HAPPY PURIM TO OUR BELOVED FAMILY OF YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH AROUND THIS WORLD!
WE LOVE YOU!
Purim is a festive time to remember YAHUVEH and celebrate being part of His Holy Family. Remember being a biological Jew does not save you from Hell! Countless multitudes of Jews go to hell because they have not accepted the only way into Heaven and that is through the name and blood of YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH!
Purim is also called the “Festival of Lots.” HERE IS A SECRET GIVEN TO ME, PURIM IS TO REMAIN PURE JUST AS ESTHER WAS SO SHALL THE BRIDE OF YAHUSHUA BE, WE ARE THE ESTHER OF NEW! You will not find this taught anywhere else. I heard this revelation from heaven. Instructions for the Bride of YAHUSHUA is take this time of Purim seriously as Queen Esther did, as well as rejoice at our deliverance from the hand of the enemies now and in the future. Just as Esther did.
Purim is celebrated on the 14th day of Adar, which is usually in March. The 13th of Adar is the day that Haman chose for the extermination of the Jews, and the day that the Hebrews battled their enemies for their lives. On the day afterwards, the 14th, they celebrated their survival. In cities that were walled in the time of Joshua, Purim is celebrated on the 15th of the month, because the book of Esther says that in Shushan (a walled city), deliverance from the massacre was not complete until the next day. The 15th is referred to as Shushan Purim.
It’s a historical celebration of victory over foreign enemies. Do we not need the same victory for how many enemies now face us in all our various nations? Do we not need deliverance even from our own governments around this world who are being ruled not by YAHUVEH'S rules but by man and satan's rules?
Judaism teaches four ways to celebrate Purim. Each of these four mitzvah are ways to experience the spirit of the season and the story. They are the reading of Megillat Esther, festivity and rejoicing, Shalach Manot (sending gifts), and Matanot L'Evyonim (gifts to the poor).
“Megillat” or “Megillah” is the Hebrew term for a small Torah scroll on which one book of the Bible is written. Megillah are pulled open from one side and read aloud.
Reading the Megillat or book of Esther is a big part of the day. It is considered a great mitzvah to read the entire book and hear the entire book read on this day.
What’s a party without feasting and rejoicing? Eating and drinking is just as important on this day as anything else, this time we rejoice though because we have a greater intercessor then Queen Esther, and His name is YAHUSHUA ha MASHIACH! He is not only our Messiah, the Son of YAHUVEH, but He is our soon coming Bride Groom!
Another tradition is to give gifts to one another on this day. In Hebrew this is called “Shalach Manot.” Just like many holidays, presents are part of the fun. If at all possible, these gifts should be sent by messengers, rather than delivered personally because the Megillah uses the word mishloach (sending) for these gifts.
In closing this is not a time for Israel to think of Purim as a Jewish Mardi Gras. This insults what the celebration is all about. It is about Love, Mercy, and deliverance. Our gratitude to YAHUVEH for delivering us from the enemies and bringing our petitions before Him. It is not a time to wear masks as the orthodox Jews do. It is a time to rip off our masks and bare our hearts and souls to our Creator YAHUVEH and YAHUSHUA our MESSIAH.
Much love to you all as we join with others who are part of the members of the Bride of YAHUSHUA! Our hearts will not be far from you either as together we go before the Throne Room in Heaven of our Abba YAHUVEH!
Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays. It commemorates the book of Esther, a time when the Hebrew people living in Persia were saved from extermination. The Fast of Esther or “Ta’anit” is a new tradition that has sort of evolved concerning Purim.
The day before Purim is observed as a minor fast day.
Esther 9:3--Fasting is mentioned as having had a role in the victory
Participants can fast from sun up to sundown on this day as a reminder of three days of fasting that the Hebrew people did before Esther went before the King. (Read the story to know more about this.
One source sites that, “The 13th of Adar is also the anniversary of the day the fighting against the anti-Semitic forces occurred; Purim is the day the victorious Jews rested and celebrated. The 13th of Adar was then established as an annual fast day for every generation, known as The Fast of Esther. (Esther 9:31).”
Every year, on the 13th of Adar the Fast of Esther is observed in commemoration of the Fast observed by Mordechai and Esther and all Israel. This fast is held the day before Purim.
Over two thousand years ago, the enemies of the Hebrews had planned to subjugate and destroy them. The opposite, however, occurred and the Israelites ruled over their enemies. Read about this in the book of Ester.
The practice of fasting was observed by the people of Israel whenever they were faced by war. It has continued ever since.
In Hebrew this holy day is called “ta’anit Hadassah.”
The day before Purim is a fast day observed in commemoration of the 3 days of fasting by Esther, Mordechai and the entire Jewish community before Esther approached Achashverosh.
On the 13th of the first month Haman issued a decree for the annihilation of the Jews which was to take effect later that year. Mordecai after reading the decree proceeded to inform Esther and to encourage her to promptly plead the cause of her people before her husband the king.
Esther being concerned about approaching the king requested that all Jews present in the city fast for the following 3 days, she and her maids would also fast.
In Esther 4:16 agrees to see the king uninvited, and asks the Jewish People to fast for three days beforehand. Why did she call for a fast? Because a fast helps to lower the volume on our physical pursuits in order to focus more acutely on our spiritual selves. This facilitates the process of "teshuva" -- literally "return." We return to our essential state of purity. Esther called for a fast, knowing that through soul-searching the Jews would forge a spiritual connection necessary to make her mission successful. And it paid off!,” reads on unknown source.
This is not a fast of sadness. Rather, the purpose of the fast is revelation and inspiration.
The Fast is called by the name of Esther because it was she who first requested the observance of a fast, of Mordechai: 'Go and gather all the Hebrews who are found in Shushan and fast over me, and do not eat and do not drink three days, night and day; and I and my maidens will also fast thus.
The fast is nevertheless not observed for a three-day period, as was the case with the original Fast, nor is it observed on the same date. Originally the Fast was observed by Esther and the entire people of Israel on the 14th, 15th and 16th of Aviv, immediately after Mordechai was informed of Haman's decree and of the letter of annihilation which Haman wrote on the 13th of Aviv. Our Fast however, is observed on the 13th of Adar, in memory of the Fast observed by Israel on the day of their mobilization for war against the enemies. The Fast is nevertheless called by the name of Esther since it was she who first proposed its observance. Some Jews in times past have fasted on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of Aviv.
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Elisabeth and Niko
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