Yeshua And The Sukkot Water Drawing Festival



Sukkot is an eight-day long feast. That’s a lot of feasting! The first evening and day are special, but the end of the feast even more so. In fact, the last day is the epitome of the Festival of Sukkot. “Hoshana Rabba” (a request for great salvation) is on the seventh day, followed by “Shmini Atzeret” (eighth day of the assembly) and “Simchat Torah” (Joy of the Torah). Yeshua went to celebrate the feast of Sukkot in Jerusalem, and John chapter 7 describes what Yeshua said and did at this climactic time, two millennia ago… But first of all, a bit of background.

Simchat Beit Hashoavah – the joy of drawing water

By the time of Yeshua, a water libation ceremony had become part of the tradition of the festival. This was called the “Simchat Beit Hashoavah” – the water-drawing festival. The priests would go down to the pool of Siloam in the City of David (just south of where the Western Wall is today) and they would fill a golden vessel with the water there. They would go up to the temple, through the Water Gate, accompanied by the sound of the shofar, and then they would pour the water so that it flowed over the altar, along with wine from another bowl. This would begin the prayers for rain in earnest, and there was much rejoicing at this ceremony. Here’s how the Talmud describes it:

“He who has not seen the rejoicing at the place of the water-drawing has never seen rejoicing in his life. At the conclusion of the first festival day of Tabernacles they descended to the court of the women where they had made a great enactment. There were there golden candlesticks with four golden bowls on the top of each of them and four ladders to each, and four youths drawn from the priestly stock in whose hands were held jars of oil… there was not a courtyard in Jerusalem that was not illumined by the light of the place of the water-drawing. Men of piety and good deeds used to dance before them with lighted torches in their hands, and sing songs and praises. And Levites without number with harps, lyres, cymbals and trumpets and other musical instruments were there upon the fifteen steps leading down from the court of the Israelites to the court of the women, corresponding to the fifteen songs of ascents in the psalms…” (Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sukkah 51a and 51b)

The ceremony refers to this passage in Isaiah 12:

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid;
for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” (Isaiah 12:2-3)

One of the names for this day is “Hoshana Raba”, which means Great Salvation. And you may know that this is the exact word of Yeshua’s name – Salvation. The Hebrew word literally says, with joy you will draw water from the wells of Yeshua!

So now let’s see what John 7 tells us about Yeshua at the climax of the Feast of Sukkot:

“On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (John 7:37-38)

The passage discusses all of Yeshua’s teaching at Sukkot in Jerusalem, and explains that when he was speaking of this living water, he was referring to the Holy Spirit, which was to be poured out on the believers.

How about that? No wonder it caused sparks to fly and discussions about whether he was or was not the Messiah. Yeshua was also referencing Isaiah 55, a chapter calling the people of Israel in particular to salvation. It begins like this,

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters, and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”

This same theme appears again in the climax of our great story, in Revelation 22:

“The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.” (Revelation 22:17)

Now is the day of salvation! Hoshana Raba! Yeshua is coming back soon – let’s call as many as we can to come and enjoy the water of life. Yeshua has paid for our salvation from sin and death so that we can enjoy abundant life with God forever, and he is offering it free to all who will come to him today.

This is also the time when the yearly cycle of reading through the Torah, one portion at a time, restarts back at Genesis. It is time to rejoice with the Torah (Simchat Torah), and many people will stay up all night reading it! Please pray for Jewish brothers and sisters all over the world to hear the voice of their Messiah calling them today: “COME”.

One For Israel (Messianic Jews on Israel)

Shavuot: The Feast Of Weeks

What do a harvest festival, 49 days, and a passionate love story have in common?

They are all major components of the Feast of Weeks, Shavuot! (Shavuot means “weeks”.) God said:

“Count off seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain. Then celebrate the Festival of Weeks to the LORD your God by giving a freewill offering in proportion to the blessings the LORD your God has given you” (Deuteronomy 16:9-10).

Offerings of barley and wheat are made, and the “seven species”: (pomegranates, grapes, olives, wheat, barley, figs and date honey) are celebrated. It’s a thanksgiving time for the goodness of the land. This is the harvest festival component.

It’s a time of “bikurim” or firstfruits. It’s the time that the Torah was given to Israel and they agreed to follow it, making them a covenant community. It’s also the time that the Church or Body of Messiah was born at Pentecost. New birth… First fruits.

Traditionally, the book of Ruth is read during the feast (this is the love story bit), because the story is set at the time of the barley harvest, and Shavuot occurs between the barley and wheat harvests. Also, it is in the instructions for how to celebrate Shavuot that God includes this commandment:

“when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, nor shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 23:22).

