The woman called Esther ~ Olubusola Seyi-Ajayi

The account of Esther in the bible is such an interesting one. When the name Esther is mentioned, what comes to mind is that favoured girl whose Uncle was Mordecai, who became queen in the place of Vashti, brought deliverance to her people and enjoyed the palace with slaves and attendance at her beck and call.

Some people even pray for their children that they will be a queen in the palace just like the Esther in the Bible. This is great..but have you ever heard of ”The Esther Spirit”?
Do you know that even though it was not directly mentioned in the scriptures; or probably the word favour was used; Esther was anointed by God to occupy that office of the queen at that time.
This anointing upon her created a platform for God to use her as an instrument of deliverance to her people.
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Esther 4 vs 12
When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, 13 he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

15 Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 16 “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”

17 So Mordecai went away and carried out all of Esther’s instructions.
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Esther didn’t occupy the royal office alone, she was a spiritual authority. Her silence at that time would have be costly…because she occupied that position so that her people could be saved.

Beloved, do you know that that location that you are is for such a time as these. You may call it a village but do you know that there are several lives and destinies that are attached to you in that location.

That relocation abroad that pulled through is for such a time as these…(The more reason why you cannot afford to let God down).

That singing gift that you have is for such a time as these. You may not be a renowned world singer yet, but there is that sinner who will break down in tears and surrender his or her life to Jesus after you have sang in that small prayer meeting.

That gift of drama in you is for such a time as these. That while you may not be making global impact yet like Mount Zion Faith Ministeries International, souls can still be won through you in that stage drama in Olopometa village.

That writing gift ad followers that you have got is for such a time as these. You do not need to worry about whether someone hits the like button or not because there are several people that are blessed and fed daily by you writing out the mind and counsel of God.

That influence that you’ve got is for such a time as these…that you will give account of every posts you have made that have led people into error.

The Esther spirit is an intercessor and mediator spirit and it comes with a royal office.

Daniel occupied the same office and we could see the word ”favour” also coming up for Daniel in Daniel 1 vs 9.
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9 Now God had caused the official to show favour and compassion to Daniel.
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Studying the book of Esther, and Daniel, we could see that they were able to use the weapons of intercession and fasting couple with the ability to take a stand even in the midst of life threatening situation to create platforms that provoked God’s deliverance.

Who then carries the Esther Spirit?

Why you do not have to physically be in the palace .As a woman, if you are training your children in the way of the Lord, and strongly interceding for them irrespective of the corruption in the world, you occupy that office.

If you carry an influence in your community, local church, focus group or within a tribe that could effect changes that would glorify God, you occupy that office.

You are a solution provider, or you work with youths and you are investing positively that another generation through you can be better, and stand for righteousness and holiness , you are an Esther.

I could go on and on but the bottom line is that ”You cannot afford to let God down at such a time as these”.

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