Written by: Janet Brann-Hollis
Article source: JOY! Magazine

We have recently observed the Biblical Feast of Purim, a very significant feast in the Jewish calendar, a time where God brought great deliverance to the nation of Israel by a young orphan, Esther. “And in every province, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, [there was] great mourning among the Jews, and fasting, and weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes … Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which [is] not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.” – Esther 4:3,16

A mighty deliverance
Through Esther the queen, the Lord accomplished a mighty deliverance for His people. At a time when it seemed that no power could save them, Esther and the women associated with her – by fasting, prayer, and prompt action – met the issue and brought salvation to their people. “Then the king went to his palace and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep went from him” – Daniel 6:18. The conclusion: Haman was hanged and Esther became queen of the nation.

Your own personal Purim
As we celebrate this miraculous delivery of the Jewish nation, God wants to bring about a miraculous delivery in your situation this month. We celebrate on a corporate level, yet there is good news for us – we can have our very own personal Purim too. This idea of commemorating deliverance is celebrated as a personal Purim when a community or individual experiences a miraculous rescue.

Fast after the Purim festivity
Put your faith in a miraculous deliverance from the hand of Haman. These examples in scripture and the celebration of this event thousands of years later bring the reality of the situation so much closer to home. God is raising up the Esthers of our day to stand for the nations of the world, for His plans and purposes to be made known. Selah!

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Date published: 16/03/2022
Janet Brann-Hollis – Prophet based at Acts Church, Midrand. She is part of Harvest International Ministry’s apostolic network and the Regions Beyond Network. She is the founder of SA Back to God and Ruach Ministries. Email janet@ruachministries.co.za

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