“The letters were sent by mounted couriers into all the king’s provinces to cause the destruction, slaughter, and annihilation of all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and even to plunder their possessions”. Esther 3.13 MEV
The power of a decree holds a lot of weight. In this chapter, we see a decree being made in order to destroy the Jews living in that city.
According to the Oxford dictionary, a decree is an official order that has the force of law. Decrees have the power to make things happen, but they also have the power to bring things to an end.
When a decree is passed, it feels as though an unchangeable sentence has been given. Who can go against it and win?
In this case, Esther turned to God in order for the decree to be overturned, which resulted in a new decree being issued in favour of the Jewish people:
“A copy of the edict being issued as law in each and every province was published to all people, so that the Jews could be ready for this day to avenge themselves on their enemies”. Esther 8.13 MEV
Now, stop for a moment and think. Is there a decree in YOUR life?
When you think about your daily struggles, do you feel as though you have been sentenced to an unchangeable and frustrating decree of debt, sickness and heartache?
Do not despair. The Jews probably felt like all hope was gone, but in a twist of events, the decree that was proclaimed against them was overturned.
We believe that the same can happen to you.
Just as the Jews were given a word from God and were ready to defeat their enemies, on Sunday, 29th January, we will use our faith to fight against the ‘enemies’ in our own lives.
Fill out this slip with the problem that has decreed the suffering in your life and bring it with you on the day.
Event: Day of the Decree
Date: Sunday 29th January
Time: 10am & 7:30am (may be different in other countries)
Location: At your local UCKG HelpCentre
I pray you heard God’s voice and will act upon His guidance, in Jesus name. Don’t hesitate to message me and ask for more info. God Bless
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