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Great But Dented Series # 9

This post is essentially a follow-up to series number 8. it talks to christians whose hearts are right with the Lord that they need not fear today’s Haman Esther 6: 11-13. In our present age, such breed of Haman be warned that those who really gave their life to Jesus are already covered by the ‘Blood of the Lamb’, are at such are the end time Jews. No present time Haman can ever get rid of them. Jesus saves but one has got to seek Him first diligently in thought, words and in deed. Both Esther and her mentor, Mordecai fitted perfectly into this virtuous mode.

It would appear Pontius Pilate, a Roman military Consul in Jerusalem needed not fear his so-called subjects as his being there made him representative of the Roman Emperor. He bowed to the wishes of the Jewish Synagogue rulers in their demand for the death sentence for Jesus Christ, the “King of the Jews” who he said was sinless. Pilate’s washing his hands off the matter of death penalty by crucifixion did not vindicate him because handing Jesus over to the Pharisees, Sadducees and indeed the Sanhedrin constituted tacit support for the ignoble demand. In Roman history, Brutus to Julius Caesar was a second in command to the Emperor. Brutus  led a cabal to assassinate Julius Caesar. In other words, Brutus by his action dented his greatness. Equally, the past Liberian Head of State, Sergeant Doe was first seen as a liberator from the descendants of American liberated ruling elites in the country. It is believed that he was there to make Liberians free from the American culture oriented leaders in government like late President Tubman Goldie. He, Sgt Doe was accepted and dignified but turned into unacceptable behavior which was later cited  as corruption of unimaginable dimension. It was like nature thrusted greatness on him and he dented  it through greed and lack of moral rectitude to manage the greatness. He was in no way different from Jeroboam in Northern Israel Kings 13: 33-34; or Rehoboam in the kingdom of Judah 1Kings 14: 22-24

Great but Dented Series # 8

Anyone who does not operate on God’s anointing is sure to realize on the long run that he had been doing what God does not create him to do. Unbridled ambition leads one to be jealous, covetous, wicked and never wanting the good of others. Even casting aspersion based on apartheid, segregation and other sociopolitical reproaches, are situations that, more often that not, help to wreck a person or nations great or small. in as much as man chooses to operate at human angle ignoring the divine purpose, man is bound to fail. Rulers like Adolf Hitler of Germany, Idi Amin of Uganda, Mussolini of Italy or Mobutu Sese Seko of People Republic of Congo (Kinshasa) were all clear examples of powerful rulers who discounted fear of God Almighty in their actions. They all failed woefully.

Without forgetting what the bible says in Isaiah  55: 8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are my ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts”; man needs to realize that God willingly gives peace and satisfaction to those who love and do His will, but as a consuming fire, he punishes those who engage in wickedness. Comparing human characters of rulers and people generally, with what God wants for us, we see that man’s wants are insatiable. It can go to the extent acquiring greatness as well as prosperity and still not wanting poor people to exist in his sphere of influence. Otherwise, what in this world would have made Haman the Agagite to have pathological hatred for Mordecai, a gatekeeper at the king’s court in Shushan. Bone of contention was that Mordecai refused to tremble and do obeisance at the sight of  Haman. One can safely surmise that Mordecai that Mordecai had observed the inglorious ambition in Haman and consequently refused to kowtow in worship or a show of servile deference. Whereas, Mordecai deserved to be rewarded for thwarted the plan to kill the king and nothing was done. It happened that Haman was at the King’s court when decision to reward Mordecai was being taken without the king disclosing who was to be honored. By divine intervention, Haman suggested the greatest possible reward thinking no one but himself deserved such honor. The king accepted his suggestion and ordered him to walk the horse round the city with Mordecai richly dressed on it.

Meanwhile, by the hatred Haman had for Mordecai and the Jews he had prepared the gallows intending to cause all Jews to be hanged. Haman human thought on Mordecai was overturned by God’s will, it was Haman and his household that got hanged instead. His wickedness translated into his downfall.and his property willed to Mordecai. Haman enjoyed promotion to be next in rank to the all-powerful King Ahasuerus and ruler over all princes of the kingdom. He DENTED his greatness by his act of wickedness towards Mordecai and all the Jews in the kingdom in spite of his wife’s warning that if Mordecai was of Jewish descent, he, Haman would not be able to get rid of him. Esther 6: 13b.