Wednesday, August 22, 2012

National Day of Repentance

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- In these very difficult times politics alone can't resolve our problems. Many of our problems nationally are spiritual, requiring a spiritual solution. One such solution was often employed by our nation's founders -- a national day not just of prayer, but also of personal, and national, repentance. There is a growing movement, an awakening within the body of Christ, event after event, in these next 90 days, pointing out that we believers in Christ need to pray and repent so that the Lord can step in with His miracles, which our nation now desperately needs. Many prayer events are planned, but a focus on repentance is vital for their success.

In local Christian churches and ministries across denominations and across the nation just such a National Day of Repentance is set to take place from sundown Tuesday, September 25 through sundown Wednesday, September 26. To emphasize the value God places on repentance, this date will coincide with the 3,450-year-old Jewish holy day of atonement, Yom Kippur.

The purpose of the National Day of Repentance is to bless the body of Christ, by focusing on repentance in our own lives, on this one key day; pull away from the world, and join many others across the nation, in local churches, homes, or ministries. We encourage the body of Christ to pray, to fast, and to do one's own spiritual inventory with God our Creator during a National Day of Repentance. We believe this will open heaven for the Lord to forgive our sin and heal our land.

A website,, has been created to foster participation at the grassroots level among the denominations within the body of Christ on this key day.

The event is calling pastors, priests, intercessors, church leaders, prayer "warriors," those with the ability to discern the times like the sons of Issachar [1 Chronicles 12:32], those with spiritual discernment [1 Corinthians 12:9], those who understand the spiritual power of repentance individually, and for a nation. [Revelation 3:19, Ephesians 6:12; and 2 Chronicles 7:14].

Our Founding Fathers understood the power of repentance and declared Days of "Fasting, Prayer and Humiliation" as a key spiritual tool to establish and preserve this nation. When the Revolutionary War looked most bleak, John Adams, asked if he believed we could nonetheless defeat Great Britain, said: "Yes, if we fear God and repent of our sins."

This National Day of Repentance is set to coincide with Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. Holding this event on Yom Kippur, is in no way meant to preempt or replace what Yom Kippur means for the Jewish people, but is meant to honor the Jewish people's divinely mandated calendar (Lev 23:1-2), and to honor the holiness and seriousness of that day. It also honors the Jewish roots of the Christian faith in Romans 1:16. The Lord Himself said [Leviticus 23:27-31] that the Day of Atonement would be a "holy convocation", a day to "afflict" one's soul, to do no work; a "statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings."

Although 2 Chronicles 7:14 applies to Israel primarily, it also applies to all believers as a way to heal the nations, including our nation, in 2012. "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

This is a nonprofit project, for the body of Christ, across all denominations, initiated by a small group of pastors nationwide. For more information please contact Pastor Jeff Daly, Director, National Day of Repentance, (707) 987-9082,

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