Everlasting Kingdom: Unraveling the Bible’s Secrets

Should Messianic Believers Move to Israel Now?

Another Jewish Holocaust in Prophecy!

Proverbs 30:4)—totally rejects His Son and His followers, predominantly ignores His Commandments, mourns and worships at the remains of the retaining wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, thinking it was part of the Temple (of which not one stone was left on another), whose leaders gave away the Temple Mount to Islam (Psalm 81:9), and gave away parts of the land of Israel (Exodus 23:31-32), that shares it’s government with foreigners, is ten tribes short of fulfilling major prophecies, and whose moral minority does not even understand the clear prophecies about what actually began on Pentecost of 1948! (on the original Biblical calendar—not today’s Hillel 2 calendar) and that Judah (“Israel”) is destined to be destroyed by the antimessiah before the Ezekiel 38-39 War, most of whom are totally oblivious to the Second Exodus associated with the Great Tribulation, also known as The Time of Jacob’s Trouble. All of this must change before the remnant of those 12 tribes is rescued and victorious. So if you believe that today’s Israel is fulfilling major Biblical prophecies, then maybe you are part of the vast majority of Christians who seldom read the Bible! That ‘Israel’ is not remotely the literal 12 tribes of Israel detailed in hundreds of verses of Bible prophecy from Genesis 32 to Revelation 21. Unfortunately, today’s Israel will be essentially driven into the sea, but happily immediately afterward replaced by a much larger Israel!

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

For those who believe that Isaiah 66 is about the birth of the nation of Israel in 1948, you’d better note the “fine print” in verses 20-24!

[World population of Jews in 2010 was .02% of the world]

How Much Prophecy Was Really Fulfilled in 1948?

The vast majority of Christians believe that the Jews began fulfilling 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 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 & Ezekiel 37, Micah 4, Zephaniah 3, Zechariah 2, Zechariah 8 and Zechariah 13) Is there really a prophecy in the Bible about a primarily secular Jewish nation that rejects Yeshua (Jesus) fulfilling major prophecies? Prophetically, there will be some Jews living in the vicinity of what will soon be a much larger land of Israel who survive the Great Tribulation, and will be there to guide the rest of Judah and ALL of the other tribes into the land of Israel at the time when all 12 tribes finally enter the land. However the prophecies concern a much larger piece of real estate with an entirely faithful population. (Zechariah 8:20-23) This is not a human plan. No human will cause it to happen or hinder it. Human plans envision progressively giving away more pieces of ‘Israel’ to obtain more peace! How’s that working? Here is the outline of the real prophecy:

Ezekiel 37:19-28 Tell them, ‘The Sovereign YEHOVAH says He’ll take the stick of Joseph that’s in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his companions, and put them with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they’ll be one in His hand!’ 20 “The sticks that you write on will be in your hand where they can see them. 21 Then explain to them: “The Sovereign YEHOVAH says He’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 He’ll make them one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel. One king will be over all of them. They’ll never be two nations or two kingdoms again. 23 They will no longer defile themselves with their idols or their detestable things or with any of their rebellion, because He’ll rescue them from everywhere they’ve settled and everywhere they’ve sinned. He’ll cleanse them so they’ll be His people, and He’ll be their Elohim. 24 “His servant David will be their king, and all of them will have one Shepherd [John 10:11]. They’ll 'live by' His regulations and carefully obey His unchanging tenets. [2] 25 They’ll live in the land that He gave to His servant Jacob, where their ancestors lived. They and their children and their grandchildren will live there forever, and His servant David will be their prince forever. 26 He’ll make a [New] Covenant of peace with them. It will be an EVERLASTING COVENANT [3] with them, and He’ll establish them and increase their numbers, and set His 'Cherished' Place among them forever. 27 His home [New Jerusalem] will also be ABOVE them. He’ll be their Elohim, and they’ll be His people. 28 The nations will know that Yehovah made Israel 'special', when His 'Cherished' Place [an earthly 'Temple'] [4] is among them forever.”

