Most Pastors teach that the modern state of Israel represents the regathering of the Jews, but if you’ve read our “Jews Who Are Not Jews” study, then you know that 97% of the people who call themselves Jews are NOT descendents of Abraham.
And God has no reason to regather people who say they are Jews, but are not.
The fact is that there’s no need for a regathering in the end times, because it already occurred BEFORE Jesus first coming.
The house of Israel and the house of Judah were rejoined by Jesus, their promised Messiah and King, in the New Covenant.
Modern teachers make Christians think that the regathering only involves the Jews, but the Bible tells us that the regathering involved people from all of the Israelite tribes.
Jesus confirmed that some of the house of Israel had regathered when He said,
“I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Matthew 15:24
He didn’t say that He was sent for the Jews only, He said that he was looking for lost sheep from ALL of the Israelite tribes.
It was easy for Jesus to find the Jews, as they had regathered in the area of Jerusalem, in Judea. The prophecy of Daniel 70 Weeks tell us that they returned from Babylonian captivity to rebuild the temple and city, to prepare the way for the Messiah.
Jesus was in Jerusalem during feast days and when He went the final time to die on the cross of Calvary.
But the majority of the time He ministered in the areas north of Jerusalem, where the house of Israel used to live before the Assyrians scattered them, and where they had regathered.
Remember that God split the Israelites into two kingdoms after Solomon worshiped foreign gods.
The Southern Kingdom, called the House of Judah, consisted of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin.
The Northern Kingdom, called the House of Israel, consisted of the other 10 tribes.
The prophet Isaiah told the house of Israel that Jesus would shine on them again.
In the midst of Isaiah telling the house of Israel that the Assyrians would come to disperse them from the land, he gave them hope that the Messiah would shine on them when they would be regathered before His coming.
Isaiah 9:1 “Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.”
2 “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.”
6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
7 “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”
The land of Zebulun and Naphtali in Galilee, were the parts that principally suffered in the first Assyrian invasion.
And they were the first that enjoyed the blessings of Jesus (the promised light) preaching the Gospel, and exhibiting His miraculous works among them.
Matthew 4:13 says that Jesus began His ministry in Capernaum, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali, where the ten tribes of the House of Israel used to live.
Jesus found most of His disciples in Galilee. Simon Peter and his brother Andrew, James and his brother John, were all fishing in the Sea of Galilee when Jesus called them.
The disciples were from the house of Israel and the house of Judah.
Modern teachers make us think that the disciples were all Jews, but that is not true. Most of them were born and lived in the areas where the 10 tribes of the house of Israel used to live, indicating that their families had returned to the land that was once theirs.
Simon Peter and his brother Andrew were from Bethsaida, Galilee.
John and James, the sons of Zebedee, were also from Bethsaida, Galilee.
Philip also was from Bethsaida, Galilee.
Matthew the Evangelist was from Nazareth, Galilee.
Simon the Zealot was from Galilee.
Bartholomew was from Endor.
Thomas was from Jerusalem.
Jude, the son of James, who was surnamed Thaddaeus, was from Jerusalem.
James, the son of Alphaeus, aka James the Less, was from the Jordan.
Judas Iscariot, the betrayer, was from the town of Sekharyût.
John the Baptist was of the tribe of Levi.
Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, was from the tribe of Asher.
Paul was of the tribe of Benjamin. He was a Roman citizen, as he was born in Tarsus, which proves that he had regathered to Jerusalem.
Messiah and His disciples preached the gospel to the house of Israel.
Messiah said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
He ministered in Bethsaida Julias, Caesaria Philippi, Cana, Capernaum, Chorazin, the Decapolis, Gennesaret, Jericho, Nain, Nazareth, Perea, the Region of the Gadarenes, Samaria, Sidon, Sychar, and Tyre. (Jerusalem is marked by RED. YELLOW marks the places where Jesus ministered.)
When Messiah sent His disciples out, He said, “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Matthew 10:5-6
Jesus came to offer them a New Covenant, as the Sinai Covenant had failed because of the Israelites idolatry and disobedience.
Ezekiel 36:24-26 foretells the time of the regathering, and it speaks of a time when God would write His laws on their hearts.
“For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
Jeremiah 31:31-34 echoed the same promise of a time when Jesus would offer a new covenant to the house of Israel and the house of Judah, where the laws would be written on their hearts. In Hebrews 8:8-10, Paul confirmed that this was fulfilled during Jesus ministry.
“Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they did not continue in My covenant, and I disregarded them, says the LORD. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
Ezekiel 37 points to Jesus New Covenant which rejoined them.
16 “As for you, son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: ‘For Judah and for the children of Israel, his companions.’ Then take another stick and write on it, ‘For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, his companions.”
The name Ephraim refers to the house of Israel.
19 “Surely I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions; and I will join them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they will be one in My hand“
God says that He would rejoin Judah (the house of Judah) and Ephraim (the house of Israel), so that they were unified as Israelites again.
17 “Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand.”
Ephesians 1:10 confirms that Jesus fulfilled this prophecy, “in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth–in Him.”
v22 “I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again.”
Their promised king is King Jesus.
v24 “David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them.”
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, who is called the son of David.
v26 “Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them, and it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; I will establish them and multiply them, and I will set My sanctuary in their midst forevermore.”
It’s referring to the same covenant as Jeremiah 31, which Jesus confirmed at His first coming.
v27 “My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
Ephesians 2:20-22 tells us that the tabernacle of David is a spiritual temple, not one made by man. It’s a temple that unites those from the house of Israel, the house of Judah and Gentiles together, under the Good Shepard, Jesus the Messiah.
“..having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit“
Hebrews 13:20 confirms that Jesus came as the Shepherd to offer them an everlasting covenant.
“Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant.”
The early church consisted of people from the house of Israel and the house of Judah, who accepted Jesus as their promised Messiah.
In Acts 2:36, Peter said, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”
3,000 Israelites repented and were baptized that day; and the Lord added daily those who were being saved.
Can you now see that the regathering of the house of Israel and the house of Judah has already occurred?
The context of the modern state of Israel, which is led and occupied by fake Jews, should now make more sense.
God has no reason to regather the Jews in the end times, and He surely won’t defend a nation of people who claim to be the descendents of Abraham, but are not. They don’t even worship the God of the Bible, rather their study their Babylonian Talmud and Egyptian Kaballah.
To read a study about the many reasons that Christians should not support the state of Israel, click on Christians Should Not Support Israel
The covenant to the house of Israel and the house of Judah was offered by Jesus during the 70th week of Daniel. To read a study about that, click on 70 Weeks Of Daniel.