- Why Hadassah-Esther is included in the Tanakh
- The Eternal Reign of the Spirit
- The first Adam and the last Adam
Why Hadassah-Esther is included in the Tanakh:
The Rabbis rightfully say that by leading us to repentance (teshuvah) Hadassah-Esther has shown us the way to a right relationship with our heavenly Father. Esther taught Israel and all future generations of those who believe in Adonai (the LORD) that He alone is the sole beacon of light that must lead the way for our nation of Israel; and for that matter any nation or people. It is our trust in our Righteous Father that will lead us on the long journey toward global, national, and personal salvation. In so doing, Esther earned inclusion in the Holy Scriptures.
The Rabbis also believe that Esther has been made herself a part of Adonai’s eternity. They believe the Scroll of Esther is the continuation of a book that will come to an end at the Great White Throne judgment, when Amalek (the evil one) will be completely erased (removed) from the conscious presence of the righteous; when the Holy One’s sovereignty is made fully and perfectly manifest.
The Eternal Reign of the Spirit:
Jewish rabbinical tradition holds that the Feast of Purim will be the only festival that survives throughout all eternity. As a type of the unending Reign of the Holy Spirit this is true. In eternity the walk in the Spirit will be normative. The supreme reign of the Holy Spirit will become the only manner of walking (existing) throughout eternity. However, Purim is not set apart by the Adonai to “illustrate” His eternal holy days (eternal rest). For it is a true saying:
Adonai will not allow even the slightest taint of conscious remembrance of the evil one to enter into His new heaven and earth.
All memory of evil will be erased. Therefore, the memory of the evil one and his wicked reign will be completely erased. In the new heaven and the new earth evil will be completely forgotten. Never to be brought back to remembrance again. The taint of even remembering that sin, evil, and death ever existed at all will be banished from entering into Avinu Shebashamayim’s eternal age of perfect joy.
There will be no crumbs of chametz left in all of Adonai’s new House of Righteousness (1, 2). The knowledge of evil and sin will not be allowed to manifest in the Holy One’s new creation. Of the twelve Messianic festivals only two festivals actually illustrate the age of the perfect new heavens and earth (the eternal age to come). The two eternal age festivals are the “little” festivals of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. In the New Beginning of the Atzeret the elect will rejoice forever with our Righteous Father. In the eternal state Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah will occur simultaneously. In the eternal age we shall dwell with God together in a state of perfect unity (echad) and joy.
The first Adam and the last Adam:
Vashti being caught up in pride and self-will represents a type of fallen false-humanity that has been banished from the Holy One’s Presence (symbolized in the King’s garden). In contrast, Hadassah-Esther’s appearance on the scene in Tevet, four years after Vashti’s banishment represents the high point in Adonai’s plan of redemption. Hadassah-Esther is a type of redeemed Israel. Esther’s timely reign is inaugurated, conceived during Chanukkah (Kislev 25-Tevet 2). Therefore, at this exact eight day point in time, at the time of the then future (now present) celebration of Chanukkah, the Messiah of Israel was conceived in the womb of the Jewess Miryam. The first and second days of Tevet are the seventh and eighth days of the “Feast of Dedication” (rededicating the temple). The first day of Tevet is a day of completion (seventh day). The second day of Tevet (the eighth day) represents a new and eternal beginning.