The whole world lies under the influence of the evil one. – 1 John 5:19
This weekend Jewish people in Israel and around the world celebrate Purim, the remembrance of how a young Jewish woman, Esther, saved the Jewish people in Persia, from destruction at the hands of the evil Haman. That was 2500 years ago, but nothing has changed – the Jewish people are still in peril in 2017.
Over the last 3 weeks I have shared my recent experiences in the hope of alerting as many people as possible to the influences above us and amongst us, visable and invisible, that do their best (the Kingdom of God), and their worst (the kingdom of darkness) to affect and shape our lives. Because of the lateness of the hour in which we are living, this clash of the kingdoms over the souls of human beings is coming to a climax, and the kingdom of darkness is holding nothing back. Rebellion, Witchcraft, Satanism and sexual immorality are no longer hiding in the closet, but everything is unashamedly out in the open.
Their is another manifestation of the influence of the kingdom of darkness on the nations, that I have not yet mentioned, and that is viscious hatred of the Jewish people. As the nations come increasingly under the influence of the evil one, the Jewish people are always increasingly hated and persecuted. I was going write ‘anti-Semitism’ but that is not really the correct word. Jews and Arabs are both Semitic people – many who hate the Jews love the Arabs. Hitler was a very close friend to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, so the problem is not anti-Semitism but anti the Jewish people. If the return of the Messiah is connected to and dependent upon the full restoration of the Jewish people (Acts 3:21), then anything that comes against the Jewish people is actually anti Yeshua. It is the spirit of anti-Messiah or anti-Christ. The New Testament tells us that Yeshua is the visible manifestation of GOD, therefore anything that comes against the Jewish people is really coming against GOD.
Since the time that war broke out in Heaven (Rev 12:7) Lucifer has been at war with YHVH and the verse goes on to tell us that Satan and his rebellious angels were cast down to the Earth and the war that broke out in Heaven has been raging on the Earth and under that demonic influence, human beings have been harming and killing each other ever since. The ultimate and most senseless manifestation of that influence is hatred and persecution of the Jewish people. Most of the medicine, technology and art that people of all nations enjoy has come from the giftings that YHVH placed in the Jewish people, and yet the Jews are the most hated and persecuted people on the Earth.
I am sure that most decent people thought that after the horrors of the Holocaust, the mistreatment of the Jews was behind us – sadly not so! As the demonic influence on the world has steadily increased since 1967 (refer to last weeks comment), the level of hatred of the Jewish people has increased to the point that today Israel and the Jewish people are the most hated race on the Earth. It is happening everywhere – in Muslim nations, in France, Belgium, Germany, Britain, the USA – the list goes on and it is getting worse by the week. I wish I was exaggerating, but sadly I am not. And just like in Nazi Germany, the Satan uses the news media in the secular world and Replacement Theology in the Church, to fan the flames of the hatred of the Jews.
The bottom line is that all of the wickedness that is rampant in our world today, Abortion, Idolatry, Satanism, Witchcraft and all occult activity, Freemasonry, same sex relationships and all sexual immorality, and all forms of negativity towards Israel and the Jewish people, is actually hatred and rebellion against GOD. In the Church, Replacement Theology is just as wicked as the behaviour of those outside of the Church. The people who believe in Replacement Theology say they love and serve God, but they must be serving a different god, because the GOD of the Bible has not replaced Israel (Romans 11:1) How can a person say that they love God and not love the things that He loves? The most serious fact of the matter is that Replacement Theology always leads to the persecution and murder of Jewish people.
I will let the GOD of Israel have the last word in this week’s article from Psalm 2:
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot a vain thing; the kings of the Earth (leaders) set themselves together and the rulers take counsel together, against YHVH and His Anointed, saying “let is burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.”
This article originally appeared on Out of Zion Ministries, March 10, 2017, and reposted with permission.