“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 ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob); and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.”
if you have followed my blog for awhile, you probably know I have posted this video before. I love this song, not just because of it’s rhythm and words, but because of the incredible story it tells of the unparalleled history and persecution of the Jews, from their 400 year captivity in Egypt right up until today. On April 29, 2020 in Israel they celebrated their 72nd birthday as a reborn nation. This date in the Hebrew calendar was the 5th of lyyar in their current year of 5780. Of course, in the Gregorian calendar the majority of the rest of the world uses, we officially recognize May 14, 2020 as their 72nd birthday, the date they declared their independence as the God Promised, reborn Nation of Israel. So, let’s split the dates and wish them a Happy Birthday!
What struck me the first time I ever watched this video was how a group of 650,000 primarily European Jews were able to not only survive the holocaust that murdered one third of all Jews in the world, but were able to make their way back to their God Promised land of Israel and in less than 3 years establish a government, declare their independence and defend their land from the invading armies of surrounding Arab countries whose population totaled more than 100 million. And, they did this with little help from any other country and with only something like 13 airplanes and 25 tanks. In fact, before I heard this song, I read an article about a tank commander with a broken track who was able to repel a group of 25 Arab tanks simply by doing big circles around a hill while firing on them. They thought there were many Israeli tanks firing on them and they fled. God obviously had their back! Anyone studying basic world history, even without a firm belief in the Bible, must be in complete awe of the incredible accomplishments the nation of Israel, with only 7.5 million Jews, has done since returning to their land. Afterall, the Jews absolutely prove not only the existence of God, but the 100% fulfillment to date of the Biblical prophecies regarding the Jews. Because the Jews are God’s Chosen people who wrote the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, you have to know Satan will always be in a direct attack on them. Only if Satan can “disprove” the Promises of God to the Jews can he hope to have a chance. But, he doesn’t stand a chance!
Please take the time to listen to this song, even if you have heard it before, and put it in historical context with the Holy Word of God. He Promised the Jews He would bring them back and put them in the land He had Promised them. With that take comfort in knowing God NEVER goes against His Promise or Prophecy! If you agree, help others take comfort in His Word and His Promises to ALL of us. You can do this by telling them and sharing His message which is to “…therefore comfort one another with these words.”
Happy Birthday Israel!