Everlasting Kingdom: Unraveling the Bible’s Secrets

Should We Move to Israel Now?

How Much Prophecy Was Really Fulfilled in 1948?

Zechariah 10:10 I’ll bring them back from the land of Egypt again, and gather them from Assyria, and I’ll bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon until there is no more room for them. —The Gabriel Bible

The vast majority of Christians believe that the Jews fulfilled many major prophecies in 1948 with the Declaration of Establishment of State of Israel. But this alleged fulfillment of the “dem dry bones” prophecy of Ezekiel 37 is only a tiny foretaste of what is about to happen—after yet another holocaust and yet another enslavement! (Isaiah Chapters 3 & 4; 10; 24; 33; Ezekiel Chapters 5; 8; 9; 11; 14; 15; 16. The coming holocaust and enslavement of all 12 tribes will dwarf what happened to the tribe of Judah under Hitler.

Can you honestly say that the present Jewish State really fulfills any of the prophecies about Israel living in peace and harmony, a nation filled with righteous people? (Isaiah 30:15-27; 52; 54; 60; 62; 65:17-25; 66:8-24; Jeremiah 33; Ezekiel 36; 37; Micah 4; Zephaniah 3; Zechariah 2; 8 and 13) Is there really a prophecy in the Bible about a primarily secular Jewish nation that rejects Yeshua (Jesus)? Tho some Jews will survive the Great Tribulation and be in the land of Israel at the time when all 12 tribes finally enter the land. Here is the outline of the real prophecy:

Ezekiel 37:19-28 Tell them, ‘The Sovereign Yehovah says: I’ll take the stick of Joseph, that’s in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions, and I’ll put them with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they’ll be one in My hand! 20 The sticks that you write on will be in your hand where they can see them. 21 Then tell them, “The Sovereign Yehovah says: I’ll take the Israelites from among the nations where they’ve gone, and gather them from all around, and bring them back into their own land, 22 and I’ll make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. One king will be over all of them, and they’ll never be two nations again, or two kingdoms. 23 They will no longer defile themselves with their idols, or their detestable things, or with any of their rebellion, because I’ll rescue them from everywhere they’ve settled, and everywhere they’ve sinned. I’ll cleanse them so they’ll be My people, and I’ll be their Elohim.”

24 My servant David will be their king, and all of them will have one shepherd. They’ll ‘live by’ My ordinances, and carefully obey My statutes. 25 They’ll live in the land that I gave to My servant Jacob, where their ancestors lived. They and their children and their grandchildren, forever, and My servant David will be their leader forever, for eternity. [Both 05704: “as long” as “time” & 05956: for eternity]. 26 I’ll make a [New] Covenant of peace with them. It will be an Everlasting Covenant with them, and I’ll establish them, and increase their numbers, and set My Kadosh Place among them forever. 27 My home [New Jerusalem] will also be ABOVE them. I’ll be their Elohim, and they’ll be My people. 28 The nations will know that I, Yehovah, make Israel kadosh, when My Kadosh Place is among them forever.

(Interestingly, when Judah finally does turn to Yehovah, the circumstances will be so profound that Egypt will be converted as well:

Isaiah 19:17-25 The mere mention of the land of Judah [not all 12 tribes] will terrify Egypt, because of what Yehovah the Commander is planning against it. 18 When that day comes there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that will speak the language of Canaan [Hebrew], and swear by Yehovah the Commander. One will be called Sun City. 19 When that day comes there will be an altar to Yehovah in the center of the land of Egypt, and a monument to Yehovah at its border. 20 It will become a sign and a witness to Yehovah the Commander in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to Yehovah because of their oppressors, He’ll send them a Liberator [The Son] and Champion [Mighty One] who will rescue them. 21 When this day arrives, Yehovah will reveal Himself to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know Yehovah. They’ll even worship with zebakim [sacrifices], and offerings, and make vows to Yehovah and keep them. 22 Yehovah will strike Egypt with a plague, striking but then healing. They’ll turn to Yehovah, and He’ll respond to them and heal them. 23 When that day comes there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will travel to Egypt, and the Egyptians to Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. 24 When that day comes, Israel will be part of a triple alliance with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing amid the earth. 25 Yehovah the Commander will bless them, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My heritage.”)

But Some of Us Will Return to the Land as Spirit Born Beings!

Most of us are at least vaguely aware that Paul spoke of a time when the dead Believers would live again, and when the living Believers would be turned into spirits. That is very desirable with all of us, even if it contradicts the “going off to Heaven” as soon as we die theory:

1 Corinthians 15:50-55 Friends, I tell you that flesh and blood can’t inherit the Kingdom of the Heavens, nor can the perishable inherit perpetuity. 51 See, I’ll explain a mystery to you, we won’t all die, but we’ll all be transformed! 52 In the smallest possible fraction of a second [Gr. atomos], while the last [seventh] shofar is sounding, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be transformed! 53 This perishable must be clothed with the imperishable, and this mortal must be clothed with immortality. 54 So when this perishable is clothed with the imperishable, and this mortal is clothed with immortality, THAT IS WHEN the written Word will be accomplished: “Death is devoured in victory. 55 O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?”

That is the destiny of the truly righteous. They will become the kings and priests who will rule Israel and soon after, all nations on earth. (Revelation 5:10)

But what is this talk about Believers going off to Israel all about? Is that better than “going off to Heaven”?

