THE HEADLINES AND NEWS BROADCASTS PROCLAIM THE UPHEAVAL AND PERIL CONFRONTING ISRAEL FROM SYRIA, IRAQ, IRAN, AND SUNNI RADICAL TERRORISTS.
IS ISRAEL REALLY IN DANGER OF ANNIHILATION? WILL ISRAEL LOSE THE WAR FOR ITS SURVIVAL WITH 20 TO 1 ODDS AGAINST IT?
Amos 9:13-15 (KJV)
13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.
14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.
In spite of Israel’s failings from time to time, God promises to keep His covenant with Abraham and his descendants and not destroy the nation. He does so, not because the nation merits and deserves it, but simply because God has spoken it.
“I will restore!” (Amos 9:11-15)—From the time Judah went into Babylonian captivity to this present hour, there has been no Davidic king or throne ruling over the Jews. The geographical nation and throne disappeared over 2000 years ago, and though the Jewish nation and Hebrew tongue were stunningly restored in 1948, Israel has had no king, priest, temple, or sacrifice.
But oh, friend, one day, the Lord will restore, repair, and rebuild the dynasty and throne of David and re-establish the kingdom He promised. And ultimately, when Christ returns, God will bless the land and the people, and His people shall live in peace and security. It will be a time of peace and prosperity to the glory of the Lord.
Amos ends his prophecy in verse 15 with the wonderful promise that Israel shall be planted, protected, and never again pulled up from her land “says the Lord your God.” What a great encouragement for the Jews to know that, in spite of their unbelief, their God will be faithful to keep His Covenant with them.
We, in the soon coming days, will witness with our eyes the miracle of Israel’s preservation and victories in spite of the most hostile of enemies, adverse international conditions, and seemingly insurmountable odds.
“Stand back and behold the salvation of the Lord!”
By my friend and used by permission Henry Luke June 16, 2014