The Book of Esther

Chapter 1

"Ahasuerus on His Throne. [1:1 - 2:20]"
"Queen Vashti.  Offence. [2 - 12]"
"Queen Vashte.  Degradation. [13 - 22]"
 

This Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's transcription/ location
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INTRODUCTION

The book of Esther there art five "Megillaths" read each year during the time of Purim, and other feast days.  A "Megillah" is a Jewish scroll, or roll giving a long and involved explanation in story form of a problem the people are facing.  The Megillah tries to explain away a complicated matter, to make the final conclusion acceptable in the minds of the Jewish people involved in their confusion over that subject or problem.  These five Megillath books were the Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther.   

The Canticles is the Song of Solomon, which is recording virtue being rewarded.  This book commemorates the deliverance from the Jews' oppressor.  The book of Ruth records the strangers gathered in to hear of, and share in, God's goodness in Redemption.  The book of Ruth is read at Pentecost.  The Lamentations of Jeremiah records Israel 's woes, and is read at the fast of the ninth of Abib.  Ecclesiastes, meaning "The Preacher" draws people together to hear of man's vanity.  Ecclesiastes is read during the Feast of Tabernacles, which commemorates God's goodness in the wilderness.  The fifth book of the Megillaths is Esther.  This story of Esther is recording Virtue rewarded, and is read only at the Feast of Purim.  Note again that this feast commemorates the deliverance from Haman, the Jews' enemy.   

The time that this book of Esther was taking place is at the same time frame that the book of Daniel took place.  Be aware that the one world system of the book of Daniel was under the control of the King Nebuchadnezzar and a Babylonian Empire, while the book of Esther takes place in Shushan, and under the King Ahasuerus of the Medes.  Both kingdoms of the Babylonians and the Medes claimed to have ruled from India to Egypt , the heart of the known world of their day.  These books fall within the time frame from 497 B.C. to 422 B.C.  The book of Daniel records the activates of the Babylonian Empire, while in this same time frame the book of Esther is addressing the Empire of the Medes.

In the Story of Esther our Heavenly Father's Divine name or reference to YHVH the Creator does not appear.  God is void in this story of Esther, which was and is read only at the "Feast of Purim".  The Feast of Purim is only observed and respected as a Jewish holiday, for Purim is given to celebrate and commemorate their deliverance from "Haman", the Jews enemy.

The readings at the Feast of Purim” chronologically were Daniel, this Megillath Esther, Nehemiah, and Ezra.  Daniel was of the Royal family that was taken into captivity in 497 B.C when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon took Jerusalem .   At the fall of Jerusalem King Jehoiakim and the royal family were all taken to Babylon .  The children of the royal family and Daniel were given special diets, and tested for their wisdom.  Daniel's wisdom was ten times more than the other children, and Nebuchadd-nezzar promoted Daniel to second in command over the entire Babylonian Empire. Daniel was place in charge of this same city that the book of Esther was to have taken place in.  The books of Nehemiah and Ezra were scrolled and read together in the manuscripts, and read as a unit, along with Haggai.  These men, prophets of God were the leaders of the House of Judah, when the came out of captivity. 

“The Companion Bible”; point’s out in Appendix #60 it tells us that the Name of Jehovah, Divine name YHVH, is given five times in the Book of Esther.  Esther 1:20; 5:4, 13; and 7:5, and 7.  However at this same time, the name of the Midian King is given 192 times; his kingdom 26; Yet the Almighty God is left completely out of this story of the Jews, while Asahuerus is given 29 times. 

Remember the warning God gave to His People in Deuteronomy 31:16-18?  God warned His People that if His people forsook Him, He would hide His face from them.  "And the Lord said unto Moses, "Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake Me, and break My covenant which I have made with them." [16] "Then My anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide My face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, `Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?' "  [17]

Deuteronomy 31:18   "And I will surely hide My face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods."

After the death of King Josiah, the kingdom of Judah had sunk far deeper in sin than the House of Israel had sunk prior to that time.  Even deeper in sin than the House of Israel was in when God allowed the Assyrians to come and take the land and scatter the ten tribes out of their lands.  God lifted His hand of protection from the House of Judah, and allowed Babylon to take the Jews captive because of their sin and wickedness.  In the book of Jeremiah, the prophet Jeremiah gave the house of Judah the warning, and they laughed in his face and mocked him.  When the appointed time came, God allowed the Jews and the House of Judah to be taken into captivity, and the seventy years of the Jews' trouble started. 

In the book of Esther this prophetic warning from God to Moses was that He would "hide My face in that day for all the evils which they have wrought...", that prophecy came true.  We know that when the Jews were in Babylon the Levites completely left their posts and duties of the priesthood.  The Prophet Ezra records that on the return to Jerusalem after the captivity, Ezra found out that of all 280 priests, not one of the priests in their midst was a Levite.  The "Strangers" called the "Nethinims" had completely taken over the priesthood, and "there was not one son of Levi amongst them", Ezra 8:15.

