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Aliyah


Today, God is unfolding one of the greatest miracles in world history. Our eyes are seeing and our ears are hearing the good that the Lord is doing in bringing His beloved people, the Jews back to the land that He had promised them long ago.

God is faithful to all His promises both in the Old Testament and the New Testament. In the First Coming of Christ, our Lord Jesus fulfilled many prophecies in the Old Testament. But there are still some prophecies in the Old Testament yet to be fulfilled until His Second Coming. And we know that no prophecy in the Bible will return to the Lord unfulfilled.

The Promised Land is God’s promise to Israel. Our Promised Land is living in glory with our Lord. If we believe God's kingdom for ourselves, we should also believe Jerusalem for the Jews. God's kingdom will be in Jerusalem during His millennial rule on earth. God will be faithful in fulfilling all His promises to them and to us.

Aliyah is the migration of Jews back to their homeland, Israel.

Why the Jews were scattered Lev 26:14-15; 33
But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant…I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you; your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.
The Lord promised to gather them back from the remotest parts of the earth Deut 30:1-4
Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God drives you, and you return to the LORD your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, that the LORD your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the LORD your God has scattered you. If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under heaven, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you.

Isa 43:1-7
But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place. Since you were precious in My sight, you have been honored, and I have loved you; therefore I will give men for you, and people for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' And to the south, 'Do not keep them back!' Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth-- Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him."

Jer 23:3-8
"But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking," says the LORD. "Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely; now this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "that they shall no longer say, 'As the LORD lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,' but, 'As the LORD lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries where I had driven them.' And they shall dwell in their own land."

Eze 37:12-14
Therefore prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it and performed it," says the LORD.'

Eze 39:27-28
When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and I am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations, then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their own land, and left none of them captive any longer.

What the Lord requires of us Gen 12:3
I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

Matthew 25:40
I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.

Isa 49:22-23
Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations, and set up My standard for the peoples; they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders; kings shall be your foster fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers; they shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD, for they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me."


Some current statistics of the Jewish population around the world:

Country

Estimated

United States

5,800,000

Israel

4,847,000

France

600,000

Russia

550,000

Ukraine

400,000

Canada

360,000

United Kingdom

300,000

Argentina

250,000

Brazil

130,000

South Africa

106,000

Australia

100,000

Hungary

80,000

Belarus

60,000

Germany

60,000

Mexico

40,700

Belgium

40,000

Italy

35,000

Uzbekistan

35,000

Venezuela

35,000

Uruguay

32,500

Azerbaijan

30,000

Moldova

30,000

Netherlands

30,000

Iran

25,000

Turkey

25,000

Sweden

18,000

Switzerland

18,000

Georgia

17,000

Chile

15,000

Kazakhstan

15,000

Latvia

15,000

Romania

14,000

Spain

14,000

Austria

10,000

Denmark

8,000

Poland

8,000

Morocco

7,500

Hawaii, USA

7,000

Panama

7,000

Czech Republic

6,000

India

6,000

Lithuania

6,000

Slovakia

6,000

Colombia

5,650

Greece

5,000

New Zealand

5,000

Kyrgyzstan

4,500

Bulgaria

3,000

Estonia

3,000

Peru

3,000

Puerto Rico

3,000

Costa Rica

2,500

Hong Kong

2,500

Yugoslavia

2,500

Croatia

2,000

Japan

2,000

Tunisia

2,000

Tajikistan

1,800

Norway

1,500

Guatemala

1,200

Finland

1,200

Paraguay

1,200

Turkmenistan

1,200

Cuba

1,000

Ecuador

1,000

Ireland

1,000

Monaco

1,000

Zimbabwe

925

Portugal

900

Yemen

800

Bosnia-Herzegovina

600

Gibraltar

600

Luxembourg

600

Ethiopia

500

Kenya

400

Netherlands Antilles

400

US Virgin Islands

400

Bolivia

380

Zaire

320

Jamaica

300

Singapore

300

Dominican Republic

250

Philippines

250

Syria

250

Thailand

250

Armenia

200

Bahamas

200

Suriname

200

South Korea

150

El Salvador

120

Iraq

120

Tahiti

120


I have written a song about the Lord gathering the Jews back to the land that He had promised them long ago. If you are interested, please click here to view a sampler of the song.

Source:
http://www.ebenezer-ef.org/
http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Judaism/jewpop.html

Written on:
1 March 2004