Date: Thu Jun 20, 2002 11:09 a
From: David Skelly <dskelly@b...>
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-36: Dankenbring
I believe that America is Joseph with
pretty much equal proportions of
Ephraim and Manasseh while Britain, New Zealand and Australia are Ephraimite
In Amos chapter 9 the LORD is talking about the house of Israel (Amos 9:9),
the house of Jacob (Amos 8:8) and the excellency of Jacob (Amos 8:7). In
this context Judgement was decreed against the House of Israel. In Amos 6:6
and 5:15 the LORD mentions the house of Joseph.
Now in Amos 9:2 it says "Though they
dig into hell, thence shall mine hand
take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:".
Though Israelites climb up to heaven God will bring them down. We say the
very beginning of this when the space shuttle challenger exploded and was
brought down in grief. America in my view is the house of Joseph and the
house of Israel. Eventually God will bring down the American space program
as a fulfillment of Amos 9:2 because of their evil deeds. In future the
great American space program will come to a grinding halt.
Below I will look at possible Hebrew
derivations for America. America is
known to be derived from the name of an explorer called Amerigo. So we need
to look at the closest linguistic equivalents in Hebrew.
There is linguistic change from the
Hebrew maregoa/margoa to amarigo to
amerigo to america (Jer 6:16; 1 Chron 17:9). From Hebrew the most likely
derivation is maregoa. Maregoa is the closest Hebrew word to Amerigo.
Maregoa literally means a place of rest and so America means a place of
rest. Margoa is much closer to Amerigo linguistically than Machir. I
believe that America means 'place of rest' not land of Machir (branch of
Some of the other possible derivations
omri plus geeh (omri is proud/arrogant) to omrigeah to amerigo to america.
amiyr means sheaf.
amar-geah means he speaks arrogance.
amar-geah means he speaks arrogantly/loftily.
machir (ch & r metathesis) to marich to amarich to amarig to amarigo.
merechav means a broad/wide space. America could mean a land of broad
marack to rub to bruise to rub out
merkav/merekav chariot. America a land of chariots? (war machines)
merkavah chariot. In Genesis 46:29 Joseph made ready his chariot
I do not believe that America is derived
from Machir. South America is not
the land of south Machir. Neither is central America the land of central
Machir. Margoa (place of rest) and merechav (broad open space) are much
closer to Amerigo linguistically than Machir.
I believe that the Angles represent
both Ephraimites and Manessahites
because Angle comes from the Hebrew word Aegel (young bull) and the wild ox
of Deuteronomy 33 represented Ephraim and Manesseh. The term Saxon comes
from Isaac. The house of Isaac in scripture represented all Israel with
Ephraim being the chief tribe (Amos 7). The prophecies of both books Hosea
and Amos were given in the days of Jeroboam II the king of Israel. In Hosea
Ephraim is the dominant tribe; so dominant in fact that Ephraim is sometimes
used to represent all israel.
The ancient map of tribal settlement in Israel is a general guide to where
the 10/12 tribes settled in Europe and America.
The closest scriptural parallel to the
American rebellion against King
George III of Britain is the Ephraimite Jeroboam's rebellion against
Rehoboam the son of Solomon.
1 Kings 11:26-28 says "And Jeroboam
the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of
Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman,
even he lifted up his hand against the king. And this was the cause that he
lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the
breaches of the city of David his father. And the man Jeroboam was a mighty
man of valour: and Solomon seeing the young man that he was industrious, he
made him ruler over all the charge of the house of Joseph. " Jeroboam an
Ephraimite is said to have lifted up his hand against king Solomon.
The Jeroboam was an Ephraimite. Solomon
had put him in charge over all the
labour force of the house of Joseph. After Solomon the king of Israel had
died, representative of the people of northern Israel made the following
demand to Rehoboam Solomon's successor. "Your father made our yoke heavy;
now therefore, lighten the burdensome service of your father, and his heavy
yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you" (1 Kings 12:4). Rehoboam
responded and said "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your
yoke; my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with
scorpions" (1 Kings 12:14). The people of northern Israel then rebelled
against Rehoboam the king of the house of David and set up their own
northern kingdom of the house of Israel.
