Shalom Fellow Israelite,
A very popular song that has gone viral over the past few years and was even sung by a congregation of American Marines is, “These are the days of Elijah.” One of the phrases in this song is, “Prepare ye the way of the Lord.” In Acts 3:19-21 it says that Messiah stays in His heavenly state until, via the Spirit, all that has been spoken by the mouth of the prophets of old will come to pass (my paraphrase). Would it not stand to reason, therefore, that “preparing the way” for His return would mean active involvement in the establishment and restoration of the whole House of Israel, since the applicable prophecies have not yet come to pass?
The forefathers’ (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) life has been multiplied many times over, until today it is an organism made up of living stones of redeemed human beings that are in the process of being built into holy temple in the Spirit of Holiness. However, this is not only a spiritual reality, it is also to be revealed on earth through a chosen nation (House of Jacob/Israel). The religious systems of this world, on the other hand, are always trying to build earthly kingdoms in an attempt to reach heaven. YHVH’s ways are different. He ‘sent’ heaven to earth, into the hearts of His chosen people (Am) and nation (Goy).
These living stones may look like the ones that Ezra and Nehemiah encountered, when they returned to restore the temple in Jerusalem. The two men wept over what they saw, while at the same time the enemy tried to discourage them, mockingly declaring that even if a fox were to jump on one of those burnt stones the stone would crumble (see Nehemiah 4:3). How true this is of us! Many have been burned by the religious systems and organizations, but at this time we cannot afford to focus on ourselves. The Word of Elohim, Yeshua our Messiah, is to be at the forefront of our mind and consciousness. Elohim’s Spirit is working to prepare Yeshua’s return by restoring the second nation/stick of the lost tribes of Israel. He is overseeing and accomplishing what still remains to be fulfilled from the words of the prophets of old.
If we are His redeemed body here on earth and want to see His return to rule in the House of Jacob, then we should be about our Father’s business, working to restore the divine order for a redeemed nation, starting with our own individual hearts’ condition. As individuals we make up the family, and the families form the community, and communities the Nation. When the two nations (Ephraim and Judah) are back in the land and YHVH makes them one in His hand, Yeshua will return as promised, to sit on the throne of His father David and set up the everlasting kingdom in the redeemed and restored House of Jacob (see Luke 1:32-33). “For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Habakkuk 2:3).