Ephraim & Mannasseh: Who are they in Bible Prophecy?
The following link contains a discourse on who Ephraim and Manasseh are in Bilbical Prophecy. There is a very strong argument that, contrary to what most COG people believe, Manasseh is Britain and NOT America, and Ephraim is America, NOT Britain. The evidence is simply too strong for this concept to not be true. If argument can be made to refute this, please contact me.
Below is my discussion of this topic
United States is Ephraim, not Manasseh, and
this misunderstanding is destroying our collective nations and people and
supporting the creation of the beast power.
The premise of this discussion is that Manasseh, being considered as the
United States, has been misapplied, and in fact, the United States is actually
Ephraim. While I do not agree with some other material at this source, William
Dankenbring has compiled a large body of factual documentation on this issue
which I believe is true and supports this premise. This discussion will be on
two major points, one scriptural and one legal, and not covered by him as far as
I know, and are either overlooked or completely unknown by most, but which have
a central bearing on this discussion. The first point is the promise to
Gen 35:11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply;
a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come
out of thy loins; KJV
We have the promise of "a nation and a company of nations" being given to
Abraham. This promise passed down, as we understand, to Isaac and then to
Jacob/Israel. Israel took as his own, the two sons of Joseph, Manasseh, the
first born, and Ephraim, the younger. Israel blessed these two lads, but placed
the greater blessing upon Ephraim, even though he was NOT the firstborn.
Gen 48:17 And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the
head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove
it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. KJV
Gen 48:19 And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it:
he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but
truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become
a multitude of nations. KJV
In the past, the COG has concluded that England fulfilled the prophecy as
Ephraim, due to England's globe-circling expansion and the "multitude of
nations" (Actual number perhaps 12?) which England dealt with, and that the
United States was considered a single country, thereby making it Manasseh.
In actual fact, it will be shown, using actual law, that the United States
was never originally considered to be a single nation. This twisting, not only
of our original Constitution, but our status as a free people, began to occur
during the so-called "civil" war, which was, as a side point, in fact, an
International war and an issue of state rights, and greed.
Let's take a look at England and how it has misconstrued to be Ephraim based
on what I believe to be an erroneous conclusion regarding her worldwide role in
the past. As history has shown, England expanded across the planet into many
different countries. It's world-ruling role is well known. As the promise to
Abraham shows, his "seed" would be those blessed and which would grow and expand
to become a multitude of people and nations, however, England did NOT fulfill
Consider that England's expansion across the world was in power, NOT in
"seed." England's involvement in the nations she controlled was NOT eliminating
the people's of those nations in any respect. The "seed" of England... people...
which is what is promised to expand, did not occur in England to any appreciable
degree. Israelite people did NOT colonize and eliminate the indigenous people of
the many nations which she ruled. (Australia and Canada being two exceptions to Israelite growth, but still considered to be "one" with the crown...)
There was NO actual Israelite expansion and populating taking place in any of
the other nations around the world, so the "company of nations" being applied to
Ephraim could not be applied to England because they were not Israelites. Every
nation to which England traveled, or originally controlled, were still other nationalities.
These nations continued to propagate THEIR people's, NOT England's people... NOT
Israelites, so "seed" did not expand, just power... "he also shall become a
(singular) people, (nation) and he also shall be great."
England's population at NO time has come close to that of the people of the
United States. In addition to this, England's power has also not come close to
the far greater power of the United States. Both of these criteria are directly
related to scriptural discussion of Ephraim's legacy: "truly his younger
brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of
The United States easily fits this prophecy, leading us to point 2: The
concept of the "United States" being "one nation" is a created (and deceptive),
fairly modern, manipulated idea. Originally, the "several states" mentioned in
our Constitution were actually regarded as "nations." The number is now 50...
far more "nations" than England ever dealt with. The following may be a bit
technical, since it is "law," but it can be easily understood once put together.
