Topic: Lesson From The Life Of Queen Esther
Esther 4:16 – Go gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day. I also and my maidens will fast likewise and so will I go in into the king which is not according to the law and “If I perish, I perish”.
MFM Daily Devotional 22nd October 2021 Outline
Queen Esther was a beautiful young Jewess brought up by her cousin, Mordecai, in the days of the Persian captivity. She became the Queen after Queen Vashti was removed because she refused to obey the command of her husband, King Ahasuerus. Her exalted position of a queen had no effect on Esther’s love and loyalty toward her people (the Jews).
When Mordecai confronted her about the calamity that was about to befall her people, Esther risked her life to approach the king uninvited, which attracted death penalty. She said “If I perish I perish” (Esther 4:16). This should be the life of a Christian. A follower of Christ should defend his faith, no matter the situation. This courageous act put up by Queen Esther gives a model to follow in approaching a difﬁcult or dangerous task.
You are to see privileges like Esther who believed that the safety of her people was more important than her life. She prepared for this mission by gathering support, fasting and moving into action. What situation is staring at you that you need to confront? Take action with boldness in Christ as Esther did and you shall be victorious. Esther had a deep sense of destiny. She believed that her becoming a queen in a time like that was orchestrated by God to save the Jewish race (Esther 4:14).
You must also note that no one is secure in his or her own strength. Esther was a queen and she shared some of the king’s power and wealth, yet she still sought for God’s protection and wisdom. It is foolish to believe that wealth or position can protect you in the time of danger. Deliverance and safety come only from God. This is another lesson to learn from the life of Queen Esther. God’s timing is punctual and perfect. You must learn to trust that timing.
Also learn that anywhere God puts you, it is an opportunity to fulﬁl His purpose. Similarly, when you face any challenge in life, seek to know what God wants you to do and do it. Beloved, God has called you to His kingdom “for such a time as this”. Are you willing to defend the Kingdom of God by telling people about His goodness towards mankind?
Fear not, the battle is the Lord’s.
You shall see the end of every power assigned to terminate your life, in the name of Jesus.
HYMN: Jesus, my Strength, my Hope
1. Jesus, my strength, my
On Thee I cast my care,
With humble confidence look up,
And know Thou hear’st my prayer.
Give me on Thee to wait,
Till I can all things do,
On Thee, Almighty to create,
Almighty to renew.
2. I want a godly fear,
A quickdiscerning eye
That looks to Thee when sin is near,
And sees the tempter fly;
A spirit still prepared,
And armed with jealous care,
For ever standing on its guard
And watching unto prayer.
3. I want a true regard,
A single, steady aim,
Unmoved by threatening or reward,
To Thee and Thy great name;
A jealous, just concern
For Thine immortal praise;
A pure dssire that all may learn
And glorify Thy grace.
1) Holy Spirit, help me not to fail in my divine assignment for my generation, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2) Power of satan in any area of my life, catch fire now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3) Lord, help me to live a selfless life, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4 Lord, grant me the courage to stand to the end, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. I shall not be replaced by another person in the agenda of God for my generation, in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. Holy Spirit, help me not to deny God even at the point of death, in the name of Jesus.
7. I shall not miss any divine timing in the journey of my
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MFM Daily Devotional 22nd October 2021 Mountain Top Life Message. The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) is a Pentecostal denomination founded in Yaba, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria in 1989, now with churches in several countries. It was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya.