bonesGod’s chosen people, the Jews, and the promised land of Israel are the hub that forms the wheel of prophecy. All end-time prophecy focuses first and foremost on Israel’s importance to God and His eternal covenant with them: “All the land of Canaan, where you now live as strangers, I will give to you and to your descendants for an everlasting possession, and I will be their God” (Gen. 17:8). But because of the Jews’ disobedience and rebellion, they were scattered around the globe, and control of their promised land of Israel slipped right out of their fingers for hundreds of years. More than 2,600 years ago the prophet Ezekiel prophesied the resurrection of Israel from the Gentile graves in the lands to which she had been scattered, predicting the rebirth of Israel, which took place on May 14, 1948. Ezekiel also prophesied about the holy war that would take place in Israel some time after Israel’s restoration to independence. More