COOL Christian Characters
Esther Bible Story
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for children. This is our Esther Bible story. The truth within this
SON-derful Esther Bible story will truly enhance your be-YOU-tiful
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Esther Bible Story
There was once a king named
Ahasuerus with a very large kingdom who had a big party for all of
his servants. After that, the king had another big party for all the
common folk. During this party, the king called for his queen, to
show off her beauty to all his subjects ... But the queen refused to
obey the king. This angered the king terribly, so he decided to give
her royal position to another woman because she was a poor example to
all the women of the kingdom.
There was a search made among all the beautiful young maidens in the
kingdom and Esther was chosen to be the new queen. But one thing
nobody knew, except for Esther and her cousin Mordecai, was that
Esther was Jewish. Mordecai advised Ester to keep it a secret or she
would never be allowed to be queen.
In the meantime, Mordecai overheard two of the king's guards plotting
to kill the king, so he told Esther, and she informed the king. The
two guards were hung and Mordecai's loyalty was recorded in the
official records, though the king didn't know who Mordecai was.
Next, the king made a man named Haman top prince in the kingdom.
Everyone bowed to him, but Mordecai would not ... A Jewish man bows
to nobody but God. This made Haman very mad and when he discovered
that Mordecai was a Jew, Haman planned to destroy ALL the Jews in the
entire kingdom! He told the king that there were people in the
kingdom with different laws than the king, so he suggested that a law
be written to destroy them on a certain day. The king, who didn't
know the whole story, agreed to Haman's plan, and the law was written.
When Mordecai heard about Haman's plan, he sent a message to Esther
to ask the king to stop this plan. So Esther invited the king and
Haman to a banquet and she told the king all about Haman's plan,
right in front of Haman himself.
Haman was hung on the same gallows that he had planned to hang
Mordecai on, and Haman's plan never came to pass. Now the Jewish
people have a celebration every year in memory of what happened in
this story about Esther.
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare