Article 47 Preview: An Everlasting Kingdom was begun with the government of King David, but it is about to be entirely rebuilt!
“DID YOU KNOW THAT: According to the Bible ten out of the twelve tribes of Israel split away (1 Kings 12:19), formed their own kingdom of ‘Israel’ 1 Kings 12:20) and were exiled by the Assyrians (2-Kings 17:18). They forgot their identity (Hosea 1:9 7:8 Isaiah 49:21) and became the Lost Ten Tribes. In the future they will re-unite with the Jews (Ezekiel 37, Isaiah 11:13 Jeremiah 3:18) of ‘Judah’ but until then they have a role of their own to fulfill. They were destined to be situated at the continental extremities of the earth such as North America, the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa) Deuteronomy 33:13, Isaiah 24:16, 26:15, 41:8-9, 49:6), to be the richest) Genesis 27:28, 49:25 Deuteronomy 33:13-16, Hosea 2:8), and most powerful (Numbers 24:8-7, Micah 5:7-9) nations on earth and to control major international strategic bases (Genesis 22:16-17, 24:60). All of these points together with numerous others show that descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes can only be found amongst Western Nations especially the English-speaking ones. The correctness of our interpretation of the relevant verses is confirmed by traditional Jewish sources and by the findings of up-to-date historical and scientific research. Your destiny may depend upon this information. You need to know.” —BRIT-AM
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Zechariah 2:12 Yehovah [God] will inherit Judah as His legacy in the kadosh land, and choose Jerusalem AGAIN. —The Gabriel Bible
King David had very many wives and a lot of descendants. A great deal of historical evidence shows that there have been royal families descended from David in service (and dis-service) since the time of ancient Israel. The chapter that should come to mind indicating that the everlasting dynasty extends back to David’s original Kingship is Psalm 89! It powerfully explains that David’s dynasty will prevail, even if and when the people completely abandon His ways:
Psalm 89:3-4, 20, 27-37 “I have made a covenant with My chosen one, I have sworn to My servant David: 4 ‘I’ll establish your descendants [dynasty] forever, and I’ll build up your throne for all generations.’ Selah. … 20 I have found David, My servant. I have anointed him with My kadosh oil ... 27 I’ll also make him My firstborn, the greatest of the kings of the earth. 28 I’ll maintain My love to him forever, and My covenant with him will endure. 29 I’ll preserve his dynasty forever; his throne as long as heavens endure. 30 If his descendants abandon My Torah, and don’t 'live by' My judgments, 31 if they violate My statutes, and don’t obey My Commandments, 32 then I’ll punish their rebellion with a rod, and their disobedience with bruises. [Ethan, the writer, was really agitated about this!] 33 But I won’t withdraw My faithful love from him, or be unfaithful to My promise. 34 I won’t break My covenant, or go back on what I 'said'. 35 Once I have sworn I am 'committed', I won’t lie to David. 36 His dynasty will last forever. His throne will endure before Me, like the sun. 37 It will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky.” Selah.
Yet while no generation will pass without Israelite royalty in command, there is soon to be a pause, it appears to be the years of the Great Tribulation, just prior to the Second Exodus:
Hosea 3:4-5 The people of Israel will go many days without a king or prince, and without zebakim [sacrifices], and without obelisks [?], and without ephods or household idols. 5 But after that the people of Israel will return, and be devoted to Yehovah their Elohim, and David their king. They will come trembling to Yehovah for His blessings in the LAST DAYS.
The theme of the book of Hosea is the contrast between Hosea’s unfaithful wife and Israel’s unfaithfulness. Interestingly, during this time of Great Tribulation, just before the 12 tribes are reunited, none of the royal (Israelite) families of Europe will have even figurehead status. That is the situation that immediately precedes the 12 tribes being regathered into the land. But from then on, David will never lack a descendant (Yeshua) to sit on his throne. This is plan C as explained in Jeremiah 33:14-22). Plan B was described in Jeremiah 17:19-27.
The Second Exodus will occur in this generation—back to “My land”. Righteous “judgment” and “justice” is soon to be restored to the New Israel. The Brit-Am web site chronicles many things concerning who these people are, where they are. And my website comments on hundreds of Bible verses that explain what went wrong, and what is going to be made right! This will not be the work of men.
Zechariah 2:10-11 Sing and celebrate, maiden Zion, because I’m going to come and live with you, says Yehovah. 11 Many nations will side with Yehovah during this time, and become My people, and I’ll live among you, and you’ll know that Yehovah the Commander has sent Me to you.
