What is really happening in the US this year, is there a reason behind the insanity? Is there a way of knowing where the country is going and how the insanity will end? A pamphlet written by Herbert W Armstrong many years ago appears to have the answer. After an incredible journey of wealth and power, promised by God more than 4,000 years ago Tarshish and her young lions, England, America, Canada Australia and New Zealand will simply look on as the mighty Gog threatens to destroy their ally and friend Israel in the last days
The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy
To find out the answer we have to go back around 4,000 years to when a man called Jacob was born, who later was given the name Israel and is regarded as a Patriarch of the Israelites and so is an important figure in Abrahamic religions, such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Jacob first appears in the Book of Genesis, the son of Isaac and Rebecca, the grandson of Abraham, Sarah and Bethuel, the nephew of Ishmael. Jacob is said to have had twelve sons by four women, his wives, Leah and Rachel, and his concubines, Bilhah and Zilpah, who were, in order of their birth, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin, all of whom became the heads of their own family groups, later known as the Twelve Tribes of Israel. More here
When the Jews entered the Promised Land, the12 tribes settled in a different region and eventually the tribes split into two kingdoms. The southern kingdom was called Judah and consisted of two tribes, Judah and Benjamin. The remaining 10 tribes formed the northern kingdom and were called Israel.
In 721 BC, the Assyrians conquered Israel, the northern kingdom and deported the Israelites to an area north of the Euphrates River between the Black and Caspian Seas. (2 Kings 17). The Ten tribes who were deported never returned to the northern nation of Israel after their captivity.
The Lost Ten Tribes Of Israel
According to Mr Armstrong, The knowledge and identity of the descendants of ancient Israel are revealed by a close examination of scripture and secular history. Are the ten lost tribes of Israel linked to the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand? Ezekial was commissioned by God to be "the watchman" for the house of Israel. (Ezekial 2:3; 33:7). However, Ezekiel's commission was not to be the watchman of his own people and his generation, which was the house of Judah, the southern kingdom or the northern ten tribes of Israel which had been conquered by the Assyrians 120 years earlier, no Ezekiel's commission was not for Israel of his day but for the ten lost tribes of the north and their future.
God wanted Ezekiel to sound the alarm, to warn the lost tribes of future calamities which would take over them and they would be unaware of their fate. Jehovah takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, no he wanted to warn them, giving them the responsibility of their own fate, (Ezekiel 33: 9-16). Ezekiel's warning was for end-time Israel. (Ezekiel 4: 3). In fact, we are told that the warnings were for the time near the Day Of The Lord. (Ezekiel 7:19;13:5; 30:1-3; 38: 1-29).
Tarshish and the young lions