Bible Prophecy Commentary:
Israel will never again be removed from their land and for that matter be defeated in a war – Amos 9:15. Israel is God's land and the Jews are God's chosen people – the Olive Tree (Rom 11:16b-24), or the commonwealth (peoples) of the nation of Israel (Eph 2:11-13). They are distinct and they are in God's hands forever.
According to Bible Prophecy, all nations will be gathered together against Israel in the latter days and they will stand alone – Zech 12:3. This is occurring now and the threats against them is rising and growing louder. Jerusalem is at the core of this and is becoming more and more a 'heavy stone' for all peoples. There will be at least two wars against Israel before the final battle of Armageddon just before Jesus Christ's return to this earth. Israel will suffer but will also be victorious. In the Eze 38 [Gog/Magog] war, God's hand of anger and fury will defend Israel ultimately and destroy the armies of Russia, Iran and others with rain, fire and brimstone, and great hailstones from heaven. God will turn the armies on themselves and they will destroy each other and only one-sixth of them will survive. This will happen as God's Word says it will – make no mistake.
And therefore – Eze 38:23 – "Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD."
"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh" – Luke 21:28