There is an upsurge in interest among secular and religious Israelis to know more about Jesus.
The Messianic ministry Revive Israel located just outside Jerusalem reports that its staff and partner ministries have experienced an upsurge in interest among secular and religious Israelis in the person and ministry of Yeshua (Jesus).
In their latest newsletter, Sahar S. writes that a group of 40 young Israeli college students recently visited the Revive Israel offices to ask questions regarding Jesus and the New Testament for a course on Israeli history and culture.
“They were surprised to discover that the promise of a new covenant is written in the Hebrew prophets (Jeremiah 31). The biggest news to them was that Yeshua loved the God of Israel and that His teachings were focused on a fulfillment of the moral law in the Ten Commandments (Matthew 5),” said Sahar.
“A number of them came with pre-conceived ideas and even anger towards Messianic Jews. At the end of the meeting a young religious man came and admitted that his perspective had changed about who we are – Israeli Jews who believe in Yeshua.”
The group was reportedly surprised at the level of kindness shown by the Messianics despite frequent harassment of and attacks on believers in Jesus in Israel.
The newsletter also included an update on a 4-week Jews for Jesus campaign in central Israel that is currently winding down. Ze’ev N. writes that the group received contact information from no fewer than 2,000 Israelis interested in hearing more about Jesus.
Source: Israeli Magazine, Israel Today
When all nations rise up against the state of Israel, from where will the people of Israel seek support?
The Bible, says the people of Israel will have no choice, but to seeks for their Messiah. Those who seek, shall find Him.
In Israel, there are now more than 20.000 Jews who believe that Y’shua (Jesus) is the Mesisah. The number is rapidly growing.
Observing the law of Moses, has not made the Jewish nation more righteous than in the ancient days. The Spiritual needs of the Jews can only be fulfilled in their Messiah, Jesus from Nazareth.
He will soon return. He will save Israel. Amen.
This article was first published more than a year ago.
Written by Ivar
That’s very very very good news…
:-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
(even if it’s 1 year old)
“” …Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.””
The 20,000 Jews that have put their faith in Jesus
now belong to the nation of believers that is made up of believers from all tribes, tongues and nations. This is the nation that God has made when he told Abraham that he would make him into a great nation and all nations would be blessed through him. Only those who believe are children of Abraham. In Christ there is no difference between Jew, greek, barbarian Sythian, male, female,slave or free.In Christ Jesus we are one. The Jerusalem here is of no importance anymore, only the one that is above. How awesome is that. they won’t have to be concerned about the land anymore, because their land ,city, and mountain is above. They will be able now to love their Arab brothers,(who are believers) because the dividing wall of hostility has been removed by Jesus so that the two are one. The mystery of the gospel is becomming a reality to them and only in Christ that can happen. Praise to Jesus for what he is doing to Israelis. Now they are truly Gods people. Before they had been cut off from the Olive tree but now have been grafted back in. Isn’t the Love of Jesus wonderful. These believers will be a blessing also. God told Abraham that he would be a blessing and that he would be blessed. These believers and all believers are blessed and hopefully they realize it. Blessing from God will fall on anyone who blesses these because these are true seed of Abraham.All believers. In Christ ye are Abrahams seed. Praise to Jesus
The Bible explains to us that the Jews are no better off for being Jew and having the Law, Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin.
See Romans 3:9.
What you say sounds so sweet, but behind it lies the evil of replacement theology. The prophet Ezekiel speaks God’s will concerning Jews and the Promised Land. There is nothing “sweet bye and bye” about it! It is a here and now prophecy of an earthly place and the Jewish race!
Peace and greetings.
Being a Jew has nothing to do with blood or Dna or anything physical. It has to do with belief and the receiving of Gods righteousness and circumcision of the heart, as Paul has written in his letter to the Romans.3:28.A man is not a jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.29. No a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the spirit… Anything of physical identification means nothing. Now if we consider these words of Paul as inspired by God then how would one interpret those words. Circumcision of the heart is given to anyone who believes with true believing faith. God who knows the heart, Acts 16:8 showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy spirit to them(gentiles) just as he did with us(Israelites or Jews)Peter is speaking here. 9 He made no distinction between us and them. For he purified there hearts by faith. These together are the people of God. There is no sweet bye and bye about that. What God has joined together let no man split apart.
