IN THE DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES.
TOPIC: ANOINTING DESTROYS THE YOKE!
Rev. Innocent Peace-Udochukwu
President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing”
WHAT IS A YOKE?
A YOKE, is a spiritual bondage. It limits, controls, and holds our progress in life in captivity.
A YOKE is a Satanic instrument of oppression used to limit a person’s growth, promotion, fulfillment. Breakthrough, etc. It is a hindering barrier.
A Satanic device that sponsors affliction in the lives of people. 1st Kings 12:11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father hath chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. Friends, you cannot negotiate with Satan. The dark places of this earth are full of the habitation of cruelty. EVERY power assigned to prolong your problems, may the ground open up and swallow them in the MIGHTY name of Jesus!
A yoke is something that places the destiny of a man in the hands of the enemy.
AN ANOINTING in the Old Testament was once reserved for kings, priest and prophets. In the New Testament, anointing is the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:18) given to us through Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection and Jesus’ anointing destroys and sets us free.
In our text God was giving this message to the Israelites concerning their enemies, the Assyrians. Through God’s anointing, the Assyrian yoke was to be broken. That same promise the Lord gave the Israelites so many years ago to break bondage is in effect for you today if you will accept it. First, however, you must learn to distinguish between God’s yoke and the yoke of Satan’s bondage. In the eleventh chapter of Matthew, Jesus tells you to take my yoke upon you…for my yoke is easy, and my burden light. If you will carry the yoke of Jesus, He promised you would learn of Him and find rest unto your soul. Unfortunately, Satan has fooled many, and the load they carry is a yoke of distress and bondage. The Lord’s yoke is one of love, understanding, security and protection—an easy yoke, one that makes the burdens light. Is your load so heavy you can scarcely breathe; does it seem to be taking the very life out of you? Check your yoke: is it the yoke of the Lord? If not, know that the anointing and the power of God are here to break that yoke for you.
Down through the ages God has proven Himself as a yoke breaker. He looked at His people in Egyptian bondage, knowing their yoke was not of Him. In slime pits the Israelites worked, making bricks for Pharaoh until their fingers were worn to nubs (according to Josephus). Adequate care was denied them; they had no freedom. The yoke they bore was severe, but God had promised Abraham hundreds of years earlier He would break that yoke and bring this people out of bondage into freedom.
It happened in that day that a man tried to bring deliverance to his people before the appointed time. Moses rose up to slay an Egyptian he had discovered beating a Hebrew; he sought to break the yoke without the anointing of God and it didn’t work. Later, through that anointing, Moses broke the whole yoke. Perhaps you have tried to break your own yoke, tried to bring deliverance to your life but failed because your efforts were not done through the anointing of God. Moses, attempting to break the yoke of bondage in his own strength, was defeated and fled from Egypt in fear for his life. I’m sure he was disheartened and disgusted at his rejection by the Israelites whom he was trying to help, probably thinking he wanted nothing more to do with them. Years later, under the anointing of God, we see Moses standing before Pharaoh saying, “Let my people go!” God hardened Pharaoh’s heart. At times the devil is allowed to come rushing toward us so that God can show His greatness, His mighty power. Fear not; hide the promises of God in your heart; know that God walks with you, that the power of the Spirit is upon you and within you if you have yielded to Him. He walks with you all the way if you love Him with your whole heart. He promised never to leave or forsake you: hold to the Word of God. God honors faith wherever He finds it. Faith is what God can work with—not hope or doubt, but with FAITH He does His great work; He said His people would live by faith. Have faith in the anointing that breaks the yoke.
Genesis 27:40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
The above bible-reference was Isaac speaking to Esau from his death bed. Friends, what a man says from his death bed has a great impact on the recipient. Isaac told Esau in other words that he should break free when he couldn’t take it any more. It is what you permit in your life that will persist. It is what you allow that will align.
We need the anointing power of the Holy Ghost in our lives if we want the yoke that the devil attempts to put on us destroyed.
As Christians, the anointing of the Holy Spirit breaks us free from any yoke of captivity and sets us free (Luke 4:18). Through the help of the Holy Spirit, the yoke can only be broken using the Blood of Jesus (Revelation 12:11), effectively praise and worship, prayer and meditate on God’s Word day and night. Some stubborn yokes cannot be completely broken, unless through fasting, prayers, deliverance. Sometimes, deliverance may have to be done
more than once, before the yoke is completely destroyed. We must not give up until the yoke is broken and our heaven is open.
🙏Holy Spirit, incubate and baptize me with Your Anointing that breaks every Satanic yoke in my life and that cannot be insulted, in the name of Jesus.
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