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Yet there we stand sometimes. Saved yet walking in our past. Delivered yet bound all the same. You must note that Jesus does not say He will come to you. You must come to Him. You must make a decision for Christ. You must also note that Jesus does not say, "I will give you my yoke"; He says you must take it. You must make a conscious decision to be yoked to Christ instead of the yoke of your past. You can be saved and never understand the victory you are supposed to walk in. God does not want you circling the same mountain over and over again; He wants you to move that mountain with your faith! He does not want you going through life just trying to keep your head above water; He wants you walking on the water! Too often we take care of the first part, we come to Christ but we have a more difficult time with the second imperative, taking His yoke.

 

The prophetic promise in Nahum 1: 13 applies to our lives today as well. The prophet Nahum was speaking to Judah about their enemy, Nineveh. The city of Nineveh was the capital city of the Assyrian Empire. The Assyrians had already destroyed Israel and now Judah was under threat as well. The Assyrians were renowned for their aggression and brutality. In one of Judah's most fearful moments, Nahum prophesies the destruction of Nineveh. The very name Nahum means comfort. He comforted Judah in this verse by prophesying that God will break the yoke of Nineveh from off their necks and tear their shackles away. The Assyrians and Nineveh represented oppression for Judah. They represented fear for Judah. They represented pain and suffering for Judah. But God told them that He was going to take that oppression, fear, pain and suffering away from them. He comforted them.

 

He wants to comfort you too today. God is telling you that the yoke you have been tied to He is willing to break from around your neck. God does not want you yoked to the Nineveh of your past. He is wants to take your oppression and fear and leave it in your past. He wants to take your pain and suffering and replace it with His yoke. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. He wants you to learn from His yoke. He wants you to learn trust and faith. He wants you to learn hope, comfort and love. Too many Christians have the assurance of salvation but are shackled to their pain. They are shackled to their fear. God is comforting you today. Take His yoke and leave the shackles of your past in your past. There is a future God has saved you for. Step into it today in Jesus name!

 

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36

 

 

Anthony Wade April 28, 2008

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