Yoke will be destroyed because of the Anointing."
(JR July 2003)
ANOINTINGDESTROYS YOKE !
Anointing can destroy the yoke. Anointing can break the yoke. What is this yoke? Why should it be destroyed? If you know the answer you can receive great blessings. Yoke is a wooden beam placed on the neck of the bullocks to make them draw carts or plough the fields. The beam is called the Yoke. When the beam is placed on the neck of the bullocks and bound, they become slaves and cannot run freely on their own. Thus the animal bound to the yoke is enslaved .
This is ~&~YOKE~&~. Our Lord also has a yoke for us. Jesus says; ~&~~&~Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light ." (Matt. 11:29,30) When we yield, of our own freewill, ourselves to live yoked with the Lord, then the Lord places His yoke upon us- one end on our shoulder and the other upon His shoulder. Now we are yoked with Jesus. Jesus says; "My yoke"- it is easy and the burden is light and joyful. It will not be painful.
At the same time, satan is also trying to place his yoke upon us. Why? Just to enslave us, by bringing pain and sorrow in our lives. If you take satan~&~s yoke on you he will show you no mercy even when you suffer and are constrained. You will be a slave to satan. But, when you are anointed, this yoke of satan WILL BE DESTROYED. But our Lord is different. His yoke is easy because He takes a greater portion of the burden on Him and gives us only a light burden. That is why He says; "My yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matt. 11:30)
Satan has placed different yokes
on people and has enslaved them. Jesus, through the power of His anointing, will
fill us and break the satan~&~s yoke on us. "The Lord is that Spirit. Where the
spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." (IICor.3:17) What is this
yoke of satan? How does the anointing deliver us from this yoke? That will be
our meditation and prayer today. Satan~&~s yoke on you will be destroyed today.
Sin is the yoke satan places on a man and ~&~sin~&~ enslaves that man. This yoke is found in some areas of the lives of even children of God who were saved by Jesus. There are many who lament, "I am saved but I am unable to forsake some beslting sins in my life." Once a brother told me, "brother, I want to stop this drinking habit . I try. I pray. But I am not able to leave it." Satan has placed the yoke of drunkedness on this brother and has enslaved him. Look, even after being saved certain sinful habits continue to keep us in bondage. There is always some yoke in some area of our life. This yoke placed on us by satan stains our mind and makes us lose our witness.
If it is so, only the God given anointing can destroy this yoke and free us. Saint Paul, Who was saved by the Lord and who dedicated his life to the service of the Lord writing about his spiritual struggle laments in Romans 7:19,20 & 24. "For the good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now, if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from this body of dealth?"
The same Paul shouts in victory,
" for the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from
the law of sin and death." (Rom. 8:2) Paul also gives as a wonderful divine
counsel, "For if ye live after the flesh ye shall die; but if ye through the
spirit do mortity the deeds of the body ye shall live." (Rom.8:13) Therefore if
we destroy the deeds of our body through the spirit, we will live. If the deeds
of flesh and sin are mortified by the anointing of the spirit we will live. When
we are anointed the Lord destroys the yoke of sin on us . Only through anointing
you receive true deliverance. We become holy and the anointing transforms us to
live like Jesus. When we are anointed that time the yoke is broken. At the very
instant the yoke is broken, Our nature is transformed and people wonder seeing
our life. You need this anointing. You must receive this anointing even if you
have no other gift.
Another yoke that satan puts on us is sickness. When the Holy Spirit comes this yoke of sickness is broken and we have great deliverance from that disease. The body is revived. The anointing we received revives, strengthens and rejurenates the body. When Jesus was preaching in a synagogue, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years and was bowed together and could in no wise lift her up. Except that she was bowed, she was not in pain. Her hunchback was her pain. Jesus saw her and said,"Ought not this being a daughter of Abraham whom satan has bound to these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on sabbath day?" (Lk.13:16)
Satan had bowed her with a yoke of infirmity for 18 years. Jesus healed her miraculously. Another time, "As they went out, behold they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. And when the devil was cast out the dumb spake." (Matt.9:32,33) Here they brought to jesus a dumb man. Because He know the cause of his dumbness, Jesus rebuked the devil and cast it out . Once the devil was cast out, the dumb man spake. "Then was brought unto him, one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb: and he healed him, in so much that the blind and dumb both spake and saw." (Matt.12:22)
See, It was satan who blinded him. It was satan who made him dumb, If so, it was a yoke of satan placed on him. He lost his sight. He could not speak . Satan had placed this yoke of blind and dumb sickness on the man . But Jesus destroyed this yoke of satan on persons who came to Jesus, How was it possible? It was the mighty anointing on him. This anointing only loosened satan~&~s bonds on men and freed them.
