August 18, 2006

The Jewish settler population of the disputed territories in Judea and Samaria has grown to over 260,000

According to the Yesha Council of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, the number of Israelis living in the disputed territories has grown in the last 6 months to over 260,000. Yesha, which is the association of Jewish settlers, attributes this increase both to the natural growth as well as to Jews moving into these areas.

Yesha was encouraged by this growth which comes in spite of this time of political uncertainty over the future of the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria as a part of Prime Minister Olmert's unilateral withdrawal plan.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Jewish settlement growth in Judea and Samaria is in lock-step with Bible prophecy for the Last Days.

The fact that the population increase in Judea and Samaria would come at a time of uncertainty in the political area in over the future of the Jewish settlements is a great encouragement for the religious Jews that live in these areas because they believe it is God-given land that must be possessed. These Jewish communities have become the focus Olmert's unilateral withdrawal plan, a plan that would evacuate 90% of the Jewish settlements and the Jewish settlers.

In this volatile political atmosphere, the Jews have decided God's Word is stronger than the Prime Minister's plan. The ancient Jewish prophets foretold of a day when Jews would indeed once again be living in the land of their forefathers. That's found in Deuteronomy 30: 3 - 5, Ezekiel 34: 11 - 31, and Ezekiel 36: 7 - 11.

The reality that Jews may well be evacuated from these disputed territories by their own government has them talking about a second Jewish state in the future, with a reference to Bible prophecy found in Ezekiel 37: 15 - 23.

The increasing population in the Jewish settlements is evidence that Bible prophecy is at least at a period in history when God's plan for the Jewish people will be fulfilled. The stage is set for these prophecies to come to pass.