Now what happened in the American colonies
was similar. The American
colonists wanted king George III of Britain of the house of David to lighten
the burden of taxation. He refused to do so and was unsympathetic to the
needs of the American colonies. Then the American colonists rebelled and
refused to pay their taxes to the crown. The Americans won the war of
independence against king George of Britain.
I believe that just as Jeroboam of the
tribe of Ephraim was the key person
who led the rebellion against Rehoboam of the house of David, Americans of
Ephraimite descent led the American colonists in rebelling against king
George III the king of Britain who was of the house of David. Just as a
whole nation was formed after Jeroboam rebelled against Rehoboam, a whole
new nation called America was formed after the American rebels rebelled
against King George III.
We know that Jeroboam the Ephraimite
rebelled against Rehoboam. He was the
greatest rebel of the 10 tribes of Israel. Now the US flag has thirteen
strips, the US seal has 13 arrows and the pyramid has thirteen steps. In
scripture the number thirteen clearly denotes a number of rebellion.
Nothing has changed, Ephraimites took
the lead in rebelling against king
George III just as Jeroboam the Ephraimite took the lead in rebelling
against Rehoboam. There is no record in scripture of any Manassehite taking
the lead in rebelling against any Israelite king. Absolutely none.
Isaiah 7:17 was very clear when it said
that "Ephraim departed from Judah".
It was Jeroboam of the tribe of Ephraim that led the rebellion against
Rehoboam of the house of David.
For many hundreds of years kings from
the house of Judah and often from the
house of David have ruled the lost tribes of Israel in Europe. Many or most
of the royal houses of Europe had the lion as their symbol. Since the
Normans conquered England in 1066 the kings of England have had the lion as
their symbol. The lion is a symbol of Judah not Ephraim. Lost Israelite
nations like England, Holland, Belgium, Denmark have had kings from the
house of Judah ruling over them. Even a number of largely non Israelite
nations had Judean kings over them. There were quite a few Judean monarchs
over many of the German states. There was a Judean monarchy over Ethiopia
for many centuries. God meant it when he said that the scepter would not
depart from Judah. When the Davidic Judean scepter fell, when the Jews went
into Babylonian captivity, God raised up a Judean scepter elsewhere. In
Jeremiah 33:22 God said that he would multiply the descendants of David like
the host of heaven and the sand of the sea. In Jeremiah 33:26 the
descendants of David were to be made rulers over the descendants of Abraham,
Isaac and Jacob. This includes Israelites, Edomites, Ishmaelites,
Midianites, Dedanites, Ashshurites, Letishites, Leumites, Shebaites etc that
are all descendants of Abraham one way or other.
This was to later change. Ephraimites
from among the Anglo-Saxons got sick
of the dictatorship and heavy handedness of the Judean kings over the throne
of Britain. Charles I who ruled Britain from 1625 to 1649 believed in the
divine right of kings to do what they wanted like his father before him.
Charles I came into conflict with the house of Commons of the parliament
when he demanded extra money to fight his wars. The parliament refused. He
dismissed parliament and decided to raise the money himself.
Eventually the parliament raised an
army to fight the king and civil war
broke out. Cromwell the leader of much of the parliament's forces defeated
the king and the monarchy was abolished. King Charles I was executed in
1649. For over two decades the parliament under Cromwell led Britain. The
monarchy was restored in 1660 with some of its power curtailed. Even so the
monarchy was still very powerful. The monarch was still the most powerful
executive leader in Britain. Nevertheless many Ephraimites still wanted the
power to come into their hand.
George III came to the throne in 1760.
In 1770 king George III chose Lord
North to be Prime Minister. Lord North did George's bidding and appeased
parliament on behalf of the king. George III believed in his personal rule
through constitutional means. This king refused the demands of the American
colonists to reduce the burden of taxation. The American colonists led by
Ephraimites rebelled against king George III. After the Americans defeated
Britain and became a nation the stick of Joseph went partly into the hand of
Ephraim. Ephraimites and others were finally free from Judean royal control
Even so it would take a few hundred
years for the stick of Joseph to be more
fully in the hand of Ephraim. The stick of Joseph was in the hands of
Ephraim in America yet the descendants of Joseph in Britain and the British
Commonwealth was still largely under the control of the Judean monarch. The
monarchy was still very powerful in its own right.
