The Feast of Purim is an annual Jewish festival celebrated on the 14th and 15th days of the month of Adar. Purim begins on February 25, 2021. It is a day of feasting, gladness, and giving presents to one another and gifts to the poor, followed by a day of rest (Esther 9:18-32).
Esther was a beautiful young orphaned virgin who became the Queen to King Ahasuerus over Persia and Media. Esther’s book tells of a deliverer that the Lord prepared to save the Jews from Haman, who wanted to destroy them (Esther 4:14). Haman tricked the king, who established a decree which would kill the Jews. But Esther went to see the king at her peril and was granted an audience with him. She used wisdom to defeat the wicked Haman, her people’s enemy, and got a second decree that the Jews could avenge themselves. The Jews celebrated after the defeat of all their enemies (Esther 9:2-5).
The story of Esther parallels what has been happening in the United States of America. There is a Haman spirit manifesting in our government coming against Christians and religious liberty. The enemy is trying to silence our voices. The body of Christ, the church, has spent time fasting and praying concerning the recent election and the new administration in power. We have asked the Lord to expose the enemy and what he is doing (Ephesians 5:11-14).
We must take authority over the enemy and invite the Lord back into our nation. The church must come into unity and walk in love. Even as in Esther’s time, we must be steadfast, immovable, wise as serpents but gentle as doves (1 Corinthians 15:58; Matthew 10:16; Ephesians 5:15-17). There must be a mobilization of intercessors! Our King Jesus is extending the scepter to us so that we can boldly come and approach His throne (Hebrews 4:16)
Following persecution, the disciples dusted off their feet and rejoiced (Acts 13:51-52). It was a supernatural joy! We must answer the call of God for our lives and come together in unity. Say yes to the Lord and for His will to be done. We must submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee (James 4:7). We can celebrate God’s miracle, how He works in our lives and turns things around for our good (Romans 8:28).
Our praises establish the throne of God and dethrone the enemy (Psalm 22:3). So, let’s praise and worship our King Jesus and establish His throne. Celebrating is key to overthrowing the enemy. The praise in our mouths is a weapon of war! God has a way to reverse decrees spoken against us. We need to have new courage and new joy. God is preparing a table for us in the presence of our enemies (Psalm 23:5). We are going through Purim.
Esther experienced the favor of the king, and the enemy couldn’t triumph. We are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6). Rejoice and celebrate our victory through Jesus!