Israel’s Spiritual Restoration
God’s judgement will fall on both Jews and Gentiles but, as He did in Egypt, God does make distinctions between Israel (the Jewish people) and the Gentile nations. He gives Israel promises that He does not give to the Gentile nations.
God promises Israel restoration of Israel as a land, as a people, and as His ‘unique’ people.
“Thus says the Lord:
‘Behold, I will bring back the captivity of Jacob’s tents,
And have mercy on his dwelling places;
The city shall be built upon its own mound,
And the palace shall remain according to its own plan.
Then out of them shall proceed thanksgiving
And the voice of those who make merry;
I will multiply them, and they shall not diminish;
I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
Their children also shall be as before,
And their congregation shall be established before Me;
And I will punish all who oppress them. Their nobles shall be from among them,
And their governor shall come from their midst;
Then I will cause him to draw near,
And he shall approach Me;
For who is this who pledged his heart to approach Me?’ says the Lord.
You shall be My people,
And I will be your God.’”
PRAISE GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS TO HIS COVENANT TO ISRAEL.