Read Esther 7
Focus on verse 10
There are times when evil appears to prevail, but in the final analysis it seems it is the nature of evil to self-destruct. Most of human history and even human folklore tends to reinforce this truth. Evil by nature implodes upon itself because it is bent on destruction. Evil gets its nature from the originator of evil – Lucifer was once a chief angel, perhaps the most talented, most powerful, most beautiful of all the angels God had created. Lucifer, made the choice to rebel against God, presumably thinking that he could overpower God and take His place. As ridiculous as that might seem, the original lie was one that originated in Lucifer’s mind, and was what he chose to believe. Since then he has been on a mission to convince as many humans as will take his bait to join him in his rebellion.
Like all evil however, his mission is doomed to fail. When he failed to convince Jesus to worship him in the desert, and when he failed to keep Jesus in the tomb, he lost his grip on the souls of men, and he sealed his fate in the brimstone pit for all eternity. Perhaps we should not be surprised that he is angry. While he remains a formidable foe, he is no match for the power of Jesus, which is available to us through the Holy Spirit. For this reason we do not have to be afraid, and we can confidently take authority in the Spiritual realm for the victory is ours as we stand with Christ.
The evil that Lucifer initiates, along with those who willingly participate with him in his mission of destruction, suffer with him as his kingdom collapses upon itself. The life and demise of Haman is a prime example of this principle. This is the nature and the destiny of evil. Evil has an expiry date while the righteousness and holiness of God is eternal…a truth that is helpful to remember as we occasionally suffer the residual effects of Lucifer’s destructive mission. The suffering caused by evil in this world will pass away, but eternal life with God is forever. Once again…the choice is ours to make.