For Such a Time as This…

The Story of Esther, Part II
I. Esther To Queen
– Mordecai discovers the plot
– Haman’s plan to kill the Jews Esther 3:5-6
– Exchange of the signet ring
– Mordecai’s lament Esther 4:1
– Esther challenged to speak Esther 4:13-14 vs 14 “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
– Queen Esther’s Request… Esther 5:7-8
– Haman’s boast Esther 5:9-14
– Xerxes’ sleepless night
– Esther’s request Esther 7:1-8
II. A Law That Could Not Be Changed?
Esther 1:19
III. A God Of Reversals!
Esther 8:1-2
A. Economic reversal
– Signet ring – Law of judgement, sacrifice and slavery
– Haman’s estate to Esther – Law of grace, forgiveness, freedom
B. Emotional reversal – Esther 8:17 “A God to be worshiped.”
– First edict “weeping”
– Second edict “happiness and honor” Esther 8:16
C. Spiritual reversal