IT HAS BEEN 67 YEARS TODAY, SINCE ISRAEL WAS DECLARED THE JEWISH HOMELAND IN 1948.
This was an amazing fulfillment of prophecy. The cost of bringing His people home, was a great one – six million Jews murdered by Hitler in the concentration camps of Germany. But because of the Holocaust, Israel was reborn!
“Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come. Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.” Ezekiel 11:16-17
Satan wasted no time in wreaking havoc on God’s people. War against Israel has become a way of life. So many wars since 1948 — but the one that sticks in my mind more than the others was the 6 day war in June of 1967.
Fought between Israel and Arab neighbors Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, the nations of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Algeria, and others also contributed troops and arms to the Arab forces. Following the war, the territory held by Israel expanded significantly (“The Purple Line”) : The West Bank (including East Jerusalem) from Jordan, Golan Heights from Syria, Sinai and Gaza from Egypt. Israel was outnumbered and in reality should not have been victorious. But God defended His people and expanded His land. It was truly a miraculous war! MORE