“I will scatter them also among the
“And he shall set up an ensign for the
nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of
the earth” – (Is.11:12).
The bible uses two English words for the Greek word ‘Diaspora’ – (dispersed and scattered). The Jews call
their forced dispersion from Israel to the gentile nations of the world –
‘the Diaspora.’ There are two main Diasporas of Israel. In
586 B.C., the first Diaspora to Babylon for 70 years. God raised up a remnant of Jews to
return to Israel and build up the land. In 70 A.D., the
second dispersion was by Titus the Roman who conquered Israel again, just 37 years after they
crucified Jesus on the cross, and they were scattered around the world. After
1945 the Jews began to go back to Israel and they became a nation again after
nearly 1900 years. They called themselves Zionists after the name of Jerusalem.
In 1990 the ‘iron curtain’ opened and Russian Jews started to return
home to Israel as anti-Semitism increased in Russia. One million Russian Jews have
returned to Israel since then. Yes, Jews are being regathered from all the nations of the world as God gathers
his scattered people back to their homeland. Scores of scripture prophesy of
the regathering of Israel when Jesus Christ the Messiah is ready
to return to earth. How close the rapture of the church must be as we see the
Jews leave in great numbers from the gentile nations. It will probably take
anti-Semitism here as well to get them back to Israel – just like Russia. God will use the evil of
anti-Semitism to work toward his purpose to gather his people home.
America has been for some time now the most
important part of the Jewish Diaspora. Certainly the Diaspora Jews of America
are comparable to the Jewish Diaspora in old Babylon. The
American Jews today are the Diaspora in New Babylon – USA. The Diaspora
of the Jews started in old Babylon and it ends in new Babylon – USA. And of the 6 million Jews in America about one half live in the New York City area. And 37 miles east of NY is Babylon, NY. The city got its name from old Babylon. Babylon, NY was founded by Nathaniel Conklin in
1803. He affixed a tablet to his new house entitled – “New Babylon this house
built by Nate Conklin in 1803,” and the name stuck –
but the ‘new’ was dropped.
It is written in (Is.11:11) “And
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, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from
Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath,
and from the islands of the sea.” And
these islands of the gentiles include Long Island, NY. – (Gen.10:5)
I believe we have a Jewish Diaspora in BabylonUSA. Outside of Israel only 8 million Jews are dispersed
among the nations and 6 million live in BabylonUSA. That also is a sign pointing to the USA being the new Babylon of Revelation.
There are currently 13 million Jews in the world. There are 5 million in Israel and 6 million in the U.S. and 2 million more scattered around
the rest of the world. Many of old BabylonIraq’s Jews have left Iraq recently and came to NY instead of Israel. They left old Babylon to live in new Babylon - USA.
In the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, only a remnant of Jews returned from Babylon to rebuild their country – the rest
chose to remain in exile as Babylon became their new promised land. Rather
than return to their promised land they decided to stay in Babylon and continue to eat from the money
tree. Oh, how they loved the splendor and the abundance of delicacies and the
buying and selling of merchandise and living deliciously and the decadence and
that stayed in Babylon prayed for the Jews struggling in Israel and raised money for them and provided needed
things and spoke to the king on their behalf. But they stayed in Babylon. They refused to obey God’s word and return to Israel after 70 years. To remain in Babylon was easier than moving to Israel and rebuilding the temple and the wall with a
sword in one hand and a trowel in the other. Why leave the good life in Babylon and their comfortable captivity? So they stayed in Babylon.
pleaded with them that remained in Babylon to leave and return to Israel. Jeremiah had preached that God’s judgment was
about to fall on Babylon. As it is written - “Babylon is
suddenly fallen and destroyed” – (Jer.51:7).
Again in (Jer.50:3-9) “For out of the
north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate,
and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man
and beast. In those days, and in that time, saith the
Lord, the children of Israel shall
come, they and the children of Judah together,
going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the Lord
their God. They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward,
saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the Lord
in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten. My people
hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray,
they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to
hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice, even
the Lord, the hope of their
fathers. Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go
forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the
he goats before the flocks.” Again
in (51:6) it says – “Flee out of the
midst of Babylon, and
deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the
time of the Lord's
vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.” But most stayed in Babylon.