I Chronicles 2:55 identifies these "Strangers", [Nethinims- Strangers given to service in the house of the Lord].  "And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez [ Jerusalem ]; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites.  These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab."  These people that had taken over the priesthood were not even of the House of Jacob, or of the seed of Abraham, but Kenites, sons or offspring of "Cain", of Satan's seed.  It is important that you verify this from “Strong's Concordance” Hebrew Dictionary, "Kenite", # 7014, and #7017 for your own mind.  These Kenites had replaced the Levites and sons of Aaron that were appointed by God to lead the people in the Temple and stand before the altar of God.

#7014; "Qayin, kah'yin; the same as #7013 (with a play on the affinity to #7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Pal., and of an Oriental tribe: Cain, Kenite (s)."  # 7017; "Qiyniy (I Chronicles 2:55 ) kay-nee'; Patron from #7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin:-Kenite." 

The Jews and children of Judah had just ended their captivity, with these Kenites priest in charge at the synagogue.  Jesus noted this change of spiritual leadership from the Levites to these Kenites in Matthew 23:1-3:  "Then spake Jesus to the multitude and to His disciples," [1] "Saying, "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:" [2]  "All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe; that observe and do; but do not after their works: for they say and do not." [3]   These Kenites were presenting themselves as being of Abraham, yet they follow their own man made traditions.  They say one thing, yet do another, for their bible is their traditions became what we call the Talmud today. 

Jesus warned us to learn of these hidden people for they are the ones spoken of in Genesis 3:15 , as well as in Revelation 2:9, and 3:9.  "I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." [Rev. 2:9]   When Jesus faced these men, He knew that they were the ones that would try Him and crucify Him, for that was the reason that God came to this earth age in the flesh.  He came to fulfill prophecy and brake down the barrier between God and His children.  This placement of the Kenites over the priesthood took place over 400 years before Jesus entered this earth age of flesh man, born of a Virgin, in the tiny body of a baby.     

God's protective hand had been removed from the nation of Judah , and there was much confusion amongst the people of the house of Judah at this time.  So in this megilloth story of Esther, created to clear up this confusion amongst the Jews, Satan is using this man Haman and his ten sons for his purpose, and God is allowing it to happen.  The important thing here is that even though the House of Judah was in a fallen state or condition, God will still use them to fulfill His promise of the coming Messiah.  It was no accident that these Kenites would cause these things to happen, for God recorded in Genesis 3:15 that the sons of Satan, these Kenites would be used in fulfilling that part of the role in the trial and crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ at the appointed time.  God will preserve His Seed line so that the Messiah would be born into this world age of flesh man, exactly as prophesied.  These Kenites would be instrumental in driving those spikes into his heel, which would cause the God to crush the head of Satan. 

Genesis 3:15   "And I [God, YHVH] will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman [Eve], and between thy [Satan's] seed [the Kenites] and her Seed [Jesus Christ]; I [Christ] shall bruise his [Satan's] head, and thou [the Kenites] shalt bruise His [Christ's] heel ." 

 Our Lord was crucified over four hundred and fifty years after the Jews came out of captivity.  While Satan's end will not take place until after the thousand year kingdom of Jesus Christ reign here on earth called the Millennium; and YHVH's great white throne Judgment.  Though God's workings are secret and hidden even in the use of the Story of Esther, He still leaves his prints in a manner that makes sense to those willing to study.  The name Jehovah, "EHYEH", "I AM THAT I AM" is given in reverse and used in acrostic form.  The "Massorah" text has a "rubric" calling attention to this fact.  These acrostics will be pointed out as we cover them in our study of their place in Scripture.  When it becomes necessary, and the Sacred Name "YHVH" is given, the four consonant letters of the Sacred Name are so placed in bold capital letters that each of them are calling our attention to that acrostic.

 

Chapter 1

"Ahasuerus on His Throne. [1:1 - 2:20]"
"Queen Vashti.  Offence. [2 - 12]"
"Queen Vashte.  Degradation. [13 - 22]"
 


Esther 1:1   "Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia , over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)"

"Now it came to pass in those days of..." This phrase is used six times in the Scripture, and each time it is used it marks troubled times which end in Blessings.  Genesis 14:1, Ruth 1:1, Isaiah 7:1 etc.  Remember that this book is a story created by unknown Kenite scribes, or a prophet of God to bring rest from all the confusion and chaos that had been going on during the Babylonian captivity.  This book of Esther was written after the captivity of Babylon, but it's time frame is covering the same period of time of the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar, and the events of the book of Daniel.  There is no way that this book of Esther can be taken seriously without it's comparison with the book of Daniel.  

Again, the time frame for these events of Esther took place between 472 B.C. and 422 B.C.  This was the time of the captivity of the House of Judah in Babylon .  The book of Daniel started with the taking of King Jehoiakim of Judah into captivity in Babylon in the year 497 B.C., in the third year of Jehoiakim's reign.  The captivity of the Jews and the House of Judah ended with the fall of Babylon , while Daniel's authority continued through the first three years of Cyrus' reign.  Daniel the prophet and author of the book of Daniel was just a young man at that time, and part of the royal family that went in that first wave of captives out of Jerusalem.  The prophet Jeremiah foretold this long in advance.  

