Judah's Scepter & Joseph's Birthright Prophecy



JOSEPH'S BIRTHRIGHT

And God said unto him(Jacob), 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; Gen. 35:10-12 (Did God fulfill this promise? Who and where are these nations.)

Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, for he was the firstborn; but forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's: I Chron. 5:1-2 (What ever happened to Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh who were to receive the birthright promises?)

And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought them near unto him. And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. Gen. 48:13-20 (Was this prophecy fulfilled?)

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. Gen. 49:1 (Jacob prophesies the end time future of the descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel. If all 12 tribes have an end time future, they must still be around today. The Jews seem to be the only visible tribe to the masses.)

Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him. At that time Rezin king of Syria recovered Elath to Syria, and drave the Jews from Elath: and the Syrians came to Elath, and dwelt there unto this day. II Kings 16:5-6 (The 1st mention of “Jews” in the Bible shows them at war against Israel. Were they fighting themselves? Or perhaps not all Israelites are Jews, but all Jews are Israelites.)

Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:) 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. Gen. 49:22-26

ISRAEL MIGRATED NORTHWEST OF JERUSALEM

I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men: Deut. 32:26 (After the Israelite’s rebellion, God explains what will happen to them. They will be scattered and forgotten.) O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end! Deut. 32:29 (What is their “latter end?” They will be gathered together again at Christ’s return.)

Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD. For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth. Amos 9:8-9 (Israel will be destroyed and scattered among the nations. But not completely destroyed. God knows who his people are and will not forget them and will gather them back to him at his return.)

Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime, And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. 2 Sam. 7:10-11

Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: Hosea 12:1 (Ephraim migrated to the west of Jerusalem.)

And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah. Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, Jer. 3:11-12 (Israel had already migrated to the north of Jerusalem.)

In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers. Jer. 3:18 (Israel migrated north of Jerusalem.)

Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel?... I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: … They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west. Hosea 11:8-10 (Israel must have migrated west of Jerusalem.)

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; Isaiah 49:1…And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Isaiah 49:3…Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim. Isaiah 49:12 (Israel is described as being from the northwest of Jerusalem, from isles, from afar.)

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. Jer. 31:10 (Israel will declare the word of the Lord while scattered in isles afar off and will be re gathered by the Lord at his return.)

Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be said, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; but, The Lord liveth, that brought up the chil­dren of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fath­ers, Jer. 16:14-15 (There is another exodus from captivity coming at Christ’s return. This time Israel will be gathered out of “all the lands whither he had driven them.”)

For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid. For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet I will not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished. Jer. 30:5-11 (The “time of Jacob’s trouble” is the great tribulation in the latter days. God will free Israel from captivity, therefore we must go into captivity again in order to be freed from it. David being raised up as King is clearly pointing to the resurrection at Christ’s return. God clearly works with Israel all the way up to Christ’s return. Therefore Israel is not lost to the world. Israel is scattered among the nations. So who are the modern day Israelites besides the Jews?)

Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them. II Kings 18:13 (Some Jews were taken captive by Assyria before the Babylonian captivity. Therefore, not all Jews returned to Jerusalem. Ezra 2:64 tells us 42,360 returned to Jerusalem. II Samual 24:9 tells us there were 500K Jewish soldiers at the time of David. So this doesn’t include women and children. So the Jews that returned to Jerusalem was only a small part of the whole. The majority must have been taken captive by the Assyrians and scattered from there.)

THE MISSION OF THE 12 APOSTLES

These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matt. 10:5-6 (The apostles were to go to the lost sheep of Israel, and not to the Gentiles. So they must have known where they had migrated to. So where ever the apostles went, that is where lost Israel was. So where did the apostles go?)

But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matt. 15:24 (Initially Jesus would not heal a gentile woman because she was not of Israel, but ultimately he did heal her because of her great faith.)

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. James 1:1 (Israel was not lost, but “scattered abroad” in the 1st century. They lost their identity and still don’t know who they are to this day. They didn’t just disappear. Jacob prophesied what would become of the 12 tribes during the end times. So Israel is still around, but there identity has been a mystery to all except a few.)

THE BIRTHRIGHT DELAYED 2520 YEARS

And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. Lev.26:18 (This phrase of punishing “seven times” is mentioned multiple times in this chapter. A prophetic “time” is a 360 day year. So 7 X 360 = 2520 days. Using the day for a year principle, this is 2,520 years.)

