The Amalekites were the first enemy encountered by the Jews as Moses led their exodus from Egypt through the Sea of Reeds (the Red Sea). This enemy of the Jews attacked at the battle of Rephidim.
Rephidim was the encampment where God caused water to gush from the rock struck by Moses’ staff. [Exodus 17:1-7]
Circa 1450 BC, it was at this Rephidim encampment the Amalekite army attacked and the Jews supernaturally prevailed. The army of the Amalekites was overwhelmed and soundly defeated but not wiped out.
God directed Moses to make a written record of this battle and pledged to “erase the memory of Amalek from under heaven.” Because the Amalekites “raised the fist against
the Lord’s throne”, the Lord would be at war with Amalek generation after generation. To attack Israel is tantamount to attacking the Jews.
Around 1071 BC God, speaking through the prophet Samuel, commanded King Saul, “Now go and completely destroy the entire Amalekite nation—men, women, children, babies, cattle, sheep, goats, camels, and donkeys.” But Saul did not fully obey the Lord. The Bible records the post-war notes: “Then Saul slaughtered the Amalekites from Havilah all the way to Shur, east of Egypt. He captured Agag, the Amalekite king, but completely destroyed everyone else. Saul and his men spared Agag’s life and kept the best of the sheep and goats, the cattle, the fat calves, and the lambs—everything, in fact, that appealed to them. They destroyed only what was worthless or of poor quality.”
Prophet Samuel arrives on the scene to discover Saul not only did not kill all the Amalekites, but he spared King Agag and choice livestock. Samuel stiffly rebuked Saul with a promise from God replaced him With King David.
Although the Bible indicated Saul killed all the Amalekites, he didn’t wipe them out.
Saul’s successor King David had to fight the Amalekites, sometime around 1020 BC. He killed all but 400 young Amalekite men who fled on camels.
“…there is a general consensus in the Jewish world that the Nazis were in fact Amalek. They fit the Amalekite profile like a glove. They’re Europeans which means they are descendants of Esau. They were agnostics who want to kill every last Jew. It doesn’t get more obvious than that.
A possible Amalekite nation are the Iranians. They could very well be today’s Amalekites. Like the Turks, they are not Arabs making them descendants of Esau and it is well known that Haman was an Amalekite and was situated in Persia (modern day Iran).
Although it’s possible that one or several individual nations might be Amalek, it’s also possible that Amalekites are scattered throughout various nations across the globe. If the latter is the case, these are a cunning people who crave power which means that if they are scattered, many of them may have climbed the political hierarchy to positions of power and are likely the leaders of today’s nation states.
Although controversy remains with regards to who exactly today’s Amalekites are, there’s one thing we can all agree on is that aggressive Muslim entities sure act like them.”
Headline, December 12, 2016: Iran threatens to destroy Israel – again.
Two days later, Israel responds.
Headline, December 14, 2016: NETANYAHU TO IRAN: ‘DON’T THREATEN ISRAEL, WE’RE A TIGER NOT A RABBIT’
To give historical significance to the foregoing discussion, you should know about the tombs of Mordechai and Esther.
Headline, March 12, 2017: Esther and Mordechai’s Tombs Still Standing 2,500 Years Later
“The Jews are very proud of the site as part of their 2,700-year history in Iran,” Swedish writer and activist Annika Hernroth-Rothstein told Breaking Israel News. “The tomb is prominent, very accessible, and very well kept.”
The two key players in Persia – modern-day Iran – were Mordechai and Esther. Read their appeals to Heaven, first Mordechai’s prayer, second, Esther’s.
Esther prayed, “O Lord, do not surrender your scepter to what has no being; and do not let them laugh at our downfall; but turn their plan against them, and make an example of him who began this against us.”
What should we expect to witness? As for me, I expect the destruction Iran intends for Israel to turn upon their own heads just as it happened to the Amalekite Haman who attempted to destroy all the Jews under the authority of the king of Persia.
ISIS terrorists act to destroy all of Judaism and Christianity. Could these monsters also be modern-day Amalekites?
“I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River— the land now occupied by the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites.”
“…I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”