We affirm that the re-establishment of Israel and Jerusalem returning to Jewish sovereignty is key in our understanding of the times and seasons in which we are living. According to the Bible, at the End of Days, Yeshua returns to Jerusalem. Specific prophecies about Israel and Jerusalem have been fulfilled in modern times:
- Israel reborn in a Day: Isaiah asked, “Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment?” (Isaiah 66:8). After nearly two millennia and a succession of foreign rulers, on May 14, 1948, David Ben Gurion declared the restoration of the Jewish State, Israel.
- Jerusalem Restored to the Jews: “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled” (Luke 21:24 TLV). Signs of this prophetic fulfillment have begun rapidly falling into place since the re-establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
- The Desert Will Bloom: The prophet Isaiah foretold a time when “the desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom” (Isaiah 35:1). In her short time of existence as a modern State, Israel is known for its abundant flowers and produce. Desert lands have become fertile farms.
- The Hebrew Language Revived: According to the prophet Zephaniah, God would restore to the peoples a pure language (Zephaniah 3:9). In the late 1800s, Russian immigrant to Israel, Eliezer Ben-Yehudah, revived the ancient Hebrew language, giving the returning exiles of Israel a common language.