Return, Not Rapture

Jeremiah 30:23-24 See what a scorching wind has gone out from the Lord, a sweeping whirlwind, coming down onto the heads of the wicked. The Lords anger will not be turned aside, it will accomplish His purposes. In days to come, you will understand.

This is the Lords Day of vengeance and wrath, the next prophesied event.

Jeremiah 31:1-6 At that time, I shall be the God of all the families of Israel and they will be My people, a people that have escaped the sword and found favour in the wilderness. From afar God has appeared to Israel. He loves and cares for them and will build them up again. Once again, they will be happy and the Land will be fruitful. They will worship God in Jerusalem.

The great story of the redemption of God’s people, all faithful Christians who  will live in the new nation of Beulah, Isaiah 62:1-5, in peace and prosperity. They will build the 3rd Temple and worship again, as in ancient days.

Jeremiah 31:7-9 The Lord says: be joyful for Jacobs sake, sing praises and say- God has saved His people, He has preserved a remnant of Israel. See how He brings them from all parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, women and children. A vast company, they come with weeping and prayer, God will comfort and escort them. He will lead them by streams of water, on smooth paths, for He is the Father to Israel and Ephraim is His eldest son.

Israel and Judah, scattered around the world. The remnant-“a vast company”. So, if the remnant could be several million, then it must be that the Israelites are now 100s of millions. NOT just the Jewish people.

Jeremiah 31:10-14 Listen to the Word of the Lord, you nations, make it known to people far away. He who scattered Israel, will gather them again and will watch over them as a shepherd watches over his flock. For God has redeemed Jacob and delivered them from their enemies. His righteous people will come with great joy into a Land of plenty and peace.

The Israelites enemies will be defeated, then they will be gathered and settled into Greater Israel, all that area promised to Abraham, so long ago. Ezekiel 47:13-23

Jeremiah 31:15-20 Rachel weeps for her children. [Rachel, the spiritual mother ofIsrael]  Shed no more tears, for they will leave the nations and return to their own Land. God has disciplined Ephraim, like an unruly bull calf [Bull in Hebrew= aegel,became Angle, then Anglo-Saxon. Saxon= Isaac’s sons] After Ephraim strayed, he repented and now in shame and remorse, reproaches himself for the sins of his youth. God says: Ephraim is still My dear son, in whom I delight, I still remember him and have compassion for him.

Ephraim, was the leader of the 10 tribes, conquered in 722BC.

Jeremiah 31:21-22 Set up signs to mark your way, the path for your return. Come back virgin Israel to your towns. How long will you wander, My wayward child?

        The many ‘dolmens’ across Europe. This will happen: a woman will protect a man.

Jeremiah 31:23-25 The Lord says: When I bring My people back from exile, they will live in all the Land and be satisfied. Once more will these words be heard in the Land;   God bless you, the home of righteousness, the holy mountain.

The Holy mountain, the Temple mount. The 3rd Temple will be built and the ordinances reinstated]

Jeremiah 31:26-28 The days are coming, says the Lord, when I will plant Israel and Judah then increase their people and livestock. In the past My intent was to uproot and inflict disaster upon them, now I shall watch over them, to build and plant.

 The sins of the forefathers are expiated by the Israelites long exile. Isaiah 27:7-9

Jeremiah 31:29-34 It will no longer be said that children will suffer for their parents sins. Only those who sin will be punished for it.

The days are coming when I shall establish a new covenant with  Israel and Judah. It will not be like the one that I made with their forefathers, when I took them out of Egypt, that covenant they broke, though I was patient with them. This will be the new Covenant that I will make with the whole House of Israel, in the latter days; I shall set My Law within them, in their hearts, all of them will know and obey Me. I will forgive and forget their wrongdoing.

Jeremiah 31:35-37 The Lord says: As the sun and stars are set in their courses, as the wind and the sea roars- only if this fixed order changes, then, no more could Israel ever cease to be a nation before Me.

Jeremiah 31:39-40 The days are coming when Jerusalem will be rebuilt in My honour.    It will be holy to Me, never again to be demolished.  

 Ref: REB verses abridged.

  This passage from the book of the prophet Jeremiah, tells the story of how the Lord will judge the unrighteous, then how His people, every faithful Christian, the Israelites of God, will go to live in the Land that He promised to their [spiritual] forefathers.  

God will make a new covenant with them, in order for them to fulfil their destiny to be a light to the nations, and to spread to gospel of the coming Kingdom of God. Isaiah 66:19 – also described in Revelation 7 and 14 as the 144,000.

Many more prophesied events will take place, then, will come the culmination of this age – the Return of Jesus, to reign for 1000 years.