The Story of Esther-From the Bible.


The book of Esther is one of only two books in the entire Bible named for women. The other is the book of Ruth. Esther contains the story of a beautiful young Jewess who risked her life to serve God and save her people.

The story of Esther.

Esther lived in ancient Persia about 100 years after the Babylonian captivity. When Esther’s parents died, the orphaned child was adopted and raised by her older cousin Mordecai.

One day the king of the Persian Empire, Xerxes 1, threw a lavish party. On the final day of the festivities, he called for his queen, Vashti, eager to flaunt her beauty to his guests. But the queen refused to appear before Xerxes. Filled with anger, he deposed Queen Vashti, forever removing her from his presence.

To find his new queen, Xerxes hosted a royal beauty pageant and Esther was chosen for the throne. Her cousin Mordecai became a minor official in the Persian government of Susa.

Soon after, Mordecai uncovered a plot to assassinate the king. He told Esther about the conspiracy, and she reported it to Xerxes, giving credit to Mordecai. The plot was thwarted and Mordecai’s act of kindness was preserved in the chronicles of the king.

At this same time, the king’s highest official was a wicked man named Haman. He hated the Jews and he especially hated Mordecai, who had refused to bow down to him.

So, Haman devised a scheme to have every Jew in Persia killed. The king bought into the plot and agreed to annihilate the Jewish people on a specific day. Meanwhile, Mordecai learned of the plan and shared it with Esther, challenging her with these famous words:

“Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 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 your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:13-14,NIV.

Esther urged all of the Jews to fast and pray for deliverance. Then risking her own life, brave young Esther approached the king with a plan.

She invited Xerxes and Haman to a banquet where eventually she revealed her Jewish heritage to the king, as well as Haman’s diabolical plot to have her and her people killed. In a rage, the king ordered Haman to be hung on the gallows–the very same gallows Haman had built for Mordecai.

Mordecai was promoted to Haman’s high position and Jews were granted protection throughout the land. As the people celebrated God’s tremendous deliverance, the joyous festival of Purim was instituted.

Outline of the book of Esther.

  • Esther becomes queen – 1:1-2:18.
  • Haman plots to kill the Jews – Esther 2:19 – 3:15.
  • Esther and Mordecai take action – Esther 4:1 – 5:14.
  • Mordecai is honored; Haman is executed – Esther 6:1 – 7:10.
  • The Jewish people are rescued and delivered – Esther 8:1 – 9:19.
  • The Feast of Lots is instituted – Esther 9:30-32.
  • Mordecai and King Xerxes are revered – Esther 9:30-32.
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15 Encouraging Bible Verses About God’s Strength.

When we face insurmountable challenges, we can turn to the all-powerful creator God. His strength and renewal can help us face our fears and do the impossible.

Bible encouraging verses.

1.Psalms 21:7

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

2.Psalms 37:39

“But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble.”

3.Psalms 138:3

“In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.

4.Matthew 19:26

“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’”

5.Phillipines 4:13

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

6.2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

7.Psalms 18:1-2

“I will love You, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

8.2 Samwel 22:3

“The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior, You save me from violence.”

9.Isaiah 25:4

“For You have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; for the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.”

10.Isaiah 40:29,31

“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. …

“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

11.Habbakuk 3:19

“The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.”

12.Jeremiah 31:17

“Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.”

13.Exodus 15:2

“The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.”

14.2 Thessalonians 3:3

“But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.”

15.Ephesians 3:16

“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.”

4 Signs God Is Pushing You To Do More.


As Christians, we are followers of Christ, but sometimes in the midst of life and our own shortcomings, we fall short, and off course with God.

But nothing is more important than God’s calling for your life, especially your calling to follow Him.

Knowing the signs He’s calling you are imperative in order to live the life God wants for us.

He may be trying to reach you to encourage you to get on (or back on) on spiritual course.

Here are several key signs God is pushing you to do more.

You Experience Emptiness

Sometimes, in the midst of our brokenness from God, we begin to feel a strong sense of emptiness, as if something important is missing from our lives. This is a sign that He is pushing you to do more, even though it may be hard to see it that way when we are caught up in our sin and loneliness.

Remember, Jesus is close to the brokenhearted. Reach out to God through prayer, and meditation and ask God what He’s asking of You. When you seek, He will reveal this to you.

You Feel A Calling to Help Others.

This doesn’t even have to be a calling to the ministry. Sometimes this is a desire to do more for others because you simply feel led to.

One of the greatest ways to displays God’s love and reflect Christ’s presence is through acts of kindness and giving back. If you feel an underlying urge to do something bigger than yourself, to benefit the greater good without any need of reward, you are being called to take up Your cross. Listen to Him.

Sudden Passion or Desire for Career Shift

Sometimes, Jesus calls us in ways we may never have imagined. Sometimes, Jesus is trying to get your attention by telling you that you have a greater calling. This may translate into a career shift.

As Mark 10:45 reminds us “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.”

That means that we should live lives that reflect our service to others. If your current job doesn’t reflect this and you feel like something is missing or isn’t feeling right, Jesus is trying to get your attention.

Our calling may not be revealed to us overnight, but through using our gifts and talents in our careers, many of us discover what feels right and develop a need to do more.

Through Relationships

Our relationships can reveal Jesus’ calling for our lives. Be open to listening to what the people in your life have to say, especially the spiritual ones, particularly if you’ve fallen off course with God.

These people will affirm you. They are placed in your life by God so that you can recognize your full potential.

On the other side, be mindful of people who take you off course with God. Anyone who causes a separation between you and God is not a good person to have in your space.

Once we remove these people from our lives we are in a better place to see God’s calling for our lives.This post first appeared on modernghana.com

Hymn of the day. 

