Yesterday was remembered by many true lovers of God that iniquities will capture the wicked. In Jewish families children could play with a rattle to drive the evil away.
For sure we can see lots of evil coming into this world and even trying to enter each household by way of that small screen, which has become today a big screen showing a lot of sex and interchange of partners like it is a normal behaviour. Lots of programs on lots of channels bring the same sort of voyeurism and sex from early morning until late at night.
When we look at this world and see how we also get more people who try to silence believers in the One God or want to silence parents who wish to bring up their children according to their religion (like yesterday Darya Safai in the TV-debate on Terzake on Canvas), prohibiting to be clothed according to the faith or wearing religious symbols.
The recent attacks on Jews and reactions against Muslims, plus people demanding others to accept their trinitarian Catholic faith should worry a little bit, because we can find serious problematic racist and neo-Nazi websites.
You may think that the best way is to let it all happen and to stay quiet in the home or not to catch the eye. We must not be dressed conspicuously and may be unobtrusive, but it would be wrong to stay silent and not to react to those who discriminate and do bad to those who have an other religion.
Yesterday we had the day that the Jews remembered how Esther broke her silence and revealed her nationality to save the Jews. She could have kept silent and further enjoyed her life as queen, but she took the risk and spoke up. By doing so she saved many Jews of the death. Therefore the Jews celebrated yesterday their liberation, but shall continue these days to remember an even bigger liberation, which Christians also should take at heart.
In a few weeks time we shall come to remember how God saved His people from slavery and how He guided them and helped them through the dessert. We too shall come to remember those events and also shall remember how Jesus too came together in the upper room to commemorate that special occurrence. Be a peacemaker these days and come to invite people for that most importatn weekend of the year.
In preparation for 14 and 15-22 Nisan let us make ourself clean to come that night of March the 30th together to show to God how we love him and how we appreciate Jesus for what he has done for us. We must be sure we do not defile our eyes with things we better not see. Let yourself not be caught by those popular television programs which want to show you the bottom of the soul of man. Make sure the coming weeks you shall settle disputes which were still going on. Patch up any quarrel and make an effort to make friends again with those who left you aside.
The coming weeks you have time enough to depart from inequities and to cleanse yourself. Let out your mouth flow what you belief. Take the time to consider how the modern gadgets and media may be driving a wedge between us and God. Let make sure that we do not become part of the world and brake all the chains from this world. Break away, break down and break free and focus on God and the Salvation He prepared for us.
Now is the time that we prepare to have a clean presence on April the first when we celebrate Pesach and show our thankfulness for the liberation of any slavery and for the possibility that Jesus created for us to be clean to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
- Purim or Ta’aniet Estêr
- Speaking up and Celebration of Purim
- Not making a runner
- Worthy partakers of the body of Christ
- Preparation for Passover
- Lost senses or a clear focus on the one at the stake
- Today’s thought “Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity” (January 15)
- Extra verses to remember by The Zeal for the Name to be proclaimed
- God let my compassionate affection be tolerant and kind
- Gain Christ, trusting Jehovah
- Thinking about fear for the Loving God and an Invitation for 14 Nisan
- The holiday of Purim
- Morning Reading: Tue, 26 Dec – Esther 6-10 ~ Purim: sorrow turned into joy
- Purim, Exile, and Redemption
- Deceit Meets Truth at Purim