Many complain, "I have consulted many doctors, undergone various tests and consumed many medicines. But no cure. The doctors say I have no disease in my body". This is nothing but the yoke of satan. Even if you think to shine for Christ, satan will place on you yokes of pain, infirmities and sickness, that you may lose heart. But as soon as the anointing is poured on you, you will be healed. I was in Gujarat doing God~&~s ministry. During the second day~&~s meeting the spirit of the Lord told me, " there people are saved and are my children and they want to do ministry. But, satan has placed his yoke upon their bodies and spirit and is keeping them in bondage. Preach a message of deliverance for them"
I obeyed the Lord and preached what He told me and prayed for them. Immediately there was a mighty out pouring of the spirit and all were anointed. I did not pray for deliverance. The people prayed for anointing and they received it. Instantly, tumours vanished, the lame walked, people were relieved from pain, the blurred vision cleared. All the yokes satan had placed on them were destroyed by the Holy Spirit. Anointing destroys yokes.
When the power of the anointing descends on you, all the yokes of satan like worries, pains, infirmities, tumours and diseases are destroyed. The spirit of the Lord revives our bodies. If you want the Lord to revive your mortal body you must yield it to the Lord as a living sacrifice. It does not matter even if you are sick for years. The moment you are anointed the yoke of sickness on you will be destroyed.
Once we were in Garware in Karnataka preaching the gospel. A Brahmin aged about 65 years told us of an incident in his life. Some years back he was paralysed and bedridden. Many believers and servants of the Lord prayed but still he was bedridden. One day an evangelist came to the man and asked him, " for what should I pray for you?" Normally any sick person would answer, "pray for my healing". But this man said, "brother, pray that I may be anointed with the Holy Spirit". The evangelist was happy and prayed fervently. The family members also stood around his bed and prayed in spirit and praised.
Just as they were praising and
praising the Holy Spirit started anointing him. After about half an hour when
they opened their eyes the cot was empty! The man was standing along with the
others praising and jumping . As soon as the man was anointed the yoke of
infirmity was broken . He was totally healed. The same way all the weaknesses in
your body will be destroyed when the Holy Spirit anoints you. "Anointing
FEAR, CONFUSION, SUSPICION
Satan places the yoke of fear on many. A brother confessed, " I am saved. I read the Bible and pray. But there is a fear in me always." Fear is being troubled in spirit. This also is an yoke of satan. I know a family of earnest workers. During their vacation they will go to a Missionary Organisation and do ministry along with them. It was a very happy family.
Once I went to the place where they were living for my ministry. That wife gave me a prayer request for prayer. She had written, "Whenever my husband goes out for ministry, I have a suspicion that he goes out with some woman, spends the time and returns. Previously I would be very happy to look at his face.
But now whenever I look at him I become suspicious. This suspicion has destroyed my spiritual life. I have lost my peace and I always quarrel with my husband. Is my husband really cheating me or is it a baseless suspicion? My mind is confused. I donot know what to do". The spirit of the Lord told me, "She is under the spell of a spirit of suspicion". Satan has put upon her a yoke of suspicion.
This is how satan enters our family. If some one does not pray in spirit and is weak, not having fellowship with the Lord and have given way to the dictates of the flesh, they easily become the target of satan and he puts his yoke upon then. Then we will gradually deviate from the Lord without being conscious of it. He will make his yoke upon us heavy and enslave us. Then we cannot pray as before.
We would have lost all joy and happiness of the spirit. There will be an emptiness in our spirit with fear and confusion destroying our peace. Satan will bring us to this state. But when the Lord anoints you, that anointing destroys the yoke of satan and the Holy Spirit gives us victory. I too had a lot of problems in the course of my ministry. When I decided to do ministry in a big way I had struggles, troubles, weariness, crises, fear, being troubled in spirit and confusion in my mind.
Satan tried to enslave me by putting these yokes of burden on me. But I yielded myself to the Lord and prayed in spirit. Then the Holy Spirit told me, "When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him." (Isa.59:19) Only this anointing has kept me as a servant of the Lord thus far. The Lord gives encouragement, confidence, boldness and victory at the correct time. These have upheld me stand as a minister of the Lord.
We surely need this anointing and without this anointing no one can stand firm in the Lord. Whenever problems, sufferings, fears, troubles and confusion will attack you, yield yourself to the Holy Spirit and pray filled in the spirit. All problems will be solved. How anxious satan was to put his yoke on you, he will be more anxious to flee from you. Satan heated the furnace seven fold to kill Shadrach, Meshak and Abednego. But our Lord descended into the fire with a greater power, walked with them and saved them. Whenever satan rises against you mightily, remember that the anointing of the Lord will descend on you in a more powerful way.
Only this anointing destroys the yoke. When you are anointed your heart will over flow with joy and you will be gladdened and will be bubbling. Even in a severe crisis, if you are filled with the Holy Spirit that anointing will keep you happy and all fears will flee. God wants to anoint you. Jesus the anointed one has come near you for this. The Lord will grant a new anointing every day of your life.
What should I do to receive this? You must thrist after the anointing and ask it of the Lord. Then the Lord will anoint you and destroy all yokes and give you a great victory. Here after you will not be crying. When you receive this anointing nothing can frighten you or weary you. The Lord will pour on you this anointing and bless you. Believe and pray.
Jesus Christ, Praise be to
you . Praise you for the Holy Spirit. Give me the anointing that destroys yoke!
Fill me with the power of the Holy Spirit. Destroy all yokes on me with the
power of your anointing. Every day fill me with a new anointing. In the
name of Jesus ...