- 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 all of the nations, peoples and families of the world. It is our trust in our Righteous Father that will lead us on the long journey toward global, national, and personal salvation (peace).
The Rabbis also rightfully believe that Esther has been made herself a part of God’s eternity. They believe the Scroll of Esther is the continuation of a book that will only come to an end at the Great White Throne judgment, when Amalek (the evil one) will be completely and permanently erased (removed) from the conscious presence (memory) 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 Festival 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’ of the Holy One will be normative. The supreme reign of the Spirit of God will become the only manner of walking (existing) throughout eternity. For it is a true saying: God will not allow even the slightest taint of conscious remembrance of the evil to enter into His new eternal heaven and earth.
In the eternity of God all our memory of evil must be erased.
Therefore, the memory of the evil one and his wicked reign (Amalek) will be completely erased. In the new heaven and the new earth evil must be completely forgotten. Once erased: all of our memory of evil will never be brought back to remembrance again. Then the taint of even remembering that sin, evil, and death ever existed at all will be permanentl) banished from entering (again) into Avinu Shebashamayim’s eternal age of perfect joy.
Also, it must be pointed out that of the twelve Messianic festivals two other festivals also illustrate the age of the perfect new heavens and earth (the eternal age to come). These two festivals are the festivals of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. 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 God’s perfect unity (echad) and joy (simcha).
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, three and one half years after Vashti’s banishment, represents the high point in God’s plan of redemption.
Hadassah-Esther is a type of redeemed Israel and the *Commonwealth of Israel.
*Yet future: International Commonwealth of 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 and of all the world 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).