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8 Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from all other people’s, and they do not keep the king’s laws. Therefore, it is not fitting for the king to let them remain. 9 If it pleases the king, let a decree be written that they be destroyed, and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver into the hands of those who do the work, to bring it into the king’s treasuries.”
So the king and Haman went to dine with Queen Esther. 2 And on the second day, at the banquet of wine, the king again said to Esther, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? It shall be granted you. And what is your request, up to half the kingdom? It shall be done!”
3 Then Queen Esther answered and said, “If I have found favour in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request. 4 For we have been sold, my people and I, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. Had we been sold as male and female slaves, I would have held my tongue, although the enemy could never compensate for the king’s loss.”
5 So King Ahasuerus answered and said to Queen Esther, “Who is he, and where is he, who would dare presume in his heart to do such a thing?”
6 And Esther said, “The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman!”
So Haman was terrified before the king and queen.
7 Then the king arose in his wrath from the banquet of wine and went into the palace garden; but Haman stood before Queen Esther, pleading for his life, for he saw that evil was determined against him by the king. 8 When the king returned from the palace garden to the place of the banquet of wine, Haman had fallen across the couch where Esther was. Then the king said, “Will he also assault the queen while I am in the house?”
As the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face. 9 Now Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, “Look! The [a]gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke good on the king’s behalf, is standing at the house of Haman.”
Then the king said, “Hang him on it!”
10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s wrath subsided.
They said negative things about us but we remained quiet. They wrote negative things about us but we remained quiet. They planned evil against us but because the Almighty God loves us, He sustained us till today because we are important in His sight.
From the above scriptures we learn that when you do good to other people or help others in life such people will remember you as well, just like what Mordecai did to Esther by taking care of her until she became Queen. In addition, king Ahasuerus remembered Mordecai for exposing a plot by his betrayers who wanted to lay hands on the king in an assassination attempt. Because of that Mordecai was made the highest ranking official above Haman and the plans by Haman to hang Mordecai reverberated on him. Instead of Mordecai hanging on the gallows prepared by Haman it was Haman himself who faced the gallows. God does not allow the innocent to be penalized for what they have not done and that is what the scriptures are teaching.
When Haman prepared the gallows he never bothered about the pain and loss of life on Mordecai’s part, neither did he worry about the fate of the Jews including Esther because it did not affect him. Haman was selfish and self-centred. And in life we have such people who inflict pain, sorrow and misery on other people’s lives regardless of whether they have done wrong or not. Some fabricate false stories in order to justify their evil actions on other people.
Now that has always been true in world history; through the inspiration of the devil who does not like peace and harmony the children of this world do not love the people of God, but they resent them. They resent their spirituality: they resent the fact that they are men and women who are living for another world above; they resent that fact that they go by this Book; they have a revelation from God; they have a desire to live a different kind of life. They’re not screaming all the time about the pleasures of this world; rather they go patiently and calmly along in life and they’re looking for the city of God. They’re going patiently through life, uncomplaining, and they’re so different from others. Now that is precisely why the world hates the people of God: they’re different.
We also learn from this book of Esther that: the people of God will have enemies in this world. If you are, or become, a child of God you must expect enemies because from the onset you have moved away from the devil’s camp – you have declared war against the devil. It has always been true: God’s people in every age, in every place, they have had enemies. And this Haman was the enemy at that time. He was a deadly enemy. He was very rich, absolutely unscrupulous. He didn’t mind putting many thousands, indeed possibly millions, of persons to death. And he was very close to the king. A person like Haman is definitely present in your life as we speak. But with the power of God all demise he has prepared for you is what he will receive.
Haman’s hatred was a very strange type of hatred and we must ask ourselves: why ever should a man in his position, being wealthy and influential, why should he have this strange hatred for the people of God? And the answer is partly because he was annoyed at the fact that Mordecai would not bow down to him – you see that in the book – but, more still because he was an unspiritual man. And unspiritual people always resent believers. They always think the worst of the Lord’s people. Those who are carnal are opposed to those who are spiritual and that was the trouble with this man, he was a carnal man, he was a worldly man. He didn’t like the people of God and he didn’t like the fact that they were different from other people because he was inspired by the devil. Remember the devil came to kill, steal and destroy [John.10:10]
We have people in society like Haman who are comfortable with a situation as long the cap fits them and if it does not affect them they can impose much pain and pressure.
I reverse all the arrows today, RIGHT NOW to face where they came from. All evil forces casted in your direction be redirected towards their source.
We give all glory to God. Mbiri kunaJesu.