From Haman to Hitler

From Haman to Hitler, a parade of hateful rulers

has tried to destroy the Jews (and believers).

Haman’s plot, described in the book of Esther,

unraveled in the providence of God.

So did Hitler’s, but at a horrific cost.

Today an array of hostile forces is vowing to push

the Jewish nation into the sea.

In coming years,

the Antichrist will mount a final global war against Israel

to be thwarted only by the sudden return of Christ.

Why this history-long crusade against the Jews?

The devil hates the Jews because he hates God.

It was the Lord who called Abraham from Ur,

made of him a nation, and brought from him a Redeemer.

From the Jews came the Scriptures, the covenants,

the law, the promises, and even the Messiah Himself.

Every believer boasts a Jewish spiritual heritage;

so when we pick up our Bible,

thank God for Abraham, Moses, Samuel, Isaiah, Jesus, Paul—

for the Israelites who have suffered so much

while enriching our world with the message of God.

Keep your eyes on the Middle East and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Jesus Christ is coming back again!

It is the blessed hope of the Church,

the redeeming hope of Israel,

the only hope for a tottering world.

M. R. DeHaan

Keller writes:

Much of the Bible is a description of

“despicable people doing deplorable things”

and “trashy tales about dysfunctional characters.”

So why doesn’t God bind Satan in chains and throw him in the bottomless

pit of wailing and gnashing of teeth?

This is the mystery of iniquity that’s working at cross purposes

A mystery is an enigma, a conundrum, a weird paradox

The Anarchist is being held back. These are God’s peuposes

Satanic antichrists are slowly being let loose until just the right time.

The spirit of anarchy is not now at work.

It was, secretly very underground.

But it has blossomed in history in various areas

But the time has come when the Anarchist will no longer be held back,

but will be let loose.

But don’t worry. Jesus will be right on his heels and blow him away.

The Lord appears and— puff!—

But the Anarchist’s coming is all Satan’s work.

All his power and signs and miracles are fake,

evil sleight of hand that plays to the gallery

of those who hate the truth that could save them.

And since they’re so obsessed with evil,

God rubs their noses in it— gives them what they want.

Since they refuse to trust truth,

they’re banished to their chosen world of lies and illusions. …

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