Lou Engle has called the Body of Christ to a 3-day global fast to stop the coronavirus. Engle shares what Queen Esther did for the Jewish people as a biblical example of what the Church can do today.
Therefore, in response to the present crisis, we are calling an urgent 3-DAY GLOBAL FAST, as Esther did among her people when the wicked prince Haman released a genocidal plot – a political plague – to destroy the Jews.
“And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: ‘Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?'” (Esther 4:13-14)
Faced with a life and death situation, Esther told them: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” (Esther 4:16)
Brothers and sisters, we, too, are faced with a life and death situation with this coronavirus. A casual approach to this worldwide crisis and the prophetic call to fasting could multiply needless casualties. Let us not give way to passivity and unbelief, as the disciples did in the boat, leaving room for the enemy to wreak havoc. God is looking for His people to take the place of spiritual authority that He has given us in Christ that we might rule with Him through prayer.