What Happened To Ewe?

“When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. But the more I called Israel, the further they went from me. They sacrificed to the Baals and they burned incense to images. Hoshea 11:1-2 (NIV) This passage is used by Mattityahu/Matthew in chapter 2 verse 15 referring to Y’shua being brought back from Egypt by Yosef and Maryam. Traditionally Christianity has taught this to be its only meaning. However the Prophet Hoshea is reminding us that Moshe brought the tribes out of Egypt. To understand what Mattityahu is pointing out in this passage, we must take into account the promises made to the fathers, Avraham, Yitz’chak, and Ya’akov. Isra’el was taken out of Egypt to go to the land of the promise.

The problem begins after the tribes enter the land and begin to do the opposite of what Yah told them to do. They assumed that the land had no strings attached but Yah had informed them that if they took on the ways of the Kena’ani/Canaanites that he would expel them for their disobedience. Sadly the children of Isra’el did not listen and took for granted the inheritance and thought all they had to do was be Avraham’s descendants. Apparently Moshe must have been kidding.

As time goes on Isra’el’s arrogance and selfishness catches up with them. They began to ascribe authority to themselves via the elohim of the pagans. Even the leadership fell into this deception and gave themselves permission to pursue their own agendas. These actions were totally contrary to Yah and his Torah. This led to the splitting of the 12 tribes into 2 kingdoms and even wars between them. Sibling rivalry set in and the Northern Kingdom (house of Isra’el) and the Southern Kingdom (house of Y’hudah) each felt they had Yah’s blessing over them. To a small degree the house of Y’hudah remained more faithful then the North.

Due to the house of Isra’el taking up the worship of the Ba’als and the Ashterah, sexual promiscuity became part of their life styles. This aspect had already popped up with their ancestors in the wilderness with the golden calf and later Bil’am and the Midyani./Midianites. Unfortunately many who are familiar with these incidents in scripture are not aware of this aspect because of the skittishness of teachers who do not want to deal with this topic. Leading up to the current sexual oriented trend in worship prevalent today. Most do not realize this is an old family problem going back over 3000 years.

“My people are bent towards backsliding from Me. Though they call to the Most High, He lifts none of them up.” Hoshea 11:7 (ISR98) In this verse Yah is telling the Prophet Hoshea to call out the people for their phony claims of acknowledging his authority. Yesha’yahu/Isaiah also declares Yah’s disapproval when he refers to Isra’el as And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men.” Yesha’yahu 29:13 (ESV) Even though the previous verse is dealing with the house of Y’hudah, the problem is the same. You act like your brother because he is your brother, that’s family.

“How could I give you up, Ephrayim? How could I hand you over, Yisra’ĕl? How could I make you like Aḏmah? How could I set you like Tseḇoyim? My heart turns within Me, all My compassion is kindled. I shall not let the heat of My wrath burn, I shall not turn to destroy Ephrayim. For I am Ěl, and not man, the Set-apart One in your midst, and I shall not come in enmity.” Hoshea 11:8-9 (ISR98) Yah is stating here that he will not destroy the Northern Kingdom the way he did S’dom and Amora. This is grace and mercy that most of the descendants of Isra’el do not even recognize as they do not know who they even are. These are the Lost Sheep of the house of Isra’el that Y’shua proclaimed that he was sent for.

Ephraim feeds on the wind and pursues the east wind all day long; they multiply falsehood and violence; they make a covenant with Assyria, and oil is carried to Egypt. Hoshea 12:1 (ESV) Yah is telling us that Isra’el is doing business in a way that is not pleasing to him. This is the thing that Y’shua describes when he speaks of not being able to serve two masters. If we pursue monetary gain in a fashion opposed to Elohim’s will, we are satan’s to him. Economic prosperity is only blessed when we abide within the confines of Torah. As Yah tells us in D’varim/Deuteronomy it is he who allows us the opportunity to acquire wealth and we must pursue our goals within his system. We must always remember the earth is Yah’s and all that is on it, which includes us.

“A huckster keeps false scales, and he loves to cheat. Efrayim says, ‘I have gotten so rich! I have made me a fortune! And in all my profits no one will find anything wrong or sinful. Hoshea 12:8(7)-9(8) (CJB) Most of the Torah deals with economic justice and proper business transactions. This is why the Sh’mitah/Sabbatical Year and Yovel/Jubilee are so prominent in prophetic declarations as Yah wants us to regard each other in a manner which does not degrade or demean our brother. Y’shua addresses this by teaching us we are not to exalt one person over another based on wealth. Our importance is not established by how much we possess, but by how much we seek the will of the Father. Which is why taking care of the less fortunate is vital to the Kingdom and is to never be ignored. Who is my neighbor is the example pertaining to the Samaritan who helps the injured man in the parable Y’shua tells.

According to their pastures they were filled, and were made full: and they lifted up their heart, and have forgotten me. Hoshea 13:6 (DRA) When the 10 tribes became prosperous and comfortable they forgot who their provider was. It is still true today as the Northern Kingdom has become fat on personal gain and believe it is because they are blessed. Yah warned us that he would allow us to be deceived by our own greed and he has. We have been scattered among the nations and have mixed into them so that we no longer even know who we are. Every country contains some of Isra’el, the exiles/Galut, so no gentile may truly be gentile. By this fact the Good News can be proclaimed everywhere on the earth legally as the covenant spoken of in scripture is only for the whole house of Isra’el. This does not mean that people who do not believe they are Isra’el have no hope as this is what grafting into the Olive Tree is about.

Ephraim shall say, What have I to do anymore with idols? I have heard him, and looked upon him: I am like a green fir tree: upon me is thy fruit found. Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? and prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are righteous and the just shall walk in them: but the wicked shall fall therein. Hoshea 14:9(8)-10(9) (GNV) Take hope Isra’el for our redeemer is going to return and take us home to the Land of the Promise. When we look for our kinsman remember we are going to look like the nations and we will be speaking many languages and have multiple skin tones, like a rainbow or a coat of many colors. So those who are looking for people who only look like them are going to be greatly astonished to see the variety we are now.

We are going home and that is also going to surprise many as it will not be where they have been told is their destination. Every place on the earth that is not described in Torah as Isra’el’s inheritance is someone else’s land. This does not mean that we may not preside over others within Kingdom authority. My advice as a teacher of Torah and the rest of scripture is people need to find out what their Bible actually says about Yah’s Kingdom. Surprises will be in store for many as we have been taught to much allegory and not enough plain truth. There are many depths to the Word but the literal is the foundation to understand anything more.

When Y’shua said he came only for the Lost Sheep of the house of Isra’el, he meant that the two houses would be reunited as one when the Renewed Covenant is finally fully in place. One of the fallacies being spread still to this day is that the Covenant is already is in force . This deception blinds so many and causes them to accept lies which allow them to have false expectations. Hopefully more of us will want to see the truth that only Yah can reveal to us. I pray that each of us will want the truth instead of the lie.

Shalom Aleichem!

With the help of the Ruach HaKodesh written by Rabbi Danny Palmer.
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