The Covenant of Right Eye. By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.


On a teaching of Pastor Daniel Curra [1].

1. Text

1. Nahash the Ammonite went up and besieged Jabesh Gilead. And all of Jabesh said to Nahash. "Put us conditions and will serve you."

Two. Nahash the Ammonite said, "These are my conditions: all jump right eye and all Israel will be ridiculed.» I Samuel, 11. 1-2 
Jerusalem Bible [1]


Two. The historical background [2]

The people of Israel, despite having released a monarchical government, basically does not have a conscience "Nacional" as they conceive it today. Until the anointing of Saul, the country was divided into tribes, each with its organization. From reading the book of Judges shows that these tribes were united against threats large, always ensuing consequence that Israel had ignored the law of the Lord. In these troubled times the people would repent and cry out to God, jealous of the people who raised a charismatic leader, who organized the tribes and led them in the war of liberation. Israel prospered, forgot God, sinned and rose again another enemy that oppressed them. Israel repented and cried out to God who release it again and so goes the whole book. Finally three threats to haunt people and sometimes at the same time necessitated a national identity with a centralized government, giving rise to the monarchy in Israel. In Saul's time these people were enemies:


          I. The Philistines in the north and east. (Today Palestine)
        II. The Ammonites in the west (now Jordan)
      III. The Amalekites from the south

King Saul would be a warrior, his management was not organizing the state, but its government was a compromise between Judges and the monarchy. [3] The Ammonites were defeated by Jephthah (Judges 11) nineties years ago, but now stands a new king, Nahash than piecing together a powerful army wants to regain the territories west of the Jordan against the Israelites lost. Jabesh-Gilead did not trust much to the Israelites "Across the Jordan" could help a lot as they were too busy fending off the constant attacks of the Philistines [4]. The following map [5] can see the layout of the twelve tribes.


1. Nahash the Ammonite said, "These are my conditions: all jump right eye and all Israel shall be a fool." King Nahash is a type of Satan, in fact his name (the RV 60 Nahas translates it) this is what the dictionary says strong # 5176 Serpent, by its hiss, whisper, talk magic spells (# 5172).
It was common in those days the kings conquerors mutilate [6] the princes of the conquered people, as a show of power and to terrorize, to anyone having the idea of ​​wanting to rebel. The particularity of Nahash, is that he wanted to leave all eyed men of Jabesh Gilead. This had three objectives:

a. Terrorizing all Israel.
b. Ensure that Jabez could never take off the yoke Ammonite: The take out the right eye rendered them useless for war, a man skilled without his right eye could not shoot arrows or throw spears or properly use the shield in battle.
c. Ensure that the loss limit only in the military but not in production, so they can work as slaves for him.


Three. Teaching for today

Satan, like Najas in the days of history, wants to make slaves, so only asks us to give our right eye, looking at pornography, violence and everything that feeds our flesh weaken our spirit us away from God forever.

The works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit

16 I say then, Walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary to one another, to not do what you want.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
19 are manifest works of the flesh are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and things like these, of which I forewarn you just as I did before, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5.19 - 21 NIV.

Satan wants to enslave and conquer inutilizarnos to offend the Father touching His Church

What we see on TV or the Internet?

Therefore brethren, put your eyes on Jesus:

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1 - 2, RV 60



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[1] http://www.bibliacatolica.com.br/la-biblia-de-jerusalen/i-samuel/11/ # ixzz2d5PQPKtn
[2] History of Israel, of Siegfried Herrmann. Pp. 173-174 Ed.Sigueme.
[3] The weight acquires monarchy as such from King David.
[4] Jamieson, Fausset & Brown, p. 229
[5]
[6] 2. Judges 1:6 Adoni-Bezek fled, and followed him and seized him and cut off losPULGARES of the hands and feet.
Three. Judges 1:7 Then Adoni-Bezek said: Seventy kings THUMBS cut their hands and their feet, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, where he died.



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