7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Your life doesn’t just “happen.” Whether you know it or not, it is carefully designed by you. The choices, after all, are yours. You choose happiness. You choose sadness. You choose decisiveness. You choose ambivalence. You choose success. You choose failuThe_7_Habits_of_Highly_Effective_Peoplere. You choose courage. You choose fear. Just remember that every moment, every situation, provides a new choice. And in doing so, it gives you a perfect opportunity to do things differently to produce more positive results.

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2014 in review

This is a summary of the performance of this blog in 2014.  Thanks to all my readers and viewers from all over the world, It would have have been possible without you. I pray you remain blessed in 2015 as you continue to use this blog. Happy New Year!

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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2013 in review

 

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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2012 in review

Please find below, the 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who visited the blog and liked the pages. I hope you have all been blessed one way or the other.

Have a great 2013!

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The Jews Overcome Their Adversaries

Esther 9:1-32 and 10:1-3

I have been off blogging for a few days as we round of our look into the history books of the bible. I was already wondering what would be next after the study has been completed with the 10th chapter of the book of Esther. I have actually moved on to the book of Romans in the New Testament and completed it before remembering that I still have unfinished business with the last two chapters of Esther.

So today, as we near the end of the study, we recollect how God gave victory to the Jews over their arch enemy Haman, who wanted to have them all destroyed from the earth. However the day for executing the previous decree still came upon the Jews, but at the requests of Esther and Mordecai, they were allowed to defend themselves against their enemies.

So, what happens, instead of the Jews being destroyed, it was those who dare stood against them that were destroyed on this fateful day. No one could lay hands upon them as fear of them fell upon all the people. Mordecai became more prominent and his fame spread throughout all the provinces. The Jews killed five hundred men in the citadel, including Haman’s ten sons, and seventy five thousand in all were destroyed by the Jews throughout the land.

So Mordecai established that the Jews should celebrate the 14th and 15th days of the month of Adar yearly  as the days the Jews had rest from their enemies, and their sorrow turned to joy. What a turnaround! From doom and gloom to victory and glory. The feast of Purim was established from that time on to all generations of the Jews to acknowledge this victory.

Mordecai continued to advance in the kingdom, second only to the king.  He was well received by all his brethren as he continually sought their good and spoke peace to them.

So, we’ve come to the end of our study. What a journey! All praises to God for his help to develop this blog. I hope it has been of help to countless people and would continue to be useful through times to come, ages and generations. What is written is precious, for it could not be easily erased, and many to come would still be able to look through and learn. One encouragement I received was seeing that people from almost every nation have visited this website and benefited one way or the other, the count was 125 countries at my last check. This is indeed a witness to the ends of the earth as God wants us to take his message.

Let me leave you with a last thought as we end; no matter what is happening in this generation, no matter the developments, God is true, from ages to ages He remains the same. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. In Israel’s history he showed himself as God. Now He is God of all nations, having  reconciled many people to himself through Christ death. We will do well to believe Him, believe in His son’s death and resurrection for our salvation (see the “How to be born again link for more information”). We should honour God as God, as we also like his people Israel, write a history that would forever be remembered in eternity.

God bless you!

Olusola Adeyemo.

olusolaadeyemo@gmail.com

Victory For The Jews

Esther 8:1-17

After Haman had been hanged pn his own gallows, Esther brought Mordecai before the king as she had told him they were related. So the king gave his signet ring to Mordecai, and Esther appointed him over the house of Haman.

The death of Haman was however the end, for the previous command to destroy the Jews was still there. So, Esther fell before the king and asked him counteract the evil Haman had planned against the Jews. The king gave her and Mordecai the right to write letters to counter the previous ones, and allowing the Jews everywhere to gather together and defend themselves against their enemies.

So, the documents were prepared and sent swiftly by couriers to every province from India to Ethiopia, written in the king’s name and sealed with his signet. The Jews were glad and they rejoiced greatly at the news, holding a holiday and feasting. Many of the people of the land actually affiliated themselves themselves to the Jews as they were greatly afraid of them.

From being lose to annihilation, the Jews had victory. They were God‘s special people, and they enjoyed his favour even in captivity, spread about away from their land. Indeed, if God be for us what could be against us!

Some verses to remember

2  And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.

8 Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s ring: for the writing which is written in the king’s name, and sealed with the king’s ring, may no man reverse.

17  And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.

 

The Day of Reckoning

Esther Denouncing Haman, Esther 7:1-7

Esther 7:1-10

Today, the king and Haman returned to Esther for the banquet of wine prepared for them. The king then asked her again for what she wanted. Eventually Esther revealed that she and her people were under threat, having been sold to die by Haman himself.

The king could not believe his ears, he was very angry at this revelation, and had to go out to the gardens to consider what to do. On returning, he met Haman in a compromising position on Esther’s couch, though he was trying to plead with the queen, for he already knew his punishment would be grave.

That was the last stroke that broke the camel’s back. The king wondered whether Haman would also assault his wife, the queen. So he gave the command that Haman be taken away and hanged on the same gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai to die on the same day. In essence, Haman prepared his own death, and was destroyed in his own evil schemes. It was finally the day of reckoning.

Some verses to remember

6: And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

8: Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.

 

Honoured With Enemy’s Hands

Esther 6:1-14

Just a night before Mordecai‘s execution at the gallows, the king could not sleep, and asked that the book of the chronicles be brought out and read. When he heard the part that told of how Mordecai revealed a murder plot against him, he asked what reward had been given to Mordecai for this. The answer was none!

While the king was still considering, Haman came to the court and the king sent for him, asking him what he thought should be done to the man the king wishes to honour. Haman thought to himself that surely there would be no other to be honoured than him, so he made a very bold request for a robe worn by the king, and a horse ridden with a royal crest to be given to the man.Furthermore, such man should such adorned, put on the horse and be paraded all around the city by of the king’s noble men, proclaiming that thus shall be done to the man the king delights to honour.

I can imagine the look on Haman’s face when the king commanded him to quickly do exactly that for Mordecai – his arch enemy. He could not refuse the king’s order, so he obliged in shame. At the end, he went home mourning and sorrowfully, while Mordecai returned to the king’s gates.

God is the one that prepares a table in the presence of our enemies. He turned the plot of the enemy against him, and cause honour to come from a very unlikely hand, that of the enemy’s. All this happened at the darkest moment when the Jews were still awaiting what would be their outcome based on Haman’s evil plot to annihilate them. Surely Mordecai needed no more further proof that God had already taken charge of the situation, and rather than prevail, their enemy would surely bow before them.

Some verses to remember

11 Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.