Mordecai can be likened Christ and Haman the devil, using the law (Decree of the Persian king) as a tool of torment and condemnation. Alas the very law that worked to condemn us had been countered by another law premised on love. Though the sentence of death for the Jews could not be reversed just like the sentence of death on anyone who rejects Christ cannot be reversed. A greater bill had been signed into Law with a greater provision of eternal safety ratified by the blood of the new covenant.
1 So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.
2 And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine,
6 And Esther said, the adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen. Isn’t it noteworthy that the victory over Haman started with a banquet of wine, just like the victory over sin and death started with the feast of the communion table?
19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, this is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, this cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you. 21 But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.
The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has similarly delivered us form the law of sin and death for anyone who takes refuge in the Lord. The enemy thought that by hanging Jesus on the cross, Gods redemption plan will forever be doomed, not knowing that the very cross that would have brought death to Gods plan brought life and peace to the believer. So, rather than Christ remain on the cross, our enemy hangs in plain sight on the cross till now for all to see Christ’s undisputed victory over sin and death.
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Today, every single ordinance against us has been totally neutralized. While God did not suffer him to see corruption. The enemy stands condemned and decayed in plain sight till today.
Child of God, nothing must bring you fear, Our Daddy-God has taken out of the way all that may bring shame and misery. He not only took them out of the way, but he has also nailed them permanently to the cross, reminding us of how harmless the enemy is against us. The only enemy against the Israelites now hung in plain sight,
Est.7:10 so they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath pacified.
Imagine the relief the whole of the camp of Israel though out the whole empire would have felt seeing Haman, hung at the gallows. Imagine the confidence they would have had facing the future that once looked so bleak. Would it not have been foolhardy for any Israelite to still be afraid of the dead man? Similarly, every power the enemy had against us has been absolutely neutralized. Power has changed hands; No Pain or shame or fear is allowed for the believer, for victory in all areas of life is assured. Amen.
Jesus is no longer on the cross, but all our misery and fears as well as the enemy still hangs on the cross in plain sight. Live free.