He who scattered Israel, will gather them Jeremiah 31:10
The House of Israel [the Northern 10 tribes] then the House of Judah [the Jewish people] were sent into exile because of their sins and the Lord “hid His face from them’. Deut 31:17-18, Ezekiel 20:23 However, this ‘hiding of His face’, is neither rejection or replacement. It is their discipline and preparation for eventual rejoining, restoration into the Land that will enable their spiritual renewal. Ezekiel chapter 37, Ezekiel 11:19
There is no change to God’s plan to regather the descendants of the Patriarchs, but as has always been the case: foreigners can join Israel and a great number will be grafted in, so they can all finally be what He wanted them to be; ‘a light to the nations’, and spreading the good news of the coming Kingdom to all the world, by the 144,000 missionaries, 12,000 from each tribe. Isaiah 49:7-8, Isaiah 66:19, Revelation 14:1-7
Deuteronomy 30:3-6 The Lord will bring you back from captivity and have compassion on you. He will gather you again from all the distant parts of the earth, from there He will bring you back to your own soil. He will circumcise your hearts, so you will love and obey Him, then you may live. Isaiah 43:1-7
There are over 40 separate passages of prophecy that deal specifically, in great detail, with this theme of the full restoration of all Israel. They have never been fulfilled in the past – not in 515BC when a few thousand Jews returned, nor yet in our day. The State of Israel [Judah] is a ‘firstfruit’, as prophesied. The complete gathering of all the descendants of Jacob is as sure as the sworn testimony of God Himself. The prophets indicate when this will happen; Hosea 11:8-9
Hosea 3:4-5 For the Israelites will live for many days without a king, without sacrifice, without ephod, etc. [with no Temple] After that, they will again seek the Lord and their King, and turn with reverence to His blessings in the last days. Zech 6:15
Jeremiah 16:14-19 The time is coming…… when I shall bring the Israelites back from a Northern land and all the lands of their dispersion and I shall give them the Land of their forefathers. I will send for fishermen and hunters, who will fish and hunt them from every place. For they are not hidden from My sight….To you, the nations will come saying: we inherited a sham, lies and worthless things. Isaiah 44:9
This is not Matt 24:31 – His angels gather ALL those who kept faithful during the Trib.
Ezekiel 20:34-36 ..I shall bring you out of the nations….I shall bring you to the Meeting place in the desert….as I did with your forefathers, I shall judge you. Amos 3:9 [This must be earlier than the Return of Jesus to Jerusalem,]
Jeremiah 31:27-34 The days are coming.. when I will plant Israel and Judah, I will watch over them to prosper them….in those days, I shall set My Law within them ……
All will know Me and I will forgive their sins. [known, not by His presence, as yet]
Ezekiel 36:22-38… All Israel regathered… I shall give you a new heart, I shall put My spirit within you…you will prosper in the Land…The nations still left around you will know that it is I, the Lord, who has done this. [again, not by His presence] Ref, REB,NIV
This is all part of the Plan, that through New Israel, all the world will have an example of how we should all live. Jeremiah 33:6-9 I will bring Judah and Israel back to the Land and will rebuild their places. I will cleanse them…. then it will be to Me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth.