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Oct 30, 2007

Power of the New Decree

Background:Esther 8:8-10 The king has granted that Mordecai write a new decree and handed over his signet ring to Mordecai to seal the new decree in all his authority. This decree changed the current situation the Jews were facing. On further thinking on these verses I found some beautiful lessons in these verses.


  1. A decree that overturned a death sentence-Haman's decree had established a death sentence for the Jews but Mordecai's decree gave the Jews power to defend themselves from death. We had a decree of death sentence hanging over our heads. For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and the wages of sin is death....but then we have a new decree on account of our Lord Jesus Christ who "forgave us all our sins, 14having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross"(Col 2:13-14)
  2. A decree which covered all of the king's jurisdiction-Est 8:v9 "They wrote out all Mordecai's orders to the Jews, and to the satraps, governors and nobles of the 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush." The decree that Mordecai wrote with the king's authority was valid over all of king's territory. The decree we have through our King Lord Jesus is also valid on our behalf over all of our King of King's Kingdom and do you know how far our King's territories reach!!! Deuteronomy 10:14"To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it"

  3. A decree which addressed all people of all languages-Est 8:v9 "These orders were written in the script of each province and the language of each people and also to the Jews in their own script and language." The decree was not just for one group of people it was written for all under the king's power to know, the enemies of the Jews as well as the Jews themselves. To the enemies-so that they would know not to mess with the Jews, to the Jews in order that they may know the power of defence they had been given through their highest authority. So also for us when our Lord Jesus disabled the power of the death decree on our lives, it was a spectacle for our enemies to know not to mess with God's children and also for us to know that we have been given power from on high to take up our swords and defend ourselves and our property from our enemies.

  4. A decree that granted the Jews power to defend themselves-Est8:11 The king's edict granted the Jews in every city the right to assemble and protect themselves; to destroy, kill and annihilate any armed force of any nationality or province that might attack them and their women and children; and to plunder the property of their enemies. In the way that the king's decree gave Jews the power to defend, our Lord Jesus has also given us the power to defend ourselves, not only ourselves but also our families, our properties and even to take more from the enemy too.
Conclusion:We have a decree that has canceled the death sentence on our lives, we have a decree that is written in a universal language which our enemies are able to understand and are bound to stay away from us and which we are meant to understand to know the power vested in us, we have a decree that gives us the right to defend our lives from death and destruction, not only our own lives but all that belong to us, our families and not only that even our property and to take over enemy property as well. Do we fully know/understand the power of the new decree?


Sista Cala said...

Glad you're back on task here. What a powerful post!!! Christians are not only saved, but empowered. That is the message many have overlooked.

audrey` said...

You still update this blog.
Well done, Godzheart =)