I remember 2012, when some wonderful ladies were gathering and the Lord started to speak about the Esthers coming forth in the year ahead. Two of them were pregnant at that time and they even discussed the way we own our life and control it to the full. In the mean time three amazing, bright, beautiful and even powerful girls (I should publish some pictures) have entered our lives and the 4th (girl) is on her way to be born the end of this year. Of course we know that the speaking of God is always connected to what He says about the physical as well as the spiritual things happening. Receiving this great article in my inbox this week therefor, is worth sharing the following insight of our beloved brother Ron McGatlin!
God’s People and Annihilation
By Ron McGatlin
There is an ancient diabolical plan that has already been decreed and is set in place. The plan is progressively functioning today toward annihilating the people of God including all Jews and Christians.
This is a massive, complex, twisted, and extremely cunning scheme that probably could only be masterminded by a once very powerful fallen angel.
Satan does not have authority within himself to annihilate the people of God. However, through cunning deception he has twisted the interpretation of the laws of God in the minds of people and used the authority and power given to mankind in his attempt to annihilate God’s people. The only authority Satan has since his defeat at the cross is that handed over to him by mankind. He had to enlist agreement from mankind to continue his quest to annihilate the people of God.
You and I are living in the days of a culmination or harvest season of both the fulfillment of the works of God on earth and the evil twisted plot of the devil.
God is now revealing to His people the workings of this evil plan and the solution to overcome it completely. The answer becomes more obvious when the scheme is exposed.
There are biblical patterns of the workings of the evil plan and the way of overcoming it pictured for us in spiritual accounts of previous attempts to annihilate the people of God and stop God’s plan for the kingdom of heaven on earth.
One of the clearest historical and somewhat parabolic pictures of the church and world conditions today that demonstrates how the evil forces will be stopped and the people of God brought to the fullness of reigning with God on earth is found in the Book of Esther.
He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
Probably most believers reading this are familiar with the Book of Esther. If you are not it would be very good to take the time now to read the ten short chapters that are very interesting reading.
In the Book of Esther, King Ahasuerus had a beautiful wife, Queen Vashti. The king was proud of her and most likely they had a good enough relationship in the past. However, she apparently began to disrespect her husband the king. The king had made a great feast and asked her to come in her royal robe.
Queen Vashti was busy holding her own feast and refused to honor the king’s invitation. She refused to follow His desires and specific request. This greatly dishonored the king before his people. As a result she was banned from ever coming into the presence of the king from then on.
Does Queen Vashti began to sound a bit like a lot of religious church systems that should be a faithful and beautiful Bride to her husband King Jesus? Religious systems that are beautifully arrayed but refused to come to the great feast in the presence of God because they became busy holding their own feasts. Selah.
Over the past century there is a significant spiritual parallel in the story of Esther and the history and events of the church and our world. There is (for me at least) great light that has come from observing the spiritually parabolic historical events of the Book of Esther.
For several centuries prior to the very early 1900s, the church had been experiencing restoration from the dark ages of the past. She had become a large self-absorbed, divided, Queen Vashti type church beautifully adorned. She was struggling with restoration and reformation but had become a force in the western world.
Beginning in 1900 -1901, the church was invited to a glorious feast so to speak. The restoration of the Pentecostal experience with the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit was a great feast of the manifest presence of God among His people.
The queen church, so to speak, of that day almost entirely refused the invitation to come adorned in her beautiful robes into the presence of God. The higher religious forms and denominations most all greatly disrespected the feast of the returning Holy Spirit gifts of supernatural power in the presence of God. They held tightly to their mostly empty form of godliness. It was the outcast and often poorer believers who were the first to receive the great feast of the manifest presence of God.
The Decline of the Western World
Two major things happened in the enemy’s camp at this time in history. First, the devil saw that the power of God was being released that could mean the end of His charade on earth. Secondly, he saw that the “Queen Vashti type church” would be dethroned and its influence on the world would rapidly decline because she had refused the power and presence of God. Satan went to work on a devious scheme to bring forth the annihilation of God’s people and to stop the spread of the restored power of God.
The mostly powerless church systems without the provision of the gifts of the fullness of the Holy Spirit bringing the presence of God were unable to stop the demise of western culture and the attempt to annihilate the people of God.
A series of devastating and demoralizing events occurred through which the western world and the church was further eroded and demoralized.
In the 1910s decade, World War l devastated portions of the western world and was followed by the roaring 20s. The 1920s were a time of decadence and frivolity and moral decline. The 1930s followed with the great depression and serious lack. The 1940s brought World War ll and the slaughter of millions of Jews in Germany and demoralizing decline in families and godly values.
