Promises to Ephraim and Manasseh

THE promises of Israel's greatness were to be fulfilled in the "last days", that is, during the Christian era. These promises apply precisely to the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic people, and can be applied to no other people upon the earth. "And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days"(GENESIS 49:1).

Joseph was the birthright tribe, and Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, were formed into two separate tribes, which became the leaders of the ten-tribed House of Israel; Ephraim taking the more prominent position. The promise given to Joseph in GENESIS 49:22, to be fulfilled in the last days, was: "Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall ...". The promise continues in verse 24: "But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob ...". This has been certainly true of the Anglo-Saxon people in this age, as they have spread throughout the earth and have been helped by the providence of God as has no other people.

The Two Great Sections of Israel

These two leading tribes, Ephraim and Manasseh, were to become the heads of the two great sections into which Israel was to be divided. As we have already seen, Israel was to become a nation and a company of nations. In GENESIS 48:19, Manasseh was told that he was to become a great people, or nation. This prophecy finds its fulfilment in these last days in the United States of America. Ephraim, on the other hand, was told that he would become a multitude of nations. This prophecy finds its fulfilment in the other great section of Anglo-Saxondom, the company of nations of the British Commonwealth.

Israel to be blessed in every spiritual and material way: "Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb: the blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren" (GENESIS 49:25-26).

It is important to remember that all these things were to take place in the last days, or the Christian age. True to the above prophecy, Anglo-Saxondom has been blessed with spiritual awakening after spiritual awakening: they have been blessed with good lands and the highest living standards of any nation of the earth. The British Isles were spared the misery and suffering of revolution during the 18th century, owing to the great spiritual awakening under John Wesley.

Anglo-Saxondom has enjoyed freedom such as other nations have never known. When this is contrasted with Continental Europe over recent centuries, where we see misery, bloodshed and revolution instead of freedom; tyranny under dictatorial systems and various personal dictators, who have risen and fallen as generation has followed generation.

Israel to possess the gate of his enemies: "... in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies" (GENESIS 22:17).

The Anglo-Saxon nations have enjoyed the fulfilment of this promise in a remarkable way. They have held nearly every strategic point on the globe, which has given them great advantage in time of war. Such places as Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus, the Suez Canal, Aden, Ceylon, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Panama Canal have all been under the control of Britain and the U.S.A. Even during World War II, with our enemies all around us, the sea route from Australia to Britain through the Suez Canal was kept open. This was the lifeline for much of Britain's essential supplies. Every strategic point along this route was under British control. What an advantage it would have been to Germany if she had possessed those points! But the Bible says that it would be Israel that would possess the gate of his enemies!

Ezekiel's Prophecy Regarding Russia

Today we see Anglo-Saxondom being forced to withdraw from many of these places. When we read the Scriptures we find this is right in line with prophecy too. Owing to the prevalence of sin and Godlessness in the Anglo-Saxon-Israel nations, God will shortly allow Russia and her confederates to come against the Israel nations in punishment, until they repent. This is recorded in Ezekiel 38 and 39. We realise from our daily news that the stage is being set right now for this great battle exactly as prophesied in the Bible. Concerning the fact that the Anglo-Israel peoples would be hard pressed throughout the world today, the Bible has this to say: "Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's (Israel's) trouble; but he shall be saved out of it." (JEREMIAH 30:7).

Despite the fulfilment of the promised blessings of God upon the Anglo-Israel nations during this age, today we see the Anglo-Saxon people, by and large, as a spiritually backslidden people. And as a result Armageddon approaches! War with Russia is inevitable, the Bible warns. This is the time of Jacob's trouble. The Bible says: "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).

Israel to be blind to her origin and identity: This is not true of the Jews, who are fully aware of their history and identity. However, this was not to be true of the ten tribes of the House of Israel, who were to be lost, and who in the last days were to be blind to their identity.

"I will not forsake them"

In ISAIAH 42:16 we read concerning this servant nation: "And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them". Thus lost Israel wandered across Europe to their home in the British Isles, along paths they had not known before, and through the process of time became blind to their identity as the House of Israel. Nevertheless, according to the promise, God made "darkness light before them" and the "crooked paths straight", and the Anglo-Saxon-Israel peoples have been blessed people, occupying fertile lands and enjoying the blessing and protection of Almighty God in a most remarkable way. Isaiah continues: "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?" (ISAIAH 42:18-19). And so, Anglo-Saxon-Israel today are blind to their calling, blind to their identity, and are completely ignorant of the reason why they have been blessed above the other families of the earth. They do not know that God has called them to be a servant nation.

Israel to be a servant nation: As seen in the previous paragraph, Israel has been called to be a servant people, and although the Anglo-Saxon peoples have been blind to their calling, they have nevertheless been a servant people. This is according to the question quoted above: "Who is blind, but my servant?" (ISAIAH 42:19)

In ISAIAH 43 we read: "But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not... Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears ... Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen ..." (ISAIAH 43:1,8,10).

These prophecies find their fulfilment in only one people upon the earth, the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic peoples. Evangelical missionary work has been conducted almost entirely from Anglo-Saxon countries. If they had been removed from the earth the evangelical Gospel would never have been heard among the other nations, which have been either heathen or idolatrous, such as in Catholic Europe. God said to Israel: "Ye are my witnesses."

The work of the British and Foreign Bible Society is a further example of Israel fulfilling her calling as a servant nation. Except for a few exceptions, most nations do not print the Bible even in their own language. However, from the shores of the Anglo-Saxon countries the Bible has gone out to the world in more than 1,000 different languages. Multiplied millions of copies of the Bible are printed each year and distributed throughout the world by the British and Foreign Bible Society, and also the American Bible Society. If this work had been left to the Continental Nations the Bible would still be chained to a musty desk! But God said to Israel: "Ye are my witnesses". It is tragic that we are not believing the very Book we offer to others.
 

Israel to dwell in isles: "Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far ... And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified" (ISAIAH 49:1-3).

The Appointed Place "The British Isles"The Appointed Place "The British Isles" The Regathering of Israel in the Isles

"Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock" (JEREMIAH 31:10).

True to these Scriptures, scattered Israel moved into the British Isles and finally developed into the nations of the British Commonwealth and the United States of America.

Israel to establish the desolate heritages: "... I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages" (ISAIAH 49:8). The desolate heritages of the earth were unknown to man in the days of Isaiah, but they were not unknown to God. In accordance with this prophecy the desolate heritages of the U.S.A., Canada, New Zealand and Australia were established by Anglo-Saxon-Israel. Apart from a very sparse population of native peoples, these lands were virtually desolate.
 

Source: 'Voice of Revival'