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Monday, February 15, 2021

What is Valentine's Day Celebration?




Hello friends! 

What is Valentine's Day Celebration?

The celebration of Valentine's Day in India began to become popular following the economic liberalization.


Valentine’s day around the world is celebrated in the name of Saint Valentine, but who’s this mysterious saint and why’s the festival celebrated with such gusto! Although the truth behind the festival is murky, there are a few stories you would like to know. It’s said that Valentine was a priest who served during the 3rd century in Rome, And when emperor Claudius II announced that single men made better soldiers than those with families and wives, he outlawed marriage for young soldiers.


Valentine went against this injustice being done to young men and started performing secret marriages for young lovers. When the emperor found out about Valentine’s actions, he ordered that the saint be put to death. The other tale suggests that the saint may have been killed while helping the Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were tortured. Gradually, Saint Valentine became so popular that couples all across the world started celebrating Valentine’s Day as the day of love.


The promise verse for today is taken from Isaiah 49:16. “I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” 






The lord says to you today that you are very precious to him and that He has you in the palms of his hand. He says that he will not allow anything to harm you or even touch you. Whenever we want to keep something safe and protected, we cover and keep it inside our palms. This is how the Lord is going to keep you. Today, God is going to protect you from all your enemies. You may be traveling long distances every day; the Lord says you are in the palm of his hand and he will protect you. There is another verse in The Bible in Psalm 121:7; “The Lord will keep you from all harm. He will watch over your life.” Similarly, the Lord is going to protect you and watch over you today.



I remember reading the story of a small sparrow, which was stuck on the pipe of someone's house. The weather was very cold that its legs froze and was stuck on the pipe. Though the sparrow was alive, he could not fly away because his legs were stuck to the pipe. Do you know what the owner of the house did? He came and covered the sparrow with both of his palms and protected it from the wind and cold weather. He kept it hidden till its legs became free from the pipe. Because of the protection and warmth of his hands, the sparrow survived.





The Lord is going to protect you just like a mother today. The Bible says in Psalm 17:8: “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” Yes! The Lord loves you beyond measure that you are the apple of his eye. Thank the Lord because you are the apple of his eye.



It is good to share another promise of God with you.  It is found in Exodus 15:2,


“The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.” Today, the Lord is your song. Do you ask, “how will the Lord be my song?” When our little daughter gives us trouble at times since when I clean her up she will dirty the diaper again the very next moment or she will wake up just when I would have put her to sleep and at that time I will see how I react for just after a moment of a sigh I will start singing some song about the Lord.


I will take our daughter again in my hands to change her diaper or put her to sleep.  I used to keeps singing and keeps a smile on her face and do it. That’s how the Lord becomes your song. Even when someone is making you angry or someone is bringing you sadness or something is making you afraid make the Lord your song. When someone is saying, “Hey you fool. You will never do anything right, say, “Praise the Lord” and start singing. Soon that feeling of anger or sadness or fear will be driven away. Then you will receive strength in the Lord to do what is right.





That is how God becomes your salvation and becomes your song. Will you make the Lord your song? It keeps you in the salvation of the Lord. Never give in to bad character or thoughts. In the Bible, we see how the psalmist found refuge in God. Whenever he faced troubles he inquired of God’s will. He did just what the Lord said and that is why he was called by God as the man after His own heart. David always sang of the Lord and sang to the Lord. His psalms are songs that declare God’s praise. 


You should also turn to God and thank Him at all times. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your hearts to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:19).





Real love means loving-kindness and compassion, the kind of love that does not have any conditions. If he can't handle you at your worst then he does not deserve you at your best. Real love means seeing beyond the words spoken out of pain, and instead of seeing a person's soul.


God Loves us! Don't forget his love. His love is everlasting. He is always waiting for you to give his heart to you. Whenever you ask, he will come and talk to you, The only one, who has given his own life for us on the cross and died for you. 



 






Thursday, February 4, 2021

STORY ABOUT A BRAVE WOMEN ESTER

 Persia's capital city of Susa, King Xerxes ruled 127 provinces, all the way from India to Ethiopia.





In the third year of his reign, he gave a banquet for all his officials and administrators. The armies of Persia and Media were present, as well as the governors and noblemen of the provinces. For six whole months, he made a show of the riches of the imperial court with all its splendor and majesty.


After that, the king gave a banquet for all the people in the capital city of Susa, rich and poor alike. It lasted a whole week and was held in the gardens of the royal palace. The courtyard there was decorated with blue and white cotton curtains, tied by cords of fine purple linen to silver rings on marble columns. Couches made of gold and silver had been placed in the courtyard, which was paved with white marble, red feldspar, shining mother-of-pearl, and blue turquoise. Drinks were served in gold cups, no two of them alike, and the king was generous with the royal wine. There were no limits on the drinks; the king had given orders to the palace servants that everyone could have as much as they wanted.


Now it was the king's custom to ask for expert opinion on questions of law and order, so he called for his advisers, who would know what should be done. Those he most often turned to for advice were Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan—seven officials of Persia and Media who held the highest offices in the kingdom. He said to these men, “I, King Xerxes, sent my servants to Queen Vashti with a command, and she refused to obey it! What does the law say that we should do with her?”


