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James W. Goll: "It's Time for Mordecais and Esthers to Arise!"

James W. Goll, Franklin, TN
Nov 19, 2023

"I know where you dwell, where satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast My name, and you did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas My faithful witness, who was killed among you, where satan dwells." (Revelation 2:13)

We don't wrestle against flesh and blood but against spirits of wickedness in the heavenly places. Still, at times, there are specific geographical areas where the presence of evil dwells in a compact manner.

Revelation 2 references "satan's throne" as a physical location on Earth. I believe, at times, there are geographical locations where demonic entities concentrate to advance the will of the enemy. One such demonic concentration of enemy activity is within the darkness of Hamas.

In the charter of Hamas, they state their goal is to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. This charter reflects the quote from the enemies of God described in Psalm 83:4-5.

The Spirit of Haman

There's an ancient, malevolent spirit that has plotted to exterminate the Jewish people since their inception. This dark spirit of antisemitism is at times referred to as the spirit of Haman – a name taken from the man in the book of Esther who plotted to exterminate the Jewish people. (Photo via Picryl)

People can dismiss biblical narratives like the story of Esther as myths or children's stories, but these narratives are real, inspired by God, and relevant for today's events.

Mordecais and Esthers Arise!

In the book of Esther, this demonic plot to destroy the Jewish people was revealed to Esther's cousin Mordecai. Then the decree was broken. But how? By a combination of the counsel given to Esther, followed by their collective prayers with fasting, and even by Mordecai putting himself in personal danger to help Esther. Without Mordecai, there would've been no Esther. And without Esther, the Jewish people would have been annihilated.

It's the job of today's spiritual Mordecai, the watchmen of the Church, to recognize the incoming dangers to the Jewish people and inform the Church. Then God's chosen leaders, the spiritual Esthers of today, can intervene within their spheres of authority to thwart the plans of the enemy. We are better together!

The biblical Mordecai and Esther are gone, but it's time for spiritual Esthers and Mordecais to arise! We need to call forth this essential anointing within the Church to face today's evil. Together, we can make history before the throne of God through passionate, powerful, effective intercession.

Our Prayer Together

Father, in Jesus' matchless name, I choose to volunteer freely in the day of Your power – even if there is a seat of satan in the earth. I want to be close to Your heart, to love the things and the people that You love. For this critical hour, I accept the Mordecai calling to partner with Your corporate Esther, the Church, and make history before Your throne through the power of effective prayer and intercession. I lift my desperate cry, and I pray that You take possession of me and help me to be a part of righting the wrongs of the past for the sake of Your holy name, amen and amen.

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Dr. James W. Goll
Founder of God Encounters Ministries • God Encounters Training e-School • Prayer Storm


James W. Goll is the founder of God Encounters Ministries and has traveled around the world sharing the love of Jesus, imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry, and life in the Spirit. He has recorded numerous classes with corresponding study guides and is the author of more than fifty books, including The Seer, The Feeler, The Lost Art of Intercession, The Mystery of Israel and the Middle East, and Revival Breakthrough. James is the father of four wonderful, married, adult children, with a growing number of grandchildren. James continues to make his home in Franklin, Tennessee.

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