THE PROPHETIC PROOF GOD EXISTS–
Flavious Josephus – The Wars of the Jews. Tells a history of how the people of Israel lost the promised land and were forced into exile on pain of death, nearly 2000 years ago.
Martin Luther in his book the “On the Jews and Their Lies,” beleived that God was finished wit hthe Jews and would never restore their fortunes back into the land. Luther interpreted all the prophecies relative to their restoration into a spiritualized sense, allotting them to the universal church.Luther’s attitude toward Jews took different forms during his lifetime. In his earlier period, until 1537 or not much earlier, he wanted to convert Jews to Lutheranism (a form of Protestant Christianity), but failed when he was ill-treated by the Jews and rebuffed. After this, bitterness set in, which led Luther to write On the Jews and Their Lies, wherein he denounced them and urged their persecution. This may have helped to lead to the holocaust as some scholars have stated who have studied the German mind during the early last century.
However, God Says He Would Restore Israel As A Nation And He Did. Today the history of our Salvation is inextricably bound up in the history of God’s Chosen People of Destiny – The Jews. That is why many years ago, when a great Bible conference speaker was asked to prove the inspiration of Scripture in one sentence, he replied: I’ll do it in one word – the Jews. (Restoring the Two Houses of Israel Paperback – January 1, 1999. by. Edward Chumney)
One nation on Earth was picked by God to be:
His bearers of Truth
What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.Romans 3:1-4
His Begetors of the Line of Messiah
Second Samuel 7 features God’s promise to raise up David’s descendant Solomon as king, with the promise that he would build the Temple (“a house”) in verse 13. Yet the “house” also means the line of Davidic descendants, as verse 16 suggests (“Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me”). This promise includes a father-son relationship between God and the Davidic kings (verse 14); a warning that royal sin will come with consequences (verse 14 — amply illustrated in the history of Israel’s and Judah’s kings); but a promise that the Davidic kingship would always remain objects of God’s chesed (“steadfast love”) and would be everlasting.
The prophets of ancient Israel looked for a day when this promise would be fulfilled in an ultimate descendant of David — the Messiah – who would rule over the nation. Isaiah 11:1, in a great messianic passage, tells us that “there shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.” Jesse, as we learn elsewhere, was the father of David. Jeremiah writes: “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness’” (Jeremiah 23:5-6).
His Blessing to All Nations – ISRAEL.
Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son— blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” So Abraham returned to his young men, and they rose and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba.Genesis 22
The Jewish People are God’s People, the Jewish feasts are God’s Shadow of things even yet to come which testify as to the Ministry of Christ.
ISRAEL and the Miracle of God’s work in and through them is the second great key to God’s Prophetic Roadmap for the FUTURE.
The Lord has claimed that He ALONE can declare the future. “I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done” (Isaiah 46:9-10). “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed” (2 Peter 1:19).
What happens to ISRAEL has been ordained by God, and we need to be careful to understand from the past dealings of God with the Jews to realize in the future that He is still at work! First, we must see that God has chosen the Jews as His People, and God has Chosen the Land of Canaan (not Palestine) as His Land and God has Chosen the Destiny of the Nation of Israel as His Destined Plan for His Destined People. The Jews, the Land of Israel, and the Nation Israel are a Chosen People of Destiny.
As we read the newspapers and see how intense the hatred is of Israel by her enemies, even the continued existence of the Jews after centuries of dispersal and persecution unique in human history. Their continued existence is a mute, but an eloquent testimony, to fulfilled prophecy. The restoration of Israel as a nation among nations in our own generation is merely the most recent in a long line of fulfilled prophecies dealing with the Jewish people.
Through the Holy Scriptures (almost all written by Jews) and through Jesus Christ, the seed of Abraham has indeed become a blessing to all families of the earth. Some from every nation have found salvation and blessing through faith in Him.
One of the strong pieces of evidence of the divine inspiration of the Bible (not found in other religious books of either past or present) consists of its hundreds of fulfilled prophecies. So, there can be No Ordinary Explanation for the existence in the world today of God’s Chosen People of Destiny, the Jews, and the nation of Israel. For just a moment try to feel the impact of these observations. The prophecies about the Jews, their history of suffering, their rebirth as a nation, and the future destiny God has mapped out for His Chosen People of Destiny “have been a matter of public record on the pages of Scripture and available for careful examination for centuries. That they have been fulfilled in specific detail cannot be the result of mere chance but is in fact more than sufficient proof for the existence of the God who inspired the Bible and of that Book’s authenticity and inerrancy. In view of such clear and overwhelming evidence, one can only charitably assume that no agnostic or atheist has bothered to read the biblical prophecies and check them personally against history and current events”.
Modern Israel only occupies about one-sixth of 1 percent of the land area which the Arabs possess.
The Arab Nations have the oil, the wealth, and the worldwide influence which such seemingly inexhaustible resources command.
Israel’s postage-stamp piece of land is scarcely discernible on a world map, and it lacks all the essentials to make it the center of worldwide concern.
Yet, In defiance of all reason, however, it is the focus of world attention, precisely as prophesied.