Purim: Daughter of the King
Special Post by Regina Scott
We hope you enjoy this special presentation that the Father put on the heart of Mrs. Regina to share with the young ladies concerning Purim (and even you guys can glean too – after all, we’re all part of His Bride)! Even the party favors had meaning (A crown, Gold Coins, & Prayer Notebook…)
Purim is the story of the exiles of Israel, who remained in the Persian Empire, and were almost destroyed by Haman, a picture of the antichrist. Yahweh sent a young woman to intercede on behalf of the Jewish people. In Esther 4:13-14 her uncle Mordecai tells Esther, “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the King’s palace. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
The name Esther in Hebrew is Hadassah – which means myrtle. The myrtle blossom had to be crushed to bring forth its fragrance (*remember this!) Esther first was a servant, but because of her faith and obedience to do the will of the Heavenly Father, she was able to stand in the gap and see her people delivered and set free from the hand of the enemy. She persevered and did not give up hope. She knew in whom she believed in, the God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob. I also believe that Esther understood the future fulfillment of the coming Messiah, who would redeem all of Israel – Yashar’El – One who would walk upright before a Holy God, Yahweh!
When Haman ordered the decree that all the Jews must be destroyed, Hadassah tells her uncle Mordecai to get all the people to stand with her to fast and pray for 3 days. Hadassah then had the courage to come before a King, who did not know her God, because she knew that unity would bring forth Yahweh to hear their cry and save His people Israel. Looking at the number 3 in Hebrew, it is the letter Gimel – means to lift up, sent on a mission, arbitrator between two parties at odd, link; also means divine perfection, completeness, and it is also associated with the Holy Spirit, Ruach HaKodesh. And even though Yahweh is never mentioned explicitly in the Book of Esther, nonetheless, because of her faith, (she was firmly convinced that Yahweh would save His people), His presence is all too apparent!
This is how Yahweh sees you, you are precious to Him, a daughter of the Most High King!
Daughter of the King = Bato Shel Melek
Bato = Daughter
Shel = of, meaning to show possession of everything, ownership
Melek = King
Numerical Value = 828, which simplifies (8 + 2 + 8) to 18
18 corresponds to the word Chai – for life and also on the opposite end of the spectrum, 18 can also represent bondage. You can either walk in Torah, covenant, and find life or you can stay in bondage to sin and death. Also looking at the 18th Hebrew letter = Tsade – means righteous, but can also mean object of our desire, to rekindle a flame, pure righteous
The object of our desire, as daughters of the Most High King, should be to rekindle that flame and desire for Yahweh and serve Him with all of our hearts and soul, walking upright before our King, being set apart unto Him. Becoming a sweet smelling aroma in His nostrils (that Hadassah), to be molded and shaped into that Bride of Messiah you are called to be.
In Song of Solomon 6:3 – “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine; Ani Li Dodi, Ve Dodi Li”
Also in Song of Solomon 2:10 – Your beloved, Yahweh is speaking to you, “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away with me!” For He is the Lover of your soul! In Isaiah 54:5 – “For your maker is your Husband, the Lord of Hosts is His Name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel”
This is your time to come and seek the Lord with an unveiled face! We are to be like the 5 wise virgins (Matthew 25) who had their lamps ready, so when the time came they were ready to go out and meet their Bridegroom. Esther had to prepare herself to gain access to the King, for you could not even approach him without being summoned.
So like Hadassah, we need to prepare ourselves to receive our King by going through that cleansing and purging process. Being filled with truth and righteousness, a light unto Him! Even though the King of Persia was looking at Esther’s outward appearance, I do believe he could see her heart and the light that was within her.
Yahweh will only look at our hearts. And we need to be able to say, Your Bride has made herself ready! This is how much you are loved by the Creator! In Isaiah 49:16 – “Yahweh has inscribed you on the palms of His hands; and your wall are continually before Him.”
Walls: Chomah (Strong’s #2345) wall, from an unused root meaning to join; a wall of protection; from the root chamah – to surround; metaphorically used of a maiden chaste and difficult to approach
*This is how we should be – it’s about becoming this wall, one who is chaste before Her King and difficult to access by anyone but Him, in other words all the things of this world, they don’t have our attention or focus, because Yahweh is our desire!
Yet, everyone of us at one time or another, has failed in this, we’ve allowed other things to take our focus, and we haven’t been that chomah – that wall. What do we do? The solution is found in Jeremiah 31:3-4, Yahweh is saying “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O Virgin of Israel!” Again the Lover of your soul is drawing you to come away with Him!
Symbols of Purim
Crown – To represent how you are a daughter of the King of Kings. To remind you that Yahweh cares for you and He has plans for you, plans for good and not for evil (Jer. 29:11) He is also reminding you that you are that Proverbs 31 woman, a mighty woman of valor! (Proverbs 31:25-27)
A woman that would walk upright before Yahweh, and be found worthy and pleasing unto Him. A light unto Yahweh in the midst of darkness. And just like Hadassah, you were born for such a time as this! To stand in this day and hour for truth and righteousness, to stand against the enemy. To see your families saved and set free, walking in the truth of His Word.
Gold Coins – to represent how the Word of Yahweh is more precious than gold. This is our treasure, our Messiah Yahshua, the Word made flesh. Gold means divine and splendor – a picture of Yahweh Himself.
Yahweh is calling you to rise up Mighty Women of Valor! Do what He is calling you to do. To know that He cares for you, and that He is fully able to deliver you and take care of those who love Him and keep His commandments. No matter what you are going through or what circumstances you are faced with, Yahweh is the one who will never leave you nor forsake you. He is your hope and strength! In Hosea 2:19-20, “I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to me in righteousness and justice, in loving kindness and mercy; I will betroth you to me in faithfulness, and you shall know the Lord.”
The word for know in Hebrew is #3045 yada’ – to learn, to know, to know by experience; from the root to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing), intimately
“And in that day, says Yahweh, that you will call me My Husband – Ishi” (Hosea 2:16)
So don’t let the enemy whisper those lies to you and don’t let the world dictate to you, that you are not worthy because remember, you are a daughter of the King! And Yahweh, your daughters will run after you! (Song of Solomon 1:4) for there is no greater love!!