Updated: May 16
The other night as I sat praying at the altar, something caught my attention. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see my Bible perfectly laid open to Esther 6. Almost instantly, I felt this tug that God was communicating something much deeper. That just like Pharaoh and Joseph and King Xerxes and Mordecai, that His spirit was causing someone to not sleep concerning you.
As King Xerxes found himself not able to sleep, he opened the book of the chronicles. In that very same book, he found it recorded that Mordecai had stopped a deadly plot against him. And being a man of integrity, he sought to honor and recognize Mordecai for saving his life. There's a scripture in Proverbs that states to not withhold good from those to whom it is due. (Proverbs 3:27) Understanding the importance of honor, the King immediately sought to show Mordecai favor.
How does this relate to you? There's something you have done that has been pleasing and well received. Even you don't understand the impact this one act of obedience to God has had on the life of this special someone. But by God's spirit, it has come to this person's attention that you have not yet received the proper honor and recognition that you deserve. Know they will stop at nothing until you receive it.
My decree today is that the books of remembrance has been opened and the set time to favor you has come.
“That night the king could not sleep. So one was commanded to bring the book of the records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king. Then the king said, “What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?” And the king’s servants who attended him said, “Nothing has been done for him.””
Esther 6:1, 3 NKJV
“You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come.”
Psalms 102:13 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
As you read this prophetic word, did the Holy Spirit bring up a specific act you've done that's worthy of remembrance? If so, what was the act and why did you do it?