Summary: We are in a time of spiritual darkness. We can not be silent. We need to make sure our King is not sleeping in our life. That night-the night of destruction-the King came for the deliverance of His people.
Esther 6:1-6 1 During that night the king could not sleep so he gave an order to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read before the king.
2 It was found written what Mordecai had reported concerning Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs who were doorkeepers, that they had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.
3 The king said, "What honor or dignity has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?" Then the king’s servants who attended him said, "Nothing has been done for him."
4 So the king said, "Who is in the court?" Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the king’s palace in order to speak to the king about hanging Mordecai on the gallows which he had prepared for him.
5 The king’s servants said to him, "Behold, Haman is standing in the court." And the king said, "Let him come in."
6 So Haman came in and the king said to him, "What is to be done for the man whom the king desires to honor?" And Haman said to himself, "Whom would the king desire to honor more than me?"
We are living in a time where the power of darkness is working with its full power. He knows the time is up. He is in God’s grace period. So what I noticed that in the same way devil tried to destroy the many chosen one he is trying to destroy the people of God in this generation. He is working against the ministries, churches and the family relationships.
As believers let us look to the Scripture to see that when enemy try with his plan his, there in someone out there watch over to save the Godly .
That night - Esther 6: 1.During that night the king could not sleep so he gave an order to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read before the king.
WE are living at a time of darkness and the power of darkness knows that his time is about to end.
Darkness – Darkness stands for:
We are living in :
1. Spiritual darkness – Romans 13:12 12 The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
2. Season of severe calamities Isaiah 21:1-2
1 The oracle concerning the wilderness of the sea. As windstorms in the Negev sweep on, It comes from the wilderness, from a terrifying land.
2 A harsh vision has been shown to me; The treacherous one still deals treacherously, and the destroyer still destroys. Go up, Elam, lay siege, Media; I have made an end of all the groaning she has caused.
3. Season of spiritual desertion. Song of Songs 3:1 1 "On my bed night after night I sought him Whom my soul loves; I sought him but did not find him.
When the darkness was reigning and working the saint did not curse darkness they were working to see the hand of God.
1. Esther - was preparing to meet the King -
2. Mordecai - was praying –
3.Haman -was making the gallows (75 feet high)
4.King - was reading the chronicles
B. Peter –Acts 12:6 6 On the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison.
1.Church was praying
2.Herod was preparing to bring Peter to trial.
C. Daniel - Daniel 6:18 18 Then the king went off to his palace and spent the night fasting, and no entertainment was brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.
1. The enemies were celebrating
2.King was in distress
3.Daniel – sleeping
4.Heaven – could not sleep.
D. Paul – Acts 16:25 25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
1.Paul was praying
E. Disciples were struggling in the boat. Matthew 14:25 25 And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea.
1.Disciples were rowing the boat – looking to see the deliverance
2. Jesus was walking toward them with deliverance.
F. Israelites – Exodus 12:29-32 29 Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.
30 Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no home where there was not someone dead.