HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM AN ISRAELITE?
How do I know if I am an Israelite? Am I an Israelite? These are common questions asked nowadays as the Hebrew awakening is prompting people to wonder if they are the chosen people of the bible.
It is not a simple thing to pinpoint one person and say, yes you are an Israelite. Why?
Our people are scattered to the four corners of the earth, which means we are everywhere.
However, it is easier for us here in the west, as the curses of the law are more obvious with us. Will get back to this soon.
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HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM AN ISRAELITE? THE SCATTERING OF ISRAEL
The problem with finding out if I am an Israelite, is that the children of Israel have gone through hundreds of years of scattering. Our people were so often in slavery, that it led Jeremiah to ask this:
Jer 2:14 Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he spoiled?
In other words: “Why are we always enslaved?”
Now what’s the problem with these enslavements? Some of our people return from the captivities, some remain in the land of their captivity, while some migrate all over, just as happens today.
Most of my close relatives have migrated to other countries. Nothing has changed.
That is why we have this at the time Acts chapter 2 Pentecost:
Act 2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
Act 2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
Act 2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
Act 2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
Act 2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
Act 2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
Act 2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of Aluah.
The house of Judah (southern kingdom) was already in every nation under heaven!
So what about the 10 tribes of the northern kingdom (house of Israel)? Indeed, they had gone into captivity over 700 years before the birth of our Messiah (about 750 years before the incident at Pentecost detailed above) and were also scattered.
Sadly, people today can only only speculate as to where they are. So how can they know if they are the children of Yasharal?
HOUSE OF ISRAEL & HOUSE OF JUDAH WILL BE CAPTIVE TOGETHER
But we have a very important clue! We know what has been shall be. How do I know if I am an Israelite?
There is nothing new under the sun (Ecc 1:9). In captivity, the house of Israel (10 northern tribes) and the house of Judah (2 southern tribes) will be in captivity together.
Jer 50:33 Thus saith YAHUAH TSABA’OTH; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.
Therefore Deuteronomy 28 and other verses that state what will happen to Israel whilst in captivity can be used as a yardstick to show who the children of Israel are today, whether the house of Israel or the house of Judah.
Wherever one is, you should find the other.
However, there are many claims of the northern tribes. Some say they went north even into the European countries. Some say they went into Africa, some say the crossed the Atlantic and settled in North and South America.
THE CURSES OF THE LAW
Hence, he curses of the law is the surest way to figure out if you are an Israelite. Why?
When the Most High made the agreement on Sinai, he gave Moses blessings and curses that last forever.
Deu 29:29 The secret things belong unto YAHUAH our Aluah: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Now as I just said, the law has a choice for us of blessings and curses. Blessings if we obey, and curses if we disobey.
Deu 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of YAHUAH thy Aluah, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that YAHUAH thy Aluah will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
Deu 28:2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of YAHUAH thy Aluah.
Curses if we disobey:
Deu 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of YAHUAH thy Aluah, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
Hence an Israelite is always in either one of the two states (either being barak (blessed) or cursed.
END TIME STATE OF ISRAEL
However, the bible let’s us know that in the end, we will be in captivity, and Jerusalem will be trodden down by Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles are over:
Luk 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
And he also promised that out of that captivity, he will be gathering us again, just as he did out of Egypt.
Jer 16:14 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith YAHUAH, that it shall no more be said, YAHUAH liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;Jer 16:15 But, YAHUAH 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.
Hence now, we must be under the curses of the law, awaiting the blessings. The children of Yasharal will receive their blessings when once again they are gathered and reconciled to their Father in the kingdom.
TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
How do I know if I am an Israelite?
Probably the easiest persons to know whether or not they are Israelites are those who knew their fathers lineage came on slave ships. To this end, Deuteronomy 28:68 is specifically telling.
Deu 28:68 And YAHUAH shall bring thee into Egypt (bondage/slavery: see Exo 20:2) again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen (slave men) and bondwomen (slave women), and no man shall buy you.
This tells of Israel going into bondage with (via) ships.
The massive movement of people from West Africa into the Americas as slaves via slave ships fulfills this prophecy like none other.
Millions of Hebrews who were residing in West Africa were taken on these slave ships. Ship records show many of the names of these people included the word Yah (Hebrew abbreviated name of the Father). Others have the name “El” in their names. This is from the title erroneously translated as “God” by English speaking writers.
