1.2. Restoration of the Kingdom to Israel
“I shall live here amongst the sons of Israel forever” – Ezekiel. 43:7
Why then do the nations of the world deny Israel any Jurisdiction over the City of Jerusalem and the Promised Land?
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Will mankind be so obstinate as to oppose God’s Decree to establish a Universal Kingdom ruling over the nations from Jerusalem, Israel, right unto an Armageddon confrontation with Him?
Why do so many refuse to accept His Invitation to become part of His future Universal (Jewish) Kingdom of Peace over all nations from Jerusalem?
While opposing God’s current re-establishment of Jerusalem under Covenantal Jewish rule, as prophesied – humankind will soon be deceived into accepting non-Jewish rule over His Holy City – thereby bringing down the Wrath of God!
The Divine Purpose of the perpetuation of Israel throughout thousands of years, and the eventual establishment of a Holy universal Kingdom with Headquarters in Jerusalem, is the main theme of Prophetic Script. Chapter 20 of the Book of Ezekiel superbly summarises Israel’s history and the contentious issue of God’s relationship with this amazing nation. It also reveals why the Almighty has endured the nation of Israel for all that they have done in failing Him so often and why He is busy resurrecting the actual Land of Eretz Israel and the City of Jerusalem in the sight of all nations.
Therefore, it should be expected that opposing forces will direct their efforts at thwarting the re-establishment and rebuilding of Jerusalem under re-established Jewish rule after some 2000 years of exile of this nation in preparation for this Divine Purpose. If this process, which started with the regathering and resettlement of Jews in their ancient homeland over the last 70 years, could be stopped or reversed, as it is the intentions currently of the Palestinians, the Arabs, all member nations of the UN, and the mighty USA, then the Creator God will have failed in His Divine Promise for humanity.
The surprise waiting for the world is that not only Jews will return to the Land after they have been haunted and persecuted by all nations during their extended exile amongst the nations, but, unbeknown to even well informed Bible students of the world, an even greater exodus from the four corners of the earth is prophesied in Scripture. This will entail the reidentifying and return of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel after their ejection by God from the Land since their rejection of His Torah in the time that followed King Solomon’s Rule, 2,700 years ago.
Jeremiah 23:7,8 So then, the days are coming,” declares YHVH, “when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ but they will say, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where He had banished them.’ Then they will live in their own land.”
The key to understanding this Great Event is that the Bible clearly defines between the House of Judah (the Jews) and the House of Israel (the Northern 10 Tribes, which have been exiled since 720 BCE). Refer Jer. 3:18 “In those days the House of Judah will join the House of Israel, and together they will come from a northern land to the land I gave your ancestors as an inheritance.” (Check context).
Before we consult the Scriptures for Divine Directives, we shall review humanity’s proclamations in this matter. We shall quote two extreme views to establish the great and paradoxical opposites of this nation, which Scripture proclaims as “God’s Chosen People.”
No other nation on earth evokes such widely contrasting, universally felt emotions and attitudes as the Jews (from the House of Judah, which remained identified throughout the ages). Why? Statistically, this nation (representing 2 Tribes only – Judah and Benjamin) numbers some 14 million worldwide. This is merely 0,3% of the total world population of some 6000 million people! Its current landmass fills a space so insignificantly small that it can be blotted out by the point of a small child’s forefinger on a classroom size globe of the world! For its size, therefore, Israel should be totally insignificant. Its influence, though, is felt throughout all spheres of life throughout most of the world.
Mark Twain wrote about the Jews as follows:
“If the statistics are right, the (small proportion of Jews in the world) suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of; but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk”.
“His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine and abstruse learning are very out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world in all ages; and has done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself and be excused for it. The Egyptians, the Babylonians and the Persians rose, filled the planet with sound and splendour; then faded to dream-stuff and passed away: the Greeks and the Romans followed and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other peoples have sprung up and held their torch high for a time but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished.”
“The Jew saw them all, survived them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?” (Mark Twain and first published in HARPER’S magazine, September 1887).
