“On that day Jehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying: To your seed I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates” – Genesis 15:18
This prophecy (made by God around 1912 BC) was partially fulfilled 500 years later when the Israelites, under the leadership of Joshua (Moses’ successor) conquered Canaan. Ever since then, the land has always had a Jewish presence, although the people of Israel have never fully occupied it. The complete fulfillment of this prophecy is yet future. In the meantime, Canaan is the most disputed patch of land in the world. The image shows the UN's 1947 Partition Plan to divide the land between the Jews and the Arabs. Today, the US, EU, and the Arab nations are still working on the "two State solution". Another strange feature of the land is that it becomes lush when Jews occupy it and wasteland when others occupy it. Are these things just coincidences or is there something beyond what meets the eye?
According to the Bible, Jesus Christ will come back to earth, restore this land to the nation of Israel and rule from Jerusalem.
In Genesis 15:13-14, God told Abraham, the ancestors of the Jews, that his descendants would be oppressed in a foreign land. He also said that they would be able to break free and return to the land of Israel. Sure enough, Jacob, Abraham's grandson Jacob and his family had to migrate to Egypt due to a famine in Israel. In a couple of generations, they lost favor with the Pharaoh of Egypt and were enslaved. Four generations later, in about 1500 BC, Moses brought the people of Israel out of Egypt and to Israel. The story is narrated in detail from Genesis 42 onward.