Queen Esther was not unaware of the risk for not being invited to see the king, yet, she exclaimed these powerful words, “…I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” Read Esther 4:16. And by the way, fasting positions you to a place of receptivity and self-introspection.
When Esther initiated the fast, nowhere in the Scripture were we told what she planned was going to work, yet, she was willing to put it all on the line to save her people; remarkable. The same can be said of Mordecai, listen to what he said, “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die.” Read Esther 4:14 (NIV). Mordecai’s statement was one of faith, and I believe he abandoned himself on the mercy of God. Listen to this, “I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.” Read Psalm 121:1-2 (MSG).
The world we live in today puts a true believer in a place to either compromise or take a firm stand. Question is whether you and I will be willing to take that risk, and the answer is [insert your response]. Mordecai and Esther could have chosen the least path to resistance but chose not to, instead, they decided to risk it all, and we clearly see from the Book of Esther, how God orchestrated everything, hence, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” Read Romans 8:28 (KJV).
Watch this, risking it all for the things of God has its consequences; take a look at what happened to Daniel. The Bible says Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “…Now if you are ready, when you hear the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, to fall down and worship the image which I have made, very good. But if you do not worship, you shall be thrown at once into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can rescue you out of my hands?” Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego answered the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to answer you on this point. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire, and He will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up!” Read Daniel 3:14-18 (AMP). Can you see this? Such boldness in the face of certain death, but God was with them in the burning furnace.
God is obligated by His covenant, hence the Bible says, “Right. I am watching to make sure that My Words come true.” Read Jeremiah 1:12 (GWT). Beloved, God will never fail you, and this is the truth.
My Father, thank You. Your Word is final and it holds true from eternity to eternity. Thank You, You are watching over Your Word to bring its contents to pass.
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