November 6, 2008
Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
The following was excerpted from an online book written and published for free on the internet by Rabbi Isidor Zwirn (of blessed memory) back in the 1990’s. It was entitled “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”. Rabbi Zwirn was affectionately known as “The Rabbi from Burbank” because of an autobiography of his life which had been published earlier by that title; and which detailed how he, as an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, had come to discover that Yeshua HaNotzri (Jesus of Nazareth, or as Rabbi Zwirn would translate it, “Jesus the Preserver”) was indeed his Messiah. Although the book was later republished by an alternate title “A Rabbi’s Search For Messiah”, it is yet still available under its original title: “The Rabbi From Burbank“.
His entire online book, “Am I My Brother’s Keeper”, is no longer available online. However, here’s my favorite chapter from that book. If you’re a Zionist Christian you’re going to love this, his twelfth chapter… be blessed.
Eternal Truth Number 12
This chapter is devoted to our Eternal Lord’s plan of peace. Thus it is the perfect plan that was laid out prior to the creation of this universe. The natural order of events will surely be fulfilled. Note the word “Perfect” ascribed to our Supernal Living Lord. Everything HaShem does took eons and eons of years to plan ahead. If the God of Israel made one mistake, this whole universe would return to “Tohoo VaVohoo” [disorder, chaos]. Therefore rest assured that all other plans of peace made by imperfect created beings will never even begin to compare with our Lord’s “Eternal Covenant of Peace” revealed to Ezekiel in chapter 37 of his prophecy.
I hope to guide readers to choose, as I have done, the one event that I believe “will renew the face of the earth”…
This event is “the Coronation of the Eternal King over the people of Judah and Ephraim” which is now comprised of Jews and the Christians. Any one who does not hope to be invited to the greatest event in the history of the human race will surely not be invited. This is because they have not yet researched the destiny of the 12 tribes of Israel among the nations as recorded in Torah.
An explanation of the divine destiny of the 12 tribes of Israel – Our Lord’s plan of peace for all humans as promised in Psalm 29 and prophesied in Ezekiel 37:
Verse 15, 16: HaShem directs Ezekiel to “Take one stick and write upon it for Judah and his brethren of Israel. Then take another stick and write upon it for Joseph, the tree of Ephraim and his brethren of Israel”
Verse 17: “and join one to the other to make them one stick so that they become one stick in your hand”
Verse 18: “and when the children of your people speak and say to you, ‘Will you please tell us what does this action mean to you”?
Verse 19: “Say to them, ‘Thus says HaShem, Behold I will take the stick of Joseph now in the hand of Ephraim and their brethren tribes of Israel and I will put them upon the stick of Judah and make them one stick so that they will be one in MY HAND”
Verse 20: “and the stick upon which you wrote will be before their eyes, remaining in your hand.
Verse 21: “Now say to them, ‘Thus says HaShem, I am taking the children of Israel from among the nations where they have gone and I will gather them from every side and will bring them back to their own land.
Verse 22: “and I will make them on nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king to all of them. They will no longer be two nations. Neither will they be divided into two kingdoms anymore.”
Verse 23: “Neither shall they defile themselves anymore with idols, detestable things and their transgressions. I will bring them salvation to all their dwelling places where they sinned. I will cleanse them so that they will be my people and I will be their God.”
Verse 24: “My servant David will be king over them and they will have one shepherd. They will walk in my regulations, and observe and do my rules.”
Verse 25: “Then they will dwell in the land which I gave to Jacob, my servant, where your patriarchs dwelt. They shall live there with their children and their children’s children forever.”
Verse 26: “I will make for them a covenant of peace. It shall be an eternal covenant with them and I will establish them and multiply them. I will set my sanctuary in their midst forever.”
Verse 27: “My divine presence will be over them and I will be their God and they shall be my people.”
Verse 28: “The nations shall know that I am the God that sanctifies Israel for my sanctuary will be in their midst forever.”
In summary of HaShem’s Plan of Peace:
1.Judah and Ephraim will become one nation once again. Thus fulfilling the promises made to the Patriarchs, Matriarchs and Israel’s prophets of truth. These promises state that all 12 tribes will remain eternal, just like HaShem’s covenants, Laws and truths found in Torah.
2.HaShem will take the children of Israel from among the nations wherever they have gone, gather them and bring them back to their own land and make them “one nation upon the land of Israel”.
3.One King will be king and Shepherd over the united 12 tribes of Israel, who in reality is The King of kings and the Lord of lords. “My servant David shall be king over them all” in verse 24, is referring to Yeshua as all three titles point messianically to Yeshua - “King”, “Shepherd” and “David”. Thus the 12 tribes will no longer be divided into two kingdoms as they were after King Solomon’s death.
4.Reunited and reborn, Israel will be cleansed so that they will be God’s people and HaShem will be there only God forever.
5.The 12 tribes of Israel shall receive a covenant of peace. It shall be to them an eternal covenant.
6.Then all nations shall know that HaShem has sanctified the entire nation of Israel since God’s sanctuary will be in their midst forever establishing that God was faithful to his words and promises as recorded in Torah.
Now all families of the earth will rush to become first class citizens of the Zionist State of Israel with Yeshua as her King. For according to the biblical laws of Moses, strangers and foreigners have always had the choice to become citizens of Israel on equal footing with native-born Israelites. Thus the racist “Gezerot” or laws of the rabbis will be manifest as anti-biblical and therefore obsolete. All strangers will see before their very eyes the benefits gained when they become first class citizens of Israel.