In Britain the kings were still ruling
kings and so in Britain the
government was not fully in Ephraim's hands. Things changed after Queen
Victoria ascended the throne. After prince Albert Queen Victoria's husband
died in 1861, the queen was heart broken. She withdrew from public life and
neglected her responsibilities as a ruling monarch. Through this and other
things the power of the monarchy was given up and largely became a
ceremonial constitutional monarchy. By 1901 when Queen Victoria died the
monarchy had lain down much of its power. The result was that the Prime
Minister and parliament exercised most of the power of government.
Ephraim in the twentieth century exercised
the power of government in Great
Britain through the Prime Minister and parliament. Similarly Ephraim rules
through the parliaments of Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Nevertheless
Britain is called the United Kingdom under a constitutional monarchy.
Ephraim does not exercise all the power in Britain. The Royalty descended
from king David still has some powers. The monarch is still regularly
consulted by the Prime Minister. The monarch is involved in making some
appointments and signs acts of parliament into law. Ephraim does not fully
exercise his authority in Great Britain.
The lion with eagles wings was the first
great beast that arose (Daniel
7:3). The United Kingdom is also known as Great Britain and was the lion
with eagle's wings the first great beast that arose. "The first was like a
lion, and had eagle's wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and
it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man,
and a man's heart was given to it" (Daniel 7:4). One of the main symbols of
Great Britain was the lion. And British royalty in particular is symbolised
by the lion. The American colonies were symbolised by the wings of an
eagle. The eagles wings were plucked off when the American colonies became
independent of King George III of Great Britain. The eagle's wings were
basically saying to the Davidic king of Britain symbolized by the lion that
we don't want you any more.
The great lion was made to stand up
as a man when the monarchy lost most of
its power over time. This started with king George III, the king the
American colonists hated. King George III was totally incapacitated by the
disease called Porphyria after the American colonies were torn away. The
king became mad and had fits. During the last years of his life his son was
the regent who ruled in his place until he died. The monarchy was made to
stand as a man and no longer was it roaring like a lion in ruling Great
Britain. As Daniel 7:4 says the lion was given a man's heart. A man's
heart was given to the monarchy when the monarchy lost most of its power and
became a ceremonial constitutional monarchy. The lion also represents Great
Britain as a nation and in time most of Great Britain's power in the world
was stripped. The lion lost her colonies. Including India after World War
2. The lion nation of great Britain was "made to stand on two feet like a
man, and a man's heart was given to it" (Daniel 7:4). When Britain lost
most of her colonies after World War 2 Britain was made to stand on her own
two feet economically. She could no longer rely on the subsidized produce
of the colonies. Even the monarchy is being made to stand on its own two
feet with the decrease of tax payer funding being given to it.
Britain was made to stand up on its
own two feet as a normal nation.
Britain lost its great power status. It is no longer the great power it
was. In the 1960's West Germany overtook Britain in its manufacturing
production. France and Japan overtook Britain in the 1970's. Britain lost
its subsidized source of imports that came from the colonies. Hence she
joined the Common Market that eventually became the European Union. I
believe that Britain will be devoured by her treacherous European allies
after the beast arises in Europe.
After World War 2 the United States
took over the dominant position that
Great Britain had in world affairs. This is clearly shown in the Suez Canal
Crisis of 1956. Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal and Britain and France
who had shares in the Suez Canal invaded Egypt in 1956. Eisenhower the
president of the United States made Britain and France back down. This was
a great humiliation to Britain and France. It is the United States that
holds the stick of Joseph and the stick of Joseph is in the hands of
Ephraim. When America sneezes the world catches cold. Because of the
Judean Davidic monarchy the stick of Joseph was never fully in the hands of
Ephraim in the United Kingdom. The stick of Joseph is fully in the hands of
Ephraim in the United States.
I believe that God set up David's throne
in England. I do not believe in
stripping any more power from the royals in Britain. Nor do I believe in
Australia becoming a republic. In Psalm 122:5 it is said that there are set
thrones of judgement even the thrones of the house of David.
