Ham of the Gentiles
“Now these are the generations of the sons
of Noah, Shem Ham, and Japheth… and the sons of Ham…
“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
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
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
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
And so it is that the Lord Jesus, who grew
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-