Bible teaching with an emphasis on Israel, prophecy and the Jewish roots of Christianity
Series: “Esther (2017)”
For Such A Time As This
The Book of Esther is one of the Jewish people’s favorites. In this eight-program television series, Dr. Jeffrey Seif explains its details, and points out that, like Esther herself, we Believers may be alive for such a time as this.
Though wickedness surfaces in various ways in every generation God positions His people to thwart the devil’s plans and fulfill His own. Here, we examine Mordecai and Esther’s placement—and our own; for we, too, are called to God’s work.
Unbeknownst to the scheming Haman, our story’s courageous heroine hatches her own plan to thwart him. The once-sheepish Esther stands up as a shepherdess. She boldly takes on the wolf, thus guiding the saga to its peaceful conclusion.
God enjoys using irony to give the wicked and the righteous their just deserts. While they are in progress, God’s ways are often mysterious to us, but we see the eventual triumph of the righteous—then as now.
God turns our mourning into joy, as vividly demonstrated in this concluding program. The Jews are bidden to commemorate God’s saving power and goodness in an annual celebration, Purim. We should all celebrate God’s goodness, thereby banishing the passing clouds of pain and despair.