The Queen Esther
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The book of Esther is a very rich book full of wonderful metaphors. Many
Biblical Scholars believe that Esther is a type and shadow of JESUS
CHRIST, so that is one way in which you may read and study the text.
way to study the Scripture is to ask, "How does this apply to my life
In the first chapter, the King is described along with all his
wealth, associates, friends in high places, and spheres of influence. The
King is throwing a little gathering for 180 days to celebrate…now
there’s a party…… and in the middle of his party his wife makes an
In the second chapter, Esther, the story’s heroine is introduced.
She is an orphan girl. One essential of walking in the "Queen Esther
Anointing" or walking in the Favor of the LORD is to be adopted into
GOD’s family. We are all orphans until adopted into GOD’s family.
To have the favor of the KING, as in KING JESUS is to know the
KING. Do you know your KING JESUS?
In verse 2:8, Esther is taken to the palace…. which means she is
taken from her home, her place of security, her place of identity, her
place of comfort, her place of trust, and her family and thrust into an
unknown place, with unfamiliar customs, without the comforts of her home
and the love of her family. Are you willing to give up your family, your
home and your place of comfort for your KING JESUS? It seems to be the
second essential to walk in the fullness of the Queen Esther Anointing and
to walk in the fullness of the LORD’s favor!
In verse 2:10, Esther continued to respect and obey those in
authority over her. It is vital until the time you are released in
ministry or released in a position of authority that you seek wisdom and
counsel from those the LORD has placed in authority over you. This could
be a husband, a pastor, a friend, a brother, a father, a mother, an uncle,
an aunt…each of us is accountable to someone…. and all of us are
accountable to the LORD and to each other. I have found that being in
ministry has provoked me to seek counsel even more than before I was in
In verse 2:14, Esther delighted the King. Do you know how to delight
your KING JESUS? If so, do you?
In verse 2:15, Esther listened to the advice of the King’s
eunuch…. and followed his recommendations. Wisdom is finding out as much
as possible before you enter another person’s territory.
In 2:17, the King declares his love for Esther and he gives her his
favor and grace. Hasn’t our KING JESUS declared HIS love for us and
hasn’t HE given us HIS favor and grace freely?
In 2:19, Esther continues to serve her King, continues to obey
Mordecai, and brings truth to the King, which saves his life. Esther
actively demonstrates her love for her King. Do we demonstrate our love
for our KING JESUS? If so, how?
Chapter 3 reveals Hamon’s plot to destroy, to kill, to
annihilate, all the Jews, young and old, little children and women in a
single day and plunder their possessions on the 13th day of
The situation is revealed to Esther and she tells Mordecai about
the consequences of going before the King and the possibility of death and
the scepter not being extended to her. There is always a risk in obedience
no matter what the LORD asks you to do, there is a risk….a risk of
rejection, ridicule, betrayal, failure, loss, embarrassment, harassment
and being misunderstood etc. What are you willing to risk? Really willing
In verse 4:14 is one of the most popular verses “For such a time as
this”……GOD is the author and finisher of our faith, HE is the one
who had called us, HE is the one who prepares us…..long before Esther
entered the palace GOD was preparing her. The key is do you allow GOD to
prepare you? Do you want HIM to prepare you?
Do you embrace HIS discipline? Do you embrace HIS fire? Do you
trust HIM when you have no apparent earthly reason to do so? The LORD
spent over five years preparing me to worship with flags. In the five years of
preparation HE changed my understanding of worship and walking humbly
before my GOD!
the caterpillar enters the cocoon, every shred of its history goes with him or
her into the cocoon. Generally speaking, caterpillars are not
known for their staggering beauty. Perhaps it is more than obvious but
they do truly crawl through life. When the caterpillar
transforms into a butterfly - the caterpillar's life history is no longer recognizable.
new fresh winged butterfly looks absolutely nothing like the
caterpillar. The butterfly has beautiful colorful wings and is set free to
fly and dance among fragrant blossoms. It is important to note that the
butterfly never returns to the remains of the cocoon or tries to carry the
cocoon around on its back showing it to everyone it meets. It completely lets go of its history and flies
freely in total abandonment!
the favor, grace and mercy of our KING JESUS is released to us we are set
free to fly and we are transformed by HIS perfect love. When Esther went to the
King's Chambers all of her history went with her. She was nothing more
than a orphaned, Jewish girl in exile. Yet Esther was transformed by the love of her KING
and became a queen. Isn't that what the love of GOD is really about?
Transforming us unto the likeness of the KING of KINGS!