Many people, particularly the people loosely called Messianics believe that the Second Exodus of Israelites should be initiated now or in the near future by their own efforts. Their claim is that the Israelites who are descended from all 12 tribes (not just the Jews) will be a righteous Bible believing people who know their Elohim (God). Indeed some have actually moved to Israel already. The following Biblical quotations will demonstrate conclusively that the Israelites who return will be totally oblivious to the Elohim of the Bible! They will come directly out of the Great Tribulation and only begin to learn who Elohim is when they are about to depart to Israel! “THEN they’ll know that I am Yehovah [Jehovah] their Elohim [God], since I caused them to go into captivity among the nations, and have gathered them to their own land...” (Ezekiel 30:28). (The majority of these Scriptures are found below.) There will not be a “saved” person among them in a spiritual sense, no, but a few million will be saved from death! Not one of them will have the kadosh (holy) spirit residing in them until after the next exodus.

At the time of the battle of Gog and Magog we find the tribes of Israel just coming out of their state of unfaithfulness and rebellion:

Ezekiel 39:22-29 So the ‘nation’ of Israel will know that I am Yehovah their Elohim, from that day on. 23 The nations will know that the ‘nation’ of Israel went into captivity because they were guilty, because they were so unfaithful to Me, and that I hid My face from them, and handed them over to their enemies, and they all fell by the sword. 24 I acted in proportion to their impurities and their their rebellion, and I hid My face from them. 25 So the Sovereign Yehovah says: Now I’ll bring Jacob back from captivity, and have mercy on the entire ‘nation’ of Israel, and I’ll be zealous for My kadosh name. 26 They’ll ‘accept responsibility’ for their shame, and all their unfaithfulness toward Me, when they live securely in their land, with no one to frighten them. 27 When I’ve brought them back from the nations, and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and have become special to them in the sight of many nations. 28 Then they’ll know that I am Yehovah their Elohim, once I’ve made them go into captivity among the nations, and then regathered them to their own land, and I’ll leave none of them behind again. 29 I won’t hide My face from them any longer, because I will have poured out My spirit on the ‘nation’ of Israel, says the Sovereign Yehovah.

They will not have committed themselves to Yehovah until they actually get to the wilderness border of Israel (Ezekiel 20:30-35) where the survivors of the Great Tribulation will be sifted again (Ezekiel 20:37-38) before gaining entry into the Country. Right up until this time they will be worshiping false gods. Yehovah will literally have to remove her from her baals (Hosea 2:14) and allure her back to Himself: “She’ll respond THERE as in the days of her youth, like when she came out of the land of Egypt” (v.15). Prior to going there, these Israelites must literally be taken into foreign nations as slaves (Jeremiah 30:3,10). They must witness the near extermination of their compatriots (Isaiah 11:16). When Israel arrives in the land they will not come on boats or airplanes, they will be returned to the land of Israel with the fearful aid of the survivors of their enemies “on horses, and on chariots, and on litters, and on mules, and on dromedaries” (Isaiah 66:20) following enough war to have taken us back to the (mythical) stone age. No one from this group will arrive on a cloud (1st Thessalonians 4:14-17).

Fighting For You?

The crux of the matter is simply this: Are the physical descendants of Israel going to literally fulfill all of the chapters of prophecies that detail this happening, or should we assume that “the church” is to figuratively fulfill them all. Are these hundreds of verses of prophecy essentially toothless? Will you succumb to Replacement Theology?

The book of Revelation was written in the very late 90’s AD—decades after the Temple was destroyed and a great holocaust had taken place. The various genres of interpretation of the book are explained here. But frankly speaking, only the “Futurist” viewpoint—that everything from chapter 4 on is yet to take place, could help save you from premature or even eternal death. John cautions:

Revelation 11:2-3 But don’t measure the courtyard outside of the Temple. Leave it out, because it has been given to the heathens, and they’ll trample the kadosh city underfoot for forty-two months. 3 I’ll commission My Two Witnesses. They’ll prophesy for 1,260 days, wearing sackcloth.

You simply don’t want to be there when that happens! Even the Two Witnesses don’t survive this time (verse 7). Jerusalem will be the focal point of the Great Tribulation!

When Yeshua’s (Jesus’) disciples asked Him about the end of the age, He didn’t say go occupy Judea—He said to flee Judea!

Matthew 24:3, 15-22 When you see the sign of the detestable desolation mentioned by the prophet Daniel, standing in the kadosh Place [the coming third Temple]—the reader must understand— 16 then those of you who are in Judea should escape to the mountain/s! 17 No one on the roof should come down to get anything out of their houses, 18 and no one in the fields should return to get their clothing. 19 But I pity pregnant and nursing mothers in those days. 20 Pray that your flight won’t be during foul weather or on the Sabbath. 21 There will be Great Tribulation then, such as has never occurred from the beginning of the world until now, and will by no means ever happen again. 22 If it weren’t for those days being terminated, no one would survive. But for the sake of the select those days will be terminated.

According to the prophecies, few Israelites will survive the wars, famines and disease epidemics (Ezekiel 6:11) predicted until Yeshua personally intervenes and turns the survivors living in Jerusalem into super warriors—a warrior bride (Zechariah 12:8-10). Only after all of this will this bride begin to understand and mourn her part in Yeshua’s death (v.10-13). After this battle these Israelites will rebuild the cities that have been destroyed (Isaiah 61:4) and greatly repopulate (Jeremiah 31:27) the Middle East and beyond. They will have been spiritual widows (Isaiah 54:4), but now there will be many literal widows (Isaiah 4:1). Once educated themselves tho, they will come under an everlasting covenant (Isaiah 61:8), and they will become priests (Isaiah 61:6; Ezekiel 47:11) in Israel. (Spirit born priests will also be there (Isaiah 30:21). The identity of the “lost” tribes will be known to everyone (Isaiah 61:9). Israel will be like a bride adorned for her husband (Isaiah 61:10). The bride, Israel, will be married to the now Kadosh Land (Isaiah 62:4-5). While Israel is still actively involved in spiritual prostitution, that is still “treacherous”, “unfaithful” and “apostate”, she will get a wedding invitation from Elohim (Jeremiah 3:14)! Yehovah will heal (Jeremiah 30:17) the wounds that He had just inflicted on Israel (Jeremiah 30:14).

