Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Esther 7 & 8)
Text: Esther 8:8
“You yourselves write a decree concerning the Jews, as you please, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s signet ring; for whatever is written in the king’s name and sealed with the king’s signet ring no one can revoke.”
“The Counter Decree,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
The king’s decree to kill the Jews could not be reversed, so a Counter-Decree was needed to support and allow the Jews to defend themselves from anyone who attacks them.
Now the king tells Esther and Mordecai to write this Counter-Decree “as it pleases them, and sign it with the king’s seal!”
Since Haman was such a wicked and ancient enemy of Israel, I thought of our ancient enemy the devil.
This wicked devil has the King’s Decree of Death for sin for all mankind that he uses to kill, steal, and destroy mankind:
“Behold, all souls are Mine;
The soul of the father
As well as the soul of the son is Mine;
The soul who sins shall die.” (Ezek.18:4). And also:
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”(Rom.3:23) and also:
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”(Rom.6:23).
But God has a Counter-Decree in His Son our Commander Who paid our sin-debt in full forever:
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”(Rom.5:8).
Whosoever believes the Gospel and repents can Use this Counter Decree and be saved from eternal death.
“that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Rom.10:9-10).
Oh Hallelujah! Praise God for His Counter Decree of Grace and Mercy that Answers His Righteous Decree of Death for the sinner.
“Justice and Mercy MET AND KISSED at the Cross of Jesus Christ! Oooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,
Jesus and Billy