Once upon a time there were two queens in one kingdom. Both queens were beautiful to look at but one queen was rebellious/disobedient to the commands of the king. This queen who chose not to obey the king was removed from her royal position, lest she teach others to not obey the commands of the king. With the removal of the rebellious queen, came the invitation to look for a new queen. One woman stood out among all the rest and she was beautiful to behold in both looks and speech. Everything about her was beautiful, but the real test of her beauty would be found in how the king saw her. She was invited to meet the king and when she did, he found her beautiful in every way and called her his queen. Her obedience to the king was what put her beauty on display for the whole kingdom to see. She became a model of what it means to be a queen in a kingdom. Thank you Esther.
Ezekiel speaks of a queen and her name is Jerusalem, here is how she is described by the prophet in Ezekiel 16, “You were adorned with gold and silver. Your clothes were made of fine linen and costly fabric and were beautifully embroidered. You ate the finest foods—choice flour, honey, and olive oil—and became more beautiful than ever. You looked like a queen, and so you were! Your fame soon spread throughout the world because of your beauty. I dressed you in my splendor and perfected your beauty, says the Sovereign LORD.” Jerusalem was a beautiful queen until she rebelled against the Lord who is her King.
A King and two different queens. Both queens were beautiful, but disobedience to the commands of the king caused one of them to be removed from their position as queen and distorted their beauty, so they no longer reflected the King and His kingdom. We are living in the day in which the disobedient, rebellious, do my own thing queen called the church is being removed from her position as queen for her beauty has been marred by sin. A new queen has been sought for, prepared in private and has gone before the King. She is beautiful, obedient and ready to lead the kingdom with the King. Her name is Ekklesia.