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Messiah in Purim


The story of Purim is one of many episodes in God’s dealings with His people.

The Jews were saved physically at this point in their history. The time of their full salvation and the complete fulfillment of God’s prophecies given to Abraham was drawing nigh.

It happened five hundred years later with the coming of adon Yeshua HaMashiach –the Lord Jesus, the Messiah.

Jesus is the greater Mordecai. Condemned to die for His people, Jesus the Messiah became the supreme sacrifice of atonement for the sins of Jew and Gentile alike.

In Him were truly fulfilled the prophecies of old, “…All the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him” (Genesis 18:18).

Today we see millions of people in all parts of the earth who have received these blessings through Abraham’s seed, the Messiah, flesh of our flesh and bone of our bone.

Mordecai and Esther knew for certain that Haman’s decree was not an accident of history, but a consequence of failings within the Jewish people. That is why Mordecai’s response was “[He] clothed himself in sackcloth and ashes and went out into the midst of the City.”

He turned to repentance, and urged the rest of the Jews to do likewise. Only then did he send Esther “to come to the King and entreat him and plead with him for her people.” Esther was also repentant. She asked Mordecai to “Go and gather all the Jews . . . and they should fast for me, and neither eat nor drink for three days and nights.” In addition, Esther included herself: “I also . . . will fast likewise.”

Just as the Jews were rescued, we are redeemed by our Righteous Messiah. True and complete redemption lies in our own hands, as we must turn to God in complete repentance.

Purim Symbols Christ

The Resurrection

The picture of the three-day resurrection is shown. Esther fasted for three days, and on the third day, she arose to go before the king.

The Christian New Life

Resurrection SundayThe story of Esther is a depiction of a Christian’s walk in a new life. Exposing Haman is symbolic of exposing sin. The new decree triumphs. The old decree symbolizes Jesus triumphing over the law of sin and death. Once Haman (sin, flesh) was put to death, Mordecai (Holy Spirit) is given unlimited command.

Deliverance

Crossing the Red SeaThe Jews were again delivered on the seventeenth of Nisan—Firstfruits—the same day that deliverance for the Israelites in Egypt began, and the same day Jesus arose!

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  1. Thank you so much for explaining, my children love Purim and I needed to explain it to them

  2. The story of Esther is the story of the New Testament doctrine of the abolishment of death because God DOES reverse a decree of death and this happens at the very end of the Jewish religious calendar FOR A REASON because it’s St. Paul’s Universalistic doctrine from 1Corinthians 15 when all rule, all authority, and all power is abolished and all must be reheaded in Christ in the dispensation of the fullness of times, according to Ephesians 1:8-10. To say that Haman only represents AntiSemitism is a very SURFACE LEVEL reading of the Book of Esther! The feast of Purim is given as a feast to 127 Provinces throughout the middle east from India to Ethiopia, including Jerusalem, or it’s an international festival given to commemorate the great conversion of the pagans that occurs at the end of time, that by the end of time have been the Jews who were blinded in their unbelief and are grafted back into what belonged to them all of this time. It’s the biggest conversion of the nations to happen in Old Testament times and it prefigured the New Covenant as a Gospel to the nations by being a feast of the nations that have been joined to the Covenantal blessings that were once Israel’s and shall again someday be Israel’s in the fullest sense. Purim being at the end of the religious calendar, again, sees the restoration to God of all that’s been prodigal during every other era that was typified by the Mosaic feasts of the Lord!

    Purim teaches us about the abolishment of death that’s long after the other feasts, times and seasons of the Lord’s judgments and restorations have taken place, and all that remains to be abolished is the decree of death, the last enemy. Being last on God’s religious calendar isn’t without significance because all of God’s promises of both destruction and restoration must be fulfilled and here in Esther we have the killing of the carnal nature at long last that’s been behind Antisemitism, behind Anti-women ideas that have been preached with the seeming endorsement of the Apostles of the New Testament, and every other erroneous idea as the angels of God are plucking from all that’s ever been said ANYWHERE all that offends and are casting it into the Lake of Fire.

    Hanukkah is the Revelation 20 Lake of Fire judgment ’cause it’s the time of prolonged fire, of gold (usually gold wrapped chocolate) being given to the children, but also money, but here at Purim we have the remainder of God’s promises being fulfilled that weren’t fulfilled from Passover to Hanukkah, from the Cross to the Lake of Fire, when the last enemy fully comes under foot. Last two chapters of Revelation indicate that’s the direction we’re heading after Hanukkah, and here at Purim we’ve got Esther and Mordecai saying to the outsiders to come and take of the water of life freely!

    It’s the revelation of Creation’s final Jubilee, when all of Creation is reaching it’s zenith as all that God ever intended, through the incessantly faithful proclamation of the Gospel, as it’s falling [in it’s totality] into the full extent of God’s love in the dispensation of the fullness of times, according to Ephesians 1:8-10 and Ephesians 3:14-21 after every type, shadow, partial fulfillment, and prophetic silhouette has already passed and the final jots and tittles of Scripture are coming to pass! I know that none of us have been taught to read it that deeply, but the multifaceted layers of every thought being brought captive to the obedience of Christ are genuinely there to be understood and enjoyed as the Father of the Prodigal Son is finally able to go inside to BOTH SONS being in harmony with Him and with one another! He was outside the gates looking for His prodigals to come home from Passover through Hannukah, having to judge what was evil along the way while rescuing and blessing and promoting those He was making good, but this is the time when there’s rest for all, romance in every home, and a content Father (King Ahasuerus), Son (Mordecai), and Holy Spirit (Esther).

    Vashti was the shame of man’s self effort outside of any Covenantal context that couldn’t approach the throne, Esther’s the one who stayed behind the veil absorbing all of the sweet smelling aromas of the tabernacle/temple/whatever ’til she was fully called upon to serve the interests of the King and of her people. Mordecai was unquestionably the suffering, exhorting, resurrected and reigning Son of the King, suffering in the sackcloth, exhorting and rebuking Esther who is also a figure head of her people, resurrected as he’s going through the triumphal procession that Haman had to be humiliated and made a public spectacle by, and Mordecai reigning from the moment he got the signet ring and new garments. Vashti’s also the picture of Israel that was divorced and the conversions at the end of the Book of Esther are as much the restoration of Israel, prophetically, as of what’s left to be restored of the Gentiles that hadn’t previously known God and His Christ!

    It supplies a lot of silhouettes for questions about the last two chapters of Revelation and beyond that aren’t EVER answered for those who see the book of Revelation as the close of Biblical revelation rather than 1Corinthians 15 being the close. ‘Til all of St. Paul’s message is fully understood in every chapter and every line of what he wrote, in it’s totality, the Book of Esther gives us a more victorious picture of the consummation of all things than most Christians have been taught to entertain! It’s the close of all of God’s purposes in the prophetic types, shadows, and things to be fulfilled in His religious calendar, and it’s GLORIOUS!!! It’s peace on earth and good will towards men, as it says in the last sentence or two of the Book of Esther.

  3. Melody M says:

    Fabulous Robin, another home run! I had never thought of Purim that way.

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