Each time I study the story of Queen Esther, I always stand transfixed in awe of the almighty. His ways are truly different and His thoughts are eternal, nothing can ever be compared to Him neither can anything stand on His way. When He decides to smile down at anyone, the person's story will forever be changed. As you continue to read through this message ,the almighty God will show you His favour in Jesus name.
Our case study unveils how Queen Vashti under God's divine order disobeyed her husband King Ahaserus which led to the appointment of Esther a Jew as the queen because it was the appointed time to save the lives of God’s people. Ordinarily, Esther had no place in the palace. She was a nobody and a poor orphan.
God’s divine favour and appointment works in such a way that you will know from all angle that it can only be God so that all the glory will go to Him. His favour takes one from the dung hill to the palace. It breaks all forms of protocol. It annuls every verdict and confounds the wise. It makes the poor rich over night and causes the favoured to ascend a seat of honor in a twinkle.
A sister in my Sunday school group who has believed God for a job shared a testimony with us on how she got the job without even applying for it. According to her, she got an SMS inviting her for a chat with the CEO with a reputable insurance company. On getting there, she discovered the message was not meant for her as the intended person had successfully done series of interviews with the company and just needed to have a chat with the company’s CEO before she can be given an employment letter. When she got into the office, the HR manager who was with the CEO noticed she was not the same person they have been speaking with. After clarifying the mix up with the secretary, it was discovered that a digit was missed in the other person’s phone number and the divine mistake transferred the message to my church Sister’s phone. Nonetheless, the CEO asked my sister if she can handle the position and she said yes. The man told the HR manager not to bother, that my Church sister should be employed instead and should be supervised accordingly assuring the HR manager that my sister in the Lord will learn on the job.
Unbelievable! She was not even qualified for the position. She just finished University, she had no work experience but was given a job as the Marketing manager of a big Insurance company. That was solely the hand of God. The bible clearly stated in Romans 9:15 … “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and will have compassion on whom I will have compassion”
Stories like the one above abounds. If you critically study the book of Esther, you will understand how God comes to the rescue of His children. The Jews sinned and was taken into captives. When they acknowledged their transgressions, they cried unto God for mercy and He heard their cry. Let us consider the following ways God orchestrated unseemly events to prove His awesomeness and ability to favour His children beyond any obstruction;
- God hardened the heart of queen Vashti to disobey the king’s order (which ordinarily she wouldn’t have done as she knows the consequences.) (Esther 1:12)
- A poor orphan found favour in the sight of the King and was crowned queen in Vashti’s stead. (Esther 2:9)
- Mordecai a Jew, refused to bow down to Haman (Esther 3:2)
- Haman conspired against the Jews, to destroy them all. (Esther 3:8-15)
- King Ahaserus broke all protocols and granted Queen Esther audience. (Esther 4:11, 5:2)
- God directed the heart of the king to check the book of the chronicles saw the good deeds of Modercai and rewarded him likewise. (Esther 6:1-14)
- Haman was hanged on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. (Esther 7: 10)
- King Ahaserus reversed the letters written by Haman to destroy the Jews and they were freed (Esther 8:1-17)
you. He will turn events around to the point that baffles you. God do not work with our time table neither will He use that same person you have in mind to bring your wishes to pass. Just like the case of queen Esther, God will favour you and appoint you into a place of prominence.