10. Scattered Of Judah Are Returning!

"In Central Asia, where Mr. Jacobovici found treasure troves of objects with Hebrew and Aramaic writing hidden away in museum basements, there was, he believes a deliberate effort by the former Soviet Union to suppress the history of the tribes. In other instances, Western myopia means that dangerous and inaccessible places have simply fallen off our radar. Volumes are written about the Jewish communities of Poland, but next to nothing is documented about the Afghani communities, which are hundreds, if not thousands, of years older. Citing his journalist's objectivity, Mr. Jacobovici declines to speculate on the biblical prophecy that the discovery of the tribes is the first step toward the end of days. 'All I know is, I went out to look for a story and I came home with the goods,' he said. But for believers, the idea 'we may be living in times of ultimate reunification of families is mind-blowing in a very positive way,' he said. 'The idea that biblical prophecy is unfolding in the nightly news is wow for people.'" - Lila Sarick

The Torah
11. And it shall come to pass on that day, that the Lord will set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, that shall remain from Assyria, and from Egypt and from Pathros and from Kush and from Eklam and from Shinar and from Hamath and from the islands of the sea.
12. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations and will assemble the dispersed of Israel and gather together the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the Earth.

Isaiah 11:11-12


3 "The days are coming, 'declares the LORD,' when I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivity and restore them to the land I gave their ancestors to possess," says the LORD.

Jeremiah 30:3


24 "For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land."

Ezekiel 36:24


11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
14 I will be found by you," declares the LORD, "And will bring you back from captivity.[a] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the LORD, "And will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile."

Jeremiah 29:11-14


4 For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or household gods.
5 Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the LORD and to his blessings in the last days.

Hosea 3:4-5


The Torah
"There are prophecies which predict the restoration of the Jews to the land of Israel near the end of the age. For close on 2000 years this seemed utterly impossible, and yet we have now seen it fulfilled in our own generation! Ezekiel 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Jeremiah 30:3 For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to {return to the land} that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. (Here are just a few more of the many references to this fulfilment: Ezekial 37:21; Isaiah 11:11; Jeremiah 29:14)."

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"More than 2,000 years after they first claimed to have set foot in India, the mystery of the world's most obscure Jewish community—the Marathi-speaking, Bene Israel—may finally have been solved with genetic carbon-dating revealing they carry the unusual 'Moses' gene that would make them, literally, the original children of Israel. Four years of DNA tests on the 4,000-strong Bene Israel, now mainly based in Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Ahmedabad, indicates they are probable descendants of a small group of hereditary Israelite priests or Cohanim. Tudor Parfitt, Jewish Studies professor at London's School of Oriental and African Studies, who initiated and led the research, says this is the first concrete proof that 'exiles from Palestine made it as far as India and managed to maintain Judaism in the sea of Hinduism and Islam'. Their Indian appearance, cricket-playing, sari-wearing, curry-eating and Marathi-speaking habits led to a bitter battle for recognition as 'real Jews' and for years they were not allowed to emigrate to Israel."

Times of India, London, UK, July 20, 2002


Lost tribes of Israel have returned
Both the Torah and Quran preordained the return of Jews to Israel, a gathering that commences the Resurrection and Last Judgment - the End Times!

THE SAGA OF THE LOST TRIBES

"Descendants alive today", filmmaker says
Lila Sarick, The Globe and Mail

"The search for the lost tribes of Israel, dispersed nearly 3,000 years ago, is a romantic quest that has mesmerized explorers and adventurers for hundreds of years. The stakes are tantalizing. Not only is there the thrill of finding people alive today who are the descendants of those who apparently disappeared without a trace, but according to biblical prophecy, their reappearance signals the approach of a Messianic time.

The latest bid to separate the fact from the myth comes from award winning documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici in Quest for the Lost Tribes of Israel. . ..

Quest documents his travels to Tunisia, Afghanistan, Burma and Uzbekistan. In every place, he found evidence that not only had the Jews been there thousands of years ago but that people still had Israelites names, practices and an Israel consciousness.

'I didn't approach this differently than any other story. I was quite prepared to report there ain't nothing here,' Mr. Jacobovici said in an interview. 'If I land in Afghanistan and the Pathans say they're Israelites, it's my job to report it honestly.'

The quest for the lost tribes was one of the three great mysteries pursued by Western adventurers through the ages, along with the search for the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant.

Of the three, the story of the tribes is the most clearly detailed in the historical narratives of the Bible and other texts.

During the time of King Solomon, 10 of the 12 tribes of Israel lived in an area north of Jerusalem in the Kingdom of Israel, while the tribes of Judah and Benjamin inhabited the southern Kingdom of Judah.

With the Assyrian conquest of the Kingdom of Israel in 721 BC, the 10 tribes were captured, enslaved and deported. They vanished. The tribes of Judah and Benjamin were captured and exiled to Babylon in 586 BC. They were freed 50 years later and allowed to return to Israel.

Historians assume the 10 tribes were not truly lost but assimilated into the larger society. ..

His quest began inadvertently when he made a film about the Ethiopian Jews. Before they were airlifted to safety in the mid-1980s, Israeli chief rabbi declared they were descendants of the tribe of Dan.

Several years later, Mr. Jacobovici heard about an Israel rabbi claiming to have discovered Jews on the Burmese-Indian border. These people, who called themselves Menmasseh, had ancient songs about crossing the sea with the water parting before them and following a pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day, stories strikingly similar to the biblical account of the exodus from Egypt....

'If the chief rabbis are right and the Ethiopians are Dan, and if this rabbi is right and these people are Menashe, could this be happening?' Mr. Jacobovici recalled thinking. 'If this prophecy were to unfold, what do you think it would look like? Would the tribes come on camel back from heaven? . . . Or do they get on boats and airplanes, just regular people buying tickets going to their travel agent and suddenly prophecy can unfold on the nightly news and we don't even know it?'

His quixotic trek took him to Afghanistan, where he found hill-dwelling people who belonged to the tribes of Shinwari, Efredi, Reuveni and Gadun, corruptions, he believes, of the tribal names of Simeon, Ephraim, Reuven and Gad.

They also call themselves children of Isaac, an odd appellation for Muslims who would more likely to follow the tradition of Ishmael, the father of the Arab nation, not his Jewish half-brother Isaac. . ..

In Central Asia, where Mr. Jacobovici found treasure troves of objects with Hebrew and Aramaic writing hidden away in museum basements, there was, he believes a deliberate effort by the former Soviet Union to suppress the history of the tribes.

In other instances, Western myopia means that dangerous and inaccessible places have simply fallen off our radar. Volumes are written about the Jewish communities of Poland, but next to nothing is documented about the Afghani communities, which are hundreds, if not thousands, of years older.

Citing his journalist's objectivity, Mr. Jacobovici declines to speculate on the biblical prophecy that the discovery of the tribes is the first step toward the end of days.

'All I know is, I went out to look for a story and I came home with the goods,' he said.

But for believers, the idea 'we may be living in times of ultimate reunification of families is mind-blowing in a very positive way,' he said. 'The idea that biblical prophecy is unfolding in the nightly news is wow for people.'"

The Globe and Mail, Friday, November 20, 1998




Encyclopedia of Judaism: Ten Lost Tribes

"The ten 'lost' tribes consisted of the tribes of Reuben, Simon, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Ephraim, and half the tribe of Manasseh. They constituted the northern kingdom of Israel that broke away from the kingdom of Judah after the death of King Solomon. In 722 BCE, the kingdom of Israel fell to the Assyrians under King Shalmaneser, who deported many Israelites to Halah and Habor by the river Gozan and to the cities of the Medes (II Kings 17:6; 18:11). Not all Israelites, however, were deported (see II Chr. 35:17-19).

Although it was generally believed that the Israelites who were 'carried away into Assyria' (II Kings 17:3) assimilated, a passage in I Chronicles 5:26 suggests that the lost tribes survive 'unto this day.' This belief was kept alive by prophetic utterances that God would gather in the 'remnants of Israel' from the four corners of the globe (Isa. 11:12). Ezekiel (37:15-28) spoke of his vision of the union of Israel and Judah, who would together partake of the blessings of Messianic times (Zech. 8:13).

Belief in the continued existence of the 'lost' ten tribes is maintained in the talmudic and midrashic literature. They were generally thought to reside on the other side of the legendary Sambatyon river, whose waters run regularly, though fiercely, during the week but rest on the Sabbath. Rabbis made attempts to identify the localities to which the ten tribes had been carried away. In the Jerusalem Talmud it is stated that only a third of the exiles live beyond the Sambatyon river, but all will eventually return (Sanh. 10:6, 29c). One dissenter from this view was R. Akiva, who said that 'the ten tribes shall not return again' (Sanh. 10:3).

