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For Such A Time As This

Have you ever wondered why you were born? Perhaps you have questioned the details: the particular moment in time, the situation you were born into, or the circumstances. Do you know that the Creator of heaven and earth chose every detail of your birth for a specific purpose and plan? “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations”, (Jer 1:5). The enemy has had one goal, to keep you from uncovering and walking in the divine destiny you were created for. 

In the book of Esther, she was an orphan, being raised by her uncle Mordecai. They were Jews living in exile in Persia. The king of Persia, Xerxes, had put away his queen for her disobedience. A decree was sent out for all the fair, young virgins to be presented to the king and a new queen chosen. As the story continues, Esther finds favor in the palace and ultimately with the king to become his beloved queen. During his time as a scribe, Mordecai uncovers a plot to kill the king, and because he speaks out, the king’s life is spared. Haman, son of Agag, is appointed to second in command to the king and his hatred of the Jews runs deep. He devises a plot to destroy the Jews after Mordecai repeatedly refuses to bow and show reverence to him. Upon hearing the decree Mordecai mourns and sends word to Esther to petition the king. Esther is afraid for her life, as it is unlawful to go to the king unless summoned. Mordecai warns her not to believe her place in the palace will mean she can escape the destruction of the Jews, (Ref Est 1-4). 

As he says, “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?” (Est 4:14). 

Ultimately, Esther goes to the king to request his and Haman’s presence at a banquet she has prepared. The king petitions to know what Esther desires, and offers to give her up to half of the kingdom; she again asks them to come to another banquet the next day. Haman continues to grow emboldened and prideful in his plot to destroy the Jews, and at the request of his wife, builds a gallow to hang Mordecai. At the second banquet, Esther reveals that she is a Jew, and pleads for her life and the lives of her people to be spared. The king is outraged to learn of the plans. Haman, knowing his devious plot has been exposed, tries to plead with the queen but falls on her. The king sees this and orders Haman to be hanged upon the gallows he had built for Mordecai. Mordecai is appointed to take over Haman’s place, and issues a decree for the Jews to fight against those who wish to destroy them. In the end, the Jews are spared, and they commemorate with a festival called Purim, (Ref Est 5-9). The Jews continue to celebrate the feast of Purim to remember how God used Esther to save the people of Israel. 

If read in a literal context, it can easily be overlooked as another love story where good triumphs over evil. Esther, a beautiful maiden; conceals her true identity, wins the love of the king, and saves her people from destruction. Hollywood capitalized on entertaining people with movie versions distorted by a spirit of perversion. To think that Esther was simply chosen by the king based on her beauty leads us into false imaginations. Even the church has fantasized Esther and King Xerxes so much they’ve lost the deeper meaning. If we only see with natural eyes, how does this story bring transformation to our souls? Rather than dismiss it as a historical account, the story of Esther is a picture of redemption that is valid today. If we dig a little more we can see how this parable pertains for now. 

Queen Vashti refused to present herself when the king summoned her because she had a rebellious soul. The seven eunuchs who were attending the banquet of the king knew that if word got out of her behaviour, other women would follow her rebellious ways. By understanding our soul is feminine and our spirit is masculine, we see it speaks of a soulish or carnal nature that refuses to submit to the spirit man. Vashti is a picture of the church, and Christ is the husband, (Ref Eph 5:22-23). In the parable of the wedding feast, the church was called but didn’t come. “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding’ ”, (Matt 22:8-9). Vashti was cast out from her position as queen due to her disobedience. 

The church was called, but refused to come to the wedding, and ended up being cut off. The marriage banquet takes place when the revelation of Christ is released. The church isn’t releasing revelation so there is no marriage banquet. They can’t become the bride of Christ, so the remnant is prepared to get the harvest. 

Esther means star. She was an orphan, whose Jewish name was Hadassah, which means myrtle but also means hidden. Interesting, the myrtle tree is a symbol of recovery and establishment of God’s promises. [1] The virgins were required to undergo 12 months of purification before going in to see the king; six months with oil of myrrh (to be strengthened) and six months of sweet odour (spices used for incense). This process wasn’t just a beauty treatment, but really speaks of scourging or polishing. In the natural Esther was being prepared to be united with the king; spiritually, it speaks of the soul being prepared (cleansed) for the marriage with the true king, who is Yeshua. The bride, the lamb’s wife, is becoming the New Jerusalem, “For the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready”, (Rev 19:7). 

Haman was the descendant of Agag, the Amalekite king that Saul was supposed to kill. The Amalekites’ hatred of the Jews was fierce; they constantly launched savage attacks upon them. God told Moses they were always to remember how the Amalekites attacked them from behind when they came out of Egypt. In Hebrew thought, what lies behind us is our future because we can’t see it.[2] The Amalekites wanted to attack and destroy the future of God’s children. So God commanded that every Amalekite be blotted out, including women, children, and animals, to never be remembered on earth, (Ref Deut 25:17-19). 