After the number of the days In which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. Num. 14:34… And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year. Ezek. 4:6… But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. II Peter 3:8

(Israel went into captivity to the Assyrians around 722 BC. After 2,520 years of punishment and delaying of the birthright blessing, minus 1 because there is no year 0, we arrive at year 1799 AD. With some history background on America and the British Commonwealth, this is right at the time when these super world powers of Ephraim and Manasseh burst onto the scene. Is this a coincidence or is this a fulfillment of the promised birthright blessings?)



JUDAH'S SCEPTER

Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Gen. 49:8-10 (The kingly line that started with King David will never depart from Judah and Christ will claim this throne for all eternity at his return. But where is it today? And the new country of Israel established in 1948 is Judah

as a “lions whelp” during the end times.)

Then Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him. I Chron. 29:23 (Solomon is described as ruling from “the throne of the Lord as king.”)

He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: Luke 1:32 (Jesus didn’t receive the throne at his 1st coming. This will take place at his return. So the throne must still exist somewhere on earth today.)

For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel; Jer. 33:17 

I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant, Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Psalms 89:3-4 (David’s throne was established forever. Christ will receive this throne at his return and rule forever. It must still be on earth today.)

Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season; Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; Jer. 33:20-21 (In other words, God will not break his promise to David. It is unconditional that someone from the family line of David will be sitting on the Lord’s throne.)

Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house. And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men: But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever. 2 Sam. 7:10-16 (God promised David that his kingdom will never cease to exist. So it must still be present to this day. But where is it?)

JEREMIAH'S MISSION

Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant. Jer. 1:4-10 (God chose and commissioned Jeremiah for a specific purpose mentioned in this last sentence. What is this referring to?)

Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and dwelt with him among the people that were left in the land. Jer. 40:6 (Jeremiah was living in Mizpah.)

Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the people that were in Mizpah, even the king's daughters, and all the people that remained in Mizpah, Jer. 41:10 (Jeremiah and the king’s daughters were taken captive. King Zedekiah, the last King of Israel before being destroyed, all his sons were killed leaving no inheritor to the throne. But God preserved the kings daughters with his servant Jeremiah for a purpose.)

And now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there; Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die. Jer. 42:15-16 (God instructs the remnant not to go to Egypt or they would die.)

But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all nations, whither they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah; [6] Even men, and women, and children, and the king's daughters, and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah. Jer. 43:5-6 (The key players in this remnant were Jeremiah, his servant Baruch, and the king’s daughters.)

So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but such as shall escape. Jer. 44:14 (They went to Egypt against the Lord’s instructions and they all died except for the ones the Lord allow to escape, which were Jeremiah, Baruch, and the king’s daughters. God had a special purpose for them in his plan to preserve the throne of David.)

And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward: Isaiah 37:31 (Isaiah is prophesying the remnant traveling downward to Eygpt, but bearing fruit upward later on. Whatever this “bearing fruit upward” is, is what God had planned for them. So the remnant traveled back north from Egypt and prospered.)

THE HEALING OF THE BREACH

And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah. Gen. 38:27-30 (A seemingly pointless story in the middle of Genesis, but it actually is very important. Zarah received the scarlet thread for being the firstborn son of Judah and should have received the scepter promise of becoming King in the kingly line. But Pharez “broke through” and the kingly line went through him instead. Later in history this breach is healed and the kingly line goes back to Zarah.)

Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set itI will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent: [23] In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell. And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it. Ezek. 17:22-24 (The scepter line of Judah was moved and planted in another location. Zarah was the low tree exalted and the dry tree that flourished. Pharez was the high tree brought down and the green tree dried up.)

And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him. Ezek. 21:25-27 (The Irish prince from the Zarah line married King Hezekiah’s daughter Tea Tephi of the Pharez line to establish the 1st “overturn” and so moved the scepter line to Ireland. This marriage healed the breach of Pharez over Zarah and established the continuation of The Davidic Covenant and the scepter line. Zarah was the one that was low, but was exalted. Pharez was the one that was high, but was abased. The 2nd “overturn” sent the scepter line to Scotland. The 3rd “overturn” sent the scepter line to England. This dynasty exists today—the throne now occupied by Queen Elizabeth II. The three overturns are complete and permanent and will now remain until Christ returns. Christ will then take the throne forever, this is the throne of David.)


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