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Esther Chapter Nine, Faith In The King... 

In our study of Esther chapter nine, we look at the faith that the Jews had in the Persian king and how it relates to our faith in King Jesus. 

Esther 9:1 & 2

"On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them. The Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those seeking their destruction. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them." NIV translation

In chapter 8, we saw that the king had issued a proclamation that granted them salvation. Here, we see that the Jews believed the king and took him at his word.

When the day came, they won the battle because they believed in the authority of the king and trusted in God.

This is a picture of how we are saved from the effects of our sins. Our King Jesus has the authority to forgive us of our sins because of His sacrifice on the cross and the fact that He is the Son of God. If we believe that, we can stand against our own enemy which is Satan.

Esther 9:3 & 4

"And all the nobles of the provinces, the satraps, the governors and the king's administrators helped the Jews, because fear of Mordecai had seized them. Mordecai was prominent in the palace; his reputation spread throughout  the provinces, and he became more and more powerful." NIV translation

Not only were they granted salvation but they were also shown favor by the politicians. Mordecai had been elevated to a position of great power and it was known that he was a Jew so the politicians did not want to cross him. This is a picture of the power that we have through the Holy Spirit and many times we will be shown favor by people of the world when they see the power of God at work in and through us.

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