These Israelites will not be expecting any of this, they want no part of it! (Isaiah 65:1). They are a rebellious (v.2) heathen (v.3) people who ultimately push Elohim too far (v.6). He will end up exterminating most of Israel (v.8), but save some of the better people (as in Jeremiah 24) of the lost tribes and of the Jews for seed stock (v.9). In fact, why not read the whole chapter! Caution: Don’t listen to anyone who inserts an imaginary millennium between Isaiah 65 verses 16 and 17. Save the millennium for Revelation 20.

Most Christians heavily spiritualize these entire chapters away with a candy coating that in effect tells them that these chapters are about them coming out of a bad spiritual situation and ending up in a good spiritual situation. Make no mistake—the people who make the final cut, and end up living in Israel will be “good people”, they aren’t being condemned here for dishonoring their parents, murder, stealing, bearing false testimony against their neighbors, coveting or even physical adultery—all things a good conscience can prevent. Most of these people are even religious. They celebrate all kinds of counterfeit religious days—THEIR days, not His! (Hosea 2:11) The reason for the captivity of Israel is that it will take something this horrific to awaken the physical descendants of all twelve tribes of Israel out of spiritual prostitution and return them to their Hebrew roots! The person who dies with the most toys does not win.

Now?

Much of this information and the Scriptures referenced here are found in Who Is The Messiah’s Bride? The Scriptures given here were simply repackaged to directly call into question the mistake that some of my friends made when they tried to force Ezekiel 37’s two sticks together (16-28). Is David King yet (v.24)? Has “an everlasting covenant” been offered yet (v.26)? Has Yehovah’s Kadosh Place (New Jerusalem) arrived yet? (v.27) Does the government of Israel want you there (Isaiah 22:21-22)? Has Judah thrown out the welcome mat for Ephraim (Isaiah 11:12-13)?

There are entire chapters detailing the Second Exodus; about the Day of Vengeance and the Year of His Redemption” that Isaiah yearned for (63:4). These chapters will be quite easily understood by the people who actually live thru these events. All they will have to do then is simply read them! Hindsight is so clear. I invite you to read them yourself and see what it literally says without any sugar coating:

No amount of commentary could be planer that the unvarnished prophecies themselves. Here is an entire chapter that describes the spiritual condition of the Messiah’s bride (the bride of Christ) immediately prior to when she enters the land of Israel:

Hosea 2: Call your brothers, ‘My people’! and call your sisters, ‘Loved’!

2 Contend with your mother! Contend, because she isn’t My wife, nor am I her husband. She should remove the prostitute’s makeup from her face, and stop soliciting adultery with the cleavage of her breasts. 3 Otherwise I’ll strip her as naked as she was on the day she was born. I’ll turn her into a wilderness, like a desert, and I’ll let her die of thirst. 4 I won’t love her children, because they are children conceived in prostitution. 5 Their mother is a prostitute. She became pregnant by her shameful behavior. She said, ‘I’ll chase after my lovers. They’ll give me bread and water, wool and flax, olive oil and drinks.’ 6 So I’ll hedge her in with thorns, and build a wall so that she can’t find her way out. 7 She’ll chase her lovers, but she won’t catch them, and she’ll look for them but not find them. Then she’ll say, ‘I’ll go and return to my first man [1], because it was better for me then than now.’ 8 She didn’t believe that I provided her with grain, new wine, and olive oil. I even supplied the silver and gold that she used for Baal! 9 So I’ll take back My grain when it ‘ripens’, and My new wine during the harvest season, and take away My wool and My linen that covered her nakedness. 10 Now I’ll expose her naked body in the sight of her lovers, and no one will rescue her from My grasp. 11 I’ll put an end to HER celebrations, HER Pilgrimage Feasts [2] [Chag], HER new moons, HER Sabbaths, and all HER appointed Festivals [Moedim]. 12 I’ll destroy her grapevines and her fig trees, that she claimed were the wages her lovers have given her, and I’ll make them a forest, and wild animals will devour them. 13 I’ll come and punish her for the times when she burned incense to the Baals, when she adorned herself with her rings and jewelry, and chased her lovers, and forgot Me, says Yehovah.

14 But I’m going to allure her back. I’ll bring her into the wilderness [Ezekiel 20:35], and speak tenderly to her there. 15 I’ll give her back her vineyards beginning there, and the valley of Achor [trouble] as a doorway of hope. She’ll respond there, as in the days of her youth, just like when she came out of the land of Egypt. 16 Yehovah says: When that day comes, you’ll call Me Husband [Ishi] and you’ll never again call Me ‘Lord’ [Baali]. 17 I’ll remove the names of the Baals from your mouths, and you will never mention them again. 18 At that time I’ll make a covenant with all the wild animals of the plains, and the birds of the sky, and the animals that move around on the ground. I’ll abolish bows and swords, and warfare from the earth, so that everyone can rest peacefully. 19 I’ll be betrothed to you to you forever. Yes, you’ll be betrothed to Me in righteousness and in justice, in unfailing love and compassion. 20 I’ll be faithful to you, and you’ll finally know Yehovah intimately. 21 When that day comes, I’ll respond,’ says Yehovah, ‘I’ll respond to the heavens, and they’ll respond to the earth. 22 Then the earth will respond to the grain, and the new wine, and the olive oil, and they’ll respond to what happened in Jezreel [the real ‘Armageddon’]. 23 I’ll sow her for Myself in the earth, and I’ll show love to those I called ‘Not loved’ and I’ll tell those who were not My people: ‘You are My people,’ and they’ll say, ‘My Elohim’!

