It’s time to celebrate the New Year for Trees!
When Messiah establishes His Kingdom, the literal fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel will be complete and the mourning associated with Tisha B’Av will no longer be relevant.
Use Israel’s Independence Day to renew your passion for the Bible.
It took David Ben-Gurion only 16 minutes to read The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel completed by the Minhelet ha’Am (People’s Administration) just an hour earlier.
The Balfour Declaration’s bold expression of support for a Jewish homeland issued in 1917 by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour on behalf of King George V and the government of Great Britain did not go unchallenged. The Mandate to establish a Jewish national home was virtually derailed by government officials motivated by misguided expediency rather than moral clarity.
“But you, Israel, are My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the descendants of Abraham My friend. You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest regions, and said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away: fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God.’”
While the modern city of Jerusalem is only a preview of the ultimate glory prophesied in Scripture, Psalm 102 concludes with a reminder that God’s “servants”—the Jewish people—will endure securely established in their ancient homeland.