We are often told that the scepter has been entrusted to Judah based on Genesis 49:9-10. However, if you follow the advice we gave you last week and reread these verses, you will see that these verses tell you that the scepter will pass from Judah. I believe that this has already happened and Judah no longer has the scepter or the rulerâ€™s staff. Yâ€™shua has taken this back from Judah and His followers now follow Him alone. Do not confuse the ruler with â€œthe chosen peopleâ€! Israel is and always will be YHVHâ€™s chosen people. Judah and Ephraim will always be a part of Israel, as will the â€œgentilesâ€ that add themselves to YHVH and His covenants as bondservants. Allow me to be your alarm clock and wake you up.