Jeremiah 25:8, 9   "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; `Because ye have not heard My words," [8]  "Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the Lord, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolation." [9]

It was no accident that Jerusalem fell, for that nation of the house of Judah refuse to turn back to God and follow His Ways.  They would simply not listen to the prophets that God sent amongst them, and continued following the ways of Baal, Moloch [destroying their babies] and worship other gods.  God called Nebuchaddnezzar "My servant", and when the Babylonians and their army came against Jerusalem and "utterly destroyed it", and carried them into captivity.  God told them at that time that there was a limit to this captivity.  

Jeremiah 25:11, 12   "And this whole land shall be desolation, as an astonishment: and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years." [11]  "And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will  punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations." [12]    

Once again, this captivity all started in 497 B.C., but it would be eleven years later after the taking of the royal family to Babylon that the House of Judah, and their land would become a complete desolation.  In that year that the royal family was taken into captivity, Daniel would have been 16 years old.  Daniel was born and raised in King Josiah day; the king that turned that nation back to God and followed the ways of God.  After the death of King Josiah, his sons rejected all the work that Josiah had done and fell fast deep into sin, far greater than they had ever been before.  So Daniel knew the ways of the Lord.     

Esther 1:2   "That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,"  

Notice that the time this book of Esther begins [472 B.C.], Daniel would have been in his late thirties, and second in command over the entire Babylonian World system.  The King changed the name of Daniel to Belteshazzar" and he would be living in and tending to duties in this same city of Shushan .  That Babylonian Empire reigned from the Hindus River in India , to Egypt , over all the provinces, under King Nebuchadnezzar.  Three of the other provinces would also have Shadrah, Mechach, and Abed-nego ruling over them.   Even though it appears that there is confusion here, remember that this book is just a story, a "Megillath" given during a time of trouble for a stated purpose.   

We know from the Gospels that Jesus recognized Daniel as God's prophet because He quoted from Daniel 9:27 in Matthew 24:15.  All of Daniel is recognized in Scripture, by Christ, His Apostles, as well as in secular writings.  The reason for these comparisons is to wake us up to the fact that these things in Esther are not true historical  facts but a parable.  This is the reason why it must be accepted in much the same way that we take the parable of Ezekiel 27 which is a story of the ship that represents the make up of the One World Government of the end times, and the merchandising that will go on in our day.  However the government under Daniel and Nebuchaddnezzar in Shushan and Babylon is historically proven as being truth.    

     So, this story of a kingdom by a King Ahasuerus, over the same land mass must be a story for some other stated purpose, hidden in most part to the reader.  Pay attention to Daniel 1:21 ; "And Daniel continued even unto the first year of King Cyrus."  God chose King Cyrus even before he was born and named him, as we read in Isaiah 44:26-28.  

Isaiah 44:26-28   "That comfirmeth the world of His Servant, and performeth the counsel of His messengers; That saith to Jerusalem, `Thou shalt be inhabited'; and to the cities of Judah, `Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places thereof:' " [26]  "That saith to the deep, `Be dry, and I will dry up the rivers:' "[27]  "That saith of Cyrus, `He is My shepherd, and shall perform all My pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, `Thou shalt be built;' and to the temple, `Thy foundation shall be laid.' ' " [28]   

This prophesy of Isaiah was given by God through the mouth of Isaiah about 603 B.C., and it was two hundred years later that it came to pass.  God named Cyrus, and called him "My servant", and said exactly what he would do over a hundred and fifty years before he was born.    

Cyrus ended seventy (70) years of Jew’s captivity and the House of Judah.  This should point out to us that the writings of the book of Esther, and the facts given here in the book are for another purpose.  In the third year of Balshazzar, the closing days of the Babylonian Empire, Daniel served in the palace at Shushan, in the Province of Elam .  This was the time King Astyages ruled in Shushan. for Nebuchadnezzar had died, and Daniel would have served under him in the palace there, as recorded in Daniel 8:27.  The Prophet Nehemiah also served in the kings chambers at this time of the end of captivity.   

So before we go into this book, lets take a look as what an acrostic is, and the markings that will draw our attention to those five important acrostics in this book of Esther.   

1.    The Four words forming the acrostic are consecutive.  

2.     In each case they form a sentence by themself.  

3.     There are no other acrostics in the whole book, except the fifth at the end.  (another

        one with a Divine Title is in Psalms 96:11)  

4.     In their construction, no two are alike, and each is arranged in a manner different

        from the others.  

5.     Each is uttered by different speakers.  1st was Memucan in 1:20 ;   2nd was Esther

        in 5:4;   3rd was Haman in 5:13 ;   4th was Esther in 7:7. 

        5th is at the end of the book.  by God the Father ( I am)  

6.     The First two are a pair, formed by initial letters, of four words.  

7.     The Last two form in a pair by final letters of the four words.  

8.     The 1st and 3rd acrostics are a pair, with letters of the name spelt backwards.  

9.     The 2nd and 4th acrostics are a pair, name is spelt forward.

              A- Backward

                   B- Forward

              A- Backward

                   B- Forward  

10.     The 1st and 3rd are pair, spoken by Gentiles.  

11.     The 2nd and 4th are pair, spoken by Israelites.

                C- Memucan (Gentile)

                     D- Esther (Israelite)

                C- Haman (Gentile)

                     D- Writer of Esther (Israelite)  

12.     1st and 2nd deal with Queens and Banquets.  

