Yeshua of Natzeret:
"All things are possible to him who believes"
Theodor Herzl (Binyamin Ze’ev):
"If you will, it is no fairytale".
"Now all these things happened to them by way
of example, and they were written for our admonition,
on whom the ends of the ages have come"
(I Cor. 10:11).
phase (Ezekiel 37:1-6), a visible, physical phase (vv. 7-8),
and a spiritual coming-to-life phase (vv. 9-14).
Phase 1. The restoration of
level. In the years 1863 and 1870 the first newspapers in
the Hebrew language appeared. Their intent was to gather
their people into their own land. In 1897 the first Zionist
Congress was held and the World Zionist Organization
was founded in
of Theodor Herzl. The movement adopted two goals:
- the return of the Jews to their homeland, the land of
- a recognized, legally protected place of residence for
the Jews in their original homeland
The Hebrew language was revived under the leadership
of Eliezer Ben-Jehudah, David Jellin, and Nissim Behar.
In 1892 they determined the Hebrew words which were
to be used in mathematics and science and established
a common curriculum for schools. Forty years after the
founding of the first newspaper Hebrew became the main
language of the Jews living in
Phase 2. On November 12, 1917, British General Allenby
rule in the
1922 to 1948. During the Second World War (1939-1945)
six million Jews, about a third of the world's 16 million
Jews, perished. In May 1941 the American Zionist
Conference called for the creation of a Jewish state in
of the genocide carried out by the Nazis. Faced with the
indifference and even obstructive policies of the British
and other Allies they committed themselves to a national
rescue operation. At the end of the Second World War
the British turned away about 100,000 survivors of the
Holocaust who were seeking a
place of refuge in
At that time the Jews living
- to bring Jewish refugees into the country
- to liberate the country from British rule and achieve
independence for the Jewish people
On May 14, 1948, the physical
together. Tendons and flesh began to grow on the bones
and they were covered by skin. But there was no spirit in
them yet (Ezekiel 37.7-8). Immediately after their declaration
of independence the surrounding Arab nations invaded
gained control of the Jewish
the fact that the United States prevented the import of
refugees survived the invasion of seven Arab states with
their population of 30 million. Little David conquered big
Goliath - seven nations (Deut 7.1, Joshua 3.10). It was
miracle of God!
there was no spirit in her yet.
only after they have received their Messiah, Yeshua of
supplication and they will look upon Him (Yeshua) whom
they have pierced (Psalm 22:17, Zech. 12.10, Rev. 1:7). They
will call upon My name, and I will answer them. I will say,
My people, and they will say: My God (Zech 13.9, Rev 3.12).
Afterward Yeshua will come to
then the YHVH will be king of the whole land. On that day
YHVH will be one and His name shall be one (Zech. 14.4,9).
salvation for the whole world.
Upon returning to their liberated homeland, the Jews
experienced the same thing experienced by those who
have on their heart the restoration of the church to what
it was at the beginning. "Everyone has joined forces
against us - the Christians, the Moslems, and the pagans!"
Those who are building the church are on the black list. So
was Nehemiah in his time. God had promised blessing upon
the reconstruction but each man had to keep his sword in
one hand while working with the other (Neh. 4.17).
The restorers will be opposed just as the founders of the
Jews still maintain that "God has promised to bring his
people together but these Zionists are working with their
own strength. This is definitely out of order; this is not the
Lord's way. They will not be
able to restore
manner!" Many Christians claim that unity will be achieved
only by the rapture, just as the Jews were told that they will
receive their land as a gift from God only when Messiah
comes. God has not planned it this way. They obtained
the land by fighting for it. In the same way it will require
a struggle to restore the church. Unity will be achieved
prior to Yeshua's arrival to take his church. "Heaven must
receive Him until the time of restoration of all things of
which God spoke in ancient times through the mouth of
his holy prophets" (Acts 3.21).
Those who desire the fulfillment of Yeshua's prayer
(John 17.20-23) will discover that others want to assimilate
them into denominations. In no way do others want the
full unity that can be achieved outside of denominations.
