The Eternal City of Rome sacked and looted by the Vandals of the Germanic Gothic Lost Tribes of Israel (Note the Painters depiction of the Menorah from the Temple of Herod being repossessed by the Lost Tribe of Israelite Vandal Warriors with Pope Leo I to the right) – Painting by Karl Briullov (1799-1852) called the “Sack of Rome 455 CE” painted between the dates of 1833-1836. Painting today at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow
Part Two of a Series: The Lost Tribes of Israel as Hashem’s Emissary of Divine Judgment upon Rome
The military defenses surrounding Rome soon collapsed for the second time as the Lost Tribes of Israel, this time under the Israelite Vandal king Genseric prepared to destroy the city ruled under the usurping rule of the Western Roman Emperor Petronius Maximus. What triggered the sacking of the city of Rome was not malice or the desire for destruction, but rather to honor the tribal codes of betrothal between the Vandal Prince Huneric, the son of the Vandal King Genseric and the Roman Princess Eudocia, the daughter of the Roman Emperor Valentinian III.
This Israelite-Roman betrothal was a part of a Peace Treaty between the Romans and the Vandals in 442 CE, though the marriage was delayed because Princess Eudocia was too young. Three years later, Princess Eudocia’s father, the Emperor Valentinian III was assassinated. The usurping Roman Senator Petronius Maximus, who ascended to the Roman throne, married Valentinian III’s widow, Lucinia Eudoxia, and his son, married the Roman Princess Eudocia.
The Vandal King, Genseric, was incensed for the word of honor to the code of the Ancient Israelites was paramount to all agreements. The Peace Treaty with Valentinian was effectively annulled and Genseric set sail to conquer Rome from Carthage and restore his honor. The Vandals had already left Spain after begin pushed south and across the Straits of Gibraltar by their tribal brothers, the Visigoths. They then moved on to conquer the Northern Mediterranean coastline of Africa in 429 CE, from Morocco to Algeria.
One of the cities where the Vandals conquered was the city of residence of the famed Doctor of Roman Catholic Law St. Augustine of Hippo; the city of Hippo Regius. Of interest, during the 14th month siege of Hippo Regius, Augustine of died, but prior to his death, Augustine of Hippo guided his followers to make provisions that the library of the Cathedral at Hippo and all its books to be carefully preserved. Just after the death of Augustine, the Vandals lifted the siege of the city. In a strange act of respect and kindness by the Vandal King Genseric, the city of Hippo was later destroyed, but the Cathedral of Hippo and Augustine’s magnificent library were preserved.
The affect upon Pope Leo I and Roman Orthodoxy by the death of St. Augustine of Hippo would be an interesting topic of research. Will the revelation that the city of Rome that was sacked by the Vandals was a part of a larger mosaic of imperial and Christian Church history that depicted the war by the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel against Rome? Will such a revelation in this modern age, erupt a new wave of anti-Semitism by the House of Esau (Edom) against the House of Jacob, Lost Israelites and Jews alike? Will this precipitate a wave of anger by the Edomites represented today as Rome, and more specifically the Vatican as the progenitor of Roman Orthodoxy against the descendants of the Lost Tribes of Israel?
As we can now see within the historical montage of “Roman Church History” that it was the Lost Tribers of the House of Israel who protest-ed against Rome. The Israelite Gauls (Goths) protested first by sacking Rome three times. Then in adoration to the Jewish messiah, Yahshua (Jesus) they knew in their hearts that the G-d of Israel sent His Messiah to this world for the Lost Tribes of Israel; for by His own admission, Yahshua said, “I was sent by my Father in heaven, to find the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel. (Matthew 10:6; 15:24)
At the end of time, this final drama will again be replayed as the G-d of Israel’s anger is aimed towards the “Shepherds” of his flock. Most biblical commentators see these “Shepherds” as the Zionist leaders of Israel and the Jewish rabbis of Judah, but in the context of this chapter, we see that the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel are included as the “sheep” that G-d demands protection. So, G-d’s wrath and judgment upon the nations will be meted out not by the Jews, but by the alliance of the Royal House of Judah and the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel as G-d evokes His righteous indignation upon the “Shepherds”; the political leaders over the Jews of Israel and the Lost Tribes of Israel in Northern Europe and America. Let us read carefully:
Zechariah 10:3-8 (parts) – “‘My anger burns against the shepherds, and I will vent it on the leaders of the flock.’ For Adonai-Tzva’ot will care for his flock, the people of Y’hudah (Jews of Judah); he will make them His royal war-horse…I will strengthen the house of Y’hudah (Judah) and save the house of Yosef. I will bring them back into My compassion for them; they will be as if I hadn’t driven them out; for I am Adonai their G-d, and I will answer them.
