... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)


Revelation 12: a woman for real? Part 1 of 3 - Her reason to be

Her reason to be

What could possibly be the reason for this woman to be? Could it be the unification of Ephraim and Judah to one throne in the land of Israel?

Ezekiel 37:15 to 28 and Jeremiah 31 tells us about God's promise to bring the Israelites to their land and unite Ephraim (10 tribes) and Judah (2 tribes). So Israel will be a United Kingdom. God did give the land of Israel two thrones.

... 10 “Hear the word of the LORD, you nations; proclaim it in distant coast lands:
'He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.'
11 For the LORD will deliver Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.
12 They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion; they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD ...
Jeremiah 31

And, Ezekiel 37:
... 15 The word of the LORD came to me: 16 “Son of man, take a stick of wood and write on it, 'Belonging to Judah and the Israelites associated with him.’ Then take another stick of wood, and write on it, 'Belonging to Joseph (that is, to Ephraim) and all the Israelites associated with him.' 17 Join them together into one stick so that they will become one in your hand.

18 “When your people ask you, 'Won't you tell us what you mean by this?’ 19 say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to take the stick of Joseph—which is in Ephraim's hand—and of the Israelite tribes associated with him, and join it to Judah's stick. I will make them into a single stick of wood, and they will become one in my hand.'

20 Hold before their eyes the sticks you have written on 21 and say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. 22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms. ...

Genesis 49:9-12 says that Judah would hold the royal scepter and his descendants would always rule. Nations would bring him tribute and bow in obedience before him. And it's written in Genesis 48:19 that Ephraim, one of Jacob's grandsons (son of Joseph) that he adopted as his son, would be great and his descendants would be great nations. By the way it doesn't say that those nations would be full of Israelites or people from the tribe of Ephraim. 1 Kings 11:26-40 tells us that God made Jeroboam from Ephraim, the ruler over 10 tribes. So God gave Ephraim a throne too. Notice verse 36 says that God wanted only a descendant of David (of the tribe of Judah) to be ruler in Jerusalem. And verse 39 clearly states that God's decision concerning the punishment to the Davidic royal line, because of Salomo's transgression, would not be for all time.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: Recommended