Israel has always been proof of the existence of God, with the many biblical prophesies about Israel and their fulfillment. They continue to be fulfilled even to this day. The very fact that Israel has survived as a nation and is thriving while living surrounded by enemies on every side is amazing proof that God has allowed this to be.
Israel is a testimony to God’s promise of the land to Abram (Gen 15:17-21). The land was taken from the Jews through the many invasions of foreign powers. None of those invasions escaped the sovereignty of God. After World War I, there arose a steady movement of Zionism, which was the re-establishment of Israel on its land. Many offers were made to help establish a Jewish state on African land or in South America, but Israel always held out for this land—the biblical land.
It was on Saturday, November 29, 1947, the vote to allow Israel to become a nation took place in the United Nations. It was a historic moment that moved many Israelis to tears. The United States exercised a significant influence in making this happen. Then on May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. U.S. President Harry S. Truman recognized the new nation on the same day. The U.S. State Department and many other countries had been against the creation of the Jewish State for fear that it would generate aggression by the Arab States. War was threatened, and many saw the rumor of war on the horizon against the newly born State of Israel.
Sure enough in 1948, the same year of Israel’s birth, Israel was required to fight for its survival. Neighbors on every side attacked the tiny nation of Israel to deny its foundation, but the newly formed IDF defended itself and survived, in The War of Independence. Then again, Israel’s enemies attacked in 1967 and 1973, but each time Israel was victorious. In each of those wars, Israel was vastly outnumbered but not defeated. We are seeing God’s promise to Israel fulfilled before our very eyes.
The fact that that little strip of land belongs to Israel today with all of the forces in the world that have fought to keep the Jewish State from forming is amazing. God continues to astonish us with his sovereign power as he fulfills his promises. From 1948 and even before, Jews have migrated by the millions back to Israel. The gathering from all the nations is a fulfillment of prophecy by Jeremiah and Isaiah.
For those of us who love Israel and pray for the peace of Israel, we can see God’s handiwork in this nation. The borders of Israel are not so far from what God promised Abram in the book of Genesis. Israel is indeed proof of the existence of God.