Then there is the other extreme view which drove some greats amongst humanity to perpetuate the unthinkable in their vigor to rid the world of this ‘bastard nation.’
This inhumane hatred against Jews would most likely never have reached the depths of the pits of hell that it did were it not for the statements of some of the most advanced thinkers and academics in history:
Martin Luther, one of the greatest Reformists and father of modern Protestant Christianity, wrote in his “Exhortation Against the Jews” of February 15, 1546:
“The Book of Esther is dear to the Jews, it is so well in line with their bloody and poisonous sentiment. There is no people under the sun so avid of revenge, so bloodthirsty, believing itself to be God’s people merely in order to strangle and immolate the heathens. Know, Christian, that next to the devil thou has no enemy more cruel, more venomous and violent than a true Jew”.
“These are thieves, brigands who do not eat any food, do not wear on their bodies a single thread, which they have not stolen from us and taken away by the most voracious usuries”.
“Who prevents the Jews from returning to Judea? Nobody….We shall provide them with all the supplies for the journey, only in order to get rid of that disgusting vermin”.
Bear in mind that this Jew-hatred permeated great sections of Christianity and the German mentality – which gave birth to the human butcher, Hitler, who went to great scientific extents during World War 2 to kill more Jewish masses faster and faster in Germany.
Then there was Voltaire, an atheist and a humanist, who had this to say in his article “Juif” in the widely read DICTIONNAIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE: “In short, we find in them [the Jews] only an ignorant and barbarous people, who have long united the most sordid avarice with the most detestable superstition and the most invincible hatred for every people by whom they are tolerated and enriched. Still, we ought not to burn them.”
Now we shall let the Bible speak out on this subject of the Divine Purpose with this intriguing nation of Israel – represented today by the House of Judah (Jews). In contrast, the rest of the 12-Tribed nation remains mainly unidentified at this time. However, there is the phenomenon of millions of non-Jewish Bible students across the earth turning to the Torah precepts of Judaism. Many of these souls experience a puzzling notion of identifying with and emigrating to the Land of Israel.
God started a Relationship with the Jewish People to last forever
In the Book of Genesis, the Bible relates Abraham’s Divine appointment as the first Patriarch and father of “many nations” to come. Today, the main claims to this Divine Promise are made by the three major Religions of the world:
The Arabs, descendants of Ishmael, Abraham’s first-born son;
The Jews, descendants of Isaac, the second-born son and the Divinely appointed heir of the Kingdom Promises;
The Christians who claim the Divine Promises made to Abraham and his descendants but refute the Divine Conditions of the Abrahamic Covenant and the literal ‘belonging to’ or adaptation of the Abrahamic Culture.
Also, there is the fast-growing movement of Hebraic Roots Restorers – a recent phenomenon of seriously seeking New Testament students discovering the Jewish secrets Hidden in the New Testament. Ref. recently published book by orthodox Rabbi on this Topic, revealing these secrets from the NT as well as the OT prophecies in this regard, the teaching of rabbis throughout the ages who have understood this Return of the re-identified Lost tribes in the End Times and a full review of the Hebraic Roots Movement in the World.
It is becoming more and more evident by the day that it is this claim to the Divine Promises of a Kingdom to be established by God in Jerusalem, in Israel, which will be the fuse to ignite the nuclear holocaust of Armageddon, This Web Site of BIBLE REVELATIONS presents several news articles and reviews of the currently culminating political crisis in the Middle East and the Countdown in the ‘Battle for Jerusalem.’ Biblical Prophecy destined this Battle to be the culminating event of this dispensation before establishing the Kingdom of Peace on earth by the God of Israel.
On the spiritual side, many contending religious groups all lay claim to being ‘the Israel of God’ – while most of them vehemently deny the Biblically declared Rights of the Jews to it.
The point that all of the abovementioned claimants to the Divine Promises overlook is that:
All nations are Divinely invited to partake in this Covenant with Abraham. Further, of all of them, almost without exception, it is only the Jews, as a group, who acknowledge that this Covenant, like all contracts, have conditions that fundamentally ensure the fulfillment or the annulment of the Agreement.
