July 2: Jacob’s Trouble – God’s unique relationship with Israel

The Root of Jesse

There is much discussion and some disagreement about the timing of this prophecy…has it been fulfilled or has it been partially fulfilled.  Like most of God’s prophecies, fulfillment has several layers and we only have 20/20 when we are looking back!

Regardless of when this promise will be completely fulfilled, we know that “in that day” both Jews and Gentiles will seek Him and Israel will at last fulfill her destiny as the glorious resting place for King Yeshua!

Isaiah 11:10-16

“And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse,
Who shall stand as a banner to the people;
For the Gentiles shall seek Him,
And His resting place shall be glorious.”

It shall come to pass in that day
That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time
To recover the remnant of His people who are left,
From Assyria and Egypt,
From Pathros and Cush,
From Elam and Shinar,
From Hamath and the islands of the sea.

He will set up a banner for the nations,
And will assemble the outcasts of Israel,
And gather together the dispersed of Judah
From the four corners of the earth.

Also the envy of Ephraim shall depart,
And the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off;
Ephraim shall not envy Judah,
And Judah shall not harass Ephraim.
But they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines toward the west;
Together they shall plunder the people of the East;
They shall lay their hand on Edom and Moab;
And the people of Ammon shall obey them.
The Lord will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt;
With His mighty wind He will shake His fist over the River,
And strike it in the seven streams,
And make men cross over dry-shod.

 There will be a highway for the remnant of His people
Who will be left from Assyria,
As it was for Israel
In the day that he came up from the land of Egypt.


Leopold and Magdalena Socha, Lwow, Poland
A poor sewer worker, Leopold found some Jewish escapees hiding in the sewers near the ghetto. He brought them food and did whatever he could to keep them hidden. Of the original 21 escapees, 10 survived until liberation.

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