For the most part the major church systems continued to reject the powerful presence of God. At the same time there was a continuation of spreading of the Pentecostal power of God even in the continued rejection of the religious churches.
In the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, there was more rapid increase of the power and presence of God. There became more manifestations of miracles of healing and other powerful manifestations of God among increasing numbers of people across the world. There came with that also the misuse and abuses of the awesome power of God.
The 80s and 90s carried us further in the real revival and renewal of some of the church. Many more people began to come into the greater fullness of the Holy Spirit bringing the manifest presence of God. The great Pentecostal renewal spread to almost the entire world. The gospel of the kingdom began to be restored along with the beginning restoration of prophets and apostles. Yet the opposition continued from major religious church systems.
The Great Increase of Opposition
In spite of all the enemy could do, the Holy Spirit empowering the people of God spread the good news of God across the world. Even in spite of the great effort the devil expended in corrupting people and leading them into diversions and perversions, the army of young people in love with God and filled with His life were coming forth. In a total panic the enemy knew he must annihilate the people of God or lose all of his hold on the world.
At the same time that the growth of a mighty people walking in the power and presence of God, the enemy was focused on the secular world with great success. There has been extreme degradation of the people of the secular world.
The major training systems were arrested by the enemy and have rapidly brought unbelievable change toward the acceptance of every form of deadly sin and perversion. The ungodly people along with the religions of this world have become a wild, decadent, and violent society.
Where We Are Now
This very roughly brings up to the turn of the millennium and the speeding up of the preaching of the real gospel of the kingdom that is introducing the people to a greater and higher capacity in the pure holy love of God. While the religious church systems are fading and the true Bride (the Esther church) is coming forth.
In the 2010s the devil, in fear and panic, has launched an all-out attempt to annihilate all of God’s people. Powerful evil forces are arising out of the perverted violent societies and religious orders of the degraded people to kill, steal, and destroy all of God’s people and all that God has built into the world. What is the solution to this deadly situation? How can it be stopped and the kingdom of God come forward on earth.
Back to the Book of Esther
After Queen Vashti was deposed the search went out for a faithful bride to become the new Queen. Esther was among the many candidates of beautiful young women from which a queen was to be chosen. Mordecai had raised Esther from a child and was as a father to her. She had found favor with the king and began an extensive purification and beautification in preparation for her time to go intimately into the king’s presence.
The king had promoted a wicked man called Haman to be over many of his servants and leaders. Haman hated Mordecai because he would not bow to him. Mordecai was a Jew as was Esther. However, Mordecai had advised her not to make known that she was a Jew. Haman became obsessed with killing Mordecai and all of the Jewish people in the kingdom. He convinced the king to sign a decree for the people of the kingdom to annihilate all the Jews among them and plunder their possessions on a certain day.
Mordecai advised Queen Esther to go before the king and request that all of her people not be killed. It was unlawful to go before the king without being summoned by the king. It was automatically death to the person unless the king extended His scepter toward the person.
Esther replied to Mordecai, “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”
The same spirit that drove Haman, Hitler and others to attempt to annihilate the people of God is working in very high places in our nations today. It is the spirit of anti-Christ standing in the highest offices of the land that is releasing the forces of evil to now in this day attempt to annihilate all Jews and Christians from the world.
The Queen Vashti type church is powerless to intercede to the King of kings for the people of God. There is a new Queen Esther, Body of Christ being formed even in this time of prevailing darkness.
Can you hear the voice of the spirit of Mordecai calling to the Esther generation of purified holy Bride of the King people to enter into fasting and prayer in preparation for going before the King on behalf of the people of God on earth?
God is preparing a pure holy virgin Bride to arise and replace the old powerless queen to come before Him in intimate presence, pleasing in His sight, to become the mother of His holy people of His love to bring forth the new era of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
The New Decree
The old decree that had already gone out, according to law could not be rescinded. After the purified Queen Esther made her plea in the throne room in the presence of the king, he issued a new decree giving the Jewish people authority to protect themselves and kill and plunder all of the people that were come to annihilate them.
The result was when the day came, that 75,000 who came to destroy the Jews were killed, and the Jews touched not the plunder. Haman was slain on the tower he had built to kill Mordecai. All of Haman’s sons were likewise slain. God’s people lived in peace and favor.
The Esther generation will now cleanse and purify herself to enter in the presence of the King on behalf of the people of God, and if we perish, we perish. We must awaken and arise to the call of God.