The Divine Covenant with Abraham
Abraham himself was born a Gentile – there were no Hebrews, Jews, or Arabs at that time.
God selected Abraham to start a nation that would represent Him to the world and act as an example of the Creator’s Requirements. God elected him because he was intent on worshipping God according to His conditions. Through Abraham and his descendants, God would reveal to the world the Blessings which may be incurred for siding with God on His Terms and Conditions and the dire consequences of rebelling against or discarding His Conditions. The pattern for this relationship between the created and its Maker, man versus God, is likened throughout the Scriptures as that of a Marriage, a family household, a national statehood.
God promised Abraham a land, a family, and a name (reputation). Abraham became the father of the Israelite people and nation. Through him and his heirs, all the nations of the world would be blessed.
Genesis 12:1-3. YHVH said to Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s house for the land I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name so famous that it will be used as a blessing. I will bless those who bless you; I will curse those who slight you. All the tribes of the earth shall bless themselves by you.”
Genesis 22:16-18 “The Angel of YHVH called Abraham a second time from Heaven, ‘I swear by Myself – it is YHVH Who speaks … I will make your descendants as many as the stars of Heaven and the grains of sand on the seashore … all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves by your descendants, as a reward for your obedience.”
We have here a Divine Promise of universal Blessing to all nations through “a great nation” descending from Abraham. That puts the spotlight on the Arabs and the Israelites (Jews) as Abraham’s descendants. And it is between the very same two nations that, at this very time, the struggle for control of Jerusalem, God’s “City of Peace and Promise,” is intensifying.
This family feud’ dates back to Abraham’s immediate descendants – his sons Isaac and Ishmael, and Isaac’s 2 sons, Jacob and Esau, who descended the Israelites and the Arabs, respectively. They were born as twins in answer to Isaac’s prayer to God to allow his barren wife, Rivkah (‘Rebeccah), to have children. Scripture confirms that even before birth, they were fighting in her womb (Gen. 25:22) to her great despair, to which God responded:
Gen. 25:23 “There are two nations in your womb. Your issue will be two rival peoples.”
Can anyone doubt that the Bible is exact – thousands of years in advance? Will the rest of Prophetic Scripture then not also be fulfilled exactly?
In the days of Isaac, Jacob and Esau, the Scriptures gradually turned the spotlight on the descendants of Jacob (Israel), as the Divinely Chosen Channel – that ‘nation’ – which would fulfill the Divine Promises of universal Blessing to all nations in the descendent line of Abraham. The Divine Promise is therefore repeated, by YHVH Himself, to Isaac in:
Gen. 26:46 “I will bless you and make your descendants many in number on account of My servant Abraham.”
And to Jacob, in:
Gen. 28:13 “I am YHVH the God of Abraham … and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the Land on which you are lying (Israel or Palestine as the world prefers to call it). Your descendants will be like the specs of dust on the ground. You shall spread to the West and the East, to the North and the South, and all the tribes of the earth shall bless themselves by you and your descendants … I will keep you safe wherever you go, and bring you back to this Land, for I will not desert you before I have done all that I have promised you.”
The 12 Tribes of Israel descended from Jacob. Two of these Tribes are still identified today, that is, mainly, the Jews (Judah) and Benjamin. The rest have become known as “The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel’ (presumably dispersed with time into the Western nations). Bible Prophecy claims that these 10 Tribes will be identified and reunited with Judah – a Process currently in the making (Much information on this topic is available on the Internet). Refer to BIBLE REVELATIONS’ Web Page, which follows this amazing and exciting trend, by clicking here: Joining together the 2 Houses of Israel. Comprehensive scripturally based information is also obtainable from: The Great Return – a Prophetic Bible Revelation in process!
The Bible is emphatic that the Divine Promise to Abraham, of “Blessing to all nations,” will be fulfilled through the nation of Israel.
