FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
Esther 4:12-14 And they told to Mordecai Esther’s words. Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Times are fluid. It’s transitional. Different events happens at different times.
Human beings are timed beings. Everything that has breath is timed from birth to expiry. We are in effect, running down the clock.
Times are located inside seasons. Auspicious Times. Favourable, promising or opportune.
There are CERTAIN times. Opportunities are presented inside times. Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
In the years that has gone by, time has presented you opportunities.
Only few people fulfil their calling. You have been created to solve certain problems.
You have been uniquely positioned to be the answer to particular problems.
The choices you make and the timing will determine the course of your destiny.
Your passion is an indication of what your calling is. But time will determine when it’s applied. Ecclesiastes 3:11 He makes everything beautiful in His own time.
There is a right time for your potential to become a reality. 1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
Three people took advantage of the opportunities presented at their time.
Moses: Full of passion but initial wrong timing.
Joseph: Genesis 47:1-12
Esther: Her purpose was to bring relief and deliverance to the Jews.
Enemies are meant to be wicked. There is a purpose for Pharaoh and in very deed. Exodus 9:16 For this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
Mountains are not meant to stop you, but to elevate you. Fires are not to consume you, but to refine you. As there are adversaries, there are helpers of destinies.
You need an Haman. Esther 3:12-15 Then were the king’s scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king’s lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king’s ring. And the letters were sent by posts into all the king’s provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey. The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, that they should be ready against that day. The posts went out, being hastened by the king’s commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed.
You need a Mordecai: 4:13-16 Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer, Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
There will also be the Hegai: Esther 2:8-9 So it came to pass, when the king’s commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king’s house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women. And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were meet to be given her, out of the king’s house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place of the house of the women.
Ensure that you are not Hamman. There are Hammans everywhere. Hammans in church.
Joseph needed a Portipha’s wife. Joseph needed a butler to fulfil his destiny. Genesis 41:9-14 I remember my fault this day. Psalm 105:19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him.
Esther 9:22 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.