Hanged On His Own

“So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen. And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, ‘What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the half of … More Hanged On His Own

No Time Like This

“When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry; and came even before the king’s gate: for none might enter into the king’s gate clothed with sackcloth.  And in … More No Time Like This

To the Victor…

It was a troubling time for the Jews in the captivity of Persia, which had originally been taken by Babylon. By the mercy and grace of God toward His chosen people of Israel He designs their safe keeping, and keeps them from complete annihilation.  God has placed a Jewish Queen within the court of Ahasuerus.  … More To the Victor…

Stand

“Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house. And it was so, when the king saw … More Stand

The Evil Exposed

“Then the King Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so? And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.” Esther 7:5-6 (KJV)

Perilous Times

“When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry; and came even before the king’s gate: for none might enter into the king’s gate clothed with sackcloth. And in … More Perilous Times

A Confused People

“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. The posts went out, being hastened by the king’s commandment, and the decree was given in Shushan the palace. And the king and Haman sat down to drink; … More A Confused People

071611 The Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day

“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.   The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour.  And in every … More 071611 The Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day