Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
The Camouflaged Nation
Migrating to their new home forgetful of their history, their name, their religion, they were the “Lost Tribes of Israel.” In new lands, under a new name, speaking a new language, Israel was hidden -- camouflaged until the time should come to reveal them, but not hidden from YEHOVAH God. When will this camouflage be removed?
by Bertrand L. Comparet
Note: Bertrand Comparet’s article has been edited for our website. In some instances we have arranged words to fit the format of editing but in no sense do we change the meaning or alter the purpose of his theme.
The entire Bible, both Old and New Testament, is written about and addressed to a race whom YEHOVAH God Himself calls “My People” -- Israel, who are not and never were Jews. All of YEHOVAH God’s promises in the Bible were made to Israel. Either YEHOVAH has failed miserably to carry out His promises or else Israel, His people, are still to be found in the world today, receiving the blessings YEHOVAH God promised to them. If they are here, who are they? -- and where have they been in the meantime?
From the time of the Exodus from Egypt, the people Israel were organized into a nation of 12 Tribes [13 with the Tribe of Levi -- Ed.] -- just like the United States of 50 States. After they entered Palestine they continued as this 12-tribed nation [13 with Levi -- Ed.] until the death of Solomon. Then they split into two nations, the 10 northern tribes keeping the name of Israel while the 2 southern tribes took the name Judah.
The northern Kingdom, Israel was later conquered by Assyria and by 715 BC. were all deported from their old Palestinian home and resettled around the northern end of the Caspian Sea. By 713 BC. The Assyrians invaded Judah and deported a large part of her population to the same Caspian Sea area.
From this time on Bible history does not trace the further progress of Israel except that in the Apochrypha, II Esdras 13:40-45 traces their movement as far as “ar-Sareth” -- Valley of the River Sareth (which still bears that name) in RUMANIA. But for many centuries after the nation Israel disappeared from Bible HISTORY, Bible PROPHECY still promises them a magnificent future, recognizing their continued existence. Not only the Old Testament, but nearly all books in the New Testament are addressed to Israel. Since Israel’s Assyrian captivity, under what camouflage have they been hidden from our eyes during these intervening centuries?
As you are being shown from time to time, Israel today can be certainly identified as the group of nations now known as Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Teutonic. How did they forget their old name, move to new lands and take on new names? We can trace this process through the Bible as well as through history.
The entire 43rd Chapter of Isaiah, written after Israel had disappeared into the Assyrian deportation, deals with “redeemed” Israel. It opens: “But now thus saith the LORD that created thee O Jacob and He that formed thee O Israel; fear not for I have redeemed thee; I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine.” In verse 18, YEHOVAH God commands forgetfulness of their past: “Remember ye not the former things neither consider the things of old”; and in verse 8: “Bring forth the blind people that have eyes and the deaf that have ears.” As in Romans 11:25 Paul tells us that “blindness in part is happened to Israel.” They did forget their history and their IDENTITY!
YEHOVAH God also commanded Israel to take a new name. In Isaiah 62:2 He says to them: “Thou shalt be called by a new name which the mouth of the LORD shall name.” As the Bible many times declares, YEHOVAH God’s people Israel are His servants, so in the 65th Chapter of Isaiah YEHOVAH warns the Jews “Ye shall leave your name for a curse unto My Chosen, for the LORD God shall slay thee and call His servants by another name" (verse 15). In Genesis 21:12, YEHOVAH God told Abraham: “In Isaac shall thy seed be called.” We say “Isaac” but the Hebrew accents the last syllable. Perhaps this is why we have been called “Isaac’s sons” -- Saxons. In Numbers 6:27 YEHOVAH said: “They shall put My Name upon the children of Israel and I will bless them.” Accordingly, YEHOVAH God has blessed us richly. In Deuteronomy 28:10 He added: “And all the people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the Name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.” This was true for centuries until God-hating traitors in our own present government have made us despised in the world.
While all the tribes were living in Palestine, and King David was on the throne over them, YEHOVAH God promised “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” (II Samuel 7:10 and I Chronicles 17:9). This looked into the future. It could not be Palestine because they were already there and because they did have to move from there. Hence it prophesied their migration to new lands given them by YEHOVAH God. These were left empty, awaiting their arrival according to the promise in Deuteronomy 32:9: “When the Most High divided to the Nations their inheritance, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.”
Migrating to their new home forgetful of their history, their name, their religion, they were the “Lost Tribes of Israel”. Hence in Jeremiah 50:6: YEHOVAH God says: “My people hath been lost sheep; their shepherds have caused them to go astray; they have turned them away on the mountains; they have gone from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.” And in the 34th Chapter of Ezekiel, YEHOVAH promises: “So will I seek out My sheep and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day" (verse 12). In fulfillment of this the Messiah declared that “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the House of Israel” (Matthew 15:24) and the Messiah commanded his twelve Apostles: “Go not into the way of the Gentiles [heathen, Ed.] and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not; but go rather to the lost sheep of the House of Israel” (Matthew 10:5-6). Adding: “Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of Man be come” (Matthew 10:23). Obviously this did NOT refer to Palestine, as they could have covered all of its cities in 3 weeks -- he spoke of Israel in its NEW lands.
In new lands, under a new name, speaking a new language, Israel was hidden -- camouflaged until the time should come to reveal them. But not hidden from YEHOVAH God, who said: “I know Ephraim and Israel is not hid from Me” (Hosea 5:3). But YEHOVAH’s enemies have always hated us, both when they knew our IDENTITY and while we have been camouflaged; so Psalm 83 says: “Keep not thou silence, O God, hold not thy peace, and be not still O God. 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.” So the anti-Christian international agents of Satan have conspired to cut us off from being a nation, to make us a conquered province of the beast power.
In Isaiah 61:9 YEHOVAH God says of us, “And their seed shall be known among the nations and their offspring among the people; all that see them shall acknowledge them that they are the seed which the LORD has blessed.” So today, all the rest of the world say that we are the HAVE nations, rich-blessed by YEHOVAH God, while they are the “have nots”.
When will this camouflage be removed? Isaiah’s 25th Chapter opens with YEHOVAH’s promise of protection to us while He destroys the pagan Islamic nations and their allies and then removes our camouflage. Ferrar Fenton’s Modern English translation of the Bible is clearest on this. “Then the Great LORD will....remove on this hill the veil veiling the tribesmen and the covering that covers it from all the heathen.” It will have served its purpose.
Meanwhile, if we would know our IDENTITY, read Isaiah 51:1-2: “Hearken to Me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD look unto the rock whence ye were hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. LOOK UNTO ABRAHAM YOUR FATHER AND UNTO SARAH THAT BORE YOU.” You who follow after righteousness and seek the LORD, look to your ancestry, your racial IDENTITY as YEHOVAH God’s people Israel.
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