"I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan."
"Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee."
According to both of the verses above we see that it is a good thing to be a real Jew. It is also not a good thing to be part of the Synagogue of Satan. Anti-Semites think Jews and the Synagogue of Satan are one and the same.
Most people know the Jewish people have had persecution for almost all of their history. They have endured crusades, pogroms, inquisitions and holocausts. Much of this was done by Rome, the empire and the church. As crazy as it sounds, much of this supposedly was done in the name of Jesus. Nazi soldiers taking hapless Jews to the ovens of Auschwitz wore belt buckles saying, "In God We Trust" and, "Jesus Is Lord".
Give the Jews a break, they have much to overcome and much to overlook. It will take a divine act of the Ruach HaKodesh to bring them to faith in their Mashiach. But, He will do it. So many people, even today, forget that Yeshua, Jesus, was born Jewish as were all the Apostles.
You can't separate Judaism from the Gospel of Yeshua the Messiah! People ought to at least thank the Jewish people they know for the Bible. It was they, the Chosen People, with God's help, who brought His Word to planet Earth. Baruch HaShem!
Judaism, the religion, is somewhat screwed up today. The Talmud, the oral traditions of Judaism, and the Mishnah are elevated to the place of 'holy writ' by most Jews and it has confused everything in their approach to the living God. We can see the deception of Satan in trying to entrap the Jew in dead, religious dogma. We can also see the hopeless desire of a spiritual experience with Kabbalists who dominate so much of Orthodox Jewish thought. It opens them up to the voice of the devil. I am the first to tell people that the blindness on the house of Judah is very real. Yeshua HaMashiach is the living Lord. The Jews spiritual blindness is both predictable and sad. The One they cry out for is the One most rejected. If one visits a Kabbalah website, he will find the same lies that you see in the New Age Movement. 'We all can become gods' is the mantra. There is nothing new about the New Age Movement my friend. It is all a part of the same old lies spoken to Eve in the Garden of Eden by the serpent. Same devil, same lies.
You can easily track these lies and deception in our recent history. An example. The same 'spiritual enlightenment' promised to Eve was also promised to adherents of modern day Theosophy of the last 2 centuries. It has always been the timeless, and hopeless desire of people to attain 'godhood'. It didn't work for Nimrod and it won't work for anyone else either! At any rate, this pseudo science known as Theosophy permeated the esoteric movement of the late 1800's. It was, and is, a spiritism that is very close to what is taught in Kabbalah even today. Theosophy influenced movements like communism, nazism, spiritism and modern day witchcraft. Like anyone else, the Jew has longed for an experience with the supernatural, a meeting with God. The Ten Commandments, among other commandments, makes it impossible for a faithful man to call upon other gods. Unfortunately, Kabbalah is very much based on a crude mixture of Torah, Gematria, Eastern Mysticism, Theosophy and the leading of demonic spirit guides. Remember, it was Theosophy that also swayed and under girded the Thule Society in Germany that helped usher Adolf Hitler into power. This same demonic influence is at the heart of what is happening with the every day Jew today; because it causes the adherant to follow the spirit of darkness strangling their religion, and culture. Kabbalah is a rope tied in a noose. Satan is the one holding the rope. Satan will use every trick in his arsenal to entrap God's people. He hates the Jews and Judaism with a passion. The desperate search by Jews to find God has lead them into the clutches of the occult. The God of the Bible, Torah, works in light, not in darkness. It is the same idolatry that happened in ancient Israel and Judah.
Anti-Semitism is at its heart spiritual. The hate for everything having to do with the Jew is of special interest to Lucifer, Satan, the devil. He exploits them in every which way he can. Again, please remember, anti-Semitism is an evil spirit. It is a spirit of hate aimed at the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The people of the book are the true targets of those who will end up in the Lake of Fire.
