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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: FIVE SECRETS OF MILITARY STRATEGY

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:
FIVE SECRETS OF MILITARY STRATEGY


SUB-TITLE: ACCURATE FULFILLMENT OF THE LORD’S MANDATE

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: 5 SECRETS OF MILITARY STRATEGY
SUB-TITLE: ACCURATE FULFILLMENT OF THE LORD’S MANDATE


The other day I was reading some ministry results of a wonderful brother in Messiah. My first thought was, “God is using him so mightily . . . he is reaching so many people for Messiah!” And . . . he has NO synagogue or church support.

Like most of us in God’s work, he was one of the most unlikely prospects for God to use. Like you, and like me, people never guessed he would one day become a believer in Yeshua! When I reflected upon how God is using him, I thought, “What a great reward he will have in Heaven!”

I thought, “God, he is doing so much for You.” After a while the Lord prompted me, and The Holy Spirit reminded me that I was blessed to have part in his Christian growth; and to help disciple him to become a powerful follower of Yeshua. He took our Free Bible Studies course and we corresponded and communicated at times.

That is exactly what I shared in The Apostles Newsletter a few weeks ago: the disciples you teach should be used more greatly than you are. They should be disciples of MESSIAH and NOT disciples of men … IF you are doing your job right.

At the University of Excellence, of which I am President and Regent, we study five (5) secrets of military strategy for the accomplishment … and the continuance … of successful mission:

• Vision to reach the world for Messiah.

• Logistics and starting new synagogues and churches.

• Anointing of multiplication.

• Mission parameters.

• Resurrection and a new vision

VISION TO REACH THE WORLD FOR CHRIST

I want to teach you something that will help you win the world for Christ!

If you could win 1,000 people to Messiah every day
, how long do you think it would take to evangelize the whole world? At this time, the population of the world is about six (6) billion people. It would take you 16,427 years to reach every person (even at 1,000 every day!).

However, if you would lead only one person each year to Christ, and would really train them, here’s what would happen:

At the end of one year there would be two of you to take the “Good News” to others. If each of you would lead one person to Christ that next year, there would be four of you at the end of the second year to go tell the “Good News”. At this rate, it would only take you a little over 32 years to reach the rest of the world! (Even if the population increases to 8.5 billion, it would take only one extra year, or 33 years.)

This is why Jesus said, “Go, then to all peoples of the world and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”

Now, here’s how to train a disciple: Ask God to lead you to someone who really wants to grow in the Lord (it may be someone you lead to Christ or someone who already knows Jesus.) Take them “under your wing” (like a bird does her babies) and pour your life, as well as the Word of God, into them.

You will have to “live” the life you are teaching about. Take them preaching on the streets or witnessing at the market with you. Teach them how to lead others to Christ, and to baptize them in water. Their training may last from one week, or until Jesus comes back!

Sometimes you may want to train more than one person at a time. However, never get so busy that you do not have time to spend with each person privately. When a person you are training starts training others for Christ (it may be the first week), then spend some time for “feedback”. That is, let that person discuss with you about the people they are training: get “feedback” about progress or problems, and try to answer their questions. Pray with them!

Be sure to tell the people you are teaching that Jesus said, “The field is the world!” Not just their village or city: but every nation, tribe, tongue, and dialect. Pray that God will send out workers to the nations … and be willing to go yourself. Teach them to do the same.

Obtain a map of the world (and of your country). Lay your hands on the different countries and cities and pray for them. Ask God:

To pour out the Holy Spirit on them;

To send out Christian workers to them; and,

To raise up “Spirit-filled” churches in them and all over the world.

While praying for cities and nations, always “bind” the devil and his demons and cast them out in Jesus’ name. Then, “loose” the Holy Spirit into the cities and nations! Jesus said, “Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.” This includes his teaching about love, repentance, healing, forgiveness, casting out demons, prayer, baptism in the Holy Spirit, and our “one-ness” with other believers in Jesus.

