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Wonderful Hope In The Book Of Esther!, pt. 2 of 3
January 6th 2018 - First, in response to the last “Gary Report,” a Bride brother in Australia, Rian, made the following insightful observations that are most worthy for you to read. I trust you will appreciate them as much as I did. It is wonderful truth.
I like your introduction: "...the female, the woman, is a highly impacting part of the kingdom of God—in its destruction, as well as in its restoration and fulfillment,” and further on "...the natural woman effects destruction, particularly so today, while the spiritual fulfillment effects life ever after." That is such a hopeful statement as it really enlightens the fact how the fulfillment of the restoration of mankind will be made possible. It's like the missing link (or rather hidden mystery) of Romans 5:19: "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." Of course this scripture refers to the 1st Adam and 2nd Adam, so obviously one cannot ignore then the 1st Eve and a 2nd Eve. It really brings a balance to the completeness of the restoration process that WILL take place. The fulfillment of Christ as the 2nd Adam already took place as indicated by Romans 5:18: "Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life." Then it just seems obvious that there is to be a fulfillment of the opposite type of Eve being deceived by the serpent. It's very encouraging that the Bride will not be deceived by Satan, which will result in the opportunity of the Bride passing on truth to the Body of Christ, Christianity. And this will result in it's restoration, which is what will most likely take place in the Millennial Reign—as the Serpent will be bound and not be in the kingdom like he was in the Garden, so that the Body of Christ can receive the truth (from the Tree of Life) unto restoration. Would this be in essence what you wrote here as well? "But, lest no man be saved (Matthew 24:22), the kingdom must be cut short from three thousand to two thousand years, and thereupon Yahshua come early and establish now a redeeming female work that affords mankind the true and fulfilling and everlasting pure kingdom."
And he also added:
Another thing that stood out to me was this bit from Esther, chapter 1, that you quoted from: "If it pleases the king, let a royal edict be issued by him and let it be written in the laws of Persia and Media so that it cannot be repealed, that Vashti may no longer come into the presence of King Ahasuerus, and let the king give her royal position to another who is more worthy than she."
What stood out to me was that it was written in the Laws of the Persians and Medes that Vashti may no longer come into the presence of the king. That seems very closely linked to the account of the Medes invading Babylon and beheading Belshazzar/Satan, which then seems similar to the law of the Medes that would remove Vashti/Satan from his/her position of being in the presence of the king. I find it very interesting that both of these accounts involve the Medes.
I wanted to share these with you, and they speak for themselves. Now let me add something that is timely, and you will want to read this very carefully. There is a lot here! In the last report I spoke of the events surrounding Esther, and related them to the displacement of Satan. Of course what we are seeing is the Esther Bride replacing Haman Satan. But what I want you to see is the marvel and hopeful relationship of all of this per the time we are in right now. Let me explain.
In the Law we find three feasts that the Israelites were to carry out: Passover, Pentecost, and then later in the year, Tabernacles. And the reality is—Passover has been fulfilled with Yahshua’s crucifixion; and shortly thereafter Pentecost was fulfilled with the outpouring of the Spirit, the former rain; and Tabernacles is the last of the three feasts and has not yet been fulfilled. But most interestingly, there was another feast added later. This would be Purim. And the question begs to be answered: Why did Yahweh add yet another feast? And we also need to ask: Why was this feast added when the Sons of Israel were in captivity in Persia?
First, let us address this as noted by Rian. The Medes here have the specific identity of being the first Remnant. Click here for more on this. What we find in this highly revealing and prophetic pattern is: Darius the Mede (who conquered Babylon and killed Satan Belshazzar), followed by Cyrus, and concluded with Darius the Persian. Thus we see that the first Remnant is identified with the Medes, Christianity is identified with Cyrus, and the second Remnant is identified with the Persians. According to Daniel 9:1, Ahasuerus is the father of Darius the Mede. Thus we see a testimony of the first Remnant, and of course the second Remnant is to follow later. The reality is, like the first bird killed in the cleansing of the leper, allowing the second bird to ascend alive (Leviticus 14), the first Remnant secured the work, but the second Remnant actually fulfills it. It is in fact a two-blow death work against Satan.
