August 10: Restoration of the Land

The state of Israel is proof that God’s Word is true; that He will not break His promises.  Israel wasn’t “born” in 1948, she was re-established as a nation.  Thousands of years ago God warned Israel that there would come a day when He would exile her from the land, but He promised that He would bring her back. 

The prophet Isaiah described the miracle of Israel’s return to her promised land as something unique, unusual and never before seen.  That’s exactly what happened!

Isaiah 66:7-11

“Before she goes into labor,
    she gives birth;
before the pains come upon her,
    she delivers a son.
Who has ever heard of such things?
    Who has ever seen things like this?
Can a country be born in a day
    or a nation be brought forth in a moment?
Yet no sooner is Zion in labor
    than she gives birth to her children.
Do I bring to the moment of birth
    and not give delivery?” says the Lord.
“Do I close up the womb
    when I bring to delivery?” says your God.
“Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her,
    all you who love her;
rejoice greatly with her,
    all you who mourn over her.
For you will nurse and be satisfied
    at her comforting breasts;
you will drink deeply
    and delight in her overflowing abundance.” (NIV)

No one can ever change or stop God from fulfilling His promises!



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