8th February 2024: Our Daily deLIGHT~5th Day-Power
Isaiah 58 is primarily about fasting, but specifically about the fast of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:26-32), which is an appointed time of YHVH. What we may not realize is that the elements involved in this feast is actually a reverse of the curse we received in the garden when Adam and Eve disobeyed the command of Elohim and robbed and ate from a tree that did not belong to them. While our heavenly Father is a just Elohim, He showed much love and compassion by covering their nakedness in coats of skin. This would require an animal losing his life, which in turn is a shedding of blood, in order to cover them. This is a prophetic portent that Yeshua would one day lay down His life and shed His blood to cover our nakedness and unrighteousness. The next act of love and compassion was removing them out of the garden in order to prevent them from remaining in this fallen state forever. This set in motion the work of Yeshua to come and make a way for His people to return to the Father’s dwelling place.
May our hearts see and receive in the verses below, the requirements He gives in order to obtain the promises. They show us how to bring forth fruit of repentance and reveals that we understand the recompense of what Adam and Eve did when they partook of the forbidden fruit. They feasted on what was forbidden and were removed from the garden; now He requires us to fast in order to feast with Him again. We do this corporately on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) that occurs right before the Feast of Tabernacles, which is the rehearsal of the time when we will feast with the Messiah during the millennial reign, also known as the “Marriage Supper of the Lamb.” HalleluYah!!!
Isaiah 58:6-12 says,
6 “Is this not the fast which I choose, to loosen the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free and break every yoke? [Naturally and Spiritually. Yeshua has made a way to make us free and help others to become free from the bondages of sin. We stay free through the strength given us to obey the commandments.]
7 “Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into the house; when you see the naked, to cover him; and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? [Does your mind go back to the garden when Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the forbidden tree, realized they were naked and hid themselves from YHVH the Creator? What was our Father’s response? To cover them just as He continues to do through the blood of Yeshua when we realize we’re naked and afraid.]
8 “Then your light will break out like the dawn, and your recovery will speedily spring forth; and your righteousness will go before you; the glory of YHVH will be your rear guard.
9 “Then you will call, and YHVH will answer; you will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you remove the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness, [There’s a condition to receive the promises.]
10 And if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom will become like midday. [Give to those in need.]
11 “And YHVH will continually guide you [Give counsel], and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.
12 “Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will raise up the age-old foundations; and you will be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell.
Our Obedience leads to His Promises:
1. Help set others and ourselves free from every yoke that has us bound
2. Meet the needs of others whether food, shelter or clothing
3. Not hiding ourselves means we make ourselves available to be used to meet these needs
4. Again repeats we must remove the yokes from our midst
5. No pointing of the finger, this means giving a curse
6. No speaking wickedness
7. Again repeats giving ourselves to the hungry and afflicted (must be important when repeated)
If we do the above, the Promises are:
1. Light will break forth like the dawn
2. Our recovery will speedily spring forth
3. Our righteousness will be in front of us
4. YHVH’s glory will guard behind us
5. We will call out to YHVH and He will answer us
6. We will cry out and He will say “Here I am”
7. Again repeats that our light will rise in darkness
8. Gloom will turn to midday brightness
9. YHVH will guide/counsel us in the way to go
10. Satisfy us in scorched places…meaning He supplies us with food
11. Gives strength to our bones
12. We will be like a watered garden…flourishing
13. We will be like a spring of water that will not run dry
14. We will be used to restore the truth and return to the garden
Notice that there are double the blessings when we do the necessities. When we give out of ourselves to others, it becomes strength to us. The Spirit of Power or Strength reveals through the Word the keys to serving the kingdom well and in turn YHVH blesses His people. However, our motivation to do it should be out of a heart of love and compassion in addition to imitating the character of our Creator, but…we are not to forget His benefits.
Have a blessed and shalom filled day!!
River of Life Tabernacle
Great peace have they who love Your law. Psalm 119:165a