Isaiah spoke of a day when the nation would be born in one day. Historically, nations have formed over a period of many years. Most have taken a full generation or a protracted war. This generation saw something extraordinary in 1948. A nation came forth in one day. It was Israel and it came forth just as the prophet said.
Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she gave birth to a boy. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.
7. Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
8. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
The last expression is about the last generation, As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons. It is while Israel exists and tribulation (travail) occurs that the ASons of the Living God are transformed into the Kingdom saints. This prophecy is really about the last generation, but it is connected to the birth of the nation of Israel. If this is the first evidence of the restoration of Jacob in our generation, then we know all things must come quickly in one generation just as the Lord said.
Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.
This is a simple concept to understand, but this verse has befuddled many prophecy students. Some have tried to define the length of the last generation. Looking back in Scripture, prophecy students have tried to define a generation as 40 years, 50 years or 70 years. They agree that the last generation must begin with Israel’s birth in 1948. The prophecy is not numerically specific; it is specific to you and me. It simply says that the last generation will not pass away before ALL things take place. This begins with the birth of Israel in one day and concludes with the Day of the Lord. I agree that Israels birth is significant, but let the Lord accomplish the other things He has planned. We are still here. We have not passed away yet.