In the Midst of Chaos is Opportunity
By: Susan Deborah Schiller
Chaos poured out of the sky, down to earth, in the form of hideous monsters that took foot, running, as soon as they reached earth. Each had an assignment of terror and destruction; their targets already marked. I looked for the source of this chaos – who was raining down terror upon the earth? Was it the devil? No, it was something altogether different!
The dream continued, as I began to understand the cause of chaos – all the negative words of people on earth – speaking judgment, criticism, hatred, racial prejudice, violence, and all kinds of evil. This violence and evil were amplified and multiplied on the televison and radio waves.
Mahem in the air waves, and no one understood what they were creating.
The universe always responds to our thoughts, words, and actions. It was designed to obey our commands! We are humans and have been given all authority on earth, to establish justice, peace, and to bring about prosperity for all… or… the opposite.
"In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity." — Sun-Tzu
When chaos descends, polluting our atmosphere with the "stuff" that grinds us down, day-by-day and hour-by-hour, how can we create a new atmosphere?
Once again I went to Papa God and asked Him.
He pointed me to the book of Esther and he taught me how to "make a decree". In this Old Testament book, it was looking really bad for God's people. A psychopath named Haman conceived a master plan to massacre a whole tribe of people – the Jews. Genocide on a mass scale. But God was already light years ahead of Haman, having given Queen Esther favor with the king. When her Uncle Mordechai discovered the wicked plot, he covertly met with the queen, exhorting her to use her favor to stall the massacre.
The Great Reversal
Mordechai told Esther, "Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4)
Instead of a massacre, the Jews get armed and dangerous and by the king's own decree, in writing, they are released to kill the very people who were sent to slaughter them. It took them more than one day to scoop up all the plunder, for it was a very great reversal.
Evil had planned to slaughter ALL of the Jewish men, women, and children. Instead, their very own plot was reversed and turned back on their own heads. Haman lost everything, being hanged on the very instrument of death he had built for Morechai.
You may be the Esther in your family. Do you need a miraculous change right now – to create beauty out of chaos? Insert the name of your particular enemy in the sentence above that begins with "Haman" and try tasting it on your tongue. "My Enemy lost everything, having been permanently stopped in the very trap he built for me. Now the curse is reversed and I'm twice as blessed as I would have been if this evil had not descended upon my family."
Make a Decree, Write it Down. You are rewriting your future!
In fact, as I'm typing this, the little book I made is sitting right in front of me. It contains all of the decrees I pray, using God's promises and His Word. As I read through the decrees I created back in 2007, I am finding that nearly all if it has come to pass, as of 2015, and I'm needing to update it!
Every single time I make a decree, consistently and persistently, my world changes.
With all my love,
Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.
Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.
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