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Read this FIRST- On this site we prefer to use the actual
Name of our loving Heavenly Father as it was written in the Word,
and thus you will note that we will use the Four Letter
Memorial Name of - YHVH,
which is pronounced as YaHVaH or YaHWaH. In
addition we will also use our Heavenly Fathers
attribute/title, which is Elohim rather than
God, which sadly is the name of a pagan god. In
addition we also love to use the actual and real Name of our
beloved Messiah which is -
Yahushua or Yahshua in short, for this is our
Saviours original Hebrew Name as given to Him at birth in Lukas
- Luke 1:31. This was the only Name ever used when He was on the
earth by His family, disciples and His followers OVER THE
centuries, even until today! However, it was changed to a foreign
name by the founder of the new pagan church of Rome.
Occasionally, we may also use other Hebrew or Greek names as well
as different words in our studies for certain common words used
are from pagan backgrounds and thus are not suitable. All names
will be translated when they are FIRST used in a study or at
various times as needed for clarity. There is a full explanation
of YHVHs blessed Memorial Name as well
as the wonderful blessed Name of our Messiah and Saviour, thus
The Memorial Name.
One - Introduction
In this study we are going to look at
an interesting Book in the Word, and a Book that has also been
disputed by some for the reason that it does not mention the name
of Elohim (God). Indeed this may be strange for a Book in the
blessed Word of YHVH Elohim, blessed be His Sanctified Name,
however there is so much more to this Book than meets the eye
when one first reads it, for it is not just a remarkable
story of victory, but it also contains a massive prophecy that
has not been realised until the early 1990s by the author.
Therefore, I am sure that you will find that there is far more in
the fascinating story of Queen Esther than you may have ever
thought about before!
Before we commence we should ask, who
was the author of this Book? The truth is that the Book
of Esther does not actually name its author. However, the most
popular Hebrew traditions say that it was Mordecai who was of
course one of the major characters in the Book. Yet, it could
also have been either Ezra or Nehemiah for both would have been
familiar with Persian customs and the situation at hand. It
is estimated that the date of writing would have been
between 460 and 350 B.C. The reason for writing the Book of
Esther was to display the providence of Elohim, especially in
regard to His chosen people, Israel. The Book of Esther records
the institution of the Hebrew Feast of Purim and the
obligation of its perpetual observation. The Book of Esther is
always read at the Feast of Purim to commemorate the deliverance
of the Hebrew nation brought about by Elohim through Esther.
Hebrews (Jews) today still read Esther during Purim every year!
Two - A Summary of the Book of Esther
The Book of Esther can be divided into three
Chapters 1:1-2:18 Esther
Mordecai overcomes Haman;
8:1-10:3 Israel survives Hamans attempt to destroy
The noble Esther risked her own life when she
realized what was at stake for her people and she took in hand
what could have been a deadly manoeuvre as she took on the
second-in-command of her husbands kingdom, the evil Haman.
However, she proved to be a wise and most worthy opponent, all
the while remaining humble and respectful of the position of her
husband, the king.
In many ways, Esther's story is much like the
story of Joseph in Bereshis - Genesis 41. Both stories involve
foreign monarchs who control the destiny of the Israelites. Both
accounts show the heroism of Israelite individuals who provide
the means for the salvation of their people and nation. The hand
of Elohim is evident, in that what appears to be a bad situation
is indeed very much under the control of the Almighty, who
ultimately has the good of the people at heart. At the center of
this story is the ongoing division between the Hebrews and the
Amalakites, which was recorded to have begun in the Book of
Shemos - Exodus. Hamans goal is the final effort recorded
in the Tanach - Old Covenant period of the total *eradication
of the Hebrews. However, his plans ends up with his own
demise and the elevation of his enemy being the godly Mordecai
who receives Hamans position in the royal court, as well as
the salvation of the Israelites.
*Amazingly this plan of a total
eradication of the Hebrews by Haman, but this would be was
a tragic prophecy that would come true far in the future. Details
can be read in Part Four!
