Sin of The AMORITE’S, Guarding Your Tongue. Knowing Your Enemies and the Tools To Subdue them.
Genesis 15.12 Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold a horror and great darkness fell upon him. 13 Then God said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is NOT theirs, and will serve them, and the strangers will afflict them four hundred years. 14 And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. 15 Now as for you Abram, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. 16 But in the fourth generation your offspring shall return here (to a horror and a great darkness), FOR THE INIQUITY OF THE AMORITE’S IS NOT YET COMPLETE.” 17 And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark (meaning there was no wide spread revelation in the land), that behold, there appeared a smoking oven (a judgment) and a burning torch that passed between those pieces (cut in half and offered as the sacrifice that represents the dividing of times). 18 On the same day God made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates—
We read here a passage that is attached to the promise to Abram, that he would be the father of many nations and what to expect as the promise comes into fruition. That his progeny would digress (go down) for four generations. That they would become slaves in Egypt because “the sin of the AMORITE’S was not yet complete”. That after it is, they would be redeemed to enter the land of promise that for us pictures our life in the Spirit.
As we always say that scripture makes visible the invisible realities we find and rely on for our maturation, which is our purpose now “to attain to all the riches of God “in Christ”.
So we must ask ourselves, what does the sin of the AMORITE’S have to do with the seed of Abram that the seed should be subverted and lorded over in Egypt, because that is NOT a posture our Father gave to them or us. And why would Abrams offspring be bound to the sins of another called the Amorite’s? A just God would not judge one on behalf of another’s sins. The only time God sanctioned someone to pay for the sins of another, is when He sent His Only Begotten Son to pay for the sins of the world on the cross. (John 3.17) And that was because of their digression, they proved they couldn’t save themselves.
Our point here is to divert your attention to the reason Abram’s offspring (which means us too) would become slaves and why is it the AMORITE’S were to blame for Abrams seeds future failure?
Well because what scripture does, is it makes visible the invisible things to the naked eye, to put in picture form for instructive purposes only, for us to understand our inner workings because that is where our real enemies are and that’s what we are really accountable for first. And we know that we can’t really blame someone or something else for our shortcomings as if to change them to benefit our outcome. Like here with the Amorite’s because the changes must come from within us. To “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”. This is where the real Amorite’s exist as we shall demonstrate here.
God designed pictures and parables in His word for us to understand internal spiritual realities, and in this case what our invisible battle is. Which starts with our tongue connected to ignorant thinking. The Amorite’s represent something inside of us that we must battle. For “the weapons of our warfare are mighty through God for pulling down strongholds and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God” in our minds. Showing us that the real battles take place in our heads. This is our own “Galgatha” which means skull for the battle of the mind. Even as Romans 12 says to be “transfigured by the renewing of your mind.
(https://www.abarim-publications.com/Dictionary/a/a-m-r.html) Amorite’s are the people of Amar and is defined here; אמר The very common verb אמר (‘amar) occurs all over the Sematic language spectrum and basically means to utter, say or tell (Genesis 3:1, Numbers 22:28, Psalm 40:10), command (to speak a thing into being) (Numbers 15:38, Joshua 11:9), promise (1 Chronicles 27:23, Esther 4:7). To this we can add confessions for cleansing and professing for renewals as our first responce.
The things that we say (amar) is what the imagery of the Amorite’s is to do for us. They make carnally understandable internal enemies we harbor within ourselves, masquerading as characteristics of ourselves that we’ve adopted to wear (like a fig leaf), when in reality they represent a false sense of security keeping us from our new selves given to us “in Christ” in the likeness of Christ with all our inner enemies deferred and Gods tools installed, intact and in their place. And that’s why these enemies need to be defeated because they keep us from our internal inheritance “in Christ” to be like Him, not referring to hair color height or weight. This is us “made in the image of God” as intended from the beginning. Are we not instructed to “put Christ on”? He is Adams replacement for our true form of being re-imaged to “that which is from the beginning”.
But before all this, Abrams seed (offspring) would become so entangled with a false self image in destitution, mumbling, grumbling, complaining and being lorded over. They were also accusing and excusing one another when God’s word says “let your yes be yes and your no mean no. For whatever is more than this is from the devil. So much so in fact that they would become an inversion of the gift from God according to godliness of “walking in the light as He is the light”. That is why there was a dark and a burning flame passed through the sacrifices two halves, (Genesis 15) to draw the distinction by way of contrasts (think of your hands side by side are the same but opposites, right and left, this is the picture). And it had to be really dark to be removed for the light to be extremely light to take over, hence the 400 years.
That is why the Amorite’s as a first enemy is about the way we talk because the core word of the name “Amorite” is the Hebrew word “amor” and “amar” and means to speak and say, because “A perfect man is able to bridal their toungue“ (like a horse with a bit, bridal and reins) This means we have the same tools and features to learn to grow in, to properly use our words. Because “in the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God”.
