Something to think about.
Esther 4:14 New International Version (NIV)
14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
The story of Esther is about being placed at a particular time in the history of Israel to deliver them from their enemies. It is a fascinating story. But what is the application to our lives?
In my lifetime in my country (USA) there have been significant changes. Abortion which was once a crime is now claimed as a right. Drugs which were once illegal have become legal. Virtually any sexual relationship being accepted as moral. Marriage has been stripped of its intended definition. The list goes on and on.
We are living in this age.
Isaiah 5:20 (KJV)
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
It appears we are living out this verse. Our society is being turned upside down. One of the causes of this is we Christians bought into the ideology that separation of church and state meant we are to keep every vestige of Christian life out of public life. We bought into the idea that God should be kept out of public life. Then we allowed the secularist to dictate to us when and how we should express our beliefs, and by doing so, we have ushered in the apostasy we are experiencing in every area of public life.
For such a time as this, is why we are here. God chose to bring every one of us into this world at this time because he has specifically empowered us to take a stand against those who want to destroy and silence Christ. We are the people God has chosen to be the soldiers who stand against the assaults of the enemy. If not us who? If not now when? We may be the final generations that can still change the course of the United States. It is up to us, not our children not the next generation or the one after that. It is now. It is here that we must make our stand. Just like Esther who had to put her life on the line to save her people, Israel, we are being to ask to put our lives on the line to save America.
I don’t see anyone on the horizon that will be able to take this charge if we don’t. Unlike Israel who may have had another deliverer if Esther failed. I don’t see salvation coming from any other place for this country at this time. I don’t see anyone coming to release the captives, to set free those in bondage, to bring light to the darkness. There isn’t anything on the horizon that shows the promise of redeeming this country back to God.
We are Esther we are the hope of America. We must stand up and take our place in the army of God, doing what we were designed and created to do. We were designed and created to show the world who God is.