[2] Fig tree Nation or Fig tree Generation? Aside from the years/dates mentioned, this is the best explanation I know of about what the fig tree represents—the dry bones! [3] Learn more about the Everlasting Covenant in Isaiah 55:3-5, Isaiah 61:8-9, Jeremiah 32:40-41, Jeremiah 50:4-5, Psalm 105:7-11.d These all refer to the same FUTURE EVENT! In 2 Samuel 23:5, David essentially explained that the entire plan of the Bible as given to Abraham—and that David had inherited—was yet to be realized! Yeshua was actually crucified and resurrected to ensure the fulfilment of the Everlasting Covenant, and now it is about to actually happen: Hebrews 13:20—The New Covenant, Coming Soon! [4] “I go to prepare a Place for you...” John 14:3

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 Commander Yehovah is planning against it. 18 When That Day Comes there will be five cities in Egypt that will speak the language of Canaan [Hebrew] and swear by Commander Yehovah. One will be called the City of Destruction [1].

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 Commander Yehovah in 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 That Day Comes, 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. 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 Commander Yehovah will bless them, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My heritage.”

[1] Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Masoretic manuscripts read “City of the Sun ”, while most Masoretic texts read “City of Destruction.”

But First Damascus is Destroyed and There’s Another Jewish Holocaust!

The following prophecy has never happened. Damascus has been going strong for millennia; but it is about to totally disappear, along with most of modern Israel!

Isaiah 17:1-9 The 'burdensome prophecy' against Damascus: “Damascus is about to become a heap of ruins rather than a city! [1] 2 The cities of Oraru [Dead Seas Scrolls] will be deserted. They’ll be places for flocks to lie down, and no one will frighten them. 3 The fortified cities will disappear from Ephraim [Tel Aviv area], and sovereignty from Damascus. The survivors of Aram [Syria] will be like the splendor of the Israelites,” declares Commander Yehovah. 4 “When That Day Comes* the splendor of Jacob [Israel] will 'fade', and his fattened 'body' will become gaunt. 5 It will be like a harvester gathering standing grain [by the armful], and harvesting the ears with the [other] arm. It will be like gathering grain in the Rephaim Valley [between Jerusalem and Bethlehem]. 6 But some gleanings will remain in 'Israel' like an olive tree that had been beaten—two or three olives on the highest branch, four or five on its fruitful branches,” declares Yehovah, the Elohim of Israel. 7 When That Day Comes, people will look to their Creator and they’ll 'see' the Word, the 'special' One of Israel [2]. 8 They’ll disregard the altars they made with their hands, they won’t respect what their fingers made or the Asherah poles or the sun images. 9 When That Day Comes, their strong cities will be like abandoned places in the forest, or like places abandoned to thickets and undergrowth [like the land of the Hivites and Amorites] [3] were abandoned before the Israelites; and the 'homeland' will be devastated.

[1] No city in history has experienced such total and permanent destruction—yet, not even Hiroshima or Nagasaki! Verse 14 also indicates instantaneous destruction; both modern Israel and Damascus can expect destruction within a single day. Damascus is the oldest continuously occupied city in the world. This is not history! [2] This is how it reads in the oldest known Scriptures, the Aramaic Targum: “And they’ll hopefully see the Word, the 'special' One of Israel with their own eyes.” [3] For once the LXX, with access to older texts then, apparently preserved a phrase that seems lacking in the Hebrew. See the Benson & Cambridge Commentaries.

Yet 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 [8] 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?”

[8] In the Millennial age there will be another Temple in Jerusalem (not the same as the Jerusalem above {Galatians 4:26}). It will dwarf all previous Temples: Ezekiel 45:1, about 41.6 miles long and 33 miles wide. Technically the enormous New Jerusalem above is a Temple, not a separate part inside of it...“Yehovah’s 'Temple' [New Jerusalem] will be established on the summits of the mountains, and will be borne above the hills” (Micah 4:1).

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

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

Many people, particularly the people generally called Messianics or Hebrew Roots believe that the Second Exodus of Israelites is being initiated now or will be in the imminent future, with they themselves moving to Israel, building houses, planting gardens and raising families. This is very well explained as a better viewpoint here by Monte Judah! And it is considerably closer to the truth than the rapture scenario. 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 I know have actually moved to Israel already. But 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.) Yet there will not be a “saved” person among them in a spiritual sense, but a remnant will be saved from death! Not one of them will have the cherished [holy] (holy) spirit residing in them until the exact time of entering the Promised Land, as explained in exacting detail in Ezekiel 20 below. A far better hope is for us to be either resurrected or instantaneously changed into spirit composed, literally “born again” beings to help shepherd the flesh and blood participants of the much larger Second Exodus, who are as ignorant as our ancestors who somewhat begrudgingly and astonished left ancient Egypt!

