8,700 More Ethiopians Awaiting Aliyah to Israel

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In recent years, over 120,000 Ethiopian Jews have made aliyah (return to the Jewish homeland, Israel).  As you can imagine, the cultural adjustment from third world conditions to one of the most high-tech countries on earth is mountainous.  Yet, there are 8,700 Ethiopian Jews yearning for the opportunity to “come home.”

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has played a huge role in not only chartering flights on which Ethiopian Jews have returned, but also providing resources to help them assimilate.  Now, they are on a mission to bring home the final 8,700!

To that end, ICEJ has produced a documentary entitled Journey of Dreams, and is making it available to those who contribute at least $50 USD toward the effort to bring them home.  Here is a trailer of the documentary:

Want to be a part of fulfilling prophecy?  (Ezekiel 11:17Ezekiel 36:24)  Help the remaining Ethiopian Jews come home!

Order Journey of Dreams here!

Syrian Borders with Israel and Jordan Open Again After 4 Years

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Israeli and UN soldiers at the Quneitra border crossing between Israel and Syria

For the first time in 4 years, the border crossings between Syria and Israel (Quneitra crossing), and Syria and Jordan (Nasir crossing), are open.  Both are used primarily by UN peacekeeping forces.

Until earlier this year, that region of Syria was controlled by the Assad regime as he pushed rebels all the way to the border.  Russia intervened and is now patrolling the area.  The border openings, however, are being touted as “victories” by the Assad regime, and Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem claimed on Monday “We are now reaping the fruits of the beginnings of victory.”

Meanwhile, from a Biblical perspective, one has to wonder if opening the gates with Russian forces patrolling the border plays into the prophetic future Ezekiel 38-39 describes as the War of Gog and Magog…an invasion of Israel from the north, led by Russia.  Practically speaking, though open, the border will still be guarded.  However, the more permissive Israel and the UN are toward Russia’s presence on an open border, the easier it will be for the Russian leader to storm in from the north just as Scripture says he will!

Certainly, the Lord could change the circumstances and delay the onset of the northern invasion.  However, short of that, one more prop has appeared on the stage of end time events.

Look up, my friends!  Our redemption draws near!

But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
~Luke 21:28

Word from Jerusalem – October 2018

Just a few days ago we focused on aliyah (return to the homeland) of Ethiopian Jews.  Today, I want to share the latest edition of Word from Jerusalem from the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, as this issue showcases the desire of Ethiopian Jews to reach Israel.

In it, you will find:

  • First Fruits of the Great Aliyah – Dr Jurgen Buhler’s feature article explains why the manifestation of first fruits in this modern-day aliyah points to a plentiful harvest
  • Journey of Dreams – the story of Ethiopian aliyah
  • Aliyah from Russia – why over 1,000,000 Russian Jews have returned to Israel
  • Instability on Israel’s Borders – reports from Israel’s northern and southern borders, as well as the conflict with Iran
  • How have the Jewish People Survived Against All Odds? – an answer to the question!

Read those and other interesting articles here:

Amir’s Bible Bites: Rebellion At the Root of Sin

We’re seeing it today, aren’t we?  Rebellion everywhere.  People rebelling against government…young and old rebelling against authority…husbands and wives rebelling against marital principles…kids rebelling against parents…mankind rebelling against God and His Word.

When we believe we know better than God how to live our lives, that is rebellion.  We place standards on others (and ourselves), demand obedience to them, then judge people by those standards, in attempts to control all of life.

The closer we get to the return of Jesus Christ, the more rampant rebellion will become.  Amir Tsarfati addresses rebellion in one of his recent Bible Bites.  Take 90 seconds to check it out and see if you agree.

What will each of us do with the rebellion in our own lives?