Q. I first of all want to commend you on your articles and the Godly wisdom that you display. My question has to do with the physical return to Israel by all the Jews in the world particularly the U.S. This hasn’t happened yet. Do you see this happening before the Rapture or after? Can you possibly give scriptures to support your answer? If Israel destroys the superstructure of Iran and particularly Syria in the next war, do you think this will do away with terrorism, or do you possibly see more antisemitism arising in the world particularly in the U.S? What in your opinion will drive Jews out of the U.S. and to Israel?
A. I believe the physical return of believing Jews from all over the world to Israel will take place after both the Rapture and the Battle of Ezekiel 38- 39 have happened. After that battle, the Lord said, “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 main factor motivating the Jews to return to Israel will be the desire He will place in their hearts. Much of this will come from the realization that God will have just intervened in a battle where they were on the brink of defeat and given them a resounding victory. This will awaken them to their Old Covenant relationship with all its blessings, and will mean that God is once again on their side just as He was in Biblical times.
This will cause a dramatic upswing in anti-semitism and the Jews will once again be threatened with extinction as the enemies of God take out their anger on His people. God will permit this because it will separate the unbelievers from the believers among his people. (Zechariah 13:8-9) He will preserve the believing remnant to populate the Promised Land during Israel’s Kingdom Age, aka the Millennium.