Israel and Judah
Daniel 12:8-10 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my EL, what shall be the end of these things? And He said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and SEALED UNTIL THE TIME OF THE END (Very Soon Now!). Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried (tested by tribulation); but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND.
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Creator (Eternal Father) appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty EL; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make MY COVENANT (a marriage vow of love) between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly (cause you to be fruitful). And Abram fell on his face: and YHVH talked with him, saying, As for me, behold, my covenant (marriage vow of love) is with thee, and thou shalt be a father (physically, but a mother spiritually) of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations* have I made thee. And I will make thee exceeding fruitful (just like a fruitful wife), and I will make nations* of thee, and KINGS (The Scepter and Righteous Lineage or Birthright of The King of Kings**) shall come out of thee (as in both physical and spiritual birth).
Genesis 27:28-29 (Jacob's or Israel's blessing) Therefore YHVH give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: Let people SERVE THEE, and nations BOW DOWN TO THEE: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
Genesis 28:13 (YHVH upholds Jacob's or ISRAEL's Blessing) And, behold, The Creator stood above it, and said, I am the EL of Abraham thy father, and the EL of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and IN THY SEED SHALL 'ALL' the FAMILIES of the EARTH be BLESSED (Dual Prophesy of Y'Shua and His coming kingdom on Earth).
BIRTHRIGHT and SCEPTRE SEPARATED
Genesis 49:10 The SCEPTRE shall NOT DEPART from JUDAH* (ancient Judah, the physical seed of Abraham the man, and physical lineage of Y'Shua; and Spiritual Judah the Spiritual seed of Abraham the Spiritual wife of YHVH the Father), nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until SHILOH (Y'Shua) come; and unto Him (Y'Shua) shall the gathering of the people be (The Spiritually appointed or chosen children of Abraham's SEED and YHVH the Father).
1 Chronicals 5:1-2 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph* the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright. For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's*:)
Now the eyes of Israel (Jacob) were dim from age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced them. And Israel (Jacob) said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face: and, lo, YHVH hath shewed me also thy seed (twins). And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the Earth. And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward Israel's (Jacob's) left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's (Jacob's) right hand, and brought them near unto him. And Israel (Jacob) stretched out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh was the firstborn. And he blessed Joseph, and said, YHVH, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head. And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head. And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his (physical) seed shall become a multitude of nations. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, YHVH make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. And Israel said unto Joseph, Behold, I die: but YHVH shall be with you, and bring you again unto the land of your fathers.
*CONJECTURE: that the UNITED STATES of AMERICA is a NATION made up of MANY NATIONS. The USA is the greatest "Melting Pot" Nation in the world, and is most probably the one Nation wherein the greatest remnant of the missing tribes (all of them) exist today! Therefore, the United States of America is very possibly the Physical Heir to the physical promises given to Ephraim. As for the seed of Manasseh, it is most likely Great Britain, the elder brother (the elder country) of Ephraim (the younger country). However, it should be known that of the 15 million Jews in the world today (2002AD), that the Nation of Israel has only 5 million and the USA has 6 million; 4 million more are still scattered throughout the world.