THE ENEMY OF GOD WAS APOSTATE ISRAEL by Tuese Ahkiong
THE ENEMY OF GOD WAS APOSTATE ISRAEL by Tuese Ahkiong
Enemy is use throughout Scripture in several different contexts. At times, Satan is identified as an enemy; along with death, Philistines, the world, God, and apostate Israel.
In The Old Testament, when Israel or leaders would rebel
against God in being stiffed-necked, disobedient; worship false gods; persecute
and kill God's prophets, The Lord became their enemy.
Isaiah 63:10But they rebelledand grieved his Holy Spirit;therefore
TURNED TO BE THEIR ENEMY, AND HIMSELF FOUGHT AGAINST THEM.
1 Samuel 28:16And
Samuel said, “Why then do you ask me, since THE LORD HAS
TURNED FROM YOU AND BECOME YOUR ENEMY?
2:5THE LORD HAS BECOME LIKE AN ENEMY; he has swallowed up Israel; he has swallowed up all its palaces;
he has laid in ruins its strongholds, and he has multiplied in the daughter of
Judah mourning and lamentation.
Jeremiah 30:14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they care nothing for you; for I HAVE DEALT YOU THE BLOW OFAN ENEMY,the
punishmentof A MERCILESS FOE,because your guilt is
great,because your sins are flagrant.
Micah 7:10THENMY ENEMY WILL SEE,and shame will cover her whosaid to me,“Where is theLordyour God? My eyes will look upon her; now she will be trampled downlike the
mire of the streets.
2 Chronicles 24:19Yet he sent prophets
among them to bring them back to the Lord. These
testified against them, but THEY
WOULD NOT PAY ATTENTION.
2 Chronicles 36:15-16 The Lord, the God of their
fathers, sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had
compassion on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 BUT THEY KEPT MOCKING THE MESSENGERS OF
GOD, DESPISING HIS WORDS AND SCOFFING AT HIS PROPHETS, UNTIL THE
WRATH OF THE LORD ROSE
AGAINST HIS PEOPLE, UNTIL THERE WAS NO REMEDY.
Nehemiah 9:26 “Nevertheless, THEY WERE DISOBEDIENT AND REBELLED AGAINST YOU AND CAST YOUR
LAW BEHIND THEIR BACKAND KILLED YOUR PROPHETS, WHO HAD WARNED THEM IN
ORDER TO TURN THEM BACK TO YOU, AND THEY COMMITTED GREAT BLASPHEMIES.
to listen to the words of my servants theprophetswhom Isendtoyouurgently, THOUGHYOUHAVE NOT
Jeremiah 35:15I have sent toyouall my servants theprophets,sending them persistently,
saying, ‘Turn now every one ofyoufrom his evil way, and amendyour deeds, and do not go after
other gods to serve them, and thenyoushall dwell in the land that I gave toyouandyour
fathers.’ BUTYOUDID NOT INCLINEYOUR EAR OR LISTEN TO ME
Jeremiah 37:15 And the officials were
enraged at Jeremiah, and they BEAT
HIM AND IMPRISONED HIM in the house of Jonathan the secretary, for it
had been made a prison.
Jeremiah 38:6 So they took Jeremiah and CAST HIM INTO THE CISTERN of
Malchiah, the king's son, which was in the court of the guard, letting
Jeremiah down by ropes. And. THERE
WAS NO WATER IN THE CISTERN, BUT ONLY MUD, AND JEREMIAH SANK IN THE MUD
the New Testament, Apostate Israel’s behavior and attitude did not change. Even Yeshua predicted that they would kill
Him, His disciples, prophets and Apostles.
This made Apostate Israel THE ENEMY OF GOD.
Luke 11:49Therefore alsothe Wisdom of God said,‘I WILL SEND THEMPROPHETS AND APOSTLES,SOME OF WHOM THEY WILLKILL AND PERSECUTE,’
1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 For you, brothers, became imitators
of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea. FOR YOU SUFFERED THE SAME THINGS FROM
YOUR OWN COUNTRYMEN AS THEY DID FROM THE JEWS, 15 WHO KILLED BOTH THE LORD
JESUS AND THE PROPHETS, AND DROVE US OUT, AND DISPLEASE GOD
AND OPPOSE ALL MANKIND 16 BY
HINDERING US FROM SPEAKING TO THE GENTILES THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED—SO AS
ALWAYS TO FILL UP THE MEASURE OF THEIR SINS. BUT WRATH HAS COME UPON
THEM AT LAST!
Romans 9:27And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel:“Though the number of the sons of Israelbe as the sand of the sea,ONLY A REMNANT OF THEM
WILL BE SAVED,
Galatians 4:28-29Now you, brothers, like
Isaac, are children of promise. 29 BUT JUST AS AT THAT TIME HE WHO WAS BORN
ACCORDING TO THE FLESH PERSECUTED HIM who was born
according to the Spirit, SO ALSO IT IS NOW.
Revelation 2:9“‘I know your
tribulation andyour poverty (but you
are rich) and THE SLANDEROFTHOSE WHO SAY THAT THEY
ARE JEWS AND ARE NOT, BUT ARE A SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN.