Hymn of the day. 

1. O happy day that fixed my choice
On Thee, my Savior and my God!
Well may this glowing heart rejoice,
And tell its raptures all abroad.


Happy day, happy day,
When Jesus washed my sins away!
He taught me how to watch and pray,
And live rejoicing every day;
Happy day, happy day,
  When Jesus washed my sins away!


2. Tis done—the great transaction’s done;
I am my Lord’s, and He is mine;
He drew me and I followed on,
Rejoiced to own the call divine.


3. Now rest, my long-divided heart,
Fixed on this blissful center, rest;
Here have I found a nobler part,
Here heav’nly pleasures fill my breast.

4. High heav’n that hears the solemn vow,
That vow renewed shall daily hear!
Till in life’s latest hour I bow,
And bless, in death, a bond so dear.

My favorite BIBLE PROMISES.

Every Christian has his or her favorite bible verse that lifts there souls, makes them happy, makes them feel save, encouraging and more.

Here are some of the verses that are my favorite bible promises.. 

  • Revelation 21:4.


“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes;there shall be no more death. “

  • Matthew 7:7

“Ask,and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you”

  • Jeremiah 29:11

“For i know rhe plans i think towards you,saith the Lord, thoughts of peace,and not of evil, to give you an expected end. “

  • John 14:3

“I will  come again and receive you to my self. “

  • Psalms 23:4

“Yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil; for you are with me.”

At the moment this are my favorite bible verses are promising. What is yours? Share and comment. 

Signs that God is talking but you’re not listening. 

Signs that God is talking but you’re not listening. 

Have you ever felt like God is not answering your prayers? When you pray but you see no changes at all even when everybody says God answers prayers, you need to know one thing. God is always answering and talking but you need to listen up. 

Here are ways He is reaching out to you in ways you never taught of;

Acts of kindness of other people. 

Have you ever had a bad day and at the moment someone comes in? Anything good comes from God. When you need help God uses others to answer your prayers. 

Tender mercies. 

Have you ever wanted to call someone like mum but instead she call you? Or when you dont have gas to last you a day but it does? 

This are moments God proves mercies to us. Things happen in the moment you want them to happen and yes, they happen

Studying your scriptures

When we pray, God speaks through scriptures.So,when you read the bible and a verse stands out, God is reaching out to you. 

Serving others. 

Have you ever served or assisted someone and you feel like you should change something in your life?  Or when you serve someone and s/he says words like ‘thank you’ ‘May God bless you’ ‘May your way find peace’ and you feel the impact?  God has placed them there for a reason.

The only way to realize God’s ways on you is to pray for the ability to recognize them whey they happen. Your eyes to be open.  #FamilyShare

Easter Celebration.

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.

Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter.

Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus. 

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches.

Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter.

Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.

EASTER IN THE BIBLE

The biblical account of Jesus’ death on the cross, or crucifixion, his burial and his resurrection, or raising from the dead, can be found in the following passages of Scripture: Matthew 27:27-28:8; Mark 15:16-16:19; Luke 23:26-24:35; and John 19:16-20:30.

The word “Easter” does not appear in the Bible and no early church celebrations of Christ’s resurrection are mentioned in Scripture.

Easter, like Christmas, is a tradition that developed later in church history.

DETERMINING THE DATE OF EASTER

In Western Christianity, Easter Sunday can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25. Easter is a movable feast, always celebrated on the Sunday immediately following the Paschal Full Moon. I had previously, and somewhat erroneously stated, “Easter is always celebrated on the Sunday immediately following the first full moon after the vernal (spring) equinox.” This statement was true prior to 325 AD; however, over the course of history the Western Church decided to established a more standardized system for determining the date of Easter. 

‘JESUS WEPT’…Different Bible Translations..

The other day, I went to my friend’s and I found him with other friends too arguing about John 11:35.They had different bibles and so i decided to share with you about how different Bibles ‘put’ the verse….. 

New International Version

Jesus wept.

New Living Translation

Then Jesus wept.

English Standard Version

Jesus wept.

Berean Study Bible

Jesus wept.

Berean Literal Bible

Jesus wept.

New American Standard Bible

Jesus wept.

King James Bible

Jesus wept.

Holman Christian Standard Bible

Jesus wept.

International Standard Version

Jesus burst into tears.

NET Bible

Jesus wept.

New Heart English Bible

Jesus wept.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English

And the tears of Yeshua were coming.

GOD’S WORD® Translation

Jesus cried.

New American Standard 1977

Jesus wept.

Jubilee Bible 2000

Jesus wept.

King James 2000 Bible

Jesus wept.

American King James Version

Jesus wept.

American Standard Version

Jesus wept.

Douay-Rheims Bible

And Jesus wept.

Darby Bible Translation

Jesus wept.

English Revised Version

Jesus wept.

Webster’s Bible Translation

Jesus wept.

Weymouth New Testament

Jesus wept.

World English Bible

Jesus wept.

Young’s Literal Translation

Jesus wept.

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What do you think about this post? After all,they have the same massage.Thats according to me.  Share with you friends too. 

‘HAND OF GOD” Image seen in the sky. 

The image was snapped above Arizona this month and has been uploaded to YouTube.

The image shows a shadowy shape over a sunset that appears to resemble an outstretched hand. 

From the image seen online,it can be seen clearly to be an hand.One online platform user said “it’s a miracle”.

Remember this not the first time something like this has happen.Some months ago a stretch human like image wad seen in the sky in zambia sending terror to people.

Some people might say this image are digitally created but this are real. I have seen them online from different people and angles. 

Is God trying to pass some information or prophetic messages?what do you think people?  Share with me.