A "Nation" and a Commonwealth of Nations"
Remember now the birthright promise was given to the
two tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh,
not to the other tribes or their descendants.
These two birthright tribes were part of the northern Nation of Israel.
Notice again the original promise: "A nation and company of nations shall be of thee" (Genesis 35:11).
Remember, in passing on the birthright promise the dying Jacob (Israel) said of Ephraim and Manasseh, sons of Joseph, "...let my name be named on them" (Genesis 48:16).Hence it is they, the descendants of Ephraim (the British) and Manasseh ( the Americans) who are primarily referred to in prophecy under the names of Jacob or Israel.
Continuing, Jacob added, ..... and
let them grow into a multitude." Then, speaking of Manasseh and
his descendants alone, Jacob said prophetically:
..... he also shall become a people [nation], and he also shall be great:
but truly his younger brother [Ephraim] shall be greater than he,
and his seed shall become a multitude [a company, or commonwealth] of nations" (Genesis 48:19).
In A.D. 1800 the United Kingdom
consisted of the British Isles,
a small part of India and of Canada and numerous little islands.
The United States consisted of the original 13 colonies and three added states plus wilderness territory.
Neither possessed great wealth or power, by comparison with later standards.
beginning in 1800 these two little nations began to sprout
and to grow into vast national riches and power such as no people ever possessed.
Soon Britain's empire spread around the world, until the sun never set upon her possessions.
Canada, Australia, South Africa
were given dominion status, made free and independent nations,
ruling themselves independent of England, a company, or commonwealth, of nations joined together,
solely by the throne of David!
But why was that tremendous birthright, which was promised unconditionally to Abraham, repromised to Isaac and Jacob, never bestowed for millennia of time, until after A.D. 1800?
The answer is amazing exciting!
To understand this miraculous
burst into world dominance,
it is necessary to examine the very pivot of the Old Testament prophecies, the 26th chapter of Leviticus.
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