Herod wasn’t the only Roman official who hated the Jews. Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman politician and lawyer, who served as consul in the year 63 BC. He came from a wealthy family and is considered one of Rome’s greatest speakers and writers.
Cicero said many wise things that are relevant today, but he looked unfavorably at the Jews; he considered them worthless. Because he did not believe in the God of Israel, Cicero couldn’t understand the confidence of the Jewish people and their unique relationship with God. He said:
“Judaism was the most extreme of all current barbarous faiths” “At one time the Jewish people took up arms against the Romans; but the gods showed how little they cared for this people, [allowing] it to be conquered. (Bernays, in “Rheinisches Museum,” xii. 464).
But the truth is God’s love for Israel and the Jewish people.
Let us break the power of Cicero’s anti-Jewish words and replace them with God’s word of love for Israel and the Jewish people.
Renounce the lie:
In the name of Yeshua, I break the power and effect of the words of Cicero , “Judaism is a barbarous faith and the God of Israel does not care for Israel.”
Replace with truth:
Thus says the Lord:
“The people who survived the sword
Found grace in the wilderness—
Israel, when I went to give him rest.”
The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt,
O virgin of Israel! (NKJV)