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sin is but the first step in this process.

                     Many saints today, having confessed faith in Christ for the remission of sin, are then
               assured by others that they can now continue on to pursue personal happiness much as they

               did before salvation. They are even taught that God will be there to help them achieve the

               selfish longings of their hearts. The Lordship of Christ is overlooked, or given very minimal
               attention. Such saints ultimately fall into the pattern of Queen Vashti. They love the honor

               of being wed to the King, but they see the King as existing to meet their needs. Obedience
               is foreign to them. They obey only when God’s desire for them coincides with their own

                     When Yahshua calls those who have been betrothed to Him to respond in obedience

               in this hour, many will refuse. Yahshua will then respond as King Ahasuerus; He will

               restrict access to His presence to the disobedient ones. He will then search for another who
               is more worthy to be His Bride. This obedient Bride will be given honor and afforded access

               to His presence.
                     We are told that after the anger of King Ahasuerus subsided that he remembered his

               queen. He could not repeal the royal edict, so his advisers counseled him to have a new
               queen sought out. Beautiful virgins from all over his kingdom were gathered to his capitol

               and they were placed under the care of Hegai, the eunuch in charge of the king’s harem.
               Hegai was charged with the responsibility of preparing these chosen ones to meet the king.

               Esther was among those picked for consideration to become the bride of Ahasuerus.
                     Once selected, these beautiful young virgins were not immediately ready to go into the

               king’s chamber. A preparation process was required first. For these young women the

               process lasted an entire year.

                       Esther 2:12
                       For the days of their beautification were completed as follows: six months with oil

                       of myrrh and six months with spices and the cosmetics for women.

                     It was only after the virgin went through a year of preparation that she was ready to

               be presented to the king. The first six months of this process was marked by the pronounced
               usage of oil of myrrh. Myrrh should be recognized by believers as a spice that was used in
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