This is nothing short of a miracle

Arno Froese

“And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror” (Jeremiah 32:21). 

This one verse makes Israel unique among all the people on the face of the earth. Israel’s experiences with God are incomparable to anything that has ever occurred on this planet.

When Moses went before Pharaoh and said, “Let my people go,” Pharaoh refused. Then followed ten supernatural signs, which all of Israel must have witnessed. The last one was the most horrible one; every firstborn of the families in the land of Egypt, including the firstborn of the animals, died. That was Egypt’s great tribulation, as we can read in Exodus 11:6: “And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.” We note the words “…such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.”

The prophet Jeremiah continues: “And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey” (Jeremiah 32:22). On the way out of Egypt, they experienced multiple miracles. Probably the most impressive one was the parting of the Red Sea; they all walked through the body of water on dry ground.

For forty years, they journeyed through the desert in a miraculous way. Scripture confirms: “And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot” (Deuteronomy 29:5). Every single Israeli must have been 100% convinced it was a miracle. I’ve never heard of someone wearing the same shoes for forty years and not having them wear out. Every Israeli experienced the direct intervention of God.

But then we read: “And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them” (Jeremiah 32:23). These 41 words should convince anyone that seeing is not believing.

For Christians, born of the Spirit of God, it should be a warning not to seek supernatural signs to confirm one’s faith. I am reminded of the words of our founder, Wim Malgo, “When you experience God’s supernatural intervention, it’s just a vacation from faith.”

About Israel, God says: “…they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do.” God’s chosen people, destined to be a light unto all people on the face of the earth, are exposed as the most stubborn and rebellious people there ever was.

However, that’s not the end; God’s promises are “yea and…Amen,” eternally valid. A few verses later we read: “Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: And they shall be my people, and I will be their God” (Jeremiah 32:37-38). We notice the four-fold “I will” of God. We may give credit to the courage and inventiveness of the Jews, but the bottom line is still the “I will” of God. The Jews have returned and continue to return to the land of Israel. They have established a vibrant country with an intellectual capacity like no other.

A recent article on Israel21c reports:

The recently released Boston-Israel Study commissioned by the New England-Israel Business Council reveals that more than 200 Israeli businesses based in the Boston area generated $9 billion of revenue for the state of Massachusetts last year—making up nearly four percent of the state’s GDP.

The study said that the rate of revenue growth of the Israeli companies was more than two times greater than the overall growth of the Massachusetts economy between 2013 and 2015.

Highlights of the Boston-Israel Study show that the companies led by Israelis directly employed about 9,000 people in 2015 and supported some 27,000 jobs based on the multiplier effect of their demand for support goods and services.

These companies secured more than $1.2 billion in venture capital funding from 2013 to 2015, representing 10% of all VC funds raised in the state, and they returned nearly $10 billion to investors in M&A transactions from 1999 through 2015.

The report noted that 2015 was marked by the highest raised capital by Israeli-founded businesses in the Boston area, and the rate of investment is accelerating.
-29 June 2016

This is nothing short of a miracle. Israelis are at the forefront when it comes to innovation. If we ask why, the answer is rather simple: security. Israel’s enemies—whether it’s Hezbollah in the north, Hamas in the south, or ISIS in the east—are the major contributors to Israel’s innovation. It is precisely that which the prophet also identifies in verse 39: “And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them.” This new heart, new attitude, and fearless pioneer spirit is a gift from God for one specific purpose:  “…they shall be my people, and I will be their God.” That is yet to be fulfilled.

Midnight Call - 09/2016

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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