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Northern Kingdom’s Prophecy

Most biblical expositors do not think that the bible says anything about America. Instead, they want to always apply Old Testament prophecies about Israel to the promise land that God gave to Abraham and his descendants. This predilection is so strong that it can cause misapplication of some passages. Let us carefully look at one such passage, Micah 5. This speaks of God’s Kingdom coming forth literally in the earth, before Jesus’ return to setup His Millennial Reign. Keep in mind that the Northern Kingdom at the time was known as Israel, while the Southern Kingdom was called Judah. Ten tribes went north after Solomon died and one—Benjamin—stayed with Judah.

I will also speak briefly of Hosea 5 as a lead-in to Micah 5. Both Hosea and Micah were rural prophets sent to call Israel to repentance and warn them of coming destruction if they did not repent. Hosea prophesied during the reign of King Jeroboam II from 786-746 BC. Micah, who actually lived in a small town in south-west Judah, was sent to the Northern Kingdom later around 735 BC to again warn them. Recall that Israel did not heed these warnings and was totally destroyed and carried off by the Assyrians in 722-721 BC.

The Lord in His mercy gave Israel hope in the midst of Micah’s doomsday prophecy. For He knew that they would one day be regathered and do the work of bringing forth His Kingdom. It is worth noting that Jesus alluded to this in His parable of two sons, found in Matthew 21:28-32. Recall that He said this parable to the chief priests and elders in the temple shortly before they killed Him. They challenged Jesus and asked by what authority He did these things. Jesus said, you answer me my question and I will answer yours. He then asked them by what authority was the baptism of John? They said that they could not answer, so Jesus said He would not answer either. Jesus then shared with them that a father had two sons. He asked the first to work today in his vineyard. The son said no. So the father asked the second son to work today in his vineyard, and he said yes, but he did not do so. But the first son repented and then worked in the vineyard. The Lord was telling these leaders of Judah that they say they will do His bidding, but they do not. We know from the parable in Matthew 20 that Jesus compares His Kingdom to working in a vineyard. The important point I am making here though is that Israel, the Northern Kingdom, is the first son to which Jesus was referring. They first said no and were destroyed and scattered. Yet, it is these scattered ten tribes of Israel who repent and receive Jesus as their Messiah and predominately make up His church today.

This is why the Lord said to them, before their destruction, via the prophet Micah that they would bring forth His Kingdom, as recorded in Micah 5. First, the Lord makes it clear in Hosea 5 that He is judging His people in both kingdoms of Israel. Recall that the tribe of Ephraim is the leader of the Northern Kingdom. Verse 14 says, “For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.” But then in verse 15 He says, “I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.”  Clearly the Lord requires repentance from His people, for they broke the Old Testament covenant.

Micah 5 is a very interesting chapter, and in it is where we find the ‘rest of the story.’ I share the entire chapter with some bolded words inserted in brackets for clarification. Also, with the use of indentation, I show the chiastic structure. By looking at the chapter this way, we gain a deeper understanding of what God said about the Northern Kingdom. Keep in mind that Micah used the term ‘Israel’ to speak of the Northern Kingdom, for he prophesied later to Judah as well. This was the common vernacular of his day. It is the ten tribes that gather to Jesus, not the Jews. For we know from Zechariah 11 that the Jews, as a whole, will not receive Jesus as their Messiah until they see the nail prints in His hands, and He tells them that He got these wounds in the house of His friends. This will not be until He visits to save them from complete destruction. Here is Micah 5 written as a chiasm that the passage meaning might be better conveyed.

In verse 1 it is Judah, the Southern Kingdom, that smites Jesus. At that time the ten tribes were dispersed. So in verse 3 when it says ‘remnant of his [Judah’s] brethren’ it is referring to the Northern Kingdom Israel. Also notice in verse 2 it says that Jesus is YHWH, the God who brought Abraham’s descendants out of Egypt. And in verse 8 it is Israel who is now the ‘young lion’ and they are doing the Lord’s bidding by destroying those who work for Satan, seeking to destroy Israel. This tells us that this prophecy takes place before Jesus Christ returns in power and glory for His Millennial Reign, otherwise there would be no wicked men left to destroy Israel. Therefore, Israel, the lost ten tribes, must be gathered somewhere in the earth unto the Lord in the Kingdom of God. And, where else could this be but America. Here the words of the Lord, received February 12, 2022, concerning this matter.

