Please notice the photo. Israel is the part that is green. When you look closer, you can even see the outline of the “West bank” in brown. Most of the surrounding nations are also brown. The only part of Israel that is not green is the Negev desert area (which happens to be the only desert on the planet that is shrinking!).
What is my point?
About 150 years ago, Mark Twain traveled the area and found it almost entirely barren and God-forsaken. He detailed his journey in The Innocents Abroad. Seeing the desolation in 1867, he wrote: Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes. Over it broods the spell of a curse that has withered its fields and fettered its energies. There is hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive and cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil, have almost deserted the soil.
The Ottoman Turks had taxed every tree growing in the Holy Land as a means of causing the desolation; because the residents would cut down the trees to avoid the tax.
Today, Israel is a miracle nation resurrected as no other in history. It is indeed the “set time” to favor Zion. It is the supernatural blessing of Yehovah, God of Israel. Consider just a few of the hundreds of prophesies and promises fulfilled in our day.
The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, And the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, Even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, The excellence of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of Yehovah, the excellency of our God. Isaiah 35:1-2
Jeremiah 31 Thus says Yehovah: “The people who survived the sword Found grace in the wilderness–Israel, when I went to give him rest.” (verse 2). Behold, I will bring them from the north country, And gather them from the ends of the earth, Among them the blind and the lame, The woman with child And the one who labors with child, together; A great throng shall return there. (verse 8). Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, Streaming to the goodness of Yehovah–For wheat and new wine and oil, For the young of the flock and the herd; Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, And they shall sorrow no more at all. (verse 12.) “And it shall come to pass, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy, and to afflict, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says Yehovah. (verse 28.) “But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says Yehovah: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. (verse 33).
“I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bear young; I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I am Yehovah. Ezekiel 36:11
“So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ “Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, Yehovah, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, Yehovah, have spoken it, and I will do it.” Ezekiel 36:35-36
PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM! May they prosper who love you. Psalm 122:6
For King Jesus and for His Kingdom,
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)
(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. Yet, it occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text. His name has been obscured for 2,500 years, but is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)