“Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house. And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.” Esther 5:1-2 (KJV)

A decree had been written by Haman, approved by King Ahasuerus to kill all the Jews in the land of Persia.

The LORD God of Israel (though His name is never mentioned) had sovereignly placed Esther, a Jewish young lady as queen of Persia.  Mordecai, the Jewish uncle to Esther, was a man who honored the king, but would not honor the man Haman.  Esther has been given a challenge to approach the king while in the court of his throne, and risk her life for the attention of the king in the matter of the decree.

Esther stood in the court, was seen by the king; he held out his scepter.  She had found favor in his sight.  She approached the king, and touched the top of the sceptre.  It was the law of Persia;  no one came into the court of the king, approaching his throne without an invitation from the king; on punishment of death, unless the king held out his sceptre.

Due to this bold, and courageous stand by Esther the plot of Haman is exposed, he is hanged on the gallows he built for Mordecai, and his ten sons are hanged on it too (Esther 9:10, 13).  The Jewish people receive a decree which allows them to protect themselves against any Persian  who would attack, and kill them.

The Lord Jesus Christ is our king.  We have immediate access to the very throne of God.  The sceptre of His throne is always held out for one of His princes, and princesses – those who are born again through the blood of Jesus Christ.  You, by His blood shed on the cross approach the throne of God.  You need no one to go for you.

To try and approach God without Christ Jesus is a death sentence.  No one can see God and live; except through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ the Son of God and God the Son.

See Hebrews 4:16

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