Here in Zechariah 2, we see Israel called back from all over the world.
1 And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand.
2 Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and what is the length thereof.
3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,
4 and said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as villages without walls, by reason of the multitude of men and cattle therein.
From just 1948 until now, Jerusalem has become an enormous city. A friend of mine, who was born in Jerusalem in the 1930s is an eye witness to the incredible growth that Jerusalem has experienced. And, it continues to spread beyond any boundary set for it.
5 For I, saith Jehovah, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and I will be the glory in the midst of her.
Israel tried to take Jerusalem in 1948, and was almost able to do it. Motti Gur had established a tiny toehold and should have been able to take the rest of the city, but God didn’t allow him to.
But, in 1967 the Lord gave Jerusalem back to its rightful owners and anyone who seeks to wrest it from Israel’s control should understand something about the wall of fire that protects Israel.
6 Ho, ho, flee from the land of the north, saith Jehovah; for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heavens, saith Jehovah.
7 Ho Zion, escape, thou that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon.
8 For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: After glory hath he sent me unto the nations which plundered you; for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
9 For, behold, I will shake my hand over them, and they shall be a spoil to those that served them; and ye shall know that Jehovah of hosts hath sent me.
Indeed, the Jews of the world have flowed back into Israel to the point where there are more Jews living in Israel than in any other place in the world, and they are on their way to becoming the majority of all Jews who live in the world.
10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith Jehovah.
11 And many nations shall join themselves to Jehovah in that day, and shall be my people; and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that Jehovah of hosts has sent me unto thee.
12 And Jehovah shall inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
13 Be silent, all flesh, before Jehovah; for he is waked up out of his holy habitation.
And, I believe that these last four verses are encapsulated by the Ezekiel Tetrad. But, these verses add something new to our understanding. When Israel sees her Messiah, many others will join themselves as well. It won’t be just the Jews that are saved. Many others will be saved as well.
Interesting, don’t you think?