10 January, 2015

DIVINE REPLACEMENT – Tuesday January 13th 2015

Memorise: And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou. 1st Samuel 15:28
Read: Esther 2:1-4, Bible in one year: Isaiah 38-40, Acts 8:4-25
“And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen of Vashti,”
Esther 2:17
From the scripture above, you will observe that divine replacement has both positive and negative sides of it. For Vashti, the divine replacement that occurred was negative, but for Esther, it was positive. I pray that you will enjoy the positive side of the divine replacement coming your way this season in Jesus’ Name. The Bible says that it is God Almighty who sets kings on thrones (Romans 13:1). The One who installs a king has the power to unseat the same king. Just as there is divine placement, so also is there divine replacement (1st Samuel 15:28). Endeavour to keep your God-given positive and avoid replacement. You will not be replaced in Jesus’ Name.

The story behind the replacement of Vashti with Esther in Esther 2:1-17 should teach us some lesson as Christians. We should heed the warning in Revelation 3:11:
“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.”
It is a pity that many so-called children of God are no longer holding fast their position of adoption. They are selling their birthright like Esau of the old for a morsel of food. It was pride that replaced Queen Vashti. She momentarily forgot that she was only a queen because her husband was the king. She flouted the order of her husband, the king, and before she knew what was happening, someone else had taken her crown. To avoid divine replacement, we must be careful to obey every instruction given to us by our Saviour, King and Husband –Jesus Christ. One of such instructions is the commandment to bear fruit (John 15:16-17). When we bear fruit, we honour and complement His work of salvation. When we love our brethren, we establish His lordship on earth. However, when we refuse to bear fruit, we seem to make His death a waste. Also, when we behave in a manner that does not edify the brethren, we have no love. For example, when a so-called sister dress to ‘torment’ the libidinal instinct of brothers, where is the love of God? There is no love in being a stumbling block (1st Corinthians 8:13).

Prayer Point
Father, please prevent me from doing anything that will make me lose my position in Christ, in Jesus’ Name.

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