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The Blessings of Ephraim

Read Genesis 49 and Deuteronomy 33. This is where great blessings were promised to the twelve tribes of Israel.

Count the blessings. Or just count the words used!

Whichever way you look at it, Joseph had the biggest inheritance.

Genesis 49:22
Joseph [is] a fruitful bough, [even] a fruitful bough by a well; [whose] branches run over the wall ...

Genesis 49:26
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

Where are these promises fulfilled?

They are not fulfilled in Bible lands. They couldn't be! Joseph's inheritance was to be bigger than all the other tribes combined.

The promises were fulfilled by branches of his family that traveled "over the wall of the well", across the seas to the land of the everlasting hills. The Book of Mormon records the fulfillment of these promises.

Deuteronomy 33:17
His glory [is like] the firstling of his bullock, and his horns [are like] the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they [are] the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they [are] the thousands of Manasseh.

These are not promises that can be forgotten or ignored. They were not fulfilled in Bible times. They are being fulfilled now as the Book of Mormon, the record of Ephraim, is bringing millions of people to Christ.

The Book of Mormon - the record of Ephraim - is one of the great signs of the gathering of Israel.

Ezekiel 37:16-17
Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, 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: And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.

 

 

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