Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner; for he said, “Because the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” (Exodus 17:14-16)
Biblical history bears out that, though God determined that Amalek would be in time be annihilated, He didn’t completely destroy them at this battle. It seems that He only allowed Israel to weaken them at this point. That leads us to conclude that, even though Amalek may have disappeared in a physical sense, the spirit of Amalek is alive and well. That is, in fact, why it written that He will make war with Amalek “from generation to generation.”
There are those who walk in the spirit of Amalek to this very day; because they hate God’s people, they antagonize them, harass them and, in some cases, murder them. We have no reason to believe that it will be any different any time soon — at least not until the Messiah returns. It was He who said, “They will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake” (Matthew 24:9). Obviously “all nations” implies more than just Amalekites; but the point is the nations at large will embrace the spirit of Amalek.
In spite of the fact that God’s people will be hated, oppressed and even murdered, the God of Israel will not forsake His promise to those who serve Him. All those who have positioned themselves to come against the Almighty, His people and His purposes will find that their decision to contest Him quite costly. And though we take no joy in this fact, it nevertheless should comfort us to know that He is not blind to the plots and schemes of our enemies. He is the LORD our banner!
Blessings and Shalom,