Isaiah 58 is the chapter in the Bible that tells about the type of fast that pleases God and it lists specific results to expect.
Isaiah 58:8 (NIV)
“Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.”
The first promise:
“your light will break forth like the dawn”.
I think this speaks of the dawning of a new day, a reawakening of spiritual insights and fresh revelation. I have been hearing many testimonies of this happening. As you read the Word, you see with revelation insight the things that you never realized before.
The second promise:
“your healing will quickly appear”.
I think this includes spiritual, as well as, physical healing. I anticipate miracles that will occur during and after this fast for the glory of God. I like the part “quickly appear”. I know many who have prayed and waited, but get ready for a quick appearing of your healing.
The third promise:
“your righteousness will go before you”.
I believe this speaks of the life of influence you will have as a result of fasting and praying. If there ever was a time the world needed to see godly examples to follow, it is today. There have been too many inconsistencies among believers.
We will examine the other promises in tomorrow’s blog. But take time now to pray for the rewards we see listed here. Not only pray, but begin to expect the unexpected to occur in your life and at TFH.
I am sensing an unusual expectation for our upcoming Sunday Worship Experience and 1st Wednesday Service. I hope you are planning on being with us for both!
Enjoying the journey,