Topic: Esther’s Glory: Issue Six- The enemy would always go to extreme lengths!
Bible Reading: Esther 3
Memory Verse: Esther 3:8&9 (NKJV)
Good evening ladies and gentlemen! How are you doing? How has your week been? How has your day been? I hope you have had a wonderful and blessed day/ week (so far). Before getting into today’s message, I would like to use this opportunity to apologize for not posting yesterday! Today, we continue with the “Esther’s Glory” series! Today’s message is the sixth message; under this series!
From the previous messages under this series, we have seen that God is a powerful and loving God! He is there with us, through of life’s challenges and victories. He helps us through the difficult and simple times. Though we are reminded throughout the series; of God’s goodness and mercies over His children, we should not forget that the enemy is lurking around. We always have to know that the enemy is always on the hunt to destroy God’s people. We should not expect that everything will be rosy! God never said that this road will be easy! He promises that He will be with us always! With that promise, we can trust that we are more than okay!
Most of the time, we like to enjoy the glorious stories of others- talking about the great things that go on in their lives. We like to look at the “things” others have and pray to God for it. Many people claim people’s blessings! As you claim/ “tap” into other people’s blessings, do you claim the trials they go through! This is because for every success; the enemy has tried to battle it! Will you be able to battle the same? Because the enemy is lurking everywhere. Unlike us humans, he does not slumber nor sleep. He is always at work! Going to extreme lengths to destroy and kill us! What he fails to understand (and continues to fail, to understand) is that he is picking a fight with the wrong people- the children of God!
Though we know of the great things that God has done, is doing and continues to do for our lives, we need to be aware that the enemy is always at our backs! He is plotting and scheming every way he possibly ca, to bring you down! This is not to scare you! No! quite the opposite! This is to inform you; so you are prepared for all that may possible come your way! Though most of the time- if not all the time- the enemy’s schemes and plan are utterly unknown and surprising!
Let us look at the schemes of the enemy; through our verses for the day. In summary, these verses show how Haman went to the king and asking that the king passes a decree to kill God’s people; in exchange for a reward. This move was literally making a mockery of God and his power. This is the sort of length(s) that the enemy goes through! Not only is he trying to destroy and kill you; he is trying to taint the name of God! Sort of like a jealousy/ revenge scheme. However, for all these years he has not been able to learn his lesson! He keeps at it, from every angle, every perspective! Failing to forget that God is all-knowing and all-seeing! These moves are like “cos-90.”
My dear brother or sister in the Lord, the enemy is bad! The enemy is scheming against you now! The devil will do everything he can to see you fail; knowing that we have to be alert! Continue to follow and obey God’s words! Continue to live a Christ-like life! Continue to chase after Christ and be filled by His Word and the Holy Spirit! After all, we are conquerors. Christ died on the cross for you and I. He gave us victory! Live in this victory; however, do not forget that the enemy would go to extreme lengths to see you “over!”
God bless you!
1. Ask God to reveal Himself to you.
2. Ask for the in-filling of the Holy Spirit.
3. Ask God to prepare your heart; to help you trust in Him
4. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with confidence and hope.
5. Ask God to continue to shower His grace and mercy upon your life.
End with a time of praise and worship!
Have a wonderful evening and let God inspire you!
I thank you for my life. I thank you for giving me another beautiful day. I ask that you guide me and protect me. I pray that I will choose you in every situation that I face. And that my life will be a testimony and an example to many that I have Christ living in me. Thank you, Lord, for sending your son to die on the cross and wipe my sins away. I lift your name high for you are Alpha and Omega. Amen!
The prayer below is for anyone who does not know God or maybe has been apart from God for a while. God is here to pour His favor over your life. All you have to do is call out to Him. Make that decision today!
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
If you repeated this prayer with all the sincerity of your heart, congratulations!! You are now a part of God’s family. Welcome to the greatest family ever. Heaven is jubilating on your arrival. Your fellow brothers and sisters are also excited to have you on board.
Being a child of God is a wonderful thing. The road might not always be easy, but God is with you each and every step of the way. Guiding you, helping you and encouraging up. You will never regret this decision; I can assure you of that. Two things I would recommend for you to do are;
1. Get yourself a Bible (in a version you understand) and meditate on it day and night. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that when you meditate on the Word day and night, you will be prosperous and successful.
2. Find a Bible- believing church to attend and fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually.
I am excited that you made this decision. Welcome! If you would like some help or more understanding into anything, you can leave a message (adding your email address) and I would be willing and happy to help you out!