VASHTI, YOUR TIME IS UP

FRIDAY 27TH APRIL, 2018 MORNING PRAYER DEVOTION

SCRIPTURE READING:- ESTHER 1
TOPIC:- VASHTI, YOUR TIME IS UP
TEXT: ESTHER 1:9
Biblical meaning of the name Vashti is that drinks; thread. In Persian, the meaning of the name Vashti is beautiful; best. The meaning of the name Vashti is uncertain. In Persian name, it is understood to mean “goodness” but most likely, it originated from the reconstructed old Persian. In Hebrew, it was suggested that the meanings “that drinks” or “thread”.
She was the Deposed Queen of Persia in the Old Testament. In the Book of Esther, Vashti is the wife of King Ahasuerus. While the king holds a magnificent banquet for his princes, nobles and servants, she holds a separate banquet for the women.
On the seventh day of the banquet, when the king’s heart was “merry with wine,” the king orders his seven chamberlains to summon Vashti to come before him and his guests wearing only her royal crown, in order to display her beauty.
Vashti refuses to come, and the king becomes angry. He asks his advisers how Vashti should be punished for her disobedience.
His adviser Memucan tells him that Vashti has wronged not only the king, but also all of the husbands of Persia, whose wives may be encouraged by Vashti’s actions to disobey. Memucan encourages Ahasuerus to dismiss Vashti and find another queen.
Ahasuerus takes Memucan’s advice, and sends letters to all of the provinces that men should dominate in their households.
Ahasuerus subsequently chooses Esther as his queen to replace Vashti. King Ahaseurus’s command for the appearance of Queen Vashti is interpreted by several midrashic sources as an order to appear unclothed for the attendees of the king’s banquet.
Though it was common in the culture for dancers to entertain the king’s guests, the Persian custom that “the queen, even more than the wives of other men, was secluded from the public gaze,” suggests that this command was highly inappropriate.
No matter what, Vashti was evil and very proud, so, her time is up, she must handover. So too, devil is evil already, sin too, and even worldliness, all must handover.
Prayer Points:-
1. O Lord God, deliver me from the spirit of pride and self sufficiency, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. O Lord God, any shaking that will shake to take me to the place of comfort, let it shake now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. O Lord God, as you remember Queen Esther for good, remember me too for good, in the name of Jesus Christ.Have A Fulfilling Weekend!

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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