DID YOU KNOW: that Ezekiel prophesied God would take what seemed IMPOSSIBLE and make it POSSIBLE?
When the Jews started returning to the land of Israel in the 1890s, they did not find a land “flowing with milk and honey” as recorded in the bible, but a desolate barren land.
The Jezreel valley was a swamp and a breeding ground for mosquitoes, which spread the disease of malaria, and made it uninhabitable for centuries.
The people began draining the swamp by planting eucalyptus trees imported from Australia around the perimeter. These trees were selected because of their reputation for absorbing large amounts of water. Canals were dug to assist in draining the water to the Mediterranean Sea.
Pioneers began replanting the forests that were decimated for thousands of years by conquering nations. The Jewish National Fund (JNF) was organized to help reclaim the land. As of today, they have planted over 250 million trees and built 180 dams and reservoirs and established more than 1,000 parks throughout Israel.
Today the Jezreel Valley is the greenest area in all of Israel with crops producing per acres some of the highest yields of any land in the world. This is the fulfillment of the prophecy Ezekiel spoke some 2,600 years ago: “The desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation in the sight of everyone who passes by. They will say, “This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; and the waste, desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited.” (Ezekiel 36:34-35)
Don’t allow your eyes to governor your sight. Your vision must be fueled by faith as God takes what many believe is IMPOSSIBLE only to make it POSSIBLE!