Posted by: biblestudyseattle | September 26, 2020

Esther and the Church

The book of Esther is another look at the redemption of God’s people. She becomes queen in the tenth month of the seventh year of king Ahaseurus (or Achashverosh; Esther 2:16). Who does the king represent? Probably God. The king seems almost flippant in his decisions; in one instance he agrees to destroy the Jews, the next instance he’s indignant than anyone would attempt this! (One of the great mysteries of faith is that God allows evil yet is opposed to it.) The seventh year can also represent the 7th 1,000 years. In Psalm 90:4 a day is equated to a thousand years. In Numbers 14:34 a day is equated to a year. Therefore, a year can also be equated to a thousand years. We are living in the seventh 1,000 year period from the creation of Adam. (Adam was created in 4,129 B.C. or 6,148 years ago). Esther becomes queen in the tenth month of the king’s seventh year, or about 6,750+ years since Adam. Time will tell if this interpretation is correct. This would be 2622+ AD on our Gregorian calendar. There is more time information:

After learning about Haman’s evil plot to destroy the Jews,

“On the third day, Ester put on her royal robes and stood in the inner courtyard of the king’s palace, opposite the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the king’s hall, across from the entrance to the hall.  When the king saw Ester the queen standing in the courtyard, she won his favor; so the king extended the gold scepter in his hand toward Ester. Ester approached and touched the tip of the scepter.  “What is it you want, Queen Ester?” the king asked her. “Whatever your request, up to half the kingdom, it will be given to you.”  “If it is all right with the king,” answered Ester, “let the king and Haman come today to the banquet I have prepared for him.”  The king said, “Bring Haman quickly, so that what Ester has asked for can be done.”  So the king and Haman came to the banquet Ester had prepared.” Esther 5:1-5

The third day is very significant. It comes up over and over in the bible. We are also in the third ‘day’ since Jesus’ crucifixion:

“Come, let us return to Adonai;
for he has torn, and he will heal us;
he has struck, and he will bind our wounds.
After two days, he will revive us;
on the third day, he will raise us up;
and we will live in his presence.
Let us know, let us strive to know Adonai.
That he will come is as certain as morning;
he will come to us like the rain,
like the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:1-3

The third day since Jesus’ crucifixion is also the seventh day since the creation and fall of Adam. Esther continues:

“At the banquet of wine the king again said to Ester, “Whatever your request, you will be granted it; whatever you want, up to half the kingdom, it will be done.”  Then Ester answered, “My request, what I want, is this: if I have won the king’s favor, if it pleases the king to grant my request and do what I want, let the king and Haman come to the banquet which I will prepare for them; and tomorrow I will do as the king has said.” Esther 5:6-8

The key is TOMORROW! That’s the fourth day. Or the eighth day since Adam’s fall. The seventh day or year is the Sabbath. The eighth after seven sevens is the Jubilee. Haman represents Satan and he will be destroyed in the Jubilee! The redemption of God’s people is not complete until the Jubilee. Some want to pull forward the events of the Jubilee into the great 1,000 year Sabbath of Jesus’ reign. This is a mistake. “He threw him [Satan] into the Abyss, locked it and sealed it over him; so that he could not deceive the nations any more until the thousand years were over. After that, he has to be set free for a little while.” Revelation 20:3

Satan will be destroyed sometime after 7,000 years past Adam’s fall.

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