Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

Esther and Ezekiel…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on March 10, 2009

PS Lenten Journey: How’s that giving-up of your bad habit going? =-)


Esther: C: 12, 14-16, 23-25 (NAB); Ezekiel 18:21-28

14 Then she prayed to the Lord, the God of Israel, saying: “My Lord, our King, you alone are God (Isaiah 44: 6-7). Help me, who am alone and have no help but you (Prov 3:5-6),

15 for I am taking my life in my hand (Esther 4:11).

16 As a child I was wont to hear from the people of the land of my forefathers that you, O Lord, chose Israel from among all peoples, and our fathers from among all their ancestors, as a lasting heritage, and that you fulfilled all your promises to them.

[Brothers and Sisters] 21 if a wicked man turns away from all his sins which he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

17 But now we have sinned in your sight, and you have delivered us into the hands of our enemies, (2 Chron 36: 17-21)

24 But when a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity and does the same abominable things that the wicked man does, shall he live?

None of the righteous deeds which he has done shall be remembered; for the treachery of which he is guilty and the sin he has committed, he shall die.

18 because we worshiped their gods (Judges 6:10). You are just, O Lord.

23 Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, says the Lord GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?

19 But now they are not satisfied with our bitter servitude (Judges 6: 3-5), but have undertaken

20 to do away with the decree you have pronounced, and to destroy your heritage; to close the mouths of those who praise you, and to extinguish the glory of your temple and your altar; (Rev 13:7a; Dan 7:21)

21 to open the mouths of the heathen to acclaim their false gods, and to extol an earthly king forever. (Rev 13:3c-5a, 7b-8a)

22 “O Lord, do not relinquish your scepter to those that are nought…

27 Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is lawful and right, he shall save his life.

28 Because he considered and turned away from all the transgressions which he had committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Let them not gloat over our ruin, but turn their own counsel against them and make an example of our chief enemy. (Rev 19:20)

23 Be mindful of us, O Lord. Manifest Yourself in the time of our distress and give me courage, King of gods and Ruler of every power. (Dan 2:47; Deut 10:17a)

30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, says the Lord GOD. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin.

24 Put in my mouth persuasive words in the presence of the lion, and turn his heart to hatred for our enemy, so that he and those who are in league with him may perish.

25 Save us by your power, and help me, who am alone and have no one but you, O Lord. “You know all things (Rev 22:13).


Though this prayer was spoken hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, over 2000 years from today, it is VERY MUCH a prayer that applies directly to today!

We have turned from our God and the worship of Him alone and gone to worship other gods – money, power, prestige, material possessions.  The result?  Wreck and ruin with the our whole world crashing and falling about our ears.

Just as the Amaleks sacrificed their children to Baal, so to do we sacrifice our children – last count 55million+ babies have been brutally murdered in their “beds”.  Do you know what God’s response to the Amaleks and their practices?

1 Sam 15: 32-33

32 Afterward Samuel commanded, “Bring Agag, king of Amalek, to me.” Agag came to him struggling and saying, “So it is bitter death!”

33 And Samuel said, “As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women.”  Then he cut Agag down before the LORD in Gilgal.

Those who participate, who perpetrate, who give money, and those who turn a “blind eye” … do you believe that God, who is coming as a Just Judge, will not also do the same to you for your crimes?

Gen 11:6

6 And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them.

Stem cell research, that has NEVER provided any medical solution but madness and mental illness in those children who were inoculated with those lines placed in their vaccines; these stem cells are now being sought after by corrupt governments and organizations at the expense of EVERYONE. Claiming the same old lie, “they will cure all disease and make man immortal.”

1 Peter 5:8

8 Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experience of suffering is required of your brotherhood throughout the world.

John 8: 43-44

43 Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear My word.

44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Remember the words of Jesus to St. Faustina: “Let the greatest sinners place their trust in My Mercy… My daughter, write about My Mercy towards tormented souls. Souls that make and appeal to My Mercy delight Me.  To such souls I grant even more graces than they ask. I cannot punish even the greatest sinner if he makes an appeal to My compassion, but on the contrary, I justify him in My unfathomable and inscrutable mercy… before I come as a Just Judge, I first open wide the door of My Mercy. He who refuses to pass through the door of My Mercy must pass through the door of My Justice.” ~ Diary, §1146

Further Reflection: WAU, March 5, 2009
Further Reading: What is Divine Mercy; What do I do next?

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