Isaiah briefly touched on this:
Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of His dominion and prosperity there will be no end, from David’s throne and over His kingdom, arranging it and maintaining it, with justice and righteousness from that time on—forever. The zeal of the Word* of Yehovah the Commander will make it happen.
Many people use Jeremiah 33:17 as evidence that King David has had a descendant on an Israelite throne (as in the British one) ever since his reign in ancient Israel: This is what Yehovah says: ‘David will never fail to have a son sitting on the throne of the House of Israel...”. While I still most assuredly believe that the British throne is descended from David, and the American presidency and others!) this chapter has nothing to do with the past—it is entirely futuristic! From the beginning of Jeremiah Chapter 30 all the way thru Chapter 33, the context is the Second Exodus! The more immediate context of chapter 33 plainly indicates the end-time Second Exodus timing. For example verse 7 says: “I’ll bring Judah back from captivity,’ [not “restore their fortunes, a modern confusion”] and bring back the captives of Israel, and rebuild them as they were before.” Even the JFB commentary (about 150 years old) says: “The specification, both of ‘Judah’ and ‘Israel’ can only apply fully to the future restoration.” Then the last sentence of the chapter, verse 26 emphasizes: “I'll return the captives to their land, and have mercy on them.” So in this particular end-time context that Son on the throne is Yeshua! Need more evidence? Verse 17 usually and properly ends in a comma because verse 18 is part of the very same statement! There is to be a functioning priesthood offering zebakim [sacrifices] continually at this same time. Ezekiel spent his last 9 chapters covering that. It is just as apparent that Jerusalem has not had a 'Temple' for the Levitical priests, v.12! But Ezekiel chapters 40-48 vividly describes the entirely futuristic time when it will! All twelve tribal distinctions are intact even tho few people know where they are.
Jeremiah 33:14-22 ‘The time is coming,’ Yehovah says, ‘when I will fulfill the wonderful things that I promised to the House of Israel AND the House of Judah. 15 In those days, and at that time, I will cause a righteous Branch to sprout for David. He’ll do what is fair and right in the land. 16 In those days Judah will be rescued, and Jerusalem will 'rest' securely, and this is what 'Jerusalem' will be called: Yehovah Our Righteousness. 17 This is what Yehovah says: “David will never fail to have a son sitting on the throne of the House of Israel, 18 and the Levitical priests will never fail to have a son in My presence offering burnt offerings, and burnt grain offerings, and presenting ze’bakim every day.
19 The Word of Yehovah came to Jeremiah, and said, 20 This is what Yehovah says: “If you can break My covenant with the day, and My covenant with the night, so that day and night won’t be at the usual times, 21 then My covenant with My servant David can also be broken, so that he won’t have a son to reign on his throne. That also goes for the Levitical priests, My ministers. 22 As the host [stars] of the heavens can’t be counted, and the sand of the sea can’t be measured, so too I’ll multiply the descendants of My servant David and the Levites who serve Me.”
For David’s dynasty to have remained in Israel was conditional on obedience. But Israel’s very existence is assured by the same Scriptural passages:
Psalm 132:12-14 IF your descendants will guard My covenant and My statutes that I’ll teach them, then their descendants will also sit on your throne forever.” 13 Because Yehovah has chosen Zion. He wants it for His home. 14 This is My resting place forever. I’ll live here because I really want to.
Solomon’s strong focus on a future captivity of Israel at the dedication of the Temple, in regard to the promise to David is astonishing. As it turned out, what he feared came about. And what he hoped for in the event of a captivity will also come about.
I Kings 8:44-46 When Your people go to war against their enemies, regardless of where You send them, and they pray to Yehovah in the direction of the city that You’ve chosen and in the direction of the 'Temple' that I’ve built for Your name, 45 then hear their prayers and their plea from heaven and support their cause. 46 “When they sin against You (because there is no one who doesn’t sin), and You become angry with them and hand them over to their enemies who take them captive to their own lands whether far off or near by,
The 12 tribes of Israel ceased to be under a royal dynasty and priesthood IN THE LAND OF ISRAEL, in the city of Jerusalem and in the Temple. The tribes went their own ways with their own kings in different lands, but his prayer continues:
I Kings 8:47-50 If they 'consider their ways' in the land where they’re held captive, and repent, and plead with You in the land of their captors, and say, ‘We have sinned, done wrong, and been wicked,’ 48 if they return to You with all their mind and with all their 'being' in the land of their enemies who took them captive, and pray to You in the direction of the land that you gave to their ancestors, toward the city that You’ve chosen, and the 'Temple' that I’ve built for Your name, 49 then hear their prayer and their plea for mercy in heaven, Your home, and support their cause, 50 and forgive Your people who sinned against You of all the offenses they’ve committed against You. Show them compassion in the sight of their captors, so that they may be compassionate to them.
