GET TOGETHER- We Were Born For This Time
Es 4:10-15 Then Esther spoke to Hathach, and gave him a command for Mordecai: “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that any man or woman who goes into the inner court to the king, who has not been called, he has but one law: put all to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter, that he may live. Yet I myself have not been called to go in to the king these thirty days. So they told Mordecai Esther’s words.” And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Have you ever thought what it would have been like for you if you had been born at another time? Perhaps if you had been born during the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, or if you had been born during the roaring twenties of the slat century. Or how about perhaps in England during the times of the Wesleyan Revival, or during the Welsh Revival? Well most likely if you are reading this you weren’t born during those times. However, you have been born at this time in history. Think about it. Should the Lord tarry at midnight this coming Sunday we will move into 2018.
Queen Esther lived a long time ago probably between 462 and 480 B.C. was the time that the story takes place of her life as a Queen. Esther was born a Jew by the name of Hadassah. When she enters the royal harem of the King of Persia she takes the name Esther. It is a Syro-Arabian name meaning a star.
There was a plot by a man named Haman to kill all the Jews living in Persia. Esther takes a big risk to go before the King on behalf of her people to save them. Her cousin Mordecai who had raised her challenged her to go. He told her that she could have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this.
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you have been brought into His Kingdom for such a time as this. As we go into 2018 there are many challenges for those of us who are called to serve in the Kingdom of God. Often, we are called to take risks as we serve the Lord Jesus Christ in His Kingdom. We take risks when we speak truth. Sometimes there are people who may not want the truth, appreciate the truth, or believe that we have the truth in the Gospel. We take risks sometimes when the Lord sends us to people and places that are out of our comfort zones.
Everyone reading this was born for a purpose. I believe that the fulfillment of that purpose is best realized when people surrender their life to Christ, get involved and get equipped in the local church. When we do God will use us to advance His Kingdom upon the earth.
I know that there are many believers in Christ today who don’t believe that it is necessary to be involved in the local church. I really believe that it is the will of God for all of those who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior to get equipped to serve Him in the local church. If it wasn’t for the four wonderful imperfect congregations that I have been involved in you would not be reading this from my hand right now.
My prayer for you is that in 2018 if you are involved in a local congregation that you will get equipped to serve Jesus Christ in a greater way as you realize more and more that you have come to His Kingdom for such a time as this.
As a believer in Jesus Christ if you are not involved in and getting equipped to serve Him in the local church I pray that you will prayerfully seek His will for where that He would have you to get involved and to get equipped to serve Him for such a time as this.
And if you are one of my many good friends that have not surrendered your life to Jesus Christ I pray that you would know that He has destiny and purpose for you for such a time as this in His Kingdom. I pray that in 2018 that you would find a congregation that you could get involved and get equipped in to serve Him for such a time as this.
Let Us Pray
Lord Jesus we thank You that You have chosen for us to live at such a time as this. We know that You have a purpose for this. We desire to be used in your Kingdom at such a time as this. May we like Esther be willing to risk it all for the purpose that you have called us for in Your Kingdom.
In Jesus Name
May God bless you in a great and mighty way in 2018 as you serve Him in His Kingdom!