By: The FGT Team
There is a movement amongst the Torah Community that is growing day by day that everyone should know about, because it is false doctrine and very dangerous to be involved in, as some of the sects of Messianic Judaism. When I say “Messianic Judaism”, I mean the Yeshua/Jesus, Torah/Law observant Assembly of Messiah Yeshua/Jesus, the Kingdom of Israel, no matter whether in the Land or in the dispersia. So, the question asks, “Were/All all Hebrews Black or Hispanic according to race?”. I will give my answer then we will walk through the scriptures to confirm that my answers are Truth. Here is my answer to the question;
No, and does it matter?
Let’s start off confirming the first “No” part of the answer. Were all Israelites Black or Hispanic in ancient times? NO!!!! How can we tell? Since this Ministry believes in using PaRDeS for all scriptural interpretation, we will be using all levels to answer the questions, starting with the literal meaning, working on down to the deeper meanings of the scriptures. For information on what “PaRDeS is, a short teaching on the issue can be viewed here at 119 Ministries; http://www.119ministries.com/teachings/video-teachings/detail/four-levels/
So, were the Israelites that received the Marriage Covenant with YHVH/ The LORD black and Hispanic only? NO!!!!!! There were men from all places, and were a MIXED MULTITUDE.
Exo 12:37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. 38 And a MIXED MULTITUDE went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.
ערב רב, a Hebrew phrase pronounced “ay’-reb rab”, seen as “mixed multitude”, has a bit deeper meaning than simply a mixture of people from different places, it is defined as a “mongrel people”.
The second form used in 1Ki_10:15 with the article prefixed); from H6148; the web (or transverse threads of cloth); also a mixture, (or mongrel race): – Arabia, mingled people, mixed (multitude), woof.
Linguistically and historically, this is where we get the word “arab” from. The second word in the phrase is;
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality): – (in) abound (-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great (-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, [time]), (do, have) many (-ifold, things, a time), ([ship-]) master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply (-tude), officer, often [-times], plenteous, populous, prince, process [of time], suffice (-ient).
This gives us a picture of how many there were. It states that they owned “very much cattle”. When the Covenant was given at Sanai, these same numerous gentile group was with them, many accepting the Covenant that day, others later on during the Exodus. We have rules we must follow to be a Child of Israel, a Child of YHVH/The LORD.
Exo 12:43 And Yahweh said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:44 But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when thou hast CIRCUMCISED HIM, then shall he eat thereof.45 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth any of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof. 47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it. 48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, AND WHEN WILL KEEP THE PASSOVER TO YHVH, let ALL HIS MALES BE CIRCUMCISED, and then let him COME NEAR AND KEEP IT; and HE SHALL BE AS ONE BORN IN THE LAND: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof. 49 ONE TOTAH/LAW shall be to him that is HOMEBORN, AND UNTO THE STRANGER that sojourneth among you.
Ephesians 2 gives us confirmation that these instructions still very well apply, and that once one meets the requirements, he is no longer a stranger or foreigner, but a citizen of the Commonwealth of Israel, I.E., “one who is born in the Land” as Moses says.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in the Messiah Yahshua unto GOOD WORKS, which Elohim/God hath BEFOREHAND ORDAINED THAT WE SHOULD WALK IN THEM. 11 Wherefore remember, that ye being IN TIMES PAST GENTILES IN THE FLESH, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 That at that time ye were without the Messiah, BEINGS ALIENS FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL, and STRANGERS FROM THE COVENANTS(Plural) OF PROMISE, having no hope, and without Yahweh in the world: 13 But now in the Messiah Yahshua ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh BY THE BLOOD OF MESSIAH(The Passover Lamb).
Here Paul is giving us a “drash” or “hint” level of interpretation, linking what he is teaching directly to Exodus 12 and the instructions given to them that want to become a citizen of Israel, or “as one born in the Land”. He uses Exodus 12 for the base of His teaching to the Corinthians as well concerning the Passover and HOW it should properly be conducted.
1Co 11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place, THIS >>>>IS NOT<<<< TO EAT THE MASTER’S SUPPER(Passover).21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What? HAVE YOU NOT >>>>HOUSES<<<< TO EAT AND DRINK IN? or despise ye the assembly of Elohim/God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. 23 For I have received of the Master that which also I delivered unto you, That the Master Yahshua the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Master’s death till he come. 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Master, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Master. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Master’s body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
Paul makes a few points here about what is causing sickliness and death(sleep) in this Assembly, they were not conducting the Passover according to it’s ordinances, or as he says, drinking and eating it “unworthily”. He asks them if they have HOUSES to eat in, and specifically states that “communion” as it sounds they were doing is NOT good to do. Through these sets of scripture, we KNOW his teaching is coming from Exodus 12 directly, the very same set of instructions given for GENTILES to convert and become a citizen of the Commonwealth of Israel. My next question is this……..Who was Paul sent to preach to, the Jews, or the Gentiles? So, we see here that Paul is teaching these Gentiles the same Torah/Law/Instructions as given in Exo. 12 on how to convert and be a citizen of Israel. So, here alone, we have plenty of proof that not all Israelites were of black or Hispanic origens, Israel is consisted of ALL TRIBES,LANGUAGES, AND NATIONS. There is not one or two races or tribes of people that made up all of Israel. The color spectrum of their skin went from the whitest of the white to the darkest of the black and everything in between. After all, Joseph was indeed given a “coat of many colors”, all pun intended.
The second part of the question I ask is “does it matter?”. Well, according to the already shown scriptures, allow me to make it plain and easy……..
1Ti 1:3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 NIETHER GIVE HEED TO FABLES AND ENDLESS GENEALOGIES, which minister questions, rather than Yahweh’s edifying which is in faith: so do.
This is as plain and simple as it can get. Do not worry about endless Genealogies because it does what? CAUSES QUESTIONS INSTEAD OF EDIFYING FAITH! It does not matter what your race is, it does not matter what gender you are, it doesn’t matter if there were or are black and Hispanic Israelites, because their are, but there are also whites ones, yellow ones, mixed ones, arab ones, etc. etc. IT DOES NOT MATTER!!!!!! The ONLY thing that matters AT ALL is having Faith in the Master Yeshua/Jesus and doing what He has COMMANDED(not suggested) us. Separating ourselves because of race or genealogies was indeed prophesied, but it doesn’t mean we should do it, as it is not prophesied in a good LIGHT.
Mat 24:7 For NATION SHALL RISE AGAINST NATION, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
The Greek word for “nation” here is “ethnos”. It means literally, RACE. So it should say, “race shall rise against race, and Kingdom against Kingdom”. So, to them in the Black Israelite/Black Hebrew movement, I will say this boldly, STOP HELPING USURE IN THE BEGINNING OF SORROWS!!!!!!!! To them that have been QUESTIONING this doctrine, refer back to Paul and His words. Questioning genealogies is one of very few things we are instructed to ignore when it comes to “who’s in”. Now to be fair, I’m not going paint a broad brush here, because there are many sects within this movement just like ours. Some are very Militant, others are not. Some believe differently on certain issues than others, I am just presenting e rebuttal to their core beliefs. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT COLOR YOU ARE, ALL THAT MATTERS IS FAITH IN YESHUA AND DOING WHAT HE COMMANDS, Selah! This is a short warning and rebuttal on the matter, if you have QUESTIONS because you ignored Paul not to take heed to endless genealogies, ask us on our Facebook page here. https://www.facebook.com/?_rdr=p
May your eyes and ears be opened so you can be made whole, may the Ruach/Breath of Elohim/God reveal the Truth to you, Amein Amein.