|Just this morning my bible fell open to Esther 9. With everything that has been going on in the earth realm, specifically with the c-virus, the elections and the division in this nation on so many levels, the very first verse arrested me:
“Now in the twelfth month, the month of Adar, on the thirteenth day of Adar when the king’s command and his edict were about to be executed, on the [very] day that the enemies of the Jews had planned for a massacre of them, it was turned to the contrary and the Jews had rule over those who hated them.” (Esther 9:1 AMPC)
NOW! It hit me: God is speaking right now, directly to us! It suddenly occurred to me that we are in the month of Adar, and the thirteenth was just yesterday. This verse jumped off the page! This is a NOW word, just like the verse stated, for such a time as this (see Esther 4:14)!
In this passage of scripture the tables were turned, and God’s people – you and me – had rule over those who hated them. Who hates you? The devil! Who is your enemy? Sickness, disease, financial distress, fear and on and on! The devil uses spirits that manifest in the natural to do his dirty work.
But fear not! I believe this portion of scripture is critical to overcoming every enemy of yours right now. Dropping down to verse five, the Lord gives us the key to securing our victory:
“The Jews smote all their enemies with the sword, slaughtering and destroying them, and did as they chose with those who hated them.”
We are spiritual beings in a spiritual battle and the Bible is a spiritual book! This chapter gives us instructions as to how to win this spiritual battle: we are to kill the 10-sons of Haman and hang them on the post, just like their father.
Our God went to great lengths to make sure He gave us the names of Haman’s sons’ (see Esther 9:7). It is a known fact that all Bible names mean something. God hides priceless gems in these names for those willing to dig.