Esther Chapter 10

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Esther 10

1 And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea.

And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?

For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

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  1. 3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

    Seek ye first the Kingdom of God

    “Fear not, little flock, for it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom…” The Lord wants the best for us. If we stay Kingdom minded he will place his favor upon us. For he knows what we have need of before we even ask! Frank Kent Cadillac, here we come!

  2. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

    God is a righteous God!!!

  3. ILove to eat breakfast with Jesus

    The Humble

    Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up. (James 4:10 KJV)

    A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. (Proverbs 29:23 KJV)

    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: (1 Peter 5:6 KJV)

  4. Esther 10:3
    For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

    1 John 2:1
    Chapter 2
    1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

    Advocate
    g3875. παράκλητος paraklētos; an intercessor, consoler: — advocate, comforter. AV (5) – comforter 4, advocate 1; I.summoned, called to one’s side, esp. called to one’s aid A.one who pleads another’s cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate B.one who pleads another’s cause with one, an intercessor 1.of Christ in his exaltation at God’s right hand, pleading with God the Father for the pardon of our sins

    Just as Mordecai stood on the right hand of the King. The work of God robed in flesh, Jesus Christ, pleads our cause, and stands in between.

    He is our high priest, and intercessor. He knows what we go through, and cries out that he is our redemption.

    The man Jesus paid a great price for that position, as did Mordecai.

    Sometimes we will be called on to endure a season of turmoil, suffering, and persecution. Our cross will seem much heavier, but God is preparing us for a position, a place, and a calling.

    Isaiah 48:10-11
    Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver;
    I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
    11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it:

  5. V.3 For Mordecai the jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people and speaking peace to all his seed.
    Just to know that the Lord has it all under control, you never have to say a word, just step aside, and see the LORD at work!
    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
    Glory to God!!!

  6. Mordicai was so great and Hos fame waxed greater and greater. One reason why he was so great was that he refused to bow. He would not give any thing/person the place he held for God. We should all strive to give God that place in our lives.

  7. Advancement in the Kingdom

    Mordecai advanced in the kingdom by the kings authority and favor upon him. Mordecai had to come from humble beginnings and show himself worthy of advancement through the trails and tribulations or test set before him. His advancement would have not been possible if not for a faithful and bold servant of The Lord Ester.

    In advancement in the Kindom of God you have to be proven worthy through your walk with God. God gets more glory through a strong testimony of how he brought you through and you leaned on your faith in him that his strength is what got you through.

    So David waxed greater and greater: for the Lord of hosts was with him. (1 Chronicles 11:9 KJV)

    The advancement is the anointing of Jesus.

    We heard the preachers give us such a great example of cadence last night. This means that your walk CAN and will effect those around you. Either in a positive way or a negative way. Ester had to be bold and keep in step with what she had to do in her walk for her people to be saved and Mordecai to become great. But without her obedience and faithfulness he and the rest of her people would have never made it. We never know what our calling looks like through the eyes of Jesus. A message, testimony or just an act of obedience will be crucial in someone’s life around us. We never know when the most important times are on us.

    Keep in step and know that our individual walks advertise how great he is.

  8. Just like Joseph, Mordecai was second to only the king. God can raise up his people in even a wicked generation.

  9. 3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

    Just as Mordecai saught the best for his people, and taught them of peace, we too must look for ways to bring people to church, and teach them of Jesus, and the fruit of the spirit.

  10. THE MARK OF TRUE LEADERSHIP

    3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

    Most people aspire to be promoted in life to the highest level of Leadership available in their profession. There ae 2 main courses that people take to attain this goal.

    1. Deceive, lie, cheat and take advantage of every individual you can including to step on and/or over any attain your personal aspirations.

    2. Bless and promote others who are gifted and as they rise you will rise with them. Regardless if they are OVER you or UNDER you; if they grow and are promoted, by attrition we will grow and be promoted.

    Haman chose course 1 and Mordecai chose course 2.

    THE MARK OF TRUE LEADERSHIP is to “seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.”

