Few in Israel may have heard of Michael Heiser, but his books are becoming increasing popular in hypercharismaniac circles. Someone asked me about him a year or so back, so I began to read his material and soon began to feel ill at ease. Though some of his claims may be considered as possibilities, much of it has a highly speculative odour about it and he goes well outside of what can be derived from the context of the biblical passages in question. I am forced to conclude that, generally speaking, some of Heiser’s material is at best unhelpful to sound doctrine and at worst deleterious to biblical faith and the authority of Scripture. However, that was not all.
Many Israeli believers are completely unaware of the unbiblical nature of the Spiritual Warfare practices that are so rampant amongst charismatic congregations and ministries, particularly those imitating IHOP. Sadly, bad doctrine among Israeli and Israel-supporting believers also leaves them very open to being gulled by anything with an Israel or Jewish label on it, like this example from David Silver's Out of Zion Ministries, claiming to be a “revelation of the Spirit”. . .