10 Days: A Visionary Call
10 Days began in 2004 with a visionary experience. It was born out of a time of seeking God with prayer and fasting, motivated by Jesus’ prayer in John 17, “Let [my followers] be one just as we [the Father and the Son] are one.”
Jonathan heard the following phrase from the Lord: “Babylon refuses to mourn, but my people will mourn before I return.” You can hear Jonathan describe the experience in full here:
The 10 Days vision includes the following Elements:
- 10 Days of fasting, mourning, and repentance from the Day of Trumpets to the Day of Atonement. This time period is known as the “Days of Awe”.
- Many Cities seeking His face at once! This vision is something for many places to enter into together. (Zechariah 8:20-23)
- Cities that “stop everything” for 10 entire days to seek God’s face! In the initial vision, there was a city that had stopped everything for 10 Days. It was covered with a thick, golden light that seemed to penetrate everything in the city. The city was inundated by the glory of God and was an “on earth” image of the “in heaven” throne room of God (Revelation 4-5).
- In the 2004 vision, this image of the city led to two questions:
- How would God respond if a city sought him by stopping everything for 10 Days? If we would stop, unite, and seek His face, how would He respond?
- Is this how you want to answer Jesus prayer in John 17? 10 Days is a strategy to see Jesus’ John 17 prayer answered.
- Confirmation: The initial vision also included the call to “pray for 10 Days leading up to Pentecost this year (2005)”. Amazingly, that same year (2005), a new movement called the Global Day of Prayer was calling for 10 Days of global prayer leading up to Pentecost. Jonathan found out about the GDOP about a month after receiving the 10 Days vision, which was a powerful encouragement and confirmation. The GDOP engaged over 100 million believers in prayer that year on Pentecost Sunday.