Why are the Jewish people in Israel today? Is it random? Is it a coincidence or is it destiny? What’s happening in Israel today is the culmination of Jewish history. For almost 4 000 years the Jewish people have been living on faith, faith and prophecies given thousands of years ago. Promises that seem irrational. Promises that seem almost impossible. Every prophecy dependent on the next. If one isn’t true none of them are true. Every single one of them is coming to pass in our lifetime. Every single one of them.
The first promise to Israel was made to Abraham: An eternal covenant and I shall establish a covenant between me and you and between your offspring after you throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant.
The Jewish people are the only ancient people alive today the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Jebusites, the Canaanites, all of them are gone. Well no nation has survived such scattering and then remained the nation. They became assimilated and eventually any trace of the original was gone. We an eternal people stand alive today. We also know that if the Jewish people don’t live a godly life in the land of Israel, we’re promised to be scattered to four corners of the earth which is you know guaranteed to cause an extinction of any people. Scatter people around the world they’re going to be gone. The last thing you would want to do to an eternal people is to scatter them across the world with no common culture no common language, no internet, no forms of communication. How will the Jewish people stay Jewish? How will we stay eternal if we’re scattered across the world? And yet that’s exactly what happened. We remain the people, not only just a faith or religion but a family. God will scatter you among the peoples and you will be left few in number. The most recent census numbers the Chinese people at 1.3 billion plus or minus. 12 million – that’s the entire number of all of the Jewish people worldwide. We’re a statistical error when just counting the people in China. That’s how small we are. The fact that we’re scattered and small and we’ve been subject to the greatest hatred in human history. The Torah tells us the atrocities and the curses that would come upon the Jewish people throughout the exile. And you I will scatter among the nations. I will unsheathe the sword after you.
No one has suffered as we have suffered. No one has been this persecuted. Anti-Semitism, the oldest most universal intense irrational hatred in the world. It was pogroms, crusades, the inquisition, Muslim oppression, nation after nation, religion after religion, and the persecution we faced has always transcended all logic and rational thought. When we were poor and destitute in the shtetl, we were hated for being parasites. When wealthy, for being money grubbing. One thing that we could always rely on is that there would always be a reason, a pretext to hate us and despite all the persecution, not only have we survived but we’ve thrived. Now imagine that a tiny persecuted scattered people out of all nations, how are they supposed to shift global consciousness? The same nation that everyone’s gonna hate is gonna be scattered around the world and shouldn’t even be here is told we’re gonna be a light to nations? You know those two things don’t go together. You know we shouldn’t even be here much less impact the world. Here is a people that small in number that has influenced the world in unbelievable fashion. All the science and all the wonderful things that they contribute to the rest of the world. Wherever they find themselves in any country they’ll become the lifeblood of that country. They’re an extraordinary energy and you can literally see a direct correlation between countries that have Jews in them and how they treat the Jews and how those countries do in terms of their political development, their scientific development, their technological developments.
The word tells us that if the Jews don’t do their charge so they will be sent out of the land and while they’re away the land will become desolate. On the land in the late 1800s was barren, full of rocks. We couldn’t produce anything here. Mark Twain came here in 1850. He talks about all these places that he tried to pay respects to. He was sad, saddened by the fact that it was a desolation. Nothing grew here.
Lev 26:32 The land would lay desolate and your foes who dwell upon it will be desolate.
Now to understand the impossibility of that promise you have to understand the geographic map of biblical Israel. All the ancient pathways crossed through Israel. Every empire throughout the last 2000 years tried to settle the land of Israel. Babylonia, the Persians, the Medes, the Greeks, the Romans, the Ottomans, the British, all of these empires with all of their wealth and all of their resources tried and all of them failed. So you think land is land. Either it will be fertile or desolate. Either it will bear fruit or not. But the land of Israel plays by an entirely different set of rules. Then we’re told that when the Jews return to the land of Israel, the land will start to flourish again. It’ll blossom. Just as the people have been revived the land has been revived. The land of Israel responds to the people of Israel. The land didn’t change. It returned to itself. The blood rushed to its cheeks and the color returned to its eyes. The fruit had a vibrance of color like it hadn’t in thousands of years and the Jewish people, we’ve returned to ourselves as well. We’re finally tending the soil and working the land once again. It’s a living miracle, those people who spent their whole lives irrigating and digging an oasis out of this desert.
