Daily Bible Verses for 11/3/2016
The Lord Says… For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land. After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.
In our day and age, we take for granted the existence of Israel. However, we must remember that the restoration of Israel to the family of nations is the super-sign of the last days. God promised in the latter years to restore Israel back to her homeland and back into the family of nations. By bringing the people of Israel back to their homeland from among the nations to which He scattered them two-thousand years ago, God is doing three things. He is sanctifying His holy name. He is showing the nations of the world that He is the Lord. And He is moving us closer to the completion of His plan of redemption for all mankind. God made three promises to the nation of Israel which will be fulfilled during the last days.
These include restoration, unification and sanctification. Restoration by bringing her people back into the land from the surrounding people groups and once again becoming a nation. Unification by making Israel a single nation, no longer divided into a northern and southern kingdom. And sanctification by bringing the people of Israel to faith in Jesus Christ. These three promises bring together the Abrahamic, Davidic and New Covenants. We have seen the first two fulfilled during our lifetime; however, Israel will not see the complete fulfillment until she recognizes Jesus as her Messiah and undergoes the time of Jacob’s Trouble. As Christians we know this means the time is short and the rapture of the saints is near. We should be in expectation of the return of Jesus and His call to the saints, to meet Him in the air, where we will forever be with the Lord.