[1] The word for ‘Husband’ and ‘man’ are the same in Hebrew—such a small vocabulary! Anyway, people were considered to be married at their betrothal, and if their “engagement” were broken off, they actually had to get a divorce—sometimes before they had even met each other (due to arranged marriages), and months to years before their marriage would have ever been consummated! So was Elohim’s marriage to ancient Israel ever consummated?

[2] There is a difference between Feasts and Festivals, but this refers to HER Feasts done wrong, perhaps based on the wrong calendar or pagan substitute feasts like Christmas and Easter.

Ezekiel 20:31-44 When you offer your sacrifices, making your sons pass thru the fire, you’re continuing to defile yourselves with all your idols. And you want to consult Me, ‘nation’ of Israel? As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Yehovah,, I won’t be consulted by you! 32 What you have in mind will never happen. You think you want to be like heathens, like the tribes of other countries, serving gods of wood and stone.

33 As surely as I live, says the Sovereign Yehovah, I will rule you with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out, I’ll be your King. 34 I’ll bring you out of the nations and gather you out of the countries where you were scattered, with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out. 35 I’ll bring you into the wilderness of the people [Isaiah 1, Hosea 2:14], and I’ll judge you there face to face, 36 just like when I judged your ancestors in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, that’s how I’ll judge you, says the Sovereign Yehovah. 37 I’ll make you pass under the shepherd’s rod, and I’ll bind you in a [Kimchi] [New] Covenant, 38 and I’ll purge out the rebels from among you, and those who disobey Me. I’ll bring them out of the land where they were living, but they won’t enter the land of Israel. Then you’ll know that I am Yehovah.

39 As for you, ‘nation’ of Israel, the Sovereign Yehovah says: Go, serve your idols, but later you’ll surely listen to Me, and you’ll no longer profane My name with your gifts and your idols. 40 On My kadosh mountain, on the high mountain of Israel, says the Sovereign Yehovah, there the entire ‘nation’ of Israel, all of them, will serve Me in the land. I will accept them there, and there I will require your contributions, and choice gifts, with all your kadosh things. 41 I’ll accept you there like a fragrant aroma when I gather you out of the nations, and bring you out of the countries where you’ve been scattered, and I’ll prove Myself kadosh thru you as the nations watch. 42 You’ll know that I am Yehovah when I bring you into the land of Israel, into the country that I swore to give to your ancestors. 43 There you’ll remember your conduct, and everything you did, and how you defiled yourselves, and you’ll despise yourselves when you face all the evil you’ve done. 44 You’ll know that I am Yehovah, when I’ve dealt with you for the sake of My name, rather than with regard to your evil and corrupt behavior, ‘nation’ of Israel, says the Sovereign Yehovah.”

Isaiah 4:1-6 Seven women will grab a man in that day, and say, “We’ll eat our own bread, and cloth ourselves. Just let us be called by your name. Take away our shame.”

2 When that day arrives, Yehovah’s branch will be beautiful and splendid, and the ‘harvest’ of the land will be the beauty and splendor of the refugees of Israel. 3 Then anyone left alive in Zion, anyone who is left behind in Jerusalem will be called kadosh, everyone who is recorded among the living in Jerusalem, 4 when Yehovah has washed away the filth of the maidens of Zion, and rinsed the bloodstains from Jerusalem, by a spirit of justice, and a spirit that sets ablaze! 5 Yehovah will create ABOVE the entire site of Mount Zion and ABOVE her assemblies a cloud during the day and smoke, and a bright flaming fire during the night; because ABOVE all the splendor there will be a place of shelter. 6 There will be a sukkah [tabernacle] to provide ‘shade’ in the daytime from the heat, and for a refuge and shelter from storms and rain.

Isaiah 54:1-10 “Shout for joy, you childless women who never had children. Break into shouts of joy, you women who have not been in labor! Because the forsaken ‘woman’ will have more children than the children of a married woman,” says Yehovah. 2 Expand your tent site, stretch your tent curtains farther out! Don’t hold back; lengthen your ropes, and drive your pegs deeper. 3 You’ll spread aboard to the right and to the left, and your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the deserted cities. 4 Don’t be afraid, because you won’t be ashamed or humiliated. You won’t be put to shame, and you’ll forget the shame of your youth. You won’t remember the stigmatism of widowhood. 5 Your Makers are your HUSBANDS [1], Yehovah the Commander is His name, and the Kadosh One of Israel is your Redeemer. He is called the Elohim of the entire earth. 6 Yehovah has called you like a deserted wife tormented by grief, like a wife rejected early in life, says your Elohim. 7 For a brief moment I let you alone, but with infinite compassion I’ll bring you back. 8 In a spurt of anger I hid My face from you momentarily, but with eternal love I’ll have compassion on you, says Yehovah your Redeemer. 9 To Me, this is like Noah’s floodwaters, when I swore that Noah’s floodwaters would never cover the earth again. And now I’ve sworn that I won’t be angry with you, or reprimand you. 10 Tho the mountains may be removed, and the hills may shake, My kindness will never leave you, nor will My covenant of peace be shaken, says Yehovah, who has mercy on you.

Isaiah 61:1-11 The spirit of the Sovereign Yehovah is with me, because Yehovah has anointed me to bring Good News to the afflicted. He has sent me to relieve the grief stricken, to proclaim liberty to the captives, recovery of sight for the blind [1], and to set the oppressed free; 2 to proclaim the favorable year of Yehovah, and the time of vengeance of our Elohim [Yeshua (Jesus) stopped quoting here.], and to comfort everyone who mourns [due to the end time holocaust], 3 to provide for those who mourn in Zion, to give to them head coverings instead of ashes on their heads, the oil of joy instead of mourning, clothing of praise instead of a spirit of weakness, so that they can be called terebinth trees of righteousness, a cluster planted by Yehovah, so that they can display His splendor.

4 They’ll rebuild places desolate since antiquity, they’ll rebuild the ancestral places and places now wasted and deserted, and they’ll restore cities parched from heat, and places deserted for many generations. 5 Foreigners will tend your flocks; they’ll farm your land and work your vineyards. 6 And you’ll be called the priests of Yehovah, people will call you the ministers of our Elohim. You’ll savor the wealth of the nations. You’ll change places with them. 7 Your shame will be replaced with a double inheritance, and instead of humiliation you’ll shout for joy over your territory. So in your land you’ll own twice as much as the other nations. You’ll have everlasting joy. 8 Because I, Yehovah, love justice. I hate robbery and injustice. I’ll certainly give you your compensation, and I’ll make an everlasting covenant [i.e. The New Covenant] with you. 9 Your descendants will be revealed [2] among the nations, and their descendants among the nations. Everyone who sees them will acknowledge that they are the descendants of the people who Yehovah has blessed.” [Today, Israel is considered scum by the nations]. 10 I’ll greatly rejoice in Yehovah, I’ll be joyful in my Elohim, because He has clothed me with the clothing of deliverance, He has covered me with a robe of righteousness, like a bridegroom serving as a priest wearing a garland, and like a bride adorns herself with her jewels. 11 Like the soil pushing up sprouts, and like a garden enabling things that are sown in it to spring up, so the Sovereign Yehovah will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.

[1] The phrase about blindness that Yeshua quoted in Luke 4:18 was deleted by the Masorites.

[2] Currently, even Judah needs the “lost” tribes of Israel to be revealed to them.

Isaiah 62:1-5 For Zion’s sake I won’t remain silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I won’t remain quiet, until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her deliverance like a burning torch. 2 The nations will see your righteousness, and every king your splendor. You’ll be called by a new name that Yehovah will announce. 3 You’ll be a beauty crown in Yehovah’s hand, and a royal diadem in Elohim’s hand.

4 You’ll never again be called “Forsaken”, nor will your land be called “Desolate” again, instead, you’ll be called “Hephzibah” [Literally, “My delight is in her”], and your land “Beulah” [Literally, to marry], because Yehovah delights in you, and your land will be married to Him. 5 Just like a young man marrying a virgin, your sons will marry you [the land of Israel], and like a bridegroom rejoicing over his bride, that’s how your Elohim will rejoice over you.

Jeremiah 3: ‘Suppose’ a man divorces his wife and she leaves him and marries another man, would he ever take her back again? Wouldn’t that land be greatly polluted? But you’ve prostituted yourself with many lovers, and now you want to come back to Me?” says Yehovah. 2 Look toward the barren heights and see. Is there any place you have not been defiled? You sat waiting for them, like an Arab in the desert. You’ve defiled the land with your prostitution and your wickedness. 3 That’s why the rain has been withheld, and there have been no ‘spring’ showers. You have the shameless look of a prostitute, and you refuse to be ashamed. 4 Even now you say to Me, ‘You are my Father; You have been my guide since I was young.’ 5 ‘Will He be angry forever? Will He remain indignant to the end?’ You have said and done as many evil things as you could.”

6 Yehovah said to me during the reign of King Josiah, “Have you seen what unfaithful Israel did? She climbed every high hill and went under every green tree to prostitute herself there.” 7 Yet even after she had done all this, I thought she might return to Me. But she did’t, and her treacherous sister Judah witnessed it. 8 She saw that I divorced unfaithful Israel because of her adultery, and that I had sent her away and given her a certificate of divorce, but her treacherous sister Judah still wasn’t afraid; she also went and prostituted herself. 9 She treated her prostitution so lightly. She polluted the land by committing adultery with stones and wooden pillars. 10 Even after all this, her treacherous sister Judah only pretends to have returned to Me, not with actual determination,” says Yehovah. 11 Yehovah told me, “Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.

12 Go, and proclaim these words toward the north: Come back, unfaithful Israel,’ says Yehovah, ‘I won’t look on you in anger, because I’m the ‘Kadosh One”, says Yehovah, ‘I won’t stay angry forever. 13 Only acknowledge your sins—that you’ve rebelled against Yehovah your Elohim, and have scattered your ‘favors’ to strangers under every green tree, and that you haven’t obeyed My voice, says Yehovah.