This was the set up for the love story. Well, part of the love story…

The word Pentecost comes from the 50 days that are counted from Passover to Shavuot – seven weeks is 49 days, and 50 days if you count the feast itself. That’s where the 49 days comes from.

The parallel events of the Torah being given at Sinai and the Holy Spirit being given in Jerusalem are no coincidence.

Both signified a birth of the two religions, if we may call them that, and both were from the hand of God. One happened seven weeks after the Passover and liberation from Egypt, and the other seven weeks after the crucifixion and resurrection of our Passover lamb, Yeshua the Messiah. Both catapulted faith communities into action.

Giving Thanks To Our Generous God

Shavuot is a time of appreciating the generosity of God. And we see his generosity not only in the seven species, in the giving of his Word at Sinai, the Holy Spirit poured out on the early Church, but also in the story of Ruth, where we can see the message of the coming Messiah, generously given to the world.

Not only was Yeshua a descendent of the protagonists in the Ruth love story (King David being their grandson) but their very match speaks of God’s heart for the nations and his desire to redeem and include all peoples in his family. Boaz was Jewish and Ruth a gentile – from Moab, an idolatrous neighbouring country, dependent on the gleanings of Boaz’s field, left for the poor and the sojourner, according to the law of Leviticus.

Right from the beginning, God told Abraham that the whole earth would be blessed through him and his descendents. The gospel was in motion long before Yeshua let out his first scream as a baby. We see God’s desire to include all the peoples of the world peppered throughout the Scriptures and the first covenant with Israel, we see his eye on those who were far away, who did not know him. But he knew them, and he loved them.

A Beautiful Union

As Ruth and Boaz became one flesh, so God wants to draw Jew and Gentile together as “One New Man”:

Remember that you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. (Ephesians 2:12-18)

Paul wrote this from prison. He was accused of taking Timothy into the temple courts, beyond the wall where gentiles were not permitted to go. Paul knew that Yeshua’s death and resurrection brought in a new covenant that allowed all to draw near to God – both Jew and gentile. Now all peoples of the earth could be included and brought near by the blood of Yeshua. Just as Joel prophesied, the Spirit of God was poured out on all flesh! Together, Jews and gentiles can be one new man, reconciled to each other and to God. And we can all have access to God, our father by the Holy Spirit, given at Pentecost. Just as in being united in marriage Boaz remained a man and Ruth remained a woman, so we keep our identities as Jew and gentile in the body of Yeshua. Instead of bland uniformity, God loves diversity – and he brings us together in unity.

At Shavuot, God commands that two loaves of bread are given as a wave offering, which represents his fellowship with us – both Jew and Gentile.

Yeshua says in Revelation 3:20,

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”
As we celebrate, why not spend some time praying for God’s Spirit to be poured out upon the nation of Israel and for Jewish people to welcome their Messiah and the wonderful global family that the nation of Israel has helped to bring about. Pray for a great harvest in Israel. Pray for laborers in the harvest, and for more firstfruits! Pray for Israelis to become united with the one who loves them – their kinsman redeemer – and to become gloriously united with his children from every nation. The beautiful bride of Messiah.

One For Israel (Mesianinc Jews in Israel)

The Feast Of Tabernacles

The Feast of Sukkot is one of my favorites. All of God’s feasts are full of creativity and wonder; treasures and promises. But in Jewish literature, Sukkot is often simply called “THE feast”. The biggie – no other clarification needed. Three times a year, all of Israel were supposed to make the trek to Jerusalem for Passover and Shavuot in the Spring, and then Sukkot in the fall. Sukkot means “shelters”, “booths”, or “tabernacles”.

This is a feast in which God instructs his people to set about making a temporary shelter or booth to camp out in for a week. As a kid I loved making dens, and Sukkot is a bit like that. But why in the world did God want us to make dens?

Why build a booth?

In his creative genius, seen not only in the natural world around us but also in the law that God himself dictated, we can see that God also knew how effective building a shelter would be to provoke thought.

He knew that this activity would help remind people of the journey that they had taken with him through the wilderness. That time of desert wandering was where the nation was forged once and for all as a community of faith, following the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Their tents were only temporary – they were traveling towards a more permanent home, where they could live with their God.

The rabbinic prescription for these dens has become quite intricate, but in essence, there must be at least three walls (made of wood or material, usually) and the roof must be made from natural materials like palm fronds, so that you can see the night sky through the gaps. These shelters are to remind the people of Israel about the time they journeyed through the wilderness in temporary shelters, picking up and moving on as necessary.