Those groups which began on the basis of the local
assembly have, upon denominationalizing, become
opponents of restoration. By every means possible they
try to prevent those who are leaving the denominations
from reaching the restored local assembly. In the former
willing to let those Jews depart whose destination was
some other country besides
who goal was aliyah,
moving to the
a spiritual Jew it is easier to reach another denominational
land than it is to reach the promised land. In most cases
moving from one denomination to another is considered
OK. But moving to the local assembly should be the
obvious move for the Christian who has read his Bible. It
appears all the forces of darkness are trying to stop God's
plans and Yeshua's coming.
Is it written somewhere that the unity of believers will
Be achieved without lifting a finger? Several times God
promised. "I will give
Gen. 17.8, Num. 14.30), but when the time came, He said,
"Go and take the land!" (Deut. 1.8). It took a fierce struggle
to obtain that which had been promised. During the entire
time in which God's church has been scattered among
denominations the promised land has been theirs just
dispersed among all the nations. Now there is talk in both
cases of a return and of a reconstruction. Is it written
anywhere that effort should not be exerted in either case?
God's church is still in ruins, uncared for, and in a degraded
state as Palestine was when the Jews began to return and
rebuild it. With sweat and toil they made the land arable.
Many scorned them saying, "This is the land that flows
with milk and honey?" (Exodus 3.8, 13.5, 33.3). God's church
is now as Palestine was before but with the Lord's help it
will become an arable land flowing with milk and honey
(I Cor. 3.9). When the Israelites stood between Pharaoh's
armies and the Red Sea everything seemed hopeless. But
God uses just these situations that seem hopeless to show
his power. Why do Christians not notice this? Have they
all become so blind? Christians must now buy eye salve
(Rev 3.18) in order to see what God's will is. God's promises
belong to those who will do His will (Matt 7.21, Luke 6.46,
John 9.31, James 1.22).
It is now the end time. The church will be tested and the
true Jews will be separated from the chaff. "He that is
unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him
be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous
still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold,
I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every
man according as his work shall be" (Rev. 22.11-12). End
time events are presently taking place. The fire is hot and
its purpose is to purify. "I will purify them as silver is
purified and I will try them as gold is trued. They will call
upon my Name and I will answer them" (Zech 13.9). This
is the purpose of this tribulation, of this trial by fire.
God has not rejected his church. Worldliness and
hardening have overtaken her, but just for a limited time.
"'The tribe of Israel (just as the church of God) went into
exile because of its sin, because they were unfaithful to
me (practiced harlotry, joined the world) and I turned my
face from them and I gave them into the hand of their
enemy and they fell each one by the sword. I did unto
them according to their uncleanness and wrong doing
and turned my face from them'. Therefore thus says the
YHVH, 'Now I will turn the fortune of Jacob and I will have
mercy upon the tribe of Israel and I will be zealous for my
holy name. And I will bring them back from among the
nations (believers from denominations) and I will gather
them from the lands of their enemies. Thus I will show in
them my holiness before the eyes of the nations. And they
will come to know that I, the Lord - YHVH - am their God
when I, have brought them from exile among the nations
and gather them into their own land (the believers into the
local assembly) and I will not leave one of them there. And
I will no longer turn my face from them for I will pour out
my Spirit upon the tribe of Israel', says the Lord YHVH"
The birth of the restored assembly appears very difficult
to the natural sight. Nevertheless according to the Bible it
has a firmer basis than any other kind of congregation.
At the beginning everything is in disarray and nothing
appears to function. Nevertheless we do not doubt the
final outcome. It is according to a biblical principle and
the answer to Yeshua's prayer … that they would all be
one … so that the world would believe … and understand
that you have sent me (John 17.18ff).
During all of church history there has been a small
Flock outside of the camp (that is, the denominations)
(Heb. 13.13) and in the end time they will establish the
church upon the model of the early apostolic church.
Many of the prophesies of the Bible will become timely
when the church is formed and established and comes
closer to the early church. Now at the end of the age of the
Laodicean church (Rev. 3.14ff) there has arisen in many the
desire to experience a living, working faith in place of dead
religion. This desire brings forth a willingness to sacrifice,
zeal, and love for restoration. It instills faith in the future
and an ability to overcome the greatest obstacles.
For such believers the restored assembly is the only
alternative; dead religion has nothing to give them. It is
truly a matter of life and death. In their desire to sacrifice
everything they will have to experience powerful
opposition. Denominations will stand against them as
Goliath did against David. They will experience all kinds
of opposition; they will be slandered, all kinds of rumors
will be spread about them, and they will be called dreamers.
