Don't listen to those false Jews brethren that want to hide what God's Word says about the MAJORITY of His people of the lost ten tribes of Israel, for the ten tribes of Israel are only lost to man and man's reckoning, not God's reckoning per His Word.
8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.
9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
God has not lost those whom He did foreknow. The "house of Jacob" represents all twelve tribes of Israel, but the "house of Israel" there specifically represents only the lost ten tribes of Israel, not Judah, not Benjamin, and not Levi.
This is NOT what the Apostle Paul was talking about in 1 Timonthy 1 with the idea of "fables" he mentioned, which is Greek 'muthos' meaning a 'myth'. This is not a myth, it is part of God's Word. Neither is this about the idea of endless geneaolgies, because God has promised to restore Israel, and that means national Israel, the seed, even though many of them that refuse Christ will be cutoff. This is WHY in the Ezekiel 48 chapter is listed the inheritances of the twelves tribes of Israel, and also why our Lord Jesus told His Apostles that in the world to come they each would sit upon a throne ruling over one of the twelves tribes of Israel.
In Ezekiel 37 God gave the prophecy of two 'sticks'. He told Ezekiel to write on one stick "For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions." (Ezek.37:16).
Then God told Ezekiel to join the two sticks together in his hand, and let the people see him do it. And when the people ask what does this mean, God told Ezekiel to say this to them:
19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in Mine hand.
20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.
21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:
If you continue to read the rest of that prophecy there in Ezekiel 37, you'll find it is set for the future of God's Kingdom of the world to come under Christ Jesus. That joining of the two sticks has not happened yet today.
But false Jews that have crept in unaware will lie and say that prophecy from God's Word is false. They will deny that very prophecy as written there in Ezekiel 37, and even call it a myth ("fables") and an endless genealogy when Paul was actually talking about the false myths and traditions which the Jewish Pharisee system had devised over the people! The reason they want you to deny that prophecy is because they want to claim God's Kingdom for themselves, and want to omit the largest part of the seed of Israel, the ten tribes of Israel called the "house of Israel" after Solomon's days.
For many years now the Jews have been trying to claim to be the sole existing branch of the seed of Israel. That's a big lie by the false Jews, because even devout Jewish rabbi have well recognized the scattering of the lost ten tribes of Israel, and their eventual reestablishing back into the nation when God's future Kingdom comes under The Messiah (Christ Jesus to us Christians).
DIVISION OF EAST AND WEST
It's not by chance the most blessed nations on earth since Christ came have been the Christian nations, most of them in the West. It's not by chance that even when eastern peoples accepted The Gospel of Jesus Christ by Christ's ambassodors that they became blessed also! It's not coencidence that the non-believing leaders of the east have sought to attack the Christian west. The Christian west is where that "nation" is which Christ spoke of in the parable of the husbandmen in Matthew 21. That's the areas of the earth which has become the spring-board for The Gospel going out to other nations in the world.
It's not by chance that the Christian west has held power over the going and coming of its enemies on earth (ruling the gates of their enemies, one of God's Promises to the seed of Israel).
It's not by chance that the Christian west has historically been able to produce much more food that it can consume (the blessing of plenty of corn and wine, what used to be called 'the horn of plenty' in America).
It's not by chance that the Christian west has had divinely appointed kings and queens upon thrones while not one king of Judah has ever ruled upon a throne in Jerusalem after the prophet Jeremiah's day (Zedekiah was the last king of Judah to rule in Jerusalem). Anyone who studies about God's promises to Israel in His Word will discover those promises established in the Christian west and its commonwealth nations since Christ crucified was preached there.
Even today, the genealogies of the kings and queens of European royalty is a requirement for heirs to those thrones, and that's under CHRISTIAN RULE, established under CHRIST JESUS, as those on the throne are even named DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. (See original KJV Letter to King James and The Reader). So don't let anyone tell you that's about endless genealogies and fables, for they lie.
Solomon fell away from God, and loved many women of the nations, and allowed them to bring in their false idols and pagan traditions into Israel, deceiving the people. God split the twelve tribes for that reason (1 Kings 11). He then setup one from the "house of Joseph" to be king over the ten tribes in the northern land of Israel. But one of Judah decended from David through Solomon became king over the other two tribes in Jerusalem. That's when the Bible term "house of Israel" applied only to the ten tribes in the north. Jeroboam of the tribe of Ephraim was the one from the "house of Joseph" God made king over the ten tribes (1 Kings 11-12).
Let's count now, 2 tribes at Jerusalem called the "house of Judah". And then 10 tribes in the north called the "house of Israel". Which 'house' do you think had more Israelite peoples? If you said the "house of Israel", that's correct. And per Josephus the title 'Jew' became the name which only a small remnant of Judah began to use in Jerusalem after the return from Babylon! So let's count again: the Jews of a small remnant of the 2 tribed house of Judah as given in the Book of Ezra. The ten tribes of the house of Israel that were ALL gone out of the northern lands captive to Assyria 120 years before. The ten tribes were not known as 'Jews' (which title comes from the tribe of Judah only). Again, which is the majority of Israelites? The ten tribes have ALWAYS been the MAJORITY of Israelites.
