The days will come when the Bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast

Wig’s Word of God Today 3-11-2011

 

This, rather, is the fasting that I wish: releasing those bound unjustly, untying the thongs of the yoke; Setting free the oppressed, breaking every yoke; Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless; Clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own. Isaiah 58:6-7
 
The days will come when the Bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast. Matthew 9:15c

 
Isaiah 58:1-9a, Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 18-19 & Matthew 9:14-15
 
There are so many ways of fasting for our LORD that we fail to see what the real purpose is for fasting as we are reminded today in Isaiah the true reasons for fasting for our God. As Isaiah instructs us by his revelations from God, teaching us what fasting should not be; “Why do we fast, and you do not see it? afflict ourselves, and you take no note of it?” Lo, on your fast day you carry out your own pursuits, and drive all your laborers.” Isaiah 58:3 I believe fasting should include as Isaiah instructs acts of charity, compassion and action for the elderly, the homeless and the hungry by seeking to share your excess with those less fortunate than yourself or you family. When we fast, it is not to accomplish selfish acts of pride and conceit but rather to serve humanity for the greater good of God.
 
The disciples of John asked Jesus why they and the Pharisees fast much yet His disciples fail to fast as everyone else does. His reply is one to ponder and take into account in each of our lives. “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the Bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the Bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.” Matthew 9:15 The custom of celebrating during the wedding feast goes back as far as time exists and Jesus reminds them that while He was present and serving the people with faith, hope and love, a fast was not needed for the time will come when He would not be with them and then they would fast to share His Truth with the world. Fasting used to be a sign of respect to acknowledge the death of a loved one while mourning their loss. There was no need to fast by the Disciples for they were in the midst of the wedding feast of Christ’s Joy here on earth. By your fasting and constant prayer your are giving Glory to the Father in your love of loving of Christ Jesus. Amen.
 
So we ask in prayer: Heavenly Father, we pray today our fast and prayers honor You LORD for the joy we receive in knowing Your Son Redeemed our Sins. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
 
God Bless,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
Romans 8:28
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed”
Fasting Jesus
 
Spiritual warfare
Majestic Truth
Fasting often
Satan’s reprove
 
Hungry humans
Naked too
Feed humanity
Fasting proof
 
Fasting Jesus
Share wealth
God’s use
Christ’s too

 

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins March 11, 2011 @ 6:07 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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