Chapter 36:

About Racial Israelite Theories

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In the Renewed Covenant, Yochanan HaMatibil (John the Immerser) tells the Pharisees and the Sadducees that Yahweh can raise up children to Avraham from the stones.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 3:7-9
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance,
9 and do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that Elohim is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.”

Because the Renewed Covenant warns us not to think of ourselves as being special because of our genetics, it seems incomprehensible that believers on Yeshua might think they are spiritually superior because of their race. However, there are several racially-oriented groups within Christendom, and within the Hebraic community there are at least two groups, including the British Israelites, and the Black Hebrew Israelites.

To be clear, genetics do play a role in the transmission of the Good News. Let us consider that Avram was later renamed Avraham because he would become the father of not just one nation, but of many nations. In addition to this he would also be a hereditary influence in all nations, because Yahweh told him all the families of the earth would be blessed “in him.” This means that all families would have some of his genetics, and thus become heir to the promises given to him.

B’reisheet (Genesis) 12:1-3
1 Now Yahweh had said to Avram:
“Go out of your country, from your family, and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.
2 “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.
3 “And I will bless those who bless you, and curse the one despising you; and in you [meaning in your descendants], all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Those who make the mistake of believing that Yahweh loves only one nation should realize that Yahweh told Avraham that he would father not just one nation, but many nations. (In context, the nations of verse 6 may refer to the Christian nations of Europe, as well as the Christian African kingships.)

B’reisheet (Genesis) 17:4-8
4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.
5 No longer shall your name be called Avram, but your name shall be Avraham; for I have made you a father of many nations.
6 I will make you exceedingly fruitful; and I will make nations [plural] of you, and kings [plural] shall come from you.
7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be Elohim to you and your descendants after you.
8 Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their Elohim.”

In Nazarene Israel we saw that Scripture identifies a nation as a belief set (a faith). That is why the Greeks or Hellenists of the Renewed Covenant refer not to genetic Greeks, but to Jews who adopt Greek ways (similar to the Reform Jews of today). In Acts 6, both groups clearly believe on Yeshua, but there is a difference in the way they believe on Him.

Ma’asei (Acts) 6:1
1 Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.

We know this does not refer to genetic Greeks, because the first non-Jew to be brought into the covenant was Cornelius (four chapters later, in Acts 10). Therefore, what this shows us is that there were at least two types of belief in Yeshua in the first century. One type was more traditionally Hebraic, and this was the group the apostles belonged to. They were called Hebrews because they adhered to the ancient Hebraic customs and traditions. On the other hand, the Greeks were less traditional in their worship (and as we saw in Nazarene Israel, they are the fore-runners of the torahless Sunday Christians of today).

Jacob (Israel) would also father a nation (Judah), and a company of nations (Ephraim, or the Judeo-Christian nations).

B’reisheet (Genesis) 35:10-12
10 And Elohim said to him, “Your name is Ya’akov (Jacob): Your name shall not be called Ya’akov anymore, but Israel shall be your name.” So He called his name Israel.
11 Also Elohim said to him: “I am El Shaddai. Be fruitful and multiply: A nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body.
12 The land which I gave Abraham and Isaac I give to you; and to your descendants after you I give this land.”

Earlier we saw how Yahweh promises to bless all the families of earth with Avraham’s genetics. In the Dream of Jacob’s Ladder we saw how Israel was given a similar blessing, in two parts. There is a mystery in the wording, but in verse 13, Yahweh said that the land on which Israel laid was given to him (meaning, his children), and also to his Seed, and that all the families of the earth would be blessed in him (genetically) and in his Seed.

