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July 2, 2024

Esther finally told King Artaxerxes that Mordecai was her cousin/uncle, who had raised her, and she looked upon him as a father. Artaxerxes gave Esther all of the house of Haman, which was quite a lot, being he was over much of the kingdom. Esther set Mordecai over Haman’s estate, and the king gave him the ring that he had given Haman. All of this seemed good; however, there was a decree that had gone out to end the lives of all the Israelites that couldn’t be amended per the law. So Esther went before the king again, only this time she fell at his feet begging for the lives of her kin, not worried about him not offering her the golden scepter. King Artaxerxes then had his scribes draw up a new decree that no one should cause harm to the Israelites, and if they tried, he gave them permission to fight back and take the estates of those who lifted a hand towards them. They sent this decree throughout every province of the kingdom. Mordecai, dressed in royal garments and a crown, went out of the presence of the king. All the Israelites were full of light, gladness, joy, and honor. Because the people saw the good fortune of the Israelites, many became believers and rejected their fake idols and gods. 

Here in the United States, we have recently seen a law being overturned that gave the right of unelected officials to interpret the law as they saw fit and make rules to put hardships on the people; that right was revoked and may bring an end to some of the three-letter agencies; we’ll have to wait and see how that pans out. Unlike Persia, we have a system in place that allows the revocation of harmful or unnecessary laws. We may regain many freedoms we once had that were taken away by evil, unelected bureaucrats. One way or another, God will free His people like he did the captives in Babylon. Wait for it; it will surely come.  

Make sure you live your faith in Jesus out loud. Others may come to know Jesus from seeing your good fortune.

And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad. Esther 8:15

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