Old Schemes, New Victories

"Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the archenemy of all Jews, had schemed to destroy the Jews. He had cast the pur to throw them into a panic and destroy them. But when Queen Esther intervened with the king, he gave written orders that the evil scheme that Haman had worked out should boomerang back on his own head."

Scheming: given to or involved in making secret underhanded plans

I am sure that we all have a story or two about a time that someone was scheming on us. Maybe the plan was (or is) to get your fired, to discredit your work, or to cause others not to like you. Whatever this evil plan is, I have some hope to offer to you today. This hope comes from the book of Esther (my favorite.)

Haman had schemed to KILL Esther, and every Jew, which meant her entire family. I don't know about you, but sometimes it can feel like the enemy is attacking your entire family, trying to kill you all off. Kill your joy, kill your peace, kill your happiness, kill your relationship.

And that's not the least of it.

Haman deliberately set out to send the Jews into a panic. He wanted them to be fearful, and to feel hopeless. Come on now, does this sound familiar yet?

We can relate to one or both parts of this story because the devil has been running the same schemes (or using other people to do so) since the beginning of time ya'll. But the beautiful things is, we will continue to have the victory.

Although Haman set out to destroy, Ether and the Jews and send them into a frenzy, they didn't fall for it. The bible says that Esther and all of the Jews prayed, fasted, and cried out to God. In the end, Haman was put to death, and Esther and her people lived on!

I dont know who has been scheming to knock you out, discredit your work, or send you into a panic. I don't know how the devil has been scheming on your marriage, your family, or your relationships. What I do know, is that Esther teaches us that when we fast and pray, our enemies, the devil, anyone who is underhandedly trying to work against us is setting themselves up for their plot to boomerang back on their own head!

Stay prayed up, and let God fight your battles. New Victories are coming your way!

xx Jo