S101-10. ARE the LOST Tribes of Israel LOST?

S101-10. Are the LOST Tribes of Israel LOST?

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S101-10. Are the LOST Tribes of Israel LOST?

Chapter 10.

First of all, WHY do some Christians believe that the 10 northern tribes of Israel are LOST, as in, they were dispersed by the Assyrians in 722 BC and never returned to their homeland that God gave to them in the land of Canaan called the PROMISED land on the east side of the Jordan River?

When the Bible says that Jesus was sent to the LOST SHEEP of Israel it does NOT mean that the lost sheep of Israel were scattered all over the world and that NONE of the Hebrew Israelites from the 10 northern tribes of Israel were in their homeland during the days of Jesus as some Christians wrongly claim. That makes no logical sense at all! Why would God send His Messiah to preach the coming of God’s kingdom in Galilee, Samaria, and Judea IF the LOST SHEEP of Israel were NOT in any part of the LAND that God gave to ALL TWELVE tribes of Israel? So then, the word “LOST” does not mean physically lost, but rather, it means “spiritually” lost. Let us go ahead and read the words of Jesus.

Matthew 15:24.

“But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the LOST SHEEP of the house of Israel.”

So then, WHO are the LOST sheep of Israel. Some Christians argue that since Jesus said the HOUSE of Israel, then that means that Almighty God sent His Messiah to save ONLY the northern 10 tribes of Israel.

Now, IF that interpretation was true, then Jesus DISOBEYED his God and Father. For you see, Jesus went to Judea to ALSO preach to the 2 southern tribes of the HOUSE of Israel called the house of Judah. Just because the one kingdom of Israel was DIVIDED during the times in the Old Testament do NOT mean that they were still yet divided DURING the ministry of Jesus.

Please read Hebrews 8:6-13.

“But NOW has he (Or NOW Jesus has) obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he (Jesus) is the mediator of a BETTER covenant, (And NOT a so-called renewed or restored covenant as some Christians wrongly claim) which was established upon better promises. 

7.  For if that first covenant had been faultless, (Speaking of the covenant that God made with the children of Israel after He delivered them from bondage in the land of Egypt) then should no place have been sought for the second. (Which Jesus established in his shed blood, according to Matthew 26:28, 2 Corinthians 3:6, Hebrews 9:15, and the prophecy in Isaiah 42:1-6 where Yahweh said, I will give YOU for a covenant to my people and for a light unto the Gentiles)

8  For finding fault with them, (Speaking of ALL of the HOUSE of Israel) He said, Behold, the days come, says the Lord, when I will make a NEW COVENANT with the house of Israel AND with the house of Judah

9.  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, (Speaking of ALL of the children of Israel) says the Lord. 

10.  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, said the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 

11.  And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 

12.  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 

13.  In that he said, A new covenant, he has made the first OLD. Now, that which decays and waxes old is ready to vanish away.”

Now, there are two ways to interpret the phrase “after those days” in Hebrews 8:10. The writer of Hebrews is quoting the PROPHECY in Jeremiah 31:31-34. So to ME, the DAYS in the phrase, after THOSE DAYS are the days that the children of Israel were DIVIDED. And after those days of the children of Israel being DIVIDED and they become the one HOUSE of Israel is when God would give his human Son, Jesus, as the ATONEMENT for the sins of ALL of the children of Israel and for a LIGHT to the Gentiles. But first, the gospel of salvation was preached ONLY to the Jews, the children of Israel.

Please read Matthew 10:5-7.

“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go NOT into the way of the Gentiles, and into any CITY of the Samaritans enter you NOT: (Keep in mind that this was BEFORE the cross and resurrection so the preaching was the coming of the kingdom of heaven and not the gospel of salvation. Also, know and understand that the Samaritan woman at the well came to Jesus and not that Jesus with into a CITY of the Samaritans and preached the living water to her)

6.  But rather, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Again, some Christians wrongly interpret this phrase as ONLY being the 10 northern tribes of Israel that were DIVIDED from the 2 tribes of Judah during THOSE DAYS from the PROPHECY in Jeremiah to the time that God would give BOTH houses His NEW COVENANT)

7.  And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

So then, did the two divided houses of Israel ever get back together to become the ONE HOUSE of Israel having ALL twelve tribes?

Please read Ezra 6:14-22. 

“And the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they built, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia. 

15.  And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king. 

16.  And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy, (Many Gentiles became proselytes during the captivity of the tribe of Judah and the proselytes we considered the children of God under the Old Covenant, according to Exodus 12:48-51. However, those children of God were not in captivity. So to me, the REST of the children of captivity is more correctly translated as the REMNANT of the children of captivity were at the DEDICATION of the house of God)

17.  And offered at the dedication of this house of God an hundred bullocks, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs; and for a sin offering for ALL Israel, TWELVE he goats, according to the NUMBER of the tribes of Israel. (So then, ALL TWELVE Tribes of Israel got back together after their CAPTIVITY and the two houses of Israel were no longer DIVIDED. And thus the remnant of ALL 12 tribes came back to their homeland to dedicate the rebuilt house of God in Jerusalem)

18.  And they (The children of Israel from ALL 12 tribes remained in their homeland) set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses. 

