Esther Chapter 5

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Esther 5

1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.

2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.

3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.

4 And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.

5 Then the king said, Cause Haman to make haste, that he may do as Esther hath said. So the king and Haman came to the banquet that Esther had prepared.

6 And the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed.

7 Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is;

8 If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king hath said.

9 Then went Haman forth that day joyful and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king’s gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai.

10 Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.

11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

12 Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king.

13 Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.

14 Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.

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31 thoughts on “Esther Chapter 5

  1. Verse 2 AMP “When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she found favor in his sight; and the king extended to her the golden scepter which was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the top of the scepter.” Once again we see the favor of Esther in this verse and in verse 8 AMP “if I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and to do as I request, may the king and Haman come to the banquet that I will prepare for them; and tomorrow I will do as the king says [and express my request].”

    By the end of the chapter we see the total opposite from Haman. Haman let his pride guide his decisions and we can see the results of what pride can do in Proverbs 16:18 MSG “First pride, then the crash—the bigger the ego, the harder the fall.”

    Esther knew where her favor came from and the saving grace/opportunity it brought forth. Haman on the other hand, thought it was all about him and what he could achieve for himself.

  2. Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.

    2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.

  3. Esther 5:10-12
    10) Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife.

    (ME, MYSELF, and I are found in these next verses.)
    11) And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.
    12) Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king.

    Prov. 16:18, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
    Rom. 12:3, “… to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think:…”
    1 Cor. 10:12, “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”

  4. 11. And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

    12. Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king.

    13. Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.

    Pride is never satisfied…

    Riches, promotions, private banquets with royalty, and even his children availed him nothing against his hurt pride that one man did not stand in honor to him.

  5. 2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.

    3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.

    4 And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.

    The position we have that God gives us must be used with wisdom and proper planning. We need to be as wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

  6. 2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.

    The favor of God will bring us to places and put us in positions that we never dreamed we would be in! Esther never would have imagined the opportunity she found herself having but because of her calling and obedience to God she found herself blessed and highly favored.

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    11and boasted to them about his great wealth and his many children. He bragged about the honors the king had given him and how he had been promoted over all the other nobles and officials.
    12Then Haman added, “And that’s not all! Queen Esther invited only me and the king himself to the banquet she prepared for us. And she has invited me to dine with her and the king again tomorrow!”

    Wow, this chapter describes the majority of the world today. Boasting and bragging about position and power. Let the church rebuke this attitude of selfish pride and turn to the Lord in the Spirit of humility and unity. Being a minister at POFW is not about bragging rights, it’s about serving the Lord by serving people.

  8. 13 Then he added, “But this is all worth nothing as long as I see Mordecai the Jew just sitting there at the palace gate.” (NLT)

    Just not fully satisfied until he knows he has directly caused trouble in the lives of others. He has all the wealth and king’s favor, yet he’s not content until he feels he has established and asserted his own authority. So much pride, so much destruction.

  9. What’s Wrong With These People?

    11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

    12 Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king.

    13 Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.

    14 Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.

    Everyone in this story had money,power,and fame. Their problem was they could not have the right spirit with all of what had been given to them.
    They were so busy about the riches and power in their hands they could not see the real picture around them. First the queen, now one of the King’s closest men. If their hearts had been correct the queen would have submitted, Haman would have had compassion on Mordecai. Hamon’s spirit of hautiness and pride is what destroyed him. The humility of Esther and her inner beauty;the humbleness of Mordecai and their trust in the almighty Gid is what brought victory.

  10. Bitterness and Un-forgiveness

    Let’s first look at the fact that when you do not forgive you are imprisoned. Matthew 18:55 says, “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.” The fact is that when you do not forgive others, you put yourself in prison. Another issue with unforgiveness is that other people affect your choices and dictate your life. You are unable to go where you want to go because you might run into the wrong person. Unforgiveness prevents you from being free to move about. If you go to the store and see the wrong person, it throws your day into a tizzy.

    The worst issue with unforgiveness is that we make ourselves bigger than GOD. God is always ready, willing and able to forgive. If we ask God, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Get a hold of yourself and come to your senses. Remember, you are made in the image and likeness of God. You are designed by God to forgive like God.

    If you do not forgive, you will not be forgiven.

  11. 1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.

    2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.

    3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.

    It’s all in the approach. I don’t believe Esther just haphazardly approached the king that day. There was great preparation and planning that went into this plan. They prayed, they fasted, she went through the preparation process to become the individual that the king would desire.

    We must plan and prepare for excellence in everything that we do if we want to achieve the best results.

  12. 2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.
    3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.

    After Esther had fasted and petitioned God for herself and her people, she also found favor in the King’s eyes-even to the half of the kingdom. Esther could have allowed greed to rule her request but she remained focused on the pressing need. We must remain focused on the kingdom needs not selfish wants when we approach the throne of God. God will provide for our needs when we labor for his will to be done.

  13. APPROACHING THE THRONE

    1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.
    2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.
    3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.

