by John Prosser

“In the future, when you experience all these blessings and curses I have listed for you, and when you are living among the nations to which the Lord your God has exiled you, take to heart all these instructions. If at that time you and your children return to the Lord your God, and if you obey with all your heart and all your soul all the commands I have given you today, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes. He will have mercy on you and gather you back from all the nations where he has scattered you. Even though you are banished to the ends of the earth, the Lord your God will gather you from there and bring you back again. The Lord your God will return you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will possess that land again. Then he will make you even more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors!

Deuteronomy 30:1-5 NLT

The scripture above is a prophetic word given to Moses by God, testifying to His love and faithfulness to a future generation that would rebel against Him. Our fervent prayer is that today’s generation will remember and take to heart God’s instructions, repent of their disobedience, and make the choice to live under the full blessings of the LORD.

Today, more than ever, Israel is facing unprecedented dangers as its enemies relentlessly attack and call for its destruction. Many nations around the world are turning their backs on Israel. Unthinkably, the US is increasingly siding with Israel’s enemies. Let us not despair! Together, let us continue to trust the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who promises to defend Israel. We may not fully understand how God’s plan is unfolding, but we know that He is using it to bring about salvation for Israel and the nations. His Word is unshakable, and it cannot fail, as we read on Scripture below:

This plan of mine is not what you would work out, neither are my thoughts the same as yours! . . . As the rain and snow come down from heaven and stay upon the ground to water the earth, and cause the grain to grow and to produce seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry, so also is my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It shall accomplish all I want it to and prosper everywhere I send it. You will live in joy and peace . . . Isaiah 55:8, 10-12 TLB

Join us in praying for God’s plan to bring His people home to unfold according to His perfect timing concerning the Aliyah of American Jewry. The Lord is allowing these unprecedented and destructive times of mayhem in America to uproot, gather, and plant His people in their Land. Let us not forget, regardless of the ongoing war, Israel is the only nation that God promises that He will protect and fully restore —FOR HIS HOLY NAME’S SAKE!

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In God we trust!

John Prosser

The Land of Israel

The Land of Israel. What is that topic? God’s plan for the land of Israel.

The Land of Israel

by Derek Prince

Why Israel? The Land of Israel

Chapter 6

Why Israel? Chapter 6 – The Land of Israel by author Derek Prince.

In the first section of this book, we dealt with the subject of the people of Israel. Beginning with this chapter, I want to focus on what is possibly the most controversial topic in contemporary politics. What is that topic? God’s plan for the land of Israel.

In contemporary media language, the land of Israel is often mistakenly referred to as Palestine. Let me point out that it is totally contrary to Biblical truth to call it Palestine. Palestine means the land of the Philistines. That term was never used until the Romans had conquered and destroyed the second temple. Then they used the name Palestine to assert that the Jews no longer had any claim to this region. It was a deliberately chosen, anti-Semitic word.

Biblically, the land of Israel was called the Land of Canaan before it was taken by Joshua. But in the New Testament, do you know what this nation is called? The Land of Israel.

God’s Promise to Abraham
To begin our exploration of this controversial subject, let us look at what God has to say about this unique and significant land. In Genesis 17 verses 7 and 8, God appeared to Abraham. At that time, God made a covenant with him which was totally sovereign. Abraham took no initiative with this covenant. God simply decided that this was what He was going to do. He said to Abraham:

And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you. Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

For me, it is absolutely clear that for everyone who believes the Bible, there is no dispute as to whom the land belongs. Whether Israel is in the land or outside of it makes no difference. According to Scripture, specifically stated in the above verse, God has given it to them as an “everlasting possession.”

A Firm Commitment
There is a remarkable passage in Psalm 105, which I personally consider to be one of the most significant passages in Scripture. This psalm contains the statement of God’s plan and total commitment for this land. It describes God’s covenant-keeping intentions for Israel so explicitly. We begin at verse 7:

He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth. [In other words, what God decrees applies in every part of the earth.]
He remembers His covenant forever, the word which He commanded, for a thousand generations, the covenant which He made with Abraham, …and confirmed it to Jacob for a statute.

