Visibility and favor are only a beginning place. Ultimately, to produce change, you need authority.
And in the case of Esther, the authority rested in the king’s verbal permission and his signet ring.
At one time, Haman had the ring in his possession as a trusted aide to the king. The ring was returned to the king after the execution, and he promptly handed it off to Mordecai.
There was still verbal authority lacking. In the heat of the moment, the king focused on killing Haman and distributing his wealth to Esther. She had to risk her life a second time to go to the king and ask for a new set of laws.
Again, the scepter was extended and he agreed with her plan.
Mordecai now had all the permissions he needed to execute the plan that was in his mind.
Favor will get someone a job. But often real authority to change things comes slowly over time. However, God can change the normal state of affairs and grant authority rapidly to those who He has raised up, so that they don’t have to pay their dues for an extended period of time.
For each of the Mordecais that God is raising up in Canton Bern, pray for there to be an allocation of authority that is commensurate with the job God has called them to do, and the plans God has given them, so that right order can be established in the canton.
Copyright August 2016 by Arthur Burk
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