Purim 2020: An Haddasha Fast

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The Jewish Feast of Purim is celebrated on the 13th of Adar.  Adar is the sixth month of the Jewish civil year and the twelfth month of the ecclesiatical year on the Hebrew calendar, roughly corresponding to the month of March in the Gregorian calendar.  In 2020, it starts on the evening of Monday 09 March and ends of the evening of Tuesday, 10th March.

It is a joyous month as we at Teshuvah Worship Centre join the Jewish people to celebrate the Feast of Purim.  All that is related to Purim can be found in the Book of Esther in the Hebrew Holy Scriptures.  It is also the story of how Adonai used used Queen Esther or Haddasha to nullify and completely turn around the decree orchestrated by wicked Haman who sought to annihilate the Jewish people.  Esther called for a 3-day fast and all the Jewish people fasted with her – in mouring, sackcloth and ashes for a decree has gone out from King Ahasuerus of Persia (now Iran) that the Jewish people will be utterly destroyed and not one left.

YAH intervened and thus the Jewish people were saved.  The judgement came upon Haman himself.  He had a heart attack and was hanged on the gallows he prepared for Jew Mordecai.

Teshuvah Church had a Haddasha Fast.  We neither drank water not ate food beginning Monday 6 pm to Wednesday, 6 pm.  We had to pray and interceded for our nation, our people and our families.  There are many Haman’s out there (physical and spiritual) hard at work to bring destruction to Israel, to Bible believers, PNG and our people.

Our Purim 2020 Fast

Day 1:  Repentance – of our sins, the sins of our forefathers and our people today for forgetting the ways of Adonai and committing sin.  Scripture:  II Chronicles 7:14.  We fasted the Word, get on our knees in repentance.

Day 2:  Word Declaration – Isaiah 54:17.  Exposing and breaking all the schemes of Haman.

Day 3:  Thanksgiving – I Thessalonians 5:16-18.  “In all things, give thanks; For this is the will of Yeshua HaMasiach for you”.

Todah Rabah Adonai for your Mercy and Grace.  I thank you for answering our prayers and honoring your Word that if we humble ourselves, pray and seek your Face, and turn from our wicked ways, You will hear from heaven, and forgive our sins and heal our land.

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