YHVH will bless those who bless the Jews and curse those who curse the Jews
YHVH’s eternal Promise to Abraham and the Jewish people includes blessing and curses to people or nations for how they treat the Jews.
Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you; I will curse those who slight you. all the tribes of the earth shall bless themselves by you.”
God made this Promise to Abraham and his heirs.
Genesis 27:29. “May nations serve you and peoples bow down before you! Be master of your brothers; may the sons of your mother bow down before you! Cursed be he who curses you; blessed be he who blesses you!”
Isaac passed on this Blessing to his son Jacob.
Zechariah 2:8. “For YHVH Sabaoth says this … as regards the nations who despoiled you, for whoever touches you touches the apple of My eye.”
This Curse will be earned not just for ‘cursing’ the Jews, but even for bad-mouthing them. Read this enlightening review for proof from Scripture:
“Salvation is of the Jews”
YAHU’SHUAH, the Messiah, is Jewish. He was born of Jewish parents, lived His entire life in a Jewish land, and followed Jewish Law. Every author of the Bible (maybe with one exception) was Jewish. The Scriptures are written from a Jewish perspective about Jewish life. We are required to enter YHVH’s Kingdom as true children of Abraham (true Jews).
Messiah, in discussion with a Samaritan woman about True Religion, confirmed in John 4:22, “You worship what you do not know; we (the Jews) worship what we do know; for salvation comes from the Jews.”
The apostle Paul confirmed in Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the Good News: it is the power of God, saving all who have faith – Jews first, but Greeks as well – since this is what reveals the justice of God to us.”
Jew first, then Gentile.
Romans 3:1-3 “Well then, is a Jew any better off? Is there any advantage in being circumcised? A great advantage in every way. First, the Jews are the people to whom YHVH’s Oracle (His Word) was entrusted.”
Romans 11:1-5 “Let me put a further question then: Is it possible that God has rejected His people? Of course not. I am an Israelite, descended from Abraham through the tribe of Benjamin, and could never agree that God had rejected His people, the people He chose specially long ago.”
Romans 11:11 “Let me put another question then: ‘Have the Jews fallen forever, or have they just stumbled?’ Obviously, they have not fallen forever: their fall, though, has saved the Gentiles in a way the Jews may now well emulate.”
Romans 11:12 “Think of the extent to which the world, the pagan world, has benefited from their (the Jews’) fall and defection – then think how much more it will benefit from the conversion of them all?” Jewish salvation period is coming.
YHVH’s Eternal Promise: The Land is Israel’s Possession for Ever
Genesis 13:14-15 “YHVH said to Abraham after Lot had parted company with him: ‘Look all around from where you are toward the north and the south, toward the east and the west. All the land within sight I will give to you and your descendants forever.’” Abraham was in the vicinity of the Dead Sea in Israel at the time, from where he went to Hebron.
Genesis 15:18 “That day YHVH made a Covenant with Abraham in these terms: ‘To your descendants, I give this Land, from the Wadi of Egypt to the Great River, the river Euphrates.’”
Genesis 17:5-8 Another Divine Promise to Abraham: “… I make you father of a multitude of nations … I will establish My Covenant between Myself and you, and your descendants after you, generation after generation; a Covenant in perpetuity to be your God and the God of your descendants after you … I will give to you and to your descendants after you the Land you are living in, the whole land of Canaan, to own in perpetuity, and I will be your everlasting God.”
Psalms 105:8-11 “Remember His Covenant forever, His Word of Command for a thousand generations, the Pact He made with Abraham, His Oath to Isaac. He established it as a Statute for Jacob, an everlasting Covenant for Israel. I give you a Land He said: Canaan, your allotted heritage.”
Since Adam, the first man, to today, is merely some 70 generations of 70 years each, or 150 generations of 40 years each. So 1000 generations take us beyond comprehension! Thus, the Land, known today as Israel or Palestine, is the Israelites’ Inheritance forever – by Divine Decree! It is this Decree which is so audaciously being challenged by all the nations of the world, rather than accepting the Divine Invitation to share with Judah and Israel in this Eternal Blessing! (For more on this Challenge against God, read Declaring War on God).
Amos 9:14-15 “I mean to restore the fortunes of My people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them, plant vineyards and drink their wine, dig gardens and eat their produce. I will plant them in their own country, never to be rooted up again out of the Land I have given them, says YHVH your God.”
This Divine Promise has been rejuvenated when, after the 2000-year long Exile of Jews from Jerusalem and the Land, God returned them from across the world to their original Homeland in 1948, In 1967, after a 6-day ‘Miracle War’ with enemies on all sides of the Land, Jerusalem was delivered into Jewish hands again for the first time in 2000 years! It is this re-occupation of the Land which is disputed by all countries in the world today!
YHVH’s Eternal Promise: Jerusalem is for the nation of Israel
Psalms 122:6 “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, ‘Prosperity to your houses!’”
Isaiah 2:1-4 “In the days to come, the Mountain of the Temple of YHVH shall tower above the mountains and be lifted higher than the hills. All the nations will stream to it, peoples without number will come to it; and they will say: ‘Let us go up to the mountain of YHVH, to the Temple of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways, so that we may walk in His paths; since the Law will go out from Zion, and the Oracle of YHVH from Jerusalem.’ He will wield authority over the nations and adjudicate between many peoples; these will hammer their swords into plowshares, their spears into sickles. Nation will not lift sword against nation. There will be no more training for war.”
Nations will strive to know and learn the Ways of the God of Jacob. Surely these are the same ‘Ways’ which God was so insistent upon for Jacob and His descendants (the Jews and Israelites) to maintain – which is Judaism?
Zechariah 2:4-5,10-12 “YHVH then showed me four smiths. And I said: ‘What are these coming to do?’ He said to me: ‘Those are the horns which have so scattered Judah that no one has dared to raise his head; but these have come to lay them low (to strike down the horns of the nations who lifted their hands against the land of Judah, to scatter it) Then, raising my eyes, I saw a vision. It was this: there was a man with a measuring line in his hand.”
Zechariah 2:10-12 “Up, up, and leave the land of the north – It is YHVH Who speaks – For, to the four winds of Heaven I have scattered you – it is YHVH who speaks – Zion, up! Dweller in Babylon, flee! For YHVH Sabaoth says this – He whose Glory has sent me here- as regards the nations who despoiled you, for whoever touches you touches the apple of my eye.”
Zechariah 2:14 “Sing, rejoice, Daughter of Zion (Israel), for I am coming to dwell in the middle of you – it is YHVH Who speaks – Many nations will join YHVH in that Day – they will become His People – but YHVH will hold Judah as His Portion in the Holy Land and again make Jerusalem His very Own. Let all humanity be silent before YHVH.”
Can this be the Blessing which He has promised unto Abraham? God’s Kingdom of Peace on earth? – restored unto Israel! God dwelling with humanity. Peace enshrined – which eluded mankind for 6000 years!
Zechariah 8:3-8 “YHVH Sabaoth says this: I am coming back to Zion and shall dwell in the middle of Jerusalem. Jerusalem will be called Faithful City and the mountain of YHVH Sabaoth, the Holy Mountain … Now I am going to save My people from the countries of the East and the countries of the West. I will bring them back to live inside Jerusalem. They shall be My people, and I will be their God in faithfulness and integrity.”
Zechariah 14:9,16 “And YHVH will be King of the whole world. When that day comes, YHVH will be unique and His Name unique. All who survive of all the nations that have marched against Jerusalem will go up year by year to worship the King YHVH Sabaoth and to keep the feast of Tabernacles.”
The Jewish Feast of Succot (Tabernacles) is one of the seven Great Feasts of YHVH (as observed in Judaism to this day). It depicts the Joyous Time when YHVH sets up His World Rule from Jerusalem, after His Return in Glory to save Israel from annihilation in the War of Gog and Magog (Armageddon – Ezek. 38, Zech 12 – 14) and to Judge the nations.
