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Even so, let the wise men and women of our day, who discern the times, realize that

               this same event is being played out. Notice what was determined to be done to Queen Vashti
               due to her failure to revere King Ahasuerus as her lord and to respond in obedience to his


                       Esther 1:19

                       "If it pleases the king, let a royal edict be issued by him and let it be written in the
                       laws of Persia and Media so that it cannot be repealed, that Vashti should come no

                       more into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king give her royal position
                       to another who is more worthy than she."

                     Due to disobedience, Vashti was no longer permitted to enter the presence of the king.
               Much of the body of Christ today also is failing in obedience to their King and they will be

               excluded from the honor of entering His presence. “Another who is more worthy” will be
               accorded this honor.

                     For all those saints who have been falsely taught that a confession of faith in Christ
               affords them all of the honor of heaven and access to God’s presence, as well as access to all

               of God’s most holy things, this is a wake-up call. It is those who are worthy who will be
               granted such honor.

                     It does not say that Vashti was killed, or imprisoned. She was simply stripped of her
               honor. How terrible to be betrothed to the king, yet denied access to his presence. Shame

               due to her folly followed her for the rest of her life. What tremendous grief she must have

               felt when her royal position was given to another. Many in the body of Christ are making
               the same error today. Shame and grief will be their portion as well.

                     Much of the body of Christ has been presented with a distorted view of God’s desire
               for them. They have been taught that expressing faith in Yahshua the Messiah to attain

               salvation is the pinnacle of what is set before them. Unknown to much of the church,
               salvation is only the beginning, it is not the end. Salvation is a loosing from the bondage to

               sin that we should forevermore become slaves to righteousness (Romans 6). We were

               formerly conformed to the ways of a fallen and sinful world, now we are to be conformed
               to the image of Christ (Romans 8:29). This conforming comes as a process. Forgiveness of
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