Curious to know what the Orthodox position is on the OT prophecies concerning the regathering of the houses of Judah and Israel back into the land of Israel. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š It seems to me that these prophecies would have to have been fulfilled before Jesus' time if He went to the Holy Land to "gather the lost sheep". ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š If both houses were not regathered then I can't make sense of the phrase "He came to His own but His own received Him not". ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Also, if both houses were not regathered in the Holy Land, then I don't quite understand this statement, “But Isaiah is very bold and says, “I was found by those not seeking Me, I came to be revealed to those not inquiring after Me.” But to Israel He says, “All the day I stretched out My hands to a disobeying and contradicting people.” Rom. 10:20-21 . Surely both Houses were present for the Kingdom of God to be "taken from the children and given to a nation which would bear much fruit". I could be wrong, though.