Test All Things

• King Ahasuerus, also known as Xerxes, reigned from 486 to 465 BC, 21 years. Ahasuerus reigned over 127 provinces (Esther 1:1). Sarah died at the age of 127 (Genesis 23:1)....

• Remember we are trying to understand a parable, called: “Esther” What are our limitations when we interpret parables in the Bible? Not the actual history, but the words in the...

To begin, we will give an overview of where we are going. Christ is the focus. We need to learn to focus, or else we do not see the forest through the...

• “The King’s commandment and His decree” is literally, “the King’s word and His law” (Esther 2:8) The King’s Word and His Law were heard; were heard by whom? Who do...

• And in this way the maiden goes in to the King (Esther 2:13) Literally: “All that she said was given to her to come with her” What does that mean?...

• The King promoted Haman (Esther 3:1) Haman = “Magnificent” (of Persian origin) Hammedatha = “Double” (of Persian origin) The Agagite = Belonging to Agag. Who was Agag? Compare Revelation 12:3...

• And Mordecai knew all that was done (Esther 4:1) And “Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on sackcloth and ashes”;  – consider….”in the likeness of sinful flesh” “And went out into...

“Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the King’s house, over against the king’s house…” (Esther 5:1)...

​The Meaning of “Half the Kingdom” “Then said the king unto her, What wilt thou, queen Esther? and what is thy request? it shall be given thee to the half of...

• What does the Book of Records of the Chronicles represent? (Esther 6:1) The Word of God. Does God also control the chapter and the day of our life? (Isaiah 42:16-17)...

The Seed of the Woman and the Seed of the Serpent​ • Is this a banquet of only three people? No! We should recognize many people here, for here we have...

Christ Is Exalted​ • “On that day”? What day was that? (Esther 8:1) It was the day when Esther received authority over the house of Haman. When did the saints receive...

• Is the “last month” really a glorious month for everyone? (Esther 8:12) No, for the king granted that even civil war may be fought for the protection of the Jews....

• What is the meaning of the “twelfth month”? (Esther 9:1) It is the last month in the last year, for Haman planned this to be the last year for the...

​Victory Over Antichrist and Satan​​ ​ • Why does Esther make the request for the 14th day? (Esther 9:13). There are still unsaved people in the congregation who have not been judged...

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:...