The life and teachings of Isa al-Masih can be found in the Holy Injil. Many of the statements about Isa found in the Qur’an are summaries of this. The following points are taken from the Holy Injil:
2. Isa taught his disciples about fasting.
3. Isa also revealed his true identity through fasting.
We see in Isa’s life and teaching that he was not just a “normal prophet.”
Fasting is a great way to put aside normal life and eating and pursue God. When we feel hunger, it reminds us that we need God in our lives more than any food or water.
Perhaps you are fasting with this hope in mind this Ramadan. However, according to the Holy Books, fasting alone will not bring you into right relationship with God. Fasting alone cannot remove the shame of our sin, the times we disobey God. Perhaps you have skipped the fasting this year because deep in your soul you have come to realize that you ended Ramadan no closer to God than you began.
Only one can bring us back to God, the Messiah Isa. The title Messiah or Christ means “one chosen for a special purpose.”
The name Isa means “God saves.” We need salvation from our sin and only Isa is the one chosen by God to provide this salvation.
That is what the cross is all about. While Islamic tradition struggles to come up with a consistent explanation for the death of Isa, the Qur’an itself says that Isa was killed and rose again (Al-Imran 55, Maryam 33). His death was not an accident though.
Isa said, “The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.” (John 10:17-18) Isa was giving his life as a sacrifice, a Korbani. The Injil also says, “and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” (Hebrews 9:22)
A few verses later it explains clearly, “just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so the Messiah was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” (Hebrews 9:27-28)
Where are you?
Today, you can turn from your own path and follow Isa.
Begin by talking to God from your heart:
I confess that I am a sinner in need of your mercy.
I confess that I believe in Isa the Messiah.
I believe that Isa died as a sacrifice for my sins.
I believe that Isa rose from the dead 3 days later.
I ask you, God, to forgive my sins because of Isa.
I ask you to take control of my life.
I want to follow the path of Isa, the straight path.
in the name of Isa the Messiah,
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