13.     The 3rd and 4th deal with Haman.  

14.     1st and 4th deal with Vashi and Haman.  

15.     The 2nd and 3rd deal with Esther and Haman.   

16.     Where the acrostic is spelt backwards, Jehovah is seen over-ruling the counsels

          of Gentiles for the accomplishment of His own people.  

Note:  1st acrostic in Esther 1:20.  

                          1       2            3                     4

               1st:     Hi     Vekal     Hannashim     Yittenu    (Reverse  YHVH)  

                          1        2                3         4

              2nd:     Do     Respect     Our     Ladies      (Reverse   LORD)  

Note:  2nd acrostic in Esther  5:4.  

                              1           2                      3                   4

         (In Hebrew)  Yobo     Hammelek      Vehaman     Hayyom    (YHVH)  

         (In English)  Let-come    the-king      and Haman   This-day    ( in the

                          1         2           3              4

Hebrew text)      Let      Our      Royal       Dinner       (LORD)

Note:  3rd acrostic in Esther 5:13.  

                            1                 2                3        4

        (Hebrew)   zH     eynennV     shoveH     leY       (Reversed, YHVH)  

                                               1        2        2           4

        (English)  "Yet am I    saD,    foR     nO    avaiL."    (Reversed, LORD)  

Note:  4th acrostic in Esther 7:7.  

                              1                  2              3                  4

        (Hebrew)    "kY     KalethaH       elayV       hara aH"   (YHVH)  

                               1     2              3                      4

        (English)   "eviL    tO        feaR     determineD"    (LORD)  

     The Lord was ruling to bring about the end, thus the acrostic is spelt by the final letters in the sentence, "evil was determined against him (Haman)."  

Note:  5th acrostic Eshter 7:7.  (The "I AM")  

                1               2                    3                     4

      "wherE    dwelletH    the-enemY     that-daretH"    (EHYH)  

The "I AM" of Exodus 2:23 -25 and Exodus 3:14 is (E H Y H).  God said "This is My name forever."  In these five acrostics we have a design and not just a coincidence.  Deuteronomy 31:16-18 is carried out through this Megillath story of Esther.  Even when His People turned their backs on God, He was still there for them in their time of need.  Though the God of Heaven was not there to be seen in this story of Esther, the dangers came.  The enemy of Haman had his lethal plot and plan right to the end.  Yet the God of heaven and earth was there to fulfill His Divine Purposes, and when it’s time, God will deliver His People.  It was no accident that the captivity ended to the day of the seventy year period, for the prophet Jeremiah revealed this in Jeremiah 25:8-12.  

Jeremiah 25:8, 9  "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; `Because ye have not heard My words," [8]  "Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the Lord, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations." [9]  

Not one thing that happened, or life lost was by accident, for YHVH our Heavenly Father ordered and warned the people some twenty five years before it came to pass.  This was to be an "ensample", Paul also tells us, about a warning to our generation reveling how it will be at the time of the end.   

Jeremiah 25:11, 12   "And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years." [11]  "And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolation." [12]  

God spoke through the mouth of Jeremiah, and it came to pass.  Babylon came against Judah , and completely destroyed that nation.  The reason was because of the wickedness that Judah had sunk to, and God used Babylon as the tool that would fulfill that prophecy.  God said seventy years would be this time of captivity and in the end of the captivity, and that World System would come to an end, and would never rise to power again.  King Cyrus was the appointed man by God to cause this to happen.  On that night exactly seventy years later, Cyrus and his army walked into Babylon without one man lost in the entire kingdom of Babylon , and the strength of Babylon ended on the exact day and that night that God said.   

The reason I point this out is so that we can understand the hidden truth in Esther, that God is trying to reveal to His Elect.  Those living in these end times need to know  this story is a warning to us.  We are living in the end times, and the prophecies of the last generation are what we’re reading about in our newspapers today.  Much of the things of the first five trumpets are history to our generation, and the time is short, as it was that night when the hand recorded it's final message on the wall in Babylon .   

Even though God's name and presence are hidden within this story it is there as a promise to us living in these final days of this earth age.  God will protect His Own, even when it appears that the entire world is doomed and bound in sin.  God's promises are defined in many passages in Scripture, and daily we stand and claim these promises from our Heavenly Father "in our Lord Jesus Christ's name" even wonderfully interwoven in this story of Esther and Haman, this promise from God to us directly.  No enemy of God will know how to stop God's workings, because YHVH is there to defend His Own People.   

As the four hidden dynasties fulfilling their plans and the will of God in our day, the time will come just as in the book of Esther, when it appears that there is no hope; we know God’s hand is over it all.  Our Heavenly Father is there over-ruling those worldly councils, and their wicked plans.  YHVH will make that way of escape for those who put their trust in Him, and wait with the oil of truth from His Word in their lamps (minds) for Jesus will return at the seventh trumpet.     

Esther 1:3    "In the third year of his reign, he made a feast unto all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media, the nobles and princes of the provinces, being before him:"  

When you read the historical record in Daniel and compare it with the book of Esther, things just don't add up.  We are fortunate to understand this story that was given to God's people in a troubled and chaotic time as it gives us hope when it seems there is none.  Then this book of Esther takes on an entirely new perspective.  This third year of king Ahssuerus' reign would be the year that Daniel would be 42 years of age, and running both political and financial matters for the empire of Babylon , from Shushan.      

The scribe writing this story appears to be in the presence of each event as it is happening in this story.  We know by the five acrostics of the book that God truly inspired the writer of this story, for a definite purpose, and this even goes for the stories that are written with His Word.  I call to your attention I Corinthians 10:11 , 12; "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: they are written for our admonition (warnings to us) upon whom the ends of the world are come." [10] "Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed, lest he fall." [12]  

Most of the trumpets marking the end of this earth age are history to us living today.  The Jews are back in Palestine and have reestablished their homeland, and like in the parable of the fig tree, there is no fruit for the Lord, only leaves shading the light of the truth from God's Word.  The one world government has chartered all the nations of the world into their government, and the borders are coming down that restricts trade and the passing of emigrants.  God's Holy Word is being driven out of our lives, right under our noses; and truth is being accepted as a lie, while lies and distortions are accepted as the truth.  Just as the House of Judah was driven into captivity of Babylon for a seventy years, so also is our captivity by the Four Hidden Dynasties, and their ten sons or agencies of this United Nations' New World Order.  

Just as Haman and His ten sons were hung on the gallows they build and planned for the Jews, this World system will meet its end in the same manner they made within their plans.  This is pointed out in another story that is recorded in Ezekiel 27 when that ship of commerce made up of the nations of the world, and their merchandising system, hit the rocks.  As we read on, there are many lessons we can take from this book of Esther, but the main thought to consider is that even when men plot against God's people, and His Word; YHVH our Heavenly Father truly has his controlling hand over all their plans and events in these end troubling times.  Sure this earth age is coming to a close: Sodomy is running wild, Molech practice in Abortion is out of control, and it appears that God has removed His hand from the world today as it simply can't tell right from wrong, and what is of God, from those things that are of Satan the devil.  

The secret is, that all the events of our day is in the will of God.  God warned us these things were coming upon the earth, and He expects His people to have the faith in Him to keep every one of His promises.  God expects His "Elect" to be seal with these truths in their mind (foreheads) and not be deceived when Satan and his army of fallen angels is cast out upon the earth by Michael [Revelation 12:7-9]  This generation will see that army of Satan in person, and be completely deceived by them.  You will either be sealed or deceived as God promised in Revelation 9:4 and 5 at that moment in time of Satan's arrival to earth, and it is up to you whether you are under God's protective hand or Satan's control.      

In this story, Esther saw the warnings and the dangers in the actions and words of this political leader Haman and his ten sons.  As Haman spoke and constructed his gallows, Esther planned and prepared herself for doing everything within her power to protect her people and family.  The elect of the bride of Christ also see the gallows and trouble coming as our nation is falling apart and wickedness is spreading like wildfire. Spiritual trouble like this earth has never seen before is fast approaching, and God's elect can see it's time to warn our People, just as Esther did in this parable story.  Sure there are many comparisons we can make, but one thing is for sure: those that know the truth of coming events must prepare for the coming time through study of His Holy Word, and then by making a stand to come out of her.   

The ten sons of Haman, represented by the ten agencies of the World System today are after complete control of every part of your life, that of our family, and the community we live in.  As the Jews blindly celebrate "Purim", and freedom within this story, let it be a reminder to each of God's elect, and those with the truth sealed in their mind, that we are fast approaching the end times, the gallows of deception and lies that Satan and his Kenite kids are setting us up.  God will prepare a way and give you the strength to stand in His Word in that day.   

Ephesians 6:10-20 is becoming more important as each day passes, for we are to "put on the whole armor of God that we can stand against the wiles of the devil."  Satan knows your every weakness, and he will attack us where we least expect it.  Remember that his battle will not be fought with guns and tanks, but with words and ideas, and thoughts of half truths that go against the Word of God.      

Ephesians 6:10-13 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might." [10] "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the Devil." [11] "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." [12] "Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." [13]  

God has told us in detail about this time of Spiritual trouble that is coming, and He through out His Word from His Prophet’s and His son our Lord Jesus Christ.  Knowing all of the "Word of God is necessary because that becomes our armor against the spiritual weapons of lies and deceit that Satan, his fallen angels, and his children the Kenites will throw at us in these final days of this earth age.  So with this in mind, let’s get back to this six month drunken party of this story.   

Esther 1:4   "When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and four score days."  

In Jeremiah 25:1-11, Jeremiah states that the Babylonian captivity occurred in the fourth year of Jehoiakim's reign.  Daniel declares that it happened in the third year of Nebuchaddnezzar's reign.  This difference comes from the fact that Daniel is recognizing the three years that Nebuchaddnezzar ruled by himself.  In the first year, he ruled co-regency with his aged father.  When Nebuchadnezzar finally took control his army moved against Pharaoh Necho and took Egypt , and all the lands on the way.   When the Babylonian army took Jerusalem , they hauled the king, his family and all the vessels of the Temple and the Kings house back to Babylon , so we can understand where much of these golden and silver vessels came from.   

