Anti-Semitism: Satan’s Secret Weapon – Episode 13

It is satan’s desire to destroy God’s chosen people (Israel) and the church, but he cannot attack us head on. Instead, he uses tactics to try to force God to execute judgment against those protected by God.
 

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Show Notes:

At the formation of God’s people, through Abraham, God made a promise. “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” (Genesis 12:3). Satan knows this covenant and uses it to try to destroy the church.

 

Satan has learned what to do when he himself is not able to act against us.”

 

Satan cannot attack believers, but he can influence and tempt believers (and Israel) into rebelling against God. One of the greatest acts of rebellion against God’s good purpose is the act or attitude of anti-Semitism.

 

“Anti-Semitism is one of the big weapons that satan uses to try to bring our destruction.”

 

Anti-Semitism invites God’s judgment toward anyone who practices it because God stays true to His Word. The covenant He made to Abraham still stands. God will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel. Satan understands this covenant and influences Christians into anti-Semitic beliefs and actions, which bring about God’s judgment. In order to stand firm against the schemes of the devil, believers have a biblical mandate to support and care about Israel.

 

“I believe our purpose in this generation is to bring a blessing to Israel, to see the fulfillment

of the Word of God over them, to enter into the blessings that are yet

to happen between Israel and God going forward, and to be a support to them.”

 

Key Verses:

  • Genesis 12:3
    • God will bless those who bless Israel
    • God will curse those who curse Israel

 

  • 2 Corinthians 2:11
    • We are to understand the schemes of the devil

 

  • Numbers 13-14
    • Satan cannot destroy God’s people
    • Satan manipulated Israelites to fear the people of the land, more than the Lord
    • The Israelites disobeyed God and God destroyed more than 40,000 Israelites for their rebellion
    • Satan uses God’s own covenants and character to try to destroy God’s people and the Body of Christ

 

  • Numbers 24-25
    • Biblical account of Balaam and Balak
      • A curse cannot be placed against Israel because of God’s protection
      • The people play the harlot with other gods and intermarrying with Midianites
      • God judges Israel for their harlotry with other gods
      • Sometimes satan’s strategy is to encourage rebellion so that God’s judgment must occur

 

  • Revelation 2:12-17
    • The sorcerer Balaam prompted Balak to entice the Israelites to sin
    • God is just and will punish sin

 

Quotes:

  • “Satan is unable to come directly against us, but he can try to maneuver us to a place where God Himself must come against us because of His Word.”
  • We should not be ignorant of satan’s devices and schemes. He has weaponry in his arsenal that he will use to try to destroy the church, the Body of Christ.”
  • “We must reverse some of our Christian history and be free from the pressure of anti-Semitism.”

 

Takeaways:

  • Recognize Genesis 12:3 as an unbreakable covenant between God and Israel
  • Intercede for the church to come into a godly sorrow that brings repentance for historic and current involvement in anti-Semitism
  • Understand that satan cannot prevail against the church (Matt. 16:18)

Discern satan’s plan to destroy the Body of Christ by deceiving believers into anti-Semitism, which forces God to curse and destroy those who curse Israel (Genesis 12:3)