At 3:55 am on November 1st, The Lord awoke me with a thundering voice and said:
I need you to rise up! Rise up! Rise up! Can't you see?! Hes's made you believe that this is it! That you are done! He's making you forfeit what you have fought so hard for! You have been chosen for such a time as this! Have you forgotten what you have been through to be here? Have you forgotten all the victories you celebrated with me? All the giants you have slayed with Me by your side? Open you mouth and speak! I can't do this for you. You have to rise up! I am your Mordecai telling you to rise up, to put on your most beautiful regalia and present yourself to The King! You don't have to fear, My scepter is ALWAYS extended towards you; you don't need an invitation. My Son tore the curtain, He made it possible for you to enter My courts at any time!
Are you going to let Haman's evil plans to destroy you come to pass? Or are you going to rise up and use the authority I have placed in you to stop him? I Am with you ALWAYS! You see while he was plotting against Mordecai and My people, I Had already devised a plan to flip the script! As Haman walked to the palace already rejoicing at the thought of Mordecai being impaled, I was already executing My plan of justice. As he entered the outer court to make his request, already tasting sweet victory, the king was wondering how to honor Mordecai! When the king asked him:"What should I do to honor to a man who truly pleases me?" Haman thought to himself :"Whom would the king wish to honor more than me?" So he told the king everything he should do to honor this man, and when the king replied:"Excellent! Do everything you said for Mordecai the Jew!" I laughed, I laughed for I saw his day of judgement coming!
What humiliation for evil Haman! The man he hated more than anything, the man whom he was going to impale in the morning was being honored by the king, and he had to be the one to place the royal robes on Mordecai, and lead him throught he city on the royal horse, shouting: "This is what the king does for somene he wishes to honor!"
This is what I will do for you if you rise up and excercise your authority! You have been chosen for such a time as this, can't you see it? Your enemies will perish by the same weapons they have tried to use against you. Their hate and their pride will be the cause of their demise! Although the situations around you seem irreversible, I have already devised a way to reverse them! While your enemy is plotting against you, I have already provided the answer! While your enemy is marching against you, I have already prepared your allies! While your enemy thinks he's won, I flip the script and surprise him with a twist he could have never anticipated! I Am The One Who prepares a table in the presence of your enemies!
So many of us have been so discouraged by the situations in our lives that seem not to change, no matter how much we pray or fast. I was overwhelmed by the sense of weariness that these circumstances have placed upon so many, the weight is so great! I could see the tears that have been poured at His feet, but He Is telling us to stop begging and crying, and He's telling us to RISE UP! Just as Esther rose, although scared and unsure, she wore her regalia and presented herself to the king, finding favor! Why? Because she obeyed despite the fact that she feared for her life, despite the fact that what she was doing was against the law, despite all her emotions threatening to take over, she obeyed! That was the moment she was created for, that was the moment in which she fulfilled her destiny and came into her full identity in Christ! That's when her soul went FROM ORPHAN TO QUEEN! He Is calling us to do the same! To stand up to injustice, to proclaim the truth, to rebuke the enemy from our lives, and speak life to the things that seem to be dead! Sometimes we give the enemy too much importance, so much so that we are the ones causing the delays. We don't want to put in the work it takes to see a situation shift, we don't want to feel uncomfortable, we complain but do nothing about it, even disregarding what The Holy Spirit Is telling us to do! We would rather settle for less, than rise up and rock the boat! We are too tired to fight, too busy to spend time in worship and battle in the spirit! Mordecai was the voice of God speaking to Esther, and her first instinct was to refuse because what Mordecai asked was too risky. But then he reminded her of who she was! You see, when we realize who we are in Christ, boldness comes over us, and with Him, by our side, we can conquer the world!