THIS IS THE MAIN POINT WE ARE SAYING!
Since God said a thing and it was so, and He has gifted us with a self like His self, to do and be imaged like Him, then we have to be that careful as to what we say, and when to say it. Because if Christ spoke an insult to someone like ”hey stupid” they would be more than mad. They would literally be stupid. Remember Christ told the man “be whole” and the maimed arm became just as usable as the other and He healed the lepers, made the blind see and raised the dead and such.
And similarly, to murmur and complain (which was the chief sin in the wilderness) and wallow in your fallen nature DOES NOT produce change to build you up but your negativity brings you down. If you use your old Adamic tools of murmuring and complaining, accusing and blaming, that is self sabotage by building up your hatreds and fears by making a big deal out of things. That is your own fault, you are to blame when things don’t work out maybe you did that. And that is an example of “the sin of the Amorite’s. You manifest your own negativity in this age, and when this age expires, you have to be done with all your manifestations of your faithlessness and negativity and it starts here. This is your training ground. And every time you grovel, over things, you engage with Satan. And when you answer him you resurrect him. You did that!. Didn’t Christ tell him “get behind me Satan for you are not mindful of the things of God but men” but then you argue with him anyway? The only reason Jesus said that was to show you how to be done with him. But He doesn’t need to defend Himself by engagement and neither do you. It is like ignoring a heckler. They writhe inside when they don’t upset you. But it’s there extreme joy when they do that feeds their persistence. You did that!
This is why Christ said “if you have not been faithful in what is another man’s, who will give you what is your own?” Another mans is your old man, and what is your own is what God has new for you as you correct yourself in what you think and say. Then He reveals these things to you at the behest of the Holy Spirit as the new you,,,. That is after you’ve defeated your Amorite’s being your pre-manifest negative words welling up inside of yourself.
Like God told Cain “6“Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do NOT do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you MUST gain your mastery over it.”
In New Testament lingo, this is putting off the old man and putting on the new man in the image of Christ” because that is why we exploit Gods words. To unlock and to use as our new self like His.
Even as those at the walls of Jericho, they were cued to all follow in synchronicity with Joshua who said. You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice, nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I say to you, ‘Shout!’ Then you shall shout.” You know what happened when they all shouted together as one body. And we are “The Body of Christ” so we should make the connection to be in sync with our Head. To see what He sees and to say what He says. And “wherever two or more are gathered (collected and assembled) there I am in their midst”, were the words of Christ. I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. What That our word is manifest like Gods. What a tremendous promise from the Father!!
For you see that the word (and the amor) as our sword too and which realm we are to use it in. “12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account
So like when Peter wielded a sword and cut off an ear from a member of the Sanhedrin on Christ’s fateful night, Jesus told Peter to put his sword away because, that is the wrong kind of sword. We use not the sword but the s-word of the Spirit which is word, Gods word.
James also says ”
2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, they are a perfected person, able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths for them to obey us, by which we turn their whole body. 4 Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. 5 In the same way the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! 6 Likewise the tongue can be a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and is set on fire by hell. 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. 8 But no (common) man can tame their tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? 12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? [g]Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.
God is concerned about our inward parts and the reason He showed this to Abram after he divided the sacrifices in half to show the side by side contrasts of carnal verses spirit, fear verses faith, right and left, up and down, falsehood verses truth. We hope you get this picture because that is all they are. The Amorite’s don’t need to be any more real than this, if you get the pictures and learn the lessons.
Gods word is our mirror for perspective for us to become godly. This is the correct use of scripture for our personal transfiguration, transformation and metamorphosis, from a ground bound looking down carnally queued creature following the events.
Even as the disciples were told when they asked Christ “shall we call fire down from Heaven” to smoke these guys? And Christ’s replied “you DON’T know not what manner of spirit you are”, confirming this lesson. He didn’t ask them “who gave you the authority to do that?” He just redirected them from the destructive element of what they wanted to do.
And from Ephesians 6.10-18 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle NOT against (the visible) flesh and blood, BUT against principalities, against powers, against the (invisible) rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, which is the word of God:
THAT IS HOW YOU DO IT!! These are your instruments of war.
Unlike those who went about unchanged thinking “My master is delaying his coming”. And that was quite likely because their sights were set on the carnally visual and wait for someone else to do something for them, like a second coming savior. They miss out on the changes we can make to ourselves now. This is our responsibility and duty during our pilgrimage here. For the time is coming when the ability to make these changes will disappear. Then the saying will come true that “11 Those who are unjust, let them be unjust still; those who are filthy, let them be filthy still; those who are righteous, let them be righteous still; those who are holy, let them be holy still..”
But for now there is time because “The Kingdom of God (is still) at hand! So please do not face your next obstacle without using these tools that have been presented to you today, lest you be found slothful, forgetful or just to busy.