Again. December 9, 2022. Both the Israeli news outlet “The Times of Israel” and “Haaretz” are reporting Donald Trump’s egregious choice to castigate Jewish leaders rather than Kanye West and Nick Fuentes as he prepares his 2024 run for office.
Folks. This isn’t a little problem. And it isn’t going away. This is the third egregious anti-semitic episode from this man. The third time the press in Israel is sounding the alarm about former President Trump’s broad-stroked hostility toward Judaism. And the third time our evangelical leaders are saying nothing.
Let that sink in – Our pro-Israel, we know “The Hiding Place” by heart, watchmen on the wall: Wallnau, Sheets, Kirk, Metaxas, Baker and the false prophets have said “NOTHING” about the candidate our family favors to be President again in 2024; the one who, five weeks ago called Jews who do not endorse him, “not real Jews”; who three weeks ago invited openly anti-semitic friends to dinner, and refuses to denounce them for their pro-Hitler, pro-Nazi propaganda; and whose next statement isn’t clarification about his own views about Judaism, but shaming and verbalizing more anger toward Jewish leaders who won’t support his bid to be re-elected.
These wolves are famous for saying “It’s time for the Church to stand up. Evil thrives when good men say nothing.” And yet for mere political idolatry they are staying silent about the very issue that gave inspiration to many of the very statements they love to quote: anti-semitism.”
Beloved. None of this is lost on the Lord. Neither is this a run-up we get to “do over”. Our silence has massive consequences on earth – AND in heaven. The judgment of the Lord is heavy upon us over this issue right now. Today. We either see how deeply contorted we are because of our idolatry and repent on the threshing floor of the God Who sees it all clearly, or we’ll bluster ourselves and our Jewish neighbors right into pre-war Nazi Germany, while corrupting the heart and soul of millions of our own sisters and brothers in Christ.
“6 If the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’
7 “So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me.
8 When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand.
9 Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.” (Ezekiel 33:6-9)
JSB • December, 9, 2022
Post-script. Last year in our book, “Seek My Face” we identified “anti-semitism” as being the third judgment that the Lord was releasing upon His household (1 Peter 4:17); a judgment over which the Church largely was being rewarded for. The Lord continues to refine hearts, and separate rhetoric from reality. Our posture toward the Jewish people has massive implications toward our partnership with what Jesus is doing on the earth in the minutes before He returns. This isn’t a failing grade for which we can receive a mulligan. If the Church won’t tangibly support Israel, she’s in league with the enemy’s end-time army.