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Haman, the enemy of the Jews
Haman is a type of the Antichrist who is featured in the book of Esther as “the enemy of the Jews.” I will assume you're familiar with the book. The revealing of the lawless one on the 13th day of the first month is modeled as Haman received the authority of the throne (represented by the king's signet ring), making an open show of it when he sent forth an official decree throughout the vast empire. His decree authorized the annihilation of all the people of Mordecai the Jew.
10 Then the king took his signet ring from his hand and gave it to Haman, the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews. 11 The king said to Haman, “The silver is yours, and the people also, to do with them as you please.” 12 Then the king’s scribes were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and it was written just as Haman commanded to the king’s satraps, to the governors who were over each province and to the princes of each people, each province according to its script, each people according to its language, being written in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed with the king’s signet ring. 13 Letters were sent by couriers to all the king’s provinces to destroy, to kill and to annihilate all the Jews, both young and old, women and children, in one day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to seize their possessions as plunder. 14 A copy of the edict to be issued as law in every province was published to all the peoples so that they should be ready for this day. 15 The couriers went out impelled by the king’s command while the decree was issued at the citadel in Susa; and while the king and Haman sat down to drink, the city of Susa was in confusion. ~ Esther 3:10-15
The name, Haman, means, “the rager: their tumult.” Tumult, means, “a state of noisy confusion or disorder.” At the issue of the decree, the city of Susa was in confusion. As I frequently observe, when the meaning of a name that is mentioned in a verse is repeated in the action of that verse, the Author is flagging it for special attention. The impact of what Haman did when he exercised the authority of the throne is being emphasized to us, and the context reveals it to be an important prophetic scenario.
With the benefit of knowing about the time featured and the key dynamics of that day appointed for 2015 we find in this study of Haman further validation of what we've learned through our studies of Judas and Jesus Barabbas. When you take a hard look at the way Rabbinical Judaism celebrates Purim there is even much more validation to be found, which I'll demonstrate shortly. The inheritors of the role of the Pharisees and Sadducees have not changed since the season when our Lord called them hypocrites and the offspring of vipers.
In the allegorical drama of the scroll of Esther, Haman plays the Antichrist while his archnemesis, Mordecai, the Jew, may be seen in the role of the Savior. King Ahasuerus plays the role of the sovereign God. Esther plays the Bride of haMashiach while the displaced Queen Vashti is that natural branch of the Olive tree of Romans 11 that was broken off to accommodate Esther's being grafted in. Haman's plot to kill the Jews included Esther in the scope of his decree because she was secretly a Jewess, Mordecai's niece. That insight is all relatively low-hanging fruit, so to speak, but there's more to be gleaned through the concealing and revealing matters of timing.
Haman was the son of Hammedatha the Agagite. Hammedatha, means, “He who troubles the law.” Agagite, means, “given by, or, to, the moon.” Haman is identified with the tradition of the worship of the stars, which is to say, the fallen angels. The son of “He who troubles the law” is a prophetic witness of the lawless one.
There is a Jewish holiday called Purim that celebrates the victory of Esther and Mordecai over Haman. The name, “Purim,” means “lots,” as the plural of “Pur.” This makes reference to a form of divination that is the casting of a horoscope, as noted by E. W. Bullinger in his useful but limited classic, Number in Scripture. This is how Haman sought and found the propitious times for advancing his agenda. Bullinger draws a connection to Isaiah 47:13, where astrologers, stargazers and monthly prognosticators are named as the counselors of those who practice enchantments and sorceries, and where their end in fiery judgment is proclaimed. Haman was an occultist, a practitioner of the ancient arts. How did Haman know about the 13th day of the 1st month? He divined, drawing upon his guiding demonic spirits.
In the first month, which is the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, Pur, that is the lot, was cast before Haman from day to day and from month to month, until the twelfth month, that is the month Adar. ~ Esther 3:7
Bullinger offers some insightful commentary that highlights the three thirteens involved in the timing. The decree was made on the 13th day of the 1st month, which was the 13th month from when Haman began to cast the Pur, initiating the work of prognostication. The day appointed for the execution of Haman's pre-Himmler “Final Solution” was the 13th day of the 12th month, Adar.
In memorial of the remarkable turn of events recorded in chapters 7-9, Purim is celebrated on the 14th and 15th days of the 12th month, Adar. According to the common practice of Rabbinical Judaism, Purim is celebrated with little restraint. Their practices reveal how this facet of Mystery Babylon has been imprinting lies over the truth in the same way as their counterparts in the Vatican. Like how the Eucharist is a setup for the church that prefigures the baptism and anointing of the lawless one, Purim is a similar setup for those who practice Judaism.
