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A Midrash on Purim (from the book of Esther)

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TWO DAYS OF PURIM, THE 14th AND 15th of ADAR, A QUICK LOOK AT THE BOOK OF ESTHER

Today and tomorrow, March 12th and 13th 2017, are the 14th and 15th days of Adar, the Feast of Lots


…..A long time ago, in a palace called Sushan, in the kingdom of Persia, there was a king named Ahasuerus who had just a little too much to drink, he called for his wife and he called for more wine, and the wine he got but the wife he got not! His wife Vashti refused to come,
…..”Hey, husband, Mr. King, I have my own party, kinda busy now, so, later dude...”
…..Wrong response, that cost her her job, she got fired! She got “de-queened” But when King Ahasuerus sobered up again, when the Manashevitz ran out, he said, “Oi Vey, what have I done?” Did I really fire the queen?” “Yeah” his counselors said, “and you signed her out of the palace too, can't get her back now....But.. You can send out for a replacement queen!”
…..”Welllll, Okkkkeeyy” let's have a beauty contest, the prettiest girl gets to be queen, that'll work”
…..So we know the rest of the story, Esther (Hadasah) the niece of Mordechai becomes queen. This is not by accident, even though YHVH's name is never mentioned, He is still controling the situation. The Book of Esther reveals YHVH's activity inspite of his name being omitted. He is still there on the scene, behind the scene, controlling all the events; We can even see symbolism in the characters and events.
…..Did it just happen that Vashti got fired and the king arranged for a beauty contest? And that of all the pretty women in the kingdom, all virgins, that Hadasah (Esther) was chosen?.....I would say that YHVH arranged the whole thing...put eveything and everyone in its place and in his and her place, for a reason.
…..HaSatan is always out to destroy the Jewish people, and this time, he used Haman to try and do it. So Haman is a type of HaSatan. God places Mordechai at the right place at the right time, in order to learn of two plots, one plot to assassinate the king, the other to murder all the Jews of the provinces controlled by Persia.
…..He sends word to his niece, now queen, of the plans, both plans were revealed by Mordechai, to Queen Esther. Now she has to let the king know. But he hasn't sent for her in a month, to go before the king without being summoned is a death penalty, but she prays and fasts and so do the Jews of Shushan area, Since the king loves Esther, He recieves her, she touches his scepter, and she invites him to two parties, along with Haman,
…..Now Haman already has an attitude against Mordechai since he will not bow before his presence, I think YHVH has a bit of a sense of humor, Haman rides on a horse and looks down at the people under him, and everyone bows before him in homage, except Mordechai. Now, The king orders Mordechai to ride a horse, wear a crown, and royal apparel, while Haman is below him and has to look up! Interesting change of events.
…..Haman's plot to have the Jews killed is revealed, the king is wroth, orders Haman to be hanged on the same gallows (75 feet high) that he meant for Mordechai. That was one big and tall neck-stretcher! Haman probably grew a few more inches in a matter of seconds in that fall from “heaven to earth” by a rope. Remind you of someone who was cast down from “the heavens to earth?” a few thousand years ago?
…..The Jews defended themselves on the 13th day of Adar, which was last shabbat! And won the battle, they also collected the “spoils of war” which was a custom back them, and still is in some parts. To the victor go the spoils, like weapons, money, combat equipment, etc, that the enemy used.
…..The King and Esther can symbolize YHVH and mankind, the only way to gain access to our Heavenly Father is through YESHUA, the scepter can symbolize YESHUA, We can only come by invitation, the Father invites us to come to him THROUGH YESHUA, if the scepter is not extended, you don't come, without the scepter, death is for sure,
…..We can look at it this way too. Esther can symbolize YESHUA, and the king, our Heavenly Father, As Esther intervened before the king for her people, so does YESHUA intervene before the Father on our behalf.
Esther, the bride and wife, can also symbolize all believers, the “Kehilah” of Messiah. And the king, Messiah Yeshua. As King Ahasuerus loved Esther so much that he listened to her petition, so Yeshua loves his bride and soon to be wife, so much that he gave up his life for us all, on Calvary's cross. His bride consists of all believers everywhere. He listens to our petitions, our prayers, and he responds according to his perfect will.
…..Satan was defeated again back then. Never bow the head or knee to HaSatan, as Mordechai resisted Haman, so should all believers resist the temptations that are thrown at us by the father of lies. So, let us rejoice this day and tomorrow, remembering the Feast of Lots, (purim) which fell upon the 13th day of Adar, a day meant for destruction of the Jewish people, but death and destruction were changed to continued life and prosperity for “b'nei Israel” and so we continue to exist, and will always exist, and be the apple of our Savior's eye, for all eternity. HAPPY PURIM.

Rabbi Ben Avraham (Jimmie)
 
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A long time ago a minister provided the following to consider as types or shadows to be found in the Book of Esther:

Ahasherus, the ruler = Jesus, Yeshua
Esther, the new queen = the Bride of Christ
Haman, the adversary of Mordechai and the Jews = sin & death
Mordechai, the foster or adoptive parent of Esther = the Holy Ghost
Vashti, the deposed old queen = the Jews under the old covenant
 
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Brother Jimmie, Purim is a "Jewish" tradition not based upon the word of Yahuah, but rather the man-made doctrine, which makes the commandments of the Father look irrelevant only for the sake of this unbiblical tradition. Nowhere in the Torah (first 5 books of the OT) you will find a Feast called "Purim" nor there is any Feast of Yah that would permit people to transgress the Father's commandments. Why for example, is the drunkenness or cross-dressing allowed, when, never in the word you will see the Father to say: "Go, and do wickedly, for the sake of man-made tradition, I'm pleased with you regardless" instead He says, "And you shall guard My commands and do them. I am יהוה." (Leviticus 22:31). The Pharisees were doing the same thing in the past, they taught man-made traditions and they have been rebuked by Yahusha as He quoted a verse from Isaiah to them - "And in vain do they worship Me, teaching as teachings the commands of men" (Mark 7:7), and then, -
And He said to them, “Well do you set aside the command of Elohim, in order to guard your tradition.
“For Mosheh said, ‘Respect your father and your mother,’ and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’
“But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me, is Qorban (that is, a gift),” ’
you no longer let him do any matter at all for his father or his mother,
nullifying the Word of Elohim through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such traditions you do.” (Mark 7:9-13)

I know there are people who defend this tradition with teeth and nails, but you will not find this tradition included in the Torah. It's not Yah's character to set aside His own commandments, but it's the character of diabolical genius Satan to make you think He did, he knows the scripture better than us.

Remember, it's not me who condemn this tradition, but the word of Elohim. Thank you. May Yahuah bless you!

See for yourself friends what's this tradition about, I see wickedness.
 
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