“1 Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God drives you, 2 and you return to the Lord your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, 3 that the Lord your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you, and gather you again from all the nations where the Lord your God has scattered you.
We serve an awesome God Who has given us an awesome book in the Bible! Watch and see how He lines His word up to assure us that He all things are going according to His plan.
In the opening verse God is speaking to Israel and telling them that they will be scattered among all the nations of the world. But there would come a time when He would bring them back to their own land in the fullness of time and restore them as a nation.
This cannot be referring to their captivity in Babylon or Assyria because the Bible records they returned to their land from only those nations. They were scattered into all the nations of the world after the Romans destroyed the Temple in 70AD.
They remained scattered around the world for 2,000 years until the year 1948 when the United Nations voted in favor of giving them a place to call home.
Now, on our calendar, it was the year 1948. But the way the Jewish people measure time, it was the year 5708. Here’s the part that blows my mind: