Esther, Purim and the Holocaust

Introduction

During the reign of King Ahasueros, the high state official Haman wanted to wipe out the Jews from the Medo-Persian Empire, which stretched from the river Nile to the river Indus back then. However, the God of Israel provided rescue to his people through His pious servants Esther and Mordecai (see book Esther).

What is the proof for Mordecai’s piety?

Well, Mordecai’s piety is proofed through the fact that he didn’t respect Haman, who probably was an Amalekite; though, that one was a high state official of the Medo-Persian Empire, and Ahasueros had commanded to pay homage to Haman.

Esther 3: 2 And all the king’s servants, that were in the king’s gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.

However, it was not the case that Mordecai had not respected the majesty of Ahasueros which one could conclude considering the issue only superficially, but there was a commandment of the God of Israel, who was Mordecai’s God, which was rather to obey than the commandment of the King.

Once, Mordecai had preserved the King from an attack; that shows that he was not only a servant of God but also a faithful servant of King Ahasueros from the bottom of his heart.

Esther 2: 21-23 21 In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king’s gate, two of the king’s chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hands on the king Ahasuerus. 22 And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king thereof in Mordecai’s name. 23 And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the chronicles before the king.

Nevertheless, Mordecai felt obligated to and wanted voluntarily put his obedience against God over his obedience against the King when Haman was involved. It was impossible for Mordecai to reverence Haman like the King wanted because then he had denied his godliness. Just this shows us that Mordecai was pious; because he knew that he ran the risk when he transgressed the commandment of the King; Mordecai was an adherent of the costly grace.

Job 32: 22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

Acts 5: 29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

How far was Haman bad?

Haman was bad because he probably was an Amalekite meaning an archenemy of the people of God.

1. Samuel 15: 33 And Samuel said, As the sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag (King of the Amalekites; R. B.) in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.

Esther 8: 5 And said, If it please the king, and if I have favour in his sight, and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his eyes, let it be written to reverse the letters devised by Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, which he wrote to destroy the Jews which are in all the king’s provinces:

(these two verses make it probable that Haman was an Amalekite which is expressed through the clanship of his father Hammedatha, who was an Agagite, who maybe were special Amalekites named after Agag)

The Jews had got God’s commandment to wipe out the Amalekites because this whole people had degenerated into a gang of outright robbers and criminals who shed innocent blood.

One could compare them with the Muslims of today which are the archenemies of the pious Christians. The Islam is no religion through which one could get into the presence of God who has made heaven and earth but exactly the opposite of that. Islam is fanaticism in purest form and makes obsessed ones out of his adherents. When one reads the (unholy) Koran, it becomes very clear, that the core of genuine Islam is nothing but the destruction or enslavement of the Christian peoples. Hence, the Islam is the anti-religion per se. Similarly fanatical like the modern Muslims must have been the old Amalekites, which wanted to destroy the old people of God, the Jews (the new people of God is the Christian Church). It was very right that the Israeli prophet Samuel made minced meat or hash out of Agag (King of the Amalekites; see the above verse 1. Samuel 15: 33) because that one was a mass murderer and had shed much innocent blood, the blood of the people of God.

Deuteronomy 25: 17-19 17 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; 18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God. 19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.

(note: between the verses of Deuteronomy and the following verses of 1. Samuel below there are several centuries, but God still wants to wipe out the Amalekites; incredible, how God hated this people – they had for sure completely morally degenerated similar to the people of Sodom and Gomorra.

1. Samuel 15: 2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.

1. Samuel 15: 3 Now go and smite Amalek (that said Samuel to the Israeli King Saul; R. B.), and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

Warning: I don’t put a ban on the Muslims. I only want that we get to clarity and sobriety, and that we may realize what kind of people the Muslims are – we should really beware of them and be very wakeful. In other countries, they merciless kill the pious, innocent Christians or enslave them – we should no longer overlook that. Also the Ummah, the worldwide community of all Muslims, is in principle nothing but a giant, criminal gang which commits crimes under the smokescreen of religion. I regard them as that dangerous that I would expel all Muslims from Germany.

Main section

During the reign of Ahasueros, Gott rescued his people Israel in a miraculous way.

Why then didn’t he prevent the Holocaust, and treated Hitler and his accomplices like Haman before they could kill so many Jews?

The question is easy to answer.

The modern Jews lack pious servants of God which offer their whole life as a sacrifice to the God of Israel. Certainly, not all Jews which back then lived in the Medo-Persian Empire were pious, but at least Esther and Mordecai were pious. Approximately at that time, also people like Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah and others lived. I don’t know that today there would be only one single Jew who  could be compared for example with Daniel.

