Has it occurred to you that history is repeating itself?
Centuries ago in ancient Persia, a wicked ‘Prime Minister’ named Haman arranged for the annihilation of all the Jews. The decree was reversed under the leadership of Queen Esther who called for a fast of three days and then went before the King to plead for the deliverance of G-d’s people. Haman was exposed and executed for his evil plan and Israel was saved.
Today we have a modern Persian regime — Iran — speaking the very same language – extermination of all Jews and the destruction of Israel. They are gathering their forces. Just yesterday it was reported that Hamas has added their name to the list of those who will work together to destroy Israel. That list includes Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas.
A call has gone out for intensive, focused prayer and fasting Monday (today), Tuesday and Wednesday which is Yom Kippur for the Holy One of Israel to intervene in His all-powerful way against the modern day Haman and his cohorts. Fasting is a personal undertaking and what has been suggested is that apart from Wednesday when Jews engage in a complete fast (no water, no food for 25 hours), that today and tomorrow – Monday and Tuesday – we choose to fast from something – perhaps a kind of food, or an activity that we really enjoy.
The other request is that each of us would pray Psalm 68 during these three days, the psalm which begins with the words: Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered…
If you will join in this endeavor, we would like to know. Please simply add a brief comment in reply to this message and let us pray and fast in unity of purpose – that G-d would be glorified, that Israel would be delivered from her (and HIS) enemies, and that Israel and all the nations would recognize that the L-rd, HE IS G-D!!!