This article was first written in March of 2014. Two years mentioned as critical; 2014 and 2015, were proven to be true. So much set in place within those 24 months. But the work is yet not completed. The foundational building of those years set the stage for the reveal of the written scrolls. It is exciting to watch as “the Esther’s” of modern day not only accept their God-given identity, but now moving into position carrying solutions for complex situations.
To recall and take our place reserved for us by God is humility wrapped in faith. “Seated with Him in heavenly places.” To then ready oneself by asking for open ears and eyes means we believe and enables one to receive instruction. “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.” These are preliminary steps necessary for the receiving of the Kingdom Edicts. It is from this place that God releases the strategy and outcome of the activated keys of the kingdom of heaven. The keys are access granted.
Jesus said, “Whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will have been loosed in heaven.” Binding and building His Will into the earth is part of ruling with Him, as is building mansions in heaven through our acts of obedience. Truly, ruling with the King of all kings is our inheritance.
Purim is a good time to visit this article, but not the only time applicable. On any given day we can go before our King to find out which edicts God is asking to be written and decreed for our nations, peoples, families. It is interesting that the advancement which is taking place this year is, that not only is God granting permission to decree, but also to act upon the decrees, taking possession. To those who have yielded to His will, access has been given to administrate His Will on the earth. He really is saying, “Now is the time!” “It is time to have your feet on the land of your destiny.”
So, enjoy this informative read and let’s see what God is asking individuals across the nation’s to call to life. Yes, Step in to the reality of His will.
**These types of directives of the Lord are timeless. We would encourage you to place today’s dates here, ____//___//____ embrace courage and be a history writer.
“In 539 BC, King Cyrus wrote his decree, releasing an abundance and provision to Ezra and the first wave of Israelites returning to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Later, in 473 BC, Haman’s secret decree (drafted the previous year) was set to authorize the genocide of the Jews living in the Persian empire, which included those who returned to Jerusalem. The time frame that passed between 539 BC and 473 BC was 66 years. Israel became a nation in 1948, and it has been 69 years since the re-birth of the nation (this was in 2014). What is God now asking of His Esther and Mordecai during this season, as we step into the same window of time that the Book of Esther dramatizes?
Esther’s hidden secret, which revealed her outward strength, was her dependance and alignment to Mordecai. And her willingness to step into the character of, “Not loving my life, even unto death.”
The Spirit of God, in His Holiness, wars and comforts through righteous wisdom—demanding one to look at truth whilst announcing the challenge at hand. This is what Mordecai did for and with Esther. War is ugly, but when done through the grace of God’s will, it is done justly. In the absence of justice, unrighteousness plays; where righteousness is lifted up, peace rules.
“Righteousness and Peace
kissed each other and Truth sprung forth.”
Mordecai empowered Esther to experience a suddenly. She had become Queen of the Persian Empire during the seventh year of King Ahasuerus’s rule and for the first 4 1/2 years of her reign, she experienced relative peace and acclimated to her life as queen. Mordecai ’s call for her intercession empowered her to shift from peace to war, integrating her destiny as deliverer with her role as regent.
She would learn to act both as Queen and Deliverer. Mordecai, Esther’s older cousin, was great among the Jews, a favorite with the multitude of His brethren, and was known to speak peace to his whole race. (Esther 10:3) Once Mordecai challenged her fear, Esther was able to respond, stepping into action and carrying out a victory that could not be thwarted or debated. In the nature of Haman we see allegorized both biased human intellect and self-promotion, which was hung on the gallows for all to witness. Evil, at times, must play out its hand in order to reveal its true identity, such that others can be delivered.
Ahasuerus’ 12th Year of Rule, 13th Day of Nisan/April, 2014
2011 to present day has been a season where nations have hung in the balance–living in a Valley of Decision. If they choose to rule in righteousness and justice, favor will fall upon them in pleasant places; subsequently the opposite will render an opposing verdict. We see this exampled in the 12th year reign of King Ahasuerus, which became his season of testing. During this 12th year, on the 13th day of Nisan, Haman stirred up turmoil threatening to topple God’s people and the Empire, which was housing not only Israelites but 127 different provinces: Asians, Africans, Arabs, Persians, Chaldeans, Indians, Assyrians, Europeans, etc. All these provinces would have been affected by Haman’s plot. Esther pronounced that if Haman was simply after placing her people into bondage as slaves, she wouldn’t have asked for her life, but the true danger was what Haman would have done to the King (7:4).
Haman hatched the plot in secret in 474 BC and hid from Ahasuerus the target nation of the Jews—he tricked the king into signing off on it. He called together secretaries of the king, one for each language found among all 127 Provinces, to scribe the letter decreeing the murdering of the Israelites. The chosen date for the plot’s execution was the 11th of Adar in 473 BC—11 months later. This national crisis perplexed the citizens of Susa and caused the Jews within the empire to unify in fasting and prayer, beseeching heaven in repentance for their lives. Ahaseurus had a decision to make: whether to stand with his appointed queen and her people, as well as her God, or to bend towards Haman’s pride-induced hate and thus experience the unknown, potential demise of his rule.
