AMERICA IN PROPHECY, PART 6,
BY DR. RICHARD BOOKER—
The last happening in America that would certainly weaken us is the aliyah of Jews from America. Aliyah is the Hebrew word for “going up.” In the biblical context, it means “going up to the Land.”
In the Hebrew Bible, the One true God promised the covenant land as an eternal inheritance to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants. This promise was a sacred blood covenant that cannot be broken nor taken away and given to any other group such as the Christian church, the so-called Palestinians, etc. While the benefits of the covenant were conditional, the covenant itself is unconditional. Its fulfillment depended on the faithfulness of God to His covenant word. This means the promise of the covenant land as an inheritance is still in place today.
While Moses prophesied that the Jewish people would be scattered among the nations, be persecuted and few in number, he also said that the Lord would faithfully preserve a remnant of His covenant people down through the ages. Then at His own appointed time (the Time to Favor Zion), the Lord God of Israel would take His people from the nations and bring them back to their ancient covenant land—the Land of Israel.
Ezekiel spoke about the latter years of history when the Almighty would bring the Jews back to their covenant land and pour out His Spirit on them. This will be the greatest outpouring of the glory of God the world has ever seen. God’s covenant people will experience the fullest blessings of God’s presence which will also impact the whole world.
Ezekiel 39:28-29 reads, “then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer. And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My spirit on the house of Israel, says the LORD God.”
Ezekiel writes that God will leave none of the Jewish people behind among the nations. It is the Lord’s plan to gather all the Jews back to their ancient land. Jewish leaders themselves acknowledge that their time among the Gentiles is over.
Of course this can be a frightening thought to the Jewish people who are so assimilated, particularly in America. But it is not time to be frightened. It is a time for hope for the Lord’s plans for the Jewish people are for good and not for evil. To our Jewish friends we say that the time of your suffering and persecution among the nations is over. Anti-Semitism will be no more. The glory of Adonai will be upon you in your own land. You will fulfill your destiny to be a light to the nations.
Because of violent anti-Semitism in Europe, Jews in France, and soon Great Britain, will make aliyah for Israel. The same is true for Central and South America. While America has been a great blessing for the Jewish people, that is rapidly coming to an end. We will see this change before our eyes in the next few years. And it will happen quickly.
The USA will be the last nation with a large population of Jews. The Lord is now calling them back to the land. Even though it is only a small number of several thousand, it is growing every year. The number will get larger and larger until it becomes a massive exodus of the Jewish people from North America. It is not a matter if this will happen, but when. It is already happening.
Somewhere in the process, Israel will fulfill her destiny as the head of nations. It is at this time that Zechariah 8:22-23 will be fulfilled, “Yes, many strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the LORD. ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the tzitzit of a Jewish man, saying, Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’ ”
Dr. Richard Booker is a bestselling author and speaker and the Founder of Sounds of the Trumpet and the Institute for Hebraic-Christian Studies. He is a contributing editor for the Jerusalem Connection. To invite him to speak to your congregation or conference and to learn more about his work, see his web site at: www.rbooker.com. This is the first of six articles on America in Bible prophecy. The articles are excerpts from Dr. Booker’s new book, “The End of all Things is at Hand—are You Ready?” To get the full text, order this book directly from Dr. Booker’s web site at www.rbooker.com.