By Apostle Tonya
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Esther 4:14
It is quite a magnificent story, that of the faith and courage of Queen Esther whom thy Lord prepared for royalty early on in her childhood with suffering. In the Holy Bible, as we turn each blessed page in the Book of Esther, we may at times be left quite astounded reading this courageous story of one of our foremothers and queen who was once an unknown orphan raised by her beloved cousin, Mordecai. Esther 2:7 In the Scriptures, we are reminded by our Great Sufferer, the Risen Lord of the glorious beauty whereby come forth with sacrifice, suffering and in rest with Him. Most surely, it is in this hidden place, the sufferer receives the Blessed Holy Spirit’s generosity: an anointing to serve and the joy of the Lord.
Thy Lord in His faithfulness to His will for the Jewish people miraculously used this humble orphan to giveth the Jews an escape, deliverance, and victory from the enemy’s wicked conspiracy to annihilate them. Our Omniscient, all-Knowing God knew the thoughts and plans of the enemy before the deceiver attempted it and chose His fair and beautiful Daughter to give the Jews the victory. Esther 8. If we appraise the Hand of Jehovah Gibbor, the Man of War in the Book of Esther we can certainly discern His Strategic Plan to hide His Daughter until her arrival at King Ahasuerus’ Royal Palace. Quite marvelously, this Strategy from our Great Architect reminds us of both the Birth and Ministry of our Humble King: hidden and trained by His Father until His appointed time of public ministry. Surely the Lord choses the hidden place to fulfil His will in the Earth during our preparation seasons, and to preserve destinies.
The courageous story of Esther is surely most splendid. Thy Lord chose an uncompromising man of faith who would not bow and worship man as the faithful guardian to raise and pour into young Hadassah. In her pivotal years with Mordecai, we may imagine the future queen’s preparation for her Divine assignment: Heaven dressing their daughter in the most blessed garment of humility before her entrance into the heart of King Ahasuerus. And, in the Royal Palace, a waiting king whose heart was in the Hand of Almighty God and reserved for Esther. The coronation of this queen who was immensely loved by king Ahasuerus (whom the Bible describes was a most particular king) would be perhaps Esther’s reward for the suffering of a woman whom as a child carried with her the unimaginable loss of the love of her natural father’s protection and mother’s bosom.
Most certainly, this ancient royal marriage manifested because of the faith of Esther and the help of Mordecai whom prepared and cultivated her to become a most remarkable queen: fearful of thy Lord, courageous, and a woman of prayer who saved the Jews.
Surely the Blessed One’s ways are most glorious.
We ascribe to thee Holy One of Israel the glory due Your Holy Name and worship You O Lord in the splendor of Your Holiness. Amen.
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