These prophecies fulfilled since 1948, prove that God's time piece, which He stopped in 70 AD when the Temple was destroyed in a severe judgment of God, has started ticking again, as He had announced by the pen of the prophet Daniel, in the time when Babylon was the head of gold of the gentile empires.

 

These prophecies foretold of modern Israel's stunning military victories and of its transition from a desert wasteland to a prosperous nation.
 

1. Israel will prevail over her enemies

Isaiah 41:12-14
 
Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will help you," declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
 
Written: perhaps between 701-681 BC
 
Started being fulfilled: late 1900s and even more so after 1948
 
In rhe passage above, Isaiah had prophecied that God would help Israel during times of conflict with enemies (if the people have faith in God).
 
Note that Isaiah said this during a time when the northern kingdom of Israel had already been conquered by the Assyrian Empire. And the southern kingdom, Judah, was about to be conquered by Babylon. Israel and Judah lost their independence because so many of her people had turned to false religions and were worshiping false gods. But, since 1948 when Israel was re-established, Israel has been attacked by much-larger countries. And Israel has prevailed in each of those attacks. This prophecy has found partial fulfillment; Students of prophecy believe that the ultimate fulfilment wukk be after the battle of Armageddon, when all of Israel's enemies will be destroyed by the returning Messiah.
 

 2. The ruins of Israel would be rebuilt

Amos 9:11, 13
 
"In that day I will restore David's fallen tent. I will repair its broken places, restore its ruins, and build it as it used to be,'' … "The days are coming," declares the Lord, "when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills."
 
Written: about 750 BC
 
Started being fulfilled: late 1900s and even more so after 1948
 
In this passage, Amos prophesied  that God would restore the land of David. (King David ruled Israel from about 1010 BC to about 970 BC). The land of David - Israel - was conquered and destroyed by the Babylonians, Assyrians and Romans. The land has been in ruins for much of the past 2000 years. But the Jewish people, who had been scattered throughout the world, began to return in large numbers during the past 100 years. Since then, they have been rebuilding many of Israel's ancient cities. Amos also said there would be continuous planting and harvesting. During the past 100 years, the Jews have been using innovative farming and irrigation techniques to turn barren land into productive farmland. Today, Israel is a source of food for many countries, and is even sending their experts to teach other countries how to replicate the Israeli miracle in their own countries..
 

3. Ezekiel prophesied prosperity for modern-day Israel

Ezekiel 36:11
 
I will increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
 
Written: between 593-571 BC
 
Started being fulfilled: late 1900s and even more so after 1948
 
In this passage, Ezekiel prophesied  that there would come a time when Israel would be more prosperous than in the past.
 
The Bible describes Israel as being a prosperous nation during the time of King David and King Solomon about 3000 years ago.
 
But, Ezekiel knew a very different Israel! He lived about 2600 years ago. And in his day, the northern kingdom of Israel had already been destroyed  by the Assyrians, and the southern kingdom (called Judah) was being destroyed by the Babylonians. In the centuries that followed these destructions, Jews rebuilt the city of Jerusalem, but their homeland was again destroyed by the Romans between 70 AD by General Titus, and 135 AD by Emperor Hadrian. Since then, a majority of Jews have lived in exile. But during the past 100 years, millions of Jews from around the world moved to Israel and they have been rebuilding the country once again. Today, Israel again is an independent nation, as it was in the days of King David, and it is one of the world's most prosperous countries. Israel is a regarded as a "first world" country in a region that is still in the "third world" of "developing nations." In 1999, Israel had the highest per capita Gross Domestic Product of any nearby country, even though the surrounding countries have many oil resources. A stunning fulfillment of prophecy.
 

4. Trees again would grow in Israel

Isaiah 41:18-20
 
I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.
 
Written: perhaps between 701-681 BC
 
Started being fulfilled: late 1900s and even more so after 1948
 
Here Isaiah prophesies a future restoration of Israel which coincides with an occurrence in modern Israel - the construction of a vast irrigation system to improve farming. The lack of available water, including rain, is one reason why Israel had been a desolate, unproductive land during much of the past 2000 years. But, during the 1900s, when many Jews returned to their ancient homeland, they built a network of irrigation systems and a new technique, the sprinkler technique. And during the past century, more than 200 million trees have been planted in Israel.
 

5. Isaiah said Israel's fruit would fill the world

Isaiah 27:6
 
In days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will bud and blossom and fill all the world with fruit.
 
Written: perhaps between 701-681 BC
 
 
 
In this passage, Isaiah prophesies that Israel would one day blossom and fill the world with fruit! This prophecy has been at least partially fulfilled, literally and symbolically. Today, the land of Israel, which had been barren for centuries, is a leading producer of agricultural products, exporting food to many countries. This prophecy also has been fulfilled symbolically with the worldwide spread of Christianity. Christianity, which began with Jesus in Israel, now has about 2 billion followers worldwide.
 

6. Jerusalem would become the world's most important religious site

 
Micah 4:1
 
In the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and peoples will stream to it.
 
