Download the My Yokes of Iron worksheet to use in identifying your yokes of bondge.
What is a Yoke of Iron and how do such things come in my life? How can I identify such things in my life?
How can I know if I have idols in my life? Yokes are a direct result of our own personal choices. They bind us together with Satan instead of God.
The yoke is designed to make you go where ever your master wishes to lead you.
The yoke of it is heavy. It is hardwood and iron that wraps around your neck.
Deuteronomy 28:48 states: ‘Therefore, you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, in need of everything; and He will put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you.’
What yokes of iron do you perceive or feel that God has brought upon your life because of wrong choices you have made in life?
Yokes can also result from the wrong choices of others. Husbands can put a yoke of expectation on a wife, children upon parents, parents upon children, work upon workers, etc.
The good news is that while God must judge sin, that He also makes provision for removal of the yoke.
Isaiah 10:27 says: ‘It shall come to pass in that day that His burden will be taken away from your shoulder, and His yoke from your neck and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.’
The anointing oil signifies the anointing work of the Holy Spirit that God sent to man after Jesus had ascended into heaven following His resurrection from the dead.
Nahum 1:13 says:’For now I will break off his yoke from you and burst your bonds apart.’
The good news is that God will break the chains in pieces that have you bound when you come to the point of repenting of your personal sinfulness (*wrong choices you have made) and renounced all unforgiveness, shame, guilt, and fear that has held you, prisoner. (*caused by wrong choices of others)
Matthew 11:29 says: ‘Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.’ Which yoke do you currently wear?
God’s iron yoke because of sin, someone else’s yoke of unmeetable expectations, or the light yoke of God’s love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness?
The purpose of this course is not to make you feel worse but to help you clearly identify what’s problematic in your life so God can heal it!
As you consider your Iron Yokes can also be things other placed upon you by others or things I place on myself. Use this form to journal your input.
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