Our Daily Bread: Isaiah 60-61: Establish YHWH (God) in our lives, Prayer is our Foundation
Good Tuesday morning it’s October 19, 2021, I pray all is well. Today we need to establish the presence of YHWH (God) in our daily lives. Endurance, perseverance, patience, obedience, and the will to never hold back are just some of the qualities Yeshua is searching for in His followers. We aren’t to slack on our jobs as messengers of Christ but instead we need to be individuals you aren’t afraid to get sinners back to Yeshua.
“I fall short everyday, but this time I have established the Lord in my life. I have been struggling with some images that stem from combat recently, but having the routines and the obedience in Christ, life is more manageable. The Lord is good in all His ways, His love is Steadfast and endures forever. The Lord knows what He is doing it seems over the years I used humor as a way to escape the bad details of my deployment. My humor shielded me from the real issues, ``Lord is my light, and my life, for He is the One who can fix it all, establish Him now!”
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
Today’s Readings and Scripture work from The Book of Isaiah Study will cover Chapters 60-61: Today’s message, Readings and Scripture Work will cover 2 Peter 3:9, and Hebrews 10:36. I have started a 40 day Scripture Reading and Prayer Challenge if anyone is interested in joining that email group let me know.
In the name of the Father and the Son and Holy Spirit. Amen!
Prayer of Enlightenment
Having received this new day as a gift, I thank you, Holy Trinity, for through Your
goodness and patience You were not wrathful with me, an idler and a sinner, neither have You cast me down in my sins. But You have shown Your love towards me and have guided me to keep my daily watch and to glorify Your power. Enlighten my mind to study Your word and open my heart to understand Your teachings in Scripture. Help me to apply what I learn and to praise You with all of my heart and to glorify Your holy name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen!
Isaiah 60: http://bib.ly/Isa60.NKJV :
60:1: This is the hymn we sing at Pascha (Easter) in the liturgical services.
60:4: For St. Cyril, this passage refers not only to the return of the Jews from exile, but also to the assembling of the Church from all nations.
60:1-16: This passage is read on Great and Holy Saturday.
60:6-9: Midian, Kedar, and Ephah are nations of nomads descended from Ishmael, and Sheba is an Ethiopian tribe. Eusebius sees the nations, along with their camels, sheep, rams, and wealth, as metaphors for the spiritual gifts and sacrifices which will be offered to YHWH’s altar. In this way, His house of prayer, Christ’s Church, will be glorified. Gregory of Nyssa comments that virtue is a light and buoyant thing, and those who live virtuous lives fly like clouds.
60:11-16: This passage is read on September 13 at Vespers for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
Isaiah 61: http://bib.ly/Isa61.NKJV :
61:1-2: This passage is referring to what Yeshua was talking about in Luke 4:16-21 when He stood in the synagogue and read from the prophet Isaiah. He told people, “Today this Scripture is being fulfilled in your hearing. Yeshua made it clear that He is The Lord God of whom Isaiah wrote. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me.”
61:3: many in Zion awaited the Messiah, glory instead of ashes. One thinks of the aged Simeon (Luke 2:22-35), who was waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the prophetess Anna (Luke 2:36-38), who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
61:1-9: This passage is read on Great and Holy Saturday.
61:7: Eternal gladness or joy is one of the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit is given to the believer at chrismation, which is also called the oil of gladness.
61:10-11: St. John Chrysostom teaches that the garment of salvation is Christ Himself, as do others of the Fathers. This explains why St. Paul wrote that is the baptism we put on Christ (Galatians 3:27).
“Establishing ourselves in Christ gives us what we need to maintain even our bad days. Prayer is the ultimate foundation that needs to be established. It's how we first seek the Kingdom of YHWH!”
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
2 Peter 3:9: The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [a]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
3:9: These words are not just for false teachers, but for us all. We are granted more time primarily to grant us fuller repentance: ( see verse 15; 2 Corinthians 7:9-10).
Hebrews 10:36: For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
10:36: To do the will of YHWH (God) takes extreme endurance with patience, but we need the faith as well as the courage to never hold back. Ask Him daily for these virtues. We are going to need them moving forward in today’s fallen world, a world of deception. His promises last forever and are never broken, His words are nothing but the truth, Heaven and Earth may pass away but His words will never pass away.
“In closing Lord thank You again for another great study, a lesson that has awakened me this morning. I will praise Your Great Name for the ages to come, and I will hold Your precepts each day. Holy, holy, holy are You, Lord our God, who brings forth the fruit of the vine. Yeshua who are truly our salvation, and continue to strengthen me while I establish myself fully into Your Will. Continue to use me, and bless all those who serve You, in the Holy name of Yeshua Hamashiach, Christ our God!”
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
The Father is my hope. The Son is my refuge. The Holy Spirit is my protection. Holy Trinity, glory to You!
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen!
May YAHWEH Bless you all,
Jared W. Campbell
US Army Retired