Brief Israelite History

Revelation 11:11 “And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.”  

Three days and a half=350 years which approximately ranges from the 1620’s to around 1970 or so.  Proving according to prophecy the Israelites would reawaken on a very large scale.

Ezekiel 11:16 “ Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.

Proving that in the last days there would be a lot of Israelite congregations waking up according to prophecy throughout the countries. I have documented a brief history of the truth being spread and only mention those that are up in age,  seasoned and or died in this truth, and if I have left anyone of the older generation out please let me know and send a photo of the brother.


1800 A literate blacksmith named Gabriel Prosser taught the slaves thru inspiration of the Bible that we were God’s people and should rebel against the tyranny of America.

1831 A slave named Nat Turner was called The Prophet and raised a small slave rebellion based on Bible teachings and visions of war and blood he had. Many blacks today demonize this man who attempted to save them from oppression.



1896  William Saunders Crowdy in Lawrence, Kansas. Established “The Church of God and Saints of Christ” although he taught blacks were God’s people he mixed a lot of christianity in his teachings. 


1915  F.S. Cherry set up the “Church of the Living God, the Pillar Ground of Truth for All Nations”. The group was founded Chattanooga, Tennessee,  and later moved to Philadelphia. Theologically, the Church of the Living God mixed elements of Judaism and Christianity, and the Talmud.



1920 Wentworth A. Matthews established the Commandment Keepers in Harlem N.Y. , he primarily based his learnings on so called jew-ish people. He rejected all New testament writings.






1929 Israel  ben Newman and Mordecai Herman established “The Moorish Zionist temple of the Moorish Jews” They also followed white jewish teachings





1930  Arnold Josiah Ford  he and a small group of Black Jews went to Ethiopia where they participated in the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie, created a school, and acquired 800 acres (320 ha) of land for the purpose of uniting Black Jews of the Diaspora with Ethiopians. He died there in 1935.


Near the end of the Civil Rights Movement there were several prominent Israelite teachers, it was around this time the truth was being taught on a larger scale.and in more areas.


1960  Eber Ben Yamyan also known as Abba Bivens was initially taught he was an Israelite by an ex-slave some many many years earlier in the South. Bivens believed in the Black Christ and on his way to NY had visited many Indian reservations and came to the scriptural conclusion that the so called Indians were Israelites as well. He then came to N.Y. and joined the commandment keepers under Matthews but rejected Matthews teachings of old testament only. Bivens founded the Israeli school. He was the first to teach both the blacks and Indians of the Americas are Israelites.


1963 Ben Carter also known as Ben Ammi led 300 Israelites from Chicago to Liberia and then  to Dimona, Israel. Established “the African  Hebrew Israelites ” He attempted to deliver his group from the curses of Deuteronomy 28:15-68 under the oppressive hand of America but soon discovered that oppression followed him to Dimona. Due to lack of citizenship they lacked the medical and dental capabilites to properly take care of one another so he agreed to support the jew-ISH israeli military allowing their young men to fight against the Palestinians in exchange for much needed supplies for their camp.


1965 William A. Lewis taught a congregation in Grand Junction, Michigan.

1970 Hulon Mitchell jr. aka Yahweh ben Yahweh established the “nation of Yahweh”proclaimed himself god, the Son of god. He and many of his followers were arrested for murder, racketeering, Arson and many other crimes to establish themselves in various states. He was found guilty of these crimes in 1991 and died of colon cancer in prison.




1973 Moshe ben Chareem aka Masha, was chosen to  carry on teaching in Abba Bivens place with Peter Sherrod aka Yaiqab. They took over the Israeli School adding U.P.K.(universal practical knowledge). Later in the 70’s they were helped by five other brothers and they were called the 7. They were offered several million dollars by the Rosicrucian’s to teach a more Christian or jewish message of unity for all mankind as some of the other Israelite camps teach. Masha & Yaiqab refused. A christian / jewish message means negroes will remain on the bottom of society and the full truth will never be taught.


1977  Shadrock Porter formed the Israelite Nation, where a christian message of love and unity for all races is taught.



  MATTHEW 13:31 “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.” 

The Mustard tree is the Law and testimony, the birds that will lodge in the branches are the Israelites.  

Jeremiah 12:9 ” Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird,….”



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thank u for sharing both the good and not so good things about these leaders. reminds me of John 3:20-21. Thank u. And thank the Most High 🙂


Really needed this info…wow
Truth done came a long way !


It’s amazing to know that the truth and the Holy Spirit have been with our people for such a long time. How can any group claims to be the only group with the truth or the Holy Spirit.

Eliana Batyah

Wonderful work Bro. Nathaniel this is needed in our awakening community. Blessings on all your work done for the Most High. Blessing on you and your family. Shalom


some real history. its hard to find or even hear someone speak on it. thanks for the info you wont find that in texas.

Bro B

Gabriel Prosser and Nat Turner were my hero’s when I was growing up in the early 60’s…It’s amazing how I see now that they were an integral part in our realization of our heritage, a blind man can see that all we have gone through and all we have suffered makes us ISRAELITES.


Great study guide. very to the point. The scriptures don’t lie.


This was an enlightening article thank you for the knowledge. I plan on sharing with my 4yr old


Very Insightful….


Much needed history. All praises to the Most High. Thanks Elder Nathanyel for this info. I’m working on learning about our people everyday. This helps a lot. Shalom

Zemora Judah Israel

All Praises!! ALL GLORY TO THE MOST HIGH, The Good and The Ugly, it has been a long time coming huh. All praises won’t be much long, now. WE need to add you next ELDER NATHANILE! lol..thanks so much for your wisdom and leadership!


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Israel United in Christ, inc. was founded in 2003. Our goal is to change the hearts and minds of our people. Blacks and Hispanics must learn the truth that they are the Biblical 12 tribes of the nation of Israel.
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