Particularly during appearances of false Messiah, though intermittently until today, reports have been received of the 'discovery' of lost tribes. The ninth-century traveler Eldad ha-Dani claimed to be a member of the tribe of Dan. He is generally thought to have come from Ethiopia, though some scholars have associated him with Jews as far afield as China. In the second half of the 12th century, the Spanish traveler Benjamin of Tudela described the four tribes of Dan, Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali as dwelling near the river Gozan. He also mentioned the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh as living in Khaibar in Yemen. Similar references are found in the letters of the legendary Christian figure Prester John. Reference to Prester John, the Sambatyon river, and the lost tribes can be found in a 1488 letter by R. Obadiah di Bertinoro. In the 16th century, David Reuveni, purportedly of the tribe of Reuben, claimed to be the descendant of King Solomon and the brother of Joseph, the king of the descendants of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and half of Manasseh, who were living in the desert of Khaibar (Habor) in Arabia. He claimed he was sent on a mission to Rome by the king of the 'lost' Israelites in order to hasten the era of the redemption.

In 1644, Aaron Levi de Montezinos reported to Manasseh Ben Israel in Amsterdam that the Indians in South America were of the lost tribes. Ben Israel used this, and reports of other Jews dispersed the world over, as an argument to Oliver Cromwell to allow Jews to live in England on the grounds that the dispersal of Jews to all countries would bring the Messianic return of Jews to the Holy Land. He disseminated the idea that the Twelve Tribes will be joined together in the Messianic age in his book Hope of Israel (1650).

In the 19th century, many Jewish emissaries left Erets Israel for remote parts in order to search for the 'lost' tribes. Noteworthy among these are Jacob Sapir (1822-1888), who visited Yemen and India and reported their dispersion in those countries, and Benjamin II (1818-1864), who emulated the medieval traveler Benjamin of Tudela.

Today, legends of descent from the 'lost' ten tribes abound. Jewish communities of Kurdish, Bokharan, and Indian (the Bene' Israel) origin claim their forefathers were exiled from the Kingdom of Israel, while the Israel Chief Rabbinate has taken the position that the Jews of Ethiopia come from the tribe of Dan. In addition, a wide range of non-Jewish tribes and groups claim descent from the Israelites, ranging from sections of the Nigerian Yoruba tribe to the 'Manipur Jews' from northeast India, who claim to belong to the tribe of Manasseh. Fifteen million Pathans spread over Afghanistan and Pakistan (and Kashmir) are divided into sub-tribal groupings with names like Reubeni (Reuben), Efridar (Ephraim), and Ashuri (Asher), leading to the suggestion that they come from the lost tribes. The British Israelites derive the word 'British' from the Hebrew 'berit-ish' (man of the covenant)."

Encyclopedia of Judaism: Ten Lost Tribes




May 14, 1948 newspaper
Israel becomes a Country
May 14, 1948
Israel: The Greatest Sign - by Ken Marineau

All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise noted, are taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version (North American Edition), copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by the International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

"As we read and study the prophecies in the bible concerning the last days, we see that there are a number of signs which taken together strongly suggest the end of this age is drawing near. Grant R. Jeffrey, in his book, 'Prince of Darkness', lists 38 predictions that have been fulfilled or are in the process of being fulfilled in our generation. Jeffrey calculates the odds of just six of these predictions being fulfilled in one generation as 1 in 15.6 billion. The odds of all 38 being fulfilled is virtually beyond comprehension. The single event however, that cements all these things together and gives credence to the notion that they are indeed end time events, is the rebirth of Israel.

One essential ingredient for the fulfillment of bible prophecies in the last days that was not present until May 14th, 1948, is the nation of Israel. Without the existence of Israel, the presence of the other signs would mean very little. The end time events revolve around this little country, which seems to be constantly in the news. It is important to understand that the rebirth of Israel was a prophetic event, predicted in the Bible, and brought forth by the direct will of God. To see that this is so, we must examine who it was that scattered the Jewish people and who would bring them back to the Land of Israel.

There are some who might say that the Jewish People have returned to the Land of Israel under their own power, and that they are not acting in accordance with God's will. The Bible clearly tells us this cannot be so. Consider the following verses:

Ezek 39:27-29 'When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will show myself holy through them in the sight of many nations.' 28 'Then they will know that I am the LORD their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind.' 29 'I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD.'
Amos 9:13-15 'The days are coming, declares the LORD, when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills. 14 I will bring back my exiled people Israel; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit. 15 I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them, says the LORD your God.'
Jer 30:2 'This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you. 3 The days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will bring my people Israel and Judah back from captivity and restore them to the land I gave their forefathers to possess,' says the LORD.'
Jer 31:10 'Hear the word of the LORD, O nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: 'He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.'
Jer 33:7 'I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before.'
Ezek 37:21-27 .....'I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. 22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms.'

The above are only a few of the verses where the Lord Himself declares that He is the one who scattered the Jews and it is He who will put them back in their land. Who can stand against the great WILL of God! Could the Jewish people have stayed in the Land of Israel when God declared He would scatter them? No! Could the Jewish people return to the Land of Israel in exactly the manner predicted when God had declared that only He would gather them back? No! It is my firm conviction that Israel exists today only because it is God's will that it be so. Israel is truly a modern day miracle. An act of God in fulfillment of His Word. A definite sign that God has resumed His dealings with His chosen people, to fulfill all the prophecies relating to them, their total return to the land as one nation, and ultimately to give them the one king they are waiting for, who I believe will be none other than Jesus Christ.

There may be some who might say that the above verses and others like them describe the return from Babylon. But that cannot be correct because only a small number of people returned to the land from the tribes of Benjamin and Judah and almost none of the ten tribes of Israel ever returned from the Assyrian captivity. God makes it clear that all the people of Israel will be returned.

Ezek 39:28 'Then they will know that I am the LORD their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind.'

Some believe that because the Jewish people were disobedient to God and were scattered over the face of the earth that God has forsaken them and that the church as has taken the place of Israel. Or it may be some other group who make this claim. If you are inclined to believe this consider these words of Paul.

Rom 11:25 'I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.'

If you are going to claim that your group is taking the place of Israel than you are in trouble, because if you are Israel, then according to the above scripture, you are experiencing a hardening, which according to Strong means a stupidity or callousness in regards to God, and some other non-Jewish group known as the Gentiles is being called in to become a part of God's Kingdom!

To summarize, Israel is the key to God's prophetic calendar. We have been privileged to be present during this time in history. With this key part of the prophetic puzzle in place, and all the other signs are occurring simultaneously, we more than any other generation can wait with anticipation for the fulfillment of all things, and the return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Mat 5:18 'I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.'

'....I can tell you that for the first time in the history of the Jewish people since the Second Temple period, in the next decade and a half the majority of the Jewish people will live in the Jewish land. If this is not the materialization of prophecy, then nothing is.' From a speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Feast of the Tabernacles Conference (International Christian Embassy) October 5, 1998"

http://www.bibleprobe.com/greatsign.htm
Web January 1, 2014




Physical restoration of Israel prophesied in Tenach and Brit Chadasha only to happen in the Last Days.

A New and Unique Perspective
Posted on March 6, 2009 by joelmchernoff
Blog Focus

This being the first blog entry in The Joel Chernoff Report (TJCR) I take the liberty (since it's my blog) to give some direction as to its future content. TJCR will look at and comment on a wide range of issues and events surrounding the Biblically prophesied physical and spiritual restoration of Israel.

ISRAEL
Since I am very aware of these prophecies as I study them in Scripture, I believe that we live in a time when we are seeing Biblical prophecy come alive and be fulfilled. We know from Scripture what the prophetic trajectory looks like and now we have the privilege of seeing these events unfold before our eyes. These are both terrifying and exciting times.

The interesting thing about Biblical prophecy is that God chooses to share with us what I call "prophetic/signpost events." He chooses not to tell us exactly when and where or even in what order various important prophetic events will happen. He simply states that these events will transpire in the prophetic period called the "Last Days." In Scripture the "Last Days" is that time period just before the Messiah returns to Jerusalem and sets up His Kingdom over the whole earth. The reason these prophecies were given to us by God was to help us know that His return was imminent.

What do Messianic Jews believe about the Messiah?

Many within today's Jewish world either do not believe the Messiah has come or don't know or care. Messianic Jews (like me) believe that the Messiah has come and that He is returning at the end of the prophetic period called the "Last Days." He is known to Messianic Jews by His Hebrew name, Yeshua while the western world knows him in English as Jesus.

How do we know we are in the "Last Days"?

There are two significant prophetic events" that confirm with certainty that we are in the "Last Days."

Israel is Born
1. The Physical Restoration of the Nation of Israel: (ie the Jewish people being re-established in her original land grant) This event was prophesied over and over both in the Tenach (Old Testament) and in the Brit Chadasha (New Testament). This was only to happen in the "Last Days" and indeed this was fulfilled in 1948 after almost 2000 years of exile, with the re-establishment of the State of Israel. Significantly, this is the only time in history that a nation was disbursed from its original homeland and later restored to the very same homeland as a people. This was indeed a miraculous prophetic fulfillment.

2. The Spiritual Restoration of Israel: The Jewish prophets foretell a massive spiritual awakening will sweep the nation of Israel in the "Last Days" and move our people to a place of right relationship with God. I believe that Messianic Judaism also known as the Messianic Jewish Movement is that revival.

