|Prophetess hilda arredondo|
"AN ENEMY IS PLOTTING EVIL AGAINST OUR NATION IN THE NEAR FUTURE"
On March 8, 2012 began the celebration of the Feast of Purim or the Fast of Esther. Today the Jewish people still celebrate the Feast of Purim. In doing this, they are reminded every year of how the Great and Mighty God spared their lives through Queen Esther’s intervention. In the book of Esther we read the account on how our God used Mordecai and Esther to prevent the slaughter or annihilation of the Jewish people. Esther, whose name is Hadassah in Hebrew, meaning “Myrtle”, and also meaning “Star” in the Greek. We can easily understand that Esther was called from her mother’s womb and her name depicted her destiny. The myrtle tree has a beautiful, sweet, fragrance; therefore, she can be considered as the woman who carried the fragrance of deliverance and spared her people from destruction. No one knew that she was Jewish, and being considered for the king’s palace as the new queen. Her uncle Mordecai instructed her to keep it a secret until the time was right. “Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.” Esther 2:10 The king’s men were looking for a "New Queen" for Ahasuerus. He had put away his wife Vashti while intoxicated with too much wine. When he had called her to come join him at his great party and she refused, she was labeled rebellious, disobedient and disrespectful. She was put aside or divorced by the king and now he was looking for a new queen. The king had 127 provinces, so beautiful women were brought to the king from the provinces and Esther was among them. She was a Jewish girl, but her identity was hidden from the king. She was quiet, fair, beautiful, and intelligent. Compared to modern day times, we could say that the king was having a beauty pageant. All the women chosen were brought to the palace and put under Hegai, the harem keeper, for one year of purification. They were to spend “…six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours…” Esther 2:12. Esther, who found much favor with Hegai, the harem keeper, had the best offered to her as she was being prepared to go meet the king. The story goes on. “Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.” Esther 2:15.
BEAUTY OF HOLINESS
Beautiful, expensive attire and jewelry were offered to her but Esther took only the least for herself and only what Hegai suggested. Esther carried the beauty of holiness--the beauty that radiates from the inside out. The king could not resist her beauty and chose her for his wife above all the other women. Now the queen could not come into the king’s inner court just at any time, but only when the king requested her to come. But now, the word was out that Haman, (the king’s right hand man we might say) had spread evil slander because of his hate for the Jewish people. Haman was a Persian government official. He hated them because Mordecai refused to bow down to him. “And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.” Esther 3:5. Mordecai and his people bowed only to their One God. “….wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.” Esther 3:6 He convinced the king to kill them all and began to build gallows fifty cubits high to hang Mordecai.
ESTHER PRAYS IMMEDIATELY
Esther began to pray immediately and called her maidens and all the Jews to join her in fasting and prayer. Esther knew that she could lose her life if she went before the king without being invited. She also knew that this was not about her, but rather about her people. Because of that fast and love for her people, Esther found favor with the king. Esther was extended the king’s golden scepter which was a sign that she was accepted by the king to come into the inner court and speak to him. She quickly and wisely asked the king if she could have a special banquet for the king, herself and Haman. To make a long story short, there Haman was discovered, that he was the one behind the plot to kill the Jewish people. As Esther was with the king at the banquet, she told him that she was also a Jew. Immediately, the king had Haman demoted and moved out of his position of authority, and had him hung on the gallows fifty cubits high. The evil he had planned and prepared for the people of God came back upon him. All his riches and lands that the king had given him were stripped away and passed on to Mordecai and Esther. Esther’s fast was a great and huge success. As they prayed that they should not die at the hand of Haman, our God granted their petition. The king, who was her husband, reversed all the evil decrees that Haman had pronounced against the Jews and gave them permission to pick up swords to defend themselves. There is much to the story; because of this praying woman of faith, the people were spared the destruction coming upon them. A great celebration followed the Jews victory.
