- Esther, Dedication of the first Temple and Tishri 6
- The time of Jacob’s Distress (Tzara Ya’acov)
- Esther and Israel’s (yet future) time of testing
- The Megillah’s condemnation of the love of the things of the World
Esther, Dedication of the first Temple, and Tishri 6:
Tishri 6 is the anniversary day of the Feast of the Dedication of King Solomon that celebrates the fall dedication (chanak) of the First Temple. Tishri 6 prophetically speaks of another time (in the near future) when the false messiah will stand up in a spring dedication of a Third Temple at Jerusalem, in the month of Nisan, not Tishri, and blasphemously announce to the entire world that he is Adonai (the LORD) come in human form (cf. Messiah in Rosh HaShanah II and Chanukkah II). It is a date that symbolizes both celebration and disappointment:
Tishri 6 is a date that speaks of a right kind of dedication of the Temple and a wrong kind of dedication of the Temple.
The wrong kind of dedication of the Temple is when the False Shepherd-Messiah will one day stand up in a newly built Temple in Jerusalem and make his claim to be Adonai in human form. He will do this in the month of Nisan, in the spring-time, at the “middle” of the near future (final) tribulation period (in all human history) called the time of “Jacob’s Trouble.” This is a seven year period of time (צָרָ֥ה יַֽעֲקֹ֔ב -Tzara Ya’acov, Jeremiah 30:7) that can begin as soon as our next observance of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teruah (in the fall):
The time of Jacob’s Distress (Tzara Ya’acov):
הֹוי כִּי גָדֹול הַיֹּום הַהוּא מֵאַיִן כָּמֹהוּ וְעֵֽת־צָרָה הִיא לְיַֽעֲקֹב וּמִמֶּנָּה יִוָּשֵֽׁעַ׃
Alas! for that day is great,
There is none like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s distress (צָרָה יַעֲקֹב)
But he will be saved from it.
This means that in the Megillah of Esther that the fall month of Tishri and the spring month of Nisan (which are six months or 180 days apart) are prophetically very highly connected to one other.
Esther and Israel’s (yet future) time of testing:
In the prophetic meta-narrative of the Scroll of [God’s] Compassion (Megillah of Hadassah) it is very important that we recall that in the fall Yamim Noraim (the 10 Great Days of Awe; Tishri 1-10) is a somber time of testing and judgment. Seven of the ten days of testing are called the intermediate days. These are the very solemn days (Tishri 3-9) that exist in the middle of the feasts of Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur. In addition:
Tishri 6 is located at the very middle of the seven intermediate days of Yamim Noraim.
Prophetically speaking, Yamim Noraim is a testimony to the ultimate period of our (Israel’s) testing—the seven years of Ya’acov Tzara—which is the yet future time of our nation’s greatest testing.
The time of Israel’s greatest testing will begin in the very middle of the yet future seven year period of time, when a new (Third) Temple will be built in Jerusalem. This is the time when the False Shepherd-Messiah–who will come in his “own name” to glorify himself and not God–he will stand up in the Holy Place of the newly built and dedicated Third Temple and declare himself to be the one true God cloaked in human form.
In stark contrast to the future false-messiah’s foolish act of self-glorification, we see the glory that young Solomon gave to God at his dedication of the First Temple that was built and dedicated in the city of Jerusalem (cf. 1 Kings 8:22-53).
Therefore, in the future to come—at the mid-point of the seven (days of) years of Jacob’s Trouble—the newly constructed (desecrated) Third Temple will be utterly destroyed in an earthquake that will tragically result in 7,000 priestly worshipers of the false anti-messiah dying; being swallowed up alive in the earth under the desecrated Temple mount. This future judgment will happen to the seven thousand priests (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) while they are in the process of celebrating their false messiah’s blasphemous deification of himself on the Temple Mount.
Thereafter, a magnificent new Fourth Temple will be built by Shiloh the Person, the true Messiah Yeshua ben David, in the ancient sacred city of Shiloh (cf. event of Shiloh and place of Shiloh 1, 2). The Fourth (Millennial) Temple will not be built on the former desecrated Third Temple holy site in Jerusalem.
The prophet Ezekiel makes it abundantly clear that the future Fourth Temple will be located in Shiloh.
In the near future messianic age the fourth and final temple in Shiloh will be located at the center of a much larger Jerusalem Temple District that will extend from Jerusalem in the south to the ancient city of Shalem to the north, located near ancient Shechem (Nablus; cf.Messiah in Rosh Hashanah (II).
The future 50 X 50 mile Jerusalem Temple District will extend south to north from Jerusalem to modern Nablus
The Megillah’s condemnation of the love of the things of the World:
When the royal banquet of Ahasuerus (in Persian Khshyarsha is a title, meaning Lion-King) ended, he proclaimed another local banquet for the people of Shushan. The Lion-King’s second banquet (following his first 180 day banquet) lasted seven days, from the 9th of Nisan to the 15th of Nisan.
The problem is that Nisan14 is Pesach and Nisan 15 is the beginning of Chag HaMatzot (Nisan 15-21). The chief instigator of this substitute seven day banquet that replaced the sacred festival of Pesach was wicked Haman. Haman was the culprit behind this wicked plot. It was in intense hatred of our people that Haman schemed and plotted to trap our people (Israel) into a sin (Drash L Purim) that would greatly offend the LORD our God and thereby strip us of His Divine protection and favor.
Therefore, during the holy season of Pesach our errant ancestors were supposed to be thoroughly cleansing their homes and themselves of all chametz–yeast, representing the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life–and to prepare themselves for the observance of Passover. Instead, the people of Israel chose to disobey God’s commandments regarding Passover and Unleavened Bread so that they could participate in the pagan king’s worldly party.
Therefore, the men of Israel at this time chose to participate in the Banquet of the Pagan World instead of participating in the sacred Banquet of Elah Shemaiya. This deliberate sin of our people against the God of Heaven during Pesach resulted in some very frightful and potentially terrifying consequences.