Feasting is a major theme of this Book: there
are ten recorded banquets, and many of the events were planned,
plotted, or exposed at these banquets. Although the name of
Elohim is never mentioned in this Book, it is apparent that the
Jews of Susa sought His intervention when they fasted and prayed
for three days (Esther 4:16). In spite of the fact that the law
allowing their destruction was written according to the laws of
the Medes and Persians, rendering it unchangeable, the way was
cleared for their prayers to be answered. Esther risked her life
by going not once uninvited before the king but twice, (Esther
4:1-2; 8:3). She was not content with the destruction of Haman;
she was intent on saving her people. The institution of the Feast
of Purim is written and preserved for all to see and is still
observed today. Elohims chosen people, without any direct
mention of His Name, were granted a stay of execution through the
wisdom and humility of Esther.
There were some wonderful
foreshadowings in the Book! In Esther, we are
given a behind-the-scenes look at the ongoing struggle of HaSatan
(the adversary) against the purposes of YHVH Elohim and
especially against His promised Messiah. The entrance of Messiah
into the human race depended on the existence of the Children of
Israel. Just as Haman plotted against the Israelites in order to
destroy them, so had Satan set himself against the coming of the
Messiah and Elohims people from the very beginning always
attempting to destroy them.
But just as Haman was defeated on the very
gallows he originally built for Mordecai, so will Messiah use the
very weapon that his enemy devised to destroy Him and His
spiritual seed. For the tree the cross, by which Satan
planned to destroy the Messiah, was the very means through which
Messiah having cancelled the written code, with its
regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; He
took it away, nailing it to the tree. And thus He had disarmed
the powers and authorities of the evil one, He made a public
spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the tree (cross)
(Colossians 2:14-15). Just as Haman was hanged on the gallows he
built for Mordecai, so the devil was crushed by the tree he
helped to erect through the enemies of Elohim to destroy our
Three What does this all mean to us Today?
The Book of Esther shows the choice we make
between seeing the hand of YaHVaH Elohim, blessed be His Holy
Name, in our circumstances in life and seeing things merely as a
coincidence. Elohim is the sovereign Ruler of the universe and we
can be assured that His plans will not be moved by the actions of
evil men. Even though His Name may not be mentioned in the Book,
His providential care for His people, both individuals and the
nation, is evident throughout. For instance, we cannot fail to
see the Almighty exerting influence over King Xerxess
timely insomnia. Through the example of Mordecai and Esther, the
silent love language our Father often uses to communicate
directly to our spirits is shown in this Book.
Esther proved to have a godly and teachable
spirit that also showed great strength and willing obedience. Esthers
humility was markedly different from those around her, and this
caused her to be elevated into the position of queen. She shows
us that remaining respectful and humble, even in difficult if not
humanly impossible circumstances, and often sets us up to be the
vessel of untold blessing for both ourselves and others. We would
do well to emulate her godly attitudes in all areas of life, but
especially in trials. Not once is there a complaint or bad
attitude exposed in the writing. Many times we read she won the
favour of those around her. Such favour is what
ultimately saved her people. We can be granted such favour as we
accept even unfair persecution and follow Esthers example
of maintaining a positive attitude, coupled with humility and the
determination to lean on our Elohim. Who knows but Elohim may
have put us in such a position for just such a time as this?
The following are just a few of the Key
Now when the time came for Esther to go
to the king, she asked for nothing other than what Hegai, the
king's eunuch who was in charge of the harem, suggested. Esther
For if you remain silent at this time,
relief and deliverance will arise from another place, but you and
your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have
come to the royal position for such a time as this. Esther
Since Mordecai, before whom your downfall
has begun, is of Judean origin, you cannot stand against him, you
will surely come to ruin! Esther 6:12.
If I have found favour with you, O king,
and if it pleases your majesty, grant me my life, this is my
petition, and the life of my people, this is my request. Esther
Four - Hamans Sum of Money to destroy Israel
Above we have read about the goodness and
faithfulness of Esther as well as Mordecai, but also of the great
evil of the lands second in charge the very rich and evil Haman,
the butcher! His desire was to utterly destroy every single
Hebrew that was in the land, thus he was foreshadow of Hitler in
Scriptural days and had he succeeded, he would have achieved,
what Hitler could never had done. But of course the Almighty
could not allow this evil man to succeed and thus his plans were
thrown into disarray and instead he was hanged, instead of
The plan Haman had to destroy the Children of
Israel was as follows involving a Sum of Money.