In four verses of Psalm 105, the Word of God uses stronger language to describe His total commitment to this land than anywhere else in the Bible. You cannot find another passage quite like this one. Let me just list the words used: covenant, word, command, oath, statute, and everlasting covenant. Here is the pivotal question: to what is God making such a total, authoritative, unreserved commitment? My breath is taken away when I discover the answer to this question in verse 11:

To you I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.

All those words—covenant, word, command, oath, statute, and everlasting covenant—are applied to God’s giving of all the land of Canaan. The strength and clarity of God’s words carry the implication that anybody who goes against that covenant would be going against God.

The Return of Israel
In Jeremiah, we have one of the countless passages predicting the return of the Jewish people to their inheritance in the last days.

“‘For behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the Lord. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.” Jer.30:3

Anyone with a moderate knowledge of the Bible knows that the land God gave to Abraham and his descendants is the land of Canaan. The name for this territory became the land of Israel—the land we call the Holy Land. God says, when the time comes, I will bring back the descendants of Israel and Judah from their captivity to the land I gave to their fathers.

What God Expects

What God Expects


by Derek Prince

Why Israel? What God Expects

Chapter 5

Why Israel? Chapter 5 – What God Expects by author Derek Prince.

In this chapter, we will deal further with the needed response. We will address these important questions, “What is God looking for in Israel? What is He waiting for?”

Meekness and Humility

For our first answer to questions about the response God expects, let’s look at Zephaniah chapter 3 verses 11-13. Before we explore these verses, I want to add that this passage has a message for the Church just as much as it does for Israel.

In that day you shall not be shamed for any of your deeds in which you transgress against Me; for then I will take away from your midst those who rejoice in your pride, and you shall no longer be haughty in My holy mountain.

What characteristic is God objecting to in this passage? Religious pride. Let me say that there are many reasons for people to be prideful, but religion is at the top of the list.

God says to His Jewish people, “Until you have learned not to be proud because I have chosen you; because I have placed my temple in your midst; because I have called you specially; I am not coming back.”

Then the Lord says:

I will leave in your midst a meek and humble people and they shall trust in the name of the Lord. The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness and speak no lies. Nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth.

What is the Lord expecting to see in Israel when He comes back? A meek and humble people. What is the Lord looking for in the Church? Exactly the same—a meek and humble people.

I have come to see that the real issue we are confronting in the Church—in America and many other nations—is pride. Are we really willing to humble ourselves before God?

This point is particularly significant because it brings us right back to the parallel between the Church with Israel. In both cases, Jesus is coming back for a meek and humble people.

The biggest problem with all religious people is pride. That is true of Jews, and it is true of Christians of all denominations. In our study in this chapter, we have learned the most important single lesson for our spiritual well-being: God is looking for humility and meekness.

A Special Response – Return of Jesus

the return of Jesus requires a special response...from the Church and from Israel. By author Derek Prince.

A Special Response

by Derek Prince

Why Israel?

Chapter 4

Why Israel? Chapter 4 – A Special Response by author Derek Prince.

In this chapter, we will explore the idea that the return of Jesus requires a special response from both sections of His people—from the Church and from Israel. In other words, Jesus is not coming again until both the Church and Israel are prepared to make the appropriate response. I will begin by saying that I don’t know exactly when Jesus is coming again. It is not up to us to determine the date of His return. But in Matthew 24:3, Jesus was asked, “What will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

In the verses that follow this question, Jesus gave a number of signs, including several distinctive ones. However, He did not answer their question with those responses. It is not until Matthew 24:14 that Jesus provides a specific answer to their specific question about “the sign.”

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
When will the end come? When the “gospel of the kingdom [has been] preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations.” It is clear to see from this response how His return places the responsibility directly on the Church. We are responsible to do what is outlined as the predicate for His coming.

