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Daily Bread - November 11, 2017
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Saturday, 11 November 2017 08:13
Isaiah 58:14 - At that time, you shall delight on account of Yahoah. And I
will cause you to ride upon your high places of the earth. Also, I will
feed you with the inheritance of Jacob your father; for the mouth of Yahoah
has spoken.

If you want your voice to be heard in the chambers of the Almighty God,
then there are some things that you are going to have to do (Isaiah
58:4,9). If you want the glory of God in your life, and the increase in the
anointing so that you can walk upon the high places of authority in God,
then you must comply with God's demands (Isaiah 58:8; Deuteronomy 32:13).
In Isaiah Chapter 58, God describes a list of those demands. We must be
willing to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens; to let
the oppressed go free, and break every yoke (Isaiah 58:6). This in itself
would be a revolution to the way many churches, and those who attend,
operate. There would be no more holding people under a mandate that they
cannot live free from the tyranny set against the Kingdom of God, and from
disobedience to God himself. It would be absolutely forbidden to walk in
unforgiveness and resentment towards anyone. There would be a demand placed
on living in the liberty and freedom that is in Christ Jesus. In this
liberty and freedom, we would walk by nature in the Spirit of Holiness. The
bands of wickedness are broken when, as Isaiah said: "the brokenhearted are
healed, liberty is proclaimed to the captives, and the prison doors are
opened to those who were bound" (Isaiah 61:1).

It is essential that we recognize that we are to be separated unto a unique
kind of fast. Instead of focusing on afflicting ourselves by not eating
food, while all the time the nature and compassion of God is absent from
our hearts, we must take hold of the knowledge of God (Isaiah 58:3-7). With
the knowledge of God's will and the compassion of His heart overwhelming
us, then we will give bread to the hungry, we will bring the poor to our
houses, we will clothe the naked. We must understand that there is both a
spiritual application, as well as a physical. It is not just good enough to
give humanitarian aid, for the spiritual food and the knowledge of the
saving grace found only in Jesus Christ is far more important. We must also
recognize, by context, that these things are first for our own house and
the house of God (Isaiah 58:7; 1 John 3:17; Matthew 25:35-40). Many who are
orphaned and cast off by society would easily come to Jesus through such

Should we be willing to both see and do things God's way, then we will
build the old waste places and raise up the foundation of many generations;
and repair the breach between God and His people; and restore the paths of
glory and greatness for the people of God to live in (Isaiah 58:12). We may
recognize from Isaiah Chapter 61 that a part of the Gospel is not only the
freedom to live the godly life of Christ Jesus, and walk in His splendor,
in the anointing of joy, and the mantle of praise (Isaiah 61:3,5-11; John
10:10; Romans 14:17); but also building the ancient ruins and raising up
the former desolations of many generations (Isaiah 61:4, 58:12). All of
these simply refer to the restoration of greatness in God and the blessing
that God placed upon Abraham, which was then also given to his descendants
and that we have inherited in Christ Jesus (Genesis 12:2-3, 22:17, 24:1,
27:28-29, 28:14; Deuteronomy 33:13-16; Galatians 3:16-18,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5;
Ephesians 1:17-23).

See and do things God's way! (Mark 8:34)
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