Lions face, God is releasing the sound of favor through your lifeYet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Est 4:14b, NKJV)
It may not have felt like it lately.
Perhaps, you have been quiet for a season.

Yet, there is still a message working on the inside of you and it is about to burst forth.

For you have a testimony and a story to tell—one that is unique.

Your voice is powerful, and your presence matters.

A Powerful Word We Could Miss

In the Bible, no word is wasted.
And at times, the Holy Spirit points out a verse we have frequently passed over.

He says, “Pay attention!”

When that happens, what seemed to be a passing word becomes a password.

  • A “NOW” word—one that has the power to break us into new territory.

An example of this is the final verse of chapter 9 in Esther!
Yet, it’s easy to miss—like the flourish on the signature of a book:

“So the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim, and it was written in the book.” (Esther 9:32, NKJV)

It’s Time for Esther’s Decree!

That single moment represented the huge leap, that God gave a young woman, through His favor, to:

  • Become the queen of a kingdom
  • Be instrumental in saving a nation
  • Have her story told in Scripture

It is a decree that became known as “the decree of Esther”!

And this is what I believe the Lord is saying about the day we are living in—right here and now:

It’s time for Esther’s decree!
God is releasing the sound of favor through your life.

Esther’s Decree: 3 Keys to Release Your Roar!

There are many great lessons from the book of Esther. [1] But these three stand out to me right now.

1. Realize Your Heritage Holds Power

In this climactic moment, the Bible describes Esther as “the daughter of Abihail”.

“Then Queen Esther, the daughter of Abihail, with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter about Purim…” (Esther 9:29, NKJV)
In the whole book of Esther, this is only the second time her natural father’s name is mentioned. (see also Est 2:15)

  • Why is her natural father named here?
  • Because there was power in her lineage

Esther’s identity, that she was a Jewess—was kept secret for much of this story.
Yet, her identity was like her “superpower”; a secret weapon!

God reserved the knowledge of her Jewish heritage for a critical moment when everything hinged on it.
Until the moment when the tables were turned, as Esther revealed the Jew’s enemy. (Est 7:6)

God is Restoring Joy to Cultural Identity

At that time in history, many people looked down upon Esther’s culture, but in God’s eyes, her family line was significant.
By the end of the book of Esther, the Jews were celebrating, and others wanted to join them. (Est 8:17)

Esther represented and became a voice for people who could not speak for themselves.

Perhaps, it feels as though somewhere along the way, you lost your voice. Or you felt closed down.

Who you are, where you have come from—your heritage and your identity—are significant!
God knows you intimately, loves you passionately, and has positioned you “for such a time as this”.

He delights in your cultural identity and is awakening your joy over it, for it is the Father’s joy!

2. Know Your Royal Identity

“Then Queen Esther, the daughter of Abihail, with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter about Purim…” (Esther 9:29, NKJV)

The name “Abihail”, means “My Father is might” or, “Father of strength”. [2]
We see the grace and authority that come, as Esther knows (and values) her identity. And this flows through her actions.

Over and above this, Esther is a daughter of God and the name “Abihail” contains a message for us today about our spiritual heritage.

Our God is the Father of might.
Today, you can step into every situation knowing who your Father is. For you are in the Kingdom, in the royal bloodline.

And, you have a Kingdom family.
Esther was an orphan, but she had a family and did not act alone; she had Mordecai as an advisor. There were many around her who loved and looked out for her. Plus, she had her people—other Jews in the city—to call on, who surrounded her with community fasting.

3. Raise Your Voice in a Prophetic Decree!

One of the themes of the book of Esther is the power of decree—this is “an official order that has the force of law.” And as we wrap up the book of Esther, she and Mordecai are collaborating to send out a decree to their people, the Jews. (Est 9)

From now on, their children’s children will retell the story of how they overcame the enemy.

So, what does this mean for us? When we make a decree in Jesus’ Name, it is an order that carries the weight of Kingdom authority. And a prophetic decree has creative power because it voices God’s intention. (Matt 6:10)
So raise your voice and cry, “Let there be!”

Release Your Roar Today

“Your voice is powerful and your presence matters.”

It was favor that made way for Esther to petition the king for the lives of her people.
One of the amazing things about the favor of God is that it paves the way for your destiny.

God is giving you a voice! It is your roar. It will defeat the enemy!  And it will establish peace and order.
So, rise up child of God, and release your roar today.

It’s time to resound with favor and to know your voice matters.

For God has destined you to be a history-maker.

“Then Queen Esther, the daughter of Abihail, with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter about Purim…So the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim, and it was written in the book.” (Esther 9:29, 32, NKJV)

[1] I have written about Esther in “Go Again: He is God of the Second Time Around” and “Mordecai: The Profile of an Overcomer”

[2] Strong’s H32

Related Posts:
Prophetic Word: Your Roar is Being Restored

7 Steps to Make a Prophetic Decree

4 Reasons Why a Prophetic Decree is Powerful

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(Cultural identity: My husband and I are New Zealanders living in Australia. This has not always been an easy road, as we do not have the same rights as Australian citizens and have often been reminded of this! But we are called by God, and a few days ago celebrated our 19th anniversary of relocating to this nation. I’d love to hear your story in the comments today)

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72 thoughts on “Prophetic Word: Roar ~ it’s Time for Esther’s Decree!”