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 House of Israel will realize that I am Yehovah their Elohim, from that commemorative day on. 23 The nations will know that the House 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 ‘in battle. 24 I acted in proportion to their impurities and their rebellion, and I hid My face from them. 25 “So the Sovereign YEHOVAH says: I’m going to bring Jacob [Israel] back from captivity and have mercy on the whole House of Israel, and I’ll be zealous for My 'special' 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 become special to them in the sight of many nations. 28 Then they’ll realize 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. I’ll leave none of them behind 'this time'. 29 I’ll no longer 'turn' My face from them because I will have poured out My spirit on the House of Israel,’ declares the Sovereign YEHOVAH.”

The Bride (Israel) will be the fulfillment of Hosea’s wife! Israel will not have committed themselves to Yehovah until they actually get to the wilderness border of Israel (Ezekiel 20:30-44) 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 'cherished' city underfoot for forty-two months. 3 I will give power to My Two Witnesses. They’ll prophesy for 1,260 days [4], wearing sackcloth.

[4] Some teach that Yehovah, ‘the LORD” will take His Year out Satan’s seven year long fling (2X 1,260 days), not understanding that the Jubilee year (2031/2032 AD?) always follows a seven year period, the (Shemitah). The Great Tribulation accounts for the remaining part of the 70 weeks prophecy of Isaiah 61:1-2.

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 As Yeshua sat on the Mount of Olives, His disciples approached, conversing among themselves and asked, “Tell us when will these things happen and what will be the sign of Your coming and the end of the age end of the age.” 4 Yeshua told them, “Be careful not to let anyone deceive you... 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 the winter [rainy 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 were it not for those days being terminated [by the Day of Yehovah!], no one would survive. But for the sake of the select, those days will be terminated.[4].

[4] Matthew 24 describes the exact same events that Daniel 12 does, and as Daniel explained, the events will be totally “terminated” after 1,335 days. See just one horrifying example!

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 reoriented 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 special [holy] 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 fall the imaginary millennium theory inserted between Isaiah 65 verses 16 and 17. Save the millennium for Revelation 20.

Who exactly is the Prostitute—Babylon the Great?

In addition to the several outside links on my home page identifying who the great prostitute of Revelation chapters 14, 17 & 18 is, all of which have some unique pertinant facts (search word: Babylon). I am adapting this January 5, 2024 segment from my booklet “From 2024 to Eternity”, because the USA, Britain, Australia and Canada are also coming under a curse:

Hosea 5:5-7 Israel’s arrogance testifies against him. So Israel [primarily Manasseh] and Ephraim will stumble in their wickedness, and Judah along with them. 6 They’ll go with their flocks and herds to seek Yehovah, but they won’t find Him. He has withdrawn from them. 7 They’ve committed infidelity against Yehovah and they’ve given birth to illegitimate children. Now a New Moon [within a month] will devour them and their 'land'..

Count the many times we are told who the prostitute nation is:

Vincent’s Word Studies referencing Revelation 17:2 says:

“With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.”

(Spoiler alert, like so many other commentators, Vincent claimed that the following verses represent the Roman Catholic Church. But I checked—Too bad the prostitute is never just a church!):

“The figure of a harlot committing fornication with kings and peoples occurs frequently in the prophets, representing the defection of God’s Church and its attachment to others [protestants]. See Isaiah 1:21; Jeremiah 2:20; Jeremiah 3:1, Jeremiah 3:6, Jeremiah 3:8; Ezekiel 16:15, Ezekiel 16:16, Ezekiel 16:28, Ezekiel 16:31, Ezekiel 16:35, Ezekiel 16:41; Ezekiel 23:5, Ezekiel 23:19, Ezekiel 23:44; Hosea 2:5; Hosea 3:3; Hosea 4:14. The word is applied to heathen cities in three places only: to Tyre, Isaiah 23:15, Isaiah 23:16, Isaiah 23:17; to Nineveh, Nahum 3:4; and [Revelation 17:2.]”

But who do all of Vincent’s references say that the prostitute really is? If you check the context of the above references, the answer is unmistakably ISRAEL (primarily Ephraim (Britain) & Manasseh (America)! Heathen nations can be lovers of the whore, but they are never the whore!