Then Memucan declared to the king and his officials: “Queen Vashti has insulted not only the king but also his officials—in fact, every man in the empire! Every woman in the empire will start looking down on her husband as soon as she hears what the queen has done. They'll say, ‘King Xerxes commanded Queen Vashti to come to him, and she refused.’ When the wives of the royal officials of Persia and the Media hear about the queen's behavior, they will be telling their husbands about it before the day is out. Wives everywhere will have no respect for their husbands, and husbands will be angry with their wives. If it pleases Your Majesty, issue a royal proclamation that Vashti may never again appear before the king. Has it written into the laws of Persia and Media, so that it can never be changed? Then give her place as queen to some better woman. When your proclamation is made known all over this huge empire, every woman will treat her husband with proper respect, whether he's rich or poor.”







The king and his officials liked this idea, and the king did what Memucan suggested. To each of the royal provinces, he sent a message in the language and the system of writing of that province, saying that every husband should be the master of his home and speak with final authority.


Later, even after the king's anger had cooled down, he kept thinking about what Vashti had done and about his proclamation against her. So some of the king's advisers who were close to him suggested, “Why don't you make a search to find some beautiful young virgins? You can appoint officials in every province of the empire and have them bring all these beautiful young women to your harem here in Susa, the capital city. Put them in the care of Hegai, the eunuch who is in charge of your women, and let them be given a beauty treatment. Then take the young woman you like best and make her queen in Vashti's place.”


The king thought this was good advice, so he followed it.


There in Susa lived a Jew named Mordecai son of Jair; he was from the tribe of Benjamin and was a descendant of Kish and Shimei. When King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon took King Jehoiachin of Judah into exile from Jerusalem, along with a group of captives, Mordecai was among them. He had a cousin, Esther, whose Hebrew name was Hadassah; she was a beautiful young woman and had a good figure. At the death of her parents, Mordecai had adopted her and brought her up as his own daughter.


When the king had issued his new proclamation and many young women were being brought to Susa, Esther was among them. She too was put in the royal palace in the care of Hegai, who had charge of the harem. Hegai liked Esther, and she won his favor. He lost no time in beginning her beauty treatment of massage and a special diet. He gave her the best place in the harem and assigned seven young women specially chosen from the royal palace to serve her.


Now, on the advice of Mordecai, Esther had kept it secret that she was Jewish. Every day Mordecai would walk back and forth in front of the courtyard of the harem, to find out how she was getting along and what was going to happen to her.


The regular beauty treatment for the women lasted a year—massages with oil of myrrh for six months and with oil of balsam for six more. After that, each woman would be taken in turn to King Xerxes. When she went from the harem to the palace, she could wear whatever she wanted. She would go there in the evening, and the next morning she would be taken to another harem and put in the care of Shaashgaz, the eunuch in charge of the king's concubines. She would not go to the king again unless he liked her enough to ask for her by name.


The time came for Esther to go to the king. Esther—the daughter of Abihail and the cousin of Mordecai, who had adopted her as his daughter; Esther—admired by everyone who saw her. When her turn came, she wore just what Hegai, the eunuch in charge of the harem, advised her to wear. So in Xerxes' seventh year as king, in the tenth month, the month of Tebeth, Esther was brought to King Xerxes in the royal palace. The king liked her more than any of the other women, and more than any of the others she won his favor and affection. He placed the royal crown on her head and made her queen in place of Vashti. Then the king gave a great banquet in Esther's honor and invited all his officials and administrators. He proclaimed a holiday for the whole empire and distributed gifts worthy of a king.


Meanwhile, Mordecai had been appointed by the king to an administrative position. As for Esther, she had still not let it be known that she was Jewish. Mordecai had told her not to tell anyone, and she obeyed him in this, just as she had obeyed him when she was a little girl under his care.


During the time that Mordecai held office in the palace, Bigthana and Teresh, two of the palace eunuchs who guarded the entrance to the king's rooms, became hostile to King Xerxes and plotted to assassinate him. Mordecai learned about it and told Queen Esther, who then told the king what Mordecai had found out. There was an investigation, and it was discovered that the report was true, so both men were hanged on the gallows. The king ordered an account of this to be written down in the official records of the empire.


Sometime later King Xerxes promoted a man named Haman to the position of prime minister. Haman was the son of Hammedatha, a descendant of Agag. The king ordered all the officials in his service to show their respect for Haman by kneeling and bowing to him. They all did so, except for Mordecai, who refused to do it. The other officials in the royal service asked him why he was disobeying the king's command; day after day they urged him to give in, but he would not listen to them. “I am a Jew,” he explained, “and I cannot bow to Haman.” So they told Haman about this, wondering if he would tolerate Mordecai's conduct. Haman was furious when he realized that Mordecai was not going to kneel and bow to him, and when he learned that Mordecai was a Jew, he decided to do more than punish Mordecai alone. He made plans to kill every Jew in the whole Persian Empire.


In the twelfth year of King Xerxes' rule, in the first month, the month of Nisan, Haman ordered the lots to be cast (“Purim,” they were called) to find out the right day and month to carry out his plot. The thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar was decided on.


So Haman told the king, “There is a certain race of people scattered all over your empire and found in every province. They observe customs that are not like those of any other people. Moreover, they do not obey the laws of the empire, so it is not in your best interests to tolerate them. If it pleases Your Majesty, issue a decree that they are to be put to death. If you do, I guarantee that I will be able to put 375 tons of silver into the royal treasury for the administration of the empire.”