Efrayim’s men (Warrior defenders of the Lost Tribe of Ephraim (Efrayim), son of Joseph (Yosef) represented by Anglo-Saxon Great Britain (Engle Sacchi or “Ephraim sons of Isaac” as the British and their colonist in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand) will be like warriors; their hearts will be cheered as if from wine. Their children will see it and rejoice, their hearts will be glad in Adonai.”
Obadiah 15-21 (parts) - “For the Day of Adonai is near for all nations; as you did, it will be done to you; your dealings will come back on your own head…But on Mount Tziyon there will be a holy remnant who will escape, and the house of Ya’kov Jews of Judah) will be a fire and the house of Yosef (Lost Tribes of the House of Israel) a flame, setting aflame and consuming the stubble which is the house of ‘Esav (Roman Edomites and Palestinian Amalekites). None of the house of ‘Esav will remain, for Adonai has spoken.
Those in the Negev will repossess the mountain of ‘Esav, and those in the Sh’fealah the land of the P’lishtim; they will repossess the field of Efrayim and the field of Shomron, and Binyamin will occupy Gil’ad. Those from this army of the people of Isra’el exiled among the Kena’anim as far away as Tzarfat, and the exiles from Yerushalayim in S’farad, will repossess the cities in the Negev. Then the victorious will ascend Mount Tziyon to rule over Mount ‘Esav, but the kingship will belong to Adonai.”
The Lost Tribers, as the Protest-ant Christians during the 16th and 17th centuries protest-ing against Rome, knew they also had a destiny. They were also a ‘covenanted’ people. These spiritual ideas were still very foggy in their minds, formany of their religious concepts were also corrupted. But over the centuries their destiny would become clearer; to be redeemed and restored to the lands of their inheritance; Shomron, Galilee, Lebanon, Gilead, Basham, and the Mountains of Edom. (Ezekiel 36) Here we can now see more clearly a process of divine destiny. By their protest-ing, their lives were now one step farther away from Esau’s Edomite Rome and they were now walking one step closer to their cousins the Jews of the House of Judah.
So today, as final Revelations of the Messiah are unfolding, are we finding that the Protestant Christians living in the Northern Nations of Europe and their colonies, such as; the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand, are now coming under a new wave anti-Semitic persecution at theend of days? Will the Lost Tribes of Israel be targeted by Rome until they “return home”, back to apostate Roman Christian Orthodoxy or will they leave Christianity behind and return in brotherly fellowship back in covenant with the Jews of the House of Judah?
Though Genseric, now the King of North Africa was recognized officially as ruler over Northern Africa by his royal alliance with the Roman Emperor Valentinian III, the affect of St, Augustine’s death upon the Roman Catholic hierarchy may be one reason why this Gothic tribal coalition headed by the Tribe of Gad, became known in history as the “Vandals”. The Goths were not known as “Vandals” back in ancient history is word later stemmed the coining of the derogatory word, “vandalism”?
Instead of recognizing the only peoples in world, Jews and Israelites of the House of Judah, whose morality even in war, showed them to be merciful conquerors; they have been demeaned by the inheritors of Esau (Edom) as genocidal warriors worthy of annihilation by the Romans, and their descendants, Vatican Rome.
Revelation 6:9-11 – “When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of G-d and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, ‘How long, L-rd, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?’
