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12 And he
shall set up [nasa'] an ensign [nec] for the
nations, [gowy] and shall assemble ['acaph] the outcasts [dachah] of
Israel, [Yisra'el] and gather together [qabats] the dispersed [naphats] of
Judah [Yahuwdah] from the four ['arba`] corners [kanaph] of the
12 And He
will lift up a standard for the nations, And will assemble the banished ones of
Israel, And will gather the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the
An ensign, 'nec,' means a signal, a flag, a symbol that all look to as a rallying point, a standard.
To set up, 'nasa,' means to establish, to magnify, to advance, to bear up, to exalt.
Psa. 138:2, God has magnified his word above His name.
Without doctrine we have no means of a relationship with God. That is the mode of communication and of our learning and of our gaining an understanding about anything and everything, especially God.
When Christ returns at the second advent, then He is the living manifestation of the written word, He is the living word, and the word is truth which will be the focus and the standard by which the world will be managed.
Today we have all sorts of religions and philosophies and ideas that discombobulate the thinking of people, making everything confusing, and even making the absurd the normal.
But when Christ takes the reigns of government, then all of the nonsense will vanish, and the state of normalcy will be supported by truth.
And people will rally to that standard, both of truth, and of Christ Himself.
The outcasts of Israel, referring to the northern kingdom which proactively broke away from Judah with ten of the tribes and they were eventually destroyed. The word for outcasts, 'dachah,' is in the masculine, which refers to the masculine attribute of being proactive, but in their case they left God and the nation of their own accord and were thus destroyed due to their own obstinacy.
The dispersed of Judah, which also includes the tribe of Benjamin, is in the feminine form as they were more passive in their rejection of God and thus were driven out as a nation.
Despite their mutual destruction as nations, the Jews continued to exist and eventually have ended up living all over the world as we know this to be true today.
And when Christ returns at the second advent, then He will recover all living and believing Jewish peoples from all over the world, for many will survive across the globe, rallying them to Jerusalem, and to Himself.
This event is future, and has not yet occurred in history. It will occur after Christ returns. He will destroy evil and then re-gather all believers to Himself and thereby begin His millennial reign with a nation of believers only. No unbelievers will remain alive at the second advent. The Millennial reign of Christ will begin with believers only.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.