JEREMIAH 16; WHO ARE RETURNING? WHEN?
JERIMIAH 16; WHO ARE RETURNING? WHEN?
Jeremiah 16:19 paints the picture of the Messianic Age. The Nations suddenly are made aware of the reality and power of Elohim of B’nai Yisrael.
19 O Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. 20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?
In context of Jeremiah 16; When will this occur, that the nations shall come to “unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit”?
This seems to occur after: 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;
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.
Therefore a return of B’nai Yisrael from the land of the North precedes and is perhaps the cause of the amazed nations suddenly seeing the power and truth of Elohim.But does the return of the Jewish People to the Land fulfill this prophecy? It may have been instrumental in the birth of the modern Messianic Jewish movement. The capture of the Old City of Jerusalem to many seemed more than a just another current event. Many Jews sought greater meaning in the miraculous victory. To this day, the Return to The land of the Jewish People has not percolated down into the Liturgy, or the heart of Judaism. But Messianic Judaism might be seen as at least one of the causes in the growing Torah Observance among Yeshua believing non-Jews. Messianic Jewish Rabbis seem to win more converts from the Church world than the Jewish. But though important, the Return of the Jewish people to power in Jerusalem has not ushered in the Messianic Age. There has not been a massive influx of gentiles into Torah Observance, but indeed the first steams of a future torrent are visible if looked for. So if the Return of the Jewish People has not fulfilled Jer. 16: 19, what will?
Consider: “Jer. 16: 13 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favor.” Has there ever been an historical period in which the Jewish people served “other gods, day and night”? No! Throughout the Babylonian and Roman Diasporas there was never a time in which Jews committed apostasy as a people. Those few individuals that went along to get along excised themselves from the Jewish People. The Jewish People have NEVER served other gods in Diaspora!
So, there is a group that will be returned to the Land before the period when the Nations will come unto thee from the ends of the earth. This group consists of B’nai Yisrael; this portion of Am Yisrael is hidden away, thus ” Jer. 16: 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.”!!!
Just before the Great Day of the Lord when the doors to the wedding chapel will be thrown open, a return of a long missing portion of B’nai Yisrael, that had been scattered and LOST/Hidden amongst all the world will each one be found and returned. Amos 9:9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
THE AMAZING SIGN IS THE RECOGNITION THAT “JOSEPH STILL LIVES!” as Jacob was told and exclaimed once before, in another seeming miraculous return from presumed death. Only this time makes the first time look like the minor key introductory first movement; and this return is in the major, recapitulation of the theme.
How stunned will the world be? How stunned are those people who even NOW are discovering self-knowledge that they are not merely engrafted wild branches, but have been re-grafted natural branches all this time. It is these people who are the vanguard of the emergence of Ephraim of Joseph as in Ezekiel 37:19 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 mine hand. 20 And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes. 21 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
WE SEE THIS OCCURRING EVERYWHERE WE LOOK. Certain Churchians are discovering the Jewish Yeshua. The lies upon which “The Church” was founded, the replacement of natural Israel with some Platonic “Spiritual Israel”, are seen as direct steps leading to the Holocaust. Many are now remembering to remember the one commandment we are told to remember: The Sabbath. (Where were the Lost Tribes hidden? The Legends say: beyond the River Sambatyon. The river is mentioned in the Targum Pseudo-Jonathan (Ex. 34:10): “I will take them from there and place them on the other side of the Sambatyon River.” See http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0017_0_17386.html Sambatyon www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org
Many ridiculous theories regarding this mythical river abound. However, the only thing worth noting is that it was their loss of Sabbath that kept the Lost Tribes lost. The Sabbath was, is and will always be one of the signs identifying God’s people from all others. Even self-identification as B’nai Yisrael depend upon keeping the Seventh day Holy. Te Northern Tribes, already committing apostasy before their conquest by Assyria, quickly forgot Shabbot and with that became totally amnestic as to their identity. It is as if an impassable river separates those who keep Shabbot from those who do not. As Torah Observant X-ians are leaving the Sunday Church and its Replacement Theology with its “nailing of the law on the cross”, many are discovering that they were Lost Israelites, but now are taking their rightful place. JOSEPH STILL LIVES, they exclaim!