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a lot of intrigue, plenty of danger and a little bit of romance a fatal conspiracy, God's destiny with a touch of bribery and finance the Bible's book of Esther reads like a modern novel that contains all these things but the book of Esther never mentions the Lord God by His name even thougth the Lord God's name is not written the presence of the Lord is certainly not hidden King Xerxes of Persia had a feast and was in a drunken stance when he ordered Queen Vashti to come forth and perform a risque dance Queen Vashti refused to abide by the King's drunken request the King was so affronted that he kicked out of the royal nest King Xerxes was a ruler with a weak constitution easily swayed by others in his royal conclusions influenced by his cronies he signed many decrees and unfair laws to inebriated and unable to see that they were flawed with Queen Vashti now exiled the King desired to attain a new queen and that was when a comely Jewish maiden arrived on the scene her heritage and nationality remained unknown to the monarchy until the day King Xerxes signed a most horrendous decree a plot was put into place, its purpose to destroy the Jews so Queen Esther urged by her Uncle Mordecai knew what she had to do and despite the fact that her actions would put her life on the line she saw the hand of God at work and knew that this was now her time for such a time as this her mission was to be an agent for the Lord her destiny was to make right a wrong and put all in accord destined for greatness by following God's holy instructions destined for greatness to save a nation from total destruction God is in charge and will use any woman or man to fulfill His promises according to His master plan God is sovereign and He's in total control so give Him all the glory when He defines for you your role Queen Vashti's removal allowed Queen Esther to be in a place positioned by the hand of God to provide her people His saving grace for nothing in life in coincidence, it's all God's destiny according to His Holy Word that is the prophecy destined for greatness for such a time as this the Bible's book of Esther a story that should not be missed

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Date: 3/27/2009 7:05:00 AM
Hi Louise what a beautiful account of Esther you give. It is a remarkable book in the old testament. Lets hope that when God speaks we are ready to listen. God bless. Leon
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