At the beginning of each Jewish New Year, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics releases data on the population numbers on all the sectors of the Israeli body politic and the latest numbers indicate that the total population of Israel is nearing the 8 million mark and the report indicates that the population growth among Arabs in Israel is increasing faster than the Jewish population.
Of the total population of Israel there are 5.8 million Jews, 1.6 million Arabs and around 300 thousand additional residents detailed as others, which includes Christians. The population in the disputed territories, Judea and Samaria is growing twice as fast as the general population of the Jewish state which has become a very controversial statistic for those working to bring about peace in Israel.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The report detailing the population figures for the state of Israel is tangible evidence that Bible prophecy is being fulfilled even today.
On the eve of the Jewish New Year, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics releases the latest numbers for the population of the state of Israel. This year is no exception, and the report reveals that the total population of Israel is nearing the 8 million mark. This report indicated that the Arab population of Israel is growing faster than the Jewish population which has some Israeli officials concerned. In 1948, when the modern day state of Israel came into existence, there were only about 500 thousand Jews in the land, now there are more than ten times that number and growing each year. This is tangible evidence that the prophecies in the Bible are at least in a process of being fulfilled.
The ancient Jewish prophet Ezekiel wrote that the Lord would find all the Jews scattered for some 2000 years across the world and bring them back to the land of their forefathers, Ezekiel 37:7-11. In fact, the prophet Ezekiel wrote that the Lord would not only bring them into the land He had promised them, but He would make the land better and it was for their forefathers, Ezekiel 36:11.
The ever increasing Jewish population of the state of Israel is indeed tangible evidence that Bible prophecy is and will be fulfilled.