HOW TO BE TRANSFORMED TO THE ESTHER OF OUR TIME
(From Hadassah – Myrtle Tree to Esther-Star)
PERFECTION OF PURITY (HEAVENLY): God is holy, holy, holy (completely holy: spirit, soul, and body (Isaiah 6). Jesus had to fulfill all righteousness before launching into public ministry (Matthew 3:15, Luke 4:1-18). Esther had to use the oil of purification (though she was a virgin), for twelve months before she was crowned to rule as a royal priest in Babylon (Esther 2:12).
To be a vessel of honour for God’s use, we need to perfect holiness in your spirit, soul, and body, by walking in the fear of the Lord (2 Tim. 2:19-21, 2 Cor. 7:1-2)
POWER OF GOD’S PRESENCE (FIRE OF A STAR)
The king’s business (soul-winning or the great commission) is not by power nor by might, but by the spirit of the Lord. Note Zech. 4:6; Acts 1:8).
That is why Esther had to apply the oil of myrrh for twelve months. Note: Oil of myrrh was used by the priest for service in the tabernacle.
Even Jesus tarried with fasting and prayers, for the fullness of the power of the spirit (the anointing) before launching into public ministry. Note Luke 4:1-18.
The anointing renews your strengths, ministers deliverance, healing, and fullness of joy for release and empowerment of a minister. Isaiah 10:27; Isaiah 40:29:31.
To receive the anointing, wait on the Lord with fasting, worship, prayer, God’s word, and fellowship with the brethren (Heb. 4:12, Heb. 10:25, Psa. 133, Luke 24:49-53; Psa. 22:3; Acts 1 & 2).
PRINCIPLED PERSONALITY (LIGHT OF A STAR – God’s word)
A principle is a moral rule or belief that helps you know what is right and wrong and that influences your actions. It is a basic truth or theory, an idea that forms the basis of something. It is a comprehensive and fundamental law, doctrine, or assumption that explains how something works or why something happens. A principled person is a doer of God’s word. Like Esther, your principled personality will perfume your life with the sweet odour of favour with God and men.
LEARN TO STRIVE LAWFULLY (2 Tim. 2:5).
Esther was a teachable, God-fearing, and obedient queen. It’s the fear of the Lord that is the beginning of wisdom. It takes the fear of God to obey a prophet. Esther trembled at God’s word and was willing to please God above men. That is why she found favour with God and was empowered for exploits. “You cannot get by prayer and fasting what you are to get by obedience”, that’s a principle that will cause you to make haste. To make haste you must be quick to obey.
Examples of biblical principles Esther followed at home before launching into public ministry include a Strong family foundation (Esther 4:13-16; Esther 5; 1 Tim. 3:5, Psa. 11:3, Prov. 14:1, 1 Cor. 11:3-10).
Bridled tongue – Esther 5:3-8; 1 Peter 3:1-4; James 1:19.
Sacrificial giving (principle of sowing and reaping) – Luke 6:38 (Esther 5:3-8).
Love and respect: (Songs of Solomon 8:7, Prov. 12:4, Esther 5:3-8)