The Never Ending War
I want you to take God's Word and open right where we were this morning to the book of Malachi chapter 1. And I'm not going to be preaching through the book of Malachi on Sunday mornings and Sunday nights regularly. But tonight, I want to cover some material that I did not cover this morning. Actually, I preached three different sermons this morning. One at 8:00, one at 9:30, and one at 10:55, and all three came out different because I just had too much material in there. I think I came closest to getting it all in at 9:30. And uh, but there's so much in this passage of Scripture that I want to say that I'm just going tonight to put an addendum on the message that I preached this morning. And the title of our study is this, The Perpetual War, or the Never-ending War.
Now, I'm going to read the same verses that I read this morning The burden of the Word of the Lord by to Israel by Malachi. I have loved you, saith the Lord. But yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? And God's answer was, was not Esau Jacob's brother? Saith the Lord, yet I loved Jacob and I hated Esau and laid his mountains and his heritage waste. Now, when God says, his mountains, he's talking about the place where the Edomites lived. His heritage, his descendents were the Edomites. And I laid them waste for the dragons of the wilderness. That is, the wild animals would live where they used to live. Whereas Edom saith, we are impoverished. Ah, but we will return and build the desolate places. Thus saith the Lord of Hosts. They shall build but I will throw down. And they shall call them the border of wickedness.
Now watch this next phrase and underscore it. The people against whom the Lord hath indignation forever. I want to speak to you tonight on the never-ending war. There is a perpetual war between Jacob and Esau. And there is a tremendous lesson that is to be learned about this perpetual war. Now, I want you to go back to Genesis ...
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