Then a white robe was given to each of them and it was said to them, that they should rest a little while longer until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.”
By 439, the coveted city of Carthage was captured by a surprised Vandal raid. The Western Roman Navy docked at the Port of Carthage now came under the control of the Vandal Israelite warriors. Of most interest, the famous debate of the Council of Nicene between the Arians and the Athanasians was resurrected again when King Genseric made Arian Christianity the National Religion of the Vandals. What was even more interesting, while King Genseric was an Arian and supported the State Church in the Vandal control region of Carthage as Arianism, they still freely allowed freedom of religion to the Roman Catholic Athenasian Christians.
6th century Map shows Germanic (Gothic or the Tribes of Gad, Reuben and Half of Manasseh) Kingdoms and Peoples in Purple (Ostrogoths, Visigoths, and Vandals, plus the Suebii, Burgundians, Franks, Alemanni, Jutes, and Saxons). Areas still ruled by Pre-migration inhabitants in Blue show the Cimmerian Peoples of the Tribes of Dan, Simeon (Basques, Cymrics and Celts), with the Byzantine Western Roman Empire in Yellow. The Scythians of the North (Royal Israelites) settled in the Scandinavian Countries
The city of Carthage now became the capital of the African Vandal Kingdom under the control of the descendants of the Patriarch Jacob (Israel). It made the city of Carthage again the enemy of Rome for the first time since the Punic Wars when the Carthaginian General Hannibal made war with the Romans. The Mediterranean Sea was no longer under the control of the Romans, but under what was seen as the Vandal maritime pirates of the 5th and 6th century CE.
Anarchy was reined in Rome as the Emperor Valentinian III, whose hand was implicated in the murder of Aetius, was slain by Aetius’ allies on March 16, 455 CE. A new emperor of Rome was nominated but King Gaiseric refused to recognize the new Emperor Maximus, for it was thought Maximus’ plotting not only resulted in the slaying of both the Roman Emperor Valentinian and Aetius, but also the usurping Emperor Maximus ‘stole’ the widowed Roman Empress Eudoxia which the Vandal King Gaiseric coveted to marry, and her daughter, Eudoxia, who had already been pledge in the royal arranged dynastic wedding between Rome and the Vandals, sealing the relationship between the Vandals and Rome to his son, the Vandal Prince Honorius.
So, in that same year, 455 CE, the King of the Vandals and his Israelite warriors left Carthage. The Vandals plus also his Moorish troops left with a large naval fleet, already prepared for war and sailed over to Rome, to bring Rome under the nominal allied control of the African Vandal nation.
The goal of the Vandal king, in part was to redeem the honor of the royal marriages between Carthaginian Vandal Nation and Rome. His goal was also to complete the repossession of the ancient Israelite treasuries not taken in 410 CE by the Visigoths. This included not only the rest of “King Solomon’s Temple Treasures” but also the “Treasuries of King Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem”. Was it not the Edomite Roman general Titus, between the years of 68-70 CE, whose armies starved out the population of Jerusalem, desecrated and burnt down Herod’s Temple? Did they not tear down every remnant of the Holy Temple of the Jewish G-d, to the bedrock on Zion looking over the Gihon Springs?
The Vandal alliance of Israelites and Islamic Moors landed at the Port of Emperor Claudius called the Harbor of Portus. They then marched along the Via Portuensis to Augustine of Hippo’s “City of God”. Soon the Israelite Vandals were standing outside the gates of Rome.
The inhabitants of Rome and the surrounding regions of Italy began to flee, as revealed by the Roman chronicler Prosper of Aquitaine who gave us most our historical information about the “sack” of Rome. It was there on the Via Portuensis, King Genseric met with respect Pope Leo I and his delegation. They came to persuade the Vandal monarch to show clemency and spare the lives of the Roman people and the integrity of the city of Rome. Leo I especially impeached the Vandal ruler to avoid setting the city into an incendiary pyre with the hopes to take that which he chose to plunder, he would also return to his own homeland.
