Thoughts on the Way Home

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Victory is Certain

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Write this in a book as a memorial and recite it to Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven." Moses built an altar and named it The LORD is My Banner; and he said, "The LORD has sworn; the LORD will have war against Amalek from generation to generation." - Exodus 17:14-16

Joshua had just overwhelmed Amalek through the power of God (Exodus 17:11, 13), and God immediately sent a message to the young leader, which was to be memorialized for future remembrance. What is the message? "I will not rest or relent until Amalek has been obliterated!" God would continue to undertake, and victory is certain.

The Christian has been given the same message. God has sent His Spirit to war against your flesh (Galatians 5:17), and He will not rest or relent until every idol and fleshly indulgence has been utterly purged (Ezekiel 36:25). He will be your God! This promise delights the true believer because, as one brother said, he already sins more than he wants to.

As a side note - like Moses, we need to make it our business to remind one another of these promises.