The Book of Ezra Chapter 4, Opposition by The Elamites

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Most of this Chapter will cover the opposition who see this new threat of power which The Jews seem to have as they work on the restoration of The Temple with Cyrus,Xerxes and Artaxerxes. Work comes to a stop until the Second year of reign of Darius, King of Persia.

Names like Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabbl, Rehum, Shimshai, The Elamites, those whom Osnappaar deported to Sumaria are now causing a slow down in Jerusalem with the restoration of The Temple.
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It is a very fine line we walk, and not to compromise

Ed and Class,
This is a very well put point. And I also can say that yielding to another's request to help seem almost to good to be true when it comes to asking for help in doing things around the Church Building or with special projects or outreach. It is that prayer you pointed out, that gets us always on track and keeps us there.

Like you said, when we do yield to others we get sidetracked on our Calling which G-d has asked us to do. I too, can say Amen! to that. I have went down that road and struggled with setbacks and conforming my Call to others who also have a Call of G-d but not my Calling. Then trying to work it all out within the Pastor/ Board and elders just to get back on track again where G-d could use the Call correctly.

Yes I do agree that it is a very fine line we need to walk and as close to G-d's side of it, the better we will be with G-d's Call, and always put it first.

Lee...




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