Elevated Faith

Today We Have Relief From The Enemy

Our God has consistently defeated the enemy, from Eden to Calvary, and will continue to till the second coming. One time this has been noted, was in the biblical story of Esther. The Jews had escaped Haman’s plot of destruction. Haman (the enemy) had fallen into the hole he had dug for others, and many of his followers were destroyed on the day decreed for the Jewish annihilation. That day was celebrated as the day of relief from the enemy. Not just a one-time celebration, Purim was to continue through generations. Feasting, joy, gifts to one another and the poor, marked this day every year, up to this very day among Jews.


As Christians, we too observe a time of year when we remember the day the devil plotted Christ’s destruction and failed. And with great joy, we celebrate the day of Christ’s victory over God’s enemy. As instructed by Christ, we are to gather as often as possible at the Lord’s table to remember His gifts of body and blood, offered so all who believe in Him may live. Week by week and year by year, we Christians are reminded to be joyful because death nor the enemy no longer has any power over us.


Today, the Lord’s Supper, Good Friday, and Easter are celebrations of what God has done for us and continues to do through Christ our messiah. What a mighty God! And because of calvary, the enemy has lost eternally. Today as Christians, let us begin to enjoy our eternal rest from the enemy, as we await the final return of the Lord Jesus.

These days of Purim should never fail to be celebrated by the Jews—nor should the memory of these days die out among their descendants. — Esther 9:28 


Let’s Pray

Yahweh, I praise you, my God, for giving me relief and rest from the enemy. Hallelujah! Father, help me to be faithful and honour you by sharing this good news every­where I go. In Christ name, Amen.


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By Pastor Ray Patrick

Evangelism. Outreach. Ministry.
Pastor Ray Patrick is a R.E Teacher at The Eden School