I Kings 6:11-12 The Word of Yehovah came to Solomon and said: 12 “Concerning this 'Temple' that you’re building, if you 'live by' My statutes, and utilize My ordinances, and guard all of My Commandments by 'livjng by' them, then I’ll fulfill thru you the 'promises' I made to your father David.
I Kings 9:2-7 Yehovah appeared to Solomon a second time, just as He had appeared to him in Gibeon. 3 Yehovah told him: “I’ve heard your prayer and your petition for mercy that you made to Me. I’ve set this 'Temple' that you’ve built apart by putting My name there forever. My eyes and My sentiments will always be there. 4 “Now as for you, if you 'live your life' for Me like your father David 'did', with integrity and virtue, doing everything that I’ve commanded you by obeying My statutes and My ordinances, 5 then I’ll defend your royal 'dynasty' over Israel forever, as I promised your father David when I said, ‘You never fail to have a 'descendant' on the throne of Israel.’ 6 But if you or your descendants 'reject' Me, and fail to obey My Commandments and My statutes that I’ve set before you, and go off to serve other gods and worship them, 7 then I’ll 'remove' Israel from the land that I’ve given them. And I’ll hurl this 'Temple' that I’ve made kadosh for My name out of My sight, and Israel will be a farce and a euphemism among the nations.
Jeremiah 33 indicates that He would no more abandon Israel than He would suspend things like the law of gravity!
Jeremiah 33:25-26 This is what Yehovah says: “If I fail to keep My covenant with day and night and maintain the fixed laws of heaven and earth, 26 only then would I abandon the descendants of Jacob, and David My servant, and not make his descendants rulers over the offspring of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. I’ll return the captives to their land, and have mercy on them.”
Obviously, Israel won’t slide into Torah breaking once Yeshua is actively reigning as King. This Psalm covers the past and present age where David's descendants have been falling short, as well as the future.
Some people are claiming that since they know of no royal dynasty and especially no priesthood offering sacrifices, that the whole “British Israel teaching”, (as they phrase it), or Bible prophecy itself is bogus, based on the misunderstanding about the timing of Jeremiah 33:1, based on teachers applying it to what is now history, not prophecy. But since most of Bible prophecy is yet unfulfilled, it should not be too difficult to see the entire Second Exodus as futuristic. I searched online to see if anyone was presently supporting the verse as historic rather than prophetic. I ended up on the United Church of God’s web commentary on the Tanak [OT] [a great endeavor, by the way]. They pointed out the problem in this particular passage with the priesthood aspect of prophecy and came up with this explanation:
“Of course, the ultimate fulfillment of both prophecies would come in the same time frame—when Christ comes to rule the earth.”
So there is supposed to be a less than ultimate fulfillment of the prophecy under way now?
Actually, the Everlasting Kingdom is the entire fulfillment of an amazing unconditional covenant that Elohim made to Abraham. The promises that Elohim made to Abraham and his descendants—what has been dubbed the “Abrahamic covenant” was really just the first contact between Elohim and the progenitor of His chosen race of people. (This race was chosen for a mission-not due to righteousness.)
Genesis 17:1-8 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, Yehovah appeared to Abram, and told him, “I’m El Shaddai. Come into My presence and be blameless. 2 I’ll establish My covenant between Me and you, and increase your numbers greatly”. 3 Abram fell facedown, and Elohim told him, 4 As for Me, My covenant is with you! You’ll be the father of very many nations. 5 You’ll no longer be called Abram, but your name will be Abraham, because I’ve made you the father of very many nations. 6 I’ll make you exceedingly fruitful. Your descendants will establish many nations. Kings will be descended from you. 7 I’ll establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you, thruout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be your Elohim and the Elohim of your descendants after you. 8 I’ll give you and your descendants after you the land where you are living, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession. I’ll be their Elohim.
The ultimate fulfillment of the promises (plural) is that Abraham and his more worthy “descendants” will be resurrected into the everlasting city of New Jerusalem:
Hebrews 11:8-13 By faith Abraham, when he was called by name, heard that he was to leave home and go to a place where he would receive an inheritance, so he went out not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he went to live in the land that was promised to him, as in a foreign land, and lived in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who also inherited the same promise, 10 because he was looking forward to the city with permanent foundations, whose architect [Gr. technites] and builder is Yehovah.
11 By faith Sarah also, who was sterile, was given the ability to have children, even tho she was past the time of ‘life’ for this, and gave birth because she firmly believed that the One who had made the promise was trustworthy. 12 So from one man who was failing from old age, descendants were born as numerous as the stars in the heavens, and as countless as grains of sand on the seashore.
