Yesterday we examined Isaiah 58:8 and discovered some of the great benefits to those who fast and seek God. Today I want to continue to look at this chapter and discover additional blessings coming your way.

Isaiah 58:8-9 (NKJV) 
8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’

“The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard”
We often focus on the Lord leading us, but in this verse He is our rearguard or as someone said “The Backer-upper”. His favor goes before us and the glory of the Lord comes behind us as our protector. Nothing outside of His will can sneak up on us – He has your back!

“Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer”.
Because you have spent time in fasting and seeking God, He says that your prayers will be answered speedily. Fasting is one way to add persistence to our petitions. I love the power in this benefit – You call and He answers. During the fast, your will has been surrendered to His will so you are in agreement and alignment and you can walk out your assignment.

Isaiah 58:10-11 (NKJV) 
10 Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday. 11 The LORD will guide you continually…

“Then your light shall dawn in the darkness, And your darkness shall be as the noonday”.
No matter how dark the day, your light will shine. If you have felt “lost” and unsure of your direction, God promises to shine the light on your pathway, the darkness fades away with the noonday brilliance.

“The LORD will guide you continually”.
After the season of fasting; guidance and direction become clear. I think that for the rest of the year you will walk in divine guidance. It will be clear to you exactly where God is leading you.

Begin to confess these promises in your daily prayer time. Draw your promise circle around these promises and don’t let these benefits slip from your focus.

Expecting GREAT things,

PT

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