Did you know that God has promises of blessings for you with no expiry dates?! Below you will find just some of them from Isaiah 58!
If you feel like some of God’s favor has been withheld from you, this passage might help you meet the mechanics for claiming! The blessings set aside just for you will be released when the conditions are met. Interested? Read on!
“Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.
For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the commands of its God.
They ask me for just decisions and seem eager for God to come near them.
‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you have not noticed?’
BREACHES TO GUARD AGAINST: [These promises and conditions apply towards all other people in general but moreso for your own spouse and children]
“Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers.
Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists.
You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.
Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for people to humble themselves? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying in sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord?
REQUIREMENTS TO MEET:
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
*to loose the chains of injustice [abuse, damage, maltreatment, mischief, negligence, offense, ruin, unlawfulness, unfairness, treachery, violation, wrongdoing]
and untie the cords of the yoke
*to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?
*Is it not to share your food with the hungry and
*to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
*when you see the naked, to clothe them,
*and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
[If you been dealing with some kind of infirmity of body mind or spirit, making things right with the guidelines above will lead to the promised blessings below]:
HEALING and LIGHT: Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear;
RIGHTEOUSNESS WITH GOD’S GLORY GUARDING YOU: then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
ALMIGHTY GOD’s RESPONSE/ DELIVERANCE/ HELP/ SOLUTIONS TO YOUR QUESTIONS, TRIALS, TEMPTATIONS, DILEMMAS: Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
*”If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and
*if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
LIGHT IN DARKNESS: then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
GOD’S ALL-WISE, ALL-POWERFUL, EVERPRESENT GUIDANCE AT ALL TIMES: The Lord [with His perfect all- knowing wisdom and love] will guide you always;
YOUR NEEDS MET EVEN IN UNCONDUCIVE CONDITIONS, STRENGTH: The Lord will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.
CONTINUAL-PROVISION, BEAUTY AND GROWTH: You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
REBUILDING FROM RUINS, RAISING UP: Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations;
YOU WILL BE AN AGENT FOR RESTORATION: you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
“If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and
*if you honor the Sabbath by not going your own way and not doing as you please
*nor speaking idle words,
JOY THAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN: then you will find your joy in the Lord, and
TRIUMPH: God will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land and
FEAST ON INHERITANCE: to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”
The mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
Isaiah 58:1-14 NIV
*Compensate those to whom I have been unjust.
*Stop oppressing another person.
*Provide food, shelter, clothing to others (specially my own family members who need it) according to the capability God knows I have.
*Do not turn away from own flesh and blood but be there for them.
*Stop pointing fingers at others; instead fix my own walk with God to stop committing sin and start doing the good God wants me to do.
*Stop all malicious talk. Before I open my mouth or type with my fingers, consider that the Lord is observing.
*Keep my feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as I please on God’s holy day, if I call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honourable.
*Stop speaking idle words.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of my mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
Ephesians 4:29 NIV
Lord, I confess the wrongs I have done. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, please help me to turn away from my wickedness, make my life right with You, and make amends. Thank You that when I confess my sins, You are faithful and just to forgive my sins and cleanse me of all unrighteousness. Please heal and bless me Lord in Jesus’s name amen