Hoshea 1:9-10: “Call his name Lo-Ammi; for you are not my people, and I will not be yours. 10 Yet the number of the children of Israel will be as the sand of the sea, which can’t be measured nor numbered; and it will come to pass that, in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘sons of the living Elohim.’ (emphases added)
I spoke to a brother at the end of this past Shabbat, a musically gifted young man and this is what he said to me, “I had an amazing time! I heard the music and a saw the dancing and I realized that I have a heritage. A heritage that I am very blessed to be a part of.” You see an awakening is happening. It is time to come away from our congregational mindset and realize that Abba is birthing a national mindset that we have a heritage and we are a people!
After the Bney Yosef National Congress in Ariel, Israel, YHWH put in motion the need to begin to move past the theologies and doctrines that only cause enmity and strife and to move to the place of national restoration which produces the fruit of humility and love for our fellow Yisraelite. So you see the army is forming in our day! People are connecting one to another who normally would not connect with each other. Relationships are being formed via the vehicle of national identity. Consider meditating on this for awhile. Sons of Yosef, our national identity is our survival!
Psalm 133 leads us to this inspiring revelation:
See how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil on the head, that ran down on the beard, even Aaron’s beard; that came down on the edge of his robes; 3 like the dew of Hermon, that comes down on the hills of Zion: for there YHWH commands the blessing, even life forever more. (emphases added)
Our national identity is our vehicle for unity. It will yield precious oil that produces life! Our heritage as the Sons of Yosef (Northern Yisrael) is our common unity. The Shabbat, the Festivals, and the Torah is the very fabric of our heritage. My brothers and sisters, be encouraged and do not lose heart. For our Father is orchestrating the restoration of the people of Yisrael in our day.
Love and blessings to all Yisrael,
Tzefanyah ben Yochanon
Chazak Chazak v’nitchazek
Let us be strong, let us be strong and let us strengthen (encourage) one another!