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About the Book
This is an in-depth look at practical and prophetic meanings in the book of Esther. Esther, representing the morning star, is part of a symbolic story of how the people of God triumph after an evil force (Haman) obtains the ring of power and sets a date to completely destroy the people of God. The Lord places the story of Esther in the Bible as a special prophecy regarding the end times we live in and the imminent destruction of evil.
About the Author
Russell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it’s to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ.
A Snippet from the Book
The Lord has been waiting a long time for a bride (queen) without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. He desires to put his queen on display with the crown of the kingdom.
However, she who is presently the candidate for the crown has made her own banquet and will not respond to the orders of the King. She has been under the care of all these spiritual “eunuchs.” This is the exact same situation that is going on now all over the world.
This parallels our present reality in that the beautiful “queen” is not fit to be put on display, nor does she desire in her heart to be so. She does not respond to the King even when he sends all the eunuchs.
So we come to the time when the king desires to put his queen on display, but she does not respond when summoned because she is doing her own thing. This is tragically the state of much of the church today.
People (and I am referring to both men and women) are operating gifts and talents from God for personal gain without tapping into the fullness of the power of God. There is a lot of church activity, but our problem is that the “queen” is dysfunctional. She is not humble, she is not submissive, and she does not even show up at the right party.
Jesus said that things would end in the following manner: Like a certain man, a king made a marriage feast for his son and sent invitations to the honored guests, but they would not come (Matthew 22:1-14). In this case, Vashti represents the honored guests who did not come. Vashti means “beautiful.”
Interested in reading Queen Esther and the Ring of Power? It’s available on Amazon (http://amzn.to/1eXvK3S), and through your local bookstore.