February 14: Purim – Introduction

In a few days, the Jewish people will be celebrating Purim.  Purim is not a Levitical feast, but like most of the other feasts of the Lord, it commemorates God’s deliverance of Israel from another attempted annihilation, this time by the King of Persia (modern day Iran.). 

Haman is the villain of the story and like so many others who were demonically inspired before him, he is a forerunner of the antichrist,

As we get closer to The Tribulation, understanding Purim takes on more significance, not only to the Jewish people but to the body of Yeshua.

While we’re commanded to make this holiday a time of feasting, giving of gifts and of joy, sadly the spiritual application of the holiday has been lost. 

God’s design gives purpose and destiny for all of His creation.  We need to see the importance of understanding “purpose” not only in the Purim story, but in every day of our lives.

So what is Purim?

The story of Purim is found in the Book of Esther.

The dramatic story begins with a beauty pageant and ends with a banquet. It is as much a love story as it is an adventure story. Full of twists and turns, it ends with a reversal of fate, as the intended victims become the victors.

Esther 9:26-28

So they called these days Purim, after the name Pur. Therefore, because of all the words of this letter, what they had seen concerning this matter, and what had happened to them, the Jews established and imposed it upon themselves and their descendants and all who would join them, that without fail they should celebrate these two days every year, according to the written instructions and according to the prescribed time, that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city, that these days of Purim should not fail to be observed among the Jews, and that the memory of them should not perish among their descendants.

So, for the next few days, let’s review the story of Purim and see its relevance to The Tribulation.

 

PRAY FOR ISRAEL TO UNDERSTAND GOD’S PURPOSE AS A NATION AND FOR THE JEWS AS INDIVIDUALS.

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