Esther 1:10-22; Vashti’s Refusal to Appear; Vasthi Divorced; It was certainly the king’s weakness to send for Vashti into his presence when he was drunk; He dishonoured himself as a husband; He diminished himself as a king; If he had not been put out of the possession of himself by drinking to excess, he would not have done such a thing, “When the wine is in the wit is out, and men’s reason departs from them”; The king thereupon grew outrageous; He that had rule of 127 Provinces had no rule over his own spirit, but his ‘anger burned in him’; When wives despise their husband, whom they ought to reverence [Eph. 5:33], and contend for dominion over those to whom they ought to be in subjection [1 Pet. 3:1], there cannot but be continual guilt and grief, confusion and every evil work. And great ones must take heed of setting copies of this kind. B.C. 519

Vashti's Refusal to Appear; Vashti Divorced. B. C. 519. Esther 1:10-22 10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,   11 To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to show the people and the princes her beauty: for she was Continue Reading

Women in the Bible

From Koinonia House WOMEN IN THE BIBLE The Apostle Paul has gotten a lot of flak over the years for his statement that women should be silent in the churches. He's also had plenty of women irritated at him for saying they should submit to their husbands. Yet, while the Bible has been accused of promoting ancient patriarchal social structures or even downright misogyny, the Bible actually promotes women and provides excellent examples Continue Reading

Esther: A Book of Mysteries

From Koinonia House ESTHER: A BOOK OF MYSTERIES Esther is an obscure book to many, even though it is a story of romance and palace intrigue set in the glory days of the Persian Empire. A Jewish maiden, elevated to the throne of Persia as its queen, is used by God to preserve His people against a Hitler-like annihilation. Even the works of Shakespeare's dramatic genius cannot compare with the drama and irony in this captivating epic. To Continue Reading

A Book of Mysteries: Something Hidden

From Koinonia House Technical > Bible Codes > Something Hidden A Book of Mysteries: Something Hidden 2 Sam 16:5-13; 19:16-23; 1 Kings 2:36-46. by Chuck Missler Esther is an obscure book to many, even though it is a story of romance and palace intrigue set in the glory days of the Persian Empire.  A Jewish maiden, elevated to the throne of Persia as its queen, is used by God to preserve His people against a Continue Reading

Esther

How the providence of God watched over the Jews that had returned out of captivity to their own land, and what great and kind things were done for them, we read in the two foregoing books; but there were many who staid behind, having not zeal enough for God's house, and the holy land and city, to carry them through the difficulties of a removal thither. These, one would think, should have been excluded the special protection of Providence, as Continue Reading

The Name of God in The Book Esther

Esther 1:20 And when the king’s decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, [for it is great] all the wives shall give to their husbands honor, both to great and small. It has been observed by many that the name of God is not found in the book of Esther. This is more remarkable in view of the fact that in the 167 verses of the book, the king is mentioned 192 times; his kingdom 26 times; and his title Continue Reading

The Brass Gates / Swinging Doors

ISAIAH 45: 1 Thus saith the Lord to His anointed, Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut. The first mention of Cyrus [Cyrus, the son of Queen Esther and King Darius, the Mede] in scripture, chronologically speaking. He was named by God over 150 years before he was born, or about 200 years before he made Continue Reading

Cyrus

ISAIAH 44: 28 That saith of Cyrus, He is My shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built: and to the temple: Thy foundation shall be laid. The book of Esther: Purpose: to show by whom and how the great deliverance of the Jews in all lands came about; to record the institution of the Feast of Purim; and to reveal the historical background of the liberator of the Jews from captivity – CYRUS, the Continue Reading

Divine Intervention

ESTHER 7: 6a And Esther said, the adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. I am that I am, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, and I have raised up each ministry according to My Will and Divine Purpose; My Spirit severally dividing the gifts as He wills, to the sincere, the pure in heart and true worshippers in spirit and truth, those destined for the Kingdom. Perfecting My Body, preparing My bride by adorning her in Continue Reading