Sid Roth - End Time Message to the Church
Hello. Sid Roth here. Welcome to my world where it's naturally supernatural. I'm going to teach, tonight, revelation about the End Times from the book in the Bible that explains what is going on and what is about ready to happen in the last days. And I'm going to give you hint. It's not the Book of Revelation.
I know that I'm going to surprise a lot of you. But the, THE End Time book to the church is not the Book of Revelation. And when I teach from this particular book, more healings take place than when I give a message on healings. I know it blows your mind, but it's so significant to where we are in history. This is so amazing to me, the revelation that God has given to me form the End Time book to the church, the Book of Esther. You know what? We Jewish people know exactly what we do. When we talk during Purim, we talk about the Book of Esther, and when Esther's name is mentioned, everyone says, "Ahhh". Well we Jewish people normally have two names to protect, no, I'm just teasing. We normally have two names. My Hebrew name from Israel just happens to be Israel. And we have a name from the country we have immigrated to.
So my name from America is Sidney. Esther was the same way. Esther was not her original name. Her original name, one of the nicest hospitals in Israel was named that, Hadassah. The Hadassah Hospital is named after Queen Esther because Esther wasn't her Hebrew name. Hadassah means "a myrtle with a beautiful fragrance". But when you got another country, you take their name. This was the Persian name, which I'll give you a hint, is really Iran. And her Persian was Esther, which came from Ishtar, which was the fertility goddess. So in effect, you can say the queen of the land was dressed in a pagan cloak. No one knew she was Jewish. It was hidden. Now the very interesting thing in Esther, Esther, when translated into Hebrew, it's not Hadassah. It's a Hebrew word, and this is what the Hebrew word means: "hidden".
There are mysteries hidden in the Book of Esther. I believe that Esther is a magnificent type of the gentile church. Why do I say that? First of all, the first thing Esther did is she had pagan clothes on. No one knew she was connected to the Jewish people. No one knew it. Second, Esther was beautiful. And whether you know it not or not, you look at that little pimple there, a little bag under, you know, you look in the mirror, you know the routine. In God's sight, Esther, you are beautiful. Esther was a virgin. Though your skins be as scarlet, Esther, they shall be as white as snow. And in God's sight, Esther, you could have been the biggest prostitute in town. But once you accepted what the Messiah of Israel did for you, God says, according to the Jewish prophet Jeremiah, "I God, Esther, remember your sins no more".
They're not just covered as we did in the Temple in those days, in the Old Covenant. But God says it's a better covenant with a better promise. I won't just forgive you, I'll take a giant eraser. It no longer exists. Esther was young. I want you to know, in eternity, there's no time. Stop being so conscious, earthly time. Be more heavenly-minded. Esther had a call, an assignment before Almighty God. Her assignment was she was the only one that could go to the king on behalf of the Jewish people. Esther had a key to hearing God's voice. Church, I want you to have a key to hearing God's voice. It's a supernatural key. Esther soaked in oil of myrrh and in perfume for a year. Did you know the myrrh plant, when it's crushed, it's bitter on the outside, but when it's crushed it is sweet on the inside. So Esther, you have been crushed for a while. But guess what? Tears come for an evening, but joy comes in the morning. It's sort of like the five virgins and the five foolish. The wise, what? They had plenty of oil.
In the Book of Esther, Esther 1:8, the people were told, "You can drink as much as you want. You can be as filled with the Spirit as you desire. You can be as filled with God as you want to". It's not special people. It's a special God that people hunger and thirst for. So that it's up to you how much you're going to soak, Esther, because the king said, in Esther 1:8, "There are no limits to the amount that you can drink". When I come back, I'm going to tell you something that has been the most understood term, I think, since Jesus said it. The fullness of the gentiles, and if I had a non-Jewish background, was drafted into royalty like Esther was, from a no-people, became queen of the land, I would like to know what the fullness of the gentiles is. Would you?
Now my orthodox Jewish father was almost like a forerunner of about what is ready to happen in the world. Because a week before he went to Heaven, and there was no way he was going to go to Heaven, I read every passage possible to prove to him Jesus was Messiah, the presence of God just came all over me. But not just for an hour, not just for two hours, not just for 12 hours, 24 hours, for seven days in a row. And I got called to the hospital, and I tell you, before God and the angels of Heaven, my father, no way with his orthodox Jewish background, was going to receive Messiah. But it's not by man's might. It's not by man's power. It's by my spirit, saith the Lord. And that's what's about ready to happen. There's going to be such an outpouring of God's spirit on Jewish people. But there is a mystery. It's called the fullness of the gentiles.
And most of us think the fullness means when the first gentile receives the Messiah to the last one. No. Because if you look up the word "fullness" in the Greek, do you know what it means? Maturity. When the gentiles are mature, this is, it's used two times in the New Testament. Luke 21:24 says, "And they," that's the Jewish people, "will fall by the edge of the sword and be led away captive into all nations". That's what happened to us. And Jerusalem will be trampled by the gentiles, that's what happened, "until the times of the gentiles are fulfilled". So when you see Jerusalem in Jewish possession, what is the Messiah telling us? The times of the gentiles are fulfilled. It's time for you, Esther, to get mature. Okay. The second place that it's mentioned is in Romans 11:25.
See, you have to understand, we Jewish people were under a judgment and as result, Deuteronomy 28 tells us about it: "We were scattered to the four corners of the earth and wherever we would go, we would be persecuted". "But one day there would be, a nation would be formed in one day," the prophet Isaiah says, "and the Jews would be maintained as a distinct people and would be re-gathered to their homeland". Well you and I have looked for that. Now Romans 11:25, is the second place it's mentioned: "For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant in this mystery". Look Esther, stop being ignorant. That's what God is basically telling her right here. "Lest you should be wise in your own opinion that blindness in part has happened to Israel," in part, meaning some Jewish people know the Messiah, but others do not, "until," listen to this, "the fullness of the gentiles," or "the maturity of the gentiles has come in".
Some gentile believers are mature and some are babies. I'm going to tell you something. When the spiritual scales are off of the eyes of Jewish people that means, "it's the fullness of the gentiles". That means you can and should become mature. What is the major reason the devil, and that's who it is, is trying to prevent Jewish people from coming to know Messiah? There is a major reason. Isaiah 27:6 says, "The time is coming when Jacob's descendants will take root. Israel will bud and blossom". In other words, the Jews will be back in the land of Israel. Are you with me? "And fill the whole earth with fruit". When these Jewish people come to the Messiah, it will be the devil's worse nightmare. These Jewish people are going to be modern day Paul the Apostles. These Jewish people are going to turn the world upside down.
Now many people have, give money to humanitarian aid for Jewish people in Israel, and rightfully so, rightfully so. Many people have blessed Israel meetings, and boy do we need that, and rightfully so. Many people have prayer meetings for Israel and rightfully so. But Suzette Hattingh, who was the lead intercessor for the Reinhard Bonnke meeting, I know, I went to some of his meetings in Africa, this is what she said: "Prayer without evangelism is like an arrow shot nowhere". Like an arrow shot nowhere. There is anointing on Jewish people, whether we know it or not, because the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. You look at the high percentage of Jews that have Nobel Prizes, the technology coming out of Israel, the fact that we even survived, he computer industry is booming in Israel. Some of the greatest inventions the world has ever seen are coming from Israel.
So if their fall is riches for the world and their failure riches for the gentiles, gentiles were grafted in, how much more their fullness? You know, it says there was a blessing the Jewish people rejected Messiah so gentiles could be grafted in, how much greater blessing when they receive their Messiah? It will be life from the dead. You're going to see marks cleared out. You're going to see the resurrection of the dead. You're going to see the same miracles Jesus did and even greater. When I come back, this is a sad story, in the Book of Esther, once the king seals an order with his ring, it cannot be changed, no matter what. Once Iran, which by the way, the Book of Esther took place in, once Iran has the nuclear bomb, nothing can stop them unless there is something higher. And there is. And I'm going to talk about it when I come back.
All right, you know what I've always wondered? The Muslims say they have a god and they call him Allah. The Christians they have a God. The Jewish people say they have a God. There's not three gods. This is what the Torah says: "There is one God," and you know what His name is, "forever the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob". Forever. You remember what God says. Now how can there be a Messiah for the Muslims, a Messiah for the Christians, a Messiah for the Jews? All three have their theology of Messiah. No. There's only one God. As a Jew, I say "שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָֽד", "Here O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One". And there's only one Messiah, the Jew, Yeshua. Sounds good. Yeshua, a Jew. Yeshua.
Now we need a higher law for Iran and the nuke. We need a higher law for Persia, which is the old name of Iran, where the Book of Esther was taken. Shortly, all the Jews were going to be murdered. The king could not change his edict. The seal was on it. Ha! Ha! Too late, king, there's a higher law, because the Book of Esther says in Esther 9:5 that, "The Jews were equipped with the sword". The law wasn't changed. But the Jews were equipped with the sword. You know what the sword is a type of? The word of the Living God. And when you equip Jewish people with the sword, the law of evangelism comes into play? What is the law of evangelism? Romans 1:16. I'm not ashamed of the Gospel because the Gospel is the power of God until salvation. To the Jew, first, when you go to the Jew first, the same thing that happened in Persia will happen in the world.
This is what happened in Persia. Esther 8:17, "And many of the people of the land", remember, the only way to know God is to be Jewish, back then. "And many of the people of the land became Jews". Revival broke out among the gentiles when the Jewish people were saved, were spared. Amos 9:13 talks about the restoration of the Tabernacle of David. The word "tabernacle" in the Hebrew is translated, "house", or family. So the restoration of the family of David. Who is the family of David? The Jewish people. God says, when the Jewish people are restored to Him, see where the fullness of the gentiles, that curse is over, a blindness on the eyes of Jewish people. Amos 9:13 says, "The time will come, says the Lord, when the grain and grapes will grow faster than they can be harvesting".
It's never been like that before. They will be standing in lines, gentiles, when the Jewish people become who were are created to be. The word "Jew" comes from the Hebrew word "Yehuda", which means "a worshiper of God". Why is the anti-Semitism so strong in the world right now? It's strong because the devil knows his worst nightmare is when Jewish people walk into our destiny. He's trying to kill every Jew that he can, the devil. I just read the Baltics are rewriting history, proclaiming Hitler was a great man. The pro-Russian general from Ukraine, the headline in the newspaper said, "Ukraine run by miserable Jews". England, the headline said, "We're leaving Britain. Jews aren't safe here". Europe right now is worse than it was just before Hitler took over. Netanyahu said, "The only safe place for a European Jew is Israel".
Haman's wife understood the Jew. This is what she said, in Esther 6:13, "Since Mordecai, this man who has humiliated you, is of Jewish birth, you will never succeed in your plans against him. It will be fatal". And I say to everyone that hates the Jew, it is fatal. A friend of mine saw, heard a report from a man that was a child during the Holocaust in Germany. And in church, every Sunday at a certain time, they would be singing and a train would go by, and he would hear wailing and moaning. It was loaded with Jews going to the gas chamber. And you know what the pastor said? Sing a little louder. Don't listen to that. Well I've seen another train. The train I have seen is the Jewish Express. It's loaded with Jewish people with L'Chaim, with life, with the life of God within them.
The tracks are being laid out right now. The tracks are going all over the world and Jewish people, as the fullness of the gentiles, as gentiles get mature in the Messiah, as Esther stands up, Esther, I say this to you, I say, if you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place. But you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you have been made queen for such a time as this. Esther, there is graffiti in the Arab areas of Israel that says, "First we go after the Saturday people then we go after the Sunday people". Accept our God. I tell you the greatest move of God's spirit is about ready to hit this earth. Are you going to be part of it, Esther? Stand up, Esther. Stand up for the Jewish people right now. Stand up for the Jewish people. Stand up at home. Stand up. Let God know that you have reached maturity.