Listen and carefully consider my words that you might accurately share these things. The prophet Micah was sent not to give reassurance to the generation Israel that lived, but to the generation that I will use to bring forth my Kingdom. He told them what would be that my word of eventual victory might be instilled in my people. He planted this seed, but it has lain dormant these many years. But now it is time to grow forth and make my people’s resolve strong, that they can birth my child, even my Zion.

I am pleased that you desire to understand and are willing to seek me that it might be shared with many. I ask, my daughter, that you carefully explain how his prophecy is yet to be fulfilled, and the fulfillment will be when my children drive the enemy out from among them and allow me to remove him entirely, when I come among them in great power. Then only those who know me will survive, and those who see their state of wickedness will flee.

I tell you that by this great act, I will bring forth my Zion, and, by this, will the standard be set for what is required to dwell in my Kingdom. Micah spoke of your day and the redemption of my Zion, that my people, Israel, will accomplish. For by this power in me, a few will set the thousands to flight, and the enemy will retreat into their own land. Then will come a season of regrowth, that my children might have a final time to choose who they will serve, me or the enemy, even my adversary of old. I tell you that even after my Kingdom is functioning in the earth, many will still turn and choose evil, and, by this, will they seal their fate for eternity. So carefully explain these things, that some might hear and be saved unto me.

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OT Types & Shadows

IV Genesis 27 we find the story of Jacob obtaining the birthright blessing—by putting a goat kid skin on his arms and neck to trick his father Isaac into thinking that he was Esau. This represents Ephraim receiving the blessing of bringing forth the Kingdom, instead of Judah. Although, Jacob tricked Isaac to give him the blessing, Esau had already sold his right to Jacob for a bowl of pottage when he hungered (Genesis 25:31-34).

Later, Jacob gave Judah the leadership blessing for Israel, but Judah preferred his own ruler-ship over that of Yeshua, the Messiah, and killed Jesus on the cross. Therefore, as did Esau, Judah forsook their birthright to lead in bringing forth the Kingdom of God. Instead, it was given to his brother Ephraim, leader of the Northern Kingdom Israel. Although Ephraim stumbles in sin at times, as did Jacob, he will yet, through much travail, bring forth the literal Kingdom of God and gather God’s covenant people Israel. God knew what Judah’s choice would be. Thus, in IV Gen 48:11 in Joseph’s blessing it says, “For thou shalt be a light unto my people, to deliver them in the days of their captivity, from bondage; and to bring salvation unto them, when they are altogether bowed down under sin.” This will be fulfilled when Ephraim and Manasseh bring Israel out of Babylon, or the world, building up of Zion, on Joseph’s land in America.

IV Genesis 38 we read the story of Judah’s three sons and Tamar his daughter-in-law. This is a type of the tribe of Judah and their relationship with Messiah, Christ the Lord. According to Hebrew way, a wife must bring forth fruit. This is a type of Jesus’ bride must bring forth fruit meet for the Father’s Kingdom (Mt 3:35, Mk 4:17, Lk 8:15, Jn 15:16, Rm 7:4-5). So when a Hebrew husband died, his barren wife had the right of seed from his brother that she might, yet, bring forth a child.

Er, the first born of Judah, is slain because of his wickedness. This represents Judah being sent into Babylonian captivity for seventy years, because of their wickedness. Then Onan refuses to lie with Tamar when he is given her to wife, because he does not want to bring forth seed to his brother and then have to divide his inheritance with her son. Therefore, the Lord slew him. This represents Judah not accepting Jesus as the Messiah, wanting instead their own ruler-ship. In 70 AD, the Romans slew many of the Jews and destroyed their temple, where YHWH dwelt with them. Finally, Tamar obeyed and waited for Shelah to grow up to give her seed, as requested by Judah, but then she was not given to him as a wife. This represents the Jews not coming to the Church to give her seed.

Finally, Tamar takes things into her own hands and plays the harlot to raise-up fruit unto her salvation, by lying with Judah, albeit, by trickery. This represents the Church bringing forth the Kingdom with the authority granted her from  the Spiritual Father Jesus Christ, going around the lineage of Judah, who lost their opportunity for eternity to bring forth the physical Kingdom of God to earth.

