MembersZionism Among Messianic Jewish Yeshua-Believers (Part 6)

Messianic Jewish Aliyah and the vicissitudes of Morris Sigel-Seale

By Gershon Nerel | | Topics: Messianic History
The Messianic Jewish struggle to be included in Israel's program of Aliyah goes back long before the establishment of the state.
The Messianic Jewish struggle to be included in Israel's program of Aliyah goes back long before the establishment of the state. Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90

Since the early 19th century the worldwide Messianic Jewish movement has enthusiastically supported the national Jewish aspirations to return to the biblical homeland and to carry out the goals of territorial Zionism. Also today it is difficult to find any Jewish Yeshua-believers (JYB) that do not identify with the re-settlement of the Hebrew people in all parts of Eretz Israel, the Land of Israel. For many of them this is the country of Zion.

 

Predecessors of Herzl’s Zionism

Messianic Jewish Zionism is anchored in the divine covenants with the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to eternally inherit the Promised Land (Genesis 13:15; Ezekiel 47:13-20). Also the New Testament clearly says that the geographical area between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River is the Land of Israel (Matt 2:20-21), also known as the land of the Jews (Acts 10:39). These territorial promises given to the Jews in the Bible naturally motivate...

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