Beginning at sundown tonight, January 20th, Purim begins. Most of you reading this blog know what Purim is, but for those who don’t, it is a time in the Hebrew calendar when God intervened, through the fasting, prayers, and obedience of Queen Esther, and stopped the annihilation of God’s people.
Celebrating Purim is celebrating the “God of the breakthrough’s” who comes to deliver His people from the schemes of the enemy.
Christians are God’s “Seed” producers, and Satan wants nothing more than to annihilate God’s “Seed” from multiplying the Kingdom of God here on the earth. This will never cease until Christ returns. Therefore, many of us need God to break through in some way in our lives.
If you are wondering what Satan’s target is against believers, it is to come against the anointing (gifting, natural talent) that has been conceived from the womb in each of us. At the core, Satan’s first goal is to produce doubt, disbelief, or even launch an identity crisis of who or what believers are individually and corporately called to do so we will stop bearing “fruit.”
Faith moves the hand of God, so when these attacks come, we find ourselves caught in a vortex of tormenting thoughts that can bring fear and confusion. This can cause paralysis that makes it difficult to even hear God when He speaks.
If that doesn’t work, Satan will send the counterfeit so we go down a wrong path that “appears” right for us. This usually happens through “the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life.” Many of us have fallen into this trap, and thankfully, God’s grace is with us through the journey as well, pulling us out when we humble ourselves and cry out for His help.
Are you wrestling with something that you can’t seem to get breakthrough? Has the enemy got you in a place you feel there is no way out? …No solution in sight? No more energy to fight?
Each one of us wrestles with something IF we are co-laboring with Christ. So the question today is: What do you need God’s breakthrough?
When God’s breaking power is called upon, it is always because the problem is bigger than our best effort. It probably has to do with that “thing” you go around and around the mountain that hinders you from soaring in freedom and liberty to BE God’s expression of love here on the earth. Believe me, I am preaching to the choir here.
God’s breaker- anointing and His Angel Michael have shown us throughout the bible to come to the aid of His people in HIS SET TIME; usually when His people cannot break free from their circumstances alone.
I believe the remnant today have been on a long wilderness journey to refine their faith in God alone. Each one of us has something God is refining in us.
PURIM can be God’s SET TIME to help with this process of breakthrough.
Coincidentally (NOT), there is another “blood moon” on the 20th-21st, the day of PURIM.
This full moon is called a Super Blood Worm Moon eclipse.
“As one of 12 full moons to admire every year, March’s moon was nicknamed the Worm Moon by early Native Americans because earthworms typically reappear during this month while temperatures begin to rise again.” Telegraph Reporters
Tonight’s Super Blood Moon is the third in a row: one each month of this year. The first was January 20th, called the Super Wolf Blood Moon. The second was February 19th, and the third is tonight, March 20th. We won’t even have another eclipse until 2021.
All three of these lunar eclipses can be viewed in their entirety in the United States, which is significant as well. America was founded by Christians who were led to come to an appointed land in which the people could freely serve the King of Kings. This nation is called to be a beacon of light unto the world. Of course God would allow this “Seed-bearing” nation, to see His SIGN.
The moon is used by God as a SIGN for His believers (Gen. 1:14). These SIGNS are of the “coming ONE.” The “seasons” are for the “appointed times.” Before we even had the written word on the Tablets of Covenant, God communicated with His people through the SIGNS in the sky. And God has been speaking to believers through the moon these past 3 months; specifically through these Blood Moons.
With great expectancy, we who believe are awaiting for Christ to return. He is giving us SIGNS that He is about to do something in the earth to perfect that promise. He is getting us to look UP and TRUST in Him alone. He is getting us READY for His arrival. We must trust the Word that these SIGNS are for those who have an ear to hear what the Lord is saying.
The Book of Joel 2:31 reads:
“The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.”
The Book of Acts 2:20 reads:
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.”
The Book of Revelation 6:12-14 reads:
“When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale.
And the Gospel of Luke 21:25 reads:
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.”
God has shown us all throughout the bible that He works through His creation to perfect His plan and process.
He worked through Adam….He failed.
He worked through the nation of Israel…. They failed.
He sent Jesus….. He succeeded.
He sent the disciples to go to the nations and preach….They succeeded as well.
We now have nations who know our Savior and redeemer.
Now God will use His remnant when He returns to reign over the nations.
HE AND WE WILL SUCCEED AGAIN!