Esther (Ester) Chapter 6

Ester 6:1-2That night the king could not sleep. So one was commanded to bring the book of the records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king. And it was found written that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's eunuchs, the doorkeepers who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.

Some people quietly count sheep when they cannot sleep. When this king can’t sleep, he won’t let anyone else sleep either. He has his staff working in the middle of the night reviewing the past records of his rule.

He represents the King of the Universe who never sleeps but constantly watches over the affairs of mankind.

Psalms 121:4 Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

Bigthana and Teresh represent the sinful and rebellious nature of man trying to overthrow the King of the universe.

Mordecai, who represents Yeshua, intervened and thwarted the evil plan. Just as Yeshua’s death on the execution stake thwarted HaSatan’s plan to destroy mankind.

Ester 6:3 Then the king said, "What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?" And the king's servants who attended him said, "Nothing has been done for him."

Five years have passed since this incident with Bigthana and Teresh took place. Mordecai had yet to be rewarded.

Once this oversight has been brought to the king’s attention, he immediately acts to correct the oversight.

Ester 6:4 So the king said, "Who is in the court?" Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the king's palace to suggest that the king hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.

Don’t these people ever sleep? Here we have Haman visiting the palace in the middle of the night!

Talk about poor timing, Haman is about to have the tables turned on him.

Mordecai would not bow down to Haman, just as Yeshua would not bow down before HaSatan.

Matt 4:8-11 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me." Then Yeshua said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You will worship the L-RD your G-d, and Him only you will serve.' "

Ester 6:5 The king's servants said to him, "Haman is there, standing in the court." And the king said, "Let him come in."

The king is looking for an advisor and in the middle of the night, Haman just happens to be available.

Ester 6:6 So Haman came in, and the king asked him, "What will be done for the man whom the king delights to honor?" Now Haman thought in his heart, "Whom would the king delight to honor more than me?"

The king does not go into details about whom he wishes to honor. Haman is so enamored with himself that he assumes that the king is referring to him.

Remember, Haman represents the Anti-Messiah. Ha Satan will possess the Anti-Messiah. Ha Satan is very prideful.

Isaiah 14:12-15 "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer (Ha Satan), son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of G-d; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.' Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Ester 6:7-9 And Haman answered the king, "For the man whom the king delights to honor, let a royal robe be brought which the king has worn, and a horse on which the king has ridden, which has a royal crest placed on its head. Then let this robe and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that he may array the man whom the king delights to honor. Then parade him on horseback through the city square, and proclaim before him: 'Thus will it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor!' "

To wear the “royal robe” and “royal crest” involved being treated as if the recipient was royalty.

Ester 6:10 Then the king said to Haman, "Hurry, take the robe and the horse, as you have suggested, and do so for Mordecai the Jew who sits within the king's gate! Leave nothing undone of all that you have spoken."

I would have loved to see the look on Haman’s face. :~) I bet you could have knocked him over with a feather.

It’s odd that the king doesn’t remember Haman’s edict against the Jewish people.