Monday, March 18, 2013

For Such A Time As This

"For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, 
but you and your father's family will perish.  And who knows but that you have 
come to royal position for such a time as this."  Esther 4:14

God has a plan and purpose for each of our lives.  He orchestrates life from beginning to end.  He planned the day we were born and he has placed us in areas where we are to fulfill his calling in our lives.  You have come for such a time as this.

In Ecclesiates we are told in Chapter 3 that there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens. He has outlined and landscaped the plan.  He is calling us now to fulfill his purposes.  Esther was to save the Jewish nation from annihilation.  She was to bring salvation so that they may live.  God today has surrounded us with those around us who too are dying.  They are dying in their sin and need a savior.

He has placed a field ripe that is ready for the harvest.  When you look to your left  you see a person in suffering and when you look to your right you see one in pain.  Both are wandering around aimlessly without hope.  They laugh and try to enjoy the things of the world, but inside they are empty inside, sad and hopeless.  They need to know the good news.  They are perishing before your very eyes and yet no one says a word.

God is looking for one who is willing to pray and seek him.  He is looking for one who will rebuild the walls of the city.  He is looking for someone to do as Nehemiah did, fast and pray, then wait for the opening.  He is waiting for someone to arrive at the fish gate and fish.  He is looking for fishers of men.  He needs for the workers to come along side Nehemiah and help rebuild the wall.  There is opposition when this occurs.  You have the mockers and scoffers.  Idle threats come your way, but God is saying they are powerless.  If you hold firm to my truth and faith.

He is desiring that we rise up and become that bride, the one without spot or wrinkle.  The one seeking the glorious way looking above to our God.  The one who is truly love and who loves us.  He is looking to have us bring the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world.  Today, we are the generation that has been born for such a time as this.  Let us not allow someone to take our place to bring relief and deliverance from those dying around us.  Let us be the ones who fulfill our roles and stand before God who will say "Good and faithful servant."

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