One Night with the King
The whole world was speaking about movies on the night of the Oscars. Have you seen the movie One Nightwith the King? It is the story of Queen Esther, King Artaxerxes, the villain Haman the Amalekite, and the hero Mordecai the Jew.
Here is the story line. The events took place in 479 BC, in Susa, the capital city of Persia, a country which spread from India to Ethiopia. One day at the city gate Prime Minister Haman took personal offense when Mordecai the Jew refused to bow down to him. Immediately, Haman an Amalekite enemy of the Jews went into the King and offered the King 10 talents of silver to kill every Jew throughout the massive kingdom in a single day. The deceived King agreed and lots (Purim Heb.) were drawn to determine the exact day to exterminate the entire world population of the Jewish race.
According to the law of the Medes and the Persians, once a King had authorized a decree, it could not be rescinded. Queen Esther, the niece of Mordecai, was a hidden Jew. The climax of the story occurred when Esther fasted for three days, and then risked her life, by going into the presence of the King without permission. God intervened and Haman was revealed as the villain and died by hanging. The Jews were allowed to defend themselves and were saved from destruction.
Although this story was made into a movie, it is not fiction. It is a true story from the Book of Esther in the Bible. The events are remembered by the Jews, in a yearly celebration called Purim, which will be celebrated this year on March 6, 2015. The festival of Purim is not just for the Jews. Esther 9:27, says, “the Jews established…upon themselves and all who join them that they should celebrate…every year.”
Why is this day still remembered 2495 years later? It is because God still delivers His people today and He always will. But…it took the faith of ONE girl, who was willing to die to save her people, to open the door to God’s deliverance. In Esther 4:14 Mordecai says to his niece Esther these words, “If you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and yourfather’s house will be destroyed. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a timeas this.” In Hebrew, the last phrase is read as “whether you have been caused to come to the kingdom for such a time as this.”
Did you know that God, your creator has caused you to live now, in such a time as this? Do you esteem your life as this vital to the survival of your family? It is God who has created you to be here NOW, in this place, at this time, for a purpose of eternal value.
Look at yourself, as a child of the King, enter into the throne room and obtain deliverance for yourself, your family, your nation, your world.