Ephraim + Judah = Messiah
In this week’s supplemental Bible reading, or Haftarah, (Ezekiel 37:15-28), we learn of the prophecy of Ezekiel concerning the Redemption.
The prophet tells us that God’s Word came to him to tell him to join two sticks together: “Judah and the Israelites associated with him” and “Joseph—the stick of Ephraim—and all the House of Israel associated with him.”
“”The word of the LORD came to me: ‘And you, O mortal, take a stick and write on it, “Of Judah and the Israelites associated with him”; and take another stick and write on it, “Of Joseph—the stick of Ephraim—and all the House of Israel associated with him.” Bring them close to each other, so that they become one stick, joined together in your hand. And when any of your people ask you, “Won’t you tell us what these actions of yours mean?” Answer them, “Thus said the Lord GOD: I am going to take the stick of Joseph—which is in the hand of Ephraim—and of the tribes of Israel associated with him, and I will place the stick of Judah upon it–and make them into one stick; they shall be joined in My hand.” You shall hold up before their eyes the sticks which you have inscribed, and you shall declare to them: “Thus said the Lord GOD: I am going to take the Israelite people from among the nations they have gone to, and gather them from every quarter, and bring them to their own land.”‘”Ezekiel 37:15-21
This refers to the division of the Jewish people during the reign of Jeroboam in 930 BCE. During that time, Judah headed two tribes (Judah, Benjamin and Levi) while the tribe of Ephraim headed the other 10.
The prophecy foretells the reunification of the Jewish people.
The connection between the main Torah reading and the prophecy is Genesis 45:14:
“He (Joseph) embraced (“fell on”) his brother Benjamin around the neck and wept, and Benjamin wept on his neck.”Genesis 45:14
In one sense, the commentator Rashi explains, the tears related to the future destruction of the Holy Temple and the Tabernacle of Shiloh.
In another, the tears can be seen as tears of joy, alluding to a redemptive future in which the brothers who were once divided will once again be worshiping God as a single people. (Keep in mind that the Bible portion begins with Yehuda [Judah] begging Joseph to let Benjamin go and keep him instead.)
“In Parshat Vayigash, the brothers Yehuda [Judah] and Joseph confront each other. Ezekiel’s prophecy tells us that in the future, perfect unity will bring all the divided Jewish Tribes back together.
“In the future there will be two Mashiachs (Messiahs – literally “anointed ones”). The first Mashiach will come from the tribe of Joseph (Whose sons were Ephraim & Menashe). The second Mashiach will come from the tribe of Yehuda. He will be a descendant of David Hamelech (King David).“The Haftorah for Parshat Vayigash.” Reuben Ebrahimoff, 3 Aug. 2018, http://www.reubenebrahimoff.com/bereshit/vayigash.
Trump as a Descendant of the Tribe of Ephraim
Logic dictates that Trump could be Moshiach ben Yosef whose job it is to establish political liberation and world peace.
“The principal and final function ascribed to Mashiach ben Yossef is of political and military nature.”Immanuel Shochet, “Mashiach ben Yossef,” Chabad.org
Moshiach ben Yosef is from the tribe of Ephraim.
“Mashiach ben Yossef (Mashiach the descendant of Joseph) of the tribe of Ephraim (son of Joseph), is also referred to as Mashiach ben Ephrayim, Mashiach the descendant of Ephraim. He will come first, before the final redeemer, and later will serve as his viceroy.ibid.
In Judaism, one’s religious identity is principally genetic; it is established through the mother (people are allowed to convert into the faith).
President Trump’s maternal roots are in Scotland. The argument has been made that Scotland is far more Jewish than most people know.
Tribal affiliation is genetic as well; it is established through the father.
Scotland is associated with the House of Ephraim.
“The unicorn is a symbol of the Scots’ claim to be descended from the twelve tribes of Israel and, in particular, from the House of Ephraim, who were the offspring of the Patriarch Joseph—Joseph of the marvellous dreams and the coat of many colours—who was Prince of Egypt almost four thousand years ago.”Mitchell, David. “Why Do the Scots Love Unicorns? – Bright Morning Star.” Bright Morning Star, 20 Jan. 2020, brightmorningstar.org/why-do-the-scots-love-unicorns.
