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When God Turns The Table!

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“Now in the twelfth month…when the king’s commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them” (Esther 9:1).

TEXT — Esther 9:1-11


History is largely a record of the extraordinary events in the affairs of man. It observes unexpected outcomes that appear to run against the normal course of play. There are moving stories, for instance, of how suddenly a military force on the winning streak fails to sustain the steam and begins to experience huge losses. There are individual cases in sports where, after a seemingly unassailable start, the athlete becomes complacent and loses the race to a less expected contestant.

One of the most celebrated of such reversals in recorded history is the one orchestrated by God in the book of Esther. It speaks of the remarkable change in fortunes between the Jews and their hosts in the kingdom of Persia and Media. Following an irreversible decree of the death sentence on all the Jews in the provinces, these descendants of Jacob were marked for judicial extermination at the hands of the landowners. But God intervened and turned the tables on their enemies, as He caused the promulgation of a new law that empowered them to defend themselves against their adversaries.

There is a saying, “It is not over until it is over”. The spiritual perspective of this truism is that those who believe in the Lord understand Him as the One who calls the shots in human affairs. So, no matter the manipulations of the devil and his agents, as they serve God faithfully, He will always have the last say.

God’s final say, which cannot be overruled by any power, is “Yea and Amen” to our victory over all circumstances, our good health, prosperity and joy. Whatever the enemies of God may have conceived against His people, the Lord will definitely turn the table against them. Just rest in Him!

Thought for the day

God’s providence works in favour of His people and ill to their foes.

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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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