The Vandal King Genseric honored the wishes of Pope Leo I, with a rare sense of clemency not seen in the wars of the ancient world. The city gates of Rome were opened to the King Genseric’s Vandals, as the usurping emperor, Maximus, was murdered by the Roman mobs as he sought to flee outside the city.
Forty five years earlier when the Vandal’s tribal Israelite kin, the Visigoths, sacked Rome in 410 CE, they plundered the city for only three days and then left. It was as though they had one purpose; to gain possession of something of enduring value. It also showed the Roman citizens a rare sense of honor to the human peoples that even their own Roman rulers failed to comprehend.
During the Visigoth sacking of Rome, it is believed by numerous scholars that the Visigoths took with them the 9,000 pounds of gold already given to King Alaric I for bribes to originally keep them out of Italy and Rome. Yet, the most enduring legends surround the “Treasures of Solomon” that Rome had confiscated from the Temple of Herod in 70 CE plus othercultural treasures of Jerusalem. They took these treasures with them, never to be seen again. These treasures were one thousand years later still remembered as the “Treasures of the Visigoths”.
As stated, the Visigoth Israelites stayed in Rome only three days yet the Israelite Vandals stayed for two weeks. The Vandals already knew what had been taken by their tribal brethren and so had to spend longer time to glean from the archives of Rome those objects of value including the ‘repossession’ or ‘redemption’ of the Treasures of the Ancient Israelites of the United Kingdom of David and Solomon. These two noble kings of antiquity, King Alaric I of the Visigoths and King Genseric of the Vandals were also genetic descendants of the Royal Scythian Israelites from the ancient Kingdom of Northern Israel, and thereby tribal cousins to the Jews of the Southern Kingdom of Judah. This may not have been the Vandal’s conscious intent to redeem the “Treasures of the Temple of King Herod” but it came through as their destiny imbedded by the Holy One of Israel in their collective subconsciousness.
According to historical sources, the Imperial Roman Palace was sacked and loaded upon the ships to be taken across the Mediterranean Sea to adorn the royal residence of the Vandals in Carthage. The Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus had the gilded roof stripped away. The golden vessels of Solomon’s Temple used by the Babylon’s King Belteshazzar in his final feast were taken into the Vandal possession.
These golden vessels of Solomon’s Temple, taken as plunder by the Babylonians under King Nebuchadnezzar, later were returned to Jerusalem by the Israelite Persian Shah Cyrus the Great of the Israelite Tribe of the Pasargadaes. They became a part of the sacred vessels in the Temple of Zerubabbel in Jerusalem that was enlarged and expanded later into Herod’s Temple; the largest and most opulent temple in the then known world.
These sacred vessels plus many other treasures were later taken by the Roman General Titus (later Emperor) to Rome. Now they were been ransomed and redeemed by the Lost Vandal Israelites. Yet, the Christian churches and basilicas were virtually untouched. They had no value or meaning to the Israelite “barbarians”.
Unlike Rome’s plundering and desecration of the peoples they conquered, the Israelite Vandals had a certain respect for human life. The populations of the Roman peoples were mercifully spared in honor by the Vandal King Genseric to the appeal of Pope Leo I not to destroy the city of Rome and show clemency to the Roman people.
Roman historians are virtually unanimous that what was also conspicuously absent in the Vandal and Visigoth sackings of Rome was ‘murder’ and incendiary (torched by fire) destruction of Roman homes and buildings for the purpose of wanton destruction and desecration to either humans, buildings or works of art. Yet, the Romans later, to their shame, changed the history of the Roman sacking by the Vandals to one of destruction.
They left the memory of the Vandal Israelites as one and the same with the word, later known as “vandalism”. This memory was resurrected or created by the Parisians in France no earlier than the end of the 18th century, during the French Revolution, an era of desecration and destruction.
