Tonight at sundown begins the moadim (God’s Appointed Days) of Purim, the story of an orphan girl named Esther, who stops the destruction of the people of Israel in the Old Testament book of Esther. The Feast is celebrated Feb. 25-26 this year.
Esther means “hidden or concealed. Here are some comparisons of Purim the last month of Biblical calendar and Passover the First month of the Biblical calendar. It is the only book in the Bible God’s name is not mentioned because He is working behind the Scene. Though you cannot see him, He is still working.
*At Passover the Children of Israel were delivered from destruction, slavery, and death by God passing over the homes and protecting them from the death Angel who had places the blood of a lamb on their door post. In Purim God delivered the children from the decrees and gallows of evil Prime Minister Hamaan.
*Yeshua, King Jesus did the same for all mankind at Passover on the cross delivering a final blow to Satan’s plan of death and destruction delivering man from death and damnation.
*In Esther, God uses a young virgin to become the queen of Persia and save His people from a Holocaust. In the Gospels, God uses Mary a young virgin girl to birth the Savior, Yeshua, who will save people from their sins.
*In Esther, Mordecai, Esther’s uncle intercedes to the King for the salvation of His people. In the Gospels, Zacharias, Yeshua’s uncle intercedes for the Messiah to save his people.
*The plot against Mordecai, a typology of Yeshua, refusing to bow to the decrees and plans of Hamaan a typology of Satan.
*It was Adar 13, tomorrow on our calendar that Hamaan cast lots to determine the date that He would destroy the Jewish people. It was on the same day 400 years later that Judas betrayed Yeshua.
*Interestingly both Hamaan and Judas were hung and cursed by God. Hamaan agreed to a large sum of money. Judas agreed to 30 pieces of silver that was a price to buy a slave.
*All of Hamaan’s wealth and lands was bequeathed to Esther and the children of Israel. Esther and Mordecai proclaimed the destruction of Hamaan and the deliverance of the Jewish people be an everlasting Holiday on the 14th day of Adar, It was on the 14th day of Nissan in Exodus that they were saved from the death Angel, and it was on the 14th day of Nissan that Yeshua, King Jesus said, “It is finished” on the cross of Calvary.
During these next two days it is to be our focus to proclaim, “THE OPPOSITE HAPPENED!”
So would you declare with me no matter what your situation is looking like to declare like Esther, Mordecai, Zacharias, and Yeshua, “THE OPPOSITE IS HAPPENING ON MY BEHALF.” Spend these next three days in honoring, worshipping and celebrating this wonderful appointed time. Shalom!