JD: Just talk to me about the uniqueness of this reality of the Jewish state of Israel being a nation among the nations once again.
DD: Well Jimmy that’s a great topic, one I love to speak about. You know as well as I do that pretty much every prophet in the Bible certainly most of them spoke about the Jews returning to their land after being exiled after being punished by God. That’s in Ezekiel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zechariah, on and on. Prophesied by Moses actually first. But the Jews would be scattered from their land due to sin and then in the end times would be re-gathered actually twice re-gathered Isaiah says and that has happened. First of course after the Babylonian-Syrian dispersions. The Jews came back and rebuilt the Temple. We have that in Ezra and the Nehemiah. Then of course the Romans a few centuries later came in and destroyed the city and the Temple and scattered the Jews once again. This time as the prophet said to the literal four corners of the Earth. Jews in New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa and the farthest reaches South America and North America from Israel.
As you said about 100 years ago the Jews started to return in significant numbers. Just over 70 years ago in 1948 the state of Israel declared after of course the horrendous Holocaust of World War II and they’re back. There’s over 8 million Jews living there now. More of them were killed in the Holocaust and they are surrounded enemies but they are strong. They have a strong military. And of course they remember on Memorial Day the fallen soldiers. Over 20,000 soldiers have fallen in wars and in terror attacks over the years but they remember them. And then switch on Wednesday evening at sundown to celebrations of the fact that there is a Jewish state born through the blood of those soldiers and others. A strong state that stands tall in the world despite a lot of opposition to it.
JD: David Dolan with the details on the 72nd Birthday of the modern day state of Israel.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Dave’s reporting on the Independence Day for the Jewish state of Israel is not only news worthy but it is the announcement of fulfilled prophecy in our day. May 14, 1948 marked the announcement by David Ben-Gurion of the Jewish state in modern day times. This prophetic event was foretold in Ezekiel 37. The re-gathering of the Jewish people and the restoration of a Jewish state that would be verses 7 & 8. Ezekiel 34 confirms that prophecy some 18 times. God’s prophetic word is absolute and has and will be fulfilled.