The Ten Tribes, 2 Esdras

      The book of 2 Esdras [The Greek name for Ezra], although not part of the Bible lexicon, has some interesting information in it. Particularly in 2 Esdras 13:39-46 where it says that the 10 Northern tribes of Israel, decided amongst themselves to leave Assyria and travel to a distant uninhabited land.

In Ezra’s vision, he saw a great company of people:

2 Esdras 13:47-50 The peaceful company is the 10 tribes. [The House of Israel] They have assembled along with your people, [The House of Judah;the Jews], all those who are survivors still in the Land. Isaiah 6:13-15

When He [Jesus] destroys the army of the nations, then He will protect His people and show them many signs.

2 Esdras 13:11-13  A stream of fire, the breath of flame, poured from His mouth and fell on the enormous army advancing to attack. They were totally burned up.

After that, the Man [Jesus] came down from the mountain, Zechariah 14:3, and summoned to Himself a peaceful company of people, some with joy on their faces, some with sorrow.

2 Esdras 15:3-9 Do not be afraid of plots against you, or troubled by the unbelief of your opponents, for all unbelievers will die.

Beware, says the Lord, for I am letting loose over all the earth terrible evils, sword, famine, death and destruction because evil men have spread their wickedness the whole world over.

Therefore, I shall no longer keep silent, I will hear the pleas from all the innocent blood that has been shed.

2 Esdras 15:14-19 Woe to the world and all its inhabitants! Stable government will be at             an end. Men driven by famine will attack their neighbours, no pity will restrain              them.

2 Esdras 16:40  My people, listen to My words; get ready for battle and when the            calamities surround you, behave as though you were strangers on earth.

2 Esdras 16:45 For all who labour, labour in vain.

2 Esdras 16:51-52 Therefore, do not imitate wickedness or her deeds. In a very short        time she will be swept away from the earth and the reign of justice will begin.

Reference: Revised English Bible Apocrypha. Verses abridged. 

   My people: every faithful Christian: prepare yourselves, keep the faith and persevere until the Lord Returns