So what were the ten tribes of Israel called? Not Jews! They were simply known as "ISRAEL". This is where the idea of their becoming 'LOST' comes from, because no one knows exactly where that group of the majority of Israelites are today. But we DO know from God's Word TWO MAJOR POINTS OF PROPHECY ABOUT THEM. They were a great number of seed, too many to count (even per Josephus in 100 A.D.!), and, their HEAD tribe EPHRAIM, was to become "a multitude of nations"! That's per Genesis 48:19 about Ephraim ONLY. WHERE THEN, was or is that "multitude of nations" prophecy for EPHRAIM fulfilled? IN THE CHRISTIAN WEST!
This is why God showed in Ezekiel 37:19 that the stick of Joseph is in the hand of Ephraim. The tribe of Ephraim became the head tribe, and leader over the rest of the ten tirbes of Israel. JOSEPH AND HIS TWO SONS, EPHRAIM AND MANSESSH RECEIVED GOD'S BIRTHRIGHT PER 1 CHRONICLES 5.
Note the following ENDTIME prophecy Jacob gave to his son Joseph for the last days. It includes Ephraim and Manasseh, the two sons of Joseph:
22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
All this is about the seed of Joseph in the last days, our days, the days leading up to Christ's second coming, which is still yet future to us! The very first verse of Gen.49 sets that timing.
Joseph is a fruitful bough, by a well, whose branches run over the wall. Those are all symbolic metaphors for God's Birthright blessing having fallen upon Joseph, and then to his two sons Ephraim and Manasseh. A fruitful bough means thick lush branches full of leaves, flowing and thriving! So thriving that they cannot be contained, but even run over the wall! The reason is, because his fruitful bough dwells by a WELL! What might that well symbolize here? It's Christ Jesus, for He represents The Living Waters!
The archers (Satan's darts) have attacked him, and hated him. Why? Because those are the enemies of Christ that want to steal Joseph's Birthright Blessing from God. The children of Esau is one of those, because Esau sold God's Birthright for a bowl beans, profaning it and treating it like something to be bought and sold like wares. Thus Esau lost it. The Blessing was moved to Jacob, and then to Joseph, and then to Joseph's two sons Ephraim and Manasseh, where it still is today!
But Joseph's bow dwelt in strength by God's Hand, which is another aspect of God's Birthright Blessing upon Joseph's seed (Psalms 60:7; Deut.33:13-17). From 'thence' is The Shepherd, The Stone of Israel. That's about the Jacob's pillar stone that Jacob dreamt upon, awoke and anointed the stone and called it 'Beth-El' (House of God).
Gen.49:25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, Who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
Blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep, and blessings of the breast and womb; that's about God's Birthright blessing of great natural resources and a great number of people, as many as the stars of heaven and the sands of the sea for so many. That's the blessing that's was and still is upon Joseph's seed. Per Gen.48, Joseph's two sons Ephraim and Manasseh received the transfer of all that. The result was to be that Ephraim would become "A MULTITUDE OF NATIONS" and that Manasseh would also be "GREAT".
That foundation is what the Christian west is all about, under Christ Jesus. It is specifically WHY we have been so hated by the non-Christian world, and why the non-Christian world wants what GOD has given us. This is why so many peoples from other lands have sought to come to the Christian west because of its opportunities to thrive under peace, prosperity and liberty that have come from God's Birthright Blessings upon His people by The New Covenant Jesus Christ!
And the main thing is, the MAJORITY of the peoples who have a heritage in the FOUNDATION of the western Christian nations don't even KNOW they have a heritage from one of the ten lost tribes of Israel under Ephraim as head! Don't think for a minute I'm talking about Jews, for I'm not. The majority of Israelites descended from the ten tribes were never known as Jews. That title applied to the "house of Judah" only (tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi). That's the 'other' stick of Israel that's separate from the "house of Israel", even though many of them live among their own brethren in the west and calling them Gentiles when they are not.
Oh how the false Jews hate this teaching from God's Word about His Birthright that fell upon the head of Joseph, and Joseph's two sons Ephraim and Manasseh. And they well know about it too, because that's why they'll even be the first ones to bring up Ephraim's name!
The real HEAT of hatred against God's people in the west is because Esau (Reds), Ishmael (radical Islam), and the old Canaanites (false crept in unawares) are ALLIED AGAINST THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL IN THE WEST! That's who that list of nations are in Ezekiel 38-39 that are to come upon both houses of Israel in the last days. It's about TWO different locations, since the "house of Judah" and the "house of Israel" are still split today. One location is to be the battle of "Hamongog" when God's enemies will come upon the "house of Israel" (ten tribes), and the other is Armageddon (Megido) in the area north of Jerusalem against the remnant of the "house of Judah" there. And some want to call all this from God's Word a 'myth'? Just who would have that kind of aim? Not God's people, that's for certain.