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(Isaiah 2:3)
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Restoration Prophecies

Biblical prophecies that guarantee
the restoration of Israel

[Adapted from
accessed Monday 6, April 2020]


Israel will Become a Nation in a Day, Literally in the Spring

Who ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Is a country born in one day? Is a nation brought forth all at once? For as soon as Tziyon went into labor, she brought forth her children. (Isaiah 66:8)

1Now ADONAI said to Avram, “Get yourself out of your country, away from your kinsmen and away from your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you. 2I will make of you a great nation, I will bless you, and I will make your name great; and you are to be a blessing. 3I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-3)

“For I will take you from among the nations, gather you from all the countries, and return you to your own soil.” (Ezekiel 36:24)

9Next He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath! Prophesy, human being! Say to the breath that Adonai ELOHIM says, ‘Come from the four winds [all the world], breath; and breathe on these slain, so that they can live.’” [come back to life] 10So I prophesied as ordered, and the breath came into them, and they were alive! They stood up on their feet, a huge army! [Israel is to have an exceedingly powerful army.]

11Then He said to me, “Human being! These bones are the whole house of Isra'el; and they are saying, ‘Our bones have dried up, our hope is gone, and we are completely cut off.’ [Killed and burned by Hitler.] 12Therefore prophesy; say to them that Adonai ELOHIM says, ‘My people! I will open your graves and make you get up out of your graves, and I will bring you into the land of Isra'el. [The “dry bones” come together alive in Eretz Israel.] 13Then you will know that I am ADONAI when I have opened your graves and made you get up out of your graves, [come back alive to Eretz Israel] My people! 14I will put my Spirit [Ruach HaKodesh, te Holy Spirit] in you; and you will be alive [be restored as a nation]. Then I will place you in your own land [Eretz Yisrael]; and you will know that I, ADONAI, have spoken, and that I have done it,“ says ADONAI.”

15The word of ADONAI came to me: 16“You, human being, take one stick and write on it, ‘For Y'hudah and those joined with him [among] the people of Isra'el.’ [the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, the southern kingdom] Next, take another stick and write on it, ‘For Yosef, the stick of Efrayim, and all the house of Isra'el who are joined with him.’ [the northern kingdom, the remaining ten tribes] 17Finally, bring them together into a single stick, so that they become one in your hand. [all twelve tribes united as one nation] 18When your people ask you what all this means, 19tell them that Adonai ELOHIM says this: ‘I will take the stick of Yosef, which is in the hand of Efrayim [the northern kingdom, the ten northern tribes], together with the tribes of Isra'el who are joined with him, and put them together with the stick of Y'hudah [the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, the southern kingdom] and make them a single stick [all twelve tribes united as one nation], so that they become one in my hand.’ 20The sticks on which you write are to be in your hand as they watch. 21Then say to them that Adonai ELOHIM says: ‘I will take the people of Isra'el from among the nations where they have gone [all the tribes in the Diaspora] and gather them from every side [from every nation on earth] and bring them back to their own land [Eretz Yisrael]. 22I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Isra'el; and one king [Yeshua HaMashiach ben David] will be king for all of them. They will no longer be two nations, and they will never again be divided into two kingdoms. 23They will never again defile themselves with their idols, their detestable things, or any of their transgressions [they will return to HaShem and to His Torah]; but I will save them from all the places where they have been living and sinning; and I will cleanse them, so that they will be my people, and I will be their God. 24My servant David [Mashiach ben David] will be king over them, and all of them will have one shepherd [Yeshua HaMashiach ben David]; they will live by my rulings and keep and observe my regulations [the Torah will be their Constitution]. 25They will live in the land I gave to Ya'akov my servant, where your ancestors lived; they will live there - they, their children, and their grandchildren, forever; and David my servant [Mashiach ben David, or perhaps the resurrected King David] will be their leader forever.

26I will make a covenant of peace with them, an everlasting covenant [the New Covenant, Jer. 31:31. I will give to them, increase their numbers, and set my sanctuary [the restored Holy Temple] among them forever. 27My home [the Temple] will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people. 28The nations will know that I am ADONAI, who sets Isra'el apart as holy, when my sanctuary is with them forever.’” (Ezekiel 37:9-28)

Now let the fig tree teach you its lesson: when its branches begin to sprout and leaves appear, you know that summer is approaching. (Matthew 24:32) (Israel was literally reborn in a single day just before summer, May 14, 1948)

Seventy weeks [sevens of years, 490 years] have been decreed for your people [Israel] and for your holy city [Jerusalem] for putting an end to the transgression, for making an end of sin, for forgiving iniquity, for bringing in everlasting justice, for setting the seal on vision and prophet, and for anointing the Especially Holy Place. (Daniel 9:24) [the innermost court of the rebuilt Holy Temple; the Holy of Holies, rebuilt and re-dedicated]

Israel Will be in Control of Jerusalem,
the Sign of the Start of the Last Generation

Some will fall by the edge of the sword, others will be carried into all the countries of the Goyim [Gentiles, the Diaspora], and Yerushalayim [Jerusalem] will be trampled down by the Goyim until the age of the Goyim has run its course. [After the Age of the Gentiles — Gentile control of the Holy Land — is finished, Israel will be in control of the Land.] (Luke 21:24)

Israel’s Inhabited Land in the Future

The Land of Israel as described in Genesis 15:18
The Land of Israel as defined by the God of
Avraham, Yitz’chak, and Ya'akov in
Genesis 15:18

These are the boundaries of the land that Israel will inhabit in the near future: Eretz Israel and all of the so-called “disputed territories,” Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Southern Turkey, and Iraq west of the Euphrates.

14ADONAI said to Avram, after Lot had moved away from him, “Look all around you from where you are, to the north, the south, the east and the west. 15All the land you see I will give to you and your descendants forever. (Genesis 13:14-15)

That day ADONAI made a covenant with Avram: “I have given this land to your descendants - from the Vadi of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates River …” (Genesis 15:18)

“I will set your boundaries from the Sea of Suf [the Red Sea?] to the sea of the P'lishtim [the Mediterranian Sea] and from the desert to the [Euphrates] River, for I will hand the inhabitants of the land over to you, and you will drive them out from before you.” (Exodus 23:31)

1ADONAI told Moshe 2to give this order to the people of Isra'el: “When you enter the land of Kena'an [Canaan], it will become your land to pass on as an inheritance, the land of Kena'an as defined by these borders. 3Your southern portion will extend from the Tzin Desert close to the border of Edom. The eastern terminus of your southern border is at the end of the Dead Sea. 4From there your border turns, goes south of the 'Akrabbim Ascent and passes on to Tzin. From there it goes south of Kadesh-Barnea, on to Hatzar-Adar, and on to 'Atzmon. 5Then the border turns and goes from 'Atzmon to the Vadi of Egypt and along it to the [Mediterranian] Sea. 6Your western border will be the Great [Mediterranian] Sea. 7Your northern border will be as follows: from the Great Sea mark a line to Mount Hor, 8and from Mount Hor mark a line to the entrance of Hamat. The border goes out to Tz'dad. 9Then the border goes to Zifron and finally to Hatzar-'Einan; this is your northern border. 10For the eastern border mark your line from Hatzar-'Enan to Sh'fam. 11Then the border goes down from Sh'fam to Rivlah, on the east side of 'Ayin, then down until it hits the slope east of Lake Kinneret. 12From there it goes down the Yarden [Jordan] River till it flows into the Dead Sea. These will be the borders of your land." (Numbers 34:1-12)

All the land from the desert and the L'vanon [Lebanon] to the great river, the Euphrates River — all the land of the Hitti [Hittites] — and on to the Great [Mediterranian] Sea in the west will be your territory. (Joshua 1:4)

9the covenant He made with Avraham, the oath he swore to Yitz'chak, 10and established as a law for Ya'akov, for Isra'el as an everlasting covenant: 11“To you I will give the land of Kena'an [Canaan] as your allotted heritage." (Psalm 105:9-11)

13Adonai ELOHIM says this: “These are the borders of the land you are to distribute for inheritance by the twelve tribes of Isra'el, with Yosef receiving two portions. 14For inheritance you will each have equal shares. I swore to your ancestors that I would give them this land, and now it falls to you to inherit it. 15The borders of the land will be as follows: on the north, from the Great [Mediterranian] Sea through Hetlon to the entrance of Tz'dad, 16Hamat, Berotah, Sibrayim (which is between the border of Dammesek [Damascus] and the border of Hamat), Hatzer-Hatikhon (which is toward the border of Havran). 17The border from the sea will be Hatzar-'Einon (at the border of Dammesek); while on the north, northward, is the border of Hamat. This is the north side. 18On the east side, measure between Havran and Dammesek, Gil'ad [Giliad] and the land of Isra'el by the Yarden [Jordan], from the border to the eastern sea. This is the east side. 19On the side of the Negev toward the south it will be from Tamar as far as the waters of M'rivot-Kadesh, then to the Vadi [of Egypt] and on to the Great [Mediterranian] Sea. This is the south side toward the Negev. 20The west side will be the Great [Mediterranian] Sea, as far as across from the entrance to Hamat. This is the west side. 21This is the territory you are to divide among the tribes of Isra'el. 22You are to divide it by lot as an inheritance both to you and to the foreigners living among you [the inheritance is also for Gentiles who have been grafted into Israel] who give birth to children living among you; for you they are to be no different from the native-born among the people of Isra'el [grafted-in Gentiles have the same privileges and responsibilities to Torah as native-born Israelites] - they are to have an inheritance with you among the tribes of Isra'el. 23You are to give the foreigner an inheritance in the territory of the tribe with whom he is living,” says Adonai ELOHIM. (Ezekiel 47:13-23)

Division of Eretz Israel for the Tribes

1Following is the list of tribes:

This is Dan's territory: from the north end, through Hetlon to the entrance of Hamat, Hatzar-'Einan (at the border of Dammesek) [Damascus], northward, next to Hamat; and they will have their sides east and west.

2Asher's territory will run alongside the territory of Dan from east to west.

3Naftali's territory will run alongside the territory of Asher from east to west.

4M'nasheh's territory will run alongside the territory of Naftali from east to west.

5Efrayim's territory will run alongside the territory of M'nasheh from east to west.

6Re'uven's territory will run alongside the territory of Efrayim from east to west.

7Y'hudah's territory will run alongside the territory of Re'uven from east to west.

For Hashem: 8Alongside the territory of Y'hudah, from east to west, will be the offering you are to set aside, 25,000 [cubits, eight miles] wide, and in length equal to distance between the east and west boundaries of one of the portions, with the sanctuary inside it. 9The offering you are to set aside for ADONAI is to be eight [miles] long and three [miles] wide.

For the Priests: 10This holy offering will be for the cohanim [priests]; it will be eight [miles] in length along its north and south sides and three [miles] in width along its west and east sides; ADONAI's sanctuary will be inside it. 11The portion set aside as holy will be for the cohanim who are descendants of Tzadok that remained faithful to my commission and did not go astray when the people of Isra'el and the L'vi'im [Levites] went astray. 12It is to be an especially holy portion set apart for them and taken from the offering of the land, next to the border of the L'vi'im.

For the Levites: 13Alongside the territory for the cohanim [priests], the L'vi'im [Levites] are to have a portion eight [miles] long and three [miles] wide — its total length will be eight and its width three. 14They may not sell, exchange or alienate any of this choice land; because it is holy, for ADONAI.

Common Ground: 15The 5,000 [cubits, that is, the one-and-a-half miles] that are left of the width is to be for the common use of the city, for housing and for open fields.

The City: The city will be inside it. 16and will measure 4,500 cubits [just under one-and-a-half miles] along each of its sides — north, south, east and west. 17The city is to have outside it a border of land 440 feet wide on each side — north, south, east and west.

The Garden: 18A strip next to the holy offering extending three [miles] to the east and three to the west is to be left. This area by the holy offering is to be used to grow food for those serving the city. 19The people from all the tribes of Isra'el who serve in the city will farm it. 20The entire offering will be eight [miles] square, including the section for the city.

For the Prince: 21What remains will be for the prince — the land on the two sides of the holy offering and section for the city, that is, the portion eastward from the eight [miles] of the offering's eastern border to the land's eastern border and the portion westward from the eight [miles] of the offering's western border to the land's western border — this land adjacent to the [tribal] portions will be for the prince, with the holy offering and the sanctuary of the house inside it. 22Thus the land belonging to the L'vi'im and the section for the city will be inside that which belongs to the prince. The territory belonging to the prince will be between the territory of Y'hudah and the territory of Binyamin —

23which brings us to the rest of the tribes:

Binyamin's territory will run from east to west.

24Shim'on's territory will run alongside the territory of Binyamin from east to west.

25Yissakhar's territory will run alongside the territory of Shim'on from east to west.

26Z'vulun's territory will run alongside the territory of Yissakhar from east to west.

27Gad's territory will run alongside the territory of Z'vulun from east to west.

28Alongside the territory of Gad, from the Negev southward, the border will run from Tamar to the water at M'rivat-Kadesh, then to the Vadi [of Egypt], and on to the Great [Mediterranian] Sea.

29This is the land you are to distribute by lot to the tribes of Isra'el for inheritance, and these are their portions,” says Adonai ELOHIM. 30“These are the city exits; they are to be named after the tribes of Isra'el, three gates on each of the four sides; the four sides each measure just under one-and-a-half [miles]: on the north, gates named after Re'uven, Y'hudah and Levi; on the east, gates named after Yosef, Binyamin and Dan; on the south, gates named after Shim'on, Yissakhar and Z'vulun; and on the west, gates named after Gad, Asher and Naftali. 31-35The perimeter of [the city] will be just under six [miles] long. And from that day on the name of the city will be ADONAI Shamah [ADONAI is there].” (Ezekiel 48:1-35)

Measurement Conversion
1 cubit = 18 inches = 1.5 feet
25,000 cubits = 37,500 feet = 7.102 miles
18,000 cubits = 27,000 feet = 5.11 miles
10,000 cubits = 15,000 feet = 2.84 miles
5,000 cubits = 7,500 feet = 1.42 miles
4,500 cubits = 6,750 feet = 1.28 miles
250 cubits = 375 feet = 125 yards

Page revised on Moneay, 6 April 2020

Page last updated on Friday, 29 September 2023 11:50 AM
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