Jeremiah 16:14 The days are coming, declares the Lord; when it will no longer be said: As surely as the Lord lives, Who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,15 but it will be said: As surely as HaShem lives, who brought the Israelites [all 12 Tribes] up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them. For I will restore them to the land I gave their ancestors.
This is referred to as the ‘Second Exodus‘ and does not only refer to the return of Jews to the Land of Israel after World War 2, but to the Return also of millions of re-identified Ten Tribers who have lost all identity among the nations where they were exiled for 2800 years. The immensity of such a vast re-identification and Return will totally overshadow the original miracle filled Exodus from Egypt, according to Jeremiah.
The principle is that the Lord uses periods of travail upon His People to purify and strengthen them spiritually. Their struggles with hardship, adversity and misfortune serve to mould them into the righteous likeness which they require to be part of His Kingdom and to be in His Service.
This Divine method is not just used in the final refining process of His elect, but, throughout all humanity, even as initial Calls for their heart and minds. The Lord constantly calls on those who know Him not, who rebel against Him, but, in response, like Pharaoh, they challenge Him, for they do not wish to acknowledge Him. First G-d appeals to their emotions, but, like against Pharaoh, after the first Plagues, God changes His approach and even hardens his heart, while appealing to his intellect.
We, the people of Judah and 10-Israel today, when applying the allegory of ‘Pharaoh’ to ourselves, are also hard of heart against His Calls for higher devotion and commitment. This becomes especially evident with regard to the approaching Final Redemption (which also entails working for Peace in His House which is so disastrously split in two). We do not respond to His Calls for change and rethinking. We hesitate, turn our ears and hearts away, procrastinate, promise falsely and continue in our ways of neglecting to work for the furtherance of His Kingdom on earth
Then, like with Pharaoh, God “puts on the screws” when He calls for final refining. This time He is using a different method. He is appealing to our intellectual resources rather than our emotional. The troubles may increase, physical persecution may become a reality (like through wars or anti-Semitic onslaughts even on our lives). It is all about a higher Calling for our final refining.
As we approach the reality of the Redemption, there are things that have to changed and need to be achieved:
- The restoration and recognition of the Lost House of Israel, consisting of Ten Tribes in exile among the nations, lost to history, but not to God. Amos 9:9
- Reconciliation has to be achieved between these re-identifying and returning Lost Ten Tribers and the House of Judah before the Peace can be established which will enable the Return of the Shekinah (visible Divine Presence) of God to the holy Land.
- Judah (the Jews) have to “recognize Yosef”. To Jews today, it must be much like ancient Israel having to accept foreigner to them and Egyptian style Moses, or Yosef, in his ‘Egyptian Cloak’ of many colours.
- Ephraim (Ten Tribes) who are in process of awakening and re-identification across the entire world, has to turn away from their inherited pride and rebellion against Judah (as their fathers did for which they were exiled into oblivion). As the returnee Prodigal son, they have to respect and acknowledge their ‘Brother’ Judah who has faithfully been keeping ‘The House of their Father’ during their exile ‘to the pig sties of paganism. They should shake off their arrogance of pride in rediscovery of Torah principles and rather than try to ‘save’ Judah, humble themselves and acknowledge the Divine Mandate of Judah as the Lawgiver of God,’ Psalms 60:7, 108:8
Like God did with Pharaoh, He will “put on the screws” in this final refining. He will be appealing to our intellectual rather than our emotional spirituality. The world is facing catastrophic culmination for its evil empire Babylon which it has been building throughout nearly 6000 years. The Sabbath Millennia is at the door.
Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge. Both Houses urgently need more Knowledge about each other and about the controversial way that Redemption will have to come. We need Understanding of each other. This will result in Wisdom about HaShem’s Redemption Plan, to realize our individual personal responsibilities, to accept each other and thus to establish Peace in Zion. Ref: Kolhator.com
not be afraid, Jacob, [all 12 Tribes of Israel]My
do not be dismayed, Israel.
I will surely save you out of a distant place,
your descendants from the land of their exile.
Jacob will again have peace and security,
and no one will make him afraid.
28 Do not be afraid, Jacob my servant,
for I am with you,” declares the Lord.
“Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you,
I will not completely destroy you.
I will discipline you but only in due measure;
I will not let you go entirely unpunished.”