Break Every Yoke
THE WORD SIROCCO
Friday, September 11, 2020
Month Theme: Reaping in the Jubilee
Topic: Break Every Yoke
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 58:1-12; Luke 4:16-21
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
A yoke is a device that hinders or limits a person. It binds one person to another person or thing and restricts his or her movement or performance. The yokes of past generations of people in the form of their weaknesses are broken in the Jubilee and we are set free. In the Jubilee stereotypes and prejudices are eradicated. We are not bound to people who have no sense of direction in life. Neither are we bound to people who want to use us to fulfil their visions even if we perish in the process.
We are free from the people and circumstances we didn’t like but others bound us to them. The apostle Paul freed the damsel possessed by a spirit of divination (Acts 16:16-21). This girl was under the yoke of her masters who exploited her to make money. She had no vision of her own. Her destiny was tied up with that of her greedy slave masters. The power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ broke the yoke and set her free.
The apostle Paul broke the yoke between the young lady and her slave masters by casting out the demon of divination. He did not waste time blaming her for being possessed and accusing her masters of exploiting her. The Church should stop accusing demon-possessed people of being possessed but rather break the yokes that are controlling them.
Prayer: Pray for the strength to break any yoke that is restricting your progress.
"The Jubilee" by Eastwood Anaba
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