NETANYAHU GIVES OBAMA “ESTHER” SCROLL: Biblical story tells of a Persian tyrant who wanted to “annihilate” the Jews.
That said, the most interesting moment of the day to me was when Netanyahu gave a gift to Obama, a decorated scroll telling the biblical story of the Book of Esther. The story from the Old Testament will be read this week at Jewish services commemorating Purim all over the world. The story focuses on Persian king known as Ahasuerus and wicked Persian president, Haman, and their plot to annihilate the Jewish people on a date certain. ‘Then, too, they wanted to wipe us out,’ Netanyahu told the president.” Through the prayer and fasting of the believers at the time, God supernaturally intervened in the situation and saved the Jewish people, though they still had to fight the Persian enemy. Ultimately, the Jewish people were saved by God’s amazing grace. What encourages me about Netanyahu giving the scroll to the President is that is reveals yet again the Prime Minister’s growing interest in the Bible and even his desire to make the Scriptures part of today’s Oval Office discussion. You may recall that a few months ago, Mr. Netanyahu announced that he was starting a Bible study in his personal residence. Please continue praying for each of these world leaders and their advisors that they would turn to the God of Israel and the Bible for wisdom, discernment and courage during these critical times.
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