(don’t conclude now that there had been an justification for the Holocaust because in our times – I reckon the time of the Holocaust to our modern time – the Jews have apostatized completely from the faith in the God of Israel in contrast to the time of Ahasueros when there were at least some pious Jews – no, the Holocaust was a very, very heavy crime; however, God has not rescued the Jews from Adolf Hitler; that is an historical fact even though it is very regrettable)

It is high time that the Jews finally accept and recognize Jesus from Nazareth as their Messiah. Yet the pious Jews at the time of Ahasueros believed in him – only that they perhaps didn’t know that his human name was Jesus. In contrast to the modern Jews, those ones simply believed what is also written in the book of Isaiah which yet back then belonged to the Holy Scripture of the Jews. This redeemer, who is mentioned in the book of Isaiah, gave the old, pious Jews a life which did not get in conflict with the commandments of the Torah; this redeemer was even himself their life and this redeemer, who himself was the giver of the law, led them. Thus, they did not only keep the law but fulfilled it because the Son of God was within them. Because they lived in and through God through the redeemer, God protected them against the evil Haman and destroyed him together with his adherents.

Read Isaiah 53!

I believe that many modern Jews have the problem that they regard Jesus’ death on the cross as a proof of his weakness and consider Jesus a gloomy, miserable and helpless weakling.

1. Corinthians 1: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

But, dear reader, if you are a Jew which would be very nice, then consider the issue a little more exactly. Historically seen, Jesus has not died in a certain sense meaning he has yet died, but historically seen he resurrected “in the same moment” (what mean three days from our perspective who live 2000 years later). Imagine a boxer who gets a hook to the chin, lies unconscious on the ground for some few minutes and gets up again – something similar befall Jesus, historically seen.

In a certain way, it was not possible to really kill Jesus. Of course, he was really dead when he hang at the cross and rested in the grave, but he resurrected from the dead again after “some” hours – in that sense, his death was not to compare with the death of an ordinary mortal, nothing final because when you or I would die today, we would certainly not come alive again so fast.

Briefly: Jesus was not the meek-goofy weakling as which the modern Jews consider him, but he accomplished a heroic deed by dying for us on the cross and bearing our sins there. By no means, Jesus had become the helpless plaything of the Romans and the Jewish establishment, who killed him, but he went this way very deliberately, self-controlled and voluntarily – he went this hard way for, for, for us. In fact, the way Jesus went was a way of strength – the strong redeemer, the strong God.

Militarily seen, the modern people of Israel sits on a volcano; that is obvious for everybody. Israel is surrounded by modern “Amalekites” (the Islamic states, the Islamic “beasts”); and Israel cannot be sure if the rest of the world including the USA are still her friends.

Would the Jews accept and recognize Jesus as their Messiah today, then he would wage war for them and rescue them from their enemies. He has the power to vaporize all their enemies within the twinkling of an eye.

Isaiah 9: 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Luke 1: 71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; (that said Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, about Jesus; R. B.)

Revelation 19: 11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. (the rider of the white horse is Jesus; R. B.)

Revelation 19: 15 And out of his (Jesus; R. B.) mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

It is interesting that the Jews still today at Purim commemorate the rescue from the evil Haman through the God of Israel during the reign of Ahasueros despite the fact that God has not rescued them from Adolf Hitler and his accomplices, despite the historical fact of the Holocaust. Purim could still today be a permanent blessing and more than a feast for a Jew if he really would ask himself, why God rescued the Jews during the reign of Ahasueros but not during the reign of Adolf Hitler. The answer to this question is simply as mentioned above that the Jews still lack a redeemer (today we know that his name is Jesus) who could give them a life which pleases God. They still try to keep the law of the Torah through their own, natural power which is impossible instead of allowing the law to convict them of their outright natural weakness (sinfulness) and then reaching out for a the redeemer who wants to live within us so that we can live a life that pleases God – in that way we not only keep the law but fulfil it. If we have peace with God and our life pleases him, then he protects us against our enemies, and thus we not only celebrate Purim but it becomes REALITY again for us after such a long time.  

Assumed, the Jews had yet accepted Jesus as their Messiah during the reign of Adolf Hitler, Jesus had rescued them from Hitler and his accomplices. As the Jews did not accept Jesus as their Messiah, they had to pay a high price for their disbelief – the lives of squillions of legally innocent people (Jews).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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