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 Day 9 (May 15) - Isaiah 62 Fast


“Then Moses said to God, ‘Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and
say to them, “The God of your fathers has sent me to you,” and they say to me,
“What is His name?” what shall I say to them?’ And God said to Moses, ‘I AM
WHO I AM.’ And He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, “I AM
has sent me to you.”’ Moreover God said to Moses, ‘Thus you shall say to the
children of Israel: “The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God
of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and
this is My memorial to all generations.”’” Exodus 3:13–15 NKJV

First, God defines Himself as “I AM WHO I AM.” He is the existing
One, the absolute, never changing, eternal being. He is the Creator
of everything that exists. Then God identifies Himself as the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. He is the one that
revealed Himself to them and made a covenant with them. God concludes
His presentation stating: “This is My name forever.” Because of its direct
textual proximity, “this” is referring to both “YHWH” and to “the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.”

God wants to be known as the one nobody can define perfectly except
Himself—“I AM WHO I AM” or “YHWH.” However, He chooses to be
identified by His relationship with His covenantal friends. The Creator of all
things, the God of the universe wants to be recognized forever as the God
who befriended Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and made a covenant with
them. This passage shows how much God values relationships and honors
His covenant with those He made in His image.

God is neither “the unknowable Creator” nor “the undefined Supreme Being.”
His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob paves the way to those
who seek a living relationship with their Creator. He has revealed Himself to
His friends and wants to be known by those who walk in their steps. Much
more so, God wants to be known through His Son, Jesus the Messiah.


Our Father,

We bless Your holy name. We praise You, the Great I AM. We worship You
for making Yourself known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Thank you for
establishing a covenant with them. Thank you for making Your name famous
forever: YHWH, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
Thank you for revealing Yourself ultimately in Your Son, Jesus.

We pray that You will awaken Israel to the reality that they belong to You
and that You are their God forever. We pray they will know their identity
and calling are to be Yours. We pray that they will return to You and leave
their attempts to self-define themselves.

We pray that the Church worldwide will understand that the roots of her
faith go back to Your covenant with Israel. Let her see the new covenant as
part of God’s redemptive story that He began with the patriarchs.

In the name of Jesus. Amen.


Day 9 (Day 39 of the Omer, 15 May 2023)

Verse 8(b) “Surely I will no longer give your grain as food for your enemies; and the sons of the foreigner shall not drink your new wine for which you have labored.”

Shield and Defender of Israel, thank You for sustaining me through the trials of life and working those trials for good. According to Your covenant promise, You have mercifully done the same for Israel throughout our history. You have been our Refuge and our Rescue in times of trouble. And now, in Yeshua’s Name and for His Name’s sake, I ask You to sustain us in severe trials that lie ahead. Work those trials for good. Use even our enemies, Sovereign God, to bring us as a nation to our knees before You. By Your covenant mercies, cause us to beseech You as the only Israeli Defense Force worthy of our trust. I declare from Your Word: Israel, trust not in horses or chariots, sophisticated weapons or defense systems, but trust in the Lord our God!

As we trust in Him, no weapon formed against us will prosper. He is our defense; we will not be moved. God of Heaven’s Armies, protect us from those who seek our destruction. See how they are astir and how with cunning, they conspire against Your people. Reveal to our government, defense and security agents the plans of those who aim to annihilate us, posturing themselves as Your enemies. As in times past, divinely frustrate their evil schemes. When Your enemies attack us, use it for good. Anoint and protect every Israeli soldier as in times of old. Display through them Your sovereign might so You alone receive the glory in Israel and the nations.

In Yeshua’s Name, I ask that in trials which lie ahead, the least amount of harm will occur to bring about the greatest good. As You defend Your people, let multitudes in Iran, in Islamist terror groups, and in all anti-Israel alliances behold Your manifest glory. Captivate them with Your love. May multitudes among them turn to You, O God of Israel, and may a great harvest result among them. Preserve and prosper us so that, as You have decreed, we might “drink new wine for which [we] have labored.” Let the new wine flow in supernatural as well as natural realms! Thank You for hearing my cries and for moving on behalf of Your own glory.

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