From the eagle's wings of the American
colonies that broke away from Great
Britain, the nation called the United States of America was formed. This
nation I understand is dominated by the leadership of Ephraim even though
there are many Manassehites there. The stick of Joseph in America is in the
hand of Ephraim. This means that everywhere where the descendants of Joseph
are in large numbers the stick of Joseph is in the hands of Ephraim. I don'
t believe that there are any exceptions to this. When it says that the
stick of Joseph is in the hands of Ephraim it means that Ephraim rules
Joseph ie both the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh.
There is nowhere in the Bible where
is says that Manasseh will be a nation.
Genesis 48:19 says that Manasseh "also shall become a PEOPLE, and he also
shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and
his descendants shall become a multitude of nations." Manasseh becomes a
people while Ephraim becomes a multitude of nations. I believe that
Manasseh is a great people under Ephraimite leadership. Ephraim means
doubly fruitful. He was fruitful once in the British Commonwealth of
nations and fruitful the second time in the United States of America.
Manasseh is a great people under the shadow of Ephraim as Ephraim holds the
stick of rulership over all the house of Joseph including Manasseh.
Manasseh is never called a nation in scripture. After the Assyrian
captivities I don't believe that Manasseh ever had the stick of Joseph in
his hand. The stick of Joseph is in the hands of Ephraim. Ephraim rules.
In Jeremiah 31:9 God said that Ephraim is 'MY firstborn' after the
Israelites were taken into captivity by the Assyrians. Ephraim exercises
his rights as God's firstborn today in dominating the ten lost tribes of
Deuteronomy 33:17 talks about the ten
thousands of Ephraim and the thousands
of Manasseh. This means that the descendants of Ephraim today might even
outnumber the descendants of Manasseh by 10 to 1. The phrase 'multitude of
nations' in Genesis 48:19 is more literally translated as the 'the fullness
of the nations'. This implies that the nations of the Ephraimite group of
nations are significant nations that have the aspect of fullness or
prosperity in them. The phrase 'the fullness of the nations' can also be
rendered as 'the fullness of gentiles'. That is that there are large
numbers of Ephraimites all over the place even in places we don't know about
at present. Ephraim fills up nations left right and center even in the
United States. As Joseph was likened to a Germani in the Talmud as Yair
Davidy pointed out and as Joseph married an Egyptian, I expect that there
would be many white descendants of Joseph and many coloured descendants of
Joseph all over the world. It is the coloured descendants of Joseph that
are most mysterious. They are out there.
In Hosea 7:8 Ephraim had mixed himself
among the peoples as a cake unturned.
Ephraim is the fullness of gentiles (Genesis 48:19). Hence many Ephraimites
will crop up sometimes in the places that you don't expect them to. Hence
there are many Ephraimites scattered in various gentile nations that we don'
t know about besides the ones that we know among the Anglo-Saxons. So the
promise that Ephraim will be ten thousands and Manasseh thousands has been
fulfilled. There are many more Ephraimites than Manassehites. There are
many Ephraimites that we don't know the locations for.
Ephraim and Manasseh seem to have had
approximately equal numbers in the
land of Israel. Yet Ephraim so completely dominated the other tribes that
the house of Israel was often equated with Ephraim. I believe that even
though Ephraim and Manasseh approximately might have equal numbers in
America, that Ephraim completely dominates the political life of America in
the same way that Ephraim dominated the political life of the 10 tribed
house of Israel in the land of Israel. The stick of Joseph is in the hands
of Ephraim and not Manasseh. Consequently Ephraim dominates all the
descendants of Joseph including Manasseh because he has the stick of Joseph.
This is the stick of rulership and authority.
Ephraim has been the most dominant of
the 10 northern tribes of Israel down
through history and has been the thirteenth tribe or people that were
birthed. Thirteen the number of rebellion is Ephraim's number. Out of all
the 10 tribes Ephraim was the preeminent leader of rebellion. In Isaiah 7:17
it is very clear that "Ephraim departed from Judah" when the 10 tribes
rebelled against Rehoboam the king of Judah. Jeroboam the Ephraimite led
the rebellion. Early on Manasseh had more people than Ephraim according to
the census figures given in the Torah. Earlier there were some prominent
leaders of Manasseh. There were four prominent leaders of Manasseh in the
Bible. Later Ephraim as the thirteenth tribe that was birthed completely
eclipsed Manasseh. Early on there were some very significant leaders from
both Ephraim and Manasseh. Later the leadership of the 10 tribes was
totally dominated by Ephraim. There was never any prominent leader of
Manasseh during the times of the kings of Israel and Judah.
