Invest in IsraelJuly 17, 2012 - 5:00 am
“This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Take these documents, both the sealed and unsealed copies of the deed of purchase, and put them in a clay jar so they will last a long time. For this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Houses, fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land’.” — Jeremiah 32:14–15
Theodor Herzl’s wife made a grave mistake. After his death, the Zionist movement collected a large sum of money in order to support the widow of Israel’s founding father. Intelligently, Julie chose to invest the money. Unfortunately, she chose to invest it in Austro-Hungarian bonds. Once World War I began, Austro-Hungarian bonds quickly became worthless.
She could have, and should have, invested it in the newly offered Israel bonds. Certainly, it was risky at the time, as the country was far from standing independently on its own two feet. So she took what she believed was the safer route and it cost her dearly. Had she invested in the country her husband spent his life trying to establish, she would have reaped the benefits exponentially.
As Jeremiah sits in jail for making it his life’s mission to warn the Jewish people of impending danger, he knows that the time of disaster is near. And that’s when God gives him a strange commandment. God tells Jeremiah to invest in some Israeli real estate.
Now? Are you sure, God? Everyone knows that the best time to invest in a country’s land is when that country is thriving, not when it sits on the brink of destruction!
In the mid 1600’s, Manhattan was sold by American Indians for a grand total of $24. Imagine if those poor Indians had known what Manhattan would become today? Knowing the future is extremely helpful when it comes to business transactions, especially when they involve real estate. So when God tells Jeremiah to invest in the Holy Land, it comes with a guarantee that it will be worth something one day: “Houses, fields and vineyards will again be bought in this land.”
When Jeremiah purchased land in Israel – even as the land was about to be destroyed – he was not just making a shrewd business decision, he was expressing tremendous faith in God.
Like Jeremiah, we are privy to valuable information concerning the future of Israel. We know how the story ends. The children of Israel will return — and they are returning. God promises that the land will thrive once again — and it is. All of the prophecies are coming true and ultimately Israel will be restored to her full former glory.
Invest in Israel now! Not because investors like Warren Buffett see the tremendous business potential and incredible innovation taking place there. But because God promises that Israel is worth the investment. That’s one business tip you know you can trust!