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I Will Make Nations”



STEP 4- Where are the Ten Tribes today?

Pastor Rev. C.E. Stephen Coates

Sunday Morning June 9th, 2013

Who are they?

The Bible shows that the 10 tribes must exist today if prophecy is to be fulfilled, and if what Jesus said is to come to pass. If you're looking for a mission person, you issue a description, and in the pages of Scripture we read of the marks of identity by which we may find the "lost" ten tribes.

Many Nations
Genesis 17:3-6

Gen 17:3  

And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

Gen 17:4  

As for me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

Gen 17:5  

Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

Gen 17:6  

And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

A Nation and a Company of Nations
Genesis 35:11 (Natural and Spiritual)

Gen 35:11  

And God said unto him, I [am] God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins;

A great people and a Multitude of Nations
Genesis 48:13-19.

Gen 48:13  

And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's right hand, and brought [them] near unto him.

Gen 48:14  

And Israel stretched out his right hand, and laid [it] upon Ephraim's head, who [was] the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh [was] the firstborn.

Gen 48:15  

And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day,

Gen 48:16  

The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

Gen 48:17  

And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

Gen 48:18  

And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this [is] the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

Gen 48:19  

And his father refused, and said, I know [it], my son, I know [it]: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

Note also Genesis 49, prophecies for the last days.

Gen 49:1  

And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you [that] which shall befall you in the last days.

Gen 49:2  

Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.

Gen 49:3  

Reuben, thou [art] my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:

Gen 49:4  

Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father's bed; then defiledst thou [it]: he went up to my couch.

Gen 49:5  

Simeon and Levi [are] brethren; instruments of cruelty [are in] their habitations.

Gen 49:6  

O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.

Gen 49:7  

Cursed [be] their anger, for [it was] fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

Gen 49:8  

Judah, thou [art he] whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand [shall be] in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee.

Gen 49:9  

Judah [is] a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

Gen 49:10  

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].

Gen 49:11  

Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:

Gen 49:12  

His eyes [shall be] red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

Gen 49:13  

Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he [shall be] for an haven of ships; and his border [shall be] unto Zidon.

Gen 49:14  

Issachar [is] a strong ass couching down between two burdens:

Gen 49:15  

And he saw that rest [was] good, and the land that [it was] pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.

Gen 49:16  

Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.

Gen 49:17  

Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

Gen 49:18  

I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

Gen 49:19  

Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

Gen 49:20  

Out of Asher his bread [shall be] fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.

Gen 49:21  

Naphtali [is] a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

Gen 49:22  

Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful bough by a well; [whose] branches run over the wall:

Gen 49:23  

The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot [at him], and hated him:

Gen 49:24  

But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty [God] of Jacob; (from thence [is] the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

Gen 49:25  

[Even] by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

Gen 49:26  

The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

Gen 49:27  

Benjamin shall ravin [as] a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.

Gen 49:28  

All these [are] the twelve tribes of Israel: and this [is it] that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.

Gen 49:29  

And he charged them, and said unto them, I am to be gathered unto my people: bury me with my fathers in the cave that [is] in the field of Ephron the Hittite,

Gen 49:30  

In the cave that [is] in the field of Machpelah, which [is] before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought with the field of Ephron the Hittite for a possession of a buryingplace.

Gen 49:31  

There they buried Abraham and Sarah his wife; there they buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife; and there I buried Leah.

Gen 49:32  

The purchase of the field and of the cave that [is] therein [was] from the children of Heth.

Gen 49:33  

And when Jacob had made an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the bed, and yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.

As stars in heaven and the sand on the seashore
Genesis 22:17. God promised that the descendants of Israel would be as numerous as the stars of the heaven and as the sand of the sea.

Gen 22:17  

That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

In many waters 
Numbers 24:7 (In different oceans of the earth)

Num 24:7  

He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed [shall be] in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.

Sons of God 
Hosea 1:10-11 Only through the atoning and reconciling work of Jesus Christ can a man become a son of God, hence New Testament believers are sons of God, see John 1:12

Hsa 1:10  

Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye [are] not my people, [there] it shall be said unto them, [Ye are] the sons of the living God.

Hsa 1:11  

Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great [shall be] the day of Jezreel.

Blessing to all nations
Genesis 12:1-3

Gen 12:1  

Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

Gen 12:2  

And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

Gen 12:3  

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

and 22:17-18

Gen 22:17  

That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Gen 22:18  

And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

The people commonly known as Jews in the present day do not and cannot fulfil these prophecies. We owe a great debt to those who are truly descended from the tribe of Judah, for Jesus (the "chief Ruler": 1 Chronicles 5:2)

1Ch 5:2  

For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him [came] the chief ruler; but the birthright [was] Joseph's:)

came out of the lineage of Judah (Hebrews 7:14)

Hbr 7:14  

For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

and the faithful Judahites helped to preserve the Old Testament for us. And while they are the "Scepter" people (Genesis 49:10),

The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him [shall] the gathering of the people [be].

they are not the "Birthright" people (1 Chronicles 5:2)

1Ch 5:2  

For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him [came] the chief ruler; but the birthright [was] Joseph's:)

The marks of identity, some of which are listed above, show clearly that Israel in the last days must be a major world power, consisting of many nations, including a great people, and a Christian and missionary people.

Those who today call themselves Jews do not fit the bill (see Revelation 2:9

Rev 2:9  

I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan.

and 3:9),

Rev 3:9  

Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.


Israelite tribes migrated - Anglo-Saxondom and kindred peoples have been a blessing to all the world, and have been almost entirely responsible for taking the Gospel to the World.

Compare with the Anglosphere map…

They still are a great people, and a multitude of nations. The Anglo-Saxon and kindred peoples are as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand of the sea, they have spread throughout the world (Genesis 28:13-14).

Gen 28:13  

And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I [am] the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

Gen 28:14  

And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

They have, through faith in Jesus Christ, become sons of God and they are in many waters (oceans of the world). 

The Anglo Saxon and kindred peoples fit this description. Therefore . . . 

It follows that the people of Great Britain, United States of America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, and some of Europe, are descended from the House of Israel (The Ten Tribes) 

God said in
Isaiah 42:18-24

Isa 42:18  

Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.

Isa 42:19  

Who [is] blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger [that] I sent? who [is] blind as [he that is] perfect, and blind as the LORD'S servant?

Isa 42:20  

Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

Isa 42:21  

The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make [it] honourable.

Isa 42:22  

But this [is] a people robbed and spoiled; [they are] all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

Isa 42:23  

Who among you will give ear to this? [who] will hearken and hear for the time to come?

Isa 42:24  

Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.

and 43:1

Isa 43:1  

But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called [thee] by thy name; thou [art] mine.

that Israel would be BLIND and DEAF to her identity and mission, and this is largely true even until today. But His Word reveals the truth!


Gal 6:14  

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

Gal 6:15  

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Gal 6:16  

And as many as walk according to this rule, peace [be] on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

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