MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 12 April 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – The Feast of Esther (II)
TOPIC: The Feast of Esther (II) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 12 April 2019)
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 19-21; Luke 11:29-54
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Esther 7:6-10
MEMORY VERSE: “The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.” – Psalms 34:17
Yesterday, we learnt about what occasioned the institution of the feast of Esther and concluded by admonishing all believers to borrow a leaf from Esther and make thankfulness as well as praisefulness their lifestyle. Let us examine further, today, how God dealt graciously with the Jews to deserve all their praises.
Again, in the lives of Mordecai, Esther and the Jews, God fulfilled the Scripture that says, “The righteous cometh out of trouble and wicked goeth into it instead. This is what we call the law of divine substitution. The pit of untimely death that Haman dug for the Jews, God made Haman himself to fall into it. Heaven rolled back to Haman, the evil stone he rolled against His children. God preserved the Jews and made Haman to die the death he plotted for the Jews. Finally, it was the gallow that Haman constructed for the purpose of killing or hanging Mordecai that became the instrument of Haman’s self-destruction. He hanged himself on the same gallow out of shame, defeat and frustration. I prophecy that the lot of your enemy shall be as that of Haman, in Jesus’ name.
In Romans 8:31, the Bible says, “What then shall we say of all these things? If God be for us who can be against us?” This account of God’s timely intervention and thwarting of Haman’s plan is a clear fulfilment of this Scripture. God was completely for and with the Jews. Haman was against them. He thought his promotion and closeness to the king would make him have his way. Though he had the backing of King Ahauserus, he still met his waterloo. He suffered terrible defeat and shame. Why? The Almighty God (the God of the Jews) was against him. Beloved, all you need to do is to be in the centre of God’s will. Once that is settled, it does not matter who comes against you (Goliath, Herod, Pharoah, Sennacherib, institutions, nations, physical or spiritual foes), God will defeat them for you and you will sing songs of victory.
In addition, let us note the faithfulness of God in honouring the fasting and prayer of the Jews. Esther brought God into their precarious circumstance. The Jews used the right key. They got God’s attention and help. Haman, their enemy, was confounded and put to shame. Beloved, for those who would trust God, He will bring the best out of the worst situation. No matter how precarious what you are passing through today may be, call on God for help. He will answer you, deliver and bless you as He did for the Jews in Shushan. He is alive forevermore!
ONLY THOSE WHO THINK CAN THANK.
The Lord shall do to all your enemies as He did to Haman!
- Let every decision taken against me by the wicked be rendered null and void, in the name of Jesus.
- I fire back every arrow fired at me and my family, in the name of Jesus.
- I break every spiritual mirror and monitor fashioned against me, in the name of Jesus.
- I bind and render powerless all the strongmen troubling my life, in the name of Jesus.
- I unseat every stronghold delegated against me, in the name of Jesus.
- Let the strongman pursuing me drink his own blood, in the name of Jesus.
- Every enemy of my next level, fall down and die, 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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