[Actual Scripture Below] In short, the king’s queen did not obey him so he had her exiled (ungrafted from his kingdom), therefore needed a new bride to be his queen. So a handful of virgins were removed from the common people outside the Kingdom-Palace (outer courtyard) within his own kingdom-domain, and were brought to an inner place (holy place) within the Kingdom-Palace to be transcended (transformed+ascended) as potential new brides. As part of their transcendence, each of the “potential brides” had to learn the ways of Royal Highness with undoing what they had learned in the past (undoing their “common lowly” ways of the world archetype) and undergoing beauty treatments of essential oils as to purify the flesh. At the end of a year’s time, the King met with each of the “potential brides”, and Esther was the one who had gotten chosen as a Bride to the King, to live in the home of the King, and reign with the King (holy of holies). Esther became “one with” the King taking share in all that was his; two became one, she got grafted-in.
Note: the Temple Of God has three primary areas: outer courtyard, holy place, holy of holies; hence, spiritual growth evolution has three primary levels. We are a Temple Of God.
How it is physically is how it is spiritually.
In Christianity, The King is Jesus Christ – we become a Bride of Christ (two become one), to live in the home of The Kingdom Of God-Heaven dwelling in-with The King-Jesus, to reign on earth with The King-Jesus, to fulfill the actual will of Heavenly Father. Our spirit and soul (mind-will-emotions) becomes in DIVINE ONENESS.
To better help serve God~humanity is to be in a High position! Spiritually this means being in a heavenly Divine Oneness position with God-Jesus having greater spiritual power and leadership authority; physically this means being in a worldly high ruling position of leadership having greater authority power to make Godly-Heavenly changes in the world as God-Heaven sees fit for humanity. Therefore, God wants to put His people in high worldly positions to help Him (as co-partners in office “with Him”) to rule the world by Heaven’s Standards for the Higher Good of humanity.
This world belongs to God but others are trying to take it out of the hands of God-Jesus. As “Brides of Christ” our task as “True Christians” is to help God maintain control over the world for the better of humanity. This is what Divinity (of Christ) is all about. God has an “orderly structure“. As a bride to the king Jesus (men are brides of Christ too), we need to obey and follow instructions of the groom (Jesus) who is head-leader. But with any marriage, the bride does have some say-so in all matters, but we need the king’s approval first before carrying out our “ideas”.
Like with the Story Of Esther…sometimes you have to be in a high position living the Kingdom Lifestyle, having kingdom power, to help God on a larger scale pertaining to things on a higher level. For us this means being a Bride Of Christ, operating in/out of the office of the Kingdom Of God-Heaven, having spiritual power (Gifts of the Holy Spirit).
Now essential oils is not the only “tool” for cleansing and purifying the flesh (body). We are also sanctified by feeding on the “whole true” word of God, and deliverance, renewal of the mind, and other forms of inner healing. Our being is in such great error form worldly “lower” ways, our self-created sin plus handed-down sin of our parents…all these errors in our doing-being-living (psyche) need undone and corrected. You can find helpful tools HERE.
The higher up you are (physically & spiritually), the more liberation you have :)
My personal experience of this: I was removed from my former way of life (worldly job) spiritually by God, and was led into the necessary procedure for preparation, a year later, I got chosen as a Bride Of Christ. Read my Full Testimony »
Esther 2:1-18 (New International Version – NIV)
Esther Made Queen
1 Later when King Xerxes’ fury had subsided, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what he had decreed about her. 2 Then the king’s personal attendants proposed, “Let a search be made for beautiful young virgins for the king. 3 Let the king appoint commissioners in every province of his realm to bring all these beautiful young women into the harem at the citadel of Susa. Let them be placed under the care of Hegai, the king’s eunuch, who is in charge of the women; and let beauty treatments be given to them. 4 Then let the young woman who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti.” This advice appealed to the king, and he followed it.
5 Now there was in the citadel of Susa a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin, named Mordecai son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, 6 who had been carried into exile from Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, among those taken captive with Jehoiachin king of Judah. 7 Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah, whom he had brought up because she had neither father nor mother. This young woman, who was also known as Esther, had a lovely figure and was beautiful. Mordecai had taken her as his own daughter when her father and mother died.
8 When the king’s order and edict had been proclaimed, many young women were brought to the citadel of Susa and put under the care of Hegai. Esther also was taken to the king’s palace and entrusted to Hegai, who had charge of the harem.9 She pleased him and won his favor. Immediately he provided her with her beauty treatments and special food. He assigned to her seven female attendants selected from the king’s palace and moved her and her attendants into the best place in the harem.
10 Esther had not revealed her nationality and family background, because Mordecai had forbidden her to do so. 11 Every day he walked back and forth near the courtyard of the harem to find out how Esther was and what was happening to her.
12 Before a young woman’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics. 13 And this is how she would go to the king: Anything she wanted was given her to take with her from the harem to the king’s palace. 14 In the evening she would go there and in the morning return to another part of the harem to the care of Shaashgaz, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the concubines. She would not return to the king unless he was pleased with her and summoned her by name.
15 When the turn came for Esther (the young woman Mordecai had adopted, the daughter of his uncle Abihail) to go to the king, she asked for nothing other than what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the harem, suggested. And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her. 16 She was taken to King Xerxes in the royal residence in the tenth month, the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.
17 Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. 18 And the king gave a great banquet, Esther’s banquet, for all his nobles and officials. He proclaimed a holiday throughout the provinces and distributed gifts with royal liberality.
“For many are invited, but few are chosen.” -Matthew 22:14