As if history does “repeat” itself, ancient Roman history will remember the Vandals, by the derogatory name that the Romans gave to them with the term “vandalism”. Yet historians will attest that the Vandals, in reference to the war against Rome, carried strong moral ethics like the modern State of Israel (Israel Defense Force called the IDF) does today. The IDF conducts its targeted warfare with precision to spare human life and by also giving advance notification to the Palestinians living there to leave for safely.
This fact also means giving up Israel’s ‘preemptive strike advantage’ by giving notice to their Hamas enemies yet sparing Palestinian lives. Yet, Israel today is attacked by their Islamic neighbors with anti-Semitic propaganda charging Israel with conducting wars of genocide, when all the rhetoric coming from the mouths of Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood and their Palestinian chapter called Hamas is that for Islam, it is part of their sacred duty to commit complete and total genocide or the annihilation of the Jewish people out of the Middle East.
So also the Jew’s tribal Israelite cousins, King Generic’s army honored their code of military ethics by sparing the populations and the city. Yet, Rome’s incited anti-Semitism left the final historical mythical image that the Vandals were a “vandalizing horde of barbarians”. What is accepted by numerous historians is that the Vandals, besides neutralizing Rome as a threat to their national capital in Carthage, were specifically targeting even their “image of vandalism” with a divine purpose. They went on to selectively take possession of the remainder of King Solomon’s and King Herod’s temple treasuries plundered by Rome in 70 CE.
It is historically documented that the Goths called the Vandals, had prior intercourse with their tribal brethren, the Goths called the Visigoths. It was they who took over the land of Hispania (Spain). The region today called Andalusia was in those days while under the rule of the Vandals; called Vandalusia. The Visigoths during these same years migrated over to live in ancient French Aquitaine as a move by Rome to get them as far away from Italy as possible. The Vandals later migrated and moved out of Spain and moved across the Strait of Gibraltar and conquered and took possession of Northern Africa, while their cousins came into Spain in the era called Visigothic Spain.
Did the Visigoth and the Vandal chieftains compare “notes’ with each other? Did the Visigoths tell them what they saw in Rome, and what part of “Solomon’s Treasures” they recovered? Did the Visigoths inform the Vandal chieftains what treasures were left in Rome? Is it possible that the Visigoths selectively targeted the possession of the “King Solomon’s Gold” and deliberately left after they had taken all the “Treasures of King Herod’s Temple” before a counter-revolution in Rome would rise up against them? What we do know is that the legends of the “Treasures of King Solomon” were specifically tied with the Visigoths and their sack of Rome in 410 CE. Yet, the legends of the Vandals are associated with the recovery and repossession of the “Treasures of King Herod’s Temple”.
We have to return to the history in the mists of ancient history that the impregnable city of Babylon was conquered by the Commanding General of the Persian Shah Cyrus’ forces, Gobryas the Chief of the Gutians, one of the kings of the Tribe of Gad. It was he and his Israelite forces from the Tribe of the Pasargadaes, who became the Commanding General of the Persian Shah Cyrus’ forces who diverted the River Euphrates and lowered the water below the gates so that the military forces of Persia were able to take the entire city without spilling one drop of Jewish blood.
The Pasargadae family members plus the Gutians or Gadites were all parts of the Gothic people who once lived the “other side of the Jordan”. The Gadites also lived with the Tribe of Reuben and the largest half of the Tribe of Manasseh. They were the first of the tribes of Israel to be taken into exile by the Assyrians and taken to the land of Khurasan to the east. They returned about 150 years later to the impregnable city of Babylon as the “destroyers of Babylon” and the “Redeemers” of the Jews of Babylon.
The historical facts do exist that the Persian Shah, Cyrus the Great, was a “Lost Israelite” of the tribe of Pasargadae (“Sons of Gad) as well as his general, Gobryas from the Tribe of Gad. This gives us new insight in why the G-d of Israel knew Cyrus from before the day of his birth.
Isaiah 44:28-45-1,3-4 (parts) – “Why says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd, and he shall perform all My pleasure...Thus says the L-rd to His anointed, ‘To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held – to subdue nations before him…That you may know that I the L-rd who call you by your name, am the G-d of Israel. For Jacob My servant’s sake, and Israel My elect, I have even called you by your name; I have named you, though you have not known Me.”
