Amazing Bible prophecy coming true
The prophets foretold events
occurring in our day
One out of every five verses in the Bible predicts the future. That makes the Bible unique. No other writings foretell what is to come in quite the same way. Certain Bible prophecies, such as those which predicted the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as well as those which said that Israel would be scattered throughout the earth, have been fulfilled. Other prophecies speak of events which have yet to transpire.
One such prophecy concerns the regathering of Israel into the Promised Land, and an astonishing change that is going to take place in Jewish thinking and practice.
To fully appreciate how remarkable the prophecy is, we need to know how much effort Jews make in remembering the Exodus from Egypt.
For 3,500 years, Jews have relived the story of the Exodus at their annual Passover meal. Every sense is employed at this meal to remind them, and the next generation, of the miracle that God accomplished when He brought Israel out of slavery in Egypt.
The time is coming when God will do such an incredible miracle that the Jewish people will forget the Exodus from Egypt”
The story of the Exodus from Egypt is told at the Passover meal and they sing songs from the Bible. Special food such as bitter herbs are eaten to remind them of the hardships from which they were delivered. Children are engaged in play-acting and are rewarded for their participation.
All of this is done, at God’s command, so that they will not forget their deliverance out of Egypt.
However, the time is coming when God is going to do such an incredible miracle that they will ignore that Exodus. The prophecy is to be found at [Jeremiah 16:14-15] and is repeated at [Jeremiah 23:7-8].
“However, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when men will no longer say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ but they will say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where He had banished them.’ For I will restore them to the land I gave their forefathers.”×
“So then, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when people will no longer say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’ but they will say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the descendants of Israel up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where He had banished them.’ Then they will live in their own land.”×
According to these verses:
The emphasis of 3,500 years of tradition in the Passover meal will change from remembering the Exodus out of Egypt to remembering God bringing Israel back from exile throughout the world.
The process is already underway – a fact that is worth contemplating.
When the regathering of Israel is complete, the passages in Jeremiah tell us that God will restore them and they will be established in their own land.
Already, one out of every three Jews alive today has been regathered to the land of Israel. The Bible says that God will bring them all back and “leave not one behind” [Ezekiel 39:28 and Micah 2:12]
“Then they will know that I am the LORD their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind.”
“I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people.”×
The Bible also says that God will make them so prosperous that the entire world will be in awe – literally, their mouths will drop open in astonishment – at the abundance that He will pour out on Israel [Jeremiah 33:6-9].
“Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal My people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against Me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against Me. Then this city will bring Me renown, joy, praise and honor before all nations on earth that hear of all the good things I do for it; and they will be in awe and will tremble at the abundant prosperity and peace I provide for it.”×
The Bible also says that it is there, in the Promised Land, that Israel will meet her Messiah. It is in the land that God promised to the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob where the remnant of Israel will be saved [Ezekiel 20:40, Romans 9:27 and Romans 11:25-27].
“For on My holy mountain, the high mountain of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord, there in the land the entire house of Israel will serve Me, and there I will accept them.”
Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the Israelites be like the sand by the sea, only the remnant will be saved.”
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The deliverer will come from Zion; He will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is My covenant with them when I take away their sins.”×