God's Timing is Perfect

God is working, even when you cannot see it. Your enemies’ plans will not prevail. God has already gone before you, and he will come through for you right on time. Don’t take matters into your own hands. Put your trust in God. He will vindicate you and deliver you.

God delivered Mordecai from his enemy, Haman. Mordecai was a righteous man, a man of complete integrity who did not compromise. He was a Jew, so he refused to bow to Haman, the king’s wicked official. Enraged, Haman determined to annihilate all the Jews in the king’s empire. So, Haman and his evil wife and advisors cooked up a plot to trick the king into signing a decree that permitted the destruction of the Jews on an appointed day. Haman also set up a gallows, and that night, he went to the king to request permission to hang Mordecai on it.

But God was working behind the scenes. He was way ahead of the devil. And the Bible says, “On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king” (Esther 6:1). God took the king’s sleep from him, and his divine plan began to take effect. “The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will” (Proverbs 21:1). Glory to God. Someone lift your hands to heaven and say, “God’s plan is working.”

So, it was midnight and the king could not sleep, and his servants read to him the history of his reign. “And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus” (Esther 6:2). Mordecai overheard the king’s servants plotting to assassinate the king, and he told his cousin, Queen Esther, who informed the king. God had already put Esther in position. She had the king’s ear more than Haman because she was the king’s wife, and it was not a coincidence that she was Mordecai’s cousin.

Haman was playing with fire. The Bible says, “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm” (1 Chronicles 16:22). Mordecai had sowed a seed in Esther’s life by taking care of her when her parents died. The seeds you have sowed throughout your life are not forgotten. At the right place at the right time, the Holy Spirit will bring forth your harvest. God is not overlooking the good deeds you did for others. Those people may have acted foolish and ungrateful, but God saw your heart, and he is going reward you. “Whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:8).

When the king heard how Mordecai had saved him, he asked his servants, “What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this?” (Esther 6:3). “Nothing,” the king’s servants responded. Right as the king was deciding how to reward Mordecai, Haman knocked on the door. “What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour?” the king asked Haman. The king didn’t even give Haman a chance to open his filthy mouth.

“Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?” (Esther 6:6). Dress him in the king’s royal robes and set him on the king’s horse, Haman suggested. Let me modernize this story a bit. Haman told the king to let this person wear one of the king’s suits and ride in the king’s limousine. And have one of the king’s most noble officials parade him through the city, shouting, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour” (Esther 6:9).

The king was delighted with Haman’s suggestion, and he looked him in the eye and told him, “Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken” (Esther 6:10). Haman put his foot in his mouth. The Bible says pride goes before a fall (Proverbs 16:18).

So, Haman jumped in the presidential limousine and paraded Mordecai through the town, shouting on the loudspeakers, “This is what is done to the man the king honors.” There was a large procession and celebrating. I tell you when God gets ready to turn the tables, he will make your enemies your stepping stool. God’s timing is perfect. He shut down Haman’s wicked plan to have Mordecai hanged. And in the end, God used Mordecai and Esther to overcome Haman’s intentions to destroy the Jews. God gave the Jews victory, and they rejoiced.  

Your back may be against the wall. You may be out of a job. Your marriage may be in trouble. Your health may be in trouble, but God is stepping into your situation. He is working behind the scenes, and he is about to deliver you. The Holy Spirit wanted me to declare over your life, “God’s timing is perfect.” God is about to work all things together for your good because you are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

God Bless,
Pastors Sean and Aimee Pinder

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