II Chronicles 14:10
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10  Asa called to Hashem his God, and said, “Hashem, it is all the same to You to help the numerous and the powerless. Help us, Hashem our God, for we rely on You, and in Your name we have come against this great multitude. You are Hashem our God. Let no mortal hinder You.”

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י  וַיִּקְרָא אָסָא אֶל־יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהָיו וַיֹּאמַר יְהֹוָה אֵין־עִמְּךָ לַעְזוֹר בֵּין רַב לְאֵין כֹּחַ עָזְרֵנוּ יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ כִּי־עָלֶיךָ נִשְׁעַנּוּ וּבְשִׁמְךָ בָאנוּ עַל־הֶהָמוֹן הַזֶּה יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ אַתָּה אַל־יַעְצֹר עִמְּךָ אֱנוֹשׁ׃

 14:10   In Your name we have come against this great multitude

Since the kingdom of Yehuda is the “kingdom of Hashem” (13:8), when it is attacked by a foreign enemy, it is fighting for God and His holy name. If the enemy wins, then in the enemy’s mind, they have defeated not only the Nation of Israel but also Hashem. This is one reason why throughout Jewish history, so many empires sought to conquer the Land of Israel and the city of Yerushalayim. This is also why it was so important to foreign powers to destroy the Beit Hamikdash, as a sign that they had overpowered the God of Israel. Just as Asa fought to defend God’s honor, so should we all.

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  • Ummm How great is our G-d, the enemies almost won with the Holocaust, and they're trying today, but you know there is no way G-d will stand by and watch the Land He gave the Israelites destroyed or the people He has watched over for so many generations. His Covenant stands as true today as it did when he made it with Abraham. I understand why to 'foreign powers' the destruction of the Temple was so important. That's one reason the Temple must be rebuilt – the world will one day understand and then bend their knee to the King of Kings, to HaShem. Oh that G-d would raise more like Asa, men who will seek the Lord and follow all His decrees. Women like Deborah, what a woman she must have been, wisdom and sound judgement her hallmark, and Esther [Hadassah] who kept her peace until the right moment or Ruth who saw the goodness of G-d in her husband and Naomi and it changed her life.

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