The History of Israel Can’t Be Rewritten
Published : May 1, 2018
Just like how plenty of American history has been rewritten, many have tried erasing or rewriting world history as well, particularly when it comes to Jerusalem and the people of Israel.
This year marks the seventieth anniversary of Israel becoming a state. The nation was not “created” in 1948; Israel was re-gathered according to God’s will and Bible prophecy.
The new government of Israel proclaimed the new state on May 14, 1948 when at midnight, British rule over Palestine lapsed, and minutes later, White House spokesman Charlie Ross announced U.S. recognition. God used the United States in the rebirth of Israel as President Harry Truman signed on to acknowledge the new Jewish government.
The document reads in part:
“The United States recognizes the provisional government as the de facto authority of the new State of Israel. Harry Truman, Approved, May 14, 1948”
Over five million Jews returned to Israel, and as predicted, the remnant was restored (Isaiah 11:11-12; Ezekiel 37:21-22; 38:8). Never before in history has a people been dispersed throughout the world and then returned to their homeland from the north, south, east, and west (Isaiah 43:5-6), and they continue leaving other nations today for their homeland.
No matter what happens, no matter what man does, no matter what catastrophic events take place, and no matter what this world can throw at us, God is still sovereign over all people, events, and things. As we know from Scripture, this includes the nation of Israel.
Israel controls less than 1 percent of all Middle Eastern territory and is surrounded by twenty-two hostile Arab and Islamic dictatorships. In fact, Arab nations have approximately 640 times more land than Israel, the only democracy in the region.
The majority of Arabs and Muslims are enemies of Israel and want the nation destroyed. Obviously, they don’t believe Israel has a right to exist.
This is the key to the entire Middle East conflict. Author and talk show host Dennis Prager adds:
“Those who deny this and ascribe the conflict to other reasons, such as ‘Israeli occupation,’ ‘Jewish settlements,’ a ‘cycle of violence,’ ‘the Zionist lobby’ and the like, do so despite the fact that Israel’s enemies regularly announce the reason for the conflict. The Iranian regime, Hezbollah, Hamas and the Palestinians − in their public opinion polls, in their anti-Semitic school curricula and media, in their election of Hamas, in their support for terror against Israeli civilians in pre-1967 borders − as well as their Muslim supporters around the world, all want the Jewish state annihilated.”
The Lord seems to be setting the stage for His return like never before. A coalition of nations is rising up against Israel just as predicted, and most are Muslim nations.
What about President Trump? Between Nikki Haley standing up to the United Nations and the Trump White House reestablishing a strong relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu and our greatest ally, this is the most pro-Israel administration in decades. We'll see what happens.
The book of Daniel states:
"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things." (Daniel 2:20-22).
And King Solomon wrote, The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes. There is no wisdom and no understanding and no counsel against the LORD (Proverbs 21:1, 30).
Nothing takes place and no leader comes into power apart from God causing or allowing it to happen.
God’s faithfulness throughout the Bible encourages us because we know we can trust that He will make good on the remaining prophecies regarding Israel, the return of Christ, and the end times.
I’m not sure who said it first, but things are not falling apart all around us; they are falling into place. And once again, we’ll be reminded that God is faithful and in control of all things, and Bible prophecy will be proven accurate and true.
At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin wrote to George Washington: “I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth − that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that ‘except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.’”