We are living in exciting times. The Signposts point to Jesus soon return.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

From Manipur to Kfar Hassidim: A lost tribe makes Aliyah

Prophecy Sign:  The regathering of the Jews to the Holy Land

When the nation of Israel was reborn in May 1948 the end-time clock enter the eleventh hour.  With each report of yet more Jews returning to the new Land of Israel from nations afar off, we know we are near to the end of days and the soon return of Jesus Christ.

'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms. Ezekiel 37:21-22 NIV

The sign of Israel is the super-sign that had not been in existence for some 1,900 years but is now nearly 70 years into the making.  It is the sign that tells us that this current generation is the one that Jesus spoke of so very long ago when he spoke of the Fig tree, (representative of Israel).

"Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Matthew 24:32-34 NIV

From Manipur to Kfar Hassidim: A lost tribe makes Aliyah
More than 400 immigrants from the ancient and mysterious tribe of Bnei Menashe have made Aliyah to Israel thus far this year, and many more are due to come in the next few months. The driving force behind this initiative is Shavei Israel, headed by Michael Freund.  The Bnei Menashe are believed to be descendants of the tribe of Manasseh, one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel that were exiled from the Land of Israel by the Assyrian Empire in 722 BCE. According to their tradition, the Torah scrolls which the Bnei Menashe had taken into exile were lost or stolen nearly 1000 years later. Since then, their tradition has been passed down from father to son across the generations. Over the years, Shavei Israel has brought more than 2,500 Bnei Menashe to Israel, while another 6,500 are still in India, all of whom are hoping to make Aliyah.

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