There are many more Jews in Israel today than there were back then. They continue to come from all over the world in the biggest miracle since the Exodus.
Do I exaggerate about that?
Not at all. In fact, God Himself predicted the miracle of this return of the Jews from all over the earth and proclaimed it a bigger miracle than the parting of the Red Sea.
What do I mean?
Throughout the Tanach (what Christians refer to as “the Old Testament”), God frequently describes Himself as the One who led the children of Israel out of Egypt. It is one of the names of God. The Exodus story represents one of God’s greatest miracles – so great that He adopts it as His own personal identifier.
Here is just a sampling of those key verses: • “I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” – Exodus 20:2.
However, a prophecy in the book of Jeremiah (23:7-8) suggests God would come to be known in the latter days by an even greater miracle than the Exodus.
What would that be?
“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; “But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.”
It is to be the regathering of the children of Israel – a miracle that took place in the 20th century and that is still happening today – that would overshadow even the miracle of the Exodus.
Israel’s fate is not, therefore, in the hands of its enemies. Israel’s fate is not in the hands of the “international community.” Israel’s fate is not in the hands of Barack Obama. Israel’s fate is in the hands of God.
Israel was scattered and regathered more than once. But it will not be scattered, again. In God’s economy, it represents the center of the world – the apple of His eye. Because of its disobedience, its lack of trust and faith in Him, it will experience extremely difficult tribulations. But it will not vanish. It will not perish. It will not be dispersed, again.