Esther

In His Time, Part 3of3, Sarah Susan

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Ecclesiastes 3:11, “GOD MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME”

Exactly the night before Haman was to speak to the king to have Mordecai hanged, God did not allow the king to sleep. Sleep is ordered by the Lord. “He grants sleep to those He loves” Psalms 127, Praise Him…Only those who are peaceful can have a good sleep. Read the rest of this entry »

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In His Time, Part 2of3, Sarah Susan

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Ecclesiastes 3:11, “GOD MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME”

To pick up from where we left, we learn how Haman became excited about his plan and that all the Jews would be destroyed forever. In high spirits, he called his friends and wife Zeresh and boasted of his vast wealth, his many sons, all the ways the king exalted him and how he was elevated above the other nobles and officials… “Pride goes before a fall” Read the rest of this entry »

In His Time, Part 1of3, Sarah Susan

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Ecclesiastes 3:11, “GOD MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME”

What is “its time” and what is “our time?” Let us meditate on it ….Many times, we tend to be in a hurry regarding things in our day today life. Occasionally, if there is a delay, we panic…Things are not moving as we had expected…Thus there is also some discouragement /frustration ..and we cannot wholeheartedly praise Him for all His works. Read the rest of this entry »

But For A Moment, Part 2of2, Evans Olang

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Esther 4:14, “… Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

We know of opportunities that present themselves when least expected. At the very moment they present themselves, you weigh the possibilities of being the person to rise to the occasion while looking at who you are. I watched a comedy where this young man was afraid of swimming, he did not feel he could do it because he was just too terrified. On one particular day, he saw this girl fall in the pool drowning, he swallowed his fears and jumped into the pool to rescue the girl not knowing that he had fears before. But for a moment of time, he stepped into the occasion and did what he was afraid to do so as to rescue someone else. Read the rest of this entry »

But For A Moment, Part 1of2, Evans Olang

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Esther 4:1-17, “9 The girl pleased him and won his favor.”(NIV).

I am a firm believer of kingdom principles. If you carefully look at how good things happen on a day to day basis, you can trace the attributes back to God’s kingdom principles applied knowingly or unknowingly. For today I would like to take a principal from the book of Esther and apply it to our day to day life. I had a different direction to go with the book but I am prompted to approach it from another angle. Read the rest of this entry »

Motivated To Glorify Him, Evans Olang

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Colossians 3:23, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men”

Let me select a few people in the bible who knew God and acted on what they believed to have been God’s will. Read the rest of this entry »

We Fast Because He Is Worthy, Evans Olang

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Zechariah 7:4-5, “4 Then the word of the Lord of hosts came to me, saying, 5 Say to all the people of the land, and to the priests: ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months during those seventy years, did you really fast for Me—for Me?

By definition, fast means to abstain from food for a period of time. This is a discipline practiced by believers, not as an end in itself (severity), but as a sign of repentance in seeking God. In the Scriptures, people fasted when under chastening, under judgment, to seek God’s will, for victory over the enemy, for deliverance, for purity before the Lord, as part of sorrow for sin. Fasting is connected in scripture with times of distress example, 2Chronicles 20:3-4, “And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4 So Judah gathered together to ask help from the LORD; and from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD”. While all these is true, I believe they are benefits to fasting. There is a greater reason we should fast as I will share.

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