The secular writings of Plato said that; "when Darius (i.e. the Maintainer' = Astyages) came to the throne, being one of the seven, he divided the country into seven portions".  These seven men are leaders over these seven divisions that will be named in verses 13 and 14 of this chapter.  

The third and forth verses of Esther are what this writer of this story of Esther saw, while Daniel 8:3, 4 is what Daniel saw at the same time, standing also at this palace at Shushan.  Here in the book of Esther, they had a drunken brawl party that had gone on for the past six month, they were living it up.  Stop and look at all the wickedness that is going on around us in the world today.    

Esther  1:5   "And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace;"  

So after that six month drunken party, the king is now going to throw another party for another seven days for all the nobles, great and small.  When you think the party is over, the next one will be starting.  In that Daniel was second in command residing at the palace of Shushan , you would think that Daniel would have been mentioned somewhere in all these records of Esther.  So where it states, "...all the people that were present in Shushan", would give additional proof that what we are reading here is a Megillath, not a historical record, but was given for another unstated purpose.      

Esther 1:6   " Where were white, green, and blue, hangings, fastened with  cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble."  

 The description given here shows the palace of Shushan as truly a royal palace.  Stop and look at the One World System today, and how it tries to present itself with all the royalty and honor that we see here in King Ahasuerus palace, showing off to the world leaders.   

 Esther 1:7   "And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king."  

This is stating that of all the golden vessels that were used to entertain these nobles, not one of the vessels was like another.  It becomes obvious that the Kenites were not invited nor took part in this party themselves.  We are reminded from Jeremiah 35:6 "But they said, "We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, `Ye shall drink no wine, nether ye nor your sons for ever:"  At this time, Kenites did not take of wine, and some rabbi added to the Hebrew book of Esther, where Esther said, "I didn't drink wine at Haman's table."  This should be a thumb print for the scholar of the Word to be aware of, and to take note.  Yet be aware that each of these seven are treated individually, and in accordance that his rank and position, and his people's importance were viewed by this world king.       

Esther 1:8    "And the drinking was according to the law; none did compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure."  

In other words, all are welcome at the party, and if you don't want to drink, you simply don't have to.  You do as it feels right to do.  Sort of what is going on today, you do what is right in the sight of each man.  If you knew that this six month party and the seven day party after it was for drinking, why you would even go if you didn't drink.  Each religious order is allowed to maintain what ever their beliefs are, as long as it does not violate or bother another man's religious beliefs.  For Christian churches and denominations to become part of this world council of Churches, they must agree to worldly ideas.  Each man and church seeking its own pleasures, for each to do what is right in the sight of his own eyes.  It's here now my friend, and it is going to get worse.   

The key duty of any queen or king is that of defender of the faith.  That is the job of the queen of England , or any nation.  When that defense is gone and the faith has fled, then what is the royal family’s purpose, and what has that nation become.  This goes for the nations of a democracy or republic also, for when the leadership has turned its back on the spiritual values of any nation, that nation is on its way to ruin.          

Esther 1:9   "Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus."  

The word "Ahasuerus" is a royal title, and many scholars feel this man was Xerxes.  There is no record in History of Vashti, but some feel that "it is talking about the daughter of Alyattes (king of Lydia ), married by Cyaxares to his son Astyages after the battle of Halys."  In any case she was a beautiful woman, pleasing to observe.  She was the queen of the empire in this story, and as such deserved to be treated and respected as such.  When the king was getting ready for his party in the palace she was hosting their wives and making them welcome back at the royal house.       

Esther  1:10   "On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,"  

     In reality, the reason Queen Vashti's refused to come to the party, was the lack of protocol shown by the servants of the king to his wife Vashti.  In the King’s drunkenness he sent seven of these servants to command for the queen to come.  That was a disgrace given to the queen.  The king in this story had to be in a drunken state of mind, without leadership, and easily swayed by his chamberlains, or bed servants.  I personally do not believe that Nebuchaddnezzar was that type of person, reading from the book of Daniel how sensitive he was for Daniel, and the three other sons of royalty for their well being.  King Ahasuerus had no reguards for God and His ways, as the Babylonian king did.      

Esther 1:11    "To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on."  

Vashti and Esther had something in common, for they both were beautiful women.  Vashti sitting in the royal seat, demanding her respect, while Esther being present to take advantage of the events of the day, for the sake of her people.   Spiritually speaking there are two other women that are to be considered in these end times: one is the beautiful bride of Christ, those that have come under the blood of Christ for the remission of their sins, and are trying to make themselves ready for their husband Jesus Christ's return.  These are the elect of Christ that are taking on the armor spoken of in Ephesians 6:10-20.  They are called the five wise virgins of Matthew 25:1-13; that made themselves ready for that final moment of their marriage at Christ's return.  

The other spiritual woman to compare to this is given in Revelation 17:1-7, that "great whore that sitteth upon many waters".  That religious system will rule over many different peoples, and will try to please all the kings of the earth.  

