The Captivity of God’s People
God’s People Were Defeated and Ruled By NOT God’s People.
The history of God’s beloved people is not what you might expect.
Daniel, Esther, and Nehemiah were Ordinary People.
They lived in very difficult times yet were faithful to God.
They were also a blessing to their country, a country that were their captors and oppressors.
Warning: Fake News.
Many believe ideas like, “If God really loved you, you would never have any trouble.”
Or, “If God were real, He would solve all of your problems.
He would make it easy.”
These ideas simply are not true.
Being a Christ follower does not mean that life will be smooth sailing.
It does mean that we will have the support and guidance of God while we navigate tough times.
We call it Murphy’s Law. “If anything can go wrong, it will.”
My family had a corollary which went unsaid but was fervently believed, “Murphy was an optimist”.
The Bible agrees with Murphy; the whole world is under a curse and it will not go easy for us here in this mortal life.
Jesus came to Earth in order to save us from the curse, erase the curse and ultimately break the curse.
When you believe in Him, you are NO LONGER under this terrible curse. BUT, EVERYTHING around you is.