Welcome! We’ll begin today’s devotional with this timely quote from D. De Haan: “Freedom doesn’t give us the right to do what we please, but to do what pleases God.” Every child of God has the liberty of the spirit, but that freedom turns you into a “BOND MAN/WOMAN” OF CHRIST (see Matthew 11: 28-30 now)!
That means you move from one “bondage” to another type! That was why Jesus said: TAKE MY YOKE! Wow! “YOKE?” Oh, I can hear someone crying out: “BUT LORD, I am Born Again; I am not looking for a YOKE again! I an FREE! I am looking for LIBERTY!” But what the Holy Ghost is saying to a user of today’s devotional is: “MY YOKE IS EASY.” Oh HALLELUYAH! Satan’s YOKE is DESTRUCTIVE, HEAVY and it is a TOLLGATE (stopper) to your PROMISED LAND!
The Yoke of Christ is easy and it is your uncommon LADDER TO YOUR PROMISED LAND! It is called a YOKE because it doesn’t give you the right to do whatever you please or whatever pleases your flesh. That liberty is supposed to endue and empower you to put your fleshly desires into subjection.
You are not permitted by God to use the liberty you have in your spirit as an opportunity to glorify, pacify and gratify the demands of your flesh. There is a constant warfare between your spirit and your flesh. Verses 16 and 17 of today’s Word says: “This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” Your spirit wants to please God, but your flesh wants to please you. It wants you to have that immediate gratification and satisfaction to the detriment of your soul. In this 2nd quarter of 2022, make up your mind to starve the inordinate desires of your flesh to death, so that your spirit man can be FREE TO SOAR! Read Matthew 11: 28-30 again and pray that your life and ministry will do exploits this year!
PRAYER POINTS: Take a song of worship now as led.
In your own words, pray about today’s word as led now.
I reject every inordinate desire and passion now; die in Jesus
The flesh SHALL not rule me today or this year!
I take the YOKE of the LORD! I reject the YOKE of the enemy.
Any YOKE NOT FROM THE LORD; CATCH FIRE NOW!
NOW!! NOW in Jesus name!!!
Pray about any other issue(s) affecting your peace