This is a sure sign of Hebrew heritage. Many of the Hebrew names we have in our English bibles have the name YAH or YAHU in them. YirmeYahu (Jeremiah), YeshaYahu (Isaiah), MatitYahu (Matthew), Yahu (Jehu), Yahusha (Jesus).
However, we must also note that those brought into the Americas with ships were primarily the kingdom of Judah (Judah, Benjamin, and the Levites who were with them).
The 10 northern tribes (house of Israel) had long been scattered over 700 years before the birth of the Messiah. They will be harder to find today than the house of Judah.
NO MAN SHALL BUY (REDEEM) YOU
What’s more, the very last statement in Deuteronomy 28:68 is very telling: “no man shall buy you.” This buy means to redeem. Let’s look at the word for buy in Deut 28:68.
A primitive root; to erect, that is, create; by extension to procure, especially by purchase (causatively sell); by implication to own: – attain, buy (-er), teach to keep cattle, get, provoke to jealousy, possess (-or), purchase, recover, redeem, X surely, X verily.
Total KJV occurrences: 84
Provision was made in the Torah for the redemption of slave. One could even buy/redeem himself.
Lev 25:47 And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and thy brother that dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himself unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger’s family:
Lev 25:48 After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him:
Lev 25:49 Either his uncle, or his uncle’s son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his family may redeem him; or if he be able, he may redeem himself.
Hence, it is saying no one will redeem these people who are brought into bondage/slavery with ships. They will remain in some form of captivity/bondage till the very end when the Most High redeems his people through his son.
That means they will stay in a captive state until his son returns to redeem them. No one else will be able to restore them.
They will have to try very hard to make it in life and will see the curses following them.
CAPTIVITY, REPENTANCE, AND FORGIVENESS
The word says his people are scattered over the four corners of the earth, but in our captivity, we will repent and call out to him, then he will hear us.
2 Chron 6:37 – 39 Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly;
If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:
Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain their cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against thee.
HIS PEOPLE WILL BE HIDDEN
How do I know if I am an Israelite? Let’s look at more clues. We must know that his people will not know who we are:
Isa 1:2-3 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for YAHUAH hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
He also told us we would discontinue from our heritage.
Jer_17:4 And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for ever.
So look for a people who have no idea who they really are.
That verse above in Jeremiah 17:4, will happen when these people are in exile in another nation that their fore-parents did not know. As said before, they will be taken to that place into slavery with ships (Deut 28:68).
WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN ISRAEL?
Our people are scattered to the 4 corners of the earth, but beware: the Messiah warned us about those who say they are Jews and are not. The defining factor is wealth.
His people will be in poverty (but they are rich) which means those who say they are Jews and are not will be wealthy (as the so-called Jews of today are):
Rev 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Hence his people will not be rich and comfortable. They will be poor and in tribulation. Therefore, a better place to find these Jew-ish is right here: Who are the Edomites today?
ISRAELITES IN CAPTIVITY, THEREFORE NOT THE WEALTHY OF THE EARTH
For sure, Israelites (from all 12 tribes) will not be the wealthy of this earth, neither will they be highly exalted, nor loved by the nations who control the earth. Look for people who are despised and forsaken. That is what the bible tells us his people will be like.
Zep 3:12-13 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of YAHUAH. The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
Isa_54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
Psa 83:2-4 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
Deu_28:37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither YAHUAH shall lead thee.
TRUE ISRAELITES POWERLESS, SO NO POWERFUL ARMY
The nation that calls itself Israel is one of the military powerhouses of the world. In fact, in 1967, a coalition of Arab states (Egypt, Syria and Jordan) were beaten by Israel in what became known as the Six-Day War.
They are able to be in the midst of many bigger nations than them, and defeat them. The Arabs hate them, but cannot defeat them.
No surprise that he world (not understanding spiritual things) uses this to claim that it is evidence that the Most High is with Israel, but in reality, it is proof that “Israel” the country is being fed a strong delusion.
