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Gone With The Wind

  • Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the clothing and the horse, as you have said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that you have spoken. Then took Haman the clothing and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and caused him to ride through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.' Esther 6:10 WEB

    Haman the Agagite, who was second-in-command to the king in the Persian empire, hated Mordecai the Jew because he would not bow down to him when he passed by. He was a descendant of King Agag, while Mordecai was a Benjaminite descended from King Saul. Their families had been enemies for a long time (1Samuel 15:9) and quite possibly if Saul had followed God's command to wipe out the Amalekites, Haman would not have been born (1Samuel 15:3).

    One morning while particularly annoyed, Haman went into the courtyard to ask the king to hang Mordecai the Jew. He did not know that during the night, God had been working behind the scenes. The king had not been able to sleep that night so he had a book of records read to him and discovered that Mordecai had once saved the king's life, but had gotten no reward.

    So the moment that Haman entered the courtyard, the king summoned him and asked him 'What should be done for the man the king delights to honor?' Haman thought that the king was talking about him and came up with an elaborate plan of dressing the man in the king's robe, setting him on the king's horse, and having the highest noble lead him through the streets proclaiming 'This is the man the king delights to honor!'

    When Haman completed his speech, the king told him to hurry and go do everything that he had said for Mordecai the Jew, whom Haman hated. 'Leave nothing out!' Haman had to dress Mordecai in the king's clothing, put him on the king's horse, and then lead him through the streets, shouting before him. It was the beginning of a great fall for Haman, and a great promotion for Mordecai.

    God is not even mentioned in the book of Esther, but He is there silently working in the lives of His people, delivering them from things they do not yet know about. The wind is invisible but powerful, and so is the power of God. There was no sign from heaven and no one heard a sound, yet circumstances changed around them. The problem that faced God's people was soon gone with the wind, and instead of their destruction, it became the cause of their promotion.

    God can turn what was meant to harm you around, and make it exalt you. What was meant for evil can work out for your good. Do not fear what others have devised against you. As you focus on God, He takes care of things that you do not even know about. Put your trust in God for not even a sparrow is forgotten by Him (Luke 12:6).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for taking care of me. I don't always understand, but Lord I look to You today. My help comes from You! Help me take the high road and trust You while You fight this battle, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Keep fighting God. Please don't give up. Amen. 

April 26, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen!

April 26, 2017
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Thank you Jesus 

April 26, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, my hope is on you.

April 26, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen!

April 26, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

April 26, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

April 26, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

April 26, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for taking care of me. I don't always understand, but Lord I look to You today. My help comes from You! Help me take the high road and trust You while You fight this battle, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Help me to remember the battle is not mine...i trust you Lord! Thank you for keeping us in your protection and peace *♡* Thank you Pastor. God bless

April 26, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Padyedited: April 26, 2017

Amen! Trust in Abba Father and He will give you victory over your enemies.

April 26, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Yes, He will! Amen! 

April 26, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Aaaaaamen!!! I'm a living witness!!!

April 26, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen. 

April 26, 2017
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Debbie Stiner
Debbie Stiner

As always, thanks for a great lesson.  God bless.

April 26, 2017
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Thank Pastor Todd for this devotion. I reallyneeded to hear this message. Thank you Lord for caring for me and my family behind the scenes of life. Even when I don't know what you are doing or understand.  Dear God you are my help and helper in the time of trouble. Please guide my steps and my life whatever you seem pleasing to you  in Jesus Name I pray amen  

April 26, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father I thank you for taking care of me. I don't always understand, but Lord I look to you today. My help comes from you! Help me take the high road and trust you well you fight this battle, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

April 26, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for taking care of me. I don't always understand, but Lord I look to You today. My help comes from You! Help me take the high road and trust You while You fight this battle, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

 

Thank you for todays devotion Pastor Dion. :-)

April 26, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

AMEN

April 26, 2017
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

:)

April 26, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for taking care of me. I don't always understand, but Lord I look to You today. My help comes from You! Help me take the high road and trust You while You fight this battle, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

April 27, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen. Praise be to God I am no longer a victim in anything I am victorious In The name of Jesus Christ.Wih a thankful heart.When I have called upon your name and cried out for help.Lord you have never let me down.Faithful One.Your my Anchor in times of trouble.

April 28, 2017