We just had a wonderful womens all night service called “A Night with the King”
I wanted to share with you the notes on this night and I pray that you will be ministered to just as the many ladies that attended where ministered to. This was an awesome God filled night and I am sure the Lord will have us do something similar to this again, maybe you will be in the area to join us!!
June 24, 2011 Welcome Ladies to a very special night that God has prepared and ordained just for each one of you individually.
The purpose of this night is found in Song of Solomon. Let’s look at these verses. The first one is Chapter 1. Verse 2 Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth – for His love is better than wine. That is what the Lord wants tonight, He wants you to allow him to love on you! Sometimes we get so BUSY and we don’t make the time just to be with the one who loves us more than anyone does or ever will. The next one is Song of Sol Chapter 1 Verse 4. The King has brought me into His Chambers. Tonight we are entering His Chambers. In His Chambers, He is in complete control. His chamber’s is a very private place where he desires an intimate time with you. And the last verse that will help us to see his plan and purpose for this night is in Song of Solomon Chapter 2 verse 4 He brought me to the banqueting House and His Banner over me is Love. He has one purpose tonight and that is to LOVE on you! There are many aspects of love and as you allow him tonight, he will teach you, instruct you, discipline you, heal you, cleanse you, and surround you with his unconditional love. We are going to allow God to do whatever he wants to do tonight and allow him to teach us and show us how to go from the outer courts to the inner courts and then into the Holy of Holies (His Chambers).
I want to give you an overview of how I believe the night is going to flow. We will be here pressing in throughout the night for all God has for us. If you have to leave that is fine, but please don’t disrupt the flow of the spirit as you do so. I believe God wants to touch each and everyone is this place, so I ask you to have a reverence for the sanctuary and please wait for the breaks to visit with others in the room. I have a card for each one of you to fill out for me with your contact information and your prayer request. Please fill this out even if you have previously filled one out, so I have a record of you being here tonight. Also I have a poster in the back for you to write any testimonies of what the lord does in your heart tonight that you would like to share. We will be having a time of testimonies and sharing in the morning, but if you leave early please write it down for us so we can praise God with you! I see the night being divided into three parts, the outer court, the inner court and the holy of holies.
In the Outer Court, I believe God will teach us and instruct us and give us directions of the steps ahead with the main purpose of this night being, to come into his chambers and allowing him FULL ACCESS to every area of our body, soul and spirit.
In the Inner Court tonight, we will enter into worship and allow God to soften our hearts and prepare us for the Holy of Holies. As we worship, I believe God will use this time and the anointing will flow to touch His Daughters. We will also have a special time of communion.
Then the remainder of the night will be entering into the Holy of Holies where the Glory comes in and you need NO ONE else to go in with you. The Glory and Presence of God will do the ministering. You will be alone in the Chambers of the King. Allow Him to minister to your deepest needs and you will never be the same. So as you can see, God has a purpose for this being a ALL NIGHT event. There is a process and I pray that you will purpose in your heart to stay and get ALL that God has for you! As we begin I want to show you this video and allow it to minister to you as we begin walking in the Outer Courts listening to what he wants us to learn tonight.
I am going to speak about three women tonight and their choices and where those choices took them. Tonight we all have a choice and that choice of giving God this time and allowing Him to do whatever he pleases will take us into the perfect plan he has for us!
First lets go to the book of Esther Chapter 1 verses 5-22Esther 1:5-22 New King James Version (NKJV) 5 And when these days were completed, the king made a feast lasting seven days for all the people who were present in Shushan the citadel, from great to small, in the court of the garden of the king’s palace. 6 There were white and blue linen curtains fastened with cords of fine linen and purple on silver rods and marble pillars; and the couches were of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of alabaster, turquoise, and white and black marble. 7 And they served drinks in golden vessels, each vessel being different from the other, with royal wine in abundance, according to the generosity of the king. 8 In accordance with the law, the drinking was not compulsory; for so the king had ordered all the officers of his household, that they should do according to each man’s pleasure. 9 Queen Vashti also made a feast for the women in the royal palace which belonged to King Ahasuerus. 10 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, seven eunuchs who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus, 11 to bring Queen Vashti before the king, wearing her royal crown, in order to show her beauty to the people and the officials, for she was beautiful to behold. 12 But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command brought by his eunuchs; therefore the king was furious, and his anger burned within him. Why do you think the Queen refused the Kings command?
Her love and respect for him had grown cold. She had no desire left in her to please her King….Wow… that is what happens in many relationships even now days, we allow our love to grow cold… and allow selfishness to come into the picture. She turned away from pleasing the King. She did not long to be in the presence of the King, because she wanted to be in control of her own life and make her own decisions. Well this decision changed her life FOREVER! Tonight we are focusing on our relationship with our King. We must continually Minister to him and allow him to minister to us, so we won’t get to this point of refusing to do what the Lord is requiring of us… As we see in the following verses, there are consequences for Queen Vashti’s actions. 13 Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times (for this was the king’s manner toward all who knew law and justice, 14 those closest to him being Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, who had access to the king’s presence, and who ranked highest in the kingdom): 15 “What shall we do to Queen Vashti, according to law, because she did not obey the command of King Ahasuerus brought to her by the eunuchs?” 16 And Memucan answered before the king and the princes: “Queen Vashti has not only wronged the king, but also all the princes, and all the people who are in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus. 17 For the queen’s behavior will become known to all women, so that they will despise their husbands in their eyes, when they report, ‘King Ahasuerus commanded Queen Vashti to be brought in before him, but she did not come.’ 18 This very day the noble ladies of Persia and Media will say to all the king’s officials that they have heard of the behavior of the queen. Thus there will be excessive contempt and wrath. Your actions affect others!! When the other women heard that the Queen had responded to her husband the king in that way, it would give them the appearance that this is acceptable. Believe me ladies, there are other women that are watching how you respond to your Lord and King. 19 If it pleases the king, let a royal decree go out from him, and let it be recorded in the laws of the Persians and the Medes, so that it will not be altered, that Vashti shall come no more before King Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal position to another who is better than she. 20
When the king’s decree which he will make is proclaimed throughout all his empire (for it is great), all wives will honor their husbands, both great and small.” Queen Vashti forever altered her destiny because of the decision she made not to reverence the King in her life. Tonight we are seeking our King, the King of King and Lord of Lords. He is showing us tonight the importance of hearing his command and being obedience to His call. God has a perfect plan for your life, but if you lose reverence for His will, you can take yourself right out of his plan through disobedience. WOW…. I do not want to follow in the steps of Queen Vashti. Lets look at another example…..