    We read earlier from Ester that it was unlawful or extremely risky to approach the throne of the King without an invitation. What I glean from Ester is that she did not just half heartedly approach the throne of the King. She fasted, prayed, and prepared herself with her BEST apparel. She came with FAITH, HOPE and HUMILITY.

    As we approach the Throne of GOD, we should consider the attributes of Esther. Prepare ourselves through prayer and fasting and put on our royal apparel. (Garment of PRAISE) APPROACHING THE THRONE with WORSHIP in the spirit of HUMILITY.
    Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

    We must daily initiate this process.

    Hebrews 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
    12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
    13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
    14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
    15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
    16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

    Come BOLDLY or with FAITH (expectation, preparation and exaltation).

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  14. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. KJV
    This is what this chapter reminds me of, be careful what you are saying and tooting your own horn.

  15. 8 If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do to morrow as the king hath said.

    Just because someone blesses you. Doesn’t mean they have the right intentions.

    You see. To Haman Ester was blessing him. So he thought, man I must be doing something right? But Ester had other plans. So be blessed and be a blessing.

  16. Preparing yourself before going to the Lord, is necessary. When you fast and pray, it catches God attention. Favour from the Lord is better than anything. I fasted and prayed, in doing so i made my request known. Gods answer was knock and it shall be opened. Glory to God

  17. 11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

    Pride goes before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Let God exalt you, there are dangers in lifting up yourself and not giving God the glory for our accomplishments.

  18. Haman was a happy man as he left the banquet! But when he saw Mordecai sitting at the palace gate, not standing up or trembling nervously before him, Haman became furious.
    Esther 5:9 NLT

    There is no reason to fear the enemy. Greater is he that is in us.

    The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?
    Psalms 27:1 NLT

  19. 4 And Esther answered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet that I have prepared for him.

    I always wondered why she invited her enemy to the banquet. Hamann wants to kill her people. She has the challenge to persuade her husband the king in front of Hamann so he cannot twist her words or delay the decision the king makes. I believe it was to gain deliverance for God’s people while smiling in the face of an oppressor. Not today devil.

  20. Esther 5:12-13 (KJV Strong’s)
    12 Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king. 13 Yet all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.

    In the midst of the enemy’s plots God is there. When it seems like he has the upper hand God is there. The enemy is a defeated foe and is the least of our problems. But when he shows up we have no reason to fear no matter how scary his threats are.

    Yea though I walk through the shadow of death I will fear no evil for this art with me.

    God is there.

  21. 2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.

    3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.

    Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

  22. Esther 5:2 When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.

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    It was against the law of the land to come before the king unsummoned. And them it happen, it took persecution and almost deaths to see that God is on control.

    Don’t despise the hurt and pian, because sometimes that is the only way to the King.

  23. 1 Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.

    We must come with our best apparel to the house of God. Not to show off what we have, brag, etc, but because we are coming to His house. When we come to the house of God, things happen that only God is the one to give thanks for. At the house of God…people get healed, marriages get restored, chains are broken, burdens are birthed, discipline is established, we hear the Word of God, we see miracles, signs, and wonders, people receive His spirit, people are birthed. So many beautiful things happen at the house of God. Thank You Lord!!!!!

  24. 11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

    12 Haman said moreover, Yea, Esther the queen did let no man come in with the king unto the banquet that she had prepared but myself; and to morrow am I invited unto her also with the king.

  25. The Kings Court
    2 And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.

    3 Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be even given thee to the half of the kingdom.

    Psalms 100:4
    Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

    Esther was standing in the place of praise and the King inquired about her request. She was standing there with a great need and the king was ready to supply. I wonder if there is anyone that has a need today? If I could encourage you I would tell you “get in a place of praise and let the King of Glory grant your request!

  26. “On the third day Esther put her royal robes on. She stood in the inner courtyard of the palace. It was in front of the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall. He was facing the entrance. He saw Queen Esther standing in the courtyard. He was pleased with her. So he reached out toward her the gold rod that was in his hand. Then Esther approached him. She touched the tip of the rod. The king asked, “What is it, Queen Esther? What do you want? I’ll give it to you. I’ll even give you up to half of my kingdom.””
    ‭‭Esther‬ ‭5:1-3‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

    After she has prepared her mind and spirit to come before the King she placed her royal robe on. As we approach the King we must do the same we cleanse our mind through the WORD spirit through PRAYER and bodies with an ephod of PRAISE.

  27. 3 Then the king asked her, “What do you want, Queen Esther? What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”

    The Lord our God, asks this everyday. All we have to do is ask God, and he will honor our requests. A simple prayer is all that is needed. God will meet your needs.

  28. “Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king’s house, over against the king’s house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house. And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favour in his sight: and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre.”
    ‭‭Esther‬ ‭5:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    How we approach God matters. Esther didn’t just run up and spill the beans. She waited patiently. Aft she was called over with favor, she established a relationship by inviting the king over. This is a great example of how we should approach God. We shouldn’t just run at him with our problems. We should come to God and after we are in his presence we should have a relationship that is built and established before ever considering asking for things like God is a genie in a bottle.

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