Why I believe Messianic Judaism is that revival?

In 1967 there were fewer than 2000 Messianic Jews in the US. Today that number, according to Jewish population studies in the US, estimates the number at between one to two million in the US alone. In 1967 there were zero Messianic synagogues and today there are over 700 worldwide and those numbers are increasing faster than anyone can keep track.

Consequently, I can confidently assert that since 1967, Messianic Judaism is the fastest growing stream of Jewish religious life on the planet today. This movement is not the product of any person or organization but simply the work of God's Spirit in fulfillment of prophecy according to God's purposes and plans.

Having said all of the above you can see why the events and continuing conflict surrounding Israel are so important. The spiritual and physical restoration of Israel is central in God's prophetic plan for planet earth and the Messiah's second coming is inextricably and prophetically connected to Israel's restoration. Indeed Yeshua himself said that He will not return to Israel until the Jewish people say "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord."

www.joelchernoff.wordpress.com/tag/restoration-of-israel/




End-time prophecies always portray the Jews back in their land

"Ezekiel was told by the Lord that ... would bring them back to life and to their land of Israel (Ezekiel 37:11, 12). The passage affirms that the regathering will include both Israel and Judah (vs. 19), and that this will occur right before the return of the Messiah to reign over the nations (vv. 24-28). ...

The Importance of Jerusalem

On June 7, 1967, during the Six Day War, the Jews re-conquered the city of Jerusalem, which they were unable to hold during their War of Independence (1948-1949). This was significant, because the Jews had not exercised true sovereignty over the capital city since 70 AD—a span of 1,897 years.

Jesus Christ, during His Olivet discourse, said to watch the city of Jerusalem. He prophesied that it would fall by the sword, which happened 40 years later when the Romans destroyed it in 70 AD. He further prophesied that the city would be trampled down by the Gentiles 'until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled' (Luke 21:24).

This has been a fact of history; it has been trampled by the Romans (70-640), the Arabs (640-1090), the Crusaders (1090-1291), the Mamelukes (1291-1517), the Turks (1517-1918), the League of Nations (1918-1922), the British (1922-1948), and the Jordanians (1948-1967).

And this 'trampling down' by the Gentiles has not yet finished, for Jerusalem will be a battleground during the Tribulation. But the re-occupation of the city by the Jews is prophetically significant, because end-time prophecies always portray the Jews back in their land and in their beloved city of Jerusalem (e.g., Zechariah 12:1-6)."

Dr. David R. Reagan, America the Beautiful?




Orthodox Jews Protest the State of Israel and Its Behavior

MONTREAL, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Orthodox Jews demonstrated yesterday in front of the Israeli embassy in Montreal, against the Zionist government's destruction of an ancient Jewish cemetery in the city of Ashkelon.

The Zionist government has proceeded with plans to enlarge the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon by destroying an ancient cemetery. Thirty graves, identified by experts as Jewish graves from the Second Temple era, were evacuated by archaeologists. Beginning Saturday night, the government began bulldozing the entire lot, which certainly contains countless more graves.

"According to the Torah, Jews are currently in exile and are not permitted to have a state of their own. Therefore, Orthodox Jews who believe in the Torah never took part in the Zionist movement and its state. This is the reason for the bitter irony that the state calling itself Jewish is run by people who deny all of Judaism's basic principles," said Rabbi Elchonon Beck, a spokesman for Neturei Karta International.

"One of those principles is the immortality of the soul, its reward and punishment after death, and the eventual resurrection of body and soul together. That is why we are commanded to treat human remains with the greatest respect. It is forbidden to move bones, and it is an even greater offense to grind them in the blades of a tractor. We are appalled by the actions of the state calling itself Israel, which lacks the decency and respect for human dignity that most countries of the world practice...

The Zionists want to put an end to Jewish religious observance. They arrest religious Jews and keep them in prison, or use other brutal methods -- even murder -- against anyone who stands up against them. The fact that they desecrate that which is holy to Jews, and the fact that they treat Orthodox Jews brutally, is the greatest proof that 1) they do not represent the Torah; 2) they do not represent Orthodox Jews; 3) their goal is not the well-being of Jews, only their own political aspirations. They attempt to transform Judaism, a religious concept, into a nationalist concept, empty of Torah and dedication to the Almighty -- which have always been the outstanding qualities of the Jewish people. After all this, they have the nerve to call themselves 'Israel' and base their claims to the land on the Torah -- the same Torah that they so proudly desecrate!

They use the Almighty's promise of the Holy Land, and at the same time they laugh in His face and violate His law. The Almighty commanded us to go into exile, and with three oaths forbade us to create our own country before the coming of the messiah, when the redemption of the world will take place and all mankind will willingly worship the One G-d.

www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2010/18/c4953.html




"Jewish people do not want a state before the advent of the messianic era"

"STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

In view of the recent developments in the 'Middle East, we find imperative to reiterate our principles concerning the Zionist movement and the State of Israel.

In order that our stand be clearly understood, a brief historical review is necessary.

About a century ago some self-styled Jewish leaders started to propagate nationalistic ideals within the world Jewish community. This eventually led the formation of the world Zionist movement.

From the beginning, this concept was vehemently denounced by the Rabbinical authorities of the time as being diametrically opposed to Judaism.

One of the basic tenets of our faith is that since Divine will has placed us in exile, we are forbidden to have any nationalistic aspirations. We are bound by Divine oath to accept the yoke of the Diaspora and live in peace and harmony within the nations that Divine destiny has placed us. When the demand for a Jewish state became insistent, the opposition of our great Rabbis grew in intensity. They declared for the whole world to know that the Jewish people do not want a state before the advent of the messianic era.

This stand was in no way altered even by the de-facto establishment of the State of Israel.

In addition to this basic ideological transgression, this so-called State of Israel has consistently indulged in activities which constitute a breach of our religious rights. Complete communities were forced to expose their children to an atheistic education; autopsies are performed against the wishes of the deceased and their kin; the sanctity of the resting places of our sages are being violated in a most shameful manner.

From all the above it follows that the Zionist organizations and the State of Israel can in no way claim that they represent world Jewry. We also declare that all the belligerent acts perpetuated by the State of Israel are against our Divine law (the Torah) and thus completely foreign and repulsive to us.

It is our sincere desire to live in peace and tranquility in the nations wherein we reside and be able to observe our religious practices till our final Divine redemption, when peace and tranquility will come to all mankind."

www.nkusa.org/activities/Demonstrations/20100705.cfm





Sir Issac Newton 1642-1727

"Sir Isaac Newton was likely one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. He made fundamental contributions to every major area of scientific and mathematical concern in his generation. He made revolutionary advances in mathematics, optics, physics, and astronomy. He actually invented the mathematic discipline known as calculus.

In addition to his unequaled mental capability, Newton was also an ardent Bible scholar who was very fluent in the ancient languages. He studied and translated the book of Daniel from the original Hebrew and his interpretations are the foundation of a book entitled, NEWTON'S PROPHECIES OF DANIEL, by the Oregon Institute Of Science and Medicine.

Regarding his perception of how God was working in the lives of men in revealing truths from the Word of God, Newton wrote:

'Amongst the Interpreters of the last age there is scarce one of note who hath not made some discovery worth knowing; and thence seem to gather that God is about opening these mysteries. The success of others put me upon considering it; and if I have done anything which may be useful to following writers, I have my design.'

Newton's keen insight into Daniel's prophecies may be the greatest contribution he ever made."

www.pretribulation.com/isaac-newton.htm




"About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamour and opposition." Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727 CE)


"God gave the prophecies of the Old Testaments, not to gratify men's curiosities by enabling them to foreknow things, but that after they were fulfilled they might be interpreted by the event; and His own providence, not the interpreters, be then manifested thereby to the world. For the event of things predicted many ages before, will then be a convincing argument that the world is governed by providence." Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727)


"The prophecies are to be unintelligible to the ungodly but intelligible to those who are properly instructed." Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662 CE)




The Holy Qur'an
The Holy Qur'an

To Moses We did give Nine Clear Signs:
As the Children of Israel: when he came to them, Pharaoh said to him:
"O Moses! I consider thee, indeed, to have been worked upon by sorcery! Moses said,
"Thou knowest well that these things have been sent down by none,
But the Lord of the heavens and the earth as eye-opening evidence:
And I consider thee indeed, O Pharaoh, to be one doomed to destruction!"
So he resolved to remove them from the face of the earth:
But We did drown him and all who were with him.
And We said thereafter to the Children of Israel,
"Dwell securely in the land (of promise)":
But when the second of the warnings came to pass,
We gather you together in a mingled crowd. (2314)

surah 17:101-104 Al Isra' (The Night Journey)

"2314. Some commentators understand the second warning to be the Day of Judgment, the Promise of the Hereafter."

Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an, p. 703.