This all belongs to the birth pangs of restoration and the
result will be according to what God has revealed in the
Some religious circles will take a neutral position regarding
restoration but in their hearts they do not hope for victory
for the spiritual Jews. Many leaders and workers will instill
fear in their church members and cause them to avoid the
restorers because they supposedly are causing the
destruction of congregations. But you cannot destroy that
which does not exist. A denomination is not the church.
The fate of denominations is tied to the fate of Babylon
(Rev. 18) and the restorers cannot change that. Their task
is solely to bring God's admonition to those believers who
will listen: Depart from her, my people … (Rev. 18.4). The
company of pioneers is small which will come to do the
work. It is like Gideon's exploit with three hundred men
(Judges 7). If you were to take into account the theological
armaments of the denominational leaders and workers and
their skill in using them, you would think that the restorers
would fall by the thousands. But that will not happen. The
spiritual Jews will be the winners and their victory can only
be explained as a great miracle of God. The Messiah,
Yeshua of Nazareth, is the help of his people and he will
not let the enemy overcome them.
In the building of the restored assembly many will join it
acting like the English soldiers during the formation of the
state of Israel. They departed from the country but return
via Jordan disguised as Arabs. "And such as do wickedly
against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the
people that do know their God shall be strong, and do
exploits. And they that understand among the people shall
instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by
flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. Now when
they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help: but
many shall cleave to them with flatteries. And some of them
of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to
make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is
yet for a time appointed" (Daniel 11.32-35).
By bringing pretenders into the assembly, the enemy
intends to lower its spiritual state and to take it down the
same road of defection upon which the early church went,
led by its leaders after the death of the apostles. The
church will be tested, sifted, and purified for the end time
and all false brethren will be exposed.
UNITY - UNIVERSAL OR LOCAL CONGREGATION?
The issue of unity is a current one in God's church. Does
unity exist only on the universal level or it a more visible
unity possible? The concept of the universal church has
developed in the world in which believers are scattered
among different denominations and in which they have
few contacts, such as in the organizing of meetings and
ministry projects. They do not strive for close unity but
are waiting for Messiah upon coming to take his own will
unite them and they will be fully one in heaven.
In the beginning large congregations, such as the one in
Jerusalem, were one even if they met in different homes.
For the first hundred years after the birth of the church the
believers did not build even one building intended only for
the purpose of meeting. The first known church building
was built in 160 AD. Those believers who strive for fuller
unity base their belief on the practice of the early church,
that each locality had only one assembly. Those who
belong in the other category avoid such a notion and strive
to be assimilated into their own denomination even deeper
than before. Yeshua nevertheless prayed that the believers
would have a unity that would be visible. That assumes
that one will depart from his denomination and come into
unity with the free non-denominational believers in his
In connection with restoration another critical issue needs
to be considered: must each spiritual Jew make a spiritual
aliyah, that is, leave his denomination to build the local
assembly or can he remain in his denomination? Some think
it is an advantage to belong to a denomination, they think
they can thus build the body of Messiah. They consider
talk about restoration and actually doing it as some kind
of caprice on the road to true unity. Many believers have
left their first love (Rev. 2.4) in order to remain in their
denomination. Upon coming into the faith they were
zealous in their faith and love for Yeshua. They were able
to see miracles and powerful deeds done by Yeshua's Spirit
through them (Acts 16.7). Gradually however a cooling off
began and often it became apparent that they no longer
represented Yeshua but the denomination to which they
belonged. They abandoned their first love, the signs and
wonders diminished from their life and finally there was
only a lukewarm academic religiosity (Rev. 3.16).
Yeshua words of warning apply to them: "Not every one
that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom
of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is
in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord,
have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name
have cast out devils? and in your name done many
wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity"
The trend of believers in the denominations toward greater
worldliness should provoke them to realize we have come
to the moment when one can remain spiritual only in the
scriptural unity of believers and therefore the return to the
restored assembly is not an option. When the church has
returned to its original state, a spiritual renewal will take
place which will bring us back to signs and wonders as
before in connection with unity, when the Word is declared
and confirmed by the Lord (Mark 16.20).
Zionism is the Jewish national freedom movement whose
goal is a Jewish state with secure borders. Zionism is a
movement that wants to encourage the voluntary
emigration of Jews to Israel. Zionism is not capitalistic,
neo-colonialist, or imperialistic and it does not strive to
form a Greater Israel stretching from the Mediterranean
to the Euphrates.