13 All these people died in faith without receiving what was promised, but they saw it from a distance, and were jubilant about it, acknowledging that they were aliens and pilgrims in the land.
Still the journey to the Everlasting Kingdom was begun when Abraham first began to obey Elohim. That is when your journey to eternal life begins as well—when you begin to unconditionally obey Elohim.
Jeremiah 2:7-12 I brought you into a fertile land to enjoy its bounty and goodness. But you came and defiled My land, and made My heritage an abomination. 8 The priests didn’t ask, “Where is Yehovah”? And those who taught the Torah didn’t know Me. The rulers turned against Me, and the prophets prophesied in the name of Baal, and pursued worthless ‘idols’. 9 So I’ll bring My case against you,’ says Yehovah, ‘and I’ll bring a case against your grandchildren.
10 Cross over to the islands of Cyprus and take a look. Send someone to Kedar, and have them look carefully to see if there has ever been anything like this! 11 Has a nation ever changed its gods, that aren’t really gods? But My people have traded their splendor for worthless ‘idols’. 12 Be appalled over this, heavens. Be terribly afraid, says Yehovah.
Jeremiah 3:14-18 Come back, you apostate people’, says Yehovah because I have married you. I’ll take one of you from this city, and two from that family, and I’ll bring you to Zion. 15 I’ll give you shepherds who understand Me, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. 16 And when your land is again filled with people, says Yehovah, they’ll no longer say, “The ark of the covenant of Yehovah.” It won’t come to mind, they won’t remember it or miss it, or make another one. 17 At that time they’ll call Jerusalem ‘The Throne of Yehovah’, and all of the nations will gather there in the name of Yehovah, to Jerusalem. They’ll cease to ‘live by’ their stubbon evil desires. 18 In those days the ‘nation’ of Judah will live with the ‘nation’ of Israel, and you’ll return together from the Land of the North, to the land that I gave to your ancestors as an inheritance.
Jeremiah 17:24-27 “Still, if you pay attention to Me, says Yehovah, and not bring any loads thru the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, and keep the Sabbath day kadosh by doing no work on it, 25 then kings and princes sitting on David’s throne will enter thru the gates of this city, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their princes, as well as the men of Judah, and the citizens of Jerusalem. This city will be inhabited forever. 26 They’ll come from the cities of Judah, and from the vicinity of Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin, from the lowland, from the hill country, and from the Negev, bringing burnt offerings, zebakim, grain offerings and frankincense, and bringing thank offerings to Yehovah’s Temple.” 27 But if you won’t listen to Me and keep the Sabbath day kadosh, and refrain from carrying loads thru the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I’ll set the gates of Jerusalem on fire. The fire will burn down the palaces in Jerusalem, and it won’t be extinguished.”
The information on this site is all in some way relevant to this premise.
There very well may be. But another crown is prophesied to be worn by an end time Disciple/priest of Elohim. This occurs as John is to “measure the temple of Elohim”. It is important to discern what this phrase means because you will likely see this happen and will need to respond. The following Bible verses make plain a specific prophecy from the book of Revelation. The rebuilding of the temple in Yehoshua’s day is a parallel portrayal to what will happen in the latter day building of yet another temple by a latter day “Yehoshua”—one of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11. Both Zechariah chapters 3 and 4 prove the connection. Especially notice the reference to the “two olive trees” and the “lamp stands” of both Zechariah and Revelation.
Revelation 11:1-6 Then I, John, was given a measuring reed like a staff, and the messenger stood and said, “Get up and measure the Temple of Yehovah and the altar and those who worship there. 2 But don’t measure the courtyard outside of the Temple. Leave it out, because it has been given to the heathens, and they’ll trample the kadosh city underfoot for forty-two months. 3 I’ll commission My Two Witnesses. They’ll prophesy for 1,260 days, wearing sackcloth. 4 They are the two olive trees and the two menorahs standing in the presence of the Aloha of the earth. 5 If anyone wants to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies—if anyone wants to harm them they must be killed in the same way. 6 These Witnesses have the power to shut up the sky, to keep rain from falling during those days [Gr. “of prophecy”], and they have power over bodies of water to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with any disaster as often as they want.
Here are the only texts in the Bible that explains what John was referring to—for anyone who cares to make the connection.
Zechariah 4:11-14 Then I asked Him, “What are the two olive trees to the right and left of the menorah?” 12 I asked him a second time, “What are the two olive branches beside the two golden pipes, pouring golden oil from them?” 13 He replied, “Don’t you know what these are?” And I said, “No Master.” 14 Then he said, “These are the two anointed ones who stand by the Sovereign of the whole earth.”
