Bible Prophecy

The Nation of Israel

The rebirth of the nation of Israel is one of the boldest and most astounding prophecies in the Bible.

No other nation has come back from total annihilation, and worldwide scattering of its people. Israel’s rebirth as a nation is promised over, and over, and over by God in the Bible. God repeats this promise so often because he wants us to pay attention when it happens, and to know the times. It happened on May 14, 1948.

“Therefore say: ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.’

Ezekiel 11:17

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Jewish immigrants arrive in Israel (israelstreet.org)

I will plant Israel in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them,” says the LORD your God.

— Amos 9:15

You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.

— Leviticus 20:26

He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac, he confirmed it to Jacob as a decree, to Israel as an everlasting covenant: “To you I will give the land of Canaan as the portion you will inherit.”

— Psalm 105:8-11

And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

— Genesis 17:8

My covenant in your flesh is to be an everlasting covenant.

— Genesis 17:13 (God to Abraham):

Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.

— Genesis 17:19

I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul.

— Jeremiah 32:41

Newly-arrived Jewish immigrants from Ethiopia pictured at Israel's Ben Gurion airport in January

Jewish immigrants from Ethiopia arrive at Ben Gurion airport in Israel (allvoices.com)

Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate. He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.

— Psalm 111:3-7

Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness.”

— 2 Chronicles 9:8

On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram and said, “To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the Euphrates — the land of the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites and Jebusites.”

— Genesis 15:18-20

Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them or abhor them so as to destroy them completely, breaking my covenant with them. I am the LORD their God. But for their sake I will remember the covenant with their ancestors whom I brought out of Egypt in the sight of the nations to be their God. I am the LORD.'”

— Leviticus 26:44-45

I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins. When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations , and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the LORD your God will gather you and bring you back. He will bring you to the land that belonged to your fathers, and you will take possession of it.

— Deuteronomy 30:1-5

But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.” Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!

— Isaiah 49:14-18

But now, this is what the LORD says — he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel:Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

— Isaiah 43:1

At that time I will deal with all who oppressed you; I will rescue the lame and gather those who have been scattered. At that time I will gather you; at that time I will bring you home. I will give you honor and praise among all the peoples of the earth when I restore your fortunes before your very eyes,” says the LORD.

— Zephaniah 3:18-20

‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel.

Ezekiel 37:21-22

When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will show myself holy through them in the sight of many nations.

— Ezekiel 39:27

Jewish immigrants to Israel (U.S. Holocaust Museum)

Then they will know that I am the LORD their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind. I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD.”

— Ezekiel 39:28-29

This is what the LORD Almighty says: “In those days ten men from all languages and nations will take firm hold of one Jew by the hem of his robe and say, ‘Let us go with you, because we have heard that God is with you.'”

— Zechariah 8:23

“‘For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in the land.

— Ezekiel 34:11-16

“‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered, I will show myself holy among them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob. They will live there in safety and will build houses and plant vineyards; they will live in safety WHEN I INFLICT PUNISHMENT ON ALL THEIR NEIGHBORS WHO MALIGNED THEM. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.'”

— Ezekiel 28:25-26

This is what the LORD Almighty says: “I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west. I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem; they will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God.”

— Zechariah 8:7-8

This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who DECREES the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar — the LORD Almighty is his name: “Only if these DECREES vanish from my sight,” declares the LORD, “will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before me.”

— Jeremiah 31:35-36 (As long as the physical laws of the universe exist, Israel will be God’s people. Does the moon still shine at night?)

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There isn’t another religious book on earth that even attempts this kind of prophecy, much less gets it right 100% of the time. Politicians, reporters, and university professors don’t have to like it, they just have to watch it happen.

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I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

— Genesis 12:3 (God speaking to Abraham)

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.

— Romans 1:16

You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.

— Jesus Christ, John 4:22-23

God shows us he is God by fulfilling his Word, the Bible.

Physically: The Jews are God’s chosen people. God delivers them to show us he is trustworthy. Christianity is not blind faith. It’s provable faith. If we doubt God, we need only look to his fulfillment of the verses I list above as proof of his existence, identity, and trustworthiness.

Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people [the Jewish people], and what is yet to come — yes, let him foretell what will come. Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You [the Jewish people] are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.” Isaiah 44:7-8

Spiritually: We (all human beings) are the same.

For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile — the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

— Romans 10:12-13

His name in Hebrew is Yeshua, which means “God Saves.” The English pronunciation is “Jesus.”

But don’t take “the name of the Lord” lightly. He’s a package deal. You don’t get to claim his name, but reject his will.

“The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”

— 2 Timothy 2:19

Jesus said to his disciples: “Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. So watch yourselves.

— Luke 17:1-3

Jesus will be the warrior Messiah of Israel, saving his people from their enemies. Turn away from the wickedness of being on the wrong side!

I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land. — Joel 3:2

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