Israel: The Mark of God's Faithfulness
“The time is coming,” says the Lord, “when people will no longer swear by Me as the living God who brought the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt. Instead, they will swear by Me as the living God who brought the people of Israel out of a northern land and out of all the other countries where I had scattered them. Then they will live in their own land.”
It is an awesome miracle and an absolutely incredible mark of God’s faithfulness that the Jewish people are returning home to Israel from all over the world. Aliyah, as the return is called, is God’s plan, not man’s invention, as Jeremiah 23:7–8 and many other scriptures tell us.
In His grace He is using us from around the world to help the Jewish people in their return (Isaiah 49:22–23). We Christians have a debt to help the Jewish people with their material needs because we have benefited from them spiritually (Romans 15:27). The God of Israel has also given His word that He will plant them in His land and do them good with all His heart and with all His soul (Jeremiah 32:41). Amos 9:15 declares that they will be planted and no longer uprooted.
It is not easy for them to stay in the Land with so many challenges to face, but we are encouraged to see how often our Jerusalem office is able to help many olim (immigrants) in their complex absorption process. God said that He will meet them in Israel and give them a new heart and put His spirit in them (Ezekiel 36). Redemption will come to them as a nation in the Promised Land, not in the Diaspora. The Lord will do all this for His holy name’s sake. By these amazing events the Jewish people will recognize that the Lord is their God.
Recognizing growing worldwide anti-Semitism, increasing insecurity and persecution in many nations, we understand that the safest place for the Jewish people is undoubtedly their homeland, Israel. Time is short, but we believe the Lord wants every Jewish person to have the opportunity to return. We count it a privilege to be involved in the fulfillment of God’s promises for our time and want to serve and assist the chosen people wherever they are.
Dear friends, thank you for your precious support in prayer, practical work and financially.
... the safest place for the Jewish people is undoubtedly their homeland, Israel
Operation Exodus is a faith and scripture-based ministry completely dependent on the Lord. The task is big and we appreciate and need your ongoing partnership.
Thank you for your encouragement and your faithful commitment to stand with us throughout the past year. On behalf of the International Board I wish you a peaceful Hanukkah and Christmas.
May the Lord God of Israel richly bless you and your family.
Markus J. Ernst
President of Ebenezer Emergency Fund International