Ham of the Gentiles


“Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem Ham, and Japheth… and the sons of Ham… Canaan – (Gen.10:1,6).

“Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee” – (Gen.17:5).

“And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and swore to him concerning that matter” – (Gen.24:9).

“And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed” – (Gen.32:25,28).


      I’m sitting here on Christmas Day, 2008, and my wife is cooking a ham in the oven and the Holy Spirit taught me this message about Ham in the Bible. HAM STANDS FOR THE GENTILES. Ham comes from the swine and is unclean to the Jew and cannot be eaten. PTL for the Jewish Savior of the world, born on Christmas Day.


   Ham was the ‘name’ of the youngest son of Noah’s three sons. After the flood Ham found his father Noah naked and drunk and asleep in his tent and he told his two brothers, Shem and Japeth, who covered their father without looking on his nakedness. Noah then placed a curse upon Canaan, the son of Ham that they were to serve the descendants of Shem and Japheth. Ham had four sons: Cush, Phut, Mizraim and Canaan. The tribe of Mizraim settled in Egypt, while the tribes of Cush and Phut settled in other parts of Africa. The tribes of Canaan populated Palestine and other parts of the Mideast. The Jews became slaves of the Egyptians, but God reversed that on the first Passover of freedom and the Jews conquered the Canaanites in Israel and made them their servants. And so Ham stands for the Gentiles, the enemies of the Jews, and so we have wicked Ham-an, a descendant of Ham, and the enemy of the Jews who tried to kill all the Jews but was stopped by Esther. And Ham’s Moslem descendants today are still trying to exterminate the Jews in Israel. Israel’s enemy in Gaza today is called Ham-as and one of their leaders is named Ham-den.


   God changed Ab-ram’s name to Abra-ham in (Gen.17) when he was circumcised and so the Jews always name their boy babies when they are circumcised at 8 days old. But God changed Abram’s name to Abraham, which means “Father of many nations,” a father of the Gentile nations also. Romans 4 explains this to us – that the uncircumcised Gentiles would be saved by Christ and be circumcised, not in their flesh, but in their hearts by faith in Christ, and become children of Abraham, not Abram. “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” – (Gal.3:29). God changed from the ‘ram,’ the clean sheep, to the ‘ham,’ the unclean Gentiles. Both Jews and Gentiles are now cleansed inwardly and circumcised in their heart by the blood of Christ. And God showed this plainly to Peter, that they should preach the gospel to the Gentiles as well – (Acts 10-11). Yes – the Ham of the Gentiles.


  God showed this truth again to us through Abraham when he had his servant swear an oath by putting his hand under Abraham’s thigh, that he would go and fetch a wife for his son Isaac back in Abraham’s native land, so he would not marry one of the ungodly Canaanites where he dwelt. The hand of the oath was upon Abraham’s ‘ham’, which is the thigh, and is called today the ‘hamstring muscle.’ Ham and Canaan – amen.


   God showed this truth again to Abraham’s grandson Jacob when he wrestled the angel on his way back from Abraham’s native land with his new wives. “…he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled him. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men and hast prevailed” – (Gen.32:25-28). The thigh is a man’s ham, and it’s right there that Jacob’s name was changed to Israel.


   And so it is that the Lord Jesus, who grew up in Galilee of the Gentiles, changed Simon’s Jewish name to Peter, a Gentile name. And changed Saul’s Jewish name to the Gentile name of Paul, because he was the apostle of the Gentiles and preached mainly to them. God was changing from being the ram of one nation, the Jews, to the ham and God of all nations, the Gentiles. The sinless Jewish Ram, the Lord Jesus, became “The lamb of God who taketh the sin of the world” – the whole world – both Jew and Gentile. He died on the cross on the Day of Passover when all the Jewish lambs were being slain and their blood placed on the doorposts.


   Are you saved and born again? If not, repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins and become a new born creature in Christ. Receive Christ as your Savior and become a born again child of God and a spiritual child of Abraham and circumcised in your heart, both male and female. Jesus said – “That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). PTL for Christmas Day.


 Become a cleansed Gentile ham through the blood of Christ – 99.7% of earth’s population are Gentiles and only .3% are Jews. PTL for a Jewish Savior.


Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705

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