The king took off his ring, which was used to stamp proclamations and make them official, and gave it to the enemy of the Jewish people, Haman son of Hammedatha, the descendant of Agag. The king told him, “The people and their money are yours; do as you like with them.”


So on the thirteenth day of the first month, Haman called the king's secretaries and dictated a proclamation be translated into every language and system of writing used in the empire and to be sent to all the rulers, governors, and officials. It was issued in the name of King Xerxes and stamped with his ring. Runners took this proclamation to every province of the empire. It contained the instructions that on a single day, the thirteenth day of Adar, all Jews—young and old, women and children—were to be killed. They were to be slaughtered without mercy and their belongings were to be taken. The contents of the proclamation were to be made public in every province so that everyone would be prepared when that day came.


At the king's command, the decree was made public in the capital city of Susa, and runners carried the news to the provinces. The king and Haman sat down and had a drink while the city of Susa was being thrown into confusion.


When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his clothes in anguish. Then he dressed in sackcloth, covered his head with ashes, and walked through the city, wailing loudly and bitterly, until he came to the entrance of the palace. He did not go in because no one wearing a sackcloth was allowed inside. Throughout all the provinces, wherever the king's proclamation was made known, there was loud mourning among the Jews. They fasted, wept, wailed, and most of them put on sackcloth and lay in ashes.


When Esther's servant women and eunuchs told her what Mordecai was doing, she was deeply disturbed. She sent Mordecai some clothes to put on instead of the sackcloth, but he would not accept them. Then she called Hathach, one of the palace eunuchs appointed as her servant by the king, and told him to go to Mordecai and find out what was happening and why. Hathach went to Mordecai in the city square at the entrance of the palace. Mordecai told him everything that had happened to him and just how much money Haman had promised to put into the royal treasury if all the Jews were killed. He gave Hathach a copy of the proclamation that had been issued in Susa, ordering the destruction of the Jews. Mordecai asked him to take it to Esther, explain the situation to her, and have her go and plead with the king and beg him to have mercy on her people. Hathach did this, and Esther gave him this message to take back to Mordecai: “If anyone, man or woman, goes to the inner courtyard and sees the king without being summoned, that person must die. That is the law; everyone, from the king's advisers to the people in the provinces, knows that. There is only one way to get around this law: if the king holds out his gold scepter to someone, then that person's life is spared. But it has been a month since the king sent for me.”


When Mordecai received Esther's message, he sent her this warning: “Don't imagine that you are safer than any other Jew just because you are in the royal palace. If you keep quiet at a time like this, help will come from heaven to the Jews, and they will be saved, but you will die and your father's family will come to an end. Yet who knows—maybe it was for a time like this that you were made queen!”


Esther sent Mordecai this reply: “Go and get all the Jews in Susa together; hold a fast and pray for me. Don't eat or drink anything for three days and nights. My servant women and I will be doing the same. After that, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. If I must die for doing it, I will die.”


Mordecai then left and did everything that Esther had told him to do.


On the third day of her fast Esther put on her royal robes and went and stood in the inner courtyard of the palace, facing the throne room. The king was inside, seated on the royal throne, facing the entrance. When the king saw Queen Esther standing outside, she won his favor, and he held out to her the gold scepter. She then came up and touched the tip of it. “What is it, Queen Esther?” the king asked. “Tell me what you want, and you shall have it—even if it is half my empire.”


Esther replied, “If it pleases Your Majesty, I would like you and Haman to be my guests tonight at a banquet I am preparing for you.”






The king then ordered Haman to come quickly, so that they could be Esther's guests. So the king and Haman went to Esther's banquet. Over the wine, the king asked her, “Tell me what you want, and you shall have it. I will grant your request, even if you ask for half my empire.”


Esther replied, “If Your Majesty is kind enough to grant my request, I would like you and Haman to be my guests tomorrow at another banquet that I will prepare for you. At that time I will tell you what I want.”


When Haman left the banquet he was happy and in a good mood. But then he saw Mordecai at the entrance of the palace, and when Mordecai did not rise or show any sign of respect as he passed, Haman was furious with him. But he controlled himself and went on home. Then he invited his friends to his house and asked his wife Zeresh to join them. He boasted to them about how rich he was, how many sons he had, how the king had promoted him to high office, and how much more important he was than any of the king's other officials. “What is more,” Haman went on, “Queen Esther gave a banquet for no one but the king and me, and we are invited back tomorrow. But none of this means a thing to me as long as I see that Jew Mordecai sitting at the entrance of the palace.”


So his wife and all his friends suggested, “Why don't you have a gallows built, seventy-five feet tall? Tomorrow morning you can ask the king to have Mordecai hanged on it, and then you can go to the banquet happy.”


Haman thought this was a good idea, so he had the gallows built.


That same night the king could not get to sleep, so he had the official records of the empire brought and read to him. The part they read included the account of how Mordecai had uncovered a plot to assassinate the king—the plot made by Bigthana and Teresh, the two palace eunuchs who had guarded the king's rooms. The king asked, “How have we honored and rewarded Mordecai for this?”


His servants answered, “Nothing has been done for him.”


