knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for
this very occasion? That was an awakening question that changed the course of
the future of the Jewish nation.
Circumstance in the appointed time offers opportunity we must pay
attention to. Sometimes odd and unreal, nonetheless, circumstances are before
us. Life is full of that. Opportunities are doors of possibilities with a
chance to succeed in whatever we wanted to do other times, but we couldn’t. The
story of Queen Esther is one that sounds more like make believe than reality. She
was one of the captive Jews in the capital of Shushan who Nebuchadnezzar, the
King of Babylon, carried into exile. Babylon was then under the control of
Persia which Cyrus the Great of Persia conquered it in 539 BC. Hadassah her
Jewish name was brought up by a cousin called Mordecai, who after the death of
her parents took her as his own daughter (Esther 2).
Then the Lord God formed man from the
dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life,
and man became a living being (Gen. 2:7).
Man is not just clay formed from the dust of the earth, but he is water also, for it takes water for clay to be formed. God gathered the dust to form man in a perfect combination of clay chemistry. Because man is dust, minerals are part of him, too. In fact, he cannot survive without them. They are important to man, as they are to the constituents of soils. The Lord confirmed to him saying, “You are dust and to dust you will return.” The soil we step on, are buried in, the soil that is needed to germinate seeds for food, for construction of some sort is the same soil from where God formed man. But man would not have had life without breath having to be breathed into Him by God, the author of life itself. So man is dust, soul and life-his spirit within him. The reality of this truth is strong enough to humble man to his original state-dust. He can easily return to what he came from when his breath is taken away. The air that he breathes is but life given him by God.
(I Corinthians 1: 24; John 1:1-4; Revelation 19:13)
makes a declaration that made us realize the importance of YAHSHUA in the
creation of the world and everything in it. He was the Word spoken commanding
existence of everyone and everything being created. John said, In the beginning was the Word (YAHSHUA), and
the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. He was present originally
with God, all things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made
that has come into being (John 1:1-4).
(Romans 8: 19-23; I Chronicles 16:32-34; Jeremiah 12:4)
if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God
and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing
His inheritance with Him]; only we must share
His suffering if we are to share
His glory, for I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not
worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in
us and for us and conferred on us! …