Wednesday, July 3, 2024

July 3, 2024

The day came that the people of Persia were turned loose to exact revenge by the king’s edict to destroy Israel; it was not against the law since Haman had recommended their destruction, and the king’s seal had confirmed it. However, there was another proclamation that allowed the people of Israel to defend themselves, and they did! It is said that the Amalekites were the ones fighting against them; what’s interesting is they are the ones God told them not to mix with. Israel joined together and destroyed anyone who took up arms against them. However, they did not take the lives of the women and children, nor did they take the bounty for themselves. Moreover, because of his commendable position in the king’s court, Mordecai was highly esteemed by Israel; they were not jealous of his position but also favored him just as the king did. The king asked Esther if there was anything else he could do for her people, and she answered by requesting that Haman’s sons be hung on the gallows; he honored her request, and they were hung together at the same time and placed on display for all to see. To this day, Israel celebrates what’s known as Purim as a thanksgiving for God’s preservation of them. 

The lesson we can learn from this is that when we work together as The Church, we can stand against the wiles of the enemy. Stand firm in your commitment, mighty warriors of God, and together we will bring the peace of Jesus to all who are chosen.

And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed. Esther 9:28

For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed. Esther 10:3

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