The question begs to be asked, who are the children of Israel and what is their role when it comes to serving God. We understand they are the chosen Priest of God, however did they fulfill that obligation. What caused them to be enslaved and scattered into all nations. Who was responsible for the nation going into captivity. What is their true identity and what makes them stand out from other nations. All these questions can be truly answered by one book...The Bible!
God Speaks To Moses From The Mount In The Wilderness Of Sinai
In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. And Moses went up unto God,and the Lord called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.
And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him. And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord
Exodus 19:1-9 KJV
The Children of Israel heard the voice of the Lord, who said they shall be a Kingdom of Priests and a holy nation; therefore, The Children of Israel entered into a covenant or agreement with the Lord to do all that the Lord instructed.
Did The Children Of Israel Obey The Covenant As Instructed By The Lord
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord , and served Baalim: And they forsook the Lord God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the Lord to anger.
And they forsook the Lord , and served Baal and Ashtoreth. And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.
Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for evil, as the Lord had said, and as the Lord had sworn unto them: and they were greatly distressed.
Judges 2:11-16 KJV
Remember the Children of Israel agreed to do as the Lord instructed; yet, they chose to serve the gods of other nations. As a consequence for their disobediance, The Lord delivered them into the hands of their enemies.. Hint! Hint!. You notice it was the Lord who punished the Children of Israel by using other nations even today.
What Else Were The Children Of Israel Doing In their Own Land
* Pay close attention *
Hear the word of the Lord , ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy mother.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Hosea 4:1-7 KJV
Hear this word that the Lord hath spoken against you, O chil-dren of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying, You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
Amos 3:1-3 KJV
Israel continued to sin willfully against the commandments of God by lying, killing, stealing, and committing adultery while the children were in their own land. It is here where the Lord has rejected the Children of Israel from being his Priest, because they had forgotten the law of their God. The Lord even said he has forgotten their children and would punish the nation for all their iniquities. How absolutely is all ? We shall find out.
As A Result Of Disobedience, The Lord Gives A Detailed Account Of What Will Happen To The Children Of Israel
Let’s Identify what Nation of People this happened to and why Did God Allow The Children of Israel to suffer such atrocities.
But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart: And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.
Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand. .
The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone. And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee. Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.Because thou servedst not theLord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt See.
And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
Deuteronomy 28:1-4, 10, 12-18, 25,
28-37, 41-48, 64-68 KJV
The Negroes (Israel) were brought to the nations as slaves.
Other people migrated to advance their own well-being,
but we were brought to advance other people's well being.
Because of disobedience God used other nations to punish
Israel as a result of continued disobedience, even unto this day!!
O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth. Therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
Daniel 9:8, 11-14 KJV
It is the responsibility of Israel to teach all the sons and daughters of Adam. Israel blew the mission as the Priest of God. It was Israel who taught the wicked one their wicked ways (Jeremiah 2:33) . The whole world is out of course because the priest failed to do their job. Do you not realize when the Lord divided the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds according to the number of the Children Of Israel (Deuteronomy 32:8).
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Luke 13:34-35 KJV
Time and time again the Lord has sent his prophets, rising early to warn the Children of Israel, however, Israel continued to break God's commandments and serve the Gods of other nations. Nothing has changed and remains the same today; therefore, the nation remains in captivity until Jesus returns.
Jerusalem Is Destroyed And Israel Is Scattered Into Captivity
Israel was blind to what was about to take place in 70 AD.
The history book, Atlas of the Bible (pg.201-202), The Fall Of Jerusalem
Details how Titus destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD, to the ground.
500 hundred people were crucified daily.
And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
Luke 19:41-44 KJV
God gave all three of Noah's sons a time to rule the earth.
Ham first, then Shem and now Japheth.The times of the Gentiles
(Europeans/White people rule) until the return of Jesus.
Jesus returns at the end of The Great Tribulation.
History Book: The Last 2 Million Years (pg. 87) “Faith survives
the dispersions”, The Children of Israel were scattered throughout the
Mediterranean world ( on the West African side) as slaves.
And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Luke 21:20-28 KJV
Israel Will Face Mass Incarceration Wherever They Are Scattered Into Captivity
Blind ( Don't know the truth), Spoil (Cheat you out of your labor
and property). The children of Israel out number every one in prison.
Our God sold us to our enemies because of our disobedience.
We can't blame other people for our condition. Our destruction is divine
(By the hand of our God)
Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant? Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not. The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore. Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the Lord , he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law. Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.
Isaiah 42:18-25 KJV
You March And Protest In The Land Of Your Captivity; Yet, Your Condition Does Not Change.
You have no leaders who can stand up and lead you out of this captivity or change your condition. The sons and daughters of Israel lie at the head of the street corners and are mad at their condition because of the fury of our God. You are killing one another and the Police are killing you also.
Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.
There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.
These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee? Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the Lord , the rebuke of thy God.
Isaiah 51:17-20 KJV
Just When You Think All Hope Is Lost; therefore, Pay Close Attention To What Is About To Take Place.
God's Elect (Israel) Will Be Gathered After The Great Tribulation
The 7th trumpet is blown to announce the coming of Jesus. At that time he will gather his elect, the Children of Israel.
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Matthew 24:27, 29-31 KJV
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord , as the waters cover the sea.
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
Isaiah 11:1-2, 5-12 KJV
All Nations Will come to Jerusalem and serve the God of Israel
The Disciples didn’t realize it was God’s desire to save all people, not just Israel (Acts 11:1-5, 12-18).Israel was adamant about not teaching anyone other than other Israelites. Why? Because Jesus told them that in Matthew Chapter 10 (Matt 10:1, 5-6). Israel had to be taught first before they could go out and teach the nations.
Both Israel and the Stranger (Non-Israelite) have
to do the same things:
Get baptized in Jesus’ name
Get circumcised (Male)
Keep the Commandments
Obey the Dietary Law
Keep the Feasts of the Lord
But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord , and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Micah 4:1-4 KJV
Wait! when the children of Israel receive their inheritance in the land what will the stranger receive who dwell among them and serve the God of Israel ?
Thus saith the Lord God ; This shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions. And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.
And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad; Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazar–hatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran. So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel.
And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord God .
Ezekiel 47:13-16, 21-23 KJV
And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
Revelation 7:1-4, 9-11 KJV
The 144,000 are all Israelites, not Gentiles. The Gentiles who will be saved are
a part of the multitude who repented during the tribulation and those
who sought God beforehand and keep the Commandments.
Brother’s and Sister’s,
Let us continue to edify one another!
Peace in Jesus mighty name!
Brother Naphtali Israel