Sunday, March 20, 2011

Showers of Blessing!

“If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of Jewish descent, you will not prevail against him but will surely fall before him” Esther 6:13.

These are the words of Zeresh, Haman’s wife to him when King Ahasuerus planned to honor Mordecai who saved the life of the King. These characters are still alive in our day to day lives. We find more Hamans than Mordecais during these days. Haman was filled with wrath when he found that Moredecai did not bow or pay him homage Esther 3:5.

Every born again believer is a Jew as we read in Romans 2:28 “For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly…” and in Romans 2:29 it says, “but he is a Jew who is one inwardly…”

As we receive Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and Lord our inner thoughts and our minds are renewed or circumcised. We cannot behave or be like the worldly people around us. Haman himself tells the King that the Jewish people’s “laws are different from all other people’s, and they do not keep the king’s law.” Esther 3:8. Yes, of course our ways are different from the worldly ways. Matthew 7:13 says, “Enter by the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.”

We find such Hamans in our place of work or study or business. I have encountered many Hamans in my life. And I still do. Do not worry about such people because as a born again child of God, He is right there to take care of you. Psalm 125:2 says, “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.” You might wonder why this is happening to me without any specific reason. We find the answer to this in Psalm 37:7 -10, “Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him… Do not fret…Cease from anger…it only causes harm. For evildoers shall be cut off…For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; indeed you will look carefully for his place, but it shall be no more.”

But the final outcome is what we read in Isaiah 54:17,

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.”

Be Blessed!!

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