The United States in Prophecy
Israel's New LandWe
are ready, now, to search out the actual location of the lost tribes of
the outcast House of Israel. We know they exist today as a nation, and
a company of nations; powerful; looked upon as Gentiles. And when we
find them, we shall find a king, stilltoday occupying the throne of
Many passages of prophecy tell of these people in these
latter days. Prophecies not to be understood until this "time of the
end." Prophecies containing a Message to be carried to these people by
those to whom God reveals it!
First it is necessary to fix in mind these facts:
prophet Amos wrote, in the days of the 13th of the 19 kings of the
House of Israel, (Amos 1:1): "Behold the eyes of the Lord are upon the
sinful kingdom (House-of Israel—Judah had not yet sinned), and I will
destroy it (the kingdom, or government, not the people) from off the
face of the earth. For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the House
of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet
shall not the least grain fall upon the earth," (Amos 9:8-9).
prophecy usually is applied to the scattered condition of the Jews. But
it has nothing to do with the Jews, or the House of JUDAH,, but refers
to ten-tribed House of ISRAEL — driven to Assyrian captivity, then
migrating from there and scattering among other nations BEFORE the Jews
were taken to Babylon. This prophecy says that ISRAEL, (not Judah), was
to be sifted among other nations—these Israelites losing their
identity-yet God has protected and kept them—"not the least grain shall
fall upon the earth."
It was during this time that the children.
of the House or Israel were to "abide many days without a king," (Hos.
3:4). That these people did sift thru all nations is clear. Many New
Testament passages indicate this. Although many of them still were
scattered among various nations in the first century, A, D., a portion
of them had become established in a definite location of their own by
Jeremiah's time—131 years after their original captivity.
these Israelites who possessed the Birthright eventually were to come
to a new land of their own. Jehovah says, in II Samuel 7:10, and I
Chron, 17:9; "Moreover, I will appoint a place for my people Israel,
and will PLANT THEM," (Jeremiah was commissioned to do the PLANTING of
the throne among them.) ."that they may dwell in a place of their own
and move no more," The context of the whole passage shows this refers,
not to Palestine, but a different land where these
scattered Israelites were to gather, after being
removed from the promiscd land of Palestine, and while that land was
lying idle and in possession of Gentiles.
After being removed from Palestine, being sifted among all nations,
abiding many days without a King; losing their identity, they are to be
"planted" in a far-away strange land now to become their own. And, NOTE
IT!-after reaching this place, they are to move no more! That is, of
course, during this present world.
While other prophecies
indicate these Birthright holders were to become a colonizing people,
spreading around the world, it is plain that the spreading out must be
from this appointed place, which must remain the "home" seat of
government for David's throne.
Mark this clearly! Once this
"place of their own" was reached, and the thrones of David planted
there, THEY WERE TO MOVE NO MORE. Therefore, the location of this
people TODAY is the place where Jeremiah planted David's throne more
than 2500 years ago!
Therefore prophecies pertaining; to this
day, or the location of this people at Christ's return, will tell us
the location of Jeremiah's planting. The House of Israel is yet to
return, at Christ's coming, to Palestine —yet to plant grapes in
Samaria their original country. Prophecies telling where they shall, in
that future day, migrate FROM, will reveal the location of "lost"
ten-tribed ISRAEL) The two succeeding "overturns" of the throne, too,
must be located in this same place.
Lost ISRAEL Located!
further suspense, let us see where prophecy locates these Birthright
holders, now possessing the throne of David and earth's richest
Remember they are distinguished from
Judah—the Jews—by various names, "Ephraim," "Joseph," "Jacob,"
"Rachel," (the mother of Joseph), Samaria, their former home, "Israel,"
According to Hosea 12;l, "Ephraim followeth after the east
wind." And "east wind" travels west. Ephraim must have gone west from
When the Eternal swore to David to perpetuate his
throne, He said: "I will set his hand (sceptre) in the sea." (Psalm 89:
25). The throne is to be "set," planted, "in the sea,"
Jeremiah the Eternal said; "Backsliding Israel hath justified herself
more than treacherous Judah. Go and proclaim these words toward the
NORTH and say, Return thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord." (Jer.
31:1-12). Israel is dearly distinguished from Judah. And in these last
days messengers are to go "toward the NORTH" (of Jerusalem) in order to
locate lost Israel and proclaim this warning. So the location, we now
find, is toward the north, also, west, and in the sea.
verse, same chapter, says: "In those days the house of Judah shall walk
with the house of Israel, (margin, to the House of Israel), and they
shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that 'I
have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.' At the future Exodus,
at Christ's Coming, they are to return to Palestine out of the land of
After saying, "How shall I give thee up, Ephraim?"
the Eternal, speaking thru Hosea, says; "then the children shall
tremble from the WEST." (Hos. 11:8,19).
Again: '"Behold, I will
bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of
the earth." (Jer, 31:8). This prophecy is for consideration in the
"latter days" (Jer. 30:24; 31:1), and is addressed to "Israel," (verses
2, 4, 9.) to "Ephraim," (verses 6, 9), and "Samaria," (verse 5). Here
is added another hint— "the coasts of the earth"—evidently they are
dominant at sea.
Referring to the House of ISRAEL (not Judah),
(Isaiah 49:3,6), God says: "Behold these shall come from far: and Io,
these from the NORTH and from the WEST; and these from the land or
Sinim." (Isa, 49: 12). In the Hebrew, the language in which this was
originally Inspired, there is no word for "NORTHWEST," but this term is
designated by the phrase, "the north and the west." It means,
literally, the NORTHWEST! The Vulgate tenders "Sinim" as "Australi," or
"Australia." So we now have the location NORTHWEST of JERUSALEM!
Israel of TODAY—Israel of the day of Jeremiah's "planting" of David's
throne-is located specifically as NORTHWEST of JERUSALEM, and IN THE
Let us locate this land more specifically!
49th chapter of Isaiah begins with this: "Listen, O Isles, unto me" The
people addressed Israel, are called "O Isles" m the first verse and "O
Israel in the 3rd verse. The 31st chapter of Jeremiah, locating Israel
in the "north country," says: "I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is
my first born .., Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations"—(Ephraim,
Manasseh)—''and declare it in the isles afar off." (Jer. 31:9-10)
Again: "Keep silence before me, O islands .. . thou, Israel, art my servant Jacob whom I have chosen." (Isa. 41:5,8).
In Jer. 31:7, the message to be declared "in the isles afar off" (verse 10), is to be shouted in "the CHIEF OF THE NATIONS."
finally, today, as in Jeremiah's day, the. House of ISRAEL is IN THE
ISLES, which are "in the sea,' the CHIEF of the nations,
NORTHWEST of Jerusalem! A coast-dwelling, and therefore sea-
Certainly there can be no mistake that identity!
a map of Europe, Lay a line due NORTHWEST of Jerusalem, across the
continent of Europe, until you come to the sea, and then to the islands
in the sea!
This line take you direct to the BRITISH ISLES!
In the next number we continue this series, with amazing proof of Israel's identity today.
Herbert W Armstrong March-April, 1942 The PLAIN TRUTH