“Religious Zionism Taking Over Israel”
As the nation of Israel turns to God it is another sign of how near we are to the return of the Messiah.
Back in the 1800’s a number of Bible readers could see that there was no doubt that the Jewish people would be going back to their land from the prophecies. What stood in the way back then was the Ottoman Empire. So, you can imagine the excitement when the British took control of the holy land and then the proclamation of the Balfour declaration. Then comes 1948 when the Jews regain their home out of the ashes of the holocaust, all on “purely political principals” as was expected from the prophecies. John Thomas wrote of this in Elpis Israel around 1850:
“There is, then, a partial and primary restoration of Jews before the manifestation (return of Christ), which is to serve as the nucleus, or basis, of future operations in the restoration of the rest of the tribes after he has appeared in the kingdom. The pre-adventual colonization of Palestine will be on purely political principles; and the Jewish colonists will return in unbelief of the Messiahship of Jesus, and of the truth as it is in him. They will emigrate thither as agriculturists and traders, in the hope of ultimately establishing their commonwealth…”
The returning Jews from all over the world, making Aliyah has also been a testament to Gods word. Over decades the words of Isaiah 11:11,12 have been fulfilling, in fact there is still more to come!:
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”