Jewish But Doesn’t Know It?

Q. I have a question regarding Ezekiel Chapter 39:28. Assuming it is possible that a person might not know that he or she is a Jew by birth, do you think it’s possible that one day a husband, let’s say, could wake up and say,”Honey, we are going to Israel.” And the wife asks, “why?”, and the husband says, “I really do not know but we ARE going to Israel.” I am married to a man who was orphaned at birth and knows almost nothing about his family history. So it seems to me this could be a plausible scenario. I believe when God says He will leave not one (of His people) behind that is exactly what He means. I would appreciate your opinion. And again thank you so much for all that you do.

A. Ezekiel 39:28 says,

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.

I’m not sure if simply having Jewish ancestors is enough to qualify a person as one of God’s people. Many people with a Jewish ancestry have rejected God altogether. But according to this verse all those who will see the hand of God in the victory of Ezekiel 38 and acknowledge Him as the God of Israel will have an undeniable urge to move there.

My answer presumes that the rapture of the Church will precede the Battle of Ezekiel 38. The Lord no longer considers a believer in Jesus to be either a Jew or a Gentile but part of the Church (Galatians 3:28). As such, Jewish people who have accepted Jesus as the Messiah will go in the Rapture.

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