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Esther: The Defeat of A Dignified Devil (12 of 12)
Series: Bible Giants
I. THE HAUGHTINESS OF HAMAN
II. THE HATRED OF HAMAN
III. THE HAPPINESS OF HAMAN
IV. THE HUMILIATION OF HAMAN
V. THE HANGING OF HAMAN
We've been preaching a series of messages called, "The Original Route 66," choosing one message from each book of the scripture. We are in a sub-series from the Old Testament books of history called "Bible Giants."
Esther 3:2 "All the royal officials at the king's gate knelt down and paid honor to Haman, for the king had commanded this concerning him. But Mordecai would not kneel down or pay him honor." (NIV)
The story of Haman and the story of Mordecai are linked to the story of Esther. The book of Esther is the only book in the Bible where the name of God is not mentioned, but while the name of God is not mentioned His mighty acts are evident throughout this book.
And today we call this message, "The Defeat of A Dignified Devil." And it is Esther who brings about the defeat of this man of affluence, this man of influence, this man named Haman. The Bible says that Haman was an Aggagite. An Aggagite was a descent of King Agag. He was the one that Saul refused to destroy.
King Saul was commanded by Samuel to destroy King Agag and all of his descendants and Saul was disobedient. King Agag was a descendent of the Edomites, who were the descendants of Esau. The Bible said that Israel would be at perpetual war with the Edomites.
So when you look at Haman, you look at a man who stands for all of those who are God's enemies. And the man who Haman hated with all his heart was a little Jew named Mordecai. He despised Mordecai. So when you look at the book of Esther and you compare the life of Haman and Mordecai, and you see their opposing influences, you
see symbolically the battle between heaven and hell, light and darkness, and Christ and Satan. And wherever you find the Jews you find great ...
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