9-25-14 Overnight

Things looked bleak for Mordecai.  Haman had ordered a huge gallows to be built on which to execute Mordecai in a public display of his power. It wouldn’t be long before the extermination of the Jews would follow in Shushan.

Haman, the self-proclaimed royal favorite of the king, was enjoying the accompanying limelight, when suddenly it all changed. The king ordered Haman to parade Mordecai around the kingdom announcing his heroism. Oh, the humiliation of it all.  The entire kingdom knew of his feelings regarding Mordecai.

Meanwhile Mordecai began his day expecting the same ol’ stress of dealing with Haman.  The inevitable confrontation would occur along with the disapproval of the other leaders at the gate. As he settled in his spot at the gate, along came Haman.  Mordecai’s stomach churned a bit.  But Haman looked troubled instead of arrogant today.  Instead of the daily challenge came a complete reversal.  Haman’s servants led the kings horse and royal apparel for Mordecai. Instead of a confrontation, he received the highest honor from Haman!

Overnight God had reversed things.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring.  Be sure to tune in to this devotional series to see…

Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken. Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour. And Mordecai came again to the king's gate. But Haman hasted to his house mourning, and having his head covered.” Esther 6:10-12

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