The Confederate Flag……A Symbol of Hate or Identity?
The Demonic Left in our nation today, desires to make everything a symbol of hatred. Everything is racist if it doesn’t shuck and jive with The Leftist Theology…….Whatever that is. This is why it is high time someone set the record straight in this symbol…..
This ragged ole flag once held dear by all of the Confederacy of America’s Southland has in recent times been attached, unjustly to a symbol of everything from the KKK to political incorrectness within our government buildings all across the United States……..But did you know, “The Stars and Bars” as it has come to be known, originated by men and women who knew their heritage to be tied directly to The 13 tribes of Israel?
Notice the crossed bars…..Arms when you come to know it. The arms of Jacob/Israel of The Bible. And the 13 stars……1 star for each of the 13 tribes of Israel…….But you say, Jacob/Israel only had 12 sons. How do you get 13?
The story is told in Genesis 48:8–22:
8 When Israel saw Joseph’s sons, he said, “Who are these?” 9 Joseph said to his father, “they are my sons, whom YHWH has given me here.” So he said, “Bring them to me, please, that I may bless them.” 10 Now the eyes of Israel were so dim from age that he could not see. Then Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced them. 11 Israel said to Joseph, “I never expected to see your face, and behold, The Almighty has let me see your children as well.” 12 Then Joseph took them from his knees and bowed with his face to the ground. 13 Joseph took them both, Ephraim with his right hand toward Israel’s left, and Manasseh with his left hand toward Israel’s right, and brought them close to him. 14 But Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh’s head, crossing his hands, although Manasseh was the firstborn. 15 He blessed Joseph, and said, “The Mighty One before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, YHWH who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, 16 the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; AND LET MY NAME BE NAMED UPON THEM, AND THE NAMES OF MY FATHERS, ABRAHAM AND ISAAC; And may they grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” 17 When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on Ephraim’s head, it displeased him; and he grasped his father’s hand to remove it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head. 18 Joseph said to his father, “Not so, my father, for this one is the firstborn. Place your right hand on his head.” 19 But his father refused and said, “I know, my son, I know; he also will become a people and he also will be great. However, his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.” 20 He blessed them that day, saying, “By you Israel will pronounce blessing, saying, ‘May The Eternal make you like Ephraim and Manasseh!’ ” Thus he put Ephraim before Manasseh. 21 Then Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, I am about to die, but YHWH will be with you and bring you back to the land of your fathers. 22 “I give you one portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow.”
The crossing of the arms of Jacob is symbolized within the Stars and Bars of the Confederate Flag, as Joseph set his two sons in front of Jacob, in their birth order, for Jacob to bless with the older, Manasseh on Jacob’s right and the younger on Jacob’s left…..But Jacob, by the divine providence of the leading of YHWH’s Spirit, crossed his arms and laid the higher blessing hand on the younger, Ephraim and the lesser blessing hand on Manasseh. It is these crossed arms which tell us today, there was a vast knowledge of who our founding fathers were and they knew it.
It is true Jacob only had 12 sons. However, he loved Joseph above all 11 of his other sons, because Joseph was the firstborn of His beloved wife, Rachel. He also, thought Joseph to be lost from him forever, until the end of his days when he was once again reunited with Joseph in Egypt. It was for this reason, Jacob/Israel pronounced a double portion upon Joseph, here in verse 22. Thus Joseph was not just one tribe, but two. Eleven brothers, plus the two sons of Joseph, make thirteen tribes of Jacob/Israel. 28
Notice another fact. Take a look at verse 16. Jacob/Israel makes the following profound statement:
“……AND LET MY NAME BE NAMED UPON THEM, AND THE NAMES OF MY FATHERS, ABRAHAM AND ISAAC….”
These two nations, Ephraim (America) and Manasseh (Great Britain) were to carry the name and identity of Israel. When we think of Israel today, we, as a nation of people think of the middle east, but in fact, this is totally false. The true land and people of Jacob/Israel are indeed these two nations, by far the greatest two physically blessed nations in man’s history.
Once more, the statement, “AND THE NAMES OF MY FATHERS, ABRAHAM AND ISAAC….” Points to the fact that the blessings pronounced on Abraham and Abraham's descendants, because of his obedience, was to befall Joseph’s descendants, through this Genesis 48 prophecy, more than any other of the 11 tribes. And, I will add this little known fact. The Anglo Saxon peoples are called by Isaac’s name. The words, Anglo and Saxon are very specific to the tribes of Israel. Anglo simply means messenger. Saxon, means sons of Isaac, sac’s sons. Thus, Genesis 21:12 fulfilled:
But YHWH said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, FOR THROUGH ISAAC SHALL YOUR DESCENDANTS BE CALLED.”
Through the name of Anglo Saxon shall Abraham's blessings be brought forth, just as Jacob reveals in Genesis 48:16.
It must be noted, we are talking about the entire 13 tribes coming under the prophecy given to Ephraim, however, once The Believer fixes the fact, America is truly the fulfillment of the blessings given by Jacob/Israel to Ephraim, the study is furthered by landing certain tribes, within the nation of America, from its very outset……And as History shows, America’s 13 colonies, is a spot on match with Ancient Israel in its make up.
Ancient Israel was divided into two nations, after the death of King Solomon. The Northern nation, which retained the name of Israel and The Southern nation which retained the name of Judah.
As anyone who has studied America’s early days, knows, so too, this nation was broken up into North and South. The Union States and The Confederate States with a divide between them, The Mason Dixon Line. Thus, one could draw the Anti-typology of America to Ancient Israel like so:
The Northern Kingdom of Israel was The Union
The Southern Kingdom of Judah was The Confederacy.
With this in mind, there is an interesting passage from The Prophet Ezekiel which I believe points to this very fact. The joining of the two sticks of Ephraim and Judah….The Northern and Southern Kingdom under one King. Notice Ezekiel 37:15–28, as The typology and prophecy of this passage, certainly points to the establishment and success of America.
15 Again the word of YHWH came to me, saying, 16 “As for you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: ‘For JUDAH and for the children of Israel, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of EPHRAIM, and for all the house of Israel, his companions.’ 17 Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand.
18 “And when the children of your people speak to you, saying, ‘Will you not show us what you mean by these?’ — 19 say to them, ‘Thus says YHWH: “Surely I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will join them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand.” ’ 20 And the sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.
21 “Then say to them, ‘Thus says YHWH: “Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; 22 and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. 23 They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their MIGHTY ONE.
24 “David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them. 25 Then they shall dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob My servant, where your fathers dwelt; and they shall dwell there, they, their children, and their children’s children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever. 26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore. 27 My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their MIGHTY ONE, and they shall be My people. 28 The nations also will know that I, YHWH, sanctify Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forevermore.” ’
So, we see, within the single hand of a federalized government, the two houses of Israel becoming one nation, under God, just as this nation calls it. The fulfillment of the Ephraim blessing from Genesis 48 is witnessed in our nation's history, so very clearly…..And once more, all 13 tribes with representation here in this nation, the capital of all Israelite nations……The united States of America (small “u” intended).
In my next blog, we will further address America as the end time capital nation of all Israel at the end time, by the examination of the meaning within the American Flag, the 50 stars and the 13 bars, its colors, and its time setting.
May YHWH bless you in your studies.