About the Isaiah 62 Fast
From May 7-28, over a million believers will join together in a global fast for Israel, praying for God’s salvation promises to Israel and for 100 million watchmen for Israel to be raised up globally among Gentile churches, based on God’s promise in Isaiah 62:
6 On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; all day and all night they will never keep silent. You who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves; 7 and give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. (Isaiah 62:6-7)
This fast has been called by ministry leaders such as Mike Bickle, Lou Engle, and Jason Hubbard. Within the first three weeks of announcing the fast, over 1 million people have committed to participate in various ways: some will fast on water, some on vegetables or juices, others will have one meal a day, and some will “fast media” instead of food. They will pray individually or in groups, virtually or in-person, in their homes, offices, dorms, or churches. Such a scale of global participation in a fast and prayer initiative for Israel has never been done in human history.
The "Hub" at Frank Sui Ministries
At Frank Sui Ministries, we feel strongly from the Lord to participate in this fast, believing that the fast beginning the day after King Charles III’s coronation is prophetically significant, as it marks this new era for the UK in a special way.
Throughout the 21 days, we will be a “hub” for those who would like to participate with us. We will create a space where participants can come together in a place of agreement, and be strengthened by one another. We will meet on Zoom every night at 7:30 pm. When you sign up, you will receive the Zoom link via email, along with updates & resources throughout the fast, and an invitation to join a dedicated WhatsApp group.
If you would like to participate in this fast, please sign up using the form below.
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Why Do We So Value Praying for Jerusalem and Israel?
Israel’s national repentance (Acts 3:19) and confession that Jesus is Messiah (Mt. 23:39) is deeply connected to Jesus’ second coming, the Great Commission, and “life from the dead” for the whole earth (Rom. 11:15).
Jesus will not return until the leaders in Jerusalem acknowledge Him as Messiah according to Psalm 118:26.
37“O Jerusalem…39you shall see Me no more [a reference to Jesus’ return] till you say, ‘Blessed is He [Jesus] who comes in the name of the Lord [thus, acknowledging Him as Messiah—Psalm 118:26].’” (Mt. 23:37-39)
Peter proclaimed that the Father would not send Jesus from heaven back to earth until many in the nation of Israel repent and are converted in context to “the times of restoration of all things” spoken by the prophets (Acts 3:19-21).
19Repent therefore and be converted, that your [Israel’s] sins may be blotted out, so that…20He may send Jesus Christ…21whom heaven must receive [keep or retain at the Father’s right hand] until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by…all His holy prophets. (Acts 3:19-21)
Paul taught that the nation of Israel would be “provoked to jealousy” to have a relationship with the God of Israel (Rom. 11:11) that they will see in the lives of many Gentile believers. There have been individuals Jews who have been provoked to jealousy by a Gentile, but this has not yet happened to Israel on a national level.
It will surely occur in the generation the Lord returns, when “the fullness of the Gentiles” is openly manifest (Rom. 11:25)—when millions of Gentile believers walk in mature love, power, and understanding of God’s purposes (including His plans for Israel). This will lead to “all Israel” coming to salvation (Rom. 11:26).
11“Through their fall [Israel’s], to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles…13I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, 14if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some…25[spiritual] blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26And so all Israel will be saved… (Rom. 11:11-14, 25-26)
When “all Israel” is saved (Rom. 11:26)–it will result in “life from death for the world” (Rom. 11:15). God’s blessing on Israel is connected to the fullness of the Great Commission and His glory covering the earth.
15If their [Israel’s] being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead [including the fullness of the Great Commission]? (Rom. 11:15)
Jesus referred to Jerusalem as His city—the city of the great King (Mt. 5:35; cf. Ps. 48:2).
35[Jesus said]…Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. (Mt. 5:35)
2…the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion…the city of the great King. (Ps. 48:2)
The Lord has great zeal and love for Jerusalem.
2Thus says the Lord of hosts: “I am zealous for Zion [Jerusalem] with great zeal; with great fervor I am zealous for her…3I will return to Zion and dwell in the midst of Jerusalem.” (Zech. 8:2-3)
2All nations shall flow to it [Jerusalem]. 3Many shall come and say, “Come, and let us go…to the house of the God”…out of Zion shall go forth…the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Isa. 2:2-3)
The only two cities Scripture commands us to pray for is the city we live in (Jer. 29:7) and Jerusalem.
6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you. (Ps. 122:6)
7And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in its peace you will have peace. (Jer. 29:7)
God promised to raise up intercessors for Jerusalem specifically in the end times. He will sovereignly “set,” “appoint,” or “mark” intercessors who will be alive and engaged in reminding the Lord of His promises for Jerusalem when He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth, which is when Jesus returns. Thus, Isaiah 62:6 is an end-time promise that is now escalating across the earth. The Lord has shown a number of people over the years that He would raise up 100 million intercessors for Israel before His return.
6On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have appointed [set, KJV] watchmen; all day and all night they will never keep silent. You [intercessors] who remind the Lord, take no rest for yourselves; 7And give Him no rest until He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth [at Jesus’ return]. (Isa. 62:6-7, NAS)
God promised to protect those who mourned or prayed for Jerusalem during a season of His judgment on the wickedness of Jerusalem when He sent the Babylonian army in 586 BC to destroy the city.