There are those that attempt to do this. No theology has been replaced here. This is what God’s word says If you a different understanding of these passages then I would be delighted to hear it.
All true worshipers will be gathered to the new Jerusalem from heaven, when the earth is made new after the great white throne judgment. So does it matter about the earthly land Israel? Does it matter if Jews are gathered to the earthly Israel? Jesus saves us wherever we are. It doesn’t matter where one is in this world. All that matters if we call on the name of the Lord, Jesus.
As for the Jews and their earthly land Israel…this is about politics.
Consider Heb. 11:16
Instead they were longing for a better country-a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God , For he has (already,past tense,been done) prepaired a city for them. The New Jerusalem.
He who was seated on the throne said, I am making everything new!
Remember when Jesus comforted his disciples. He told them that in his fathers house are many rooms; I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you , I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.The New Jerusalem already exists We believe it through faith. Christ said that faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Believers everyday are steaming to Jerusalem. The one that is above.
In our thoughts and when we die we go there. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord as Paul wrote. Where is the Lord? Exhilarating thoughts!!
What you say is correct. But the way you apply it is wrong. For his holy name’s sake, God is bringing the children of Abraham back to the promised Land, where he will ultimately save those who accept Jesus Christ as their Messiah. The prophet Ezekiel spelled it out, and there will be no rescinding or contradicting that decree.
Greetings and peace Philmayo
You are refering to Ezek. 36 I presume.
he says in vs. 17. Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in the land. Stop there. (He’s referring to when they first inhabited the land. When Joshua first took them into it.) They defiled it with their conduct and their actions….18. So I poured out my wrath them because they had shed blood in the land and defiled it with their idols. I dispersed them among the nations and they were scattered through the countries.(Also went into captivity in Babylon) I judged them according to their conduct and their actions.20. And where ever they went they profaned my name. Things were said about these people, like, these are the Lords people and they had to leave his land. Then God had concern about his holy name. So he said it is not for your sake but my name sake that I am going to gather you back into the land because his great name is holy. He then gathered them back to the land as he said. The decree of Cyrus enabled them to return from captivity and then others came back. For 500 or more years they came back to their own land and occupied it.
During this time Jesus came and cleansed them form their sin.
and put his spirit into them,and gave them a new heart (those who believed in Messiah that is.) he sprinkled clean water on them.(Washing of rebirth). He did this with the remnant he had chosen. I believe this is what Ezekiel was prophesying. If so the prophecy was fullfilled.
É maravilhoso notar que todos os povos estão se convertendo para as verdades da Bíblia ditas pelo Messias Jesus. Nós aqui no Brasil oramos pela segurança de Jerusalém. e acreditamos que todos os povos irão guardar suas bandeiras e derrubar as armas e se irmanarem em um só povo em direção a Jesus o Messias.
A Paz para Todos!
Take a look at thisTod:
of the Rebirth of Israel in 1948
Ezekiel’s prophecy of the rebirth of Israel in 1948 and its precise fulfillment in our generation on
May 15, 1948 is one of the greatest fulfillments of Bible prophecy in history. Twenty-five centuries ago,
while he was a slave during the Babylonian Captivity, (606 – 536 BC), the Lord revealed to the prophet
Ezekiel, the precise year – 1948 – when Israel would finally be restored to the Promised Land.. The
Jew’s eternal relationship to the Holy Land is a major theme of Bible prophecy. In the Bible, times were
specified in precise detail regarding the duration of the time when the Jews were to be exiled from the
Promised Land and when God will allow them to return to the Holy Land.
The First Captivity – (Egyptian) – 430 years
The Lord prophesied to Abraham precisely when the Jews would return from Egypt from their
First Captivity that lasted 430 years of captivity in Egypt (Genesis 15:13; Exodus 12:40-41).
