- Isaac is a type of the sacrificed Messiah
- The Nation of Israel is elect and the Body of Messiah is elect
- Adonai Elohim’s Sovereign Grace
Isaac is a type of the sacrificed Messiah:
וַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָהָם אֱלֹהִים יִרְאֶה־לֹּו הַשֶּׂה לְעֹלָה בְּנִי וַיֵּלְכוּ שְׁנֵיהֶם יַחְדָּֽו׃
ויאמר אברהם אלהים יראה־לו השה לעלה בני וילכו שניהם יחדו׃
Avraham said, “God will provide (literally see, ra’ah-רָאָה) for Himself the lamb (הַשֶּׂה-HaSeh; i.e. שֵׂה הָאֱלֹהִים-Seh HaElohim] for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together.
Isaac (a type of the Messiah Yeshua), prophetically died (prophetic role-play) the day Adonai called father Abraham to sacrifice his son. After a three day journey father Abraham and his son Isaac climbed up Mount Moriah, the same mountain on which the Messiah Yeshua was sacrificed. Thereafter, in the prophetic role-play Isaac ben Avraham was sacrificed and resurrected (given back alive to his father) when Adonai assured Abraham He would personally “provide” the sacrifice Himself (cf. Genesis 22).
This Binding of Isaac (עֲקֵידַת יִצְחַק), also known as The Binding (הָעֲקֵידָה) and the Akedah of Isaac, is a graphic prophetic picture of Adonai’s sacrifice of His own Son (the second and last Adam), the Messiah, two thousand years after Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac. Without the Messiah’s righteous sacrifice—the shedding of His blood (i.e. both His physical and spiritual life)—there would be no forgiveness for sin.
Rightly so Avinu Shebashamayim requires that all of our sins be paid for.
Adonai warned the first Adam that the just penalty for His disobedience would be death (spiritual and physical). The First Adam failed as a Kinsman-Redeemer. He sinned. He did not remain righteous and redeem his bride. Instead of being the redeemer of his wife. He became her accuser.
In stark contrast to the first Adam, the last Adam (ben Ha-Elohim) succeeded as a Kinsman-Redeemer (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). The last Adam paid the penalty for sin for all who believe on His name (trust in His Word). Messiah Yeshua is the Head of the New Creation Order. Rabbi Yeshua (יוֹשִׁיעַ-the Salvation of Adonai), the Messiah, died so that we who are “His people” might receive forgiveness of our sins and Avinu Shebashamayim’s gracious gift of eternal life.
The Nation of Israel is elect and the Body of Messiah is elect:
Therefore, Esther represents the entire body of saved Israel and those who are counted among the Holy One’s elect Messianic Assembly (Synagogue). This elect assembly includes Adonai’s Son Yeshua as the Head of the Assembly (Rosh Ha’edah) and all who believe in Him (both Jew-Israel and Gentile-the Commonwealth of Israel). The believer dies to his or her idolatrous (prideful) self-life with our Messiah so that we might be resurrected with Him in a glorified body that is incapable of engaging in sin or dying. This “final solution” to chametz: man’s pride, rebellion, sin, and death (1, 2) was implemented by HaDavar (הַדָּבָר) and the Memra (ma’amar-מַאֲמָר) taking on human form. A moment before this happened The Word said (from heaven):
אָז אָמַרְתִּי הִנֵּה־בָאתִי בִּמְגִלַּת־סֵפֶר כָּתוּב עָלַי לַעֲשׂוֹת רְצוֹנְךָ אֱלׂהָי׃
“Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of Me) to do Your will Elohai.”
In Psalm 40 the Spirit of Messiah is prophetically bearing witness to the Messiah. The Ruach Ha-Chokmah (Spirit of Wisdom) is revealing to us through Messiah’s royal ancestor, the Prophet-King David, the mystery of His priestly ministry. [Note in the ancient Syriac version Psalm 40 begins by referring to the 24 divisions of the priests: “A psalm of David according to the letter, when Shemaiah brought the names of those who minister in the house of Adonai.”]
In His priestly ministry Yeshua (יֵשׁ֙וּעַ֙-the Salvation of Adonai; the ninth course) came (אֲבִיָּה-following the eighth course) to give His body not only as a once-in-eternity sacrifice for sin but also as a means to permanently cause Adonai’s righteousness to rule within, through and upon His redeemed people.
Adonai’s plan—that is presently being implemented through the ministry of His Holy Spirit—is to establish a New Creation Order out of the cleansing sacrifice of the Messiah and the righteousness of His own Presence Indwelling our purified hearts. This has and will continue to come about by our believing in His redemptive sacrifice and accepting the gift of the Father—the Indwelling Presence of His Spirit (שְׁכַנְיָה-*Shechaniah, Adonai Indwells). This means Adonai (יָהּ) has Taken-up His Dwelling (שָׁכַן-shakan), His Presence, in the Messiah (the Vine of Israel) and in those of us who are His followers (the branches of Israel).
