Beginning with the Great American Eclipse on the first day of the Jewish repentance season of Teshuvah, we began praying through the 40 days of Teshuvah.
From August 21 to August 31 we prayed for personal repentance in keeping with literal meaning of Teshuvah: to return to the presence of God. For the next ten days, September 1 to September 10 we are praying for Church unity, as shown in the sign of the Eclipse as the Moon, representing the Believers (Psalm 89:37) is united in the sun, representing Christ (Psalm 19:4) as a picture of John 17:20-23.
But the Dark Sun is also a reminder of the darkness of the day of the Lord (Amos 5:20), and Judgment for sinners. In the heart of the August 21 Eclipse, at Kansas City, clouds and rain covered the Eclipse, bringing only darkness and flooding, and foreshadowing the flooding which was soon to come with Hurricane Harvey. We are in a season of prayer, and also in a season of Judgment, as God is interrupting our daily routine so we can consider our ways. For those who ignore the Teshuvah journey of repentance, God sends judgment to bring repentance (Isaiah 26:9).
Nineteen years ago Prophet Chuck Pierce warned the Church to repent during Teshuvah of 1998 or face daunting challenges from lawlessness and the rise of Islamists within three years. During Teshuvah of 1998 president Bill Clinton was exposed as a liar and abuser of power, but his lawlessness was loosed upon the land as politicians in his party refused to hold him accountable. Exactly three years after the special prosecutor made the announcement about Clinton, the Islamists rose to kill almost 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001.
Beginning with September 11 and continuing through September 19, we will pray for the restraint of evil and the healing of our land.
• September 11: We repent for the nation (Isaiah 9:8–10; scriptures about defiance against God, spoken
rebelliously by United States leaders as they refused to repent after the 9/11 attack)
• September 12: Blessings and curses (Deut. 28)
• September 13: Healing the land (2 Chron. 7:14)
• September 14: Humility (Matt. 23:12)
• September 15: Bringing heaven to Earth (Matt. 6:10)
• September 16: Praying in confidence (1 John 5:14–15)
• September 17: Protection in God’s presence (Ps.27)
• September 18: Bless and curse not (1 Peter 3:9)
• September 19: Friends of God (John 15:14)
We are praying that the Church will heed the warning of the darkness and flooding in Kansas City during the Eclipse. We ask you to consider joining us in Kansas City on October 24-26, 2017 as we bring the Church together to push back the darkness. See Kairos2017.com for more information.
“Only a united Church can heal a dived nation” –Lou Engle