Joshua from the tribe of Ephraim was
the leader of the 12 tribes of Israel
after Moses (Numbers 13:8; Deuteronomy 34:9). He led the fight against the
Canaanites and Israel came to possess the land of Canaan through his
leadership (book of Joshua). After Joshua died four prominent
leaders/judges from Manasseh arose. Gideon of the tribe of Manasseh
defeated the Midianites and became a great leader in Israel. During his
time the land had rest for 40 years (Judges 6:15; 8:28). Later Abimelech a
son of Gideon through a concubine arose and caused great trouble in Israel.
This Manassehite evil son of Gideon became a king and reigned for three
years over Israel (Judges 9:6; 9:22). Abimelech was the only Manassehite
king mentioned in the Bible and he was evil. In Judges 10:3 Jair a
Gileadite judged Israel for 22 years. In its narrower sense the Gileadites
were from the half tribe of Manasseh. Later Jephthah the Gileadite of the
half tribe of Manasseh judged Israel for six years (Judges 11:11; 12:7). In
Judges 12:1-6 Jephthah defeated the Ephraimites who attacked him and
rebelled against his God given authority as a judge of Israel.
After the time of Judges there was no
record of any prominent leader of
Manasseh arising in Israel. From Jeroboam onwards the tribe of Ephraim was
totally dominant over the 10 tribes of the northern house of Israel. In the
area occupied by Reuben, Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh on the eastern
side of the Jordan river, Reuben seems to have been the more dominant tribe
after the period of Judges. No leader from the half tribe of Manasseh in
Gilead was mentioned after the Judges period. Yet Beerah was mentioned to
be the leader of the Reubenites when Tiglath-Pileser took them into
captivity (1 Chronicles 5:6). 1 Chronicles 5:18 mentions Reuben before Gad
and the half tribe of Manasseh when saying that these three entities
altogether had a total number 44, 660 men of war.
The half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead
was not what it once had been under
Jephthah the Judge in Judges 11:11-12-7. The terrible Syrians had threshed
the Gileadites with instruments of iron (Amos 1:3-5). The Syrians ravaged
all Israel in general but Gilead (the half tribe of Manasseh etc) was the
most grievously affected by the Syrian brutalities. Elisha the prophet wept
when he foresaw that Hazael would put Israelite strongholds on fire, kill
the young Israelite men with the sword, dash their children and rip open
their pregnant womens' wombs (2 Kings 8:12).
In 2 Kings 32, 33 Hazael the king of
Syria conquered all Israel east of the
Jordan river including all the territory of the half tribe of Manasseh, Gad
and Reuben. The Syrians decimated Gilead and Bashan. Other parts of Israel
were also afflicted but nowhere near as much as Gilead. Only in Gilead did
the Syrians do a thorough job of threshing Israelites with instruments of
Ephraim was the most dominant tribe
of the 10 tribed house of Israel.
Ephraim was more sheltered from the ravages of war than the other tribes who
were more vulnerable to attack. Both Manasseh with the greater numbers and
Ephraim were prominent early on from the time of Moses to the time of
judges. Later Ephraim became completely dominant in northern Israel in the
end. Similarly in the last two thousand years Manasseh and Ephraim were
significant. In the last two hundred years Ephraim became completely
dominant in both Britain and the United States.
Initially Manasseh had greater numbers
than Ephraim. Later as prophesied in
Deuteronomy 33:17 Ephraim would have greater numbers than Manasseh. In this
verse it was prophesied that the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands
of Manasseh would push peoples to the ends of the earth. Now Ephraim might
even have up to 10 times many descendants than Manasseh. Early on Manasseh
had the greater number then later Ephraim by far had the greater number of
descendants. With the ruling stick of Joseph in the hand of Ephraim,
Ephraim now rules the descendants of Ephraim and Manasseh. During the gulf
war it was the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh that
pushed and gored Saddam Husseins' forces in southern Iraq. Similarly it was
the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh that pushed and
gorged the Germans and Japanese during World War 2. The same can be said
for World War I. The ten thousands of Ephraim and thousands of Manasseh
pushed and gored the Germans, Austrians and Turks.
