DESTROY THE SPIRIT OF AMALEK
|Text: Exodus 17: 8-16 |
“Then came Amalek and fought with Israel in Rephidim, And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
And it came to pass that when Moses held up his hand, Israel prevailed and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands were heavy, and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-Nissi: For he said. Because the Lord hath sworn that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation”.
If your destiny is to be fulfilled, then the spirit of Amalek must be destroyed. The Amalekites are the descendants of Esau. The spirit of Amalek is the spirit that fights you from your mother’s womb. Remember when Esau and Jacob were in the womb of their mother? There was a fight. Esau was after the destiny of Israel (Jacob). Whatever fights you in your mother’s womb wants you aborted. It does not want your destiny to see the light of day. That’s what the spirit of Amalek is all about.
The spirit of Amalek is the spirit that fights your prophecies so that they will never come to pass. The spirit of Amalek goes into war to ensure that that is not your experience. The spirit of Amalek is the spirit that fights your dream before it is born. It fights your victory before its manifestation. This is why you express the desire to do certain things, and then all of a sudden, war breaks out and all hell breaks loose, and at the end, that thing was never done.
The spirit of Amalek does not fear your God! It does not have any regard for your God. And God hates the spirit of Amalek with perfect hatred. Have you ever read in your bible? ‘As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” (Romans 9:13). Have you ever asked yourself, ‘why is it that God hates Esau? Is it because Jacob was very good?
Now, Scripture says in Romans 9:15, “For He saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will show compassion on whom I will show compassion”. The reason why you will succeed extraordinarily, is simply because God has chosen to fight on your behalf.
And every spirit of Amalek that has positioned themselves against you, against your dream, against your children, against your destiny; they shall be destroyed now! In the name of Jesus Christ!
The spirit of Amalek has no preferred gender; It can use a man and it can use a woman. It has no colour; It can use black or white. The spirit of Amalek is a wicked spirit. He does not want to let you go until you are completely wiped out. It does not want to rest until your business has no legs to stand anymore. It wants you to suffer miscarriage in anything. It does not want you cannot carry that pregnancy to the end. You get into a relationship, but before you know it, the man has turned to somewhere else. That is the dream and mission of the spirit of Amalek. They don’t have any mercy.
HOW DO WE PRIMARILY BRING THE SPIRIT OF AMALEK TO SUBMISSION?
The bible says Moses went to the top of the mountain. All he had to do was to go to the top of the hill with the rod of God in his hands and do a simple thing according to the instructions of God. God said, “Lift up your hands”. He lifted his hands the Heaven and it was recorded in the annals of scriptures that as his hands were lifted up, Israel prevailed. But when his hands were weary and they hung down, Amalek prevailed.
Please if you are going to win your battles in life, look for the Moses of your life and learn how to lift up his hands, because every time you lift up the hands of your Moses, you are bound to prevail over every Amalek of your life.
But you see, the Amalekites will not allow you lift up the hands of Moses because they know that that is where their dysfunction is. They know that if they can stage you against your Moses, to weary your Moses, to terrorize your Moses and as you terrorize and weary your Moses, the battle will be over against you. So while you are thinking that you are doing something beneficial to yourself by wearing your Moses, you are actually killing yourself. For as long as you assent to the assignment of the Amalekites, they will not even need to lift a finger against you. You will be the one to fight yourself until you fail. So when I see children who fight their fathers, instead of lifting up his hands for their victory; you don’t need any other devil from outside to sink you. Go and look for your Moses!
Then apart from looking for your Moses, the bible says God’s ways are not our ways. Some people are walking in their own strength and smartness. Sometimes in Church, you tell people, ‘lift up your hands’, and they look at their hands and they say, ‘why should I? What’s in my hands? Please let everybody do what they feel like doing’. No! Lifted hands is a spiritual negotiation with the divinity that is God.
When you lift your hands to God before the Altar of God, you are completely and totally surrendering to the authority and power of the Most High. You are acknowledging before Him that you can’t help yourself anymore. Have you ever seen babies when they want to be lifted and carried up? They lift up their two hands. So as an adult, whenever you see a baby lift up his/her hands to you, any adult in his/her right senses, no matter what you are holding and carrying, you reach out to such a baby and you lift that baby up from the ground to the next level. That is the same thing that God does when your hands are lifted to him in prayer.
In 1 Timothy 2:8, Paul stated something very authoritatively there. He said, “I will therefore that men pray everywhere, lifting holy hands without wrath or doubting”.
Hands that are lifted is a sign of the defeat of your enemies. When your hands are lifted up, your enemies are brought down to their graves. And when one says, ‘lift up your hands and bless the Lord’, that’s where your victory is! There is power in lifted hands. You will lift your hands to the Heavens, from whence your help cometh. Your help cometh from the throne of the Lord God Almighty. Lifted hands represent spiritual transaction with divinity because we are dealing with a very fierce and wicked entity that wants to steal and highjack our prophecies; an entity that wants to destroy your children and wipe away your dreams before they are born.
