I know I'm coming to this discussion rather late, but I came across this thread while doing some research and may have something to offer here.
I've studied several of Jim Staley's teachings as part of my study of the Hebrew Roots Movement (in which, make no mistake, Staley is promoting himself as a prominent teacher). I just happen to have done a review on another forum of the teaching in the OP of this thread.
I submit that review here, modified slightly to conform to this forum's rules. If you'd like a link to the original review, you can PM me for a link.
I, too, watched the entire, excruciating 1:10 minutes (the length of the oringinal video - Staley scrubbed the original video posting due to lots of negative comments and charges of racism) over a period of a few hours to study out each point that Staley made. The following review is not exhaustive; I just hit the high points that really stood out to me to serve to disqualify it and Staley as a legitamate teaching/teacher. It should be noted that after I posted this review, Staley removed the original link and reposted the teaching later with a different URL, adding 10 minutes of additional commentary to the teaching for damage control, as my review and other feedback that he received painted the teaching in a negative light. Many folks noticed the Armstrongesque (Worldwide Church of God) teaching with a Hebrew Roots twist regarding the 'Lost Ten Tribes' of Israel. While, to his credit, Staley tries to knock the elitist edges off the Ephraimite/Two House teaching, it, at its core is still an elitist teaching, inclusive of Israel, and excluding Gentiles.
So if you look at the following review with the link posted in the OP, the time stamps for my review will be slightly off (but not by much). Anyway, here it is:
Okay. I took the challenge. I went through this MESSAGE (YouTube - ‪Jim Staley - Identity Crisis -This message will change your world!‬‏) bit by bit. Full disclosure: I've listened to other teachings of Staley's and do come to the table with a pretty set opinion about what he teaches.
Here's what I learned:
The first several minutes Staley creates a need for what he's selling, just as any good salesman will do. The Church is in CRISIS! And Passion For Truth has the answers the Church needs!
5:44 - Here comes the fair warning that he's getting to reset your paradigm, and he's an expert at setting up what you believe as error so that he can replace it with his version of 'truth': "By the end of this weekend . . . we want to encourage you to do one thing. Look up at the signs. 'Cause they're on their way. And if you will just open your mind this weekend and especially during this message I will promise you the Holy Spirit will begin to move in your heart and begin to recalibrate the language on the sign because one of 'em just might say 'one way' and all your life you thought it meant to go the other way.
Okay? So bear with me as we walk through this because some of you are going to be astounded and even shocked, maybe even, with some of the feedback we get is be blown away at this message and I wanna say that this is not my message, it is right out of the Scriptures."
What that is basically saying is that what you know, you really don't
know, and he's going to correct your paradigm, and he promises that the Holy Spirit is going to back him up.
He tells you that the language you know you really don't know, so it needs to be 'recalibrated' and that all your life, what you know to be true is really the opposite of what you thought. He speaks rapidly - moving the listener hurriedly down his prepared path of thought. He's good, I'll give him that.
Oh, and then he says that it's not his message, but it's right out of the Scriptures. I'm sure no false teacher has ever used that line, right?
He then goes on to create the need for the message he's bringing: If you're there, it's because you want to 'go deeper', and that we're in a 'crisis'. So he's setting up his version about what the crisis is and how 'we' got there.
The question is 'who are you'?
The most significant thing I found about this teaching was that a teacher speaking to a room full of Christians did not even once talk about who we are in Christ. Not once.
He went to purposefully go about re-identifying who 'believers' are - and that is to re-define them as 'Ephraim', aka, Israel, for the purpose of putting them under Mosaic Covenant Law for the purpose of 'fixing' the 'crisis' in which the Body finds itself.
A curious and disturbing series of statements of 'fact':"As I began to read the front of the Book I began to discover that every single story found in the Bible is about me and my Messiah and and when He comes back and I just need to listen and I need to hear."
I listened to that and thought, "What about the Cross and what Messiah did there?" It's NOT just about you and Messiah and Him coming back; there's a LOT of in-between stuff there - a Body of Christ and how she is to live and walk and minister the Gospel to the world UNTIL He comes back! And our focus is to be on the Gospel, not just His return!
