- Messianic prophecy of the 180 day feast that leads to life
- The Messiah was born on Tishri 15
- The prophecy of the 180 day feast that leads to death
- The feasts of the King
The Decree of Grace was conceived on Sivan 23:
The conception Decree of Life of Adonai’s Grace (of the Prophet Yochanan) was the first act of the new Administration of the Humble Man (Mordecai) to thwart the old Annihilation Decree that was used by wicked Haman as a Law of Death (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12). The conception of the prophet of the Grace of Adonai (Yochanan) marked the beginning of a New Order, the rule of the Law of Life, the Administration of the Spirit of *Grace (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).
*The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness to humbly come under the safe and secure authority of His “Crown.” This is symbolized by Hadassah-Esther touching the Crown of the king’s Golden Scepter. The gracious Presence of the Spirit of Grace ruling over our lives is to us is a Crown of Life (עֲטֶרֶת הַחַיִּים).
Messianic prophecy of the 180 day feast that leads to life:
The forerunner of the Messiah, the *first Elijah to come (there is a second final Elijah soon to come), the Prophet Yochanan ben Zechariah ben Aaron was conceived on Sivan 23; exactly 180 days (six months) before the Messiah Yeshua ben Yosef ben David was conceived on Kislev 25 (Chanukkah). Likewise:
The period of time after the birth of Yochanan at Twilight of Nisan 14 to the birth of Messiah on the eve of Tishri 15 is exactly 180 days.
*There are three Elijah(s) in the Order of Eternity. There is at the beginning Eliyahoo HaTishbi, then there are two more prophets who come in the spirit of Elijah. The first Elijah to come came to Israel at the first coming of the Messiah (Yochanan); and the second Elijah to come will come to us just before the second coming of the Messiah ben David (when He triumphantly returns from heaven to earth in the near future).
The beginning of Pesach (Nisan 14) to the beginning of Sukkot (Feast of Booths, Tishri 15) represents the festal procession, the ultimate spiritual exodus of Adonai (the LORD) that ultimately will lead our people (Israel and the Commonwealth of Israel) into the age of Messiah’s millennial rule on earth.
Thereafter, Messiah will continue to exodus His people (out of this creation) into Adonai’s new creation, the eternal dwelling place of His righteousness (i.e. the new heaven and the new earth).
The Messiah was born on Tishri 15
The Individual Messiah (the Vine) who is the Light of the World was born on Sukkot (Tishri 15). On this same date the National Messiah Israel (the branches) will one day be reborn (fully restored in the messianic age of the Restitution of all things (השבת הכל). Israel’s national spiritual rebirth will occur immediately following the Messiah’s ‘second coming.’ The second coming of Messiah ben David will occur on Yom Kippur (Tishri 10). Messiah’s circumcision in Israel occurred on Tishri 22 (1, 2). The perfect, complete and permanent separation of good from evil is represented in the two festivals associated with the Jewish calendar date of Tishri 22 (cf. “Messiah in Shemini Atzeret” and “Messiah in Simchat Torah“).
The prophecy of the 180 day feast that leads to death:
The story of Esther (Hadassah) opens at a time of material prosperity and peace as witnessed by the Persian king Ahasuerus’ lavish 180 day feast. The narrative goes as follows:
The feasts of the King:
וַיְהִי בִּימֵי אֲחַשְׁוֵרֹושׁ הוּא אֲחַשְׁוֵרֹושׁ הַמֹּלֵךְ מֵהֹדּוּ וְעַד־כּוּשׁ שֶׁבַע וְעֶשְׂרִים וּמֵאָה מְדִינָֽה׃ בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם כְּשֶׁבֶת הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲחַשְׁוֵרֹושׁ עַל כִּסֵּא מַלְכוּתֹו אֲשֶׁר בְּשׁוּשַׁן הַבִּירָֽה׃ בִּשְׁנַת שָׁלֹושׁ לְמָלְכֹו עָשָׂה מִשְׁתֶּה לְכָל־שָׂרָיו וַעֲבָדָיו חֵיל פָּרַס וּמָדַי הַֽפַּרְתְּמִים וְשָׂרֵי הַמְּדִינֹות לְפָנָֽיו׃ בְּהַרְאֹתֹו אֶת־עֹשֶׁר כְּבֹוד מַלְכוּתֹו וְאֶת־יְקָר תִּפְאֶרֶת גְּדוּלָּתֹו יָמִים רַבִּים שְׁמֹונִים וּמְאַת יֹֽום׃
Now it took place in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces, in those days as King Ahasuerus sat on his royal throne which was at the citadel in *Shushan, in the third year of his reign he gave a banquet for all his princes and attendants, the army officers of Persia and Media, the nobles and the princes of his provinces being in his presence. And he displayed the riches of his royal glory and the splendor of his great majesty for many days, 180 days (שְׁמֹונִים וּמְאַת יֹֽום).
