Esther’s Legacy was developed by Vicky Reed in 2011. It began as a collection of some of her writings and Bible Studies but is now transitioning into a complete ministry website for the Ladies of Restoration Fellowship.
Esther’s Legacy will offer written articles, videos, as well as, highlight Messianic Ministries around the world.
The goal of Esther’s Legacy is to humbly support believers who are seeking to transition from a Greco Roman mindset to a Jewish Hebraic mindset, from the knowing to the doing in their own personal walk. We fully believe that salvation is found in Jesus/Yeshua alone. It is only His sacrifice on the cross that makes our redemption possible.
Esther’s Legacy understands the Torah as God’s discipleship program for a redeemed people and teaches it as such. It will also be discussed as Israel’s Constitution and Marriage Contract.
Esther’s Legacy believes in God the Father, the Son Jesus/Yeshua and the Holy Spirit/Ruach HaKodesh.
Esther’s Legacy believes that the Torah, Prophets, Writings (Tanak or Old Testament) and the New Testament are all inspired by God and are useful for teaching, correcting, rebuking a training in righteousness. We believe that the Torah is the foundation of Scripture and that Jesus/Yeshua is the foundation of it all. Yeshua said in John 5:46, “For if you were believing Moses, you would believe Me—because he wrote about Me.”(TLV) All of Scripture is about Yeshua from the Torah to the end of the New Testament. We believe that Scripture is one book, not two and that it is one story, God’s story of how He redeems and teaches His people.
Esther’s Legacy believes and teaches the Mystery of God. We believe that God is making Judah and Israel (Southern and Northern tribes) one, Jews (from the Southern and Northern tribes) and Gentiles (from the nations) one and will make us all one with Him (Ezekiel 37, John 17, Ephesians and Revelation 10:7), all within the context of believing in Messiah Yeshua, of course.
As for Vicky, she earned an MDiv degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000 and loves to teach the Word. She has a heart for God’s people to know Him better (Exodus 33:13 and John 17:3) and for them to grow more in love with the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. She is married to Pastor and Hospice Chaplain, Kelly Reed. They have two wonderful children and live in east Tennessee. Kelly is the Pastor of Restoration Fellowship in Morristown, TN, a Messianic Congregation.
do you think Esther, Mordecai, Daniel ever made it back to their homeland after Cyrus directed the Jews to return?
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.
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.
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?
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.
Did Esther and King Xeres have children? Where they buried together at death?
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