The in-gathering of the exiles, it’s the most prophesied event in the bible. It’s mentioned over 40 times. Unprecedented in history. Never before has a nation been scattered across the world and then gathered to its ancient homeland and yet every single prophet mentions this miraculous feat that will happen.
Jeremiah 31:7 Behold I will bring them from the land of the north and gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind and the lame, the pregnant and the birthing together.
A great congregation will return and now they have been returned to the land and the land is still carrying the names of the great history of this people. It’s unbelievable today in Israel you see universalism. Jews from Ethiopia, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Russia, the entire world has now returned to the land of Israel.
The prophets tell us that the Hebrew language will eventually be revived. When’s the last time you saw a Phoenician-English dictionary? Probably not for a while because Phoenician is a dead language. You know what language they speak in Latin America? It’s not Latin because Latin too is a dead language. Never before in world history has a dead language been revived and brought back to life. Before the return of the Jewish people to the land of Israel and the revival of the Hebrew language, Hebrew was always preserved in rabbinic writings and the prayer service. But it was not the “lingua franca”. It isn’t what people spoke. We don’t appreciate there’s a whole country of close to 6 million people today who speak a language which no one spoke 100 years ago. It’s resurrected like the Jewish people back in their homeland. Now after the most inspiring comeback story in world history, after building the most moral and innovative democracy in the entire Middle East you’d think that Israel would be supported and held up as an example. But we see that the UN, a representation of all the nations in the world, condemn Israel far more than any other country on the planet.
Zechariah 14:2 And I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle
The only country in the world that its destruction is being called for by member state of the United Nations, that its national movement Zionism was declared racist and illegal by the United Nations. That its capital city which is arguably the oldest capital of any country in the world is not recognized by any country and there’s many many more points.
Zechariah 8:23 In those days it will happen that ten men from all the languages of the
Nations will take hold of the corner of a garment of a Jewish man saying “let us go with you for we have heard that God is with you”
Today with such abundant materialism, there’s an unprecedented spiritual thirst. It’s not so much because of outreach work I think but it’s just the very nature of Jews being in the land of Israel. We now see that there’s a huge sort of momentum moving back. It doesn’t make any sense Israel is the most hated country around the world. Why would people want to identify with the Jewish people? And yet still we see an international revival of people reconnecting to the roots ofJudaism, to the spirituality that our people have to offer, to the secrets that we’ve held on to for four thousand years. The spiritual revival is happening today.
As Israel becomes increasingly isolated in the world, there will be those who stand up for Israel with the faith and integrity of Abraham and they will make all the difference. Israel was founded three years after the holocaust, three years after seventy percent of the Jews were destroyed in what is exponentially the largest slaughter of any people in human history. The remnant trickle back against the will of the British, with no support from the world into a desert piece of real estate with no natural resources, no infrastructure, surrounded by millions of hostile Arabs in a constant state of warfare terrorism, economic blockade and think about within a few years the desert is exporting fruits and vegetables to the rest of the world. That Israel is the only country in the world that has more trees at the end of the 20th century than in the beginning. In terms of high tech per capita the most in the world is in Israel, done in less than 40 years with no natural resources, constant war, terrorism, economic blockade.
It’s unbelievable but people just don’t see it because we’ve gotten used to it. It’s Jewish history. It’s all supernatural we were given these visions and promises thousands of years ago for our time and for our generation. Every single promise has come to pass and the challenges we face today are part of a greater plan. Biblical destiny, human destiny is unfolding today in Israel. A worldwide movement is growing stronger every day and it is your opportunity to join the greatest revolution in human history – Israel.