Thursday, June 27, 2024

June 27, 2024

Haman, an Amalekite, was cunning and convinced Artaxerxes to promote him over the princes of the nations, making him second in command. If you remember, God had warned the Israelites not to mix with the Amalekites because they didn't help them when they were in the wilderness, which made Haman an enemy of Israel. This took place five years after the king married Esther. I'm giving you a timeline because the cartoons and movies make you think it happened simultaneously. Mordecai was devoted to God and refused to bow before Haman, which angered him, so rather than ask the king if he could kill Mordecai, he decided to convince him to get rid of all the Israelites. The king was quite susceptible to the wiles of Haman and gave him his seal to do whatever he wanted. He drafted a new law that would have all the Israelites, including women and children, killed by a specific date and retain all their possessions for themselves.

Do not be misled; our government would like nothing more than to remove all the Christians from the face of the earth, much like Haman's desire to rid Persia of Israel. For the most part, we do what's right in the eyes of the Lord, and they hate our devotion to Him and would like nothing more than to replace our good intentions that come from Jesus with their evil desires that come from Satan and the wickedness within their hearts. Keep praying that God would route wickedness from the government and all the earth. Remember, our joy and peace come from knowing Jesus; He is in charge of the world's governments; once you realize that, the political issues will not ruffle you.

And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. Ecclesiastes 3:16

The copy of the writing for a commandment to be given in every province was published unto all people, that they should be ready against that day. Esther 3:14

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