FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
BY: PETER DEMETRIS
THE FEMININE REALM
HEAVEN AND EARTH
In this article I will touch briefly the principles that serve as a foundation to build upon in future articles. We will look into the symbolism of Mordecai and Esther because their pattern of life covers over the plan of God for our lives today. I will also show the connection we have today with their captivity in that day. It is a human story but holds a divine message within that can only be revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. Through spiritual meaning and application of these characters we can journey into our own souls. Each layer will actually be a ministry of the Spirit within you because this is God’s will for His family of Sons to enter His new day with power and authority by dissolving the veil of flesh over the mind and heart… to experience Christ as He is. To behold the wonder of His infinite wisdom and glory that in so doing, we also express His unlimited and glorious nature of love, which is, our complete and perfect hope for all ages.
Revelation 21:12 and the books were opened: The books are being opened and the knowledge of the Lord is covering the earth as the waters cover the seas. Jesus said the Holy Spirit would lead us into all truth. Showing the perfect unity of God’s thought and will from Genesis to Revelation and beyond. By the spiritual application of these characters and their historical place we also can find their effect upon our own identity and discovery of the anointing within.
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. St. Paul, states in 2 Timothy 3:16, that all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for instruction leading to complete and full manifestation of Christ in us the hope of glory.
THE FEMININE REALM:
Esther is one of only two books of the Bible that are named after a woman. The other being Ruth. That is significant. The symbolism of the female realm is a type and shadow of things pertaining to Israel, the City of Jerusalem and the Church. As an example of this we can look at Isaiah 40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’S hand double for all her sins.
In his epistle to the Ephesians, St. Paul states that we should perceive the church as a bride being prepared for her husband. In the Book of Revelation it is written, “Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.” This is a reference to those having been called out the world of flesh, sin and death, and have washed their lives and hearts in the blood of Christ and are now joined unto Him.
The feminine realm throughout scripture is also a type of our own individual soul. When God made Adam, he was made a living soul. Another word that could describe the soul is, the self. Your soul is your self. Our soul therefore is the mental ability to choose, the mental ability to think and the mental ability to feel our life. Once the soul is cleansed of sin it can become the house of the Spirit of the Living God to know the things that cannot be seen or touched by the natural world. The end of the work of faith is the saving of the soul. 1 Peter 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
HEAVEN AND EARTH:
Thus our soul was made to touch earth and heaven at the same time. That is also seen in the name of Queen Esther. Her name comes from the Hebrew Hadassah, which means a myrtle tree. A tree is something that is planted in the earth but given to grow upward and with branches that reach toward the sky. Our lives have been planted in the earth but we are called to grow upward toward heaven. Her name in the Persian language means a star, coming from the name Ishstar. Stars are heavenly bodies and exist in a high realm of life. So in Esther’s name we see one who has been planted in the earth but whose purpose of life is written in the heavens.
As we look into the story of Queen Esther and the events that brought her from a lowly estate to royal power, we are also looking at what the Holy Spirit is doing to bring us into the rule and reign promised to his kings and priests on the earth with Jesus Christ.
An opportunity would suddenly arise that allowed her to become related to the King. That is what salvation is about. His grace towards us is our opportunity to become related to the King and be given the same authority and power that is in the throne. Jesus said the Kingdom of God is within you.
As this amazing story begins, we see that Esther and her cousin Mordecai are far from that hope and purpose, having been taken from the land of promise they were among the captives of Israel in Persia.
Esther 2:5 Now in Shushan the palace there was a certain Jew, whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite; 6. Who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away. 7. And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
Esther’s parents were both dead. This reveals a deep spiritual principle of truth. We must be severed from our external roots and the natural, carnal realm of life in order to be guided by a spiritual principle symbolized by Mordecai. Esther was raised by her cousin Mordecai. He is described as a certain JEW.
I believe this refers to his symbolism as a type of the Holy Spirit at work in the soul to guide and lead us unto eternal life. He also symbolizes the sons of God who are being conformed into the image of the firstborn. Mordecai was of the tribe of Benjamin. Benjamin’s name is defined as a son of the right hand. He was a full brother to Joseph, another Old Testament type of Christ.
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