A Daily Word from the Word for Wednesday, July 2, 2014
“That in the third year of his reign he (King Ahasuerus) made a feast for all his officials and servants—the powers of Persia and Media, the nobles, and the princes of the provinces being before him” – Esther 1:3
Most times, The Lord floods my spirit (often days and weeks in advance) with what He wants to write through me. When I looked at the list for today’s message, nothing was resonating—as they appeared as just words on a page. Nothing jumped out for today. If it doesn’t jump out, then it’s not for that day; and if it’s not for that day then I can’t write it. Each day comes with a fresh-baked living right-now Word from God’s Divine Oven. Okay, I must confess, some days I do serve up leftovers; but they still nourish you! :-). Hey folks, I am human too!
Regarding today’s message, I just closed my eyes and said “okay, Lord. You have me stumped today. What would you have me write about?” As I prayed in the Spirit for less than a minute, I saw “Esther 1:3” in my spiritual eyes. So here we are today, family. We are about to make a feast! God is unfolding it as I type. I am just as excited as you are! As I often tell folks: I am a reader like everyone else. The only difference is that I get to read it first!
The king “made” a feast; rather than prepare one. There is a subtle but profound difference. One prepares what is made; however, when one makes, they create. The Hebrew word for “made” as used in this verse is asah (pr. aw-saw), meaning “to accomplish, become, bring forth.” And the type of feast that these royal hands made, or called to be made, was a mishteh (pr. mish-teh), which is a banquet (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). According to Webster’s Dictionary, a “banquet” is a “sumptuous feast; especially an elaborate and often ceremonious meal for numerous people often in honor of a person, a meal held in recognition of some occasion or achievement.” Are you catching this, family? A banquet is not just any feast, but it is a sumptuous, special kind of feast. This is no ordinary run-of-the-mill meal.
Here is why the word “made” is so important. Our God is a Creative Father. Everything that our Creator made was through His Word. John 1:1-3 testifies of this amazing truth as it fashions “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”
As sons and daughters of the Most High God, every day we have the opportunity to make a banquet. And with each new day, a new opportunity and a new sumptuous feast! What we create determines what we speak. When we come into agreement and speak what God has spoken into our day, then we create a day adorned with delicacies fit for a king! How do you create your day, my brother? What words from Heaven do you define your day with, my sister? Do you decree and declare with the psalmist “this is the day the Lord has made! I will rejoice and be glad in it!” (Psalm 118:24). Or do you declare something less nourishing?
The Creator of us all has given every believer the power, by His Holy Spirit made available through the atoning Blood of Jesus Christ, to fill each day with the banquet of Heaven. The Bread of Life Himself, Jesus Christ, has seated us with Him in these heavenly places (John 6:35, Ephesians 2:6). The Lamb of God has given us the power to make a banquet for ourselves and others for the The Father’s Glory. It is time that we stop crying over spilled milk, dripping down from a table of lack, and lay hold of every provision promised and already made available by the Father. Sound good? Great! I’m hungry. Let’s eat!
Father, we believe, help our unbelief (Mark 9:24). Remove the scales from our spiritual eyes so that we may see Your bountiful provision that You have already made for us through Your Son, Jesus Christ. This very day, by Your Power, we speak to the lack in our lives and we command it go! Lack, we speak to you now! We rebuke you, we bind you, we come out of agreement with you! We decommission you from assignment concerning us and our lives. In the Bountiful Name of Jesus, we bind you, cast you out, curse you, and command you to die and to be no more! And we burn every inroad back with Holy Spirit Fire! In Jesus Name, we thank You that we lack nothing because You, Our Great Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Who Provides) has already abundantly and luxuriously met every need (2 Corinthians 9:8). Amen and Amen!
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to harness the power of God’s Word concerning you and your life by coming into agreement and speaking what your Father has said concerning you. Determine in your mind, and purpose in your heart that each day will be filled with the delicacies of Heaven. Speak life into your day each and every morning. And continue to fight the good fight of making a banquet fit for a king; for God, your Endless Portion, has already given you the victory!
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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All references to Hebrew and Greek words and meanings, unless otherwise noted, are taken from the New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance © 1990 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. All dictionary references are taken from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary © 2014, unless otherwise noted.