The “theme” of “EXCEPTIONALISM” has been ongoing THROUGHOUT the history of “America” and what would become the “United States”.

“Exceptionalism” has been a source of colonial connection and contention, a founding force, point of debateand source of cultural friction, “PRIDE” and “PREJUDICE” from America’s beginnings to today.

What is the historical validity of American “EXCEPTIONALISM”?   HOW is it “exceptional” and in WHAT TERMS? What is the “SOURCE”of “AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM”?

The “SOURCE”of “AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM” is REVEALED through GOD’s “BIRTHRIGHT” BLESSINGS,  passed onto JACOB/ISRAEL‘s sonsof JOSEPH,  the twins EPHRAIM and MANASSEH.

The UNITED STATES is an historical  MANIFESTATION of “ISRAEL“,

…  a “TOOL” revealing GOD’s redemption plan,  a REVELATION and EVIDENCE of GOD’s (not Israel’s) GLORY!

GOD DID SOMETHING “EXCEPTIONAL” in HISTORY:

“Therefore, behold, I will do a MARVELOUS WORK and a WONDER among them” – Isaiah 29:10, 13

GOD said, “I WILL BE KNOWN” …  

“When the Most High DIVIDED to the NATION their inheritance, … separated the sons of Adam, …

HE SET the BOUNDS of the people according  to the number of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL”   (Deuteronomy 32:8)

GOD declared “SET” prophecies, patterns”, TIMES,to a “set people”.

In this PROPHETIC sense, human history truly reflects HIS-story!

GOD keeps His WORD of PROMISE – FOREVER, HIS WORD is SETTLED in HEAVEN.

The STORY of “ISRAEL” encapsulates GOD’s CONTROL over human history and destiny …  

That “fact” is at the “ROOT” of American “Exceptionalism”

The “exceptional” history of the United States is one “strand” in God’s grand redemption plan for His People, the CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST, the MESSIAH-KING of ISRAEL. American exceptionalism is a THREAD woven into the TAPESTRY in the grand story of “Israel”, one “ingredient” to God’s “recipe” for redemption manifested in human history.

Is there any literal application to the phrases “God Bless America” and “In God We Trust”?

GOD DID BLESS AMERICA!

That is one part of the story of “ISRAEL”.  

The UNITED STATES is a MANIFESTATION of God’s Promises to “ISRAEL“,

… a “tool” revealing God’s redemption plan, a revelation and evidence of GOD’s (not Israel’s) GLORY!

GOD is “REAL“, a “FACT” REVEALED in HISTORY

IN the END, the WHOLE PURPOSE IS NOT the GLORY of ISRAEL, BUT the KNOWLEDGE of GOD, who will be KNOWN in the EYES of the NATIONS.  

“History” encapsulates HIS story”, the redemption plan of “Israel” told through His prophetic people, oracles of His Word.

ISRAEL – The PROMISES

GOD’S “PROMISED LAND” plays an INTEGRAL ROLE in HIS REDEMPTIVE PLAN for “ISRAEL”

ABRAHAM (Father of Faith):  “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the LANDthat I will show you…. I will make thy SEEDas the dust of the earth … a GREAT NATION, and I will BLESSyou, and make your NAME GREAT”. ISAACwas the “MIRACLE CHILD” of PROMISE born of Abraham’s wife SARAH.  The promises were passed on to Isaac’s son JACOB, RENAMED “ISRAEL”.

Jacob/Israel would go on to have 12 sons, who would become the TWELVE TRIBES of ISRAEL.  

In Genesis 49, JACOB DIVIDED the BIRTHRIGHT “BLESSINGS”

JUDAH only got the right to RULE and make the LAWS.

The coming messiah of Israel would be “the Lion of the Tribe of Judah”.  JOSEPH (his sons EPHRAIM and MANNESEH) inherited the other Abraham-ic BIRTHRIGHT BLESSINGS.

The “ISRAELITES”

Jacob/Israel made prophecies regarding all of his children/tribes that would play out in human history.

After escaping slavery in the EXODUS from Egypt with Moses, the Israelites would take the PROMISED LAND, divided amongst Jacob-Israel’s TWELVE SONS.

Eventually, Israel the nation would become an empire under KING DAVID.  God unconditionally promised that DAVID’s kingdom and throne would go on FOREVER.  “I WILL appoint a place for my people Israel, and WILL PLANT THEM,  that they may dwell in a place of THEIR OWN, and MOVE NO MORE;  neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime”.  (2 Samuel 7:10)

Israel would be EXILED, SCATTERED, then MIGRATE to a NEW HOME, APPOINTED by GOD.

