“Is this not the kind of fasting I have chosen, to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” (Isaiah 58:6 NIV)
Autumn services at 3 Counties church in Hammer are considering ‘doing what Jesus did’ (with intention of learning and practising) and we’ve formally linked to the Vineyard movement. Two Sundays ago the senior leader showed a video-clip of its renowned founder John Wimber and I recalled seeing him in conference over 20 years ago telling what happened after he read the Bible, became a believer and went to church – he was utterly appalled they were not doing what was in scripture. (Which is similar to what had dawned on me 60 years ago in a Catholic Mass and so I started searching for Truth.)
3 Counties’ service focused upon ‘Injustice’ and our leader read Isaiah 58 (headed ‘True Fasting’) with his wife telling about her work publicising the appalling live-in conditions of shop-floor workers employed by large computer companies overseas. Her focus was on verse 6 – and I realised how it applies to my blogging on the gross injustice engineered by the ‘Deep-State’ at federal and state levels in America. In fact, I later had to point that out to a friend who rebuked me for repeating ‘conspiracy theories’ of “sincere Bible-believing” (!!??) US presidents’ corruption.
LEAD-INs TO TODAY-TONIGHT’s NEWS
As mentioned earlier I use TGP not for reasons of any personal political persuasion, for I’m primarily Kingdom-focused, but because not only does it continually cover these issues in depth but also its links provide a graphical summary. Now, to update my blog readers with items I’ve shared on Facebook today – WordPress tad more complicated: