“And Harbona, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon. So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified.” – Esther 7:9-10
Mordecai had been a good and faithful servant to the king and was highly favored thereby, but the envious and wicked Haman, working through deceit and manipulation, had plotted to get rid of him. He had gone to great lengths to set up Mordecai’s demise. Even building gallows for his public execution.
Yet all of Haman’s plotting, scheming, and planning, though it seemed so clever and perfect in his own mind, had a few fatal flaws. In his arrogance he failed to realize that nothing remains hidden from the King, and that the King has the final say in all matters.
“For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.” – Luke 12:2-3
Upon being made to know Haman’s evil plans against her family and brethren, Ester began to pray and fast and seek an audience with the king. As Ester poured out her partition before the king in whom she had great favor (for she had resided faithfully in His house for many years), the king was both pleased with Ester’s humble audience and angered by Haman’s manipulative plotting being carried out deceitfully in the Kings good name.
Therefor, the King sent forth a decree that Haman’s plan would not only be stopped and exposed, but would backfire on him as Haman was order to be hanged on the very gallows that he had built for Mordecai.
We will all encounter Haman’s in our lives, or the lives of our loved ones. Envious, deceitful, manipulative, plotting, scheming, wicked, hate filled people who’s every desire seems to be focused on your demise, or that of someone close to you. Yet scripture lays out so clearly in this story how we are to handle these kinds of attacks from the enemy on our families and friends. Through intense prayer, fasting, and humbly seeking an audience with the King that you might pour out your petition of intercession before Him. Ester never confronted Haman, instead she confronted the King, and the King fought for her. Fighting the Haman’s in your life directly will only serve to validate his arguments against you. Humbly seeking God and trusting Him to validate your position in His favor will not only cause Haman to be exposed and stopped in his tracks, but will cause all His plots and plans to backfire on him, taking what the devil meant for harm and turning it to your good. So be still, know that He is God and you are not. Pray, fast, brokenly seek the King, humbly speak to the King, and watch Him hang Haman on the very gallows he build for Mordecai.
“Be worried for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. ” – Philippians 4:6-7
“The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” – Exodus 14:14
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31