About

Esther’s Legacy was developed by Vicky Reed for the purpose of going through Scripture, Jewish culture and religion, and relative current events or issues and highlighting the “Mystery”.  Namely the mystery is, in the words of the Old Testament, “I will be their God and they will be my people”.  In terms of the New Testament we see it clearly in John 17, the prayer of Jesus, and in Ephesians, but also all throughout Scripture.  God makes His people one and then makes them one with Him through His Son.  This is also known as the Ministry of Reconciliation.  Scripture is even clear on the administration of this mystery, the love of Christ in us and the power of the resurrection.


Like many things, this too can be distorted.  It is the hope of this site to stay Biblical and direct us toward a true understanding of the oneness God seeks for us and with us.  To be clear, this site will in no way advocate or tolerate universalism.  Scripture is clear on the nature of the true Israel, the true church, it is made up of those who have placed their faith and hope in the Son He loves.


We know that according to the gospel we must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and His atoning work on the cross in order to be adopted as sons of God.  Jesus Himself said in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”(NIV)

This site also holds to the truth of the Holy Trinity of the Father, the Son (Yeshua/Jesus), and the Holy Spirit.  God is one and yet reveals Himself in three persons.

As to the Name of the Site:  Esther’s Legacy.  This comes from Esther 8:17 that says, “In every province and in every city, wherever the edict of the king went, there was joy and gladness among the Jews, with feasting and celebrating.  And many people of other nationalities became Jews because fear of the Jews had seized them.”(NIV) A short lived revival to be sure, but one that hit the entire Persian Empire.  For a short time they came together.  We are here for such a time as this.  We live in a generation that I believe is seeing the fulfillment of this snapshot in Esther.  We can see that God is now bringing His people together as one in His love and in His power.  What an exciting time to live.


Please enjoy the site and also join in with us on Facebook if you get the chance.  May God be praised as we come together in spirit and truth to worship Him.


To the Praise of His Glory,


Vicky


About Vicky:


I am a stay at home homeschooling mom with an MDIV degree.  I enjoy working in women’s ministry, teaching and writing.  I am married to Kelly Reed and have two wonderful children, 15 and 11.  I hope you enjoy my writings here on Esther’s Legacy.

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7 responses to “About

  1. do you think Esther, Mordecai, Daniel ever made it back to their homeland after Cyrus directed the Jews to return?

    • Deacon,
      I do not think that Mordecai and Daniel made it back. Though it would have been cool if they did. However, as to Esther I honestly do not know. Artexerxes came to the throne in a coup in 465 BC in which his father was killed. No one knows whether Esther made it out alive or even if she was still alive at the time. It’s fanciful, I know, but I like to think she might have made it back to Israel, however, that is pure wishful thinking. As I continue to go through the account of Esther you will see my thoughts on the coup. I am glad you dropped by the site and I hope you do again. God Bless.
      Vicky

      • Deacon,
        One more thing to keep in mind. Daniel lived at the time of Cyrus and was an old man at the time. However, the account of Mordecai and Esther is much later during Cyrus grandson’s reign about 60 years later. We do not know how old Mordecai was. It is possible he too could have already died or was killed in the coup.

  2. Why do you think that in 4:14 there is an exception to the relief and deliverance that will come to the Jews, Esther and her father’s family, if she remains silent? Would it be a punishment?

    • Geoffrey,
      First of all thank you for coming to Esther’s Legacy. As to your question about why Esther and her father’s house would still perish let me answer like this. Those put in authority by God are there not for extra privileges but for responsibility. Being in the position she was came with great responsibility. God was giving her an opportunity to be found faithful to Him, not herself and her own safety. Sometimes being faithful to the calling of God and to the responsibility He has given us can to human eyes seem to be, and in fact can be, dangerous to our personal safety, but our responsibility lies in being obedient and to look after the others whom God has placed under our charge. In other words, we are serving God and others, not ourselves. If Esther would have chosen to serve herself at this time God would see to it that someone else would do His will, but Esther and her father’s house would still suffer the consequences of death. With one stroke she would have been telling God that her life is more important and valuable them Him. She would have become her own god and God, who is a jealous God, would not have let that pass. Mordecai is giving her a good warning, not to put herself before God and her people. And because she heeds the warning we have a book called Esther to study. Is not our God awesome!!! Just as she would have suffered the consequences for a bad decision she is instead lifted up by God and remembered to this day as an honored and faithful woman of God.
      God Bless,
      Vicky

    • Nicole, I we do not know if they had children or if they were buried together. We do know that he died in a coupe that put his son, Artexerxes on the thrown. I have often wondered if they had children and if Xerxes himself converted to Judaism. I wonder this because from what we do know the coupe was instigated by Vashti, the mother of Artexerxes, and the religious leaders of Persia. This makes for some interesting speculation. Will we in fact see Xerxes in heaven? Did those years affect him to the point of conversion? One day we will know! God Bless you and thank you for your comment. Vicky

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