Prophecies of the Return
Since the disappearance of the lost tribes, there have been many documented accounts of their whereabouts throughout history. One of the first reliable historical works that discusses this narrative can be found in the works of Josephus. Josephus was a historian living at the time of 70AD. His works are used by academics across the world to study the period of the Temples of Jerusalem and the exiles of the Israelites.
“The Antiquities of the Jews,” (Book X) details the history of the exiles all the way to the current Roman occupation of Judea circa 70 AD.
It is estimated that tens of millions of Christians today in Europe and the Americas claim to be descendants of Jews forced into conversion as a result of the Spanish Inquisition.
As the children of Israel were sent into exile, so shall they return!
“They shall flutter from Egypt like sparrows, From the land of Assyria like doves; And I will settle them in their homes —declares the LORD.”
“Thus declares the Lord GOD, Who gathers the dispersed of Israel: “I will gather still more to those already gathered.”
“I will set a sign among them, and send from them survivors to the nations: to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud—that draw the bow—to Tubal, Javan, and the distant coasts, that have never heard My fame nor beheld My glory. They shall declare My glory among these nations.”
“Thus let the redeemed of the LORD say, those He redeemed from adversity, whom He gathered in from the lands, from east and west, from the north and from the sea.”
The Silk Road & Deep Into Africa
“And it shall come to pass in that day, That the Lord will set His hand again the second time To recover the remnant of His people, That shall remain from Assyria, and from Egypt, And from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, And from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.”
The silk road was a trade route established between the Mediteranian all the way to China!
There are locations along the Silk Road and Deep Into Africa where we are finding people claiming to be Semetic in origin.
It is unclear if these people are the direct descendants of the Israelites who traveled the silk road, or if they are locals who were influenced by the Israelite teachings as they traveled East 2,700 years ago. Either way, there is no difference, as there’s only one way to join the people of Israel; through the Laws, Statutes, and Commandments.
The Role of Christianity
Christianity is one of the most influential religions in the world. A major ideology of the religion is that the Messiah would come from the House of King David to usher in the age of redemption.
“He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Practicing Christians across the silk road and in Africa are actually claiming to be from the Lost Tribes of Israel. In many cases, Christian missionaries reached these peoples and they embraced Christianity.
According to Biblical law and scripture, The Messiah must fulfill three things.
- Unite the Lost Tribes of Israel
- Build a House of Prayer for All Nations
- Bring Redemption To The World
Yeshua, has met all these criteria. Regardless of religious practices both Jews and Christians believe that the redeemer will come from the House of David. We pray that Israel’s eyes be open to see Yeshua as Messiah. Amen