*Shechaniah is found in the tenth course of the 24 divisions of priests who are a prophetic witness to the Messiah Yeshua. Note the three-fold prophetic sequence of courses eight through ten:
Prophecy #1. First comes the testimony of the forerunner, the (first) Elijah to come, Yochanan ben Zecharyah: *Aviyah, “Adonai is My Father.”
Prophecy #2. Second we see the actual testimony of the name of the Messiah our Redeemer: Yeshua: the “Salvation of Adonai.”
Prophecy #3. Third we see the Gift of the Indwelling Presence of the Spirit who follows the redemption of our Messiah (on Shavuot): Shechaniah: “Adonai has Taken-up His Dwelling.”
Therefore, the eighth (meaning new beginning) course of Aviyah (אֲבִיָּה-“Adonai is My Father”) is the division of the priest Zecharyah who is the father of the first forerunner of Ha-Mashiach. The forerunner of the Messiah ben Yosef (the Suffering Messiah) is the first ”Elijah to come.” There will be a second Elijah to come who will appear in Israel just before the return of Messiah ben David (the Conquering Messiah) to Israel. This three-fold prophetic sequence means:
Point #1. After we have exercised faith in our Redeemer the Messiah and been cleansed of our sin then it is the Spirit of the Holy One (the Indwelling One) who shall change us from the Inside-out even up until the day of our resurrection; when we shall all become perfect even as our Father in heaven is perfect.
Point #2. On resurrection day we will all become tzaddikim (righteous ones) even as Messiah is the Righteous One and Adonai is our Righteous Father (אָבִי הַצַּדִּיק). In that yet future age of perfect unity all lawlessness will come to a permanent end. This is the outcome the Righteous Father desires most that sin never come into existence ever again and that we become His permanent dwelling of righteousness (אֲשֶׁר צֶדֶק יִשְׁכֺּן בָּם).
Point #3. Therefore, the New Creation will only be a “dwelling of pure righteousness” and in such a place (state of being) the need for sacrifices for sin will cease to exist. ln reference to the once-in-eternity cleansing sacrifice of the Messiah, the Salvation of Adonai (Yeshua) has said:
כִּי כַּאֲשֶׁר הָיָה יוֹנָה בִּמְעֵי הַדָּג שְׁלֹשָׁה יָמִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה לֵילוֹת כֵּן יִהְיֶה בֶן־הָאָדָם בְּלֵב הָאֲדָמָה שְׁלֹשָׁה יָמִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה לֵילוֹת׃
“For just as Yonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and nights, so to the Son of Man will be in the heart of the ground for three days and nights.”
Rabbi Yeshua was crucified on the 14th of Nisan. This is the same day Esther fasted death to herself. Three nights and three days later, on the 17th of Nisan, in communion with the heavenly Father, Yeshua is seen triumphant over the evil one. It is through the Messiah Yeshua’s sacrificial death and triumphant resurrection that all His followers (Esther-Hadassah) are able to receive eternal life through the gift of the Holy Spirit given to us by our heavenly Father on Shavuot.
Three nights and three days after the 14th of Nisan, on the 17th of Nisan, in communion with Ahasuerus (a prophetic type of Adonai Eloheinu’s sovereign providence), Esther and the complete assembled body of Adonai’s elect Israel triumphed over Haman and thereafter, were granted an irreversible Decree of Life that was capable of destroying the rule, authority, and power of Haman’s Decree of Death.
Adonai Elohim’s Sovereign Grace:
Ahasuerus is a picture of the universal sovereignty of Adonai Elohim. Adonai has decreed from heaven that only judgment will be awarded to those who live according to the Law (self-justification). However, those who put their faith in the one He sent, the Messiah Yeshua, will freely be given the gift of grace which is eternal life. Four points:
Point #1. The Mashiach Eved HaKadosh (the Holy Servant) has sanctified Himself—drank the cup of sanctification—according to the Word of Adonai for our sake—to perfectly fulfill all of the Torah of God.
Point #2. The Messiah (our Korban Pesach) has consumed to the full our judgment. His drinking this cup of judgment (affliction, suffering) has allowed all of us (Israel) to drink the cup of redemption that delivers us from the bondage of sin and death.
When Ahasuerus cleansed the Ruling House in his kingdom he got rid of the household of Haman that represents the flesh or ‘evil impulse’ (יצר הרע) which gives place to Abaddon (אֲבַדּוֹן-the Destroyer). Thereafter, the king immediately refilled his Royal House with the righteous Administration of Mordecai (the Ministry of the Holy Spirit):
What changed in the rule of the international kingdom was the Administrator.
The First Administration was ruled by Haman. The Second Administration was ruled by Mordecai. Therefore the administration of the kingdom went from being dominated by evil to being ruled over by righteousness. What our heavenly Father plans to do is replace the rule of the evil one with the rule of His Righteous One, the Messiah. Therefore, our heavenly Father will accomplish this substitution of international rule through His establishing (יָכִין-yakin) by His own strength (בֹּעַז-boaz) His permanent Administration (Ministry) of the Holy Spirit on the earth.