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Praise the Lord and welcome to the sound the faith. I'm Sharon not thanking you for joining us today because we know faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. I'm excited to bring you today's program Amalekites among us tracing God's arch enemy if you love a good story, filled with intriguing genealogy espionage and assassination plot to kill the King a scheming Jew hater with murder on his mind.
A beauty pageant to beautiful Queens one exiled in the other exalted God's divine boomerang that saved the Jews from execution and the present political events that threaten Israel's existence because of the spirit of Amalek, you don't want to miss this extraordinary exposť Amalekites among us tracing God's arch enemy. I really hope that you will open up your heart and also put on your thinking caps and start exercising your index finger because were going to go very quickly through thousands of years of history that bear upon today because just this week passed, the Jews celebrated their most joyous holiday on their calendar and that is the festival of quorum we don't talk about it much. We don't think about it much will you know were aware of Passover, and Hanukkah. On Rosh Hashanah are most joyful, testable, it's a two day festival and they had feasting and dancing and they send one another gifts and presents. It's a beautiful time of celebration and what they are celebrating is the Jews during overpayment. Remember Haman that wanted to kill them and how they convinced the king the person assigned an edict that went throughout the hundred seven provinces of the kingdom of Persia on the 13th day of the month of agar all the Jews were to be killed. So we're going to talk about that because that just happened this week. It was Tuesday and Wednesday. I believe, but the one thing that Haman did not realize when he sent out that edict.
He didn't know he needed the king did not know also how wearers didn't know that their new Queen Esther was actually a Jewish name Hadas and God was going to use her to turn the tables around.
But before we get there. This conflict is much deeper than what appears on the surface, and so we need to go back to my favorite book. The book of Genesis and there were gonna discovered that in the two stories of sibling rivalry that would be Isaac and Ishmael and Jacob and Esau.
We find in there that stemming from these two stories we had this modern conflict. Now we are all aware of the fact that the Jews enemy. I should say enemies are the 22 Arab nations around them that want to annihilate them, and we get the connection between Isaac and Ishmael. We all specific tabernacle are very well acquainted with the story of Sarah and Abraham and Hagar and how that Ishmael was born to Hagar the bond woman but then how God said no no no that you did that on your own. That wasn't my plan. I said Sarah will have kings come out of her, and so when when she was 90 years old and Abraham was 100. They finally had their child. The promise, Isaac, and then as they were growing up together. The boys, Sarah began to pick up with her motherly instinct that Ishmael and Hagar were mocking her son and she realized that her and Abraham were old and they would be going pretty soon and she knew that once they were not there that Hagar and Ishmael would rise up and overpower Isaac and she said they got a go and Abraham didn't want to go that was his boy and he loved at least a week was grieving thoughts and listen to your wife. In this she's right, you have to send them away. And so we know then that they we had this conflict grew out of that.
I'm sure that you know about Isaac grew up and got married to Rebecca and she was pregnant with twin boys and she had this pregnancy where she had all this being in it was you know I'm a very difficult pregnancy.
It was so bad she went to God, you know, I don't know what's going on here, God told her you had to nations not to get to nations in your will and the elders going to serve the younger. And so we know that Esau was the elder he was born in the Jacob was born and they grew up and they were.
They couldn't be more opposite the night and day and speed ahead now than their grown men and Isaac's getting old and Rebecca realizes he could die at any time, and she wants Jacob to have the birth right.
And so she convinced Jacob to deceive his father because Isaac was blinded. He didn't know that Jake came in there and put on the heroine's arms to make him think it was a sullen doing.
They had us to steal the birthright for Jane.Amen.
I don't course. Esau was in studies when my father's death, I will kill my brother.
And so Jacob led and went to. I forget how far away it is not only misquote but it's a long journey to where his mother was originally from. He went to her family. Now we all assume that the reason why Jacob fled was because he thought Esau was going to kill it is true.
Esau said he would kill him when his father died but did you understand that the reason why Jacob went is because his father told him to go and told him to go and find a wife in the home of his mother and that is because Esau had already married to Canaanite women and they read that the soul of Rebecca Youngberg to take the story up there.
Let's let's turn to Genesis 27 and I'm paraphrasing a lot, but we will reimburse here and there because sometimes you just cannot win read it straight out of the Scripture.
