The Anointing Breaks the Yoke
Sermon shared by James May
Summary: We need the anointing power of the Holy Ghost in our lives if we want to the yoke that the devil attempts of put on us destroyed.
Audience: Believer adults
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THE ANOINTING BREAKS THE YOKE
By Pastor James May
It seems that the church is under an all-out attack from the powers of darkness. Everyone I speak to is experiencing new troubles, new attacks that they have never seen before. The devil knows that his time is short and he is doing all he can to destroy Godís people and to discourage them in their work for the Lord.
Every one of our churches is under this same duress. Not only is God doing a sifting process to make our lives pure and holy before him, but Satan desires to sift each of us like wheat, just as Jesus said to Peter, in Luke 22:31, "And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:"
My brothers and sisters, we cannot stand under the power of Satanís sifting by ourselves. We must have the indwelling power of the Holy Ghost that gives us the power to be over comers in this life.
Isaiah 51:23, "But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over."
Never, in the history of mankind, has there been so much sin abounding in the earth. Satan is like the enemies of Israel who said to the Jews, Bow down to me, Iím going walk all over you. Iím going to use your life to accomplish my will. Iím going to use you as my stepping stones to defeat the Kingdom of God. Iím going to trample your life, stomp on your Jesus, and push your face into the mud of your sin.
All too often, Godís people do just exactly what the devil wants them to do. I see Godís people as they bow down before the devil. They may not know thatís what they are doing but thatís exactly what they are doing.
The devil shouts into your ear that you will never make it Ė you donít have what it takes to live for Jesus. Do you know that Satan knows how to use Godís own words against you if you canít discern his methods. He twists that word until he makes us believe what he wants us to believe. NO, we donít have what it takes to live for Jesus within our own power. NO, we will never make it on our own.
But praise the Lord Jesus Christ and give glory to his wonderful name for we donít have to bow down and let the devil trample all over us because we have the power through the anointing of the Holy Ghost that will break that yoke of fear that grips our hearts.
I know I canít preach without Him! I know that I canít do anything on my own, but bless the Lord, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Iíll not bow down and be a part of the devilís pathway to destroy the church. Iíll not be a stepping-stone for him to trample under foot.
The devil has only one place in your life and thatís under the feet of Jesus Christ who lives inside of you!
Pastors, its easy to become discouraged sometimes when we seek our congregation shrinking instead of seeing it grow. Itís easy to get down, bow down, if you will, to the fear that Satan whispers in your ear that your church isnít going to make it. The devil knows that if he can get you down in the dumps, discouraged and downhearted, and get your attitude to become negative toward the Lord, then he has effectively destroyed your faith in Godís ability to deliver and destroyed your church and your ministry.
My brothers and sisters,
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