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Jews returning to Israel fulfills biblical prophecies, leader says

Jews from around the world are fulfilling biblical prophecy by returning to Israel.

“It’s very monumental to see how this organization that my father dreamed about, that people said would never happen, would never succeed, has outlived him,” Yael Eckstein, CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews says. “And really become the leading philanthropic organization in Israel and the leading bridge-building organization between Christians and Jews, which is what he dreamed about, what he prayed for.”

Over the past year, the organization has also helped feed, clothe and rescue Jews fleeing the horrors of Russia’s deadly invasion of Ukraine. It has helped get people out of Ukraine, navigating the complexities of doing so even for those who don’t have passports or paper work.

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“It’s seeing that unique impact that the fellowship is able to make, especially during times of crisis, but also seeing God’s hand on a regular basis,” she said. “And fulfilling biblical prophecy, bringing Jews home from all four corners of the earth, from Arab countries, from across the former Soviet Union — that when the fellowship, every day, greets flights in Israel of Jewish people who are persecuted, facing antisemitism, facing poverty and war, and we’re able to bring them home.”

2023 marks the 73rd anniversary of Israel enacting the Law of Return, allowing anyone who is Jewish to immigrate to Israel and obtain citizenship. The law is popular among Israeli Jews with 98% supporting the continuation of the practice.

Young American Jews arrive in Israel to begin a new life.

The issue of fulfilling prophecy might stand out to Christians, especially as end-times prophecy often gets a great deal of attention. The establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 often is seen as a major fulfillment of eschatological events.

“In 1948, Israel was recognized as a sovereign state and this, too, has ramifications for the student of scripture,” GotQuestions.org noted. “God promised Abram that his posterity would have Canaan as ‘an everlasting possession’ (Genesis 17:8), and Ezekiel prophesied a physical and spiritual resuscitation of Israel (Ezekiel 37).”

Ezekiel 37 is seen as prophesying that the Jewish people will return to Israel, with 1948 serving as a benchmark in that fulfillment timeline. “I think what’s so incredible in our generation is that so many Christians have gone back to studying their roots,” Eckstein said. “We know in the New Testament it says that the Christians are grafted onto this rich olive tree of Israel.”

Eckstein said the “modern state of Israel is nothing short of prophetic,” explaining the connection she sees between 1948 and the current regathering of Jewish people from all over the world. “We see that happening every day,” she said. “The prophecies say that the children will be filling the streets of Jerusalem with laughter once again; that’s happening.”

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice

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  1. For me I believe the end time what we see all over the world right Jesus is on his way to come back soon the Bible says country is fighting against country we are ready seeing that man turns woman, woman turns man , people killed people for no reason ,prostitution all over the world , transgender now someone marry you don’t who you marry with it may be a man turns himself a woman, everyone be prepared for the masterJesus.

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