The return of the Jewish people to Israel


I will gather you back from the nations where you are scattered and give you the land of Israel again.– Ezekiel 11:17
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Ebenezer Operation Exodus 2003 celebration of having helped 100,000 Jewish people reach Israel.

Picture courtesy of Ebenezer Operation Exodus

In our story of Gary and Michelle earlier in the week we read how they were involved with bringing the Jews back home to Israel from the Ukraine. One of the greatest miracles of all time has been going on, yet many Christians still don’t know about it. God is bringing home the Jewish people to Israel from all over the world.

This re-gathering is called the aliyah (the Hebrew word means ‘to go up’ – to Jerusalem), and is the fulfilment of numerous Old Testament prophecies. It is important for Christian believers to know these scriptures because they will enable us to understand God’s purposes not only for the Jewish people, but also the times in which we live – the end times – Jesus is coming home soon too!

As you study some of these passages today in our readings I pray you will gain understanding of God’s heart for the Jewish people and his desire for them, there are still ways you could help assist this process. There are a couple of organisations I you can contact if you want to help.

Ebenezer Operation Exodus

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Founded during the first Gulf War at the International Prayer Conference in Jerusalem (IPC) 1991. Its founder Gustav Scheller had an overwhelming sense that God wanted them to take action. It has brought many home and is still doing so; it now has representatives in over 50 countries worldwide.

Operation On Wings of Eagles

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Nicknamed “Operation Magic Carpet” between June 1949 and September 1950 brought 49,000 Yemenite Jews to the new state of Israel, and 500 Djiboutian and Eritrean Jews and some 2,000 Jews from Saudi Arabia– they were airlifted to Israel. British and American transport planes made some 380 flights from Aden, in a secret operation that was not made public until several months after it was over. It was the return of the Jewish exiles from Muslim and Arab countries. On Wings of Eagles continues today to assist needy Jews in making aliyah (immigrating to Israel). They come from all over the world — Russia, Argentina, India, Muslim countries, and elsewhere — to escape anti-Semitism and extreme poverty, and to realize the dream of living in their biblical homeland. They are part of and sponsored by, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ).

Click the links to check out these two very worthy organisations.