“9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.” – Jeremiah 31:9
“Ephraim is my firstborn”? How could that be? How Ephraim could become the firstborn? The first born was Manasseh even though Jacob blessed him more but still he can’t be called firstborn. But it is GOD who declares “Ephraim Is My Firstborn”. So, what this phrase means?
This almost caused me no sleep that night but at later on the day on the next day while watching Perry Stone’s “Breaking the Gathering Together Code (703)” in YouTube, as he mentioned Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles, the Spirit of the Lord speaks to my heart its meaning: Ephraim represents the Lost Tribes whom became “The Gentiles” but also the reserved “Remnant of Israel“. This will be the “First Gathering” of the “First Harvest”, after “The First Fruits Offering – Jesus” have done at the cross. This is also basically means “The First Born for God“. The first batch to be “Raptured”.
Here is context in Jeremiah 31:6-12
6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
11 For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.