4).
Pray, and learn, and
do what you can in this regard.
Ezekiel (37:15-28) saw the return of the
Ten Tribes as an indispensable
requirement for the deliverance of Israel and
Brit-Am is not just some theoretical quaint possibility but an
Ezekiel (11:18) hints that first the
exiles will return to the Land of
Israel and after that they shall put away
their idols and keep the Law
(11:2). Ezekiel says that Judah has an
obligation to help the Lost Ten
Tribes return. The complete return of Judah
is dependent upon the return of
Samaria(16:53, 55, 61) meaning the Ten
Tribes especially Manasseh.
Redemption will come through righteousness,
judgment, loving-kindness, and
mercies (Hosea 2:19).
In the Last Days
the Lost Israelites shall Return to God and seek the
Kingdom of David (Hosea
[Micah 6:8] HE HATH SHEWED THEE, O MAN, WHAT IS GOOD; AND WHAT DOTH
LORD REQUIRE OF THEE, BUT TO DO JUSTLY, AND TO LOVE MERCY, AND TO WALK
HUMBLY WITH THY GOD.
[Malachi 4:4] REMEMBER YE THE LAW OF MOSES MY
SERVANT, WHICH I COMMANDED
UNTO HIM IN HOREB FOR ALL ISRAEL, WITH THE
STATUTES AND JUDGMENTS.
<<FOR ALL ISRAEL>>: Whether you feel you
will have to keep the Law of Moses
in the future or not you still may have
something to learn from it.
[Amos 5:14] SEEK GOOD, AND NOT EVIL, THAT YE
MAY LIVE: AND SO THE LORD, THE
GOD OF HOSTS, SHALL BE WITH YOU, AS YE HAVE
[Amos 5:15] HATE THE EVIL, AND LOVE THE GOOD, AND ESTABLISH
THE GATE: IT MAY BE THAT THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS WILL BE GRACIOUS
REMNANT OF JOSEPH.
THE REMNANT OF JOSEPH is exhorted to seek
good and ESTABLISH JUDGMENT IN
THE GATE. JUSTICE and everything connected
with it is what is required of
the Lost Ten Tribes.
If we do all
these things we will be blessed.
[Malachi 4:5] BEHOLD, I WILL SEND YOU
ELIJAH THE PROPHET BEFORE THE COMING
OF THE GREAT AND DREADFUL DAY OF THE
[Malachi 4:6] AND HE SHALL TURN THE HEART OF THE FATHERS TO THE
AND THE HEART OF THE CHILDREN TO THEIR FATHERS, LEST I COME AND
EARTH WITH A CURSE.
<<THE HEART OF THE CHILDREN TO THEIR
FATHERS>>: We have an obligation to
honor our parents and also to
enable our children to honor us. Sometime the
parents are separated or in
conflict with each other and full of complexes
and sometimes the kids go off
the rails. Nevertheless we all have an
obligation to honor our parents and
cause our children to respect their
father and mother.
HEART OF THE FATHERS TO THE CHILDREN, AND THE HEART OF THE
CHILDREN TO THEIR
FATHERS>>: This verse also refers to the Lost Ten Tribes
identifying their ancestral fore-fathers from the Tribes of
Israel. The Lost
Ten Tribes of Israel must be made aware of their
Brit-Am Hebrew identity.
Judah must also know. This should be accompanied by
a mutual arousal towards
repentance, reconciliation, and
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