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Are You Willing to Pay Sins Price?

Are You Willing to Pay Sins Price? Ecclesiastes 8:12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. Seasons of Sin King Solomon, after toying with sin and enjoying its pleasures for a season, came to this conclusion: Every work will be brought before God to be judged whether it is good or evil. Have you asked yourself this question? “Is my sin worth the price I will pay?” Sometimes the consequences of our sin are not seen for long periods of time–– months, even years, or the next generation. The consequences of sin don’t always follow the act of sinning which causes us to foolishly think, we are getting away with sin. This is Satan…

The Book of Esther #20

The Book of Esther Esther 10:1-3
And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea.  And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia? For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

Ahasuerus Laid Tribute The simple statement “King Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land...” has great meaning. In the Old Testament the word tribute usually meant compulsory enlistment of people to forced labor or the connotation of a taxation of money. Upon the isles of the sea, implies the king’s ownership of all this land, being the eastern Mediterranean, with its many islands would be effected by this tribute. During this time of Persian history, there was a time-ho…

The Book of Esther #19

The Book of Esther Esther 9:20-32 Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters unto all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, both nigh and far, To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,  As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor. 
And the Jews undertook to do as they had begun, and as Mordecai had written unto them; Because Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised against the Jews to destroy them, and had cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them; But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his o…

The Book of Esther #18

The Book of Esther Esther 9:11-18
On that day the number of those that were slain in Shushan the palace was brought before the king.  And the king said unto Esther the queen, The Jews have slain and destroyed five hundred men in Shushan the palace, and the ten sons of Haman; what have they done in the rest of the king's provinces? now what is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: or what is thy request further? and it shall be done. 
Then said Esther, If it please the king, let it be granted to the Jews which are in Shushan to do to morrow also according unto this day's decree, and let Haman's ten sons be hanged upon the gallows. And the king commanded it so to be done: and the decree was given at Shushan; and they hanged Haman's ten sons. For the Jews that were in Shushan gathered themselves together on the fourteenth day also of the month Adar, and slew three hundred men at Shushan; but on the prey they laid not their hand. But the other Jews that were in the king…