19.  And the children of the captivity kept the passover upon the fourteenth day of the first month. 

20.  For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of them were pure, and killed the passover for all the children of the captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves. 

21.  And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat, 

22.  And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.”

Now, it MIGHT be that SOME of the Jews did not move back to their homeland. And thus, they MAY have attended the dedication and stayed for the feast of Passover just 41 days later. Or they could have come back on the feast of Passover 41 days later. Or it might have been that only a REMNANT came back to their homeland while the rest of the children of captivity of the children of Israel remained as the DISPERSED of Israel also called the DIASPORA. But when the children of Israel heard about the Messiah, the Jews came OUT OF every country under heaven in which they were BORN to the city of Jerusalem, according to Acts 2:5-14

Notice is Acts 2:5 says they came OUT OF every NATION. And in Acts 2:8 it says where they were BORN, And in the very next verse, Acts 2:9, ONE of those NATIONS where the Jews were BORN is Judaea. Let us go ahead and read those verses of Scripture.

Acts 2:5,8-10.

“And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, (Possibly referring to the proselytes. Or perhaps the Galileans. Or more likely to ALL of the children of Israel including the proselytes) OUT OF every nation under heaven… 

…8.  And how do we hear every man in our own tongue, wherein we were BORN? (OUT OF every NATION, including the NATION of Israel BORN in Judaea who spoke the Greek language, the common language of the people living in the land given to the children of Israel)

9.  Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, AND in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 

10.  Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, (Speaking of all of the Gentiles dwelling in the city of Jerusalem and in the rest of the land of Judaea) Jews and proselytes,...

…14.  But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, You men of Judaea, (Speaking of the Jews BORN in Judaea after the captivity) AND ALL YOU that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:...

…22.  YOU men of Israel, (Still talking to the SAME people of God called the Jews and also called the men of Judaea it the above verses of Scripture) hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of YOU, as YOU yourselves also know

23.  Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, YOU have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:”

Now, some Christians will argue that the men of Israel are the Galileans from the northern 10 tribes of Israel and that the men of Judaea are the children of Israel from the southern 2 tribes of Israel, Judah and Benjamin. 

So then, IF that interpretation is true, then that would mean that ONLY the TEN tribes of the HOUSE of Israel had the Roman soldiers crucify Jesus and the 2 tribes of Judah had NOTHING to do with having Jesus crucified.

But that interpretation CONTRADICTS other verses of Scripture that clearly teach us that the JEWS were the ones who had Jesus crucified by the Roman soldiers.

John 19:12-15.

“And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar. 

13.  When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. 

14.  And it was the preparation of the Passover, and about the sixth hour: and he said unto the Jews, Behold your King

15.  But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate said unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.”

So then, either the men of Israel are one and the same group of people called the JEWS, or we have a CONTRADICTION in the word of God.

Here is the CONTROVERSY among Christians.

#1. Some Christians “interpret” the word Jew to mean ALL of the children of Israel from ALL TWELVE tribes of Israel that are no longer DIVIDED.

#2. Other Christians “interpret” the word Jew to ONLY mean the children of Israel from the two tribes of Judah.

#3. And yet fewer Christians “interpret” the word Jew to FAKE Jews of the seed of Esau who SAY they are Jews but they are NOT the true people of God.

#4. ALL three groups of Christians have it right, but yet have it wrong at the same time. And it was the LEADERS of the children of Israel, the chief priest and elders of a CERTAIN SECT called the Hellenistic Jews who were in league with the HERODIANS who had Jesus crucified.

Now, to ME, if interpretation #3 were correct, then the so-called fake Edomite Jews could not have been saved during the time that the gospel was preached ONLY to the Jews and MANY of the JEWS were saved. For you see, MANY of the Jews did indeed believe and follow Jesus.

Please read John 12:9-11.

Many people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead. 

10.  But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; 

11.  Because of that reason concerning him, (Speaking of the chief priest plotting to kill Lazarus that Jesus just raised from the dead) MANY of the Jews went away, and believed in Jesus.”

So then, WHY do the Jesus Words Only Christians, the British Israelite Christians, the Anglo-Saxon Caucasian Hebrew Israelite Christians, and the Black African Hebrew Israelite Christians, dogmatically demand that the Jews in the State of Israel today are ALL FAKE Jews?

