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HEALING, PEACE, AND PROSPERITY

Date: January 22

Category: Divine Healing

Isaiah 58:8-10
"Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and He will say, Here I am. If you take away from your midst yokes of oppression [wherever you find them], the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking, and if you pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in darkness, and your obscurity and gloom become like the noonday."

Slobodan & Ljiljana KrstevskiThese verses promise us many things. According to verse 8, your healing and your inner power will be restored, and you will have peace and prosperity. Then it says in verse 9a that you will cry out to God, and He will answer you. Then verse 10b says that your light will rise in darkness. So it doesn't matter how dark it is around you, God will give you light. But for that light to be a part of your life and for all those other promises to be fulfilled, there are some things that you have to do first. If we want God's light to shine, if we want to be healed, if we want peace and prosperity, there are certain things that we need to do before those things can happen.

It says in verse 9 that you should "take away from your midst yokes of oppression…" That means that you are not to oppress those around you. You are not to oppress your spouse, your children, your neighbor, or anyone else around you. Then the rest of verse 9 says that you should also take away "the finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and every form of false, harsh, unjust, and wicked speaking." In other words, you are not to point your finger at anyone with scorn or attack anyone with your words.

Not only do you have to stop causing oppression, pointing your finger, and speaking wickedly, but you are also required to do something as well. Verse 10a says that you have to "pour out that with which you sustain your own life for the hungry and satisfy the need of the afflicted…" What are some of the things that sustain your life? Well there's food, clothing, shelter, etc. So God wants you to take from that and share it with the hungry. When you do that, then your light will rise in darkness. When you satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your healing, peace, and prosperity will come.

Many people want the results of God, but they don't want to do what it takes to receive those results. If you want to receive from God, you've got to be proactive. You've got to do what is required to receive from Him. God isn't going to send you everything you want without requiring something from you first. These verses tell us that we ought to help the needy. That means feeding them, clothing them, and protecting them. Along with that, we are to take from our midst every yoke of oppression and the finger pointed in scorn. We are to take any kind of evil speaking away from our mouths. Before any light can shine in our lives, we need to do all those things. Before we receive any healing, peace, or prosperity, we need to do all those things.

Healing, peace, prosperity, and the light of God are all fruits that come out of the seed that you and I plant when we obey God. So examine your seeds. Plant the right seeds to reap the fruit that you want in your life.

God gives us the strength. He gives us the wisdom. He gives us the ability and He tells us how we can be recipients of healing, peace, and prosperity, and how light can rise in our darkness. The only thing we have to do is be obedient to His Word in order to receive those blessings.

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