Break Every Yoke
THE WORD SIROCCO
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Month Theme: The Jubilee
Topic: Break Every Yoke
Scripture Reading: Acts 16:1-21; Isaiah 58:5-7; Leviticus 25:8-13
10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
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 and break every yoke controlling anybody around you.
“The Jubilee” by Eastwood Anaba
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