Isn’t the fast (or worship) I (GOD) choose:
To break the chains of wickedness,
to untie the ropes of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free,
and to tear off every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
to bring the poor and homeless into your house,
to clothe the naked when you see him,
and not to ignore our own flesh and blood?
Isahaih 58:6 and 7
Now there is a Sound (Worship) that is connected to God’s heart where we praise Him through the breaking of chains, untying the ropes of the yoke, freeing the oppressed, tearing off yokes, sharing the bread, bringing them into your homes, clothing them not ignoring your “own flesh and blood”!
Own flesh and blood
So who is our own flesh and blood? Aren’t we all part of a Body, sharing the same Blood? As so many worshipped this morning and probably even experienced ‘the Presence of the Lord‘, our ‘own flesh and blood‘, all over the world are yoked, naked, oppressed and hungry!
I have to honest, that it hinders me big time! I also know that we can not do much about it right away, but keeping in mind that it is a REALITY, it has to influence our way of worship, our ‘hearing the Word’, and in particularly our Prayers. We are not supposed to feel overwhelmed with hopelessness, but realising our spiritual authority, our Worship, our Praise and our Prayers need to be influenced by this painful reality! As long as my own flesh and blood (and I don’t mean the family bloodline that refuses to get right with God, but my spiritual bloodline) is being killed, persecuted, wiped out and driven out, my reality is influenced by their pain!
When we change our attitude in Worship, Praise and Prayer, God promises us:
At that time, when you call, the Lord will answer;
when you cry out, He will say, ‘Here I am.’
It may help us to examine our unanswered prayers! When Paul is writing to the Corinthians, in 1 Cor. 11 from verse 17, he comes up with the question why so many are sick and even dying, probably despite the fervent prayers, he add that it is because of this overlooked, but most significant issue namely: “sin against the body and blood of the Lord” and: without recognizing the body (verse 27-32)!
An interesting advise, closely connected to a way of fasting (referring back to Isaiah 58), Paul suggests the Corinthians to wait for each other!
33 Therefore, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another.
How do we ‘wait’ then? I think that is an interesting truth that we have to examine ourself, but…
Sound of Justice or Sound of Silence
God is about justice and neglecting the reality of our brothers and sisters all over the world who are in the midst of the tribulation, is a sin against the Body of Christ and a big injustice that has to have a reaction from the throne of God! Worship, while our heart is silent in this matter is a sound that disrupt the worship and therefor is rejected by the Father. Please read Isaiah 58 from the beginning with the perspective I offered you today!
And about that Silence
Please read this link Rabbi Jonathan Cahn Addresses the United Nations About the Christian ‘Holocaust’ that is happening today!