“God wants you to know that you are a present day Esther!” – Pastor Mark Arnold to Governor Sarah Palin
And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her. ( Esther 2:15b)
Will you set aside 7 minutes today to read Pastor Mark Arnold’s complete God story?
I didn’t plan to send any message today, but after just reading an email my father forwarded to me titled “Sarah is an Esther!!!” and researching this more online, I knew with absolute certainty that this message must go out TODAY!
After spending 30 minutes reading the Bible this morning in my secret place and then praying through my written prayer list for an hour, I went for a mile walk with my wife on this gorgeous Fall morning.
When we got back home, I retrieved the Culpeper Star Exponent (daily newspaper) in my mailbox. What caught my attention was the front page article about a record number of registered voters for the November 4 election.
Like many other people, I have never been more passionate about an election than this one. And what made me most passionate was John McCain’s vice presidential nomination of Governor Sarah Palin. When I watched Sarah’s Republican National Convention speech on YouTube that lit a fire within me.
Pastor Mark Arnold’s testimony of his encounter with Senator John McCain and Sarah Palin is by far the most riveting one I have heard during the entire presidential campaign. Here is just an excerpt of what he wrote:
When McCain came to hug her… he immediately shook my hand and following his moment with her, I shook his hand as he grabbed my hand, now for the second time, and I said, “God wants you to know that I’m praying for you, Sir!” He thanked me and kept smiling. I repeated that phrase to him five times. He grabbed my hands and looked right into my eyes and said, “I won’t make it without prayer. Sir, Thank You for praying for me, and don’t let one day go by that you don’t pray for me. I need all the prayers that I can get. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”
As he moved to my right, Sarah Palin, came over to my left side…standing over the crowd and then looking at the little lady who had lost the son. It took a moment for her to shake some hands and people were pushing in all around. Sarah came and got on her hands and knees on that side of the stage and hugged that little Mom, telling her, “…it was not in vain.” She promised her support.
It was at this moment Sarah Palin, reached out for me to help her up and as I was assisting her to stand was now face to face with her and GOD said, “Open up your Mouth and I will fill it.”
Here is what came out…
[She immediately began to cry]!
“God wants to tell you that you are Chosen for such a time as this!”
“You are called, and chosen to be a leader.”
“Don’t lose heart and don’t fear man.”
I encourage each and every one of you to read Pastor Mark Arnold’s entire message at today’s Link of the Day. Read it with an open mind and open spirit. Then pass the message along to others as the Holy Spirit guides you.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your great favor that is upon Governor Sarah Palin. May You use her to rescue our nation from the utter chaos that besets us just as You used Esther to save the Jewish people from being completely exterminated thousands of years ago. May You grace this message to spread like wild fire through the social networks. Thank You Jesus! It’s in Your holy and precious name, we humble ourselves and pray believing! Amen and Hallelujah!
Link of the Day
Pastor Gives Message To John McCain, Todd & Sarah Palin [www.agreeinprayer.com]
Blessings to Governor Sarah Palin from the great Commonwealth of Virginia!
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Historic speech by Governor Sarah Palin at RNC on September 3