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Book of Esther: Mini Prayer Series

Today we will begin a five-part mini-prayer series founded from the Book of Esther. Esther is the only book in the Bible that does not mention God yet we see God working from behind the scenes. We can learn a lot from the Book of Esther and below are five illustrations of what will be shared for the Esther mini-prayer series:

God will demote in order to promote (Esth. 1: 10-21)

Divine intervention (Esth. 2:21-23)

Stepping out on faith (Esth. 5:1-2)

Everything happens at God’s appointed time (Esth. 6:1-2; 4-10)

You reap what you sow (Esth. 7:9-10)

Today I’d like to share with you Part 1: God Will Demote in Order to Promote

Vashti’s refusal to wear her crown and go before Xerxes and the nobles cost her title and rights as queen of Persia. Could it be that Vashti’s refusal to go before the nobility was that she didn’t want to be seen wearing only her crown (1:10)? Or was Vashti showing off in front of her guests by exercising her independence? Either way, her rejection of the king’s command displaced her position leaving an opportunity for God to promote a successor. The successor was Esther.

To ensure your promotion, I pray those who are in your position be divinely removed.

In Jesus Name, Amen

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