“Then Mordecai told them to return this answer to Esther, Do not flatter yourself that you shall escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?” (Esther 4:13-14)
The book of Esther is a wonderful book. It is a love story and a drama story all at the same time. Esther is at a crucial crossroads and it’s decision time for her. She is at the top of the heap as the king’s queen and lover. But the enemy has hatched a scheme to literally exterminate the entire Jewish race in the Persian realm in that era. Esther is the perfect position to stop the plan from being carried out. Mordecai, her uncle points out “and who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
We all, have been or will be placed in strategic positions to fulfill a plan of the Lord, and we too, will have to make the decision: do I enjoy my cushy position and ignore the voice of the Lord, or do I risk it all and obey Him? It’s hard to look in the face of loss or even death to obey the Lord, but people all over the world do it all the time. Christian persecution is on the rise globally, especially in Muslim countries. Violent persecution.
We, as their brothers and sisters in Christ, have a duty to pray for their protection. So many of us, have been given strong a strong anointing for prayer and intercession…let God use that anointing to intercede for those in harm’s way across the world. Who knows, if you were placed in this position for a time such as this?