Jerusalem on line: A report published recently by the London-based Institute for Jewish Policy Research has shown that only10% of the world’s Jews live in Europe – 1,329,400. Between 1970 and 2020, Europe lost 59% of its Jewish population.
In Western Europe, there was a moderate loss of 9% and in Eastern Europe a drastic decline of 85%. The study found that of Germany’s 118,000 Jews, 40% are above the age of 65, and only 10% are under the age of 15.
The study noted that many European countries are experiencing Jewish emigration due to antisemitism, the collapse of Jewish communities and assimilation. Read More …
Opinion: Work backwards from what we know will happen:
“Then they will know that I am the Lord their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind.” Ezekiel 39:28
The scene is the end of the future war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38-39). Israel will win a miraculous victory in much the same way as Gideon did in Judges 7, and the Israelites did in 2 Chronicles 20. The enemy armies will turn on each other …
“I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. 22 I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.” Ezekiel 28:21-22
Imagine that scene!
God is calling His chosen back to the land to prepare them for the tribulation where He has planned in advance to save them.
“Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.” Jeremiah 3:10
All those gathered in the mountains of Seir, ancient home of Esau (Matthew 24:15-16), will mourn Jesus and receive salvation:
“And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.” Zechariah 12:10
The Apostle Paul (Romans 11:26-27) confirms:
“and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written:
“The deliverer will come from Zion;
he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.
27 And this my covenant with them
when I take away their sins.”[