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.
It’s not your ability to talk that matters; it’s your willingness to be a vessel in God’s Kingdom. It’s not your power of persuasion that will make the difference; it’s the anointing of the Holy Ghost within you that will break the yoke of sin in the heart of the unbeliever. It’s the anointing of the Holy Ghost that will cause the witness that you give to spark belief into the heart that is prepared and ready to come to Christ.
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 can’t turn on the TV without some Physic line commercial coming on. You can’t even look at the daily newspaper with the occult being made manifest in the Astrological charts and the horoscopes. You can’t pick up many books, outside of the Bible, anymore where you don’t run the risk of being confronted with sexual immorality, drugs and violence. You can’t 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, Satan’s power has come in like a flood. But Jesus’ promise still holds true today…
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 – that’s the time when the burden of sin shall be lifted! That’s 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!