Against God’s People

“The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, that they should be ready against that day. The posts went out, being hastened by the king’s commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; …

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Rejoicing With Great Joy

“Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.” Nehemiah 12:43 (KJV) The rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem, and their return to Jerusalem was cause for great …

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When God Does His Work

Nehemiah had been plagued with threats from those who were against the work of God being done.  He was composed to the thing of getting done what God had directed him to do.  Nothing was going to distract him or cause him to fear the enemy.  That is what Sanballat and Tobiah were.  The enemy, …

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Marriage with the Nations

What does the Bible say about the child of God marrying the unrepentant sinner in the world?  This was a problem which became evident with Ezra as he looked at the many leaders when they returned to Jerusalem.  How would or how should the Christian today handle such things? Hear Ezra's heart: "O LORD God …

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A Warning to Rabble-Rousers and Trouble Makers

Please read Ezra 4 - 6... King Cyrus had given a decree for the Jewish people to return to their land, to Jerusalem, and to rebuild the temple.  Ezra was the man leading the building of the temple.  Many  of the people who were in the land tried to dissuade, and discourage them in the …

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The Word of G0D Fulfilled

Reading in Ezra chapters 1 - 3 for today, the very first verse gives us the above title... "Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he …

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Go With God and He Will Go With You

"And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered."  2 Chronicles 31:21 (KJB) While reading the historical account of King Hezekiah in 2 Chronicles 29 - 31 this …

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