Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Fast of Esther


We would like to invite you, our dear friends in every nation, tribe and tongue, to join with us in a day of prayer, fasting and intercession in accord with the fast of Esther. You may pray alone, or sponsor a prayer meeting, or mobilize your church, Messianic congregation, or prayer network to join in with us.

The biblical fast lasted three days. The traditional Jewish fast is one 24 hour day, starting from sundown Tuesday, March 6. In Israel we will be fasting and praying with local congregations and prayer houses for a 12 hour non-stop meeting from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 7.

Your participation will involve three aspects:
1.Public Scripture Reading– read out loud, as a devotional declaration and a prophetic proclamation, these three passages:

a. Esther chapters 3 and 4
b. Zechariah 12:2-3, 6-10; 13:1, 8-9; 14:1-9
c. Romans 9:1-5; 10:1-2; 11:1-29

2.Fasting – at least the 24 hours from sundown to sundown on just water (with exceptions of course for those with special needs). For those who have the desire and the ability, we invite you to fast a full three days, according to Esther 4:16.

3.Prayer– to intercede according to the themes of the book of Esther, and to emphasize at least these 7 major prayer directives:
a. Salvation for the Muslim peoples
b. Salvation for the Jewish people
c. Reconciliation between Jew and Arab through Yeshua
d. Bind spirits of anti-Semitism worldwide
e. Strengthen the local Messianic remnant in Israel
f. Guidance for government leaders in Israel and the nations
g. Prepare the Church to stand victorious in the events of the end times leading up to
the Second Coming

With all the events in the Middle East, the uprisings in the Arab nations, the tensions with Iran, the persecution of the saints in Muslim countries, and the spreading of the gospel “underground” to Jews and Arabs, this year’s fast has great importance, and may even represent a historic turning point. --Thank you for joining with us.

This is a good video to stir your heart about the reality that Iran does want to annihilate the Jews:

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