Lets look at the one God chose to take Queen Vashti’s place… Lets look at the book of Esther Chapter 2 Verses 1-9 Esther 2:1-9 New King James Version (NKJV) Esther 2 Esther Becomes Queen 1 After these things, when the wrath of King Ahasuerus subsided, he remembered Vashti, what she had done, and what had been decreed against her. 2 Then the king’s servants who attended him said: “Let beautiful young virgins be sought for the king; 3 and let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather all the beautiful young virgins to Shushan the citadel, into the women’s quarters, under the custody of Hegai[a] the king’s eunuch, custodian of the women. And let beauty preparations be given them. 4 Then let the young woman who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti.” This thing pleased the king, and he did so. 5 In Shushan the citadel there was a certain Jew whose name was Mordecai the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite. 6 Kish[b] had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captives who had been captured with Jeconiah[c] king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away. 7 And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman was lovely and beautiful. When her father and mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter. Esther was not born a Queen, she had a rough life as a young girl having lost her parents and being raised by her cousin Mordecai. 8 So it was, when the king’s command and decree were heard, and when many young women were gathered at Shushan the citadel, under the custody of Hegai, that Esther also was taken to the king’s palace, into the care of Hegai the custodian of the women.
At that time I am sure that Esther did not realize exactly what was happening to her, but God did. He needed a willing vessel put into the court of the king. Think for a minute. God has a specific PLACE that he needs to put you for a specific purpose. Are you willing to go where he sends you and do what it takes to be there? 9 Now the young woman pleased him, and she obtained his favor; so he readily gave beauty preparations to her, besides her allowance. Then seven choice maidservants were provided for her from the king’s palace, and he moved her and her maidservants to the best place in the house of the women. When you are where God places you and doing what he has called you to do there is FAVOR!! God himself will begin to shower you will blessings and favor.
Esther 2:12 New King James Version (NKJV) 12 Each young woman’s turn came to go in to King Ahasuerus after she had completed twelve months’ preparation, according to the regulations for the women, for thus were the days of their preparation apportioned: six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with perfumes and preparations for beautifying women. Once we allow God to place us where he wants us there is a time of preparation and change in our lives. For Esther it took 12 months. I believe even this night, the 12 hours from 7 am to 7pm God will take you through a time of preparation if you allow him to do so. Esther was prepared night only for her one night with the King. God was preparing Esther for her purpose. He was preparing and equipping her for the calling he had on her life to save the life of the Jews. She had to go through the preparations and instructions to be placed in the divine place where she could accomplish all that God had for her to do. 15 Now when the turn came for Esther the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her as his daughter, to go in to the king, she requested nothing but what Hegai the king’s eunuch, the custodian of the women, advised. And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all who saw her. 16 So Esther was taken to King Ahasuerus, into his royal palace, in the tenth month, which is the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign. 17 The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. 18 Then the king made a great feast, the Feast of Esther, for all his officials and servants; and he proclaimed a holiday in the provinces and gave gifts according to the generosity of a king. Because of Esther’s heart and her actions she obtained favor with the King and was put exactly where God ordained her to be. Do you want to be exactly where God wants you. You must be diligent in the time of preparation and listen and obey the wise counsel that God surrounds you with and he himself will place you in the place he has for you and use you in a mighty way to bring forth His plan and His purpose. You can read later in Esther chapters 3 and 4 and see the exact purpose of why God had prepared her and placed her in the Kings chambers, so she could carry out the plan and purpose that God had for her. It is no different for you tonight. God has a plan and purpose and he is asking you to be diligent in the times of preparation and instruction so he can place you in that certain place he has for you. This time of preparation begins at His Feet! Lets look at the last example the Lord has for us to look at tonight. Before we go to this verse I have something for you to watch.
Turn with me to Luke Chapter 7 verses 36-50 Luke 7:36-50 New King James Version (NKJV) A Sinful Woman Forgiven 36 Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. 37 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, 38 and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. This woman knew where Jesus was and knew she had to go there to be with him. Much like you tonight, you are believing Jesus is here and have put everything else aside to come and spend this night with Him! I want you to see something very important. She brought a gift of worship to him! That is what God wants from you tonight. He wants your unrestrained love and worship. She did not care who was in the room, she only saw JESUS! That is a key for you tonight!! Do not focus on anyone else in the room but Jesus. Minister to your King, just as she did that night! Love on him like you never have before. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Teacher, say it.” 41 “There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” 44 Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. 45 You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. 46 You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. 47 Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” 48 Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” 50 Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” This woman through her worship was changed forever. That is what is available to you tonight. Through your worship, your ministry of love and devotion to Jesus, your life can be changed forever.