Aliyah – Now Is the Time to Come Home –
And you will be gathered one by one, O you children of Israel ………
– Isaiah 27:12
There was a song that was very popular a number of years ago, that circulated through the Christian church, titled “Come, now is the time to worship”………… .
I believe now there is a “call” circulating by the Spirit of the God of Israel to all Jewish people still out there in the nations, which says “Come ….. Now is the time to return to the land of your forefathers”
Come and let us go up to the Mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob … in the Hebrew the word “na’aleh” means to ascend, or go up to Zion, or in modern day terms the word Aliyah (a return of the Jewish people back to the homeland that the God of their forefathers gave them) is used for returning to the land.
– Isaiah 2:3
The land cries out and awaits every Jew that was scattered from one end of the earth to the other, to return, to be established, settled and rooted in this amazing miracle land that God named Israel. This is His very own land and it is fit and spacious enough for every one of His own people to live comfortably, and with every provision.
In the 61 years of the existence of modern Israel (1948-2009) , God has done many mighty miracles, not only in the lives of the people, but also in the land which has amazingly blossomed in the hands of the Jewish people – initially through the blood sweat and tears of the early Zionist pioneers who reclaimed it. Now Israel is once again a land flowing with milk and honey.
Malaria infested swamps have miraculously been turned into fertile land. Water has been redirected from the rivers in the north to irrigate the dry, parched land in the south. The mountains and hills that were barren and without vegetation have been tilled and sown, and the deserts have been reclaimed through hard work and high technology. Many cities have been founded, or rebuilt on their ancient sites, and are booming. Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, has been developed into a thriving, busy, beautiful city. In a spiritual fulfillment of Aliyah there are now around 150 Messianic congregations that are continuing to grow and be added to regularly, with Jews who have returned to the land, and with those already in the land, who are being saved.
This land is a miracle and everything in it is a miracle. Israel makes a statement to the world that there is a God, and He is the God of Israel, and that He keeps His word.
Israel today is literally “filling the earth with its fruit” Isaiah 27:6 Israel shall blossom and bud and fill the face of the world with fruit ….. Israel has exported in recent years, an average per year of 160,000 tons of citrus fruits alone (aside from other fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers). What a miracle!
Israel is also at the forefront of technological and scientific development worldwide and out of all proportion to her size and population, Israel has outstanding achievements in science, agriculture, health-care, education, culture and arts.
The Lord continues daily to regather His people, out of every nation, back to their homeland. The population of Jews in Israel is now 6,000,000, another miracle. and they continue to come in still at around 1000 per week. Even in the midst of the Second Lebanon War in 2006 more than 4000 people made Aliyah.
This amazing fulfillment of God’s prophetic Word, focuses our attention on His end time plans and program, leaving us in no doubt as to where we currently are in God’s schedule of events. Aliyah is one of the greatest prophetic signs for His preparation to return. It is prophesied many times in God’s word, that the Messiah will not return until His people have returned ‘home’ to Israel. The God of Israel is glorified when His people live in the land He gave them, but His name is profaned when the Jewish people are still living in the nations.
When they came to the nations, wherever they went, they profaned My Holy name when they said of them, These are the people of the Lord and yet they have gone out of His land
– Ezekiel 36:20
The highest percentage of Jews returning today, are secular Jews, and the smaller percentage are religious Jews. There are numerous young Jewish adults between the ages of 18-25 returning, and they are often forerunners for the rest of their family and relatives to follow soon after. There are also many young families returning, and a small percentage of elderly folk, in their 80’s and even in their 90’s making a return to their homeland, Israel. However, surprisingly enough, there is a very low percentage of Messianic Jews returning.
The majority of Messianic Jews in the world today, living outside of Israel, reside in the United States of America.
What happened to the Messianic Jews in America who know their God, know their Messiah, know the scriptures and what is written in the Tenach about Aliyah?
Why are they not returning in large numbers?
Could it be that life is too cosy and comfortable, or maybe they have been “bewitched” by their senses?
Maybe they have not seen the “handwriting” on the wall or realise the catastrophic “hour” in which we live?
The whole Jewish community worldwide is in great danger of attack. Whatever, we need to pray for their hearts to be changed and for their eyes to be opened. Now is the time for all Jews, in every nation to get out of the nation in which they were scattered and to come home to Israel. God is calling all Jews. The land is calling them. The Messianic body here in the land is calling them, to come home now while they can and are able to bring all their belongings. Events could happen suddenly where there may be no time to gather belongings. Remember the words of warning by Zeev Jabotinsky, before WW11 “get out now while you can” .
The reason I write this article is because of a sense of urgency in my spirit and a deep love I have in my heart for the Jewish people. This urgency has continued to beat in my heart for the last 6 months, especially for the Jews in the United States of America . As the political situation rapidly deteriorates, the handwriting is definitely on the wall.
My heartfelt prayer is for every Jew but particularly the Messianic Jews, in the Unites States of America, to be awakened and to “know and understand the times in which we are in and what they ought to do’ (1 Chronicles 12:32 ) to get ready, get prepared for their God to bring them home, for now is the time to come. May each one follow in the steps of their secular and religious brothers and sisters, to return to the land of their forefathers, Israel.
I will take you one from a city and two from a family and I will bring you to Zion
– Jeremiah 3:14
Josie Silver – Mt Carmel, Israel
Josie and her husband David, made Aliyah in 1992 with their two sons Stefan and Jordan. They reside in northern Israel on Mt. Carmel. Their ministry is called Out of Zion Ministries, and Josie has an intercessory ministry called Intercessors for the Restoration of Israel.
Intercessors for the Restoration of Israel
Mt. Carmel, Haifa – Israel