One day around 2015 the Lord put Isaiah 58 before me. I sat back and tried to understand why I just heard Isaiah 58. I heard it again as if ‘read what it has to say’.
I opened my bible to Isaiah 58. At the top of the column on each page of my KJV is a heading for each chapter in each book. The heading on this chapter read Real Religion. (Actually the word is true not real.)
Around this time the Lord had told me to get off the TV, cell phone, and Internet. I did that, but didn’t understand until Isaiah 58 that this was a fast He had given me. It was one He chose. This made me very careful after that to make sure when I fast it is the Lord that has led me to fast and by what to fast from.
This chapter also said to lift our voices and tell His people their transgressions. He also wants us to get our eyes off ourselves and have a heart full of compassion. Notice the needs around us and act upon those needs. Extend our soul to the hungry and afflicted. Take away the yoke, the pointing of fingers, and speaking wickedness.
With these things. our light will break forth as the morning, healing speedily, and thy righteousness will go before us. The glory of the Lord will be our guard and He will answer when we call. Our light will dawn in the darkness and our darkness will be as the noonday.
The Lord will guide us and satisfy our soul in drought. He will strengthen our bones and we will be like a watered garden, a spring of waters that does not fail.
And those among us will build the old waste places; raise up the foundations of many generations; be called the Repairer of the Breach. Restorer of streets to dwell in.
We don’t do our pleasure on the Sabbath, but honor the Lord on this day. We will delight ourselves in the Lord. We will ride on the high hills of the earth and He will feed us with the heritage of Jacob our father. The mouth of the Lord has spoken.
May God richly bless you and yours with His light to shine in the darkness until He calls us away.
I need to add something on my heart from Genesis 7:16, It wasn’t Noah that closed that ark door, it was God.