is not what’s
in your head
and it’s
not what’s
in your heart.

Wisdom is
only what’s
in both your
head and
your heart,
and then
has been
††††† ACTION!

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When I first realized the huge spans of time over which God waits to bring His words, promises, curses, and blessings to fruition, I was amazed!  I can see why some people talk about karma, but what I see is a godly form of something much more than that!

21.  God balances and closes loose ends between peoples, even over hundreds or thousands of years.

Let me give you just one example.  The Amalekites, also called the Hyksos (shepherd-kings) or the Amu, attacked Israel at Rephidim as it was exiting Egypt in about 1495 BC.  Then, because Egypt was in ruins from plagues, the Pharaoh was dead, and northern Egypt was easy pickings, the Hyksos overran northern Egypt with almost no opposition perhaps only weeks after the Exodus.  This was the end of the Middle Kingdom.  Egyptology dating is off by hundreds of years!

The Hyksos ruled from the very northeast border of Egypt and from there also controlled the Philistines, intermarrying, etc.  The northern Pharaohs in this dark middle period are called Amu.  South Egypt was a vassal state.  And the Amalekites, Philistines, and people of the east were a constant thorn in Israel's side.

Saul, a Benjaminite, was commissioned to strike Amalek and devote to destruction all they had in about 1135-30 BC. According to 1 Samuel 15:7, Saul went to Auaris in the valley and defeated the Amalekites from Havilah as far as Shur, which is east of Egypt."  That defeat starts the New Kingdom, a period of great prosperity for Israel and Egypt with trade between them!  Philistines are a continual thorn in the side to both.  There is just something about the Amalekite blood line that is savage, ruthless, and blood thirsty.  Hundreds of years later prideful, vengeful, Haman (a descendent of Agag the Amalekite) is an excellent example.

During the rule of Xerxes, 486-465 BC, we have Haman, out of pride, pay Xerxes 10,000 talents of silver to destroy the whole Jewish peoples!  Haman with his ten sons wind up hanging from the same fifty cubit high gallows he had prepared for the Jew, Mordecai (another Benjaminite).  That is a span of about 1020 years!  And I don't think it is over!  I can NOT prove it, but suspect some of that Amu-Philistine spirit is still at work in Gaza against Israel.

God does NOT forget unforgiven evil!

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