6/5/10 From YahuShua HaMashiach, He Who Is Called Jesus The Christ, Our Lord and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy During an Online Fellowship, For a Sister in Christ, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
This question was asked: Should we fast on the behalf of others?
From the Letter:
7/27/09 From The Lord, Our God and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy During an Online Fellowship, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear (Regarding believers in Christ 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...
"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."
2/24/06 From The Lord, Our God and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For Timothy, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear (Addendum to “Woe to the Captives of This World; The Prison House Is Opened Yet You Remain Therein, Holding Fast in Your Rebellion, Unwilling to Forsake Your Sin”)