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Your Test Becomes Your Testimony
Your Royal Position, For Such a Time like This
When God Reroutes Our Promise Land
He Reveals the Profound and Hidden
You Call Me Out Upon the Waters
Take My Yoke Upon You
Refuge for the Refugees
Holy Spirit Conviction
But Such As I Give To You!
The Extravagance of Partnering…
You Anoint My Head with Oil
They Have No Wine
Mountaineering with God
Positioning to see Jesus
Bridging the Gap
Be Born In Me
Purposed to Proclaim
Faith Forward
Mounting Up Like Wings on Eagles
Worship, a Weapon and Sceptre
God's Engineering
Lord If It's You
Our Steps Are Ordered
The Strength of My Heart
Rise and Be Healed
Decree a Thing and it Shall Be…
A Whale of a Time
Chariots of Fire All Around
Let My People Go
Fishers of Men, Harcest Time!
The Abounding Grace of God
Made Ready for the Archers Arm
Living Waters from A Well...
Mother Behold Your Son!
Just Say the Word
Planet Shakers, Planet Changers!
Who Are You Looking For?
Do This in Remembrance of Me
Gabbatha, The Judges Seat
Your Will, My Command
David Arise
Esther's Crowning Glory
Build on the Rock
Resurrection Life
Holistic Lifestyle
Reason for Every Season
Prepared for a Purpose
The Prized Pearl

Your Royal Position, For Such a Time like This
Esther was an orphan. Orphanhood by default brings a host of disadvantages. Parent-less leaves one vulnerable, unsupported, isolated and abandoned. It's a difficult and deprived situation. Esther was a Jew from the tribe of Benjamin, who grew up as an exile in Persia. The Book of Esther tells us that she was brought up by her cousin Mordecai. This was a bad beginning for Esther, surely her future held little promise. Esther could never have imagined that one day she would find herself in the Kings palace, regal, stately and highly favoured, but such was her story - such was her God appointed, God orchestrated nomination and promotion.

God always showcases His Justice and Providence by handpicking the least likely candidates for His Purposes. It signifies that He will use those who are contrary to man's expectations and standards, those who are excluded, overlooked or piously misjudged. Esther was beautiful in form and countenance. When King Xerxes, the most powerful King of Susa who ruled over a hundred and twenty seven provinces, issued a decree looking for a new Queen, Mordecai coaxed Esther into responding. She was taken to the palace and groomed to find favour with the King. We can surmise and speculate that Mordecai wanted more, wanted better for Esther - but this positioning held far more consequence and recompense that he could possibly have hoped for her. Esther obliged, whether or not from obligation to her guardian Mordecai; she found herself in opulence and lavishness, far from the life she knew. Scripture tells us that she underwent a year of rigorous beauty treatment in order to offer herself to the King.

She found favour with the King, but underlying all of these superficial outward manoeuvers, lay the uncovering of the plot to have her Jewish people annihilated. Mordecai and Esther were jointly placed within the chambers of the most powerful King of the day, incurring his favour, influence and hand in overturning a scheme devised by Hamman, the Kings Chief Minister, who secretly built a gallow for Mordecai. This plot was foiled, what was meant for evil God turned for their good. Esther learnt of the plan to have Mordecai and the Jews killed and through secret messages between herself and Mordecai, she sought Gods help in unraveling these wicked plans. Scripture says she called on all the Jewish people to fast and pray for three days. She boldly decided to break Palace protocol by daring to approach the King, an act that brought death - but Esther realized that she could not sit idly by.

Esther invoked prayer, she sought the Lord, she realized that she could not do this in her own capacity, she was not going to rely on her beauty or charm, this transcended from a physical to a spiritual battle. Esther rose in boldness, she had one moment, and she seized it, with Gods help. This moved the Hand of God to move the heart of the King. There were rules and laws of who could approach the Throne Room of the King - He was not accessible to anyone, unless warranted by him. A contrast to the King of Kings, who Himself broke this rule when He redeemed mankind from sin through His death on the cross. We go directly to the King, we beseech Him, we call on Him, and we have limitless access to Him. What a privilege!

Esther 4:14, Mordecai says to Esther, "who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time like this!" This was a provocation of Esther's purpose. These words put everything into perspective. We live in sinister times, riddled with deception, lies, waywardness, and the most ungodly wicked and evil manifestations of darkness. Brace yourself for conscription, mobilization and call up to places and positions you will not have imagined yourself to be in. Your past, your status, your stature, your background matters little, for when God catapults you and launches you into the unfamiliar and uncomfortable - and when you embrace the call, and implore His Hand over you, you will see Victory, you will see the change and exchange - beauty for ashes, mourning for joy and the enlarging of your tent, the lengthening of your cords and the strengthening of your stakes.

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