Israel is God’s Proof
Why is Israel important in Bible prophecy? According to the book of Jeremiah, Israel existence is surer than the Sun, Moon and Stars (Jeremiah 31:35-36). What right do the Jews have to the land of Israel?
According to the Bible, the land of Israel (Palestine) was given to the descendants of Jacob, the 12 tribes of Israel. So, if the Bible is not true this claim is meaningless, but if the Bible is True, then Israel becomes “Evidence” that the Bible is God’s Word. God proclaims Israel is His witness:
Isaiah 43:10 ESV
(10) “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.
The existence of Israel therefore becomes a Test of God’s WORD the Bible versus Humanity. Atheism versus the Bible, who is right? Is the Bible True or is it just an irrelevant creation of Jews thousands of years ago. Israel’s existence is God’s object lesson to a fallen world. Therefore, if the Bible is true, the eternal existence of Heaven and Hell is also true. The Bible tells us, in the last days all the nations will gather together to place called Armageddon (The hills of Megiddo), at this point Jesus Christ returns to judge the world.
Israel and Bible Prophecy
In the Seventy Weeks of Daniel (Daniel’s 70 Weeks), there is a 490 Year period determined on the Jewish People and Jerusalem, within this period, God is going to finish his plan. Sixty-nine weeks or 483-years were completed with the death of the Jesus the Messiah (Daniel 9:26). After Jesus died, Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed by the Roman Empire. According to Daniel, there is one seven (7-year) period left, known as Daniel’s 70th Week.
For this 7-year period to happen, Israel is required to exist. Israel is going to make 7-year agreement, allowing for the rebuilding of the Third Temple, this 3rd Temple is the beginning of the 70th Week.
Through the nation of Israel, God is going to prove to the whole world His Word is True. When Jesus came at his first coming, the nation of Israel rejected him, at his Second Coming the nation of Israel will plead for His return, as the nations surround the Jewish people in the last days according to Zechariah chapter 12.
Zechariah 12:9-10 ESV
(9) And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
(10) “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.
Israel in the end finally realizes Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the one who was pierced is the one who saves the Jewish people from the nations of the World.