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A quick rise to power

Haman the Agagite, in the book of Esther, was indentified by King Ahasuerus for quick promotion. He was set above all the princes. That would have been fine, except that he was a bit immature and maybe not quite prepared … Continue reading

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Spiritual authority

Esther respected and honored Mordecai’s role in her life when, as a queen living in the palace, she could have taken on a new “royal” identity and ignored her past. But she did not. Esther still looked to Mordecai for … Continue reading

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Adoption

Esther or Hadassah, though a cousin of Mordecai, was more like an adopted daughter. Even as a grown up, a queen living in the palace, she still looked to Mordecai for counsel and prayer. We too have a Father who … Continue reading

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For such a time

“Yet who knows whether you have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?” These were Mordecai’s words to his cousin, Queen Esther, when they were facing a huge slaughter of the Jewish people. Esther, reluctant at first, … Continue reading

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Hardship and Harvest

Hardships are included in the end-times package. Assuming that Jesus is coming soon, we should be prepared for hardship. Last week in Mozambique, DOVE members were locked in police cells because of gathering in homes at a time when “meetings” … Continue reading

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Learning curve

Learning to navigate a zillion different online platforms might not be as difficult for you as it has been for me… trying to learn how to put Sunday services on Facebook; (do you know how many cables and connections and … Continue reading

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Conditional

We had a rich and rewarding walk through the Bible over the last two weeks. To top it off, we read the book of Hebrews in our Sunday service. Written to a Jewish ‘audience,’ Hebrews really helps make sense of … Continue reading

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Power

Mary* was not having a very good day, to say the least. Having been left by her husband weeks ago—without a job or source of income—she has been struggling to feed her three children, the youngest being five months old. … Continue reading

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Ceremonially

Ceremonially Try saying that. Now say it again. Again. It’s funny—of all the lists of names and places in the Old Testament that look so complicated to pronounce, the word that usually trips me up during our oral Bible reading … Continue reading

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Curses

Curses. We kind of know what they are. In the back of my mind, I know well the maxim, especially in the Old Testament, that blessings follow obedience and curses follow disobedience. I am also aware of the many “if” … Continue reading

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