Call to Prayer on Yom Kippur
Sid Roth of Messianic Vision and Jeff Bernstein of The Gates of Zion Ministries encourage you to join with Jewish and Gentile believers in many nations around the world in fasting and prayer on Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur begins at sundown, October 7, 2011 and ends at sundown, October 8, 2011. Please pray for:
- The salvation of Jewish people throughout the world.
- Protection over Israel.
- Wisdom for Israel's leaders.
Below is An End-Time Call To Prophetic Prayer, Return, & Redemption from Jonathan Cahn, Messianic Jewish Rabbi of Beth Israel Congregation, Lodi NJ. See Jonathan's TV interview with Sid about The Harbinger here.
The Word of God is clear that when the Jewish people return to God, the purposes of God will be fulfilled, Messiah will return, the kingdom will come, and riches, blessings, and new life will come to the world (Romans 11). The Word of God is also clear that the Jewish people will return to God at the end of the age. (Hosea 3)
Thus, every end-time believer must set as a priority, the redemption of the Jewish people. The Lord appointed one day above all others for the return, the reconciliation, and the redemption of the Jewish people — Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It was on this day that the high priest would confess his own sins and then the sins of his nation. It was on this day, through the blood of the sacrifice, that the Jewish people would be reconciled to God and the barrier to His blessings would be removed. And it is on this day, each year, that Jewish people throughout the world fast and pray and seek forgiveness for their sins and reconciliation to God.
This is thus an end-time call to a day of prophetic prayer, return, and redemption on the part of God’s people in Messiah, for the sake of God’s ancient people, the Jewish people, the children of Israel.
Specifically, it is the call to enter into prophetic prayer and intercessory prayer for the Jewish people, for their redemption, on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement — That it be a day of praying, of interceding, and, for some as they are led, of fasting along with prayer.
As the Day of Atonement was the day of the high priest standing in the gap, interceding before the Presence of God, in prayer and supplication, on behalf of the Jewish people, and as believers in Messiah are called to be a holy priesthood grafted into the commonwealth of Israel, it is the call for believers to now stand in the gap, to intercede before the Presence of God, in prayer and supplication, on behalf of the Jewish people. As the reconciliation of Yom Kippur was dependent on the atonement of the sacrifice, so this Yom Kippur depends on the atonement of Messiah.
It is the call both collective and individual, for the individual believer and for every assembly, gathering, fellowship, congregation, and ministry that are led, and to the body of Messiah as a whole.
It is the call to pray for:
- The return of the Jewish people to God in their Messiah, Yeshua, and thus their redemption
- The protection and blessing of Israel, and the city of God, Jerusalem.
- The restoration of the Jewish people to their calling to be emissaries of God and lights to the world.
- The return of the Church, of Messiah’s people, to reconciliation with Israel and the Jewish people, to be a blessing to the children of Abraham, as those grafted in within them.
- The breaking down and removal of every veil, barrier, or obstacle that would stand in the way of these blessings.
- And it is for any and all prayers that flow from these.
As Yom Kippur was a day of Teshuvah, return and repentance, it is also the call to teshuvah, to return and repentance, on the part of believers, even the confessing and lifting up of sins, that the intercession for Israel’s return be of effect. Thus it is a call…
That the Believer, Gentile by birth, pray and intercede and act, on behalf of the nations, and on behalf of believers, on behalf of their sins against the Jewish people, for forgiveness, cleansing, repentance, and reconciliation.
That the Believer, born of Israel, pray and intercede and act, according to the prayer of the prophets (Daniel 9:1-19), and according to the prayers and confessions of Yom Kippur for the sins of the people, to pray on behalf of the children of Israel, for their final teshuvah, for their repentance, and for their return to God in Messiah, and to their ancient calling, to be a light to the world, and a blessing to the nations, to be a holy people, a kingdom of priests, and a glory to God.
This Call is without any limiting of time as an ongoing prophetic act on each Yom Kippur, until the redemption of Israel, for as long as the Spirit leads.
This Call is not issued by any organization or on the behalf of or by the authority of any man, but derives its sole authority as the Spirit of God shall lead and by the name of Yeshua, (Jesus), the Messiah, the Light of the World, and the Glory of His people Israel.