Wednesday, January 23, 2013

~* ESTHER *~

Book Of Esther in the Bible is an interesting book to us in many ways to me. It is a fairy tale of Bible.
Every girl can relate to Esther.
  Who doesn’t want be pampered with fine cosmetics in a palace?
  Who doesn’t want to win the favor in everybody’s eyes?
  Who doesn’t want to be called the Charming lady of the land?
  Who doesn’t want to be the Queen of the great king? Every little girl secret dream is all of these.
 Yet,… unlike the many fairy tales this tale does not end in a wedding set up, with much in love duo looking deep into their eyes under showers of flowers ,  with sparkles flying in the background.
THE STORY just begins there. It is just a pre-cursor for her HUGE and MIGHTY purpose in order.

Oh! How I love the GOD ALMIGHTY for his creativity…Hmm, He is a good story teller with wonderful twists.
Let us see, who is Esther?








                        






                        Her wonderful traits…


Didn’t she have questionable characters (just like any one of us)?
 
  She hid her background to her husband. 
  There was no strong reference in the Book that she was GOD fearing, prayed 3 times a day etc.

Ok.  Why is she celebrated? Why claimed one of the bravest women of Bible?

  Ready to give up her Position
  Can be Exiled – Remember Queen Vashti
  No strong binding relationship with the King to make pleas.
  Ready to give up her life
  Severe Rules and Law for Women/Wife in the land
  Law is that Un-summoned person at King’s court to be put to death
    Esther 4:15
Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, “Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.”

Right! She is indeed brave for doing that for her people.

Great Learnings from Esther

  What doesn’t Matter to receive his blessings
  Your Background
  Your Strengths & Sins
  Your Position
  What Does matter
  Faith
  Praying
  Fasting
  Interceding for others
And most importantly we know, GOD is in the background and always at work.

 
ESTHER
US
She is an Orphan & brought up by Mordecai
We are brought up by Earthly parents. In distress we are orphaned as well.
She hid her identity

We hid the REAL us

Though born of a commoner.  Thru King’s favor  she inherited Queen ship

We are daughters/sons of King of Kings thru his grace we are saved

Fasted and Prayed for her people

By Praying for others in need (Job 42:10)

She stood up for her people for them to be saved
We stand up for our family and friends to be saved

Now, Are we Esther? We are in many ways except for the one. We do not know if we are brave enough or can be Challenged like her.
Guess what, I have a GOOD NEWS for you. Being an Old Testament Esther can be hard for you. Now things are different. We have a new, refreshed covenant with GOD – Jesus Christ. J
Ayy! We have more advantages than Esther . Yes, Jesus had made it easy. The same Esther blessings can be sought thru the new deal. Isnt that amazing! Let us see how amazing it is.
 
ESTHER
US
She did not have JESUS
We have our Savior, the Rose of Sharon JESUS
She has to fast 3 days and night
Jesus died on the Cross and rose after 3 days. He fasted in the grave for us.


She interceded for her People
Jesus rose and sits at the right hand side of the GOD constantly interceding for us

Esther had doubts Esth 4:16 If I Perish, I perish
With Jesus we are all saved 2 Peter 3:9 – Not willing that any should perish.

Decree to slay Jews were cancelled
With Jesus Deathful Sins of  us are all cancelled
After Intercession there was Celebration.

With Jesus there is ALWAYS Celebration

Yes, we are ESTHER in all aspects. With our mighty Saviour Jesus Christ, we can stand in the gap for our family and friend ASK the Mighty King – OUR GOD thru Immaneul to cancel the decree of death to Eternal life!

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Come on Esthers! Let us open our mouth and rejoice his GREAT NAME!

Note: Last but NOT least, remember what Mordecai says:
Esther4:14 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.

Being an Esther or NOT, is still your Choice.

2 comments:

  1. These words can I ever be like Esther ringed in my ears for many years. Now suddenly I came across your messages. Really I got filled with the Holy spirit and I got the answers from God. Really this is the work of God. Please continue to do this wonderful ministries . There are many esthers out there.

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  2. Dear Bina,
    Praise the LORD! We are so thankful that the Holyspirit revealed & guided you thru this post. We thank & praise the LORD for it.
    May the LORD bless you abundantly
    In Christ

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