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God Keeps His Promises

June 14, 2013
God Keeps His Promises


Such a small group of people on a tiny piece of land about the size of New Jersey—yet, such productivity. They are dwarfed by 22 hostile Arab/Islamic dictatorships 640 times their size and 60 times their population empowered by a sea of oil.

Wanting only to live in peace on a small portion of the land God gave them and the United Nations bequeathed to them, their efforts are frustrated by neighbors of a religious persuasion that killing just one Jew will guarantee them a place in paradise with 70 virgins. Worldwide Jewish population is about 13 million compared to 300 million of their enemies.

Having been forced into five major wars and seven major conflicts since 1947, much of their attention and assets go to self-defense. Having limited natural resources Israel has become a world leader in medicine, technology, agriculture, physics, science, and economics. With less than two-tenths of 1% of the world’s total population, they hold over 20% of all Nobel Prizes, a world standard for excellence, knowledge, and advancement. Of U.S. Nobel Prize winners, Jews make up 30% in Chemistry and 53% in Economics. How could this be?

It is a God-thing.

God is a covenant keeper.

He says, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed” (Genesis 12:3).

Predicting their unbelief and dispersal among the nations, God promised that in the last days, “And I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them” (Amos 9:14).

This article is meant as an intro for the featured article, Israel: Thriving at 65,” which is being reprinted with permission from the May/June 2013 issue of Israel My Glory magazine.

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2 comments on “God Keeps His Promises”

  1. Dear Michael and Debbie Pearl,

    Thank you for featuring THREE articles about Israel in the July/August 2013 edition of "No Greater Joy" (including the one about Michael's heart 🙂 ). Our family has enjoyed your magazines for about 10 years now, and it's a pleasure to know that NGJ supports Israel--in addition to the extremely important teaching you give on family issues.

    However, there is one thing very wrong about the article, "God Keeps His Promises": the picture is not of Israel. It is a anti-Israel, anti-God, pro-Muslim, BDS-movement version. Even putting aside God's promises to the Jewish people about the land He would give us (I'm a Jewish-Israeli-Canadian-Christian), at least a picture of today's borders could have been used. By using the current picture, the message is effectively that Judea and Samaria (widely and incorrectly referred to as the "West Bank") are not part of Israel, and so aren't the Golan Heights (in the above photo represented as being part of Syria). Our land is a big part of our identity, and using a picture like the one above is hurtful, when coming from people who claim to support Israel.

    Respectfully outraged,


    1. It is a blessing to hear how you have enjoyed NGJ materials for the last 10 years.
      The biblically promised land area would be the greatest extent (and possibly beyond) of Solomon’s kingdom which included the Sinai and reaching to the Euphrates. These borders would currently reach into internationally (and Israeli,) recognized borders of other nations. The nation of Israel itself is currently in negotiations (most likely doomed to failure) with various parties in an attempt to relinquish full control of areas conquered in previous wars and conflicts in exchange for peace and incontestable recognition by all parties of their internationally established and recognized borders. The map we used presents the borders currently accepted by Israel and internationally recognized (except for East Jerusalem which Israel annexed in 1980). Michael (of Jewish lineage) and General Manager Mel Cohen (a Jewish believer) thought that the best way to show support for Israel was to use a map that was currently accepted by Israel. When Israel’s official position changes, we will continue to support them in that change. It was not our intent to be hurtful in our choice of a map and will confer with Israel and other pro-Israel individuals and entities when making future decisions of this nature.