The return of the Jewish people to their native land and the establishment of the nation of Israel was prophesied by no less than four Old Testament prophets. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Amos all mention this remarkable event thousands of years before the reestablishment of Israel (Isaiah 11:12, 43:5-6; Jeremiah 31:7-10; Ezekiel 37:21; Amos 9:15).
As incredible as the prophetic fulfillment of these scriptural passages may be, Isaiah made a very specific prophecy concerning the reestablishment of Israel that is even more remarkable. In Isaiah 66:8-11, Isaiah prophesied that Israel would be created in one day:
"Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children."
After the Jewish people had been scattered around the world for almost 2,000 years, the Jewish People's Council met in Tel Aviv on May 14, 1948, decided their nation would be named Israel, and at 4 p.m. adopted the Scroll of Independence, making Israel a nation. By comparison, it took the Continental Congress approximately two months to draft and adopt the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and another five years before every one of the 56 delegates signed it. However, the United States weren't officially united until the Constitution was finally ratified by all 13 states in 1789.
The reestablishment of Israel is remarkable in itself. The fact that its reestablishment was prophesied more than 2,000 years before it occurred defies explanation. That Israel was reestablished as a nation in just one day as prophesied by Isaiah is beyond human understanding--no one could have conceived of that future eventuality. The only explanation for fulfillment of this prophecy is that there is a God, and He revealed the future to Isaiah.
And to that I add my Amen and thanks to Jim for his gracious sharing of this article.
Baruch atem b'Shem, Yeshua