When God brought the children of Israel OUT OF EGYPT under Moses and brought them into the Promised Land, it was a MASSIVE, MIGHTY MIRACLE.
That story has been told and passed on to every generation and remembered for thousands of years.
Deuteronomy 6:21 then you shall SAY TO YOUR SON: ‘We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, and THE LORD BROUGHT US OUT OF EGYPT WITH A MIGHTY HAND;
22 and the Lord showed signs and wonders before our eyes, great and severe, against Egypt, Pharaoh, and all his household.
23 Then HE BROUGHT US OUT FROM THERE, that HE MIGHT BRING US IN, TO GIVE US THE LAND of which He swore to our fathers.
But THERE IS A MIRACLE EVEN GREATER THAN WHAT THE LORD DID IN EGYPT.
Jeremiah 16:14 “Therefore behold, THE DAYS ARE COMING,” says the Lord, “that IT SHALL NO MORE BE SAID, ‘The Lord lives who BROUGHT UP THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FROM THE LAND OF EGYPT,’
15 but, ‘The Lord lives WHO BROUGHT UP THE CHILDREN FROM THE LAND OF THE NORTH AND FROM ALL THE LANDS where He had driven them.’ For I WILL BRING THEM BACK TO THEIR LAND which I gave to their fathers.
THE FIRST RETURN
In the days after the Babylonian captivity of the Jewish people, there were 4 waves of people returning to Israel. Groups of Jewish people came back from Babylon with Sheshbazzar, Zerubbabel, Ezra and Nehemiah numbering in total around 50,000..
BUT THE LORD SPEAKS OF A SECOND AND FINAL RETURN
Isaiah 11:11 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.
THERE WILL BE NO THIRD RETURN
Amos 9:15 I will plant them in their land, and NO LONGER SHALL THEY BE PULLED UP FROM THE LAND I have given them,” says the Lord your God.
Isaiah 60:21 Also your people shall all be righteous; THEY SHALL INHERIT THE LAND FOREVER, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.
The BIGGEST SIGN FOR CHRISTIANS THAT THE MESSIAH IS COMING is the return of the Jewish people back to the land of Israel from all over the world.
When the Jewish people start returning in great numbers, it is metaphorically like a sounding bell, a trumpet blast, a BANNER that is in big neon lights saying to Christians and the world – “GET READY, MESSIAH JESUS IS COMING BACK”
Isaiah 11:12 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.
HAS THIS HAPPENED YET?
FACT – Since 1882 till today 3,620,586 Jewish people have returned to Israel from the four corners of the earth.
Over 1 million of those were from the Soviet Union alone (the north).
Jeremiah 3:18“In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and THEY SHALL COME TOGETHER OUT OF THE LAND OF THE NORTH to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.
THE NATIONS (GENTILE CHRISTIANS) ARE TO DECLARE IT UNASHAMEDLY TO THE WHOLE WORLD
Jeremiah 31:“Hear the word of the Lord, O NATIONS AND DECLARE IT IN THE ISLES AFAR OFF, and say, ‘HE WHO SCATTERED ISRAEL WILL GATHER HIM, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.’
THE GENTILE CHRISTIANS ARE TO BE PRACTICALLY INVOLVED.
Isaiah 49:22 Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I will lift My hand in AN OATH TO THE NATIONS, and set up My standard for the peoples; they shall BRING YOUR SONS IN THEIR ARMS, and YOUR DAUGHTERS SHALL BE CARRIED on their shoulders…
AT THIS SIGN, the GENTILE CHRISTIANS will turn again and HONOUR THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF ISRAEL AND SO HONOUR THE LORD.
Zephaniah 3:20 At that time I will bring you back, even at the time I gather you; for I will give you FAME AND PRAISE AMONG ALL THE PEOPLES OF THE EARTH, WHEN I RETURN YOUR CAPTIVES BEFORE YOUR EYES,” says the Lord.
WHAT ABOUT CHRISTIANS WHO SAY THAT GOD HAS FINISHED WITH ISRAEL?
Jeremiah 33:25 “Thus says the Lord: ‘IF MY COVENANT IS NOT WITH DAY AND NIGHT, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth,
26 then I WILL CAST AWAY THE DESCENDANTS OF JACOB AND DAVID My servant, so that I will not take any of his descendants to be RULERS over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For I WILL CAUSE THEIR CAPTIVES TO RETURN, and will have mercy on them.’ ”
DOES IT REALLY MEAN THAT WHEN THE JEWISH PEOPLE START RETURNING THAT MESSIAH JESUS IS COMING SOON?
Jeremiah 3:14 “Return, O backsliding children,” says the Lord; “for I am married to you. I WILL TAKE YOU, ONE FROM A CITY AND TWO FROM A FAMILY, AND I WILL BRING YOU TO ZION.
15 And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.
16 “Then it shall come to pass, WHEN YOU ARE MULTIPLIED AND INCREASED IN THE LAND IN THOSE DAYS,” says the Lord, “that they will say no more, ‘The ark of the covenant of the Lord.’ It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore.
17 “At that time JERUSALEM SHALL BE CALLED THE THRONE OF THE LORD, and ALL THE NATIONS SHALL BE GATHERED TO IT, TO THE NAME OF THE LORD, TO JERUSALEM. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts.
ARE YOU READY FOR JESUS?
ARE YOU SITTING AND WATCHING?
OR ARE YOU IN THE GAME?
Don’t forget to SHOUT THIS MESSAGE TO THE NATIONS by sharing it now to everyone!
For serious people – here are some other scriptures to look at:
Ezekiel 36:16 -21