Some of the people you train may be from other countries (students or visitors). Or, some of those you train may someday go to other countries to study, tour, or work. They will then be able to preach the Gospel there. This is another way you will be reaching nations!

Finally, teach the ones you are training to teach the people they teach “to teach others.” (Notice the four groups, or “families,” of disciples in 2 Timothy 2:2.) The first family is YOU: you are a disciple, or a “follower,” of Christ. The next family is the person you are teaching to be a “follower” of Christ. Notice something very important: the four families are NOT your disciples, they are Christ’s!

Read this message again, and again, and again. There are “seven keys” to help YOU win the world for Christ!

LOGISTICS AND STARTING NEW SYNAGOGUES AND CHURCHES

The provision and supply necessary for ongoing ministry growth will come about as new synagogues and churches are raised up. After the process of true biblical discipleship – making disciples of Messiah and NOT of men – is established, along with a vision of reaching the world for Messiah, the next step is to establish synagogues or churches. The people, the money, the resources for current and subsequent ministry to the community and the world will emanate from the local synagogues or churches established. Tithes and offerings will help in material and financial support. Each leader must be honest and ethical in their allocation of resources, and thereby be an example for those to whom they serve.

There are basically three (3) ways to start synagogues and churches:

1. Start cell groups, OR house churches;

2. Visit neighborhoods;

3. Hold public miracle and healing meetings.

START CELL GROUPS

Start cell groups, or home Bible studies, from an existing church. They will then be centers in each neighborhood or community for people to come for Bible study and prayer, and from which new churches can be raised up.

VISIT NEIGHBORHOODS AND BARRIOS


Visit the surrounding neighborhood
. This is the probably the most effective and can also be used in conjunction with a cell group. Get people interested in the vision God has given you. Meet together for prayer, fellowship, and Bible study.

Win souls in the neighborhood or local community where you will have your synagogue or church – START there first! Visit and pray for the sick. Baptize converts and then TRAIN them:

• To win others.

• To study the Scriptures.

• To fast and pray.

• To tithe and give offerings.

• To follow the principles described above in “Vision To reach the World for Christ.”

Impart a vision of the world. Teach them to enjoy Messiah Jesus and their work with Him!!!

Pray daily for God to:

• Open the hearts of people;

• Pour out His Spirit upon the area where you are (or will be)working for Him; and,

• Lead you to people who are seeking for God and His salvation.

Look for needs to meet:

• In people;

• In the community; and,

• In the government.

Go door-to-door within a reasonable distance of the synagogue or church you’re starting and ask people if there is anything for which they would like you to pray. Tell them you’re meeting in about an hour at a certain location (give them the address). Go back in a week and follow up on them. Note: they may also have sick people in the house that they want you to pray for.

Tell people: “If you can find 10 other families who want to start a church, then organize a meeting in your home (or one of their homes) and invite these other 10 families. I will then come and tell them about the church we’re starting. At the same time, we will minister to the people’s needs, if they desire. Expect miracles!”


WARNING:

Never go to be a new head rabbi at a synagogue or pastor a church that someone else started unless the people at large give you complete control before you start. You will just be taking over someone else’s problems! Also, when miracles start the previous leaders will become jealous. Start NEW WORKS where the anointing is honored and God can get the glory!!


TESTIMONY:

Here’s a testimony from a Pastor and General Overseer who followed the instruction described above for starting new churches. “The lessons and the questions are the best I have had in my life, especially since I started preaching the Gospel under the power of the Holy Spirit. Please help me to learn more and be a better worker for the Lord. With the lesson well studied, God has started blessing the work here. Prayer cells have sprung up in all places. God is adding souls to His kingdom.” [Bishop Harrison]



Do diligence to follow the steps in this lesson like Bishop Harrison and God will do MIRACLES for you!


HOLD PUBLIC MIRACLE AND HEALING MEETINGS

There is probably no more effective way to start a new synagogue or church, especially in unevangelized areas, than by means of public meetings: both indoors and outdoors. Here is a proven and successful format for holding such meetings:

1. Start each meeting with 30 minutes of singing and “selected” testimony.

2. Preach 20 to 40 minutes.

3. Begin message by announcing: “We are going to pray in a few minutes and God is going to heal the sick.”

4. During the message, tell the people WHO Jesus is and WHAT He did. Tell them:

“I wouldn’t ask you to believe in a dead god! Jesus Christ is ALIVE!”