14 Come back, you apostate people’, says Yehovah because I’m to be married to you. I’ll take one of you from this city, and two from that family, and I’ll bring you to Zion. 15 I’ll give you shepherds who understand Me, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. 16 And when your land is again filled with people, says Yehovah, they’ll no longer say, “The ark of the covenant of Yehovah.” It won’t come to mind, they won’t remember it or miss it, or make another one. 17 At that time they’ll call Jerusalem ‘The Throne of Yehovah’, and all of the nations will gather there in the name of Yehovah, to Jerusalem. They’ll cease to ‘live by’ their stubbon evil desires. 18 In those days the ‘nation’ of Judah will live with the ‘nation’ of Israel, and you’ll return together from the Land of the North, to the land that I gave to your ancestors as an inheritance.

19 I said how much I wanted to treat you like My children, and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful heritage of any nations. And I’ve said, “You’ll call Me, my Father, and never turn away from Me.” 20 Surely like when a treacherous wife leaves her ‘husband’, that’s how you’ve been unfaithful with Me, ‘nation’ of Israel, says Yehovah. 21 A voice is heard on the barren heights, the crying and the pleading of the Israelites, because they have perverted of their ways, they’ve forgotten Yehovah their Elohim. 22 Return, you apostate sons, and I’ll heal your apostasy.” “We’re coming to You, because You are Yehovah our Elohim!” 23 Surely, falsehood comes from the hills, and commotion from the mountains. The only rescue of Israel will be by Yehovah our Elohim. 24 From the earliest days of our nation the worship of that shameful one, [Baal], has consumed everything our ancestors worked for: their flocks and their herds, and even their sons and daughters. 25 We must lie down in our shame, and cover ourselves with dishonor, because we have sinned against Yehovah our Elohim, we and our ancestors. From our earliest times to this very day we have not obeyed the voice of Yehovah our Elohim.

Jeremiah 23: 1-8 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” declares Yehovah. 2 So This is what Yehovah, the Elohim of Israel, says about the shepherds who shepherd My people: You’ve scattered My flock, and driven them away. You haven’t taken care of them. Now I’m about to take care of you for the evil you have done,” declares Yehovah. 3 I’ll Personally gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I’ve driven them, and bring them back to their pastures, and they’ll be fruitful and multiply. 4 I’ll appoint shepherds over them, who will care for them, ‘My sheep’ will no longer be afraid or terrified, and not one of them will be missing,” declares Yehovah.

5 The days are coming,’ says Yehovah, ‘when I’ll raise up for David a righteous Branch. He will be a King who rules wisely, and do what is fair and right thruout the land! 6 In his lifetime, Judah will be delivered, and Israel will live in safely. This is the name that He will be given, ‘Yehovah Our Righteousness!’

7 That’s why the time will come,” says Yehovah, “When people will no longer say ‘As Yehovah lives, who brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt.’” 8 Instead, they’ll say, ‘As surely as Yehovah lives, who brought about the ‘’ of the descendants of the nation of Israel from the North Country, and from all the countries where He had banished them.’ Then they’ll live in their own land.

Only after reading all of the fine print of Jeremiah 30 and 31 will a person notice that the New covenant isn’t given to today’s Believers, its given to tomorrows Israelite and Jewish unbelievers as they repent! (Jeremiah 31:31-33)

Jeremiah 30: This is the message that came to Jeremiah from Yehovah, He said, 2 “This is what Yehovah, the Elohim [God] of Israel says; Write ‘everything’ that I’ve spoken to you in a book. 3 The time is coming when I’ll bring My people Israel and Judah back from captivity. I’ll bring them to the land that I gave to their ancestors, and they’ll take possession of it,” says Yehovah.

4 This is the message that Yehovah revealed about Israel and Judah: 5 “This is what Yehovah says: “We have heard cries of fear and panic, not peace. 6 Now I ask: Can you see a man having labor pains? So why do I see every man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor. Why have all their faces turned pale? 7 That day will be terrible! There will never be another like it. It’s the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he’ll be saved [liberated] out of it. 8 At that time, says Yehovah the Commander, I’ll break the yoke from your neck, and snap your chains. Foreigners will no longer enslave you. 9 They will serve Yehovah their Elohim, and David their king, who I’ll cause to arise for them. 10 So don’t be afraid, Jacob, My servant, says Yehovah. Don’t be dismayed, Israel, because I’ll rescue you from the distant lands, and your posterity from the land of captivity. Jacob [1] will return, and have peace and security, and no one will frighten him. 11 I am with you to save you,” says Yehovah. “I’ll completely destroy all the nations where I’ve scattered you, but I won’t completely destroy you. I’ll discipline you in just measure, but I can’t let you go unpunished.

12 “This is what Yehovah says: Your wound is incurable, and your sickness is getting worse. 13 There is no one to plead your cause, no one to heal you, you have no healing medicines. 14 All your lovers [allies] have forgotten you. They don’t care about you because I’ve wounded you like an enemy would wound you. I’ve punished you like a cruel person would, because of your need for punishment, and your numerous sins. 15 Why do you cry over your wound? Your pain is incurable because you need to be punished. Because of your numerous sins, I’ve done these things to you. 16 But everyone who devours you will be devoured, and all of your adversaries, everyone of them, will go into captivity. Those who plunder you will be plundered. I will cause anyone who pillages you to be pillaged. 17 I’ll restore you to health, and I’ll heal all of your wounds,” says Yehovah. “They’ve called you an outcast, they say “No one cares about Zion.”

