“Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” Esther 4:13b-14 NLT
Later this week we will celebrate the Jewish holy day called Purim. This is when the evil Haman’s plan to annihilate the Jews was reversed. Haman was hung and the Jews were given the freedom to protect themselves and to loot those who attacked them. But this was made possible by two primary heroes, Esther and Mordecai.
Esther chose to lay it on the line, even her life, to approach the King and plea for her people. Her attitude was “If I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:16)! And God moved!
Mordecai refused to bow to Haman, the highest ranked official under the king. But God moved. The very gallows that Haman had built to hang Mordecai became the instrument of his own death. And Mordecai was elevated to Haman’s high position.
God has positioned you exactly where you need to be, right now. Please don’t remain silent. He is about to move, but He desires to use you. What you do now really does matter. If you stay hidden and remain silent you may miss the fullness of the coming blessing. But who knows, what if God put you in your position for such a time as this! Wherever you are, look for opportunities to stand! Enter the King’s courtroom and plead for our nation. And refuse to bow to the anti-god leaders who want to destroy our nation.
Stand up and speak up to leftist thinking! Don’t be intimidated by the cancel culture! Pray that God would give His remnant courage to stand in this hour. Pray for your pastor and congregation to stand for God and not remain silent to the evil agenda being forced on our nation!
Purim is celebrated from sunset Thursday (February 25) to sunset Friday! Please take time to prayerfully read the Book of Esther this week, and consider how you can join the celebration later in the week!