Now in Numbers 2:18-24 the western camp
of Ephraim included Ephraim,
Manasseh and Benjamin. The standard of Ephraim was the standard of the camp
of Ephraim which included the above three tribes. Today the West is
collectively understood to include Western Europe and America. The camp
structure of Numbers 2 suggests that Ephraim would be dominant in the West.
Ephraim is indeed dominant in the western regions of the west including
Britain and the United States. The standard for Britain and the United
States is the standard of Ephraim. With the stick of Joseph in his hand,
Ephraim dominates Britain and the United States. The leadership that
Ephraim brings forth in the United States is predominant and strongly
influences Ephraimite Britain and even parts of continental Europe.
President Bush has led the fight against terrorism and Britain has supported
There are also Benjamites in Britain.
It says in Obadiah 19 that Benjamin
shall possess Gilead.
Also a number of names derivable from Gilead in the British Isles may also
to Benjamites and not just Machirites (Manasseh), and Gadites and
According to Numbers 2:1-9 the camp
of Judah was located on the eastern side
of the tabernacle. This camp under the standard of Judah included Judah,
Issachar and Zebulon. So it is expected that descendants of these tribes
would be in an eastern direction with respect to the other tribes. Judah in
the land of Israel is in the east in the area called the Middle East. Some
of Issachar is in the French speaking part of Switzerland and possibly also
in Finland. This is east with respect to areas of Josephite settlement in
Great Britain and America. Zebulon dominates the Netherlands and is east of
According to Numbers 2:10-17 the camp
of Reuben under Reuben's standard was
located on the south side of the tabernacle. This camp included Reuben,
Simeon and Gad. Reuben in France is toward the more southern areas of
Europe. Some of Reuben may also be in Belgium. The Flemings of Belgium
might also be descended from Pallu a son of Reuben. But France is the main
area of Reubenite settlement. Some of Simeon and Gad are also in France.
Genesis 49:7 said that Simeon would be divided in Jacob. Simeon is divided
amongst Israelites all over the place. The Gadites seem to have become
Goths. The Goths were descended from two stocks. Long before Israel went
into captivity there were a people called the Guti in the Zagros mountains.
Even before Israel became a nation the Guti put an end to the Sargonite
Akkadian rule of Mesopotamia and other lands. I understand the Guti to be
descended from Gether a son of Aram. The later Getai were a mixture of
Geter Arameans and Gad. Goths of Gadite derivation and Aramaen derivation
migrated into Europe. They invaded Italy, Germany, France and Spain where
they mixed and intermingled with the inhabitants of those lands. The people
of Gotland in southern Sweden are derived for either Gad or Gether.
In Numbers 2:25-31 the camp of Dan to
the north of the tabernacle included
the tribes Dan, Asher and Naphtali. Denmark is descended from the tribe of
Dan and at various times ruled some scandinavian nations in the north.
Asher is in parts of Scotland. Norway may well have descendants of Asher
and Naphtali. Deuteronomy 33:24 says "let him [ie Asher] dip his foot in
oil. Both Scotland and Norway are great oil producing regions.
Naphtali seems to have inhabited Norway.
westerly area of Europe is probably Iceland. Naphtali probably also settled
Iceland. Even so I have a nagging suspicion that part of Naphtali is
literally in a western and southern part of the earth somewhere. Another
possible way of literally understanding the above verse is that Naphtali is
in the western and southern part of Norway. Yet I am not satisfied. There
is more to Naphtali than meets the eye.
In the land of Israel there were two
main areas of Dan. One Danite area was
between Judah and Ephraim in a western area of Israel and the other Danite
area was in far north Israel. In the same way the descendants of Dan in
Europe have settled in Denmark a part of Northern Europe and in western
Ireland and other parts of far Western Europe.
Jeremiah 31:9 says very clearly that
Ephraim is God's firstborn. The
birthright was given to the sons of Joseph but only Ephraim was called the
firstborn (1 Chronicles 5:1). Manasseh was never called God's firstborn.
