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Esther goes to the King

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Esther has been made Queen in the stead of Vashti
Esther's uncle Mordicai at the kings gate overheard a plot to assassinate the King
Haman was made 2nd under the king to be bowed down to
mordicai refused to bow
As a consequence all of the Jews are to be killed
Esther needs now to go to the king at the risk of her life
fasted and prayed for 3 days
Esther 5:1–2 LEB
And it happened, on the third day, and Esther put on royal clothes, and she stood in the inner courtyard of the king’s palace, opposite the king’s palace; the king was sitting on his royal throne in the throne room opposite the doorway of the palace. When the king saw Queen Esther standing in the courtyard she found favor in his eyes, and the king held out the gold scepter that was in his hand to Esther, and Esther approached and touched the top of the scepter.
Esther
Esther through her fear went to the king
Esther through her fear went to the king
this is what God brought her her to do
How many opportunities has God brought you to that you chickened out on

The Banquet

Esther 5:3–8 LEB
And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It will be given to you—even half the kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it is good to the king, let the king and Haman come today to the banquet that I have prepared for him.” And the king said, “Bring Haman quickly to fulfill the request of Esther.” So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared. And the king said to Esther while they were drinking wine, “What is your petition? It will be given to you. What is your request? Even half the kingdom, it will done. And Esther answered and said, “This is my petition and my request. If I have found favor in the eyes of the king, and if it is good to the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I will prepare for them tomorrow, and I will do according to the word of the king.
Esther gave an exclusive banquet
great honor for Haman

Hamans hate

Esther 5:9–14 LEB
And Haman went out on that day rejoicing and feeling good. But when Haman saw Mordecai at the gate of the king, and he did not rise or tremble before him, Haman was filled with rage toward Mordecai. But Haman controlled himself and went to his house, and he sent for and brought his friends and Zeresh his wife. And Haman recounted to them the splendor of his wealth and the number of his sons and all the ways that the king had honored him and promoted him above the officials and king’s servants. And Haman added, “Esther the Queen did not let just anyone come to the banquet that she prepared with the king except me, and I am also invited tomorrow to her banquet with the king. But all this fails to satisfy me when I see Mordecai the Jew setting at the gate of the king.” And Zeresh his wife and all of his friends said to him, “Let them make a gallows fifty cubits high, and in the morning tell the king, “Let them hang Mordecai on it; then go with the king to the banquet happily.” The advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows made.
9-14
Haman felt good on to of the world
but then he saw Mordicai
his hate totally changed his mood he needs revenge
kill mutilate Gallows
his whole world does not matter as long as mor is alive
unforgiveness tears up our life
w1ho do you need to forgive?
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