The nation, the land will never be healed by the works of evil. Truth is the way to healing. Liars on the faith will render you wounded and not healed.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton a slave of Jehovah God writing for the FreedomJournal June 16, 2001 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
CHRISTIANITY: FALSE TEACHING, FALSE DOCTRINE
THE MIRACLE OF HEALING
PART 25: THE LIGHT OF HEALING
the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
The way to healing is accomplished by
good servant-hood. In these passages of scripture (Isaiah 58) the Prophet
Isaiah informs the people of the need to live in the Spirit of God. Isaiah
writing at least one hundred years before the Babylonian captivity reveals the
general corruption of the leaders and the people.
Inspired by God Isaiah speaks with a
strong voice against the evil doers. Thus the term "cry aloud." Spare
not", means not to be restrained in denouncing the guilty people who had
sinned against God.
Isaiah 58:1. "Cry aloud, spare
not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression,
and the house of Jacob their sins."
The true worship of God is more than
empty ritual. Thus fasting, visiting the Temple daily and listening to scripture
readings is not enough. Here Isaiah reveals that the people had lost touch with
the true worship of God. God does not honor pious and so-called righteous
living when we have an unforgiving heart. However the most important element
here as noted by Isaiah is compassion for the less fortunate, the poor,
homeless and the oppressed.
Isaiah in verses 2-7 reflects on the
outward insincere practices of the nation and most particular the sin of the
Isaiah 58:2. "Yet they seek me
daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and
forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of
justice; they take delight in approaching to God."
Isaiah 29:13-14. Although the people
claimed to belong to God they were disobedient. The wrath of God would come
down upon them.
Jeremiah 3:10. Israel is like a faithless wife
The Lord charges her with ignoring
the example of her sister and being insincere.
Jeremiah 7:8-10. The people indulge in false worship.
The people came into the Temple not
to make atonement for sin. Here we see the people following the ritual of
worship but living a sinful life.
Titus 1:16. Warring against false teachers.
"They profess that they know
God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto
every good work reprobate."
The life-style of the person is a
clear indication of how they view God. The way we live tell much about what we
believe. (Also see 1 John 2:4-6).
Salvation cannot come by service or
works, without faith in Christ. Our faith should promote us to reach out to
others. Therefore our service should go beyond our own personal growth to acts
of kindness, charity, justice and generosity.
Isaiah in the midst of a people
confused and disobedient tells of the healing power of God. God always keeps
the door open for his people. Thus the healing hand of God is evident.
58:8. 'Then shall thy light break
forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness
shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy reward."
Here God speaks of obedience to get
the just reward.
Psalms 85:13. "Righteousness
shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
If a man's righteousness is displayed
before God, then he shall set or establish man in the steps of righteousness.
Jeremiah 30:17. "For I will
restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord;
because they called them an outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh
The disease of idol worship was so
severe the nation needed to have its national dignity wounded by captivity in a
foreign land. Meanwhile the Lord promised to heal these wounds by their release
from captivity and return to their land.
The healing of the land and people
comes from a merciful God who honors obedience, faith and belief.
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