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The Future Restoration of Israel: 12 Points In the Biblical Argument

September 9, 2013

From Robert D. Culver’s “Daniel and the Latter Days”, the following list of 12 related points: what the scriptures say regarding “the restoration of Israel to the land and the conversion of the nation, to be followed in the Millennium by the fulfillment of the Old Testament covenant promises distinctive to that nation.”

1.  Numerous Old Testament predictions which treat of a repentance and restoration of Israel in eschatological times which is distinct and separate from that which followed the Babylonian captivity.  Reference:  Hosea 3:4-5; Ezekiel 37:11-28

2.  The perpetuity of the nation of Israel, in spite of repeated apostasies and restorations after divine chastening.  Reference:  Lev. 26:44-45; Numbers 23:9; Jeremiah 30:10-11; Jeremiah 46:27-28; Amos 9:8-11

3.  Isaiah 11:1-12:6an Old Testament prophecy which in unmistakable and utterly unambiguous language predicts a national restoration of Israel in yet future Messianic times.

Verses six to nine following describe conditions in that final kingdom of earth’s history, the Millennial kingdom. It is a time of universal peace and prosperity among all of God’s creatures. Verse 10 adds that the peoples of the earth shall seek Christ, in that day–something, by the way, which can never, and will never, take place during this present age.

4. The Scriptures speak of a restoration of Israel which will be absolute and permanent.  Amos 9:14-15

5.  Jesus predicted events in the future which presuppose the restoration of Israel to Canaan and the re-establishment of the ancient tribal organization of the nation.  Reference Matt. 19:28 and Luke 22:28-29Unless the nation of Israel is to be revived and restored, this prophecy has no meaning at all.

6.  In his most important eschatological address, Jesus suggested that a period of Jewish rulership of their ancient city, Jerusalem, would follow on the conclusion of this age, which He called “the times of the Gentiles.”  Luke 21:24

7.  It was the plain belief of the apostles, even after the death and resurrection of Jesus, that the kingdom would be restored, as of old, to Israel.  Acts 1:6

8. The Apostle Paul declared that a time is coming in which “all Israel shall be saved” and that in such a context that the national repentance and conversion of the nation, if not national restoration, is a necessary inference.  Romans 11:25-26

9.  The Scriptures describe a future time when a temple of God in the Jewish city of Jerusalem shall be appropriated by God as His own and be misappropriated by Antichrist.  Revelation 11:1-2; 2 Thess. 2:3-4

10. The Revelation predicts a resumption of God’s dealing with Israel in the sealing of 144,000 Israelites, organized according to their tribal divisions.  Revelation 7:1-8

11.  The prophets speak as if the honor of Jehovah God is at stake in the restoration of Israel in a final and permanent way.  Ezekiel 36:21-22

12. The Bible reveals that the very worthiness of God as the object of the faith of the patriarchs, requires that He yet restore Israel and fulfill the promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  Romans 11:28; Lev. 26:40, 42-45; Jer. 33:25-26

  1. September 9, 2013 at 11:41 am

    This is very helpful material. I still think the resistance to God’s plans for Israel come from an unwarranted bias that God is only working with individuals and not national entities.

    • September 9, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Yes, very true, as you’ve pointed out in your article series about the New Creation model and God’s dealing with the nations in the New Heavens New Earth — also very helpful material.

  2. Robyn Wallis
    September 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    In Daniel 10:13 we see the angel telling Daniel how he was delayed for 21 days until the angel Michael came to help him. This is is obvious reference to what is going on behind the scenes, so to speak, in the great warfare against the purposes of God. It is like Christian tunnel vision (not to mention unbiblical) to believe that those same wars amongst the angels of God and the fallen angels and Satan have ceased as they pertain to the nations and Israel.

    The nations still rail and rage against God’s Israel (the real Israel) and the effects of it are obvious to us as we see prophesy unfolding before our eyes in this generation. The stage is being set and the worse it gets in the world the more excited those who know what is happening become and the more we long for the elect to hear the call.

    • September 9, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Yes, God’s word is very clear with reference to His continued and future dealings with the nation (Israel) and the nations. So much of God’s word refers to future events for several specific (Gentile) nations as well as Israel.

  3. Truth2Freedom
    September 9, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Reblogged this on Truth2Freedom's Blog.

    • September 10, 2013 at 7:48 am

      Thanks for the reblog!

  4. September 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I need to look this more carefully, just in time as I’m preparing to teach about Israel’s restoration!

    • September 10, 2013 at 7:48 am

      Glad it’s helpful! Culver’s book is a great resource.

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