The Second Captivity (Babylonian) – 70 years
Similarly, the Second Captivity of 70 years in Babylon, as prophesied in Jeremiah 25:11,
ended precisely in 536 BC when the Jews returned to Jerusalem as decreed by the Persian king Cyrus
The Third Captivity (Worldwide) – 2520 years
The Scriptures contain numerous prophecies about the final return of the Jewish exiles to their
Promised Land in the “last days.” Ezekiel was taken to Babylon as a captive. Ezekiel was aware of
Jeremiah’s prophecy (Jeremiah 25:11) that the Jew’s captivity in Babylon would last seventy years.
However, Ezekiel received another prophecy concerning God’s judgment upon the Jew’s disobedience and
the precise duration of the remaining Jewish exile from their Promised Land.
“This shall be a sign to the house of Israel. Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of
the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear
their iniquity. For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days,
three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. And when thou hast
accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty
days: I have appointed thee each day for a year” (Ezekiel 4:3-6).
As Ezekiel lay on his right side for a few hours for 390 days and then for 40 days on his right side
the Jews in Babylon learned of God’s remarkable prophecy. God revealed that every day stood for one
biblical year. Therefore, Israel would be punished for a period of 390 years plus an additional 40 years as
a result of their disobedience to God’s commands, totaling 430 years. God declared that Israel would be
punished by a worldwide exile for 430 years (390
+ 40 years = 430 years). However, as prophesied by Jeremiah, the seventy year long Babylonian
Captivity, which began with Nebuchadnezzar’s capture of Jerusalem in 606 B.C., ended in the spring of
536 B.C., in the month Nisan (March/April), when only a small remnant of the Jews (42,360) returned to
Jerusalem (Ezra 1:1-3) under the decree of Cyrus the Great.
However, the vast majority of the Jewish exiles chose to remain in the pagan Persian Empire as
colonists and tradesmen. Naturally, most Jews who were born and had grown up in Babylon had little
desire to leave their farms and businesses to return to a desolate Jewish homeland. Most Jews in Babylon
did not repent of their rebellion against God and chose to remain in the pagan Babylonian Empire.
Out of God’s total decreed future punishment of 430 years for Israel’s and Judah’s sins (390 years
plus 40 years = 430 years). First, we must deduct the 70 years of the Babylonian captivity, which Ezekiel
and the Jewish exiles were already enduring, which ended in the spring of 536 B.C. Therefore: (430 years
minus the 70 years in Babylon = 360 years). This indicates that a further period of 360 years of additional
exile remained for the Jews following the end of the Babylonian Captivity in 536 B.C.
Ezekiel’s Prophecy of the End of Israel’s Exile
However, a careful study of the history of Israel cannot reveal any significant event that
corresponds to this period of 360 years of additional punishment, either at the end of the 430 years or at
the end of the 360 years beginning from the end of the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC. The majority (95%)
of the Jews never returned from Babylon to Israel. In fact, even the minority of the 42,360 Jews (Ezra
2:64) who did return did so with very little faith or true repentance. Most of the Jewish exiles failed to
repent of their spiritual rebellion against God and they chose to remain in pagan Babylon.
Ezekiel’s unusual prophecy revealed the precise duration of the Jewish exiles worldwide Diaspora
and the actual time of their prophesied return to the Promised Land in May 15, 1948. The solution to this
prophetic mystery was found in a divine principle revealed to Moses and recorded in Leviticus 26. In this
chapter the Lord established definite promises and punishments for Israel based on Israel’s subsequent
obedience or disobedience to His Divine commands. In four separate but repeated passages recorded in
Leviticus 26, God warned Israel that: if, after being punished for her sins, she still failed to repent of her
rebellion, the punishments previously declared by God would be multiplied seven times more (the number of
Moses declared God’s Divine principle of judgment if the Jews would not repent from their sinful
rebellion against God after already experiencing His Divine punishment: “And if ye will not yet for all this
hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins” (Leviticus 26:18; 26:21, 23-24, 27-
In other words, if Israel did not repent of her sins after enduring God’s initial prophesied
punishment; the punishments previously predicted would now be prolonged or multiplied seven times: The
biblical record reveals that, tragically, even the 5 percent of the Jewish exiles who returned to Israel did not
truly repent of their rebellion.
