The 1948 Connection
by Jack Kinsella
The restoration of the Jews to the Promised Land is one of the most staggeringly overt fulfillments of Bible prophecy to occur in the last 2,000 years. The Hebrew prophets all foretold an eventual restoration of Israel, even addressing the future state by name, in some cases centuries after Israel had ceased to exist.
Jesus said, Learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh; So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. (Matthew 24:32-34)
In his book, Personal Witness, Ambassador Abba Eban, one of Israel’s Founding Fathers and Israel’s first Foreign Minister wrote;
In accordance with our plan, a letter from [Chaim] Weizmann to [President] Truman had been sent on May 13 asking him to recognize our new state. The expected infant state was still nameless, since the Zionist leaders were still characteristically, arguing over the name (should it be Judea . Zion , what about the name Israel?). Weizmann, for the first time in history, was asking for a nameless state to be recognized....
Although Ezekiel confidently wrote of the restored Jewish state as Israel 2,500 years before, those who actually served as midwives to the rebirth did not decide on the name until the very day before!
Hosea said of Israel, I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the first ripe in the fig tree at her first time . . . (Hosea 9:10)
Joel wrote of the northern invaders of Israel , He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree. . . ” (Joel 1:7)
In 1948, the fig tree began to put forth leaves, so to speak, and Jesus said that generation would see all these things fulfilled:
2 Peter 3:3 warns “that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
All these things taken in context point to one logical conclusion. This is the generation of whom Jesus was speaking when He said, “This generation shall not pass until ALL these things be fulfilled.”
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