“Since Jesus is alive, He will do what He did when He lived on earth before!”

“If He does – and heals you – will you serve Him the rest of your life?”

(Before you pray) “If Jesus heals you, how many will come up and tell of it?”

5. After the message, pray for the sick to be healed. Do NOT go out into the crowd and do NOT pray for individuals at this time, but pray for the crowd “as a whole” from the place where you have been preaching. (Let God do His work!)

6. (During prayer) Tell the people, “Now, begin to praise God for healing you.”

7. (After prayer) Tell the people, “Now do what you couldn’t do before.”

8. Ask for those who have been healed to come and testify. Make sure you have workers who are trained to examine testimonies.

Eliminate those testimonies which aren’t for real or don’t glorify Christ. Train the workers to bring to the front at once ONLY miracles of healing. Also, make sure you have workers who are trained in crowd control.

Don’t let the devil bring confusion to your meeting at this point.

NOTES:

A) The first day of the meeting let God heal a few. Then go out to the neighborhood or villages and tell them what God has been doing; invite them into the meetings.

B) The second day of the meetings, and thereafter, pray for specific cases, such as the deaf and blind, as God leads. You may want certain cases to come to the platform for prayer (where you are ministering). This way the crowd can see the miracles. Do ONLY what the Spirit says and finish when He tells you to!

C) Always meet with your workers before the meeting. Review the previous days meeting and pray for the current one. Ask God for the anointing of the Holy Spirit and pray for unity.

D) Establish a synagogue or church from the new believers (baptize them). Make plans to teach them regularly and to train them.

SUGGESTIONS:

Read and study “Health and Healing” (Parts 1 through 5) in the Archives of The Apostles Newsletter (September 15 through September 29, 2002). Also, read and memorize “How To Be Healed” in the Archives (June 28, 2002).

For a sample healing message to preach, go to: http://www.realmiracles.com/healmessage.htm

ANOINTING OF MULTIPLICATION

Lay hands on and pray over EVERYTHING and EVERYONE you send out or produce: ministers and workers; DVD’s, literature; podcasts, social media postings (MySpace, Twittter, etc.), YouTube videos, films; mp3 files; websites, prayer cloths. Ask God to put His power on them. Ask God for the “apostolic power of Christ” to invade the earth through them. Pray for MIRACLES to magnify Christ.

Pray for people to be saved, healed, delivered, baptized in the Spirit, prospered, and sent out to do the work of Messiah Yeshua. Ask God to raise up a great Holy Spirit synagogue or church in every village and neighborhood of the earth … and a great Holy Spirit witness in every house, home, or family of the earth through the WORK and the PEOPLE you send out! Believe!!

Thirty (30) years ago I asked God for a confirmation about a piece of literature I had written and was to be sending out. It was Lesson Four, “How To Receive the Power of God” in the Free Bible Studies course. I wanted God to show me if I should include this lesson in the series and I received three (3) confirmations within about one week.

The very first person who received that lesson was baptized in the Holy Spirit the day they received it in the mail. Then a Jew wrote from New York and said, “You wouldn’t believe what came out of my mouth when Jesus baptized me in the Holy Spirit” (as a result of the lesson). Thirdly, another man wrote saying that as soon as he took his lesson out of the envelope he read one sentence and was knocked down by a strange force and another language came out of his mouth.

“Believe! All things are possible to him that believes.”
[Mark 9:23]

If you are not available to lay hands on the materials – or the people – then commission others to do it. Lay your hands on them and pray over them so the apostolic power of Christ will flow through them. At times, when I have not been able to be present for an ordination service in a distant place, God would instruct me to send a prayer cloth over which I had prayed, and to have the prayer cloth laid on the minister.

If the Holy Spirit can supply the resurrection power of Christ to heal in this manner (Acts 19:11-12), then He surely can impart the gifts of the Spirit and enablement for ministry in the same manner. These should be “special” cases, however, because the normal Scriptural pattern would be to personally lay hands on those being ordained and sent out.

Ask God for ‘an anointing of multiplication’!
The kingdom of Heaven is like leaven (or, yeast): it grows and spreads. Yeshua (Jesus) still multiplies bread, and He can multiply the work, the workers, and the Word of God!

MISSION PARAMETERS

Be led by the Spirit of God! Follow the plain teachings of Jesus. Preach and teach the simple Gospel, apart from which there is no other gospel [1 Corinthians 15:1-5]. Obey the commission of Jesus in Matthew 28 and Mark 16. Adhere to the “Apostles’ Creed”. Use the pastoral writings of Paul and Peter and John as examples for church order and discipline and obey the Word of God as revealed in the Holy Bible.

A three-fold cord is not easily broken. Buildings designed in triangulation or with three-sided segments are stronger. Jesus sent out his apostles to:

1. Preach and teach;

2. Heal; and

3. Cast out demons.

Whether you are involved in ministry to governments, to the homeless, to the military … on television or the Internet … keep your ministry “triangulated” in balance with Jesus’ authority that he gave you: to preach; to heal; and, to cast out demons!

Then you won’t have to worry about false doctrines . . . because no one can copy the works God is doing through you. The Lord will confirm the Word of God you preach with signs following . . .and people who are really seeking God will come to the TRUTH! The cults have all have at least one of the three errors (if not all three!).

The cults and false religions teach:

1. Jesus was NOT God in human flesh;

2. You can work your way to Heaven;

3. Hell is not real (or, if it is, it only lasts for a short period).

No false teaching in the world can do all three … present the Good News, heal the sick, and cast out demons!
Especially like you are doing when you’re anointed with LOVE! False teaching is usually “lop-sided” with emphasis on either of two large errors: either you’re saved by your works only; or you can sin all you want to and get away with it!

“Faith without works is dead.”
[James 2:14-26]

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.”
[Galatians 5:6]

RESURRECTION AND A NEW VISION


If you are used in creative, powerful, and productive works by God then I have a warning for you. Just about the time you put the “stamp” on your ministry and declare “Mission Accomplished” there will come a time of discouragement. It is nothing more than a demonic attack assigned by Satan to discourage you, to get you to slow down, to get you to lose excitement, to get you to think you can’t do any more great works, and to get you to quit!

Immediately after the victory for which you have fought, prayed, and believed in faith, will subtly appear one of your most dangerous attacks from the enemy. It will NOT be like the attack(s) BEFORE your conquest: to discourage you, to make you afraid, to cause loss of integrity, loss of a loved one, or loss of possessions. All of which attacks you can defeat . . . and withstand . . . by living holy and living a life of faith and trust in God.

But this attack will be so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe. You will not be capable, without discernment from God, of making fine distinctions as to the source of the attack. It will be covert and delicately complex. There will be put in place clever and indirect means by the enemy to achieve your downfall: spiritually, socially, materially, physically, and mentally . . . in that order.

Read and prayerfully study The Apostles Newsletters titled “What to Do After the Victory” (Parts A and Part B) published September 14 and 21, 2003. Login to The Apostles Group and you will find them in the Archives.

This two-part newsletter was written to instruct you as to how to offset this kind of attack, and to guard against it; also, to augment and solidify your recent victory, and to go on to higher and more productive accomplishments.

King Solomon tells us in the Book of Ecclesiastes that a threefold cord is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12) There are three things you can do to assure your maintenance of the victory and your own personal integrity. They are as follows:

1. Guard Against Pride

2. Monitor the Victory

3.  Plan for the Future

After your victory is the time the enemy will do his best to allure you with:

• Fame;

• Fortune;

• Lust; and,

• Deception of any kind

Don’t let your guard down! You are at your weakest point of defense right after your victory:

• Rest;

• Stay under the anointing;

• Plan, stretch out in faith; and,

• Start implementing your plans for the NEXT victory. It may be related to the harvest of your present (recent) victory.

Rest for a short period. Use this time to reflect and give thanks to God, and those people who assisted you, for the victory. Pray God’s blessing on those who assisted you!

Stay in the Word of God and prayer. Stay under the anointing. Use this period of rest to listen to God for the “skeletal” outline of your NEXT project. Receive your plans from the Spirit. Praise and thank Him in faith for the next victory!

Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before you implement your next assignment. Don’t wait until all the conditions are right before you start. Count the cost, but use faith. You can refine after you implement.

God is getting ready to use you MORE GREATLY than ever before! He has given you the “eye of the tiger” . . . you will never be taken captive by the enemy. You will be stronger and more productive for the kingdom of God. The Master will say to you: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant; enter into the joy of the Lord.”

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!


Your friend,
Prince Handley

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HOW GOD WORKS FOR YOU – PART B

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HOW GOD WORKS FOR YOU – PART B

In the last newsletter we discussed certain ways God has to help you. Many times He or His angels are working ahead of time … or right on time … in unseen ways to deliver you, to prosper you, and to bring you into a place of super productivity.

Remember, God is FOR YOU. If you ever doubt this, look at the cross stake. “If when we were His enemies He loved us so much that He sent His only son, Yeshua ha Meschiach, to die for us, how much more, now that we are His friends, does He want to make us whole in every area of our lives.” [Brit Chadashah: Romans 5:10]

God has every detail of your life covered. If you walk in constant communion with Him … if the Holy Spirit is your best Friend … and if you are involved in kingdom work, then you can expect His VERY BEST for you.

In this newsletter we will discuss more in detail how God works “behind the scenes” to bring mass deliverance of nations and groups of people. Pray that God will guide you into the ministry of “national deliverance”.

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you shall go; I will guide you with my eye.” [Psalm 32:8]

Realize that this promise is both “individual” and “corporate”. God is not only working for YOU, but also for those PEOPLE under your tutelage and leadership. He wants you to KNOW His deliverance, direction, and dynamics: for your sake, as well as the sake of those people under your watch care … and for the sake of people in the FUTURE!

Before Christopher Columbus (real name Cristobal Colon) made his transatlantic voyages he began to believe that his plan for Atlantic navigation was divinely supported, that it was somehow connected with God’s purpose for the world. Five pages of remnants of some of Columbus’s original “papers” were sewn into the back of one of his favorite books: the Historia Revum Ubique Gestarum or History of All Things and All Deeds by Aeneas Sylvius (later Pope Pius II) printed in Venice in 1477.

On one of these pages he had written the Old Testament books and prophets which inspired him. He wrote: ” … the Holy Spirit, which with rays of marvelous brightness comforted me with His holy and sacred Scripture, in a high, clear voice.” Surely, not all was perfect in his life, but he had been used as a marvelous vessel in frontier work that opened up the New World from which the Good News and workers for Messiah spread throughout the world in the last 500 years.

Also, think of the many people who have fled persecution and oppression through the centuries and found refuge in the New World. At the end of his life Columbus was convinced that prophecies had been fulfilled by his voyages to the Indies and he gave up his quest for science to “cleave to the Holy and Sacred Scriptures. I have used the life of Columbus as an example. You don’t have to know every detail … and you don’t have to be perfect … to be an instrument God will use to impact the world, and even to open NEW, HITHERTO UNTRAVERSED FRONTIERS.

Let your heart speak to you; let the Spirit’s prompting in your inner man guide you in accordance to the Holy Scriptures. What is it that the Holy Spirit is leading you to implement? God’s Spirit is in the business of impacting nations. He is in the business of opening NEW FRONTIERS. He works “behind the scenes” to bring mass deliverance of nations and groups of people. For those who will listen and pay the price, He births the life work of “national deliverance”.

A scripture generally ascribed to the end times tells us: “And the gospel must first be published among all nations.” [Mark 13:10] The word for “nations” here is the Greek word “ethnos” which can mean a tribe or people with similar characteristics, or a race. It can be as broad as a nation and as narrow as a family or clan; and usually distinguished by linguistic or cultural characteristics.

God wants to impact clans and tribes, language groups and races … people from all characteristic groups of the world to represent His Son – the Messiah – as followers of Meschiach in Heaven.

“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof; for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us, to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” [Brit Chadashah: Revelation 5:9]

FIRST, How do you make this apply to yourself and the life work God has assigned you?

Answer: By IDENTIFICATION with God’s plan. If your plan fits into God’s plan, you will have GOD’S FAITH and God’s faith ALWAYS works!

SECOND, Why would you want it to apply to you?

Answer: You will be able to effect tremendous and numerous MIRACLES of world wide impact and SYNAGOGUE and CHURCH PLANTING with growth of disciplined believers who are partaking in “strong meat of the Word of God”.

THIRD, How can you implement this?

Answer: You will believe IN FAITH for an ANOINTING OF MULTIPLICATION.

For help with this, go to the Archives in The Apostles Group and study the Newsletter titled “Anointing of Multiplication”.

When your heart is woven into the heart of God’s plan then you can expect mighty DELIVERANCES as well as MIRACLES. God can work for you through many avenues:

[] Enemies;

[] Circumstances;

[] Dreams or sleeplessness;

[] Angels;

[] Fastings.

[] Prayers of believers.

We see most, if not all, of the avenues listed above being used in the Book of Esther.

Ahasuerus was monarch of the Medo-Persian empire and ruled over 127 provinces from India to East Africa. For six months He made a feast to all his princes and servants during which time he flaunted his riches. At the end of this time he made a great feast for seven days, inviting all people in Shushan, the palace. He had sent for his wife, Queen Vashti, to come that he might display her beauty to the crowd; but she refused, and the king became angry.

The king asked [his wise men] the seven princes of Persia and Media: “What shall we do unto the Queen Vashti according to law, because she has not performed the commandment of King Ahasuerus by the household officers?” The concensus of the princes was that a decree should be made that every man should bear rule in his own house; and that Vashti could come no more before the king. Also, that her royal estate and position be given to another [woman] better than she.

Later, the king’s servants that waited upon him suggested, and talked him into, making another decree: “Let fair young virgins be sought for the king … and let the maiden which pleases the king be replacement for Vashti.” [Esther 1:22-2:2] The king appointed officers in all 127 provinces of his kingdom to gather beautiful young virgins to the palace at Shushan so that he could choose one to be queen instead of Vashti.

IT’S REPLACEMENT TIME IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON EARTH … NOW!

In Shushan the palace [city] lived a Jew named Mordecai who had been taken captive from Jerusalem under Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. Mordecai had raised his cousin, Esther, who was orphaned after her parents died. Esther was beautiful!

GOD SET THIS SITUATION UP TO BRING FORTH ESTHER AND MORDECAI – GOD SETS SITUATIONS UP TO BRING YOU FORTH

Esther was ultimately chosen after at least 12 months of preparation with oil of myrrh and sweet aromas. And the king loved Esther above all the women who were candidates to replace Vashti. She obtained “grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.” [Esther 2:17] At this time Esther had not made known to the king that she was Jewish.

In those days Mordecai, Esther’s cousin, found out that two of the king’s officers were planning to assassinate the king. Mordecai told it to Esther the queen and she let the king know, also having the matter certified in the court records. These two men were then hanged.

After all these things the king promoted a man named Haman above all the princes in the kingdom, and the king commanded people to bow before Haman. But Mordecai refused to do so, and told them that he was a Jew. Eventually, people told Haman about this and he became full of anger. The people wanted to see if Mordecai would succeed; to see if there was any import to belonging to the God of Israel. Satan stirred up Haman and he then decided to destroy all the Jews, Mordecai’s people, throughout the whole kingdom, from India to Ethiopia!

