A Love Relationship with the King
Most of what happens in the story of Esther (Hadassah) takes place in the throne room with the king. When you read the story, you see how honestly and deeply King Ahasuerus loved Esther. She was not supposed to go before the king without following certain protocols, yet he received her each time she came to the throne (Esther 4:11, 5:2, 8:3–4). Their relationship had a deep foundation of love because the king was always concerned about Esther’s well-being, her concerns, and her desires. It is a beautiful picture of what God did between these two. In fact, the whole reality of what happened for Purim was predicated on this relationship. Without Esther’s ability to move the king on her behalf and on behalf of her people, the Jews would have been annihilated.
Esther’s cry of intercession is significant because God has the Body of Christ in a similar time of intercession. We are coming before Him in prayer, praying in the spirit, crying out to Him, dwelling before His face, and looking for things to happen. But the depth of this cry from within our bellies is not to be compared to the cry of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit has a deep cry that is powerful and determined to see the will of God done in the earth. And He knows how to express in prayer the exact will of God. We could see something far greater turned loose in our intercession if we connected our spirits with the Holy Spirit and allowed Him to release through us the cry of the ages that He has held in His heart.
Remember, God subjected the creation and us to futility and death, but He did it “in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God” (Romans 8:20–21).1 No one is going to be happier than the Father when we break through. It is going to be the greatest day of rejoicing, even by the Father Himself. It is going to be a healing to His heart, and I want to see that day. I want to be part of making Him that happy. You may have had the Holy Spirit in you for a long time. But wait and see what the Spirit does when He is turned loose in you to cry and connect with the Father. It is going to be a travail like the world has never seen. In the moment that Zion travailed, she brought forth her sons (Isaiah 66:8). Now is the moment. Now is the time when our travail births us to be those who reverse the course of this age.
Let the Spirit turn loose a cry of intercession in you. It is the Holy Spirit mixing with our spirits to create a cry in the realm of spirit that reverses everything that has been set for our destruction. Recognize that we have been given access to the throne room of the King. We have been given His signet ring, and we are now able to decree. We can bring about the force of change that removes futility, that removes the sentence of death against us, that removes the man of lawlessness and sin, that removes the soul-flesh nature that has dogged us all our lives (2 Corinthians 1:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:3). These things can now be changed. It is the time. That to me is the victory of Purim. Thank God for Purim!
1 All Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995).