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-Please 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 Father’s 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 YHVH’s blessed “Memorial Name” as well as the wonderful blessed Name of our Messiah and Saviour, thus please read …The Memorial Name.”

The three levels of learning & understanding of the blessed Word of YaHVaH Elohim (the Lord God):

When we read and study the blessed Scriptures, the Word of YHVH Elohim as a believer in Yahushua the Messiah, we should keep the following three steps always in mind for they are a valuable guide and it will certainly provide us with guidance and illuminate the sheer beauty and the fullness of YHVH’s most blessed Word.

1. Who was YHVH Elohim, blessed be His sanctified Name, speaking to?

2. When was it said?

3. How was His Word understood at the time it was spoken/given?

I do believe that these three points are most relevant to our understanding of 1. What the Almighty is saying at the time – 2. As well as what it means to us today - and 3. Especially to you and me right now!

Part 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 read’s 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!

Part Two - A Summary of the Book of Esther

The Book of Esther can be divided into three main sections.

1 … Chapters 1:1-2:18 – Esther replaces Vashti;

2 … Chapters 2:19-7:10 – Mordecai overcomes Haman;

3 … Chapters 8:1-10:3 – Israel survives Haman’s attempt to destroy them.

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 husband‘s 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. Haman’s goal is the final effort recorded in the Tanach - Old Covenant period of the total *eradication of the Hebrews. However, his plans end’s up with his own demise and the elevation of his enemy being the godly Mordecai who receives Haman’s 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. Elohim’s 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 foreshadowing’s 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 Elohim’s 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 beloved Messiah.

Part 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 Xerxes’s 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. Esther’s 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 Esther’s 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 Verses:

“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 2:15.

“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 4:14.

“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 7:3.

Part Four - Haman’s “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 land’s 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 Mordecai!

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 4:7.

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!

“Let a decree be issued to destroy them (the Hebrews), and I will put TEN THOUSAND TALENTS of silver into the royal treasury”

Chapter 3:9.

 

What is a talent?

1 Talent =                                       30 kilograms

10,000 x 30 kilograms =                 300,000 kilograms of silver (total)

 

1 Talent =                                       60 Mina’s

1 Mina =                                         50 Shekels

Meaning that 1 Talent was 60 x 50 =    3,000 shekels

 

Calculating 10,000 Talents to Shekels

10,000 x 3,000 =                            30.000,000 / 30 Million Shekels

Bamidbar (Numbers) 3:47 - reveals that the redemption price of the firstborn of Israel is … 5 Shekels per person. “You shall take five shekels for each one individually.”

Divide 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! Haman’s 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 order!

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 Elohim’s providence in His people’s 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 for!

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!

“Teach me Your way, O YHVH. I will walk in Your truth.
UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME!”

Tehillim – Psalms 86:11

                                                                                   

May YHVH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of His hand always, in Messiah Yahushua’s loving Name!

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