Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have come to royal power for such a time as this?” Esther 4:13-14.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
My Will will come to pass. I do have the ultimate word on earth and in Heaven and in all creation. But it does take the cooperation of men to bring it about. But that does not mean it will not ultimately come about. I always find someone who will run with the vision but it is not always the person I placed in the time and place for it. You can refuse to do the life of good deeds I prepared for you in advance and lose your destiny, like Judas did and King Saul did, but I will find someone after My own heart to replace that person and My Will, which is My plans to give you eternal life and a world of beauty and incorruption where you rule and reign forever with Me in righteousness, peace and joy joined forever with Me in love and light, will come to pass. You will receive the Kingdom I prepared for you since before the foundation of the world.
But I have patience so that My wonderful plans come about only with and through you. I even gave you My Son as one of your own so that I could get My plan of redemption accomplished and take away all your sins. There was no one else I could find to do it so My own arm brought you salvation.
Yes, My Will will be done even if I have to send My Son as one of your own to do it.
I delight in doing good to you and if you will not receive it, there is always someone after My own heart who will. Like Noah, like Abraham, like Joseph, like Moses, like Joshua and Caleb, like Deborah, like Gideon, like Ruth, like Samuel, like David, like Jehoshaphat, like Hezekiah, like Isaiah, like Elijah and Elisha, like Jeremiah, like Daniel, like Esther, like Mary, like Peter, like John, like Matthew, like Paul, like Lydia, and like YOU.
But you must understand My Will, even though it will ultimately be done, is not automatic. In your life, whether My Will is done or not is up to YOU. I do not force My Will in an individual life. I do eventually on nations and the world but I have to find first someone who will accomplish it with Me. Like Moses.
Mordecai told Esther this truth. He asked her to deliver the Jewish people in exile from the evil plans of Heman to exterminate them. At first, she declined saying she could be killed if she went to see the king unsummoned. But Mordecai then told her: “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews. For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have come to royal power for such a time as this?” Esther 4:13-14.
This was enough for her. She did go forward and seek the king’s attention and she did prevail for I was with her and that was the plan for her life so I had prepared it in advance. I showed her favor with the king and that was why I placed her in the palace. But she could have refused to cooperate and lost her destiny. Like Saul did to David. But I would have found someone else if she had refused. But for her life I would not have forced My Will but I would just have found someone else to deliver My people Israel and they would have received the reward rather than Esther. My Will ultimate Will for My people would have been done
But to understand what I am about in your life and in the world, My vast plan, you need wisdom. So now I want to talk with you about wisdom, for it is the principal thing.
All wisdom is found in My word. In My word are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. My Word is eternal, established forever. My Word is truth.
Wisdom is knowing the truth and being able to apply it in your life so you always know the right thing to do at the right time.
Wisdom guides you and gives you discernment to know the good from the bad. Wisdom is attractive to man. This is what attracted the first woman to the tree of the knowledge of good and bad of which I had forbidden the man to eat. She saw the tree was desirable as a source of wisdom. Genesis 3:6. But if you seek wisdom in a source other than Me it brings death. This is what My apostle James meant when he wrote, “Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good conduct, his deeds in the gentleness (prautés: gentleness, kindness, meekness—the same word used in Matthew 11:29 when Jesus told you to learn from Him for He is meek and humble of heart) of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” James 3:13-18. And Jesus is the Prince of Peace. And I have made Him wisdom to you. Blessed are the peacemakers for theirs is the Kingdom of God.
Selfishness. Selfish ambition. This is what led Eve and Adam to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and bad. They thought it would make them equal or greater than Me and they would no longer need Me. And that is what many people think whom are wise in the ways of the world, the wisdom that does not come from above, but is earthly, natural and demonic.
If you seek your wisdom outside Me, it will destroy you and others. This is what happened with Saul, the first king of Israel. He had earthly wisdom and was actually a good leader and king in the wisdom of the world but he was jealous of David, filled with selfish ambition, and tried to kill David, a man who had done no wrong. And he destroyed himself, his family and led the armies of Israel finally into defeat.
David, on the other hand, sought heavenly wisdom. There was no jealousy in him. He refused to fight back against Saul and refused to kill him even though he could have a few times. He respected that I had anointed Saul at one time to be king and left it to Me to remove him. David was ambitious for Me and jealous for My glory. He did not let his eyelids rest until he had given a home to My ark of the testimony. And he is the one that commissioned the Levites to sing praises to Me twenty-four/seven before the Holy of Holies with a variety of instruments and singers.
Wisdom is My Word and the Word became flesh and dwelt among you. He is wisdom incarnate. And He told you to learn from Him for He is gentle and humble of heart and hat your souls will find rest in Him for His yoke is easy and His burden light. Wisdom makes things flow.
My Words are life to those who find them and health to their flesh. Seeking wisdom that is outside and contrary to My Word destroys life. Look at the Supreme Court of the United States. The justices are learned and have worldly wisdom from below but they have approved and made the law of the land abortion, which has resulted in the death of millions of beautiful lives that I had good plans for and destroyed the souls of the mothers who murdered and forgot their own infants, which is very unnatural. Knowledge of good and bad outside Me gets all turned around and perverted and results in destruction rather than life. It did with Adam and Eve. After they had rejected wisdom from Me and sought it outside Me it resulted in violence in the family—Cain killed Abel.
My apostle Paul writes about this in his letter to the Romans. He talks of those who seek wisdom outside Me and go so far as to say in their great intelligence that I do not exist. Professing to be wise they become foolish and worship My works as if they were gods. This resulted in theories like evolution. And as My apostle Paul warned, this gives over into the lusts of the body, to impurity, so that their bodies are dishonored among them. Evolution led to the sexual revolution, which has left man naked in shame. Romans 1:20-32.
But wisdom from on high is first of all pure. Wisdom speaks the truth in love and leaves the rest to Me.
True wisdom is from Me and My Word gives understanding to the simple. Jesus is My Wisdom and power.
The beginning of wisdom is fear of Me, that is, reverence for, awareness of, and seeking to please Me at all times.
Wisdom is knowing the truth which sets you free by continuing in My Word. Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do at the right time.
Wisdom is the Holy Spirit. He teaches you all things. He reminds you of all I have told you. He leads you to all truth. He leads you on the right path of life. He tells you of the things to come. He gives you a word of wisdom, a word of knowledge and discernment of sprits, all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the fruit of the Holy Spirit in you. Yes, the Spirit yields fruit of love, joy, peace and patience, and other benefits.
Earthly wisdom brings death but heavenly wisdom brings life. Wisdom from Me is the tree of life. Proverbs 3:18.
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding. For her profit is better than the profit of silver and her gain better than fine gold. She is more precious than jewels; and nothing you desire compares with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who hold her fast. Proverbs 3:13-18.
I love you. Ask Me for wisdom and I will give it to you abundantly. James 1:5.You need to receive and flow with the grace I give you. Then you can do My Will. I do not force you. I give you grace and pull you a certain way. You can refuse and turn another way but you will be sad. Like the rich young ruler. You prioritize something else. Then the grace I gave you is in vain in your life. My apostle Paul received the grace I gave him and it was not in vain. He did more than all the other apostles. But he did it by My grace. But he flowed with it. He could have refused and it would have been in vain. You are saved but the rewards depend on your using the grace I give you.