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The 2-houses theory. A true or a false theory?

20 Nisan 5780 | April 14th, 2020

I never heard about this theory before, until I saw a video of 119 Ministries, and later on a video of Passion for Truth Ministries.

To sum it up briefly: It is about the lost sheep of Israel, where Yeshua [Jesus] specifically came for.

Mathew 15:24
And He answering, said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Yisra’ĕl.”

The theory states that this ‘lost sheep of the house of Israel’ is the former northern kingdom named “Israel”, who were – according to 2 Kings 18:9-12, Hosea 1:6-9 and Jeremiah 3:8 – driven out of their land with a certificate of divorce by ADONAI1 יהוה. And by doing so, they became “Lo-Ammi [not My people]”. In Deuteronomy 30 ADONAI יהוה promised the children of Israel (that is, all the tribes of Israel) that he would gather them from the four winds of the earth – to where they have been scattered – and bring them back to the Promised Land. That is, if they turn their hearts from wicked ways back to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, which is also their God. From Deuteronomy 28 we read that our God, through Moses, told everyone who was present that day – that is: the children of Israel; the people that came with the Israelites out of Egypt and the offspring of both of them – that to them the blessings and the curse were presented. In Deuteronomy 31 we read that our God told Moses that everyone will break the covenant and follow other gods. In Ezekiel 37:15-28 our God explains through his prophet Ezekiel what He’s about to do, and we see that our God’s ‘goal’ is to bring Ephraim and Judah back together again. They both will be gathered by our God from the four winds of the earth and being brought back to the land Israel, the Promised Land. “Ephraim” (actually: Joseph, the piece of wood of Ephraim) is the name God gives to the Northern kingdom named “Israel” and “Judah” is the name God gives to the southern kingdom named “Judea”.

1. Great Lord, Lord most high

This theory goes on by stating that our God can’t make His promise without breaking His own rule. That is the rule, listed in Deuteronomy 24:

Deuteronomy 24:1-4
When a man takes a wife and shall marry her, then it shall be, if she finds no favour in his eyes because he has found a matter of uncoveredness in her, and he shall write her a certificate of divorce, and put it in her hand, and send her out of his house, and if she left his house and went and became another man’s wife, and the latter husband shall hate her and write her a certificate of divorce, and put it in her hand, and send her out of his house, or when the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife, then her former husband who sent her away is not allowed to take her back to be his wife after she has been defiled, for that would be an abomination before יהוה. And do not bring sin on the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you as an inheritance.

A woman isn’t defiled because her husband has died. The woman is declared ‘defiled’ because she had done something detestable. The fact is that her first husband had send her away with a certificate of divorce. Whatever happens to the woman, her first husband – ex-husband that is – isn’t allowed to take her back as his wife.