"Stronger Together" - Esther 9-10
In this message we will wrap up our study in the book of Esther.
In chapter 9, all the things that have been anticipated are coming to pass -- the edict of annihilation written by Haman and signed by the King as well as the edict of self-defense written by Mordecai and signed by the King. The Jews will defend themselves against ethnic hatred.
What a fascinating day in history, when both parties in conflict could claim to have their actions supported by law!
We all know that when the smoke clears, the Israel Defense Forces under Mordecai and Esther surface victoriously and inaugurate a memorial celebration - Purim - that has been observed for 2500 years. In fact, Purim begins this year on the evening of March 23rd.
And what an interesting time for the Jews to commemorate Purim, as they again defend themselves and their people from the threat of those who still wish to see them annihilated. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
If God is for you, then who can be against you? But the Jews have to fight, right? What is the simple truth for enjoying the victory that God has already determined and set up? What is their role....our role...in the battle that we are sure to win? You already know the answer, but you may find it to be too simplistic! If you are not sure, then...
...COME and SEE