The history and legacy of the Jewish people and the Nation of Israel began with God choosing Abraham. God called Abraham, then named Abram, and gave him a very great assignment; to go to another land that God will show Him. This is why Abraham is called the Father Abraham.

Genesis 12: 1 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

God describes this land as a land flowing with milk and honey many times in scripture. When God called Moses to be His servant and lead the Israel out of Egypt, God said

Exodus 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:
17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

Pharaoh’s ultimate goal was to stop Israel from returning to their promised land. God used his mighty power to deliver Israel from Pharaoh’s oppression and to bring them bring them to the Promised Land. God knew that Pharaoh would put up a fight to keep Israel from their birthright and God said,

Exodus 3 19 “And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go”.

Pharaoh was arrogant and full of pride; it took 10 horrible plagues before he would let Israel go. Who can fight against God? God has always and will always defend Israel’s right to their land because God keeps His promises. This history lesson outlined Exodus shows us what will happen to any nation, king, kingdom, ruler, people, person, or any government that tries to keep Israel from the Land of Promise that God has given them.

The land issues that we see going on in is Israel, will continue until the day the Lord Jesus comes to settle this matter once and for all. The Nation of Israel has existed since God gave Abraham, Isaac and Jacob this land thousands of years ago and Israel never will cease to exist, even though for a period of time they were scattered throughout the World. When Israel became a Nation again in 1948 this was a very significant event in History and this was an important event in Bible prophecy as well.

God himself has restored the Nation of Israel and Jewish people to land He promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Isaiah 11 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
Ezekiel 11: 17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.

Now that Israel is once again gathered as a Nation, they shall never be removed but they will remain a Nation forever.

Jeremiah 24: 6 My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them.
Amos 9: 14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.

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