18 “This is what Yehovah says: I’m going to bring the captives back to Jacob’s tents, and have compassion on his dwellings. The city will be rebuilt on its ruins, and the citadel will stand where it used to be! 19 They’ll ‘exude’ songs of thanksgiving—jubilant sounds from those who celebrate, and I’ll increase their population, and they won’t be few. I’ll bring them honor, and they won’t be insignificant. 20 Their children will be like they were long ago, and their community will be established in My presence, and I’ll punish all their oppressors. 21 Their ‘king’ will be one of their own, and their ruler will come from among them [native born]. I’ll bring him near, and he’ll approach Me. Who would risk his life to approach Me otherwise?” says Yehovah. 22 You’ll be My people, and I’ll be your Elohim. 23 Yehovah’s wrath will come like a tornado, it will swirl down on the heads of the wicked! 24 The fierce anger of Yehovah won’t turn away until He has completely carried out everything He has mind. In the last days you’ll understand this.

[1] This is the “lost 10 tribes” as distinct from the Jews, or collectively “Israel”: Lamentations 2:2; Hosea 10:11; Hosea 12:2; Micah 1:5.

Jeremiah 31: At that time,’ declares Yehovah, ‘I’ll be the Elohim of all the clans of Israel, and they’ll be My people. 2 This is what Yehovah says: The people who survive the sword will find favor in the wilderness. I will give rest to the people of Israel.” 3 Yehovah appeared to us long ago and said, “I’ve loved you with an everlasting love, so with unfailing love I have drawn you out. 4 I’ll rebuild you, and you’ll be rebuilt, virgin Israel. Again you’ll take up your tambourines and go out dancing joyful. 5 Once again you’ll plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria. Those who plant them will enjoy the fruit. 6 There will be a day when the watchmen on the hills of Ephraim will cry, “Get up, let’s go up to Zion, to Yehovah our Elohim.”

7 This is what Yehovah says: “Sing with joy for Jacob, and shout among the major nations, shout praises and say, ‘Yehovah, save Your people, the survivors of Israel.’ 8 I’ll bring them from the North Country, and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth. Blind and lame people will return as well as expectant mothers and women in labor. A huge crowd will return here. 9 They’ll come with tears of joy, praying as I bring them back. I’ll lead them beside streams of water in a straight path so they won’t stumble, because I’m a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn.

10 You nations, hear the Word of Yehovah, and announce it in the distant coastlands. Say ‘The One who scattered Israel will regather him, and protect him like a shepherd does his flock.’ 11 Yehovah has paid the ransom of Jacob, and reclaimed him from from those too strong for them. 12 They’ll come and shout for joy in the elevated place [or height] of Zion, they’ll be beaming over the goodness of Yehovah, over the grain, the new wine, the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd. Their life will be like a well watered garden, and they won’t ever be sorrowful again. 13 Then the virgins will celebrate in the dance, along with young men and the old. I’ll turn their mourning into rejoicing, and comfort them and exchange their sorrow with happiness. 14 I’ll satisfy the priests with abundance, and My people will be satisfied with My goodness, says Yehovah.

15 This is what Yehovah says: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter crying, Rachel crying for her children. She refuses to be comforted because her children because they no longer exist. 16 This is what Yehovah says: Stop crying out, and ‘shedding’ tears, because your work will be rewarded, says Yehovah and they’ll return from the land of the enemy. 17 There is hope in your future, says Yehovah. Your children will return to their own territory.

18 I’ve surely heard Ephraim moaning to himself, “You’ve disciplined me! I was disciplined like a calf unaccustomed to a yoke. Bring me back, and restore me, because you are Yehovah my Elohim. 19 After I strayed, I changed the way I thought and acted [repented], and after I was instructed, I ‘kicked’ my ‘butt’. I was ashamed and humiliated because I carried the shame of my youth.” 20 Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a pleasant child? As often as I speak against him, I still remember him, so My thoughts yearn for him. I’ll surely have mercy on him, says Yehovah. 21 Set up road signs, make guideposts. Start thinking about the highway, the same direction that you left from. Return, virgin of Israel, return to your cities. 22 How long will you wander from here and there, you apostate daughter? Yehovah has created a new thing in the land, a weak woman will ‘overpower’ [Clarke’s] a strong man.

23 This is what Yehovah the Commander, the Elohim of Israel, says: Once again they will use these words in the land of Judah and in its cities, after I return them from captivity, “Yehovah bless you, home of righteousness, kadosh mountain.” 24 Judah and all its cities will live there together, the farmers, and the traveling shepherds. 25 I satisfy those who are weary, and I refresh everyone who is faint. 26 At this I awoke and looked around. My sleep had been pleasing.

27 In days to come,’ says Yehovah, ‘I’ll repopulate [sow] the ‘nation’ of Israel and the ‘nation’ of Judah with ‘descendants’, and with animals. 28 Just as I have overseen their uprooting and tearing down, their overthrow, destruction and disaster, so I will oversee their building and planting, says Yehovah.

29 In those days they’ll no longer say, “The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and their children’s teeth are set on edge.” 30 Instead, everyone will die for their own sins, everyone who eats the sour grapes will have their own teeth set on edge.

31 The time is coming [1],’ says Yehovah, ‘when I’ll make a New marriage Covenant with the ‘nation’ of Israel and the ‘nation’ of Judah. 32 It won’t be like the marriage Covenant that I made with their ancestors during the time when I took them by the hand and led them out of the land of Egypt, since they broke My Covenant, tho I was their Husband, says Yehovah. 33 In this marriage Covenant that I’ll make with the ‘nation’ of Israel after those days,’ says Yehovah, ‘I’ll put My Torah in the very seat of their thoughts and emotions, and I’ll write it into their minds [hearts]. I’ll be their Elohim, and they’ll be My people. 34 People will no longer teach their neighbors or their relatives, by asking, ‘Do you know Yehovah’ [the Lord], because they’ll all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says Yehovah. I’ll forgive their wickedness, and I’ll never again remember their sins.

