The Jewish holy day of Purim is the celebration that Haman, number 2 in the Persian Empire, was not successful in wiping the entire Jewish population of this world off the face of the earth some 2400 years ago. The Biblical book of Esther will be read by Jewish worshipers in the synagogues around the world to recount the story of the queen that arrived on the scene for just such a time as that to save her people, the Jewish people.
Many have compared the Persian leader Haman to the modern day President of Iran, President Ahmadinejad, the Persian leader today who wants also to wipe the Jews off the earth.
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As Jews around the world celebrate the Jewish holy day of Purim, they must be reminded of a worse time to come that is according to Bible prophecy.
The Jewish holy day of Purim marks the Jewish victory over the wicked Haman in the Bible book of Esther. Haman, the number 2 leader in the Persian kingdom some 2400 years ago, had called for the annihilation of all the Jews and had it not been for Esther, the queen, this dastardly act would have been carried out. Instead, Haman, the villain of the book of Esther, ended up being hanged on the gallows that he had prepared for the Jews. As Jews mark this holy day, they gather in synagogues around the world to read the book of Esther and remember the account of a Jewish victory.
Today there is a remnant of the Persian Empire still alive on Planet Earth - it is modern day Iran where they still speak Persian. In fact, until 1936, Iran was called Persia and today's leader, President Ahmadinejad, still wants to wipe the Jewish people off the earth as it is prophesied in Psalm 83:4. Bible prophecy foretells of the Time of Jacob's Trouble (Jeremiah 30:7) and it reveals the terrible Tribulation yet in the future. The prophet Daniel wrote that the archangel Michael will be dispatched to protect the Jewish people during this time (Daniel 12:1). Jesus, in His Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24), said that if He did not bring these days to an end, all the Jews would be annihilated from the earth (Matthew 24:21-22). Revelation 12 speaks of evil angels thrown out of heaven coming to destroy the Jewish people on the earth.
As Jews do celebrate Purim, they must be reminded of worse days yet to come because Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.