The Bride of The Messiah is Yashra’el (Israel) and None Other.
We know how Yashar’el became a mighty nation under King David. But, friction broke out between the tribe of Yahudah (Judah) (including Benjamin and later, the Levites) and the other 10 tribes, which are usually referred to as Yashar’el (Israel) in Scripture.
Yahudah (Judah) is sometimes referred to as Yashar’el, but in most cases it applies to the other 10 tribes collectively known as the House of Yashar’el, the House of Joseph or Ephraiym. The House of Jacob can include all of Yashar’el.
The argument was over Yahudah (Judah) moving King David from Gilgal to Jerusalem. (II Sam. 19:41- 43). Yahudah (Judah) contended that the King was Yahudiym (Jewish) and hence, their relative. The House of Yashar’el countered that they owned 10 parts of Jacobs House, which was the greater share, and they should be in control of kingly moves and decisions. (II Sam. 19:42-43).
This was the beginning of the split into two separate kingdoms (II Sam. 20:1-2). However, the actual split didn’t take place until after the reign of Solomon, King David’s son.
In violation of Torah, Solomon put Jeroboam over the House of Joseph as forced laborers.
No tribe of Yashar’el was to be enslaved by another. YAHUAH was angry with Solomon and rent the kingdom from his hand and gave the 10 tribes to Jeroboam (I Kings 11:28,31).
But for David’s sake, He removed the 10 tribes after the death of Solomon (I Kings 11:34-35). But He gave one tribe Yahudah (Judah) to Solomon’s son, Rehoboam (I Kings 11:36). So, the 10 tribes rebelled against the House of David (I Kings 12:10; Isa. 7). Only the tribes of Yahudah (Judah) and Benjamin stayed with Rehoboam (I Kings 12:21).
Jeroboam, king of the Northern Kingdom of Yashar’el decided to ordain his own priests and did so using some of the lowest in character that were not even Levites. Jeroboam cast the Levites off from executing the office of priest. Offended, the Levites went to Jerusalem and Yahudah (Judah) (II Chron. 11:13-14). This is how Yahudah (Judah) came to include the Levites also.
Yahudah (Judah) was angry over the split and wanted to go to war with Yashar’el to reunite the kingdom into one again under Rehoboam (I Kings 12:21).
But YAHUAH spoke to Shemaiah, the man of Elohim, and told him to warn Rehoboam not to go up against Yashar’el, that this thing was from Him (I Kings 12:22-24).
Yashar’el went into gross apostasy. They decided to worship in their own way. They made two calves of gold to be their gods, built a house in a high place and made priests out of just about anybody they chose. Jeroboam ordained his own feasts and sacrificed unto the calves on the altar he built and burnt incense (I Kings 12:28-33).
Things haven’t changed much in the last 2700 years. We have done the same thing.
We have created our own feast days, Christmas and Easter, and rejected YAHUAH’s Feasts that He said were to be observed forever. We have decided that the Sabbath is no longer valid, with no scriptural basis whatsoever, and made Sunday our Sabbath. Yet, YAHUAH said the keeping of the Sabbath would be a sign between Him and His people forever, (Exo. 31:16-17; Ezek. 20:12). And look too at some of the priests the Church has ordained.
Although YAHUAH declared His name numerous times, we have chosen to substitute titles in place of His name, again with no scriptural justification to do this. We still call Him Baal (Lord) as did Yashar’el 2700 years ago.
We have rejected His law, although YAHUSHA plainly stated in his first Sermon on the Mount, that He did not come to destroy the law or the prophets, but to fulfill them.
Fulfill doesn’t mean “terminate.” He further added that until heaven and earth pass, not one jot or one tittle of the law shall in no wise pass from the law until all be fulfilled. And whoever would break one of the least of these commandments and teach men so, shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven (Matt. 5:17-19).
The last time I looked, heaven and earth were still here. All things have not yet been fulfilled.
Therefore, either YAHUSHA lied, and we are still in our sins or the law is still valid today. This is the reason that Ephraiym Yashar’el went into captivity and was scattered among the nations of the world.
YAHUAH said He would smite Yashar’el and scatter them beyond the river and would give them up because of their sins (I Kings 12:15-16; Isa. 7:8; 2 Kings 17:21-23). He told them not to make any idols or graven images, neither rear up a standing image (obelisk), but to keep His Sabbaths, walk in His Statutes and keep His commandments. If not, He would punish them 7 times more for their sins and scatter them among the heathen.
All this was because they hated His statutes and law. They wanted to do their own thing, like many today. Read all Leviticus 26. They served Baal!
They are prophesied to become “not a people” (Deut. 32:21. This is important, as we will see later in this study. Paul refers to them in Rom. 10:19. They are the “Lo-Ami” (not a people) of Hosea Chapter 1. We will get into more on this later.
But, all is not lost…. Baruch HaShem YAHUAH (Bless the name of YAHUAH).
We serve a merciful creator. He said “And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them; for I am YAHUAH their Elohim (Lev. 26:44).
In fact, YAHUAH intends to gather them from all the nations where He had scattered them. He will once again bring them into the land He had given to their fathers and they shall possess it (Deut. 30:1-10).
He said it was a “light thing”, an easy task, for the Messiah to re-gather all the tribes of Yashar’el (See Isa. 49:6).
7 About 1000 B.C.E, before Yashar’el was split into two kingdoms, the prophet Nathan was instructed by YAHUAH to tell King David that He would appoint a place for Yashar’el, never to be moved again where the children of wickedness would afflict them no more (II Sam. 7:10; I Chron. 17:9).
This prophecy was given about 80 years before Yashar’el split into two kingdoms and at a time they were living in their own land and at peace.
This has to be still future as they were moved out of the land and are still being afflicted today.
Yashar’el is to be a people unto YAHUAH forever.(II Sam. 7:24).
YAHUAH only has one chosen people and that is Yashra’el.
The church is not a separate entity and does not replace Yashar’el.
When a person becomes born again, they are grafted into the Olive tree of Yashar’el.
If they are not grafted in, they are not YAHUAH’s people (not saved).
The Jews have to come the same way and although broken off, are grafted back in also.
The Bride of The Messiah is Yashra’el and None Other.