In the Bible's book of Esther, Haman is shown as an extremely evil and devious man, but he was high up in the government, second only to the King of Persia which is today's Iran. Haman connived a story against the Jews and moved upon the king to destroy them all. Today we have the same story going on. Today Iran publicly and loudly proclaims to all that their goal is to destroy Israel with nuclear weapons. They mean to wipe Israel off the map, "that the name of Israel be remembered no more." "They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted together against your sheltered ones. They have said, 'Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, THAT THE NAME OF ISRAEL MAY BE REMEMBERED NO MORE.'" Psalm 83:3-4 But why? It is the ongoing Satanic plot that has played out throughout the ages - to destroy Israel, "that the name of Israel may be remembered no more." Israel's enemies have always been giant Goliaths. But what the enemies don't realize is that Israel is not like any other country, Israel was established by the most high God, and Israel CANNOT be destroyed. God always raises up someone or something to destroy the enemy instead. The story above is recorded In the Book of Esther. God put her there in the right place at the right time, enabling her to petition the king against the plot of Haman. Esther risked her life by going before the king uninvited, and she said those words so familiar to those who know the story: "And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” Esther 4:16 The king extended the royal scepter to her, and she told him her story. "Now Esther spoke again to the king, fell down at his feet, and implored him with tears to counteract the evil of Haman the Agagite, and the scheme which he had devised against the Jews." Esther 8:3 When the king heard about Haman's plot, he was enraged at the wickedness of this man and he said: vs 5: "...let it be written to REVOKE the letters devised by Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to annihilate the Jews who are in all the king’s provinces." And Haman was hanged on the gallows he had set up for Esther's righteous uncle, Mordecai the Jew! When someone comes against Israel, the people of God, they risk having their destructive goals falling on themselves instead. "On the day that the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, the opposite occurred, in that the Jews themselves overpowered those who hated them." Esther 9:1 This was such an act of God in delivering them, that they made it a national holiday, observed each year to this day. These stories were written for our learning, and there are many more like it that tell the same story - Satan may move against us, but those who belong to God will see Satan's efforts backfire in the end! If you belong to the Lord and are going through a grievous trial, take courage. All that Satan has meant against you will backfire on his own head. God works ALL things together for the good, for those who love him and are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) Take courage and stand, and you will see the salvation of the Lord.