For the week, people are supposed to eat in their sukkah, and even sleep in them, if they’re feeling crazy! They are usually decorated with seasonal fruits and produce, and it’s a fun family activity to build a sukkah and decorate it together. Nowadays, of course, you can buy ready-to-build sukkot, like tents or portable cabins, and decorations are in the shops all ready made to add the finishing touches.

A time for sharing and fellowship

It is traditional to invite guests each night of the week long feast, to share and enjoy the sukkah together – to extend hospitality, friendship and stories. It is a time to celebrate the fruits of the harvest, and to rejoice, giving thanks for all God has given us, and give back to God in return.

The Lord outlines his instructions about this feast three times, in Leviticus 23, Numbers 29 and Deuteronomy 16. Deuteronomy 16:13-17 says:

“You shall keep the Feast of Booths for seven days, when you have gathered in the produce from your threshing floor and your wine press. You shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow who are within your towns.

For seven days you shall keep the feast to the Lord your God at the place that the Lord will choose, because the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.

“Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God at the place that he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Booths. They shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed. Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you.

It is a time that he wants his people to recognize what they have by offering food from their harvest, and it is a time when he has commanded his people to REJOICE! God wants us to go through this process of remembering, gathering, thanking, giving, and rejoicing.

Can we be joyful on command?

Perhaps it seems strange to you to be commanded to rejoice, but the Bible does indeed command it many times. Can we just “switch on” this emotion? First of all, rejoicing is an act, rather than an emotion, but secondly, there are certainly things that we can do in order to position ourselves to be filled with joy.


As we reflect upon all the good things in our lives, and count our blessings, we inevitably find we have much to rejoice about. I have a habit of writing a list of thanks every morning in a lined notepad, and make sure that I get to the bottom of the page before I stop! I have heard it said that recalling just five things that you’re grateful for each morning will have a significant affect on your outlook. Another exercise is to go through the alphabet, one letter at a time, thinking of something to be grateful for beginning with each letter. You get the idea. Being thankful takes a bit of concerted effort at the beginning, but becomes more and more natural, the more we do it. And the more we maintain an attitude of gratitude, the more joyful we will inevitably become.

Be full of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit naturally produces the fruit of joy in our lives, and all the more so, when we are willing to let him fill us completely. God loves to give us his Spirit, and the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Gal 5:22-23). In fact, we are commandedin Ephesians 5:18 to be full of the Holy Spirit. How do we do that? Yeshua’s answer in Luke 11 is simple: Ask! Yeshua assures us that the Father is eager and ready to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask. However, when we are “full of ourselves”, we cannot be full of the Spirit. We must be willing to give the Spirit more space, control and authority in our lives. When we are full of sin, pride, fear and so on, our ego gets in the way, but we can come before God, confess our sins, receive his forgiveness, and invite him to take first place again by faith. Our prayer can be, “Less of me and more of you, Lord!”

Joy comes from obedience

It is said that if you are feeling grumpy, just the act of smiling repeatedly can improve your mood. In a similar way, a rabbi’s advice to a man who was struggling to love his wife was to do the acts that he would do as if he did love her, and that in time, the feelings would inevitably follow. The famous Jewish sage, Rambam, said that if he had 1000 coins to give, he would rather give 1000 men one coin rather than 1000 coins to one man, because the repeated act of giving 1000 times would make him into a more generous man. Our actions can become habits, which can then influence our heart. In this same way, we can rejoice before God; thanking him, worshiping him and rejoicing even when we don’t feel like it, but if we continue to obey his command to rejoice, eventually our hearts will truly become filled with joy.

Fellowshipping with God

We have each come a long way, and been on an adventurous journey, like the Israelites. It’s a good time to reflect on God’s goodness and provision along the way, and to remember how he brought us through the difficult times, the deserts, in our lives.

And the glorious thing about Sukkot is that it also points towards God’s desire to dwell with his people. His provision is not merely physical (although we have much to be grateful for on that account) but he has also not held back his only Son, just so that we can live together with him for eternity.

We can have fellowship with God because he came down to earth as a man, and tabernacled among us. He became flesh and blood, visible and touchable, God incarnate, living among his people on earth, and though his Spirit now lives, or tablernacles, in our lives if we will invite him in. Yeshua says;

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” (Revelation 3:20)

Here’s how Yeshua’s best friend put it:

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes… that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.” (1 John 1:1-4)

And hundreds of years beforehand, Zechariah prophesied this very event:

“Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold, I come and I will dwell [tabernacle] in your midst, declares the Lord. And many nations shall join themselves to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people. And I will dwell in your midst, and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you.” (Zech 2:10-11)

Sukkot also points prophetically towards Yeshua’s second coming, and the ultimate end of all things, when God will dwell among us, and we will live with him forever. What a reason to rejoice!