Zechariah 6:10-14 “Take silver and gold from the exiles, specifically Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, and the same day enter the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they’ve arrived from Babylon. 11 Take silver and gold, and make a crown, and put it on the head of Yehoshua the high priest, the son of Jehozadak, 12 and tell him: This is what Yehovah, the ‘Warrior’ King says: Here is the man called the Branch. He’ll branch out of his place, and he’ll rebuild Yehovah’s Temple! 13 Yes, He’ll rebuild Yehovah’s Temple. He’ll receive royal honor. He’ll sit and rule from his throne and he’ll also serve as a priest from his throne, and there will be perfectly sound council between the two responsibilities. 14 The crowns will be given to Helem, and Tobijah, and Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, as a memorial in Yehovah’s Temple.
There is a fulfilled prophecy in the Scriptures that few people know of. The Northern Kingdom of Israel—the “Lost 10 Tribes”—not the Jews—lost the “first” Battle of Armageddon and went into captivity. Jezreel is essentially the same place as Armageddon!
Hosea 1:4-5 Yehovah told him, “Name him Jezreel, because in a little while I’ll avenge the blood of Jezreel on the ‘dynasty’ of Jehu, and put an end to the kingdom of Israel. 5 At that time I’ll break the bow [military] of Israel in the JEZREEL VALLEY.
But just as Yeshua (Jesus) ascended from the Mount of Olives and will return to the same place, so too the Lost Ten Tribes will regain their independence beginning where they lost it—in Armageddon! They will choose one leader and retake the land!
Hosea 1:10-11 Yet the number of the people of Israel will be like the sand of the seashore that can’t be measured or numbered, and then, in the location where they were told, ‘You are not My people’, they’ll be called ‘sons of the living Elohim.’ 11 The descendants of Judah and Israel will be reunited, and THEY’LL APPOINT A LEADER FOR THEMSELVES, and flourish in the land, because the DAY OF JEZREEL will be PROFOUND.”[Jezreel is essentially the valley of Armageddon.]
When all of Israel retakes the land—all the way from the Nile river to the River Euphrates (Genesis 15:18)—it will be due to miraculous intervention. As they say: Don’t try this at home. These invincible soldiers will all be at least as powerful as David was when he killed Goliath and some will be as powerful as “Angel of the Lord”. And yes, all of the tribes will know Yeshua “whom they have pierced”.
Zechariah 12:8-10 When that day comes Yehovah will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the weakest of them will be like David, and David’s descendants will be like Elohim, like the Messenger of Yehovah going before them. 9 When that day comes I’ll begin to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 Then I’ll pour on the dynasty of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of favor and a plea for mercy. They’ll look at Me, the One they’ve pierced, and they’ll mourn for Him, like someone mourns for their only son, and they’ll grieve bitterly for Him, like someone cries over a firstborn.
Watch for these events. Better yet, participate!
Ironically, we tend to think of Elohim wearing a crown but the Bible concentrates on Elohim’s people wearing the crowns! Strive to get one!
1 Peter 5:4 When the sovereign Shepherd appears, you’ll receive a magnificent crown from Him that will never fade away.
Isaiah 62:1-3 For Zion’s sake I won’t remain silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I won’t remain quiet, until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her deliverance like a burning torch. 2 The nations will see your righteousness, and every king your splendor. You’ll be called by a new name that Yehovah will announce. 3 You’ll be a beauty crown in Yehovah’s hand, and a royal diadem in Elohim’s hand.
1 Corinthians 9:25 Everyone who enters an athletic contest is well disciplined in every regard. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we, one that is imperishable.
2 Timothy 4:8 So from now on, a CROWN of righteousness is awaiting me, that our Master, the righteous Judge will compensate me with on that Day; and not only me, but everyone who longs for His return.
Revelation 3:11-12 I AM COMING QUICKLY! Hold tightly onto what you have, so that no one takes your crown. 12 I’ll make anyone who is victorious a pillar in the Temple of Yehovah, and they’ll never be separated from the assembly, and I’ll write Yehovah’s name on them, and the name of New Jerusalem that descends from the heavens from my Yehovah, and My own new name..
Do You Know Where the scepter is? The scepter was originally a staff, such as a shepherd carried for support in walking over rough terrain and also used for defensive purposes when his flock was endangered. Webster’s dictionary defines it as: “A rod or wand, bourn in the hand as an emblem of regal or imperial power or authority: sovereignty: supremacy”. Tradition has made the scepter quite ornate. Biblically, the words scepter, rod, staff are synonymous:
Isaiah 14:5 Yehovah has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers,
Jeremiah 48:17 Mourn for him, all you surrounding nations, everyone who knows his name should say, ‘See how the mighty scepter has been broken,the staff of splendor!’
