God Does Not Break His Promises

Political map of the Middle East with Israel in red. An inset shows a world map with the main map's edges outlined.

Jeremiah 31:37 

Thus says the LORD, “If the heavens above can be measured And the foundations of the earth searched out below,  Then I will also castoff all the offspring of Israel  For all that they have done,” declares the LORD.”

If you wish to know where we are on the prophetic calendar, if you wish to know where world history is headed, you must keep your eye focused on Israel. She is God’s time clock.

Although Israel rejected their messiah the first time he came, God is not finished with her. For as Romans 11:29 says regarding his promises to her; “for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.”

Beginning with the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the process culminated in Israel’s’ Declaration of Independence at midnight on May 15, 1948.  On that very day five Arab countries attacked the infant nation and tried to annihilate her.

From that day to this she has been fighting for her continued existence. While six million Jews now live in Israel the Arab/Muslim world in bent on destroying her and driving her into the Mediterranean. It is amazing that a nation as small as Israel is forever in the world news. But the eyes of the world will be on her more than ever when the startling prophecies regarding her future continue to unfold before our very eyes.

In our text above, Jeremiah 31:37 God reveals the “conditions” under which He would cast off Israel, but they are as impossible as God denying his own existence, as breaking the unbreakable.

“If heaven above can be measured. . . .” Neither Abraham nor Jeremiah could have had any concept of the number of stars or the depth of space. Now, with modern telescopes, we see unthinkable distances, and even farther and farther, as our technology increases. Estimates of the radius of the universe now stand at around 15–20 billion light years, and no end is in sight. What no man can measure God can measure with the span of his hand.

“If the foundations of the earth [can be] searched out beneath. . . .” Sometimes scientists claim they know more about the sun than they do the earth. But in reality, only one percent of the earth’s radius has been explored. The pressures and temperatures which exist deep inside the earth are unthinkably great, and we don’t even know how matter acts under those conditions. Neither do we know how or why the magnetic poles keep shifting. We know about as much about the earth, the solar system, the galaxy that we live in as the clay knows about the potter. That’s how secure his promises to Israel are.

The Scriptures are likewise full of “exceeding great and precious promises” to all believers. (II Peter 1:4). The ways of God are past finding out and His promises are as secure as the throne of God in heaven.

Israel has out lived the rise and fall of many nations and empires and God‘s promise is that she has come back to stay, FOREVER!

The Best Is Yet To Be!

Pastor Bryant