Ephraim Is My Firstborn

“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”.
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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.

Robbery in Tithing

Malachi 3:8-11 (KJV)

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.

Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation.

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.

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Note that the term or word use is “BRING” not “GIVE”, because you cannot give the things you don’t own. The TITHE belongs to GOD therefore as a faithful servant you must BRING BACK the things belongs to your MASTER. And more IMPORTANTLY it will determine if you are serving God or not: “Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not” – Malachi 3:18.

Many religious teachers are trying to change the laws of God and remove tithing from Christians. Those teachers are obviously don’t have personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. It is because God’s ways never changes nor His statutes, and nor His character for “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever” – Hebrews 13:8. The acts of removing Tithing is a direct denial of Jesus Christ whom is the Very Word of God.

Tithe belongs to God, so, when you withhold it and use it, that becomes a robbery, and you are robbing no less than the GOD Himself. So, you missed the blessings and protections as promised.  Some will say it is no longer for Christians and then quote 2 Corinthians 9 which is a totally different topic (a charity and donation topic) and cannot be connected to Tithing.

Some will say it is only for the Jews or Israelis but actually it is for all because the Bible is for all, and Jesus is for all, and He has broken the wall of division and united us into one citizenship. Please refer to this article for more details: One Citizenship

So, the bottom line of teachers against Tithing is “Robbery” whose purpose is to search, kill, and destroy.

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10

So, if you want to have a more abundant life, no sickness, and no calamities: bring back the tithes faithfully.  Shun also your idols as you might bring the tithes to them.

Don’t ever try to follow the Jews whom God rebuked of robbery.

Shun those false teachers that scattered around the world!

You will know the false teachers by their life and character.

May the Word of God enlighten you! Gob bless!

Jesus – The God of Abraham

“I am telling you the truth,” Jesus replied. “Before Abraham was born, ‘I Am’.” – John 8:58 GNT

The verse 58 of John 8 clearly state that Jesus existed even before the birth of Abraham and He was called “I AM”.

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Jesus Christ is the GREAT I AM.

I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ He is the God of the living, not of the dead.”  – Matthew 22:32 GNT

Now, as for the dead being raised: haven’t you ever read in the Book of Moses the passage about the burning bush? There it is written that God said to Moses, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’  – Mark 12:26 GNT

Do those things that will show that you have turned from your sins. And don’t start saying among yourselves that Abraham is your ancestor. I tell you that God can take these rocks and make descendants for Abraham!  – Luke 3:8 GNT

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.”  – Revelation 1:8 KJV

Hallelujah to the Lamb! He is worthy of our praise!