Scepters were originally made of wood the world over, even into the twentieth century in China.
An example of a wooden “scepter” is Aaron’s staff or rod that blossomed:
Numbers 17:8 When Moses went into the tent of the testimony the next day, he saw that Aaron’s staff for the house of Levi had sprouted, formed buds, blossomed, and produced almonds!
An excellent example of “sceptering” is the use of “the rod of Elohim”.
Exodus 4:20 Moses took his wife and sons, and put them on a donkey, and returned to the land of Egypt. Moses took Elohim’s staff in his hand.
It is with this rod, or scepter, that Moses and Aaron commanded the plagues of Egypt to occur.
Exodus 7:17 This is what Yehovah says, “Here is how you’ll know that I am Yehovah. I’ll strike the water in the Nile with the rod in my hand, and it will turn into blood.
The rest of the plagues are recorded in Exodus chapters 7-10. So much for the definition, now for the shock and awe!
The dynasty story has a long and fantastic history. The British Royal family can trace their dynasty all the way back to King David of Judah, as can every American President! The following quotations catalog the unusual story, but apparently without any clue as to the “why” of it.
“L O N D O N, October 25, 2000
“Political Blue Blood—Bush and Gore’s Bloodline Battle
“Do presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush have royal connections? Buckingham Palace politely declined to comment.
“When it comes to picking the winner in the American presidential race, Britain’s leading chroniclers of royal ancestors say they’ve never been wrong—not once in almost 200 years. Based on facts gleaned from the old scrolls and dusty archives of Burke’s Peerage - researchers of royal bloodlines since 1826 - the Brits wager it will be Texas Gov. George W. Bush. “The presidential candidate with the most royal genes and chromosomes has, up to now, always won the White House,” say the researchers at Burke’s Peerage. They say Bush’s blue blood runs thicker than Vice President Al Gore’s. In fact it trumps the royal ties of every other President to date, including his father’s. It seems George W. has inherited his mother’s deep blue blood-line.
“His Royal Highness, King Dubya
“Burke’s publishing director, Harold Brooks-Baker says Bush’s royal connections are startling. “[Bush] is closely related to every European Monarch both on and off the throne,” says Brooks-Baker. Some of the governor’s royal kin include Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother, Duchess Sarah “Fergy” Ferguson and even the late Princess Diana. His most prominent ancestor may be England’s King Charles II, who shared the governor’s vision of a strong military. Going back nearly 1000 years, Brooks-Baker points out both the Bush and Pierce families [Barbara Bush’s maiden name is Pierce] were high society. “Not one member of his family was working class, middle class, or even middle, middle class,” he notes.”
“History bears out that the scepter has not departed from Judah. Prophecy bears out that the people who survive the Day of Yehovah (the “Lord”) will be obedient to their King.
Genesis 49:10-11 The scepter won’t depart from Judah, nor decrees of law from between his feet, until Shiloh comes, the One all nations will obey. 11 He teathered his foal to a grapevine, and his donkey’s colt to a choice vine. He washes his clothes in wine, and his robes in the blood of grapes.
Numbers 24:17 I see him, but not now. I see him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob. A scepter will emerge from Israel [Yeshua], and crush thru the forehead of Moab, and destroy all the sons of buttocks.
Hebrews 1:8 But of the Son He said, “Your throne, O Yehovah, is for all eternity, and the scepter of Your Kingdom is a scepter of righteousness.
One of the more intriguing references to the “rod” is the one that introduces the Two Witnesses to the world.
Revelation 11:1 Then I, John, was given a measuring reed like a staff...
The Greek word “kalamos” is identical to the Hebrew word “maqqel”, and means rod, scepter, branch or staff, such as Moses and Aaron used in ancient Egypt when they commanded the great plagues to commence, so this measuring the Temple reference appears to have something to do with governing the temple in addition to laying out the blueprint.
John’s “rod” means: “rod, staff, royal scepter or even branch” according to the searchgodsword.org
John’s prophecy about measuring a future temple is tied to Ezekiel’s:
Ezekiel 43:10-11 Human son, describe the Temple to the ‘nation’ of Israel, so that they’ll be ashamed of their wickedness, and have them measure the diagram, 11 and if they are ashamed of everything they’ve done, then elaborate on the design of the Temple, its arrangements, its exits and its entrances, the entire diagram, with all its ordinances and laws, and write it in plain sight, so that they can accurately view its design, and all its statutes, and carry them out.
