Restoration of Israel
Listen to Andy’s concluding thoughts following the wonderful presentation ‘Stories Little Told’ by the Sh’ma Kingdom Dancers for our commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Related Bible passages: Psalm 102:1-22; Isaiah 61:1-3; Isaiah 43:15-19; Jeremiah 31:31-33; Matthew 26:26-28.
Listen to Andy’s message, regarding the fulfilment of Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and Tabernacles (Sukkot) here:
Psalm 68: 1-4
Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
As smoke is driven away, So drive them away; As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name Yah, And rejoice before Him.
Listen to Rob’s message on the restoration of the Kingdom of Judah as it applies to us in the Kingdom of God here:
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying,
2 Thus says Cyrus king of Persia:
All the kingdoms of the earth the Lord God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a [a]house at Jerusalem which is in Judah. 3 Who is among you of all His people? May his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel (He is God), which is in Jerusalem. 4 And whoever is left in any place where he dwells, let the men of his place help him with silver and gold, with goods and livestock, besides the freewill offerings for the house of God which is in Jerusalem.
5 Then the heads of the fathers’ houses of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and the Levites, with all whose spirits God had moved, arose to go up and build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem. 6 And all those who were around them [c]encouraged them with articles of silver and gold, with goods and livestock, and with precious things, besides all that was willingly offered.
7 King Cyrus also brought out the articles of the house of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar had taken from Jerusalem and put in the temple of his gods;
God is in the business of restoration. Jeremiah 29:10-14, Ezekiel 36 & 37:1-14, Matthew 11:28-30.
He is restoring the Land of Israel, the people of Israel, and He is restoring us, too! Salvation is instant, sanctification takes a lifetime!