Esther Is Revealing Truth for Today

Having not read Esther for a couple of years, today’s reading opened my eyes once again to the relevance of the Word of God. Older preachers of my early years often said, “The Bible is as current as this morning’s newspaper!” How true that statement was, but today’s newspaper is dated before the ink is dry for we are now living in a ‘vertual world,’ are we not? The 1828 Webster’s Dictionary defines ‘virtual’ as being, “Being in essence or effect, not in fact.” What happened a moment ago, indeed, happened, but what is happening now has changed what happened 10 minutes ago. That was factually true, but now is now and is being recorded around the world NOW. News from a moment ago, well, is not effective as it was when it happened. THIS is the reason that Joe Biden may not be our 46th President and Donal Trump may yet continue to be our 45th President for 4 more years. In essence, Biden is President-elect, but in fact he is NOT our President now.

I have no doubt that the next 4 years are to be very, very difficult for every American; no matter who is sitting in the White House. If Trump is, indeed, re-elected there is no end in sight as to the attacks that will be made upon him. And if Biden is inaugurated on January 20, 2021 so many things will change about us that a whirlwind will not describe the effects. An F-5 Tornado within a Category 5 Hurricane with sustained winds for 4 years will only touch the surface of the horrible damages that will occur. New words will be in need of manufacture to describe the aftermath of a Joe Biden presidency. “The rest of the story” will only be found in history books for years and years to come for these records will be “in infamy.”

Have you read the book of Esther recently? You should for, in fact, this story is foreboding. Change a few names and the events depict in many ways what we are seeing now and will most likely be living in the coming days ahead. To precisely change the names is a bit of an exaggeration, perhaps, but the storms through which we are presently passing seem to jump out of Esther. This is strangely “Back to the Future” kind of thing. Do you recall that series of films of yesterday?

The only thing that we might find difficult is the hanging death of Haman on the gallows he had constructed for Mordecai, the father of Queen Esther. I see Haman’s death as being the death of Biden’s Presidency and Mordecai as President Trump. The King Ahasuerus of Susa, for my purposes, could easily represent “We the People” or the Constitution of the United States. Ancient Susa is located in Iran; that is appropriate is it not?

And I truly understand that many folks out ‘there’ will not agree with my assessment of the interpretation of Esther for this moment in time. But, think about this for a moment. There are at least 3 people worth mentioning here: Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell for they could be mentioned along the way, too. No doubt, the gallows are for the hopes and crazy dreams of the Socialist/Marxists of our time for I find it difficult to believe that God will permit them to intervene before their appropriate moment arrives before the Rapture and Tribulation arrive. Something worse than they will appear, but not today…

Just take about an hour to read Esther and absorb the story, and then make the appropriate application of God’s on-going history. Thrilling and compelling.

Jesus remains Lord!!

About Bob Williford

Conservative Southern Baptist pastor, missionary, and personal evangelist. An avid supporter of Texas Tech Athletics. Enjoy oil painting, writing and woodworking. My wife, children, and grandchildren are my joy. Reading and writing are great for relaxing......
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