” REVIVE! ”
Let’s Look at Esther.
“O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of
the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. God came from
Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth
was full of his praise. And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand:
and there was the hiding of his power” (Habakkuk 3:2-4).
It’s Time to Revive: Here are some tips.
1. Revival – Revisit victories. Establish a foundation of what and how the victory came and
what it did for a life and future.
2. Faith – Take a look at the realistic side of how an event came into focus or happened.
For example, a prayer for someone; a prayer that produced a confidence in self and a fresh
visit to praying in the Holy Ghost! (I always encourage people to pay special attention to
their thought patterns after praying in The Holy Ghost) The Spirit stirred up will often produce
thought patterns of scripture or wisdom on how to approach an event.
3. Mercy – The prayer of faith for mercy to a loved one, brother or sister in the Lord, may
come to the prayer partner or the one being prayed for. Staying in touch with the partner
in prayer may be tempered by the partner and the one in need.
4. Miracles – Once we have prayed for a miracle, leave your gift at the altar and go on
into the future. Know and understand that the prayer of faith that produces the miracle,
might have to work with both situations, the believer and the setting of the miraculous! (Cast
your bread on the waters, and after many days, it will come back) Typically, this often
happens in a different way than thought of, and then with great results.
5. Evangelism – While inviting people to church, it often forces them to make a hasty
decision. When they have felt forced to make a decision rapidly, they will often choose the
safe course of action so they do not disappoint self or us.
Let’s Look at Esther in the Context of Revive:
Esther did not wait for a special call. She approached the moment of the King’s chamber with
confidence and a willingness to be sent out the door. However, the King held out the Scepter of
Life/Future to hear her. He gave her audience for the future and she was prepared for the
occasion. She wanted to meet with authority, with the enemy, and reveal her heart and need.
Later, having gained confidence, Esther had another banquet (prayer meeting) in which she
propositioned the authorities for the privilege of moving forward with life. The authority was
granted to her, and she was told also.
“Then the King Ahasuerus said unto Esther the queen and to Mordecai the Jew, Behold, I have
given Esther the house of Haman, and him they have hanged upon the gallows, because he laid
his hand upon the Jews. Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king’s name, and seal
it with the king’s ring: for the writing which is written in the king’s name, and sealed with the
king’s ring, may no man reverse” (Esther 8:7-8). Flesh/carnality cannot stop the glory of the
promises of the Lord.
We see in Esther 8:12 it states, “Upon one day in all the provinces of king Ahasuerus, namely,
upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar.13 The copy of the writing
for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, and that the
Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.”
We also see that the enemy would KNOW, there is a power structure that is greater than their
greatest defense. The proof was in Esther’s heart, and her faith in the evidence of LIFE became
powerful enough that the FUTURE came into focus as you read the glory of a promise of the
KING (Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ).
The promise is in our hands, heart, and mind! All we lack is going, doing, being and allowing God
to fulfill His promises of our faith that we will not turn loose of knowing it is impossible for God to
lie. (They that wait upon the Lord, after doing their part, shall see signs & wonders) Just as revival
came to Esther’s life after following the prescription for REVIVAL, a symbolic Eden had nothing
on her and her future. Adam & Eve caved, but Esther was saved along with many of her people!
Prayer is staying connected, accepting the Word of the Lord, and basing decisions and life on
that Word while remaining in touch with the King through obedience, worship, and moving forward
as He opens the doors!
Pastor Robert Myre
United Pentecostal Church of Paris
(Info from: World Network of Prayer – The Praying Life Newsletter – email@example.com )