The fiery forging furnace of HaShem’s Truth
The fiery forging process of the merging of the two opposing Houses of Israel is clearly depicted in the new logo specially designed for and launched by COI .
This fiery forging process is all about the Two Sticks (the two opposing Houses of Israel) becoming ONE in the Hand of HaShem.
It is this Oneness that the evil forces oppose. This Oneness holds the Key of HaShem’s Divine Purpose for mankind. A Oneness based on His conditions of True human Brotherhood. It is depicted in the Marriage, i.e. two totally opposite characters becoming ONE – as proven by the make-up of long-standing successful marriages. Not between two agreeing, similar charactered personages – but two total opposites – as in male and female bodily and soul make-up. These make for happy marriages – when they learn to live together and compliment each other rather than duplicate each other.
While two loving partners strive for communal characters, it is actually the difference between them that becomes forged in the fire of Love. This is often overlooked. Similarly, it is the difference between the two Houses of Israel which is seen as the Stumbling Block for Peaceful reconciliation, while, in reality, this differentiation provides the opportunity for the forging process to be perfected. Just as in the motor car engine, opposing elements like water, oil and gasoline work together, supplementing each other, to provide an efficient vehicle.
The secret lies herein, that in science, these opposing elements are scientifically exposed to each other and utilized for proper efficiency, while in human relations, these opposing factors are stranding the vehicle of Life in the wilderness.
This has become clearly evident also in the reports on one of Ephraim’s latest attempts to ‘unite’ or to prepare for uniting with Judah. We are referring to the reports on B’ney Yosef’s Conference in Ariel (ref. copy here below).
While COI’s Vision, as depicted in its new logo, strives for this fiery forging of the opposites of Judah and Ephraim, both the Houses of Judah and Ephraim oppose such ‘oneness’ forging. How can we make such claims? Because we are at the receiving end of the hedging and clear rejection of our Oneness’ Vision by both Judah and Ephraim. This was clearly depicted in this recent B’ney Yosef Conference. Representatives of COI and KOL HATOR were NOT welcome nor invited to the Conference. And we are well aware of their opposing and boycotting of the COI Conferences in Jerusalem. Similarly, we are at the receiving end of Judah’s rejection of our Vision of uniting with ‘Egyptian’ Yoseph. Hence, the media will not touch any promotion of our Vision and Events to promote reconciliation and those who do, do so very reluctantly and half-heartedly.
But now – behold the Power of the Forging Furnace of HaShem’s Truth and Striving towards Oneness amongst His people. We read that clearly “between the lines” in the report from both sides on this B’ney Yosef Conference:
Firstly, on B’ney Yosef’s side there are some negative feelings about the ‘misunderstanding’ on the Judah side as reflected in their reports of this Conference (as reflected in this Report). The Judah reporters’ side we are well acquainted with i.e. their opposing attitude towards this forging Oneness that our Vision presents. This simply springs from Judah’s rejection against really forging with these strangers of Ephraim and Yoseph, whom they regard more as ‘Egyptians’ and pagans. – never mind the positive reports which sometimes come from the Judah side about this phenomenon of ‘Goy Love’ towards Torah and Jews. In short: reflection of a great lack of insight on both sides as to what is really meant with all these Scriptures which both sides quote regarding the coming Oneness. So clear is this underlying message of ‘Oneness’, that it baffles our minds as to what the great rejection of the COI and KHT Vision is really all about.
This report confirms every forging Vision that we proclaim (as highlighted in yellow by us in the report) – though both sides oppose it and in this instance, misunderstand each other. The conclusion that we draw from it all, is that HaShem in His Wisdom uses their very confusion and opposition to further His Message – for any independent party that reads this report can only conclude the ‘forging Oneness’ process from it as COI and KHT proclaim it – much to the distaste of both the Judah and Ephraim sides involved in this case.
Another of HaShem’s Paradoxes to forge the Truth and His Will.
Here is a Copy of the report as presented by BIN – the purple highlights we have added to emphasize the endorsement of the COI and KHT View which both B’ney Yoseph and these Judah reporters reject:
B’ney Yosef Declares Birth of New Nation: Brothers of Judah
“And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Yisrael and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall be no more two nations neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.” Ezekiel 37:22 (The Israel Bible™)
The second annual week-long B’Ney Yosef North America National Conference convened last Monday in Ariel, Samaria, bringing together over 130 representative from 12 countries to affirm that they are the spiritual descendants of the tribe of Efraim, returning at last to join their brother Judah in their ancestral homeland.
Taking their belief one step further than Christians who are seeking the Hebrew roots of their religion, the B’eney Efraim see themselves as a non-Jewish segment of Israel, spiritual descendant of the lost tribes of the Northern Kingdom. They are motivated by the prophecy in Ezekiel of two sticks becoming one.
