In Israel, various Jewish religious factions actively work towards fulfilling and expediting the realization of prophecies. Their diligent research has led to the identification of communities across the globe who claim descent from the Israelite tribes. Furthermore, these groups exhibit shared customs and traditions that closely parallel key tenets of the Jewish faith, including the observance of the Sabbath commencing on Friday evening and the practice of segregating women during their menstrual cycles, among other notable examples.
This gathering possesses undeniable authenticity and credibility, bolstered by the very field of genetic science, which substantiates the Israelite heritage of these communities. Consequently, there remains no room for doubt that these prophecies are also being fulfilled this way.
Nonetheless, it’s crucial to acknowledge that our current understanding merely scratches the surface of this complex situation. The culmination of this process hinges on the identification of even the most remote individuals within these groups. The unification of the entire Israelite community is a journey that commenced long ago, notably marked by the devastation of the sanctuary at the hands of Roman forces and the commencement of the ultimate exile of the remaining Judean tribes.
Who comprised the Jewish population that was expelled 2,000 years ago?
Indeed, it’s unusual for individuals to become aware of, and even rarer for them to acknowledge, the fact that during the period of the Sanctuary’s destruction and the subsequent expulsion, not just two, but four tribes still resided in Judea. This historical detail is frequently omitted in discussions.
Simeon did not entirely vanish; but rather merged with the tribe of Judah.
Simeon may have lost its distinct tribal identity, but its members continue to be an integral part of the Jewish people.
Likewise, a similar transformation took place later with the tribe of Benjamin. Starting with the expulsion, its tribal identity slowly faded in the collective consciousness and gradually merged with the collective group comprising Judah (including Simeon), the remainder of the Levi tribe, and Benjamin itself. This process ultimately led to the emergence of the ethnoreligious group known as Jews today.
The members of the tribe of Levi were dispersed among the other tribes following the conquest, aligning with the prophecy and promise made by Jacob. They established themselves in numerous cities, often referred to as “cities of refuge.” Consequently, the Levites dwelled within the territories of Simeon, Judah, and Benjamin. It is conceivable that during the deportation of the other tribes, a significant number of Levites opted to migrate southward to avoid exile, primarily settling in the territory of Benjamin, which encompassed the city of Jerusalem.
It is indeed possible that only a limited number of Levi tribe members were deported along with the ten tribes, as evidenced by the substantial presence of Kohanim (members of the priestly lineage) among today’s Jewish population. Notably, there appears to be a relatively high proportion of Kohanim within the Jewish community in Hungary, identifiable by the initial letter “k-,” “c-,” or “cs-” in their last names. It has been a longstanding tradition for Levites, particularly Kohanim, to retain the initial letter of their priestly status when adopting foreign names during their exile (with the letter “L” signifying simple Levites).
Furthermore, it is plausible to consider that Kohanim, being a priestly lineage, received a special blessing from the Lord regarding their descendants, which could have contributed to a more pronounced increase in their numbers over the past 2,000 years compared to other tribes. While I lack direct knowledge or insight into this matter, I have personally observed these trends as well.
10 tribes have however disappeared!
As we observe, at least three tribes have endured to the present day, albeit with a blending of their identities, making it challenging for individuals within the Jewish community to definitively trace their lineage to Benjamin or Simeon. However, if there are indeed four tribes still in existence – the fourth being the remnants of Levi, encompassing the Cohanim as mentioned earlier – then why does Yahuwah himself refer to the “lost” ten tribes through the prophets?
Additionally, as we mentioned before, the tribe of Joseph divided into two, giving rise to the two descendant tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh.
Hence, we now speak not of 12, but 13 tribes
Additionally, Manasseh itself experienced a division on the banks of the Jordan. A portion of the tribe remained on the eastern bank of the river alongside the tribes of Gad and Reuben, while the other part crossed the Jordan to take their rightful place in the Holy Land.
Consequently, out of the original 12 tribes, one split into two, and one of those two further subdivided, resulting in a total of 14 distinct groups.
Therefore, within the contemporary Jewish community, which encompasses the entirety of Benjamin and Judah, along with Simeon and the remaining Levi tribe, there are indeed 10 tribes scattered across the globe, awaiting reunification. To be precise, this reunification process has been underway for an extended period, albeit quietly. It’s worth noting that the fulfillment of these prophecies was not initiated by present-day rabbis, but has been unfolding over the course of 2000 years!
