The goal of Jeff Daly and the National Day of Repentance is to have the political leaders of the USA call for a Day of Repentance. The United States has not had such a Day for 102 years, since 1918. As Jeff declares, this is needed today more than ever.
April 30 was honoured by President Lincoln in 1863 when, in his third call for a national day of “humiliation, fasting and prayer” Lincoln declared: “We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God.” God saw His people repenting. Within days, a miracle happened: a Confederate general was shot by his own sentry and was unavailable for the Battle of Gettysburg. The union forces won; the nation was preserved; God’s Plan for the United States was advanced.
April 30 was then honoured by Senator Mark Hatfield, calling for a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer for April 30, 1974. Hatfield, using Lincoln’s language, sought a spiritual refocus for the nation stunned by the Watergate debacle. Hatfield’s motion was unanimous approved by the Senate, but was not picked up by the House; the Day was not held.
April 30 always precedes the USA National Day of Prayer, the first Thursday of May. Many appreciate having a day of personal repentance, removing old sin patterns, adding Holy Spirit power prior to our national prayers. God protects and heals a nation when He hears from heaven and watches His people, not just pray, but also cry out for Him for His help, as they repent.
” When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 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.” 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
The move towards repentance is growing. This Sunday, key leaders including Pastor Bob Perry in Nashville are holding a “sacred assembly” over the phone line: 3pm CDT/4pm EDT (515)-604-9774; access code 557346#
Next Friday, May 1, many, from many nations, are signing up to support the nation of Malawi in a Global Day of Repentance. www.globalrepent.com
Thus April 30, next Thursday, will be an excellent Repentance Day for all of us. You plus the Lord can have your own repentance day. The Lord has to love it when you and I spend time with the Holy Spirit, repenting. The more we repent, the more we abide in Him. As we, His Bride, repent we cleanse that much more, ready for His soon coming as the Bridegroom.