Manasseh enjoys the prosperity with Ephraim but Ephraim dominates the
government as the firstborn. With respect to the two sons of Joseph ie all
the descendants of Joseph, Ephraim is the firstborn and as such dominates
all the descendants of Joseph with the stick of Joseph in his hand. Just as
Joseph ruled Egypt and had authority over his 2 sons, Manasseh and Ephraim,
Ephraim with Joseph's stick of authority in his hand has authority over all
the descendants of Joseph including Ephraim and Manasseh. Manasseh was
never called God's firstborn and so does not enjoy the rights of being God's
firstborn even though he enjoys the prosperity of Joseph's birthright.
In Zechariah 9:13, 14 Ephraim was called
an arrow that went forth as
lightening. Manasseh was never called an arrow in scripture. There are
thirteen arrows in the claw of an eagle in the American coat of arms. The
thirteen arrows represent Ephraim the 13th tribal ancestor who was born and
represent the rebellion that was led by Ephraimites against the Judean king
of England. The arrow or arrows are connected with Ephraim in the Bible
rather than Manasseh.
In 2 Kings 13:14-19 Jehoash (Joash)
shot arrows as prophet Elijah commanded
him. This represented deliverance for Israel against their Syrian
oppressors. 2 Kings 13:14-19 says "Now Elisha was fallen sick of his
sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him,
and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of
Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and
arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows. And he said to the king of
Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha
put his hands upon the king's hands. And he said, Open the window eastward.
And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The
arrow of the LORD's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria:
for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them. And
he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of
Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed. And the man
of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six
times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas
now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice."
Now Jehoash was of the dynasty of Jehu
his forefather. Hosea 1:1 says that
Hosea prophesied in the days of Jeroboam II the king of Israel who was the
son of Joash (Jehoash) mentioned in the previous paragraph. That is, Hosea
prophesied during the dynasty of Jehu. In the book of Hosea, Ephraim is
mentioned many times as the dominant tribe. There is no mention of Manasseh
at all in this book. For example Hosea 13:1a says "When Ephraim spoke,
trembling, He exalted himself in Israel". As Ephraim was totally dominant
in the book of Hosea the dynasty of Jehu must have come from Ephraim. Jehu
and his sons must have been Ephraimites. The arrows that Joash (Jehoash)
shot were those shot by an Ephraimite king. Here the arrows represent the
arrows of Ephraim. Hence the 13 arrows in the US coat of arms have a
special reference to Ephraim rather than Manasseh. In Psalm 78:9 the
children of Ephraim were carrying bows.
After the patriarch Joseph died, whenever
Joseph is mentioned in scripture
Ephraim was dominant. For example whenever the house of Joseph was
mentioned in the prophets Ephraim was dominant. Manasseh was never dominant
when Joseph was mentioned in the prophets. Similarly when the land of
Joseph was talked about in Deuteronomy 33:13-17 Ephraim was dominant.
Deuteronomy 33:17 mentions the ten thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of
Manasseh as if Ephraim had ten times many descendants than Manasseh. As
Ezekiel 37:19 says; the authoritative ruling stick of Joseph is in the hands
of Ephraim not Manasseh. Consequently Ephraim rules Manasseh not Manasseh
rules Ephraim. The stick of Joseph gives Ephraim the authority over all the
descendants of Joseph including Manassehites. Ephraim has got the big stick
of Joseph in his hand. This stick represents the same authority that the
patriarch Joseph had over his two sons Ephraim and Manasseh. Ephraim
inherited this stick of authority from his father Joseph.
I believe that the US is in a special
way the house of Israel with
representatives of all 12 tribes having migrated there. 2 Samuel 7:10 says
"Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them,
that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall
the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,". While
dwelling in the land of Israel God said that he would appoint a place for
Israel. This was not the land of Israel in the Middle East. This was a
land that they were not dwelling in at that time. I understand this land to
be North America. In Ezekiel 39 it is prophesied that Russia shall invade
Israel. So many people have prophesied that Russia will invade America. I
believe that in Ezekiel 38 that Russia will invade Israel in the Middle East
and in Ezekiel 39 that Russia will invade the house of Israel in the United
States of America. I believe that Russia in Ezekiel 39 will invade North
America through Alaska near the end of the great tribulation. God will use
the Russians to deal with America's sin once and for all. Cities left right
and center in Canada and the United States will be destroyed. California is
as Sodom and Gomorrah; it will burn. New York is as Sodom and Gomorrah; it
will burn. Florida is as Sodom and Gomorrah; it will burn. God is going to
order the Russians to destroy the US and Canadian cities that are most
offensive in his sight. After his people Israel repent, God will destroy
Joel 1:4 says "That which the palmerworm
hath left hath the locust eaten;
and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that
which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten."
