Esther Chapter 7 and 8 (5 of 6) by Harley Howard

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Esther Chapter 7 and 8 (5 of 6)
Series: The Book of Esther
Dr. Harley Howard
Esther 7-8

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, 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 the kingdom.

3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request:

Esther said, all I want is my life and the life of my people.

4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.

We have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed and to be annihilated. Now if we had only been sold as slaves, men and women, I would have remained silent, for the trouble would not be commensurate with the annoyance to the king.

5 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?

6 And Esther said, The adversary and enemy [is] this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.

When Esther uncovered Haman's plot, he was terrified before the king and Esther! It was over, his pride and prominence and privilege was done. God brought down this proud man in an instant. That what God does to the proud man or woman, He takes them down in an instant! When they least expect it, because they are living in the imagination of their own little world, God brings them down in an instant.

7 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath [went] into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determin ...


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