He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, You know.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.’ Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life. I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.’” (Ezekiel 37:3-6)
Ten Parts in the King offers an explanation for the Torah Awakening among Christians, linking it to the prophecies of Israel’s restoration. Every part of Scripture, from Moses to the Prophets to the Apostles, points to the restoration of both parts of Israel: the Jewish House of Judah, and the non-Jewish House of Israel, also known as Joseph and Ephraim. The Jewish people have been the visible portion of the nation for millennia, but now in the latter days the House of Joseph/Ephraim is becoming visible as Christians embrace the Hebrew roots of their faith. For millennia, these Two Witnesses have provided testimony of God’s sovereignty, faithfulness, and desire to fulfill His covenant promises of redemption. Without both witnesses, the testimony of the Creator and the fulfillment of His redemptive plans remains incomplete.
The Greatest Topic of Prophecy in the Bible
It comes as a surprise to Christians to learn that the single greatest topic of prophecy in the entire Bible is not the coming and return of Messiah, but the restoration of the tribes of Israel as a nation. The Messiah is central to this process, being not only the Redeemer of the nation, but the coming King who will reign over Israel on the throne of his father David. However, there is more detail in scripture about the establishment of the nation, its division into two rival kingdoms, its judgment and exile for disobedience to God’s Covenant, and its eventual restoration as an act of Divine redemption that will bring salvation to all the nations of the earth. Moreover, while the nation of Israel is Jewish at its core, the greater part of it is not Jewish. This non-Jewish portion is known in scripture by the names House of Israel, House of Joseph, and House of Ephraim. They are, in fact, the ten “Lost Tribes” of Israel’s Northern Kingdom, conquered by the Assyrian Empire in 721 BCE and dispersed among all the nations of the earth. Ten Parts in the King examines the past and future history of this long-forgotten portion of the Hebrew nation, demonstrating from scripture how the House of Joseph/Ephraim has resurfaced largely in the Christian church, and is prophesied to join with the House of Judah (the Jewish people) in a reunited and restored Messianic Kingdom at the end of the age.