Esther 2:12: “Now when every maid’s turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women;)”
The word purification meaning to remove contaminants from something or to make clean or to improve appearance.
One whole year for cleansing and for beauty treatment before any of the selected virgins could see the king for just a night? Wow! What does this tell us: who are the chosen virgins of the Lord? If an earthly king could hate impurity that much, how much more the heavenly King, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, the creator of the universe?
Until I got to this passage of the Bible, I did not realise the weight of Heb. 12:14 which says ”…without holiness, no man shall see God.”
The above Bible passage for the message says: “now when every maid’s turn was come to go in to the king…“
Dearly beloved, do you know that it will be your turn one day to stand in judgement before the Almighty God, whose eyes are too pure to behold iniquity? Whether we like it or not, everyone on earth will stand before him – Heb. 9:27, 1 Kin. 2:2.
Sanctification of our spirit soul and body is important in our Christian race more than anything else if your goal is to spend eternity with God in heaven.
Rev. 21:27 says: “…nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life.”
Dear readers, let no one deceive us by making us feel good and comfortable in sin. Search yourself daily to remove every form of impurity: fornication, adultery, sexual perversion- 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 says: “(Or do you not know……? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God) Gal. 5:19, anger, witchcraft, unclean thought, un forgiveness, malice, gossip, selfishness and Lack of time for God, disobedience to God, lies – Rev. 21:8, making merchandise of others – Deut 24:7, taking other’s lives, robbing others / stealing, cheating, all forms of uncleanness and unrighteousness Habbakuk.1:13, etc.
Our fat offerings, seed sowing, tithing, Christian’s program sponsorship, donations, titles, and etc will not cover for sin and impurity. Let us keep purifying ourselves daily I don’t know when it will be my turn and you also don’t know when it will be your turn to stand before this holy and exulted God. One thing that is sure is that you will stand all alone for yourself and I will stand all alone for my self. No one will stand for another. There is no lawyer in heaven only judge. Rev. 20:12 – “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life.” Is your name in The BOOK?
Avoiding the unavoidable is a self deceit.
Finally, the good news is that: according to the 1 Corinthians 6 above: “and such were some of us before – sinful and unclean But we were washed by the blood of Jesus, we were sanctified, we were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God and, our names were erased from the books that keep records of offences and transferred to the Book”(the Lamb’s Book of life and salvation). Today, we can boldly sing Amazing grace….
In the same way, that Blood that washed me clean from all my sin and changed my story is still flowing. If you will come to JESUS with all your filthiness and struggles, He will wash you with the blood he shed on the cross for the salvation of mankind and give you a brand new life in him and a new song. Check Romans 10:9-13 for your salvation. Do send me a mail to pray and thank God on your behalf.
I encourage us to read all the Bible references within the message.
- Thank you Lord for your mercy that made salvation available to us all.
- O Lord, as many that will subscribe to the salvation by the blood of Jesus Christ through this message, I pray that you will help them to locate the Hegai and I also pray for every one of us to be led to our Hegai like Esther: Hegai who has all it takes within the grace of God to purify and beautify the redeemed of the Lord and not those who will excite us into eternal destruction.
- I pray that in the day of your appearing, may will not be ashamed in JESUS’ name amen