So chapter 27 verse 46 is the last person it says and Rebecca said Isaac I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Hess Jacob takes the life of the daughters of such as these, which are the daughters of the land shall be my life. She said if my son Jacob ends up marrying a Canaanite woman to my life is not where it's over Ronnie want to be around here amen selects read on chapter 28 so Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and charged him and said unto him, thou shalt not take the life of the daughters of Canaan arise, go to pot down to the house of Betsy. Well, my mother's father and take the wife from the events of the daughters of Laban by mother's brother who his mother's brother, not his brother, his mother Rebecca's brother and God Almighty bless the inmate be fruitful and multiply the that thou may speak a multitude of people and give me the blessing of Abraham to the end and I see with the that dominates inherit the land where thou art a stranger which God gave him to Abraham and Isaac sent away. Jacob and he went to pot down around when the Laban son about the wellness theory in the month, the brother of Rebecca Jacobs and Esau's mother so they sent him away. You see this clearly because they did not want him to marry a Canaanite woman. Amen. That's really going so when Esau sold in Isaac and blessed Jacob and sent away, sent them away depend on Rhonda take him a wife from thence, and that as he blessed him. He gave them a charge saying, thou shall not take away from the daughters of Canaan and that Jacob obeyed his father and his mother and was born the pendant around and Esau seeing that the daughters of Canaan. Please, not Isaac his father then went Esau onto Ishmael and Ishmael was his father's brother see God sent Jacob to his mother's brother, but Esau saw all that his father and his mother did not like his Canaanite wives, and unto the wives which he had, he took Hollis the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's on the sister in the present matter.
This is so you see what happened here, he saw that his father was unhappy, and he knew his mother was unhappy.
Obviously, when you got mother all trouble. You know it, and so we thought please my dad I will go to his brother, and I will marry a daughter which turned out of course to be his cousin as well. So here. Do you see we have the adjoining folks of Ishmael and Esau and the enemies of Israel are not just Ishmael, but there Ishmael and Esau and were going to see that coming. Then, as a people that as soon as you read the name you will know it's one of those fights, you know those lights that always were giving them a hard time so let's target Genesis 36 and let's look at a few verses there verse 1536 for team now Esau has children were going to get his lineage in these verses were not working were interested in right away. The very first son and grandson. These were the dukes of the sons of Esau, the sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn of Esau.
So Esau's firstborn son was Eliphaz Duke team and Duke Omar to present so do Tina do Corot do Brockton and Duke Heights people we keep showing up in their nothing but trouble with the capital and these are the dupes that came to Eliphaz in the land of Edom.
These were the sons of Adolph.
I said that Amalek was the firstborn actually was the last so we had Esau, Eliphaz and his baby boy, lack amen. And so here we have the bare enemies of Israel.
And we see that both Ishmael's descendents and Esau's descendents occupy the same territory. Amen. And you say what how do we know this well. I didn't tell you to turn there, but in chapter 25 there is a verse that says actually 2518 and it's talking about were Ishmael's people settled in were Ishmael's people settled in and it says and they dwelt from have a lot onto shore that is before Syria from have a lot they have a lot to shore.
This is where Ishmael's people settled were going to find out that this is also where the heights are settled and why should we be surprised to find out Ishmael and Esau are joined now.
Amen. When Esau married the daughter, Ishmael, those two lines are joined so we shouldn't be surprised that they end up living in the same area now we know the Amalekites are bitter enemies of Israel. And here's what it all began turn in exit is the 17th chapter. This is where the saga of this conflict, in this bitter conflict that grew from that point on, really took place. Now you know the book of Exodus obviously tells us that Israel is in the wilderness. Amen the nation has grown now to several million.
They become out of Egypt. There, on their exodus to the promise land and on their way. They met up with some bad guys.
Exodus 1780 maintain Amalek, and thought with Israel in recognition and Moses said unto Joshua chooses about men and go out fight with Amalek tomorrow and I will stand on the top of the hill with the God of God in my hand. So Joshua did as Moses and said to him, and he thought with Amalek and Moses and Aaron in her went up on the top of the hill and it came to pass that when Moses held up his hand with that God's will prevail when he let his hand prevail. But the end they were tired, so they took the stone they put it under him.
He sat there on an error in her stayed up his hands. The one on one side and the other on the other side and his hands worse until the going down the sun while we know this message. We we will get off track and we stay here, and Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword and the Lord here. This is important and the Lord said on the Moses write this for a memorial in a ball and requested in the ears of Joshua will early. The remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. I think God means business and Moses built an altar and called the name of the Jehovah nisi the Lord mod victory mod banner of victory 16 important for he said, because Lord are that the Lord or with Amalek from generation to generation. It all began right here.
God said, I swear I will not utterly destroy them and wipe out the remembrance under heaven, but we get the idea that it's not going to happen right away because he said God swears that from generation to generation.