So also, King Genseric was also a “Lost Israelite” and now returned in 455 CE to “vandalize” Rome, who earlier refused to spare but annihilate entirely G-d’s holy Zion in Jerusalem, destroy the House of the L-rd and blot out its memory for the destruction level went down to bedrock, and killed millions of Jews while taking the rest of the Jews into captivity. But through His servant, King Genseric the Vandal, G-d spared the city of Rome intact, saved the life of Pope Leo I, whether he appreciated it or not, and spared the lives of the citizens of Rome. The city of Rome and its destruction’s “appointed time” had not come. That destruction would be saved for a future day.
Yet, the Israelite Vandals selectively “plundered” the city of Rome by redeeming the treasures of the Temple of Herod, including the Great Menorah that are today still sketched in “relief” on the Titus’ Arch of Triumph in Rome. They secreted these treasures to the best of our knowledge in the Pyrenees Mountains and kept them there under the custodianship of their tribal Israelite brothers, the Visigoths who controlled the lands of Spain and Southern France in that era.
The regions in Southern France and Spain would later become part of the Israelite Visigothic Kingdom, whose populations were mixed Israelites of the former Vandal invaders. The descendants of those former Israelite Vandals and Visigoths would later be resurrected in medieval history as the Albigensians, the Vallenses or Waldensians, the Huguenots, the Cathard or Cathari-Puritans, the Bulgar, Khazzars, Sabbatharier (Arian Sabbath-keepers), Sabbatati, Insabbatati, and the Passaginians (Pasargadae Israelite tribe of the Persian Shah Cyrus the Great).
The legends in that area, and only there it is also believed that even the treasures of King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, over the centuries, had been secreted into the archives of Rome from their “plundering” of the lands of the east and their “raping” of the citizens and cities of which they truly did “plunder”. For legends are also intact that in Jerusalem, they tore down the Temple of Herod, as G-d’s messiah foretold, even to the bedrock, and extracted the molten gold from each foundation stones left behind from the burning inferno. Then the Romans left Zion truly devastated except for one small synagogue that once was called the “House with the Upper Room”, left behind in the city in which G-d and His Messiah truly loved and cherished.
King Genseric did take with him the former Empress of Rome, Lucinia Eudoxia to be his wife, and her daughter, the Roman Princess Eudocia who was pledged by Emperor Valentinian III to be the wife of his son, the Israelite Prince Huneric. Though, there was little damage to the city of Rome, “many shiploads of captives” from Rome, according to the chronicles of Victor of Vita, were taken to Carthage to become slaves to the Carthaginian population there now under the control of the Israelite Vandals.
Of all the historical sources material that remains, only one Roman church was reported to have been burned by the Vandals. So we ponder upon the anti-Semitic military propaganda of the nations of the world that hate the Jews and unknowingly slandered the Vandal warriors of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel.
The Eastern Roman Empire, still intact, during the years of 461-468 sent a massive naval armada of over 1,100 ships to destroy Carthage. The military intelligence of the Vandals learned of their arrival and took the ships by surprise and destroyed them all. The ingratitude of the Romans provoked a second naval armada that was sent again against the Vandals by the Eastern Roman Emperor Leo II and Anthemius, yet again they were defeated in 468 CE.
It was in the year of 711 CE and the city fortress of Toledo, Spain fell to the invasion of the Islamic forces. The Visigoth’s defense was crushed at the Battle of Jerez del la Frontera that lasted for seven days. When the Arab Berber commander, Tariq, of the Islamic Saracen forces arrived to demand surrender of the Visigoths, his first demand was to take possession of the “Treasures of Solomon”. If the “Treasures of Solomon” did not exist with the Visigoths or the Vandals, why did an Islamic general spend seven days at war with one goal in mind, except to find “Treasures of Solomon’s Temple”.
