For Such a Time as This

For Such a Time as This by Karen Jurgens

God makes no mistakes when it comes to timing.

International secret societies may laugh at us common folks. Their ultra-rich members think they’re the ones who clandestinely hide an evil secret—that they control the world’s future, driving it headlong into the coming one-world government.

However, as Christians, we’ve read the end of the Book. Revelation comforts us that Jesus will return, destroying the anti-Christ’s seven-year one-world system at the Battle of Armageddon. Then Jesus will set up His kingdom without end—the Judeo-Christian Kingdom of God.

What about today? God made no mistake about our existence at this time in history. You and I are destined to be here now.

So it was with Hadassah, a beautiful Jewish girl who attained royalty in Persia during the 5th-century BC. She had no idea she had been chosen by God to deliver her Jewish people from annihilation until she was in the thick of a life-and-death battle. Her story began when her cousin, Mordecai, sent word about what wicked Haman, a close adviser to the King, had plotted.

 And Mordecai told [Hathach] all that had happened to him, and the sum of money that Haman had promised to pay into the king’s treasuries to destroy the Jews. He also gave him a copy of the written decree for their destruction, which was given at Shushan, that he might show it to Esther and explain it to her, and that he might command her to go in to the king to make supplication to him and plead before him for her people ~  Esther 4:6-8 NKJV.

What could Esther do to defend the Jews from Haman’s evil plan?  Mordecai had directed her not to breathe a word about her ethnic background. Her husband, King Ahasuerus, had no idea she was a Jew.

Esther communicated with frantic messages back and forth to Mordecai, who was clothed in sackcloth and ashes. In response to her questions, her cousin replied with deep wisdom—words we quote even today:

‘For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?’ ~ Esther 4:14 NKJV.

Esther threw herself into her destiny, willing to sacrifice her life for the Jews if necessary—and she broke a law that could have done just that.

Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: ‘Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!’ ~ Esther 4:15-16 NKJV.

God anointed Esther with great favor in the king’s sight, and he promised to grant her petition up to half his kingdom. In response, Esther extended an invitation for the king and Haman to attend a banquet on the following two days.

Then Queen Esther replied, ‘If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me as my petition, and my people as my request;  for we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed and to be annihilated.’  … Then King Ahasuerus asked Queen Esther, ‘Who is he, and where is he, who would presume to do thus?’ Esther said, ‘A foe and an enemy is this wicked Haman!’ ~ Esther 7:3-4, 5-6a NASB.

After the King understood that his top political adviser had devised the plan to annihilate the Jews, he commanded Haman to be hanged on the gallows—ironically, the one on which Haman had constructed to hang Mordecai.

In response to their deliverance, the Jews celebrated, feasting and sending food to one another. This feast is called Purim, named for the lot Haman cast for the day he would annihilate the Jews.

It’s clear that Queen Esther was promoted to the palace to serve God’s purpose, which came to pass through her humility and obedience.

But Esther’s story has recently been repeated in our modern times.

On March 3, 2015, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the United States Congress. He pled his case for protecting Israel from her enemies, today’s Persia. Like Queen Esther, Netanyahu is a Jew from the Tribe of Benjamin. Like her, he pled before the mightiest nation of the world on the afternoon before a very auspicious day: Purim. Coincidence? No, it happened for such a time as this.

God answered Netanyahu by placing a pro-Israel President into the Oval Office in 2017. This is a man who not only honors and defends Israel and her rights of existence but also defends the rights of Christians to worship in freedom. Coincidence? No, it happened for such a time as this.

God makes no mistakes when it comes to timing. You and I were born for such a time as this.

What is God asking you to do for His kingdom in these days?

 

For Such a Time as This by Karen Jurgens

Purim 2018 will begin at sundown on Wednesday, February 28 and concludes at nightfall on Thursday, March 1.

18 thoughts on “For Such a Time as This

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  4. I would not be sure of that God would have answered the non-religious Benjamin Netanyahu by placing a pro-Israel President into the Oval Office in 2017. That man from that continent has a very dangerous agenda. Plus it is not up to people who do not belong to God, to decide what is going to be the capital of Israel. By the way, all lovers of the elohim Hashem Jehovah God do know Jerusalem shall be the capital not only of Israel but of the whole world, namely the Kingdom of God.

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    • Yes, Jerusalem will be the eternal capital of God. God is omniscient, and He uses both the righteous and the unrighteous to work out His perfect will on the earth. God’s will will be done, especially in light of His nation and people. Salvation comes from the Jew, through Jesus Christ, God’s only Son.

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  5. You ask: “What is God asking you to do for His kingdom in these days?” For lovers of God He requires that they show people how to come to Him the most High and to abandon their false gods, or example to show the Christians who worship a three-headed god, Who the God of Jeshua (Jesus) or the God of Abraham is (namely the eternal Spirit Who is One and not two or three).

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    • For a time, the eyes and ears of the Jews have been covered so the Gentiles can also find salvation. But after the days of the Gentiles are completed, which will be very soon, the eyes and ears of the Jews will be opened and they will see that Jesus is Messiah. The book of Romans explains it from the viewpoint of a Jew, Paul, who God commissioned to take the gospel to the Gentiles, after the Jews rejected Jesus as Messiah. So you see, the Gentiles now possess the blessing originally destined for the Jews. But the good news is that God loves all people, both Jew and Gentile, and He has provided Jesus as the door of salvation to all today. Jesus existed in the Old Testament. Isaiah 53, for example, is the description of Jesus Christ. God has always been three persons in one. But Jesus came as the perfect lamb to be sacrificed for sins once and for all. Animals weren’t able to permanently forgive sins—their blood covered the outside only, which is why sacrifice had to be repeated every year. But Jesus was born of a virgin, His Father was God, and He is the only man who ever lived a sinless life on earth. God could only use a man with sinless blood to be the ultimate sacrifice for man’s sins. So Jeshua’s blood washes our sins away in our spirits, which is why we don’t need animal sacrifices anymore. Read Romans 11. Paul was also a Benjamite, like Esther and Netanyahu. Wishing you a blessed Purim, my friend.

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      • God has never been three persons in one. Nowhere in the Holy scriptures is such a thing said, though it is often made very clear that Jehovah God is Only One.

        As you say “God could only use a man with sinless blood to be the ultimate sacrifice for man’s sins. ” but it would be ridiculous in case God is Jesus that He waited for such a long time to play such charade, doing as if He was tempted (because God can not be tempted) and as if He died (man can do God nothing and God cannot die)

        Jesus is the second Adam but not God in person. Jesus worshipped the God of Abraham Who is a Singular eternal Being (having no birth and no death).

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      • Yes, I agree from your perspective that God is not three-headed. He has always been the One True God, but perhaps it is better explained as He is the three-in-one. There is God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, and The Word of God. According to the gospel of John, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” The Word in the flesh is Jesus. I also agree that Jesus worshipped the God of Abraham, whom He referred to as His Father. That is the God I also worship. I regret that I’m not a scholar on this subject as it relates to Judaism, but I understand that Jesus is a stumbling block to Jewish understanding. I am partly Jewish, but I was raised in the Christian faith. I respect your comments and invite you to continue following my blog. Perhaps I can better explain this mystery at a later time after I do some more research. May you have a blessed Passover.

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