“Are any of my officials in the palace?” the king asked.


Now Haman had just entered the courtyard; he had come to ask the king to have Mordecai hanged on the gallows that were now ready. So the servants answered, “Haman is here, waiting to see you.”


“Show him in,” said the king.


So Haman came in, and the king said to him, “There is someone I wish very much to honor. What should I do for this man?”


Haman thought to himself, “Now who could the king want to honor so much? Me, of course.”


So he answered the king, “Have royal robes brought for this man—robes that you yourself wear. Have a royal ornament put on your own horse. Then have one of your highest noblemen dress the man in these robes and lead him, mounted on the horse, through the city square. Have the nobleman announce as they go: ‘See how the king rewards someone he wishes to honor!’”


Then the king said to Haman, “Hurry and get the robes and the horse and provide these honors for Mordecai the Jew. Do everything for him that you have suggested. You will find him sitting at the entrance of the palace.”


So Haman got the robes and the horse, and he put the robes on Mordecai. Mordecai got on the horse, and Haman led him through the city square, announcing to the people as they went: “See how the king rewards a man he wishes to honor!”


Mordecai then went back to the palace entrance while Haman hurried home, covering his face in embarrassment. He told his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then she and those wise friends of his told him, “You are beginning to lose power to Mordecai. He is a Jew, and you cannot overcome him. He will certainly defeat you.”


While they were still talking, the palace eunuchs arrived in a hurry to take Haman to Esther's banquet.


And so the king and Haman went to eat with Esther for a second time. Over the wine, the king asked her again, “Now, Queen Esther, what do you want? Tell me and you shall have it. I'll even give you half the empire.”


Queen Esther answered, “If it pleases Your Majesty to grant my humble request, my wish is that I may live and that my people may live. My people and I have been sold for slaughter. If it were nothing more serious than being sold into slavery, I would have kept quiet and not bothered you about it; but we are about to be destroyed—exterminated!”


Then King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, “Who dares to do such a thing? Where is this man?”


Esther answered, “Our enemy, our persecutor, is this evil man Haman!”


Haman faced the king and queen with terror. The king got up in a fury, left the room, and went outside to the palace gardens. Haman could see that the king was determined to punish him for this, so he stayed behind to beg Queen Esther for his life. He had just thrown himself down on Esther's couch to beg for mercy when the king came back into the room from the gardens. Seeing this, the king cried out, “Is this man going to rape the queen right here in front of me, in my own palace?”


The king had no sooner said this than the eunuchs covered Haman's head. Then one of them, who was named Harbonah, said, “Haman even went so far as to build a gallows at his house so that he could hang Mordecai, who saved Your Majesty's life. And it's seventy-five feet tall!”


“Hang Haman on it!” the king commanded.


So Haman was hanged on the gallows that he had built for Mordecai. Then the king's anger cooled down.


That same day King Xerxes gave Queen Esther all the property of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. Esther told the king that Mordecai was related to her, and from then on Mordecai was allowed to enter the king's presence. The king took off his ring with his seal on it (which he had taken back from Haman) and gave it to Mordecai. Esther put Mordecai in charge of Haman's property.


Then Esther spoke to the king again, throwing herself at his feet and crying. She begged him to do something to stop the evil plot that Haman, the descendant of Agag, had made against the Jews. The king held out the gold scepter to her, so she stood up and said, “If it pleases Your Majesty, and if you care about me and if it seems right to you, please issue a proclamation to keep Haman's orders from being carried out—those orders that the son of Hammedatha the descendant of Agag gave for the destruction of all the Jews in the empire. How can I endure it if this disaster comes on my people, and my own relatives are killed?”


King Xerxes then said to Queen Esther and Mordecai, the Jew, “Look, I have hanged Haman for his plot against the Jews, and I have given Esther his property. But a proclamation issued in the king's name and stamped with the royal seal cannot be revoked. You may, however, write to the Jews whatever you like; and you may write it in my name and stamp it with the royal seal.”


This happened on the twenty-third day of the third month, the month of Sivan. Mordecai called the king's secretaries and dictated letters to the Jews and to the governors, administrators, and officials of all the 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia. The letters were written to each province in its own language and system of writing and to the Jews in their language and system of writing. Mordecai had the letters written in the name of King Xerxes, and he stamped them with the royal seal. They were delivered by riders mounted on fast horses from the royal stables.


These letters explained that the king would allow the Jews in every city to organize for self-defense. If armed men of any nationality in any province attacked the Jewish men, their children, or their women, the Jews could fight back and destroy the attackers; they could slaughter them to the last man and take their possessions. This decree was to take effect throughout the Persian Empire on the day set for the slaughter of the Jews, the thirteenth of Adar, the twelfth month. It was to be proclaimed as law and made known to everyone in every province so that the Jews would be ready to take revenge on their enemies when that day came. At the king's command, the riders mounted royal horses and rode off at top speed. The decree was also made public in Susa, the capital city.


Mordecai left the palace, wearing royal robes of blue and white, a cloak of fine purple linen, and a magnificent gold crown. Then the streets of Susa rang with cheers and joyful shouts. For the Jews, there was joy and relief, happiness, and a sense of victory. In every city and province, wherever the king's proclamation was read, the Jews held a joyful holiday with feasting and happiness. In fact, many other people became Jews, because they were afraid of them now.