He's going to be at war. He's going to be at war with Amalek, and I want to tell you he's still with Amalek today. Amen. Now it was so important that before Moses died was turning over the reins to Joshua and the other leaders, he made sure that he did what the ears of Joshua. Turn to Deuteronomy 25 verse 17 Moses is given his final testament and he says remember what Amalek did unto you by the way, when you were come forth out of Egypt have met the by the way and smoked behind most of the evening. All this is pathetic, even all that were feeble behind me when that was faint and weary, anything you are not God and just attack Israel And when they were weary and faint and came up behind and got the weakest ones, the weakest of the people that that you know through all the arduous journey that they had been through another weekend in the week was the worst lack what a coward evil. And here's the thing, because he did not fear God and so we said, therefore it shall be when the Lord God had given the rest from all mine enemies round about in the land which the Lord thy God giveth the for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven, and thou shall not so Moses obeyed God and he rehearsed it in Joshua's ears and reminded him that he said don't forget it. God has sworn that you wipe out Amalek now hundreds of years are going on going on. We get to the whole time of Joshua we get to the whole time of judges, which was about 350 years of the time of judges Joshua what he I think he lived to be like 120.
So what were about at least 400 years down the road and finally God is going to give Israel against God's better judgment. He's going to give them the desire of their heart aching because they wanted to be like other nations. Not a good idea.
It's not good.
I didn't want to be like the world young people is not a good idea to want to be like everyone you see in the music world in the sports world and all of these things and so reluctantly. God gave them what they asked for. He gave them a king, and the king's name as you know was Saul, the first king and the people were quite pleased with him because he was head and shoulders above every body he looks so valiant and they could look up to him literally, but we find out that he had a deceitful heart. As time went on. Now you all know, probably very well the whole story of Saul were not going to do the whole story but were going to get to the part that deals with the Amalekites so turn the first Samuel fit T's first Samuel 15 now when Samuel anointed Saul to be king. Let's see one of the things that he told him now. Even this story takes place after's always been king for a while the story were not ready to read.
Looking back, Samuel is looking back to what he told Saul when he anointed him king and afterward good reason. Chapter 15 Samuel also said under Saul, the Lord sent me to anoint the to be king over his people over Israel. Now therefore hearken now under the voice of the words of the Lord, not saith the Lord of hosts. I remember that which Amalek did Israel alienate and wait for him in the way when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they had been spared not slay them both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass God said do not let one survived and you may think it sounds terrible babies and suckling to find out in a minute why that was important. God said do not let any getaway I want to blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. Amen. So let's read on and Saul gather the people together and numbered them in tailing him 200,000 footmen and 10,000 men of Judah and Saul came to a city of Amalek, and laid wait in the valley and Saul said under the Canaanites, go, depart and get you down from among the L Amalekites, lest I destroy you with them for you show kindness to all the children of Israel when they came up out of Egypt so the Canaanites departed from among the Amalek likes to see here. This is what Israel still does today. But the news is and when reported. Did you see what I just read here. Saul said the Canaanites lived within intermingled with the Amalek height and saw the Canaanites and listen we don't have a problem with you guys. You treated us well when we came out of Egypt. But God has sent us to destroy the malachite. We don't want you to be caught up in the destruction were telling me that out of town and so they did. And this is what Israel does today before they will bomb in Gaza. They dropped leaflets down saying that here were going about this building about this area you need to go. Amen. Because they were only going after their particular enemy. Okay, so verse seven and Saul smoked the Amalek heights from from what, have a lot until you come to shore. Remember I told you this. Most people were written have a lot to shore and now the Amalekites written have a lot to shore because they joined that union that marriage because the people do intermingle. Amen. And the Amalek heights came out of them and now they're in the same area verse eight and he took a gag, the king of the Amalek heights allies him and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword, except for the king verse nine but Saul and the people spared a gag and the best of the sheep and oxen in the fact things in the lands and all that was and would not utterly destroy, but everything that was vile and reflect views that they destroyed utterly. So this is a blatant disobedience of what God said he could been any clearer. There was no ambiguity about what God said.
He said do not let anybody survive.
Not even a donkey. Amen. But what did they do they bear the in the best of all the animals and all such they spared the best.
Amen. So let's read on bending the word of the Lord in the Samuel saying it repents me that I have set up all to be king, and he is turned back from following me and have not performed my commandments and agreed Samuel and he cried unto the Lord all night all night long.
He cried unto the Lord, and when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning somebody say in the morning I'm a tell you why that's important. It was told Samuel, saying Saul came to Carmel, and behold he said about the place, and he's going about Annie's past going and going down the Gill gal and Samuel came to Saul, and Saul said on the him Blessed be thou of the Lord. I have performed the commandments of the Lord outlier on top of everything. Now he's lying. Amen.
