Prophetic Proof of Purchase  002


Shalom, this is Yuval Shomron with another Prophetic Proof of Purchase.  God has given the land of Israel to his chosen people.  He foresaw their disobedience, but pre-determined a plan of grace.


Let’s take a look at JER 31:1-4, "At that time," declares the Lord, "I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people."  Thus says the Lord, "The people who survived the sword Found grace in the wilderness-- Israel, when it went to find its rest."  The Lord appeared to him from afar, saying, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.  "Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! Again you shall take up your tambourines, And go forth to the dances of the merrymakers.”


          Well first of all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will be the new nation of Israel’s faithfulness.  Today, about 60% of Israeli families consider themselves secular.  However, that doesn’t mean they don’t believe in God.  It only means they don’t consider themselves religious.  In spite of this, about 90% of them will show up in Synagogue on Yom Kippur.  This is like many Americans who show up in church only on Christmas and Easter.  It proves there is an underlying fear of God somewhere in the society.


          Like Christians, most Jews are not looking for religion.  They are praying for mercy.  There are many scriptures which make a connection between returning to the land of Israel, and returning to God.


          Therefore, without the land of Israel, the Jews would be lost.  God spoke of “The people who survived the sword”, knowing of the horrible pogroms and Holocaust which His people would face in the Diaspora.


          God’s intent for the people of Israel is to bring them into a place of rest and joy, and in spite of their continuing troubles, it is just such a place.


          God has loved His chosen people with an everlasting love.  Without His grace, they would be lost.


          Without His grace, so would we all.


This is Yuval Shomron in Jerusalem.