Satan’s Jihad Against God and Israel :: By Kit R. Olsen

God’s Chosen People—Israel

 “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth” (Deuteronomy 7:6).

Lucifer (Satan) rebelled against God—trying to usurp Him. This caused the Lord God Almighty to cast him out of heaven along with his demonic entourage (fallen angels). Since that time Satan has been a maligning foe wreaking havoc anywhere and everywhere, and the conflict between God and Satan has been going full force.

Jesus Christ chose Israel as his earthly birth and dwelling place. His identity while on earth came through Jewish lineage, which places Israel at the center of this conflict. The majority of Jews have rejected Jesus—their Messiah, for thousands of years.

“He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came to His own, and those who were His own [the Jews] did not receive Him” (John 1:10-11).

Israel generally does not recognize Jesus the Christ for who He is. Nevertheless, Satan is working day and night to destroy the Jews. Evil, vicious, satanic forces are behind the ongoing attacks against Israel. In Matthew 24:21 Jesus forewarned that a time is coming upon this earth when there will be great tribulation.

 Close to the very end of that horrific unprecedented time, Israel as a nation will repent. Israel must (and will) recognize and acknowledge Jesus Christ as her true Messiah before He will return. The Lord tells us through Scripture that Israel must repent and urgently cry out to Him. That is what God says must be done before there can be a Second Coming (Matthew 23:39).

God’s archenemy, the father of lies—the devil—is obsessed with eradicating the Jews. If the Jews can be eliminated, they will not be able to send that pleading, prophesied, necessary and urgent call to the Lord begging for His return. Satan would then have complete control of this planet. He knows Scripture states Messiah Jesus will not come back until Israel recognizes and accepts the identity of her true Messiah, and repents.

So it is Satan’s ongoing mission to destroy the Jews (and Israel). No Jews, no Messiah. That is Satan’s goal. But the devil cannot circumvent Messiah’s plan of redemption for Israel and the world. Satan uses godless men to carry out his dirty deeds. God intends to put an end to the overwhelming influence the devil has over the day-to-day operations of this fallen world.

The hate campaign, the verbal and physical assaults engineered by Satan that threaten to totally demolish Israel will ultimately bring on Armageddon. Tragically, the prophet Zechariah forewarned that two-thirds of the Jewish population would be already wiped out before that final battle at Armageddon (Zechariah 13:8-9).

The Iranian news agency Tasnin reported on August 25, 2017 that the new Iranian army chief, Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, has a message for the world:  “Israel would no longer exist in 25 years, but would be destroyed by ‘acts of devotion’ from ‘martyrs.’” Speaking at a cultural event in the Iranian city of Qom on Thursday, the new chief said that should any country’s attempt to wage war against Iran, “Iran will be the one that will design the outcome.”

Giving an example of the type of martyr who would make Israel’s destruction possible, Mousavi cited Mohsen Hojaji, a member of the Iranian support team in Syria who was taken hostage and beheaded by the Islamic State earlier in the month. Mousavi stated the world has realized it would be “impossible” to win against Iran militarily, calling the country “a symbol of resistance against the global hegemony” according to Tasnin. [1]

The demonically inspired conjecture you have just read are predictions that will, of course, fail.

God will never allow Israel to be destroyed.

 The enemies of Israel—the maniacal unhinged pawns of Satan, do not understand that it is God who will “design the outcome of war,” not Iran. The wicked Iranian leaders and their military  lackeys are no match for the true God of the Bible. They, nor anyone else will ever succeed in destroying Israel.

When the time comes and Almighty God unleashes His super-judgment on the Islamic enemies of Israel—they will be gasping for breath when they realize that their non-existent false god, Allah, has abandoned them. This will be evident when God intervenes to save Israel during the battle of Ezekiel 38 and 39  (Gog-Magog war), when He wipes out the Russian-led Islamic invasion.

God’s all-consuming power will also be evident at the final battle at the end of the seven-year Tribulation, when all the nations led by the Antichrist will come together to try to destroy Israel and even “make war” with the King of the universe—the Lord Jesus Christ “and His army”—at His glorious Second Coming (Revelation 19:19).

Make no mistake about it, the Lord Himself will draw His enemies and the enemies of Israel to that last climactic battle. It might look like Satan and his yes-men are in control but ultimately it will be the Messiah of Israel who will gather together these enemy nations to their final place of expulsion as cited in Joel 3:2:

I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.”

 “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem” (Zechariah 12:9).

Jesus Christ, the sovereign Messiah of Israel and the world, will prevail and win this intense and complex spiritual war between good and evil with His breath alone:

“He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked” (Isaiah 11:4b).

After a short seventy-five day interval (Daniel 12:11-12), the long awaited literal 1000-year millennial reign of King Jesus on the newly rejuvenated earth will begin. That day cannot come soon enough.

Endnotes

[1] “Devotion of Martyrs Will Destroy Israel” Iranian Army Chief Proclaims, Abra Forman.

[2] Select excerpts taken from, Israel’s Guaranteed Glory. (Updated  May 2017 Edition, World Bible Society)