At the founding of the union, and up till the "Civil" war, all of the
"several states" were considered to be separate entities, collectively called
"These united States." (Little u in "united" is not a typo). This term never meant a separate, single "nation" with
the same title. In other words, "united States" meant the "several states of the
union were united, and were creating a government which would work to serve the
several states," as allowed by the Constitution. These entities did NOT join
together... "Unite," to form a new single "nation" entity as we think of it
today. This "creation" was part of a greater deceit being played out to this day
to remove sovereignty and create something different and far more
Today, when we think of the "United States," we think, "country" or "nation."
We consider "THE" United States as ONE nation/country, but this is NOT how it
actually was in law in the beginning, and how it should be today, legally. The
perversion of this concept is a major issue, legally, for all Americans today,
one which will have to be discussed in detail at another time, but it entails
the creation of an illegal and bogus "corporate government structure" NOT under law as
This is how the so-called "civil" war was NOT "civil," but was International
in that it was "nations" fighting other "nations" in an attempt to bring the
south back into the agenda of a "one nation" future, but which the south,
ignorant of this agenda, but being sovereign "nations," were planning to secede
from the union, which was their right. (Had they seceded, what would "their" group
of nation/states be called? "United States?") Let's look at some proof of the
concept that "states" are actually, legally, considered as "nations."
"COUNTRY: By country is meant the state of which one is a member. Every man's
country is in general the state in which he happens to have been born."
Bouvier's Law, 1856; see also Title 8, USC 1101(a)(21), the 1984 U.S. government
Style manual, chapter 5.22/5.23 and the "Law of Nations."
"A nation-state is a specific form of state (a political entity),
which exists to provide a sovereign territory for a particular nation (a
cultural entity), and which derives its legitimacy from that function. The
compact OED defines it as: "a sovereign state of which most of the
citizens or subjects are united also by factors which define a nation, such as
language or common descent." Typically it is a unitary state with a single
system of law and government. It is almost by definition a sovereign
state, meaning that there is no external authority above the state
itself." Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
Foreign government: "The government of the United States of America,
as distinguished from the government of the several states." (Black's Law
Dictionary, 5th Edition)
The government of the United States" is actually foreign to the government of
the sovereign 50 states. It was meant to be a separate "thing," but not to
become a replacement for the 50 sovereign nation/states or their
Foreign Laws: "The laws of a foreign country or sister state."
(Black's Law Dictionary, 6th Edition)
The laws of the 50 states are all foreign to each other, and to the "United
States" as it is commonly regarded today. (What exactly is the "United States?")
Foreign States: "Nations outside of the United States" Term
may also refer to another state; i.e. a sister state. The term 'foreign
nations,' ...should be construed to mean all nations and states other than that
in which the action is brought; and hence, one state of the Union is foreign
to another, in that sense." (Black's Law Dictionary, 6th
This shows that all the 50 states are "nations outside of the United
States corporate structure." How can the "United States be outside of itself? This "foreign
states" isn't referring to other International "states," but to THE 50 states.
Why would our laws be describing other countries outside the collective "United
Union" of 50 nation/states?
In other words, all the "states" are foreign "nations" TO the de
facto "United States government" Nation as it exists as a separate
entity today, AND foreign to each other, which is WHY they joined together IN a
"union." This is exactly like France being "foreign" to Germany, etc. The
"United States" originally was actually the first "United Nations" but not in
The European "union" is the attempt to do what has already been
"accomplished" here in America... eliminate the sovereignty of independent
"nation/states," and toward creating a "one world" sovereignty to eventually be
controlled by ONE power... exactly as Satan has planned for ages. The
elimination of sovereignty within the 50 American "nations" has allowed, and
supports, the propagation of this worldwide movement, and allows the slavery and
subjugation of all Americans to continue to expand.
Here's more proof:
Internal Revenue Code 3121)(e) United States: "The term "United
States" when used in a geographical sense includes the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa."
"In the United States of America, there are two (2) separated and distinct
jurisdictions, such being the jurisdiction of the states within their own
state boundaries, and the other being federal jurisdiction (United
States), which is limited to the District of Columbia, the U.S.
Territories, and federal enclaves within the states, under Article I,
Section 8, Clause 17." Bevans v. United States, 16 U.S. 336 (1818).
