Let us understand the prophecy of Jeremiah 30.
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
"Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Write all the words which I have spoken to you in a scroll.'
'For behold, days are coming,' declares the LORD, 'when I will restore the fortunes of My people Israel and Judah.' The LORD says, 'I will also bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers and they shall possess it.' "
Now these are the words which the LORD spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah:
This context puts the prophecy around the year 1940 AD. Let us see why.
Israel had been split into two kingdoms in 926 BC. The southern kingdom was called Judah and the northern kingdom was called Israel.
The northern kingdom of Israel was invaded by Assyria in the year 722 BC, and the inhabitants went into Assyrian captivity. Later on, the Kingdom of Judah was invaded by the Babylonian empire. In 597 BC Jerusalem was destroyed and most of the inhabitants went into Babylonian captivity.
When Babylon fell to the Persian invasion, the Jews living in Babylon came under Persian rule. It was Cyrus, King of Persia, who in the year 536 BC allowed the temple in Jerusalem to be rebuilt and allowed for Jews to return to the land of Judah.
The people from the Kingdom of Israel that were in exile never returned from Assyria to the land of Israel. They were assimilated into other nations and lost their identity. They became the lost ten tribes of Israel.
When the Jews declared their sovereignty in 1948, they did so as a united people, Israel. As prophesied, the place of the return was the land that YHVH gave to "their forefathers."
Jeremiah continues relating
the conditions at the time that Israel was about to return to the land of
"For thus says the LORD, 'I have heard a sound of terror,
Of dread, and there is no peace.
'Ask now, and see if a male can give birth. Why do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale?
'Alas! for that day is great, there is none like it; and it is the time of Jacob's trouble, but he will be saved from it.
Verses 5-7 refer to the holocaust. Notice that it does not say "Israel's trouble"; it says "Jacob's trouble." The reason is that as we mentioned before, the other 10 tribes of Israel had already lost their identity. This refers mainly to the descendants of Judah, at a time when they lived among other nations. The holocaust was a great distress, but God promised to save the Jews from it. This prophecy was fulfilled, WWII ended, and the persecution of Jews ended ... temporarily. Now Satan is again working up worldwide hatred against the Jews.
'It shall come about on that day,' declares the LORD of hosts, 'that I will break his yoke from off their neck and will tear off their bonds; and strangers will no longer make them their slaves.
Here YHVH is promising that "strangers will no longer make them their slaves." This could only happen if the Jews could regain sovereignty over some land and became a nation, which happened in 1948.
'But they shall serve the LORD their God and David their king, whom I will raise up for them.
Verse 9, has not occurred yet, David is not yet resurrected, therefore the other part of the verse is not yet true (rule number one); the Jews as a nation have not accepted the Lord Yeshua as their god, but it will happen in the future.
'Fear not, O Jacob My servant,' declares the LORD, 'And do not be dismayed, O Israel; For behold, I will save you from afar and your offspring from the land of their captivity. And Jacob will return and will be quiet and at ease, and no one will make him afraid.
God is calling back not only the descendants of Judah, but the descendants of Joseph and the lost 10 tribes of Israel. It mentions that Jacob will return. This indeed has occurred. When the nation of Israel was established in 1948 many Jews started to go back to Israel.
||When the European communist dictatorships fell in the late 1980's more Jews left Russia and Eastern Europe to the nation of Israel. The part about "no one will make him afraid" is not yet true. The Jews are still an object of hatred.|
'For I am with you,' declares the LORD, 'to save you;
For I will destroy completely all the nations where I have scattered you, only I will not destroy you completely. But I will chasten you justly and will by no means leave you unpunished.'
The above verses show that during WWII, God had to destroy Germany and Japan in order to make it possible for the Jews to survive. It also shows that Israel suffered.
"For thus says the LORD, 'Your wound is incurable and your injury is serious.
'There is no one to plead your cause; no healing for your sore, no recovery for you.
'All your lovers have forgotten you, they do not seek you; For I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the punishment of a cruel one, because your iniquity is great and your sins are numerous.
'Why do you cry out over your injury? Your pain is incurable. Because your iniquity is great and your sins are numerous, I have done these things to you.
God states that He allowed the Jews to suffer because of their disobedience "because your iniquity is great."
But as you can see, God shows that He would deal with Israel's adversaries.
'For I will restore you to health. And I will heal you of your wounds,' declares the LORD, 'Because they have called you an outcast, saying: "It is Zion; no one cares for her."'
God promises to restore Israel, to heal her wounds. He also states that no one was going to care for Jerusalem (Zion is in Jerusalem).
"Thus says the LORD, 'Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob and have compassion on his dwelling places; and the city will be rebuilt on its ruin, and the palace will stand on its rightful place.
God states that He will restore the "fortunes" of Jacob. Much of the art and jewelry that was stolen from the Jews by the Nazis has been returned to the rightful owners. Jerusalem has been rebuilt, and , "the palace" stands "in its rightful place." The palace is the residence of the king or ruler of Israel. Here God is stating that the residence of the ruler of Israel would be in the capital Jerusalem. It became true when the nation of Israel moved the capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "its rightful place" in 1980.
'From them will proceed thanksgiving and the voice of those who celebrate; and I will multiply them and they will not be diminished; I will also honor them and they will not be insignificant.
'Their children also will be as formerly, and their congregation shall be established before Me; and I will punish all their oppressors.
God states that the final victory is for Israel, that He would punish all their oppressors.
'Their leader shall be one of them, and their ruler shall come forth from their midst; and I will bring him near and he shall approach Me; For who would dare to risk his life to approach Me?' declares the LORD.
When Ariel Sharon, the leader of Israel, approached the ruins of the Temple of YHVH in Sept 28, 2000, the Palestinian Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades staged an onslaught and since then the life of Sharon is at risk, as prophesied.
Our god YHVH definitely states that the ruler of Israel will not be a Palestinian. He declares "their leader would be one of them".
'You shall be My people, and I will be your God.' "
Verse 22 has become a very important verse in this struggle between Allah and YHVH. It shows that YHVH will be the God of Israel, NOT ALLAH.
Behold, the tempest of the LORD ! Wrath has gone forth, a sweeping tempest; It will burst on the head of the wicked.
Verse 23 shows the next event in the timeline, the Wrath of God. Please see Wrath of God for more information on this topic.
The fierce anger of the LORD will not turn back until He has performed and until He has accomplished the intent of His heart; In the latter days you will understand this.
We live in the "latter days." We understand what our God YHVH is talking about. YHVH's anger will not turn back until he has destroyed all the evildoers who are destroying this Earth. May we turn in earnest to be his followers and look forward to His deliverance.
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