The Hanging Votive Crown of Visigoth King Recceswinth (653-672 CE), who returned the Visigoths back into the ‘fold’ of Roman Orthodoxy, discovered in the treasure of Guarrazar, Spain - National Archaeological Museum of Spain
Almost a thousand years later, the Lost Israelite descendants of the Visigoths and the Vandals were still living in the southern regions of France along the beautiful Pyrenees Mountains. Secreted below in hidden caves, were presumed be the treasures of Solomon and King Herod’s Temple that were believed to have been secreted and kept under their guardianship of the Cathars, known as the “Pure Ones”. Here in the mountain regions the Cathars were again defying the ascended papal power of the city of Rome.
Soon they, plus all their Israelites kinfolk would come under the wrath of the Papacy and the Roman Inquisition. Viewed as heretics by the prelate eyes of the Church, the visions of the Treasure of Solomon were what they lusted for in the legends the “Treasures of the Visigoths” that were now under the guardianship of the Cathars.
Pope Innocent III put the wrath of all Christendom down upon the Cathars and their other cousins heads, during what would become known in history as the “Albigensian Crusade” that lasted for 35 years. Scholars today estimate that up to one million Cathars died in what was called a “true attempt at genocide”. King Louis IX of France brought down a powerful army of 30,000 knights and foot-soldiers and ravaged the towns and countryside around Toulouse. They moved and one by one destroyed all the populous centers of the Cathars; Carcassonne, Beziers, Perpignan and Narbonne. They surely did not give the Cathers, the Waldensians nor the Huguenots the same clemency that the Visigoths and the Vandals gave Rome. The fact of Rome’s intense hatred towards Rome was stated succinctly by the chilling remarks that the Abbot of Citeaux made at the city of Beziers, when he stated;
Abbot of Citeaux – “Kill them all. God will recognize His own” as he also wrote to Pope Innocent III, “neither age or sex nor status was spared.”
What the Vaticanh nor its Papal Inquisitors did not find were the “Treasures of the Visigoths, which they assumed had been taken to the last stronghold of the Cathars at Montségur. Now you know part of the “rest of the story”.
It would take twelve centuries later before the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel were forced again to revolt against Rome. This time it came under the banner of their illustrious descendants called the “Protest-ants” who were shocked by the corruption of the medieval Roman Catholic Church; Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Luther’s spiritual predecessors; John Wycliffe and Jan Hus. It was Martin Luther’s anger at the corruption of the selling of indulgence by the Roman Catholic prelates that led to his nailing his Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. From there this act infamy against Roman Orthodoxy precipitated the Great Protestant Revolt and later the Two Great Great Awakenings in Britain and the United States.
The door had been opened to the revelation of the seeds of sin, apostasy and corruption that had flowered into the imperialist oppression of Romanism over all Europe. It forced the populations of peoples under papal control to believe in the doctrinal policies of purgatory, ‘particular judgments’, the “Marian” adoration of Jesus’ mother, known to many as “The Madonna”, “The Blessed Virgin” and the “Queen of Heaven”. Here also was found the cultic devotion to the ‘saints’ with the buying, selling of the purported bone relics and the worship of these human remains of many of Jesus’ disciples.
Whereas the elite worshipped the Miriam "Madonna" statutes in the upper floors of the Roman cathedrals, the counter-religious fervor of Catholic cultic adoration was down in the crypts of the cathedrals, where the poor, the peasants and the gypsies went down to worship the even more revered “Black Madonna Statutes”. Here was the “Saint" of thesocial unwanted, the “Harlot” and “Unclean Woman” who adored “Jesus Christ”, known as Miriam of Migdala (Mary Magdalene).
If the degradation of the 17th century Roman Catholicism was not debased enough, the “Protest-ants” rebelled against their sacraments, their imposed cleric celibacy mandated by Rome, the monastic lifestyle of poverty, and the epitome in the spiritual and temporal authority vested in the Pope, who had now replaced the role of the Jewish messiah, the Royal Prince of David and Solomon called Yahshua HaNotzri (Jesus the Nazarene) as the mediator to G-d for all mankind.
