They will rebuild and inhabit the ruined cities... never again to be uprooted from the land!
"I will restore My people Israel from captivity; they will rebuild and inhabit the ruined cities. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit. I will firmly plant them in their own land, never again to be uprooted from the land that I have given them,” says the LORD your God."Amos 9:14-15
Biblically, the Jews are God's chosen people, and it was promised to them that they would be an eternal nation. Today, the Jews exist and after 1,900 years, are back in their land of Israel; Because Bible prophecy is fulfilled God is a trustworthy keeper of His word.
Frederick II (1712-1786) was the Prussian King from 1740 until his death in 1786. [Published on September 26, 2018]; King Frederick the Great of Prussia once asked his physician to give him proof for the existence of God. His physician replied, "Your Majesty, the continued existence of the Jews."
The King of Sweden had troubling doubts about whether the Bible was really true in every word. He asked Count von Zinzendorf (b.1700-d.1760), bishop of the Moravian Church, to give him proof that the Bible was truly inspired of God. The King had set aside 10 hours to hear what might be said. To his majesty's surprise, Zinzendorf informed him that the time allotted was far too much. He only needed to say one word. Astonished, the King asked what that could be. The Count replied, "Jews." Today, one more word can be added: "Israel."
In Zinzendorf’s day (1700-1760), over two centuries ago, that tiny and beleaguered nation (reborn in the eyes of the entire world, on May 14, 1948), did not exist, except in the hearts of Zionists who had never given up their expectation of the fulfillment of the “God of Israel’s” solemn promises. The continued existence of Israel today, surrounded by (2020 estimation) 1.9 billion Muslims, 24.7% of the world population, who hate her, have sworn to exterminate her, continually plot against her and repeatedly attack her in the attempt to do so, is one of the most astonishing miracles of modern times.
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob has blessed the Jewish people with a brilliance that generally far exceeds the norm within any land or any culture. In the tiny worldwide Jewish population of 14.8 million (2020 estimation), 0.2% of the 7.95 billion worldwide population) there are 165 Nobelist recipients: 51 for Medicine, 45 for Physics, 27 for Chemistry, 22 for Economics, 11 for Literature, and 9 for Peace. This is astonishing!
Supporting these undeniable facts surrounding Israel are literally dozens of ancient biblical prophecies foretelling her sudden rise to become a world premiere military power, the persistent attacks upon her from Muslim nations, and the fear of Israel that grips her hostile Arab neighbors today. Well might they fear her, for Israel could wipe them out very quickly if self-defense makes it expedient that she do so. She has, instead, all too patiently endured their outspoken hatred, insults, repeated open threats of extermination, persistent rocket and terrorist attacks, and their continued feverish efforts to build the nuclear capability to destroy her.
On June 7, 1981, the Israeli airforce (IAF) destroyed the Osirak nuclear reactor outside Baghdad,
Iraq, inaugurating what came to be known as the Begin Doctrine. This stipulated that the Israelis would not tolerate the attainent of nuclear weapons by their implacable enemies and would do whatever possible to prevent this eventuality.
Twenty-six years later, on September 6, 2007, the Begin Doctrine was put into effect again when IAF aircraft destroyed a Syrian nuclear reactor in a remote desert location, underscoring Jerusalem’s continued resolve to fend off all existential threats, - that they would never again suffer a Holocaust.
Israel’s patience comes to an end when the threat becomes too great as it was with Syria, and that may soon be the case with Iran, who openly brag that they will one day soon launch a nuclear attack on Israel. Iran would then become the hero of the Islamic world. When or if such an attack becomes possible, it will force Israel to preemptively destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities, as it did after Syria’s attempt to develop nuclear capabilities.
For months, by satellite, Israel followed ship after ship from North Korea as they landed in Syria and watched the convoys of trucks as they discharged their cargo in a “secret” desert destination. She patiently watched the construction of a nuclear facility disguised as a “cement plant” and ridiculously surrounded by the latest Russian radar and surface-to-air missiles. The evidence included photos taken inside the facility and missiles and radar protecting the unusual “cement.” Israeli planes went in and destroyed the nuclear facility along with the latest Russian protection surrounding it. How Israeli planes pierced these sophisticated defenses, they do not share that secret information with anyone.
These recent events, like so many others, have been foretold in the Bible. In spite of their accuracy, unbelieving critics still deny their relevance. Some claim to be former Christians while remaining in complete ignorance of the Bible. Gary Lenaire, who said that he “spent 15 years in the church...released nine contemporary Christian music albums, was nominated for six Gospel Music Awards...preached the gospel...around the world [and] served as a voluntary Chaplain for the Military Department,” writes in An Infidel Manifesto: "Biblical prophecy is perhaps the most powerful tool for religious delusion... the words are so general you could make them to mean almost anything."
God's words are so specific that Lenaire’s statements would be ridiculed were they not so regrettably influential in preventing others from turning to God. While prophecies require serious Bible study and prayer, and some are difficult to understand, there are hundreds that have already been clearly fulfilled to the letter, others are currently in the process of being fulfilled, and still others await future fulfillment in God's own timing.
