Esther – one night with the King
The story of Esther is really the story of the church (the bride) and Jesus (the bridegroom)
Esther was chosen by God to be at the right place and the right time to save her nation. To do that she had to be abducted and forced to take part in a sort of beauty pageant, so that she could be chosen by the King to be His queen. To do this God gave her favour, first with the Eunuch in charge of the woman, later God’s favour on her life won the heart of the King.
The women were allowed to choose jewellery and ornaments from the vast treasure stores in the king’s palace. Any kind of jewellery you can think of was theirs to take and keep for ever. Imagine that they would have grabbed handfuls of pearls, and precious stones hoping to impress the king. But Haggai had seen something special in Esther, he helped her by telling her what to choose, and how to dress in the King’s favourite colour and when the king saw Esther, he fell in love with her. We all know the story of Haman and the plot to kill the Jews, and how God used Esther as queen to stop Haman from killing off the Jews. But I want to look at the love story between the king and Esther.
I wanted my one night with King but was frustrated my whole life. I went to church every Sunday and listened to many sermons, but I think I had a little demon sitting on my shoulder telling me that it was all a fairy story. God did not exist; the Bible was a fable. I tried to be a good Christion, gave my heart to Lord was baptised in Water, but still something was missing. I had some doubts, but tried to exercise my faith. I did not really know what that meant. But they said you believe by faith.
2Co_5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight;
But still I had this little doubt, Jesus lived and died a long time ago, we do not have a picture of him dying on the cross, no one that you know actually saw Him or spoke to Him, yet the bible says He came from heaven and died for our sins, that is awesome, but I read about Mary sitting by His feet, and I want that kind of encounter, I want a personal relationship with the person that came and died for me.
When I was called into the ministry, God gave me a prophetic word, that I would bring in a host of souls, that was awesome, it has not happened yet, then He gave another word, separate yourself and pray Joel 2, it was at this time that I started my quest in earnest, to meet Jesus. First I had to meet the Holy Spirit, and I decided to invite Him to come and sit down next to me, and share His heart with me, I sat there and heard words and wrote them down and when I read them I found that He had shared God the Father’s heart for us. I then regularly invited the Holy Spirit into the room and the presence of God was all over the place, but I still needed to sit at the feet of Jesus. I wanted my one night with the King.
It was not easy because although I now believed by faith that God and Jesus was real, I still wanted what Moses had, face to face with God on the mountain. I was never satisfied to send up prayers to heaven not knowing if they heard them.
I did not really understand what this separate yourself and pray was, no one had told me what I was supposed to do. My friends came and prayed with me, but I did not know what I was doing, and trying to pray Joel 2 was crazy,
Joe 2:1 Blow a ram’s horn in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain; let all the inhabitants of the land tremble. For the day of Jehovah comes, for it is near at hand;
That sounded scary, Joe 2:15 Blow a trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn gathering.
Joe 2:16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, gather the elders, gather the children and those who suck the breasts. Let the bridegroom go forth out of his chamber, and the bride out of her room.
None of this made sense but then I read, Joe 2:28 And it shall be afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams; your young men shall see visions.
Joe 2:29 And also I will pour out My Spirit on the slaves and on the slave women in those days.
That sounded more like something I could pray for. But I still had no clue what God wanted me to do.
A friend came and joined me and we prayed together and had great times, worshipping and I learnt a lot from her. One day we read about Jacobs ladder.
Gen_28:12 And he dreamed. And behold! A ladder was set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to Heaven! And behold! The angels of God were ascending and descending on it!
We decided that it would be pretty cool to be able to go up to heaven and visit Jesus. We drew a picture but used stairs instead of a ladder and put two pillars on top and a floor and a platform where the throne of God would be.
Then we closed our eyes and imagined that we were walking up the stairs and when we came to the floor we looked for the throne that Jesus was sitting on and to my surprize I saw Him sitting there, wearing a white robe, and thought wow that is amazing, but then He got up and walked towards me and spoke, I got such a fright that I opened my eyes, and then I saw my friend and her eyes were wide, and she had a similar experience.
The next day I tried again and yes Jesus once again got up and I was on my knees worshipping Him and He came and said “ welcome daughter” I was overwhelmed and opened my eyes and it was gone, but then I kept on going, after all I had had my one night with King, and wanted more, I wanted to know Him, I wanted to tell Him I loved Him and see His face. It was really something amazing, it was as if I stepped into a vision everytime and Jesus would talk to me. He later used these visits to give me clues to messages that I had to take to churches. Then one day I said I really wanted to meet the Father, Jesus took me to Him, and although I could not really see His face as He is surrounded by Glory light, I had the impression that He looked just like Jesus.
He spoke and said “ the shofar is blowing over Parow” it was a part of a message for a church that I was sent to.
Now I had confirmation, God is real, Jesus is real, the Holy Spirit is real and the Bible is true. My life was never the same, and I now had a personal relationship with the person that came to earth and died for me. I could sit by His feet like Mary did. I could worship Him for real, I could hug Him and tell Him personally that I love Him.
Don’t stop at the bottom of the ladder, when Jesus died the curtain in the temple was torn in two, we now have direct access to the presence of the Father.
Revelation 4:1 (NKJV), After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
God has issued an invitation for us to come up there and He will show us things that must still take place.
Take up the invitation and go and visit Him and you will have your one night with the King
He is eagerly waiting for you with open arms
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