I recently returned from a visit to the modern-day land of Israel where I spoke to believers at some messianic congregations, as well as at a youth camp and a student camp. At one of those events someone handed me a few copies of Andrew Lessey’s small booklet “The Heart of Israel”. The following is drawn from that booklet, which I have edited and commented on.
But note. I do not hold to Christian Zionism nor do I believe in the national salvation of Israel and a Millennial kingdom after a 7-year Tribulation. I don’t hold to futurism, separating the last week of Daniel 9 from the rest, nor some antiChrist arising in Jerusalem’s newly built 3rd temple. That is also a view under Dispensationalism which I don’t hold to either.
My own comments throughout. The author used the following passage from Jeremiah, which probably referred to the return from Babylon after the 70 year exile.
Jeremiah 16:14,15 Therefore, behold, the days come, says the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD lives, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 15 But, The LORD lives, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands where he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers. (KJVER, emphases added)
During the 1990’s about 2 million Jews from Russia and other ex-soviet countries returned (made the Aliyah) to Israel. However, not only have Jews come from the north they have been returning from all countries around the world. The return started in the late 1800’s and has been ongoing ever since. The rise of the Third Reich under Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany accelerated arrivals both pre and post World War II. God’s promise as indicated by verse 15 was to their fathers and that promise still stands.
But as I stated above, this promise was fulfilled in the return from the Babylonian exile.
I note that Lord Rothschild, a Zionist, was instrumental in getting the modern return going. He also was Illuminati and a member of the synagogue of Satan. Nevertheless, like any nation legally constituted by a UN Resolution, I believe Israelis have a right to live in peace in secure borders, just as Australians do in Australia.