YHVH’s Eternal Promise of the Salvation of Israel and the Jewish people
YHVH made an everlasting Covenant with Abraham, according to which He promised the Blessing of reigning over a nation & kingdom King.
Zechariah 12:10 “But over the House of David and the citizens of Jerusalem I (YHVH speaking) will pour out a spirit of kindness and prayer. They will look upon Me (YHVH), Whom they have pierced. They will mourn for Him as for an only son, and weep for Him as people weep for a first-born child.”13:1 “When that Day comes, a Fountain will be opened for the House of David and the citizens of Jerusalem, for sin and impurity.”
All Israel will be saved in one day.
Romans 11:25-27 “There is a hidden reason for all this, brothers, of which I do not want you to be ignorant, in case you think you know more than you do. One section of Israel has become blind, but this will last only until the whole Gentile world has entered And then after this, the whole Israel will be saved. As Scripture says: The Liberator will come from Zion, He will banish Godlessness from Jacob. And this is the Covenant I will make with them when I take their sins away.”
2 Corinthians 3:14-16 “And anyway, their minds had been dulled; indeed, to this very day, that same veil is still there when the old Covenant is being read, a veil never lifted, since Messiah alone can remove it. Yes, even today, whenever Moses is read, the veil is over their minds.”
This veil of blindness shall be removed!
The Indestructible Jew (by Rachel Gold)
All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality? [“Concerning the Jews” Harpers (1899)]
The history of Jews and Judaism is a unique phenomenon. It is the most long-lived historical continuum in the emergence, development, and spread of western civilization. Since its appearance as a differentiated entity in the ancient Near East about four thousand years ago, Jews and Judaism have been active participants in every phase of the development of Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, and Persia. They are tightly interconnected with the Hellenistic monarchies’ rise and fall and the waxing and waning of Roman hegemony. They gave birth to Christianity and successfully warded off the rivalry of their offspring. They sustained a creative and differentiated identity under the Sassanians despite the challenge of Zoroastrianism.
They played a vital role in the launching of Islam, even as they spawned various novel forms to cope with this world-girdling religion’s creative expansiveness. And most remarkably, this history not only did not remain confined to either Palestine or the Near East but spread throughout the western world, forming viable and significant communities in Africa, Asia Minor, the Balkans, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, England, the Slavic lands, even reaching as far east as India and China. This diaspora history is all the more remarkable because it represents the bulk of the history of the Jews and Judaism during the past two thousand years and because it demanded adaptive powers that border on the phenomenal. In any given century, Jews would be living simultaneously in as many as three or four radically different societies, each of which demanded a distinctive form of Jewish adaptation if survival was to be sustained. Not only was this challenge met, but it was met without annulling a distinctive Jewish identity.
But this variety by no means fully exposes the uniqueness of Jewish history. Not only did it successfully traverse the ancient and medieval worlds, but it preserved itself as a viable strand within the modern world…a strand so viable as to excite the wish to annihilate it, give birth to the modern nation-state of Israel, sustain flourishing communities and multiple Jewish identities throughout the western world, and be deemed worthy of upholding the responsibilities for the highest values of western civilization.
This is the empirical record. The facts, as stated, are not open to refutation. The uniqueness is there for all to verify. It is not a projection of some religious or ethnic wish.
Recommended additional reading
Identifying the True Messiah – What is the true Bible meaning of ‘Salvation’? The True Messiah identifies Himself as ‘the Shepherd’ by fulfilling, in the most spectacular and stupendous Event of all time, His Prophetic Desire to rescue the remnant of the scattered exiles of all 12 the ancient Tribes of Israel, from the four corners of the earth, and resettling them in the Land of their forefathers (Israel), to whom He had covenanted it by Divine Oath.
The authentic Gospel of the Kingdom – Revealing Scriptural evidence that the popular Gospel preached in the world today has missed the Core Issue of the True Messianic Gospel.