Under the curses…
Deu 28:25 YAHUAH shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
True Yasharal is powerless! Look for the nations with the smallest armies, the nations who are hardly able to defend themselves. It would not be a country like Israel that has nuclear weapons. The nations of the Israelites are incapable of defending themselves according to the curses.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM AN ISRAELITE? TRUE ISRAELITES ARE NOT EXALTED IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY
True Israelites will now be under the curses and therefore will be ruled by foreigners in their own country. Here in Jamaica, we see Chinese people coming in and within a very short period, employing our people, buying up the real estate and getting high above us, while we remain low.
Deu 28:43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
The nation that calls themselves Israel is the opposite. They are the highest in their country and wherever they go they are the highest: the richest people in the world. America is the richest nation in the world, the nation with the most billionaires. The so-called Jews are the richest ethnicity in the United States.
THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WILL BE BORROWERS, NOT LENDERS
The stranger that comes among us will lend to us; we will not lend to him. The children of Israel today will be a nation of borrowers, who will have to depend on the stranger for loans.
I don’t believe the banks in the country called Israel is owned by strangers. The Jewish are the richest people in the world, who will they borrow from but themselves?
Deu 28:44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
THE TRUE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WILL LIVE DAY TO DAY AND NOT ABLE TO EASILY ACCUMULATE WEALTH
One of the curses of the law is that our basket and our store will be cursed.
Deu 28:17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
What does this mean?
The basket is that which you gather daily. It will be cursed, which means you will struggle to gather daily. The store refers to your ability to save. That also is cursed, so you will not be able to accumulate wealth.
Ask the Jewish. Their basket and stores are not cursed. In fact, they are barak (blessed), so they are not Israelites in captivity.
ARE THESE ISRAELITES UNDER THE CURSES?
So from what we just read, compare which sets of pictures below best depict those who are under the curses of the law. Does it best match these people?
Or does it better match these people below, who are the descendants of those who were brought into captivity with ships?
You be the judge. Go back to Deuteronomy 28 and you will see.
THE IMPORTANCE OF WHO WE ARE
How do I know if I am an Israelite? In the end, it was as they say, a no-brainer. A combination of all the above plus the confirmation of the Holy Spirit, left me no doubt: not only to who I am, but also as to the importance of who we are as a people.
However, a little after while I accepted who I was, it became blatantly clear to me that we cannot truly understand scripture unless we understand who we are. I couldn’t believe what I was missing, what was right there before my eyes.
The whole Bible now took on a different meaning and things I could not understand now make sense. All the pieces of the bible fit together beautifully.
Guess what? This was what I thought when I was in the Congregation of Yahweh, thinking that was the place of truth. Now I see that they are still in the dark, thinking (as I did) that I was in truth. In reality, YAHUAH’S revelation is progressive. They have some truth but…
If we reject new revelations, he will not move us forward. We will be stuck in the level at which we decide to stay.
So keep on saying it does not matter. You will remain without further understanding that is vital to the saving of your soul.
That is one of the many spin-offs in accepting who we are. YAHUAH opens up his word to us through his wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
But there is something you must know that is as important as finding out who you are. Find out what it is now.
SUMMARY OF WHO ISRAELITES WILL BE IN THE LAST DAYS
So to summarize so far, it shows that his chosen people will not know who they are nor whose they are. They will be carried away as slaves in a strange land, being transported by ship. Deuteronomy tells us we will be in a strange land, with a strange language (English, Spanish, Portuguese, etc) and a strange religion (Christianity).
We have been forced to forget our heritage, our names, our history. We have become a proverb and a by-word. We are hated by the other nations for no apparent reason.
Additionally, there are none other people in the world that so perfectly fit the prophecies of the Bible than the negroes in the Americas.
Note I am not saying these are the only Israelites, nor all negroes in the Americas are Israelites. Rather, among these are the Israelites that YAHUAH has chosen to reveal in these end times above all others in the world at this time. This is because among them is the tribe of Judah. Judah always goes first:
Jdg 1:2 And YAHUAH said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.
So, as I said before, the rest of the tribes from the northern kingdom (house of Israel) will be more difficult to find.
Some believe they are scattered in Africa, some believe they are in Asia, some say they are the so-called indigenous people of the Americas.
Indeed, they are all over the world and we just have to match them with the curses, and how scripture says his people will be in the end. But I hope these few clues will help us all in our quest to answer the question: how do I know if I am an Israelite?
THE CONSPIRACY AND HIDDEN IDENTITY OF BLACKS IN THE BIBLE