THE PROPHETIC FUTURE OF ISRAEL (Part
by Alexander Zephyr.
'We can not start analyzing God's passages about Israel's prophetic future
without dealing with the soon coming wars of Gog and Magog prophesied by Ezekiel
38 and 39 and Zechariah 12 and 14 (siege of Jerusalem), because the future fate
of Israel totally depends on the outcome of these wars.'
See our articles on this subject.
So, what happens next?
The house of Judah, the Jewish People, will finally have reunited with their
brothers and sisters of Joseph, the Ten Tribes of Israel. They will become again
one nation called Israel.
All the enemies of Israel, the hordes of Gog and
Magog, including the archenemy Edom, will have been soundly defeated. Evil will
have been eradicated from the face of the earth. The Messiah, son of David, will
be the only King for all Israelites. They will never again be divided into
separate kingdoms nor be different nations. Never again will they be uprooted
from the Holy Land (Ezekiel 37:22; Amos 9:15). The God of Israel will cleanse
them from all their idols and vile images, detestable things and rebellion.
Israel will truly repent of all their sins, 'And they will be My People and I
will be their God' (Ezekiel 37:23).
The Land of Israel will have been already restored to its
Biblical borders from the Nile to Euphrates and divided by lot for inheritance
amongst the twelve Tribes (Ezekiel 47:13-14). The Third Holy Temple will have
been built, the priests will have begun their services and the Glory of God of
Israel will have come into the House: 'Son of man, I will dwell in the midst of
the children of Israel for ever' (Ezekiel 43:7). The highest Rabbinical Court,
the Sanhedrin, will be restored alongside all subsidiary Rabbinical
Courts in the Holy Land. All of God's Laws, as they were in the past, will be
reinstated and observed by all Israelites. All the nations of the world with
their kings and rulers will listen and obey the Messiah, son of David.
'All kings shall bow down before him: all nations shall serve him'
The wars, aggressiveness, jealousy and enmity of the nations will cease
to exist. There will be no criminals, no sin. The physical pain and sickness
will have become sad memories of the past. Foods, clothes, and a variety of free
services will be in abundance and accessible to everyone. People will live long
and have happy lives. The Era of Peace and Justice that was awaited for so long
by all nations will arrive, and the World will usher in the Golden Age of
Humanity, the blessed Messianic World.
A nation of Priests, A Light to the World.
That is what God calls the nation of Israel. That is why He chose them
from among other peoples. Israel is God's treasure, His special possession. They
have the task to perform, the Divine mission to accomplish:
'For you are people holy to the Lord your God. For the Lord your God
has chosen you out of all people on the face of the earth to be His People, His
treasured possession' (Deuteronomy 7:6).
'And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation' (Exodus
"You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth' (Amos 3:2).
The Lord did not set His love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in
number than any people; for you were the fewest of all people: but because thou
art a holy people unto the Lord thy God and the Lord loved you' (Deuteronomy
Make no mistake: God speaks here of the genuine nation of the whole
twelve Tribes of Israel, sons of Jacob; not of Judah alone, not of Christian
'spiritual Israel', nor the nation of Muslims nor any other nations who try to
replace real Israel by themselves. God states it clearly, 'Israel has been
chosen out of all people on the face of the earth!' And there was a reason for
God to choose Israel!
The best way to explain the choseness of Israel and their Divine mission has
been given in Scripture by the Prophet Isaiah:
'I have formed Israel for Myself that they will declare Me before the whole
world. I will make you to be a covenant for the people and the light for
Gentiles, that you will bring My salvation to the ends of the earth. And the
Gentiles shall come to thy light, and the kings to the brightness of thy rising'
(Isaiah 42:6; 43:21; 49:6).
Many Bible scholars and theologians have written on the subject of Israel's
choseness, a 'nation of priests', 'light to the World'. An numerous amount of
books, articles and valuable researches have been produced on this subject. We
are going to add a few modest thoughts to these matters.
First of all, we would like to ask a few questions:
Has Israel fulfilled its Divine mission?
Has she become 'a Covenant for the people and Light for Gentiles'?
Have they brought God's Salvation to the ends of the earth?
The answer on the posed questions is, NO!
Why is this so?
Because the time has not arrived yet for Israel to do what the Almighty has
designated them to do.
At the present time Israelites from the Ten Tribes in exile can not truly even
be called 'Israelites' in the correct, religious sense because of their lives and
faiths. They are rather categorized as Gentiles consciously not knowing their
Israelite origin. How could they be today the nation of the Priests and bring
the glory of God of Israel to the ends of the earth?
Hundreds of million of 'Israelites' from the Ten Tribes will acknowledge
their Israelite identity. They will accept the God of their fathers and His
Divine Torah. All of this will happen in the 'latter days', in the End Times, at
the dawn of the Messianic Era, and will be possible with the help of the Jewish
nation; (Yalkut Shimeoni, Song of Solomon 905 on Jeremiah 3:18; 'For Torah will
go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem' (Isaiah 2:3; Micah
4:2); the Prophet Elijah (Malachi 4:5-6) who 'will turn the hearts of the
fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers'; and
advent of the Messiah.
According to the Scriptures and the Sages (Nahmanides, 'The Book of
Redemption' [Sefer Ha Geulah]), the Ten Tribes are real Biblical Israel [as distinct from Judah], which
can also be identified by the names of Ephraim, Manasseh or Joseph (Genesis
48:5, 16; Jeremiah31:9; Hosea 11:8). Since the separation in circa 930 BCE,
Judah and Israel have become different nations, living in all corners of the
globe; having different cultures, traditions, languages and religions. Their
differences and even enmities were well recorded in Scripture (Isaiah 9:21;
11:13; 1 Kings 14:30; Zechariah 11:14) and, undoubtedly, this kind of
relationship between the countries of Israel's origin still have existed in our
days. The twelve Tribes will become one nation again after reconciliation and
reunification under the leadership of the King of Israel, their Messiah, son of
David (Ezekiel 37:22).
The other necessary conditions for Israel to accomplish their Divine mission are
the advent of the Messiah and the beginning of the Messianic Age.
As evidence shows, Israel had not accomplished their God given mission in the
past. The same can be said of modern times.
Because, since the separation of the United Kingdom, the nations of Israel have
been 'lost' (1 Kings 12:19), and the World and History have been dealing with
the nation of Judah, the Jewish People who are part of Israel, though most of
Israel are the 'Lost' Ten Tribes.
To accomplish their unique mission successfully, the Houses of Judah and Israel
must be reunited; the Messiah, son of David, must be revealed; the Messianic
World must be started; Israel, as a nation, must be redeemed by Almighty.
When these numerous Biblical prophecies of reunion and the Messianic Age come to
pass, and Israel becomes one nation as it was in the time of Moses when God formed
the Israelite nation and gave them His immortal Torah on Mount Sinai, only
then will Israel be redeemed and become a nation of the Priests, the Light to
the World and a Salvation to the Gentiles.
The reunification of the whole house of Jacob is a very important stage in the
fulfillment of Israel's mission. God gave this mission to Israel, to the Twelve
Tribes, not only to Judah (Isaiah 42:6; 43:1, 3-4, 21; 44:1; 49:3, 6; Jeremiah
'At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of
Israel, and they shall be My People' (Jeremiah 31:1).
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