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Summary: There is only one Person who can break the yoke and remove the burden - God

THE EVIL LOAD

Dr. D. K. Olukoya

Matthew11:28-30 “Come unto me (an invitation) all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

From these three verses of Scripture we learn a few lessons:

1. There are people who are labouring under demonic bondage.

2. There are those who are carrying heavy burdens.

3. There are those who have the yoke of the enemy upon their necks.

4. There is only one Person who can break the yoke and remove the burden.

5. When He has finished removing the burden and breaking the yoke, He will now give you His own yoke and place His burden upon you.

6. His own yoke is easy and His own burden is light.

A version of the Bible, called “Good News For Modern Man,” puts it this way: “All you who work hard, all you who carry heavy load, come to me I will give you rest; do what I tell you, learn what I teach you, I am gentle. I am not proud; lay your heart to rest. What I tell you to do is easy, what I give you to carry is not heavy.” It is said in a very simple manner; “Come unto me all you who are tired of carrying heavy load and I will give you rest. The yoke I will give you is easy and the burden I will put upon you is light.”

Jesus spoke about heavy load. A lot of people are unconsciously carrying loads on their heads. If God opens your eyes spiritually, you would see all kinds of strange things. Some people in the streets are carrying coffins on their heads; some are carrying rags on their heads. These are the kinds of loads Jesus was talking about; it was not physical loads. Many have yokes upon them but they don’t know. The bottom line is this: if you do not carry the load and yoke of Jesus, you will carry the devil’s own; there is no neutral position. If you say, “I don’t believe in God and I don’t believe in the devil,” you will carry the yoke of the devil. It is as simple as that. Anything that the enemy places on you and you do not know about it would be doing havoc to you.

Put your right hand on your head and take this prayer point: “My destiny, co-operate with your Creator by fire, in the name of Jesus.”

The Bible makes us to understand that a person can carry a load that does not belong to him. It also makes us to understand that evil may be planned for somebody and one way or the other, someone else goes there to use his head to carry that evil. The way the spiritual world operates is this: once an evil has been determined, it must be carried out. The spirits in charge must perform their functions. Likewise God says, “The word that I speak shall go and prosper in that which I asked it to do; it shall not came back to me void.” It is the same thing. So, when evil has been programmed, it must happen to someone. I shall not carry any evil load, in Jesus’ name.

Isaiah 58: 5-6: , “Is it such fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the Lord? Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” The Bible agrees that there are some heavy burdens and with fasting and prayers you can discard them.

Galatians 2:18: “If I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.” Everything the Lord has helped to pull down in my life, all the sins of the past that have gone, He says that if I begin to build them again, I make myself a transgressor. So, a person will carry an evil load once he begins to build up again what the Lord has helped him to destroy. Such a person becomes a transgressor. I Timothy 5: 22 says, “Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins. Keep thyself pure.” This means that you do not lay hands on somebody anyhow, if you do, you may share the person’s problem. There have been cases where people laid hands on people and things were transferred to them. I know a man of God who laid hands on somebody and as he was praying, he noticed that something was entering his own hands from the person’s head. He could feel the thing moving like a serpent through his hand. He called the person back, asked him to kneel down again, placed his hand on him again and said, “Go back to your sender.” And the thing went back to its owner. He would have carried an evil load.

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