In view of the overwhelming odds against Israel, both militarily and in world opinion, what are the chances they will endure as a nation in their promised homeland, Israel? The clamour to annihilate the Jews is incessant.
God answers in various ways. One such assurance that Israel will not be destroyed is written in the prophet Joel,
‘In those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land….’ Joel 3:1-2a
‘…my people:’ three times
There is no confusion. The land Israel, that God promised to Abraham and his descendants, is ‘God’s land.’ The descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are ‘God’s people.’
Many might ask whether they can trust God’s words in the Bible? The answer is, ‘Yes.’ Otherwise there would be no Jewish nation that lives in the land of Israel. The Word of God describes their origin and their inheritance, the land Israel (that was carved up).
The biggest evidence, however, is the unfounded hatred against God’s people. It runs parallel to the hatred for God, by people who are influenced by the ruler of this world, Satan.
Will Israel be destroyed? Not according to God!