Revelation 17:1, 2   "And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, "Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:" [1]  "With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabiters of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication." [2]    

This old whore simply has no respect, and will dance her way to prominence, committing spiritual fornication and trying to please everyone.  She is drunk on her own wine, on those doctrines and traditions that she has thought up that will fit right in with all heathen religious forms.  Get it?  One of these women is self centered, and demands her respect by and on her own terms, and the other has the respect for her family of God, and being presentable at the marriage that will come at a future moment in time.         

Esther 1:12     "But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him."  

The king should have sent one of nobility after her, but here the king sent these seven servants, and they ordered Vashti to dress for the occasion and show herself off in the presence of a house full of drunks.  Say it as it is.   

Esther 1:13    "Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment:"  

As you read through this list of names for the nobility, pay attention to the meaning of these names.  Carshena means "illistrus";  Shethar is the name of a star;  Admatha means "given by the highest"; Tarshish means "established"; Meres means "lofty"; Marshena  means "worthy"; and the one used most by the king was Memucan, which means "dignified".  You have to dignify this story if you expect any Jew to believe it.  They were the leaders over the seven divisions of this kingdom.  

Esther 1:14   "And the next unto him was Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, which saw the king's face, and which sat the first in the kingdom;)  

In King Auasuerus kingdom of Daniel 's day, not one of these men are named.  However for the sake of this story and in Mordecai's mind, they were the great leaders next to the king. 

 Esther 1:15    "What shall we do unto the queen Vashti according to the law, because she hath not performed the commandment of the king Ahasuerus by the chamberlains?"

These princes of the kingdom are presenting a problem that is arising before them back home.  They are asking the king, if the word of Vashti's actions gets out back home, and that the wife of the king doesn't have to obey him, what will the other wives do when they get the word.   They were probably more concerned about their own wives being entertained by Vashti, as they were getting drunk at the kings table.  It does sound like a problem to these men, yet they want answers from the king.  

So relate this to our day, and the one world system that is setting up it new religious order.  If a queen or religious denomination will not abide by what is ordered it by the King, or Beast system that is over it, what should be done with that queen.  If you allow it to continue and spread it's defiance, shortly you will have this mind set spread throughout all the worldly nation and religious orders.  Think of these women as religious systems or denominations.  The king simply doesn't know what to do, so he is allowing those setting up that religious system to decide what should be done with this defiant woman, church, or believer.      

Esther 1:16   "And Memucan answered before the king and the princes,  "Vashti the queen hath not done wrong to the king only, but also to all the princes, and to all the people that are in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus."  

Memucan is the "dignified" one who told the king in the first place that Vashti had not only made the king look like a fool. but she has made a fool out of all the princes.  She has wronged every man in the entire empire.  

Now think of it, if you are a Christian and are told that you have to accept all the wickedness of Sodomy, of the killing of the unborn and all the other filth that is going on in the world today as being common, are you going to accept it?  Many church houses simply do not preach from the bible any more, their people sit back and accept the watered down sermons that flow from their pulpits, they are told to accept the instruction from their councils that sit at the table of religious order of the One World Religious System known as the beast.     

Esther 1:17  "For this deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in their eyes, when it shall be reported,'  The king Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not.' "  

This looks like the first step in the challenge for woman's rights.  Is the king and these princes going to allow this action by Vashti to be made public?   The Queen said no to her husband, and refused to come.

Now put this in a religious light.  When this world body that is in control of all the kings of the earth today look at you presenting the Word of God, with all the truths from our Bible; do you think they are going to love or hate you.  The people of one religious order believe that you have to think yourself into an eternal bliss, others bow to a stone, while other simply don't believe that the soul even exists.  Then when you tell them that there is a God, and that He loves them, and the only way to eternal life is by your faith, and repentance through the blood of Christ, how do you think that will set with them?   

Vashti didn't come at their beckoning call, how do you think you will react when this world order that is forming now demands your respect for those thing that you and the Bible are against?  The world wants no part of your thinking or your God, or the plan of Salvation for it goes against what their system believes in, it makes them uncomfortable.  The world wants you to change your laws, and your thinking so they will be comfortable sitting in their whore houses, so to speak.       

Esther 1:18    Likewise shall the ladies of Persia and Media say this day unto all the king's princes, which have heard of the deed of the queen.  Thus shall there arise too much contempt and wrath."

The king and the princes know that Vashti is going to make all the women of the kingdom very hard to get if she isn't put down, and their plot is to make an example out of her for the women in all this world system to see.   This new world order is not going to allow the truths of the Holy Bible to continue, and Amos the prophet warned us of this fact and God is going to allow it to happen.  

Amos 8:11   "Behold the days cometh, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord." [11] "And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it." [12]  

Look and see what is happening within most of the church houses today.  See what is allowed and being accepted and what is being rejected.  See how the Bible and the Ten Commandments of God are being removed from government, our communities, schools and enforced by law within our churches.   Friend, as you witness this happening around you, you are seeing end time prophecies taking place in person.  In our land "the king" is the laws of the land enforced by our judges, and they are being changed to force you to accept all the filth of Sodomy, murder of the unborn and the taking away of our religious freedoms that is taking place before our eyes.    