"Quran explicitly refers to the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel before the Last Judgment"

"Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel was never abolished. Moreover, the Quran explicitly refers to the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel before the Last Judgment when it says in the Surah of the Children of Israel, verse 104:

And thereafter We [God] said to the Children of Israel: 'Dwell securely in the Promised Land. And when the last warning will come to pass, we will gather you together in a mingled crowd.'

Therefore, from an Islamic point of view, Israel is the legitimate owner of the land God deeded to her and whose borders were defined by Abraham in Genesis.

All recent claims according to which the 'assignment of the Land of Israel to the Jewish people was withdrawn or abrogated' are bereft of scriptural or traditional evidence. The Quran mentions the territory that God assigned to the Jewish people, but neither it nor the traditional Islamic sources mention a supposed withdrawal.

Imam al-Qurtubi explains in al-Jami that the last promise concerning the return of the Jewish people 'together in a mingled crowd' after the destruction of the Second Temple will be a sign that precedes the coming of the Messiah.

The Quran only mentions a double period of mischief and a double punishment with exile from the Land. God says:

We warned the Children of Israel in the Book, that TWICE would they do mischief on the earth and TWICE be elated with mighty arrogance.

According to this Quranic proof, the contemporary Zionist rebuilding of the State of Israel—the third entry of the Jews to their divinely appointed land—is not mischief but rather a fulfillment of what Imam az-Zamakshari reminds the Jews: 'God swore it and wrote in the Divine Tablets of Predestination: that it is yours, belongs to your people and do not turn back from it.'"

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Sheik Palazzi believes Koran clearly predicts "that before the end of days, God will bring the Children of Israel to retake possession of the Land, gathering them from the different countries and nations (Sura 17:104)"

Jan. 31, 2006 21:07 | Updated Jan. 31, 2006 21:28
Sheikhing up the real Islam
By GAIL LICHTMAN

At a time when the Muslim world seems to have been taken over by Islamic extremism, worshipping shahidim and virulent hatred of Israel and the west, Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi is an outspoken critic of this fanaticism, suicide bombings and jihad and supports the "Jewish divine right" to the Land of Israel.

With a doctorate in Islamic sciences from the Institute for Islamic Studies and Research in Naples (by authorization of the former Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia), and ijazzah (authorization to teach) both Koranic exegesis and Islamic law from the prestigious University of al-Azhar as-Sharif in Cairo, Palazzi backs his somewhat surprising positions with citations from the Koran and traditional Muslim sources.

The 45-year-old Sunni scholar was in Israel earlier this month, his first visit since shortly before 9/11, to attend a meeting of the newly-reconstituted Sanhedrin (religious high court, led by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz), lecture on Wahhabi terrorism and visit the Jewish community in Hebron.

Speaking with In Jerusalem, Palazzi states that he views the dominance of Saudi Arabia and its Wahhabi heresy as the main problem facing the Islamic world today. He views Wahhabi as a "totalitarian cult that stands for terror, massacre of civilians and permanent war against Jews, Christians and non-Wahhabi Muslims."

Since the rise of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia, some 300 years ago, Sunni scholars have written hundreds of books and issued thousands of fatwas declaring Wahhabism to be a heretical cult, refuting its mistakes and exposing its deviances. And, by virtue of his ijazzah, Palazzi believes it is not only his right but also his duty to publicly refute this heresy.

In this, he is not alone among Muslim scholars. What distinguishes Palazzi is his views on Jews and the Land of Israel.

Palazzi believes that Israel exists by "divine right" and that the Koran clearly states (Sura 5:21) that God granted the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel and ordered them to settle there. In addition, it is predicted that before the end of days, God will bring the Children of Israel to retake possession of the Land, gathering them from the different countries and nations (Sura 17:104).

Oddly enough, Palazzi's reading of the Koran is backed up by, of all sources, Al Qaida.

The Al Qaida website recently carried an article entitled, The Jews Are Unworthy of the Promised Land. As translated by DEBKAfile.com, the article reads, "Allah decided to test the Jews when they were still an oppressed people [while in Egypt]. He seeks to lead them to the path of faith and victory and therefore urges them to conquer the Land of Israel. They [the Jews] are even more afraid to fight for the Promised Land than they are of God. For this reason, the Jewish People does not find it hard to break the covenant between God and Abram which awarded the Land of Israel to the Jewish People for all generations."

But while Al Qaida comes to the conclusion that the Jewish People has not lived up to its end of the bargain and therefore the covenant is abrogated, giving Muslims the right to the Land, Palazzi believes that the covenant is still very much in force.

"In 1919, when the Hashemite Emir Feisal first heard of Zionism, he exclaimed that he was seeing what was announced in the Koran - the Jews coming back to the land." Palazzi points out. "And this was one of the reasons he signed his historic agreement with Chaim Weizmann."

He blames the British for fomenting discord between Muslims and Jews and maintaining a "divide and conquer policy."

According to Palazzi, until two decades ago, Arab opposition to the State of Israel was based on nationalism, not Islam. "The propaganda in Nasser's Egypt was based on Israel as a denial of Arab nationalism and the unity of the Arab world," he explains. "There was no idea of a revolutionary party based on Islam. Islam was considered a religion not related to politics." This changed with the collapse of Nasserism, the rise of oil-rich Saudi Arabia and the Iranian revolution.

"When Arab nationalism was destroyed, this left a void, which was filled by Saudi Arabia and Wahhabism," he continues. "Because Israel borders on the Arab countries and is in the center of the Middle East, it is a more direct threat to Arab regimes. They are afraid that if there were normal relations between their countries and Israel, their citizens would be able to compare between the democracy and advanced society in Israel and their own backwardness."

As for Jerusalem, although not mentioned by name in the Koran, Palazzi cites Islamic sources to prove that the city is the site of Solomon's Holy Temple.

"Today, official Palestinian Authority propaganda denies any connection of the Jews to Jerusalem," Palazzi says. "In doing so, they are not only revising history but also classical Islamic sources. The Koran presents the same history as the Bible. This was clear to Muslim scholars for centuries - Al Aksa and Solomon's Temple are in the same place. When the Caliph Omar first arrived in Jerusalem, he called the city Bayet Al Makdis - Beit Hamikdash or the House of the Temple. This was shortened to Al Quds."

While in Israel, Palazzi also took the time to travel to Hebron to visit the Jewish community. "I am particularly sensitive to Hebron," he claims. "This is a place that clearly reflects historical discrimination against Jews. If there is one place about which no one can question the right of Jews to live - even more so than Jerusalem - it is Hebron. To suggest that Jews should not live in Hebron is defiling Jewish heritage. Yet the world seems to ignore this."

He continues," Every political power seems to be interested in making Hebron free of a Jewish presence, as well as various Israeli governments. I am afraid that after Gaza, Hebron will be next. I went to visit the Jewish community to tell them that they are living in the land where Jews have more right to be than anywhere else."

Palazzi was born in Rome to a non-observant Muslim family of Syrian origin who had been living in Italy for more than a century. He had no special interest in religion when he was growing up, but he was interested in spirituality and metaphysics. This led him to study philosophy at the State University of Rome.

During this period, he became interested in Islam. Upon graduation, he went to Cairo to study. "There I studied under Sheikh Muhammed al-Mutawali as-Sharawi, one of the most outstanding Islamic leaders. He felt it was necessary for the Muslim world...to return to the days of Andalusia [the Golden Age of Spain] when we had good relations with the Jews. Sharawi was the one who convinced Sadat to open relations with Israel."

Returning to Rome in 1984 after four years in Cairo, Palazzi found a changing Muslim community. Whereas most Muslims were once from Somalia and Afghanistan, the community had begun to experience mass immigration from the Middle East.

"The extremists starting arriving and began to try to take control of the community," he relates. "That is when I started to distinguish my position from theirs. I took a clear stand on the Middle East - that there is no problem with the existence of Israel - and on developing good relations with the Jewish community."

Palazzi feels that the level of propaganda under the repressive Arab regimes is so massive that people are not free to learn the truth. "The main role of Muslims in free countries is to speak out," he proclaims. "We have to convince the world of the nature of the threat of Wahhabism before it is too late."

Palazzi's lecture on Wahhabi terrorism was sponsored by the Root and Branch Association, a small non-profit group that claims to promote cooperation between "B'nai Israel (Children of Israel) and B'nai Noach (Children of Noah) in Israel and abroad" and supports a largely right-wing and religious program.

Palazzi is co-chair of Root and Branch's Islam-Israel Fellowship, which "promotes cooperation between Jews and Muslims both within the State of Israel and abroad, and between the State of Israel and Muslim nations, based upon a correct Jewish understanding of the Bible and Jewish tradition, and a correct Muslim understanding of the Qur'an and Islamic tradition."

Palazzi made light of the risks inherent in making his opinions public, although on other occasions he has cited the names of Muslims leaders killed for proclaiming similar ideas.

"My task is to help Muslims understand that Muslim fundamentalism contradicts the principles of our religion," he has written. "Doing so is not a theological game and risks lives."

"Palazzi has been speaking out for years," notes Raphael Israeli, a professor at the Hebrew University's Truman Institute and Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies. "He is a lonely voice who is shunned by orthodox Islam. There are things written in the Koran as he cites them but then there are also contradictory things written. It all depends on where you put the emphasis."

