WOW…SURPRISED BY GREAT WEALTH
“King Xerxes then said to Queen Esther and Mordecai, the Jew, “Look, I have hanged Haman for his plot against the Jews, and I have given Esther his property” (Est 8:7, GNB)
By law, for entering uninvited, Esther should have died in the throne room. But the Holy Spirit has gone before her making a new way in the legalistic religious ‘desert’. The king’s heart and hand is under the control of the Holy Spirit. He lowers the scepter to her and extends his mercy. The devil is totally confused by this unexpected set back. ‘This woman should be dead by now…what is wrong with this stupid king…we thought he is on our side…what is she talking about…a banquet…which banquet…what is she planning to do…’ the palace demons are in total confusion and wailing almost audibly…
But the ball of victory starts rolling. The king behaves like a man who wakes up from a long sleep. Happily, he promises the queen half of his kingdom. But Esther is not impatient. Nothing in her demeanor reveals the danger of death. The Holy Spirit is in control. She is not just a pretty face anymore. Filled with grace, crowned with glory, confident with anointing, speaking with supernatural wisdom and carried on by angels wins she is moving with the very strength of God. She invites the king and Haman to a personal banquet in her chambers. From this very moment on, Esther, filled with the Holy Spirit, is taking control of the spiritual atmosphere of the kingdom of Persia. She has become the ambassador of Christ to the world. And she knows it. The Holy Spirit is in charge, directing her.
At the end of the dinner, she postpones the request for a favor for yet another day. She needs more time to confirm in her heart that God is on her side. She knows that this is the secret of victory. It cannot be betrayed. The Holy Spirit knows that the next day, Haman, intoxicated with happiness, builds the gallows to kill Mordecai, confirming his wickedness. The postponement of the request makes the king to be even more attracted to her.
The next day, confident enough that God is on her side, she finally reveals her pain: ‘Haman is a traitor, a wicked man and a criminal. He wants to kill me and my people” The king sees the truth and becomes enraged. The servants tell him about the gallows Haman built that same day for Mordecai. The servants’ reaction is just a hint for us to know the atmosphere in the palace and in the city. All people, not only the Jews, they hated Haman and wanted him dead. As Esther gained favor with all people, Haman lost whatever influence he ever had on them. This is the unique peculiar work of the Holy Spirit, bring the wicked down and preparing the promotion for God’s people. Suddenly, king decrees the following: Haman dies on the gallows that he built and Esther shall inherit his estate. Haman’s ring of authority is given to Mordecai who takes his position. By a new royal decree, all the Jews are given the authority to fight back against their enemies and to protect their homes. Their victory is total! Selah!
What are the lessons for us?
Do not be impatient! Do not go before the Holy Spirit! You shall never regret being patient, waiting for God to establish your case. Impatience proves that the flesh is still active and God cannot freely lead you to victory
If you refuse God’s call for your life, there are consequences! And you cannot change them!
God will uproot any plant He did not plant!
God changes situations in an instant! A chronic sickness can vanish in a second! O…Blessed second!
No man fights God or His people and wins!
God never loses any battle!
If God is on your side, you will never fail!!!
Be sure you too are on God’s side!
Your destiny may manifest suddenly! Prepare for that destiny moment!
“The wealth of sinners will go to the righteous” (PV 13:22; GNB)
In Christ I declare:
God shall trouble them that trouble me!
God shall intervene in my case and fight for me!
My enemy has lost his case against me and I shall possess his estate!
The victory is mine!
Faith 100% and doubt 0%!
All glory to God!
In Jesus name