B’reisheet (Genesis) 28:10-15
10 And Ya’akov (Jacob) went out from Be’er Sheva and went toward Haran. And he came on a place and stayed the night there, for the sun had gone. And he took stones of the place and placed them at his head; and he lay down in that place.
12 And he dreamed; and behold! A ladder was set up on the earth, its top reaching toward the heavens. And behold! The angels of Elohim were going up and down on it!
13 And behold! Yahweh stood above it and said, “I am Yahweh, the Elohim of your father Avraham, and the Elohim of Isaac. The Land on which you are lying, I give it to you, and to your Seed.
14 And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you [meaning Israel’s descendants] shall spread to the west, and to the east, and to the north and to the south; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you [meaning genetically]; and [in] your Seed [meaning Yeshua].
15 And behold! I will be with you and will guard you in every place in which you may go, and will bring you back to this Land. For I will not forsake you until I have surely done all that I have spoken to you.”

In Galatians 3:16, the Apostle Shaul (Paul) tells us that this word Seed is singular; and that it refers to Yeshua.

Galatim (Galatians) 3:16
16 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, “And to seeds”, as of many, but as of one, “And to your Seed”, who is the Messiah.

However, in context there is clearly also a role for Israel’s physical descendants. They are to mix with the genetics of every family on earth, in the west, and the east, and the north, and the south of Israel, such that every family, and every clan could become heir to the covenants of the promises given to Israel. This is much more than any one single genetic group (such as the British Israelites, or the Black Hebrew Israelites).

To take this to another level, let us also consider that Noach (Noah) had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Yapheth.

B’reisheet (Genesis) 6:10
10 And Noah begot three sons: Shem, Ham, and Yapheth.

Shem went east into Asia, crossing the land bridge into the Americas. Ham went south into Africa. Yapheth (Japheth) went north, into Europe. We should also note that the name Yapheth refers to expansion.

OT:3315 Yepheth (yeh’-feth); from OT:6601; expansion; Jepheth, a son of Noah; also his posterity:

That the northern European Christians are of Yaphethite stock may explain why they built expansive Christian empires.

Finally, we should also consider Noach’s prophecy that Elohim would enlarge (expand) Yapheth, and that he would dwell in the tents of Shem.

B’reisheet (Genesis) 9:27
27 “May Elohim enlarge Japheth, And may he dwell in the tents of Shem; And may Canaan be his servant.”

In Nazarene Israel we explain that after the northern kingdom of Ephraim was taken into captivity in Assyria, its members began to assimilate into Assyrian culture. After the Assyrian empire broke up, the Ephraimites dispersed, migrating in every direction, to fulfill the promises given to Avraham and Israel. However, research into the migrations of the tribes tells us that as a prophetic entity the Ephraimites migrated north and west by at least three separate migration routes, settling in what later became Protestant northwestern Europe. It was this Protestant northwestern Europe (and especially Great Britain) that later settled the United States.

Some mistakenly assume Yahweh loves the Yaphethite Christians in the USA more than He loves other nations because the US is prosperous and has done much for evangelism around the world. However, that kind of narcissism ultimately misses the point. As we saw in Revelation and the End Times, the United States is also the prophetic land of Babylon of Jeremiah 50-51, and while there are Ephraimites and Jews there, the USA will ultimately be destroyed, leading to the Second Exodus (the Ingathering).

Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 50:3-5
3 “For out of the north a nation comes up against her, Which shall make her land desolate, And no one shall dwell therein. They shall move, they shall depart, Both man and beast.
4 In those days and in that time,” says Yahweh, “The children of Israel shall come, They and the children of Judah together; With continual weeping they shall come, And seek Yahweh their Elohim.
5 They shall ask the way to Zion, With their faces toward it, saying, ‘Come and let us join ourselves to Yahweh In a perpetual covenant That will not be forgotten.’”

So all those who take pride in their Yaphethite heritage should remember that just because Yahweh used them to transmit the Good News to Shem and Ham, this does not mean that He loves Yapheth more than He loves Shem or Ham. In fact, it may be that He loves all three equally, so long as they embrace His Son Yeshua, and practice the original Hebraic Nazarene faith when they are called out of all nations.

Mattityahu (Matthew) 8:11
11 “And I say to you that many will come from east and west, and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.”

These will come not just from white Yaphethite British or Hamite Black Hebrew Israelite stock. Rather, they will come from all nations, fulfilling the prophecies given to the patriarchs.

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