Go Rather To The Lost Sheep Of The House Of Yashar’el (Israel)
These twelve YAHUSHA sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the other nations,(1) (2) and into any city of the Shomeroniym (3) enter ye not:
But go rather to the lost sheep (4) of the house of Yashar’el. (5)
And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of YAHUAH (6) is at hand.
Heal את eth the sick, cleanse את eth the lepers, raise את eth the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
MATTITHYAHU (MATTHEW) 10:5-8 Eth Cepher
(1) The lost sheep that have strayed. Since Ephrayim had become the “fullness of the gentiles” this verse is often seen as a contradiction. Not so. It is simply Messiah telling His disciples that as they search for Yashar’el’s lost sheep, they are not to go the way of, or the pagan path of the gentiles. This order is a mere restatement of Yirmeyahu/Jeremiah 10:1-5. This is confirmed by the Aramaic Peshitta.
(2) Lamsa’s Peshitta p. 961.
(3) Due to the intense hatred between Yahudim (Jews) and Shomronites, YAHUSHA wanted to display His love for those Ephrayimites by opening the way Himself in Yahuchanan/John 4.
This was a crucial task and He wanted to do it right. After displaying the proper manner to reach them by modeling His love for Ephrayim in Samaria, He would later command and allow the disciples to do likewise in Acts 1:8. So this is not an injunction against going to the Ephrayimites in Samaria. Rather it’s a matter of timing and proper instructions from the Master.
(4) Shem Tov reference.
(5) In this broad context House of Yashar’el refers to all twelve tribes, and not merely Ephrayim, as many Dual Covenant theologians teach.
(6) Kingdom restored as seen in Acts 1:8.
Gerald W Thomas in New Hebron, Mississippi