Friday, May 17, 2024


The book of Obadiah chapter 1 verse 9 says this;

Your warriors, Teman, will be terrified, and everyone in Esau’s mountains will be cut down in the slaughter.

Because of the violence that Esau did to Jacob, Edom is brought under judgement and it is so unprecedented that the warriors become terrified.

The hill country territory occupied by Esau's descendants will be overrun and the inhabitants will all be cut down.

This prophecy could be interpreted to reveal the struggle between Essau and Jacob in terms of the internal struggle between the flesh and the spirit that all believers experience.

If we take Esau and Jacob to metaphorically represent the flesh and the spirit respectively, this prophecy in Obadiah explains Jacob's (the spirit's) the ultimate victory over Esau (the flesh).

As verse 10 says;

“Because of the violence you did against your brother Jacob, Shame shall cover you [completely], And you shall be cut off forever.


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