HaYovel, the "Ephraimites" and Who They Think Israel Is
27 Iyyar 5777
Day 42 of the Omer
Since our series on the Waller-War, sources have been sending in new information which should be of interest to the readers of this blog. The HaYovel 2-week-long "Recognize Jerusalem" Tour begins today and they plan to socialize with a lot of Jews as they tour around the Shomron and Jerusalem.
Therefore, it is only prudent that Jews take note of a very significant fact. The people associated with HaYovel do not define "Israel" as Jews traditionally do.
They are "Ephraimites" - Christians who claim a right of land acquisition in Eretz Yisrael based on their identity as "Israel" which is theirs by virtue of their Christian faith. You will recall from an earlier post an interview in which Rimona Frank, a messianic Jew living in Israel, advised Tommy Waller of HaYovel not to mention the "Ephraimite" identity since Jews would not understand it, but to say that they were from the "Lost" Tribes which is more favorably received.
You might also recall some clips we shared from a talk Caleb Waller of HaYovel gave at a "Messianic/Hebrew Roots Congregation" in Nashville, Tennessee called Mercy Collective just a few weeks ago.
Below, John Diffenderfer, the Pastor of Mercy Collective explains, from the Ephraimite perspective, who Israel really is.