E-day! (4 Of 8) by Jerry Vines

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Esther 4
Jerry Vines

In the providence of God, there was a special
place and purpose for the Jewish people. God had
decreed that through these people, his chosen people
the Jews, all of the nations of the world would be
blessed. So, to that end there about three great
gifts that God has given to the world through the
Jewish people. One of those gifts is the Scriptures.
In Romans 3:2 the Bible says, of whom were committed
the oracles of God. He is saying that God gave,
through the Jews, the Scriptures.

The second great gift is the gift of the Savior.
In Romans 9:5 the Bible says of the Jews, of whom
concerning the flesh Christ came. Jesus Christ was
given through the Jewish nation to the world.

The third great gift is the gift of salvation.
Jesus said in John 4:22, salvation is of the Jews.
That does not mean that the Jews are able to grant
salvation upon you, but it means that through the
Jewish people God gave to the world the Savior and God
gave to the world the possibility that we might be
saved. Because the Jews are chosen by God to be a
blessing to the world, God in His providence has
decreed that the Jewish people would absolutely be
indestructible. In fact, God promised in Jeremiah 31
that the Jewish nation would be as lasting as the sun,
the moon, and the stars.

In Isaiah 54:17 the Bible says, no weapon formed
against thee shall prosper. We claim that truth for
our own selves as the people of God, but its primary
reference is to the nation of Israel. Yet, now in
this book of Esther we find the will of God and the
will of man on a collision course. Back in chapter 3
the decree has gone out. The Jewish people are to be
destroyed. Look at the 13th verse. And the letters
were sent by post into all the king's provinces, to
destroy, to kill and to cause to perish all Jews.
The will of God is that they are an indestructible
nation. The will ...

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