And thou son of man take thee one stick and write upon it: For Yehudah and for the children of Yisrael his companions; then take another stick and write upon it: For Yosef the stick of Ephraim and of all the house of Yisrael his companions; and join them for thee one to another into one stick that they may become one in thy hand. Ezekiel 37: 16-17
Hanoch Young, a tour guide and public speaker from Modi’in who has been advocating for the B’Ney Efraim since 1994, spoke at the conference. He explained to Breaking Israel News that, as a religious Jew, he prays for the return of Yehuda and Israel.
Jews, the descendants of Yehuda, have returned to the land of Israel, but the prophesied return of Israel, the Northern kingdom, has yet to materialize, Young noted. The B’Ney Efraim claim to be the spiritual descendants of Israel that got sent out among the nations.
“At first, it was difficult for me to understand, since they aren’t Jewish.” Young said. “But then when I studied the Biblical sources, including Ezekiel 37, I realized this is the ingathering of Israel, happening right in front of our eyes.”
Dr. Rivkah Lambert Adler and Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, feature writers for Breaking Israel News, attended the conference and participated in a day of roundtable discussions.
One discussion focused on the topic of religious Israelis’ reluctance to relate to pro-Israel non-Jews. The B’Ney Efraim are rejected by the religion they left behind, and challenged to find open doors into the nation they consider their spiritual home since religious Israelis are strongly anti-missionary.
Heinz Suter, a representative from Switzerland, explained to Breaking Israel News that the B’Ney Efraim do not consider themselves to be Christians and do not deify Jesus. The B’Ney Efraim believe that Jesus – or Yeshua , as they call him – is the way to return to Israel for those who have strayed. As such, a connection to Jesus is absolutely not relevant to Jews, who never strayed.
Many at the conference felt that Israelis were more accepting of B’ney Efraim this year. Jesse Jury from Washington state described his experiences in Jerusalem during the holiday of Simchat Torah.
“I was at the Kotel (Western Wall) when a group of yeshiva students started pulling us into the circle to dance with the Torah,” Jury told Breaking Israel News. “We hesitated, explaining that we were not Jewish. They pulled us in, one of the students saying, ‘We especially need you, now.’”
Al McCarn, the executive director of the B’Ney Yosef North America, and Pete Rambo, the operations director of B’Ney Yosef North America, had a similar experience at the community of Kiryat Yearim on the outskirts of Jerusalem, where they were staying for the holiday. They attended the Simchat Torah prayer service at the local synagogue, making it clear they were not Jewish. When the congregation began dancing, Rambo and McCarn were enthusiastically pulled into the circle.
“In the evening, they even gave us Torah scrolls to dance with,” explained Rambo. “This was a new experience: holding the Torah and this level of acceptance. It was very encouraging.”
Young told Breaking Israel News that there has been a positive change in grassroots acceptance. “More people are beginning to realize that these people they are encountering are Ephraimites,” Young said. “But change is coming very slowly.
“This was the 3rd year in a row that Ephraimites marched behind the banners of United 2 Restore at the Parade of Nations. Many Israeli are beginning to recognizing them as Christians with tztitzit (fringes) but no kippa (head covering),” Young said.
“There is no recognition from any rabbinic authority, and perhaps the only politician who knows who they are is Rabbi (MK) Yehuda Glick,” Young said.
One of their biggest obstacles, as for many pro-Israel Christians, is Israeli immigration law. It essentially makes it impossible, or incredibly difficult, for non-Jews to make aliyah, something the B’Ney Efraim very much want to do.
Dr. Adler told Breaking Israel News that as a religious Jew, she found the ensuing discussion compelling. “I recognize in them a movement close to what the Torah calls ger toshav (a non-Jew living in Israel, following the Noahide laws) and I honor the process they are engaged in,” she said. “I am inspired by their desire for truth and the price they are willing to pay to come close to God.”
B’Ney Yosef is a small but growing movement with members scattered all over the world. The international element added several surprises and highlighting the ‘ingathering’ aspect. Approximately half of the participants were from the United States, but the second largest contingent was the Netherlands, which had 20 representatives.
Valerie Bulkunu, representing the Aboriginal people of Australia, addressed the conference, describing the awakening among Aboriginals to their Hebrew roots and Israelite identity.
The B’ney Yosef movement is discovering, sadly enough, that connecting with the Jewish People and Israel can come at a price. Bulkunu reported that the Church opposes the Hebrew movement among the Aboriginals, and a Pakistani delegation related how, as Christians in a Muslim majority nation, they are oppressed, but as supporters of the Jewish people and Israel, they are doubly so.
Do these highlighted sections sound like ONE or separated factions?
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