Lynnette (19 Apr 2011)
"Nisan 17 Day of King& Esther's feast
Dear John & Doves,
We celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim recognizing the
deliverance of Esther & the Hebrew people-- last month. So I
felt confused to read that Nisan 17 (this April 21) -- is
considered ( again?) the date of deliverance for her & all the
It is included with the miracles associated with Nisan 17 and recorded here http://heartofwisdom.com/images/holidays/nisan17.jpg
and the deliverance is mentioned again in the Book of Esther
3:1-12 and Esther 5 :1 having occurred in the month of
So I contacted a Rabbi in my area who has provided insight for me.
He explained that during these days of Nisan, the feast was held
& the King heard of & stopped the plot against the Hebrews.
Nisan 17 is the day the tables were turned on the enemy (Haman).
The day of Purim was the actual date set & sealed by the King's
order for the Hebrews' destruction. The enemy's plan to destroy the
Hebrews on that date in the future--was prevented by the King's
It's been all very interesting to me to realize
Nisan 17 was the feast/ dinner where the King presided with
Esther-- & wouldn't it make an ideal day :-) for our
King Jesus to preside at a (wedding ) feast with His Bride (us) and
protect us from from any destruction the enemy had hoped for us!!
We serve a Very Real God & I hope to see you all at Supper very soon, Lynnette