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Feb 8, 2008

What Happens When You Know the New Decree

Background:The New Decree is now being spread in all the regions, the king of Persia ruled over. As a result of this "15 Mordecai left the king's presence wearing royal garments of blue and white, a large crown of gold and a purple robe of fine linen. And the city of Susa held a joyous celebration. 16 For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor. 17 In every province and in every city, wherever the edict of the king went, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating. And many people of other nationalities became Jews because fear of the Jews had seized them." (Esther 8:15-17).

  1. Go in dressed poorly, come out royally-"Mordecai left the king's presence wearing royal garments " Just by having been in the presence of the king, Mordecai was transformed in his appearance to the world, he went in a regular Joe, got introduced to the king through Esther and the next thing he knows, there's a new edict he's writing and his appearance has changed. Thats what happens to us when we come out of the presence of the King of kings 1 Peter 2:9"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."

  2. Knowledge of the decree brings joy -"For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor". When they came to know that the king was on their side they found strength, courage and honor. Similarly when we read the Word of God especially what Jesus says on our behalf, as in Isaiah 61:1 [ The Year of the LORD's Favor ] The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners," we will have the joy that comes from knowing Lord Jesus.

  3. Power to change other people- "And many people of other nationalities became Jews because fear of the Jews had seized them" Its amazing to me that this one edict was so powerful that people from other nationalities changed their nationalities even. As the news of the decree spread all around, the Jews celebrated its knowledge and non-jews knew there was something these Jews had which they didn't have and shifted gears immediately. If we as believers are doing it right with the decree that Jesus Christ has given us, people around us would be doing the same, wanting what we want. Our life should look like a celebration of the knowledge of what Jesus Christ has done for us. The least we can do is to rejoice and be grateful for the awesome power Jesus our Lord has bestowed upon us through His sacrifice on the cross.

Conclusion:If we truly would understand the weight of the power, the new decree that Jesus has written down for us, has for us who believe in Him, our lives would be transformed into a celebration, we would be so glad that Jesus set us free and it would show through our lives, as we face every situation boldly, knowing we've got the right and power to fight the enemy of our souls and come out winners all the time. No matter what the enemy may try to do to quench out our celebration of our power through the new decree, let us never forget the precious sacrifice of our Lord Jesus that has enabled us even now to stand against and come out victorious through any attack of the enemy. Know the decree through Jesus and be joyful, for the joy of the Lord is our strength and see the people around wanting what you've got.


Sista Cala said...

"If we truly would understand the weight of the power," This is the key. So many have little or no understanding of the weight of the power. We know that His blood has the power to heal, save, and deliver; but we don't realize that it is a weighty power that can not be revoked,changed, or lifted by the will or force of mankind.

Mordecai left the king's presence dressed in royal robes. This was not just a cosmetic change. The robes and crown signified authority. No only did he look powerful, he was powerful. The king put his seal of approval on whatever Mordecai would instruct or do.

audrey` said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Godzheart =)