Monthly Archives: October 2013

Esther’s Petition Part 2 Esther 5:8 – Equipped for Battle

There is nothing quite like a pause or a delay. Waiting is not usually one of our better traits, and as we watch this dialog between King Ahasuerus and Queen Esther we might wonder why Esther doesn’t come out and … Continue reading

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Esther’s Petition Part 1 Esther 5:7 – Equipped for Battle

King Ahasuerus and Haman were attending a banquet held by Queen Esther who invited each of them to come. While the festivities were being enjoyed, the king asked Queen Esther for the second time what her request of him was … Continue reading

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What is Your Petition? Again Esther 5:6 – Equipped for Battle

King Ahasuerus and Haman were invited to a banquet hosted by Queen Esther. Although there was an edict given by the king that all the Jews throughout the kingdom were to be killed upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth … Continue reading

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To the Banquet Esther 5:5 – Equipped for Battle

Esther’s plan was underway. She appeared before King Ahasuerus and was accepted by his outstretched scepter. She was given an opportunity to ask for anything from the king up to half the kingdom, and her request was that the king … Continue reading

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Let Haman Come to the Banquet Esther 5:4 – Equipped for Battle

Queen Esther stood before King Ahasuerus after being accepted into his presence by his signal of the extended scepter. As they gazed into one another’s eyes, the king asked Esther what she desired up to half of his kingdom. In … Continue reading

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What is Your Request? – Esther 5:3 – Equipped for Battle

As Queen Esther stood before King Ahasuerus, she touched the end of his extended golden scepter which meant she was accepted in his presence even though she entered uninvited. In chapter five and verse three we learn that as he … Continue reading

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The King Holds Out His Scepter – Esther 5:2 – Equipped for Battle

We left our story with Queen Esther making an unannounced appearance before King Ahasuerus. The bold move could cost her her life, and as she stood before him in her royal apparel her fate would now be in his hands. … Continue reading

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