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Monday, December 11, 2017
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Responding to Threats

Responding To Threats
                The plight of the Jewish people had been a long and troublesome one. Their history is filled with one conflict after another, one threat after another even unto the present. One cannot turn on the news without hearing of the conflicts in the Middle East that always surround and involve the Jews.
                The Bible says that the things that have happened to them in the past are for our learning. (This does not include the things happening to them today.)
                As a result of their disobedience to God they were overrun by other nations and carried away as captives. After years of living in Babylon and then in the Persian Empire, the threats arise again. One man rose to a position of power and began to use that power against the Jews. It is still the same today. When someone that is not godly attains a place of power they begin to use that power against us Christians. Just as it was then with Haman so it is today with the oval office. One man controlled by the spirit of antichrist uses the power against people that are serving Christ. In the hands of one man the demise of the Jews was determined. This one man wanted to be worshipped. He wanted to ne king and ultimately God.
                One man determined to kill the Jews and one man determined to stand against him. Mordecai the Jew would not bow. You and I as Christians and just free people in general have to be ready to respond to challenges made against us and our freedom.
                We can of course remain stubborn and afraid to do nothing. We can ignore the threats as if they were not real and perhaps they will go away. However we see in the time of Esther and Mordecai that action was needed even if it meant they would perish.
                Mordecai began with sackcloth and ashes and wailing in the streets all the way to the kings streets (oval office). When told to be quiet, he refused. When told to change his clothes, his appearance, he refused. He rather sent word to the queen "you're involved in this too. If you don't get involved then know that you will perish also." But God will take action on the behalf of His people even if he has to raise up deliverance from somewhere else!
                We too must see that our involvement in standing against threats to our peace, safety and freedom is vital to victory.
                Esther said, "I'll do what I need to do and if I perish, I perish but all of you fast and pray for me so I can go before the King covered with prayer!"
                We too need so much to hear from God before taking action. So often God's plan is not followed nor allowed to unfold because we Christians are either too slow to respond or too fast. God's timing is important.
                When we get God's word on it and take action accordingly we can be assured that He will turn things around for us. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.
                We, just as Mordecai and Esther have the law on our side. Even as God turned the law from the power of the enemy into their hands to use against their enemies, so shall He also do for us today! Hallelujah!
                But you and I need to seek God and take action against all threats against us. Who knows if you and I are here now for such a strategic time as this? Who knows if we will make the difference in bringing revival to the church and an awakening to the world? The turn around in this nation!?
                God knows! We need to know!
                (Please see Esther 4:12-17).
 
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