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Phase 1 - Page 1: The story of the mass return begins with Moses' own words in Deut 28:68 and the requirement of repentance as stated in
Hopefully, you read the Intro. 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 of the Jews that will end their over 2500 year dispersion (see Ezekiel 4 and chart above). We studied Deut 28:1-67 (see timeframe 2 - intro) where Moses outlined the whole future history of Israel's blessings and curses . We are now in the very last stage Moses's prophetic words of Deut 28 with only one verse left to be fulfilled - Deut 28:68. Moses makes an amazing statement saying that their worldwide dispersion starts to cpme to an end when the Jews will return by ships to Egypt! and they will try to sell themselves as slaves and no man will buy them. This has not happened yet but will be fulfilled in current study of phase 1 of timeframe 2.
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.
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 Sabbath's, 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.
From eartly part of the 20th century and after Israel became a nation in 1948 A.D. (see x on phase chart - top of page) and Jews recapturing Jerusalem in 1967 A.D. and on into the 21st century, there has been a partial return of Jews to Israel and ongoing struggles with the surrounding Arab nations for control of their land and Jerusalem. With Ezekiel's ( Ezekiel 4) 'time of iniquity' of 2520 years of Jews without a nation and capitol of their own till May 14, 1948 and 1967 recapture of Jerusalem fulfilled God has been preparing the land from 1967 - 2007 A.D. for the mass return of the Jews. Then the world is about to witness the fulfillment of Moses startling statement in Deut 28:68. Moses says the Jews that are still scattered among the nations for over 2500 years (see above chart and intro page for review) will return to Egypt by ships. They are not coming from Israel to Egypt by ship because you would normally do that by land. They are coming from nations where they have been scattered for over 2500 years that began first with the Assyrian captivity in 721 B.C. and the Babylonian captivity began in 606 B.C. and the invasion by Titus in 70 A.D. that destroyed the temple and sanctuary that Jesus prophesized would happen (see chart below)
And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
As the 'Day of Calmity' draws near, the Jews find
themselves not wanted in the nations they are currently living in, and are being forced
out of these nations under the most dire circumstances. Antichrist will hate the Jews from
the start. His hatred will filter on down to the nations that make up his empire (see timeframe 1). Moses tells us (Deut 28:68) when the Jews arrive in Egypt
they will try to sell themselves as slaves, as bondmen and bondwomen, and no man will be
interested in buying them. In Deut 28:68 Moses was clearly speaking these prophetic words to a future generation
for he says to those that were present with him at Mount Sinai where he spke these greast
prophetic words that they would never see Egypt again. We read in Exodus 14:13
13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
Moses then, in Deut 28:68, was talking about a future time in which having been scattered among all nations for over 2500 years would again return to Egypt. What would cause all these nations to ship Jews back to Egypt in that future day? There is only one person that stands out that will surely be behind this and that is Antichrist. Hitler's final solution was to exterminate the Jews in ovens and mass killings. Antichrist's plan will be of a worldwide nature to have the Jews die off in the deserts of Egypt and at the same time have their land fall into the hands of their enemies. Remember, before this 'Day of calamity' (phase 2) comes upon the Jews worldwide (see chart above and intro), Antichrist has already deceived the world to his true nature, formed his empire, and is in control of most of the economy of the world (time frame 1). Now Antichrist being the valient man and great peacemaker that he says he is, must deal with the Middle East . It may be that in the beginning he has trouble with his dealings with Egypt. Egypt could already in part of a treaty with Israel allowing Jews to live there. We read in Isaiah 19:18 that five cities will speak Hebrew. It could be that Egypt will allow new settlements there as part of a peace process shortly before Antichrist's rise. We could see this action by Egypt as early as 2005-2006 A.D.. However, in the 'Day of Calmity' the Egyptians will turn against the Jews terribly as see in phase 2 of the mass return.
18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
As I said earlier, nations that make up Antichrist's Empire may be the first ones to start deporting the Jews to Egypt. Arabs may use their oil weapon to not provide any oil to that nation or country that supports Israel's position on Jerusalem and what Arabs called occupied territory. Antichrist will play into their hands and their may be a spite action against Egypt - an Arab nation that in the beginning does not play along. We have to wait for the full events to play themselves out but they will fulfill prophecy exactly as God has spoken it through His prophets. In Daniel 11 Daniel records Antichrist having several wars with Egypt in the last days. Whatever the exact scenario is, make no doubt about the fact that what God says in His Word will come to pass. The Jews were delivered the first time out of Egypt where God made His covenant with them under Moses. Now, after their long time of iniquity' has come to an end in 1967 A.D. (see Ezekiel 4), they will find themselves back in Egypt again because they have not turned back to Jehovah God to be in a Covenant relationship. God will use Egypt again and plead with them face to face in the wilderness of Egypt to obey His commandments (Ezek 20:33-38). The Jews will either turn to God and live or perish forever as a people and a nation. Thank God they will turn, but it will be with God's fury and outstretched hand (Phase 3 - see phase chart above). He will then deliver them a second time out of Egypt (Phase 4 - see phase chart above). We will now turn to Ezekie,l who is the main prophet God uses in filling in details on what's happening to the land of Israel while these deportations of Jews to Egypt has been going on. In those scriptures we will find a great slaughter of Jews by the enemies of Israel that surround them takes place, their land taken over, their cities destroyed, and Jerusalem up for grabs (see Phase 2 ).