Esther 1:19   "If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she."  

The princes are telling the king to make it a royal commandment from him, let it be written in the laws among all the Persians and the Medes that this law can in no way be changed that when a woman goes against her husband, she loses all that she has.  If you disobey your husband, he leaves you and you get nothing; you leave with just the cloths on your back as you walk out the door.   

Look at what is happening today around our land; we are supposed to have a constitution and a bill of rights to the constitution.  It states the make-up of the family unit, and what is allowed by law in the land.  When one group, such as Sodomites, or those pro-abortion units come together, they try to undermine the laws of the land, and change it to conform to their desires.  Thus we see the filth of Sodomy running wild in the court system of America .  Millions of the unborn outright murdered, as their legs and heads are separated and pulled from the safety of their mother's wombs, and most Christians sit by and do nothing.  So is there a message to all this, as this Gentile council meets to tell the king what to do?  Is there a message to us hidden by God's hand, as to what He thinks of what is going on here?  

Remember this is just a story, just as that story of the ship made up of the nations of the earth.  That was a warning about the world industrial and financial ruin that is going to come upon the earth.  This book of Esther is another story, and it deals with religious matters.  So now we have the first of the five acrostics of the book of Esther.        

Esther 1:20    "And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) ALL THE WIVES SHALL GIVE to their husbands honour, both to great and small."  

"ALL THE WIVES SHALL GIVE" is the first of the five acrostics, and it is given in the initials of the Divine name "YHVH" in reverse order.   "Hi Vekal Hannashim Yitenv"  [Hebrew]  Again, where the acrostic is spelt backward, Jehovah is seen over-ruling the course of the Gentiles for the accomplishment of His people.  The Gentile Memucan is the one speaking here, and the subject is the actions of the rebel queen Vashi.  

"..to their husbands honour," in the English form is "Do Respect Our Ladies.."  The acrostic in reverse is [Lord]  

In the acrostics given in Esther, when the Sacred Name "YHVH" is given and spelt backwards, Jehovah is seen over-ruling the world Gentile councils, and here in the first acrostic we see the Sacred Name spelt backward.  The intent of Memucan and the King is to keep all the ladies of the world system that existed completely under control.  These two woman in our study are referring to the religious and spiritual orders of the day.  God’s Sacred Name "HVHY", is spelt "backward", therefore it must be understood that our Heavenly Father's intent is to stop this movement by these Gentile elements from doing what they are planning to do.   

As we study these Scriptures then compare them with the events taking place in the final days, we see that this is exactly what is being done today.  The world is being moved into an ecclesiastical system in which all the religious orders and thought are controlled under law by one council.  This order is called the One World Council of Churches, which includes all the religious thought from all nations of the World.   

True Christianity is not a religion, is not man made it’s a reality to the life of the person that come under the sacrificed shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This then would be hard for the world religious orders to accept, and thus the movement is for Christians to give up the vital parts of our faith so that we can all live in harmony with this beast system that will be religious.  God lets you and I know that this will truly happen, and it is today.  That system has been real and growing from the past three decades.  I believe that this is what this first acrostic is all about.  This is why these two ladies are at the center of our attention in this story of Esther.     

 Esther 1:21 "And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:"

Now look at who is being pleased; the king, during this time when this new religious beast’s system rules the world in the end times.  Revelations 13:1-3 warns us that when the three hidden dynasties of Education, Economics and Politics receive their mortal head wound, the Religious power would take control.  That religious order will give its power to the dragon, that in turn would give power and authority right back to this Religious System.  Satan will be the ruling king of that system, and part of that religious whore system will be those Christians and their churches that were deceived and gave their power over to Satan.  This is speaking of the sixth trump, and what goes on at that time.      

Esther 1:22  "For he sent letters into all the king's provinces, into every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, that every man should bear rule in his own house, and that it should be published according to the language of every people."

The religious limits that you are aloud to have in your homes and follow in your life, and teach your children will be set by law.  The attitudes that you have towards Sodomites and the freedoms of perversion, even to murder of the unborn will be set by universal law. 

Yes this is the book of Esther that we are reading, the fact that it is in our Bible we must assume that is a warning and message to each of us living in these end times.   Historically it is not fact, but God still has left his foot prints all over the book, for the sake of teaching us a lesson, and preparing the bride of Christ who are living in this final generation of what to expect.  The Jews went through very troubled times under the Babylonian Empire; Most of their spiritual Levitical leaders departed, and migrated elsewhere, and when the seventy years was past, there were no spiritual leaders, Levites to set the people straight.  They all departed, and like Ezra wrote in Ezra 8:15; "...I view the People, and the priests, and found thee none of the sons of Levi."    

The Jews were going back to reestablish their temple worship, and there was not one Levite amongst them.  As you continue to study Esther, think of this; The Kenites, those hidden ones, strangers given to service were in charge of God's people, and they will also be in charge in the latter days.  They will control all parts of your family life, as well as what you think and do through their four hidden dynasties.  This is a warning to our generation living in the time of the end.   We are to watch and expect these things to happen when we see them taking place.         

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