Indeed, a process spanning 2000 years!
It’s an intriguing perspective that the groups assimilating into the Jewish people over centuries, originally composed of Judah, Simeon, Benjamin, and Levi, could potentially include descendants of the ten tribes deported by the Persians to the northeast of the Kingdom of Israel.
It is interesting to note that according to the teachings of the “wise men” of Israel that after the People’s return to the Holy Land, every Jew will personally discover their tribal lineage. While this prophecy originates from the Talmud rather than the Tanach (the Old Testament), it carries a prophetic dimension and may manifest in the tangible world in the future.
Israelite lineage, like any other heritage, seems to possess the ability to foster a spiritual connection among those who share this common ancestry. Many individuals have experienced the instinctive recognition of those who share their origins, even without uttering a word, particularly when abroad. This often leads to a natural affinity and a sense of community or family spirit, rather than chauvinism. It’s important to emphasize that this feeling need not result in the rejection or disdain of other ethnic or cultural groups. When encountering a fellow countryman or compatriot abroad, there’s frequently a special enthusiasm, surpassing what one might feel when meeting in their home country.
Blood can act like a magnet, drawing people together
In a manner akin to how a magnet attracts objects composed of similar materials,
the Israelites were drawn toward the moving force represented by Judah throughout their extensive wandering spanning over 2000 years.
These re-assimilated individuals have since seamlessly integrated into the broader ethnic group recognized today as Jews. Yet, we lack knowledge about their exact original tribal affiliations. It appears that what we commonly refer to as Jews in contemporary times may encompass not only the descendants of the tribe of Judah (including Benjamin, Levi, and Simeon) but also those of all the other tribes, extending beyond the confines of Judah’s lineage.
It’s essential to emphasize that the Khazarian theory is often promoted by anti-Semites. According to this theory, Jewish communities in Central and Eastern Europe are not descendants of the Israelite tribes of Judea, but rather the offspring of the Khazarian people who adopted Judaism during the ancient Khazar Empire, a group of Scythian descent.
Genetic research conducted since then has not definitively settled this question. Even among Jewish geneticists, there is a division of opinion on whether the genetic components found in the DNA of Jews from regions such as Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Russia, and Lithuania truly demonstrate and prove Israelite origins.
The Khazar theory suggests that this Scythian ethnic group converted to Judaism at some point, potentially during the decline of the Roman Empire. However, it is widely believed that this conversion mainly affected the Khazar ruling class and nobility, without significantly impacting the general population.
However, it is not excluded that
the anti-Semites are right and that my own Jewish ancestors may have stronger ties to the Khazar people rather than the tribe of Judah.
The Khazar conversion might not be a mere coincidence. Let’s delve into the identity of the Khazars and the location of their empire. They were situated in the region between Turkey and Israel, specifically to the northeast of Israel. This happens to be the very area where the Persians exiled the tribes.
It’s possible that the present-day name of the modern Jewish state, Israel, which was predominantly chosen by European Ashkenazi Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, might unconsciously hold a prophetic connection to its Israelite origins. Although renaming the region to Judea, which was its historical name before the exile of the remnants of the chosen people, could have been considered, the decision to retain the name Israel reflects a deeper resonance with Jewish identity and the aspiration to reclaim their homeland.
There is a strong possibility that the region subsequently known as Khazaria served as a gathering place for the Israelite tribes during their exile by the Persians.
Subsequently, certain groups continued their exile, leading to the emergence of small communities of Israelite origin across Asia and Africa in recent decades.
I also have serious suspicions about certain peoples and ethnic groups who still live today in the Caucasus and North Arabia region, because of their situation and the degree of persecution they suffer.
Why do Turks hate Armenians so much that they committed genocide against them, and even today a neighborhood in Jerusalem is called the Armenian Quarter, named after Christian Armenian settlers who fled Turkish violence.
But we could also mention the Kurds, who cannot be classified and do not find their place anywhere. Despite their Muslim faith and religion, they have very good relations with the modern Jewish state. Certainly not only because they obtain their weapons there to defend themselves against the Turks mentioned above, although the latter fact obviously strengthens their sympathy.
