10 KEYS- THE MYSTERY OF YOUR YOKE . PART 1
LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF LAMENTATIONS 3:28 (Amp Version)
"Let him sit alone uncomplaining and keeping silent [in hope], because [God] has laid [the yoke] upon him [for his benefit]."
1. The yoke is what God uses to train you .Heb 12:11(Msg)"God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. He’s treating you as dear children. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves. Would you prefer an irresponsible God? We respect our own parents for training and not spoiling us, so why not embrace God’s training so we can truly live?"
2. When God is preparing you for a major blessing , he permits an affliction in your life . Isaiah 48:10.(Amp)"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried and chosen you in the furnace of affliction."
3.The yoke is an eye opener to the hidden secrets of the enemy.you are able to discern the truth about enemy from the lie. (John 8:44) Jesus said blessed are your eyes (spiritual) for they see and your ears for they hear .Matt 13:16(Amp)" But blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are your eyes because they do see, and your ears because they do hear."
4. The yoke is what gives your prayer life that "needed" effectiveness. James 5:16b(Amp)" The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]."
5. The yoke draws you closer to God , not away from God. James 4:8(Amp)"Come close to God and He will come close to you."
6. The yoke separates you from ungodly friends . 1 Cor 15:33(Amp)"Do not be so deceived and misled! Evil companionships (communion, associations) corrupt and deprave good manners and morals and character."
7. The yoke is what builds your faith .The woman with the issue of blood said ,if only I can touch His garment , I shall be made whole. Mark 5:28(Amp)" For she kept saying, If I only touch His garments, I shall be restored to health." Key- Her yoke kept her faith speaking until she received her miracle. Never allow your yoke to keep you silent . Speak the solution. Amen.
8. The yoke acts like a "checker " on your spiritual life ; until the day of your breakthrough. Paul was given an enemy , a servant of Satan to humble him.2 Cor 12:7(Amp)" And to keep me from being puffed up and too much elated by the exceeding greatness (preeminence) of these revelations, there was given me a thorn (a splinter) in the flesh, a messenger of Satan, to rack and buffet and harass me, to keep me from being excessively exalted."
9. The yoke is a refiner . Refines and cleans you in and out for a better Christian life. Mal 3:3(Amp)" He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness."
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