Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Day of Repentance for All Nations 9/14/13

Day of Repentance for All Nations
September 14th, 2013 (Yom Kippur)
Dear __________

God bless you for your "work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father." (1 Thessalonians 1: 3).

The Lord is awakening His Bride so she can make herself ready. The Holy Spirit is speaking "repentance" to many in the body of Christ at this time as a key process to grow in Christ and to trigger His help. As we see human tragedies all around us, governments failing, fierce, unusual storms, steep moral declines and increasing darkness, we sense that we are in the end times. The good news is that the Lord is our hope and always our strong tower and there are many examples in Scripture where He responds to those who repent.

This year, God willing, during the approximately 24-25 hours beginning at sunset on Friday, September 13, 2013, and ending on sundown Saturday, September 14, 2013 there will be thousands of events at the grassroots level across many denominations and nations on this next Day of Repentance.   The event will coincide with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. What had earlier been called the "national day of repentance" has become a global exercise of unity in the body of Christ, in effect a Day of Repentance for All Nations.

I'm writing to encourage you to participate and connect with others in your community now to join together at some point during this "holiest day of the year" in Hebrew tradition. Seek the Holy Spirit, read Scriptures such as Psalm 51, or Revelation 3:19-21, or use the resources on the NDR website as an outline of a program for your family, your group or your church. We encourage you to connect with other believers in order to include as many believers as possible in your community. Like pure worship, sincere repentance crosses denominational barriers and builds unity in the body of Christ.

In a home, in a church, you may wish to begin and end with worship, giving plenty of time for silence and soul-searching. It's not about judgment; we've all fallen short of the glory of God. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Intercessory prayers for repentance act like a "spiritual cultivator." They till the thistle-laden, rocky places and hard pathways, causing the hard soil of a person, family or nation to be transformed into good fertile soil, receptive to the Seed, the Word of God.

This Day of Repentance is set to coincide with Yom Kippur, the Hebrew Day of Atonement. The event taking place on Yom Kippur in no way is meant to preempt or replace what Yom Kippur means for the Jewish people, but is meant to honor the Jewish people's divinely mandated calendar [Lev 23:1-2], and to honor the holiness and seriousness of that day.       [Lev 23: 26-31]. It also honors the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. [Romans 1:16]. The Lord Himself said [Leviticus 23:27- 31] that the Day of Atonement would be a "holy convocation", a day to "afflict" one's soul, to do no work; a "statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings."

During this 24-25 hour period we suggest you set aside time for prayer specifically for the Jewish people, who are now under attack spiritually and physically. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray also about the place of Yeshua in history: past, present and future. Thank the Living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that 2 Chronicles 7:14 which applies to Israel primarily, but also now for us believers is a way to heal all nations through our sincere prayers of repentance for ourselves, for our families, for our nations.

God Bless
~Pastor Jeff Daly
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
~2 Chronicles 7:14

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