Summary: Satan has made it his priority to keep the saints of God from there priorities, to keep us so bogged down with “tasks”, “problems” and “issues”,the result is that we become burdened down and driven by forces that are seemingly beyond our control, and unkn
Satan has made it his priority to keep the saints of God from there priorities, to keep us so bogged down with “tasks”, “problems” and “issues”, that we neglect to spend time with God in prayer, in church, in his word, because of the burdens that are laid upon us by the taskmasters
As a result we become burdened down and driven by forces that are seemingly beyond our control, and unknowingly we allow a taskmaster to afflict burdens upon us that drive a wedge between the spiritual man and the carnal man that we are.
Pharaoh and the taskmasters of Egypt attempted to wear out the children of Israel by placing extra burdens upon them which were hard to bear
In our day Satan attempts to increase our “Egyptian responsibilities” in the hopes of doing the same thing, his motto is if you can’t beat them wear them out!
This spirit of Anti-Christ is at work today coming against the people of God both in the form of little thing that keep weighing us down, and big things that cause major distractions in our lives.
The goal is to cause the temporal or worldly issues to outweigh the eternal issues in our lives.
If you want to survive as a child of God in the world in which we live, you have got to learn some principles
If you want;
The power to run
The power to endure
The power to stay focused
It rests with your ability to unload encumbering, entangling weights
It rests with exercising wisdom in knowing what to take on and what to let go.
If you want to break the power of the taskmaster in your life, it is essential to understand where they come from and how to battle them spiritually
There are two types of taskmasters, those sent by Satan and those invited by us
Lets 1st look at breaking the power of a taskmaster you invited into your life
There are so many things to do in life, that you have got to learn to pick and choose those things that are profitable for you spiritually
Consider the words of the apostle Paul in:
23All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.
Your relationship with God is the single most important relationship in your life
If your not careful you can unwittingly bring a taskmaster into your life
The Amplified Bible states it like this;
23All things are legitimate [permissible--and we are free to do anything we please], but not all things are helpful (expedient, profitable, and wholesome). All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive [to character] and edifying [to spiritual life].
By allowing yourself to as you please without convictions you will find that not everything is constructive for your character and edifying, or uplifting, to your spiritual life.
The word edify in the Greek is the word
From the same as G3619; to be a house builder, that is, construct or
(figuratively) confirm:—(be in) build (-er, -ing, up), edify, embolden.
It means to be a house builder, to construct
The scripture tells us in 1 Peter 2:5:
5you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
We are being edified as we go, being built up a spiritual house
22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!
There’s a saying in the world of computers, “Garbage in Garbage out”
Jesus asked if the disciples had any understanding
17Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated?
It is the way Gods creation, you eat or drink and sooner or later you have to go to the bathroom
This principle applies not only to what we bring in the mouth, but what we bring in the eyes and ears
16So Jesus said, “Are you also still without understanding? 17Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? 18But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. 19For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. 20These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”
If you allow things in your eyes and in your ears that shouldn’t be there it will eventually come out to become your taskmaster and burden you down and ruin your witness and walk with God