ISAIAH’S PROPHECY COMES ALIVE: Jews are making the deserts of Israel bloom again

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כִּי-נִחַם יְהוָה צִיּוֹן, נִחַם כָּל-חָרְבֹתֶיהָ, וַיָּשֶׂם מִדְבָּרָהּ כְּעֵדֶן, וְעַרְבָתָהּ כְּגַן-יְהוָה; שָׂשׂוֹן וְשִׂמְחָה יִמָּצֵא בָהּ, תּוֹדָה וְקוֹל זִמְרָה

“Truly Hashem has comforted Tzion, comforted all her ruins; He has made her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the Garden of Hashem. Gladness and joy shall abide there, thanksgiving and the sound of music” 

kee ni-KHAM a-do-NAI tzi-YON ni-KHAM kol kho-r’-vo-TE-ha va-YA-sem mid-ba-RAH k’-AY-den v’-ar-va-TAH k’-gan a-do-NAI sa-SON v’-sim-KHA yi-ma-TZAY VAH to-DA v’-KOL zim-RAH

The geography of Israel contributes to its spiritual nature. God communicated to His people in the desert and the prophets of Israel promised a time when the barren desert would blossom and flourish. While under foreign occupation, Israel resembled an abandoned wasteland, but under Jewish sovereignty it has miraculously come to life. more …

Opinion: To get the context of Isaiah 51:3 let’s back up two verses:

“Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness,
You who seek the Lord:
Look to the rock from which you were hewn,
And to the hole of the pit from which you were dug.
Look to Abraham your father,
And to Sarah who bore you;
For I called him alone,
And blessed him and increased him.”

The remnant of Israel who seek God are to think back to the rock from which they were hewn: Abraham and Sarah. For many years there was no son, but with Isaac they were blessed and increased (Genesis 12:2, 15:5).

“Truly Hashem has comforted Tzion, comforted all her ruins; He has made her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the Garden of Hashem. Gladness and joy shall abide there, thanksgiving and the sound of music.”

In Isaiah 51:3 the fruition of the promise: In the day when Isaac’s blessing to Jacob is fulfilled (Genesis 25:26-27 NIV), Messiah Himself will bring gladness and joy with His very presence:

“I am zealous for Zion with great zeal;
With great fervor I am zealous for her.’

“Thus says the Lord:

‘I will return to Zion,
And dwell in the midst of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem shall be called the City of Truth,
The Mountain of the Lord of hosts,
The Holy Mountain.” Zechariah 8:1-3