The Lost Tribes of Israel have to be in the earth today. They are only lost to those who do not have an ear to hear and an eye to see.
Scholars say that after being taken into captivity around 720 B.C., they were totally dispersed and never heard from again. They say that they melted into all of the other peoples of the earth and that they no longer exists as the direct descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (whose name was changed by God to Israel).
That simply cannot be true, for many prophecies in scripture say that these descendants of Abraham would become nations. And not just any old run of the mill nations either. For Abraham was told by God, face to face, “Thou shalt be a father of many nations” (1).
But Abraham had just one little problem; his wife was barren and he had no heir to fulfill this prophecy. And he was running out of time, for he was about 100 years old, and his wife Sarai was 90 and well into menopause. It was difficult to believe, but “he believed the LORD (Yahweh); and the LORD reckoned it to him as righteousness (2)
From then on, God looked on Abraham as His righteous son. Here is the first seed lesson of what God’s faith can do–just believe God–the thing hardest for man to do. And in that same passage God gave him and his offspring all the land from the Nile in Egypt to the Euphrates.
Now, he just had to get this family started. Still no first born son…until that day when God yet appeared to Abram again. This time God made a covenant with Abram. In fact God changed his name to Abraham, ”for a father of many nations have I made thee.” Many nations. And I will be your God and ”establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant,” or agreement (3).
And it was then that God blessed Sarai and changed her name to Sarah, meaning ”princess,” and told her that He would give her a son “of her,” and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.”
And their miracle son that God promised them came a year later as spoken. And they named him Isaac. And this great promise of nations and kings was renewed by God to Isaac. And then Isaac blessed his son Jacob with these words: “And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; and give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land…which God gave unto Abraham” (4).
Later God appeared to Jacob to renew His covenant of nations with him. “And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins”.
Who are these “many nations”? “Declare if thou hast understanding.” In the seed book of Genesis, prophecies spoken by God to Abraham declare that he will be the father of many nations. Can we discover who these nations are? Did not Christ say, “Seek and ye shall find”? Can we read the other prophecies about these nations that developed out of the offspring of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel and come to the knowledge of just who these nations are in history?
Scripture cannot be broken, for God cannot lie. He spoke of many nations out of Abraham. This could not be the Jewish Israeli state, for it is only one nation, and the Jews have not been a nation since 70 A. D. But it was “nations.” Christ spoke of the “Lost sheep of the House of Israel.” They are so important that He said He was only sent to them (6). We must find out, for they are the key that unlocks the prophetic utterances for these last days. KWH…to be continued
1. Genesis 17: 4
2. Gen. 15: 6
3. Gen. 17: 7
4. Gen 28:3-4
5. Gen 35: 11].
6. Matt. 16: 24