Of course this delay in fulfillment is testified in other ways as well. Noteworthy here, when King Ahasuerus could not sleep, he read the book of records and found that he had never bestowed upon Mordecai any honor or dignity for saving his life (Esther 6). So, Mordecai’s honor was equally delayed. Is this not the case with the first Remnant and the second Remnant? The honor acquired by the first Remnant is delayed so as to be bestowed upon the second Remnant. Equally, Judas died as a first bird, and the success is delayed until the second bird that ascends alive. And thus we see that the honor Mordecai secured long before, was not fulfilled until it was time for Satan Haman to be revealed. But first, just as Mordecai was lifted up on the king’s horse and the king’s robe placed upon him, so Satan has to lift up the fulfilling Elijah and honor him, and thereupon declare: “Thus it shall be done to the man whom the King desires to honor.”
It is also noteworthy that the king’s crown is addressed here in a most unique way, as though it too was thereupon worn by Mordecai. But, evidently it was not. Haman answered the king, “For the man whom the king desires to honor, let them bring a royal robe which the king has worn, and the horse on which the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown has been placed” (Esther 6:7-8). It seems that Haman was suggesting that a royal crown be placed upon Mordecai’s head. But in the next verse we read: “and let the robe and the horse be handed over to one of the king’s most noble princes and let them array the man whom the king desires to honor.” The crown is not mentioned. Even so, we do see in Esther 8:15 that Mordecai does indeed wear the crown: “Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal robes of blue and white, with a large crown of gold, and a garment of fine linen and purple; and the city of Susa shouted and rejoiced.” And this was the case with Esther as well: “The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she found favor and kindness with him more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.”
So what can this mean? In Revelation 4:4 we read: “Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads.” Yahshua, the King, the Ahasuerus, wears a crown (Revelation 14:14), along with the twenty-four elders, who are in fact the twelve and twelve apostles who reign with Him in the Millennial period. This is the crown of righteousness, the crown of life that is given to the apostles, even to the Bride.
In summary, what we find in the book of Esther is an extraordinarily complete and revealing account relative to what we are seeing today regarding the Bride. There is Vashti Satan, there is the Esther Bride, there is the Mordecai Elijah who is lifted up after a delay, there are the two wine banquets of the former and latter rains, there is King Ahasuerus (Yahshua) whose name means “prince or head,” there is Satan Haman who is revealed by the Bride and is hung on his own fifty-cubit gallows (the number in the count to Pentecost), and there is the testimony of the Bride that reigns with Yahshua, wearing the like crown. But there is one more thing here that is most hopeful for us at this specific time.
Why did Yahweh God add yet another feast after laying out the feasts in the Law? And why is this feast associated with a time of being in captivity, versus being in Jerusalem? And why was it a celebration of being delivered from death, obtaining deliverance from the one who was their enemy and had the right and plan to kill them? To understand this, keep in mind where we are today. How many years was the Body of Christ supposed to go to the grave? Three thousand years. And what would be the outcome if that planned period was carried out? As Yahshua declared in Matthew 24:22, “Unless those days were cut short, no flesh would have been saved; but because of the elect those days will be cut short.” After three “hours,” three thousand years, it would be “My God my God, why have you forsaken us!” But that time has to be cut short from 3,000 to 2,000 years and Yahshua come back early, before the time. We have to be delivered from our enemy Haman Satan while we are in a period of captivity, and that is why the book of Esther was added with its promise for yet another feast—Purim! Yahweh adds this feast, separate and apart from the others, so that we, the Bride, can be delivered at this time—today! Again, this account is complete in testimony in every regard! Purim was added for the fulfillment of the two-part Remnant!
And what will be the outcome of the fulfillment of this feast today? In Esther 8:1 the queen was given Haman’s house! Likewise, the Bride gets the house that Satan has thus far occupied. Here again, the Bride is seen occupying that which Satan has possessed, just as Esther occupied the place of Vashti. And Mordecai, the Elijah, gets the King’s signet ring which had been given to Satan Haman (8:2). And both Esther and Mordecai wear the crown. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of Satan Haman. Do you see testified here what is about to happen?
Now seeing and understanding all of this, I hope that we will behold the beginning of the fulfillment of this critical feast in the days before us. In the Hebrew calendar, Purim is February 28-March 1, 2018. In the New Millennial Calendar, Purim is March 14-15. I began my walk with Yahshua in mid-January, 1971, and would love to have yet another beginning in January/February, 2018. Furthermore, as addressed in the “Gary Report” titled “The Covenant With The Many,” November 12, 2017, if Yahweh follows the pattern of my own life and begins a work in the middle of my seventieth year, that would take place in early February of this year. Whatever the case, I hope we are finally at the place where we see and experience all of these things so clearly attested in the book of Esther regarding the Elijah and the Bride. But it is all in the hands of the Father and He alone can perform it. We wait upon Him. May Yahweh be glorified!