BEAUTY AND THE LEPERS

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The Kingdom of Hagaboth was founded upon the shed blood of lepers. The Land was famous for lepers, whom the King of Hagaboth had ordered to reside only in the outskirt province of the Kingdom. And in the entire Kingdom of Hagaboth reign Helena as Queen.

Everyone who ever saw Helena, had it easier to literally climb mount Everest than to stop gazing at her. Both male and female, their uncontrollable stare is a true testament of Helena’s beauty. She is fair and beautiful; and She knew this, perhaps the reason she often rewarded her star-struck admirer with a soft smile. No one in the land of Hagaboth can tell If it is her beauty that commands the spellbound gaze her admirer offers her or if it is the softness of her smile. However, the people believed her beauty, laced with her smile, is the reason she is the King’s choiced bride out of the fairest virgins of the land.
Truly The King loves Helena more than ‘the sun loves butter’; not because of her beauty and smile, but more for her kind-heartedness, generosity, and righteousness. Whatever Helena wants, her King is apt to give her. Seeing her often arrayed and clothe in royal apparel of gold, it’s no wonder her reign as the Queen in the land is envied by Queens of other Kingdom.

Who would ever thought the King could evict Helena from His palace because of a ‘seemingly harmless’ disobedience. Tales had it, as it is in the Sovereignty of King to exercise authority, that the King of Hagaboth charged his princes, servants, and guards to often visit the lepers residing at the outskirt of the Kingdom, and help them get washed in the scared river of Hagaboth (It is no news that the King cares dearly for these outcasted Lepers); and rumour had it that Helena has always turn a deaf ear to the King’s persuasion for her to visit these lepers. As simple and harmless Helena’s disobedience may seem, so is her sudden eviction from the Palace. Her royal crown was instantly given to another fair bride who wilfully visits these lepers.
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Beloved, remember Vashti in Esther 1:1-20!
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One might think, Vashti has a better reason not to be evicted from the Palace than Helena’s cause; but the truth is: there is no justification for disobedience where the word of a King is. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 8:4KJV and in Proverbs 19:12KJV:
“Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?”
“The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass”.

Beloved, lest we forget, we are the ‘Helena’ (Bride) of the LORD Jesus Christ (our Bridegroom). And He has charged us to reach out to the lost soul with His gospel, just as Helena was charged to reach out to the Lepers.
Are we working in obedience or disobedience? Remeber Jesus said in John 15:6 KJV:
“If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned”.
May God help us all to be obedient

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