Many people have read about Esther, the brave young Jewish girl who dared face the king against penalty of death. At first she feared for her life, but her Uncle Mordecai rebuked her by telling her, who knows that you have come to a royal position for such a time as this? Esther fasted three days before she faced the king.And we know that Esther was received by the king, and he held out his scepter of authority, thereby making legal what Esther did to come into his presence uninvited.
But have you tried to read on in the book of Esther? What happened after Haman was exposed?
It says in Esther 7:8 “Just as the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet hall, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was reclining. The king exclaimed, “Will he even molest the queen while she is with me in the house?” As soon as the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.”
What is the meaning of this for God’s people?
“As soon as the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face.”
I believe the word of the Lord has left His mouth and the face of the enemy has been covered. Yes, the Lord has spoken and declared. The battle is the Lord’s and by His word He shatters the powers of darkness.
What then happened to Haman’s estate? If you read on in Esther 8:1-2, it says:
“That same day King Xerxes gave Queen Esther the estate of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came into the presence of the king, for Esther had told how he was related to her. The king took off his signet ring, which he had reclaimed from Haman, and presented it to Mordecai. And Esther appointed him over Haman’s estate.”
What does this mean? I believe that God is giving His people the estate of the enemy. God is giving as his inheritance the nations, to those who will ask of Him. There is an inheritance for those who will humbly approach the King of Kings and who will ask of Him to save an entire generation of unborn babies. Just like Esther, they will fast as they approach the Lord. But in the presence of the Lord there is no fear. As we come into His presence by His mercy and through His blood, the Lord extends His scepter of justice and righteousness for us to touch, and He asks us, like the king asked Esther, “What is it, my child? What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given you.”
God is looking for Esthers who will not ask for half the kingdom, but for those who will come before Him pleading for people, for a nation, for a generation,even for an unborn generation.
The Signet Ring
What is the significance of the signet ring that the king gave to Mordecai? The signet ring is the king’s stamp of approval on any edict or law that was passed. I believe God is giving His people who cry out to Him day and night for His justice and righteousness, His signet ring. What we declare is done, what we bind is bound and what we loose is loosed, stamped by the signet ring of the Lord. The Lord has given us His signet ring of His authority and approval as we declare His word and prophesy to nations, leaders, and generations to line up with the word of God.
Did you know that Esther pleaded with the king for a second time, risking her life for a second time?
Esther 8:3-8 says:
Esther again pleaded with the king, falling at his feet and weeping. She begged him to put an end to the evil plan of Haman the Agagite, which he had devised against the Jews.Then the king extended the gold scepter to Esther and she arose and stood before him.”If it pleases the king,” she said, “and if he regards me with favor and thinks it the right thing to do, and if he is pleased with me, let an order be written overruling the dispatches that Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, devised and wrote to destroy the Jews in all the king’s provinces.For how can I bear to see disaster fall on my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my family?” King Xerxes replied to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, “Because Haman attacked the Jews, I have given his estate to Esther, and they have hanged him on the gallows. Now write another decree in the king’s name in behalf of the Jews as seems best to you, and seal it with the king’s signet ring– for no document written in the king’s name and sealed with his ring can be revoked.”
The Lord is Looking for Esthers
The Lord is looking for Esthers who will approach the Lord again, and fall at His feet weeping to plead for their people, to plead for unborn babies who are going to be dragged to their deaths and slaughtered, to beg God to put an end to the evil plot of Satan for the unborn generation. God is looking for Esthers who will say, if it pleases You God, if you regard me with favor and if I please You, let an order be written in heaven overruling the laws of Satan that have been responsible for the slaughter of babies.
The Lord is looking for Esthers who will tell Him, “For how can I bear to see disaster fall on these unborn babies? How can I bear to see the destruction of the unborn?”
May God raise up these Esthers who cannot bear to see the destruction of the unborn because God Himself cannot bear to see it too. May what breaks God’s heart break ours as we plead for a generation whom Satan is trying to annihilate by evil decrees. The battle is the Lord’s, and He will dash with His iron scepter the strongholds of darkness.