Therefore, according to the Divine principle of multiplying the previous Divinely declared
punishment by seven times due to the Jew’s lack of repentance, God’s previously prophesied exile of
360 additional years to the unrepentant Jewish exiles, as recorded by Ezekiel, would now be multiplied
seven times more (Ezekiel 4:4-6; Lev. 26:18).
360 years of Exile x 7 = 2,520 biblical years of additional Exile for the Jews
The Biblical-Prophetic Year of 360 Days
The length of a biblical – prophetic year is 360 days: not the 365.25 days of our modern Julian
calendar solar year. In ancient biblical times, the Jewish year was a lunar-solar year, with 12 months of 30
days each, which contained only 360 days. The modern solar-calendar year contains 365.25 days. An article
on Chronology in the Encyclopedia Britannica, states that Abraham continued to use the 360-day year of his
Babylonian homeland when he migrated to Canaan.
The Genesis account of Noah’s flood confirmed that the ancient peoples of the Middle East,
including the Hebrews, used a lunar-solar year of only 360 days with 12 months of 30 days each. Genesis
recorded that the five months from the beginning of the Flood on the 17th day of the second month till the
day the Ark rested on dry land, on the 17th day of the seventh month, lasted precisely 150 days. The five
months (30 days each) while the flood waters prevailed confirmed that the Bible used a 12 month year of
360 days. (Genesis 7:11; 8:3-4).
Sir Isaac Newton confirmed that the ancient biblical year of the Hebrews, Babylonians, and
Egyptians had only 360 days. Newton wrote in the Encyclopaedia Britannica (6th ed) that “all nations,
before the just length of the solar year was known, … in making calendars for their festivals, they
reckoned thirty days to a lunar month, and twelve lunar months to a year, taking the nearest round
numbers, whence came the division of the ecliptic into 360 degrees.”
To understand the precise fulfillment of prophecy, we need to calculate using the biblical lunar year
of 360 days. For example, in the book of Revelation John described the last three-and-one-half years of the
seven year Tribulation period when the Antichrist will persecute the “woman” (Israel) as lasting precisely
1,260 days (Rev. 12:6). John also described this period as: “a time and times and half a time” (Rev. 12:14).
A “time” equals a year of 360 days; “times” equals two years; and “half a time” equals half a year Similarly,
“forty-two months” of 30 days each equals the same 1260 days (Rev. 13:5). The book of Revelation and
Daniel’s prophecies (Dan. 7:25; 9:24-27; 12:7; 12:11) both confirm that the biblical year contained 360 days.
Therefore, Ezekiel’s prophecy revealed that the Jew’s final restoration to their Promised Land
would occur precisely 2,520 biblical years (of 360 days each) after the end of the Babylonian Captivity in the
spring of 536 B.C.
The end of the captivity in Babylon, according to the Bible and other historical sources – including
Flavius Josephus, occurred in the month of Nisan in the spring of 536 B.C. This date is the starting point for
our calculations: 2,520 biblical years x 360 = 907,200 days. Converting this period of 907,200 days into our
calendar year of 365.25 days: we divide the 907,200 days by 365.25 days and we calculate a total of
2,483.8 calendar or solar years. In these prophetic calculations we must keep in mind that there was only
one year between Passover in 1 B.C. and the next Passover in A.D. l.
Remember: There is NO Year Zero B.C.
Therefore, Ezekiel prophesied that the end of Israel’s worldwide captivity would occur after a period
of 2,483.8 calendar years had elapsed following the beginning of the prophesied period of the Jewish exile
in the Spring of 536 B.C.
The author of “Covenant: G-d’s Plan for Israel in the Last Days,” a book by Baruch Battlestein published in Italy, cites prophecies by Ezekiel and Moses that pinpoint with precision the date of Israel’s return to the land in May 1948.
