GET RID OF THE AMALEKITES
Memorise: And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. Matthew 5:29
Read: 1st Samuel 15:1-3, Bible in one year: 1st Kings 8:12-66, Luke 2:41-3:6
Who or what is an Amalekite? An Amalekite is a symbolic representation of whosoever or whatsoever stands as an enemy of God or His plan. In our Bible reading, God opened the book of remembrance to the page where the wickedness of the Amalekites against His chosen people was recorded. 1st Samuel 15:2 says:
“Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to
Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way,
when he came up from .” Egypt
This should serve as a warning to whoever takes pleasure in doing wickedness to desist from it, because every deed has its divine recompense. Also, it should serve as a pointer to all children of God that they have a responsibility to identify and get rid of anyone or anything that provokes their Heavenly Father to wrath.
The Lord commanded King Saul to go and get rid of the wicked Amalekites, who opposed His goodwill to
that he should spare nothing and no one. Unfortunately, the calamity of
disobedience struck, and God got rid of King Saul for failing to get rid of His
enemies. In like manner, the Almighty had earlier commanded Pharaoh to let His
people go so that they may serve Him, but after Pharaoh refused, God got rid of
him. I pray for you today, that those who are opposed to the good plans of God
for your life will be destroyed in Jesus’ Name.
Just as God sent Saul to destroy all the Amalekites, God is telling all His children today to destroy every symbolic Amalekite in their lives. The Bible in Ephesians 5:3-4 says:
“But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.”
As children of God, we must know that there are things that men do which provoke God to anger. A good child of God will not do what annoys the Father. This is why Jesus in today’s memory verse said that if your right eye would make you sin, you should pluck it out. It is that serious. I pray for God’s grace to help you today to get rid of whatever will make the Father reject you like He rejected Saul, in Jesus’ Name.
Carry out an examination today to see if anything the Bible considers an abomination before God is present to your life. If you find any, get rid of them without further delay.