My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of Esther 9:1, “Now in the twelfth month, that is the month of Adar, On the thirteenth day, The time came for the kings command. And his decree to be executed. On the day that the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, the opposite occurred in that the Jews themselves overpowered those who hated them.”
“My Dear Brothers and Sisters from the above context we realize that King Ahasarus ruled over 127 countries, He was a powerful ruler. He ruled from India, to Ethiopia. Many different kinds of people lived in these nations. And the Jews were spread across these 127 nations. The ruling government then issued an order, saying that on a particular day, at this particular time, the law will be implemented.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Similarly a law was passed stating that all the Jews should be killed in the twelfth month Adar, on the thirteenth day. All the Jews sat mourning over the decree about the death sentence passed against them. They trembled to hear the decree about the death. They were filled with fear, and anguish. All the Jews in these nations gathered together. There is only one opportunity to change or alter this situation. They knew that only God could bring about the change. So they fasted three days, and prayed earnestly for the king to change the law.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Kings commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution that on the thirteenth day, of the twelfth month all the Jews should be killed. Great expectation there was, no doubt, of this day and the issue of it. The Jews cause was to be tried, by the court of Shushan and the day was fixed for the combat by the authority. Their enemies resolved not to lose the opportunity given to them. They were with much hope to overpower the Jews.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, On the other hand, the Jews relied on the goodness of their God and justice, of their cause and resolved to make their utmost efforts against their enemies. Queen Esther boldly entered into the presence of the king and requested the king to change the law in favour of her people. The King was prepared to do anything for her so he altered the law in favour of the Jews at the last minute. Finally the day came, and we learn that it was a day, of great victory and triumph to the Jews both in the city of Sushan and in all provinces.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, The day which was selected by Haman with great industry and art as the luckiest day, turned out to be the unluckiest day, for Haman and the people of Sushan. The people of Sushan who were drenched in fear, began to rejoice at the verdict passed by the king. In the same way God can bring about a great change in your life too. Whatever problem you may be going through, God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think or pray. Our God can change the very situation of your life in your favour and just the opposite will occur. It is an easy thing for the Lord to do. So don’t be afraid. Trust in Jesus. He will set you free from every bondage.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank you for hearing the cry of the Jews and answering their prayer. Thank you for helping queen Esther to be bold and enter into the presence of king Ahasarus and intercede on behalf of her people and thus change the very course of the history of the Jews. Thank you for turning their sorrow into joy.