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God promised to gather the residue of his people in the last days.  
Jeremiah prophesied, “I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall . . . fear no more, nor be dismayed” (Jer 23:3-4).

The weak will gather with his people. 
Elsewhere, Jeremiah said, “Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither” (Jer 31:8).

Israel received more land than Abraham. 
He told his son Joseph, “The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills” (Gen 49:26).

The bounds of the everlasting hills refer to the coasts and isles of the sea. 
Isaiah said, “Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock” (Jer 31:10).

Jacob gave these additional lands, the coastlines and isles, to Joseph. 
He prayed, “They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren” (Gen 49:26).

God promised Israel a new land free from oppression. 
God spoke by Nathan, “Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime” (2 Sam 7:10).

God will erect an ensign there for the gathering of his people. 
Isaiah wrote, “And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly” (Is 5:26).

The ensign will be under an eagle’s wings: 
Isaiah prophesied, “Woe to the land shadowing with wings. . . All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye” (Is 18:1-3).  America’s national emblem is an eagle with outstretched wings.

Tarshish, the Bible’s name for Spain, was the first nation to bring God’s people to America.  
Isaiah prophesied, “Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far” (Is 60:9).

God promised to prosper His nation. 
Isaiah wrote, “In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee” (Is 54 14).

Enemies will come against His nation:
In the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel” (Ezek 38:8).

They will attack unwalled cities such as America has:
Thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates . . . to take a spoil, and to take a prey” (Ezek 38:8-9).

God will defend his people. 
He promised through Isaiah, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper” (Is 54:17).

God will cleanse his people after He gathers them. 
Through Ezekiel, He promised, “I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.  Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you” (Ezek 36:24-25).

God will call His holy nation Zion. 
Jeremiah wrote, “They shall come and sing in the height of Zion” (Jer 31:12).  Isaiah prophesied, “The ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (Is 35:10).

Points to Ponder

 The ensign of liberty has attracted millions to America, the land of the free.

 America is spreading freedom and democracy throughout the world.

 Liberty rests in Jesus and exists where ever the Holy Spirit is (2 Cor 3:17).

 Enemies of Jesus want to destroy his people and erase Christian civilization.

 The conflict with barbarianism is divine judgment on America’s disobedience.

 Divine judgments will turn America and the rest of the world toward Jesus. 

Jesus’ standard of liberty will remain.

The Hebrew nation was divided into two kingdoms after King Solomon.

Assyria defeated the northern nation, called Israel, and removed its people.

Jesus sent his disciples to lost Israel, who were among the Gentiles (Hos 8:8).

God reserved America so it could be a land of refuge and safety in the last days.

Jesus restored His church to cleanse his people and make America a holy nation.

 Be a part of building up Jesus’ holy kingdom and renewing His church. 

Jesus will descend to rule His holy kingdom

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