Sometimes when we make heroes out of the human characters in biblical stories, we forget who the real hero of the Bible is. So before we even get past the introduction of this study of Esther, Stephen makes sure we have our eyes focused laterally rather than horizontally. As weâ€ll discover in todayâ€s message, the real King of Persia isnâ€t seated in the palace . . . Heâ€s seated just above the royal throne.