Mesianinc Jews in Israel

Mottel Baleston Short Testimony

If you’re reading this, at some point you’ve come across the growing trend of a few brave souls within our Jewish community willing to say two things you rarely ever heard more than 50 years ago:

1. “I’m Jewish and I believe that Yeshua/Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah”

2. “I’m proud to be Jewish and didn’t stop being Jewish when I came to believe in Jesus”

Now, because I’ve recently turned 60 I can offer you some historical perspective from my experience growing up in the New York City Jewish community, with all four of my Grandparents from traditional Jewish homes in Europe.

Here’s the main point: There have always been Jewish people who were attracted to Jesus.
Anyone who actually reads the words that Jesus spoke will find that he spoke traditional Jewish wisdom from the Torah. But in my New York community, if you said you liked what Jesus said, the reaction would be very hostile. If you asked why they were so opposed, the older people would tell you of the violent persecution they suffered in Europe by people who wore crosses. OK, I know that’s true, I grew up seeing the many Holocaust survivors in my neighborhood with numbers on the arms. Even before the Shoah, there were those like my Grandparents who suffered through the Pogroms. Because of that suffering, you would not dare say that you were an admirer of Jesus.

Absolutely lost in all this is a simple fact: Jesus was a Jew who taught people to do exactly the opposite of what those who persecuted us did. It’s like someone hijacked his name, or did an “Identity Theft” of Jesus, stole his I.D., his drivers license and credit cards and is doing things with that stolen identity that are exactly the opposite of everything he would ever do!

One of the most vivid memories I have from my childhood is sitting alongside my Grandfather in Synagogue on a Jewish Holy Day and watching him pray and daven for what seemed like hours to my young self. It was an old Shul in Brooklyn, and he hushed my questions during the service. Afterward, when I asked him why we were there, he simply said in his Yiddish accented English “Because we’re Jews”. Well, that answer didn’t satisfy so I asked again. He said something along the lines of “To have our sins forgiven, to be righteous”. I pretended I understood, but really I didn’t.

It was not until I was older and saw one of my college age Jewish friends get pulled into an eastern religion cult, while another became involved in Orthodox Judaism, that the questions I had became real. They each took me to their meetings in New York City.

The friend who was now following a Guru from India said I could find truth, and here is what I had to do:

1. Dress all in white
2. Shave my head
3. Eat only vegetarian foods
4. Face India when I pray
5. Pray in the Sanskrit language

The friend who was now following an Orthodox Rabbi said I should do this to know truth:

1. Dress all in black
2. Grow a full beard and payot (sidecurls)
3. Eat only kosher foods
4. Face Jerusalem when I pray
5. Pray in the Hebrew language

It seemed to me that if there was a truth out there, the truth about God, that it would be a universal truth. If God were God, it should not matter where I faced, what I ate or how I dressed. It seemed that all the cultural rules were designed to be boundaries for group identification, rather than a path to find God. I had just about given up the “search for truth” when I realized that I had not dared to examine the claims of the most famous Jew who had ever lived, Jesus of Nazareth.

In my youth it had been easy to disregard those claims, as the only kids in my New York elementary school who believed in Jesus were Italian and attended the Catholic church, and since I was Jewish, that meant that Jesus was out of the question. So, to be fair I determined to find out more about this Jewish Jesus and decided to read the New Testament to understand if it had anything to do with my Jewish people. I had been warned that it was a book that was against the Jews, and so with surprise I read the very first sentence in this forbidden book: “this is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham”. So, in the very first sentence of the “Christian” New Testament there are three people mentioned, and they are all Jewish! As I continued in the book of Matthew I came to see that it was a Jewish story, set in a Jewish country, written by Jewish writers about a Jewish man who claimed to be not only the Messiah of Israel but the Savior of all the world. Everything I read about Rabbi Jesus was attractive. I did not set out to convert away from being Jewish, and in fact I never have. I have embraced Jesus as my Jewish Messiah and my atonement, and many others who love their Jewish heritage have done the same thing.

As Messianic Jews we stand with the State of Israel, with our people, and with our Messiah.

You can watch Mottel’s story here:

And Satan tempted to Eva ….

