By: Bishop William B. Caractor –
Who are the repairers of the breach?
Isaiah 58: explains who the repairers of the breach are. According to the scriptures they are watchmen who cry aloud and spare not. They lift up their voices and show God’s professed people their transgression and sin against God’s moral LAW of LOVE.
The repairers of the breach are labors in the hands of God, who can loose the bonds of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, and break every yoke that binds mankind in sin. They teach and preach God’s holy laws of the Spirit of life and liberty.
They further give spiritual and physical bread to the hungry, they give shelter to the homeless which is the body of Christ, and clothe the naked with the robe of the righteousness which is of God by faith..
The light of God’s righteousness is upon them, and when they call on the Lord, His unfailing answer is “Here I am.” The Lord guides them continually, and waters them so abundantly that they are like a spring of water themselves.
Finally, it is declared in verse 12 of Isaiah 58, that they shall be called, the repairers of the breach who build the old waste places and raise up the foundations of many generations.
The word breach in the phrase “the repairer of the breach” means according to the Hebrew “a break”, or “a gap”. So what is the relevance here for us today?
When we look at verse 1 of Isaiah 58 we see that God is commanding that a loud cry be sounded among His people showing them their transgression and sins.
These scriptures are not obsolete, but rather they are a command to God’s faithful watchmen today to sound a loud cry and lift up their voices like a trumpet showing all of Christians their transgressions and sins. This can only be done by revealing a revelation of God’s perfect law of love.
Ever keep in mind beloved that the Holy Spirit witnesses in James 2:10-12, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, do not commit adultery, said also do not kill.
Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.” There is but one law in the Bible that contains these commandments. It is none other than God’s ten commandment law of love.
Which verse 12 of James 2 declares to be the law of liberty for those who live it, because it is in their heart, written there by God Himself, thus it enables the receiver to be at liberty to do by nature the things contained in God’s law of love.
The point to be noted here is that anyone who keeps the whole law yet willfully and deliberately breaks but one of its commands, is guilty of being a transgressor of God’s law of love. This is the breach spoken of in Isaiah 58.
It is because of transgressions against God’s ten commandment law of love that the faithful watchmen are to cry aloud and spare not and lift up their voices like trumpets.
It is sin, which the Bible defines in 1 John 3:4 as “the transgression of the law” that has created the gap between God and His professed people and necessitated the need for the repairers of the breach in Christendom.
In modern or present day Christianity, the professed followers of Christ feel at liberty to sin, and even habitually practice evil. The majority presume to misuse and abuse God’s grace and mercy.
They have made themselves to believe the lie that God’s grace will overlook their willful and deliberate breaking of His Ten Commandment Law of Love. The Christian world is full of those whom Eccl. 8:11 uncovers.
We read, “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.”
The sins of adultery, fornication, lying, stealing, robbing God of tithe and offerings, killing by abortions, selfishness, love of the pleasures and possessions of this world, the love of money, pride and the absolute absence of witnessing, has well nigh taken over the professed Christian world.
But the Bible declares in Eccl 8:12-13, “Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged….it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.”
God says in Rom 2:13, “For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified” Profession means nothing but condemnation unless one lives their profession.
Church attendance, hearing the gospel preached every week is mocking God unless I live in my daily life the truths preached. James 2:14, 17, 19 and 20 says “What doth it profit my brethren though a man say he hath faith, and have not works?
Can faith save him? Even so faith, if it hath not works is dead, being alone. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble, but wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”
Beloved, dead faith is no faith at all, it is idle and lying talk. It is a lying profession, and is the same caliber belief all the demons of hell have. Genuine faith is alive. Genuine faith works the righteous works of God.
Genuine faith obeys God’s ten commandment law of love. The Bible warns us in James 1:22-25 to, “be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
God’s law of love is the law of liberty to those who hear it and obey all its precepts. The obedient child of God is especially blessed of God. Remember beloved the words of Jesus in John 14:15, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
The Word further warns us in 1 John 3:18, “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” Finally we find it declared in 1 John 5:2-3, “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments; and his commandments are not grievous.”
You must be one of God’s faithful watchmen giving a loud cry lifting up your voice showing God’s professed people their transgression and sin.
God calls you to love Him and obey all the precepts of His Ten Commandment Law of love and liberty. You are called of God to be a “Repairer of the breach” warning all both in the world and especially in Christianity, to cease living in sin, and obey by the grace of God; His law of Love?
Yours in Jesus Christ.