Christian Zionism is a Christian freedom movement whose
goal is a restored assembly. Its purpose is not to establish
a new denomination. It seeks to lead believers out of
denominations. The assembly does not need to expend
effort on the collection of funds because it will not possess
real estate and it will not have salaried officials or any other
kind of personnel. Apostles, prophets, evangelists,
shepherds and teachers who have been appointed by the
Spirit (Eph. 4.11) will function as the responsible ones in
the assembly. They will not consider godliness a means of
gain but will "follow righteousness, godliness, faith, love,
perseverance, and meekness" (I Tim. 6.5,11) " … for the
perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for
the edifying of the body of Messiah: till we all come in the
unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the
fullness of Messiah: that we henceforth be no more
children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every
wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning
craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but
speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all
things, which is the head, even Messiah: from whom the
whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that
which every joint supplies, according to the effectual
working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the
body unto the edifying of itself in love" (Eph 4.12-16).
Yeshua called it a little flock (Luke 12.32); thus it would
never become a large company. The opposite large
company the Bible calls Babylon the Great (Rev. 18.2)
and unfortunately the largest part of Christendom will
end up in its bosom. Only during the Kingdom of Peace
under Messiah's rule will natural Israel obtain the
boundaries promised to her and the little flock lead by
Messiah Yeshua of Nazareth will rule Greater Israel and
the whole world.
The return to rebuilding the early church has begun in a
Zionism on the spiritual level. Zionism is the principle by
which restoration will be achieved. If the restored local
apostolic assembly wishes to be a real center of spiritual
life, it is vital that believers want to and know how to live in
interaction with that little flock. At the end time as a result
of receiving admonition or experiencing persecution they
will depart from Babylon, that is from the denominations,
to form a genuine Christian Zionist movement.
When part of the Hebrews (the Levites, the tribe of Judah,
and half of Benjamin) returned from Babylonian captivity
about 2500 years ago, God awakened in their innermost
being the desire to return to Jerusalem. In a remarkable way
this has also happened to Israel in our time. The Zionist
movement has been God's instrument to fish the Jews back
to their homeland. Zionism is a movement which God
originated. God will also liberate spiritual Israel from
Babylonian captivity, that is, denominations. He wants
to awaken in their innermost being also the thought of
returning to the original assembly.
The old Jewish Passover greeting "Next year in Jerusalem"
also applies to spiritual Jews, those who desire the life of
the original assembly pictured by the city of Jerusalem
(Psalm 87). This greeting expresses the hope that the
church would return to what it was in the beginning.
During the entire course of church history there have
been those believers who have desired it.
For ages in their religious observance the Jews have
Prayed for the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem as
well as for the regathering of their scattered people.
Nevertheless only a few of the early Jewish thinkers gave
this idea any concrete shape. Exceptions were Yehuda
Ha-Levi (1075-1141) and Isak Luria (1543-1572). Perhaps
the most significant forerunner of Zionism was Rabbi Löw
eli Maharal of Prague (died 1609). He believed that not
even one ethnic group should have to live in submission
to another; the dispersion of the Jews was not a tolerable
condition. In his mind they had the right to anticipate their
liberation by Messiah but they were not permitted to
attempt to return to their homeland on their own initiative.
Elija Gaon (1720-1797) of Vilna, an opponent of Hasidism,
was very learned and held in exceptionally high regard.
In his criticism of Hasidism his starting point was that
Hasidism placed greater importance on inwardly directed
mystical experience than on the study of the word and put
unrestrained subjectivism at the center. He was disciplined
and self-possessed, a thorough researcher of literature and
wrote commentaries on the Bible, the Mishna, and the two
Talmuds. His disciples went in three large groups to
Palestine in the years 1808 and 1809 and founded a Jewish
community in Safed. They sent heralds to Europe to
encourage other Jews to follow their example. In seven
years the number of immigrants to Safed rose from 200
Rabbi Zvi Kalischer (1795-1874) and Yehuda Alkalai should
be included among the early Zionist thinkers. They both
rejected the common belief of the Jews that salvation was
only something that God could do. They believed that the
individual could hasten salvation. Consider what Peter
said " … looking for and hastening the day of God… "
(II Peter 3.12).