The thirteenth day of Adar came the day on which the royal proclamation was to take effect, the day when the enemies of the Jews were hoping to get them in their power. But instead, the Jews triumphed over them. In the Jewish quarter of every city in the empire, the Jews organized to attack anyone who tried to harm them. People everywhere were afraid of them, and no one could stand against them. In fact, all the provincial officials—governors, administrators, and royal representatives—helped the Jews because they were all afraid of Mordecai. It was well-known throughout the empire that Mordecai was now a powerful man in the palace and was growing more powerful. So the Jews could do what they wanted with their enemies. They attacked them with swords and slaughtered them.


In Susa, the capital city itself, the Jews killed five hundred people. Among them were the ten sons of Haman son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews: Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha, Paratha, Adalia, Aridatha, Parmashta, Arisaig, Friday, and Vaizatha. However, there was no looting.


That same day the number of people killed in Susa was reported to the king. He then said to Queen Esther, “In Susa alone, the Jews have killed five hundred people, including Haman's ten sons. What must they have done out in the provinces! What do you want now? You shall have it. Tell me what else you want, and you shall have it.”


Esther answered, “If it pleases Your Majesty, let the Jews in Susa do again tomorrow what they were allowed to do today. And have the bodies of Haman's ten sons hung from the gallows.” The king ordered this to be done, and the proclamation was issued in Susa. The bodies of Haman's ten sons were publicly displayed. On the fourteenth day of Adar, the Jews of Susa got together again and killed three hundred more people in the city. But again, they did no looting.


The Jews in the provinces also organized and defended themselves. They rid themselves of their enemies by killing seventy-five thousand people who hated them. But they did no looting. This was on the thirteenth day of Adar. On the next day, the fourteenth, there was no more killing, and they made it a joyful day of feasting. The Jews of Susa, however, made the fifteenth a holiday, since they had slaughtered their enemies on the thirteenth and fourteenth and then stopped on the fifteenth. This is why Jews who live in small towns observe the fourteenth day of the month of Adar as a joyous holiday, a time for feasting and giving gifts of food to one another.






Mordecai had these events written down and sent letters to all the Jews, near and far, throughout the Persian Empire, telling them to observe the fourteenth and fifteenth days of Adar as holidays every year. These were the days on which the Jews had rid themselves of their enemies; this was a month that had been turned from a time of grief and despair into a time of joy and happiness. They were told to observe these days with feasts and parties, giving gifts of food to one another and to the poor. So the Jews followed Mordecai's instructions, and the celebration became an annual custom.



Haman son of Hammedatha—the descendant of Agag and the enemy of the Jewish people—had cast lots (“Purim,” they were called) to determine the day for destroying the Jews; he had planned to wipe them out. But Esther went to the king, and the king issued written orders with the result that Haman suffered the fate he had planned for the Jews—he and his sons were hanged from the gallows. That is why the holidays are called Purim. Because of Mordecai's letter and because of all that had happened to them, the Jews made it a rule for themselves, their descendants, and anyone who might become a Jew, that at the proper time each year these two days would be regularly observed according to Mordecai's instructions. It was resolved that every Jewish family of every future generation in every province and every city should remember and observe the days of Purim for all time to come.


Then Queen Esther, the daughter of Abihail, along with Mordecai, also wrote a letter, putting her full authority behind the letter about Purim, which Mordecai had written earlier. The letter was addressed to all the Jews, and copies were sent to all the 127 provinces of the Persian Empire. It wished the Jews peace and security and directed them and their descendants to observe the days of Purim at the proper time, just as they had adopted rules for the observance of fasts and times of mourning. This was commanded by both Mordecai and Queen Esther. Esther's command, confirming the rules for Purim, was written down on a scroll.


King Xerxes imposed forced labor on the people of the coastal regions of his empire as well as on those of the interior. All the great and wonderful things he did, as well as the whole story of how he promoted Mordecai to high office, are recorded in the official records of the kings of Persia and Media. Mordecai the Jew was second in rank only to King Xerxes himself. He was honored and well-liked by his fellow Jews. He worked for the good of his people and for the security of all their descendants

Monday, January 4, 2021

Newly Married Women how comfort with her home

 




Whether Some women get tortured through mother law or a husband or may surround people or in the workplace, If we believe in god In all circumstances God will definitely bless us! Here we are going to see how god feeds the needy people without any help. 


Story About Ruth And A Great Grand Mother :


Not Many Israelites ever left their country. It was also unusual for them to marry people from other countries.


There was a famine in the land of Israel. So the man called Elimelech from the down of Bethlehem in Judah went with his family to live in the country of Moab. His wife was Naomi and their two sons were Mahlon and chili. While they were living there Elimelech died. Naomi was left with her two sons.

The sons married Moabite women, Orpah, and Ruth. About ten years later, Mahlon and chili also died. Naomi was left all alone. Sometime later  Naomi heard that  The Lord has blessed his people. 

There were good crops again in the land of Israel. So she returned to Jodaaah with her two daughter - In -Law. On the way, Naomi said to them " Go back home and stay with your mothers. May the Lord be as good to you as you have been to me and to those who have died. May the Lord give you both new husbands and families." 

so Naomi kissed them good-ye. But they started crying and said to her "No! We will go with you to your people."