Jeremiah:16:14-15 is one of numerous prophecies (circa 600 BC), of which the specificity cannot be denied: "Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers."
Notice the detailed prophetic elements. Just as the deliverance from “the land of Egypt,” spoken of in the book of Exodus, was that which the Jews had looked back to each year in the Passover as a reminder of God’s love and power, that event would fade from its prominence in their minds to be replaced by a miraculous happening that was more recent. The prophecy has two distinct parts: 1) a confirmation of many previous prophecies that the Jews were going to be led captive into “every nation” (Luke:21:24 "And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled," and 2) their eventual deliverance and return to Israel would almost eclipse from the national memory their deliverance from Egypt. And so it happened!
The great proof that the Bible repeatedly offers of its veracity is God, through His prophets, foretelling what will happen centuries, and thousands of years in advance. There is no valid argument against the precise detail and accuracy of any of the Bible's hundreds of prophecies. Most prophecies are so specific that no one could legitimately argue against their meaning.
God declared that the day was coming when all nations would join to divide the land of Israel (circa 800 BC). In Joel:3:2: "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land."
This is remarkable because throughout its entire 3,000-plus-year history, the land of Israel had never been divided. It had been conquered by various nations, but even when the Turks held it as part of their Ottoman Empire for 400 years, they did not divide the land - A conqueror keeps intact the land he has conquered for himself.
This division of Israel occurred only in our age. Britain, which had been placed in charge of “Palestine” by the allied forces who had conquered it in World War I, had been given the mandate by the League of Nations to see that this land should remain as a refuge for the Jews, who had been scattered everywhere. Instead of fulfilling the mandate, Britain gave away 75 percent of the land to the Arab Muslims in exchange for oil. In 1947, the United Nations, through Resolution 181 and in fulfillment of Joel:3:2 "I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land." they formalized this breach of trust. Finally, Israel received a mere 13 percent of the land they had been promised.
This is now history. Britain and the UN infamously fulfilled Joel:3:2. They did so by parting (dividing) God’s land.
The God of Israel, knowing all that would happen, had warned in advance that He would avenge Himself for this brazen robbery of His people. After being attacked by Muslim nations, who were following Allah's edict through Muhammad that all Jews must be destroyed, Israel, in self-defense partially recaptured this land.
Christ himself made a number of prophecies before His crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. Like God's Hebrew prophets had done, Christ foretold the scattering of the Jews all over the earth and the coming Great Tribulation, in Luke:21:24-26: "And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."
This “treading down” of Jerusalem by Gentiles began centuries ago, beginning with Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of Jerusalem (2 Kings:24:10-11 "At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besieged. And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it." Dated 587-586 BC, this prophecy tells us of what Christ called “the times of the Gentiles.” The existence of the United Nations has played a key role. In partial fulfillment of Christ’s prophecy, a vital part of UN Resolution 181 was the declaration that Jerusalem would be a "corpus separatum," never part of Israel and never under the control of the Jews.
Consider how specific is this from the prophet Zechariah: (Zechariah:12:2-3 "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.  And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it."
Two groups are distinguished by the prophet: "all the people round about Judah and Jerusalem" and "all the people of the earth." These groups are identified by two separate prophecies. To the first group, Jerusalem will be "a cup of trembling" and to the second group, "a burdensome stone." The first group is further identified as being united together "in a siege" against Judah and Jerusalem, the second group as "gathered together" against her.
Israel is a "cup of trembling" to her neighbors! As just pointed out, Israel is a premier military power in the world, and she could wipe out her Arab neighbors very quickly, but refrains from doing so. As for being a "burdensome stone," the fulfillment of this specific prophecy is illustrated: from 1967-1989 out of 865 resolutions in the Security Council and General Assembly of the UN, the world united, as 526 of them were against tiny Israel.
Again, that was the first time that Israel had ever been divided, - also the first time that all nations surrounding it have been united in a common goal. Traditionally, these neighboring nations had been enemies. They are all Muslim, and it is Islam (which did not yet exist at the time the prophecy was declared) that now joins them together in their common desire to destroy Israel. For all nations to be united against Israel, it is required that there be an organization of “all nations.” The United Nations came into existence in 1945, just in time to fulfill this 2,500-year-old prophecy - specific in its details and flawless in its accuracy.
Another prophecy is that of anti-Semitism, the determination to exterminate the Jews. There is no rational explanation for this implacable hatred that has continued over thousands of years. No other national people have been the long-term targets of such a goal. In The Secret War Against the Jews, Mark Aarons and John Loftus wrote: "For more than twenty centuries [Jews] have...been persecuted, uprooted, and annihilated. Other groups have suffered grievously at the hands of tyrants, but there is a crucial difference... In these other cases, the genocide was intended to serve a deeper purpose - the conquest of territory, the acquisition of wealth, the enlargement of political power... The genocide of the Jewish people was not attempted to achieve a more fundamental purpose. It was the fundamental purpose. The Nazi Holocaust is unique.
Fulfilled biblical prophecy stands as undeniable proof that the God of the Bible exists. Furthermore, prophecies of God stand as a warning to the world of coming judgment against all who fail to heed God’s Word concerning the treatment of Israel and the Jews.