Says Israeli, "Not many Muslims are paying attention to him. Islamic fundamentalism is the winning direction. Maybe there are other Muslim intellectuals who think like him, but they are not heard. Maybe they are afraid to speak. If he lived in an Islamic country, he would have been killed long ago. But he is in the West, so he can speak."

Adds Prof. Moshe Sharon, also of the Hebrew University's Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies as well as the Institute of Asian and African Studies, "Palazzi is talking about the true Islam, based on his understanding of the Koranic texts. What others use for fanaticism and war, he is saying can be read to show peaceful coexistence and the rights of the Jews to Israel... If you interpret the text correctly, you will find the positive. What he is doing is a wonderful thing."

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Somebody Is Lying....The Koran Or Its Followers...... So How Come The Muslims Aren't Following The Koran When It Comes To Israel?

WHAT THE QUR'AN REALLY SAYS
by Shaykh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi

THE QUR'AN SAYS THAT ALLAH GAVE THE LAND OF ISRAEL TO THE JEWS AND WILL RESTORE THEM TO IT AT THE END OF DAYS

THE QUR'AN SAYS:

"To Moses We [Allah] gave nine clear signs. Ask the Israelites how he [Moses] first appeared amongst them. Pharoah said to him: 'Moses, I can see that you are bewitched.' 'You know full well,' he [Moses] replied, 'that none but the Lord of the heavens and the earth has revealed these visible signs. Pharoah, you are doomed.'"

"Pharoah sought to scare them [the Israelites] out of the land [of Israel]: but We [Allah] drowned him [Pharoah] together with all who were with him. Then We [Allah] said to the Israelites: 'Dwell in this land [the Land of Israel]. When the promise of the hereafter [End of Days] comes to be fulfilled, We [Allah] shall assemble you [the Israelites] all together [in the Land of Israel]."

"We [Allah] have revealed the Qur'an with the truth, and with the truth it has come down. We have sent you [Muhammed] forth only to proclaim good news and to give warning."

[Qur'an, "Night Journey," chapter 17:100-104]

SHAYKH PROF. PALAZZI COMMENTS:

God wanted to give Avraham a double blessing, through Ishmael and through Isaac, and ordered that Ishmael's descendents should live in the desert of Arabia and Isaac's in Canaan.

The Qur'an recognizes the Land of Israel as the heritage of the Jews and it explains that, before the Last Judgment, Jews will return to dwell there. This prophecy has already been fulfilled.

THE LAND OF ISRAEL IN QUR'ANIC EXEGESIS

The fundamentalist Muslim program to use Islam as an instrument for political warfare against Jews finds a major obstacle in the Qur'an itself. Both the Bible and the Qur'an state quite clearly that the right of the Israelites to the Land of Israel does not depend on conquest and colonization. This right flows from the will of almighty God Himself.

Both the Jewish and Islamic Scriptures teach that God, through His chosen servant Moses, decided to free the offspring of Jacob from slavery in Egypt and to constitute them as heirs of the Promised Land. Whoever claims that Jewish sovereignty over the Land of Israel is something new and rooted in human politics denies divine revelation and divine prophecy as explicitly expressed in our Holy Books (the Bible and Koran).

The Qur'an relates the words by which Moses ordered the Israelites to conquer the Land:

"And [remember] when Moses said to his people: 'O my people, call in remembrance the favour of God unto you, when he produced prophets among you, made you kings, and gave to you what He had not given to any other among the peoples. O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has assigned unto you, and turn not back ignominiously, for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin.'" [Qur'an 5:20-21]

Moreover - and those who try to use Islam as a weapon against Israel always conveniently ignore this point - the Holy Qur'an explicitly refers to the return of the Jews to the Land of Israel before the Last Judgment - where it says: "And thereafter We [Allah] said to the Children of Israel: 'Dwell securely in the Promised Land. And when the last warning will come to pass, we will gather you together in a mingled crowd.'" [Qur'an 17:104]

Therefore, from an Islamic point of view, there is NO fundamental reason which prohibits Muslims from recognizing Israel as a friendly State.

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Israel: Fulfillment of Mohammed's Prophecy

"Peace will come from a perceptual shift in which Muslims see the State of Israel as a blessing expressing Allah's will and Christians see it as the Divine fulfillment of the biblical promise of the Land of Israel to the Jewish people.

The Indigenous People of the Land of Israel
The Koran, Islam's holiest book, confirms what every Jew and Christian who honors the Bible knows: The Land of Israel was divinely deeded to the Children of Israel. The Jews are the indigenous people of the Land of Israel who have continuously lived there for more three millennia despite the conquests of numerous imperialist empires. Jews are from Judea. Arabs are from Arabia.

Fulfillment of Mohammed's Prophecy
The ingathering of the Jewish people into its historic homeland in the midst of the Islamic world is the fulfillment of Mohammed's prophecy in the Koran (Sura 17:104): "And we said to the Children of Israel, €ëscatter and live all over the world€¦and when the end of the world is near we will gather you again into the Promised Land."

The Koran Honors a Jewish State
The Koran (Sura 5:20-21) supports the Arab world's need to change their viewpoint to recognize the sovereign right of the Jews over the Land of Israel as the will of Allah: "Remember when Moses said to his people: ۑO my people, call in remembrance the favor of God unto you, when he produced prophets among you, made you kings, and gave to you what He had not given to any other among the people. O my people, enter the Holy Land which God has assigned unto you, and then turn not back ignominiously, for then will ye be overthrown, to your own ruin.'"

Golden Seed and Lush Green Tree
A paradigm shift can transform the perception of Israel as a blemish to seeing it as a tiny golden seed from which a lush green Islamic tree has germinated and spread its roots and branches across North Africa and the Middle East."

Mel Alexenberg




Koran On Jews' Right To Land

By Rowland Croucher and others;
January 3, 2003

Sheik Palazzi and Koran on Jews' rights to land

Monday, February 19 2001 07:37 26 Shevat 5761

For Allah's sake
By Abigail Radoszkowicz

(February 14) - Abigail Radoszkowicz meets Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, an iconoclastic Italian Moslem scholar who believes the Jewish right to the Land of Israel is inscribed in the Koran —

"And thereafter We said to the Children of Israel: 'Dwell securely in the Promised Land. And when the last warning will come to pass, we will gather you together in a mingled crowd."

Can't remember coming across this particular verse of scripture in either the Old or New Testaments? That's because it's from the Koran (17:104, The Night Journey).

Rarely in the Arab-Israeli dispute do we hear those Koranic passages, which could be interpreted as setting out an Islamic basis for the establishment of a Jewish state in Israel. Thus, the message a visiting iman (Moslem cleric) brought to Jerusalem last week — that Jews retaining sovereignty over the Temple Mount presents no theological problem as long as Moslems' religious rights are safeguarded, and that Zionism is the fulfillment of Koranic prophecy — took many who heard it aback.

Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi, Secretary General of the Italian Moslem Association and Moslem co-chair of the Islam-Israel Fellowship of the Root and Branch Association — which promotes the study and practice of universal Jewish teachings — believes this strongly. So strongly, in fact, that he arrived last week, while the "Aksa intifada" was still raging, to be the keynote speaker at the association's Conference on Jerusalem, held at the Jerusalem City Council chambers.

In his speech, Palazzi called for Israel's continued sovereignty over Jerusalem, and noted that Jerusalem's holiness in Islam was derived from two sources: It is the city of the pre-Islamic biblical prophets also revered by Islam (King David and King Solomon), and it is the site of the Dome of the Rock from which Mohammed ascended to Heaven (the Night Journey).

During his visit, Palazzi was also received by President Moshe Katsav and a delegation including Likud MK Ayoob Kara, a Druze; Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari, an east Jerusalem resident who heads both the Nakshbandi Sufi Order and the Uzbek Moslem Community in Israel; and Zuhair Hamdan, the Sur Baher resident who claims to have collected 10,000 signatures from his fellow Arab east Jerusalemites on a petition demanding a referendum before their areas are transferred to the Palestinian Authority.

Upon Katsav's election, Palazzi had written him a congratulatory note, suggesting that if Israel would keep her religious faith and commandments, she would triumph in her age-old struggle for survival. Asked if he thinks that by becoming more observant Israel would find more favor in the eyes of her Moslem neighbors, Palazzi responds," If there is a sincere attachment to religious values, especially in the case of Judaism and Islam, with their unique links, then peace becomes more than a relationship between two cultures. A religious basis of understanding is more effective and stable than a politically opportune one, for it demands the duty of a human being towards another human being in front of God."

PALAZZI, 40, was born in Italy to a Moslem mother whose grandfather immigrated from Aleppo and an Italian father who converted to Islam.

He holds a doctorate in Islamic Sciences, granted by the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and studied at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, and currently serves as the imam of the Italian Islamic Community. Since 1991, he has directed the community's Cultural Institute, which promotes Islamic education in Italy, fights Islamic fundamentalism and fanaticism, and advocates interreligious dialogue.

