“Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a 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,” Isaiah 58:8-9 ->me: As I promised yesterday, here are the blessings God gives when we get the fast right; when we do, here is what God gives us: 1) A fresh beginning. 2) Personal restoration – the healing of wounds and disabilities of the past. New flesh growing over a wound. 3) Security with righteousness as a protective advance guard and glory as a rear guard. The Lord provides righteousness and the believer wears it as armor. The glory of the Lord is the personal presence of the Lord in all His glory, His presence in every place. 4) He gives free mutuality of relationship with Himself; unfettered prayer -> prompt response. Answered prayers are not like the sending of food parcel; it is like a home visit by the doctor. This is all followed by ‘IF you take away from your midst…’ – which seems to indicate some special credit…’IF’ you do these things…not ‘when’ you do these things.