Israel – God’s Covenanted People and Land
The Land of Israel
The Promised Land
The history of the Jewish people begins with Abraham and the story of Abraham begins when God tells him to leave his homeland, promising Abraham and his descendants a new home in the land of Canaan. (Gen. 12). This is the land now known as Israel, named after Abraham’s grandson, whose descendants are the Jewish people. The land is often referred to as the Promised Land because of G-d’s repeated promise (Gen. 12:7, 13:15, 15:18, 17:8) to give the land to the descendants of Abraham.
Jews have lived in this land continuously from the time of its original conquest by Joshua more than 3200 years ago until the present day, though Jews were not always in political control of the land, and Jews were not always the majority of the land’s population. The land of Israel is central to Judaism.
Israel is important,because God made promises to Israel that will be fulfilled. One of the Bible’s greatest predictions about Israel have already come to pass. In 1948, Israel was reborn as a nation. The rebirth of the Jewish state should have put aside any doubts that God had abandoned the apple of His eye.
The Bible declares “The Lord will For the Lord shall build up Zion;He shall appear in His glory”. Psalm 102:16. It is imperative that we stand in support of Israel in the last days to usher in our King Jesus. Bible declares in Genesis 12:1-3 that whoever blesses Israel will be blessed. Let us be support the nation and people of Israel and align with God for the restoration of Israel.
Aliyah is the word that describes the return of the Jewish People from the exile in the Diaspora back to the Land of Israel. The word Aliyah is derived from the verb “laalot” which means “to go up”, or “to ascend” in a positive spiritual sense. A person who makes Aliyah is called an Oleh, meaning “one who goes up”.(Credit: Israel science and technology)
“Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will assuredly plant them in this land, with all My heart and with all My soul.” Jeremiah 32:41
- Prayer booklet for Israel containing 31 days Praise and Prayer points to pray strategically for the peace of Jerusalem written by Suganthi Sam. Click below to download the PDF.