It was the Babylonian priesthood who fled Babylon when the Persian Shah Cyrus the Great, and Israelites of the Pasargadae Tribes of Gad toppled Babylon. Was it insignificant that Cyrus’ military general, Gobryas, the Governor of Gutium, was also of the Israelite Tribe of Gad yet had been hidden by the Roman monks who wrote and reedited Jewish, Israelite and even Early Christian history. The Babylonia priesthood who fled from Babylon, went to Pergamum and there set up their corrupt religion system until their final exodus to Rome.
Destination Yisrael earlier reported on the religious ecumenical changes as the Roman Catholic Church is setting forth its destined power to bring the 16th and 17th century Protest-ant “Daughters of Rome” back into the fold of Roman Catholic Orthodoxy. This was witnessed as “60 ex-Anglican priests were ordained into Catholic Church at Pentecost” using a very special “Personal Ordinariate” voted on November 4, 2009 in the Apostolic Constitution (Anglicanorum Coetibus).
This event occurred because Roman Catholics have carefully aligned the identity of “Christianity” not to a Jewish messiah who was sent on a divine mission to Planet Earth to find the “Lost Sheep of the House of Israel’, but to a Greco-Roman messiah who turned the messianic flowering of Judaism with the Jewish Nazarenes into a Greco-Roman religion.
The Bishops of Rome merged together parts of Judaism with Gnosticism, Mithraism and created the idol worshipping of Marian-ism and Trinity-ism into what is known today as Roman Christianity. Why did the Lost Tribers in Calvinism, the Holiness Movement of Methodism, and the Great Awakening that culminated in Adventism become “Protest-ants” and turn against the apostasy of Rome? It was not that they were always theologically right, but they were protesting against the sin and corruption of what had been taken away from them by the Edomite Romans. Were the Lost Tribes of Israel beginning to comprehend that the divine mission of the Jewish messianic Galilean was truly “To Find the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel”. Though it would take a few hundred years, the evidence is becoming more clear; through the Jewish Messiah Jesus the Nazarene, the Lost Tribes of Israel are finally returning to their Hebrew-Judaic roots.
The Roman prelates know their future, for it was given to them as a prophecy by one of their one, Maelmhaedhoc Ó Morgair, better known as St. Malachy’s Prophecy who prophesied that the next pope after Pope Benedict XVI will become the last pope of the Roman Orthodox Church. According to the Prophecy of St. Malachy, he will be called “Peter the Roman”;
Petrus Romanus, qui paſcet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus tranſactis ciuitas ſepticollis diruetur, & Iudex tremẽdus iudicabit populum ſuum. Finis.
Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the fearsome Judge will judge His people. The End
The Revelation of the Second Great Awakening will then be revealed by the Archangel of G-d crying out with this message: “Come out of her My People”.
Revelation 18:4-6, 8 – “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and G-d has remembered her iniquities. Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her…Therefore her plagues will come in one day – death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the L-rd G-d who judges her.
The Lost Tribes of Israel as Hashem’s Emissary of Divine Judgment upon Rome
Go to Part One – “The Lost Tribes of Israel as G-d’s Emissary of Divine Judgment upon Rome”
Go to Part Two – “The Legacy of the Visigoths and the Vandals upon Protestant Christianity”
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Here is a joint Orthodox Jewish and 10-Triber Mission to bring awareness of the imminent fulfillment of the Biblical Prophecies regarding the Redemption of all Israel (12 Tribes Re-conciled and Re-United). This super Event of all Times will entail Establishing the Shomron (the Ancient Bible Heartland of the Patriarchs) and the Judean Wilderness as part of the Land of Israel, and preparing the “Land” for the Return of the Lost Tribes of the House of Israel and then the Redemption of All Israel.
For inquiries about Kol Ha Tor Ministries for the Lost Tribes of Israel, Visit – “Shomron Lives!”, a Spiritual Retreat and Guest House in Samaria, that hosts Shomron (Samaria) Tours to reacquaint the Returning Lost Tribers of the House of Israel.