This is a hint at what has taken place since the "Civil" war, and primarily
with the 14th Amendment. (It also is a hint at the actual legal
jurisdiction this "United States" has over most Americans in regard to income
and other taxation). Note the word, "includes" in the definition for United
States. The word "includes" is often taken to mean "what is stated, and other
unstated but related things as well," and the 50 states are commonly thought to
be a "natural" inclusion to what is actually written here, however, this word
points to EXACTLY what the words "United States" mean:
"Include," or the participial form thereof, is defined to
comprise within "to hold," "to contain," "to shut up," and synonyms are
"contain," "enclose," "comprehend," "embrace." J.S. Supreme Court, Montillo Salt
co. v. Utah, 221 U.S. 452, at 466.
"Inclusio unius est exclusio alterius. The inclusion of one is the
exclusion of another. The certain designation of one person is an absolute
exclusion of all others. ... This doctrine decrees that where law expressly
describes [a] particular situation to which it shall apply, an irrefutable
inference must be drawn that what is omitted or excluded was intended to
be omitted or excluded." Black's Law Dictionary, 6th edition...
"Where Congress includes particular language in one section of a statute but
omits it in another..., it is generally presumed that Congress acts
intentionally and purposely in the disparate inclusion or exclusion.
"Russello v. United States, 464 US 16, 23, 78 L Ed 2d 17, 104 S Ct. 296 (1983)
"The United States Supreme Court cannot supply what Congress has
studiously omitted in a statute." Federal Trade Com. v. Simplicity Pattern
Co., 360 US SS, p. 55, 475042/56451 (1959)
"Includes is a word of limitation. Where a general
term in Statute is followed by the word, 'including' the
primary import of the specific words following the quoted words is to indicate
restriction rather than enlargement. Powers ex re. Covon v. Charron
R.I., 135 A. 2nd 829, 832 Definitions-Words and Phrases pages
156-156, Words and Phrases under 'limitations'."
"Includes" means to contain exactly what follows, and the "United States" is,
legally, the term for DC, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,
the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, (and also any Federal
jurisdiction, such as federal banks, and military establishments, as the
Constitution supports but which must be ceded TO them by the Nation/States, and
which usually ISN'T, making such acquisitions of such areas illegal). ANYTHING else is
NOT "this" separate entity called the "United States."
The 14th Amendment is a deceitful piece of legal verbiage which is
confusing and incredibly Satanic in origin. It is responsible for the creation
of this new entity, the "United States" as a separate "nation" of itself, meant
to absorb the 50 sovereign states into ONE nation and under a "foreign" set of
laws. In other words, the 14th Amendment created another class of "citizen," forcing all state citizens into a defacto Federal "U.S. Citizen" status. This was the establishment of slavery once again. Notice the case law supporting this:
Case law prior to 14th Amendment passage:
"... for it is certain, that in the sense in which the word "Citizen" is
used in the federal Constitution, "Citizen of each State," and
"Citizen of the United States," are convertible terms; they mean the same
thing; for the "Citizens of each State are entitled to all Privileges and
Immunities of Citizens in the several States," and "Citizens of the United
States" are, of course, Citizens of all the United States." [44 Maine 518
(1859) Hathaway, J. dissenting] Italics in original, underlines and C's
The term "United States" here is NOT the single nation as often presumed, but
is the "united" 50 States of the union, "all the united States"
being the key word phrase... "all of the 50 (or however many at that time) united States."
Case law AFTER passage of the 14th Amendment:
"It is quite clear, then, that there is a citizenship of the United States
and a citizenship of a State, which are distinct from each other and
which depend upon different characteristics or circumstances in the
individual." [Slaughter House Cases, 83 U.S. 36] (1873)
"The first clause of the fourteenth amendment made negroes citizens of
the United States, and citizens of the State in which they reside, and
thereby created two classes of citizens, one of the United
States and the other of the state." Cory et al. V. Carter, 48 Ind. 327 1874
head note 8 - emphasis added.
"We have in our political system a Government of the United States and a
government of each of the several States. Each one of these governments is
distinct from the others, and each has citizens of its own...."
