There are some eschatologists who see a direct relationship between the current war between Israel and Gaza and end times, but what has been recently pointed out in our most recent podcast about HAMAS and end times will blow your mind.
HAMAS is the acronym used for the official name for the Islamic Resistance Movement, a political party in control in Gaza, but few people know that the Bible specifically talks about Hamas – by name – more than 60 times!
In fact, according to the Bible, Hamas led to the first great destruction of all mankind. In Gen 6:11, it says, “Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence.” The Hebrew word for violence here is Hamas. Hamas in this sense means violence, evil, cruelty. It can even mean false witness.
If we replace the English word with the proper Hebrew word, Genesis 6:11-13 would read like this, “Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of HAMAS. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with HAMAS because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.”
While the text here in Genesis is clearly directed at the nature of the people prior to the flood, Biblical language is often symbolic and prophetic, having multiple purposes over time and throughout the generations of the world. It is not just transgenerational, but is transcultural, and has stood the test of time.
HAMAS has written in their own constitution that they are directly related to violence, as the Hebrew word indicates. In Article 8 of the HAMAS Charter it is written, – “Allah is its goal, the Prophet is the model, the Qur’an its constitution, jihad its path, and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of its wishes.”
We share in our latest podcast how the word ‘Hamas’ is not just found in Genesis, but is also written about by the Prophet Joel and he writes in a way where Hamas begins to really take on a modern day meaning.
The prophet Joel says in Chapter 3:
But Egypt will be desolate, Edom a desert waste, because of HAMAS done to the people of Judah,
in whose land they shed innocent blood. Judah will be inhabited forever and Jerusalem through all generations. Shall I leave their innocent blood unavenged? No, I will not.
Again, the modern day Hamas fills this prophecy of Joel. Their charter states, “Israel will exist and continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”
The Psalmist also writes about Hamas in Psalms 140:
Rescue me, O LORD, from evil men; protect me from men of HAMAS violence, who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day. They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s; the poison of vipers is on their lips. Selah
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of HAMAS who plan to trip my feet. Proud men have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path. Selah
It is clear that the Bible has a lot to say about Hamas, but does it give us an indication on how Hamas is defeated?
We believe that the Bible is very clear how to defeat Hamas and we share the details in our latest podcast.
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