The current designation of the nation of Judea that is in the land of Israel today is deceptive. There are no Israelites of any substantial numbers, outside of tourists, in Israel today. First, proselyting for Christianity is outlawed. The only Christians there are ones who owned land before May of 1948, such as the Greeks Orthodox Church in Jerusalem.
Next, the obstruction of Christianity is correctly applied. Rabbinical Judaism is the marker for the remnant of the nation of Judah. It is a cultural heritage, a blood-line, not a choice. Changing their religious persuasion would also change their social order, which would be a disaster for the people.
Christianity is the marker for the northern 10 tribes in their dispersion. It’s how God keeps up with who and where they are. Their enemies do the same, to the peril of their lives.
So, where are the Israelites today?
There are signs to look for. The first is a national flag with the colors of red, white and blue flown in the recently recorded past. The following descriptions are from the A. J. Johnson, New York publication of 1868. Some have changed radically as national boundaries have shifted in the world wars. Access the graphic by clicking this link:
Red, white and blue have represented the Euphrates River since the beginning of time, and the Israelites trace their roots back to Nimrod’s kingdom on that river where Abraham’s father was the chief prince under Nimrod. There will be a variety of shapes the colors are transitioned into, but the main colors, other than shields and insignias, are red, white and blue. All three are necessary. If even one of the colors differs, they are not Israelites. The flag of Germany is black, red and gold, sometimes with a one-headed eagle on a shield centered on it. The impression that it gives is that the main body of persons in the German nation is not Israelite, but descended from the Assyrians that captured northern Israel. The flags of most of the northern nations of Europe are mainly blue and white, indicating their derivation from the northern snow-country of the Euphrates River, and now settled in the snow-country of Europe.
The flag of the United States is composed of red and white alternating stripes with a blue field in the upper left corner, emblazoned with white stars. It is the most intricate design of all national flags. It also indicates an origin in the Euphrates River area.
The flag of Turkey is a red field with a white moon and star centered on it. That flag was the result of a Turkish general looking over the battlefield after an unusually bloody war reflecting the moon and star. It also reflects the origin of the Kazars, who merged with Judah, but are said to be related by blood from earlier times.
The Portuguese Man-of-War flag is interesting for its blue and white background with a red shield in the shape of Egypt bearing 12 castles divided into seven gold castles on a red shield and five gold castles on a white shield, and surmounted by a king’s crown of the sun-dial style in gold lined with a red cap. The Portuguese Standard has essentially the same shield and crown on a solid white background, with the addition of a cross on the foremost true-north indicator of the crown and a cross atop the orb that represents the entire world at the center of the top. This orb and cross are identical to the orb and cross held by the monarch of Britain during the coronation ceremony, indicating their intertwining of cultural identities.
The Russian Merchant flag is a stripe of white on top, a stripe of blue in the center, and a strip of red on the bottom, a remnant of their sea-trade with the Phoenicians going back to the dawn of merchant sailing ships. Their Standard flag is entirely different, consisting of a gold background and a double-headed eagle carrying a red and white Egyptian-shaped shield.
This shield in the shape of Egypt was first used by the two half-tribes of Joseph, each with the head of a bull with only one horn. It has since migrated to flags of other nations who have had interaction with the Ephraimite rulers of Israel in one form or another or have some other significant interaction with either Israel or the Phoenicians.
Another sign is the Christian religion, an off-shoot of the Jewish religion that sparked very bloody battles in the beginning of their history, but were muted by the teachings of the apostle Paul, a member of the priestly family whose trade was as a sea captain, and who was tasked with the calming of the hostilities by the high priest of his time. Paul’s conversion to the persuasion of the Christians ultimately cost him his life.
Another indicator is the emphasis on manufacture, with its associated transport, emphasis on monetizing all things, and pressure sales tactics. Agriculturally based societies do not have that intensity.
The Israelites don’t know where their roots originate, just as the Phoenicians have lost this connection, but their enemies know, and will exercise the first opportunity to do damage to the Israelites that is afforded them. Trade relations are so important to Israel that they will ignore the implications of this aggression, and will pay the price in the “time of Jacob’s trouble”.