    If I can help others grow; I am investing in my NOW and my FUTURE.

    Today, I speak blessing, peace and joy over every Minister, Elder, Leader, Disciple, Believer and Guest of The Pentecostals of Fort Worth. GOD Bless you all richly by his Grace and Peace today in the name of JESUS.

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  11. “Laid a tribute upon the land”

    What kind of tribute will we (POFW) leave upon the land? As we prepare for our 10th anniversary imagine what kind of legacy we will have on our 20th, 30th, 50th anniversary? I believe we are impacting Ft. Worth and we are experiencing the harvest of the hard work and sacrifice from each of present and past POFWians!

  12. “For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.”

    Lord help us speak “peace” to all our seed!

  13. 3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

    Mordecai was looking out for his people and wanted what was best for them and God honored him for that.I’m thankful for a shepherd that is watching out for his flock and wants the best for them.

  14. This chapter illustrates timing. Mordecai and the Jews were overcame; “For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus”. One can rest assured the Lords will, shall happen according to the Lords timing. However it may not be when one expects it; “For I am the LORD, I change not”. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  15. Matthew Henry’s concise commentary of esther 10
    Greatness of Ahasuerus-Mordecai’s advancement.

    Many instances of the grandeur of Ahasuerus might have been given: these were written in the Persian chronicles, which are long since lost, while the sacred writings will live till time shall be no more. The concerns of the despised worshippers of the Lord are deemed more important by the Holy Spirit, than the exploits of the most illustrious monarch on earth. Mordecai was truly great, and his greatness gave him opportunities of doing the more good. He did not disown his people the Jews, and no doubt kept to the true religion. He did not seek his own wealth, but the welfare of his people. Few have it in their power to do so much good as Mordecai; but all have it in their power to do hurt, and who has it not in his power to do some good? We are not required to do what is not in our power, or is unsuited to our station; but all are bound to live under the influence of the tempers displayed in the saints, whose examples are recorded in the Bible. If we live by the faith of Christ, we shall be active according to the ability and opportunities he gives us, in promoting his glory and the best interests of men. If our faith be genuine, it will work by love. Wait in faith and prayer, and the event will be safe and glorious; our salvation is sure, through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    So many people seem to want to choose either the old testament or the new to live by but as we can see in this commentary they can be used together to live by. We can look to the old testament as foundation and example as we use the new to guide us. The story of esther is full of several examples to look to such as standing strong in our faith (refusing to bow), submission (esther being submitted to mordecai), trusting in God, prayer and fasting, and humility. We see the principles taught throughout the new testament lived out in the old. The 2 compliment each other and are essential to our walk with God.

  16. “For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.”

    Mordecai as I read this I recapped the whole story of Esther. There is a purpose and a plan for everyone. He took care of his niece without knowing the task that was ahead of her and him. The thing is several characteristics about Mordecai are what made him reach God’s plan for his life. Since the beginning of taking in Esther to his place in the kingdom, there was an integrity, consecration, and a love of God in him that reflected his relationship with The Lord. A Christ-like mentality that sought the wealth of his people and peace for them. This are traits of Christ, a reflection of God in him. Not bowing down to what is not of God. Not letting anything or anyone exalt itself above the Lord God almighty in his life. Honored God above all things and when the time was needed, encouraged Esther to step in the gap and do a selfless sacrifice for the people of God. This story illustrates two great interceders. The major one remembered is Esther but the one right behind her that guided her and taught the things of the Lord, as being her male covering, Mordecai. His obedience and relationship with the Lord reaped the blessing of reaching that which God had planned for him. I thank the Lord for great men of God like Mordecai and leaders that wait on the Lord, but do not give in but keep working for the Kingdom being an example to others