More evidence that the only prostitute nation in the Bible is Israel:

Hosea is an entire book of the Bible written to illustrate that the tribes of Israel (most notably Ephraim and Manasseh) have for a very long time been prostitute tribes. Only Israel has this distinction among nations. Today’s “shepherds” tell you that “the people of Israel will return”, as in verse 5, as if it were a fulfilled prophecy in present day Israel (Judea), but they never include the context in so many relevant places. Here Hosea spells the timing out:

Hosea 3:1-5 Yehovah told me, “Go back and love your woman as her husband, even tho she continually commits adultery, just like Yehovah loves the people of Israel, tho they turn to other gods and love sacred /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 a long 'time'. You must stop being a prostitute and 'having sexual relations' with anyone, not even with me” [1].” 4 The people of Israel will go 'a long time' without a king and there is no prince [2], without zebakim and without obelisks [?], 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] As the Barne’s, Gill’s and Keil’s commentaries explain, 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.

[2] The theme of the book of Hosea is the contrast between Hosea’s unfaithful wife and Israel’s unfaithfulness toward Him. Interestingly, during the time of Great Tribulation the beast and the false prophet are empowered with “ten kings”. Presently Europe has twelve royal (mostly Israelite) families acting as figureheads. Are the “ten horns” of Revelation 17:12 sourced from “the lost tribes of Israel”? Will they stab their own nations in the back, if it is they who are empowered? That is the situation that immediately precedes the 12 tribes being regathered into the land. But from then on David will never lack a descendant (Yeshua) to sit on his throne (2 Samuel 7:12-16). This is plan C as explained in Jeremiah 33:14-22). Plan B was described in Jeremiah 17:19-27.

The reference to modern Tyre is clarified here:

Hosea 9:13. I’ve seen Ephraim (Britain) planted in a pleasant meadow LIKE TYRE, but Ephraim will bring out his children to the executioner [Moloch]!

Modern Tyre Forgotten for Seventy Years: Commentary from Isaiah 23.

Only the reference to Nineveh is different. Assyria was the tool that destroyed the northern ten tribes of ancient Israel (but not Judah). Several of the above references state that Israel was committing prostitution with Assyria. Assyria was Israel’s most favored lover. So both nations had to be destroyed. This is just as a modern “Assyrian Empire” will destroy the modern “Babylonian Empire”, the USA, that is Manasseh!

In Nahum 3, is Nineveh destroyed because she is a prostitute OR “because of the wanton lust of the alluring prostitute”? The entirety of Nahum 2 describes the destruction of Ninevah. Nahum 2:2, just this one verse provides the context:

Nahum 2:2 Yehovah will restore the splendor of Jacob like the splendor of [ancient] Israel, tho ravagers have devastated them and vandalized their grapevines.

Tho Israel has been “devastated”, the remnant of Jacob will be the army that takes out modern Nineveh!

Maybe You Should Literally Flee From Babylon!

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 probably 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 Biblical homeland! The person who dies with the most toys does not win.


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 'special' 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 plainer than 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 2:1-23 “Call your brothers, ‘My people’, and call your sisters, ‘Shown Mercy’! 2 “Contend with your mother! Contend, because she isn’t My wife and I’m not 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’re children conceived in prostitution. 5 Their mother is a whore. 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 back to my first man [1], because it was better for me then than now.’ 8 She doesn’t realize 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 the grapevines and the 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, 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] into a door 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 When That Day Comes I’ll make a covenant with all the wild animals of the plains, the birds from the air and the animals that move around on the ground. I’ll abolish bows and swords and weapons of war from the “earth”? [eretz: land or region] so that everyone can live in peace. [3] 19 I’ll be betrothed [4] to you forever. Yes, you’ll be betrothed to Me in righteousness and in justice, in faithful love and compassion. 20 I’ll be faithful to you, and you’ll finally know Yehovah. 21 “When That Day Comes, I’ll respond,” Yehovah says, “I’ll respond to the heavens and they’ll respond to the earth. 22 Then the land of Israel [eretz] will respond to the grain, the new wine and the olive oil, and they’ll respond to what happened in Jezreel [Hosea 1:5,11]. 23 I’ll plant 'Israel' in the land for Myself. 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, in ancient Israel, people were considered to be married at their betrothal, and if their “engagements” 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—just like Joseph considered divorcing Mary before their marriage was consummated. But the New Covenant will be “happily ever after”! [2] There is a difference between Feasts and Festivals, but this refers to HER Feasts based on pagan substitute feasts like Christmas and Easter or perhaps even the wrong calendar. [3] After Israel, the bride, has returned to her greatly enlarged land (Ezekiel 47:14-23), she will be totally dependent on her Husband for defence, (no Iron Dome), but armies near (

Psalm 83) and shortly afterward far (Ezekiel 38 (special emphasis on verse 11) will learn hard and fast. [4] Betroth literally means: “a fine, literally pay the price, and gain the right of possession.” Yeshua paid the price. So when does He take possession? And Who is the Messiah’s Bride?