And so it is with most of the Jewish Diaspora in Babylon – USA today. They have chosen rather to stay than return to
their promised land. U.S. Jews speak out strongly for Israel’s cause and send them much money but they keep their feet
strongly planted in the USA. Although some have a home in the U.S. and Israel, with dual citizenships, caught between
the spirit and the world, half gentile and half Jew. They refuse to obey God’s word to return and possess their
promised land. Instead they possess their own lands in NY, Chicago, L.A., Miami, and other cities in Babylon – USA. With some even possessing land in Babylon, NY
– (The only Babylon in the world). Only 100,000 Jews have immigrated from the U.S. to Israel since 1948 and 50,000 later moved back.
God is pleading with his Jews to come out of
Babylon – USA before God’s judgment falls on U.S.“And I heard another
voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers
of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” “Therefore shall her
plagues come in one day, death and mourning, and famine, and she shall be
utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth
her” – (Rev.18:4,18). Oh, American Jews, don’t stay in Babylon – USA go home before God’s judgment falls upon U.S. Maybe God in his mercy will have to use evil anti-Semites
to force you there.
also prophesied of the Diaspora -“Thou
hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the
heathen. Thou sellest thy people for nought, and dost not increase thy wealth by their price.
Thou makest us a reproach to our neighbours,
a scorn and a derision to them that are round about
us. Thou makest us a byword among the heathen, a
shaking of the head among the people.” (That byword is Christ killers). And
again in (Joel 3:1-2) it speaks of the present return of the Jews from their
Diaspora. “For, behold, in those days,
and in that time, when I shall bring again
the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and
will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat,
and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom
they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” And then Armageddon
is prophesied in (vs.9-16) and so we know that Armageddon is near also.
are virtually no Jews left in old Babylon – Iraq. Since 1948, 150,000 have returned to Israel and some to the U.S. The Jewish population dated back to the days, when King Nebuchadnezzar brought them to Babylon in chains, nearly 2600 years ago. These Jews of old Babylon heeded God’s call to “come out of Babylon.” It took persecution to force them out. But the Jews in Babylon – USA have not heeded God’s call.
Like the Apostle Paul, I plead with the Jews
to get saved – “My heart’s desire and
prayer to God for Israelis, that they might be saved” – (Rom.10:3). Your Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, is
coming back soon. Repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart for
remission of sins. He is God’s perfect, supreme sacrifice for sin. He is God’s
perfect, sinless Jew and the savior of the world of both Jew and gentile. Love
him – do not despise him and reject him because “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” – (Acts ).
In (James 1:1) and (I Pet.1:1) it is written
– “James, a servant of God and of the
Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.”
And “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappodocia, Asia, and Bithynia.” Both James and Peter were Jews and preached to Jews and
many believed on Christ and got saved. They were writing to these Jewish
Christians scattered abroad in the Diaspora. Peter had his church in Babylon (I Pet.5:13) where he was preaching to the Diaspora Jews
who stayed there rather than to return to Israel. Oh, the marvelous grace of God – “To the Jew first and also to the gentile.”
And I’m preaching this sermon to Jews still in the Diaspora
in Babylon – USA. The gospel has been preached from old Babylon to new Babylon – USA – worldwide – to both the Jew and Gentile and now the end
has come. In fact, the Jewish religion was started by a man named
Abram – whom God called out of Babylon. And when the Jews turned wicked and did not follow in the
faith of Abraham, God dispersed them back to Babylon because they had already turned back to Babylon in their hearts. To the Jews in the U.S., I emphasize that your Diaspora is swiftly coming to an
end. Be saved before it’s eternally too late. Six million Diaspora Jews in the U.S. is a great proof
of the U.S. being the New Babylon of Revelation 18. Amen and Amen