Now, Thats Good News!
Ever since the Fall of Man, the devil has been using people as pack mules. He has clamped his yoke around their necks and burdened them down with sin, sickness, failure, poverty and every other damnable thing hell could devise. Everyone has felt the terrible weight of that yoke. Weve all experienced the pain and frustration that comes from struggling free of one burden, just to have the devil yank us around and pile on even more. For thousands of years, that yoke of bondage was the inescapable tragedy of mans existence. To natural eyes it looked as though there would never be a way out. But by the Spirit of God the prophet Isaiah looked forward to a time and saw that a redeemer was coming. One who would finally free us from the oppression of the devil. To fully appreciate just how good that news is, you must realize that Isaiah doesnt say the yoke will be broken because of the anointing. Many people read the verse that way, but thats not what it says. It says the yoke will be destroyed. When you look it up in the Hebrew, youll find the word translated destroyed means absolutely useless. Its possible that a broken yoke could be repaired and put back. But Isaiah said this anointing would annihilate the devils yoke so completely, there would no longer be any evidence that it was ever on your neck! That means every time you allow the Anointing of God to destroy a yoke in your life, whether its in the realm of your health, your finances, your relationships or your past, it is literally, utterly destroyed and cannot be repaired to be used again. The devil cant pick it up and hold you in bondage with it again. Whom the Son sets free, is free indeed! Now, thats good news! Numbers 13-14; John 4 Jesus, the Anointed One and His Anointing, has removed every burden and destroyed every yoke in my life. Isaiah 10:27
Scripture Study: Isaiah 61:1-3