Ezekiel 20:31-44 When you offer your sacrifices, 'burning your children alive', you’re continuing to defile yourselves with all your idols. And you want to question Me, House of Israel? As long as I live,” declares the Sovereign YEHOVAH, “I won’t be questioned 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.

Israel’s Coming Shotgun Wedding [1]

33 As surely as I live,” declares the Sovereign YEHOVAH, “I’ll rule you with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out, I will 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 strong 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, declares 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 realize that I am Yehovah. 39 “Now concerning you, House 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 'special' mountain, on the high mountain of Israel,” declares the Sovereign YEHOVAH, “the entire House of Israel will serve Me there in the land. I’ll accept you there, and I’ll require your contributions and choice gifts with all your 'special' 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 'special' thru you as the nations watch. 42 You’ll realize 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 realize 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, House of Israel, declares the Sovereign YEHOVAH.”

[1] More on this shotgun marriage is found in Ezekiel 16:59-63 and Jeremiah 31. But in this wedding, anyone opposed to the ceremony is under the gun!

Isaiah 4:1-6 When That Day Comes, seven women will grab a man and say, ‘We’ll eat our own bread and cloth ourselves. Just let us take on your name thru marriage and take away our stigma.” 2 When That Day Comes, 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. Then anyone 3 Then anyone left alive in Zion, anyone who is left behind in Jerusalem [1] will be called 'special', everyone who is recorded among the living in Jerusalem, 4 once 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 chuppah [marriage chamber/canopy] [2]. 6 It will be a sukkah [tabernacle] to provide 'shade' in the daytime from the heat and for a refuge and shelter from storms and rain.

[1] The Hebrew name Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) is plural! An “im” ending like on seraphim or cherubim or Elohim makes it plural, just like an “s” ending in English. The age old question is: “Why is Jerusalem plural?” The age old answer is that there are two! As above, so below. It’s not really a secret, it’s just that Christians don’t seem to know about it yet (even with that big clue in Revelation 21)! [2] A chuppah is a bride and bridegroom’s chamber—Brown-Driver-Briggs. This is elaborated on in Revelation 19:7-9, “and His bride has made herself ready.” So Yeshua’s bride is composed of survivors of the Great Tribulation who will soon have their “filth” “washed away”!

Isaiah 54:1-10 Shout for joy, you barren one 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 further out! Don’t hold back; lengthen your ropes, and drive your pegs deeper. 3 “You’ll spread out 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], Commander Yehovah is His name, and the 'special' 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 and My covenant of peace won’t be shaken,” says Yehovah, who has mercy on you.

[1] Yes, both are plural, but not a trinity. This site source has plenty of plurality verses that I consider Binity. But to read historical statements confirming the fact that Yehovah was recognized as a Binity until Constantine forced a “reconsideration”, see this link. Also, when last I checked, Wikipedia’s article on Binitarianism (a moving target) was an equally informative article that is as persuasive as it can be, while still maintaining the necessary air of neutrality required of an encyclopedia.

Isaiah 61:1-11 The Sovereign YEHOVAH’s spirit overlooks 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 Acceptable Year of Yehovah [Jubilee] [Yeshua stopped quoting here—to be continued], AND the Day of Vengeance of our Elohim, [Jubilee, 2031/2032 AD!] and to comfort everyone who mourns [due to the end time calamity]; 3 to provide for those who mourn in Zion, to give to them crowns 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 all ethnicities. Everyone who sees them will acknowledge that they are the descendants of the people who Yehovah has blessed.” [Today His people are scorned by the nations].” 10 I will 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 [3] serving as a priest wearing a crown, and like a bride [“your descendants”] 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 [“Yeshua”] 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] Today most of even Judah needs the “lost” tribes of Israel to be revealed to them! [3] At the end of the age, His people will either be figuratively part of Yeshua’s bride or part of the Bridegroom Himself—part of the “one new man”, part of the figurative male “body of Messiah.” There is no word “a” in Hebrew, they are all added in English contextually.

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 beautiful crown in Yehovah’s hand, and a royal diadem in Elohim’s hand. 4 You’ll never again be called ‘Forsaken’, and your land will never 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. 5 Just like a young man marrying a virgin, your sons will marry you [1], and like a bridegroom rejoicing over his bride, that’s how your Elohim will rejoice over you.

[1] In the Second Exodus, the surviving Israelites, having returned to the Promised Land will become the Bride again!

The Apostate Wife is Divorced

Jeremiah 3:1-25 “'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?” asks Yehovah. 2 “Look toward the barren heights and see if there is any place that you haven’t 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 tell Me, ‘Father, you’ve been my guide since I was young.’ 5 ‘Will He be angry forever? Will He stay indignant until the end?’ You’ve 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 evergreen tree to prostitute herself there.” 7 Yet even after she had done all this, I thought she might return to Me. But she didn’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 gave 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 stone 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 this 'message' toward the north: ‘Come back, unfaithful Israel.’ Yehovah says, ‘I won’t look toward you in anger because I’m the Unique One’, says Yehovah, ‘I won’t stay angry forever. 13 Only acknowledge your sins—that you’ve rebelled against Yehovah your Elohim, and have dispersed your 'favors' to strangers under every evergreen tree, and that you haven’t obeyed My voice,’ says Yehovah. 14 “Come back, you apostate people” Yehovah says, “Because “I’m your husband. 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 once your land is filled with people again,” Yehovah says, “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 When That Day Comes* 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 stubborn evil desires. 18 In those days the House of Judah will live with the House of Israel. 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 'property' of any nation. And I said, ‘You’ll call Me ‘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, House 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 their ways, they’ve forgotten Yehovah their Elohim. 22 “Return you apostate children, and I’ll heal your apostasy.” “We’re coming to You because You’re 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 It will be dreadful for 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’ve done,” declares Yehovah. 3 I’ll Personally gather the 'survivors' of My flock from all the countries where I’ve driven them and bring them back to their pastures, and they’ll be and increase in numbers. 4 I’ll appoint shepherds over them who will care for them, 'My sheep' will no longer 5 “The days are coming,” Yehovah says, “when I’ll raise up for David a righteous Branch. He’ll be a King who rules wisely, and do what is fair and right thruout the land! 6 In His days Judah will be delivered and Israel will live in safely. This is the name that He’ll be given: ‘Yehovah Our Righteousness!’ 7 “That’s why the days are coming,” 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 'exodus' of the descendants of the House of Israel from the North Country, and from all the countries where He had banished them.’ 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)

A Second Exodus

Jeremiah 30:1-24 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 [1] 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 [The Great Tribulation], but he’ll be saved out of it [have survivors].” 8 When That Day Comes*,” Commander Yehovah says, “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; Yehovah says. Don’t be dismayed, Israel. “I’ll rescue you from distant lands, and your posterity from the land of captivity. Jacob [2] will return, and have peace and security, and no one will frighten him. 11 I’m with you to save you,” Yehovah says. “I’ll completely destroy all the nations where I had you 'exiled', 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 your adversaries, everyone of them, will go into captivity. Those who plunder you will be plundered. I’ll cause anyone who pillages you to be pillaged. 17 I’ll restore you to health, and I’ll heal all of your wounds,” Yehovah says. “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 assembly 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 whirlwind, 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] “bring again ... captivity of ... Israel and Judah—the restoration not merely of the Jews, but also the ten tribes together forming the whole nation (Jer 30:18; Jer 32:44; Eze 39:25; Amos 9:14, 15). ‘Israel’ is mentioned first because its exile was longer than that of Judah. Some captives of the Israelite ten tribes returned with those of Judah (Luke 2:36; ‘Asher’ is mentioned). But these are only a pledge of the full restoration hereafter (Rom 11:26, ‘All Israel’). Compare Jer 16:15. This third verse is a brief statement of the subject before the prophecy itself is given”—JFB [2] Again, the “lost 10 tribes” as distinct from the Jews, or collectively “Israel”: Lamentations 2:2; Hosea 10:11; Hosea 12:2; Micah 1:5.

A New Covenant with Israel AND Judah!