ISRAEL SPLIT, EXILED and “LOST”

God warned Israel of the consequences of IDOL WORSHIP– “I will DESTROYyour … IDOLSand I will SCATTER YOU among the heathen”… “then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury;  “I, will CHASTISE you SEVEN TIMES (2520 years)for your SINS”–  (Leviticus)

After Solomon’s (son of David) reign, Israel would split into TWO SEPARATE KINGDOMS (II Kings 11:29-36) TEN TRIBES, formed the “northern kingdom of Israel”.  

The Assyrianstook the NORTHERN kingdomcaptiveand into EXILE.  It is ASSUMED that the Israelites carried away captive ASSIMILATED with the peoples of the lands of their captivity.

ISRAEL was NOT really “LOST” – their IDENTITY was “lost” from BIBLICAL history.

Secular history records exiled WAVES (countless thousands) of ISRAELITES  under different names (a.k.a. Scythians, Cimmerians)

MIGRATING through the Caucasus north and west, from the Middle East to EUROPE. 

[Reuben=France; Dan=Ireland/Denmark, Ephraim=England; Manasseh=USA; Gad=Scotland; Zebulon=Holland; Simeon/Levi=Germany; Nahptali=Scandinavia]

JOSEPH’s BLESSINGS – EPHRAIM and MANESSEH

Joseph’s sons EPHRAIM and MANASSEH received the PROMISES of GOD’s BIRTHRIGHT BLESSINGS in GENESIS 48

EPHRAIM (sons of Joseph) = ENGLAND

Tribe after tribe, Angles, Saxons (sons of Isaac), Jutes, Frisians, poured across the Sea (north and west “ISLES” described by Isaiah) to make NEW HOMES in the British ISLES.

“BRT”means “covenant” in ancient Hebrew. “ISH”is the Hebrew word fo”MAN”.

EPHRAIM was EXILED to Assyria in 720 BC. Calculating “7 TIMES” (2520 years). 

In 1801 AD, Great Britain became the United Kingdom, prophecied to become a MULTITUDE/COMPANY (“commonwealth”) of NATIONS.  “He shall PUSH the PEOPLE together to the ENDS of the earth”.

The British Empire ruled over many nations, the MOST EXPANSIVE EMPIRE in the history of our planet.  “The sun never sat on the British empire”.  Britannia ruled the waves.

MANNASEH (sons of Joseph) = USA

Genesis 49:22: JOSEPH is a FRUITFUL bough, … whose BRANCHES RUN OVER the WALL: predicting American (Manasseh) independence from Britain (Ephraim).  

1776 AD is exactly 2520 years from the captivity of MANESSEH in 745 BC.  Manasseh was the“THIRTEENTH TRIBE”.

 

The English “Puritans” who colonized what became the “United States” viewed themselves as “LOST ISRAEL“, on an “EXODUS” escaping old world slavery, journeying to God’s “The PROMISED LAND”, GOD’s APPOINTED PLACE, where they would live according to God’s Principles, building a “SHINING CITY on a HILL

PROMISES and PROPHECIES to the “SONS of JOSEPH” (Ephraim and Manesseh):


A LIGHT to the GENTILES – Custodians of the Oracles (God’s Word”;

“FIRST” among the nations …

INVINCIBLE by outside forces …

MATERIALLY “BLESSED”, RICH by trading; inhabiting LANDS of agricultural and mineral ABUNDANCE;

ENVIED & FEARED by nations …

POSSESS the GATES of their enemies: e.g. Gibraltar, Good Hope Malacca, Falklands, the Suez Canal, Panama Canal, the Bering Strait …

SET the SLAVES FREE …

be KIND to the POOR …

THESE PROMISES of “BIRTHRIGHT BLESSINGS” FORM the “SOURCE” of AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM in IT’s HISTORY …

MANNESEH = U.S.A.

Isaiah 18:1

“woe to the LAND shadowing with WINGS, which is BEYOND the rivers of ETHIOPIA”:

outstretched eagle WINGS is a symbol of AMERICA

 Isaiah 18:1 – a MOTHER BIRD protecting her brood under her wings… symbolizing a nation who would become a “REFUGE” for millions of immigrants

 Isaiah 18:1 – “which is BEYOND the RIVERS of ETHIOPIA”:

The landis unknownto Isaiah’s time and general territory the word “BEYOND” in Hebrew is “WEST” standing in Jerusalem, a line of latitude west strikes the United States.

“that SENDETH AMBASSADORS by the SEA, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters” …

The English translation of “BULRUSHES” comes from the Hebrew“WATER DRINKING” VESSELS.  

