In Hebrew, it’s called “Aliyah”, the Jewish people returning to the Promised Land. Just before COVID-19 hit, CBN News traveled from Israel to Ukraine for a close-up look at this prophetic story in action.
In the early morning, more than 130 Ukrainian Jews landed in Tel Aviv to begin a new life.
Many see the moment when these new immigrants step onto the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport as the time when the words of the Bible written thousands of years ago come to life.
“There has never been a people who have been exiled for so long who then returned to their homeland, returned to their language. And so, there’s the prophetic reality of this that’s so huge, that each one of these people, Isaiah saw. Jeremiah saw. They saw them,” said Yael Eckstein, President of International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.
Their flight marked the one-year passing of Eckstein’s father Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, the founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, now simply called “The Fellowship.”
“He always felt a calling that it wasn’t him, but God working through him to unite Christians and Jews, to bring biblical prophecy to fruition,” said Eckstein.
Although their trip ended in Tel Aviv, the life-changing journey began more than a thousand miles and a number of choices away.