1Then He called out…,“Let those [angels] who have charge over the city [Jerusalem] draw near…4and the Lord said to him [an angel], “Go through…the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it [Jerusalem].” 5To the others He said…,“Go through the city and kill; do not let your eye spare…” (Ezek. 9:1-5)
10Rejoice with Jerusalem…all you who love her…you who mourn for her… (Isa. 66:10)
May 7-28, 2023 will be the first time in history that 1 million+ together will continue 24 hours a day for 21 days in praying for God’s promises for Israel. The uniqueness of this initiative is itself a sign of the times and an acceleration of God’s “set time for a generation yet to be created” (Ps. 102:13, 18).
13You will…have mercy on Zion [Jerusalem]; the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come…18This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord. (Ps. 102:13-18)
This 21-day fast is a “global Esther moment” (Esth. 4:14-16) that will be a significant down payment for the final, ultimate global Esther moment when millions of believers will engage in prayer, speak out boldly for God’s purposes for Israel (as seen in Scripture), and stand with Israel as anti-Semitism increases until Jesus returns (Zech. 14:1-5). This fast is also important for today as Israel faces several very significant conflicts.
14“For if you remain silent [unresponsive] at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place…who knows if you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” 15Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: 16“Go, gather all the Jews…and fast for me…My maids and I will fast …so I will go to the king…and if I perish, I perish!” (Esth. 4:14-16)
This 21-day global Isaiah 62 Fast will be catalytic in sparking an acceleration of a biblical conversation about Israel in the body of Christ across the nations in this hour. This fast ends on Pentecost Sunday, May 28. On this day, 100 million believers will be praying for Israel together—see 110Cities.com.
This text only gives general ideas for why Jerusalem is important. It is not a comprehensive theological statement.
God’s Grand Family Plan—5 Essential Parts (Rom. 11)
Paul felt urgency that the body of Christ needed to understand God’s plan for Israel’s salvation.
25I do not desire…that you should be ignorant of this mystery…that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26So all Israel will be saved… (Rom. 11:25-26)
11…to provoke [Israel] to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles…
12If [Israel’s] fall…is riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! (Rom. 11:11-12)
Part 1: The mystery of Israel’s spiritual blindness is occurring even now (11:25)
Part 2: The mystery of the fullness of the Gentiles will occur before Jesus returns (11:25)
Part 3: The mystery of Israel being provoked to jealousy by Gentiles before Jesus returns (11:11)
Part 4: The mystery of all Israel being saved in context to Jesus’ return (11:26)
Part 5: The mystery of the fullness of Israel (11:12) resulting in the millennial earth filled with God’s glory (Hab. 2:14) in context to the Father’s international family of affection (Jn. 17:23)
PART 1: THE MYSTERY OF ISRAEL’S SPIRITUAL BLINDNESS (ROM. 11:25)
Israel’s spiritual blindness–is partial and temporary. Thus, there has always been a remnant of Jewish believers in Jesus, and it has continued to increase dramatically over the last 40 years.
Israel’s rejection of Jesus is neither total (11:1-10) nor final (11:11-32).
25I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery…that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. (Rom. 11:25)
PART 2: THE MYSTERY OF THE FULLNESS OF THE GENTILES (ROM. 11:25)
The fullness of the Gentiles includes the full number saved, walking in fullness of godly character and power, embracing the fullness of God’s narrative, resulting in the fullness of God’s purpose.
25…blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. (Rom. 11:25)
PART 3: THE MYSTERY OF ISRAEL BEING PROVOKED TO JEALOUSY (ROM. 11:11)
Israel will one day be provoked to jealousy, desiring to have what Gentile believers have spiritually in their relationship with the God of Israel as they clearly see the “fullness of the Gentiles.” God will use Gentiles in Israel’s nation salvation (11:11)—Israel will be impacted by the mercy shown to Gentiles (11:31). God’s plan is that all His people receive and give undeserved mercy.
11…to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles… 31that through the mercy shown you[Gentiles] they also may obtain mercy…that He might have mercy on all. (Rom. 11:11, 31)
PART 4: THE MYSTERY OF ALL ISRAEL BEING SAVED (11:26)
Israel will be the first nation to be totally saved and live righteously (Isa. 60:21). Literally 100% of the Jewish people who survive the Great Tribulation (“Jacob’s trouble”, Jer. 30:7) will love Jesus and walk in righteousness (Isa. 45:17, 25; 59:20; 60:21; Zech. 12:10; 13:9; 14:20).
26And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written… (Rom. 11:26)
21Your people [Israel] shall all be righteous; [and] inherit the land forever…that I may be glorified. (Isa. 60:21)
PART 5: THE MYSTERY OF THE FULLNESS OF ISRAEL (ROM. 11:12)
The mystery of the fullness of Israel (11:12) will result in the earth filled God’s glory (Hab. 2:14)
in context to God’s international family of affection overflowing with undeserved mercy (11:32).
12Now if their [Israel’s] fall is riches for the world…how much more their fullness…15what will their [Israel’s] acceptance [of Jesus] be but life from the dead [millennial earth]? (Rom. 11:12-15)
God’s mystery results in His international family of affection (Jn. 17:23). The fullness of God will be released only as both the fullness of Israel and Gentiles come together (Eph. 2:15 3:6-10, 19).
23I in them [Jewish and Gentile believers], and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me… (Jn. 17:23)
15So as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace… (Eph. 2:15)