They Cried Out
by Becky DeWitt
Recently, during the Feast of Purim, the Jewish celebration of deliverance from the enemy’s plan of extinction, my son gave me a copy of the book of Esther in Hebrew and English. Naturally, I was able to read the English, but looking at the words in Hebrew fascinated me. Then I thought about my son and his “Jewish Connection”, a friendship that he has with a family that would give him a copy of such sacred writings.
In fact he was very persistent that I read the book in relation to the timing of the celebration. I believe that there is more to this connection than I can even imagine. Think about America’s connection to Israel and how the Christian church is now beginning to understand the connection to God’s chosen people on the earth. There is a quest for knowledge about the Jewish culture, calendar, and festivals. I saw this thirst for knowledge in my son and began to wonder about the youth of this country and what will be understood in this next move of God that is upon us now.
The story of Esther and all the symbolisms has come to the forefront in the last couple of years. We know how God used her as a mighty instrument for the deliverance of His people. The plan of the enemy was cunningly implemented. But the hand of God moved powerfully behind the scenes for a mighty turnaround.
When the plan of the enemy was exposed through the decree that was published throughout the nation, the people cried out to God. No one went before the king to negotiate. The cry of the people filled the atmosphere. Mordecai cried bitterly as he wore sackcloth and ashes, sitting at the gate. His actions were desperate, but bold because he had nothing to loose. His existence was already at stake because of the decree.
America has been under attack way before September 11. That date was just the exposure of the open decree of the enemy. The war in the spirit realm has escalated to manifestation in the natural. Many people in America cried out temporarily. Still, sin and disobedience are rampant within this nation. Only a few with the spirit of Mordecai cry loudly about the state of the nation that God called for himself.
The plan of the enemy has come in different forms on the national stage releasing the spirit of fear like a dark cloud. The first stage was constant rise of gas prices, which did a little something to get our attention. The attack on the next generation, the children, in the form of murder, molestation and abortion, is constant. Thank God for those television news shows whose format is built around these tragedies. They keep it our faces night after night. You may get tired of hearing about it and wonder how much more coverage can there be on the same child. Obviously there is not enough to shake us to action.
Now there is an economic crisis, which did not happen overnight. The Bible calls it a famine. We are paying much attention now. Many of the people who are Christians are confused in their speech. “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.” (Proverbs 6:2). Their conversation is agreement with the world. The enemy against the people of God is using the power and the law of confession. Many have forgotten that they are the blood bought, redeemed possession of God and are not partakers of the world system. “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and the household of God.” (Ephesians 2:19).
We are giving respect to everything that the enemy has put in the atmosphere failing to guard our hearts and continually open the door for the bombardment of the spirit of fear, which by the way does not belong to us because God did not give it to us. Understand that the facts of the situation have appeared, but the truth, the Word of God on the situation will be revealed. His Word is quick, (alive), powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword to cut asunder to that which is spoken by the mouth of the enemy. (Hebrews 4:12). His eyes are looking to and fro to show himself strong where His Word is spoken in the atmosphere.
“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what He will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.” (Habukkuk 2:1). Those who stand watch to see what He will say, do not come off the wall. We need to know what He will say so we will know what to do for the rebuke, criticism, disapproval, correction. He chastises those that He loves.
“God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.” (Psalm 82:1-3) King James Version
“GOD STANDS in the assembly [of the representatives] of God; in the midst of the magistrates or judges He gives judgment [as] among the gods. How long will you [magistrates or judges] judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! Do justice to the weak (poor) and fatherless; maintain the rights of the afflicted and needy.” (Psalm 82:1-3) Amplified Version
“God calls the judges into his courtroom, he puts all the judges in the dock. “Enough! You’ve corrupted justice long enough, you’ve let the wicked get away with murder. You’re here to defend the defenseless, to make sure that underdogs get a fair break; your job is to stand up for the powerless, and prosecute all those who exploit them.” (Psalm 82: 1-4) The Message
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
As a Christian author, Becky DeWitt’s writings reveal trials and tribulations as well as edification to the soul. Her books express the need to talk about Jesus Christ from the ordinary everyday perspective with titles that are uncommon and the cover art as well. Recently, her company, Blood Drop Inheritance Group launched into the area of Christian greeting cards. Becky lives and works in the Grand Strand Community of Myrtle Beach, SC.