After years of battling in prayer for situations to change and not seeing much results, I began questioning the way I prayed. I asked God how to effectively pray. The first thing I had to do was realize, that as a daughter of The King of Kings, I already have the victory. The Holy Spirit revealed to me that battles are won by worshipping, declaring, prophesying, and thanking God for the victories you do not yet see, but you know they are already yours because of what Jesus did on the cross. It takes much effort, faith, and courage, to worship when you feel like crying, to walk around your home declaring victory over things that have been the same for years, to speak life into those dead relationships, into your body, your finances, and your business! To speak the opposite of what you see, to go against everything the world says. It takes guts to be Queen Esther when you have been an orphan girl your whole life! But that is exactly who we are in Him and who He wants us to be like, and who we have to become in order to come into our full identity in Him and fulfill our destiny!
Not one person in the Bible accomplished their calling without going through much testing, and without stepping out in faith and obedience.
It is time for The Remnant to RISE UP, shed their garments of mourning, and mantle themselves with their royal robes because The King of King Is waiting with open arms ready to give us what is already ours! I don't know what The Lord Is asking you do, but I know that if you don't RISE UP and do it, you will never see your situation change!
When I finished writing what The Lord spoke to me, I looked at the clock and it was exactly 4:14.
Esther 4:14 NLT
"If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”
Esther 5:12-14 NLT
Then Haman added, “And that’s not all! Queen Esther invited only me and the king himself to the banquet she prepared for us. And she has invited me to dine with her and the king again tomorrow!” 13 Then he added, “But this is all worth nothing as long as I see Mordecai the Jew just sitting there at the palace gate.”
14 So Haman’s wife, Zeresh, and all his friends suggested, “Set up a sharpened pole that stands seventy-five feet tall, and in the morning ask the king to impale Mordecai on it. When this is done, you can go on your merry way to the banquet with the king.” This pleased Haman, and he ordered the pole set up.
Esther 6:1-11 NLT
That night the king had trouble sleeping, so he ordered an attendant to bring the book of the history of his reign so it could be read to him. 2 In those records he discovered an account of how Mordecai had exposed the plot of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the eunuchs who guarded the door to the king’s private quarters. They had plotted to assassinate King Xerxes.
3 “What reward or recognition did we ever give Mordecai for this?” the king asked.
His attendants replied, “Nothing has been done for him.”
4 “Who is that in the outer court?” the king inquired. As it happened, Haman had just arrived in the outer court of the palace to ask the king to impale Mordecai on the pole he had prepared.
5 So the attendants replied to the king, “Haman is out in the court.”
“Bring him in,” the king ordered. 6 So Haman came in, and the king said, “What should I do to honor a man who truly pleases me?”
Haman thought to himself, “Whom would the king wish to honor more than me?” 7 So he replied, “If the king wishes to honor someone, 8 he should bring out one of the king’s own royal robes, as well as a horse that the king himself has ridden—one with a royal emblem on its head. 9 Let the robes and the horse be handed over to one of the king’s most noble officials. And let him see that the man whom the king wishes to honor is dressed in the king’s robes and led through the city square on the king’s horse. Have the official shout as they go, ‘This is what the king does for someone he wishes to honor!’”
10 “Excellent!” the king said to Haman. “Quick! Take the robes and my horse, and do just as you have said for Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the gate of the palace. Leave out nothing you have suggested!”
11 So Haman took the robes and put them on Mordecai, placed him on the king’s own horse, and led him through the city square, shouting, “This is what the king does for someone he wishes to honor!” 12 Afterward Mordecai returned to the palace gate, but Haman hurried home dejected and completely humiliated.
Proverbs 18:12 NLT
Haughtiness goes before destruction;
humility precedes honor.
Proverbs 16:5 NLT
The Lord detests the proud;
they will surely be punished.
Proverbs 16:18 NLT
Pride goes before destruction,
and haughtiness before a fall.
Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom;
humility precedes honor.
Psalm 23:5 NLT
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Deuteronomy 28 NLT Blessings for Obedience “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. 2 You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: 3 Your towns and your fields will be blessed. 4 Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed. 5 Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed. 6Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed. 7“The Lord will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven! 8“The Lord will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. 9“If you obey the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, the Lord will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do. 10 Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the Lord, and they will stand in awe of you. 11“The Lord will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops. 12 The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them. 13If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom. 14 You must not turn away from any of the commands I am giving you today, nor follow after other gods and worship them.