This is one of our favorite months! The Hebrew calendar calls this month “Adar,” which means “strength.” This is a time of great joy and gladness so that we gain new strength. It was during this month that Esther went boldly before the king and strategically saved her people. The anti-Semitic spirit which worked through her enemy, Haman, and the evil decree to annihilate the Jews was overturned in just one day! Haman’s name means “the rager.”
As we align in this season to the timing of God, consider what may be raging against your destiny and purpose. There are 3 key declarations that we read in the book of Esther that will give us insight in how to overthrow evil decrees and enter into overcoming.
This is a time to be aware of God’s strategic positioning in placing you right where you are. We must understand that our position is directly connected to the overall kingdom plan and destiny He has for our lives. In that awareness, we must seize our opportunities. Even if our positioning is a temporary one, it is a launching pad that will catapult us to the ultimate destined place. It is all training to reign! Recognize that you are the answer to somebody’s prayers.
2.”IF I PERISH, I PERISH!”
This is a time to be radically abandoned and obedient to the Lord. Some things really are worth living AND dying for. Therefore, we must be willing to step out in faith and hold nothing back when it comes to the purposes of God.
Esther was able to overturn the evil decree by approaching the king with an attitude of submission and humility before him. Although she was bold in her approach, she was humble in her heart. She was able to save her people by implementing God’s strategy through humility and love. Humility produces power and promotion in our lives and grants us access and greater levels of authority.
As we emulate Esther’s example in this season, we believe that God will give us new strategy, favor, and greater authority to decree a new decree. We will come into a fuller dimension of our destined identity and rejoice over the defeat of the one who rages against us! Hallelujah!
We hope to see you at these times of pressing into the move of God here in Arizona. We sense the increased momentum as we are praying forward for each of you. This is a time that the Lord is emphasizing to us that souls are in the Valley of Decision, and we must be strong and intentional in our focus to shine like never before. May He grant you favor, boldness, and strategic access in these days of “Harvest Glory.” As you decree a new decree over your life and ministry, may it be quickly established! We agree with you that every evil plot will be exposed and overturned for the glory and purposes of God’s Kingdom!
Jody and LaNora