Jewish Press: Every time a group of new olim arrives at Ben Gurion Airport on a Nefesh (soul and spirit) B’Nefesh (Jewish facilitators) flight, I find myself filled with mixed emotions.
On the one hand, I am inspired and overjoyed to watch happy new immigrants (who are mostly religious these days) take their first steps as proud citizens of the Promised Land. Their courage, their pioneer spirit, their love for the Land of Israel, for Torah, and for G-d are worthy of everyone’s admiration.
On the other hand, I find myself saddened that Nefesh B’Nefesh landings are few and far between. According to Nefesh B’Nefesh, the total annual aliyah count from North America is holding at 3,000-plus. Three thousand out of an estimated 6,000,000! In other words, an annual aliyah rate of .05 percent!
Opinion: According to Bible prophecy, it’s no one’s fault, just not the right time.
Olim means immigrants on aliyah to Israel. And one day, possibly very soon, there will be an influx of Olim so large that Israel will be glad it won the future Psalm 83 war that expanded its land back to what was originally intended.
“ … To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates …”
Psalm 83 alliance is a collection of Israel’s hostile neighbors. When Israel defeats this group and becomes exceedingly wealthy, its land base will expand in much the same way as the 1967 war. Except this time there will be no chorus of progressives demanding they give it back.
Psalm 83 will so devastate Islam that the remaining two hostile Muslim countries, Iran and Turkey will likely forget their differences and join forces with Russia to wipe out the Jewish state once and for all. Islamic North Africa will be eager to join the fight and Israel will be attacked in what will look to the world as Israel’s last stand.
From the prophecy it appears that Israel will not fire a shot:
“And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord God, “that My fury will show in My face. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord God. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone.”
It is after the enemy armies are left for the clarion birds (Ez. 39:4) that the great aliyah will begin:
“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.” Ezekiel 39:28