"The Miracle of Israel" tells the story of the only nation in the history of the world that has maintained a national identity for centuries without a homeland. The documentary explores four ancient prophecies in light of modern events, including:
- The establishment of the state of Israel in 1948
- The re-gathering of the Lost Jewish Tribes to the homeland
- The rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, and
- Claims of the coming of the Jewish Messiah
The four miracles highlighted in the film are not only distinct threads woven into the fabric and seams of the Jewish people's survival and restoration, but some say they are proof of prophetic fulfillment that has and will continue to impact the world as it moves toward the Last Days.
Creation and Survival of the State of Israel
The birth of Israel as a nation in 1948 was more than just the fulfillment of a dream held across 1,900 years - it was the modern fulfillment of ancient Bible prophecy.
According to the Scriptures, God promised that, although He would banish the Jewish People from their Land because of disobedience, He would in the "latter days" bring them back and re-establish them in their Land.
For the Jewish People, a quest for a Homeland that took almost 2,000 years was ended by a vote that took just three minutes. Although miraculous, it did not come without struggle, a struggle that continues to this day.
Re-gathering of Jewish People From the Nations
The history of Israel cannot be told apart from the modern miracle of God's re-gathering of His People, scattered to the four corners of the earth. This re-gathering began back in the 19th century as Jewish settlers, fueled by their faith and conviction, came back to the Land of their Fathers. They cleared the swamps and revived the language of Hebrew.
Before, during and immediately following the Holocaust, many European Jews tried to immigrate to Israel to escape death, but sadly the British, who ruled Palestine until 1948, turned them away. Many went back to Europe where they were killed while others ended up in internment camps, never making it to the Promised Land.
After 1948, however, the floodgates opened and millions of Jews have returned to their Land. Ancient Jewish communities, perhaps even those whose members may have been descendants of the "Lost Tribes" of Israel, have made aliyah (the Hebrew word meaning "returning to Israel") from such faraway places as China, India and Ethiopia. A new phenomenon is the sudden interest among many Latinos to recover their lost Jewish identity. Many believe they are descendants of Jews forced to leave Spain and later Portugal during the Spanish Inquisition in the late 15th century. Recent advances in state-of-the-art DNA research can now confirm if, in fact, a person comes from Jewish descent.
Rebuilding the Temple
The first Temple was built by David's son Solomon around 950 B.C.E. It was constructed according to the pattern of the tabernacle in the wilderness given to Moses to house the Ark of the Covenant. According to archaeologists, scholars and historians, it was built on Mt. Moriah, the site where Abraham offered Isaac to be sacrificed. It was later destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E. and eventually rebuilt by the remnant that returned from captivity 70 years later.
Known as the Second Temple, it was later enlarged and beautified by Herod the Great during the latter part of the first century B.C.E. It was built on such a magnificent scale it became one of the great wonders of the ancient world. The Temple was again destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E. when they ransacked Jerusalem and burned the city to the ground. All that remains of the Temple today is a part of the western protection wall, known as the "Western Wall" or "Wailing Wall." It is the holiest site in Judaism.
During the seventh century, when Jerusalem was under the control of the Muslims, a mosque was built over what was thought to be the Holy of Holies. It remains there to this day.
The Temple Mount is hotly disputed and is perhaps the most valuable real estate in the world today. A movement has now emerged to rebuild the Temple again and that movement is quickly gaining momentum.
The Rise of Messianic Expectation
The fourth and final sign that we may be in the time the Bible refers to as the Last Days or the End of Days is the rise of Messianic expectation, particularly among Orthodox Jews living in Israel. The ancient prophets of Israel predicted not only the restoration of the Jewish People to their promised homeland, but also a restoration to their God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
They spoke of a Redeemer who would come to establish the "age to come" on the earth. This would be marked by an era of universal peace, when "The wolf will live with the lamb,_the leopard will lie down with the goat,_ the calf and the lion and the yearling together;_and a little child will lead them." (Isaiah 11:6). The Anointed One, from the root of Jesse (see Isaiah 11:1) would usher in this age.
Who will this promised Messiah be? Was he Rabbi Mendel Schneerson, known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, as some still believe? Could Yeshua (Jesus) of Nazareth be the Messiah, as many Messianic Jews claim? Or is He yet to be revealed?
Truly, God has shielded this tiny nation and the Jewish People, and this film confirms that fact. The People of Israel will prevail! -- Mary L., Atlanta, Ga
A marvelous testimony to the unfailing faithfulness of G-d toward His people Israel. From the founding of the modern nation, foretold by the ancient scribes and prophets, to the re-gathering of Jewish People of the Diaspora to Palestine, this is a wonderful narrative of undiminished spirit of a People destined to return to their home. Two thumbs up! -- Bill S., Allentown, Pa
This documentary is so thorough and so professional that I would recommend it to anyone interested in knowing the truth about Israel beyond what the secular media has told us. -- Laura F., Houston, Texas
This film has changed my life in so many ways, I wonder if I'm Jewish. -- Paul P., Casper, Wyo
Extraordinary! Unexpected! I'm awestruck by this film. I am so surprised to find information that I haven't seen elsewhere. Everyone should see this! ---Sarah W., Dallas, Texas
As a Believer for decades, I have to say how surprised I was to find so many prophecies referred to from the Old Testament that clearly point to Jesus being the true Messiah. I've been in church all my life and wasn't aware of that. This film is eye-opening for Believers too. - Donna S., Billings, Mont
The miracle that IS Israel is simply unlike any other, and I believe in miracles! No one can honestly deny the hand of God on this Land that He set aside as His dwelling place. -- James A., Portland, Ore
I really enjoyed the personal testimonies from people who were actually there during the wars, especially the officer who was wounded, unable to move and saw a bright light from Heaven that lit up the battlefield and caused the Syrian unit to retreat! Amazing! --Timothy L., Miami, Fla
About the Producer
"The Miracle of Israel" documentary is a project of The Miracle of Israel Foundation. The Miracle of Israel Foundation seeks to inform, encourage and equip people to know and understand the importance of supporting Israel, both the Land and the People.
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 60 minutes
- Studio: The Miracle of Israel Foundation