This Sum of Money has a significant
prophetic message, one that at first may not be comprehended.
However, we should look at the puzzle that is presented by this
sum, which unfolded to me in the early 1990s.
Then Haman said to King Xerxes,
There is a certain people dispersed and scattered among the
peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom whose customs are
different from those of all other people and who do not obey the
king's laws; it is not in the king's best interest to tolerate
them. If it pleases the king, let a decree be issued to destroy
them (to kill them), and I will put ten thousand talents of
silver into the royal treasury for the men who carry out this
business. Esther 3:8-9.
And Mordecai told him all that had
happened to him and the sum of money that Haman had promised to
pay into the king's treasuries to destroy the Judeans. Esther
Notice it does not say all that he
had nor half his possessions etc., but
THE sum of money The question arises
What was that sum?
Please read the chart with the calculations
carefully. It is there because it was something, which shocked
the author when he discovered this. The contained prophecy WILL
shock you for it was without a doubt a sum carefully
made up not just by a mere man, but with outside help, which I
believe came from the greatest of all evil, HaSatan himself!
a decree be issued to destroy them (the Hebrews), and I will put TEN
THOUSAND TALENTS of silver into the royal
What is a
1 Talent =
10,000 x 30
300,000 kilograms of silver (total)
1 Talent =
1 Mina =
Meaning that 1
Talent was 60 x 50 = 3,000 shekels
10,000 Talents to Shekels
30.000,000 / 30 Million Shekels
Bamidbar (Numbers) 3:47 - reveals that the
redemption price of the firstborn of Israel is
Shekels per person. You shall take five
shekels for each one individually.
30.000,000 ÷ 5 =
6.000,000 / 6 Million
Did the evil Haman prophetically offer the
exact amount, THE SUM in the day of Ester the Queen
that amounted to 6 Million precious lives of Israel lost during
HaShoah, the Nazi Holocaust!
Does this prove that we at times, do simply not
understand prophecy as we should?
Many will say that the author has gone off on a
tangent and is totally wrong. OK, prove to me that ten
thousand talents does not add up to 30 million shekels,
and that the price of the first born is not 5 shekels, and
calculated accordingly and correctly, that this sum becomes 6
million. Is it so or not? Frankly, I wish it had not been so,
but it is! Hamans evil Sum of Money was a
prophecy for the death of 6 million precious Jewish lives lost
and that was tragic! The only good thing to come out of that
horrid time is the re-establishment of the State of Israel and
the return of so many of the Hebrew people back to the land!
Thank you YaHVaH Elohim!
Today in Israel, there are many Messianic
Synagogues as over the years countless of Hebrews have come to
know Yahushua as their Messiah, and praise YaHVaH Elohim, so it
is around the world! Just as it was in the days when Yahushua was
with us in the world, many Hebrew were faithful and believed then
and thereafter, for obviously all the original believers in
Messiah were all Hebrews (Jews)! Sadly far too many preachers
still teach that The Jews rejected Christ. That
statement is a lie, for the faithful Hebrews believed, and the
sinners of the nation, just as it is in your country today, did
not accept Him, and neither did the rich and corrupt priesthood
that was installed not according to the official Scriptural
The story of Esther is a story about the
endurance and faith of the Hebrew (including Esther) people
through persecution and celebration, as well as Elohims
providence in His peoples life by instating people in power
who will fight for the Children of Israel, and beloved that can
be you! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem Tehillim
Psalm 122:6, and should include all the Hebrews regardless
where they live, for it is commanded in the New Covenant!
Beloved, true Shalom - Peace is Yahushua our beloved Messiah, for
only His peace in the heart of men is worth while having, thus
may His peace fill the hearts of men and women we are praying
I pray that this study has touched you in
certain ways, for it does contain much, and I believe that we
should read the book of Esther in full more frequently!
me Your way, O YHVH. I will walk in Your truth.
UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME!
YHVH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of His hand always, in
Messiah Yahushuas loving Name!
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