According to the rabbis, the "Lost Ten Tribes" are for all intents and purposes "Gentiles." This information constitutes further proof that the "Lost Ten Tribes" are not those diverse claimants (African, Indians, Burmese) who maintain remnants of Judaism from somebody's former conversion or contact with the religion of Judaism.
Such truly Gentile claimants, unlike the Anglo-Saxons and white Northwestern Europeans, don't bear a single biblical birthmark of fulfilled prophecy.
Joseph was an international leader and a feeder of the nations -- not some impoverished people in a jungle looking for a better life in this material world. Besides, Joseph isn't Jewish!
The birthmarks of fulfilled biblical prophecies include, as the Jerusalem-based Brit Am Israel organization teaches:
According to the Bible ten out of the twelve tribes of Israel split away (1 Kings 12:19), formed their own kingdom of "Israel" (1 Kings 12:20) and were exiled by the Assyrians (2 Kings 17:18). They forget their identity (Hosea 1:9, 7:8; Isaiah 49:21) and became the Lost Ten Tribes. In the future they will re-unite with the Jews (Ezekiel 37; Isaiah 11:13; Jeremiah 3:18) of "Judah", but until then they have a role of their own to fulfill. They were destined to be situated at the continental extremities of the earth such as North America, the British Isles, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa (Deuteronomy 33:13; Isaiah 24:16, 26:15, 41:8-9, 49:6), to be the richest (Genesis 27:28, 49:25; Deuteronomy 33:13-16; Hosea 2:8), and most powerful (Numbers 24:8-7; Micah 5:7-9) nations on earth and to control major international strategic bases (Genesis 22:16-17, 24:60). All of these points together with numerous others show that descendants of the Lost Ten Tribes can only be found amongst Western Nations, especially the English-speaking ones.
I don't denigrate those who are converts to Judaism, however those who are legitimate ETHNIC Israelites have every reason to be concerned when we see hordes of converts pretending to be our specific tribe (Indian converts pretending to be from Manasseh) rather than acknowledge they're merely descendants of converts to Judaism.
If you study the Bible you will see converts are the exception to the rule, and yet some are attempting to force it to be the rule. It is not and never will be according to the Bible that rejects such replacement theology. The Bible continues to make the clear distinction between all Twelve Tribes and doesn't blur their identity into the tribe of Judah and neither should we.
Whereas I believe some Israelites have merged with those of the Kingdom of Judah, they are the exception and not the rule. Proof that the "Lost Ten Tribes" (represented by Joseph - the Joes) is not incorporated, as a rule, into Judah is the very clear and distinct prophecy of Ezekiel 37 that the two (not one) are represented as TWO STICKS -- Joseph and Judah -- who will again become "one" in the future. They're not one now despite all the attempts by some to teach otherwise.
I praise Judah within Beyond Babylon: Europe's Rise and Fall (at least those Jews to whom it applies) for remaining faithful to their God-given understanding of the Sabbath, biblical festivals, dietary laws, preserving the sacred calendar, and other holy responsibilities. God has blessed the Jews to bless us all with such knowledge.
The Gentilized Israelites (many Catholics and Protestants) must confess and forsake our baptized paganism, our whitewashed heathen customs that Roman wolves have polluted the world with and misled the masses, and Judaism must reject its Babylonian relics of astrology, amulets, "hell" and other religious lies, as Zechariah proves Judah isn't perfect either. Gentilized Jews, assimilated Jews, must remember their Hebrew roots and biblical responsibilities and act accordingly.
Both Joseph and Judah need to get our House in order that we may become filled with the Holy Spirit of God and serve as His light to the nations. The House of Jacob-Israel must become the House of God, so help us God.
Some members of Judaism have suggested I become a Noahide or convert to Judaism, even though they're opposed to any proselytizing for them to become Christians. I'm very aware of the Noahides and of Judaism and consider both incomplete.
I am graciously numbered among the pioneers, the chosen few, who have already perceived who the Pierced One is, who are partakers in spirit of the prophesied renewed covenant, and patiently await the political and religious rulers of Jerusalem to look up and come around and have the necessary change of heart and attitude that Zechariah 12:8-14 foresees, preparing for the Blessed One who comes in the Name of the LORD -- sent from Heaven above.
One in the spirit of Elijah (who is dead and buried according to the Bible) -- a living descendant of King David -- will lead the Way to bring Israel and Judah to such a place, ready to receive our King, prepared to meet our God. Such a scion of David will be the chief spokesman between two witnesses who will testify to these truths and offer hope and comfort to their captive audience.
Jews are free to believe whatever they want and I have never said otherwise, even if I call them (like traditional Christianity) on certain inconsistent points, and encourage them to follow their Judaism to Israel rather than remain in a self-imposed exile.
I believe what I'm convinced of before God whether or not Judaism or professing Christianity approves. God is my Judge. I just find it rather interesting that according to Judaism an atheist or Communist is still a "Jew," yet some Jews (members of Judaism, not necessarily from the Tribe of Judah) have the chutzpah to deny the other tribes' inheritances and reject their legitimate claims as Joes (Joseph) or whatever ETHNIC tribe they're from which remains true regardless of religious affiliation. This anti-Semitic attitude is represented and foretold:
15Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far from the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.
Thankfully, such sibling rivalry will soon be history, as Isaiah assures us:
12And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
13The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim [Joseph] shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
Even as some Karaites and Orthodox Jews reject the modern state of Israel (because it was founded by secular Jews -- for the most part -- and is far from holy) because they've failed to see or submit to the prophecies that reveal Jews would begin to be restored in these latter days, with repentance FOLLOWING that fact (once they're in the Land, in God's good time), so some stumble that the Gentilized Israelites aren't kosher enough according to their "Jewish" standard rather than humbly acknowledge them as brethren (having all the biblical birthmarks of fulfilled prophecy).
It would be better to patiently pray for whatever conversion or change of heart is necessary, one step at a time, leaving it all in God's good hands who gathers the stick of Joseph and the stick of Judah and makes us one (Ezekiel 37).