Another type is seen in Jacob’s fruit from Rachel, his preferred wife. She bore him two sons–Joseph and Benjamin.  On Saturday, March 10, 2007 around 12:00 pm, I asked the Lord exactly when was His second visitation and why the tribe of Benjamin was left handed.  Here is His response:

“My daughter I will visit my people when I redeem Zion, those who know me will see me in the flesh, just as my children in Zarahemla did.  I will then endow my servants to go forth in my name, that my children Israel may be gathered.  It will be sometime after that my temple is built, and I come to dwell there in Spirit, until my final coming in judgment and glory.

 You have also asked about Benjamin and why they are left handed.  This is a type and shadow of the final two outcomes of my children.  For Jacob and Rachel are a type and shadow of me and my bride.  My children will eventually be judged to go to the right, eternal life with me and my Father, or to the left, eternal damnation with him who they chose to serve.  This is not to say that the house of Benjamin will be judged to go to the left.  It is simply a type and shadow of the outcome of the union with my bride.

  Know that I will always answer your questions, if you seek me diligently.  Thus saith your Lord God and King, even Jesus Christ, the beginning and the end.  Amen.”

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Psalm 23

Let us look at Psalm 23rd King James Version of the Bible,

1   The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2   He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3   He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4   Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5   Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6   Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Within these few verses of the 23rd Psalm is buried the complete plan of redemption.  Many times Christians do not share the entire plan and by doing so, they undermine God’s plan.

The first line sets the requirement to begin the process, acknowledging our complete dependence on the Lord.  We must become as humble as a lamb; the only thing we can offer that is acceptable to the Lord is a broken heart and contrite spirit.  By doing this we are acting out our trust in Him, acknowledging that what we need and ask for that is right in His sight will be granted.

The second line rejoices in His providence and the abundance, which He provides once our heart is right with Him.  Furthermore, the metaphor of waiting on the Lord and not pushing ahead of His timing is brought forth.

In the third line we see that by following His will we our fed spiritually and as we allow Him more place in our heart, righteousness grows in our life.

The fourth line clarifies that we are in a time of probation, a time of testing.  The earth is now the kingdom of the adversary, carnality and temptation prevail.  Yet by accepting the Lord the second death can be overcome; the second death being spiritual death.  Notice also that with the growth of our faith fear is removed.  In order to be sustained in our walk with the Lord and not stumble off the path, we must hold tight to the rod, which is the word of God or scriptures, and seek the power of God (Moses’ staff analogy) to overcome evil.  We cannot overcome evil within our own strength.

The fifth verse is an allegory to Communion.  The Lord knows our need to continually realign our self with Him and He provided an avenue for this through remembrance of our covenant by acting out our need to internalize Him in order to become the sons and daughters of God.  Since the act of Christ’s atonement has occurred we can enjoy God’s kingdom within our self, which is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17), even though the earth is currently filled with enemies to God.  In order to be in this walk with the Lord, however, we must be given the Holy Ghost (oil) and enter in at the gate (baptism).  In doing this our joy is full and our cup over flows.

To sustain this relationship with the Lord, however, we must continue to move forward.  Standing still is the same as the man who buried his money and displeased his Lord.  Plus in the parable of the sower only the fourth level of response brought forth fruit.  Jesus is the vine and we are the branches and we are to bring forth fruit.  The unfruitful part of the vineyard will eventually be burnt to stubble.  Jesus’ calling is not only to redeem man but also to redeem and reclaim the earth.  Jesus can do this at any time, but He is waiting until man is ripe in iniquity allowing as much time as possible for us as individuals to choose.  Recall Jesus’ prayer, “… thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.”  Clearly, King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream as interpreted by Daniel, Ezekiel, and Isaiah as well as others all prophesy of God’s kingdom on earth.

The battle is won, Jesus Christ has trodden the winepress, and all power is given unto Him.  Yet, He is allowing us time to work out our salvation and choose who we will follow, Jesus Christ or the adversary.  The choice is ours.  Entering in at the gate of baptism is not enough, we must continue on to perfection.  Jesus Christ will eventually present an unblemished bride, His church, to His Father.  He commands us, “… be ye perfect,” no unclean thing can dwell in the presence of God.  Yes, it is through the grace, mercy, and atonement of Jesus Christ that we are saved, but we must not overlook the rest of the plan, which is to continue forward and become perfect eradicating all sin from our life.  For this is what it takes to dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  Praise the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!