  1. Oohhhh myyyyy, thank you for this, absolutely relevant for me today!

    My heritage as a white South African farmer’s daughter, with wonderful parents who loved and teated the family and workers in such Godly ways, has always been such a grateful blessing.
    Also, my life’s testimonies are a true witness of His power, love, provision, grace, mercy, etc…. After 40 years in missions, training and counselling.

    Right now I needed your words as I’ve felt passive and silenced during the past weeks.
    Now my motivation is returning…. THANK YOU … even if you’ve written this only for me, it’s God’s word and worth it!

    1. oh that’s so good Jenny, you are loved by God and He wants to hear your voice!
      I had this one in my text but took it out because there wasn’t room (SOS 2:14)
      “O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
      In the secret places of the cliff,
      Let me see your face,
      Let me hear your voice;
      For your voice is sweet,
      And your face is lovely.”

      1. A MASSIVE THANK YOU, dear Helen! I’m soaking it in.. bless you as you carry on hearing Him and telling us what He’s telling you.

  2. Brittaney Hudgins

    On Jan 4, 2021 I woke up to the sound of a Lion roaring. I sat up in my bed and felt the presence of God so strong. I couldn’t hold it in and I also began to roar around 3 am. I knew the Lord was trying to communicate somehow with me but I wasn’t sure what it meant. I understand now as I am coming against and speaking out against many antichrist things going on in this world today. I’m with the tribe of JUDAH Hear the roar of the Lord! Amen

    1. Yes the lion of the tribe of Judah!
      These moments are signs from the Holy Spirit, Brittaney and I pray you continue to enjoy His delightful presence

  3. I’m always overwhelmed by the prophetic word.
    Last time, you posted a word that it seems like some long age struggles are coming to an end and for sure, things which were hidden for forty three years were exposed.
    Today’s word is on point, yesterday I had a dream where I was escorted by young girls as I was going to my house.
    One girl ran very fast and the others were behind me.
    When I looked back to check out the girls behind I couldn’t find them,then I ran fast to check out on the one ahead but I couldn’t find her.
    Then I heard some men talking with a base and I decreed,
    Release them, Release them.
    Free them.
    Later I had an impression that God want me to decree freedom for the lost.
    You just have confirmed the last week’s word, that my prophetic voice is being released.
    Glory to God.
    Thank you, servant of God for your obedience.
    You have taught me and confirmed my prophetic gift.
    I too decree grace and strength to you and your husband and your family.
    Thank you

  4. I was half asleep when Yahuah God asked me to read about “Prophetic Blessings”.
    Last week I was asked by God to study the book of Esther.
    I also felt that a shift in position was waiting for me . I am a homemaker now, literally an orphan ( my parents are not with me, my mom used to very spiritual, but dad wasn’t and he left us).
    Long story short, I am praying strongly for prophetic blessings.
    And this came as an assurance to me.
    I hear the Loud Roar of the King of Judah clearly. And past 2 weeks, Judah the name is put in my heart.
    I know Yahuah is about to do something great for me.
    Shalom in the name of Yahuah , Yahusha and Ruach haQodesh.

    1. Hi Annu, God bless you! I’m praying for you right now.
      What a treasure chest the book of Esther is! I pray that all of the rich wisdom it contains is an encouragement to you. I encourage you as part of the study to locate the word ‘favor’in Esther and the situations in which Esther has favor.

  5. Rachel Hyacinthe

    Grace and Peace to you Beloved Helen.
    I have loved reading all your blogs regarding the prophetic gift. I received a prophetic word from an Apostle that I was called to an office in the five fold ministry. I have not received confirmation of this word from God yet. I want to receive and prepare well for the gift just not sure how yet. Please pray for me.

    Thank you for this story on Esther! I have always enjoyed her story and how God used her to Fulfill her kingdom assignment!

    May you be blessed for teaching and encouraging!

    1. Phyllis Slaughter

      I was enlightened and inspired by the word on 7/23
      The special key point for me is the voice and power to decree! Let there be! Let my voice roar
      Thank you

      1. Hi Helen
        This is such a timely word for me. I was prompted to read the book of Esther in May and felt this favour of God than never before! There has been a moment of not being in a position to roar even though there’s a burning in my spirit to launch my ministry, currently because of a great turmoil in my life. I have a story to tell and a voice for the nation if not nations and this just serves as a confirmation to position myself. I am going through the Enliven prophetic school and it’s been a great blessing to me so far. May God continue to pour unto overflowing. You’re the blessed of God.

        1. That is so good Susan, your roar is being released!
          I love those insights about favour in Esther!

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