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Scattering out; Gathering in. A 4000 year-old promise. Scattering out; Gathering in. Genesis 12: 1-3, 7. ~ 2000 B.C. Abram.

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Scattering out gathering in

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A 4000 year-old promise


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Genesis 12: 1-3, 7

~ 2000 B.C.

Abram


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"Upon the anniversary of the birth of Jesus, Son of Mary, the Word of God, the Messenger of mercy, I would like to congratulate the followers of Abrahamic faiths, especially the followers of Jesus Christ, and the people of Britain.


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We believe Jesus Christ will return, together with one of the children of the revered Messenger of Islam and will lead the world to love, brotherhood and justice.

The responsibility of all followers of Christ and Abrahamic faiths is to prepare the way for the fulfillment of this divine promise and the arrival of that joyful, shining and wonderful age.

I hope that the collective will of nations will unite in the not too distant future and with the grace of the Almighty Lord, that shining age will come to rule the earth.”

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, December 25, 2008


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Genesis 15: 12-21

“To your descendants I give this land…”

~ 2000 B.C.


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Genesis 17: 1-8

“…I will give you as

an everlasting possession…”

~ 2000 B.C.


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Genesis 26: 2-5

“…I will give them all these lands…”

~ 2000 B.C.

Isaac


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Genesis 28: 10-15

“…I will give you and your descendants

the land…”

~ 2000 B.C.

Jacob


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Genesis 46: 1-4

Exodus 12: 40-41

~ 1800-1400 B.C.

Israel

430 years to Egypt & back


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The Covenant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas)

18 August 1988

Preamble excerpt:

Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it"

(The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).

Article Six:

The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) is a distinguished Palestinian movement, whose allegiance is to Allah, and whose way of life is Islam. It strives to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine, for under the wing of Islam followers of all religions can coexist in security and safety where their lives, possessions and rights are concerned. In the absence of Islam, strife will be rife, oppression spreads, evil prevails and schisms and wars will break out.


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Article 11 excerpt:

The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up.

Article 13 excerpt:

There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.


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Article 15 excerpt:

It is necessary to instill in the minds of the Moslem generations that the Palestinian problem is a religious problem, and should be dealt with on this basis.

Article 23 excerpt:

The Islamic Resistance Movement views other Islamic movements with respect and appreciation.


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Leviticus 26: 33-45

Unconditional land

Conditional production

~ 1400 B.C.

Israel


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Deuteronomy 4: 1-2, 25-31

Obey – possess & be blessed

Disobey – scatter & be cursed

~ 1400 B.C.

Israel


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Deuteronomy 28: 58-67

Obey – possess & be blessed

Disobey – scatter & be cursed

~ 1400 B.C.

Israel


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Deuteronomy 29: 12-15

Renew the covenant with who?

~ 1400 B.C.

Israel


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Deuteronomy 29: 22-28

Obey – possess & be blessed

Disobey – scatter & be cursed

~ 1400 B.C.

Israel


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Deuteronomy 30: 1-5

If I scatter you,

I will gather you

~ 1400 B.C.

Israel


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Deuteronomy 28: 49-52

Ezekiel 17: 1-4

Jeremiah 29: 10-14

A specific ‘scattering’

for a specific time


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Isaiah 11: 10-12

Amos 9: 8-15

A second ‘scattering’

And final ‘gathering’

When?


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Isaiah 43: 1, 5-7

Isaiah 49: 19-22

Jeremiah 9: 11, 16Jeremiah 31: 7-10

From the ends of the earth


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Ezekiel 11: 16-17

Ezekiel 34

Ezekiel 36: 16-28

Pre/Post Babylon

My servant David

My Spirit in you


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Ezekiel 37

“Dem bones

Dem bones

Dem dry bones”


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Joel 3: 1-3

Judging the nations


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Zechariah 7: 13-14

Zechariah 8: 7-13

Desolate land

Productive land


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“….. A desolate country whose soil

is rich enough, but is given over wholly

to weeds… a silent mournful expanse….

a desolation…. we never saw a human being

on the whole route….

hardly a tree or shrub anywhere.

Even the olive tree and the cactus,

those fast friends of a worthless soil,

had almost deserted the country.”

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Mark Twain

On a visit to the Holy Land - 1867


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Isaiah 66: 7-11

“Can a country be born in a day

or can a nation be brought forth

in a moment?”

May 14, 1948


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Has the desert bloomed?

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Irrigated land

1948 = ~0


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Irrigated land

1948 = ~0

2006 = 750 Sq Mi


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Cultivated land

1948 = 637 Sq Mi


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Cultivated land

1948 = 637 Sq Mi

2007 = 1680 Sq Mi


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Vegetable Cultivation

1948 = 27 Sq Mi


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Vegetable Cultivation

1948 = 27 Sq Mi

2005 = 254 Sq Mi


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All Agricultural Land

1948-2007 = 4X Increase


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Are the Jews returning?

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W.E. Blackstone

Theodor Herzl

Chaim Weizmann

1882-1903 = 30,000

1903-1914 = 40,000


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Are the Jews returning?

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Balfour Declaration

1919-1923 = 35,000

1924-1931 = 82,000


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Rise of Nazi Germany

1932-1938 = 197,000

World War II

1939-1945 = 82,000


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Total Immigration

1882-1948 = ~500,000


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After May 1948

1948-1951 = ~688,000

1952 – decline to 1986

low of 9500 immigrants


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After May 1948

1990-1991 = ~376,000

then decline to 2008

<19,000 immigrants


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Population

1948 = 806,000

2008 = 7.3 Million

5.5 million Jews

Over 3 million Jewish immigrants


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May 2006

More Jews in Israel

than any other single location

in the world (U.S. next)


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September 2008 (5769)

World Jewish population

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Total World = 13.3 million

Israel = 5.55 million

U.S. = 5.3 million

France = 490,000

Canada = 375,000

Britain = 295,000


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Hebrews 9: 11-15

“How much more, then,

will the blood of Christ…”

“New covenant”

“Promised eternal inheritance”


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