Every believer knows these verses:
1 John 2: 15-17, “Do not love the world, nor the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Because everything in the world, the wishes of the flesh, the eyes of the eyes, and the vainglory of life, does not come from the father, but of the world. And the world passes, and his wishes; But the one who makes God’s will remains forever.”

And almost all believers will understand their practical application in their current spiritual context.
However, very few can recognize their origin, and when I speak of origin I mean the source of where the Apostle Jhon got this wonderful truth. Some will say the source is the Holy Spirit, others maybe Jesus taught him, etc. The list could be very long and real.
But before so many options the question is:
why our current Christianity is unable to recognize the origin of the majority of teachings of the apostles?
We found basically 2 reasons wich are 2 concepts that the Roman Catholic Church coined for 4 centuries and that the Evangelical Church inherited through one of its founders, Martin Luther. And they are: “The Law of God given to Moses was abolished” and the concept of “Israel has been replaced by the Christian church”. These 2 concepts are the main reason why our mind is focused almost fully in the study of the New Testament as a main source of our knowledge. But at THE BEGINNING it was not like this.

When the first followers of Jesus were called “the ones of the way” or “followers of the messias”, and later “Christians”, all their knowledge and devotion came from a single and absolute source: the Old Testament or Tanakh. All the wisdom recorded in the New Testament was directly obtained from this unique and reliable source, Peter referred to it when he said: “We have the safest prophetic word”, or when Paul said: “The word of God is alive and more sharpened as a double edge sword”, or when John said: “But the one who keeps his word, in this truly the love of God has been perfected”.
Then What is the New Testament?
The New Testament are the writings of the apostols that explain spiritual principles that are based on the experiences of the Old Testament or Tanakh. As I will show you later, the apostles did not teach a new doctrine, nor a new revelation, they took the records and events written in the Tanaj or Old Testament and applied to their lives and shared it with the disciples. Maybe you will say: But the Pharisees also taught the Tanakh! And so it is, but they did not have the Holy Spirit of God moving in their hearts, instead the apostols were full of the Spirit of Christ, and this makes the difference between “the letter kills but the spirit vivifies”.
Then, what was the source John used to say: “the wishes of the flesh, the eyes and the vainglory of life? As I already quitted it before, the only source that fed the hundreds of thousands of Jesus’ followers in the first century was the Old Testament. Jhon was Jew and lived in Jerusalem, in a congregation of thousands of Jews followers of Jesus, at 3 years old the Jewish children already started learning from the Psalms, and at the 10 years old the law of Moses and the prophets, and at 13 years old were ready to discuss the Traditions of the Elderly in the synagogues or in the Temple of Jerusalem under the direction of religious leaders. In this context, the Jhon’s hearing knew like their hands’s palm the Scriptures, so every word spoken or written from the apostles only was taking them back to Moises and the prophets.
And Moises wrote:
Genesis 3: 6 “And she saw the fruit of the tree was good to eat, and it was nice to her eyes, and trendable to reach wisdom; and took from its fruit, and ate, and she also gave her husband, who ate as well as she.”

So when John says: “the wishes of the flesh”, (wish to do something forbidden by God), automatically the Jewish disciples are taken in his mind to Genesis 3, bringing to light the commandments of God who prohibit doing this or that.
“And she saw that the tree was good to eat”, (God forbidden to eat it).

And when he said: “The wishes of the eyes”, they understood that Eva bit the Santan’s trap and first placed her own opinion before God’s opinion.
“And that was nice to her eyes” (but unpleasant in the eyes of God).
After Sinai the opinion of God is described in the law of Moses and the prophets.

And when he said: “The vainglory of life”, they assimilated that Greek wisdom which Romans and Jewish leaders governed Israel was vain, as Eva also change the wisdom that God gave Adan for that one came product of disobedience. “and trendable to reach wisdom;” (Wisdom that does not come from obdedience)

And when he said: “The one who makes God’s will remains forever”, the believers confirmed that as Adan and Eva disobeyed the commandment and died. So they will die if they do not follow the commandments of God established in the law and the prophets.”And she took from its fruit, and she ate; and she also gave his husband, which he ate as she.” “And they were all days that Adam lived nine hundred thirty years; and he died.”

Now you have the source, which are the experiences written in the Tanaj or Old Testament, so you can already be put yourself into first disciples’s shoes, and give the value they gave to the law of Moses and the prophets. And perhaps God will show you as it is written, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” which was quoted by Paul directly from the Tanaj or Old Testament.

The True Gospel


Join us to discover the ancient jew interpretation of the Holy Scriptures and New Testament.

“Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all:”

Ezequiel 37