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Eccl 1:9 – That which hath been is that which shall be; and that which hath been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
The Megillah, the “Book of Esther,” is unique amongst the books of the Torah because it does not containing a single mention of the name of G-d. Purim is a symbol of “concealment,” of the “hiding” the face of G-d. The name “Esther” itself is related to the Hebrew word for “I will hide,” which occurs in Deuteronomy, where G-d says “I will surely hide My face because of all their wickedness in turning to other gods. And yet Purim celebrates a miracle, a revelation of divine providence.
The name “Purim” is Hebrew for the plural of “pur,” or “lots” (similar to dice), used by Haman to discern the day and month best to destroy the Jewish people in fifth century Persia. This date fell on the 13th of Adar in the Jewish calendar, usually mid-March on our calendar.
What feast of God falls in the spring? Passover. What happens, and what does God do for His people? Is that revelation for Esther, or is it for now? Note – All the events in Esther happen twice. Could we not consider the chance that the Theme of Esther will also repeat later in history?
The Feasts of God in Leviticus 23 speak of what God does. Passover, Pentecost etc. The two national days of Israel –speak of what men did. Purim and Chanukah speak of Antichrists, celebrating deliverance from two Gentile kingdoms and their attempt to destroy the Jewish people and their religion.
There are two books in the bible that are named after women. Ester and Ruth represent two of the three women of Revelation – A Gentile bride and the woman that brought forth the man-child who has ascended into heaven. We need to understand these two books to understand our relationship to Israel as a gentile bride. We must also realize the remnant elected by Gods Spirit; faithfully Temple building with Ezra and Nehemiah also faced death under Haman’s plot. Back in Jerusalem Hag 1:14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua (Yeshua), the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,
As Haman’s plot threatened the remnant in Jerusalem, still part of the Persian empire, so will the future Anti Christ threaten the Remnant who are Temple building that church, built on the Rock made up of lively stones. Both the Bride and the woman of Revelation are threatened.
INSIGHT: Esther 6:13 expresses a central truth of the book: That those who oppose Israel will not succeed. A similar truth is stated in the New Testament, with respect to the church. Jesus says, “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18).
Revelation 12 v 1-2 the Woman is Israel … she is clothed with the Sun and the Moon and has a crown of Twelve stars … read the story of Joseph’s dream and his father Jacob’s (a.k.a. Israel’s) answer to him (Gen 37 v 1-10) The Woman was in pain to be delivered i.e. awaiting the promised Messiah of God to deliver her.
Israel is the chosen nation from which the Messiah is to be born and Israel has been expecting Him. Is 26 v 17-18 A time of Jacobs Trouble – The Time of Travail like birth pangs of the Messiah?
As in the past Israel will once again flee an army like Esau, like Pharaoh’s, like Amalek, like Haman, like Hitler, all intent on Genocide.
Rev 12 v 5 And she brought forth a Man Child, Who was to rule all nations with a Rod of Iron: and her Child was caught up unto God, and to His throne. Rev 12 v 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
Ruth’s story is the story of the Bride Rev 12 v 11 And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Her fate is joined to Israel as was the remnant in Jerusalem tied to Suza.
There is a third woman in Revelation the great whore of false religion – the opposite of the Bride. Rev 17.
The story of Esther has its roots in Genesis
About 1850 BC
So the story of Esther starts with Esau and Jacob. Esau which means Red was a man of the field a hunter like Nimrod – the world’s first Dictator. When the boys grew up, Esau was a skillful hunter, a man of the field, while Jacob was a quiet man, dwelling in tents. Jesus once said the field is the “world” Esau married Canaanites against Gods commands.
Amalek (Gen 36:12) states that he was born to Timna, the concubine of Eliphaz, Esau’s son. The fact, however, that he was a grandson of Esau is extremely significant.
It connects Amalek with Edom (by which name Esau is known) and, quite probably, Rome, and will help to explain why Josephus, (a Jewish historian) who was so indebted to the Romans, would be expected to be careful in his treatment of Amalek.
Amalek – His very existence is founded on his hatred for the offspring of Jacob. Amalek is called the first of the nations. He was the first of the nations to attack Israel. Everything that is first mentioned in the bible contains the blueprint of all that is to follow.
The seed comes first. In the seed is the tree.
Amalek is the bitter seed of Jew hatred.