The Jewish Diaspora In Babylon - USA 

 

 


“I will scatter them also among the heathen” (Jer.9:16)

“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 BabylonUSA. The Diaspora of the Jews started in old Babylon and it ends in new BabylonUSA. 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 Babylon USA. Outside of Israel only 8 million Jews are dispersed among the nations and 6 million live in Babylon USA. 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 Babylon Iraq’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 greed.

 

   The Jews 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.

 

   God 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 BabylonUSA 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 BabylonUSA. 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 BabylonUSA 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 BabylonUSA 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.

(Ps.44:11-14) 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.

   There are virtually no Jews left in old BabylonIraq. 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 BabylonUSA 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 Israel is, 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 4:12).

   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 BabylonUSA. The gospel has been preached from old Babylon to new BabylonUSA – 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