Esther, your name is being called
Main Course: For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14 ESV)
(Esther= sym. of anyone God has promoted to a position of power and/or influence)
We are looking to our Esther’s not to be silent in this hour, to use their voice, position and influence to speak on behalf of the hurting/helpless, poor and innocent (Jam.1:27). Is this not the charge of the church, the Body of Christ, but our carnality has blinded us to the issues that no one wants to honestly address.
It is not in human design for people to be hurt and a response is not rendered. Even when Cain killed Abel, God had a response; how much more than for those He created. And what is even worst is that God, the All Mighty was met with an antagonist attitude from Cain. So we should not be surprised when there is a self-righteous response to our hurt and pain (Gen. 4:8-9).
I asked God, Lord if we are to respond, but not out of anger what shall we do? And God response to me was: Respond with love for my kingdom. For every black person who has been killed or murdered by police violence, pray that I will add 7000:1 to the Kingdom of God (7000 souls for each individual person killed). When injustice has been our measure, we can increase in strength.
Here’s another thought to ponder: If indeed Black men have been chosen and called to come up as mighty men of God in these end times, then it makes sense that they would be the target because the enemy never reacts to anything that not has not sanctioned by God. So it’s obvious they are targets chosen for the trophy (to carry the glory of God in these last days). This lifts my burden and changes my focus to higher ground where the enemy will not win or steal our hearts (I Kin. 19:18; Ps. 144:1; Eph. 6:12).
Let us not be distracted by the enemy’s plot to steal, kill and destroy, but match and even supersede his power in the Spirit. We must remember who we are, and that we are mightier than them, but only in the Spirit (2 Kin. 6:17). Esther, will you answer the call?