From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: those that have heard His Voice
Eventually, the Lord also scattered Judah (the Jews) from the land. BUT, NOW, Judah (the Jews) have returned. We are the generation that has seen the fig tree blossom. Matthew 24:32-34.
Different names were considered for the land. It was David ben Gurion that declared on November 29,1947: “This land will be called Israel.” (wikipedia) On May 14, 1948, Israel became a state.
BUT the Lord said that He would gather Judah (the Jews, they having absorbed Benjamin), and Ephraim, Israel (the 10 northern tribes), together again. He said that ALL Israel would be saved. Romans 11:25,26. Ephraim is not complete without Judah. Judah is not complete without Ephraim. In order for ALL Israel to be complete, no tribe can be lacking. Judges 21:1-15. In order for the Jubilee to be celebrated in the land of Israel, all tribes must be present.
Here comes Ezekiel!!! ALL of Chapter 36! ALL of Chapter 37! Please read these!!! (There are too many scriptures to write on this post today.)
The word of the Lord came again unto me, saying, Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and for all the house of Israel his companions: and JOIN THEM ONE TO ANOTHER INTO ONE STICK; and they shall BECOME ONE in THINE hand. And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not show us what thou meanest by these? Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and MAKE THEM ONE STICK, and they SHALL BE ONE IN MY HAND. And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand BEFORE THEIR EYES. And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen (#1471 Strongs Concordance: goy, a gentile, gentile, heathen nation, people), whither they be gone, and will GATHER THEM on every side, and BRING THEM INTO THEIR OWN LAND: and I will make them ONE NATION in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and ONE KING shall be king over them ALL: and THEY SHALL BE NO MORE TWO NATIONS, NEITHER SHALL THEY BE DIVIDED INTO TWO KINGDOMS ANY MORE AT ALL. Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their IDOLS, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of their DWELLING PLACES, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God. And David my servant (a type of Messiah) shall be king over them; and they shall have ONE shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgements, and observe my statutes, and do them. And THEY SHALL DWELL IN THE LAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and THEY SHALL DWELL THEREIN, even they and their children, and their children’s children FOREVER. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will SET MY SANCTUARY IN THE MIDST OF THEM FOR EVERMORE. MY TABERNACLE SHALL ALSO BE WITH THEM: YEA, I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. And the heathen (#1471 Strongs Concordance: goy, a gentile, gentile, heathen nation, people) shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, WHEN MY SANCTUARY SHALL BE IN THE MIDST OF THEM FOR EVERMORE. Ezekiel 37:15-28.