Quite interestingly, the Two Witnesses, in the immediate context of the measuring (Revelation 11:6 above), will perform miraculous signs similar to those that preceded the First Exodus.
There is a tie in to the First Exodus and a reed staff in Ezekiel:
Ezekiel 29:6 All the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am Yehovah, because they’ve been a staff of reed to the family of Israel. [Compare Isaiah 36:6]
The supreme example of the use of the “rod” is the scepter of iron. The word “rod” implies a billy club. Scepter would be a more suitable rendering.
Revelation 12:5 She gave birth to a Son who is to rule all nations with a scepter of iron. Her Child was quickly taken up to Yehovah and to His throne.
Revelation 19:15 A sharp two-edged sword came from His mouth, and with it He could strike down the nations. He’ll rule the nations with a royal scepter of iron, and He’ll tread the winepress of the fierce anger of Yehovah the Sovereign.
I seriously doubt that Yeshua’s scepter will resemble a piece of rebar! The connotation of iron simply implies great strength. Perhaps a bad example, but one that is to the point, is found in Daniel:
Daniel 2:41-42 The feet and toes you saw were partly ceramic clay, and partly iron, so it will be a divided kingdom. Like the iron mixed with ceramic clay that you saw, it will have some of the strength of iron. 42 Like the toes of the feet that were partly iron and partly ceramic clay, so some of the kingdom will be strong, and some of it brittle.
The scepter is yet another symbol pertaining to the “everlasting kingdom”. The following Scriptural references provided the inspiration for the title of this book:
Psalm 145:10-13 Everything that You have made will thank You, Yehovah. Your kadosh ones will praise You. 11 They’ll speak of the splendor of Your Kingdom, and talk about Your power, 12 to reveal to ‘humanity’ His mighty acts, the splendor of the majesty of His Kingdom. 13 Your kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom. Your dominion endures thruout every generation. Yehovah is faithful in all His words, and loving in everything He does. [Clarke’s Commentary]
Daniel 4:3 How great are His miracles, and how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom, and His dominion endures from generation to generation.
Daniel 7:27 The kingdom and the sovereignty, and the majesty of every kingdom under every sky will be given to the kadosh ones, the people of the Highest One. His kingdom is an Everlasting Kingdom, and every sovereign will serve, hear, and obey Him.”
While searching for clues about next years 2012 election, I found some interesting sites. I was not even aware of this kind of coverage, but bear in mind that people who don’t see Elohim’s hand in this believe that some human conspiracy is capable of pulling this off! Check out here, here and here!
So far I haven’t found any presidential contenders who have royal genes. However I haven’t spent much time searching, but Sarah Palin who has been very quiet lately is in the right family. I had given up on her running until today (9/24/11) when I learned of her bloodline here! Given Obama’s falling popularity and Sarah’s genealogy, she is my pick for president, unless someone else from King David’s lineage pops up.
In hindsight, Burke’s Peerage should probably conclude that any candidate with the Davidic royal genes of either President Bush or Senator Kerry qualifies to fulfill the following requirements:
Jeremiah 33:17 This is what Yehovah says: David will never fail to have a son capable of sitting on the throne of the ‘nation’ of Israel,
Here is the link to Burke’s Peerage. But they have apparently removed the “barons registry link”, and they never made a prediction after their winning streak was broken in 2004 when both contenders were very blue blooded.
Here is a very quick illustrative quote attributed to Burke’s Peerage, the respected genealogical society.
SENATOR JOHN KERRY’S ROYAL LINEAGE Burke’s Peerage has now completed much of the research on Senator John Kerry. This research proves that he is definitely more royal by blood than any former American President, including General Washington (related to 12 of the 25 British Dukes and the late Queen Mother) and both Presidents Bush (related to Queen Elizabeth II, 20 of the 25 Dukes and numerous European Princes). Senator Kerry is related to all the royal houses of Europe.
Senator Kerry’s royal descent even includes the Albanian royal house. These relationships are direct through the Senator’s mother, Rosemary Forbes. Her father was descended from William Forbes, Laird of Newe. The Baronets of Newe are extant. It is via this family that the Democratic candidate is descended from Henry II, King of England and father of Richard the Lionheart who was leader of the third Crusade in 1189.
Senator Kerry is also closely related to the Winthrop family of Boston, Mass. His maternal grandmother was Margaret Tyndal Winthrop, who was the wife of James Grant Forbes and the granddaughter of Robert Winthrop, Speaker of the House of Representatives, from 1847 to 1849. The Senator’s ancestor, John Winthrop, was the first Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 17th Century. It is this connection that gives Sen. Kerry a descent many times over from Henry III, King of England.
