2020 has been an unusual year! 2020 is not a normal year! 2020 will be remembered as the year when the world was brought to a total halt and standstill by a pandemic! Our norms of running businesses, eating out, interacting with one another etc. have been totally disrupted by the global outbreak of COVID-19. This unprecedented first-in-this-generation crisis has brought the winds of change that have shifted the entire world into a new normal!
As the Church of Jesus Christ, we have definitely not been spared this global shaking of God (Hag. 2:6–9). As the people of God, we were absolutely taken by surprise — almost no one saw this coming. Most of us were primarily found wanting as we did not have the answer to this crisis. No prophetic voice was able to make sense and give clarity to what God was saying and doing. Truth be told, we were all blindsided by the LORD through this pandemic!
COVID-19 exposed our cold, dull and hardened hearts. COVID-19 magnified our prayerlessness. COVID-19 revealed our lack of insight and clarity as the prophetic people of God. It is the LORD’s indictment of our hearts, our prayer life and the prophetic movement!
As 2020 is coming to an end with 2021 just around the corner, we are stepping into a very important season of God. Isaiah 43:18-19 says, “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
The LORD is doing a new thing. We are entering a 3- to 5-year PROPHETIC CYCLE of the Spirit, where the LORD, in His PASTORAL HEART, will bring us through a PREPARATION PROCESS, so that we will be made ready to partner with Him in His grand storyline at the End of the Age! We are truly on the verge of entering into two of the great prophetic promises for our generation: The “White Horse” Prophecy and the prophetic promise of: “I will change the understanding and expression of Christianity on the earth in one generation”!
However, we cannot and must not assume that we will enter into it automatically.
We need to EMBRACE God’s storyline intentionally and diligently. We need to say “yes” and agree with the absolute storyline of God by refusing any other storyline, including the secular narrative. We must also refuse to live life business-as-usual in these unusual hours of human history.
More than embracing God’s storyline, we need to ENGAGE God’s heart. The LORD is not looking for people who merely do things to meet requirements or out of a sense of obligation and duty. He is looking for friends of the Bridegroom who care deeply about His heart.
Finally, we need to make every effort to ENTER into God’s divine moment. There are seasons and timings of the workings of God. All of us can miss out on God’s divine moment. Hearing and saying “yes” do not equate to entering and obeying. For many have said “yes”, but not many have done it. Therefore, we need to take heed of this very Word of the LORD in this hour!
We cannot enter into this vital season with a cold and unresponsive heart. We need a tender and responsive heart before the LORD. We need the help of the Holy Spirit to fine-tune our spiritual signal-to-noise ratio so that our hearts will be sensitive and responsive to the frequency of the Holy Spirit.
To this end, I am calling for a 70-day Hosea 10:12 Daniel Fast (November 1, 2020 – January 9, 2021) to intensively and intentionally seek God for our hearts, our prayer life and for the prophetic.
This fast is about INDICTMENT UNTO INVITATION! We do not want to be passive or casual with His indictment of us, but we want to position and posture our hearts to respond to Him so that we can enter into His invitation for us for the coming season.
This fast is about JUDGMENT UNTO RESTORATION! Just as Israel was exiled to Babylon but was restored to her land after 70 years of divine discipline, we want to position and posture our hearts before the jealous, refining and holy fire of God.
We are entering crucial hours in God’s prophetic timeline. We are nearing the greatest revolution in human history — the eschatological revolution of Jesus. This will be a time where we want to RESET and RE-ALIGN. To reset simply means that we give the Holy Spirit permission to disrupt our routines so that we throw ourselves into more wholehearted love than ever before. To re-align means to refuse every other storyline but the one that He has for us because these are truly momentous days, and the best is definitely yet to come.
Just as we entered 2020 with a 3-month Hosea 10:12 Daniel Fast (October to December 2019), we want to bookend 2020 with another Hosea 10:12 Daniel Fast as we enter into 2021!
I certainly do not want to enter in with an unprepared and unready heart. It is time to seek the LORD until He comes!
– Kay-Chong Yeo