40 DAYS VIGIL WITH PRAYER AND FASTING FROM 29TH APRIL OVER 7TH JUNE, 2020 TITLE “MY GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE” HEBREWS 12:29.
Day 30: Thursday 28th May, 2020
Scripture:- Esther 3
Topic:- God The Consuming Fire Versus Haman
Text:- Esther 7:9
Haman means noise; tumult; disambiguation. Haman, also known as Haman the Agagite or Haman the evil. He is the main antagonist in the book of Esther, who, according to the Hebrew Bible, was a vizier in the Persian empire under King Ahasuerus, traditionally identified as Xerxes I.
As his name indicates, Haman was a descendant of Agag, the king of the Amalekites, a people who were wiped out in certain areas by King Saul and David.
Haman is described as the son of Hammedatha the Agagite. In the story, Haman instigates a plot to kill all of the Jews of ancient Persia.
Haman attempts to convince Ahasuerus to order the killing of Mordecai and all the Jews of the lands he ruled.
The plot is foiled by Queen Esther, the king’s recent wife, who is herself a Jew. Haman is hanged from the gallows that had originally been built, on the advice of his wife Zeresh, to hang Mordecai.
The dead bodies of his ten sons Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha, Poratha, Adalia, Aridatha, Parmashta, Arisai, Aridai and Vaizatha, [or Vajezatha], are also hanged after they die in battle trying to kill the Jews. Haman is upset that Mordecai refuses to bow down to him, as told in Esther 3; 9:5-14.
Haman was of Persian origin, magnificent, the name of the vizier, i.e. [the prime minister] of the Persian king Ahasuerus, [Esther 3:1], etc. He is called an “Agagite,” which seems to denote that he was descended from the royal family of the Amalekites, the bitterest enemies of the Jews, as Agag was one of the titles of the Amalekite kings.
He or his parents were brought to Persia as captives taken in war. He was hanged on the gallows which he had erected for Mordecai the Jew, [Esther 7:10]. The chief minister or vizier of King Ahasuerus. [B.C. 473].
After the failure of his attempt to cut off all the Jews in the Persian empire, he was hanged on the gallows which he had erected for Mordecai. The Targum and Josephus interpret the inscription of him–the Agagite –as signifying that he was of Amalekitish descent. The Jews hiss whenever his name is mentioned on the day of Purim. Persian noble and vizier of the empire under Xerxes. He was the enemy of Mordecai, the cousin of Esther.
Mordecai, being a Jew, was unable to prostrate himself before the great official and to render to him the adoration which was due to him in accordance with Persian custom. Haman’s wrath was so inflamed that one man’s life seemed too mean a sacrifice, and he resolved that Mordecai’s nation should perish with him.
This was the cause of Haman’s downfall and death. A ridiculous notion, which, though widely accepted, has no better foundation than a rabbinic suggestion or guess, represents him as a descendant of Agag, the king of Amalek, who was slain by Samuel.
But when Agag fell, he was the last of his house. Besides, why should his descendants, if any existed, be called Agagites and not Amalekites? Saul’s posterity are in no case termed Saulites, but Benjamites or Israelites. But the basis of this theory has been swept away by recent discovery. Agag was a territory adjacent to that of Media.
In an inscription found at Khorsabad, Sargon, the father of Sennacherib, says: “Thirty-four districts of Media I conquered and I added them to the domain of Assyria: I imposed upon them an annual tribute of horses. The country of Agazi (Agag).
I ravaged, I wasted, I burned.” It may be added that the name of Haman is not Hebrew, neither is that of Hammedatha his father. Haman is wicked and destructive, so, he must be consumed by fire.
1. I command total protection of God on you and yours henceforth, you shall not be destroyed, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. I command all owner of evil load in my life, carry your evil load, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. I command you Haman of my life fall into your plots for my life and be consumed, in the name of Jesus Christ.
4. Haman! You are deadly, die by your evil intentions now by God’s consuming fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
5. You Haman! You are wicked, die in your wickedness now by God’s consuming fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
6. Enough is enough of your evil intentions over me and my family, die therein now by God’s consuming fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
7. O Lord God, because I am your seed, do not allow my enemies to prevail against me, let them surely fall before me, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Have A Glorious Thursday!