Senator Kerry’s father’s family was originally Jewish by religion and Burke’s Peerage is hoping to document this inheritance. Roger Powell, the leading British genealogist, is on record as saying, “Senator Kerry’s Jewish roots appear to have become almost extinguished in favour of his WASP ancestry.” We know that the Senator’s grandfather gave up the Jewish religion in favour of Roman Catholicism about a hundred years ago. The name was originally Kohn and the family came from what was then Czechoslovakia.
Sen. Kerry is also descended on his mother’s side from Henry I, King of France, and his wife, Anne of Kiev. He is a direct descendant of a daughter of King Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon King of England. As a collateral descendant of Constantine Monamacaqs IX, Emperor of Byzantium, Sen. Kerry is related to all the monarchs of the royal house of France, including a double relationship with Francis I, Louis XIV, Louis XV, sadly with Louis XVI (guillotined) and also Louis XIX, Charles X and the present day Louis XX of France.
The above blood line gives Sen. Kerry kinship with the royal houses of Sweden, Norway, Denmark and the princely House of Rus founded in 862 A.D. Amongst his kinsmen can be counted Ivan IV, “The Terrible”, Tsar of all the Russia’s. His descent from the princely House of Rus gives him modern relations, living today, amongst the princely Russian families of Dolgorouky and Obolensky.
I’m not going to wait on Burke’s Peerage to pick a candidate for this years Presidential election any longer, [I’m not sure they did] based on a particular candidates genealogical descent (or lack of it) from King David. I’m going to allow this quote to suffice for this election, as well as the link to a relevant article that shows yet another strange coincidence”. The 2004 and 2000 election cycle quotations help put things in perspective. It appears that Obama will join a long line of American Presidents with the royal genes of King David. Of course David’s own sons were nothing to brag about.
“Obama has a prolific presidential lineage that features Democrats and Republicans. His distant cousins include President George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Harry S. Truman and James Madison. Other Obama cousins include Vice President Dick Cheney, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill and Civil War General Robert E. Lee.”
(Reuters) - Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is distantly related to six past presidents, including George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Franklin D. Roosevelt, genealogists said on Tuesday
Online database Ancestry.com released a report showing the former Massachusetts governor also has ties to Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Pierce and Herbert Hoover through an English landowner who lived in the 1500s.
Odd political lineage is not new. The website has found far-away family connections linking Obama to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and George W. Bush, his 11th cousin.
"It's not exceptional to be related to a president, not at all," said Gary Boyd Roberts, a researcher at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. "Most of us are related to a dozen, half dozen presidents."
Because of the long history of intermarriage among immigrant groups in the United States, Americans with colonial links in their family history could on average be related to six or seven former presidents, he said.
Romney is well connected because of the number of presidents who have come from New England where his earliest U.S. ancestors migrated to in the 1600s.
"His family has very deep American roots," said Anastasia Harman, lead family historian for Ancestry.com.
Roberts said Romney could actually be related to as many as 15 presidents, including Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter. He can also claim a distant relation to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and Mormon settlers, Roberts said.
"It's a typical but wonderful story ... . It captures a lot of strands of world history that we all represent," he said.
The report from Ancestry.com found that Republican hopeful and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman is also related to the Bush presidents, Roosevelt and Coolidge.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is only related to Harry Truman, according to the research. The site had not studied former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, the main rival of Romney in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. (Editing by Xavier Briand)
OK, I absolutely never expected that lightning would strike the same place twice, but Obama got in again!
October 31, 2015 Update: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both related to the Royal family (& naturally each other). Jeb Bush is closely related. Yet Brad Pitt, Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin (all royal family) could all technically jump into the race. Then again Al Gore, John Kerry or Mitt Romney might just decide to run as well. Even constitutionalist Ted Cruz is related, but I don’t know who is related enough to matter at this point! Until the Bush / Kerry race, Burke’s Peerage always assumed that the guy with the most royal ties would win. After that it became apparent that a good number of family ties was sufficient. The links in this paragraph demonstrate the latest advances of computerized genealogy, but show little regard to the strength of their blue bloodedness. More data is needed to pick the winner in advance this go around. Geneaology serves more in ruling (pun) people out. US Senators also have a strong proclivity of being descended from Royal blue blood!...Like for example President Obama is related to Ted Cruz.
1/2/2021 Update: Look Who’s Related: Joe Biden and John Adams
But: Look Who’s Related: George Washington and all the Presidents, including Trump
Where Did The Name America Really Come From?
(12-27-16) a fascinating article that truly explains Psalm 89!