How Queen Esther's Story Relates to End Time Events and Hosea 6:2

For Such A Time as This! It's our faith that activates the power of God.

A Day is like a thousand years……2Peter 3:8

It is now approximately 2000 years since the birth of Christ, 4000 years since Abraham and about 4500 years since the flood of Noah.  The time of Adam is thought to be about 6000 years ago.

Peter says that a day is like a thousand years.  We are about 6 millennia since Adam.  If Christ were to come back now and begin his millennial reign,  God will have completed his rescue plan in 6 days and rested on the seventh just as he did with Creation.

After the seventh millennium is over, God will make all things new and God will live with his people in a New Jerusalem.

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Esther 4:14 (NIV) "And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” 

In the book of Esther we read how an evil plot to destroy the Jews was uncovered. Up until this time, Queen Esther had kept her Jewish heritage a secret from King Xerxes. Now her cousin Mordecai encourages her to go into the king's presence and beg for mercy on behalf of the Jews. (Do we today sigh and cry (beg for mercy) for the abominations that are being done to God by modern SDA committing spiritual adultery just as Queen Esther begged on behalf of the Jews?) Ezekiel 9:4 "And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof." Matthew 22:7 is the same event as Ezekiel 9:6. According to Matthew 22:1-10, the murderous city, modern day spiritual Jerusalem (Corp SDA church), is destroyed BEFORE the final loud cry call to the world. Click here for more on the Ezekiel 9 prophecy that will be literally fulfilled before Jesus comes

Believing that God had prepared her for this very moment in history—"for such a time as this"—as a vessel of deliverance for her people, Esther urged all of the Jews in the city to fast and pray for her. She was about to risk her life to request an audience with the king. (We are about to risk our lives - Sunday law - for an audience with the King - the Most High God and His Son)

Although the Jews had been sentenced to death by King Xerxes' original decree, through Queen Esther's courageous intervention and willingness to face death, the people's lives were spared. What about you? Do you have the courage of Queen Esther? If faced with the same decision of destiny would you risk your life "for such at time as this?"

Even as Esther was made Queen "for such a time as this", the 144,000 are made Queen "for such a time as this"...the last message for this end time warning given to save God's people with a special message. This message was given to God's chosen people starting around 1844 time frame until Christ returns with a shout. (Three angels message/7th day Sabbath and the truth about God and His Son/special diet, understanding of sanctuary message etc.)

According to the Book of Esther, during his third year on the throne King Ahasuerus decided to host a party in the city of Shushan. The celebration lasted half a year and was concluded with a week long drinking festival, during which both the king and his guests consumed vast quantities of alcohol.

King Ahasuerus decides that he wants to show off his wife's beauty, so he commands Queen Vashti to appear before his male guests:

"On the seventh day, when King Xerxes was in high spirits from wine, he commanded the seven eunuchs who served bring before him Queen Vashti, wearing her royal crown, in order to display her beauty to the people and nobles, for she was lovely to look at." (Esther 1:10)

The text does not say exactly how she is told to appear, only that she is to wear her royal crown. Vashti receives the summons while she is hosting a banquet for the women of the court and refuses to comply. Her refusal is yet another clue to the nature of Queen Vashti. She is comfortable where she is at. Indifferent, lukewarm, laodicean spirit. She is spewed out. It does not make sense that she would risk disobeying a royal decree. Neither does it make sense today that the modern SDA church has refused to give the beautiful truth about God and His Son today. 

When Ahasuerus is informed of Vashti's refusal he is furious. He asks several noblemen at his party how he should punish the queen for her disobedience. One of them, a man named Memucan, suggests that she should be punished severely. After all, if the king does not deal with her harshly other wives in the kingdom might get ideas and refuse to obey their own husbands. "Queen Vashti has done wrong, not only against the king but also against all the nobles and the peoples of all the provinces," he argues, "for the queen's conduct will become known to all the women, and so they will despise their husbands...there will be no end of disrespect and discord." (Esther 1:16) Memucan suggests that Vashti should be banished and the title of queen be given to another woman. Ahasuerus likes this idea, so the punishment is carried out. Soon a massive, kingdom-wide search is launched for a beautiful woman to replace Vashti as queen. Eventually Esther is selected - her experiences in Ahasuerus' court are the basis of the Purim story. Vashti is never mentioned again.

Hosea's Two Day-Three Day Prophecy - this is not two literal days. Hosea 6:2. This is a prophetic time prophecy about Christ's 1st and 2nd coming. Hosea 6:2 has a familiar sound to it in the story of Queen Esther as well as in many other Bible references. Hosea 6:2 tells us prophetically, that in the “third day” "we will live in His sight".

Hosea 6:2 “After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.”

2 DAYS or 2000 years after Christ's Death/resurrection we will LIVE IN HIS SIGHT on the THIRD DAY! We will have found favor in God's sight because of Jesus Royal Robes (wearing/claiming Christ's Righteousness by Faith)! Jesus comes to get His faithful few. The story of Queen Esther is really a story about last day events and getting our characters perfected before God in these last days. 

Read or think about the story of Queen Esther and who each character in the story represents for these last day events!

King Ahasuerus aka
King Xerxes
Represents God holding out the golden scepter of Christ's righteousness to usGod's people gather together to fast and pray for two days or 2000 years, third day goes in before the King - LIVES in HIS SIGHT. He could have killed her just for coming into his sight uninvited, God could kill us in His sight, but faithful live by the golden righteous scepter that God has held out to us by the life of Jesus that we get to claim as our very own prize.  Psalms 45:6 - "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom." Hebrews 1:8 But of the Son He says, "your throne, O  God, is forever and ever, and the righteous scepter is the scepter of his kingdom.
 Queen Vashti
"On the seventh day, when King Xerxes was in high spirits from wine, he commanded the seven eunuchs who served bring before him Queen Vashti, wearing her royal crown, in order to display her beauty to the people and nobles, for she was lovely to look at." (Esther 1:10)

The historical truths given to SDA's in 1844 era are beautiful to look at.

See The Eternal Nature of Truth for why the historical SDA message could not be changed.

Because SDA's rejected God's Royal Degree to spread the gospel truth about Christ and how to obtain Righteousness by Faith - because they now worship "another Jesus", another Spirit and teach "another gospel" against such we have been warned in 2 Cor 11:3-4, a search is launched for a beautiful VIRGIN woman to replace Vashti as queen.

I believe Queen Vashti represents the modern SDA church who refuses to "show off" preach the beautiful truths that were given to her in 1844 time frame. Since she rejected and refused the King's command, she was replaced by the King and her job given to another willing to obey do the job. Even the replacement will be replaced if they refuse to obey God: Esther 4:14 "For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" (ESV)

In the last solemn work few great men will be engaged. . . . God will work a work in our day that but few anticipate. He will raise up and exalt among us those who are taught rather by the unction of His Spirit than by the outward training of scientific institutions. These facilities are not to be despised or condemned; they are ordained of God, but they can furnish only the exterior qualifications. God will manifest that He is not dependent on learned, self-important mortals.--5T 80, 82 (1882).

"To souls that are earnestly seeking for light and that accept with gladness every ray of divine illumination from His holy Word, to such alone light will be given. It is through these souls that God will reveal that light and power which will lighten the whole earth with His glory."--5T 729 (1889).

"It is discipline of spirit, cleanness of heart and thought that is needed. This is of more value than brilliant talent, tact, or knowledge. An ordinary mind, trained to obey a "Thus saith the Lord," is better qualified for God's work than are those who have capabilities but do not employ them rightly."--RH Nov. 27, 1900.

"The labourers will be qualified rather by the unction of His Spirit than by the training of literary institutions. Men of faith and prayer will be constrained to go forth with holy zeal, declaring the words which God gives them."--GC 606 (1911).

Let me tell you that the Lord will work in this last work in a manner very much out of the common order of things, and in a way that will be contrary to any human planning. There will be those among us who will always want to control the work of God, to dictate even what movements shall be made when the work goes forward under the direction of the angel who joins the third angel in the message to be given to the world. God will use ways and means by which it will be seen that He is taking the reins in His own hands. The workers will be surprised by the simple means that He will use to bring about and perfect His work of righteousness.--TM 300 (1885).

Do not imagine that it will be possible to lay out plans for the future. Let God be acknowledged as standing at the helm at all times and under every circumstance. He will work by means that will be suitable, and will maintain, increase, and build up His own people.--CW 71 (1895).

The Comforter is to reveal Himself, not in any specified, precise way that man may mark out, but in the order of God--in unexpected times and ways that will honour His own name.--EGW'88 1478 (1896).

