Esther 9-10 pictures the end of history in which the great battle (Armageddon) is fought, victory won and celebrated with the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
Esther 8 gives us a picture of the millennial kingdom in which the nations come to God as the enemy’s house is plundered.
Through death and resurrection, Haman the enemy is undone and conquered and suffers a cursed fate.
Out of the darkness and despair of chapter four, Esther is exalted on the third day in newness of life.
Esther accepts the role of intermediary between God’s people and destruction, even though it will most certainly cost her life.
Esther is shown to be the story of a battle between two peoples – two kingdoms – the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent – it is a story that is as old as creation.
God sovereignly orchestrates history to care for and protect his in ways that we cannot see, some times, until years later.
Chapter one sets the masterfully sets the stage for the story of Esther to unfold by providing the context for the message of perceived versus actual power.
Esther is the story of God’s protection of his people from the brink of imminent destruction through the invisible, almost imperceptible, hand of providence.