The Jews have been extremely undesirous of returning to
their own land. Many of them have preferred to consider
as their homeland the land where they have lived. Many
spiritual Jews have also been so sold on their
denominations (whose cradle is Rome) that they prefer to
remain in them rather than come into visible unity. In 1862
Moses Hess in his book ROME AND JERUSALEM
pointed out the impossibility of assimilation of the
individual and undertook to become the spokesmen for
national liberation. In his opinion the Jewish state had to
be established in Palestine where the revival of intellectual
and religious life would be possible. He was the first who
clearly understood that racist anti-Semitism would become
an obstacle either to liberation from a subordinate position -
or to assimilation which they considered better.
Neither can true spiritual Jews assimilate into
denominations. At the end time they will gather into an
assembly based on the original apostolic model and thus
will believers return from worldly religiosity to their first
love for Yeshua - the return from Rome to Jerusalem - the
return from the bosom of the harlot Jezebel to pure worship
of God as before. Like many of the early Zionists Moses
Hess wrote too early and he was largely ignored. It has also
happened to those who spoke in earlier times about the
return of the spiritual Jews to their homeland. God's will will
nevertheless be done regardless of the indifference of men.
The pogroms in Russia especially beginning in the year
1881 hastened the development of Zionism. Jews began to
widely understand that at least for the Jews of Russia there
were no great hopes for achieving civil rights. Emigration
appeared to be the only solution and thus it began mainly
to the West. In 1882 Zionist activists in Russia founded
an organization called Hibbat Tsion (Love for Zion). Its
first group emigrated that same year and established a
community called Rishon-le-Tsion (meaning "the first
ones to Zion") in Palestine. In the same year Romanian
Jews established the community Rosh Pina in Galilee. In
the following years several new settlements were born.
In 1882 a doctor, Leo Pinsker (1821-1891), emphasized in
his paper AUTO-EMANCIPATION the right of the Jewish
people and their obligation to stand up on their feet and
liberate themselves. He had earlier worked for the cause
of assimilation but now he dismissed all such thoughts.
He became convinced that it was impossible for the Jews
to mix with other nations. The only thing to do was to
establish a Jewish state in Palestine. Spiritual Jews also
have to stand up on their feet. They also can no longer
assimilate into the denominational mixture of Babylon.
They can no longer take a stand for any particular
denomination. Their only possibility is to return to the
The term Zionism originated with Nathan Birnbaum (1864-
1937). But the founder of modern Zionism was Theodor
Herzl (1860-1904) who in 1896 laid the foundation in his
book THE JEWISH STATE. Herzl's parents were assimilated
Jews and he did not know his predecessors Hess or Pinsker
at all. But he was soon in contact with the Hibbat Tsion
organization. But Baron Rothschild who had begun a fund
for the purchase of tracts of land for Jewish settlements in
the middle of the 19th century and Baron Hirsch considered
his plans foolish and did not want to support them.
Herzl's book on the Jewish state became Zionism's classic.
Besides arousing support, his political Zionism also
aroused fear and bitterness among both orthodox and
liberal Jews. Even though they gave their approval to
the thought of the Jews returning to their homeland,
they feared that Herzl's political declaration would cause
Palestine to be closed to all Jews. Regardless of all the
opposition Herzl's line became the winner. His words
appealed to the deepest feelings and most powerful
longing of the Jewish people. Christian Zionism will
also awaken in groups of believers similar feelings and
also action. The response of many will be positive to
the prospect of the unity of all believers but they will
want to avoid all practical and visible unity. But true
unity will win. Attaining such unity will satisfy the
deepest desires of believers' spirits and alleviate the
great sorrow that has been caused by the scattering
of the body of Messiah (Eph 5.30).
In the beginning Herzl had attempted to gain international
recognition for his organization and its plans. When this
did not happen, they began to turn to other issues.
Different factions appeared in the Zionist movement.
Great Britain's proposal to establish a Jewish national
home in Uganda in East Africa was discussed at the 1903
Zionist Congress. Herzl was ready to approve this as a
temporary measure because the situation of the Jews in
East Europe had become so unbearable that they had
To do something. But a large East European delegation
nevertheless decisively resisted any alternatives to
Palestine. This was due to the diplomatic efforts of World
Zionist Organization's Chaim Weizmann (1874-1952)
who later became the first president of the Jewish state
Israel and also Jerusalem finally belong to the Jews. Their
goal has been realized. At the same time God has been
bringing spiritual Israel together. He has begun in a visible
manner to answer Yeshua's prayer that the believers would
be one. God's people are beginning to return from the
prison of denominations to the original way of assembling.