He will raise up from among the common people men and women to do His work, even as of old He called fishermen to be His disciples. There will soon be an awakening that will surprise many. Those who do not realise the necessity of what is to be done will be passed by, and the heavenly messengers will work with those who are called the common people, fitting them to carry the truth to many places.--15MR 312 (1905).

Memucan suggests that Vashti should be banished and the title of queen be given to another woman. Ahasuerus likes this idea, so the punishment is carried out. Soon a massive, kingdom-wide search is launched for a beautiful VIRGIN woman (represents church) to replace Vashti as queen. Eventually Esther is selected - her experiences in Ahasuerus' court are the basis of the Purim story. Vashti is never mentioned again. (Women represent a church)

"The third angel's message will not be comprehended, the light which will lighten the earth with its glory will be called a false light, by those who refuse to walk in its advancing glory."--RH May 27, 1890.

Cousin Mordecai
Esther 2:7 Mordecai had a cousin named Hadassah
I think Mordecai may represent Christ. Satan, like Hamman is so jealous of Christ/Mordecai that he wants him dead. Christ sits in the Kings gate giving advice/counsel. He has been assigned by the King and His Father to do a job. Thus shall it be done unto the one whom the King delights to honor.  Matthew 10:37-39 "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me.The 144,000 give up all for Christ. Neither Mother nor Father is loved more than Christ. "And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle's daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maiden was fair and beautiful."
 Haman     I think Haman may represent Satan. After the saints are delivered, Satan is destroyed by his own plans/gallows. Haman Hanged Instead of Mordecai. wicked destroyed instead of God's people.

Remember how "His bride has made herself ready."
Queen Esther's story fits. 

Queen Esther spent two days preparing to see the King, the third day, she put on her Royal robes & Crown (finishing touch of immortality). Esther 5:1 "Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court [Most Holy Place of the Heavenly Sanctuary in the Third Heaven by FAITH] 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.” See Psalms 100:4: We who are a part of the 144,000 are to enter His (God’s) gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.

On the third day, the church (those who have consummated or joined (received His Character/thoughts/feelings by Faith=Received the Righteousness of Christ by claiming His very own breath/life/soul/mind as theirs BY FAITH) "His bride has made herself ready.") will put on the (immortality) Royal robe and crown, and go meet the king to celebrate the marriage supper of the Lamb! Those who are putting on Christ’s character now are consummating / joining by marriage/character to Christ, by becoming one in purpose and plans. Those who are the pure and holy bride of Christ will not be whoring after other gods and committing spiritual adultery by worshiping a third god called “God the Holy Spirit” or any other false god. According to 1 Cor 8:6 “there is but one God, the Father (John 4:24 “God is spirit”),…and there is but one Lord, (our spiritual Husband) Jesus Christ.”

“The time of trouble must come before the coming of Christ.” (1851) RH July 21, 1851, Art. A, par. 14

Hosea 6:2 “After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
For me personally, I find this passage in Hosea one of the most fascinating prophecies about the second coming. Science and recorded history tells us that man has been on the earth about 6,000 years (give or take a few years).

I Peter 3:8 “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” Another witness: Psalm 90:4 "For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night."

Jesus said that we couldn't know the day or the hour, but we could know when the time was "near."
Matthew 24:33 “So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.” 

Romans 9:28 “For He will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.” AND Mat 24:22  “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.”

1 Thessalonians 5:4 (KJV) "But ye, brethren (true God worshipers who worship Him IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH!), are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief." Don’t let it be said of you: “You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.” Matt 16:1-3. Amos 3:7: “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” 

Interestingly enough, the bible has quite a few references to the "third day", and there are strong references to the rapture/2nd coming of the LORD. Let's look at some of them.

Interesting references of Hosea 6:2 found in the Bible: 2 days and 3rd day living in His sight.

Nehemiah 13:20
Once or twice the traders and merchants of every kind of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem.

The second set of "2 days "(next 2000 years or cumulative total of 4 days) goes from the calling of Abram to the time of Christ. He was born in a small town just south of Jerusalem. Bethlehem, which means 'the house of bread,' indeed became worthy of its name one lonely night. For there, in that town, was born the Bread of Life.

Let us pray to double the spirit in us (2 Kings 2:91). We have to have the loving attitude of service; then no more argument; Matthew 5:13 (Leviticus 2:13); Luke 14:34; Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 4:6; Romans 12:18; 14:19; 2 Corinthians 13:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:13; Hebrews 12:14.

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