Wonderful Account From ‘Book Of Esther’

The Book of Esther is often said to be about the sovereignty of God. Most believe that to be true. Our Lord and Our Friend will often prompt us about the power of our choices in response to His leading. God positioned Esther, but Esther chose to act. The Holy Spirit spoke to Esther, Esther chose to obey the timely voice of The Holy Spirit Who harmonizes the sovereignty of God with the will of people.

When King Cyrus issued a decree for God’s people to return from exile, many families stayed in Babylon. And later when the Persian overtook the Babylonians, some families moved eastward into Persia. Esther family was one such family, and many found successful positions in the foreign kingdom.

When next King Xerxes holds an empire-covering search for his next queen. All the eligible young women from across the kingdom are brought to the king’s palace in Susa where they undergo twelve months of beauty treatment before being presented to the king.

Esther is a lovely, kind and beautiful orphan who has been looked after and cared for by her cousin Mordecai. God causes Esther to find favour with the Persian officials. Soon she is crowned Queen after capturing King Xerxes’ attention as well.

Esther keeps her Jewish heritage a secret. But one of the King’s officials Harman has a vendetta with Mordecai heritage. Haman manipulates King Xerxes into issuing a decree to murder all of God’s people in the Persian Empire.

Mordecai gets word to Esther, and with some faith filled encouragement Esther risks her life to expose Haman and his vile plan to the king. At the second of 2 banquets, Esther reveals that she is a member of God’s people and pleads with the king to spare her people.

Through Esther’s valiant efforts her people are saved and the evil Haman plan, and Haman, is put to death on the gallows he had made, for Esther people.

Satan wants to wipe out God’s people, but he stands no chance against our loving God. He stopped Satan then and He can stop Satan’s plans now. For God has plans and purpose for the people who chose Him as Lord and King {Jeremiah 29 verse 11}

We will live closely with our loving and wonderful God forever. The Holy Spirit will also speak to us at pivotal moments to those who are willing to listen to His leading

God Bless.

OFJ.

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