Dear Friends of Israel
Anyone who has ever seen the tremendous range of dairy products in an Israeli supermarket, can hardly believe that such a thing in a dry land like Israel is at all possible. Israel’s agriculture has achieved success in a milk production, which can not only be compared with those of classic agriculture countries, but has surpassed even the world leaders.
A published statistic show that the average annual production of an Israeli cow exceeds 10,208 kilograms, while that of the United States is 9,331 kg and the EU countries are 6,139 kg.
It is written in Ezekiel 38:12, that when Gog from the land Magog attacks on Israel, will come across a country that lives in the rebuilt ruins and has acquired cattle and other possessions. It is interesting that here the cattle ownership is mentioned specifically , because Israel is actually known for its success in the livestock industry today.
Visitors to Israel may understandably not comprehend why the this land is called a land of flowing with milk and honey in the Bible, especially if they come from greener nations that are blessed with adequate rainfall. However, the success of the modern Israeli agriculture shows that the Bible is right in this regard. This applies equally to the production of honey, because Israel is very successful in this field too. By fulfilling this statement from the book of Ezekiel it is also clear that the preliminary conditions for the predicted attack are nearly ready.
Israel is not only very successful in the field of agriculture, but also in many other fields, which naturally arouses envy, especially among its neighbors, who live under similar conditions, are not nearly as successful.
In recent years there is not only a major social development in agriculture, but also in construction. In this area, an intense, modern building activity is in progress, which was previously not observed. Skyscrapers, modern roads and railways are being built, so that the country is also becoming more and more like Western countries in this area and in some cases even surpasses them.
The main motive for the attack of Gog of the land of Magog that is given in the Bible is pretty mundane, namely, to rob, pillage and plunder. The current rapid development is critical to ensure that the once barren land is increasingly becoming a desirable land, so you can imagine the motive given for the attack on Israel in Ezekiel 38.12-13 more and more vividly.
Among other things, investments by wealthy Jews from abroad have contributed substantially to the present modern development in Israel. This means that they assess the situation of Israel as relatively safe and therefore don’t view their investment as risky, which was previously the case. Significantly, it is mentioned three times in Ezekiel 38, that before the invasion of its country Israel assumes it lives in relative safety (V 8:11:14). The only thing still lacking in this regard, is written at the end of verse 11: “They all live in safety, without walls and gates and bars.”
The question now is; weather this verse means that peace with the Palestinians will one day occur; especially since today walls, bars and doors are built to be safe from raids? Apparently, some degree of security arrangements are a necessary precondition.
Always fascinated by the exciting, amazing performance of the Word of God, Shalom.