The Battle Between Christ and Satan in the Parable of Esther
In this parable look for Christ and the Gospel; God did not make a mistake when He included Esther into the Bible.
King Ahasuerus is a picture of God (Examples are: Isaiah 44:28-45:13, 1st Samuel 10:1-13, 1st Samuel 11:1-15).
Shushan the palace represents the congregation of God, where God can be found.
The palace’s gate represents the Bible where Christ can be found; entrance to the dwelling place of God.
Mordecai represents Christ.
Vashti represents the Old Testament nation of Israel, the first wife of God (Jeremiah 3:6-20).
The removal of Vashti from being queen represents the divorce of God from the Old Testament nation of Israel (2nd Kings 17:7-23, Matthew 21:43, Romans 2:28-29, Romans 9:6-8).
The seven wise men of the court represent the Holy Spirit (Revelation 1:4).
The king’s scepter, or the king’s favour, represents grace, which is unmerited favour.
Esther represents the elect of God, or the eternal bride.
Her purification represents her growing in grace.
The banquet of wine is a memorial of the blood of Christ; think of Passover (Exodus 12:11-30, 1st Corinthians 11:23-32).
Haman’s promotion represents God’s permission of Satan’s conquest over Adam.
Haman represents Satan.
The ten sons of Haman represent the complete number of fallen angels.
The Jews represent the New Testament Jews, who are circumcised in their heart (Romans 2:28-29).
The Law of the Medes and Persians which cannot be changed represents the immutability of the Bible.
The thirteenth day of the twelfth month, Adar, represents the Last Day.