|Ezek 36||Israel returns||Land flourishes||CLeansing of heart||
Yahweh's honour |
(linked with salvation, blessing)
|Jews over past 2000 years||No: "Next year in Jerusalem"||Wherever Jews have been, some things flourish (depending on what the surrounding culture allows)||Some cleansing of lifestyle||Not sure that Yahweh, as opposed to Jewry, was honoured.|
|The State of Israel (1948 onwards)||Many returned||Israeli agriculture and other activities flourish (given the circumstances)||Little evidence of cleansing of heart||Not sure that God, as opposed to Israeli state, is honoured.|
|Jesus, Holy Spirit in individuals||Metaphorical: return with heart||Metaphorical: land is our lives||Potentially full, but only a fraction of individuals respond fully - except perhaps for a time during revivals.||Many saved people respond spontaneously "My God how wonderful you are!", and the lives of people shine with Yahweh's glory.|
|Jesus, Holy Spirit in society||Metaphorical: society partially turns towards God's ways td>||
Land and society can actually flourish, as well as people's lives flourishing. |
(e.g. crime fell to zero after Welsh Revival)
|Society's structures (laws, attitudes, aspirations) cleansed somewhat in a way that has not been possible by other means||At least "Christianity" might be held in some honour among other cultures (even though denigrated in post-Christian cultures), as providing some kind of justice, progress and prosperity. (But only partial: Christ's Name dishonoured by selfish Christians.)|
|Future with Jews and Gentiles together (Romans 11, Revelation)||Probably actual as well as metaphorical (double fulfilment)||Probably actual as well as metaphorical (double fulfilment)||Yes, full||Yes, full|
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