  17. In this scripture, you can see the blessings that were bestowed upon Mordecai the Jew, and you know we have been grafted into the Jewish blessings too. Aren’t we also now as a born again believer in Christ Jesus, a seed, a new child in Christ Jesus. We might not be a king nor the second in command, but who knows what God’s going to do with our future. He promised, us a good plan, with a hope of a future. So, hold onto Jesus, and wait upon the Lord. See God planted a seed his “Son”, and he is reaping a harvest of new sons and daughters. The first Adam failed, but the second Adam didn’t, he fullfilled the first with a better covenant with better promises. Yes, we believe in one God, one baptism, one faith, and also in these three are one, the Father, the Word, the Holy Spirit are one. We also believe in “One Body”, the Body of Christ Jesus, and with many members. We just need to know, where do we fit, or which part of the body we are! So, we can best function, and multiply our service unto the Lord. In this, we can enlarge God’s Kingdom with more souls. I have prayed, Lord enlarge my teritorries so I might enlarge your territories. “Enlarge his Kingdom” or “Spread his tents”, so you not only will be blessed but you in return bless God.

    3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

    “Be Church”….iwork…igive…ipray…ireap…ilisten…ilearn…ilove…ilaugh…iloud…

  18. Declaration Of The King

    1 And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea.

    2 And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?

    3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

    Hebrews 9:14-17 “14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

    15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

    16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.

    17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.”

    Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

    The Rev 12:11 word “testimony” is #3141 “martyria,” from #3144 “martys.” To have a testimony, you must have one who gives the testimony, and in accordance with Heb 9:16 that means there must be a death or one who is a martyr. The death of Christ gave us the New *Testament* in combination with the shedding of His blood/His death becoming the perfect atonement for humanity to be redeemed from death.

    The connection that caught my eye was what is mentioned in Heb 11:4 about Abel and his sacrifice:

    Hebrews 11:4 “By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.”

    The death in sacrifice offered the death of a testator to bring about the power of his testimony. Yet it wasn’t in sacrifice itself that the testimony came to life, it was in the power of the declaration of the King of kings. Abel offered a sacrifice acceptable to God, Cain didn’t. Yes, Cain’s fruit/harvest offering required a certain death, but plants don’t bleed and have life in the way Abel’s animal offering did. The life is in the blood:

    Leviticus 17:11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”

    Revelation 13:8 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

    Hebrews 9:7-12, 22-26 “7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:

    8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

    9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

    10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.

    11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

    12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

    22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

    23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.

    24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:

    25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

    26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.”

    An idea that has popped out at me, I’m not sure if I get the concept fully but I’ll share what came to my mind: it seemed every animal blood offering up until Christ’s offering was one of “substitution” of sorts. Rev 13:8 describes Christ as the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. His sacrifice was already established from the word “go,” but it wasn’t released until the time appointed when He came in the flesh and offered His life. His sacrifice is perfect and did what no other sacrifice ever did or ever could do, so every other sacrifice was like a bandaid or lesser substitution until the effect of the fullness of Christ’ was released. Yet that sin-remitting sacrifice was not released until long, long after the fall of humanity. After the fall, sacrifice certainly happened, yet not just any sacrifice was accepted, and especially after Moses received the Law, there were very strict guidelines on what was acceptable as atonement. The crux of it all was that sacrifice only really made an impact if God accepted it.

    My thought on it: Christ’s perfect sacrifice was established from the foundation of the world, and so any other sacrifice (such as “the blood of bulls and goats”) only had power if accepted by Him because He already held the precedent of the standard of perfection. He had power of sin-sacrifice in His “testimony” or “declaration of atonement” as the “Lamb slain from the foundation of the world,” and so for the “declaration of atonement” to be applied to any other sacrifice, it had to come delegated by the King who holds ultimate authority on sin-atoning sacrifice. The very first animal death after sin came when God clothed (*covered*) Adam and Eve. He held precedent as establishing the ordained perfect sacrifice even from the very beginning, as well as offering the first tangible sacrifice for humanity. The death of the substitute brings covering, but only if God says so because He has authority to accept or reject the offering.

    So it boils down to “atonement of sacrifice” is released through declaration of the King. This is shown in tangible form when Christ (the literal “Word made flesh,” or “declaration made flesh” if you will) came and offered Himself on the cross. Piecing it together for a sacrifice God accepts: we offer, He accepts and He applies His declaration, and by His declaration there is testimony. It is not us or our sacrifice that holds the power of the testimony, it is the Word of God. We can administer the sacrifice, but it all must come under submission and acceptance of our Great High Priest, Jesus. Going back to Heb 11:4, God testified (made declaration) concerning Abel’s sacrifice, and so that declaration carried on and Abel “being dead yet speaketh.” This is the thing that I connected with in today’s chapter.

    Because of God’s declaration, Abel’s decision to offer to God received God’s testimony that allowed Abel to still be speaking even though he is dead. Because of king Xerxes’ declaration concerning Mordecai, Mordecai received delegated authority and delegated “voice” by which he sought the good of his brethren and spoke peace to all his seed. God used the pagan king to promote Mordecai, and He gave him favor and used his sacrifice (along with others’ like Esther’s) as opportunity to work salvation and blessing for His people in that season.

    We have the same opportunity today. Because it is God’s declaration that gives power to the testimony, we are messengers not authors of the testimony, even if we offered a sacrifice (“I gave $10 in offering and the next day God blessed me with $1,000;” our sacrifice was offered, it was accepted of God, and God replied with the testimony of blessing.) God has called us to be messengers to this region of Fort Worth, and He sends with us His gospel or His declaration. Yet not just the gospel of salvation but the gospel of authority over the spirit of the panther, the gospel of having the land wherever our feet tread, the gospel of chains being broken and yokes being destroyed that would keep people from turning to God, the gospel of the harvest of backsliders, the gospel of the spirit of Goshen being upon us…

    And yet there is more. Some things we have seen come to pass, some are yet prophecy and not made manifest, and still more we do not even know about. Perhaps much of this blessing is already released and God is just waiting on us to be obedient and give the sacrifice so He can accept, bless, and send us with the testimony? God is so good, He not only lets us know things about how He wants to bless us and then He turns around and tells us how to offer so that our offering is acceptable in His sight. Just think how many times He lets us know not only about how He wants to bless us but at that same time also tells us right away about what we must do to be in position/receive/unlock that blessing.

    There is much that God has already spoken over us and sent us to be witnesses of, but just as Mordecai saw God take Him to a whole new level, so do I believe God wants to take us at POFW to a whole new level. We have yet to see the greatest revival, the greatest harvest… I think of POFW on a little country road just beyond the main rush of Fort Worth and I think of how Mordecai was before his promotion; he was used of God, and ended up having influence through relationship with Esther, but still had so much more blessing to come. The testimony God spoke over him allow him to speak to the world (king Xerxes was said to be king of the world at that time, and Mordecai was second to Xerxes) as messenger of God.

    1 Samuel 2:1 “And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation.”

    Like in the last chapter, there is rejoicing and victory in the power of a testimony and the Blood. By His Blood and Word, we are overcomers, and we will find not only joy and victory but as messengers of the testimony our mouths will be enlarged over our enemies and the gospel will shine.

    Right after the beatitudes (talking about blessing/testimony), Jesus teaches:

    Matthew 5:14-16 “14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

    15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

    16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

    Let the testimony so shine before men, that others may see of the righteousness that speaks because of God’s declaration, and glorify Jesus in heaven, the One who “…is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us” (Heb 9:24), who went once and for all as our Great High Priest into the holy of holies to offer Himself that we might have remission of sins.

    It’s time to shine and show the world the declaration of the King!

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  19. 1 And the king Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the land, and upon the isles of the sea.
    2 And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?
    3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

    To think that Mordecai’s name was in the book of the kings. Only the things that the kings did was in this book. This just goes to show that when God is on your side anything is possible. This is also a good example of when we allow God to use us, even when it seem that it all is for nothing and the we will lose everything, the blessing of listening to the King of Kings. As long as we allow Him to rule in our lives , He will protect us and give us that which we need. iserve an awesome God, ilove Him with all of my heart.

