March 4, 2016
THE BEST YEAR EVER!
“On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies of the Jews had hope to overpower them. But now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them.” Esther 9:1, NIV
If you happen to be a sports fan, mainly one who enjoys basketball, you know this is a very special month for you. March Madness is upon us! It is a month for upsets and unpredictability where anything can happen in the college world of basketball. The smallest, most obscure college basketball team can end up doing the impossible and be the NCAA Champions.
In the Kingdom of God, this is also a very special month. It is a month where the Jewish people celebrate Purim. It’s not about madness for them, but it is definitely madness for the devil! It is where the tables were turned on the enemy; where the devil had hoped to overpower and destroy them, the Jews got the upper hand and turned upside down, flipped over, and drove the devil out! (Jehovah McKaddesh)
What does this have to do with you? I’m glad you asked! If you have given your life to the Lord Jesus Christ, you are part of this Jewish Celebration. “You’ve been grafted into the olive tree, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God’s special olive tree.” Romans 11 NLT In the book of Esther the king told Esther to write a new decree to offset, turn upside down, stop the natural order, and reverse the current decree, and then the king would sign the new decree, making it royal meaning no one could ever change it. A new decree has been signed by your King – King Jesus! He signed it in his own blood and nothing the enemy can do can change it! It decrees you are healed – right now! It decrees you are free! You are the head and not the tail any longer! It decrees your wayward child is coming home! The stronghold of poverty and fear is broken! Cancer is destroyed! Hepatitus C is no longer! The power of AIDS has been broken! Whatever the enemy intended to carry out, the tables have been overturned on him. It is time to celebrate what has already been decreed. You are more than a conquerer in Christ – right now! This is the best year ever! Not only that – it’s the best MONTH ever! Join in on the celebration – it’s been decreed by love and Love Never Fails!