Esther 5:1-3

1. On the third day of the fast Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the royal or inner court of the king’s palace opposite his throne – room. The king was sitting on his throne, facing the main entrance of the palace.

2. And when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight and he held out to her the golden scepter that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the tip of the scepter.

3. Then the king said to her, What will you have, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you even to half of the kingdom. Amp.

This is a picture of the bride of Christ. She has been made aware of an enemies plot against her people. She knows of a law that says not to go before the king without being called or you may be put to death.

She knew her people would be destroyed without the king’s intervention.

She puts on her royal robe of righteousness (the blood of Jesus) to stand before the Lord in the inner court or holy of holies.

She comes to ask and finds favor before the Lord. He tells her yes before she even asks.

What does she ask for? She asks to have communion with the king. That is what we are to do first, before we ask. We must know the enemy will be there, but we have no fear when the King is near.

The end should be our end. The enemy is hung on his own gallows. Her people were granted the right to defend and fight for their lives.

They were ready on that day. The Jews had rule over those who hated them. It was changed from sorrow to gladness. They had rest, feasting and gladness.

When the Lord returns He will have a holy remnant who will have favor in His sight, standing in the inner court interceding for His people.

It will be a glorious day of victory for the righteous. It will be a day of defeat for their enemies.

Joel 2:32 And whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered and saved, for in Mount Zion and Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the remnant shall be those whom the Lord calls. Amp.

Song – This is My Holy Place – Don Moen

Bless the Lord/Hosanna

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