A worker of miracles.
There is no one like You among the gods, O Lord, Nor are there any works like Yours. All nations You have made will come and bow before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name. For You are great, a worker of miracles. (Psalm 86:8-10)
To think there is any truth within the Legend of the Lost Tribes of Israel, and that they were reunited with the remnant of Judah in a distant land, requires a belief in miracles. It is so much easier to believe something less complicated, like raising the dead. After all Jesus is “the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6) But keeping track of people as numerous as stars in the heavens or sand on the sea-shore, (Genesis 22:17) through thousands of years, seems a bit much.
There’s an old expression, “In for a penny, in for a pound.” When it comes to our personal faith it is best to be “all in.” That will lead to a better understanding of Biblical blessings and prophecy.
“This is what he (Moses) said about the tribe of Judah. ‘Hear, O Lord the cry of Judah, and bring him to his people. They must defend themselves. Help them against their enemies.” (Deuteronomy 33:7)
Does “bring him to his people” refer to Jeremiah fleeing with the king’s daughters, (Jeremiah 41:10, 43:6) Baruch, (Jeremiah 45) his scribe, and the remnant of Judah? Were they to travel alone through hostile lands until reaching the scattered tribes? Is this a blessing fulfilled or one still for the future?
This we do know for a certainty, if we choose to believe and not argue: “But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear, nor be dismayed, O Israel! For, see, I am going to save you from afar, and your descendants from the land of their captivity; And Jacob will return and be undisturbed and secure, with no one making him trouble.” (Jeremiah 46:27) Jacob refers to all of his descendants, all of his son’s tribes. It is easy to see that this prophecy remains to be fulfilled.
“O Jacob My servant, do not fear,” declares the Lord, for I am with you. For I will make a full end of all the nations where I have driven you, Yet I will not make a full end of you; but I will correct you properly and by no means leave you unpunished.” (Jeremiah 46:28)
To be continued.