Well, one reason is that ALL of these groups of Christians SAY that THEY are the TRUE Hebrew Israelite Christians. And thus, to THEM the Jews in the STATE of Israel. Now, some of them MIGHT be part of the DISPERSED of Israel, but that does NOT mean that every single person called a Jew in the LAND of Israel is not a true Hebrew Israelite.

Now, one of the main arguments for the Jews in the LAND of Israel being FAKE Jews is the PROPHECY that God Himself would GATHER His people from all over the world back into their land AT the second coming of Jesus.

Please read Isaiah 11:10-12.

“And in (Or DURING) that day (Speaking of this present AGE from the birth of Jesus to the second coming of Jesus) there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; (Speaking of the ONLY SIGN that Jesus said in would be given to the evil and adulterous generation  that seeks after a sign, there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. So then the sign given to the chosen people of God was the death and resurrection of Jesus) to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. (Speaking of the Jews who believed first and also the Gentiles who believe)

11.  AND (Or and ALSO) it shall come to pass in (Or DURING) that day, (Speaking of the END of this present AGE at the second coming of Jesus to RULE as the King of kings over the earth) that the Lord shall set his hand AGAIN the SECOND time to recover the REMNANT of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 

12.  And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, AND shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, AND gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

So then, the OUTCASTS of Israel are the Jews who are in the land of Israel in the world TODAY. And the DISPERSED of Judah are prophetically speaking of the CHURCH, both the Jewish Christians and the Gentile Christians. I will explain WHY I say this in the next chapter called S101 WHAT Does Salvation is OF the JEWS Mean? But for now, let us read the PROPHECIES about the chosen people of God gathering themselves into their promised land but NOT by Yahweh.


Please read Isaiah 54:15.


“Behold, they (Speaking of the children of Israel) shall surely gather together, but NOT by me: whosoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake.”


So then, Yahweh prophesied that the children of Israel would SURELY gather themselves together, but this is NOT the SAME gathering together that Messiah Jesus will gather at his RETURN to execute the WRATH of Yahweh. The context is about God’s wrath upon the children of Israel BEFORE He gathers them. Then Yahweh says, BEHOLD or look and see, THEY shall SURELY gather but NOT be me. And God promises that those who gather together AGAINST the children of Israel shall fall for their sake.

Let us read another PROPHECY of present day Israel, which to me describes the conditions that are in the land of Israel today.


Please read Zephaniah 2:1-10. 


“Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; 

2.  BEFORE the decree brings forth, BEFORE the day passes as the chaff, BEFORE the fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you, BEFORE the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you. (Speaking of the 1000 year long day, the Millennial reign of Jesus who will rule will a rod of iron)

3.  Seek you the LORD, all you meek of the earth, which have wrought His judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be you shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger. 

4.  For Gaza shall be forsaken, (Speaking of the Gaza strip being signed over to the Palistinians in a peace agreement) and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up. (This has not yet been fulfilled as of December, 2022. But it appears that the fighting between Israel and the Palestinians over the West Bank will end in the destruction of the West Bank and the coastland. And that MAY lead to all out war by the Islamic Muslim countries uniting to wipe Israel over the face of the earth. And the Jews will be taken to Assyria and other Islamic dominated countries. And the cry of the Jews will be heard by Yahweh and He will turn His hand a SECOND TIME to deliver the REMNANT of His people LEFT alive after His wrath. God prophesied to SEAL 12,000 Jews from each of the 12 tribes of Israel in Revelation 7:)

5.  Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! The word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy you, that there shall be no inhabitant. 

6.  And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks. 

7.  And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit them, and turn away their captivity

8.  I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border

9,  Therefore, as I live, says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and salt pits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them

10.  This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts.”


Now, IF the INTERPRETATION of the so-called true Hebrew Israelite Christians were true, then that would mean that the so-called FAKE JEWS in the land of Israel in the world today are the PEOPLE of the LORD of hosts.

So NO! The JEWS in the land of Israel today are the TRUE PEOPLE of Yahweh.

As I said early, I will explain why I say the Judah is a FIGURE of the church in the next chapter called S101-11 WHAT Does Salvation is OF the JEWS Mean? And to find links to all of the other chapters please click on the title of  the book called S101-0 The JEWISH MESSIAH is Jesus! 

Thanks for reading, and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And to me, the truth concerning who Jesus TRULY is, according to the Bible ITSELF, is the Biblical Unitarian view of Jesus. So, for ALL of the studies on the Biblical Unitarian view of Jesus, please click on the subject heading >>>D-0. THE BIBLICAL UNITARIAN VIEW of JESUS!<<<

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Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.


My heartfelt prayer is that all Christians RETURN to the TRUE FOUNDATION of the church that is taught by the very Apostles of Jesus in the first century. So let us all come into the UNITY of the faith and return to what Jesus and his Apostles taught us in SIMPLICITY in the New Testament. 


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Your Brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.





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