Haman lied to the king and convinced the king that the Jews were a bad influence in the kingdom and should be destroyed; he talked the king into letting Haman prepare a decree for their destruction in all 127 provinces. The copy of the decree was delivered by horsemen to the provinces ordering the massacre of all Jews, including women and children, on one set day and to take their material wealth.

GOD KNEW ABOUT HAMAN AHEAD OF TIME AND HE KNEW THE JEWS WOULD NEED DELIVERANCE – GOD KNOWS ABOUT YOU AHEAD OF TIME AND HE KNOWS WHEN YOU NEED DELIVERANCE

In every province Jews started weeping and mourning; many started fasting. The Jews were not afraid to show their emotions; the time was drawing near for their extermination. Mordecai tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and went out into middle of the city, crying with a loud voice. Esther heard about Mordecai and sent one of the king’s officers to find out what was happening.

GOD HONORS FASTING – WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU FASTED?
FAST TO PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR LOVED ONES, AND YOUR COUNTRY

Mordecai showed the officer a copy of the decree that had been made, to show it to Esther, and to command her to go into the king to make request for mercy for her people, the Jews. But Esther sent the officer back to Mordecai to explain to him that she could not go into the king without having been called by him; it was a death sentence to do so. Also, she had not been called by the king for the last 30 days.

But Mordecai answered her back: “Don’t think that you will escape in the king’s house more than all the Jews. For if you altogether hold you peace at this time, then there shall ENLARGEMENT and DELIVERANCE [from God] arise to the Jews from another place; but you and your father’s house shall be destroyed; and who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” [Esther 4:14]

GOD BRINGS DELIVERANCE AND ENLARGEMENT – WHEN HE DELIVERS YOU FROM SOMETHING HE THEN PROVIDES FOR YOUR ENLARGEMENT

King David said, “He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because he delighted in me.” [2 Samuel 22:20 and Psalm 18:19]

After God delivered Israel from Egypt he directed them to a LARGE place of NO WANT. “When you go, you shall come unto a people secure, and to a large land: for God has given it into your hands; a place where there is no want of any thing that is in the earth.” [Judges 18:10]

Then Esther sent an answer back to Mordecai saying, “Go gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan and fast for me; and don’t eat or drink for three days, night or day. I, also, and my maidens will fast the same. I will go in unto the king, which is not according to the law, and if I die, I die.” [verses 15 and 16]

YOUR DECISION TO DIE TO YOUR WILL ALWAYS BRINGS YOU INTO A PLACE OF ENLARGEMENT

Jesus taught, “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” [Luke 9:24]

On the third day of complete fasting, Esther went into the inner court of the king’s house and stood before him while he was on his throne. She obtained favor in his sight and he held out his golden scepter to her. The king asked her what she wanted; that it would be given her to the half of his kingdom. She then invited the king … and Haman … to a banquet she had prepared that day.

NEVER LET YOUR ENEMY KNOW WHAT YOU’RE PLANNING

At the banquet the king asked her what her request was. She then invited the king … and Haman … to a second banquet she would have the next day and told the king she would then make her request known.

NOTICE THE IMPORTANCE OF TIMING AND OF BEING LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD

After this first banquet, Haman went home happy but as he passed the king’s gate Mordecai would not bow down to him. This made Haman mad but he restrained himself. At home, he told his wife Zeresh and his friends about his promotion and the invitation he received to the banquet the next day. Also, he told them about passing Mordecai in the king’s gate and that Mordecai would not bow down to him. Haman’s wife and friends told him he should build a gallows 75 feet high (about 23 meters) upon which to hang Mordecai, and that he should ask the king for permission to do the same the next day at the banquet. That made Haman happy and he caused the gallows to be made.

THE NEXT 24 HOURS WERE OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE TO ESTHER AND THE JEWS – WHAT ABOUT THE NEXT 24 HOURS IN YOUR LIFE … AND IN YOUR COUNTRY?

That night the king could not sleep and he commanded someone to read the records (chronicles) of the kingdom. Written in the records he found that Mordecai had saved him from an assassination attempt; and he asked, “What honor and dignity has been done to Mordecai for this?” His servants answered, “Nothing has been done for him.”

AN ANGEL PROBABLY KEPT THE KING FROM SLEEPING – GOD WAS ANSWERING THE PRAYERS AND FASTING

About then Haman came into the outer court to speak to the king about hanging Mordecai. The king asked Haman, “What shall be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?” Thinking the king was talking about him, Haman answered, “Put royal clothes of the king upon him, with the royal crown, and let him ride through the city on the king’s horse.” Then the king commanded Haman to do this to Mordecai!

Before it was time to go to the second banquet of Esther’s, Haman went home mourning (because of Mordecai’s success). Even his wife and friends told him, “If Mordecai be of the seed of the Jews, before whom you have begun to fall, you shall not prevail against him, but shall surely fall before him.” [Esther 6:13]

NEVER PUT YOUR HAND AGAINST THE JEWS OR AGAINST ISRAEL

“And I will bless them that bless you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.” [Genesis 12:3]

While Mordecai and his wife were still talking, the king’s officer came to take Mordecai to the second banquet Esther had prepared. At the banquet, Esther told the king her petition. She told him of the plans to destroy her people, the Jews, and that wicked Haman was the adversary. Then one of the king’s servants told he king about the gallows Haman had prepared upon which he planned to hang Mordecai. The king said, “Hang him (Haman) thereon.” [Esther 7:9]

On that day the king gave the house of Haman, the Jews enemy, to Queen Esther. Esther told the king that Mordecai was her cousin and that he had raised her after the death of her parents. The king took off his ring (which he had taken from Haman) and gave it to Mordecai. Esther then set Mordecai over the house of Haman.

The king then told Esther and Mordecai to write a decree allowing the Jews in every province from Ethiopia to India to protect themselves and to destroy all who would attempt to harm them. They were also given permission to take plunder and take goods from their enemies.

DON’T QUIT TOO SOON

The king told Esther that the Jews had destroyed 500 men in Shushan and the ten sons of Haman. Esther then made a second request: that the Jews could attack their enemies the next day, also; and she asked that the dead bodies of Haman’s sons be hanged from the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. This request was granted.

Approximately 75,800 of the Jews enemies were killed in the 127 provinces, but the Jews did not take any of their enemy’s goods.

Mordecai became second in the kingdom, next to the king, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

THE DEVIL HATES ISRAEL AND THE JEWS

First, because it was through the Jewish seed line that Messiah Yeshua was born. Second, the Jews are close to God’s heart: they are God’s chosen people.

“For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God has chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” [Deuteronomy 7:6]

“For the LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because you were more in number than any people, for you were the fewest of all people. But [you were chosen] because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers …” [Deuteronomy 7:7-8]

The devil showed his hatred of the Jews in Nazi Germany when he had 6,000,000 killed under Adolph Hitler.

SATAN HAS REPEATED THIS PLAN THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES – HE DID NOT WANT THE DELIVERER FROM ZION, MESSIAH YESHUA, TO BE BORN

The enemy tried to destroy the Hebrew boys in Moses’ day under Pharaoh.

The enemy tried to destroy the Hebrew boys in Esther’s day under Haman.

The enemy tried to destroy the Hebrew boys in Jesus’ day under King Herod.

SATAN WILL TRY AGAIN TO DESTROY THE JEWS – HE DOES NOT WANT THE MESSIAH TO RETURN THE SECOND TIME TO ESTABLISH HIS EARTHLY KINGDOM

The devil will try to destroy the Jews with a cataclysmic flood during the Great Tribulation. [Revelation 12:13-17] The devil KNOWS that when the Jews INVITE the Messiah back … then He will return!

“And I will pour out upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications, and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” [Zechariah 12:9]

“In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.” [Zechariah 13:1]

Ask God for the ministry of “national deliverance”. You can be instrumental in the impact of the Holy Spirit upon your country or region, upon Israel, and upon your family, tribe, or ethnic group.

WHO KNOWS WHETHER YOU HAVE COME TO THE KINGDOM FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS?


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