The Middle Eastern Arabs, often referred to as Palestinians, might hold some surprises. On more than one occasion, I’ve found myself mistakenly confusing a Palestinian Arab with a Jew, or vice versa. According to certain historians, there’s a theory suggesting that some Palestinians could have ancestral ties to repatriated Israelites who later assimilated into Islam, leading to a loss of their original identity. It’s important to note that this theory doesn’t encompass the entire population but pertains to a specific segment of individuals collectively identified as Palestinian.
We can also consider the cases of the Druze and the Samaritans, both of whom claim an Israelite origin.
Additionally, there’s the Afghan Pashtun ethnic group, traditionally believing themselves to be descendants of the Israelite tribes, at least a majority of them. Among the Taliban, many fighters are of Pashtun origin and carry a dual identity, embracing both their Israelite heritage and an adherence to extremist Islamism. While they may not openly disclose their Israelite ancestry to their non-Pashtun compatriots, most are aware of it, whether they acknowledge it or not.
The Lost Tribe of Judah
It’s important not to overlook the fact that while the tribe of Judah has maintained its identity over the ages, there have been individuals and even entire groups from this tribe who temporarily lost their connection with their people, leading to a period where their identity was forgotten.
This is likely the case for the Sabeans/Mandeans, an ethno-religious group consisting of approximately 200,000 to 300,000 members, primarily residing in Iraq but now forced into exile. The Sabeans originally comprised a group of Judahites who chose to remain in Babylon, not only resisting the return to the Holy Land but also expressing a desire to alter their religion and identity. Subsequently, they were joined by the disciples of John the Baptist, who curiously disappeared from the New Testament after John’s execution. According to Sabean tradition, John’s disciples integrated with their people and assimilated into their culture. (I received this information from a Sabean acquaintance).
On the opposite side of Europe, genetic research has unveiled that nearly one-fifth of the current population in the Iberian Peninsula can trace their ancestry back to Jews who were compelled to convert to Catholicism during the Inquisition.
But we could also mention all those assimilated Jews who might be unaware of their heritage or choose to deny it. For these individuals, the revelation of their Israelite lineage can sometimes evoke feelings of resistance, shame, or even open hostility towards Jews.
The Gathering is underway in the State of Israel
The gathering I mentioned is taking place at a different and more official level. There are Israeli religious groups actively conducting research worldwide to locate descendants of the lost tribes, relying on both historical records and genetic data. For instance, there have been reports of dozens of Benei Menasses (sons of Menasses) discovered in Central Asia, who were brought back from China to the Land of Israel. Members of other tribes have also been found in regions like black Africa, including Sudan, Ivory Coast, and South Africa. These groups have lived on the fringes of society for centuries, adhering to Talmudic Jewish customs alongside original Mosaic decrees. Interestingly, they have incorporated post-Babylonian Judaic elements, the origins of which remain somewhat unclear. Traditional Jews interpret this as evidence that the oral doctrine did not originate in Babylon but was part of the revelation received by Moses directly from Yahuwah on Mount Sinai. In my opinion, it’s evident that over the centuries, these groups came into contact with traveling Jews who transmitted these “reforms” to them, which does not necessarily prove the “divine” inspiration of the Talmudic literature added to the Torah. However, this topic is not the focus of this article.
It’s interesting to observe that the lineage of these Israelites in Asia and Africa can be traced back to Jacob, and within each ethnic group, there are even descendants of Aaron, the Cohanim. Genetics has confirmed this connection.
This leads us to encounter individuals who, although not previously considered part of our community, are indeed Israelites and may appear as perfect black Africans, Indians, or slant-eyed Asians.
It’s undeniable that this gathering is ongoing in this way also. However, it’s important to clarify that based on the prophecies describing the gathering of the people in the end times, this process is not limited to recent decades or years. The term “end times” refers to the era that began during the time of our Messiah. In fact, Yahushua himself pointed out to his contemporaries that the end times had already commenced.
These more than 2000 years of probation constitute the end times during which the gathering of the Israelite tribes occurs discreetly.
Many individuals, including Christians and Palestinian activists, seek to link the return of Jews to Israel, especially those from Eastern Europe, with the “false Jews” mentioned in the Book of Revelation, often referred to as the “synagogue of Satan.” I address this topic in another teaching, and it’s true that many genuinely original Jews can be included in this group. However, emerging evidence suggests that the Khazars may also have descended from the deported Israelites, and the masses of European Jews who settled in Israel may simply be awaiting the revelation of their original tribal identity.
