Friday, March 6, 2020

March 6, 2020: A Story About Purim

Why should you care about #Purim?
- It involves a plot centered in Iran to annihilate the Jews 
- Plots affecting Jews tend to have an oversized impact on world history 
- Future predicts past and vice versa, because time is a human construction
@POTUS is very engaged w: Jews 
Things have a way of suddenly shifting from good to bad and vice versa. This is the lesson of #Purim

The Jews were fine until Haman got hired as the Iranian king's personal adviser, and he set out to murder them (us). 
Haman was arrogant and egotistical. There was something about the Jews that just pissed Haman off to no end. 
In a nutshell it was that the Jews bowed only to God, out of respect for God, and not to Haman, who wore a large ugly idol around his neck, because he was a satanist. 
Haman and the Jewish Mordechai both worked for the Iranian kind. Everyone else would toe the line to Haman. But not the Jew. 
In fact the Jewish Mordechai would not even get up out of respect when evil Haman walked by. 
In fact you could say that the Jewish Mordechai had the evil Haman pegged as a bad guy, and Mordechai would not signify or dignify anything good about him. 
Mordechai had a beautiful niece named Esther. Esther could hold her own with the bad guys. 
Iran's king enjoyed the pleasures of the throne. 
The king selected only the most beautiful women for his harem. 
The minute the king saw Esther, he fell completely in love. 
Esther knew that Haman was a satanist who was so evil he simply cast lots (Purim) to decide what day he'd kill the Jews on. Because he said that God was totally irrelevant. 
The Jews were petrified of this crazy murderous nut job. 
The "purge" was set for Adar 13 on the Hebrew calendar. 

On the English calendar that would be Monday, March 9, 2020.…Image
Haman offered to pay the king for the privilege of killing the Jews. "Don't bother." 
Mordechai went to his niece Esther and said, don't think that you will survive because the king loves you. 
Together they made a plan. 
The Jewish community would gather together and fast for three days. And then Esther would say something to the king. 
After three days Esther asked the king to attend a small dinner party. 

She invited Haman too. 
Haman of course was thrilled. 
Haman went home and made a special gallows just to kill Mordechai on. 
Meanwhile, the king couldn't sleep, and his courtiers read to him about that time that Mordechai came to DC in 2015 and warned Congress about the very bad Iran deal. 
After the first dinner feast, Esther invited the king and Haman to another one.

She said to the king, I have something to tell you. 
And then she declassified the FISA memos. 
"If I have found favor in your eyes, O King, and if it pleases the king, let my life be granted me by my plea, and the life of my people by my request. For my people and I have been sold to be annihilated, killed and destroyed!" 
"Esther then identified Haman as the evil person who wished to perpetrate this atrocity." 
Even though the king had previously agreed to go along with this, the tables were "magically" turned by the fasting prayer of the Jews, and suddenly he thought this plan — to kill his beloved wife, hang his trusted adviser, and massacre all the Jews — was outrageous. 
Haman was hanged on the very gallows he constructed. 
The Jews still had to fight, because the decree had the force of law. 

But they fought - and they (we) won. 
As long as a person goes with God, they can be redeemed.

As long as repentance is sincere, a person can be redeemed. 

By Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. All opinions are the author's own. Public domain.