“Vessels that drink” perfectly describe modern day STEAMSHIPS

Isaiah 18:2   “to a nation SCATTERED and PEELED”; SCATTERED” – “drawn out”  or “TALL”:

European explorers found Native Americans to be generally tallerthan them.  The U.S. army in WWI averaged 5 feet, 11 inches in height, the TALLEST army the world had ever saw

“PEELED” –  SMOOTH-SHAVEN  (hebrew “marat – “to pick off hair) 

Europeans found native American peoples largely WITHOUT BEARDS

 “TERRIBLE  from THEIR BEGINNING” –

Native Americans and “MARINES” invented by President Thomas Jefferson to fight the Barbary Pirates in America’s first foreign war were “FIERCE” and “WAR-LIKE” – America was a nation began by WAR

Isaiah 18:2 … nation METED OUT and TRODDEN DOWN,

meeted out – from Hebrew “LINED” and “trodden  under foot”.

The LAND ORDINANCE of 1785 established the basis for the PUBLIC LAND SURVEY SYSTEM. 

LAND in the largely unmapped territory west of the Appalachians was SYSTEMATICALLY SURVEYED, into square “townships”, six miles on a side.  Each township was sub-dividedinto thirty-six “sections” of one square mile (or 640acres).

When MANASSEH received its inheritance in ancient PALESTINE, it was given an UNUSUALLY LARGE  AREA of LAND.  It included two portions of land divided in the middle by the River Jordan.

At the beginning, the tribe of Manasseh preferred “WIDE OPEN SPACES”

Isaiah 18:1  “whose LAND the RIVERS have SPOILED”  –

SPOILED” in the term used to “QUARTER” a sacrificial animal  into four parts.

 The Mississippi-Missouri, Ohio,Potomacand Columbia RIVERS roughly “QUARTER” the United States into FOUR REGIONS

Isaiah 18:2  ALL ye inhabitants of the WORLD, and dwellers on the earth, SEE YE, when HE LIFTETH UP an ENSIGN on the mountains

Isaiah 18:3  – “and when he bloweth a TRUMPET,  hear ye”:

 

ENSIGNS and TRUMPETS are both symbols of war.

Has the U.S. been “heard” during wars?

ENSIGNS: The GREAT SEAL of the United States was suggested by Sir John Bart, an Englishman, to John Adams, American minister to the court of St. James, and adopted by Congress in 1782.

On the obverse side we have an eagle, and in his beak a scroll, with the motto, “E PLURIBUS UNUM”,  “ONE out of MANY”, as MANASSEH was taken. 

Over the head of the eagle is a bank of  clouds, and we have the prophecy, “I will be a CLOUD round about you, in CAMP and out

 There is a parting in the cloud, and we see thirteen stars,or the number of the tribe. in his right talon is an OLIVE BRANCH, a symbol of peace, and in his left talon a bundle of THIRTEEN ARROWS.

If we turn the seal over and look at the reverse side, we find it still more wonderful, for here we have the Egyptian pyramid. over the top of the pyramid is an all-seeing eye, with the motto,”HE PROSPERS OUR BEGINNING”

ISRAEL: CONCLUSIONS

GOD, REVEALED through “Israel”, is THREE THINGS:

1)REAL(a FACT of History)

2)IN CONTROL and

3)FAITHFUL to HIS WORD of PROMISE

WILL BE KNOWN: IN the END, the WHOLE PURPOSE IS NOT the GLORY of ISRAEL“HIS MARVELOUS WORK and WONDER” of ISRAEL WILL be “KNOWN”. 

GOD WILL BE KNOWN IN the EYES of the NATIONS!

“Forever. O Lord, thy Word is Settled in Heaven”

In 1857, two messages were given by a Rev. F. C. Pitts to a JOINT SESSION of the U.S. CONGRESS, presenting EVIDENCE that the UNITED STATES of America was DESCENDED from the Ten Tribes of ISRAEL.

Pastor Pitts had based his conclusion on BIBLICAL PROPHESIES alone.   He utilized prophecies of Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Daniel and Hosea to show that America had FULFILLED many PROPHECIES about the ten tribes of ISRAEL.  

Pastor Pitts wrote: “the United States of America, our great country, is FORETOLD in the HOLY SCRIPTURE … the United States of America is the nationality that is PROMISED in the prophetic scriptures to arise in the LATTER TIMES as ISRAEL RESTORED … such … was ancient Israel, and such IS the United States of America”.

