The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #7058

The United States Is Manasseh
There are some claiming that the United States is Ephraim
and the British Empire is actually the one people Manasseh.
They want you to forget the last 300 years of world history.
They want you to forget that the United Kingdom was a commonwealth of over 50 nations and colonies,
plus numerous possessions.
They want you to forget the United States was once part of that federation.
They apply their own or fringe definitions to words.
They put their own interpretation on prophecy.

We believe this is wrong and is distorting God's word and will.

Twisting biblical and historical evidence, such as saying only a pair of each kind of animal went into Noah's ark,
when in fact the "clean" animals entered in sevens (Genesis 7:2),

that the last battle is Armageddon, when in fact it is just a staging area
with the real combat taking place in the Valley of Megiddon (Zechariah 12:11)

and that the antichrist is the beast, although the beast is against Christ,
1 JOHN 2:18, 2:22 & 4:3 and 2 JOHN 1:7 (the only times the word "antichrist" appears in the KJV bible)
describes, in layman's terms, who he really is.

It is this kind of language that makes scoffers of God's word.

From the prophet blessings passed on by the dying Jacob,
it is apparent that Ephraim and Manasseh were in a large measure to inherit the birthright jointly; to remain together for a long time, finally separating.
In Genesis 48 Jacob first passed the birthright on to the two sons of Joseph jointly, speaking of them both together.

Then, finally, he spoke of them separately.
Manasseh was to become great; Ephraim, greater still, the company of nations.

And in his prophecy for these latter days Jacob said,
"Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall" (Gen. 49:22).
In other words, Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh) jointly and together
was to be a colonizing people in this latter day, their colonies branching out from the British Isles around the earth.

Our people have fulfilled this prophecy.
Together Ephraim and Manasseh grew into a multitude,
and then separated, according to Jacob's prophetic blessing of Genesis 48.

It should be noted that certain regions of Britain contributed more heavily
to the migration of those who became permanent settlers of the colonies,
which later became the United States.

For example, a large percentage of Americans of English ancestry
when the United States began were from families originating in Norfolk and Suffolk in East Anglia.
Evidently the people of this region were somewhat culturally distinct
and were more driven to establish their own separate nation across the Atlantic Ocean.

Manasseh was separating from Ephraim!
But how can we be Manasseh when large parts of our people have come from many nations besides England?

The answer is this: A large part of Manasseh remained with Ephraim until the separation of the thirteen colonies. But our forefathers were to be sifted through many nations, as corn through a sieve, yet not a grain to fall to the earth or be lost (Amos 9:9). Our people did filter through many nations.

Ephraim and much of Manasseh finally immigrated to England together, but many others of Manasseh who had filtered into and through other nations did not leave them until they came, as immigrants, to the United States after the colonies had become a separate nation.

During the Scottish English troubles of the 1600's and the early 1700's many thousands of Scots
moved by clan groups to European regions from whence came great numbers of colonists to America.

This does not mean that all foreigners who have immigrated into this country are of the stock of Manasseh, but undoubtedly many are.

Israel, however, always did absorb Gentiles,
who became Israelites through living in Israel's land, adopting its customs and sometimes inter-marrying.
Thus we have become known as the "melting pot" of the world.

Instead of rebuking the United States' Manassehite ancestry, this fact actually confirms it. The proof that we are Manasseh is overwhelming.
Manasseh was to separate from Ephraim and become the greatest, wealthiest single nation of earth's history. The United States alone has fulfilled this prophecy. Manasseh was in fact a thirteenth tribe.

There were twelve original tribes. Joseph was one of these twelve.
But when Joseph divided into two tribes and Manasseh separated into an independent nation,
it became a thirteenth tribe.
Could it be mere coincidence that THE UNITED STATES started, as a nation, with thirteen colonies?

But what about the other tribes of the so-called "Lost Ten Tribes"?

While the birthright was Joseph's, and its blessings have come to the British Commonwealth of Nations
and the United States of America,
yet the other eight tribes of Israel were also God's chosen people.
They too, have been blessed with a good measure of material prosperity,
but not the dominance of the birthright.
Such northwestern European nations as Holland, Belgium, Denmark. We lack space for a detailed explanation of the specific identity of all of these other tribes in the nations of our twentieth century. Suffice it to say here that there is evidence that these other eight tribes, along with elements of the tribe of Benjamin, which were swept up in the Assyrian conquest of most of the biblical land of Israel, have descended into, Iceland, northern France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

The political boundaries of Europe, as they exist today,
do not necessarily show lines of division between descendants of these original tribes of Israel.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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