February 20, 2006

More Jews In Israel Than Anywhere

A recent population survey reveals that for the first time in over 1,000 years there are more Jews living in Israel than in any other nation in the world, including the United States. The US today has the second largest number of Jewish people living in one country.

Israel's Jewish population is more than 5.5 million, surpassing the slightly more than 5.2 million Jews in the US. The US Jewish population continues to decline because of increasing intermarriage between Jews and Gentiles in America.

Even with Israel becoming the largest Jewish population center in the world, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon instructed the Jewish Agency to work on a program to encourage hundreds of thousands of American Jews to move to Israel in the next few years.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

The fact that today Israel is the largest Jewish center in the world, for the first time in over 1,000 years, is significant in light of Bible prophecy.

Think about this, the world's total Jewish population numbers between 12 1/2 to 13 million Jews with the majority of those Jews living outside of Israel. The truth actually be known, up until several years ago there were more Jews living in New York City than there were in Israel. Now the demographics indicate that the largest Jewish center is in Israel with a growing number of Jews from all over the world moving back to the land of Israel.

The fact that there is a Jewish state, where Jews can choose to live, is part of the scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy for the Last Days.

God told the ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel that he the Lord would reach into the world, find the Jews and bring them back into the land of their forefathers. That's found in Ezekiel 34:11-25.

Ezekiel reveals, in chapter 36 of his prophecy that God would give these returning Jews a land, Jeremiah said that God would give them their old language Hebrew - when they returned to the land, that's Jeremiah 31:23.

Bible prophecy is now and will continue to be fulfilled.