Jeremiah 31:1 “At that time,” declares Yehovah, “I’ll be the Elohim of all the families of Israel, and they’ll be My people.” 2 This is what Yehovah says: “The people who survive the 'war' will find favor in the wilderness. I’ll 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 faithful love. I’ve 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 joyfully. 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 remotest 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 lands beyond the oceans! [Commentary]. Proclaim: The One who scattered Israel will regather him, and protect him like a shepherd does his flock. 11 Yehovah has paid the ransom for Jacob, and reclaimed him from those too strong for him. 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 lives will be like well watered gardens, and they won’t ever be sorrowful again. 13 Then the virgins will celebrate and 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 for 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. “They’ll return from the land of the enemy. 17 There is hope in your future,” Yehovah says. “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 'slapped' 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 and passionately 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 Israel, return to your towns. 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 Commander Yehovah, the Elohim of Israel, says: “After I return them from captivity they’ll once again repeat these words in the land of Judah and in its towns, ‘Yehovah bless you, home of righteousness, 'special' mountain.’ 24 Judah and all its towns will live there together, along with homesteaders and those who follow their flocks. 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,” Yehovah says, “I’ll repopulate [sow] the House of Israel and the House of Judah with people and animals. 28 Once I oversaw their uprooting and tearing down, their overthrow, destruction and disaster. Now I’ll 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 Yehovah says: “The time is coming [1], when I’ll make a New [marriage] Covenant with the House of Israel and the House 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 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 House of Israel after those days,” Yehovah says, “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, or ask, ‘Do you know Yehovah’ [the Lord], because they’ll all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” says Yehovah. [No more evangelism!] “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 the 'orderly succession' of the moon and stars to light the night, and He instantaneously calms [U] the raging waves of the sea—Commander Yehovah is His name: 36 “If these fixed conditions ever fail in My presence,” Yehovah says, “then the Israelites will cease to be a nation in My presence forever.” 37 This is what Yehovah says: “If the heavens above can ever be measured, and if the foundation of the earth beneath is ever found, then I would reject all the Israelites for what they’ve done,” says Yehovah. 38 “The time is coming,” Yehovah says, “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 'special' to Yehovah, it will never 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 Marries a Prostitute

Hosea 1: 1-11 The Word of Yehovah came to Hosea the son of Beeri during the 'reigns' of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and of Jeroboam the son of Yehoash, king of Israel. 2 When Yehovah first spoke thru Hosea, Yehovah told him, “Marry a prostitute and have illegitimate children conceived thru prostitution, because the land commits flagrant adultery by abandoning Yehovah.” 3 So he went and married 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 When That Day Comes* 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 House of Israel or forgive them. 7 But I’ll have mercy on the House of Judah and rescue them by Yehovah their Elohim. I won’t deliver them using bows and swords or in battle with horses and cavalry.” 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. Continued:

Future Israel

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 Houses of Judah and Israel will be reunited. They’ll appoint a leader for themselves [1] and flourish in the land, because the Day of Jezreel will be profound.

[1] As opposed to the puppet kings after the exile in the latter part of the 6th century B.C.

Many Days Without a King

Hosea 3:1-5 Yehovah told me, “Go back and love your woman as her husband, even tho she 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 a long 'time'. You must stop being a prostitute and 'having sexual relations' with anyone, not even with me” [1].” 4 The people of Israel will go 'a long time' without a king and there is no prince [2], without zebakim and without obelisks [?], 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] As the Barne’s, Gill’s and Keil’s commentaries explain, 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.

[2] The theme of the book of Hosea is the contrast between Hosea’s unfaithful wife and Israel’s unfaithfulness toward Him. Interestingly, just before the time of Great Tribulation when the beast and the false prophet are empowered with “ten kings”, as the 12 tribes of Israel are to be reunited, the ten royal (Israelite) families of Europe may have functioning monarchies instead of figurehead kings. Are the “ten horns” of Revelation 17:12 sourced from the lost 10 tribes? That is the situation that immediately precedes the 12 tribes being regathered into the land. But from then on David will never lack a descendant (Yeshua) to sit on his throne (2 Samuel 7:12-16). This is plan C as explained in Jeremiah 33:14-22). Plan B was described in Jeremiah 17:19-27.

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 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—why should I get them dirty? 4 My lover put his hand thru a door opening, and my 'feelings' were stirred for him. 5 I got up to open for my lover. 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 lover, you must tell him that I’m lovesick.

If you move to Israel now, it will likely cost you your life! The Antichrist (King Charles) will cause a lot of carnage in Israel before he is destroyed. Only then will Israel be safe to live in!

The End
Lonnie Martin, zech14@proton.me
September 2011

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