Purim celebrates the events in the Book of Esther. We get the name “Purim” from Haman having cast lots (purim) to determine the day on which to destroy the Jews.
Today, another PURIM DELIVERANCE is in the works. Before we go into those details, please know that when I sought the LORD about celebrating the Biblical Feasts of YHVH in His Kingdom, I heard a zinger one-liner: “Just as the Spirit of the Living God has seven flows that manifests in nine fruits and gifts, so do the Feasts of the Lord.” There are nine Bridal Feasts if we include the whole council of the Word of God.
Even though Chanukah and Purim are considered to be minor, commemorative feasts for most people who celebrate these feasts, the sons of the Living God, who restore all things, will go to the elevated state and place that resonates at the frequency of God’s Word. Always remember that Yeshua (Jesus) is called the Word of God (Rev 19:13).
It is written in John 5 that Yeshua went up to Jerusalem for an unnamed feast. According to Lambert Dolphin’s research on what feast this was, the only feast that the Apostle John could be referring to is Purim, since this feast fell on the Sabbath (John 5:9). This was the only feast to fall on the Sabbath between the years of 25-35 CE – Purim in 28 CE. It would be just like the Most High God to intentionally hide the name of this feast to parallel how the Name of the LORD was likewise deliberately left out (hidden in) of the Book of Esther.
According to the Hebrew Sages, any day that is marked by special deliverance by the LORD can be called a “Purim.” Even the eternal deliverance bought for us with Yeshua’s death on the cross, is foreshadowed by the Day of Atonement (i.e. Yom Kippur). In the Tanakh, Yom Kippurim can be read as Yom Ke-Purim – a “day like Purim,” which will always be the greatest Purim of all.
Even though Purim is a fun-filled feast that rejoices over God’s Great Incredible Grace through His Divine Deliverance in times past, there is a prophetic dimension to be fulfilled during the Seventh Day on God’s Calendar (2 Peter 3:8). Recall this unnamed feast of an unnamed God was celebrated on the Sabbath in John 5.
“Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill [war], and said, Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ “ (Acts 17:22-28).
According to the Midrash Esther, Purim is said to be celebrated even after the final redemption in the End of Days, because there is a deliverance that only the hand of God can provide that will lead to the establishment of the Messianic Kingdom upon the earth. The Anti-Messiah is clearly a type of Haman who desires to eliminate all of God’s people both Jew and Gentile alike. The “man of sin” or the Messiah of Evil (2 Thess 2:3) wants to provide the ultimate “Final Solution.” Even now, the label “Hitler” is thrown around casually and frequently.
Just as Haman’s plans to destroy our Jewish brethren boomeranged upon him where he hung on his own gallows, so will this Anti-Messiah (i.e. Anti-Christ) as the Corporate Bride of Christ (i.e. Queen Esther) goes before Her Husband and King to ask that Her people be spared.
We all have a part in this Kingdom Day in His-Story. The Spirit of Haman wants to destroy all of God’s people and the Spirit of the Living God wants to set them free. For such a time as this, may His Bride arise and Her enemies be scattered. Let the Bride’s enemy(s) be hung on his own gallows as the King of Kings decrees.
~ Robin Main