We made out a case for the Isaiah 27 chapter representing the book of Esther. The story is the same, the result the same, the winners and looses the same. The enemy of the truth assumes the highest position in the realm. The victory in the end belongs to the people of God. This story is a parable of Messiah and the bride of the king. It speaks of the final victory and settling the kingdom in the earth.
The significance of the first and last verses of the chapter is obvious. It speaks of a special day when the Lord God intends to deal with the enemy in such a way he cannot rise and do his evil work again. In the book of Esther there is such a character in Haman, an evil man, who falsely accuses the Jewish people of undermining the authority of the king and threatening the future of the kingdom. “On a day” God had him hung on the gallows he built for Mordicai the leader of the Jews.
To confirm the story I think we need to give an outline of the book of Esther. The king Ahasuerus held a feast for all his subjects small and great, and directed Vashti the queen to show how beautiful she was to all the world, but she refused, so a decree is made she be replaced. Virgins were chosen from all over the world, and Esther, who was a Jewess cared for by her cousin Mordicai, became the queen in Vashti’s place. Mordicai uncovered a plot to slay the king and take over the kingdom by two of his doorkeepers. He told Esther, who revealed the matter to the king. Haman is appointed by the king to be in charge of all the affairs of the kingdom but Mordicai refused to bow down and reverence him. Haman sought to have Mordicai hung and all the people of Mordicai slain. But before the evil deed the king advanced Mordicai and testified to his faithfulness, parading him through the city of Susa. Haman was invited to a banquet of wine with Esther and the king, and on the second banquet exposed as the wicked enemy. Haman is hung on the gallows he planned to use for Mordicai. Mordicai and Esther make a decree to reverse the sentence of death pronounced on all Jews and great joy flowed throughout the kingdom. The Jews enemies slain and the kingdom prospered with Esther as the queen and Mordicai second only to the king.
It is an interesting story, full of drama and intrigue. It is history, and clear references to this period in present-day records, however it is history used by God to suggest prophetically what would happen to Messiah. Now before you object, just realize Mordicai in the parable is Messiah. It was by his decree the Jews are saved. It is because of his report, the king’s servants planned to slay the king and take over the kingdom, and the kingdom saved. He becomes second only to the king and rules for him with Esther.
Everything in the story has its counterpart in the two thousand years between the first appearance of Messiah and the second. For instance there are one hundred and twenty seven provinces or territories where the Jews live in the kingdom. These provinces received letters according to their writing and language which suggests cultural, language, and ethnic differences between them. The first announced to all those living in the kingdom that every man must rule in his own house. The second letter told of the decree by Haman the Jews were under sentence of death. The third was from Mordicai and Esther announcing the Jews could stand together to protect one another from all that would assault them.
Just put it together. The idea the man should not rule in his own house is a modern phenomenon resulting from the feminist movement that took off in the sixties. So I say the one hundred and twenty seven provinces are places that exist then. The fullness of the Gentiles could be waiting for the believers to complete the work of going into all the World.