MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 11 April 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – The Feast of Esther (I)
TOPIC: The Feast of Esther (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 11 April 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 17-18; Luke 11:1-28
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Esther 3:1-6
MEMORY VERSE: “The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.” – Psalms 33:10
There are several feasts in the Bible. Each of even has its purpose and significance. The feast of Esrher is particularly striking and important. There are also several lessons to learn form it.
First, it was a feast held by Queen Esther to commemorate and celebrate the dramatic and timely deliverance of her people (the Jews) from an arch enemy who plotted to use his position to exterminate them. Haman, the Agagite, plotted, schemed and used the vulpine cunning of the fox to seek the destruction of millions of Jews through king Ahauserus, but God frustrated Haman’s plan. The feast was instituted to continually express appreciation and glorification to God who is mighty to save and mighty to deliver.
The lessons in this story are as follows: First, God frustrates the counsel of the heathen and makes their devices to be of non-effect (Psalm 33:10). Haman had an evil plot to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, in the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month of Adar, and to plunder their possessions (Esther 3:13). He also cunningly got the consent of the king. The Jews were perplexed and in that precarious situation, only the God of heaven could deliver them. Did He? Yes, Jehovah heard the cry and prayer of His children and fulfilled Psalm 33:10 in their lives! He made Haman’s evil counsel to come to nought and made his devices to be of no effect on the Jews.
In Psalm 112:9-10, the Bible says that the horn of the righteous will be exalted. The wicked will see it and be grieved. He will gnash with his teeth and melt away. The desire of the wicked shall perish. Again, these scriptures were fulfilled in God’s judgement against Haman. Mordecai whom he hated was promoted while he (Haman) was demoted. Haman’s desire against Mordecai and all the Jews in the kingdom of Ahauserus perished because God who rules in the affairs of men rose in defence of His people, the Jews. Truly, God will never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Beloved, God has done more for you than He did for Mordecai, Queen Esther and the Jews in Ahauserus kingdom. As Esther, in the Old Testament deemed it fit to hold a feast in honour and glory of the Almighty who saved them from their arch-enemy, individuals, families, organisations, churches and nations ought to be thankful to God for His merciful kindness that is so great and His innumerable blessings. Give God the feast of high praise continuously.
HE WHO SPRINKLES ASHES SHALL THE ASHES FOLLOW.
Every effort of the enemy over your family shall be in vain.
- Father, I thank You because the gates of hell shall not prevail over me, in the name of Jesus.
- I order confusion and scattering of tongues among all wicked enemies, in the name of Jesus.
- Let the wisdom of evil counselors upon my life be rendered to nothing, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, cause an explosion of Your power in the camp of my adversaries, in the name of Jesus.
- Let my life be barricaded by the edge of fire, in the name of Jesus.
- O Lord, smite every evil tongue rising up against me by the cheek bones, in the name of Jesus.
- Let every handwriting contrary to my peace, receive intensive disgrace, in the name of Jesus.
MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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