" You must go back to my daughters," Naomi answered.

"Why do you want to come with me and remain widows?

The Lord is against me and I feel sorry for you. Again they started crying. Then Orpah kissed her mother in law and Went back home. But Ruth Would not leave Naomi. So Naomi said to Ruth, Your Sister in law has gone back to her people and her God. Go back home with her.


But ruth Answered, " Please don't ask me to leave you! Let me go with you where ever you may go. Where ever you may live. Your people will be my people. Your God will be my god. May the Lord punish me if I leave you before I die."


Naomi saw the Ruth had made up her mind to go with her. So she said nothing more.


They traveled together to Bethlehem. When they arrived, the whole town became excited. The people were happy to have them back. The woman said, " Is this really Naomi?"


Ruth Works in the field :







Naomi and Ruth arrived in Bethlehem like refugees with almost nothing. It was the custom to allow poor people to pick up the corn which got left behind at harvest time. There was a rich man and a well-known man named Boaz.

 He was related to Naomi's dead husband. One day Ruth said, Naomi." This is harvest time. Let me go to the fields to gather the grain that the workers drop. I am sure, I will someone, who will be kind to me. Naomi answered go ahead, daughter.


So ruth went out to the fields. It so happened that she was in a field that belonged to Boaz. She walked behind the workers, Picking up the head of grain which they left.


 At mealtime, Boaz called Ruth and said," Come and have pieces of bread, and dip it into the sauce." So she sat with the worker to eat. Boaz passes some roasted grain to her. She ate until she was satisfied.


Boaz Ordered Workers, " Let her gather grain even where the bundles are kept. and don't stop her.


After returning home. Naomi shared food with her, And said: " Where did you work today ?"


Whose field was it? God Bless the man who treated you so well !"


Then ruth told her that she had worked in the field of a man named Boaz.



Ruth Marries Boaz King :






Boaz took Ruth home as his wife. The Lord Blessed her. And she gave birth to a son. The woman said to Naomi "Praise the Lord he has given you a grandson to take care of you. May the Boy became famous in Israel.


 The Women of the town named boy OBED. Obed was Jesse's father, And Jesse was the father of "King David ".




"The Lord Delight In you " - God Will Feed you always Like Naomi and Ruth, They Both believed in god With Much of Faith," God Showed them A NEW WAY - Definitely God will do it for you if you believe in him.



“I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13)


Dear friend, the promise verse for today is from John 14:13, 


“I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” Whenever we read this verse we feel so happy. We think we can ask anything to the Lord and He will give whatever we ask. 


We also read in Psalm 37:4, “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” We should always remember to find delight in the Lord. Only when we delight ourselves in the Lord, God promises to give the desires of our heart.


What does it mean to delight ourselves in the Lord? We have to enjoy His presence and feel His love. When we do that in our lives we show Him that we give complete control of our life into His hands. We would say, “Lord take control. You desire to let it happen in my life.”


 We say so because we know that the Lord will do everything for our good only. When we have that belief we won’t feel like asking anything to Him for He will only give the best for us.

Ever since I was a little child I was very fond of dogs. I loved dogs a lot.


 I always wanted a golden retriever. I asked my parents for a golden retriever to have it inside our house. But we knew how hard it is to maintain a dog. A golden retriever sheds its hair everywhere and it is difficult to maintain. Most of the time I was at school or away at college so we couldn’t get a golden retriever. 


But after I got married my husband got me one. I can be with it all the time.

 This was just a small wish. But even that God granted it to me at the right time. Bible says in Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” 

So when we leave everything in God’s hand, the Lord will give the right thing at the right time. But that doesn’t mean we should stop asking Him. 

The Lord wants to speak to you and have close communion with you. So whatever you desire tell Him for He is willing to listen and He will give the best in your life. Believe this word and thank the Lord today.


"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live."- John 11:25


Our Loving Lord Jesus, The Living Word says that You are the resurrection and that he who believes in You will live, even though he dies. 

Though if we spend the whole of our life, we would not have thanked You sufficiently Lord, for Your death on the Cross at Calvary, and for the sufferings and agony, You passed through.


 By Jesus' resurrection on the third day, He has given us the hope of eternal life and victory over evil. Lord, we commit this wonderful New year into Your most precious and loving hands.

 The Bible says that we were dead in our transgressions and sins, following our own ways of the world. But because of Your great love and mercy, You made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in our transgressions. 


It is by Your divine, supernatural grace that we have been saved. By Your grace alone, we have been saved from the death in our lives.

 Thank You for the victory that You have given us over Satan. Help us stand firm in this Truth and be Your children and heirs of the kingdom. 

Let Your resurrection meet every need in our life according to the riches of Your glory. 

On this Year, renew our spirit in us and keep us firm in You, to the end, that we may be blameless on Your day. Let Your presence abide by us every day


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

GOD CHOSEN CHILD ABRAHAM'S STORY




The People in Mesopotamia and in other lands believed in many gods. They worshipped the sun, moon, and stars. Abram was different.

 He believed in one true god or "The lord ", who made the sun, moon, stars. He told Abraham to leave his home and people and go to a country far away. God promised to give that new country to him and his children.

The Lord said to Abram," I want to take you to another country. You must leave your home and country.

 I will give you many children and Grandchildren. Your family one day will become a great nation. Your name will be well known. You will bring happiness to many.

I will bring happiness to those who bless you.

But I will bring trouble to those who bring you trouble. Through you, I will bless all the Nation.

Abraham was 75 years old when he left Haran. His wife Sarai and his nephew Lot went with him. Abraham was a rich man and he had many slaves and animals. He took all his riches with him and came to the land of Canaan.

Abraham traveled many miles until he came to the place called Shechem.




The Lord had said to Abraham, " Leave your country, your people, and your father's households and go the land I will show you.." The Lord appeared to Abraham and said, "to your offspring, I will give this land " So he built an altar there to the Lord, Who had appeared to him.


Here was a holy tree where the people worshiped their god. The Lord "One day I will give this land to your people," then Abraham build an altar there and gave offerings to the lord on it.

Cannan was later called Israel. God changed Abram's name to Abraham. Which means Father of the Nations. Sarai's name changed to Sarah, Which means "Princess ".

Many years later when Abraham and Sarah were very old, God gave them a son Issac.











In Mesopotamia Abraham's country, There was a strange custom. People sometimes sacrificed their children to gods. They thought it. it was the way of giving thanks for the gift of children.

 They felt the gods would give them many more. God wanted to test Abraham. He called him and said, I know you love your only son Isaac. Now take him to the land of Moriah. There I will show you the mountain. On it, you must offer him as a sacrifice to me.


Early the next morning .abraham started out for Moriah with Issac. He took two servants and a donkey to carry over the firewoods for the sacrifice. On the third day, Abraham saw the mountain far away.

And" Abraham said to the servants, Stay here with the donkey, I will go there to worship the Lord and come back".


Abraham Put the firewoods on Issac. He carried the knife and burning the coals. On the way, Issac asked his father, " Father we have fire and the wood but where is the lamb for the sacrifice ?"


Abraham said God himself will give us the lamp, My son.

At the last they came to the Mountain, Abraham builds an altar and out the fire on it. He tied up his son and placed him on the top of the wood. Then he picked up his knife to kill him from heaven,

But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven " ABRAHAM ! DONT'T KILL THE BOY ! NOW I KNOW THAT YOU HONOUR AND OBEY THE GOD " because you were ready to offer even your only son to him."




Then Abraham looked around and saw the lamp caught in a bush by its horns. He united Issac took the lamp and sacrificed it on the altar. It was a burnt offering to the lord Abraham Named that place YAHWEH JIREH, which means " THE LORD PROVIDES "


Again the angel of lord god him from heaven. The Lord said ." Because you are ready to offer your only son to me. I promise that I will bless you very much. 

You will be the great grandfather of many many people. Your people will capture their enemies. Other people everywhere blessed as I have blessed your people because you have obeyed me."





When God called Abraham to go to a country he would show him, the came with God's promise that in Abram " all the families of the earth would be blessed. 

Abraham,, and Sarah had no children yet God promised to make  Abraham name greate..the answer came one day when three men paid Abraham a visit.


1 . I WILL MAKE YOU A GREAT NATION

2. I WILL BLESS YOU.

3. I WILL MAKE YOU A NAME GREAT.

4 . YOU WILL BE A BLESSING.

5. I WILL BLESS THOSE WHO BLESS YOU.

6. I WILL CURSE THOSE WHO CURSE YOU.

7.IN YOU ALL THE FAMILIES OF THE EARTH SHALL BE BLESSED.







You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed.

 And the crops of your land and the young of your livestock-the calves of your herds and lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.


Sarah was childless until she was 90 years old. God promised Abraham that she would be " a mother of the nation" (Genesis 17: 16 )and that she would conceive and bear a son, but Sarah did not believe. When Issac was born to Sarah and Abraham in their old age, was the fulfillment of god's promise to them.







You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed. and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock-the calves of your herds and lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.


Sarah was childless until she was 90 years old. God promised Abraham that she would be " a mother of the nation" (Genesis 17: 16 )and that she would conceive and bear a son, but Sarah did not believe. When Issac was born to Sarah and Abraham in their old age, was the fulfillment of god's promise to them.


We should remember that as in 1 corinthians 11:25, " In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying "This cup is the new covenant in my blood: do this whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me " We also read the lord saying in Matthew 26:28," This is my blood of the covenant which poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." 

God makes us a new creation by the cleansing of his blood. When god shed his blood he brought us into the new covenant where he has become our God and made us his people. Nothing can separate us from God anymore. Every promise of God in the bible have been affirmed by the Lord Jesus with his 'YES ' And AMEN ' ( 2 Corinthians 1: 20 )





Dear Lord, Thank you for the provision you have made for me through your sacrifice. 

Thank you for your covenant of Blood. Fulfill your covenant of peace and prosperity in my life. 

Let every promise you have spoken to me come to fulfillment. Those who read this content with much faithful, Let them receive a wonderful miracle in life in this Upcoming New year.


Especially  Job, Business education, Marriage, Baby Blessing, Diseases, Let Every Problem need to change in the name of JESUS.


I have a Great Hope they will definitely receive a blessing from You. We are all will glorify your name lord. Praise the Lord.








Monday, December 21, 2020

What Is The Real Christmas




Is Christmas Really the Day Jesus Was Born?

In the early years of Christianity, Easter was the main holiday; the birth of Jesus was not celebrated. In the fourth century, church officials decided to institute the birth of Jesus as a holiday.

Unfortunately, the Bible does not mention the date of his birth (a fact Puritans later pointed out to deny the legitimacy of the celebration). 


Although some evidence suggests that his birth may have occurred in the spring (why would shepherds be herding in the middle of winter?), Pope Julius, I chose December 25.


It is commonly believed that the church chose this date to adopt and absorb the traditions of the pagan Saturnalia festival. First called the Feast of the Nativity, the custom spread to Egypt by 432 and to England by the end of the sixth century. Lets we sing together happily,




We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding

Oh, bring us some figgy pudding

And bring it right here

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year

We won't go until we get some

We won't go until we get some

We won't go until we get some

So bring it right here

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year

We all like our figgy pudding

We all like our figgy pudding

We all like our figgy pudding

With all its good cheers

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

We wish you a merry Christmas and happy news.





The purpose of Christmas Sharing is to help families in need with the extra cost of food at Christmas time.

Christmas Sharing is a registered charity wholly funded through the generosity of the community. In 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic presents additional challenges.


In Bible: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.




The benefits of Giving have been proven to decrease blood pressure and reduce stress. This reduction promotes longer life and better health.

 Giving promotes social connection. Studies show that when you give to others, your generosity is often continued down the line to someone else, or returned to you.


Those who generously giving, they may any religion, there are seems like "Angel of God "  to the poor.


2 Corinthians 9: 7


Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. Love Of True Christian is sharing,





It is a holy disposition given to us when we are born again by God. It is the love of God shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. True spiritual love is characterized by meekness and gentleness,

yet it is vastly superior to the courtesies and kindnesses of the flesh.


We must be careful not to confuse human sentimentality, carnal pleasantries, human amiability, and affability with true spiritual love.


The love God commands, first to Himself and then to others, is not human. It is not the indulgent, self-seeking love that is in us by nature. If we indulgently allow our children to grow up with little or, no Scriptural discipline, Proverbs plainly says we do not love them, regardless of the human sentimentality and affection we may feel for them.



Love is not a sentimental pampering of one another with a loose indifference as to our walk and obedience before the Lord.


Glossing over one another's faults to ingratiate ourselves in their esteem is not spiritual love.


The true nature of Christian love is a righteous principle that seeks the highest good of others.


It is a powerful desire to promote their welfare.


The exercise of love is to be in strict conformity to the revealed will of God.


We must love the truth.


💗.


God Bless you.




Sunday, December 20, 2020

THE FATHER'S LOVE




 Married Women would wear ten silver coins on their forehead. It was an important sign of being married. 

A woman would be very upset if one of the coins got lost.


"Suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one of them. What does she do? She lights a lamp, sweeps her house, and looks carefully everywhere. 


When she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors, and says to them, " I am so happy, I found the coin I lost. Let us have a party!"


In the same way, the angel of the god is surely happy when one person stops doing evil and turns to god !"


Likewise, Once there was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to him, 'Father give me my share of your things now '. So the Man divided everything into his two sons.


After a few days, the younger son sold all his things and left home with money.


He went to a far country, and spend all his money foolishly.


Now there is a great famine in that country, and he had nothing. So he went to work for a farmer, who send him to look after his pigs. 


He was so hungry he felt like eating the pigs' food. But no one gives him anything!


Now he became wise and said, At home, even my father's daily workers have more than they can eat, but here I am starving! " I Will go to my father and say,


 " Father I have sinned against God and against you. Take me as one of your daily workers.


So he went on his way to his father.


" When he was still some distance from home, his father saw him and felt sorry for him.




 He ran and put his arms around his son and kissed him.


The son said, ' Father, I have sinned against God and against you. You can no longer call me your son.


But the father ordered his servants, 'Hurry! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and shoes on his feet. Then go make a grand feast.


Let us have a party. I thought my son got dead and gone, But he has come back alive. He was lost but he knew he has been found, so the party began.


then the Older son was coming back from the field. He heard music and dancing. So he called the servants and asked .' what is going on?"  Your brother comes home safely,' servants answered.


So your father is having a big party for him. The older brother was so angry that he would not go in.


But he said all these years I have worked for you as a servant. I have never disobeyed you.


what have you given me? Not even a goat to have a party with my friends!


But this son of yours has wasted your money on careless living. Now when he comes back home, You have a big party for him"! 


The father answered, 'My son. you are always here with me, and everything I have is yours. But your brother was dead and gone. Now he has come back alive.


He was lost but now he has found, So we must show our joy in this way"




 GOD IS LIKE THE FATHER IN THIS STORY, He welcomes people as his children, even when they have gone wrong. The older brother was angry when his brother returned home. But his behaviors showed that 


he was no better than his foolish brother!




When we are ready to please God, to confess our sins, definitely god will forgive our sins, and at the right moments, he embarrasses us like a father.


How much the earthly father loves us, more than that our heavenly father will do, who was dedicatedly given his richest blood and flesh for us...


WHO HUMBLED HIM SELFES TO WASHED HIS DISCIPLES FOOT,   "NO  GOD DONE THIS WORK TO HUMBLE HIMSELF LIKE THAT ".....He is the One who loved us more than anything in this world...




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