Fall of Haman (Esther #21)

Text: Esther 6:12-14

If you’re into numbers in the Bible you’ll find it interesting that in the sixth chapter and the thirteenth verse the word “fall” is used three times; and the point of that verse is the fall of the adversary.  Six is the number of man.  Thirteen is the number of rebellion.

Befalling Haman

  • What had befallen him (vs 13)
  • Haman was unable to accuse Mordecai before the king.
  • Haman was forced to honour the righteous man he hated.

Haman has begun to fall

  • Begun to fall (vs 13)
  • Haman stumbled over the righteous Jew
  • Mordecai is a type of Jesus Christ.
    • Mordecai was a captive Jew in the flesh like Jesus Christ
    • Mordecai was a caring shepherd of souls like Jesus Christ
    • Mordecai charged his people to be discreet like Jesus Christ
    • Mordecai certified with his own name like Jesus Christ
    • Mordecai considers worship sacred like Jesus Christ
    • Mordecai counsels in the logic of judgment like Jesus Christ
    • Mordecai condemns the enemy with his own device like Jesus Christ
    • Mordecai crowned just like Jesus Christ (8:2, 15)
    • Mordecai becomes the chief power in Persia just like Jesus Christ becomes supreme
    • Mordecai comforts his people Israel just like Jesus Christ does (10:2-3)
  • Mordecai has been honored in the street like the Lord Jesus Christ.  The enemy Haman has now begun to fall.
    • When Jesus Christ is lifted up on the cross he said, Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out. (John 12:31)  He said that because the flesh and blood and the lusts associated with flesh and blood were now conquered.

Sure Fall of Haman

  • Sure fall (vs 13)
  • Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
  • Similarities of Haman’s and Satan’s fall
    • He knew his time was now short.
    • Revelation 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.