We see this parallel inEsther 1:9, 11-12, 15-16, 19.
9 Queen Vashti also made a feast for the women in the royal palace which belonged to King Ahasuerus(the king wanted her at his banquet, His communion, she was welcome to drink of His wine).
11 to bring Queen Vashti before the king, wearing her royal crown, in order to show herbeauty to the people and the officials, for she was beautiful to behold(she at one time had the total favor of the King).
12 But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s command brought by his eunuchs (ones that had no political virility or power or no personal likes or dislikes); therefore the king was furious, and his anger burned within him(it was strictly her decision to be rebellious).
15 “What shall we do to Queen Vashti, according to law, because she did not obey the command of King Ahasuerus brought to her by the eunuchs?” (She was not coerced by anyone else's religious or political view, the rebellion was her own.)
16 And Memucan answered before the king and the princes: “Queen Vashti has not only wronged the king, but also all the princes, and all the people who are in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus.
19 If it pleases the king, let a royal decree go out from him, and let it be recorded in the laws of the Persians and the Medes, so that it will not be altered(likewise, the law of God does not change for any man or circumstance), that Vashti shall come no more before King Ahasuerus (he would no longer hear her requests); and let the king give her royal position to another(she would be replaced) who is better than she(one that had the best wine).
We see her inRevelation 17:3-6.
3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman(the old church, Vashti)sittingon a scarlet beast(the governments of man) which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (7 is the number of perfection and 10 completion, so these have perfect control and complete power over those subject to them.)
4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet(outwardly looked royal), and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls(lovely to behold on the outside, but inside filthy and full of sins), having in her hand a golden cup(beautiful but deadly)full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication(her wine is therefore still the blood of the altered race, part angel part man. She refused her husband's blood, His wine).
5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONSOF THE EARTH(the church governed by man not God and all religions, secret societies of the world).
6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus(she not only physically killed them, in Adam all die, but let them die spiritually as well by not teaching truth, so they would never became a part of His blood covenant). And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement (and it is truly amazing how far the world's churches have drifted from God).
Will the enemy's prideful claim inIsaiah 14:13 be fulfilled?
13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation(or rule God's people through those he has chosen as leaders) on the farthest sides of the north (claiming there is no one above him or those that follow him qualified to contend with him);
Satan's intent as we see inEzekiel 28:4-5is to place the earth's wealth and resources with those he can control.
4 With your wisdom and your understanding you have gained riches for yourself(speaking of Satan), and gathered gold and silver into your treasuries;(Into his house and his city. We must understand the hoarding or piling up and control of wealth individually originated through the twisted knowledge of Satan.)
5 By your great wisdom in trade(he makes crafty and clever those he controls) you have increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches),” (He is quite prideful of his accomplishments through his elect.)
But the King of kings says inHaggai 2:8,
8 ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts.
This difference in what Satan promotes and what God teaches is a part of the final battle. Satan stores wealth for control of the world and its systems, God's will is to distribute it evenly for the welfare of all, but He will give wealth enough to establish His Kingdom to His children as well.
Revelation 17:13-14prophesies the results of the battle if we can believe God.
13 These are of one mind(Satan's household), and they will give their power and authority to the beast(Satan ruling through the governments of man).
14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful(so His elect, His government is victorious through Him).”
1 After these things I saw another angelcoming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen(remember, she refused to obey the King), and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!(She has the blood of Adam, the knowledge and morals of Satan, even her sacrifices of prayer and praise are not acceptable!)
3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication(her affair with angels), the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues(do not continue attending her wine banquet, fulfilling the devil's plans, it produces the pedophiles, adulterers, liars and traits mirroring the image of Satan in the world's systems).
5 For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities(God continues to warn those caught up in Babylon to leave).
6 Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her doubleaccording to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her.(Come out and expose bloodlines, her hypocrisy, false doctrine and lies to others so they too can be set free!)
7 In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow(expose her); for she says in her heart, ‘Isit as queen, and am no widow(she knows Satan is alive and powerful and trusts him), and will not see sorrow.’ (She thinks she has it all, riches, fame and few restrictions. She is lawless, the Bride of Satan in direct opposition to the Bride of Christ.)
8 Therefore her plagues will come in one day—death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
On the other handRevelation 21:2-5reveals God's beautiful City to us.
2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God (her standards, principles and laws are set by God and the people are reborn through Him with His bloodline), prepared as a bride adorned for her husband(like Esther, made perfect for her King).
3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God(safety, shelter and peace, there is no physical or spiritual need when the Lord is in control).
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, (how wonderful is that?)nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (No poor, even distribution of the earth's resources, they were meant for all mankind, no corruption, or any sick among us!)
5 Then He who sat on the thronesaid, “Behold, I make all things new.” (He has already started with the new species born through Him!) And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
We see this beautiful city again inRevelation 21:9-11, 22-27.
9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”
10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain(Mt Sion, not controlled by Satan, home of His government), andshowed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descendingout of heaven from God,
11 having the glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone(she is God's illuminated one), like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.
22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple(no longer covered by the anointed cherub, but by the Lamb of God).
23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light(He is the Word, the knowledge of God as well as our High Priest and greater Husband).
24 And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light(in God's knowledge), and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it(all surplus will be brought to God's storehouses where His name is as originally intended, not Satan's banks, for distribution to those in need).
25 Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). (No part of the kingdom of darkness will be allowed there.)
26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.
27 But there shall by no means enter itanything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.(New Jerusalem rises as Babylon falls!!)
53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man(the bread) and drink His blood (the wine), you have no life in you.
19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this isMy body.” (Making us flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone.)
27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you (making us a new species, with the DNA of Christ).
28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. (His blood was shed for the remission of our sins and if we drink of His wine it is transfigured to His blood making us a new species.)
Another parallel to Purim is found in the casting of lots. Just as Haman cast lots to destroy God's people it is as if Satan bet God that in time he could lure humanity, in fact all creation away from Him and make them bow to him. Again, this enormous battle is being fought through mankind and yet many are not even aware! How can this happen? Because they don't really believe in either entity, God or Satan! There are many that may know they exist, but have no idea of how they function. They are blind to the works of God as well as that of the Devil, seeing only what they see self doing. In short, believe only in what they can physically see bringing to reality the world's saying, “seeing is believing” when in truth what we see can be so distorted that a wrong image can be fed to our brain giving us the wrong information. For instance when we see a mirage, it is an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions.Take a puddle of water that appears on a hot road. It is caused by the refraction or change of direction of a ray of light from the sky by heated air, but it looks real, but in fact is not. So what we physically see is not always reliable or to be trusted! We many times see something from a distance, but as we draw closer it is not at all what we thought, again, optical illusion. An example, a person from behind may appear to be crying. Shoulders shaking, trembling, almost uncontrollably, but they turn around and are hysterically laughing! We were fooled by what we saw! Illusions, illusions, this whole world is one big illusion infra-structured by the greatest prognosticator, the greatest magician ever, Satan!
II Corinthians 4:18tells us the truth,
18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are notseen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.