As I explain elsewhere, membership in the “synagogue of Satan” pertains only to those whose beliefs have been so corrupted that they serve Satan’s interests whether consciously or unconsciously, while being Jewish by blood. Satan’s Jewish servants, while they may be found in various places like Zionism, Jewish Orthodoxy, or even Christianity, do not encompass the entire spectrum of individuals categorized as Jews.
The significance of acknowledging the signs
It’s crucial to highlight when specific prophecies, eagerly anticipated by many believers, are already in the process of being realized. When a prophecy is unfolding or has already occurred, it becomes essential for those awaiting it to recognize its fulfillment. This recognition can have implications for understanding subsequent signs and the emergence of other prophecies. Failing to acknowledge ongoing processes as prophetic events due to expectations of something different in the future may result in missing out on the manifestations of subsequent prophecies.
The revival of the Jewish state is indeed a pivotal sign, but it becomes even more significant when we realize that all Jewish tribes are already reuniting within this state. This understanding helps us appreciate just how near these times are.
For instance, we can consider the idea that the Antichrist isn’t merely a vague presence somewhere in the world, but there may be clues to identify who this figure is. Furthermore, it raises intriguing questions about the form and title under which the 7-year treaty, as mentioned in Daniel, will be confirmed with many nations: Climate Summit, Abu Dhabi, Cop 28, King Charles III, November-December 2023 (Though this summit might face a potential delay of approximately six months).
And he will soon reveal himself to the world claiming to be the descendant of King David, in order to deceive a significant portion of the Jews who will accept him as the Messiah. It’s important to note that he is not a descendant of Judah either but rather from the tribe of Dan, as prophetic accounts regarding the antichrist have foretold. Over the course of history, many members of the tribe of Dan settled in the territory of Wales, where the Antichrist was, until very recently, the prince for decades.
This is particularly significant because when we anticipate a prophecy’s fulfillment but fail to recognize that it’s already in motion or even well advanced, we may overlook subsequent events because we are unwilling to accept their significance or validity since we know that they should occur after the one we currently do not perceive in the present..
Another gathering is currently underway
Meanwhile, the gathering of another group, the Body of the Messiah, which symbolically represents the Church composed of people characterized in prophecies as Ephraim, is ongoing and nearing its conclusion. Contrary to what many have been taught, it’s important to clarify that Judah does not encompass all Jews, while Israel symbolically represents the Nations. Judah pertains to the southern tribes, and Israel denotes the northern Israelite tribes—plain and simple. There’s no need to overcomplicate matters. The Nations are symbolically mentioned in prophecies as Ephraim, one of the sons of Yosef (a foreshadowing of Yeshua) who was adopted by Yaakov (Jacob), just as the Father adopts the sons of the Nations who accept the Covenant with Yahushua.
If you are not of Jewish origin and have not yet made a covenant with Christ, understand that in the timeline of the gathering promise, Judah and Israel are not the primary focus, but rather you, the Nations! Through Yeshua’s sacrifice on the cross, your gathering has been ongoing for 2,000 years, a period that may soon conclude, possibly within a few years or even months. We urge you not to be left behind, so do not persist in rejecting the Gospel that has likely been shared with you on numerous occasions.
And if you are Jewish, the same invitation applies to you. While you may still have some time to consider your conversion, it’s crucial to understand that when the entire community eventually recognizes Yahushua as the Messiah, as promised, already knowing the truth but delaying your acceptance could be seen as an act of rebellion or, at the very least, lukewarmness. It would be in your best interest to abandon the false Judaic Talmudic traditions that deny the true identity of the Messiah as soon as possible. If you have already begun to recognize the Messiah’s identity within you but hesitate to take the step due to fear of rejection by your community and family, going through the period of tribulation that is coming could prove to be a lot more complicated for you in this case.
Let’s always remember that the Covenant applies only to those who dare to speak and confess the name of the one in whom they believe: Yeshua.
This applies to all the sons of Adam: we must first recognize our state of sin, reject it with disgust, then accept the person of the Savior to find our Shalom, our peace with the Father. Then the Ruach HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit, fills us and our sanctification begins. This is how we receive eternal life through the blood of the Lamb of Elohim: Yahushua.