Israel and Why Is She Important


2 Samuel 19:42 And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king's cost? or hath he given us any gift?

Israel is very important to God, because in His word He tells us why from Genesis to Revelation. If you read scripture then you know Israel is God's chosen people. Does that make others less important? No, but it is not about who is more important than others. This is about history and what Israel stands for. Below is a start to learn about the history of Israel.

Here is more history on Israel

History of Israel 1
brief overview: The Old Testament. The origins of Israel are narrated in Genesis; the establishment of theocracy, in the other books of the Pentateuch; the entrance into Canaan, in the Book of Joshua; the period preceding the kings, in the Book of Judges; the establishment of the monarchy and its development, in the Books of Samuel, and the opening chapters of the Books of Kings, which latter report also the division into two kingdoms and the history of these down to their overthrow.....
History of Israel 2
brief overview: Period of the Judges 1. General Character of Period: In such a period of weakened national and religious life, it could easily happen that Israel would again lose the supremacy that it had won by the sword. It was possible that the Canaanites could again bring into their power larger parts of the land. Also energetic and pushing nomadic tribes, such as the Ammonites, the Moabites, or other warlike peoples, such as the Philistines, could bring the country under subjection, as actually did occur in the period of the Judges.....
History of Israel 3
brief overview: Period of the Separated Kingdoms. 1. Contrasts and Vicissitudes of the Kingdoms: The two separated kingdoms differed materially. The kingdom of Ephraim was the more powerful of the two. It embraced, according to an inaccurate usage of situdes of the words, 10 tribes; and to this the kingdom the vassals, such as Moab, as a rule remained subject, until they emancipated themselves. But, on the other hand, this Northern Kingdom was less firm spiritually.
As you have read then you now know that Israel is a person not a piece of land....

Quick view of How did Israel become Israel?

Genesis 32:24 So Jacob was left alone. Then a man wrestled with him until dawn. 25 When the man saw that he could not win against Jacob, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that it was dislocated as they wrestled. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go; it’s almost dawn.” But Jacob answered, “I won’t let you go until you bless me.” 27 So the man asked him, “What’s your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. 28 The man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob but Israel [He Struggles With God], because you have struggled with God and with men—and you have won.”

God named His own people Israel, not because Jacob had defeated God but because Jacob would not let go of God.  This is the first mention of Israel in the bible.  Israel is God's people. When God named His nation Israel they had no land until God defeated their enemies and gave them land. (1 Chronicles 17:21, Psalm 78:55) God has given them possession forever.

Definition Names for Israel: They are known as Israel, Israelite, Israelites and people of Ephraim. In the Amplified Bible - Exodus 1:9 is where they became known as the Israelites.

Map of Israel Old Testament
This map will help you to understand Israel today. Visit site to know where in scripture each of these places are.

israel in the old testament map

What Does Israel Mean

Per the Holman Bible Dictionary it states that
Israel (Personal Name) (ihz' ray ehl) Personal name meaning, “God strives,” “God rules,” “God heals,” or “he strives against God.” Name God gave Jacob after he wrestled with the divine messenger (Genesis 32:28 ). Afterwards, Jacob was a changed person, limping on a damaged thigh, with new food regulations, and with a new experience of God that influenced the way he lived. His twelve sons became known as the “sons of Israel,” and the resulting nation became the nation of Israel. Thus Jacob's experience at the Jabbok became the foundation for the nation of God's chosen people.

Why Will God Come After Those Who Go Against Israel

God says in His Word:
Genesis 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Ezekiel 38:1-23 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords. Persia, Cush, and Put are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; ...

Breakdown of Ezekiel by Hal Lindsay

Ezekiel Part 1 by Hal Lindsey

Ezekiel Part 2 by Hal Lindsey

There are many other scriptures that speaks about God's place that is the apple of His eye. Zechariah 2:8 For this is what the Lord Almighty says: “After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye— 9 I will surely raise my hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me.

After reading that scripture, if you know the Lord then you know God is faithful to His Word. He will do exactly what it says. All you need to do is read the news on the internet or follow our news and see for yourself the nations going against Israel. Have you seen how small Israel is? Do you see how big the rest of the world is? Why will every nation go against Israel? Are you beginning to understand? If you are then you can see that satan has a short time here and hates everything about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. There are nations and people who hate the Jews and Israel.

Iranian Animated Video Showing An Islamic Invasion of Jerusalem In Israel

New Iranian Video Imagines Muslim Invasion of Jerusalem

The animated video, produced by the Islamic Revolution Design House, depicts soldiers preparing for battle. “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.” Luke 21:20 (KJV) One dons the IRGC insignia on his left arm, another the emblem of the Iran-backed Iraqi Shia Badr Organization. Yet a third dons a headband bearing the Lebanese Hezbollah logo, and a fourth is seen clad in Hamas’......

What Is The Future For Israel

In order to know the future of Israel then we must look to scripture to find out. Israel will have all nations coming against here. Right now it is only a few, but in the future all nations will.
Zechariah 12:3 And in that day I will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples; all who lift it or burden themselves with it shall be sorely wounded. And all the nations of the earth shall come and gather together against it.

Zechariah 14:2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses rifled and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 Then shall the Lord go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fought in the day of battle.

Joel 3:2 I will gather all nations and will bring them down into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and there will I deal with and execute judgment upon them for [their treatment of] My people and of My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations and [because] they have divided My land.

War has always been for Israel! They are so used to war that each house has a built in safe rooms.

The safest room in the house

The safest room in the house

The war that is coming Israel has not seen this one yet. Not all nations have come against Israel at once, and that is on its way quickly. There are several wars listed in the bible that will take place in order. We will list them below.

Wars Of Israel

Israel's Wars Part 1 by Jack Hibbs

Israel's Wars Part 2 by Jack Hibbs

Videos About Israel

The Most Important Video About Israel You'll Ever See by the lnad of israel channel


Ezekiel 33:6 "But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand." (Amplified Bible)

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