*”Sat on his royal throne which was at the citadel in Shushan.” There were four capitals of Persia (Iran); and the king, at times, reigned in each of them. These were, “Shushan, Babylon, Ecbatana, and Persepolis.”
וּבִמְלֹואת הַיָּמִים הָאֵלֶּה עָשָׂה הַמֶּלֶךְ לְכָל־הָעָם הַנִּמְצְאִים בְּשׁוּשַׁן הַבִּירָה לְמִגָּדֹול וְעַד־קָטָן מִשְׁתֶּה שִׁבְעַת יָמִים בַּחֲצַר גִּנַּת בִּיתַן הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ חוּר כַּרְפַּס וּתְכֵלֶת אָחוּז בְּחַבְלֵי־בוּץ וְאַרְגָּמָן עַל־גְּלִילֵי כֶסֶף וְעַמּוּדֵי שֵׁשׁ מִטֹּות זָהָב וָכֶסֶף עַל רִֽצְפַת בַּהַט־וָשֵׁשׁ וְדַר וְסֹחָֽרֶת׃ וְהַשְׁקֹות בִּכְלֵי זָהָב וְכֵלִים מִכֵּלִים שֹׁונִים וְיֵין מַלְכוּת רָב כְּיַד הַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ וְהַשְּׁתִיָּה כַדָּת אֵין אֹנֵס כִּי־כֵן יִסַּד הַמֶּלֶךְ עַל כָּל־רַב בֵּיתֹו לַעֲשֹׂות כִּרְצֹון אִישׁ־וָאִֽישׁ׃ גַּם וַשְׁתִּי הַמַּלְכָּה עָשְׂתָה מִשְׁתֵּה נָשִׁים בֵּית הַמַּלְכוּת אֲשֶׁר לַמֶּלֶךְ אֲחַשְׁוֵרֹֽושׁ׃
“When these days were completed, the king gave a banquet lasting *seven days for all the people who were present at the citadel in Shushan, from the greatest to the least, in the court of the garden of the king’s palace. There were hangings of fine white and violet linen held by cords of fine purple linen on silver rings and marble columns, and couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and precious stones. Drinks were served in golden vessels of various kinds, and the royal wine was plentiful according to the king’s bounty. The drinking was done according to the law, there was no compulsion, [participation was voluntary] for so the king had given orders to each official of his household that he should do according to the desires of each person. Queen Vashti also gave a [*seven day] banquet for the women in the palace which belonged to King Ahasuerus.”
*Our Jewish ancestors’ participation in this pagan additional seven day feast (Nisan 9-15) in Shushan (the location of the king’s fall-winter palace) substituted for the observance of Pesach. It was not compulsory to attend. It was voluntary. Therefore, our (Israel’s) participation represented a preference for the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. Therefore, the Jews in Shushan freely chose (without coercion) to love the things of the world; instead of faithfully obeying Adonai and observing His feast of Pesach.
Therefore, it was at this time, at the completion of the 180 day feast, that the princes of Persia and Media had enjoyed a mild winter climate with the king in his capital city of Shushan. According to the rabbi sages this 180 day feast began in the fall (Tishri 6, 482 BCE) and concluded in the spring (Nisan 8, 481 BCE). The 8th of Nisan is a very special prophetic day (beta search Nisan 8). This means the pagan feast began at the middle (Tishri 6) of the seven intermediate days (Tishri 3-9) of Yamim Noraim (the ten Days of Awe, Tishri 1-10) in the third year of the reign of King Ahasuerus, Xerxes 1 (continued in the next chapter).