JERUSALEM, ISRAEL -- The process of the return of the Jewish people to their homeland was began during the World War I period. A British General Edmond Allenby was a devoted Christian who read his bible on a daily basis. As the British headed toward Jerusalem to take the city from the Turkish Army he was moved on by God to take the city peacefully.. Allenby was a believer in bible prophecy, he was sent to Palestine to remove the Turkish Empire and reestablish the nation of Israel by his government. On December 10, 1917 Allenby asked God how can we take this city and not destroy it. The Lord spoke to him out of Isaiah 31:5 As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it. This was the battle strategy that was given to him by God. The British general began to ask God, "What does this mean?" God gave him inspiration. In 1917 there were not very many airplanes in the world. Allenby got and idea and said I know how to fulfill the proprhecy of Isaiah 31:5. Iíll get every airplane I can get my hands on in all of the middle-east. Iíll bring them in and fly them in close formation over Jerusalem. At that time the Turks and the Arabs had not seen many airplanes, many had never seen an airplane at all. Allenby had them fill up the planes with leaflets. He wrote on the leaflets in Arabic "Surrender the city today, Allenby." The Arab interpreter did not write the name right on the leaflet and wrote Alla Bay, which means Son of God to Moslems.
You can imagine the Turks in the city having never seen an airplane and a whole group of them all of a sudden dropping leaflets with the Son of God telling them to get out of town. The scripture said, Passing over the city I will preserve it and defend it, only God knows how to interpret His Word. Allenby was sent by God to open Jerusalem back up for the Jews, but it was just a beginning and that would not become a reality until May 12, 1948 when Israel would become a nation. The Word came before the nation, it was in the winter of 1946-47 that the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the first cave of Kumran. From this time on 97 nations began to give up their Jewish population to the new homeland of Israel. The lessons of the Holocaust was learned by the Jewish people and the final exodus into the land would continue even to this day to fulfill the prophecy found in Amos 9:15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.