The “EXCEPTIONAL” history of the United States is a “STRAND” in the “EXCEPTIONALITY” of GOD’s REDEMPTIVE PLAN, REVEALED through “ISRAEL”

ISRAEL” is besides the point – but one day we are DESTINED to SERVE the “KING of ISRAEL” – JESUS CHRIST, the “LION of the TRIBE of JUDAH” …

… who bought HIS CHURCH, His “out called ones” of every “ethnon” (peoples) in TIME to rule and reign with Him in ETERNITY …

THAT is the “GOOD NEWS” of “ISRAEL” …

GOD (not “Israel”) is GLORIOUS – …

JEHOVAH, the LORD of “HOSTS”, FAITHFUL to HIS WORD of PROMISE, …

“FOREVER SETTLED in HEAVEN”!

DISCLAIMER:

American “Exceptionalism” has been around since the beginning of American History.

Unfortunately, the concept has been USED and ABUSED.  Exceptionalism can be a two-edged sword, BOTH a “BLESSING” and a “CURSE”.

Exceptionalism does NOT necessarily mean “better” or “superior”.

“Israel” is NOT about HUMAN “SUPREMACY”, PRIDE, PREJUDICE, ENVY or RESENTMENTS.  Anything but.  

God’s revelation reveals the “SINFUL” nature of ALL His creation.  

Israel was “blessed”, but “to whom much is given, much is required'”.

The history of “Israel” was a DISASTER on many levels.  Most of the original Israelites FAILED to make it to “The Promised Land”.

God strewed their bones in the “wilderness” FOR THEIR FAITH-LESS-NESS.  THEY PUT GOD ON TRIAL.

GOD “CHASTISED” ISRAEL FOR ITS FAITHLESSNESS and IDOLATRY – BUT WAS FAITHFUL to HIS WORD of PROMISE!  

Spiritual pride is the FIRST thing God WARNS us of.  

Jesus came to the “religious” people of the day, castigating their self-righteousness and hypocrisy.  We “sinners” ALL fall short of God’s Glory.  

That is “the LESSON” of Israel – HIS CALLING, OUR FAILURES and HIS REDEMPTION and RESTORATION – that applies to ALL of  God’s Children.

DO NOT CONFUSE GOD’s “Plan” of  “REDEMPTION”  with “SALVATION”.  YET, DO NOT DENY or DISMISS the “REALITY” of  GOD “HAND” in history. 

“DEFINING” God in earthly, flesh terms for our own corrupt use is evil.  

BUT “DENIAL” of God’s “blessings, the role played by His chosen “oracle Peoples”, IGNORING and REJECTING His “redemption plan” is ALSO evil.  

Ephraim-England  is described as a CAKE “HALF TURNED”, HALF BAKED because it turned it’s back in DENIAL, …

“ASHAMED” of God’s promises and blessings, fearful of those who DESPISED and DISRESPECTED the reality of God. 

Any political [human] “agendas”, one way or the other, is besides the point – GOD has HIS [divine] “AGENDA”.

WE are NOT the source of  American “exceptional-ism” – BUT we SERVE a GOD that IS!

The whole point is GOD’s “MARVELOUS WORK and “WONDER” of “ISRAEL” will be “KNOWN” – regardless of any human “agendas”.

 

The story of Israel is meant to SERVE GOD’s PURPOSES, NOT OUR OWN  

Those HUMAN PERSPECTIVES which claim either “supremacy” or “anger-envy-resentments” at GOD’s PROMISES are BOTH spiritually “idiot-ic”, ignorant and disrespectful. 

God’s ways are not man’s ways.

REJECT BOTH the DENIERS and [politically “correct”] DESPISERS of GOD who REJECT and DISTORT the TRUTH of GOD’s PROMISES!

Most of this world lives in “DENIAL” when it comes to “The GOD of ISRAEL” and “KING JESUS“.

It is important to recognize American “Exceptional-ism” for what it ITS and what it IS NOT.

The GOD of ISRAEL TRULY is GREAT (“exception-al”) !!!

I am NOT of “ANGLO-SAXON” (sons of “Isaac”) descent.

 But “my peoples” did come to the United States and enjoyed the “BLESSINGS” of the “SONS of JOSEPH” – Ephraim and Manesseh.  

Only a god-less dimwit cannot see how the United States became “Israel” – “Exodus” (escape) from “slavery” to a “Promised Land”, the world’s “Shining City on a Hill” uniquely “blessed” of God,  founded on “divine” principles that set it apart “exceptional”  from all nations in human history. 

 

The story of Israel is meant to SERVE GOD’s PURPOSES, NOT OUR OWN  

Those human perspectives which claim either “supremacy” or “anger-envy-resentments” at GOD’s PROMISES are BOTH spiritually “idiot-ic”, ignorant and disrespectful.  God’s ways are not man’s ways.

REJECT BOTH the DENIERS and [politically “correct”] DESPISERS of GOD who REJECT and DISTORT the TRUTH of GOD’s PROMISES!

The GOD of ISRAEL TRULY is GREAT (“exception-al”) !!!

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