|Worldwide Chanukah Light
By Elmer Josephson
It is within the range of possibility
God deals with Israel as a nation, one entity. To illustrate:
prior to Israels release from Egyptian bondage, God sent Moses to say to Pharaoh,
The Almighty made Israel, as a nation, world-center stage for Redeeming Light twice before. Each time Israel is in her land, something good happens to bless the world. The first when Moses led them from Egypt, the Hebrew Scriptures were written. The second: after their return from the Babylonian captivity, Christ appeared among them. Many from the nations are converted to the God of Israel through Christ, and the New Testament Scriptures were written.
Now this third and final ingathering of Israel is the harbinger of all prophesies fulfillment and the coming of Messiah in power and great glory when "the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea" (Habukkuk 2:14). "Every man shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it" (Micah 4:4). Read Zechariah 12.