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Discover the Book - Jan. 28, 2011

  • 2011 Jan 28
  • COMMENTS

Esther: Our Invisible God

As long as man has been on earth Satan has sought to derail the plan of redemption. Cain kills Abel. God has to exterminate the contaminated race except for Noah and kin. Babel unites the world against God. Abram is chosen. The Jews are persecuted first by Egypt then by Amalek.

Nowhere is the drama of God's plan and Satan's attack more clearly seen than in the backdrop of Esther.

The book of Esther is a skillfully crafted book demonstrating the unfailing control of God. Our Lord is seen in the seemingly insignificant coincidences of life that together form the tapestry of His providential directing all things together for good.

Romans 8:28 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to [His] purpose". (NASB)                  

GOD HAS PROMISED DELIVERANCE FOR HIS PEOPLE !

  ISRAEL IS SPECIAL. God always has considered Israel as His special possession. Exodus 19:4-5 "You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and [how] I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you to Myself. 5 'Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth [is] Mine." (NKJV)

GOD HAS PROMISED CONFLICT FOR HIS PEOPLE.

  Satan is our mortal enemy. He works through the nations of the world. The Amalekites represent the world arrayed against the people of God. They were first to attack the people of God.

GOD HAS PROMISED REST FOR HIS PEOPLE!

IT IS SURE: The Lord will bring it to pass. Deuteronomy 25:19 "Therefore it shall come about when the LORD your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies, in the land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance to possess, you shall blot out the memory of Amalek from under heaven; you must not forget." (NASB)

The Conclusion

A. God is at work guiding His Plan from start to finish.

B. God will defeat His enemies whoever they may be!

C. God always wins

God uses regular people like us who will obey Him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward him". (KJV)

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