The Lord has had me for a couple of weeks in Esther lately, specifically Esther 7, 8 and 9. In fact He has given me a Word about this which I will shortly release. However, this morning He put me in Esther 6, and said to me, “What happened before?”
My mind automatically thought He meant what happened before the banquet, what happened before the king said ‘yes’ to all of Esthers’ requests, that kind of thing. I was thinking in the natural, as in, what led up to the events at the banquet table that night? That was my mindset as I opened up my bible to Esther 6 and started to read.
Chapter 6:1-3 (Amp)
On that night the king could not sleep. He ordered that the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, be brought and they were read before the king.
And it was found written there how Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s attendants who guarded the door, who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.
And the King said, “What honor or distinction has been given Mordecai for this?” Then the King’s servants who ministered to him said, Nothing has been done for him.
I find it interesting that the King had a book of chronicles, a book of memorable deeds. In it he found You. Yes, You, doing memorable deeds for the king. He saw your life in front of him, written on the very pages of that book. He saw your struggles, your minor victories, and all the situations that you have been in, leading up to this very day! He has seen you just plugging along, doing your thing for the King, and it has all been recorded – every act, every deed, every word, every thought that you have had toward Him and for His people.
As I saw this, I suddenly realized what God was asking me — “WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE BREAKTHROUGH?”
We all know God is a planning God, a God of order and not of chaos. So it would stand to reason that God would have a PLAN FOR YOUR BREAKTHROUGH. Do you want to know what it is?
Esther 6 lays it all out perfectly! Before the breakthrough with the death of the enemy, before the breakthrough of the victory of the Jews, before the breakthrough of Purim, there was a divine Plan for Breakthrough!
- God Remembers You
It’s not as if He ever forgot you, but now He remembers you – it’s Your Turn for BREAKTHROUGH! I heard a speaker not too long ago define “remember” as an act of doing one a favor, or helping one out, as in God remembered Hannah. It was her turn for a blessing, for a baby! He remembered her!
In the same way, Esther’s King remembered Mordecai (and YOU!). Nothing had as yet been done for him….but God!
Don’t forget, our king who never sleeps and never slumbers (Ps. 21:4), also never takes his eyes off YOU. He knows your every move, your every action, but the only ones that are written down are the “memorable deeds”! Not the ugly things we say or think or do. God chooses to remember only our good deeds. The rest are washed away under the blood! Believe it! Everything you do for the Kingdom of God is recorded for all of eternity in His book of memorable deeds!
It is Your Turn! He is remembering you now!
- HOW God can bless you
So, you have done memorable deeds for the King, and they are written in His book. He NOW asks – “What honor or distinction has been given my son or daughter for this?” The servants, His angels, must honestly answer – “NOTHING!” This is because breakthrough has only just begun! God is setting it into motion! What do you NEED in your life? It’s on its way! Aren’t you excited that the Creator of the Universe, of everything that IS, now wants to create something to bless you into breakthrough? I am!
2. WHO God is using to bless you
In verse 4, the King now asks, “Who is in the court?” God is looking for someone to bless you and bring breakthrough to pass in your life! Who can He use to bless you? God ALWAYS has a plan and purpose. Sometimes the one in the court that would be the LEAST OBVIOUS, the LEAST LIKELY, the LAST POSSIBLE CHOICE to bless you is….your enemy. NOT your friend, NOT your boss, NOT your spouse, NOT your Pastor….your enemy! That’s crucial information for this season! This time, for this season, for YOUR BREAKTHROUGH God is using the LEAST LIKELY CANDIDATE to turn your whole existence around! That means that you probably won’t even see it coming! Your blessings will come out of seemingly NOWHERE! Out of the midst of your struggle will come your breakthrough! Isn’t that encouraging?
Who is your enemy today? Is it lack? Is it sickness? Is it marital problems? Who is your enemy? Whoever it is or Whatever it is, God is turning it around from your weakness into your strength! What the enemy meant for harm God is turning it around for your good!
3. WHAT God uses to bless You
Verse 6 says, “So Haman came in. And the king said to him, “What shall be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?” WooHOO! Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready! When God lets the enemy in, all Heaven is going to break loose! Because you see, God never lets the enemy in for no reason! He ALWAYS has a better idea in place for YOU!
Jesus TROMPED the enemy at the cross! He publicly humiliated him! It was intentional! God was showing up and showing off, for His own glory! God is doing it again, this time using YOU! If it seems like the enemy has been having his way in your life, it may be that God has let the enemy in for the purpose of a humiliating defeat — his! God is turning it around – ALL THE WAY AROUND!
You will be clothed you in King’s clothes – his royal apparel, riding his royal horse and wearing a royal crown. The goods will be delivered by the hand of one of the King’s most noble princes, and you will be paraded around the town square, while the enemy MUST proclaim, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the King delights to honor!”
Be sure, this is COMING! For some of you it could be literal and you will be blessed beyond comprehension to have massive, major breakthrough in the financial realm. For some of you it could be a spiritual breakthrough, as you ascend to the greatest heavenly heights and intimacy with the Father of your lifetime. For some it will be familial salvations, coveted, long awaited and diligently interceded. For others it may be breakthrough in your relationship with your children, as they “return home”, and you are finally esteemed in the manner of Proverbs 31 — your children shall rise up and call you blessed.
But you will know it was the hand of God that brought you the breakthrough! You will see it with your own eyes in the land of the living! It will be obvious not only to you, but to others as well! It will be a public display! The spotlight will be on what God is doing in your life!
5. WHY God is Blessing You
Whatever it is, in whatever area you gain breakthrough, it is for God’s glory and for the greater good of the Kingdom! It will be an intentional, in your face victory! God is tromping the enemy again, and He is giving you breakthrough! While the enemy goes home mourning, crying and limping to his house, you will once again return to the King’s gate, ready for the next breakthrough to come!