The Christ in Prophecy Journal

Desolation and Reclamation of the Land of Israel: A Palestinian Lie

[Note: This series takes the reader through chapters 4 and 8 of Dr. David Reagan’s newest book titled Israel in Bible Prophecy. Order your copy today!]

Israel in Bible Prophecy

A Strange Miracle

In a book published in 2007, an American Orthodox Jewish Rabbi named Menachem Kohen, asserted that the greatest miracle performed by God during the past 1800 years was one that occurred daily in the land of Palestine — namely, little or no rain.24 He refers to it as a “reoccurring miracle.”25 And he asserts that this miracle of drought was for the purpose of fulfilling prophecies in Deuteronomy 28 which read: “The LORD will make the rain of your land powder and dust…” (Deuteronomy 28:24). He also points to other prophecies:

You shall bring out much seed to the field but you will gather in little, for the locust will consume it (Deuteronomy 28:38).

The locust shall possess all your trees and the produce of your ground (Deuteronomy 28:42).

Additionally, Rabbi Kohen contends that this reoccurring miracle of God was for the purpose of protecting the Jewish homeland from occupation by foreign Gentiles. In other words, God purposefully made the land desolate so that it could be preserved for the Jews when He would regather them in the end times — at which time the land would be reclaimed.26

A Palestinian Lie

Incredibly, today the Palestinians are claiming that the land was never desolate despite all these written testimonies and books of photographs that clearly show Palestine to be a wasteland before the beginning of the 20th Century. They are also claiming that the Jews stole the land from them when they started returning in the early 1900s.27

These claims are nothing but a fairy tale. The Jews did not steal any land from anyone. Although God had given them an eternal title to the land, they purchased the land that they occupied when they began returning. And the Arabs who sold them the land, laughed all the way to the bank. They thought the Jews were fools to purchase a land denuded of trees and full of malaria-infested swamps. The Arabs were, of course, unaware of the promise of God to redeem the land and make it like the Garden of Eden whenever the Jews were regathered to their homeland (Ezekiel 36:35).

In the fifth segment of this series on the prophecies concerning the land of Israel, we’ll be impressed by the hard work the Jews have put into turning a wasteland into a bounty.


References are available in the References section at the end of the book.

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Dr. David Reagan

Dr. David Reagan is the Founder and Evangelist Emeritus of Lamb & Lion Ministries. He is a life-long Bible student, teacher, and preacher and he led over 45 pilgrimages to Israel. Dr. Reagan was the host of the radio then television program Christ in Prophecy for nearly 40 years.


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