In 475 BC, a beautiful Jewish woman named Esther stood before the king of Persia and pleaded for the life of her people.
The king was her husband, from which Esther had kept her identity a secret. A wicked ruler, named Haman, was plotting a day of genocide against the Jews of Persia.
He rolled dice, called “purim” to pick the fateful day. When Esther learned of Haman’s plot, she risked her life to reveal her identity and save her people. It worked. The king brought judgment upon Haman, and decreed the Jewish people could defend themselves on the appointed day. The celebration of that victory is known as the Feast of Purim.
Last week history repeated itself. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, on the very eve of Purim, stood before the American congress to plead for the life of his people against a nuclear Iran, otherwise known as ancient Persia. As president Obama assures the world that Iran will use their nuclear program for peace, Iran boasts of coming destruction to Israel and America.
God made a promise to Israel’s founding fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, “All who bless you, I will bless; and all who curse you, I will curse; and through your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.” History displays the truth of these words. And who is the promised “Seed” that blesses all nations? Jesus Christ, of the house and lineage of David, both God and man, Savior of the world.
Biblical prophecy is unfolding before our eyes, whether people realize it or not. Epic events are about to take place. What can we do?
The Hebrew word for safety is “Yeshua,” the very name of Jesus.
Blessed are all they who put their trust in Him.