Who or What is Hamas?
There is a song Jewish people sing during the Passover meal:
“What happened to our forefathers and to us, that not only one came against us to annihilate us, but in every generation, they come against us to annihilate us, and the Holy One Blessed be He saves us from them all.”
[Click to listen to this stirring rendition of the song.]
This has been very true, throughout history, ever since the existence of Pharaoh, Haman, Hitler, and the Nazis, and is now truer than ever in Hamas and Islam (Hamas is the Islamic Resistance Movement.)
Now this is the History of Islam
(according to Hamas)
“After the Islamic armies conquered Syria and Iraq (in the 7th century), [the Muslim’s Caliph and companions of Islamists] decided that the land should be left with its (present) owners who could benefit by its fruit. As for the real ownership of the land and the land itself, it should be consecrated for Moslem generations till Judgement Day. Those who are on the land, are there only to benefit from its fruit. This Waqf (Endowment under Islamic law, involving donating a building, plot of land, or other assets for Muslim religious or charitable purposes with no intention of reclaiming the assets) remains as long as earth and heaven remain. Any procedure in contradiction to Islamic Sharia, where Palestine is concerned, is null and void.
Notice that the above declaration steals God’s words to Jeremiah; “As long as there are the sun, moon, and stars in the heaven, Israel will always be a nation before Him.”
What Does the Lord Say?
The Lord God of Israel said through the prophet Jeremiah:
“He who appoints the sun to shine by day who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar – the Lord Almighty is His Name (the God of Israel): “Only if these decrees vanish from My sight,” declares the Lord “will Israel ever cease being a nation before Me.” This is what the Lord says: “Only if the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth below be searched out will I reject all the descendants of Israel because of all they have done,” declares the Lord, God almighty.”
GOD promised the Land of Canaan to Abraham’s descendants through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God changed Jacob’s name to Israel; therefore his descendants – the Israelis – named the Promised Land “Israel.”
Meanwhile, God sent Abraham’s son, Ishmael, to the Arabian desert of Saudia, promising to make him a great nation there. The descendants of Ishmael later became Muslims, whose religious ideology is to conquer the entire world.
True to their ideology, the Muslims conquered the Promised Land in the 7th century. At that time, the Land was called “Palestine,” after the conquering Romans had changed its name centuries earlier. Hence, the marauding Arabs called themselves Palestinians, after the Promised Land’s changed name, Palestine.
Who is Allah?
So, it is clear that Islam’s god, Allah, is not the true God of Israel, who promised the Land to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their descendants and not to Ishmael and his descendants.
There is an ongoing spiritual battle as Allah is actually satan in disguise. We know that satan still wants to be the most high god and usurp God as ruler of the earth. Since the God of Israel, the only true God has chosen Zion/Jerusalem as His dwelling place in the Promised Land of His people Israel, satan wants to destroy the Israelis and take the Promised Land for himself.
Therefore, through Hamas and “The Islamic Resistance Movement, satan is trying to kill the Israeli Jews and replace them with his cohorts, the Palestinians. This is what the war is all about.
“… The Islamic Resistance Movement is a link in the chain of the struggle against the Zionist invaders.’
“…. Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious. The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the [Zionist] enemy is vanquished and Allah’s (satan’s) victory is realized.
Our movement’s program is Islam…and Hamas aims to raise the banner of Allah over every inch of Palestine…”
“The day that enemies usurp Muslim Jihad (Islamic holy war) becomes the individual duty of every Moslem.
In the face of the Jews’ usurping Palestine, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised. This requires the diffusion of Islamic consciousness among the masses … It is necessary to instill the spirit of Jihad in the heart of the nation (even children) so that they confront join the ranks of the fighters.”
Hamas Rejoices After the Murder of Jews
Right after the brutal attack on Israel on October 7th, senior Hamas official Khaled Mashaal made a special speech to celebrate Hamas’ horrific atrocities. He sent “Allah’s blessings” to all the Hamas leaders involved in planning the Hamas attack, and “to everyone who prepared, organized, arranged, and made this dream come true… They brought about this glory.”
In addition, he sent “Allah’s blessings” to the “heroes” who committed the atrocities.
Hamas – Image from Reuters.
While Israel is fighting Hamas physically, we need to fight the evil one behind Hamas spiritually. We proclaim that the enemy is defeated, Yeshua has given us the victory and we are more than conquerors in His Name and by the authority He gave us.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but might in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God”…2 Corinthians 10:3
“And what is His (God’s) mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principalities and powers and might and dominion, and every name that is named…and He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the Church (His body of believers that includes us) the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:19b-22
“God made us alive together with Christ (by grace you, we are saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Yeshua” Ephesians 2:6.
From this lofty position, “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” Ephesians 6:12