"Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers." Jeremiah 16:14-15 (KJV)
Most churches teach there is going to be a return to the land of Israel, however once you understand the message of the Bible that Jesus is (the land of) Israel. "Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth." Daniel 2:35 (KJV)
I hope this doesn't come off as offensive, however if the church understood that Christ is our Passover we wouldn't be talking about the Passover of Exodus anymore or looking for a Greater Exodus or a second coming we would realize that we have Christ now and that He came 2020 years ago to establish his kingdom. "And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase." (Jeremiah 23:3)
Some scriptures for context and understanding.
"Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers." (Jeremiah 16:14-15, KJV)
"And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land." (Jeremiah 23:3-8, KJV)
"Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness. For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel; Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually." (Jeremiah 33:14-18, KJV)
"And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth." (Isaiah 11:10-12, KJV)
Jesus went to the lost sheep of Israel at His first coming they came from all these placesWhen Jesus came he was called righteous and we are righteous because of Christ. I propose to you this has already happened. Isa 42.2-7 1Co 1.30 2Co 5.21 Php 3.9 2Pe 1.1 Eph 2.19-22 Isa 10.22 Rom 9.27-28 We often think that Christ is literally going to be on earth, and he is however it’s not quite what we traditionally think. Yes Christ feet are on the ground, however he remains in heaven on the throne. Isa 60.13-14. Eze 43.5-7 although these scriptures may not make it clear especially if you don’t read them very slowly. In respects to the New Heavens and New Earth Yah says in Isa 66.1 here we see that the Lord’s throne is in heaven, and his feet are on earth, the earth is footstool and that is how he is in the midst of us now. God made it all what can you possibly build him he says in Isa 66.1-2. He doesn’t care anymore in the New Covenant if you build a temple and worship him and do sacrifices in fact it upsets Him. He cares if you tremble at his Word and believe in the Word His son. Jesus had to be crucified, resurrected and return to His throne in heaven that his Holy Spirit may come to earth and that His feet can be every where on earth (The whole earth is his footstool). Judah = Southern Kingdom 2 Tribes Joseph = Northern Kingdom 10 Tribes Eze 37.16 Made One Stick Eze 37.17-22 Paul says in Romans 11.5 that remnant that is going to be saved is NOW during his time, he uses the words present time. In Romans 11.14 Paul tells us that he is hoping to save some of them (Irsael that are his flesh). In Romans Paul says that 11.26 that all will be saved, however the all is referring to the all of the some mentioned previously. Paul tells you that this mercy is NOW in Rom 11.31 that the remnant is being saved not some 2,000 years in the future. Now there is one person and one stick. In Romans 11.25 the blindness of the Gentiles continues until 70AD when God makes it plainly clear that he doesn’t want that Old Covenant system to continue anymore, he had mercy with a transition period from 30AD to 70AD as told by Heb 8.13 we can see that this happened in 70AD Rev 11.2 Luk 21.24 uses the same verbage under Nero. The time of the return of captivity is when no man will teach another man Jer 31.34 or fulfilled in 1Jn 2.27 In Eze 43.11 we are told that if they be ashamed of what they have done, Rev 18.7
The return to the land may not be what most people think about when they think about a return to the land of Israel in fact it's still being fulfilled today as it was in the first century during Christ time.
This video walks you through a covenantal point of view why a return of Israel to the land is Jesus (the whole earth and the body of Christ. The living waters going forth from the new temple.)
The video starts shortly before the discussion of the return to the land or the Greater Exodus. For more on the Greater Exodus check out Commandment Keeper on Youtube.
The main message of the Bible is that Christ is our Greater Exodus and we should focus on Him and realize that this is the great message of the Bible or the mystery of the Bible that was revealed to the Gentiles because physical Israel wouldn't listen, so Christ had to save a remnant that would go to the gentiles and fill the whole earth, so anyone not just physical Israel could have eternal life or go through Christ the door or gate to Heaven by believing in the Messiah, Jesus the Christ!
Thanks for stopping by PGFracing. I currently believe Christ returned around 67AD and nearly all Bible prophecy was fulfilled by 136AD other then when it talks about the Rock and the Living Waters spreading over all the earth forever and ever, and parents having children and those children having children and so on. I believe things continually get better even during trying times such as these. All things work for good for those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, (Yahushua by proper name).
I believe the second coming happened around 67AD-70AD and that the second Jewish war fulfills Revelation 20:6 and following. We are living in the New Earth now and when we pass we go to instantly be with the Lord in the New Heaven. We don't have to wait to be resurrected like the saints of the old and the first century believers did. We get our new spiritual bodies (material) right away in the blink of an eye.
I also believe Satan was defeated along with his fallen angels. I do believe there maybe spiritual activity that we still wrestle with because I have no way to explain somethings that people experience that I would call SUPERNATURAL!
Lots of love and peace and blessings your way. May the Lord have His favor on you and your family, along with grace and mercy that WE ALL NEED!
He is believed by the majority to have been a real historical figure not a spaghetti monster like some like to argue.
So many digs and artifacts with inscriptions of names of people in the Bible are found, such as tablets and buildings.
The remaining fact that the Bible is still with us today and continues to be the world's number one faith.
A lot of the times we want more and we aren't exactly sure how to get more we tell ourselves (a possible excuse). Many times others would love to have it as good as we have it. Ecc 6:9 says: "Being satisfied with what you have is better than always wanting more. That doesn't have any meaning either. It's like chasing the wind." Ecclesiastes 6:9 (NIrV)
Other times we really do need more because of a position we put ourselves in like being in debt can be tough to get out of if we don't continually make more then when we first started to go into debt because we really couldn't conceive how the interest would effect us.
Or maybe we are just out of work so we need to find a job that pays our bills and then some.
The key is just don't give up be persistent. Persistence wins. We see this example in the parable of the persistent neighbor; "Then Jesus said to them, "Suppose one of you went to your friend's house very late at night and said to him, 'A friend of mine has come into town to visit me. But I have nothing for him to eat. Please give me three loaves of bread.' Your friend inside the house answers, 'Go away! Don't bother me! The door is already locked. My children and I are in bed. I cannot get up and give you the bread now.' I tell you, maybe friendship is not enough to make him get up to give you the bread. But he will surely get up to give you what you need if you continue to ask." Luke 11:5-8