C. Immanuel Lojko
C. Immanuel Lojko

Good News from HaShem’s Servants, the Prophets

Surely the Lord HaShem will do nothing, except He reveals His counsel to His servants the Prophets.
— Amotz (Amos) 3:7

What a day to be alive, to see HaShem’s words, which He spoke through His servants the Prophets, being fulfilled before our very eyes.

The day the Lord extends His hand a second time to recover a remnant that remains of His people from the ends of the Earth (cf. Yeshayahu / Isaiah 11:11a,12b).

The day HaShem acts for the sake of His holy Name and sanctifies His great Name in the eyes of the nations, that they may know that He is HaShem; taking us from the nations, and gathering us from all the lands, and bringing us into our land (cf. Yekhezkel / Ezekiel 36:22-24), the land He gave to our forefathers (cf. ibid. v.28).

The day He causes us to dwell in the cities and rebuild the ruins (cf. ibid. v.33), and, instead of being a desolation in the sight of all who pass through, the land is tilled, and they say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the dry and desolate and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited’ (cf. ibid. vv.33-35).

This is the day HaShem has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
— Tehillim (Psalms) 118:24

The day HaShem returns the captives of Yisrael, of Yehudah (Judah) and Yerushalayim (Jerusalem; cf. Yoel / Joel 4:1, Hb., Amotz 9:14), never to be uprooted again (cf. Amotz 9:15); when HaShem cleanses us and gives us a new heart and a new spirit, to walk in His statutes, and to keep and perform His judgements (cf. Yekhezkel 36:25-27).

The day HaShem makes Yerushalayim a cup of trembling and a heavy stone for all the peoples (cf. Zekharyah / Zechariah 12:2a) and all who lift it will surely cut themselves (cf. ibid. v.3a); when the chiefs of Yehudah say in their hearts, ‘My strength is the dwellers of Yerushalayim in HaShem of hosts, their G-d’ (cf. ibid. v.5).

The day HaShem makes the chiefs of Yehudah like a pot of fire in trees, like a torch of fire in a sheaf, and they devour on the right and on the left all the peoples around them, and Yerushalayim again inhabits her place in Yerushalayim (cf. ibid. v.6).

Yes, even the day all the nations of the Earth will gather against Yerushalayim and Yehudah (cf. Zekharyah 12:2b,3b), when HaShem will give salvation to the tents of Yehudah (cf. ibid. v.7a) and will protect the inhabitants of Yerushalayim (cf. ibid. v.8a).

The day HaShem will gather all the nations against Yerushalayim (cf. ibid. 14:2a), and will go forth to fight against those nations, as a day He fights on a day of battle (cf. ibid. 14:3), and will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Yerushalayim (cf. ibid. 12:9).

And HaShem will roar from Tziyon [Zion], and will utter His voice from Yerushalayim, and the heavens and the Earth will quake. And HaShem will be a refuge to His people, a stronghold for the Children of Yisrael. ‘So you will know that I am HaShem your G-d, Who dwells in Tziyon, My holy mountain.’ And Yerushalayim will be holy . . . and Yehudah will be inhabited to the World to Come, and Yerushalayim for generation after generation.
— Yoel 4:9-17a,20 (Hb.)

The day HaShem will be King over all the Earth (cf. Zekharyah 14:9a), and the kingdom, and the dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the holy people of the Most High (Daniyel / Daniel 7:27a), and Messiah ben David will reign (cf. Yekhezkel 37:24-25).

The day of the third and final Temple, when waters will flow out from below the threshold of that House (cf. Yekhezkel 47:1:b), with Etz Chayim (the Tree of Life) growing on either side of the river (cf. ibid. v.7), when HaShem will make a feast for all the peoples and will swallow up death forever on His holy mountain (cf. Yeshayahu 25:6,8).

You, Yisrael, My servant, Ya’akov [Jacob], whom I have chosen, the offspring of Avraham [Abraham], My friend; you whom I took from the ends of the Earth and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, ‘You are My servant; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.’ Fear not, for I am with you; do not be anxious, for I am your G-d. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, yes, I will support you with My righteous right hand. Behold, all who are incensed against you will be ashamed and humiliated; those who strive against you will be as nothing and will perish. You will seek and not find them. Those who contend with you will be as nothing; as non-existent those who war against you. For I, HaShem your G-d, hold your right hand, Who says to you, ‘Fear not; I am your help.’
— Yeshayahu 41:8-13

Remember the Torah of Mosheh (Moses), HaShem’s servant, which He commanded him in Khorev (Horeb) for all Yisrael—statutes and judgements (cf. Malakhi 3:22, Hb.).

For HaShem will turn back to rejoice over you for good, as He rejoiced over your fathers, when you listen to the voice of HaShem your G-d, to keep His commandments and His statutes that are written in this scroll of the Torah, when you return to HaShem your G-d with all your heart and with all your soul.
— Devarim (Deuteronomy) 30:9b-10

It will be well with the righteous, for they will eat the fruit of their deeds (cf. Yeshayahu 3:10).

About the Author
A Canadian-born Jew, marketing professional, and entrepreneur living in Jerusalem, where he spends his time learning Torah in an Orthodox yeshivah and assisting HaShem's people, especially those who are about HaShem's business, to succeed in marketing, bezrat HaShem.
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