Take my yoke

15 - 1 raised christJesus said in Matthew chapter 11. verses 28-30.

28. Come to me all you who labour and are heavy laden, and i will give you rest. Notice he calls people to come to him. That is the first step on a heavenly journey that is a love walk.

29. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for i am gentle and lowly at heart. And you will find rest for your souls. Jesus is offering his yoke here. A  yoke is for two, he then goes on to say, learn from me.

The greatest teacher in the whole of the universe is offering to teach us. What an offer! it is certainly a no brainer. Learn to be gentle and lowly, that is the opposite of pride. It is pride that will try and stop us from learning the word of God.

To come across a gentle and lowly person in this corrupt and aggressive world is like finding a jewel. They do not lie nor steal or become war like.

This what Jesus is offering us, to give him our burdens. As he says my burden is light and his yoke is easy.

A ll this is an incredible offer from the King of Kings the Lord of Lords. Now they do not come better than that.

The bonus bit in all of this? learn from me, how could we turn such an offer down.

How Excellent

 

 

 

The first verse of Psalm 8. sets the tone for this wondefull psalm.

Oh Lord, our Lord how excellent is your name in all the earth.

You who set your Glory above the heavens. Listen to it, our Lord and that what he is. He is the Lord of all those who have accepted him into their hearts. Notice i said hearts not mind. This is where we can know of him in our minds. But we need to know him as a reality in our hearts.

1 Peter chapter3. verse 4. But let it be the hidden person of the heart with the incorruptable ornament of a gentle and quite spirit which is very precious in the sight of God.

It is in the heart that we retain the word of God. Because when we do this , this is when we act on the word of God.  We can have as much head knowledge as can handle. But if it is not settled in our hearts, then when God asks us to do something. That is in line with his word.

The first thing we will do is to think about the consequences. But when we have that word in our hearts. Then we shall just do whatever is being asked of us.bible_lamp

That is where we can go wrong, when we put our own thoughts on what God has asked us to do. Then we open ourselves up to fear and the vision and the command is lost. Who comes with fear, certainly not God. It is the devil himself that loves to destroy or hamper kingdom authority.

But that can only happen if we let him. Kingdom authority means just that.  We just have to say, it is written and quote the scripture that lines up with what we are doing. And he will flee from this area, to flee means to run away fast. Do not let him linger and stay around, if this happens. Then plead your faith in the blood of Jesus at the devil. AND HE WILL GO!.