“Was May 14, 1948, chosen by G-d as the exact day in time to resurrect the nation of Israel, or was it just some random date in human history?” Battlestein asks. “Could it be possible that this exact date was prophesied thousands of years before in Scripture?”
Battlestein cites three verses to reach his conclusion that the date of Israel’s return to the land after 1,900 years was indeed prophesied accurately.
The first is Ezekiel 37:21-22: “And say unto them, ‘Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.’”
This verse, Battlestein points out, shows “that it was the will of the Lord to bring them back to their own land and make them one nation in the land.”
The second citation of interest is Leviticus 26:23-24: “And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me; Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.”
“As a stand-alone verse this is very strange, and when applying it to the history of Israel it seems impossible to fully understand,” writes the author. “However, when we read the Book of Ezekiel we find another strange prophecy that leads us back to G-d’s prophecy in Leviticus. It is through these prophecies that we come to an understanding that May 14, 1948, was the exact date chosen by G-d for the resurrection of Israel thousands of years before it took place.”
That second Ezekiel citation is Ezekiel 4:4-6: “Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity. For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.”
“In this strange prophecy, Ezekiel is commanded to first lay on his left side for 390 days and then on his right side for 40 days, for a total of 430 days, as punishment for the iniquities of the house of Israel,” explains Battlestein.
“We are told that this punishment represents one day for each year. Taken alone, the prophecies in Leviticus and Ezekiel do not take on any specific significance. However, when we combine them, the results are astonishing.”
He continues: “G-d decreed to Israel a total of 430 years of punishment for her sins against Him. That punishment consisted of physical removal from the land G-d had promised His people. Israel’s captivity in Babylon was exactly 70 years as prophesied by the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 25:11-12; 29:10). Therefore, the first 70 years of Israel’s punishment was completed when the Babylonian captivity ended.
By the decree of King Cyrus, conquerer or Babylon, the Jews were set free from their captivity in the year 538 B.C.E. The year 538 B.C.E, therefore becomes the base year with which we begin our calculations: 430 years minus 70 year captivity equals 360 years of remaining punishment to come.”
That’s where the Leviticus prophecy kicks in, says Battlestein. The 360 years needed to be multiplied by seven, for a total of 2,520 years.
Using the 360-day Hebrew calendar, that totals 907,200 days. When converted to the 365-day calendar, the 2,520 years or 907,200 days becomes 2,485 years and five months or 2,485.5 years and months. If you subtract 538 years B.C.E, you get 1,947 years and five months.
Battlestein reminds that there was no year zero.
“Therefore, the year 1,947.5 we call the year 1948.5,” he explains. “So exactly 1,947.5 years after 538 B.C.E., we come to the year 1948.5,” he writes. “May is the fifth month of the modern calendar, and on May 14, 1948, Israel arose from the ashes of extinction to become a nation!”
Battlestein is a messianic Jew who lived in Israel until moving to the U.S. He is the author of several books.
Why did Battlestein leave his homeland Israel to come to america. He did the exact opposite. of what other Jews did. he probably has dual citezenship. He should remember that his citezenship is in heaven and live on this earth as a sojourner
Yeshua will return to the Mount of Olives and this mountain is Located in Jerusalem
People move all over the world for various reasons. What does that have to do with the fact that our God speaks to this world through his prophets, declaring the end from the beginning?…
What is of vital importance is that we understand and proclaim what God is saying and doing, rather than pushing our own agenda, as is happening in much of the established church.
Your misunderstanding of prophecy is born from embracing the heresy of replacement theology. If you are sincere about seeking God’s will, you will re-examine your position on the issue.
Peace and greetings
You are so right and I apoogize for the meaningless question. You gave a lot of information and I truly will studythrough it all. It was just a lot of stuff to grasp. I have printed it all. One thing though. i caution everyone to be careful of the writings of men.He presents a case that is convincing. I do not read the writings of men except only scripture and allow only the holy spirit reveal the truth. So many including yourself formulate doctrine and or theology based on the writings of men
Hi again Todd,
That’s the only way to do it mate. Don’t accept anything I say unless you compare it to, and find it is supported by scripture.