“Therefore, when the LORD your God has given you rest from all your enemies in the land he is giving you as a special possession, you must destroy the Amalekites and erase their memory from under heaven. Never forget this!” Deut 25:19 NLT
It’s interesting to me that by giving us this verse God made it impossible to totally erase the memory of Amalek from under Heaven. By reading it we remember that Amalek was a nation. I know, I know… God was using hyperbole to say “totally wipe this nation out.” But even that Israel failed to do and so we have the Book of Esther ( Haman was a grandson of Agag the Amalekite king).
This verse just points to our inability to blot out history. As humans, we can forgive but we can’t forget. We can get past our past but we cannot totally get over it…that is until God gets involved. Left to our own devices we can only blockade, with a little distraction, the hurt and heartache that is our memory. But when He arrives on the scene we can begin to heal. It is a process that won’t be fully complete until we get to Heaven but with Jesus, blotting out the darkness of our history becomes a possibility, more than that a certainty. Scripture says:
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” Rev. 21:4
So if you have an Amalek that needs blotting out stop trying to do it in your own power. Scripture indicates that human attempts without God have always failed. Bring your Amalek to Jesus and begin to receive Heaven’s healing for your history!
Let’s Pray: God you know my past even better than I do. But there are things from the past that I still need you to blot out because however hard I try I just can’t. Jesus come and heal those things now. Further the process of healing my history with Heaven’s power here on Earth. With faith I look foward to the day when every tear will be wiped away! Thank you Jesus A-men!