Standing with Israel - for Your sake
"And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Genesis 12:3
Yachad (in Scotland) bears no relation to a similarly-named but later-establised Jewish group in England.
"THE predictions of Scripture concerning Israel's conversion, particularly those of Romans 11, cannot be said to be already fulfilled. Still less can they be referred to the eternal state. They must await fulfilment in history.. for Paul himself points to the spiritual repercussions of Israel's future conversion upon the world. he teaches us that we are to look for a larger fulfilment in history of some of the grandest Old Testament predictions."
The Puritan Hope; Banner of Truth 1971
What others have said ...
"BRITAIN betrayed the promise made in the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate agreement. It is our belief that, in doing so, she betrayed the trust God had placed in her to bring about the fulfilment of biblical prophecies concerning Israel (see Gen 12:7, 35:12; Isaiah 49:22; Jer 31:35-37; Ezekiel 36:24-28 and others).
We believe that it is vital to the spiritual future of Britain that the British church leads the nation in repenting of and renouncing unbiblical attitudes and teachings that have set us against God's clearly revealed purposes for Israel and the Jewish people. God has been and is re-gathering His people, a phenomenon that is eclipsing in its scale even the exodus from Egypt (Jeremiah 16:14,15).
Who are we to stand against Him and bring further judgement on our own nation; that once was given the unique opportunity to partner with God Himself in this fulfilment of end-time prophecy? May we humbly invite you seriously to consider this issue, to review the scriptures above and to respond as you feel led by God."
Open Letter to UK Church Leaders -
Dec. 2006 from Love Never Fails
(an English grouping similar in aims to Yachad)
"I THINK we do not attach sufficient importance to the restoration of the Jews. We do not think enough of it. But certainly, if there is anything promised in the Bible, it is this. Until that shall be, the fullness of the Churches' glory can never come.
Matchless benefits to the world are bound up with the restoration of Israel; their gathering in shall be as 'life from the dead'."
C. H Spurgeon (1834 - 1892)
The Restoration and
Conversion of the Jews
"DURING the 200 years leading up to the Balfour Declaration there was a broad vision in the Church in Great Britain for the restoration of the Jewish people to their ancient homeland.
This vision, supported by the great revivalists such as George Whitefield and the Wesley brothers, was based on the Covenants of Promise as well as other prophetic Scriptures found in the Bible, and many Christians were inspired to pray into it.
The Balfour Declaration was the fruit of this vision. There are many church leaders in Britain who are crying out for the restoration of God's favour and blessing upon this country, and there are some who believe that the Lord has not forgotten our spiritual heritage as a Christian nation."
Hugh Kitson - Hatikvah Film Trust
(producer of the Forsaken Promise)
“WHEN we began our ministry in Israel in 1990, both Jewish and Arab congregational leaders said we would have to choose to work with either Jews or Arabs. However we have relied on God’s word: “He Himself is our peace, who has made both one and has broken down the middle wall of separation...so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace” (Eph 2:14-15). On Mount Carmel today Jews and Arabs “are being built together for a dwelling place for God..” (Eph 2:22). And congregational leaders – Jews, Arabs and others from across the region – have been meeting to pray, praise and affirm God’s purposes for the nations saying: “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance” (Is. 19:24-25). May the Church in Scotland also receive the double blessing of the “one new man in Christ” in these last days.”
David Davis - March 2010
former Senior Pastor, Carmel Assembly,
Mount Carmel, Israel