“I’ve planned to make Aliyah for nearly a decade, since a few days into my birthright Israel trip in 2004. Nine years later, my convictions remain as strong as the moment I stood by the Kinneret one last time to say goodbye to the waters, torn up inside at the thought of abandoning the first place I’d truly recognized as my home.” In this clip, she explains why she would pick up her whole life in the USA and move “home.”
“Zionism is so extremely beautiful I lose words when trying to describe it. It is taking a dream and making it a reality, but not out of hope or by prayer, but by active work.” In this clip, he predicts what will challenge him most in his new life in Israel.”
“As long as I can remember, I have always had an extremely strong desire to make Aliyah and live in Israel. It was clear as a teenager that Israel was where I ultimately wanted to live.” Hear her explain further while speaking with our Aliyah Director.”
“It has always been our dream to move to Israel. To return to the land of our people. I really believe that it is our obligation to return to Israel as G-d’s people despite the potential hardships it might entail.”
Melody & Avi
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Bible Prophesy Fulfilled in 2018
In the middle of the first Gulf War with missiles flying over Israel, 120 Christians gathered in Jerusalem for a prayer conference – and were swept up in an adventure they scarcely could have imagined. This book is the story of the return of the Jewish people to the land of Israel after nearly 2,000 years of living in exile. It is a testimony to God’s love for the nation of Israel and a remarkable fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. It is also a modern-day example of extraordinary faith and courage by the author, Gustav Scheller. Ebenezer Operation Exodus has helped over 160,000 Jewish people to return to Israel since 1991. It continues to do so and invites you to become involved.
Aliyah is the Hebrew word for the return of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel. The word literally means to ”go up.” In temple times, the Israelites “went up” to Jerusalem, located high in the mountains of central Israel, then “ascended” to the Temple Mount to worship the Lord. The present-day Aliyah refers to the re-gathering of God’s ancient people from wherever He has scattered them throughout the world, with the understanding that their return is ultimately to meet the Lord. The Israelites were exiled from their land as a result of their disobedience, but many passages of the Hebrew Scriptures (known to Christians as the Old Testament) record God’s promise to bring His people back from the nations and to settle them in their own land. Ezekiel 36 shows us that Aliyah is much more than a people returning to their ancient homeland.
There are those who, as they read the Scriptures, see no further place for Israel in the purposes of God for his dealings with mankind. This belief is known as “ Replacement Theology.” It is, as its name suggests, a doctrine of Replacement— specifically, that God has turned from using the Jewish people to using the Church, and that the nation of Israel no longer has any special significance.
Pastor Wayne Hilsden—Ebenezer Emergency Fund International Advisory Council Member
Since their very inception as a nation, the Jewish people became aware of their calling—to become “the planting of the Lord.” It was for that very purpose that God brought them out of Egypt. Following their miraculous deliverance through the Red Sea, Moses and the children of Israel sang these words in Exodus 15:17: “You will bring them in and plant them In the mountain of Your inheritance, In the place, 0 Lord, which You have made For Your own dwelling, The sanctuary, 0 Lord, which Your hands have established.”
Rev. Willem J. J. Glashouwer
There is a great need in churches and among individual Christians for understanding from the Scriptures of God’s purposes for Israel, the Church and the nations. From time to time we will be publishing with the Bulletin articles aimed at helping in this understanding. In the first of these, Willem Glashouwer explains how the return of the Jewish people to Israel from all over the world and the Second Coming of Christ are parallel events happening at the end of the age—and we are living in these end times.
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