ISRAEL – Miracle of God

“I will keep My eyes on them for their good and will return them to this land. I will build them up and not demolish them; I will plant them and not uproot them. I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord. They will be My people, and I will be their God because they will return to Me with all their heart. “(Jeremiah 24:6, 7 HCSB)

Anyone who has taken a careful (and honest) examination of History and God’s dealing with Nations must acknowledge that Israel as a Nation is the miracle of God in the earth. Their history as a Nation points to the divine reality.   As recorded in Scriptures,from the time of God’s call to Abraham (Genesis 12) and His covenant promise to raise up and deliver his people from slavery and oppression we note the “Hand of God” actively engineering their destiny. This did not occur overnight…God fulfilled His words to Abraham 400 years after his death! (Genesis 15:13-14)

After they are set free from Egyptian bondage, God makes Himself known to Israel and takes the entire Nation to be His chosen and special treasure in the earth (See Exodus 19:1-5). But there is a curious record weaved in the Hebrew scriptures (Which makes the reality of their divine inspiration all the more convincing)…They, as a people, time and again strayed away in their relation to the true and living God. Their history has been in the natural, a checkered past with the LORD.  But miracle of miracles; He never gave up on them as His people! At times He disciplined them severely, but in the end He has always kept a remnant for His own Name sake(Read Psalm 106).  I believe we are living in the most extraordinary time in history when we will witness God’s ultimate fulfillment of His word to His people.


The psalmist recorded that there would come a unique moment for Israel.

“But You, Lord, are enthroned forever.

Your fame [endures] to all generations.

You will rise up and have compassion on Zion,

for it is time to show favor to her-

the appointed time has come.

For Your servants take delight in its stones

and favor in its dust.

Then the nations will fear the name of Yahweh,

and all the kings of the earth Your glory,

for the Lord will rebuild Zion.

He will appear in His glory.

He will pay attention to the prayer of the destitute,

And will not despise their prayer.

This will be written for a later generation,

And a newly created people will praise the Lord.

He looked down from His holy heights-

the Lord gazed out from heaven to earth-

to hear a prisoner’s groaning,

to set free those condemned to die,

so that they might declare

the name of Yahweh in Zion,

and His praise in Jerusalem”. (Psalm 102:12-21 HCSB)


The prophet Jeremiah confirms the sovereign ways of God with His people.  In chapter 24 of Jeremiah, he is given a vision of “bad figs”, which were so bad they could not be eaten”. This was a metaphor representing the spiritual condition of many of God’s people who refused to walk in His ways.  But Jeremiah also saw “good figs” that were representative of a faithful remnant. God always preserves for Himself those who love and obey His word.  They are likened to a fruit of great delight to the King.(Read Amos 7;14-15)


God always desires that His people will bear fruit that bears witness to His Kingdom come in the earth. Yeshua (Jesus) said (hundreds of years after Jeremiah) to His disciples, “You are My friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father. You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you, that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. (John 15:14-16 HCSB). Although many today are “seeking after gifts” from God, fewer are seeking the fruit of righteousness in their lives. Jesus said that we are like trees.  A tree is ultimately judged by the fruit it produces. Does the fruit in your life evidence of a good tree or a bad tree?  Yeshua(Jesus) said,”Every tree is known by his own fruit”(Luke 6:44a).  In other words, Don’t be fooled by people’s words, but judge them by the fruit of their actions. I am reminded of a story of a friend of mine who had gone down town to do some “Street Evangelism”. He carried a variety of gospel tracts in order to give them to people he met along the way. One day he came upon a man who was obviously in spiritual need. After greeting him and engaging him in conversation, he placed a tract in his hand, to which the man promptly handed back the tract.  My friend was a little taken aback at how quickly the man returned the tract… until he heard these words, “I can’t read your tract, but I’ll watch your tracks”.   My friend never forgot the incident. He realized that People don’t want to merely “read our tracts”…They want to see the fruit of faith and reality  in our lives.   Again, the words of Yeshua, “In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven”. (Matthew 5:16 HCSB)


Returning back to  Jeremiah Chapter 24. The LORD God gives 5 “I WILL’S” of His sovereign choice of His people Israel, which I believe are applicable to this hour.

(1) “I will keep My eyes on them for good”.

(2) “I will build them up”.

(3) “I will plant them (in their Land), and none will uproot them”.

(4) “I will give them a heart to know Me”.

(5) “I will be their God”.

God in His sovereignty has made known His choice and purposes for His people Israel; but He waits for their response.  In other words, He will respond because of their free choice to follow Him as their God.  He has declared, “I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord. They will be My people, and I will be their God because they will return to Me with all their heart. (Jeremiah 24:7b HCSB)

In this Season of “Teshuvah”(Turning or returning to the LORD), may we each make our choice for Him. May we be like those that the prophet Isaiah saw and declared, “The surviving remnant of the house of Judah will again take root downward and bear fruit upward”. (Isaiah 37:31 HCSB)


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