Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence.” Genesis 6:11 (ESV)

It is not surprising that the name Hamas actually means “violence!” In fact, it is even in the Bible. The devil has been a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44), and violence is just natural for him. Violence is defined as “behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage or kill someone or something” (Oxford Languages Dictionary). Violence comes in many forms, such as sexual, emotional, physical and spiritual. But undoubtedly, violence is driven by “powers and principalities.”

Today, violence, the spirit behind Hamas, has literally been operating from the very beginning. Interestingly, in Genesis 6:11, the Hebrew word violence is “hamas.” No kidding! The word “hamas” from Genesis 6 means cruelty, false, injustice, oppressor, wrong! Though the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is determined to destroy Hamas, they are actually battling against an accident, and powerful spirit. Many nations are coming under this spirit of violence as they align themselves with Hamas. They do not realize what they have just opened themselves up to! This battle must be won from the spiritual realm!

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12 (ESV)

Ask the Lord how you are to pray about Israel and Hamas. It may not be as you think! Ask Him to expose every place where the spirit behind Hamas is making covenants, contracts and agreements, and in Jesus’ name, nullify them. Ask God to bring confusion into the enemy’s camp, to cause weapons to misfire or not function properly, to cause “babel” to occur in their communications and expose their every plan before they are able to execute them. Declare that every place this spirit is operating in our nation to be exposed and nullified! Thank Him for allowing your voice of prayer to make a difference in the world today!