Wake up Call to the Church
Isaiah 58: 1-12
vs. 1-5 -> Cry aloud - Why? Because of spiritual hypocrisy.
Jeremiah 7: 1-11
> It is amazing how these verses apply to church today, there is much that needs to be done to clean up the church. It would not be out of order to have a true prophet of God stand at the door of each church and expose the things that need to be changed in each of them.
Isaiah 58: 6
> Calls for a fast - What is a fast? - God's kind of fast is explained in text.
A. )> Loose the bands - spiritual restrictions
B. )> Undo heavy burdens - Galatians 6:2 - we should help lighten the load, not add to it.
C. )> Free the prisoners - with love of the Gospel, and power of the Spirit working through us as agents of Christ.
> If we do these things (listed above), - then He will hear and answer.
> Give and it will be given back - Luke 6:38
> Supply spiritual blessing back to you
> Are you one to build the old foundation? The foundation of our forefathers and ancestors?
> Are you making efforts to repair the breach? To restore the paths to dwell in?
- What are we doing to live up to the calling which we have received? Are we doing the things to foster Godly living? Are you living in spiritual hypocrisy?