I love this verse.
And Samuel said not mean it, then this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I here you destroyed everything and move and Saul said they had brought them from the heights for the people spared the best of the sheep and oxen and get this the reason why they spared them was to sacrifice them unto the Lord God the best we save the best to give the God. That's what we did meet the boy put all of the people we met and Saul and the people they spared the best to give to God and we destroy the rest.
And then Samuel said, under Saul day and I will tell you what the Lord said to me this night and he said on him will say 01 and Samuel said when I was little and I don't cite was now not made the head of the tribes of Israel and the Lord anoint to be king over Israel and the Lord sent the on adjourning and said go and utterly destroyed the sinners the Amalek height and fight against them until they are consumed. Wherefore that did this. Now, do not obey the voice of the Lord, but did this fly upon the spoil and did is evil in the sight of the Lord. In other words, you went after all the best. There save the insulted under Samuel yea I have obeyed the voice of the Lord on the way which the Lord sent me shed abroad in a gag. The king of Amalek, and had utterly destroyed the Amalek heights, but the people talk of the spoil the sheep, the oxen, the chief of the things which should've been utterly destroyed to sacrifice into the Lord thy God in Gill gal and Samuel said, the Lord is great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as an obeying the voice of the Lord. Behold, sacrifice and the high voices of the rams in his witchcraft and iniquity and idolatry, and because Dallas rejected the word of the Lord. He has also rejected the fun begin.
King no one, usually when we preach this message. We and and rightfully so. We stay on the point about Saul, and though that is a great message unto itself because it is one of the greatest illustrations to show you that God demands obedience. Amen.
Now let's turn to the very last part of this chapter and let's read verse two little versus verse 32 skip a whole lot of other things in down here then Samuel bring you hither to me a gag. The king of the Amalek height, and a gag came under him delicately, and a gag said surely the bitterness of death this past another work.
A gag is thinking By Saul didn't kill me. I made it survive. It's all going to be good from here on out I need to know what is this little profit going to do it on the king spared my life. I'm not worried about this little profit preacher guy let's read on the next verse and Samuel said, speaking to a gag as my sword had made women childless, so thy mother will be childless among women, and Samuel Hugh gag in pieces before the Lord in Gill gal, not soreness, and walk around carrying the sword he was a preacher. He was a prophet. I don't know if he did it or not. I saw it in the movies he reached over and grabbed Saul sword, but where are you brother big is going to be motherless. You want people you before the Lord.
Amen. So God's word been billed anything like that about the face of the earth because the dog now a slew final Amalek height king, a gag, not according to Jewish history that night. Now here's what I wanted you to say in the morning so you would understand that from the time that they finish the battle and brought a gag and as a prisoner of war instead of killing him. There was a night there was an overnight because Samuel came one in the morning and Jewish history says that I bought was in then being held based with his dinner and he raped her and she became pregnant with his child. Now this is not in the Bible, but this is in the writings of the Jews. Amen. And therefore, was born on though he was there, was born to him another Amalek height and is true because the Amalekites show up in Israel's history by hundred years later. Amen.
I hope you're enjoying this intriguing teaching Amalekites among us tracing God's archenemy the Amalekites are the descendents of Ishmael Jacobs, uncle and Esau his twin brother, who married Ishmael's daughter. These have proven to be Israel's worst enemies to this very day, but Amalek is also God's enemy when Israel came out of Egypt and journey to the wilderness on their way to their promised land. The Amalekites not only attack them but when after the weakest and frail list of the people God swore that he would be at war with Amalek through all generations.
In fact, centuries later, when Saul became king of Israel. God told him to utterly slay the Amalekites, but Saul disobeyed and spared their king a gag. The prophet Samuel later killed him with the sword, but yet his descendent, Haman. They had gag I turned up centuries later when Israel was in exile in Persia, he devised a plot to kill all the Jews in the provinces of the kingdom and he would have gotten away with it. But God orchestrated a beauty pageant and assassination plot and two banquets given by Queen Esther, the secret US who risked all to save her people. The trail of intrigue that followed the Amalekites hatred of the Jews leads straight to the White House and the political arena where Israel is still fighting for her survival. But if God is for you. He is more than all who can come against you Amalekites among us tracing God's archenemy is available on CD for love gift of $10 or more for the radio ministry request SK 178 mailed to sound the faith PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203 or go online to sound the faith.org you can also order on MP3 but to order by mail send your minimum love gift of $10 to PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203 and request SK 178 till next time, is Sharon not saying they're not done