The Esthers Are Arising
I heard the Lord say, "The Esthers Are Arising!”. Immediately, I knew these were the Daughters of God who had felt abandoned and forgotten - rejected and unwanted. They carried the heavy weariness of an orphan spirit. They felt so alone and I could hear many of them crying out to God saying, "When's it my turn? How much longer do I have to endure this suffering - this unbearable heartache?" Many of these daughters have been purified and fortified in the fiery furnace of affliction. They have endured trial after trial - many of them loosing their homes and even their families. These loses have not been caused by anything they have done, but the battle has been over what they carry - their anointing, their mantle, their call. These daughters have faced every obstacle. Yet, they have continued to press in and to remain faithful and obedient to the Lord.
I heard the Lord say, "These are the daughters who carry upon their shoulders the Esther Anointing." Suddenly, God reminded me of Isaiah 55:5 and Isaiah 61:1-3
Isaiah 55:5 "Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations you do not know will come running to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.”
Isaiah 61:1-3 "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of heaviness."
THESE ARE THE DAUGHTERS, WHO WILL BE USED BY GOD TO DELIVER NATIONS!!
To those who carry the Esther Anointing God is saying, "The enemy tried to bully, intimate, and even kill you. But hear this, O Daughter of Jerusalem!...I have extended the golden scepter and great favor is NOW upon you. I have heard your cries and I have turned my hand. The very accusations that have been brought against you by the accuser [Satan], will now be turned against the accuser. The Devil will NOW HANG ON HIS OWN GALLOWS!"
You, O Daughter of God, have been prepared in the Secret Place with fragrant offerings prepared by the LORD. He has been cleansing your heart and renewing your mind by the "Washing of His Word". God is providing you with His healing/transformational power, so that you may walk in all that He has for you. God has prepared you in secret, so He can present you in public.
It is time for those who carry the Esther Anointing to be radically obedient to what the LORD is speaking. “It’s time to shout a loud NO to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and He’ll be there in no time” (James 4:7-8).
I heard the Lord say, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!” Psalms 32:8-9 (TPT)
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)
“Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.””
Revelation 21:5 (NLT)
“Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the Lord. “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.”
Isaiah 54:1-3 (NIV)
“Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. For your Maker is your husband— the Lord Almighty is his name— the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. The Lord will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit— a wife who married young, only to be rejected,” says your God.” Isaiah 54:4-6 (NIV)
“The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with songs to awaken you and guide you forth. Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, ‘There is change in the air.’ Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me.” Song of Songs 2:11-13
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” Isaiah 60:1-3 (NIV)
Hear what the Lord has to say! Be bold and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. God is with you wherever you go.
***Radical deliverance, will require radical obedience.***