When Messiah establishes His Messianic Kingdom, the literal fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel will be complete and the mourning associated with Tisha B’Av will no longer be relevant.
Ezekiel prophesied that when Gentiles “hallow”—revere, respect and bless—the Jewish people, God would return them to their ancient homeland. Are you familiar enough with God’s Word to grasp the significance of the times in which we live?
That Yom Hazikaron is symbolically linked to the celebration of Yom Haatzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day) 24 hours later is no coincidence. The timing underscores the extreme courage and valor of the Jewish people who now enjoy freedom rebirthed through sacrifice.
From sundown to sundown the next evening, Tu B’Shevat is celebrated with tree planting and enjoying the fruit of trees. It also marks the beginning of the agricultural year for the purpose of biblical tithing.
“But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the descendants of Abraham My friend. You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.’”