Written: sometime between 750-686 BC
 
Being Fulfilled: Today
 
Here, the prophet is prophesying  that the Temple mount in Jerusalem would become the focal point of the world. This prophecy has not yet been fulfilled. But, it is interesting to note that Jerusalem is, and has been for centuries, the world's most important religious site. Christians and Jews regard the city as the world's most important, and Christians and Jews comprise about one-third of the world's population. No other city in the world is a religious focal point to as many people.
 

7. Egypt would never again rule over other nations

 
Ezekiel 29:15
 
It will be the lowliest of kingdoms and will never again exalt itself above the other nations. I will make it so weak that it will never again rule over the nations.
 
Written: between 593-571 BC
 
Fulfilled: 1967, and fulfillment continuing today
 
In this passage, Ezekiel prophesies that Egypt would recover from a desolation (perhaps Babylon's attack about 2600 years ago), but that it would never again rule over other nations. Until the time of Ezekiel, Egypt had been a world power for centuries, dominating many nations, including Israel. But for most of the past 2500 years, Egypt has been controlled by foreign powers, including the Romans, Ottomans and Europeans. Today, Egypt is an independent nation again. In 1948, 1967 and 1973, Egypt tried to dominate Israel but was unsuccessful each time, despite the fact that Egypt is 10 times larger than Israel. Since the time of Ezekiel, Egypt no longer rules over other nations.
 

8. Zechariah prophesied the Jews return to Jerusalem

 
Zechariah 8:7-8
 
This is what the Lord Almighty says: "I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west. I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem; they will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God."
 
Written: between 520 and 518 BC
 
Fulfilled: 1967, and still being fulfilled today.
 
Here Zechariah prophesies that God would bring the Jews back from the east and the west to their homeland (Israel) and that they would be able to live in the city of Jerusalem again. This prophecy has been fulfilled more than once. About 2600 years ago, Babylon destroyed Jerusalem and took many Jews as captives to Babylon. But many Jews later returned from Babylon. The Jews rebuilt Jerusalem but the city was destroyed in AD 70 by the Roman General Titus and in 135 by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The Romans killed more than 1 million Jews and forced many more into exile. The Jews did not have control of Jerusalem again until 1967 when the Jews recaptured the city during the Six Day War.
 

9. Israel's deserts will become like the Garden of Eden

 
Isaiah 51:3
 
The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
 
Written: perhaps between 701-681 BC
 
Being fulfilled now
 
Isaiah prophesied that God would restore Israel and make it a paradise, like the garden of Eden. This is what is currently happening in Israel. The Jews have been irrigating, cultivating and reconditioning the land during much of the 1900s. Many of the country's swamps, which had been infested with malaria, have been converted into farmland. And water from the Sea of Galilee has been channeled through portions of the deserts, allowing some of the deserts to bloom. Much work remains, but parts of Israel are blooming again. Although it was described as a wasteland as recently as the late 1800s, Israel is now a food source for many countries. And at least 200 million of trees have been planted there during the past century.
 

10. Isaiah foretold of the worldwide return of Jews to Israel

 
Isaiah 43:5-6
 
"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, `Give them up!' and to the south, `Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth…
 
Written: perhaps between 701-681 BC
 
Started being fulfilled: late 1900s and continuing to be fulfilled today
 
Isaiah prophesied that the Jews would return to their homeland from the east, the west, the north and the south. Isaiah lived about 2700 years ago. At that time, the Assyrians had forced many Jews in the northern kingdom of Israel into exile. Those Jews were taken to other areas in the Middle East. Then, about 1900 years ago, the Romans destroyed the city of Jerusalem and killed and exiled hundreds of thousands of Jews. Since then, the Jews have been scattered to virtually every country in the world. But, during the past century, millions of Jews have returned to Israel, literally from the east, the west, the north and the south.
 
From the east: Many Jews living in the Middle East moved to Israel by the early 1900s. Since then large numbers of Jews from India and China have made aliyah.
 
From the west: During mid-1900s, hundreds of thousands of Jews living in the West (Europe and the United States) began moving to Israel. And more recent waves of anti-semitism (including currently in France) are making many Jews rethink whether they should remain where they are. Many are back in Israel, and others are planning on emigration.
 
From the north: The former Soviet Union (Russia) is north of Israel. It refused to allow its Jewish residents to move to Israel. But, after years of pressure from other countries, Russia finally began to allow Jews to return to Israel during the 1980s. So far, hundreds of thousands of Russian Jews have moved to Israel.
 
From the south: Ethiopia, which is south of Israel, also refused to allow its Jews to return to Israel. But, in 1985, Israel struck a deal with Ethiopia's communist government to allow the Jews of Ethiopia to move to Israel. On the weekend of May 25, 1991, 14,500 Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel.
 
Isaiah's prophecy was also correct in saying that the north (Russia) and the south (Ethiopia) would have to be persuaded to give up their Jews. Many countries pressured Russia for years before it began to allow its Jews to leave. And Ethiopia had to be paid a ransom to allow its Jews to leave.
 
Isaiah's prophecy was also correct in saying that the Jews would return "from the ends of the earth," and please note that  Isaiah prophesied this many centuries before the Jews had been scattered to the ends of the earth. During the past 100 years, Jews living as far east as China, as far west as the West Coast of the United States, as far north as Scandinavia, and as far south as South Africa, have moved to Israel. Another stunning fulfillment of prophecy.
 
 

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