For Palazzi, pluralism starts at home: He is married to a Catholic, and they are raising their two-year-old son Omar as a Moslem. Palazzi also teaches at the Institute of Anthropological Research in Rome, and was formerly a lecturer of religious history at the University of Velletri, also in Rome.

Asked how he came to his views, Palazzi reflects that in addition to his traditional Sunni university education, his position as a minority in his homeland must have also influenced him. Indeed, much in Palazzi's character mirrors the experience of the Diaspora Jew's mixed cultural heritage. His warm, positive demeanor is characteristic of Sufi teachers — Sufism is a mystical dimension and discipline of Islam rejected by some Moslems as too esoteric in relation to more orthodox teachings — but in his case it is also fused with an unmistakably Italian taste for good living.

Palazzi cites Koran passages showing that the Land of Israel was given to the Jews, and that Jews would be brought back to Israel before the end of days, such as," Bear in mind the words of Moses to his People [Children of Israel] €¦ Enter, my People, the Holy Land which God has assigned for you. Do not turn back, and thus lose all."

Not surprisingly, Palazzi has been criticized by some of his co- religionists for his messianic interpretation of such passages. One liberal Moslem academic living in Jerusalem who prefers not to be identified objects to Palazzi's stepping so far out of line with the current Moslem consensus.

But Palazzi says in response that his view more closely reflects traditional Islam, as opposed to today's politicized Islamism. While he agrees that consensus is an important concept in Islam, he explains that "consensus" means that "major Islamic scholars around the world have no objection to a specific stance — it [consensus] is not a referendum of popular thinking."

This, he says, is why he has not been the target of death threats. Nothing he says is heretical, and none can take issue — whether theologically or traditionally — with his views. Although he is, as he says, out of the current consensus, he is not totally out of the religious loop.

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The prophets had predicted it: "I shall restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah, says the Lord, and I shall bring them back to the land that I gave their ancestors and they shall take possession of it."

Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
"It was precisely to prepare for the unavoidable consequences of establishing the Kingdom of God on earth that Jesus handpicked his twelve apostles. The Jews of Jesus's time believed that a day would come when the twelve tribes of Israel would be reconstituted to once again form a single, united nation. The prophets had predicted it: "I shall restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah, says the Lord, and I shall bring them back to the land that I gave their ancestors and they shall take possession of it" (Jeremiah 30:3). By designating the Twelve and promising that they would "sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Matthew 19:28 | Luke 22:28-30), Jesus was signaling that the day they had been waiting for, when the Lord of Hosts would "Break the yoke from off the neck" of the Jews and "Burst their bonds" (Jeremiah 30:8), had arrived. The restoration and renewal of the true nation of Israel, which John the Baptist had preached, was finally at hand. The Kingdom of God was here.

This was a daring and provocative message. For as the prophet Isaiah warned, God would "gather the scattered people of Israel and the dispersed people of Judah" for a single purpose: war. The new, reconstituted Israel will, in the words of the prophet, "raise a signal-banner to the nations," it will "swoop down on the backs of the Philistines in the west" and "plunder the people of the east." It will repossess the land God gave the Jews and wipe from it forever the foul stench of foreign occupation (Isaiah 11:11-16).

The designation of the Twelve is, if not a call to war, an admission of its inevitability, which is why Jesus expressly warned them of what was to come: "If anyone wishes to follow me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me" (Mark 8:34). This is not the statement of self-denial it has so often been interpreted as being. The cross is the punishment for sedition, not a symbol of self-abnegation. Jesus was warning the Twelve that their status as the embodiment of the twelve tribes that will reconstitute the nation of Israel and throw off the yoke of occupation would rightly be understood by Rome as treason and thus inevitably lead to crucifixion. It was an admission that Jesus frequently made for himself. Over and over again, Jesus reminded his disciples of what lay ahead for him: rejection, arrest, torture, and execution (Matthew 16:21, 17:22-23, 20:18-19; Mark 8:31, 9:31, 10:33; Luke 9:22, 44, 18:32-33). It could be argued that the evangelists, who were writing decades after the events they described, knew that Jesus's story would end on a cross in Golgotha, and so they put these predictions into Jesus's mouth to prove his prowess as a prophet. But the sheer volume of Jesus's statements about his inevitable capture and crucifixion indicates that his frequent self-prophecies may be historical. Then again, it does not take a prophet to predict what happens to someone who challenges either the priestly control of the Temple or the Roman occupation of Palestine. The road ahead for Jesus and the Twelve had been made manifest by the many messianic aspirants who came before him. The destination was clear.

That explains why Jesus went to such lengths to hide the truth about the Kingdom of God from all but his disciples. Jesus recognized that the new world order he envisioned was so radical, so dangerous, so revolutionary, that Rome's only conceivable response to it would be to arrest and execute them all for sedition. He therefore consciously chose to veil the Kingdom of God in abstruse and enigmatic parables that are nearly impossible to understand. "The secret of the Kingdom of God has been given to you to know," Jesus tells his disciples. "But to outsiders, everything is said in parables so that they may see and not perceive, they may hear and not understand" (Mark 4:11-12).

What, then, is the Kingdom of God in Jesus's teachings? It is at once the joyous wedding feast within the king's royal hall, and the blood-soaked streets outside its walls. It is a treasure hidden in a field; sell all you have and buy that field (Matthew 13:44). It is a pearl tucked inside a shell; sacrifice everything to seek out that shell (Matthew 13:45). It is a mustard seed-the smallest of seeds-buried in soil. One day soon it will bloom into a majestic tree, and birds shall nest in its branches (Matthew 13:31-32). It is a net drawn from the sea, bursting with fish both good and bad; the good shall be kept, the bad discarded (Matthew 13:47). It is a meadow choking with both weeds and wheat. When the reaper comes, he will harvest the wheat. But the weeds he will bundle together and toss into the fire (Matthew 13:24-30). And the reaper is nearly here. God's will is about to be done on earth, just as it is in heaven. So then, take your hand off the plow and do not look back, let the dead bury the dead, leave behind your husband and your wife, your brothers and sisters and children, and prepare yourself to receive the Kingdom of God. "Already, the ax is laid at the root of the tree."

Of course, none of Jesus's obfuscations about the meaning and implications of the Kingdom of God would keep him from being seized and crucified. Jesus's assertion that the present order was about to be reversed, that the rich and the powerful were going to be made poor and weak, that the twelve tribes of Israel would soon be reconstituted into a single nation and God made once again the sole ruler in Jerusalem-none of these provocative statements would have been well received in the Temple, where the high priest reigned, or the Antonia Fortress, where Rome governed. After all, if the Kingdom of God, as Jesus presented it, was in fact a real, physical kingdom, then did it not require a real, physical king? Was not Jesus claiming for himself that royal title? He promised a throne for each of his twelve apostles. Did he not have in mind a throne for himself?

Granted, Jesus provided no specifics about the new world order he envisioned (though neither did any other royal claimant of his time). There are no practical programs, no detailed agendas, no specific political or economic recommendations in Jesus's teachings about the Kingdom of God. He seems to have had no interest at all in laying out how God's reign on earth would actually function. That was for God alone to determine. But there is no question that Jesus had a clear vision for his own role in the Kingdom of God: "If by the finger of God I cast out demons, then surely the Kingdom of God has come upon you."

The presence of the Kingdom of God had empowered Jesus to heal the sick and the demon-possessed. But at the same time, it was Jesus's healings and exorcisms that were bringing the Kingdom of God to fruition. It was, in other words, a symbiotic relationship. As God's agent on earth-the one who wielded God's finger-Jesus himself was ushering in the Kingdom of God and establishing God's dominion through his miraculous actions. He was, in effect, the Kingdom of God personified. Who else should sit on God's throne?

No wonder, then, that at the end of his life, when he stood beaten and bruised before Pontius Pilate to answer the charges made against him, Jesus was asked but a single question. It was the only question that mattered, the only question he would have been brought before the Roman governor to answer before being sent off to the cross to receive the standard punishment for all rebels and insurrectionists.

'Are you the King of the Jews?'"

Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Random House (July 16, 2013) pp. 123-26




Dear people of the Spirit (Brahman),

Namaste - i bow to the Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God) who resides in you!

i will be posting some articles revealing how the formation of the state of Israel is related to the timing of the coming of the Messiah, the Resurrection, the Last Judgment and the End Times. Without question, the formation of Israel is preordained as it is prophesied in both the Torah and Quran, and as such is a part and parcel of the Sure Signs of Divine intervention and universal redemption.

Prophecy is foretold news about any future event. In religious world, a prophecy, quite distinct from an educated and wise guess, is considered the most authentic criterion and a vital proof for the truthfulness or otherwise of scripture. The Bible has also mentioned this test and claims that the prophecies mentioned in it shall be definitely fulfilled.