U.S. v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 1875. Emphasis added.
"One may be a citizen of a State and yet not a citizen of the United
States." Thomas v. State, 15 Ind. 449; Cory v. Carter, 48 Ind. 327 (17 Am.
R. 738); McCarthy v. Froelke, 63 Ind. 507; In Re Wehlitz, 16 Wis. 443. McDonel
v. State, 90 Ind. 320, 323, 1883. (This separate citizenship can ONLY occur
IF the de facto "citizenship" of the "United States" is rebutted and refused.
Until this is done, ALL Americans are considered to be "citizens of the United
States" for tax, financial and other control and manipulation purposes JTM - see below).
Notice the sudden appearance of a separate entity called the "United States"
which all people supposedly become "citizens" of and are subservient to. The
point being made is that up till the 14th Amendment was drafted (and
supposedly legally ratified), all Americans were citizens or nationals ONLY of
their own nation/state, period. There was no such entity as "Citizen of the
United States" UNTIL the 14th Amendment.
This legal "maneuver" was deliberate in forcing all Americans, legally, to be
de facto "citizens" of ANOTHER "nation" in addition to their original de jure
citizenship of birth, thereby causing them to be held under the jurisdiction of
OTHER created laws which legally hold jurisdiction over them. This then forces
them, through default of "unwitting agreement," to be liable TO whatever laws
are created, regardless of their Constitutionality or how they affect freedom
and sovereignty. People accept this "citizenship" through unwitting acquiescence
and therefore, legally are held accountable to it and all laws created FOR it.
This would be like Germany creating a "citizenship" for someone in America,
then holding them to all the laws of Germany... this would be ridiculous to us,
but this is exactly what this de facto U.S. government has done to the
"nation/states" of the union, and we are paying dearly for it.
The bottom line is, what has transpired is that the "nations" which Ephraim
was to grow to, have become ensnared in the worldwide "beast" power beginnings,
which has also clouded the truth about scriptures regarding WHO the "United
States" really is, even for the church.
God originally intended for Ephraim to be blessed as a people, and a "company
of nations." He was undoubtedly involved with the founding of this country, and
its laws. Common Law was the foundation for all law in the original
Constitution. This law was based on God's law. Common Law made each person
responsible for and liable for their actions. This allowed people to learn how
to make right decisions. Our Constitution allows for and demands personal
responsibility and personal involvement in government activities, contrary to
what most in the COG conclude about society. Only Satan could orchestrate the
dismantling of free will expression in people, to be replaced with legislated
behavior. This counters God's Plan for humanity.
Dealing with government issues is not only legally required, via the
Constitution, it is necessary to assure its proper functioning. THAT is the way
God allowed and guided this nation to be set up. This very structure assured
freedom to preach and publish the Gospel, and to allow for growth of the Church.
The fact that most of our people, including most in the COG, have disregarded
their personal responsibilities to be cast aside for various selfish, or
supposed "spiritual," reasons. The government set up for the 50 states was one
"of The People, by The People and for The People." Legally, we have the right
and duty to be involved, which in no way counters biblical scriptures or God's
will. Law is law. Christians are to "let their lights shine..." and we cannot do
this hiding away from society or it's activities where we have legal right to
The creation of hundreds of thousands of "statutatory laws," which are
Pharisaical in nature, has created an environment which takes personal
responsibility out of people's hands, and replaces it with "statutatory
responsibility." This is Satanic in origin. God intended all people to be
sovereign individuals under His law. Free will is being replaced with man's
laws, (traditions?) and making it so people do not think... they just respond to
slavery issues, having lost their God-given sovereignty as human
"No such ideas obtain here (speaking of America - JTM): at the
revolution, the Sovereignty devolved (from the king of England - JTM)
on the people; and they are truly the Sovereigns of the country, but they
are Sovereigns without subjects (unless the African slaves among us may be so
called) and have none to govern but themselves; the citizens of America are
equal as fellow citizens, and as joint tenants in the Sovereignty." Chisholm
v. Georgia (February Term, 1793) 2 U. S. 419, 2 Dall. 419, 1 L. Ed 440.
