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 Day 12 (May 18) - Isaiah 62 Fast


“‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the LORD, ‘that I will perform that good
thing which I have promised to the house of Israel and to the house of Judah:
In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David a Branch of
righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In
those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell safely. And this is the
name by which she will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.’ For thus
says the LORD: ‘David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of
Israel.’” Jeremiah 33:14–17 NKJV

God is faithful to perform that good thing which He has promised to the
house of Israel and to the house of Judah. That good thing is a Branch
of righteousness growing up in the house of David, namely the coming of
the Messiah. Jesus was sent by the Father to fulfill this promise made to
Israel. When Jesus executes judgment and establishes righteousness in the
earth, God will save Judah and Jerusalem will dwell safely.

Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, summarized the appearing of
Jesus in these words: “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited
and redeemed his people, and has raised up a horn of salvation for
us in the house of his servant David, as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, that we should be saved from our enemies, and from
the hand of all who hate us; to perform the mercy promised to our fathers,
and to remember his holy covenant” (Luke 1:68–72 RSV).

The whole story line revolves around the people who are in covenant with
God. The house of Israel and the house of Judah, King David and his
throne, and the salvation of Judah and Jerusalem are at the center of God’s
promise. The son of David will sit on his ancestor’s throne in Jerusalem.
The King of kings will also rule from that city. The coming of the Messiah
takes place in Israel’s story line. All God’s promises to Israel converge in
and point to Jesus. Israel and Jerusalem are not marginalized nor become
realities of the past. God plans to exalt His Son in direct connection to His
relationship with Israel. The nations drawn and saved by Jesus are joined
to Israel’s covenants and promises.


Our Father,

We bless Your holy name. We praise You for Your covenant with the house
of Israel and the house of Judah and Your faithfulness in fulfilling Your
promise. We thank you for Jesus, the Branch of righteousness born in the
house of David. We wait with expectation to see Him execute judgment and
righteousness in the earth from Jerusalem. We long to see Jerusalem called
THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. We pray that Your worldwide Church
will understand that Israel remains in the picture till the end because of Your
faithfulness to Your covenants. Show the Church that Israel will play a central
role in end-time events as Jesus is the Messiah of Israel as well as the Savior
of the nations. We pray that You will open the eyes of the Jewish people to
recognize that Jesus is the Messiah they have been waiting for. We pray
You will call and send more messengers to Israel to share the good news.
We pray for You to strengthen and anoint those who are already preaching
the gospel of peace to the Jewish people (Romans 10:14–15). In the name
of Jesus. Amen.


Day 12 (Day 42 of the Omer, 18 May 2023)

Verse 10(b) “Build up, build up the highway! Take out the stones, lift up a banner for the peoples!”

Lord My Banner, You Yourself have prepared the way for the peoples, for You Yourself are the Way. You Yourself are our Banner, exalted and lifted high. Since in Your Word the plural “peoples” often means not just Israel, but the nations, I bless Your covenant purposes for all peoples on earth. I bless Your international ekklesia as inheritors of all the covenant blessings You promise them. On my knees, I ask Your forgiveness if I, as a Messianic Jew, have personally harbored offense against the peoples, and in particular, Gentile believers. Heal and restore my heart as only You can and desire to do. Forgive me and use me, I pray, to humbly serve my brothers and sisters in Messiah in the nations. I wholeheartedly bless Your beloved ekklesia with the very things I may have felt I needed from them. If I have personally felt misunderstood or misjudged by Gentile believers, please give me Your heart of understanding for them. If I have personally felt rejected by them, I bless them with experiential knowledge of their full acceptance in the Beloved. If I have personally felt inferior to Gentile believers, I bless them with every spiritual blessing in Messiah Jesus. If I have personally felt less loved than Gentile believers, I bless them with experiential knowledge of the height, depth and breadth of Your ineffable love for them. If I have ever felt You enjoy Gentile believers more than You enjoy me as a Jewish believer, I bless them with experiential knowledge of Your delight and joy in how they are fearfully and wonderfully made. May all these blessings be to them as a banner lifted high. May that banner signal to them a new and high way to You.

May it build up highways in natural as well as supernatural realms for the fullness of the Gentiles. And if I have ever caused Gentile believers to feel “less than” in any way because they are not Jewish, please show me and forgive me. As Gentile believers in the nations grow to their full stature in Messiah, I ask You to raise up millions among them to pray and fast for Israel. Show us how to co-operate and co-labor as one new humanity for her salvation. May our love for one another as Gentiles and Jews testify that You, Yeshua, are in truth her Messiah. Thank You for answering my requests according to Your wondrous ways.

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