6So when they were assembled, they asked Him, Lord, is this the time when You will reestablish the kingdom and restore it to Israel? 7He said to them, It is not for you to become acquainted with and know what time brings [the things and events of time and their definite periods] or fixed years and seasons (their critical niche in time), which the Father has appointed (fixed and reserved) by His own choice and authority and personal power. 8But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.
Definition of Witness –1.tosee,hear,orknowbypersonalpresenceandperception:towitnessanaccident.2. tobepresentat(anoccurrence)asaformalwitness,spectator,bystander,etc.:Shewitnessedourwedding.3.tobearwitnessto;testifyto;giveoraffordevidenceof.4.toattestbyone’ssignature:Hewitnessedherwill. verb(usedwithoutobject) 5.tobearwitness;testify;giveoraffordevidence.
Definition of Test – 1.themeansbywhichthepresence,quality,orgenuinenessofanythingisdetermined;ameansoftrial.2.thetrialofthequalityofsomething:toputtothetest.3.aparticularprocessormethodfortryingorassessing.4.asetofquestions,problems,orthelike,usedasameansofevaluatingtheabilities,aptitudes,skills,orperformanceofanindividualorgroup;examination.5.Psychology. asetofstandardizedquestions,problems,ortasksdesignedtoelicitresponsesforuseinmeasuringthetraits,capacities,orachievementsofanindividual.6.Chemistry. a.theprocessofidentifyingordetectingthepresenceofaconstituentofasubstance,orofdeterminingthenatureofasubstance,commonlybytheadditionofareagent.b.thereagentused.c.anindicationorevidenceofthepresenceofaconstituent,orofthenatureofasubstance,obtainedbysuchmeans.7.anoathorotherconfirmationofone’sloyalty,religiousbeliefs,etc.
Definition of Evidence – 1. thatwhichtendstoproveordisprovesomething;groundforbelief;proof. 2.somethingthatmakesplainorclear;anindicationorsign:Hisflushedlookwasvisibleevidenceofhisfever.3.Law.datapresentedtoacourtorjuryinproofofthefactsinissueandwhichmayincludethetestimonyofwitnesses,records,documents,orobjects.verb(usedwithobject) 4.tomakeevidentorclear;showclearly;manifest:Heevidencedhisapprovalbypromisinghisfullsupport.5.tosupportbyevidence:Heevidencedhisaccusationwithincriminatingletters.
When reading this scripture, right away you think about being a witness for Jesus to the world. However, I would like to share a revelation God just gave me while I was in my laundry room. You and I are God’s witnesses not just to the world but even on your jobs. As we have learned from the definition above, our very presence is recording everything good and bad. However some of you reading this, was just fired for different reasons and this has puzzled you. It has also caused you to be greatly upset. You have even said to yourself that had I known that this was about to happen, I would have quit. Knowing that God would not allow you to so this, leads to the big question, “Why this way”?
Your firing was the test and the evidence! The moment you were called into the office, the Lord used the reasoning behind you being fired, to give the mercy test to that company. He wanted to see before he made His judgement, if they would show mercy or not. The purpose of you being there was not to just make money but to be a voice or sound ringing out, “Prepare The Way of the Lord”! This was their last opportunity to get things right before the righteous judge spoke. The reason why you just could not up and quit was because your firing would be the evidence or proof of their choice. God said that had you left, there wouldn’t have been any proof.
The Spirit of the Lord says that remember I told you that Haman would be hung by the very gallows he setup to destroy you with . So by the very methods they used to fire you and not show mercy, it will turned on them.
Esther Chapter 7
1So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther’s banquet. 2On this second occasion, while they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, “Tell me what you want, Queen Esther. What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”
3Queen Esther replied, “If I have found favor with the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my request, I ask that my life and the lives of my people will be spared. 4For my people and I have been sold to those who would kill, slaughter, and annihilate us. If we had merely been sold as slaves, I could remain quiet, for that would be too trivial a matter to warrant disturbing the king.”
5“Who would do such a thing?” King Xerxes demanded. “Who would be so presumptuous as to touch you?”
6Esther replied, “This wicked Haman is our adversary and our enemy.” Haman grew pale with fright before the king and queen. 7Then the king jumped to his feet in a rage and went out into the palace garden.
Haman, however, stayed behind to plead for his life with Queen Esther, for he knew that the king intended to kill him. 8In despair he fell on the couch where Queen Esther was reclining, just as the king was returning from the palace garden.
The king exclaimed, “Will he even assault the queen right here in the palace, before my very eyes?” And as soon as the king spoke, his attendants covered Haman’s face, signaling his doom.
9Then Harbona, one of the king’s eunuchs, said, “Haman has set up a sharpened pole that stands seventy-five feet tall in his own courtyard. He intended to use it to impale Mordecai, the man who saved the king from assassination.”
“Then impale Haman on it!” the king ordered. 10So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai, and the king’s anger subsided.
5“At that time I will put you on trial. I am eager to witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear me,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
Isaiah 54:14-17 14
You shall establish yourself in righteousness (rightness, in conformity with God’s will and order): you shall be far from even the thought of oppression or destruction, for you shall not fear, and from terror, for it shall not come near you. 15Behold, they may gather together and stir up strife, but it is not from Me. Whoever stirs up strife against you shall fall and surrender to you. 16Behold, I have created the smith who blows on the fire of coals and who produces a weapon for its purpose; and I have created the devastator to destroy. 17But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.