The Western world is involved in a deadly one-to-one combat with a merciless enemy, who is driven by a burning hatred for the Jews, Judeo-Christian values, and all that is pure and holy. Paul likened this conflict with wrestling:
Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places. (Eph. 6:11-12)
In the natural world, the wrestling match involves two opponents who enter the arena, and each exercise their strength against each other in the ring until one subdues the other.
The bell has rung to announce the start of the match, and the wrestlers have grabbed hold of one another. Threat levels from international terrorism have been on severe to critical level for several years across European countries, and Islamic terrorists wish for every major European city to descend into chaos and fear. Since mass immigration began from the Middle East, we have seen a surge in terrorist attacks, mass shootings, bombings, growing anti-Semitic violence, and horrendous mass murders such as the one in Nice, France this summer – all on Western soil, in our own cities, all shedding innocent blood in the name of Allah. Islamic fundamentalism has grabbed hold of the West, taken territory after territory, spreading fear and growing Islamisation of society.
But the West has not fully grasped that we are in the wrestling ring. Round after round, the wrestling continues, yet we are struggling to define our enemy, even that there is a combat. Our enemy has taken advantage of this weak position, raping women and shedding innocent blood across Europe and the rest of the world. Instead to fight, we serve the enemy and feed him chocolate. The government stops using our own faith symbols, for fear of offending other faiths. We supply them with materials for making bombs, and use public funds for the Islamisation of European societies. We compromise, repeating over and over that ‘not all Muslims are terrorists’ yet forgetting that all terrorists today are Muslim. Our mainstream media fails to reporting the rape epidemic of Western women across Germany, Sweden and other European countries. Yet information has spread on other media, and the disconnect between what media reports and what people are experience is growing day by day. We are involved in an unseen war raging all around Europe. Satan and his forces of darkness are manifested very clearly through Shariah law, the violence, rapes, and Islamic terrorism. Western states are shaking with fear, from airports and train stations, to their city centres. The religious spirit of Islam is robbing the West of peace. But it is the West who has invited the curse of Islamic terrorism to their own lands.
The Torah says that those who attack Israel in one direction will flee in seven directions. Instead of supporting Israel, Europe today allows anti-Semitism to flourish, boycotts Israeli products and acknowledges Palestine as a nation. On the other side, Islam is undermining Western values of freedom and respect for the individual. We have rejected our Judeo-Christian heritage, with its morality, ethos of loving one’s neighbour; and have embraced a mixture of paganism and multiculturalism which is bringing chaos and conflict to our lands. The Christians who are left reject Judaism, many still believing that that ‘Jews killed our Jesus’.
By rejecting Israel, the West has invited a curse on our lands. We can see the growing chaos and divisions, from the political upheavals and social divisions within and between European countries, to the beginning of the EU’s disintegration. European markets are struggling, and are being financially overtaken by other economies. And we are living under a growing threat of terror. An unseen war is raging all around Europe. Satan and his forces of darkness are manifested very clearly through Shariah law, violence, rapes, and Islamic terrorism. Western states are shaking with fear, from airports and train stations, to their city centres. The religious spirit of Islam is robbing the West of peace. And this wrestling match continues, round after round. At one point, one will be declared the winner. Is there any hope for the West?
As the scriptures explain, the moment people are born into the Kingdom, they enter an area of spiritual warfare – a wrestling match begins. The Jews have experienced this from the beginning of their nation. From an early age, they train their young people and send both boys and girls to do military service. We are wrestling, not with flesh and blood, but with principalities and spiritual forces wickedness. The Jews know this, and you find their people day after day at the Western wall praying for their nation. Their prayers support the government to make right decisions, their army and security services to function well. These are powerful weapons of faith which Adonai gave them to protect themselves from their enemies and maintain security at home. But despite the Judeo-Christian foundations of Western society, we in the West have failed to follow the example of the Jews. We have been unable to detect the strategies of Satan, and failed to make use of their weapons of faith.
Now is the time to humble ourselves, to begin to learn from the Jews, from Israel. We must acknowledge that we are at war, define our enemy, and rise up in the battle. Europe needs to repent, turn away from its sins, and come back to the G:d of Israel. We need to ask the people of Israel for forgiveness, for turning our backs on Israel and on the Jewish people of our countries. We need to ask them to call on the G:d of Israel to have mercy and compassion on us. By loving and supporting the children of Israel we will receive Adonai’s protection. Only then is victory possible.