Always the same with these evangelical preachers. They know everything there is to know about the Jews. They’re experts on what’s happened to the chosen people. They’re authorities on the state of Israel. And they know exactly what will happen to every Jew in the future: Christianity for some, violent death for the rest. It’s always the same.
This is obnoxious to hear, obviously. But it becomes downright offensive when ‘prophets’ reveal the true nature of the Jewish people.
Minister Mike Bickle is that type of guy. Bruce Wilson of talk2action.org put together a compilation of the International House of Prayer leader’s delivering definitive pronouncements on the Jews. Taken as a whole, they make it clear Bickle believes Jews deserve every rotten break they’ve gotten:
The Lord says, “I’m going to give all 20 million of them the chance. To respond to the fisherman. And I give them grace. And I give them grace.”
And he says, “And if they don’t respond to grace, I’m going to raise up the hunters.” And the most famous hunter in recent history is a man named Adolf Hitler.
Bickle’s message: Jews don’t want His grace. As a result, God once slaughtered them by the millions through the action of His hunter, Adolf Hitler.
If you say “God scattered Israel,” the Jews will really be offended. They go, “Oh. God scattered us?” Uh-huh. “Well, I thought the evil guys did.”
Well, you’re under the discipline of God, because of your perversion and sin.
Bickle’s message: Jews don’t act right. As a result, they suffer punishment from the Lord.
I wouldn’t call this preaching intelligent, godly, positive, or reflective of the message of Christ. I think it’s the product of a tiny mind bent on the grandest self-service. To our Jewish friends: pay it no mind.