Revelation 3:9BEHOLD, I WILL MAKE THOSE OFTHE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN
WHO SAY THAT THEY ARE JEWS AND ARE NOT, BUT LIE—behold,I will make them come and bow down before your feet,
and they will learn thatI have loved you.
Matthew 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, for
your reward is great in heaven, FOR SO
THEY PERSECUTED THE PROPHETS WHO WERE BEFORE YOU.
Matthew 10:23WHEN THEYPERSECUTEYOUin one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say toyou,youwill not have gone through all the
towns of Israel BEFORE THE SON OF MAN
Matthew 22:6 while THE
REST SEIZED HIS SERVANTS, TREATED THEM SHAMEFULLY,
AND KILLED THEM.
Matthew 23:34Therefore I send
you prophets and wise men and scribes, SOME OF WHOM YOU WILL KILL AND CRUCIFY, AND SOME YOU
WILL FLOG IN YOUR SYNAGOGUES AND PERSECUTE FROM TOWN TO TOWN,
Matthew 23:37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, THE CITY THAT KILLS THE PROPHETS
AND STONES THOSE WHO ARE SENT TO IT! How often would I
have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her
brood under her wings, and you were not willing!
Luke 21:12But before all this THEY WILL LAY THEIR HANDS ONYOUAND
TO THE SYNAGOGUES AND PRISONS, ANDYOUWILL
BE BROUGHT BEFORE KINGS AND GOVERNORS FOR MY NAME'S SAKE.
John 15:20Remember the word that I said toyou: ‘A servant is not greater
than his master.’ IF THEYPERSECUTED ME, THEY WILL ALSO PERSECUTEYOU. If they kept my word,
they will also keep yours.
Acts 7:52 WHICH
OF THE PROPHETS DID YOUR FATHERS NOT PERSECUTE? AND THEY KILLED THOSE WHO
ANNOUNCED BEFOREHAND THE COMING OF THE RIGHTEOUS ONE, WHOM YOU HAVE
NOW BETRAYED AND MURDERED,
2 Corinthians 11:24-26 FIVE TIMES I RECEIVED AT
THE HANDS OF THE JEWS THE FORTY LASHES LESS ONE. 25 THREE TIMES I
WAS BEATEN WITH RODS. ONCE I WAS STONED. THREE TIMES I WAS
SHIPWRECKED; A NIGHT AND A DAY I WAS ADRIFT AT SEA;26 ON FREQUENT JOURNEYS, IN DANGER FROM RIVERS, DANGER
FROM ROBBERS, DANGER FROM MY OWN PEOPLE, DANGER FROM GENTILES, DANGER
IN THE CITY, DANGER IN THE WILDERNESS, DANGER AT SEA, DANGER FROM FALSE
Hebrews 11:36-37 OTHERS SUFFERED MOCKING
AND FLOGGING, AND EVEN CHAINS AND IMPRISONMENT. 37 THEY WERE STONED, THEY
WERE SAWN IN TWO, THEY WERE KILLED WITH THE SWORD. THEY WENT ABOUT IN
SKINS OF SHEEP AND GOATS, DESTITUTE, AFFLICTED, MISTREATED—
Matthew 5:43-44 “You have heard that it was said,
‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your ENEMY.’ 44But I say to you,
LOVE YOUR ENEMIES and
pray for those who persecute you,
Matthew 10:36And A PERSON'S ENEMIES WILL BE THOSE OF HIS OWN HOUSEHOLD.
while his men were sleeping, his ENEMY came and sowed weeds among
the wheat and went away.
said to them, ‘An ENEMY has done this.’ So the servants said to
him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’
Matthew 13:39and THE ENEMY WHO SOWED THEM IS THE DEVIL. The harvest is the end
of the age, and the reapers are angels.
Matthew 22:44“‘The Lord said to
my Lord, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL
I PUT YOUR ENEMIES UNDER
Mark 12:36David himself, in
the Holy Spirit, declared, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES UNDER YOUR FEET.”’
we should be SAVED FROM OUR ENEMIES and from the hand of
all who hate us;
Luke 1:74that we, BEING DELIVERED FROM THE HAND OF
OUR ENEMIES, might
serve him without fear,
Luke 6:27“But I say to you who hear, LOVE YOUR ENEMIES,
do good to those who hate you,
Luke 6:35But LOVE YOUR ENEMIES, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in
return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High,
for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.
Luke 10:19Behold, I have
given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, AND OVER ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY, and nothing shall hurt you.
Luke 19:27But AS FOR THESE ENEMIES OF MINE, WHO DID NOT WANT ME
TO REIGN OVER THEM, BRING THEM HERE AND SLAUGHTER THEM BEFORE ME.’”
Luke 20:43UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL.”’
Acts 2:35UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES YOUR FOOTSTOOL.”’
Romans 5:10FOR IF WHILE WE WERE ENEMIES we were reconciled to God by
the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved
by his life.
Romans 11:28AS REGARDS THE GOSPEL, THEY ARE ENEMIES for your sake. But as regards
election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers.