Compared to the hundreds of thousands of Jews that was scattered throughout the provinces of Medo-Persia, about fifty thousand took advantage of the decree that was issued by Cyrus and Darius Hystaspes. The figure given is just a mere remnant that left Medo-Persia. In the Great Controversy p.376.1, you will see that in the Millerite history about/nearly fifty thousand withdrew from the churches in the summer of 1844. Just as how Zachariah called the Jews out of Babylon and nearly fifty thousand left, there was a repeat of the same thing in the history of the Millerites. When Miller and his associates proclaimed the Advent message about fifty thousand left the churches. We can see clearly that there is a connection with the history of Queen Esther and the history of the Millerites.
When we look at the prophetic line of 1989, we see the same calling out of Babylon at 911. And too we see that the first angel’s message brings about a separation from Babylonian practices/worship to true worship of the living God. In the book, ‘From Here to Forever’, page 235.2, we read that the servant of the Lord said that the first angel’s message of Revelation 14 was designed to separate. Among present truth believers we have witnessed a separation from 1989 and according to prophecy midnight would be the final separation of the priest on a fractal level. On a bigger level the separation will take place at the Sunday law. Base on Matthew 13:49 and Exodus 8:22, God separates the righteous from the unrighteous, also from the children of Israel and the Egyptians.
606 B.C. marks the long years of exile that the Jews underwent and 536 B.C. which was the first decree that was issued for the Jews to return to the land of their fathers. This decree was an opportunity for the Jews to leave because God foresaw the troublous times in the year of Xerxes (Ahasuerus in the book of Esther). This troublous time was to bring the Jews face to face with death. In mercy, God gave the Jews another opportunity of a second decree under the reign of Darius Hystaspes in the year 516 B.C., but the Jews did not heed the warnings. In 485 B.C. Xerxes ascended the throne. Haman who was the Jews bitter enemy influenced the king to issue a death decree to kill the Jews. This bitterness was cherished because Mordechai bowed not nor give him reverence so he was wrath against Mordechai.
Furthermore, “when Mordechai perceived all that was done, he rend his clothes, and put on sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry; And came even before the king’s gate: for none might enter into the king’s gate clothed with sackcloth. And in every province, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, there was great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes. So Esther’s maids and her chamberlains came and told it her. Then was the queen exceedingly grieved; and she sent raiment to clothe Mordecai, and to take away his sackcloth from him: but he received it not. Then called Esther for Hatach, one of the king’s chamberlains, whom he had appointed to attend upon her, and gave him a commandment to Mordecai, to know what it was, and why it was. So Hatach went forth to Mordecai unto the street of the city, which was before the king’s gate. And Mordecai told him of all that had happened unto him, and of the sum of the money that Haman had promised to pay to the king’s treasuries for the Jews, to destroy them. Also he gave him the copy of the writing of the decree that was given at Shushan to destroy them, to shew it unto Esther, and to declare it unto her, and to charge her that she should go in unto the king, to make supplication unto him, and to make request before him for her people. And Hatach came and told Esther the words of Mordecai. Again Esther spake unto Hatach, and gave him commandment unto Mordecai; All the king’s servants, and the people of the king’s provinces, do know, that whosoever, whether man or woman, shall come unto the king into the inner court, who is not called, there is one law of his to put him to death, except such to whom the king shall hold out the golden sceptre, that he may live: but I have not been called to come in unto the king these thirty days. And they told to Mordecai Esther’s words. Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer, Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish. So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him”. Esther 4:1-17.
This history parallels the history of 1989. As I have previously stated that the call out of Babylon is at 911.536 and 516 B.C. (Zechariah called Jews out of Babylon) parallel 911. From 485 B.C. when Xerxes ascended the throne till during his reign would mark midnight, which marks the priest coming face to face with death, and we saw that the death decree that was to bring the Jews face to face with death. Well God in mercy again worked in favour of His people. In the 1989 line, God will show his people favour but the crisis/ troublous time that is ahead will come to pass because 1989 period is the last generation, it’s the final conflict between God and Satan and where Christ is coming to receive His faithful ones to live with Him throughout eternity. Another witness for midnight being place during the reign of Xerxes is the year 516 B.C.(2nd decree) to 485 B.C. (the reign of Xerxes) is 31 year. Which this date is corresponding to Christ death on the cross in 31 A.D. Christ was brought face to face with death for our sins. Another point to note at midnight the three (3) days that Esther, Mordechai and the Jews fasted for. This experience can represent the wine press experience at midnight because the experience that they had of the death decree was very pressing. During Xerxes reign would also mark midnight cry and the Sunday law because they won victory over Haman evil plot and Mordechai (church) was lifted up and was shown public (representing 11th hour workers) honour. Haman is here presenting the dragon of Revelation 12:17. Here in the last generation will be seen God’s commandment keeping people being killed by the dragon power.