Imagine you are Jewish and you and your family are drawn to leave the comforts of life in America or another nation, to pull up stakes and move to Israel. You look at the challenges of learning Hebrew, finding housing and employment, adapting to a new culture, and establishing your children in school. But Aliyah is such a deep desire in your heart that you are willing to take a bold step to apply for Israeli citizenship – and now you have been accepted!
As intercessors for God’s returning people, we are called to be in fervent prayer for Jews of all ages and situations, old and young, whom the Lord is drawing home to the land of Israel, that they will settle in well. Pray they will acclimate and adjust to their new home and nation with ease and with resources readily available to them.
Step One: Aliyah, immigration to Israel – this is just the beginning of the bigger picture. This first step of obedience to God’s call to come home opens the way for His many promises to bless His people in the process. They are, in effect, fulfilling the prophetic promises of their God who is ever-faithful to remember His covenant to Return and Restore them to their inheritance in Israel, His Promised Land.
“’Therefore, the days are quickly coming,’ declares ADONAI, ‘when it will no longer be said. “As ADONAI lives, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.” Rather, “As ADONAI lives, who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had banished them.” So I will bring them back into their land that I gave to their fathers’” -Jeremiah 16:14-15.
Step two: Settling into the new realities of life in Israel is called Absorption. Pray that every Jewish person making Aliyah will indeed be blessed and comforted as they enter the process of absorption into the land, language, and culture of Israel.
“I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them. I will plant them in their land, And no longer shall they be pulled up From the land I have given them,” Says the LORD your God.