In modern era atheists put the religions on trial by presenting criteria to check the genuine-ness or otherwise of the prophecies mentioned in the religious scriptures. Mr. Douglas E. Krueger, an atheist, on Pages 96-98 of his book, WHAT IS ATHEISM — A Short Introduction has presented the following five criteria to judge a prophecy. He wrote:

"Some criteria are needed in order to distinguish cases of lucky guesses from those of true prophecy. Let us define a genuine prophecy as one that satisfies the following five criteria:

i) The prophecy must be clear, and it must contain sufficient detail to make its fulfillment by a wide variety of possible events unlikely.
ii) The event that can fulfill the prophecy must be unusual or unique.
iii) The prophecy must be known to have been made before the event that is supposed to be its fulfillment.
iv) The event foretold must not be of the sort that could be the result of an educated guess.
v) The event that fulfills the prophecy cannot be staged, or the relevant circumstances manipulated, by those aware of the prophecy in such a way as to intentionally cause the prophecy to be fulfilled."

It is difficult to comprehend why some Jews view the formation of the state of Israel as a desecration of the Torah, when the Torah explicitly prophesies that its formation signals the arrival of the Messiah and beginning of the End Times! It is even more difficult to understand why 1.3 billion Muslims remain deaf, blind and mute to the Quran's clear injunction that the formation of the state of Israel is a prerequisite, a precondition if you like, for the universal salvation of mankind. This is the vantage point from which we are viewing this issue, i.e., from the high vantage point of universal salvation declared by the Messiah Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi. Unfortunately the vast majority of Jews and Muslims (Christians and others) remain unaware of Her. Despite the prophecy of both the Torah and Quran that the creation of Israel coincides with the arrival of the Messiah who triggers the Last Judgment and universal salvation, no effort have been made to search for this divine personality.

Actually, i am now resigned to the collective hypocrisy of the Jews and the Muslims (and other traditions too) concerning the most central beliefs of their faith, based on their own scriptures. What we are doing is presenting supreme spiritual evidence to even the most fanatical of their followers, after which we repeatedly witness them quietly retreat, unable to lift one finger in protest.

In over a decade not a single Jew, Muslim, (Christian, Sikh, etc.) has taken up the gauntlet and challenged www.adishakti.org. And we are talking about the most sacred tenets of their faith, including the creation of Israel in 1948, the subsequent return of the Jewish diaspora from various nations, the arrival and declaration by the Messiah Shri Nirmala since the 1970's that the Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah) and Last Judgment has commenced! It speaks volumes as to who Shri Mataji really is.

regards to all,

jagbir
2010 Aug 25




QUOTES OF THE MESSIAH SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA DEVI


The Great Adi Shakti Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
"And in this great happening of the Last Judgment and the Resurrection Time, one need not, and should not, believe blindfolded in whatever is said about ascent or salvation, but should treat it like a hypothesis, and observe the facts with an open mind like a, scientist."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"In my opinion, every Westerner has, as a matter of urgency, to understand the vital role he has to play in this great Age of Transformation and of the Last Judgment."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"Thus, the establishment of global peace can only come through people who have achieved this state in modern times which is very special and I call it a Blossom Time. In the Bible, it is described as the Last Judgment, also in the Koran it is called as Qiyamah (the Resurrection time)."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"This is the Last Judgment. Either you will go to heaven or you will go to hell. It's already working out like that. So let's see. Where are you? So I have to again and again tell you as your mother, I have to correct you and tell you that remember this is the Last Judgment and please, don't take anymore to the activities which are antichrist."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"Now this is the Last Judgment and those who miss will miss in any case. Christ has said," You will be calling Me Christ, Christ, but I will not recognize you." "

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"So in this Last Judgment a new race, new race of great people is created. It is your own. It is your own power. Only to know how glorious you are. How great you are. Absolutely free because you get that superior intelligence. In the light of Spirit you know what is constructive for you. You know absolute knowledge."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"So, as it is, you are already marked, you have already been chosen by Christ in his Last Judgment, and you are there. But still one should know that there is also the possibility that you are hypocrites, that you are playing with only words. Could be that we still have to cleanse ourselves, so just put your mind into yourself, and just see for yourself that where have I gone wrong."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"People do not know what time has come. It is the last chance. You won't get any more chance. In Bible it has been described as the Last Judgment. Your Last Judgment is in Sahaja Yoga and how it will be done can be judged by yourself."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"This is the Last Judgment. Let us see what happens. Whatever people come is alright for me. Even if they do not come, it's still alright. Remember, God will not bow before you."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"For us, in between Christ and this destroying incarnation of Mahavishnu called as Kalki, there is a time given to human beings to rectify themselves, for them to enter in the Kingdom of God, which in the Bible is called as the Last Judgment. That you will be judged, all of you will be judged on this earth."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"I have to warn all the Sahaja Yogis who are here because Sahaja Yoga is the Last Judgment; not only that you will be judged, that you are entering into the Kingdom of God, but you become the citizens of God is correct."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"I am here to work for you day and night. You know that I work very hard for you. I spare no efforts, to help you, and do everything that is possible to make you all right; to make you pass this examination of Last Judgment; but you have to cooperate with me, and you have to go headlong about it, and devote most of your time for Sahaja Yoga and for imbibing all that is great and noble."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"This is the greatest of the greatest things which can happen to anyone that you know. Also you know, this is the greatest happening, which was prophesied long time back as the Last Judgment. You know that this is the way, you are going to be judged. So we have to work very hard. We have to work. It is effortlessly given to you, alright. But to maintain it, keep it up to go high, we have to religiously work it out."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"And that your Last Judgment is also now. Only through Kundalini awakening God is going to judge you. How is he going to judge you otherwise? You think of somebody now, a person comes in now. Here is somebody sitting to judge you. How? By how many hair-dressers you have been to? Or how many suits you have stitched for Christmas? Or what presents you have bought or how many cards you have sent? and to how many people you have sent some other things which may not be very palatable. That's not the way."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"This is the most important time because Sahaja Yoga is the Last Judgment. It is fantastic to have this but that's a fact & is the truth. Though you can understand, that Mother's love makes it very easy for you to get through your realization and that the whole story of the Last Judgment looks such as horrifying experience has been made very beautiful and very tender and delicate and does not disturb you. But this is the Last Judgment I tell you, and you all are going to be judged through Sahaja Yoga, whether, you can enter into the kingdom of God or not."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"The Last Judgment has started. We are facing the Last Judgment today. We are not aware of it. And all the satanic forces have come out like the wolves in sheep's clothes. And they are trying to attract you and you do not judge them. You only sit down and judge the Reality. It has started, it is a fact. It has started."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"That Krishna has said once you get your realisation your problems are solved, physical, emotional, mental, all problems are solved and you become absolutely relaxed. That goes without saying. But I'm not here to sort of cure people and go to hospitals. Nothing of the kind. It's just who are the seekers will be blessed because this is the reward of this Last Judgment."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"Christ has said very clearly in the second chapter of Matthew 2nd verse "You'll be calling me Christ! Christ! I won't recognize you." That's very true. It is not a question of who recognises Him, but He should recognize you because the advent of Christ is going to be absolutely terrible. He is not going to talk to you, convince you or comfort you or give you any council as I am trying my level best, but He will just come for the Last Sorting out because I declare that the Last Judgment has started. The Last Judgment takes place only through Kundalini awakening. There is no other way out. God is going to do it through living process."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"But, logically, you must understand. Where should we reach? What should happen to us? As seekers, what are we expecting? This is a very, very precarious and important time is more to say. The Last Judgment has started. That has started. That's how you are all here and you are seeking. The way it will judge, is the Kundalini has to rise. Your have to become self realized. Then you start feeling your centers on your fingers."

The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh-Devi




"Sahaja Yoga is for the emancipation of the whole world, at every level. Once we have people of a certain number in Sahaja Yoga, it will start triggering understanding of real righteousness, religiousness and our love for God, and enlightened faith in God. This is how the Resurrection time is going to be worked out. This is the Last Judgment time, and everyone can judge him or herself through the light of the Spirit."

The Paraclete Shri Mataji


Newton
The famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton
The world will end in 2060, according to Newton

"His famously analytical mind worked out the laws of gravity and unravelled the motion of the planets.

And when it came to predicting the end of the world, Sir Isaac Newton was just as precise.

He believed the Apocalypse would come in 2060 — exactly 1,260 years after the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire, according to a recently published letter.

Luckily for modern scientists in awe of his achievements, Newton based this figure on religion rather than reasoning.

In a letter from 1704 which has gone on show in Jerusalem's Hebrew University, Newton uses the Bible's Book of Daniel to calculate the date for the Apocalypse.

The note reveals a deeply spiritual side to a man more usually regarded as a strict rationalist. Newton, known as the founder of modern physics, secured a royal exemption from ordination in the Church of England — something normally expected of academics in his day — so he would not have to follow its teachings.

But he confidently stated in the letter that the Bible proved the world would end in 2060, adding: "It may end later, but I see no reason for its ending sooner."

Continuing in a decidedly sniffy tone, he wrote: "This I mention not to assert when the time of the end shall be, but to put a stop to the rash conjectures of fanciful men who are frequently predicting the time of the end, and by doing so bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail."