Deuteronomy 25:17-19 says,
“Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way when you were come forth out of Egypt; how he met thee by the way and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary and he feared not God. Therefore, it shall be when the Lord thy God hast given thee rest from all thy enemies round about, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it; that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under the Heavens”.
Did you see what God said you should do to Amalek? He said. ‘Blot them out!” Blot them out from wherever you are! Do not allow the spirit of Amalek to continue to make you a foot mat! Operation ‘No Mercy” is what God desires for you to fight against the spirit of Amalek because if you don’t destroy the spirit of Amalek, Amalek will destroy you. That is the truth. You don’t have any choice but to stand and fight, using your spiritual weapon of the blood of Jesus, the Word of God and the name of Jesus. Bring him down to where he belongs, and that place is underneath your feet! God wants you and I to rule in the midst of our enemies. We are not the ones that will run from Amalek, they are the ones that will run from us.
In the book of 1 Samuel 15: 1-28, God instructed Saul, the king to go and fight the Amalekites. The instruction was so plain and so clear. God told Saul to utterly destroy Amalek. God told him to spare nothing.
When somebody comes under the influence and the spirit of the Amalekites, it doesn’t matter how close you are, even if you were born by the same mother. They want you dead! How can two children in the same womb be fighting each other so fiercely? And the fight didn’t end in the womb. When they were born, the fight continued. If someone born by your mother can fight you like this, what of one who is born by someone else? Some people are so emotional that they don’t understand what is killing them. What kills a tree is inside the tree. You better wake up and you better sit up! You better take your life closer to God because Amalek does not want to spare you. But whether they like it or not, you will overcome! You will make progress! You will continue to shine until Jesus comes!
So Saul went to the battle. Did he do all that God told him to do? No! He killed some and spared some, even their King, Agag, was spared. Partial obedience is no obedience at all. He brought home animals that were supposed to have been killed and favoured the king and brought him to stay in his own palace. Saul gave excuses upon excuses! And that was where the verdict was given – ‘Because you refuse to wipe out the Amalekites, your throne is hereby taken from you and given to your neighbor who is better than you.” (paraphrased). And so Saul lost his throne to a better neighbor because he refused to fight to finish the Amalekites.
The Amalekites that you refuse to destroy because of emotion will rob you of your throne. Let me tell you, what you refuse to fight will fight you until you lose your throne to a better neighbor. You are not indispensable. I am a pastor today, but it is only by election and privilege. If I fool myself, there is a better neighbour to take over this place. What you despise today is somebody else’s prayer request.
The Amalekites always bring you surprise attacks. If you read that scripture in the book of Deuteronomy very well, you will see that they come from behind. They attack suddenly from nowhere, when you are not ready. When you think you are doing well, suddenly from nowhere, they attack! Sudden attack is the modus operandi of the Amalekites. They hit you below the belt. They look for your weak point and they hammer on it. The Amalekites are manipulators. What they just want to do is to rub your face on the floor of shame.
Follow me to the book of 1 Samuel 30:1-20. Now, this is David. David has been running from cave to cave for his life because of Saul. David is Saul’s better neighbor that the kingdom has been given to. David ran away to Ziklag looking for security and peace and the bible says the Amalekites came to Ziklag. They burnt Ziklag and razed it to ashes. The bible says they took David’s two wives captive with all his children. They also carried away the families of other people and spoils out of Ziklag. David wept when all that he had was gone overnight!
Everything that wants to wipe you out from the face of the earth, the hand of God will wipe them out, in the name of Jesus!
David suffered the same thing as Saul, BUT he went to God and said, ‘God, what do I do now?’ (paraphrased) When you are afflicted by the spirit of Amalek, you go and pray prayer of enquiry. Ask God questions. You are free to ask God questions. “Why is my life like this?’ ‘Why am I experiencing things like this”’. When am I supposed to break through?’ ‘What’s going on with me?’. ‘What am I supposed to do?’ Ask God questions! Didn’t God say, ‘Call upon me in the days of trouble and I will answer you. I will show you great and mighty things you didn’t know’? God said; ‘Ask and you shall receive’. That ‘asking’ includes asking questions.’ David asked, ‘Should I pursue these people?’ ‘Will I overtake them? Will I recover all they have stolen from me?
Listen to me: sitting down and living in denial will not help you to recover! Don’t live in denial. Call a spade a spade. Call what you are going through by its name and go to God with all sincerity.
God told David, ‘Arise, Pursue after the Amalekites for you will surely overtake them and you will surely recover all’.
“Lord, I cry unto to thee, make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice when I cry unto thee. Let my prayer be set before thee as an incense and the lifting of my hands as the evening sacrifice”.
Do not sit there and say to everybody, ‘Are you seeing what they are doing to me?’ Have you heard all that they did to me?’ That is nonsense! Pursue. Overcome. Recover all! And the time is NOW!!!! Do not waste any more time. Decide now that every of spirit of Amalek targeting your destiny for destruction must, die in the name of Jesus! Pray that every spirit of Amalek troubling your life be consumed to nothingness by the fire of God! Prepare to go over to the other side! Refuse to be stagnated. Refuse to be stopped! Blot out Amalek!
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