Tuesday, 25 June 2013

A God of Great Impossibilities: He Rewrites Destinies

Haman had lain what must have been to him a fool-proof plan to annihilate all the Jews within the provinces of Ahasuerus. But not only must have Haman been confident in his plot, it no doubt caused great anxiety to among the Jews, who only had to fast and pray to their God - Who overturned a law that "could not be changed," and thereby changing the impending destiny of doom that His people faced.

So often, too often, we find ourselves in distressing spots of bother: addictions that threaten to destroy us, enemies in the workplace who threaten to get us fired, bad publicity for the Church caused by an uncommitted or struggling member, or some rumour regarding Ellen White. Then there is the threat of the dreaded Sunday Law coming into being looms, but before that (certainly in Jamaica) there are flex-time work issues, which see all days of the week as bona fide working days (no acknowledged religious days) - a situation that will create the ideal conditions for the Sunday law to be introduced. There is the progressive redefinition of marriage and ideal family structures (modelled off Eden), along with the spread of miscreant social conduct regarding sexual expression. Indeed, no one can deny "that something great and decisive is about to take place - that the world is on the verge of a stupendous crisis."


The solution though, is as it ever was, God's people must fast and pray and seek His divine intervention and leading. Once granted the permission to act in our behalf - He will rewrite our destiny.

I do desire a future with the God of Heaven - even as I desire a present conformity to His expressed will. And as the Jews did not lay their hands on the plunder as they destroyed their enemies, so I wish not to become hooked on material things, which are only of transient value, and which will subject me to the power of the enemy. I do desire something that lasts; I desire a relationship with God.

This reading is based on Esther 9.  To read and/or listen to Esther 9, and to read other related blogs please click here.