Why would God decree such a thing? He knew if they were not completely destroyed, their seed would continue to cause evil in the land. It wasn’t just because of the trouble they caused the Jews, but the Amalekite spirit is the most evil. It speaks of those who have the ability to know God but intentionally rebel, or the scoffers of God. Amalek releases the seed of doubt causing a ‘cooling off’ of all desires for holiness.[3] It’s what caused the church of Laodecia to be rejected. “So because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth!” (Rev 3:16).

That spirit has been operating since the garden, “Did God really say…?” (Gen 3:1). Saul fell prey to that spirit when he failed to obey God’s word to destroy every Amalekite, (Ref 1 Sam 15:3). Due to his disobedience, King Agag sired a child and the evil seed continued down to Haman. His wicked plot to destroy the Jews would have manifested, except God had been preparing a vessel, Esther, to carry out His will and save the nation. 

Esther didn’t complain about life as an orphan, she didn’t murmur about life as a Jew in the land of Persia, or cry about being taken from her uncle’s home to be given to the king. The enemy would have wanted her to hold on to those emotions and have a ‘woe is me’ spirit, but despite all of life’s obstacles that were dealt her, she was an overcomer. One who would remain hidden until the right time, Esther didn’t succumb to doubt or fear despite the circumstances and what it could cost her. Her name refers to the recovery of God’s promises and she fulfilled her character and function. Her outward beauty was not why she found favor; she was a picture of a soul that had gone through it’s purification process to be used for God’s purpose. 

“Esther also, being perfect in faith, exposed herself to no less danger, in order to deliver the twelve tribes of Israel from impending destruction. For with fasting and humiliation she entreated the everlasting God, who seeth all things; and He, perceiving the humility of her spirit, delivered the people for whose sake she had encountered peril.”[4]

The Amalekites are still trying to destroy God’s people, not just in Israel, but within the body of Christ. The scoffing and mocking of God and His Word are prominent in society with the bowing to the LGBT agenda, acceptance of late-term abortions, rebellious spirit, and the false grace message. The Democratic party is wicked and vile. Their dark agenda is to destroy the freedom of our country. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have plans to reverse the decrees President Donald Trump has made to help this nation prosper. Everything they stand for completely opposes the Word of God. They do not support Israel as they want to restore aid to the Palestinians and recognize a two state decision. Harris stated, “We are committed to a two-state solution, and we will oppose any unilateral steps that undermine that goal.” [5] 

Right now the nation of America is hanging in a balance. It’s no longer just a fight for a presidential election, but a true battle of good vs evil that will reign in this land . A Haman is plotting against the country at this moment. It was recently noted that the name Kamala rearranged spells Amalek while Biden speaks of Judgment.[6] The church should have been the one to speak out against the agenda of darkness in the world, instead she has remained silent. They don’t want to mix religion and politics out of fear of pleasing man rather than fearing God. Rather than confront the evil plot to destroy this nation, they have ignored Mordecai, and are hiding in the palace thinking they are safe. The fiery passion the church should have for her king has cooled off, therefore, she is cast out. 

A decree to destroy the nation that God has formed, but God has hidden His remnant, His Esther. The ones who have been going through the purification process, they have been receiving the beauty treatments by pressing into the deeper things of God. The revelation of the Word has been destroying their carnal mindsets and cleansing their inner man, so they can emerge ready to be united with King Jesus. This isn’t just one night with the king, but an eternal joining. 

Esther called the king and Hamn to a banquet of wine she had prepared. She had no fear of evil as she knew her position and favor was with the Lord. Psalm 23:5 says, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.” 

It is time for the Esthers to expose the wicked plot of the Antichrist spirit with his anti-commandments, and just as Haman hung on the gallows he built for Mordecai, the enemy will hang on their own gallows. Our voices cannot be silent in the face of adversity or overcome by the circumstances. It is time for the harvest to be brought into the kingdom, the enemy bound, and the Glory of God to manifest on earth. The doubting seed of Amalek must be blotted out of the land (your mind) forever in order to move into position. The enemy wants to keep you from understanding that you have been brought here for such a time as this. 

References:

  1. https://ww2.odu.edu/~lmusselm/plant/bible/myrtle.php#:~:text=The%20references%20in%20Isaiah%20
  2. https://www.calebsjournal.com/walking-into-the-future-backwards/#:~:text=The%20%E2%80%9Cfuture%E2%80%9D%20is%20expressed%20with,which%20literally%20means%20%E2%80%9Ctomorrow%E2%80%9D.&text=So%20the%20Hebrew%20view%20is,the%20future%20is%20%E2%80%9Cbehind%E2%80%9D
  3. https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/3942715/jewish/Who-Were-Amalek-and-the-Amalekites.htm
  1. Clement of Rome – First Epistle to the Corinthians Ch LV
  2. https://www.jpost.com/us-elections/kamala-harris-we-will-restore-aid-to-palestinians-renew-us-plo-ties-647811
  3. https://www.israel365news.com/160472/heres-the-biblical-perspective-on-the-election/

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