“For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.”
“And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.”
“And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. Then the heathen that are left round about you know that I the Lord build the ruined places, and plant that was desolate: I THE LORD HAVE SPOKEN IT, AND I WILL DO IT (capitals mine). “
For two thousand years, Believers and unbelievers alike ignored the inerrant prophecies of God! They always promoted their Replacement Theology concept that since it was obviously absolutely impossible for the Jews to ever return to their God Promised land of Israel, the promises made by God to Abraham and his descendants must have actually been “transferred” to the Christians because of the sinfulness of the Jews. But that is not what God Promised! When the Book of Ezekiel was written 2,600 years ago, 600 years before the Jews were dispersed to the four corners of the world, God Promised He would bring them back in the LATTER DAYS to the desolate land of Israel and make it “…like the garden of Eden”.
Perhaps the most relevant and visible prophecy of the entire Bible to our specific generation is this Promise from God. Why? Because we are living in the generation that has witnessed the rebirth of the Nation of Israel EXACTLY as God said! And as Jesus told us directly in Matthew 24:34:
“Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”
What “things” were Jesus referring to? EVERYTHING He said would happen before His Second Coming!! Think about this for a moment. No one believed the Jews could ever come back to their Holy Land of Israel Promised by God and yet after World War II which saw nearly one third of all Jews murdered by the Nazis and their allies, 650,000 immigrated over the next 3 years with the approval of the United Nations and in one day (exactly as the Bible prophesied – Isaiah 66:8) became an independent nation on May 14, 1948. More incredible is that they were immediately attacked by the armies of the surrounding nations whose population exceeded 100 million. With the Hand of God they were able to hold these armies off, and as it has been reported, initially with only 5 tanks and 2 aircraft! And, not one other nation, including the U.S. ever came to their aid. Incredible! And, in just 71 years, Israel has become one of the strongest nations in the world with a strong economy, military, scientific accomplishments, etc. all while enduring the anti-Semitism and hatred of almost every country in the world. In fact, Israel has had more condemnations from the UN than all other countries (including Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, etc. ) COMBINED. These historic events alone should convince ALL the Promises of God are NEVER broken and we are living in that generation of which Jesus spoke..
Please join me in wishing the people of Israel today a VERY Happy 71st Birthday and pray for Jesus’s soon Second Coming EXACTLY as He said He would! Me? Coinciding with the celebration of Israel’s 71st birthday, today we also should celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, fulfilling a congressional law passed 23 years old but which no other U.S. President except for President Trump was willing to execute. As the Bible says, “I will bless those who bless thee, and curse those that curse thee.” I am so comforted knowing again how His Prophecies are being fulfilled in our lives in full view exactly as He said they would and I pray you help me pass His Word along to others so we can do as we are all told to do, and that is to “…therefore comfort one another with these words.”
Happy Birthday Israel! May God continue to Bless you!