Scriptures and Key Points for the Isaiah 62 Fast:
The Isaiah 62 fast prays Isaiah 62 NKJV over Israel.
“Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian who witnessed the tragedy of the destruction of Jerusalem and the desecration of the Temple- wrote that the Jews ‘turned their hands one against another.’ Divided families, towns and communities were in conflict…” – Watch Jerusalem in November 2019
- America and Israel are in similar positions as Israel was before the destruction of the temple.
- We as the Church are grafted in.
- God has called us to pray for Israel.
Micah 4 NKJV …Many nations shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord”…Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore…I will make the lame a remnant, and the outcast a strong nation…
Ezekiel 37 NKJV The Dry Bones Live
- “Zao” means “the breath of life”.
Numbers 24:9 GNT …Whoever blesses Israel will be blessed, and whoever curses Israel will be cursed.
- God is a God of covenant. He never breaks His covenant.
Philippians 4:7 NKJV And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
- “Hephzibah” means “My Delight Is in Her.” (Isaiah 62:4 NKJV)
- “Beulah” means “Married.”
- We are His delight as well.
- If we destroy our foundations, we have nothing to build on.
- It’s important that we have one focus of worship.
- We need the atmosphere of God’s presence if we’re going to see the transformation that we need.
Josephus on the fall of Jerusalem:
“There were besides disorders and civil wars in every city: and all those that were at quiet from the Romans turned their hands one against another. There was also a bitter contest between those that were fond of war, and those that were desirous of peace. At the first this quarrelsome temper caught hold of private families, who could not agree among themselves. After which those people that were the dearest to one another, brake through all restraints with regard to each other; and every one associated with those of his own opinion, and began already to stand in opposition one to another. So that seditions arose everywhere…” – Josephus, Of the War — Book IV
Derek Prince, Our Debt to Israel:
“It is equally important for us all to acknowledge the truth of what Jesus said to the Samaritan woman—“salvation is of the Jews.”(John 4:22 NKJV)…Without the Jews we would have no patriarchs, no prophets, no apostles, no Bible—and no Savior! Deprived of all these, how much salvation would we have left to us? None!..”
Four practical ways we can fulfill our obligation to Israel (from Derek Prince):
- First, we can cultivate and express an attitude of sincere love for Jewish people.
- Secondly, in Romans 11:11 Paul says that: “…salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them [Israel] to jealousy.”
- Thirdly, the Bible exhorts us to seek the good of Israel by our prayers. (Romans 10:1 NKJV)
- Fourthly, we can seek to repay our debt to Israel by practical acts of kindness and
- The Law was fulfilled through Jesus Christ.
Luke 21:28 NKJV Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.
Links for the Isaiah 62 fast:
- Create in Me a Clean Heart episode (Exposure, Implosions, Explosion)
- Pray for Israel, Join The Isaiah 62 Fast (Ep. 215) with Mike Bickle
- Our Debt to Israel by Derek Prince
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