The Truth Behind the Headlines

Do not believe everything you read. 

The media flooding the airwaves is telling a narrative about the recent Gaza situation that is contrary to reality. 

The protest in Gaza is not ‘peaceful’. It is not an ‘unarmed demonstration.’ It is a propaganda scheme conceived by the terrorist organization Hamas. Their goal is to bring accusation on Israel for crimes against the Palestinian people and to amass the world’s pity for Palestinians and further hostility for Israel. It was an attempt conceived by a TERRORIST organization to breach the border and invade Israel to steal, kill and destroy. 

Hamas is intent on the destruction of Israel and they are exploiting the Palestinian people to bring about their desired wicked end.

It is tragic and deeply unsettling that Palestinian children and minors lost their lives in the violence of this week. There is no joy in the death of anyone. It is indeed grievous that lives have been lost at the border. This is not a light matter and I want to stress that there is no rejoicing in the death of Israel’s enemies and no one here is on the streets celebrating the loss of 58 Palestinian lives. But Hamas, the very ones who encouraged even children to be at this event, sees this tragedy as a victory. The sacrifice of children is a “win” to them. The current media propaganda is exactly what they hoped for. Hamas wants the world to blame Israel while they remain hidden behind the scenes, disguising the root issue. 

Israel is a human state and her government makes mistakes. I’m not saying they’re perfect by any means, but the picture that you are likely seeing on CNN, BBC, or other media outlets is skewed. Hamas has placed Israel in a lose-lose situation. They can’t let the vicious terror group, responsible for many massacres and attacks in the land, cross the border with upwards of 40,000 angry rioters. Israel’s defense of her sovereign border is drawing international condemnation, but what other choice does she have? She won’t leave the vulnerable families in Sderot, Ofakim, and other surrounding communities to the wrath of Hamas. 

The reality of what is going on must not be brushed under the carpet or ignored for the sake of “social justice” and for the sake of championing the minority or the outcast. My heart is for the orphan, the widow, the outcast, the poor, and those who suffer injustice. My heart is not only for those who are suffering in Palestinian territories under the vicious terrorist regime, but it is also for the people who have been scorned, outcast, and mutilated by the world for centuries: the children of Jacob. The people of the covenant. The Jewish people.

The adversary himself, Satan, would love nothing more than to decimate the Jewish people and the Land of Israel because he knows YHWH is not finished with Israel and her children. This is the bloodline though whom He has chosen to redeem the peoples of the earth. The God who made covenant with Abraham and His offspring forever has not forgotten Israel and moved on to the Church alone. We are joyfully adopted into the family of God… yes. But He has not forsaken His chosen people, the Jews. The enemy knows that if he can destroy Israel, he can prove God to be a liar.

“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.” Jeremiah 31:37

Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”; “and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” Romans 11:25-29

The enemy’s hands and feet in this current game of destruction is Hamas. Please do not be fooled into believing the schemes of the greatest anti-semite in history (Satan)… especially if you call yourself a disciple of Christ. We are not fighting against flesh and blood. There are dark powers, principalities, spiritual forces of evil behind all of this and we cannot be unaware of the his schemes. 

Satan knows the King is returning here to Jerusalem, to step His beautiful feet on the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 14:4), and establish His throne on His holy hill. But even though he knows this, he will fight to the very end to align the perspective of the world with his own as it regards Israel. (And if he can get the church to agree with him on his disdain for Israel like he has in the past, it’s a cause for rejoicing in his kingdom). I want to agree with GOD… not the enemy of our souls.

It is written in Zechariah 12 that all nations will gather against Jerusalem…. and that will happen. Instead of swallowing what current media is feeding, please go talk to God Himself and ask Him about His heart, purpose, and plan for the Jewish people and this Land.

Hannah Taylor