For Such A Time As This: The Preparation of Esther
Hey Brave ones!
A good friend of mine mentioned that she was sensing the constant delay and push back of our quarantine time, was an extended period of grace from God to give us more time with him in his presence. Now of course we know God DID NOT cause this coronavirus, but as always, God will use what the devil meant for evil for good. Someway, somehow God will always get his glory back to him! In conjunction with her revelation; recently God has been talking to me about part of his purpose for giving his saints the time and energy to be placed in a certain posture and position. Is anyone else being pressed and stretched to go deeper and higher in their walk with Jesus?
Do you feel him beckoning you to levels of revelation about HIM and yourself? Do you feel the depth of healing and deliverance he wants to bring to you during this time? Are infected wounds coming to the surface you thought were handled, unveiling itself? Do you feel him calling you to know him more? Well if you have then you are not the only one. I believe that God has now gathered us into a period of preparation for the Church’s call time with the kings of the earth. Just like Esther had to go through 12 months of isolation before she went to go and present herself to the king of Persia, we the church have to get ready for the high demand that will be on us after this.
Many of you have probably read the Book of Esther, and you’re probably thinking…” Ariel wouldn’t the King in Esther, be Jesus in this scenario?” Well, revelation is very layered, and you can view the story and see multiple realities that all simultaneously line up with THE TRUTH. So, in this regard, look at the characters from a different perspective than what we usually do. King Ahasuerus represents the kings of the earth (Leaders, CEOs, men and women with power, etc..)in any aspect of society, Esther would represent us (the Church, the Governing Body, the Ecclessia), and of course, Hegai will represent the Holy Spirit( the one who prepares us) and helps to prepare our purification and beautification routine.
"Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to King Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odors, and with other things for the purifying of the women;)" Esther 2:12
There is SO MUCH REVELATION you can receive out of this! I recommend that you read the Book of Esther to receive what the Lord has to show you during this time. But this is what I want to leave you with; the whole purpose of Esther’s preparation was to make sure she was pleasing to the king but more than that; she would have something all the virgins did not. There was a difference in Esther that caught his attention. Esther only listened to the advice that Hegai gave her, you see he knew what the king would like! In this season it is so important that we listen and obey the voice of the Holy Spirit, he knows what our regiments need to be and whatever he endows us with in the secret place will definitely be an answer to the problems the kings have. Esther didn't really find out what her purpose was until she was faced with a decision that could cost her everything. But her response to it all was this:
"Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish." Esther 4:16.
What will our response be when the next crisis or problem arises? Will we as the Church, the Body of Christ be seated in our seats and be unified in our authority? Will we submit to the preparation the Lord brings?
I pray we do!
We are created for such a time as this!
Be Brave, Lions!