April 23, 2007

Israel celebrates Independence Day with a growing population

This year, on Israel's Independence Day, the country's population stands at 7 million, one hundred and fifty thousand residents, almost nine times its population of 806 thousand at the time of the state's creation in 1948 with 76 percent of that population being Jewish.

According to the Israeli Central Statistics Bureau, five million, four hundred and fifteen thousand of the residence are Jewish with twenty percent of the population, one million four hundred and twenty five thousand Arab, and since last April there has been an increase in the population of over a hundred thousand made up of newborn babies and new immigrants. In 1948, Tel Aviv was the only city in Israel with over one hundred thousand population. Now, forty-four percent of the entire population lives in large cities with Jerusalem and Tel Aviv being the largest.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Israel's population today, nine times its population at its birth in 1948, is evidence that Bible prophecy is being fulfilled.

As one looks at the numbers in the population growth of the modern-day Jewish state of Israel since its birth in 1948, he would have to say there is something supernatural about what has happened. In 1948, Tel Aviv was the largest city in Israel with a population of around two hundred and fifty thousand and the population for the entire Jewish state was only eight hundred thousand. Several waves of immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia, plus another hundred nations of the world account for this rapid increase in the population of Israel. No one knows the exact numbers of Jewish people who have come from their home countries around the world to live in the land of their forefathers because of religious reasons, but every Israeli says that this is the land that God promised to the Jewish people.

In Ezekiel 34, the Lord tells the prophet that He will reach into the world and gather the Jews where they had been scattered, that's verses 11, 12, and 13. The Lord also told the prophet Ezekiel that He would give them a land and they would be prosperous in that land, that's verses 14 and 15.

Israel today, nine times its population at its birth in 1948, is indeed evidence that Bible prophecy is being fulfilled.