Friday, 13 May 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Friday May 13 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - Celebration of Peace and Truth
Topic: Celebration of Peace and Truth [Friday May 13, 2016]
Text: Esther 9:29-32
Key Verse: "Then Esther the queen, the daughter of Abihail, and Mordecai the Jew, wrote with all authority, torn confirm this second letter of Purim" (Esther 9:29).
The book of Esther, one of the two books named after women, brings to the fore a profound interplay of God's power, sovereignty and His matchless grace and mercy. Gods will must always triumph over that of man and his evil machinations. Everywhere in the book of Esther, God's power and providence can visibly be felt. The Jews were now engaged in the war of survival.
In the other provinces, they had won their battle in one day, but the battle of Shushan lasted for two days. In both instances, however, it was beyond any doubt that their quick and smooth victory was a clear evidence that God was fighting for them. There was the need for the Lord to save and preserve a remnant for the fulfillment of His promise of the coming messiah. Our text shows clearly that in spite of cultural inhibitions among the Jews which precluded women from being loud and outspoken but merely stayed quiet and served in the home, Esther broke through these cultural norms. She stepped out, did the unexpected, and put her life on the line in order to help God's people.
Now it was celebration time and the Purim had to be observed throughout their generation by every family, province and city. No matter our station in life, God is able to use anyone, regardless of his or her place, to achieve the seemingly impossible. And for this to happen, we must be open, available and ready. Are you ready to be used of God? It is entirely up to you.
Thought for the day: Evil will never triumph over good.
Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Corinthians 1-4
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.