And then this statement:
(17:20) "Ladies and Gentlemen we started out in the Garden - we started out in Caanan, the Promised Land, the Enemy came he snatched us away we've been in Egypt for 6000 years but at some point, very soon, I believe, the Messiah is going to come back, Yeshua, the same Yehoshua, Yeshua who led them in the Promised Land so many years ago will LEAD US AGAIN into the Promised Land can I get an amen from that?"
Um, no, you can not get an amen from that. For one thing, Yeshua (Jesus) and Yehoshua (Joshua) are NOT the same person. Joshua was a type and a shadow of Who Jesus is and symbolized what Jesus would do with the work of the Cross, but they are NOT the same person.
Speaking of the Cross, did Staley forget that Jesus did come about 2000 years ago and did the work of the Cross, freeing those who would believe on Him from the bondage of sin (the type and shadow Egypt)? We've been in bondage for 6000 years? Really? Everyone? Even those in Christ? Staley's picture is a Cross-less one, in which he paints a picture without any freedom from bondage until the RETURN of Christ. That is not the Gospel, people. We have freedom from the bondage of sin NOW in Christ.
Around 20 minutes in he again talks about a covenant binding 'Israel' to the commandments until 'Messiah returns'. He TOTALLY doesn't refer to the FIRST COMING of Jesus - the Advent, the coming of God in the flesh to do the work of the Cross.
Around 20:21 he asks if there are any businessmen in the audience and recognizes them and then says the scariest thing in the world is to be audited. I thought that was kind of funny considering Staley's history with the State of Missouri.
Around 27 minutes, Staley asserts that the Northern tribes NEVER CAME BACK. Well, that's only partially true. Many were assimilated into the peoples of the world - that was part of God's judgement upon them for their idolatry. But some DID 'come back'. This article gives a short and common sense view of the matter: http://www.ukapologetics.net/07/losttentribes.htm
The rest of Staley's teaching is false, based on a false premise that NONE of the Northern Tribes returned to Israel. Yet there is reference to Anna, from the tribe of Asher (Luke 22:36 - 36 Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.). If NONE of the tribes ever came back, then WHERE DID ANNA COME FROM? Yet hundreds of years down the line, there she is. And James, in his opening salutation greets the TWELVE tribes scattered among the nations. Not TWO . . . TWELVE. That means that the TEN were not lost - they were all over the world just as many members of Judah and Benjamin were. And Paul speaks in the present tense about the TWELVE tribes here: Acts 26:6-7 6 And now I am standing trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers; 7 the promise to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly serve God night and day [present tense].
(appx. 31:00) Staley goes straight to the Millennium . . . He skips over the Cross AGAIN. He talks about how Yeshua must purify His bride before He can take her to His chamber. "That's why Israel had to go back to the wilderness for 40 years" he says. Pardon me, but what about the Cross? What did Jesus accomplish there? He says we have to be purified by coming back to the Law and at that point we become worthy to be Yeshua's bride. Wow.
Again, I have to ask: Does the Cross and the Resurrection have any part in Staley's theology? I'll keep watching to find out . . .
(32:22) Staley is stating that in NT times most of the northern tribes still knew who they were and lived in the Land. WHAT?? He just got done telling us FIVE minutes ago that the Northern tribes NEVER CAME BACK! Minute 33 Staley says " . . . still MILLIONS of them lived right there outside of Israel."
But I thought he said that they never came back?!
(33:40) Here it comes . . . who did Jesus REALLY come for . . .
Whoa! Side track . . . Staley's going on about "re-defining" Biblical terms! Love this quote:"All Scripture cannot mean the New Testament! Now I believe the New Testament is Scripture BUT that's not what he was talking to! He was referring to what . . . to the Tanakh - the Old Testament."
Staley TOTALLY blows off the NT as Scriptures in the days of the infant Body of Christ when INTERNAL EVIDENCE in the New Testament itself tells us otherwise:2 Peter 3:15-16
15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. 16 He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.
Paul's writings were being copied and distributed in the infant Body of Christ and acknowledged as Scripture by the other apostles. Staley is so wrong on this point.
Staley continues (34:50):"So if we're going to define any Bible words, guess what? You need to get rid of the New Testament for a moment and define it by the only dictionary that exists at that time, which is your Hebrew Scriptures. So we're going to find out what the word "sheep" means . . . "
( oh boy here we go . . . )
(37:55) Staley is implying that Jesus came ONLY for the lost sheep - Israel. Try this Scripture on for size, Mr. Staley:Romans 1:16-17
16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.