Yeshua/Jesus, the Messiah of Israel is the only real friend to the Jews. They just don't see it yet. Most of the world's Jewish population have learned to hate the Prince of Peace, the Son of God, Yehushua, their King. This will change at some point in the future but now it seems so sad. Oh Lord of Heaven and Earth, please open the eyes of your children, Judah!
I suppose the main question becomes, when discussing the question of anti-Semitism is why do anti-Semites focus there attention on the Jews with such a huge obsession, such a rabid hatred? Why are the Jews singled out above all the other people groups and hated on such a concentrated level? Again, you need to really get it in your head that anti-Semitism is an evil spirit. It was spawned in hell and aimed at the people of God: The Jews. I'm not saying this flippantly, it is the absolute truth! May the Holy Spirit burn this into our hearts.
A helpful and important study of the demonic hatred aimed at the Jews is the story behind a book titled, "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion'. This incredibly destructive and hateful hoax was actually written, some say, by the Jesuits. That I can believe. Others say it was authored in Russia, but I believe its origin is from Hades. 'The Protocols' launched one of the most determined and violent attacks on one group of people in the history of the world. It was presumed to contain information on how the Jews desired to take over the world. It inspired a wave of hatred against the Jews all over Europe, Russia, Eurasia and even America. There are haters of Jews even today that seem to believe the 'Protocols' are on a par with scripture itself. When hatred enters a person's soul it causes great damage. 'The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion' was a document written with the express purpose of deception and chaos. The plot hatched by Haman in the book of Esther had nothing on this fraud. It was aimed at the destruction of the Jewish race and it festered in people even though it was a lie. It should also be remembered that the likes of the Rockefellers, and Henry Ford spent millions of dollars to promote and sponsor this awful, hateful forgery. 'The Protocols' was mandatory reading in school books in Germany during the Nazi days of the 1930s. When World War II finally arrived the hatred for Jews was at an all time high. The Jews of Europe and around the world were set up by the devil himself and were basically caught unawares of the danger set up all around them.
The body of our Messiah today needs to pay heed and take this warning to heart. History does have a way of repeating itself. Satan has set many traps for God's people in the world today and they are looming large all over the horizon. What has been done to the Jews is now being planned for the true followers of Yeshua the Messiah. We need to learn the difficult lessons from what the Jews endured over the centuries. Keep in mind that the early believers also endured persecution and died for the cause of Mashiach. Yeshua warned us of this time right now near the end of the age and told us to prepare.
We must win the battle within ourselves first and foremost. If you allow hate, or bitterness to rule in any way in your heart you will be easily deceived and blindness will set in. Our weapons are spiritual. You won't know what, and who, you are up against if you try and fight in this battle in the natural realm. Forget that mess. Again, Satan is a master at getting the world to hate the Jew. He is now targeting both Jew and the follower of Yeshua. As a follower of the Jewish Messiah I can't allow myself to hate anything but evil itself. May our Lord give us wisdom and understanding about the days we are living in.
Remember, today's Jew is blinded by their unbelief in Yeshua the Messiah as are many Gentiles. Unbelief is what causes the blindness.... not being Jewish! There are also people who are Jewish that are as wicked as you can imagine. This doesn't matter. There are many more Gentiles on this planet who walk in the same wickedness and who they are is of no consequence either. The levels of deception, wickedness and despair outside the Jewish Messiah are huge and spread out enormously. Yeshua is the Hebrew word for salvation and also for safety. Yeshua HaMashiach is our only resting place. He is all anyone needs.
In conclusion, remember too, there will be a day when the Lord Himself opens the eyes of the Jew to the reality of the Messiah, Yeshua, the Son of God. All Israel shall be saved. It will happen. Until then, we need to remember that if we throw our epithets at the 'least of these my brethren', we have done it unto our Lord, Yeshua, the King of Kings too. Let us all proceed with hearts of love for the saved and the unsaved. Let us realize that anti-Semitism is a spirit out of the pits of hell. The Lord's eyes are on us all.
"Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before the Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you."