August 11, 2020

For a time like this

For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" 

For a time like this

Text: Esther 4:12-14

And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews.”  For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Our God is dynamic, and therefore, before the occurrence of a thing, He has made a platform to profer solution.

It is very vivid that the fall of queen Vasti and the ascension of Esther, an ordinary slave into the palace, is God’s divine arrangement to preserve for Himself the children of Isreal and to avert the dangers ahead of them in the land of Babylon.

Often time when God placed us in a  position to become His channel of salvation and deliverance to some lives, we miss out due to our ignorance, fear, and selfishness because we are ignorant that for such a time the Lord has made it possible for us to attain such position.

The children of Jacob would have all died of famine if not for Joshep, who understood that God had not elevated him from slavery to the office of the prime minister by default but to save lives and generation through him (Genesis 50: 21-22).

Shortly after Esther ascended the throne, came time for God to make known to her the reason for her been there, which goes beyond living a comfortable life, enjoying the beauty of the palace, etc.

Her people, the people of God, are in danger, and it a matter of life and death, and here is Esther perhaps thinking of how long has she spent in the palace that she will now come and sacrifice her life for the people?

Then I could hear Modecai affirming to her that if you miss this opportunity, nothing guaranteed you you would also continue on this high esteem office, and the other hand, it will cause God absolutely nothing to raise another person to carry out His deliverance for His people, then you will be a total failure, disappointing God and man. And perhaps your life may end with this, and your name becomes a thing no one wants to identify with (Vs. 13).

Like Mordecai asked Esther, who knows if for such a time as this that platform and opportunity and platform was given to you? Would you not fail God through your selfishness and unbelief?

Read also: Your healing is possible

Ancor word for Today:

Whatever platform God gave to you, learn to understand why.

Prayer Focus:

From our text today, Vs. 13, we saw Mordecai telling Esther that if she failed, God would raise another person.

  • Pray that you will not fail the purpose of God for your life
  • Pray that God will not replace you with another person

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