February 24, 2021

The Jewish holy-day of Purim is key to both Jews and Christians

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JD: Would you rehearse for our listeners this very very important holy day for the Jewish people?

SH: The Bible says in the book of Esther because on Purim the Jewish people are in the synagogue and their reading the book of Esther. It's a celebration Jimmy of the preservation of the Jewish people. The book of Esther, Ahasuerus is celebrating the fact that he's conquered a great portion of the world. He brings out his wife although she declines the invitation to come, Queen Vashti. So a search is made, puts her away looking for another number one wife. Mordecai asked his cousin to participate; they're Jewish. Mordecai get's his cousin to enter the contest and Jimmy she wins the contest. Haman he wants all the people in the kingdom to bow down to him. The Jewish people they will not compromise and bow down to a false god Mordecai certainly one of them. 

In chapter 3 Jimmy and this is why it is so significant prophetically, and I know that is key for you. In chapter 3 verse 8 it said and Haman said to King Ahasuerus there is a certain people. In this context this is Jewish people today these people were not profitable for the king and Haman wanted to wipe them all out. The king signed the documents believe it or not and on a set day the Jewish people were to be slaughter and killed. If not for Queen Esther who saved the day in a wonderful story and was willing to put her own life on the line. "If I perish I perish." She identifies with her people. The king reconsiders. The Jewish people defend themselves. Its a great story. Israel today defends itself. It's a wonderful story of how the Jewish people can defend themselves and will defend themselves. God saves the day. It's interesting though Jimmy God's name isn't even mentioned there. Not one place in the book of Esther is God's name mentioned. But I would argue God was there all the time. 

JD: Steve Herzig with the wonderful Biblical account of Esther and the Jewish holy day of Purim. 

We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

As Steve told us the story of the Jews 2,500 years ago under the Persian Empire God though not mentioned in the book of Esther was there all the time. As He will be during the time of Jacob's trouble the Tribulation period when satan and the evil angels try to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. As the case in Esther God will indeed protect His chosen people, the Jewish people.