35 Yehovah says that He provides the sun to light the day and decreed the moon and stars to light the night, and He instantaneously calms [U] the raging waves of the sea—Yehovah the Commander is His name, 36 Only if these fixed conditions ever fail in My presence,’ says Yehovah, ‘will the Israelites cease to be a nation in My presence forever. 37 This is what Yehovah says: Only if the heavens above can ever be measured, and if the foundation of the earth beneath is ever found, would I reject all the Israelites for what they’ve done, says Yehovah.

38 The time is coming,’ says Yehovah, ‘when the city will be rebuilt for Yehovah, from the Hananel Tower to the Corner Gate. 39 The measuring line will stretch from there straight to Gareb Hill, and then turn toward Goah. 40 The whole valley that was covered with dead bodies and ashes, and all of the fields as far as the Kidron Valley, as far as the corner of Horse Gate toward the east, will be kadosh to Yehovah, it won’t ever be uprooted, or overthrown again.

[1] Jeremiah 30 and 31 are one long prophetic monologue about the events to occur at the time of the Second Exodus (30:3), when all 12 tribes of Israel return to the land (not just the Jews) AND Jacob’s trouble—better known as the Great Tribulation (30:7) immediately beforehand. Not one verse of this 2 chapter prophecy has been fulfilled, including the Torah being written on anyone’s hearts (31:33)!

Here is some more information, from Hosea, pertinent to the lack of character that this “Bride of Christ” to be is right now and into the near future:

Hosea 1: The Word of Yehovah came to Hosea the son of Beeri, during the ‘reigns’ of of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. 2 When Yehovah first spoke thru Hosea, Yehovah told him, “Go take for yourself a wife of prostitution who will have illegitimate children conceived thru prostitution, because the land commits flagrant adultery by abandoning Yehovah.” 3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim. She became pregnant and bore him a son. 4 Yehovah told him, “Name him Jezreel, because in a little while I’ll avenge the blood of Jezreel on the ‘dynasty’ of Jehu, and put an end to the kingdom of Israel. 5 At that time I’ll break the bow [military] of Israel in the Jezreel Valley. 6 She became pregnant again, and gave birth to a daughter. Then He told him, “Name her ‘Unloved’ [Lo-Ruhamah], because I’ll no longer show love to the ‘nation’ of Israel or forgive them. 7 But I’ll have mercy on the ‘nation’ of Judah, and rescue them by Yehovah their Elohim. I won’t deliver them using bows and swords, or in battle with horses and hcavalry.” 8 Now when she had weaned Unloved, she became pregnant again gave birth to a son. 9 Yehovah said, “Name him ‘Not My People’ [Lo-Ammi], because you are not My people, and I won’t be your Elohim.

10 Yet the number of the people of Israel will be like the sand of the seashore that can’t be measured or numbered, and then, in the location where they were told, 'You are not My people', they’ll be called ‘sons of the living Elohim’. 11 The descendants of Judah and Israel will be reunited, and they’ll appoint a leader for themselves, and flourish in the land, because the Day of Jezreel will be profound.”

Hosea 3 Yehovah told me, “Go again, show love to a woman, even tho she is loved by others and continually commits adultery, just like Yehovah loves the people of Israel, tho they turn to other gods, and love offering them raisin cakes. 2 So I bought her back for Myself for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer and a lethech of barley. 3 Then I told her, “You must stay with me for many days. You won’t practice prostitution, and you won’t ‘have sexual relations’ with anyone, not even with me” [1]. 4 The people of Israel will go many days without a king or prince, and without ze’bakim [sacrifices], and without obelisks[?], and without ephods or household idols. 5 But after that the people of Israel will return, and be devoted to Yehovah their Elohim, and David their king. They will come trembling to Yehovah for His blessings in the last days.

[1] According to Barne’s, Gill’s and Keil’s commentaries, she was to be sequestered to see if she would give up her prostitution before their relationship would move from ‘engagement’ to a consummated marriage.

Even in the quixotic account of the Bride, the groom leaves her just long enough for her to be striped and beaten, because she couldn’t bother to open the door in time when he came calling!

Song of Songs 5:2-8 I [the Shulamite] was asleep, but my mind was awake. A sound! My love is knocking! “Open to me, my [half] sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one. My head is drenched with dew, my hair with droplets of the night. 3 She replied I’ve taken off my clothes—must I put them on again? I’ve washed my feet. Should I get them dirty? 4 My beloved put his hand thru a door opening, and my ‘feelings’ were stirred for him. 5 I got up to open for my beloved. My hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers dripped with liquid myrrh as I pulled back the handles of the bolt. 6 I opened to my lover, but my love had already turned and gone away. I kept thinking of what he had said. I looked for him, but I couldn’t find him. I called to him, but he didn’t answer. 7 The watchmen who ‘patrol’ the city found me and beat me. They bruised me. Those guardsmen of the walls stripped off my veil. 8 Maidens of Jerusalem, swear to me, if you find my beloved, you must tell him that I’m lovesick.”

If you move to Israel it will likely cost you your life! The following article from the “true church” is quite good, except for the true church part. I am well acquainted with these people and apply my Disclaimer to the site in general, but nevertheless, their article should help dissuade anyone from making a lethal move.

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