One in Messiah Congregation
Feb. 23, 2008
God has His own calendar
We are now in the 12th month - the month Adar, day 15, second day of Purim
Esth. 9  Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them;)
אדר a-dar - A primitive root; to expand, that is, be great or (figuratively) magnificent: - (become) glorious, honorable
Why are we here today?
The 4th Commandment is a part of the covenant given to us at mount Sinai
We read from law
and the prophets every Sabbath
60 times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath
Acts 13  Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem. But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God
Acts 15  For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Luke 4  And he, Yeshua / Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.
Part of the Torah Portion this week - KI TISA ( When thou take- to lift, bear up, carry)
Exod. 31  Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying,
Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep : for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant .  It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
Ezek. 20  Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
 And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
Luke.23  And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
Messiah Yeshua speaking of the future: Matt.24  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
Topic for today:
In Hebrew the word Esther means star but the root of the word Esther is satar and means hidden.
The words God, Lord do not appear in this book.
I detect a evil root, a seed and a trail from Haman back through time to Agag the king of the Amalekites , Amalek and Esau.
Exod. 17  And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
Num. 24  And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.
Deut. 25  Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;  How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.
1 Sam. 15 Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD
Rom. 9  As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
Mal. 1  And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.
Esth. 7  So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai.
Esth. 9 : 14 they hanged Haman's ten sons.
Three names of the ten sons have in their spelling a small Hebrew letter:
תָ 400 - פַּרְשַׁנְדָּתָא
שְׁ 300 - פַּרְמַשְׁתָּא
זָ 7 - יְזָתָא
There are many opinions on this subject.
Book of Esther, hidden messages of the Messiah
The Seventeenth of Nisan /Aviv, Feast of first-fruits
Resurrection, Deliverance and Salvation
Here are some thoughts:
thirteenth day of the first month ( day before Passover, Nisan / Aviv 14 )
Esth.3: Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was
written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king's lieutenants,
and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every
people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people
after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus
was it written, and sealed with the king's ring.
Esth.4: Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days , night or day:
Sounds like Jonah's prophecy of Messiah
Jonah 1  Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Matt. 12  For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Esth. 5: [1 ] Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.
Sounds like Messiah's resurrection on the third day ( approx. 15 times in the Word )
1Cor. 15  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
This could be the 16th of Aviv/Nisan
Esth. 5: [8 ] If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I will do tomorrow as the king hath said. This could be the 17th of Aviv / Nisan
Esth. 7: [1
] So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen.
And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine,
What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be
granted thee: and what is thy request? and it shall be performed, even to the
half of the kingdom.[ 3] Then Esther the queen
answered and said, If I have found favour in thy
sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my
petition, and my people at my request:[ 4] For we are sold, I and my
people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold
for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not
countervail the king's damage. Then the king
Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen,
Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?[6 ]
And Esther said, The adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was
afraid before the king and the queen.
 And the king arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king.[8 ] Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the bed whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he force the queen also before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face.[ 9] And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.[ 10] So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified.
People of God Delivered! Yeshua / Jesus rose on the third day, the 17th of Aviv / Nisan, Feast of first-fruits - Messiah delivered us!
Now Judaism's tales
From jewfaq.org/toc.htm and other sites
What do you think of this below?
We are also commanded to eat, drink and be merry . According to the Talmud, a person is required to drink until he cannot tell the difference between "cursed be Haman" and "blessed be Mordecai," though opinions differ as to exactly how drunk that is. A person certainly should not become so drunk that he might violate other commandments or get seriously ill. In addition, recovering alcoholics or others who might suffer serious harm from alcohol are exempt from this obligation .
We are commanded to send out gifts of food or drink, and to make gifts to charity. The sending of gifts of food and drink is referred to as shalach manos (lit. sending out portions). Among Ashkenazic Jews, a common treat at this time of year is hamentaschen (lit. Haman's pockets or ears, some say). These triangular fruit-filled cookies are supposed to represent Haman's three-cornered hat.
Some say it is customary to hold carnival-like celebrations on Purim, to perform plays and parodies, and to hold beauty contests. Some refer to Purim as the Jewish Mardi Gras.
Some say Purim is not subject to the sabbath-like restrictions on word that some other holidays are; however, some sources indicate that we should not go about our ordinary business on Purim out of respect for the holiday.
Talmud - Megiilah 7b Raba said: It is the duty of a man to mellow himself [with wine] on Purim until he cannot tell the difference between cursed be Haman? and blessed be Mordecai?
There are fancy dress parties ( including a tradition of cross-dressing ) and mockery of those who at other times are much respected
Deut.22  The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Shalom, be safe
We will read the Torah portion, KI TISA (When thou take- to lift, bear up, and carry)
Ex. 30:11-34:35, 1Ki. 18:1-39, 2 Cor. 3