RESTING IN MORDECAI – Growth In Esther Blog Series Part 11
Resting In Mordecai
With the evil Haman out of the way, it was now time for King Ahasuerus to rest and trust in the one who always looked out for him, Mordecai (the Holy Spirit). This is now the second time Mordecai has saved the life of King Ahasuerus. With Haman gone, King Ahasuerus now begins to understand the significance and relationship of Mordecai and Esther in his life. The wrong man was evicted; the right man is now in residence to take over.
May we also do this. May we just rest in the love and grace of Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30). His Holy Spirit (our Mordecai) takes over. Because of Mordecai’s involvement in his life, King Ahasuerus could only cherish more deeply his choice of Esther as his queen. Esther 8:1-2 “On that day did the King Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews’ enemy unto Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king; for Esther had told what he was unto her. And the king took off his ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it unto Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.”
What an excellent example of our own walk in Jesus this is! Our soul (King Ahasuerus) now trusts our human spirit (Queen Esther) with its life. Our human spirit introduces the human soul to the Holy Spirit (Mordecai). Our human soul sees the relationship of its spirit and the Holy Spirit – through adoption. Now all work in unison so God becomes glorified. Magnificent!
Esther puts Mordecai in charge over the house of Haman. The king places his signet ring on Mordecai’s finger. He explicitly trusts Mordecai because of his love for Esther. He also sees how Mordecai has always looked out for him and his queen. He was blind before trusting Haman. He does not want to repeat the mistake. He realizes that he must live in 100% dependence on Mordecai every day. WOW! What a lesson for us! We must be 100% dependent on Jesus for everything.
Sound familiar? There is now “rest” in the king’s life, in the king’s kingdom. He has permitted Mordecai to take over and live His life through the king. Only the love of Mordecai through Esther now motivates the king’s actions.
This is the same for you. Only Jesus can live the Christian life through you. Only the love of the Holy Spirit in you is to motivate your every action. King Ahasuerus, as the human soul, gives Mordecai (the Holy Spirit) complete access to his mind, emotions, and will.
The Holy Spirit now has free reign in the Christian to glorify Jesus – exactly what Jesus said the Holy Spirit would do.
What a Great Life in Christ we have! Praise His Glorious Name!