But there are still countless Christians who are not desirous
of leaving their denominations, just as the majority of Jews
living in the Diaspora are undesirous of moving to Israel.
God will send the fishers who will fish them and he will
send hunters who will drive them out of denominations
(Jer 16.16, Luke 6.22). True spiritual Jews are beginning
to undergo persecution at the hands of religious people
and likewise anti-Semitic powers all over the world will
persecute, kill, and drive Jews away.
The opponents of Zionism considered the establishment
of the state of Israel a hopeless cause; they treat the
restoration of the church in the same manner. Nevertheless
in 1948 the state of Israel became a reality and likewise the
restored assembly will be a reality before Yeshua comes to
take away his own. Heaven will keep him as long as it takes
to accomplish it.
The World Zionist Organization is the connection between
the Jews living in Israel and those living in exile. In the
same way the restorers need to keep contact with all those
who are born of God's Spirit. Those who have moved to the
promised land and those who are still in their homelands or
denominations are by virtue of their birth spiritual Jews.
They are brothers and sisters. The Jews maintain unity
with the help of the World Zionist Organization . There
must also be contact among spiritual Jews.
In question is not a particular individual's cause; neither is
it a matter of a new denomination with a prophet or other
figure who can be presented as its founder. Believers
together will build the church in their own localities. It
appears that younger believers are more desirous of
stepping onto the road of restoration, because they
have not yet managed to become so attached to their
denominations and their first love for Yeshua still burns
in them. Those believers who desire the faith and power
of the early church will obtain it in a restored assembly.
To achieve it they must become a clean slate. Their
thoughts must be cleansed of the old denominational
teachings which are not in line with the Bible. Some will
realize that they are spiritually poor (Matt 5.3) and will
want to experience true living faith; they will leave first
because they are sure that by doing so their spiritual life
will change for the better.
The restorers will encounter much opposition because
many older prisoners will not voluntarily leave their prison.
But let every opponent find in God's word a justification
for his opposition. Anyone who does not want to leave
may remain where he is. There is no intention of seizing
someone by force out of his denomination. In this regard
God's Spirit will function as Abraham's servant did when
he met Rebekah at the well (Genesis 24). God's Spirit had
already prepared Rebekah and she was ready to leave with
the servant to become the wife of Isaac, who foreshadows
It appears that there will be a battle with the mean,
narrow-minded, and shortsighted church people just
as Yeshua in his time encountered the opposition of his
learned orthodox countrymen. But we must remember
that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in
high places (Eph 6.12) because the enemy knows that
this age will end with the restoration of all things.
When Israel went through tribulation and persecution, it
always ended with a celebration. Pharaoh wanted to destroy
the Jews when they lived in
Passover (Exodus 12). Haman also wanted to get rid of
The Jews; the result was פורים Purim (Esther 9.26-28).
Antiochus Epiphanes tried to do likewise and the result
was חנכה Hanukkah or the Dedication of the Temple
(John 10.22). The pogroms of Russia brought to birth the
Zionist movement. After Hitler's cruel genocide came
Israel's יום-העצמאות Independence Day.
Israel still has its last great tribulation ahead of her but that
also will end in a celebration. On that occasion Israel will
accept her משיח ישוע הנצרי Messiah, Yeshua of Nazareth,
and will crown Him King. The last tribulation of the church
of God when all the false brethren will turn against her will
end with a wonderful celebration when her Bridegroom,
Yeshua of Nazareth, will come and take her to the wedding
of the Lamb.
Now is the time for a spiritual exodus. Now is the time
for every believer truly born of the Spirit and walking in
the Spirit to depart for the promised land, to take part in
the restoration of the local assembly. According to the
Word of God, all spiritual Israel is to leave denominations,
there will not remain in them one who is circumcised in
the Spirit (Ezekiel 39.28).
Original text in Finnish: Hengellinen Sionismi
(Spiritual Zionism), Moshe Zew, 1983
Translation to English: Steve Mintiyev, 2001