The feast of Purim is once more upon us, but it is not just some feast we celebrate because of something that happened centuries ago. It is just as relevant today as it was during the time of Esther.
This Purim it is important to remember the gravity and power of unity as the Bride of Yeshua. We each have unique and important destinies to fulfill in the Lord that have been written since before we were born (Psalm 139:16), but we also have a collective destiny as the Body of Mesiah. Esther learned in Esther 4, that she had been placed in the position she was in, not by coincidence, but for a very real and pressing purpose. Had Mordecai not played his role in advising her, history would have been written differently. The outcome would be the same, but as Mordecai said to Esther, “If you remain silent at this time, liberation and rescue will arise for the Jews from another place, and you and your father’s house will perish [since you did not help when you had the chance]” (Esther 4:14). Have you taken stock of your gifts, talents, position or the desires of your heart? What is your calling and purpose in the books of heaven? Will you let it pass you by or will you take a step of faith like Esther? If you are still amongst the living, that chance has not yet passed you by.
In the case of Esther, all of the Jews of Susa joined together for three days of fasting at the behest of Queen Esther (Esther 4:16). There would have been thousands and thousands of Jews fasting and praying together as one. This fast brought about one of the greatest destructions of the plans of satan in the history of mankind! On the day of Pentecost in the upper room there were about 120 men and women gathered together in one accord (Acts 1:15) which brought about the first outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Paul and Silas, after being imprisoned prayed together and worshipped God, and God caused an earthquake to shake the foundations of the prison, their shackles were removed and the doors of the cell opened (Acts 16:25-26). Wether it is two or ten thousand, when we gather together in the name of Yeshua He is there with us (Matthew 18:20). We have the great opportunity to take this time as the Bride of Yeshua and come together in one accord on this historic and prophetic day of Purim to celebrate the victory of Yahweh over the enemies of His Remnant. As we commemorate the salvation of the Jews in the time of Esther and Mordecai, we must also remember that just as Esther came before the King in the inner court, we have also been granted the privilege to do so by the Blood of the Lamb, Yeshua Ha’Mashiah.
It is time to rise to the occasion wherever you are and in whatever condition oh sons and daughters of the Most High! It is not time to be idle and waiting for the return of the King of Glory, but rather to pave the way in the nations of the world for His return. Take on the mantle of Esther and Mordecai who walked in Dominion as God’s chosen people. Our dominion of the earth was forfeited in Eden when the first sin was committed, but at the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ our dominion was restored through Him, yet we often act contrary to that. Operating in the perfect love of the Father, unlimited faith in God, the power of the blood of Yeshua, resurrection and the Holy Spirit, a Joel 2 army prepares itself to march across the nations with the Lion of Judah leading the way. During this Purim, from March 20-21 until 6:00PM, join together as the Bride of Messiah to celebrate the victory of the Lord and the deliverance from the enemies of the King of Glory!