A Personal Plea to Return
by Terri Morey, Wife of Founding Elder, Poriya Congregation
"Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secrets to His servants" (Amos 3:7).
A Zionist prophet is still revered in Israel. Streets are named after him, and a museum in Tel Aviv tells of incredible things this one man did during his life time. That man was Vladimir Ze'ev Jabotinsky.
In the late 1930s Jabotinsky crisscrossed Europe, warning Jews to get out.
"Vladimir Jabotinsky was a powerhouse of Zionist vision, rhetoric and action. He trained and inspired modern Israeli leaders like Menachem Begin. When much of European Jewry was enjoying a false security at the end of the l9th century ... Jabotinsky was screaming at the top of his lungs: 'The ground of Europe is burning under your feet! Get out while you can! Let us rebuild our homeland!' Jabotinsky saw what very few around him could see - the disasters that were unfolding - even though they were all looking at the same thing." (quote from Messianic leader B. Cohen)
Jabotinsky delivered a touching and sad speech in Warsaw, Poland, on Tisha B'av, 24 October, 1938. This was his prophetic warning, spoken in Yiddish, to his people:
Ze'ev died on August 4, 1940. Thankfully he was not allowed to see the horrors of what took place in Europe, especially in Poland where 3,000,000 Jews perished in the Holocaust.
What an awesome safe haven America has been for the Jewish people until NOW - but no longer! Because, my dearest brothers and sisters, the safe haven for the Jewish people is now the State of Israel; no longer the USA, no longer France, Germany or England, no longer South America or Australia, or any other nation in the world. The Father is calling ... to leave the Diaspora and to come home.
We urgently address Jews reading this to leave America and Europe! (Isn't the same orchestrated madness that led up to World War II - pressing in on the Jews to flee Europe today?) I call to my fellow Jews everywhere to quickly prepare to come to Israel with honor, with your belongings, with your self-esteem, with your credentials and diplomas. Time is short, and this increasingly chaotic world is about to spin out of control. This is an emphatic, passionate summons to return home! Respond with faith and action to the call of the God of Israel through the voice of His servants, who like Jabotinsky, are even now travelling throughout America and Europe with His prophetic warning. Don't doubt or ignore it. We don't want to be like the 10 spies who resisted God in fear and unbelief. They were part of an entire generation who wept and murmured against Him and also died in the wilderness. Rather, believe and proceed in faith like the two good spies in Numbers 13. Their names were Calev and Joshua.
Today, in Israel two leading attorneys who help Jews enter into the Promised Land in the Aliyah process, are named, appropriately, Calev and Joshua. Our modern day Calev said: "Don't believe an evil bad report about Aliyah for believers. This is not the time to wander in the desert and believe lies. God is a miracle maker and many success stories are being made in Israel. Don't believe you can't move there, learn Hebrew, get educated, find a job, provide for family, and serve your community." (Millions, yes millions, have done it before you!)
To sum up this prophetic warning: I have lived in Israel for over 33 years and enjoyed seeing and experiencing miraculous provision, progress and change since our family made Israel our home. My husband and I left all that was dear to us behind, to join this young nation and to help her grow. Now the prophetic hour is late. Anti-Semitism again spreads across the continents. Don't wait until disaster strikes suddenly and irreversibly as it did in World War II.
The dangers are all around us. We need to pray and seek the Lord for His direction. We need to consider what He has promised us in His word concerning those who are willing to leave behind houses and even family relatives (Luke 18:29).
Love, in His unfailing love,
PS And to our beloved Gentile brothers and sisters in the nations: We encourage you to stand with your Jewish exiled brethren in any way possible. At the same time we encourage you to be the righteous remnant in your nation, contending for God's full destiny on all those around you, and for the full extension of mercy and revival in the midst of coming judgements.
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