The Amish Voice 8
The Nation That Cannot Be Destroyed
The continued existence of the nation of Israel is quite
remarkable. Suppose a man is being bothered by a mosquito.
This man slaps the mosquito, but it doesn’t die. He then smacks
it with a newspaper, but it doesn’t die. He then strikes it with a
fly swatter, but that does not kill the pest. He tries spraying it
with bug killer, but it still lives. He captures it in a jar and takes
the jar 25 miles away from his home and buries it in the ground.
One week later this same mosquito is back on the man’s arm!
The mosquito cannot be destroyed!
There is a nation that is like this imaginary mosquito. It is a
nation that cannot be killed or destroyed. Many attempts have
been made to destroy this nation, but all these attempts have
failed. This nation lives on. It is a miracle nation! It is the most
amazing nation on the face of the earth. It is the nation of
ISRAEL— the JEWISH NATION.
The survival of the nation of Israel is remarkable, especially
when we consider many of the other ancient nations who have
not survived and who have lost their national
identity. Consider, for example, the seven nations mentioned in
Deuteronomy 7:1. Are any of these nations in existence
today? What about the Philistines? What about the Assyrians
or the Babylonians? Certainly there are individuals who have
descended from these nations who are alive today, but these
nations have not maintained their national identity.
What other nation or people has been scattered among the
nations and yet has maintained its national identity and
The fact that Israel has maintained its national identity after
having its people scattered throughout the world for almost
1,900 years demonstrates the providential hand and the loving
care of Israel's God.
The Birth Of This Nation
This nation has not always existed. This nation did not exist in
the days of Adam or in the days of Noah. How did this nation
This amazing nation began with one man. What was this man’s
name (Genesis 12:1)? __________________
Later he would be called by what name (Genesis 17:5)?
God gave this man a wonderful promise in Genesis 12:2: "I will
make of thee a G________________ N________________.
Out of Abraham would come Isaac, and out of Isaac would
come Jacob who was also called I _______________ (see
Out of Jacob would come 12 sons and out of these 12 sons
would come a great nation.
THE 12 SONS OF JACOB (GEN 35:22-26)
A GREAT NATION (CHILDREN OF ISRAEL)
God did not choose Egypt or the Arab people to be His special
nation. God did not choose Russia or China to be His special
nation. God chose the nation Israel:
"For thou art an holy people
unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to
be a SPECIAL P______________ unto Himself, above all
people that are upon the face of the earth"
As the world continues to turn its back on God, we want to take a look at what the future holds according to the One who is
the Beginning and the End—God! We hope you enjoy and benefit from this series, courtesy of Middletown Bible Church.
Follow along, fill in the blanks, and look up! May we all be ready for the return of Jesus Christ!
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