OBAMA GIVEN THE MEGILLAH OF ESTHER
Just recently Netanyahu, Israel’s Prime Minister, met with President Obama and handed him a gift—the Megillah of Esther or scroll of Esther. This took place on March 5, 2012, a few days before the Festival of Purim March 8, 2012. He made a comment to the effect that the enemy tried to destroy my people back in the time of Esther and he still is trying to destroy us today, referring to the enemy nations like Iran. We know that Israel and Iran are at odds, but there is a loud prophetic message here for us, the American people. It is as if Israel was handing President Obama the scroll that would give us the answer to all our troubles today—it is not about raising taxes, and trillions of dollar bail outs. However, the answer is - begin to do like Esther when our enemies threaten us--PRAY and FAST. It is interesting that Israel and Iran start with the letter “I” which is the ninth letter of the alphabet and the ninth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, known as the Teth or Tes. The Tes letter means goodness and humility. Hadassah, whom we call Esther, begins with an “H” and Haman, the evil man’s name, begins with an “H”. I truly believe that God’s hidden message is to both Israel and America, and the “I” in Israel and the “I” in Iran, means that truly the enemy has come to destroy Israel and America with weapons of destruction. But the message goes on giving us the key to victory; humble yourselves and my goodness and power will prevail on your behalf as it did in the days of Esther. (2 Chronicles 7:14). This is the KEY to our SUCCESS. You see, it is good to have good, honest men running for president in the coming elections. But first and foremost, we need to pray and fast unto our Lord God in Jesus’ name that the evil assignment of our enemies is brought to naught. The scroll of Esther was a gift to President Obama, as if to say, “Here is the answer to America’s problems.”
AMERICA IN DANGER
OF ENEMY PLOT
I truly believe that we are in danger of being destroyed through many different plots of the enemy, just as Israel was being threatened in the time of the book of Esther. I believe that the Holy Spirit has shown me that there will be an attempt to attack our country in the near future by one of our enemy nations. Have NO FEAR, if we OBEY and PRAY, our God will over throw the enemy as He did for Esther. The Holy Spirit’s message is - THERE IS A PRAYING ESTHER IN AMERICA. She is the praying woman of the church and we are being called to FAST and PRAY that our AMERICA BE SPARED and not only America, but ISRAEL ALSO. There is still HOPE; CRY OUT TO GOD BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE for the sparing of our country and Israel, from the onslaughts of the enemy. We are in trouble and they are too.
RISE UP PRAYING ESTHER
We, as Christians, are to pick up the weapons of our warfare as Esther, which are fasting and prayer. We have many upcoming days of important prayer ahead of us. I am calling out to you to join us in praying for the needs that are listed on our April Calendar; inserted in this issue of the Silver Trumpet Newsletter. Let us stand before the God of heaven and release our prayers like incense rising unto His throne room. In the next few months we’ll be sending out Special Prayer Requests for our Nation and Israel. Send us the address or E-mail of someone that you know that wants to help us pray during this TIME OF URGENCY! Again, Israel and Iran start with the letter “I”. Hadassah and Haman, both names begin with the letter “H”. I truly believe there is a hidden message for us. The I’s referring to eyes. My eyes (I’s) are over you and if we call upon Him, He will hear because we are the apple of His eye, (I’s) (Zech 2:5). Also in Psalms 34:15-17 it reads, “The eyes (I’s) of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.” Rise Up, Oh Praying Esther; it is time to pray and fast and see Great Victories for Israel and our country. I truly believe that if America hears and responds, a great celebration will follow and will be one of the greatest revivals that we’ll ever see in these end times. To God be the Glory!
Dear Ministry Friends, Thank you again for supporting us with your all. We are so very grateful for all that you do for this ministry. I want to tell you that it is not easy to share with you the WORD OF WARNING TO OUR NATION as I have done in this newsletter. Because I am devoted to prayer, He does reveal His secrets to me. (Amos 3:7) Then I am to turn around and share with you precious praying friends so you can join me in prayer. Most of the time over the years, as we pray and carry repentance to His throne room on behalf of our nation, God, in His mercy, hears. Then the situation is averted or at times, not averted but lessened. My responsibility is to SOUND THE TRUMPET TO PRAY! Only He knows the outcome. Thank you for being so faithful. In His love and service, Prophetess hilda arredondo
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