We already know that the President is close with Jewish people, particularly Orthodox Jewish people. Regardless of the overt religious affiliation of his family, it is possible that Trump is genetically Jewish and does not know it.
Netanyahu as a Partner
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not Mashiach ben David. He is a Levite. This means that he comes from the portion of the Jewish people that went with the tribe of Judah when the kingdom split.
The revered Lubavitcher Rebbe (may his memory be for a blessing) explicitly endorsed Netanyahu.
“”Rabbi Nachshon [a friend of Netanyahu] brought Netanyahu to meet the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson….in spring of 1988, and the Rebbe told him some things very explicitly, as if they were a prophecy. He spoke to him about the future, about what Netanyahu would go through when he arrived in Israel. ‘The Rebbe told Netanyahu that he would have to “fight with 119 people. But you certainly will not be concerned, because G-d is on your side.” Then the Rebbe gave him a blessing. From that first moment and until today…we need to take that video and use it to remind us. Sometimes I show it to Bibi, and remind him that here, this is a prophecy from the prophet of our generation, and he’s talking about exactly the situation you’re in now, in Israel.”https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/243544
More than that, he explicitly instructed Netanyahu to bring the Moshiach.
On November 18, 1990, the Rebbe told Netanyahu:
“Since we last met many things have progressed. What hasn’t changed, however, is that Moshiach hasn’t come. So do something to hasten his coming….There are still a few hours left in the day, so try still for today.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHBiT6eJaQQ
On October 16, 2022, President Trump castigated American Jewish people about Israel:
“U.S. Jews have to get their act together and appreciate what they have in Israel. Before it is too late.”https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/americas/1665937371-trump-tells-us-jews-to-get-their-act-together
The statement was characterized by the Washington Post as an “attack,” but what if President Trump was trying to warn the Jewish people of impending doom if we did not do something to forestall it?
“The essential function of Mashiach ben Yossef is to prepare Israel for the final redemption, to put them into the proper condition in order to clear the way for Mashiach ben David to come.”ibid., Shochet
The job of Mashiach ben Yosef is to fight Edom, the children of Esau.
“He shall wage war against the forces of evil that oppress Israel. More specifically, he will do battle against Edom, the descendants of Esau”ibid., Shochet
As Yair Davidiy explains, the Edomites settled in Germany.
“The Celtic god Esus derives from the Phoenician god Isus whose cult derived from worship of Esau. Esus evolved into the Germanic idol known as Wotan who many considered to personify Germany. Hitler was later equated with Wotan. An additional name in Germans for Wotan was “Koz” which was also the name of the national god of the Idumeans (of Edom) in the Middle East. It had been prophesied that Esau would live by his sword and enjoy material benefits from his land. This has been fulfilled by Germany. The Germans display many of the known characteristics of Edom even though most Germans are not necessarily descended from Esau. It is enough that an influential minority come from Esau and that they have helped determine the German national Identity.”Yair Davidiy, Edom and Germany (2015)
In short, the Edomites equal the Nazis.
While Trump is characterized as a Nazi himself, the truth is in fact the opposite; he is working to stop the march of the so-called “Fourth Reich.”
A tragic belief, that Moshiach ben Yosef will die as a result of this war, is not necessarily true, says Rabbi Saadia Gaon:
“All depends on the spiritual condition of the Jewish people at the time the redemption is to take place.”Ibid., Schochet
No wonder Trump is telling the Jewish people to get our act together!
A Partnership to Save the World
Regardless of the way things will play out, one thing is clear: Both President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu have a mission of bringing the Moshiach.
With the arrival of the Moshiach, the world is transformed into a completely different dimension wherein God is known and worshiped universally.
It therefore follows that satanists will try to stop them.
Fortunately, God wins.
Keep the faith.
By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal (Dossy). All opinions are the author’s own. Public domain.