The exact words from the Book of Daniel that inspired his prediction are not clear.

But he got at least one thing right — in another document, he interpreted biblical prophecies to mean that the Jews would return to the Holy Land before the world ended.

Newton, who died 280 years ago, wrote that the end of days would see "The ruin of the wicked nations, the end of weeping and of all troubles, the return of the Jews (from) captivity and their setting up a flourishing and everlasting Kingdom."

Yemima Ben-Menahem, one of the curators of the exhibition, said: "These documents show a scientist guided by religious fervour, by a desire to see God's actions in the world."

The papers — including more prosaic notes about his income and the price of tin — lay in a trunk at the house of the Earl of Portsmouth for 250 years before being auctioned in the late 1930s.

Since 1969, many have been locked away in Israel's national library."

London Evening Standard




"About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition."

Sir Issac Newton 1642-1727

Sir Isaac Newton was likely one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. He made fundamental contributions to every major area of scientific and mathematical concern in his generation. He made revolutionary advances in mathematics, optics, physics, and astronomy. He actually invented the mathematic discipline known as calculus.

In addition to his unequaled mental capability, Newton was also an ardent Bible scholar who was very fluent in the ancient languages. He studied and translated the book of Daniel from the original Hebrew and his interpretations are the foundation of a book entitled, NEWTON'S PROPHECIES OF DANIEL, by the Oregon Institute Of Science and Medicine.

Regarding his perception of how God was working in the lives of men in revealing truths from the Word of God, Newton wrote:

"Amongst the Interpreters of the last age there is scarce one of note who hath not made some discovery worth knowing; and thence seem to gather that God is about opening these mysteries. The success of others put me upon considering it; and if I have done anything which may be useful to following writers, I have my design."

Newton's keen insight into Daniel's prophecies may be the greatest contribution he ever made."

www.pretribulation.com/isaac-newton.htm




Newton's prophecy

"Newton considered himself to be one of a select group of individuals who were specially chosen by God for the task of understanding Biblical scripture.[12] He was a strong believer in prophetic interpretation of the Bible, and like many of his contemporaries in Protestant England, he developed a strong affinity and deep admiration for the teachings and works of Joseph Mede. Though he never wrote a cohesive body of work on Prophecy, Newton's belief led him to write several treatise on the subject, including an unpublished guide for prophetic interpretation entitled," Rules for interpreting the words & language in Scripture." In this manuscript he details the necessary requirements for what he considered to be the proper interpretation of the Bible.

In addition, Newton would spend much of his life seeking and revealing what could be considered a Bible Code. He placed a great deal of emphasis upon the interpretation of the Book of Revelation, writing generously upon this book and authoring several manuscripts detailing his interpretations. Unlike a prophet in the true sense of the word, Newton relied upon existing Scripture to prophesy for him, believing his interpretations would set the record straight in the face of what he considered to be "so little understood."[13] In 1754, twenty-seven years after his death, Isaac Newton's treatise," An Historical Account of Two Notable Corruptions of Scripture" would be published, and though it does not argue any prophetic meaning, it does exemplify what Newton considered to be just one popular misunderstanding of Scripture.

Although Newton's approach to these studies could not be considered a 'scientific' approach, he did write as if his findings were the result of evidentially-based research.

A.D. 2060

In late February and early March 2003, a large amount of media attention circulated around the globe regarding largely unknown and unpublished documents, evidently written by Isaac Newton, indicating that he believed the world would end no earlier than A.D. 2060. The story garnered vast amounts of public interest and found its way onto the front page of several widely distributed newspapers including, Britain's Daily Telegraph, Canada's National Post, Israel's Maariv and Yediot Aharonot, and was also featured in an article in the scientific journal, Nature.[14] Television and Internet stories in the following weeks heightened the exposure and ultimately would include the production of several documentary films focused upon the topic of the 2060 prediction and some of Newton's less well known beliefs and practices. The juxtaposition of Newton, popularly seen by some as the embodiment of scientific rationality with a seemingly irrational prediction of the "end of the world", would invariably lend itself to cultural sensationalism.

The two documents detailing this prediction are currently housed within the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem.[14] Both were believed to be written toward the end of Newton's life, in or after 1705, a time frame most notably established by the use of the full title of Sir Isaac Newton within portions of the documents.

These documents do not appear to have been written with the intention of publication and Isaac Newton expressed a strong personal dislike for individuals who provided specific dates for the Apocalypse purely for sensational value. Furthermore, Newton at no time provides a specific date for the end of the world in either of these documents.[14]"

Wikipedia

11. "Newton's Views on Prophecy." The Newton Project. 2007-04-05. http://www.newtonproject.sussex.ac.uk/prism.php?id=74. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
12 Newton, Isaac (2007-04-05). "The First Book Concerning the Language of the Prophets." The Newton Project. http://www.newtonproject.sussex.ac.uk/texts/viewtext.php?id=THEM00005&mode=normalized. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
13 a b c d e f Snobelen, Stephen D. "A time and times and the dividing of time: Isaac Newton, the Apocalypse and A.D. 2060.". http://www.isaac-newton.org/newton_2060.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 14 Yahuda MS 7.3o, f. 8r





"The fundamental difference between Judaism and Christianity is that Chritians believe the Messiah, Christ, came two thousand years ago, while Jews are still awaiting their Messiah. So the question is then this: Why didn't the ancestors of today's Jews believe that Jesus was the Messiah?

According to Judaic thinking, Jesus did not uphold the two primary elements of the Messiah and the messianic age: justice and peace. (For more information on Biblical references to the Messiah, see Biblical Messiah) The book of Isaiah is where most of these messages are found.

And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks:nation shall not life up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (King James Verion, Isaiah 2:4)

The Messiah is supposed to usher in a time of justice; he will judge all nations. And yet, injustice and corruption were still rampant after Jesus was crucified. He failed to bring about the major prophecy of justice that the true Messiah would have completed.

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. (KJV, Isaiah 11:6)

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. (KJV, Isaiah 11:9)

Jesus also failed to fulfill the prophecy of world peace. Jews expected a time when they could get along with their enemies, the wolves, and war would no longer exist. On the contrary, Christians used war more and more to gain power and control. Jews couldn't imagine that the messianic age was upon them when believers in Jesus were causing so much bloodshed."

www.conncoll.edu




"Israel, republic in southwestern Asia, located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. . . . The population of Israel is overwhelmingly urban and although about 82 percent Jewish, contains considerable racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity. More than half of the Jews in Israel are Israeli-born (called Sabras), but their parents or grandparents came from more than 100 different countries and spoke, among them, about 85 different languages or major dialects. Major groupings include the Ashkenazim, whose forebears lived in European countries during the Middle Ages; Sephardim, some of whose ancestors once lived in the Iberian Peninsula; and those Israelis descending from North Africa and the Middle East."

Encarta Encyclopedia




"Zionism as an organized political movement originated in the 19th century, but its roots go back to the 6th century BC, when the Jews were carried off to captivity in Babylon and their prophets encouraged them to believe that one day God would allow them to return to Palestine, or Eretz Israel (the Land of Israel). Over the centuries, the Jews of the Diaspora associated the hope of the return with the coming of the Messiah, a savior whom God would send to deliver them."

Encarta Encyclopedia




"Ezekiel was told by the Lord that ... would bring them back to life and to their land of Israel (Ezekiel 37:11, 12). The passage affirms that the regathering will include both Israel and Judah (vs. 19), and that this will occur right before the return of the Messiah to reign over the nations (vv. 24-28). ...

The Importance of Jerusalem

On June 7, 1967, during the Six Day War, the Jews re-conquered the city of Jerusalem, which they were unable to hold during their War of Independence (1948-1949). This was significant, because the Jews had not exercised true sovereignty over the capital city since 70 AD—a span of 1,897 years.

Jesus Christ, during His Olivet discourse, said to watch the city of Jerusalem. He prophesied that it would fall by the sword, which happened 40 years later when the Romans destroyed it in 70 AD. He further prophesied that the city would be trampled down by the Gentiles "until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled" (Luke 21:24).

This has been a fact of history; it has been trampled by the Romans (70-640), the Arabs (640-1090), the Crusaders (1090-1291), the Mamelukes (1291-1517), the Turks (1517-1918), the League of Nations (1918-1922), the British (1922-1948), and the Jordanians (1948-1967).

And this "trampling down" by the Gentiles has not yet finished, for Jerusalem will be a battleground during the Tribulation. But the re-occupation of the city by the Jews is prophetically significant, because end-time prophecies always portray the Jews back in their land and in their beloved city of Jerusalem (e.g., Zechariah 12:1-6)."

Dr. David R. Reagan, America the Beautiful?




"There are prophecies which predict the restoration of the Jews to the land of Israel near the end of the age. For close on 2000 years this seemed utterly impossible, and yet we have now seen it fulfilled in our own generation! Ezekiel 36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. Jeremiah 30:3 For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to {return to the land} that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. (Here are just a few more of the many references to this fulfilment: Ezekial 37:21; Isaiah 11:11; Jeremiah 29:14)."

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