In the day appointed for the revealing, the lawless one's true identity will be known only to a small number, but the fraudulent impostor will be revealed to the masses. The great deception masks or suppresses his identity, and this is what is modeled in ignorance from year to year.
“Its observance centers around the reading of the megillah - scroll - of Esther. Every time the name of the villain, Haman, is read, we make noise to drown out the name. ”
(The Jewish Holidays, A Guide & Commentary, Michael Strassfeld, p.187)
(The Jewish Holidays, A Guide & Commentary, Michael Strassfeld, p.187)
By making noise to drown out the name, the celebrants suppress and conceal his identity. The confusion of identity is at the heart of the matter in that day of revealing the antitypical Haman. It will be like when Jesus Barabbas was offered alongside Jesus the only begotten son of the Heavenly Father. Who really is haMashiach? Those who were inspired to produce the Talmud exhibit an understanding of the matter, and this must be seen as an indictment of Rabbinical Judaism. Those who follow that direction have been set up.
(ibid, p.189) “Purim, then, has remained a time to feel good and let loose, a time to masquerade as someone other than yourself. The spirit of Purim is best captured in the Talmudic dictum “It is the obligation of each person to be so drunk [on Purim] as not to be able to tell the difference between ‘Blessed be Mordechai’ and ‘Cursed be Haman.’” Although later scholars tried to explain away this obligation, the Talmud's statement is unequivocal. To drive home the point, the Talmud enters into the Purim spirit by following this dictum with this story.”
“Rabbah and Rabbi Zera joined together in a Purim feast. They became drunk and Rabbah arose and killed Rabbi Zera. On the next day, he prayed on Rabbi Zera’s behalf and brought him back to life. The following year, Rabbah said: “Will your honor come, and we will have the Purim feast together.” Rabbi Zera replied: 'A miracle does not take place on every occasion.'” (Talmud, Megillah 7b)
Rabbi Strassfeld at least had the courage to declare how it really is an obligation to be so intoxicated that those two characters can not be distinguished, one from the other. The Rabbinical commentators were not just using some random example to illustrate the level of drunkenness that should be attained. See in that picture the lack of discernment that will characterize those who are drunk on the wine (Revelation 17:2) of Mystery Babylon. They will be in a mental fog of strong delusion of spirit that is not acoholic in nature when the critical choice must be made between the antitypical messianic Haman and Mordecai. There will be 144,ooo sons of Israel who will see through the dark misty stupor and reject the Rabbi's imprinting that was designed to cloud their judgment. What had been concealed will be revealed!
In the quoted story from the Talmud, observe how death and resurrection has been associated with the Purim celebration. Rabbi Zera was killed and subsequently raised. The name, Zera, means “seed” in Hebrew. Consider the pronouncement of the curse upon the serpent for what happened in the garden of Eden.
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed (zera) and her seed (zera); He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.” ~ Genesis 3:15
Slick. Mighty slick. Recall Revelation 13:3, which was linked to John 13:3 (and which is a rebel-lord-beast (13) resurrection (3) numbering).
I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; ~ Revelation 13:3
Consider also the parable of the vine-growers in Luke 20. Verse 19 reveals that the scribes and the chief priests understood that Jesus spoke this parable against them. In that parable, verse 14 reveals how the vine-growers recognized the heir and plotted to kill him so that the inheritance would be theirs. The writers of the Talmud will not be pleading ignorance in their day of judgment.
While the celebration of Purim takes place on the calendar dates of Adar 14 and 15, it may be seen how the practices encouraged by the Rabbis apply to the other end of the story, when the decree was made on the 13th day of the 1st month. They pretend to lead a celebration of the victory of the Jews over their enemy, but the practice reveals how they have flipped the script. Jews all around the world are in ignorance, celebrating instead the victory of Haman. What an irony!
(ibid, p. 191) “Purim is also a time of Purim carnivals and masquerades. In Israel, a huge parade of costumed merrymakers takes place annually and is called adloyada from the dictum that you should be so drunk that you are not able to tell the difference between (ad lo yada) cursed Haman and blessed Mordechai.”
What is the ultimate masquerade but the impostor Haman posing as Mordecai in a picture of the revealing of the lawless one? The Rabbis have set up the Jews for a grand and deadly hoax!
The decree to slaughter his enemies came as Haman acted in the authority of the throne on the 13th day of the 1st month. All the media had been gathered in for Haman's big reveal. Do you perceive the pattern?
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More to follow, Lord willing.