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
Acts 1:8, "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
I see a lot of Christians who bow down and become a street for the devil to trample into the dust when they refuse to be faithful to the house of God. They would rather walk around all week carrying their own burdens than to give them to Jesus. They would rather satisfy the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and they are filled with too much pride to admit that they have bowed their body to the devil to fulfill the lusts thereof.
My friends, we need the anointing of the Holy Ghost to break that yoke of an uncommitted life. You can make all the resolutions you want. You can make all the vows to God that you want to make. But, nothing but the power of the Holy Ghost in your heart and life will bring the victory you need.
Zechariah 4,6 still says, "...Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts."
Satan has invaded our churches. He has invaded our homes. He has invaded our families. His demonic powers of hell have invaded every facet of life. You canít turn on the TV without some Physic line commercial coming on. You canít even look at the daily newspaper with the occult being made manifest in the Astrological charts and the horoscopes. You canít pick up many books, outside of the Bible, anymore where you donít run the risk of being confronted with sexual immorality, drugs and violence. You canít turn on your computer and get onto the Internet without running a risk of getting caught up in a flood of pornography that will clutter your mind and destroy your living soul.
Yes, my friends, Satanís power has come in like a flood. But Jesusí promise still holds true todayÖ
Isaiah 59,19 "...When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him."
What is that standard? What is it that will drive back the powers of hell from your heart, life, mind, eyes and ears? It is the anointing of the Holy Ghost that will break that yoke of sin and lift up the blood stained banner of the Cross of Jesus Christ. It is the power of the blood of Jesus and the anointing of the Holy Ghost in your life that brings you victory in all of these things.
Isaiah 10:27, "And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing."
In the day that the anointing of the Holy Ghost comes, in the hour that we finally get filled with the power of God, in the same moment that we are endued with the power to over come Ė thatís the time when the burden of sin shall be lifted! Thatís the time when the weights that have caused you to stumble and fall in the race of life will fall away! All because it is the anointing that breaks the yoke that has you bowed low!
You will be able to lift your head up high! Your
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