Thursday, April 15, 2010

Meet God's requirements

Isaiah Chapter 58:

verse 2: Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of Justice; they take delight in approaching to God.

verse 3: Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? Wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact all your labours.

Verse 4: Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

verse 5: Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord?

verse 6: Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Verse 7: Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? When thou seest the naked, that thou cover him: and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

verse 8: Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward/

verse 9: Then shall thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

verse 10: and if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:

verse 11: And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy they soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

verse 12: And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations: and thou shalt be called, the repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

verse 13: If thou turn thy foot away from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

vers 14: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed the with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

The other day, I was watching Sid Roth, It is supernatural.
There was a man on there who was able to see deep into the spiritual realm.
He was able to see people who were hurting and was able to see where, in there bodies that they were hurting.
He would then begin to pray over them and God would intervien and heal them.

I then told the Lord that I wanted to learn to see deeper into the spiritual realm, as this man did.

A little later, that morning, I started reading in my bible and The Lord led me to Isaiah 58.

As I began reading, I saw what the Lord was saying.
We must meet Gods requirements.
We all want to be able to call upon the name of the Lord and know that he is going to answer us.
Sometimes when we fast, We do it with the wrong intentions.

In this chapter, it sais that fasting is suppose to be done to loose the bands of wickedness and that it will break the yokes.
We need to ask ourselves the question, " Why have we fasted, and what have we fasted for"? Have we fasted because we want to get back at others? What are our intentions?
Are we being Hipocrits to others? Do we talk about others and point our fingers at them?
We dont stop and think that If we would look into our own lives, that we have things that does not seem right, also.

It sais in the bible, Why do we look for the spec in someone elses eye, when we cannot see the log in our own eye.

Are we giving to the poor?
I know there has been times when I got my families clothes together that we have outgrown.........and while getting them together, I would think, Well, I can take these to a consignment store and make some money off of them..
But then the Lord quickens me and I then realize that the best place for these clothes to be distributed to, would be to the poor and homeless.
It speaks of this in verse 7.
Do we cloth the poor? Do we feed the hungry? Do we talk about others, instead of praying for them? Do we fast for the wrong reasons?

God tells us if we do feed and cloth the hungry, and if we pray for others, then we will be blessed by God. He will be our light, in darkness, he will satisfy our souls in drought, Gods will give us his water and his water does not fail.
If we keep the sabbath holy, he will reward us. If we do his will and not ours, he will cause us to ride upon the high places of the earth.

Do we do this from day to day? Or are we greedy? Do we want more and more money, so we do not even think about the poor man who cannot feed or cloth his family?

It sais in the bible that we are to pray for those who dispitefully use us.
But instead, Do we talk about those people who have made us mad?
Or do we talk about those people who we think should dress different, or act different? It is not our place to judge. It is Gods place to convict those that needs changing. We just need to pray for them.

If we take all of this into consideration and obey God's voice, then we can and will begin to see a change in our own lives and attitude toward life and God will be there for us and we will know that we are closer to him and we will grow in God.

Do you wish to see more spiritually? Then we must meet Gods requirements.

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