The Paris commuter newspaper 20 Minutes documents an “internal exodus” during 2017 of Jews from the Seine-Saint-Denis department, saying it is emblematic of broader concerns that French Jews, like their brothers and sisters across Europe, are finding it increasingly difficult to reconcile their faith with the changing demographics of the continent.
The paper reports that Jews are leaving their homes on the northeastern fringe of Paris to escape the open hostility that French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday condemned as “well-rooted. more …
Opinion: “Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, because I sent them into exile among the nations and then assembled them into their own land. I will leave none of them remaining among the nations anymore.” Ezekiel 39:28 ESV
Most versions say left none behind or something similar, but the ESV gets right to the heart of the matter. At the end of the great war of Gog and Magog, God will call His people, the true House of Israel, home.
2 Chronicles 7:14 puts it this way: “If my people, which are called by my name … “ Who are called by His name? Would that be every Jew, including some from the House of Esau (Obadiah 1:18) who call themselves Jews? As Paul would say, certainly not! “For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel (true heirs of Jacob)” Romans 9:6.
At the end of Gog and Magog, God calls His chosen home to protect them from Antichrist.
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains“. Matthew 24:15-16
The scene is the last 3.5 years of the tribulation. Antichrist has taken on the kings of the North and South and has moved his army to the glorious land (Daniel 11:40-41).
Antichrist knows that the house of Israel has fled to the mountains of Edom (southern Jordan – Petra) which have been desolate since the destruction of the first temple (Jeremiah 49:17). But because of God’s chosen being in Jordan, He alone will protect the whole country: “but these shall escape out of his (Antichrist) hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon” (southern, central and northern Jordan).
In a rage, Antichrist will turn his army to stop the return of Christ, and that is when he will meet his end as Jesus goes to Edom alone (Isaiah 63:1-3) to slay His enemy followed by the triumphant return of Jesus Christ with the armies of heaven in clean white linen (Revelation 19:13-16).
“And they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for Him as one grieves for a firstborn son” (Zechariah 12:10).
“And all (the House of) Israel will be saved” (Romans 10:26).
And it will all happen at Jerusalem (Luke 21:20) when His feet touch the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4).