On the third day of the fasting, Queen Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace without fear, without intimidation, without doubt but rather filled with confidence and trust because she knew Whom she has handed over the battle. She refused to let the law of man take her away from her purpose, from her goal, from her aim but rather she choose to believe what the word of God says in His book which I normally call ”the book of law of the universe”.
That is where most christian miss it. After prayer, most times, we still expect God to give us a revelation, vision or dreams to instruct us on how to go about it instead of us to move with all confidence and step out for action as Queen Esther. We expect God to come and raise up our legs so that we will know that He has approved it. After prayer, we have to hear from Him through the Holy Spirit yes, but we cannot hear from Him if after prayer we are still in doubt whether He has answered or not, was my prayer enough for such a big expectation e.t.c. As you pray, if your prayer has been answered, He will surely let you know and also if it is a situation that He want you to pray more, He will still let you know.
When Queen Esther moved with confidence, her action attracts God’s favor and instead of the king to give order for her killing according to human law, he asked her, ”What do you wish Queen Esther? what is your request? It shall be given to you, up to half the kingdom” – Esther 5 : 3. Esther was not in hurry to reply the king because she knows that God was in control and she answered him and said, ”If it pleases the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him” – Esther 5 : 4 – what a polite words.
She did not jump up and ordered the king to take Haman’s life or explain to the king immediately what Haman has done but instead she allowed God to do it in His own way by being patient even if she was burning with anger inside her body. We should always allow God to lead any fight which we have to fight because He said that the battle is not ours but His. It doesn’t matter how we look at ourselves, God is interested in everything that concerns us if we allow Him and that is why He said, Behold, I am at the door and knock, if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me – Revelations 3 : 20.
Until we open the door for Him to enter into our lives by accepting Him to be the Shepherd of our lives, He cannot come and take control of us because He gave us the right to choose between life and death and He advised us to choose life.
The heart of a king is in God’s hand. The king asked them to bring Haman immediately and went to the banquet, then the king asked Queen Esther a second time at the banquet, ”What is your petition? It shall be granted you. What is your request, up to half the kingdom? It shall be done” – Esther 5 : 6b. Esther was not still in a hurry, she replied the king, that if she has found favor in the sight of the king and if it pleases the king to grant her petition and fulfill her request that the king should come the following day with Haman to the banquet she will prepare and that she will do as the king has said.
Why did Esther not open up to the king this second time? I think she was acting on God’s instructions because when we speak to God, He will always answer us.
Henry i love how you explain that we are not to just pray and wait for it to come to pass, that we must truly believe it will! And youre right, sometimes we must just keep praying. So great.
Kate, I appreciate your constant support and words of encouragement. May the Lord bring to you people that will value anything you do in the name of Jesus Christ.