Fast of Esther and the Fig Tree Season
Long ago, Esther pleaded for her people Israel, before her king, in a time of peril.
Centuries later, Jesus indicated the season of the greatest peril that would ever be known on earth.
Will we do as she did?
Fig tree season
We seem to be entering into another "fig tree season."
Will this be the year that begins the time of trouble on earth?
Mat 24:32 ¶ Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer [is] nigh:
Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, [even] at the doors.
Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Purim occurs at the threshold of fig tree season
Time of Esther
Purim (“lots”) is a festival that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people living throughout the ancient Persian Empire from a plot by Haman the Agagite to annihilate them, as recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).
According to the story, Haman casted lots to determine the day upon which to exterminate the Jews.
The death date was thirteenth of the month of Adar. When Mordecai (Esther’s uncle) found out about the plans he ordered widespread penitence and fasting.
Esther (Jewish, but the king’s wife) discovers what has transpired; she requested that all Jews of Shushan fast and pray for three days together with her, and on the third day she seeks an audience with the king.
Today, Satan, through other “Hamans,” plans to destroy the holy people of God.
I am planning on a 3 day fast of Esther (March 17,18, 19 – 2011), as she did thousands of years ago, to save her people.
She was called for "such a time as this."
2011- 2012, with all its serious issues, is also "such a time."
You are welcome to join me in this prayer effort in March.
Each can pray for their own country, state, city, neighborhood, and family.
Then, after fasting and prayer, go before your own King Jesus, and make your request.
Repent, and ask for mercy, deliverance, and protection during perilous times.
You are His precious bride.
He will hear you.