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)


Notes:
[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. To God be the Glory!
    Thanks for being obedient in your sharing this mighty word! It spoke directly to my spirit. I am encouraged and will go forth with the favor and power of God to accomplish those things He has assigned my hands to do and make history!
    Grace , Peace and abundant blessings be upon you and your ministry!
    Anita

    1. thank you Anita, and amen to what He has assigned your hands to do! And this will be your portion:
      “It is God who arms me with strength,
      And makes my way perfect.
      He makes my feet like the feet of deer,
      And sets me on my high places.” (Ps 18:32,33)

  2. I really needed this because I felt as if I had truly lost my voice. I’m going through a tough season now and the enemy trying to speak lies to me so I need to release my ROAR!! And counter those lies with prophetic decrees! God bless you Helen Calder

    1. Yes Tanika! I pray that you will be infused with faith and overflow in the abundance of His Word

  3. Thank you Helen.I am thrilled to go through this message. God bless you and your ministry. I am privileged to have a prophetic message in my life. God be with you always. Let me be an Esther.

  4. This was just for me.
    My place of work is in chaos and I believe God put my new colleague and I here for a time as this.
    Yes we will proclaim the “let the be” phrases.
    Thank you so much.
    My voice and presence matters.

    1. yes, Tracy your voice and presence matters ~
      Isaiah 61:3
      To console those who mourn in Zion,
      To give them beauty for ashes,
      The oil of joy for mourning,
      The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
      That they may be called trees of righteousness,
      The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

  5. Thank you for the Prophetic message. Indeed the true prophetic message has been directed into my life all it has said is true. May God keep using you in Jesus Christ Name

  6. Blessings to you, beloved woman of GOD, I don’t know how long ago I’ve gotten your post and your prophetic words, but I truly thank the Lord for them. I love the book of Esther, I relate to her ministry so very much, I feel as I walk in her anointing as a prophetic voice myself. Recently, I’ve been praying and asking the Lord to show me where my sphere of influence is, (the place where He has given me the grace to be most effective).
    Thank you for reminding me that I do matter, and my presence is needed. Thanks for sharing with me that the Lord is giving me a new love for my culture again. Thanks for confirming to me that I do roar with the voice of the lion of Judah. Thank you for allowing the Lord to use you for such a time as this!!!

    1. amen and amen to that for you Debra!
      you are His beloved royal daughter, assigned and positioned for such a time as this!

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