Who is Ephraim

Because of the great sin of Solomon, God divided the kingdom into two parts; the northern and southern kingdoms. The Northern Kingdom was made up of ten tribes known as The House of Ephraim or The House of Israel. The Southern Kingdom was known as The House of Judah.

The Northern Kingdom sinned greatly against God and changed the Festivals and Laws so the people would not go back to Jerusalem. (Jeroboam did not want to lose his subjects)

God scattered the Northern Kingdom to the four corners of the earth because of these sins, not keeping the feasts and changing the dates and seasons God had ordained.

God said that they would not be known by the tongue they spoke or the color of their skin. However, He said in the last days He would once again gather these Lost Tribes and bring them back to Israel.

In Geneses 48:19 Jacob blessed Ephraim and said he would become the fullness of the gentiles. This is the correct interpretation of this verse; if you go back into the Hebrew text you will find this to be the truth.

In Isaiah 8:14 “And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.” We all understand that Judah, the Southern Kingdom stumbled in seeing Yeshua (Jesus) as the Messiah.

However, few realize that the other House was the Northern Kingdom. They stumbled over being able to see that the Holy Covenant was still in place. These people of the Northern Kingdom had become the fullness of the gentiles not knowing that they were the Lost Tribes. When Yeshua (Jesus) came to this earth, the Northern Kingdom was drawn to the Messiah.

The Southern Kingdom was blinded by God that they could not see Him as Messiah, but they kept the Law or the Torah. Thus, both the kingdoms stumbled.

In Hosea 7:8 “Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.” He is saying Ephraim has the Messiah but not the Law.

Hosea 8:11-12 “Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin. I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.” Most of the Church today is the Northern Kingdom and they do not know it. God is now beginning to gather them together to one day, bring them back into the nation of Israel, the land God gave to our forefathers.

The Shofar has been sounded and the eyes of Ephraim are beginning to be opened. God is fulfilling His promise to bring them back into the land that has always been theirs.

If your heart leaps with joy as it did the day you received the Messiah as your Savior, then you are one of the Lost Tribes of the house of Israel or known as the house of Ephraim or Joseph.

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