Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves...Matth 10:16
When we came to the knowledge we belong to one of the two kingdoms, we didn’t know there were people in our country who were aware of. It took us years, blessed years, to walk with Yeshua through life in the nations as persons who didn’t know about a group of people in our country who told about their identity as Efrayim/Yosef beside Yudah.
In that time we were aware of people who talked about the ten tribes where they possible have lived, but the neccesary to make teshuvah to the Father, Yeshua and the commandments were not high on the list, so that wasn’t our priority, so we walked on to keep the precious pearl.
So we had fellowship with people outside of our country and both we were build up in our knowledge which the Father multipy in our own hearts and minds. One of the blessed initiatives online was a virtual community called Yahspace. We visit some of them in their country…
Very blessed we were during those years with the friendship of some pioneers, like Batya Wootten, her husband Angus (USA) and family Frank from Israel.
It was in the year of 2007 that we met people in our country who told who they were. Not messianic jewish, but Israelites from the house of Efrayim…
Abba YHVH has given us much experiences of people who talk but not act, or talk and do it easy with compromises. Every time when we met such people the end of being together was already before our eyes., because we couldn’t give the pearl a dark corner or put it in a cupboard for a while.
I personally know from people who wanted to emigrate to Israel and were misled on certain time, loosing much money, and were stimulated to put Yeshua outside the centre of their life. These experiences made me think seriously. With much attention I was searching backgrounds and conditions from these other activities. And so I found differences, I needed to know to evaluate.
Then in the year of 2015 the first Congress of Bney Yosef National (1) was there, organized by Ephraim and Rimona Frank. It was such a tremendous blessing to be there, because Yeshua was in the middle of us. I never had such a special touch by the Ruach HaKodesh as I was there. Probably the Father wanted to give me a sign and important memory. I knew this was the right start.
Since that time I saw other activities coming from other people, organizations and I realized myself that all these things could and can make confusion to the younger ones in faith. I became aware because not all of these activities will give the young ones the opportunity to put Yeshua in the centre of their lifes. if it is possible we would prevent and guide them, advise them to go the right way.
Probably it is nessecary and allowed by YHVH to see which ones will walk with Him and which ones will run in their own nature. A good start will not say the end is good as well. We have to deal with our own flesh, our own enthousiastic emotions. The only way to become adult in our emotions, longings, character is to ask the Father what to do, to keep Yeshua in the centre of our lifes and ask to understand the Voice of our Master. He will give us the very right solution and this will be a blessing for us, for others and an honour to Him.
Yesterday I read an article (2) and I can reccomend it to you as well. The history of the Israelites in the past are a tremendous example for us today. Let us read and proof to take the best steps in the yes of the Father.
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Yeshua.
But with many of them Elohim was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
Neither let us tempt Yeshua, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but Elohim is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. ( 1Cor 10:1-13)
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Yeshua the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of Elohim.( Hebr. 12:1,2)
Say unto them, Thus saith Elohim YHVH; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand. (Eze 37: 19)