Friday, May 30, 2008
While scanning the ‘net’ I saw “Esther Maidens” and something made me click on the link. I realized that what grabbed my attention was the name Esther. Esther grabbed my attention because it was the second time I had heard Esther associated with one of the two Democratic rivals in the past 6 weeks.
During “The Compassionate Forum” in Pennsylvania at Messiah College on April 13, a moderator asked Senator Clinton what was her favorite Bible verse. The answer was interesting to me because Clinton did not give a Bible verse. Instead she said she liked the story of Esther. She said she always asked her Mother to tell her that story over and over again because she loved the story of Esther. I found Hillary’s answer interesting because I thought she would have quoted a verse that was uplifting or profound such as, Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” But Hillary said the story of Esther was her favorite Bible verse. I then thought that maybe she was pandering to her Jewish base because it was an unusual answer to the question and Esther is the story about saving the Jews from death at the hands of King Ahasuereus.
So here I am skimming the net and I see Esther coupled with Obama’s name. I don’t see a connection, but I find it interesting just the same. Esther and the Democratic candidates – what a combination.
So I read the article below and found that article even more intriguing than Esther being linked to both Clinton and Obama.
“Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.” Esther 4:16
Esther’s Maidens, an online group of prayer warriors, today announced a 3-day program of fasting and prayer to arrest what it called ‘an arrow of political assassination that may have been fired in the spiritual realm’ against the democratic frontrunner for the presidential nomination, Senator Barack Obama.
‘No one should accept Hillary Clinton’s reference to Robert Kennedy’s assassination in June 1968 at face value’ says Elisha Goodman, a spokesperson for the group.
Rather, her comment should be placed in a spiritual context. According to him, before any event of note happens in the physical world at all, a decision must first be reached in the spiritual realm. After this, many powerful, invisible forces must be assigned to execute the task. Working hand in hand with human proxies.
He continued:‘No one just gets assassinated without prior warning. Nine times out of ten, before the original decision masterminded in the spirit realm happens physically, the whole thing could ‘leak out’ in the form of dreams, visions, or even careless talk by people who may not understand the spiritual dimension of what they are saying.’
In the case of Abraham Lincoln, it was a dream he had just a few days before his assassination.
Drawing support from the biblical case of Job, Elisha noted:
‘The often-cited troubles that came upon Job in the Bible was first discussed and authorized in the spirit realm, before the physical attacks began.
Clinton’s thinly-veiled reference to Obama’s assassination, and the immediate agreement of famous Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing, should be taken as a spiritual call to arms by all well-meaning people the world over, irrespective of their political affiliations. It is a challenge to be counteracted by spiritual action. Not just by talking or wishful thinking.’
To this effect, he is calling out Esther’s Maidens, a group of praying Christians who operate mostly undercover in 117 countries, to observe a 3-day Prayer Marathon in the month of June. The purpose is to neutralize this satanic plot and to return evil arrows of political assassination back to where they came from.
More details are available on the 24-hour prayer blog: http://www.pray24blog.com