The Two Laws

On that day King Ahasuerus gave to Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told what he was to her.

And the king took off his signet ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman.

Then Esther spoke again to the king. She fell at his feet and wept and pleaded with him to avert the evil plan of Haman the Agagite and the plot that he had devised against the Jews. When the king held out the golden scepter to Esther, Esther rose and stood before the king. And she said, “If it please the king, and if I have found favor in his sight, and if the thing seems right before the king, and I am pleasing in his eyes, let an order be written to revoke the letters devised by Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, which he wrote to destroy the Jews who are in all the provinces of the king. For how can I bear to see the calamity that is coming to my people? Or how can I bear to see the destruction of my kindred?” Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther and to Mordecai the Jew, “Behold, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and they have hanged him on the gallows, because he intended to lay hands on the Jews. But you may write as you please with regard to the Jews, in the name of the king, and seal it with the king’s ring, for an edict written in the name of the king and sealed with the king’s ring cannot be revoked.” Esther 8:1-8.

We see here a very important picture of a spiritual reality: the law that brings death cannot be revoked. A new law has to be written that helps you overcome the law. And it is a law that must have the king’s seal of approval.

Back in the beginning, God said that the penalty of sin was death. When Christ came and took our punishment, it did not erase the law that brought the punishment. That law is still in effect. But the law of the spirit of life that is in Christ has made us free of the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).

When you get on a commercial airliner, you are preparing to overcome the law of gravity. You will be taking advantage of other laws to do so. Gravity has not been repealed.

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