The "joint sovereignty" was to be applied via the government created to exist
UNDER the laws of the Constitution. Obedience to illegal and immoral laws and
leaders was and IS not biblical. God desired all people to have the free choice
to make decisions under His laws, NOT have it all legislated by man to the point
that we have more laws than any Pharisee could even begin to
think of creating to control people. This "sovereignty" in no way precludes
God's word or commands. It simply allows us to "BE" what God intended us to be
and do, apart from Satanic laws and systems. The removal of this sovereignty,
through the manipulation of people's knowledge and understanding, has brought
this group of nations to a crossroads.
NOT knowing who we truly are in law and fact, as God sees us, and as prophecy
declared, is to misunderstand our times and what is taking place under our
noses... to our great detriment and ability to preach the Gospel of freedom to
Americans and people around the world.
To draw this together... Regarding Ephraim, "...his younger brother shall
be greater." The United States is definitely "greater" than England ever was
or will be. Manasseh was the first born, just as England was first in the world.
Ephraim was second born just as the United States was second in arriving
on the world scene. This cannot be argued.
Scripture uses the name Manasseh 143 times. Many of these uses are regarding
the proper name of Manasseh, the human being, NOT the tribe of Manasseh, and
most are NOT regarding prophecy. Ephraim is used 172 times in scriptures, many
of which are directly related to prophecy. This is significant in that the
United States, as a people, are directly affecting the world in ways no other
nation has ever done, and will likely be instrumental in fulfilling other
prophecies, likely in unexpected ways.
These United States, as a collection of people and ideas, is the single
greatest barrier between freedom to preach the Gospel, and the slavery over
people which Satan is generating this very moment. The Constitution which allows
us these freedoms is being systematically destroyed, and usurped through
application of unlawful "laws" in deceptive ways. These deceptive steps become
binding on all Americans through the simple law of "default."
That is, if something is presented or presumed to be true, and it is NOT
rebutted or contested, then, in the legal world, it is a binding legal FACT
which creates a personal liability on all those who accept it, wittingly or
unwittingly, even though the laws are illegal or unconstitutional. That is the
law. This very moment, every American is under this bogus and deceitful
jurisdiction because it has been kept from them. This directly affects every one
of us now, in ways most couldn't even imagine, but WILL play an even greater
role unless it is understood, and countered, which is not only legal, but
supplied for us BY the very system enslaving us... because law demands it, and
even those responsible ARE required to provide the legal remedy for their own
Why would such a system be created, using law? Because they know that the law
holds power over anything unrebutted, and MOST Americans not only don't KNOW
about the laws, they have NO idea HOW to legally escape it by applying their
rights and authority to USE law. The system can, therefore, steal as much money
as they want through illegal taxation, control banking, control commerce,
control property rights, control freedoms, control everything by laws they
create to burden us and which we allow and accept by doing NOTHING.
"They" are NOT required to inform people of any law, even though this lack of
disclosure in contracts (which is what we are all dealing with) makes any
contract or agreement legally void. But this fraud must be challenged
to make it apply to any individual and for any of us to apply the legal
remedy available. All people are expected to KNOW the law and their rights under
law. There's a saying, "If you don't know what your rights are, you don't have
("They," being people manipulated by Satan the devil. This agenda has been in
the works for centuries. Those who claim it is all "conspiracy theories" forget
history, or do not know that this same mind has been working in society from the
beginning. This makes it VERY possible for a "conspiracy" to continue on through
puppets being used by Satan for the ultimate climax of Christ's return, and
those being used in this way having little or no understanding (some DO know) of
their roles in this).
The issue isn't trying to stop prophecy from taking place... who could do
that anyway? The issue IS realizing how this is affect freedom, all finance, the
ability to preach the gospel, and in NOT supporting the very agenda or momentum
that is bringing forth, ultimately, the future beast power that is forming this
minute in this world. The COG is to be warning this world of this and much more,
but it is not occurring because the COG, along with the rest of America, is
ignorant of the law, and ignorant of how this is playing out, just as I was, but
learned it from many others.
