Purim and the Enemies

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of his recent Purim message answered the continued threats of annihilation of Israel through the enemies from the Jewish state by reminding them on the biblical story of Haman. Haman obtained an irreversible decree to kill the many Jews in Persian and confiscate their properties. But before the date of execution, God intervened and Haman, his sons as well as the enemies in the Jews were killed instead. You know the storyplot very well. We will get back to it later. Yes, I a great deal admire the dedication, love and courage of Bibi (when he is fondly called) towards the cause of Israel. He is always able to do everything needed to protect and advance the interests from the Jewish state, specially the policy of to never allow the people check out threats and victimization in the past. I see Benjamin Netanyahu within the mould of Moses, Joshua, Gideon and Samson. And thanks to his family that gave Israel three indefatigable brothers – Yonatan, Benjamin and Iddo that served inside the elite IDF Special Forces, sacrificing their comfort and life. They left contentment as the children of an American professor and learning Ivy colleges, migrated and joined the Israeli forces from the 60s and still have played exceptional roles in defending the Jewish nation as well as its people.

Though this piece will not be about the Netanyahus, but we shall forever can recall the sacrifice in the indomitable Yonatan ‘Yoni’ Netanyahu; that young Israeli Special Forces commander that successful led the rescue approximately hundred Jewish hostages in from Entebe Airport, Uganda in 1976. That operation remains a reference inside the study of rescue missions and special operations. Just go back and look the accounts again and observe the films. And you are going to be amazed because of the professionalism, patriotism and courage exhibited from the planners and executors of this mission and what those guys could do as far back because the 70s. Ironically, only Yoni lost his life in this most-daring operation, but which was after terminating the terrorists, rescuing the hostages, sending them home. He and the men were retreating to board the plane leaving the place when he was cowardly shot by way of a Ugandan soldier hiding about the airport towers. The Jewish commandos went back and cleared the area immediately and in addition inflicted an irreparable damage towards the Ugandan Air force by blowing up most on the fighter jets and equipment on ground. Because of my fascination with the boldness and sacrifice of Yonatan. I dedicated my book / audiobook Power of Sacrifice to him. And it is now in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Finish, Swedish, French, Dutch, Chinese, Italian, German, Afrikaans, Indonesian, etc. Yes, there’s no better time for you to remind the enemies on the Jews of God’s covenant of protection regarding his people versus the Festival of Purim.

As you know the Festival of Purim is undoubtedly an annual event to commemorate that spectacular, miraculous deliverance with the Jews from annihilation throughout the reign of King Ahasuerus on the Persian Empire in 5 BC. Haman; a Jew-hater was appointed an excellent minister in the empire. And when Mordecai, a Jew refused to bow to him, the proud Haman got the king to sign an irrevocable decree to kill the many Jews – driver with everything, infants and females and confiscate their properties everyday. But God miraculously intervened when Esther and Mordecai mobilized every one of the Jews over the empire to fast and seek divine intervention. Their enemy Haman was hanged, Mordecai (a Jew was appointed in the place), and another decree was promulgated that countered the very first, empowering the Jews to protect and kill their enemies. God delivered his people from certain destruction. Since then the Jews happen to be celebrating this dramatic deliverance and display of divine power till date. Yes, Bibi was to certainly remind the enemies of Israel the God of Purim continues to be alive to guard his people. And also that there remains today unwavering, commitment, determined, patriotic and fearless Jews like Esther and Mordecai to sacrifice everything, including their lives to view that nobody, no nation, no interest or gang up occasion to be given that possiblity to humiliate or threaten the use of Israel again. This has for ages been sufficiently demonstrated ever since the establishment on the modern Jewish State. And that policy remains unchanged. Touch Israel and you also burn your fingers.

But Haman will not be the only example to be given for the enemies of Israel. Pharaoh messed with Israel and the man, his commanders and horsemen perished inside Red Sea as soon as the angels of destruction and death devastated his land. At that evening of Passover, men and beast mourned and wept throughout Egypt. Sennacherib boasted and used it. He even queried the ability on the God of Israel to supply; comparing him with all the gods of other nations which he had destroyed. I love just how God replied to this, “Who will it be you have insulted and blasphemed? Against whom maybe you’ve raised your voice and lifted up your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel… Because you rage against me plus your insolence has reached my ears, I will put my hook inside your nose and my bit with your mouth, and I can make you return from the way you came.” You already know how he ended. Then, three nations came against Jehoshaphat and Judah. God took on the battle and this enemies in confusion slaughtered themselves. Not one person survived. What in the mighty and proud Goliath? After boasting, harassing and humiliating the Israelites for the, his head was cut off with the exceptional people defeated. And can continue. Now, every enemy harassing you and the people of God are going to be displaced and take off today inside mighty name of Jesus! Chag Purim Sameach!