The People And The Land Of Israel

Though I scattered them among the nations, yet in far countries they shall remember me, and with their children they shall live and return (Zechariah 10:9, ESV).

The Bible prophecies that Israel, after thousands of years of exile, would return to Israel. The nation of Israel was established 75 years ago in 1948.

The Old Testament also prophecies that the people and the land would be blessed with abundance after their return.

The People:

The Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have mercy on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you (Deuteronomy 30:3, ESV).

The Land:

The land that was desolate shall be tilled, instead of being the desolation that it was in the sight of all who passed by.  And they will say, “This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited” (Ezekial 36:34-35, ESV).

The People:

  • In 1948, there were around 700,000 Jews in Israel. Today’s current population is about 9.5 million. 
  • Since 1948, Jews from over 100 countries have returned to Israel.
  • Since 1966, there have been 13 Nobel Prize winners from Israel in literature, peace, economics, and chemistry. 
  • The countries immediately surrounding Israel . . . Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip have a combined population of 153 million and have produced only 1 Nobel Prize winner.  
  • There are currently 6,000 start-up companies in Israel making world-class contributions in mathematics, chemistry, physics, optics, medicine, economics, biotechnology, theoretical computer science, software, robotics, aviation, video games, consumer goods, and agriculture.

It can safely be said that in world history, no other country, with so few people in such a short period of time, has contributed more to the health and well-being of the world than “prophesied to return with blessing” Israel.

The Land:

  • When Israel was established in 1948, it was a desert wasteland. Today, the deserts bloom with crops, including wheat, sorghum, and corn.  
  • Israel produces enough food to supply 95% of its food needs, while 70 million people, or one-third of Arab countries’ population, do not have enough food to eat.
  • Since 2002, Israel has been granted 500 patents relating to agriculture. The long shelf-life of tomatoes that we purchase at Kroger® or any other grocery was developed in Israel.
  • Israel exports cotton, vast quantities of flowers, and citrus products, and Israeli cows produce more milk per animal than any other country in the world.

It can also safely be said that no country in the history of the world, with so few people and in such a short period of time, has contributed more to the world’s food economy than Israel.

The Bible predicted that the Jews would return to Israel and that the land would flourish.  

Do not doubt God’s end-times purposes for the land and the people of Israel.

The Deserts Flourish . . . 

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