November 26, 2019
Esther 1, Amos 6, John 5
I liken this to a woman refusing God when He calls. The outcome did not turn out well for Vashti. I’m not saying the king was anything like God. I am saying, I don’t ever want to refuse my King, the Lord God. But along the lines of my husband, it is easy not to refuse a true man of God.
- (usually initial capital letter) the scattering of the Jews to countries outside of Palestine after the Babylonian captivity.
- (often initial capital letter) the body of Jews living in countries outside Israel.
- (often initial capital letter) such countries collectively: the return of the Jews from the Diaspora.
- any group migration or flight from a country or region.
- any group that has been dispersed outside its traditional homeland, especially involuntarily, as Africans during the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
- any religious group living as a minority among people of the prevailing religion.
- the spread or dissemination of something originally confined to a local, homogeneous group, as a language or cultural institution: the diaspora of English as a global language.
The history of the term diaspora shows how a word's meaning can spread from a very specific sense to encompass much broader ones.
Diaspora first entered English in the late 19th century to describe the scattering of Jews after their captivity in Babylonia in the 5th century B.C.E. The term originates from the Greek diasporá, meaning “a dispersion or scattering,” found in Greek translations of the Hebrew Bible (Deuteronomy 25). While this specific historical sense is still used, especially in scholarly writing, modern-day definitions of the Jewish Diaspora (often with an initial capital letter) can refer to the displacement of Jews at other times during their history, especially after the Holocaust in the 20th century. The term can also refer generally to Jews living today outside of Israel.
Diaspora also has been applied to the similar experiences of other peoples who have been forced from their homelands; for example, to the trans-Atlantic passage of Africans under the slave trade of the 17th through 19th centuries, which has been called the African Diaspora.
The above is from Dictionary.com
Diaspora is considered punishment from God Biblically speaking and much persecution has been faced due to the rebellion of the people. There is always a longing to go home…
Terry, just answer the question. Lord Yeshua should rightfully be the great Judge for He paid the price for all sin for all mankind and showed us a way to live that is not burdensome. Another point here showing that the OT cannot be done away with. A person must believe the writings of Moses to understand the Words of Lord Yeshua.
Thanks for the information, super interesting. Yes, we need to believe old and new testament, the black and the red. Jesus is most certainly the ultimate judge, thank You Lord for Your mercy.
I understand more and more what you both told me years ago on the mission's trip - a husband who loves God more than anything is number one priority on my list for a man I can trust my heart to. Amen!
I have come to understand through the great preaching/teaching at our church, the relationship God has with the Jewish people and how their history directly connects to God's Covenant plans, and therefore, the rest of us.
We need to stop trying to get to God through natural means. If it wasn't for Jesus Christ, I don't even want to imagine where I'd be!
I don't get why any true Believer would ever want to be with a man who is not...just saying!