Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Doeg the Edomite wolf

Doeg the Edomite, was a descendant of Esau who despised his Jewish birthright. The Edomites throughout the history of the world would oppose the God of Israel. Many of the nations around Israel today are descendants of Esau. Doeg was at the temple when David came hungry, asking the priest for bread. They are among us, but they are not of us.
1 Sam 22:9  Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub.
1 Sam 22:10  And he inquired of the LORD for him, and gave him victuals, and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.

1 Sam 22:17  And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not show it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.
1 Sam 22:18  And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on that day fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen ephod.
1 Sam 22:19  And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the sword.
1 Sam 22:20  And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, and fled after David.
1 Sam 22:21  And Abiathar showed David that Saul had slain the LORD'S priests.
1 Sam 22:22  And David said unto Abiathar, I knew it that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul: I have occasioned the death of all the persons of thy father's house.
1 Sam 22:23  Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: but with me thou shalt be in safeguard.

The descendants of Esau would destroy the people of the God of Israel if so allowed. Saul's footmen would not kill the priests as ordered. The majority in our nation would not want to destroy the priests of God, but ungodly rulers may have this in mind. Only one priest escaped to David for refuge. Jesus from the lineage of David, the Son of God is our refuge. We will see the godless trying to destroy the roots of God in America in the name of change. Those who trust the God of Israel must pray for our nation and Israel for his will to be done. Where could we go but to the Lord? Will you stand up for the God of Israel and come to Jesus your Savior?  God be with you as you draw near to him and commune with him in word and prayer. Glory to the God of Israel and glory to his Son, their Messiah and our savior.

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