Some years ago, I was shown in vision a bright green sign on the ‘right side’ of a highway. It was a road sign that typically marks the name of a town or a city of destination. On it were written the following Words in capital letters: POST ESTHER.
Queen Esther’s Story
Although Post Esther was the destination; the vision was also a call to post a message about the story and Book of Esther. In brief, Esther was a Jewish queen who was married to king Ahasuerus of Persia. This king was previously married to Vashti. But because of disobedience, he replaced her with a beautiful new wife: Esther. The story recounts that the king’s adviser, Haman, was offended by Mordecai who was Esther’s adoptive kin, guardian and counselor. Because of his incessant hatred for the Jews, Haman petitioned the king to kill them all, including Mordecai whose counsel to Esther helped save the day and the people. But as the story unfolds, the tables turned and the king ordered Haman to be hung on the very gallows he had built for Mordecai. He also granted his new wife the request of having the Jews destroy all their enemies. In celebration of this historical defeat, Purim is a Jewish tradition that is commemorated yearly by the Jewish nation.
Cast of Characters and their Roles
Esther’s name which means, ‘concealed’ and ‘hidden’ was previously named Myrtle which means ‘righteousness’. As the story unfolds, we can discern that by doing the right thing, Esther whose identity remained concealed in the king’s palace brought her people to victory. It was a win/win situation for Persia and the Jewish nation at that time. Symbolically speaking, Esther represents the Church body and the nation of Israel who have presently arrived at a critical end-time fork in the road.
The murderous Haman’s name means “tumultuous noise”. He is the relentless voice and noise of: sin, lies, the panic of the pandemic, divisive interest groups who continually vie for entitlements and recognition, divisive politics, divisive religions and doctrines, divisive laws and divisive news and media. He represents everything that wants to kill the Church and Israel. The hatred of Haman goes on and on and the tumultuous noise has reached a deafening crescendo for those who can discern it. Consequently, the beautiful Esther has fallen into a state of vulnerability, lethargy and worldly disorientation. That is to say, the Church has lost its direction and Israel does not recognize her Messiah. Both have become highly vulnerable to hateful enemies.
King Ahasuerus symbolizes leaders in any position of authority who are hoodwinked and led by Haman (Satanic agendas). But what to do when Haman wants to kill Esther and Esther is subjected to the fallen leadership of authority? With GOD there is always an answer! Spirit-filled members in the capacity of the fivefold ministries are called to assume the role of Mordecai. First and foremost they are called to come out of the world and obediently get back on track with genuine biblical doctrine: the New Covenant of Truth and live it! They are called to get back into proper alignment and let Christ, His Holy Spirit and Word be the governing authority. Only then can they effectively offer counsel, help equip and fortify this daughter to fulfill her latter-day role. To be that shining Light destined to illuminate and awaken a people (I am hearing: an ignorant people – that is to say, people who lack knowledge and discernment) caught and influenced by King Ahasuerus and his henchmen. In this glorious exemplary Light and in the ardor of spiritual righteousness– Esther can find protection against fallen national leaders. Together, Mordecai and the Esther can make a positive impact for the people who are ignorant of Satan’s devices until the Lord returns to completely establish His Kingdom.
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Mat 5:14)
“And He (GOD the FATHER) put all things under His (Jesus’) feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” (Eph. 1:22)
This message does not encourage the unification of Church and State in its present ailing condition nor a socialistic agenda. Instead it is posted to help bring the Church (and Israel) back into a state of unity and alignment with Christ and His New Covenant. Let us not miss the road sign which was also a warning – from years ago – for the Church and national Israel. Each and everyone of us have a role to fulfill. Praise GOD and thank you Lord.
“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Mat. 19:26)
This post will be revisited in the future.
Keep the Faith,