“Esther, Get Up!!” “Mordecai, Take Your Place!”
With all that is stirring in this world, listen: “Esther’s, get up! Mordecai’s, arise to help! Respond to the sound of God’s voice.” Esther fell before the earthly king weeping for her people and in his response, he stretched out the royal scepter of his authority. Once he extended it, Esther arose and stood (8:4), she petitioned the king with clear honor, humility, and diplomacy. She kept on asking until full authority was granted and full victory was given. This took more than one visit to the king.
Psalms 23 on the 23rd of the Third Month Sivan
Permission was granted on the 23rd day of the third month, highlighting Psalms 23, whilst Ahasuerus and Esther with Mordecai sat at the banqueting table of all that the king provided. Like in Psalm 23, that table prophesied not only provision but also warfare. The King remained steadfast in his commitment to Esther as his queen, dressed Mordecai in royal garments, extended his scepter to her, gave Haman’s ring to Mordecai and house to Esther, authorized them to use his name and seal, provided for his royal studs/beasts, directed them to scribe decrees and indictments against those who would kill them, and gave them corporate permission to war and to retain the spoil (chapter 8).
The Fear of Mordecai Had Fallen Upon the Persian Empire. 127 Provinces, stretching from India to Ethiopia, became aware of his influential authority. Within 11 months’ time Mordecai and Esther shifted from living under the threat of annihilation to becoming the governmental authority, second only to King Ahaseurus. Mordecai stood now in a place of favor and Esther grew in her favor with the king.
Haman had conjured up the spirit of death, to give it preeminence on the appointed “Day to Slaughter Jews;” however, on that dreaded day the Jews awoke to find that God had strengthened their hands for war. The sunrise was met with the sound of victory, both in war and in favor conferred by the king and citizens of the empire (9:1). Instead of the intimidation of death knocking on their door, their enemies were now terrified of them, even converting and becoming Jews themselves.
What did Mordecai possess, which caused “fear” to grip the hearts of his enemies? The hidden virtue he carried caused them to respect him and his people, whom they had days before readied themselves to slaughter. Mordecai was a man with unequivocal resolve. The integrity and the Fear of the Lord found within him caused him to exercise an uncompromising stand for the truth (3:4).
Today, as cultivators of peace—as those who called to be reconcilers of mankind to God—we are to cancel out the indictments of the enemy against our generations, cities, and nations as part of our mandated destiny. Once authority has been granted from our King, it then becomes our responsibility to seek the strategy and move ahead in writing the plan for the battle ahead. When that scepter is extended and our King has decreed the permission to move ahead, it is then in our hands to create the document which takes the death out of the indictment set against us by the enemy, and restores life to the people he would kill.
When dealing with our enemy, even if we are given his house, we do not yet have the activated, functioning ability—the release strategy—to renovate that house until we are given the signet ring of our King. That signet ring corresponds to the Holy Spirit releasing the Will of God on the earth. The scepter extended to us corresponds to the King enabling us to rise and begin to work (8:1-7). See, our King desires for Himself one who is His assistant or viceroy, typified in both Esther and Mordecai. Ahaseurus, who loved God’s beloved Esther, had the wrong man in command. So, the interior design of the house—Haman’s house, symbolizing the whole Persian Empire—needed transformation, and a new man at the helm.
Even after Haman was hung on the gallows, there was a great need to prepare the people to stand and fight. Leaders of the Jews had to work behind the scenes, securing deliverance and safety for those under their care, even before they presented their cause to the corporate body. Esther had stood in intercession with her uncle, Mordecai, not just during the three-day fast that preceded the banquets, but even afterward, when Ahaseurus issued a decree through Mordecai that reversed Haman’s plot. That salvation decree had to move swiftly through all the provinces, its movement being another level of intercession.
Season to Scribe God’s Edicts
We are about to enter another season of war and amid this warfare there will be a higher realm of truth released which carries God’s Peace. While nations journey in the Valley of Decision, while the enemy is hatching plots to bring more destruction, we must take our stand. We must hear from Heaven the righteous decrees of the King, that will bring life and salvation, that will intervene and stop the plots of spiritual and/or political Hamans, and that will reverse the destruction planned for all, whether Jew, Arab, or others living in the Middle East. What happens in 2014 will impact and affect 2015, for in the spirit these two years are paired together. We see this kind of pairing throughout history, when it comes to major spiritual advances: there was a one-year time span between Cyrus’ decree to repatriate the Jews to Jerusalem and the time of Ezra’s arrival; there was also a one year passing between Haman’s secret plotting and its intended day of execution; and most recently we see that a year transpired between Israel’s birth as a nation, in 1948, and her recognition by the UN in 1949 (the USA recognized Israel on the very day of her establishment in 1948). Those three major historical events all reveal the twinning of two years into “one long year,” something we are now presently in with 2014 and 2015. This present “long year” that pairing will be underscored by the consecutive signs of the lunar and solar eclipses decreed by prophetic voices since 2008.
