Purim Begins At Sundown Tonight (for such a time as this)

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As I looked back over previous Purim introductions in our archives, I came across a question I asked in 2016:

“On March 9, Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles capable of reaching Iran’s archenemy Israel marked with a statement in Hebrew reading “Israel must be wiped off the Earth,” Iran’s semiofficial Fars News Agency reported.

So who will God raise up this Purim, for such a time as this Esther 4:14?”

In 2016, Iran was taunting Israel and the US under its pro-Islamic president, Barack Obama.

Donald Trump had announced his candidacy for president in June 2015 and the Iran nuclear deal had been signed in July. Hillary Clinton was favored to win the election by a wide margin.

In January 2016, the Iranian navy pulled a stunt that sent shock waves around the world – by arresting at gunpoint US Navy personnel, on charges the US entered Iranian waters.

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It seems that not only did Israel get someone to raise it up, but the US did as well. On November 8, 2016 in a stunning upset, God provided both. We serve a God who hears prayers.

https://youtu.be/jBqv3Dch1a8

(January 8, 2018 National College Football Playoff Championship)

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