Who Among You, O Israel, and Among You, O Olive Branches, Has Fasted Unto Me?! Says The Lord God
7/27/09 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
(Regarding believers in Messiah taking part in a Jewish fast during the month of Av)
Thus says The Lord your God, The God of Israel, The God of all, He who searches the hearts and minds, even to the innermost thoughts and intentions: I alone see the heart of man, and I alone test the quality of each man’s work, to reveal of what sort it truly is. Therefore, I ask you, shall you seek to do as those who have rejected The Messiah, as those who have forsaken Me and remain void of the Spirit?! I tell you the truth, their fasts and offerings are not accepted, their sacrifices I hate! Shall My own people, who are not My people, come before Me in My name to fast for the dead?! Shall they call on My name, while at the same time rejecting The Son of Salvation?! Lo, they will indeed come, yet I will turn to them the back! For they have no voice before Me; they remain broken off! Says The Lord.
And what of you, beloved, where do you stand? And where have I placed you, according to your acceptance of The Messiah? Answer, if you know. For indeed it has come to pass, even since the day I dwelt among them in the flesh, behold, they were broken off that you might be grafted in. For out of unbelief they have been forsaken for a time. Yet the day has come and is nearly upon them, when they will be grafted in again, for I am able to graft them in again. Yet of that day, it has not yet fully come.
And so I ask you, why do you now endeavor to take part in the futile customs of the unbeliever? How is it you seek to seat yourself among those who lack knowledge and forsake understanding? Their fasts are in vain! They are not accepted!
Yet I ask you, all you who have not denied Me, who also believe this Word, why do My servants fast on the Sabbath as I have commanded them? And of you who I did not command, why do you also take part? (Yes, you too shall fast, indeed, I will require it of you. Yet only those who present themselves before Me in sincere devotion, as one swallowed up in much sorrow over the absence of The Bridegroom, and over all this death which has come and is coming and shall fill the world with tears and blood, shall be accepted.)
Beloved, over this you shall fast, over this you shall wail:
All these crying children, all these hardened hearts,
All this death and murder, all this injustice and godlessness...
Tears as a river, tears and blood and much wailing,
Great evil and the slaughter of the innocent...
Says The Lord.
Yet those of Israel go out to cry over all their dead, and fast because of all this punishment I have allowed to overtake them. Yet I hear no repentance! I hear no wailing at all over their forsaking of The Holy One who poured out His life for them, nor over that which their fathers had done to Him, the sin of which remains atop their marred heads!
Enmity, such bitter tears! My own people, who were the apple of My eye, forsake Me still! Therefore, take no part in their festivals! Take no part in their wailing over the dead, as though I am not able at this very moment to call them forth from their graves and from their tombs, to raise them ALL from the dust of the earth once again!
Thus says The Lord, to all those of Israel who have drunk from My cup and eaten of My bread, all who remain grafted in; hear the Word of The Lord your God, yes I, YAHUWAH, The God of your fathers, The God of all: Be not offended in My words, nor wag the head at My speech, nor push out the hand against My words in these Letters. For your eyes have seen and your ears have heard, and within your hearts you have understood the grace of Him who was crucified upon the tree.
Again, I say, wag not your head. Rather that which honors Messiah, do. And that which I have decreed as a perpetual ordinance, continue therein, according to The Messiah YahuShua being the goal and fulfillment thereof, for He is worthy. And in so doing, do you also become worthy because of Him. And that which you do in remembrance of Him, to bring glory to His name, honors Me; even as that which you offer up in thanksgiving, in His name, glorifies Me. For I AM HE, YAHUWAH, The One who reigns and causes to be, The One who is and has always been, The Eternal God, The Everlasting who is from everlasting to everlasting; I AM.
Therefore if you fast, fast as one who longs for the
Return of The Bridegroom, even as a sign to those
Who are near and to those who are afar off...
And beloved, fast for those perishing, for those
Who are about to receive of My Judgment,
Which is stored up and must be poured out;
Fast and lament and pray that they repent before the time...
And fast also for those who at present
Remain broken off, yes, beloved, pray for
Repentance in Israel, for a great awakening,
That all come to accept Me as I truly am,
That all be broken atop The Stone,
Before calamity and judgment overtake this world...
For the time has come, says The Lord.
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