With the celebration of Purim comes a great focus on the book of Esther. When we study the Purim story, we put a lot of emphasis on Mordechai and Esther—his obedience to speak to Esther, and her gracious anointing to submit to the prophetic word, thereby saving Israel from Haman and the powers of Persia (Iran) and Media who were attempting to exterminate the Jewish people.
But have you ever asked yourself why Queen Vashti was so unprepared to serve the king at this critical moment?
Queen Vashti did not just disobey her king, she was also unprepared for her kingdom. She was not willing to trust or worship under the authority of her husband, the king. Queen Vashti was out of alignment with God, her king, and her kingdom. This misalignment cost her everything…
Living Outside of Alignment is Expensive
Consider the words of Jesus in Matthew 25:14-15 & 19:
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey… After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them…”
Queen Vashti did not have her ‘talents’ in order; her heart, actions, abilities, and skills were not prepared for the day of transition. Just as the Word speaks of this season we live in as it is written in 1 Thessalonians 5:2, “the Lord will come as a thief in the night”—so we must be prepared!
The true modeling that we see with Mordechai and Esther is that they not only received a prophetic word, but they also prepared themselves for the fulfillment of the prophetic word. As Purim approaches, I ask you to prepare yourself for the day of transition—prepare yourself for Passover 5775!
I feel like Mordechai crying out to Esther:
“So they told Mordecai Esther’s words. And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: ‘Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?’”—Esther 4:12-14
The largest threat in the world is coming from the spirit of Haman that comes out of Persia. I personally do not believe that the deliverance of the United States is going to come out of the power and might of mankind, or through political negotiations. I believe that this will be a season of “…not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit…” (Zechariah 4:6).the Atlantic Ocean.
In preparation for her king and her role as queen, Esther soaked herself in precious oils. We as the Bride of Christ need to soak in the anointing and in the Word of Truth for our King. At Curt Landry Ministries we fully believe that the words of Jesus, the words of the Truth, will set you free.
Esther 9:22 talks about the importance of the days of Purim and how they are to be honored:
“…as the days on which the Jews had rest from their enemies, as the month which was turned from sorrow to joy for them, and from mourning to a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and joy, of sending presents to one another and gifts to the poor.”
This is how this special feast is to be commemorated. You may ask, “How does this apply to me as a Believer?” As a Believer YOU have been grafted in. You are part of this rich inheritance. You are part of the “all who would join them…”.
“…the Jews established and imposed it upon themselves and their descendants and all who would join them, that without fail they should celebrate these two days every year, according to the written instructions and according to the prescribed time, that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city, that these days of Purim should not fail to be observed among the Jews, and that the memory of them should not perish among their descendants.”—Esther 9:27-28
I pray that as you partner with us to bless Israel we will become a united voice and testimony of Queen Esther. Let us Sow and Save! Let us decree together at this prescribed time: “Deliverance will come from MY words and MY seed. I am free! Israel is free! The Body of Christ is free! May all spirits of Haman be hanged on their gallows as we come into alignment with our God, His Kingdom, and our King Yeshua.”
Happy Purim, friends!