The Reuniting of the 12 Tribes of History and the Biblical Cycles of Redemption

Genesis 46:1–7, The reuniting of Jacobs family—the twelve tribes of Israel. These verses recount the move of Jacob and his family to Egypt where they were reunited with Joseph and his family. This prophetically foreshadows a time in the future, which the Jewish sages call the Final Redemption, which is to occur just prior to and at the coming of Messiah Son of David (Yeshua the Messiah) as he comes to establish the Messianic Era (or Millennium) on earth. 

The same Jewish sages also teach us that part of that final redemption includes the reunification of the two houses of Israel (i.e. the Messiah-loving Jews and Torah-loving Christians) into one kingdom under Messiah Son of David. Where do we find this prophesied in the Scriptures? (Read Ezek 37:15–28, which interestingly enough is this week’s Haftorah portion!) This speaks of the family reunification or ­reconciliation of Judah and Ephraim at Messiah’s return. (Hos 5:15–6:4; 1:11; Acts 3:21; Ezek 37:25). This will be a supernatural work of the Set-Apart Spirit of Elohim (Ezek 36:19–32).

After the reunification of the divided family, where did the reunited and reconciled family move to? (Read Gen 46:34.) Goshen was in the Nile River delta area and was and to this day is the prime farm land of Egypt. It was a veritable promised land compared to the arid regions of Canaan. 

Could Goshen be a tiny prophetic picture of the millenial age that will occur after King Messiah defeats the Babylon the Great new world order (a type of end times Egypt) at his second coming? Possibly. As the ancient Jewish sages study the Scriptures, they have a sense that history for the people of Israel is continually repeating itself in cyclical patterns as YHVH works his purposes out among his people. As such, he is constantly endeavoring to reveal his plan of redemption and reconciliation to his people—at least to those who have eyes to see, and he is continually reaching out his loving hand of reconciliation to the next generations of Israelites. Therefore the Israelites settling in Goshen is but one more picture of the cyclical pattern of redemption that we see YHVH working throughout in the pages of Scripture, with all of these cycles pointing toward a final climax at the end of the age where all of the children of Israel will worship YHVH in spirit and in truth (John 4:23) under the rulership of King Yeshua the Messiah, Son of Joseph and Son of David.


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    • It’s never too late or early to start learning Hebrew now. Start by learning the alephbet and how to write and pronounce the letters, then go on to learning the vowel points. After that, get a concordance and lexicon and start using it to look up and to study various biblical Hebrew words. Start doing this regularly, and it’s amazing how familiar with Hebrew you become. Yes, it’s a long way from reading, writing and speaking Hebrew fluently, but it’s a big step in the right direction, and, to be sure, it will help you to go deeper in your Bible studies!

      • Letters, words and numbers are far more giving and expressive than man made linguistics and numerology allow. All truth and understanding in this comes with all good things from above. It cannot be taught or learned. It is a gift of Elohim. We don’t have ‘many’ languages in this world only a totally confused single language, that appears to be ‘many’. B’resheet 11:5-9. Man made is well and good, but, only Elohim is pure excellence. Man did not make language, Elohim made language (singular).
        ‘Let there be light’ (understanding)
        Natan, I do study as much as I am able to, but only having had a second grade high school education makes it difficult. But since that time I have been attending Elohim’s university of Hard Knocks. I will continue to seek, knock and ask,
        Thank you for your advice.
        Blessings, John

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