Furthermore, most of the earth will be “Netzerized” or Christianized in the truest and fullest sense of the word. Not as the historic church attempted by adopting the doctrines of men and demons becoming destroyers or “meshumids”. This is how I believe “the face of the earth will be renewed”.
Readers who have not fully researched the four major prophecies about “Jesus the Preserver” and his disciples, the “Notzrim” (or Christians) should do so if confused. These four major prophecies were researched in chapter 9 and include:
Additional evidence which can be found in the New Testament:
1.Galatians 3:29 “if you are of Christ, then you are of Abraham’s seed and heirs according to promise”
2.The reason why this premise is true is explained beginning with verse 23 of Galatians, chapter 3.
Verse 23: “Before the coming of the truth, we were in custody being shut in by faith under the Torah. However the evidence of the “emunah” [faith] (or Truth) would be revealed afterwards.”
Verse 24: “Therefore the Torah has become our tutor of truth that leads us to Christ so that we will be justified by truth.”
Verse 25: “But now that the truth has come, we are no longer under a tutor.”
Verse 26: “For you are all children of God, through truth of the Messiah Jesus”.
Verse 27: “For all of you who were baptized into Messiah have clothed yourselves with Messiah.”
Verse 28: “Therefore there is neither Jew or Greek, neither slave or freeman, neither male or female, for all of you are one in Messiah Jesus”.
Verse 29: “if you are of Christ, then you are of Abraham’s seed and heirs according to promise”
Just as the prophesied: Messiah- that is Yeshua HaNotzrei- fulfills all the other prophecies; so does he fulfill verse 29. All Jews and Christians or those of the southern tribes of Judah and the northern tribes of Ephraim are eternal members of the eternal family of Israel.
3.Ephesians 2:19 “Therefore, you are no longer strangers and aliens, but fellow-citizens with the saints and of the house of God.”
To come to this conclusion we are taught in the preceding verses 13-18:
Verse 13: “But now in Jesus Christ, you who were formerly far removed, were brought near through the blood of Christ.”
Verse 14: “For he himself is our peacemaker who made both groups (Judah and Ephraim) into one. And broke down the fenced-in dividing wall
Verse 15: “By abolishing in his flesh the enmity of the laws and ordinances of ‘Gezerotehem’ [prophibitive laws enacted by the Rabbis with the intent of severely restricting contact between Jews and Gentiles]. Thus of himself he made the two into one. This is how he made peace between Judah and Ephraim.
Verse 16: “And he reconciled the both through the cross, into one body [assembly] of God, thus putting to death the enmity between them.”
Verse 17: “He came to bring the good news of peace to those nearby and afar
Verse 18: “For through Him [Christ] we both [Jews and non-Jews] now have access to our Father in one spirit.
This is the reason that Christians “are no longer strangers and aliens“. Rather, they are fellow-citizens of Israel as cited above.
Verses 20 through 22 continue to be in full agreement with verse 19. Unfortunately, these verses are in strong disagreement with Church-Christianity’s teachings and will finally have to come out “on top of the bushel” in order to set the Jews and Christians free to take hold of their divine inheritance as promised by God.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Our Eternal Lord Jesus Christ did not forget the “Lost Sheep of Israel” or “The Children Left of the Sword” which Assyria sent into the “holocaust” due to the captivity in 722 BC.
Prior to the creation of the world, HaShem planned that the northern tribes of Israel would return to their Promised Land as revealed in:
Isaiah 11:16: “And there shall be a highway for the remnant of his people that remained from Assyria”
This “highway” being described is analogous to the day the 12 tribes left the land of Egypt.
The more and more Jews and Christians study and research Our Eternal Lord’s Plan of Peace and the more they realize that when Jews and Christians intermarry, it is nothing more than one from one tribe marrying a person from another of the 12 tribes, thus making the Second Coming of the Messiah imminent.
Why will the Arabs and the rest of mankind want to become fellow-citizens of the Zionist State of Israel?
Chapter 48 of the Psalms teaches us:
Verse 3: “God in her places has made Himself known as a stronghold”
Verse 4: “When the kings assembled, they came forward together”
Verse 5: “They saw straightaway in amazement. They were frightened and hasted away”
Verse 6: “Trembling took hold of them as the pangs of a woman in labor”
When tyrants and dictators see “The stronghold of Ephraim and Judah” established, they will end their wars against the Zionist State of Israel. If they could not destroy the youngest and least numbered of united Israel, how could they possibly conquer the now “Completed” Israel?
All that remains for the united and “shalem” [whole, complete] State of Israel is to follow the “instructions and directions” found in the rest of chapter 48 in verses 13 through 15:
“Walk around the city of Zion and count the strength of those towers … that you tell its future generations … this is our God forever and ever … He will guide us eternally”
When all the families of this earth will see “The Strongholds of Zion” only a small minority will not want to live under:
“Liberty” instead of “Tyranny”
“Eternal Peace” instead of “War”
“Justice” instead of “Injustice”
“Universal Brotherhood” instead of “Nazism/Racism”
If after reading this you would like to receive a free ‘pdf copy’ of Rabbi Zwirn’s 50 page book, entitled “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?”, then please drop me a line to request it.