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Poetic Justice

  • For Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had cast the pur (that is, the lot) for their ruin and destruction. But when the plot came to the king's attention, he issued written orders that the evil scheme Haman had devised against the Jews should come back onto his own head, and that he and his sons should be impaled on poles. Esther 9:23 NIV

    It was a perfect day, Haman thought. He had just been invited to a feast that Queen Esther had prepared for the king and him. That pest who had disrespected him at the city gate, Mordecai, would be hanged today, and all of his people would soon be annihilated as well. That should teach them to show some respect.

    After showing up at the banquet though, that is where things started to go wrong for Haman. It turned out that Mordecai had raised the Queen as his own daughter. Overnight, the plan that Haman had made for God's people, came on himself. He and his sons were hanged and Mordecai took his place in leadership.

    Nothing that anyone devises against you will work in the long term. God can cause the most elaborate of plans to fall back on the ones that started it. Keep your head up, do not get distracted and fall to their level. When God takes care of it, it is truly poetic justice.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You are working in my life and I give You permission to do whatever You need to. In the end, this is going to work out for my good and I choose to trust You, in the name of Jesus I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wylesedited: February 11, 2016 Amen! I would not want God to anilate anyone for poetic justice for me, but I wouldn't mind if he changed there heart to something kinder, and softer! Hurt people, hurt people! I only pray that when I am hurting so bad that I lash out, someone realizes it's the pain lashing out... Father no one wants to be hurting and when we are we often do not think of others. Lift those hurting people up and show them your love! Change their heart and help them love others with your kind of love! Amen! I've been hurt by hurt people so I know she doesn't deserve death over it she just needs to feel and see God's love in action. Luckly it's not my issue anymore... it's up to God how he deals with it all, I only pray his way of dealing with it is by healing her heart so she knows what she has done and what she should never do to others again. Thank you Pastor Dion! Great message today! Pastor's Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You are working in my life and I give You permission to do whatever You need to. In the end, this is going to work out for my good and I choose to trust You, in the name of Jesus I pray.
February 11, 2016
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro My sentiments today Dianna.  I like how you put being hurt by hurt people.  Wait on and trust in the Lord
February 11, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen, it was an amazing testimony. 
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Deleted Member Amen, what a beautiful way to pray for someone that has hurt you so badly, that Jesus would heal their hurting heart and that they would realize the pain that they have caused others and not ever want to hurt anyone like that anymore, even when their hearts are hurting. Precious Jesus please heal the broken and hurting hearts, thank You Precious Jesus. God Bless you, my sweet friend. 
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Awe...thank you and bless you dear friend!
February 11, 2016
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Amen!!!
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen. 
February 11, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you lord amen
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Amen.
February 11, 2016
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thank you Pastor Dion for the inspirational words of the Lord it's always a blessing to start the day with inspiring words from the Lord.
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise His Holy Name
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ Thank you for your many messages.  I have been amiss at my failure to respond to your posts as I have in the past.  I would use excuses but there are none before our Lord Jesus. 
February 11, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen, God loves you so much, He is right there with you. God bless you. 
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze I always claim the scripture ....no weapon formed agaist me will prosper...Amen
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen
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<i>Deleted Member</i>
Deleted Member Right on time for me, as always you have allowed Jesus to use you, Pastor Dion, to give me just what I needed for today. God bless you and Sylvia, love y'all so much.
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you Tammy
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Deleted Member You are so welcome, you and Sylvia are such a blessing to my heart, and I love y'all so much. 
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I praise God that He is in charge. I need to be reminded to trust Him and believe that He does know what He is doing.
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen. Lord,  I trust you to work it out in your son Jesus' name I pray! Thank you and good morning Pastor Dion
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! No weapon formed against us will prosper! 
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Carol McCalla
Carol McCalla Thank you Pastor Dion for the word it Blesses my life ever morning..
February 11, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I've witnessed the eerie truth of these words in my own life. God really does take care of us--we just have to trust and wait on Him!
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasioedited: February 11, 2016 Amen!!!...No weapon against me shall prosper, I am blessed, highly favored and deeply loved!!..Thank you Lord for never leaving me or forsaking me,  and also for your love, mercy, and unmerited grace..in Jesus name. Amen ❤ 
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!! There is nothing in this world that can hurt me as long as I walk with Jesus, he will always win.
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey :) I like that.  God will fight for us if we let him. bless you!
February 11, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Thank you pastor Todd for another great devotional, I love how they coinside with what I am going through in life have a great day sincerely Scott R.
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson Amen!
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Really needed this today. Thank you pastor Dion. Thank you JESUS!
February 11, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Father help me to understand and see others as you see them ,that I may show love and compassion towards them,and reach out to them with love in my heart.As you have shown us such love and compassion in our lives.Help me to be more like you and less like me..In Jesus name I pray. Thank you Pastor for giving us Gods word for today.,and the Prayer that was laid on your heart.
February 11, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
February 11, 2016
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Lesa M. Merrill
Lesa M. Merrilledited: February 12, 2016 Thank you Pastor Todd for this message.  The enemy certainly hit me again his afternoon :(. It is so discouraging and exhausting!  I really needed some encouragement- again........thank you! I love how God sends His words through you to help so many :)
February 11, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Heavenly Father. I know there needs to be changes in my life within me.So that other things will change for the better..I need your help to make those changes by your grace and mercy. Knowing that you give us the power through The Holy Spirit,to be over comers of things that are not right in our lives.Help me to see others as you see them and to love them as you do. In Jesus name I pray.That I will live to please God and do his will.
February 12, 2016
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Suzanne Russell
Suzanne Russell I like everything you do, but what I am kind of concerned about using this translation.  It's probably from Biblegateway and I use that also but I don't know if it's really reliable all the time.  This part about them being impaled on sticks has never shown up in all the Bibles I have read since I have been saved.  I have read other translations through the years and it was never like this.  So I'm wondering just how correct their translation is?  Also I have noticed that in some places the women's comments or actions are totally changed or taken out all together.  You might look into this.  I'm keeping all my old Bibles for just this reason.  I don't want anyone to distort the Bible not even a little.
February 12, 2016
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider I have seen this happen in my own life! It is so exciting to see God bring what man has meant for evil turned around and ended up being a blessing! Praise God!
February 13, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Yes, poetic justice
February 15, 2016