We must write out and declare boldly the decrees we hear from our King concerning the Arab nations at this time. His love for the Arab nations is a fierce and beautiful thing. While Israel does remain a constant focal point, we are contending for the fear of the Lord to fall on the present-day nations inhabiting the borders of the former Persian Empire, as it did in Mordecai’s day. That fear of the Lord will sweep in a great harvest of souls, which will change the atmosphere over the region and sweep away the plots of the Spirit of Haman to bring devastation.
An Awakening is at hand
We are calling for a great awakening and harvest in the Arab world and all nations, knowing that all of us are doing the same. We ask that you posture yourselves before the Lord during the days of the Feast of Purim, aligning your hearts to His. We are encouraging you to stand with us, to hear the decrees of our King, to write them out and then daily declare them into the spirit. We especially feel the Spirit of God highlighting Psalms 23 and 24, that His banqueting table would be laid out and that the ancient doors would open over the region to receive the King of Glory. Passover typifies how the Blood of the Lamb is available to all who humble themselves and receive Messiah. He will cover the door of their hearts with the blood of His sacrifice! Because life is in the blood, death has no entrance where there is life; it must passover, finding no room to rest, for life has final say.
It is interesting to note that Ahaserus struggled to sleep after Haman obtained the king’s sign-off on his evil plot. Over this year and next, we watchmen could expect to struggle with sleep, but more so we should expect the Lord to awaken us in the night hours to watch with Him over His people. It is also time to re-read history in our sleepless hours, as Ahaseurus did the Book of Esther, that we might discern the unrighteous patterns in history, which must not be repeated, while attending to, and blessing, the righteous ones that must repeat themselves. Crying out for the Fear of the Lord to fall on the nations that make up the geographical boundaries of the former Persian Empire is one righteous act we want to see again, as in the days when the fear of Mordecai fell on the Persian Empire.
It’s time to focus on time: the night watch, the times of history, the time of our appointed destiny. As we focus on these things, our cry to heaven is to know, and align with, His times and seasons for the earth. Mordecai, after Haman’s hanging, published broadly a decree that empowered the Jews to defend themselves throughout the Empire, in the day that Haman’s decree would carry legal weight. Haman’s decree, due to Persian law, could not be rescinded, but Mordecai, with the king’s authority, could issue a decree that equipped the Jews to stand and fight back. Under the New Covenant, the decree of the Cross not only equips us to stand firm in the faith and to resist the assaults of the enemy, but the curse of the law—that the law is unbreakable, that it cannot be rescinded—that curse was broken when Jesus fulfilled the Law. Therefore, we can rescind any plots of the enemy today that carry “legal” weight, that legality rooted in deceiving political heads of state in the earth, because the throne of our King, and His decrees, trump the power of any satanic decree and deceptive plots.
Travailing in the Midst of This Birthing Season
We also see the Lord raising up watchmen that will travail and wail in the birthing of promises found in Jeremiah 9:1-2, 10 and Isaiah 32:9. We see the Lord sending Jonahs to nations, such as Russia, Iran, and various Eastern nations, who have arrayed themselves against Israel and God’s Kingdom ways. We see these appointed Jonahs going to these nations and imploring them to turn and align themselves with the Lord’s will such that the “Fear of Mordecai” falls and turns hearts to the Lord. The resolve that Mordecai carried, “to fear God and execute His commands” (see Esther 2:20) must become the kind of heart that God forms in these nations that currently withstand Him and Zion. We are contending for the fear of Mordecai—that resolute, uncompromising desire to obey the Lord—will enter into and transform the hearts of nations during this 2014-2015 time frame.
These types of directives of the Lord are timeless. We would encourage you to place today’s dates here, ____//___//____ embrace courage and be a history writer.
Esther’s, Deborah’s, Jael’s, Hannah’s, Mary’s, Joan of Arc’s strength was needed for their time in History. ____________ (place your name here) you are needed, in your life time, to display the beauty of what the outcome of Creative Governmental Administration and Execution of the Kingdom Design looks like.
Truly, we are living in days of the transformation of time. The kingdom’s of this world are becoming the kingdoms of our Lord and Christ, and He will reign forever. So many who have read the things God has wanted written, are now recognizing ‘it is faith in action’ to step into the scrolls and build the very thing written and decreed.
Written by Briskilla
Assisted and Edited by Samuel Nicolosi
Art Piece by @free-photos.