In the previous rotulus, we delved into the second phase of dispersion for the Nation of Israel. It was noted that the Nation Israel rejected the Messiah and God cut them off the second time. The temple was destroyed under General Titus Vespasian and no christian died as they had all fled to Pella. The theme, “God’s endtime dealings with Israel” is to walk Israel through history and convey by the scriptures expectations for Israel in this end of time.
We must be careful in dealing with the second phase of the restoration of Israel; many prophetic teachers / students in dealing with this topic, ignore a particular scripture that is at the very heart of this restoration. Many would jump and quote Matthew 24:32 about the fig tree. Yes, that’s part of it but let’s look with the eagle’s eye into the scriptures.
14. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord , that it shall no more be said, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;—Jeremiah 16:14-16
15. But, The Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
16. Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord , and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
When dealing with bible prophecies, we want to be careful to see the nature of the prophecy. Most prophecies have historical, present and future fulfillment; most have a dual fulfilment. For instance, Isaiah 61:1-2 which Jesus fulfilled only the first part in his first advent [Read Luke 4:16-20] and will fulfil the other part when He comes to set up His earthly kingdom in the millenial reign. Also Malachi 4:5-6 of which John the Baptist fulfilled only a part of it [Read Luke 1:17].
And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.—Luke 1:17
God is saying in Jeremiah 16:14-16 that though He brought Israel out of Egypt, He would bring them out from Babylon [The Land of The North] and from all lands He has driven them [this incorporates the lost ten tribes] back to the land of Israel. God’s instrumentation in doing these are The Fishers and The Hunters.
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