Obadiah 17, it is written, “But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possession.” Some people allege that they don’t believe in deliverance, all they desire is just to possess their possession. But the order as stated in the Bible is very important; there must be deliverance and holiness before possession. You cannot really practice holiness without deliverance because demons are filthy. Nobody can behold holiness without total deliverance. There must be comprehensive liberation before you can press into possessing your possession. It is only when this is done that you can get the equation right.
Isa. 10:27 says, “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.” In this scripture, the Bible is referring to the devil. The devil takes delight in yoking people and putting his seal on them. The concept of yoking is for control. A yoke is a fitting for so-called beast of burden that is usually placed around the neck of one or more animals like oxen. This fitting is normally placed around the neck of animals to enable them pull loads. It typically consists of a curved wood with leather straps as a binding which allows them to draw a plough or a cart or any other type of weight. A yoke could be symbolic of being in captivity or under slavery or bondage. Every yoke is a seal that needs to be destroyed. What the anointing does is to break the yoke! I discovered that control is easy when you are yoked, that is why you must break away from every seal of the devil. Every evil seal creates hardship, limitation and is capable of leading to damnation.
Take note that the oxen will always do the bidding of its ‘yoker’. The Bible makes it clear in Isa. 25:6-8, “Here in Mount Zion in Jerusalem, the Lord of Host will spread a wonderful feast for everyone around the world – a delicious feast of good food, with clear, well-aged wine and choice beef. At that time he will remove the cloud of gloom, the pall of death that hangs over the earth; he will swallow up death forever. The Lord God will take away all tears and take away forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The Lord has spoken – he will surely do it!” Pray –
- Lord, I receive your word and I ask O God that you take away every insult and every mockery in the name of Jesus Christ. Take away anything that mocks your image and glory in my life in the name of Jesus. Lord, take away anything the devil uses to demean your glory in my life in the name of Jesus.
- I stretch to you Lord, and I thank you for your programme to wipe away every sorrow and every insult in the name of Jesus. Thank you, faithful God. I depend on you, in Jesus name. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED.