Mercer (6 Feb 2011)
"Ezekiel 39:27-29"

Today, almost 2000 years of exile and dispersion to every continent, an amazing number of Jews still retain their identity. Though persecution and the struggle for survival has prompted many to hide their origins and blend with prevailing culture, countless others have taken their stand as part of God's original chosen people.

"When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and I am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations, then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer. And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,’ says the Lord God.” Ezekiel 39:27-29