It shall come to pass in that day that the LORD shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Assyria and Egypt, from Pathros and Cush, from Elam and Shinar, from Hamath and the islands of the sea. He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. (Isaiah 11:11-12)
Elsewhere on this channel we are looking at how the LORD returned the Jews from the first exile in Babylon, 70 years after Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of Jerusalem and Solomon’s Temple.
We are assessing, too, the tragic ongoing fulfillment of Moses’s curse with the second, even more horrifying, dispersion of those Jews who escaped the Roman sword nearly 2000 years ago. And our thoughts are traversing the long, dark years of antisemitism, when the Gentile world trod and often crushed underfoot both the land and the people of Israel.
As terrible as the curses were which hung over, and ultimately fell upon, the Jewish people, the pages of biblical prophecy overflow with the promise of the final restoration of the Jews to their land and to their God.
And so these things are unfolding, just as God promised they would. A little over 110 years ago, a glimmer of light pierced the thick darkness that lay like a discarded cloak over the Jewish homeland. As God’s Spirit moved, small numbers of Jews began to make their way home to the long-desolate land of Israel. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, Israel’s era of dispersion and desolation was drawing to an end.
This past century has seen the unprecedented event of an ancient people, a nation which has for millennia been without a homeland or a national leadership structure, which has been scattered literally across the face of the whole earth, and which has weathered and borne every imagineable attempt by man to rid the world of them, return to their historical homeland.
Despite the overwhelming scriptural and historical evidence, many Christians refuse to see Israel’s ingathering and rebirth as a divinely-orchestrated event of eternal significance. And yet it unquestionably was, and is.
We want to follow this heart-racing phenomenon which, in the last decade alone, has seen nearly a sixth of the entire nation of Israel restored. Why not join us?