Esther's Zeal & The Feast of Purim

Written by Angelique Watkins

Esther's Zeal & The Feast of Purim

First, I would like to share that I do not hold a postion of clergy, pastor, minister nor evangelist. I have never studied Theology nor taken religion classes in any school.

I do not represent nor am I certified in any specific field. My only resource isrepparttar Holy Inspired Written Word of God ...The Bible. One thing for certain I believe and stand on -- ALL Mankind IS precious.

The Biblical Truth on Record: The greatest message of Esther is a divine providence, by which God can rule and overrule inrepparttar 126979 affairs of men and work events out according to his will. The king had a sleepless night at exactlyrepparttar 126980 right time -repparttar 126981 night beforerepparttar 126982 first banquet (Esther 6:1). God could easily cause that. The king hadrepparttar 126983 book of records brought before him and read. The result was that Mordecai was honored onrepparttar 126984 very day that Haman planned to hang him. Then atrepparttar 126985 second banquet Esther, was in a postion to plead for her life andrepparttar 126986 lives of her people. (Esther 7).

It will help to think of Daniel or Esther when ever in a hard place. But remember most of all thatrepparttar 126987 Lord is your helper as he was theirs.

Key Words in Esther 4:10-17; 9:20-22, 26 and 27: Hatach, commandment, unto Mordecai, one law of his,repparttar 126988 golden sceptre, I have not been called, Think not, enlargement, from another place, fast ye for me, andrepparttar 126989 15th day, Purim and such as joined themselves unto them.

The identification ofrepparttar 126990 Hebrew name Ahasuerus with Xerxes was determined via ofrepparttar 126991 Babylonian form ofrepparttar 126992 name. Ahasuerus is mentioned in one verse inrepparttar 126993 Book of Ezra 4:6 and inrepparttar 126994 period of his reign comes chronologically duringrepparttar 126995 part ofrepparttar 126996 57 years which elasped afterrepparttar 126997 events recorded in Ezra 6 and before those of Ezra 7.

The book of Esther was written inrepparttar 126998 Persian period around 406 - 359 BC, by a Susan Jew who was familiar withrepparttar 126999 palace, and with Persian history, and with Persian customs.

Esther,repparttar 127000 Persian name of HADASSAH, daughter of Abihail,repparttar 127001 son of Shimei,repparttar 127002 son of Kish, a Benjamite. Esther was a beautiful Jewish maiden, whose ancestor Kish had been amongrepparttar 127003 captives led away from Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar when Jehoiachin was taken captive. She was an orphan without father or mother, and had been brought up by her cousin Mordecai, who had an office inrepparttar 127004 household of Ahasuerus king of Persia, and dwelt at "Shushanrepparttar 127005 palace." When Vashti was dismissed from being queen, and allrepparttar 127006 fairest virgins ofrepparttar 127007 kingdom had been collected at Shushan forrepparttar 127008 king to make choice of a successor to her from among them,repparttar 127009 choice fell upon Esther. The king, was not aware, however, of her race and parentage.

Shirley Caesar An Autobiography: Book Review

Written by Angelique Watkins

Shirley Caesar, An Autobiography: "The Lady, The Melody, & The WORD"

(ISBN 0-7852-7155-4 and

Shirley Caesar understood growing up in poverty,losing a parent(major bread winner) at an early age, having a semi-invalid mother, living in a world of predjuice but she knew how to hold on torepparttar Lord Jesus Christ. This book is very inspiring and I would recommend it to families who are struggling, those who have lost a parent, women, mothers and choir attendants. Your local church could consider starting/or adding books to their library for those to check out and this would be one that I would recommend. Quoted from "Shirley Caesar Autobiography" In 1984, Shirley traveled torepparttar 126978 Middle East and on a tourrepparttar 126979 cab driver warned I wouldn't talk about Jesus in Jerusalem, because He Was a troublemaker. "Miracle Worker" Shirley Caesar tried to sing power and holy instead of singing "Jesus" butrepparttar 126980 Holy Spirit told her, "If you're ashamed to own Me before these people in Israel, then I'll be ashamed to own you before my Father in heaven." Shirley, threw her head back and began to s-h-o-u-trepparttar 126981 name of Jesus and she'll never forgetrepparttar 126982 thrill of hearing thousands of Jews callrepparttar 126983 name of Jesus. Their are scriptures to brighten your days and heavy loads.

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