The Jewish Equivalent
Interestingly, Jesus also spoke a word in Matthew 23:37-39 to the Jewish people concerning His return:

Jesus looked out over Jerusalem and said, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!” [Note that “you” is plural here.]

It is important for us to understand that the Jewish people have a collective will. Many times, God addresses them in the plural: “You [My people] were not willing!”

Let us look at how the Scripture passage continues:
For I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”

In other words, Jesus is not going to come back until the heart of the Jewish people has been prepared to welcome Him. He requires a response from Christians (the Church), and from Israel.

Jesus says, in effect, “You are not going to see Me again—I am never going to force Myself upon you. I am not coming back until you are longing for Me; until you cry out for Me; until you realize who I am.”

Prophetic Confirmation

prophetic confirmation chapter 3 of Why Isreal? by Derek Prince

Prophetic Confirmation

by Derek Prince

Why Israel?

Chapter 3

Why Israel? Chapter 3 – Prophetic Confirmation by Derek Prince.

In this chapter, I would like to introduce another distinct feature of the Jewish people—one which reinforces the certainty that they are absolutely unique: their entire history was foretold in prophecy. That fact is not true of any other nation. The whole history of the Jewish people from Abraham onward was foretold in prophecy in the Bible.

I have listed below the sixteen stages showing the outworking of prophetic predictions concerning Israel. The first three were given to Abraham.

    1. Israel’s enslavement in Egypt (predicted in Genesis 15:13).
    2. Israel’s deliverance with wealth from Egypt (predicted in Genesis 15:14, where Abraham was told they would come out with many possessions. The remarkable fact is that although they had been slaves for nearly four hundred years, in one night—one period of twenty-four hours—they became wealthy with the wealth of the Egyptians).
    3. Their possession of the Land of Canaan (predicted to Abraham in Genesis 13:12-17).
    4. Their turn to idolatry in the Promised Land (predicted in Deuteronomy 28: 26, and certainly fulfilled).
    5. Establishment by God of a center of worship in Jerusalem (predicted in Psalm 132:13).
    6. The captivity of the Northern Kingdom, called Israel, by Assyria (predicted in Isaiah 7:17).
    7. The captivity of the Southern Kingdom, called Judah, by Babylon (predicted in Jeremiah 21:7).
    8. The destruction of the first temple, the one built by Solomon (predicted in detail in 1 Kings 9:8).
    9. The return of a small remnant from Babylon (predicted in Jeremiah 29:10).
    10. The destruction of the second temple, the one that stood in the days of Jesus (predicted in detail by Jesus in Matthew 24:1-2).
    11. The scattering of Israel among the nations, also referred to as the Gentiles, because of their disobedience (predicted in numerous scriptures, for example Leviticus 26:33).
    12. The persecution and oppression of Israel among the Gentiles (predicted in Leviticus 26:38- 39). That prediction has been and is continuing to be fulfilled.
    13. Regathering of Jewish people from all nations (predicted in many places, such as Jeremiah 33). This prophecy is being realized before our eyes. It is important for us to appreciate that its fulfillment is occurring.

Thus far, thirteen of the prophetic predictions have been fulfilled in history. I believe three more remain to be completed:

  1. The gathering of all nations against Jerusalem in war (predicted in Luke 21:20).
  2. The supernatural revelation of Messiah to His people (predicted in Zechariah 12:10).
  3. The coming of Messiah in glory and power to establish His Kingdom on earth (predicted in many places, including Jude 14,15).
With thirteen of the sixteen predictions fulfilled, that makes an accuracy rating at present of around eighty-one percent. With this in mind, it is fair to say we should not be regarded as crazy fanatics if we believe that the remaining three predictions will be accomplished. Some people consider Christians to have strange beliefs. But to me—as a professional logician before I became a preacher—it is logical to believe that if a book can predict thirteen events in advance with correctness and accuracy, any other predictions such a book gives should be taken seriously.