Esther was given a difficult assignment from the Lord which could have cost her life. Even though she lived a life of great wealth and comfort as queen, she was willing to forsake everything because of her love for God and her people. How far would you go in obeying God?
Word Encounter with Gary Fishman
Mordecai asked Esther to put her life on the line for her people, and declared his belief that God had brought her to this place of prominence “for such a time as this.” Join Gary Fishman and the Word Encounter crew as we discuss how God places us strategically where we live, work, fellowship, etc., in order to accomplish His purposes.
After these events, King Xerxes honored Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, elevating him and giving him a seat of honor higher than that of all the other nobles. All the royal officials at the king’s gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor.
Leaders who demand honor are actually setting themselves up as idols. Don’t fall for this type of spiritual abuse, and if you’ve been sucked into it… learn how to get free.
In the Book of Esther, Esther is a picture of the bride of Christ. She went from an orphan girl to being chosen as queen. In the same way we fatherless but now we are children of God and have Jesus who is King of Kings as our bridegroom. How can the love of God the Father help us overcome brokenness that has resulted from issues with our natural fathers?
The Festival of Purim comes from the Book of Esther, and it celebrates God’s supernatural intervention in the lives of His people to rescue them from an evil plot to destroy them. Join Gary Fishman and the Word Encounter panel for a live discussion of how we can experience God’s supernatural power during difficult situations.
Believe it or not, the Jewish celebration called Hanukkah reveals a very important truth about how the spirit of Anti-Christ operates today. Join Gary Fishman and the Word Encounter panel and find out if you’re under the spell…
Ultimately the Day of Atonement is about getting back into the glory realm. The high priest entered into the glory by the blood. Jesus our high priest entered into the true glory of the throne-room on our behalf so we have full access, not just on a special day.
Join Russ, Gary, and the Word Encounter crew as they explore the prophetic and practical significance of the Day of Atonement. Why do we still struggle with cycles of failure such as lust, anger, worry, etc.? And what steps can we take to break these cycles?
In this episode, Gary and Russ discuss the prophetic significance of this important Jewish observation for us today. What, exactly, has the atonement that Jesus made by His blood provided for us?