  20. vs 1 accounts Mordecai to be of “greatness” for he was 2nd in rank to the king Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in hing esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the welfare of all the Jews. God has shown his children time after time that no matter how terrible circumstances may become that “if” we trust in Him to turn it all around that He will do it everytime. In Gen 41 37Joseph’s suggestions were well received by Pharaoh and his officials. 38So Pharaoh asked his officials, “Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?” God made Joseph 2nd in command ‘for a time such as his”. God made Esther Queen ‘for a time such as hers’ part of the ride, is rising to the occasion of God’s Will. Jesus’ Prayer in John 17 speaks of how he was second at that time and was longing to be united with his father in Heaven. Taking this into account, we could say that God has been trying to reveal to us all along of Jesus’ coming, and our need for a Savior the Messiah Jesus Christ.

    John 17:1 “… Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. 2For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him. 3And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. 4I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. 5Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began.6“I have revealed youa to the ones you gave me from this world. They were always yours. You gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you, 8for I have passed on to them the message you gave me. They accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me. 9“My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you. 10All who are mine belong to you, and you have given them to me, so they bring me glory. 11Now I am departing from the world; they are staying in this world, but I am coming to you. Holy Father, you have given me your name;b now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are. 12During my time here, I protected them by the power of the name you gave me.c I guarded them so that not one was lost, except the one headed for destruction, as the Scriptures foretold.13“Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy. 14I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. 16They do not belong to this world any more than I do. 17Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. 18Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. 19And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.20“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 21I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.22“I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 23I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. 24Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!25“O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me. 26I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.”

    Thank you Jesus for you blood, and your Holy Spirit living as a light within me, and your children!

  21. 3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

    Matthew 10:19
    But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

    Like Pastor tells us, you get what you say; if you want it, you have to speak it into existence.

  22. Mordecai, servant of the most high. Favor with God and man. Mordecai shows the qualifications of what it takes to be a leader. He humbled himself and God lifestyle him up.

  23. 2 And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?

    And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. -Matthew 23:12

    To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety. -Job 5:11

    The Lord will bring us into our destiny. If we humble ourselves and commit to the work of God he will exalt us.

  24. Seek the welfare of the Lords people and speak peace. That sounds like a child of the King.

    Matthew 5:9 KJV

    Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

  25. In this chapter we see that Mordecai was blessed and favored and it was influenced by Ester. God used a great woman of God who was called to the kingdom for such a time as this to bless His people and to bless Mordecai.

  26. The Lord mercy endureth forever. He’ll deliver you from your enemies and trample scorpions and serpents, nothing is too hard for God. Submit just like Mordecai, he pleased God, and God favored him.

    Lord thank you for your mercy and grace.

  27. Verse 3 MSG reads “Mordecai the Jew ranked second in command to King Xerxes. He was popular among the Jews and greatly respected by them. He worked hard for the good of his people; he cared for the peace and prosperity of his race.” This shows how Mordecai wasn’t just out to gain popularity or respect for himself; but, it says he worked hard for the good of his people. Just like Mordecai cared for the peace and prosperity of his race, we too must care for the good of the people of Fort Worth and all surrounding counties. If God can raise up someone from their death sentence as he did Mordecai, then he can raise up an Army starting with us!

  28. 3 For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.

    It kinda hit me…at first, the king was the enemy of the Jews before Esther came along, then he was influenced to become the greatest ally…well, the greatest mortal ally anyway…the Jews had. What made this transition? Was it Mordecai? Was it Esther? I have to believe down to the core it wasn’t so much those two as much as it was prayer and fasting. Back in chapter 4, Esther tells the Jews to fast for her as she prepared to go in before the king. I am persuaded that prayer and fasting for the leaders over us will result in the prosperity and liberation that the Jews also enjoyed during this time. Don’t forget to pray for the leaders over us, even if they seem to be against us, because you never know when God will use another Esther or Mordecai to intervene on our behalf.

  29. v2 And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of his greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the chronicled of the kings of Media and Persia?

    Good always win. With GOD we always win
    as did Mordecai and Esther .

    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
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