Our team hosts three major annual events centered on three specific Biblical occurrences that carry strong, prophetic end-time implications:
- The Fast of Esther, while not a “mo’ed” or Biblical “appointed time,” is taken from the book of Esther and is not only a clear illustration of the ongoing attempts of Satan to annihilate the Jewish people, but also of what our response to such attacks should be as believers in Yeshua.
- The “appointed time” of Shavuot iis better known as Pentecost, or the day the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Apostles as they waited in Jerusalem, as instructed by Yeshua. In Simon Peter’s explanation of the event, he quotes one of Joel’s prophecies where the Lord says that He will pour out His Spirit “on all flesh.” The full scope of this prophecy has yet to be fulfilled, therefore we continue to gather on this day in earnest expectation of its final and complete fulfillment in these last days.
- The “appointed time” of Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, contains many allusions to the ultimate salvation of the people of Israel in connection to the Second Coming of Yeshua. Historically, this was the day the high priest entered the holy of holies to make blood atonement for the sins of Israel. Today it is a nationally recognized day of fasting, observed by secular and religious Jews alike. As they fast and pray, hoping that their sins will be forgiven, we gather together to pray and prophesy that they would come to know and accept the only true and eternal atoning blood – that of Yeshua.
The Fast of Esther (תַּעֲנִית אֶסְתֵּר – Ta’anit Ester) on the 13th of Adar in the Jewish calendar is a Jewish fast from dawn until dusk, commemorating the three-day fast observed by the Jewish people in the story of Purim, found in the book of Esther.
Haman, the royal adviser to King Ahasuerus, planned to kill all the Jews in the Persian empire, but his plans were foiled by Mordecai the Jew and his niece Hadassah, more widely known as Queen Esther. Upon the discovery of Haman’s plans, Esther called the Jews to fast with her for three days while she prepared to risk her life by approaching the king without first being summoned, something which was often punishable by death. But she found favor in the eyes of the king and her people avoided annihilation. Their day of deliverance became a day of feasting and rejoicing – the 14th day of Adar – Purim.