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Rapture Generation
Christian      mi n i s t r i e s

***Mass Return w/ Ark of the Covenant (timeframe 2) ***



Intro
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Phase 1
Deuteronomy 28:68

Phase 2  
Ezekiel 35,
Psalm 83:1-8
Ezekiel 36
Obadiah1 Ezekiel 37

Phase 3
Ezekiel 20:33-38
Isaiah 18
Deut 30:1-10
Lev 26:41-45

Phase 4
Isaiah 11:11-16
Isaiah 10:24-27
Psalm 83:9-18
Zechariah 10:9-12

4 Phases Jews shipped to Egypt from many nations to rid of them Nation of Israel flees to Egypt in 'Day of Calamity' Jews repent in Egypt. All eyes on Ethiopia as Ark reappears 2nd exodus out of Egypt with the Ark of the Covenant

Phase 1

The coming 'Day of calamity' for Jews in Israel and still scattered among all nations for over 2500 years will force many Jews to be shipped back to Egypt around 2008-9 A.D. It is in Egypt where the Jews will repent. We begin the study of phase 1 of the mass return with Moses' own prophetic words in Deuteronomy 28:68 and Leviticus 26 which show the necessary repentance God will require to end there over 2500 year dispersion.

Phase 2 

Page 1: God's judgements on Israel's enemies for what Israel suffers in the 'Day of Calamity'.
Page 2: God prophesizes to the land of Israel to get ready for the mass return of all Jews scattered and victories over their enemies
Page 3: God says that He is going to resurrect the slain House of Israel and put His Spirit in them. There stood up an exceeding great army as part of the process of the mass return

Phase 3

Page 1: The Jews repent in Egypt meeting the conditions of the Mosaic Covenant as outlined in Deut 30:1-10 and Lev 26:41-45. God now reaches down to save them as a people and a nation and prepares them to take their land back and defeat their enemies
Page 2: When the Jews repent in Egypt, God now sanctifies His Holy Name among the Gentiles. First; the Ark of the Covenant appears in Ethiopia with power over the enemies of the Jews. Second; the Jews in Egypt bring the Ark to a second exodus out of Egypt (phase 4)

Phase 4

Page 1: The Jews come out of Egypt with the Ark of the Covenant with a great demonstration of God's mighty power like the days of Moses and Joshua as they cross over on dry land and defeat their enemies.
Page 2: The Ark now on Mount Zion is God's signal all Jews left in Gentile lands will recognize and they will return to Israel - mass return is complete. All 12 tribes scattered for over 2500 years have now come home to the land God gave them through Abraham and confirmed in Isaac and Jacob whose name what changed to Israel. The time to rebuild the tabernacle of David and their temple (timeframe 3) will now take place.


    Events of timeframe 1 saw the star war rise of Antichrist and his empire. In Daniel 8:9 we see that Antichrist's Empire has expanded greatly toward the south, and toward the east and toward Israel (see map below).

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  However, when Antichrist formed his empire he did not invade Israel at this time to do away with the Jews. The Jews are still scattered around the world. Antichrist has a more devious plan. Instead. After he comes to power and forms his empire (timeframe 1) he will turn many nations against the Jews and as well as the enemies of Israel that surround them.
Looking at the chart above you see the mass return will be complete around 2008 -2009 A.D.(this date is based on Ezekiel 4 2,520 year 'time of iniquity' that ended in 1967 A.D. for Jerusalem. 1967 - 2007 A.D. is a time of testing and prepartion of the land for the prophecies of the mass return - see also homepage master rapture generation chart). Mass return begins with a series of events concerning the Jews that will fulfill a time of trouble of Jews worldwide called in scripture the 'Day of calamity' which is before the rapture and early in Antichrist's reign. 'Day of calamity' not to be confused with the Day of the Lord - timeframe 5 which is after the rapture  - see generation chart above.

 
                                                   4 phases to timeframe 2

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Phase 1
- see chart above begins with Jews being deported to Egypt from many nations.  Phase 2 is when Israel's enemies that surround then invade the land of Israel and Jerusalem. Many Jews will be killed and their cities destroyed. Those that do escape will have no where to flee to but Egypt. Those that make it to wilderness of Egypt will join up with those already there from Phase 1. Phase 3 sees the Jews repent in Egypt and turn toward Jehovah (they will not turn to Christ at this time - this happens after the rapture when Christ returns (see two witnesses, Kingdom). It is then that the Ark of the Covenant reappears with a great victory over their enemies beginning on the mountains of Ethiopia and then coming into Jewish possession while they are still in Egypt. Phase 4 sees the great power of God demonstrated over the Jews worst enemies and miracles like as the days of Moses and Joshua as they come out of Egypt like the first exodus when their fathers had the Ark.
  God will sanctify His holy name at a time when the whole world was dazzled and amazed at Antichrist's star wars and the '
God of forces' he will worship (see Timeframe 1). When the remainder of the Jews worldwide see the Ark of the Covenant on Mount Zion and plans to rebuild the temple (timeframe 3), they will leave their Gentile graves and come home to the land of Israel for Moses said - when you see the Ark of the Covenant rise up then leave your place and go after it (Josh 3:3). God will use the Ark, as bees are called by a beekeeper, and they will swarm to their national homeland Israel (Zech 10:5-10, ).

Joshua 3:3
3 And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it.

Zechariah 10:5-10
5 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded.
6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.
7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.
8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.
9 And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.
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I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.

  An overview of the blessings and curses of Jewish history from 1st exodus under their fathers to the coming 2nd exodus out of Egypt outlined by the great prophet Moses is a very important foundation to our study of the coming mass return (timeframe 2).

 

  First exodus out of Egypt was under Moses. Entrance into the promised land was under Joshua under God's Covenant of blessings and curses as outlined by Moses in Deut 28 and Lev 26. The blessings of the Mosaic Covenant from the days of Joshua reached their heights in the days of David and Solomon.

Deuteronomy 1-13 (blessings) (b
1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
7 The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
8 The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
9 The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.
10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.
11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
13 And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:


Leviticus 26:1-13 (blessings)
1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it:
for I am the Lord your God.
2 Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.
3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.
10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.
11 And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
13 I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

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  Above is a chart concerning the history of 12 tribes of Israel after the came out of Egypt under Joshua. Sin and disobedience brought about the Assyrian captivity in 721 B.C followed by the Babylonian captivity 606 B.C. - 586 B.C resulting in the 70 year exile in which the land rested with all 12 tribes now scattered. The curses that covered this period of time of Jewish history for disobedience can be found in the the next verses of Duet 28 and Lev 26.

Deuteronomy 68:14-64 (curses) (curses
14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
20 The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
21 The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.
22 The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24 The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
25 The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
26 And thy carcass shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.
27 The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
28 The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:
29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.
30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.
31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.
32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.
33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labors, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed away:
34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
35 The Lord shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
36 The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.
37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee.
38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.
40 Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.
41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
47 Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.
52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.
53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:
54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.
56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
57 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
59 Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God.
63 And it shall come to pass, that as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
64 And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

Leviticus 26:14-46

14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:
16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17 And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.
23 And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;
24 Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
25 And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.
27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;
28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.
30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savoir of your sweet odours.
32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her Sabbaths.
35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your Sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.
36 And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.
37 And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
38 And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.

  Looking at the chart above, you see that after the 70 year exile the land of Israel remained under Gentile domination. Only a small remnant returned to Jerusalem as recorded in the books of Esther, Ezra and Nehemiah. God gave two timeline prophecies concerning the Jews after the 70 year exile through Daniel and Ezekiel. Daniel's prophecy of Daniel 9 follows events concerning those Jews that returned after the 70 year exile and important events concerning Jerusalem, it's temple and people on down to the return of Christ. Ezekiel's time prophecy (Ezekiel 4) is about the many Jews that did not return after the 70 year exile and how long they would remain scattered among the Gentiles. Ezekiel's time prophecy works out to an exact additional 2520 years which ends around 200? A.D. (see phase chart - top of page). The scattering of Jews among the Gentiles for a long period after the events of the Babylonian captivity are clearly seen in Moses own words in Deut 68:63-67.  Since the time of the 70 year exile the Jews have been scattered while Gentile empires have risen and fallen(Babylonian, Persian, Grecian, Roman). In our modern history this dispersion is still ongoing until it ends with the prophecies connected with the mass return (see phase chart  - top of page). When you read Deut 68:65-67 think of pictures of the holocaust that occurred during Hitler's reign and startling accuracy of Moses' prophetic outline of Jewish history.

Deuteronomy 68: 63-67
63 And it shall come to pass, that as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
64 And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.


Leviticus 26:39
39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them."

Curse of being scattered for over 2500 years still continues into the 21st century 


  Since the turn of the 20th century and especially after 1948 when Israel became a nation there has been a partial return of Jews to Israel (see x on phase chart - top of page). This partial return is necessary to prepare for the full, or what I call the mass return of all Jews (all of them - all 12 tribes!) from all nations where they are now still scattered. This mass return results from a series of a pre-rapture prophetic events centering in a time of trouble for Jews worldwide as well as their land. This time of trouble as mentioned on top of page is called the 'Day of calamity' (see phase chart - top of page). The partial return of the Jews back to their land that took place in the 20th century is not so much the Jews returning to the land of Israel but the land returning back to the Jews. God is honoring and remembering his unconditional promise to Abraham (Gen 12:1-3, Gen 15:18, Gen 17:4-8)

Gen 12:1-3
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Gen 15:18
18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:

Gen 17:4-8
4 As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

  Had the mass return of all Jews (all 12 tribes) taken place before it's appointed time the Jews could not have survived as a nation. The land itself until the 19th century was barren waste land that no one wanted. Late 19th century saw a Zionist movement back to the land of promise. The result of W.W.1 was the Balfour Declaration creating a homeland for the Jews. The result of W.W.2 with Hitler's persecution of the Jews throughout Europe brought a great influx of Jews to this homeland and the nation of Israel was declared in 1948 A.D. However, there still remains a large amount of Jews scattered today while in Israel there is the ongoing Arab/Israeli struggle continuing in the 21st century for control of the land and Jerusalem. This struggle is the catalyst for the 'Day of calamity' and the question of who owns the land will be settled by God Himself at this time. The surrounding Arab nations invade Israel in the 'Day of calamity' and cast lots for Jerusalem.  But the 'Day of calamity' comes at a time when Ezekiel says their 'time of iniquity' (see Ezekiel 4) is at an end - that is - at a time when Israel has severed it's  over 2500 year punishment withot a nation or capitol to call it's own. This ended in 1967 A.D.. (Ezek 35:5 Obad 1).

Ezekiel 35:5
5 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:

Obadiah 1
12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the
day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;

  The expression 'time of iniquity had an end' found in Ezek 35:5 is the ending of the 2520 year dispersion among the Gentiles that was prophesized by Ezekiel (see Ezekiel 4) called 'time of iniquity' that ended in the recapture of Jerusalem in 1967 A.D. We will cover these chapters on Ezekiel and Obadiah and many other related scriptures in the following studies in greater detail. Notice one other important phrase quoted by Obadiah as to the time of the 'Day of calamity'.

Obadiah 15
15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

  Obadiah says the 'Day of the Lord' is near and that what the enemies of Israel have down to Israel will happen to them in the 'Day of the Lord' . This is the time when God judges all the heathern nations (time frame 5
- see generation chart above) . The events of the mass return then are at the end of the age but before the 'Day of the Lord'. The events of the 'Day of calamity' for Israel and all Jews worldwide will be fulfilled before the rapture during time frame 2 (see rapture generation chart above).
   In closing our intro study, we see then that Phase 1 (
see phase chart above) begins the conditions just prior to the 'Day of calamity' for Jews. Phase 1 sees the Jews that have been scattered among all nations for over 2500 years being shipped to Egypt beginning around 2007 - 2008 A.D. (see Ezekiel 4 for the time element). It is this returning to Egypt where we begin our story of timeframe 2 - the mass return. We begin with Moses' own prophetic words in Deuteronomy 28:68 and the remaining verses of Leviticus 26:40-45 that tell us that repentance by the Jews back to Jehovah God of their fathers must take place before God will deliver them from this 'Day of calamity' and from Egypt a second time (see Phase 4 in phase chart above).

Deuteronomy 28:68
68
And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.

Leviticus 26:40-45
40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;
41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.
43 The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her Sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their
iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.
44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the Lord their God.
45 But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.

46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the Lord made between him and the children of Israel in Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.