in Agreement with the Israeli Body of Messiah
am circulating this call by Rick Ridings of Succat Hallel to a
40-Day Fast ahead of the OneThingJerusalem Youth conference
in Israel because it bears great witness.
recent months our Dallas Israel Prayer Team has sensed a growing
emphasis by the Holy Spirit in prayers for the “transitions”
of believing generations that is taking place in Israel. Our prayers
have grown regarding the ‘30-somethings’ who have
begun to emerge as anointed ministry leaders in Israel—many
at the sides or nearby their own fathers and mothers in Israeli
ministry. Our prayers have also grown for the fire of the Holy
Spirit that is igniting among a whole generation of Israel teens
and young adults. We agree with the sense Rick Ridings is expressing
here—the 40th anniversary of the re-unification of Jerusalem
under Israeli control is a significant spiritual marker in the
unfolding of God’s appointed seasons of Israel’s salvation.
Please read and see if the Lord speaks to you to participate in
this, or the 7th The Call issued by Lou Engle’s ministry
in the U.S. It is our sense that the two are very spiritually
intertwined. –Donna Diorio
Fast to “Transition” Into the Global Youth Outpouring
Rick Ridings, Jerusalem, April 28, 2007
is a birthing word. A woman cannot live in a constant state of
labor, let alone “transition”. But having been at
the birth of our three children, and six grandchildren, I can
testify that, when the time for birth has come, everyday life
must be set aside as the mother gives herself to the birthing
believe we are entering into a “kairos” moment when
the Holy Spirit is calling us to lay aside many legitimate activities
in order to give ourselves to cooperate with the Holy Spirit,
through prayer and fasting, in the birthing of a youth outpouring
upon Israel and the nations.
is the 40th year since two important and parallel events: the
reunification of Jerusalem (when Israel took back the “wailing
wall” and the Temple Mt. as a result of winning the Six
Day War) and the birth of a global youth outpouring and harvest
we now call the “Jesus Movement”.
believe it is a “God-incidence” that He called us
to prepare an Israeli/international youth conference at the end
of the month when Israel will celebrate the 40th anniversary of
the reunification of Jerusalem (the “OneThingJerusalem Conference”
to be held June 29-July 1). He separately called my friend, Lou
Engle (who is one of the speakers for our youth conference here
in Jerusalem) to re-launch “The Call” one week after
the Jerusalem conference with a massive youth gathering in Nashville
recently emailed me sensing God wanted me to call a 40-day fast
in Israel in preparation. This confirmed something I was already
praying about. However, I sensed God wanted us to extend the call
for this fast to include the nations, as it is a call to assist
in the birthing of an Israeli and global youth awakening.
I prayed about the dates for the fast, I felt the Holy Spirit
whisper into my heart, check the calendar to see what happens
if the 21st day of the fast is June 7th (the 40th anniversary
of the reunification of Jerusalem). After Daniel had fasted 21
days, Michael the Archangel was sent to defend Israel. Amazingly
enough, if June 7th is the 21st day of the fast, that would have
the fast ending on June 26th, three days before our youth convocation
in Jerusalem. Three is the biblical number representing “establishment”.
And the fast would end 11 days before “The Call” in
Nashville. Eleven is the biblical number representing “government”.
Could this perhaps signal a global shifting of government on 7-7-07,
with the government (kingdom) of God being expressed and extended
through a new global youth awakening?
I encourage you to join us in this 40-day fast, May 18 –
June 26th as the Holy Spirit may lead you individually or as a
group to participate (i.e., some may do a liquids only fast, others
a Daniel fast, others a day or a few, others the whole 40 days).
May there be a great release of the “birthing anointing”
upon us to “transition” into a mighty outpouring of
the Holy Spirit upon the youth of Israel, the Middle East, and
Jerusalem, Rick Ridings
more information on our 24/7 house of prayer overlooking Mt. Zion,
more information on the “OneThingJerusaelem Conference”,
and how to sponsor a Jewish or Arab Israeli believing youth to
attend, see: www.onethingjerusalem.com
more information on “The Call” on 7-7-07 in Nashville,
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