In verse 4:16, Esther makes her commitment to her people, to her uncle, to
her GOD! “If I perish, I perish!” Are we really willing to give our
lives for each other? If you will ask the LORD to show you a way in which
you could serve your family, your church family, your community, your
city, your state, your nation….HE WILL SHOW YOU! SO ASK HIM!
Esther fasted and prayed three days and on the third day she
dressed in royal robes. In 5:1 she dressed appropriately for her king? Do
we dress appropriately for our KING? When she went to see the King she did
not demand entrance, interrupt and/or charge in….she waited until she
was called. Do we wait for our KING to call us, to position us, to respond
to us….or do we demand entrance, rudely interrupt, charge in and take
In verse 5:3 the King offered her half the kingdom, this was 127
provinces from India to Ethiopia….not a small gift by any means. She did
not get gold dust in her eyes….she was focused on her commitment, her
mission for her people. Often wealth or money distracts us from the
purposes of GOD in our lives…..if someone offered you hundreds of
thousands of dollars would you be distracted from what GOD has called you
to do? Staying focused on
JESUS is an essential to walking the favor and anointing of the LORD!
In verse 5:4, Esther served the King a banquet…..her heart was to serve
her King. Is our heart to serve our KING JESUS?
In verse 5:6, Esther served the King a Banquet of Wine…..again she was
offered ½ the kingdom…..and her response…..was to serve HIM
again…..including serving her enemy at the same table.
In verse 5:8, Esther served her enemy as unto the timing of the LORD. GOD
has a timing, even when HE requires that we serve our enemies. These are
not demons, these are people. These people are also the enemies of
GOD. You must trust HIM regardless of who HE asks you to serve….it may
not be someone you like, let alone can barely tolerate! It is about hearing
HIS voice and walking in immediate obedience and completely trusting HIM
with the results.
In Chapter 6 the King honored Mordecai because of a previous act of
honoring the King. The timing was impeccable. Sometimes we are overlooked
and it may seem unfair but GOD’s time is ONLY HIS! To walk in the favor
of the LORD you must trust HIM implicitly! Faith is believing for someone
else. Trust is believing for yourself.
In Chapter 7 the enemy is destroyed. GOD is still on the throne,
always has been, always will be!
Esther’s people are saved in chapter 8, notice the enemy is
destroyed first then the people are saved….that might not be the order
you would do things. GOD’s order is perfect.
In Chapter 9 the Jews destroy their enemies and bring home plunder.
So not only were they vindicated they were blessed with provision.
A feast of Purim is established for the Jews to celebrate this
victory in the LORD! GOD does enjoy a good party! Especially a victory
party! It is essential when walking in the favor of the LORD to take time
to celebrate, to party, to rejoice, to give HIM GLORY!
Chapter 10 Esther’s family is returned to her….Mordecai is now
2nd to the King and living in the palace.
Perhaps one of the ways to know if you are walking in the fullness
of the LORD’s favor…."the Queen Esther anointing"….is that
your family has been returned and restored to you.
a more in-depth study, the following is a list of the benefits of GOD'S
FAVOR in one's life according to HIS will, purposes, way and mercy for
a) God's favor brings forth supernatural
increase and promotion (Genesis 39:21-23; 41:38-41;
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b) God's favor brings forth restoration of everything that the enemy has
stolen from you (Exodus 3:21; Joel 2:23-27).
c) God's favor brings forth honor in the midst of your adversaries (Exodus
d) God's favor brings forth increased assets, especially in land holdings (Deuteronomy
e) God's favor brings forth great victories in the midst of seemingly
greater impossibilities (Joshua 11:20).
f) God's favor brings forth promotion, even when you seem the least likely
to receive it (I Samuel 16:22; Esther 2:7-9).
g) God's favor brings forth prominence and preferential treatment (Esther
h) God's favor brings forth granted petitions even by ungodly civil
authorities (Esther 5:8).
i) God's favor causes policies, rules, regulations and laws, to be changed
and reversed to your advantage (Esther 8:5).
j) God's favor brings forth victorious battles because God will fight for
you (Psalm 44:3; II Chronicles 20:17-25).
Sent to: Kim Maas, Moorpark, CA, USA
Scriptures: Matthew 16:19, Isaiah 9:6-7, John
5:19-23, John 4:23-24, Luke 12:49-50, Acts 2, Isaiah 22:21-23,
Malachi 3:2-3, John 17, John 16, John 14, Revelation 22, Genesis 1,
II Corinthians 3:17-18 and Matthew 27:51-54.
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