Chaim starts by reminding his viewers of David ben Gurion’s dictum that in Israel, in order to be a realist, one must believe in miracles. He also reminds us that prayer is as important as food and water in these dark times, and at all times.
He reminds his viewers, however, that this is not the first time Israel has been going through a dark time, and quotes II Kings 19:14-16; Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the LORD and spread it out before the LORD. And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD: “O LORD, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. Give ear, O LORD, and hear; open your eyes, O LORD, and see; listen to the words Sennacherib has sent to insult the living God.
He aslo quotes II Chronicles 7:14; 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.
He says that we need the new Gregorian year to be different than 2023 was, so he’s calling for a day of dedicated prayer on 3 January 2024.
To make his point about new beginnings, Chaim quotes Genesis 1:3-5; Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
He also quotes several more examples from Scripture in which the third day was chosen as the day on which something significant would happen.
He says that Israel needs a fresh breath, a second wind, a resurrection power, and that’s what he’s asking his viewers to pray and fast for on the 3rd day of January 2023.