Monday, October 30, 2017

What If

Finishing Esther last week and thinking about the story as a whole, it brought to light a few thoughts that have been rattling around in my mind and heart.

~Satan got permission when it came to Job.

~Haman deceptively got human permission from Xeres to achieve his goal.

~Jesus warned Peter than Satan had asked for permission to sift him as wheat.

What if we all have a 13th of Adar where God has given the permission for us to be sifted as wheat like Peter? What if our weak and feeble responses to it are nothing more than forgetting the authority given to us by the King to fight back? What if every major attempt to 'destroy, kill, and annihilate' us should be marked by a memorial stone like Joshua pulled out of the Jordan, and a celebration like Purim, to remind us of what God has done through Jesus on our behalf?

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