Wow Guys, this is really great, thank you so much, as i continue to pray and ask the Lord to guide me into His truth, I have begun to feel a weight being lifted off my chest.Mat 11:28
Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Mat 11:29 Take My yoke on you and learn of Me
, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest to your souls. Mat 11:30
For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light
I ask the lord to show me His truth, I dont care anymore for the teachings of the traditional church, all I want is Him, and Him alone. I also want to thank everyone that has taken the time to post so much to help me understand. God bless everyone, I hope to meet all of you one day!
Religion derives its meaning from the ancient word Religāre which literally means "to bind up" How much more opposite can one get. To say I am religious is to say I am in bondage. If you are yoked to Jesus only, that bondage will in essence be a light burden.
[Origin: 1150–1200; ME religioun (< OF religion) < L religiōn- (s. of religiō) conscientiousness, piety, equiv. to relig(āre) to tie
, fasten (religāre to bind
, tie; cf.
[Middle English religioun, from Old French religion, from Latin religiō, religiōn-, perhaps from religāre
, to tie fast; see rely.]
Take my yoke infers something voluntarily not forced or coerced. Pop your head into this
A yoke is used to put two animals in unison when (beasts of burden like oxen or horses) so that they all share in the load. Much of modern agriculture is now mechanised but there are still many countries where rural farmers make use of animals in tilling the land.
What you need to picture is you on the left and Jesus on the right and both of you are pulling. He works with you and he never leaves you. We tend to unyoke ourselves or unyoke Him and then that is where it goes wrong.
The light burden He speaks of is what is being pulled - just pearls of great price.
You have heard of "beasts of burden?"
Although this is is an excellent pictorial metaphor, He in fact will actually carry you in those dark valley times - google footprints in the sand.Luk 9:62
and Jesus said unto him, 'No one having put his hand on a plough, and looking back, is fit for the reign of God.' (YLT)
This is not about placing heavies on you either - what does one NOT look back at?
Old revelation - old wine - the law - tradition - religion - man-made doctrines...
What lies before you is virgin soil - as you move forward, thing will be upturned - tilled - and you will begin to see things from a new perspective - the Father wants to reign in you and wants to sit on His throne in your heart.