June 7: Gathering and Return of the Jewish People

When Rome destroyed Jerusalem in 135 BCE, God scattered the Jewish people throughout the nations of the world warning that they would become targets of hatred and persecution.  Indeed has been true for over two thousand years.  But the promise God gave through the prophet Jeremiah when He sent them into captivity in Babylon was true then, and remains true to this very day.  For in the 18th century God began to bring back the Jewish people to the land of their inheritance.  But there are still many, many more to come.

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Jeremiah 29:11-14: “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.”

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