Living in the Two Hearts

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Scripture References: Esther

SCRIPTURE PASSAGES: for Esther/Ezekiel

Isaiah 44:6-7

6 Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. 7 Who is like me? Let him proclaim it, let him declare and set it forth before me. Who has announced from of old the things to come?

Prov 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not; 6 In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.

Esther 4:11

“All the servants of the king and the people of his provinces know that any man or woman, who goes to the king in the inner court without being summoned, suffers the automatic penalty of death, unless the king extends to him the golden scepter, thus sparing his life…

2 Chronicles 37: 17-21

17 Therefore he brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or aged; he gave them all into his hand.

18 And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king and of his princes, all these he brought to Babylon.

19 And they burned the house of God, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burned all its palaces with fire, and destroyed all its precious vessels.

20 He took into exile in Babylon those who had escaped from the sword, and they became servants to him and to his sons until the establishment of the kingdom of Persia, 21 to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths. All the days that it lay desolate it kept sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.

Judges 6: 3-10

3 And it used to be that when the Israelites had completed their sowing, Midian, Amalek and the Kedemites would come up,

4 encamp opposite them, and destroy the produce of the land as far as the outskirts of

Gaza, leaving no sustenance in Israel, nor sheep, oxen or asses.

5 For they would come up with their livestock, and their tents would become as numerous as locusts; and neither they nor their camels could be numbered, when they came into the land to lay it waste.

6 Thus was Israel reduced to misery by Midian, and so the Israelites cried out to the LORD.

7 When Israel cried out to the LORD because of Midian,

8 he sent a prophet to the Israelites who said to them, “The LORD, the God of Israel, says: I led you up from Egypt; I brought you out of the place of slavery.

9 I rescued you from the power of Egypt and of all your other oppressors. I drove them out before you and gave you their land.

10 And I said to you: I, the LORD, am your God; you shall not venerate the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are dwelling. But you did not obey me.”

Rev 13: 3c-5a, 7-8a

…and the whole earth followed the beast with wonder. 4 Men worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?”  5 And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words…

7 Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and tongue and nation, 8 and all who dwell on earth will worship it,…

Rev 19:20

20 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had worked the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulphur.

Dan 2:47

47 The king said to Daniel, “Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery.”

Deut 10:17a

17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords…

Rev 22:13

13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

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