Joel 1:6, 7 says "For a nation is come
up upon my land, strong, and without
number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of
a great lion. He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath
made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white."
Joel 2:20 says "But I will remove far
off from you the northern army, and
will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the
east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall
come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great
I believe that the nation that comes
against Israel in Joel 1:6 is Russia.
The Russian soldiers are like locusts that devour everything. Russia as a
nation will invade North America. When Joel 2:20 says that the face of the
Russian army is toward the east sea and the its back part is toward the
utmost sea, it means that the Russian army has its face toward the east
coast of the United States and the its back part toward the west coast of
Canada and the United States.
After God destroys the Russian army
he will make this statement about the
American Israelites "So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my
people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and
the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel." (Ezekiel
39:7). God will not allow the American people of Israel to pollute his holy
name any more.
The same phrase 'my people Israel' is
used in 2 Samuel 7:10 as in Ezekiel
39:7. In 2 Samuel 7:10 the other place God was to appoint for 'his people
Israel' is North America. Likewise God is talking about the same 'my people
Israel' in Ezekiel 39:7 when he does not allow them to pollute his holy name
any more. The people of Israel in Ezekiel 39 are from all the 12 tribes of
In the Millenium the house of the Israel
will for seven months be burying
the dead Russians and will for seven years be burning the Russian weapons
(Ezekiel 39:9-16). Ezekiel 39:12 says "And seven months shall the house of
Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land". Notice the
phrase 'house of Israel'. After Ephraim departed from Judah, the house of
Israel was composed of the 10 tribes of Israel under Ephraimite leadership.
"So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that
day and forward." (Ezekiel 39:22). There are more people from the house of
Israel in the United States than in any other nation of the earth.
I believe that the United States and
Canada to be the house of Israel under
Ephraimite leadership. The stick of Joseph is in the hands of Ephraim.
Ezekiel 37:16 says "Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and
write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions:
then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim
and for all the house of Israel his companions:". For Joseph there is the
stick of Ephraim and it says that ALL the house of Israel (the 10 tribes)
are HIS companions. Ephraim has his stick and is predominant among the
other 9 tribes his companions today. The leadership of the 10 tribes is in
the hands of Ephraim and NOT Manasseh. This verse says that the stick of
Ephraim is for Joseph. This means that the stick of Ephraim's authority is
for all Joseph including Manasseh. It is Ephraim who is calling the shots
here not Manasseh.
Ezekiel 37:19 puts it a different way.
"Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of
Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him,
even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one
in mine hand." (Ezekiel 37:19). Here the stick of Joseph is in the hands of
Ephraim. As Joseph in the phrase 'stick of Joseph' includes both Ephraim
and Manasseh, Ephraim is ruling over both Ephraim and Manasseh because this
very stick of Joseph is in Ephraim's hand not Manasseh's hand. As far as
Joseph is concerned, Ephraim with the stick of Joseph in his hand is calling
all the shots.
Ephraim rules over the house of Joseph
including Manasseh and
is dominant among the 10 lost tribes today. No mention of Manasseh here.
Deuteronomy 33:13-17 says "And of Joseph
he said, Blessed of the LORD be his
land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that
coucheth beneath, And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and
for the precious things put forth by the moon, And for the chief things of
the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills, And
for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good
will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of
Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his
brethren. 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: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they
are the thousands of Manasseh." The land of Joseph here refers to England,
Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. But this passage has
a special reference to the United States. The United States more than any
other Josephite nation has enjoyed the prosperity and riches mentioned in
this passage. Now the main inhabitants of the land of Joseph are the ten
thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh. This implies that there
are many more descendants of Ephraim than Manasseh today. There are
possibly up to ten times more descendants of Ephraim than Manasseh living in
the lands of Joseph today.
Even though Ephraimite leadership dominates
the United States, Manasseh has
contributed much towards the character of the American people. Consequently
the people of America have the whole character of Joseph. America more than
any other Josephite nation has the glory of Joseph. "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: and they
are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh".