Have you ever wondered why some prayers go unanswered? Are there some strongholds in your life that you just can’t get breakthrough? Have you ever wondered why the same situations keep following in your family line? It may be because the enemy has been given legal rights to a strategy meant for your harm.
King Xerxes promoted Haman as his highest official and commanded that the people bow down to him in respect. When the officials who worked with Mordecai saw he didn’t bow down to Haman they asked him why he didn’t obey the king’s command and when he didn’t listen to them they told Haman about it. Mordecai’s answer isn’t recorded, but he did them that he was a Jew, and perhaps he told them that he only bowed down to God alone.
When we chose to worship God and God alone we will be persecuted by accusations.
“For the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down to earth—the one who accuses them
before our God day and night.” Revelation 12:10
“When Haman saw that Mordecai would not bow down or show him respect, he was filled with rage. He had learned of Mordecai’s nationality, so he decided it was not enough to lay hands on Mordecai alone. Instead, he looked for a way to destroy all the Jews throughout the entire empire of Xerxes.” Esther 3:5-6
Haman was filled with rage, a rage that wasn’t going to be satisfied by just destroying Mordecai… it was a rage that rose up against all the Jews.
Haman went before the king with accusations against the Jews to obtain a legal right to destroy those he hated.
“Then Haman approached King Xerxes and said, “There is a certain race of people scattered through all the provinces of your empire who keep themselves separate from everyone else. Their laws are different from those of any other people, and they refuse to obey the laws of the king. So it is not in the king’s interest to let them live. If it please the king, issue a decree that they be destroyed, and I will give 10,000 large sacks of silver to the government administrators to be deposited in the royal treasury. The king agreed, confirming his decision by removing his signet ring from his finger and giving it to Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews. The king said, “The money and the people are both yours to do with as you see fit.” Esther 3:8-11
This story reveals two kingdoms;
the heavenly Kingdom of God, represented by Mordecai as a man chosen of God who worshipped Him alone.
and the earthly kingdom of Satan, represented by Haman who brought an evil plan, a plan of rebellion against God and His people, to King Xerxes to obtain a legal decree of destruction.
These two kingdoms remain today.
The hatred and rage Haman had towards Mordecai and the Jews is still at work bringing accusations into the heavenly throne room to obtain legal rights to bring destruction to the people of God.
Sins committed by past generations opened doors that led to lifestyles and mindsets and are passed on through families. These lines of iniquity give the enemy legal rights to bring accusation and keep his lies and deception working in the lives of all who are in that bloodline. That is why we see addictions, poverty, fear, lust, sickness, disease… follow through many family members from generation to generation.
Word curses; spoken over us or by our own mouths give the enemy permission to bring accusation against us. Words like, “You never do anything right.” “You’ll never amount to anything.” “I’m so stupid.” “I’m afraid…?” The enemy uses these words, what we believe to be true, as legal rights to bring these very things upon us.
Just like Haman, Satan hates those who belong to the family of God. Satan mocks, belittles, and accuses with whispers of doubt and unbelief so we lose sight of who we are as a child of God and give up on God completely.
Those unanswered prayers…
The block to your breakthrough…
That same situation that has plagued your family for generations…
May have their root in a legal right that the enemy has obtained.
Thankfully the story doesn’t end here! As this story continues there is much to be learned from how Mordecai and Queen Esther respond to the evil strategy that was meant to destroy them.