My worship song for this morning was:
Good evening beloved! After my morning prayer the Lord did say to me “Shelia, Here AM I”… I immediately thought about Samuel. After hearing that I began studying Isaiah 58, Day 5 of my church’s Fall Prayer Consecration. I want to share something the Holy Spirit showed me about Fasting 4 Real and the words “Here Am I.”
First and most importantly shown to me were the words “Here Am I” or “Here I Am” (vs. 9) said by none other that God Himself. Those words worked my spirit into tears, shouts, and a whole lot of praise earlier this morn. Don’t you just love it when the Holy Spirit of God cleanses and refreshes the soul when He speaks directly to you? I must share with you my beloved comrades and readers in prayer, a real sad personal moment. The Holy Spirit is prompting me to share this. I have been battling the devil working in my sister for over a month over heir property /inherited shared property from our Grandparents (many more years over other things) that she thinks she is “controlling” and “taking to my grave” she said – claiming it to be “mine only.” She yelled at me last week “I am Christ” and “you are not a part of this family…what is it you don’t get after all this time?” In the presence of our mother, who just lowered her head. Is that the sign of Christ working in others? NO. Lord have mercy!
Have you ever been face to face with the devil? I have more times than I care to have been. I rebuked that quickly in her face and the devil is riding high now within her that she does not communicate and is always leaving my mom’s house to avoid seeing me now. I will not back down in Jesus name and that passage reminded me this morning that God is with me through this battle. PRAY for her to be released from the many devils controlling her since our earthly father’s death….a long time, please. It is not just me in the family who sees she is “out there without God claiming to be Christ“…And PRAY for me, the Lord’s will be done. To-Day, I’ve finally decided to stop feeling sorry for her, that was the damnation cloud hanging over me.
Too many people walk around believing and are taught that Satan is not real. A lot of people believe that he “wears PRADA”. I beg to differ. The devil wears and conceals himself within any scented spirit well open to him.
Now on to the REAL I discovered this morning:(TYHS!) This chapter showed me how God views humanity with their false sense of fasting… Pure Hypocrisy! In Isaiah 58 he showed me the real.. we cannot continue to fast as we do today and think that he hears us. Every one of us need to pray together for God’s guidance in All matters. ( now I get why the Holy Spirit led me to share my issue. An army is needed to break this stronghold of many devils “Legion”- TYHS again) PRAY.
‘Why have we fasted,’ they say,
‘and you have not seen it?
Why have we humbled ourselves,
and you have not noticed?’
“Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please
and exploit all your workers.
Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,
and in striking each other with wicked fists.
You cannot fast as you do today
and expect your voice to be heard on high.
Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,
only a day for people to humble themselves?
Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed
and for lying in sackcloth and ashes?
Is that what you call a fast,
a day acceptable to the Lord?
Guidance to Fasting 4 Real per the Lord, Our God
- loose the chains of injustice
- untie the cords of the yoke
- set the oppressed free
- break every yoke
- share your food with the hungry
- provide the poor wanderer with shelter
- when you see the naked, to clothe them
- not to turn away from your own flesh and blood ( I hear you Lord)
After you DO these things beloved…Hear what the Lord hath said :”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. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.”
In Fasting 4 Real, again we are reminded that we must:
- do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk
- spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed
Note of Light -“Then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.”
And Fasting 4 real doesn’t end there:
- keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day
- call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable
- honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words
Are you ready for this? Guess what else will take place after Fasting 4 Real?
Note of God’s Promise- “Then you will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
“HERE AM I”
I Love You
Love Covers A Multitude of Sins