The In-Gathering of Jews

Since Replacement theologians purport that all the biblical prophecies concerning the Jews were fulfilled long ago, they leave no room for the possibility that the current, on-going, return of Jews to Israel is a fulfillment of Scripture. Instead, they claim that any passages describing the rebirth of the Jewish nation are merely a reference to their earlier return from Babylonian captivity around 538 BC, implying that the current re-gathering is illegitimate, unscriptural, and of Satan’s doing. To determine what is true, let’s once again examine the Bible.

There are more than fifty passages that predict the end-time re-gathering of Jews. Here are just a few. Pay special attention to the descriptive adjectives and nouns which I have highlighted in bold. (All passages are taken from the NKJV.)

Ezekiel 11:17 …‘Thus says
the Lord GOD: “I will gather you from the
peoples, assemble you from the countries
where you have been scattered, and I will
give you the land of Israel.”’

Deuteronomy 30:3-4 “…the LORD your God
will bring you back from captivity, and have
compassion on you, and gather you again
from all the nations where the LORD your
God has scattered you. If any of you are driven
out to the farthest parts under heaven,
from there the LORD your God will gather
you, and from there He will bring you.”

Isaiah 11:11-12 “It shall come to pass in that
day That the Lord shall set His hand again
the second time to recover the remnant of
His people who are left, From Assyria and
Egypt, From Pathros and Cush, From Elam
and Shinar, From Hamath and the islands
of the sea. He will set up a banner for the
nations, And will assemble the outcasts of
Israel, And gather together the dispersed of
Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

Isaiah 43:5-6 “Fear not, for I am with you; I
will bring your descendants from the east,
And gather you from the west; I will say to
the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south,
‘Do not keep them back!’ Bring My sons from
afar, And my daughters from the ends of
the earth.”

Jeremiah 16:14-15 “Therefore behold, the
days are coming,” says the LORD, “that it
shall no more be said, ‘The LORD lives who
brought up the children of Israel from the
land of Egypt,’ but, ‘The LORD lives who
brought up the children of Israel from the
land of the north and from all the lands
where He had driven them.’ For I will bring
them back into their land which I gave to their

Jeremiah 29:14 “I will be found by you; says
the LORD, and I will bring you back from
your captivity; I will gather you from all the
nations and from all the places where I
have driven you, says the LORD, and I will
bring you to the place from which I cause you
to be carried away captive.”

Jeremiah 31:8a “Behold, I will bring them
from the north country, And gather them
from the ends of the earth…”

Ezekiel 39:27-28 “When I have brought them
back from the peoples and gathered them
out of their enemies’ lands, and I am hallowed
in them in the sight of many nations,
then they shall know that I am the LORD their
God, who sent them into captivity among the
nations, but also brought them back to their
land, and left none of them captive any
longer.” (The NIV reads, “not leaving any

 While there are passages in the Old Testament that plainly foretold the return of Jews from ancient Babylon, the passages above are clearly describing something else — a worldwide in-gathering of Jews on a massive scale never before realized. (Notice Jeremiah’s focus on “the north.” Since 1948, an estimated 1.4 million Jews have made Aliyah from Russia, Ukraine, and the former Soviet Union countries – north of Israel.) The fact that “none” will be left behind signifies a much greater, more comprehensive and complete return than their partial migration from Babylon in the 6thcentury BC, in which only an estimated 20 percent (at most 30 percent) of Jews made their way back to the Promised Land. The vast majority stayed behind in Babylon and eventually spread out across the world. Today however, as a result of the current on-going Aliyah, 47 percent of the world’s Jews once again live in Israel (7.3 of 15.5 million). ■

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The Abrahamic Covenant

God made conditional and unconditional covenants with His people. The Abrahamic Covenant, made with His servant Abraham, was unconditional. The following are excerpts taken from a thorough treatment of this covenant provided by

   “The Abrahamic Covenant is an unconditional covenant. The actual covenant is found in Genesis 12:1-3. The ceremony recorded in Genesis 15 indicates the unconditional nature of the covenant…”

   “Later, God gave Abraham the rite of circumcision as the specific sign of the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 17:9-14)…”

   “God determined to call out a special people for Himself, and through that special people He would bless the whole world. The Lord tells Abram, ‘I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.’” (Genesis 12:2-3) 

   “…The Abrahamic Covenant included the promise of land (Genesis 12:1). It was a specific land, an actual property, with dimensions specified in Genesis 15:18-21. In Genesis 13:15, God gives Abraham all the land that he can see, and the gift is declared to be ‘forever.’ God was not going to renege on His promise. The territory given as part of the Abrahamic Covenant is expanded in Deuteronomy 30:1-10, often called the Palestinian Covenant.”

   “…At no point in history, though, has Israel controlled all of the land God had specified. There remains, therefore, a final fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant that will see Israel occupying their God-given homeland to the fullest extent. The fulfillment will be more than a matter of geography; it will also be a time of holiness and restoration (See Ezekiel 20:40-44 and 36:1 to 37:28)…”

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Quotable Quotes: 

Voices Against Israel and America

1. “We say one thing: Get out of our land, get out of our faces. Get out of our Jerusalem and our Al-Aqsa Mosque. We do not want to see you on this land. This land is ours, Jerusalem is ours, everything is ours.” – Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, October 7, 2023, as translated by Memri TV (#10501).

 2. “Historically, everybody has been angry with Hitler, and called him a racist. Hitler said: ‘You will curse me for every Jew I did not kill.’ This is true. Once again I pray for God to bestow mercy and grace upon Hitler. [I pray for this] because of the Jewish Zionist Israel – those people who are spreading confusion throughout the world, and emerge from under every rock and from behind any evil… In addition, I condemn Israel. The end of this terrorist state is near. Inshallah, once the world is purified of the Jews, there will be peace and quiet.”

– Turkish politician Suleyman Sezen, October 19, 2023, as translated by Memri TV (Clip #10549).

3. “Hamas has just one ‘no’ – no to the existence of Israel. I believe that Israel is the heart of the problem in our region, and that once Israel is gone from this region, an opportunity to resolve all the problems in this region will be opened.” 

– Osama Hamdan, member of Hamas Political Bureau, October 11, 2023, as translated by Memri TV (Clip #10533).

4. “By Allah, when the world, America, the West, and the Zionists see that the [Islamic] nation has come to the support of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that convoys of mujahideen are on their way to shed their pure blood on the land of Palestine, the battlefield will change, the balance of power will change.” 

– Former Hamas Political Bureau chairman Khaled Mashal, October 10, 2023, as translated by Memri TV (Clip #10516).

5. “America is completely complicit in all the crimes. America’s arms are soaked up to their elbows with the blood of the oppressed, the sick, the children, and the women in this atrocity. In reality, [America] is in some respects orchestrating this atrocity in Gaza. America is orchestrating this. [Crowd responding] “Death to America! Death to America! Death to America!”

– Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, October 25, 2023, as translated by Memri TV (Clip #10569).

6. “Death to Israel! Death to Israel! Death to America! Death to Israel! Death to Israel!… Israel is annihilated! Palestine is victorious! Israel is annihilated! Palestine is victorious! Israel is annihilated! Palestine is victorious! Death to Israel! We are all your soldiers…!”

– Members of Iran’s Majles [Islamic Consultative Assembly], October 11, 2023, as translated by Memri TV (Clip #10529).