All of this is related. Ephraim is instrumental in prophecy. Understanding
WHO it is in modern day will only help in directing our feet to do what our God
and Savior expect us to do. NOT knowing it surely lends evidence to the warning
of Christ about being luke warm and thinking we are doing fine. We are not even
close to doing fine, and are actually, by our present illegal actions and lack
of correct actions in the system, supporting the very system we all hate and
look to end. Is that how we should be performing?
This subject involves all of us on a personal level with finances and how
they are being manipulated to steal our wealth. It involves all of us regarding
our ownership of property, housing, banking, access to needed items (beast
control over humanity to buy and sell), over religious freedoms, etc. The list
is huge. The sooner we realize WHO WE ARE, the sooner we can realize the extent
of the progress the beast power has made, and how Satan is deceiving us all on
Our possible actions to "rebel" against this unlawful activity is not only
fully legal according to man's law in Uniform Commercial Code law, Common Law
and the Law of Nations, but it is critical to our role as the "elect" Church and
people of God in this world. This is not "rebelling against authority" as some
presume and believe. There is no scripture which commands that we submit to
illegal actions by leaders or governments, or submit to breaking the law. We, as
the people of God, are actually breaking the laws of the land in various ways
daily, which all support illegal and unconstitutional activities including the
illegal wars (yes, ILLEGAL) the "U.S." is fighting today.
ALL Americans are breaking the true, natural law of the land, including COG
Americans, and likely other nation's and peoples are breaking their own laws.
This is the law that is in force and cannot be discarded. ANY laws that counter
this organic law (Constitution) are illegal and void...
"When an act of the legislature is repugnant or contrary to the constitution,
it is, ipso facto, void." 2 Pet. R. 522; 12 Wheat. 270; 3 Dall. 286; 4 Dall.
"The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the
form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void and
ineffective for any purpose, since its unconstitutionality dates from the
time of its enactment... In legal contemplation, it is as inoperative as if
it had never been passed... Since an unconstitutional law is void, the
general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no right,
creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no
protection and justifies no acts performed under it... A void act cannot be
legally consistent with a valid one. An unconstitutional law cannot operate
to supercede any existing law. Indeed insofar as a statute runs counter to
the fundamental law of the land, (the Constitution - JTM) it is superseded
thereby. No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are
bound to enforce it." NORTON v. SHELBY COUNTY, 118 U.S. 425
"...all laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and
void' (Marbury v Madison, 5 US 1803 (2 Cranch) 137, 174,
"Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule
making or legislation which would abrogate them." - Miranda v.
Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 491.
The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a
crime. - Miller v. U.S., 230 F 2d 486, 489.
"There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of this
exercise of Constitutional rights."- Sherar v. Cullen, 481 F. 945.
The issue is one of LAW. Law is what rules. We are to be a people under the
rule of law in these 50 states. God's law is supreme above man's law, including
the Constitution, although there is NO law within the Constitution which
violates God's law, therefore we are commanded to be subject TO these laws.
Through ignorant violation of these laws, we are not only breaking God's laws,
but we are actually supporting the very thing we are here to expose.
Hosea 4:6 "MY people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." Lack of knowledge
is certainly doing this to Ephraim and Manasseh, and to God's people today as
well. Will we continue to be lawless and supporting a system of evil through
illegal means, or will we take our stand in law and in God's word, and reveal
these things? The United States government has become one of the most corrupt
governments in the history of the world, and this is clearly provable to any who
want the truth.
This discourse is but touching on the depth of the fraud and damage being
done to all of us by this system. There IS a legal remedy, and God supports our
use of it. What better way to "turn the world right side up" than to use the
"law" which the very system we expose has established for such use? Let's be
about our Father's business, while we have the time. Our application of law in
this world could play a major part in the freedom to be about our Father's
business. There are no guarantees we can escape all trials of the above nature
later on, but isn't it reasonable to believe that by applying the system TO the
system, and empowering ourselves using law, and trusting in God, that we might
have longer to preach God's Plan to the world and help others free themselves
from Babylon? God help us to understand.
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