Summary: If you are chained, bound to anyting that is contrary to the Will of God it is the anointing that will destroy the yoke. Unchained and set free.
Pastor M.L. Maughmer, Jr.
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”.
Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage”.
John 8:36 “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed”.
I wrote this poem several years ago but it fits this message today so allow me a few moments to read this poem.
Pastor M.L. Maughmer, Jr.
The Anointing does not come in front of the masses, but is placed upon you in the secret closet. The Anointing is the ultimate answer to countless prayers. The Anointing is the exaltation of the Holy Ghost upon those that were abased.
The Anointing destroys yokes, breaks chains, impregnates, rejuvenates, separates, and consecrates. The Anointing soothes, caresses, and eases pain away. The Anointing supports, illuminates, enriches, and empowers. The Anointing will make you weep like a child, yet cause you to live like a giant.
The Anointing is not a practiced talent, nor a gift of intelligence. It is not predicated on social status, economical stability, or genealogical pedigree. No eloquence can woo it, no market can sell, no manufacture can produce it, and no preacher can bestow it. The Anointing is a gift of God. It is the knighthood given to those that are willing to stand on the battlefield and hold up the blood stained banner for the Lord.
Eloquence is impressive, prestige is persuasive, and thought ignites inspiration, but it is only the Anointing that is able to break the yoke of sin, to win the harden heart to God, and to set at liberty those that are bruised.
The Anointing is the distinguishing characteristic that separates the true unadulterated gospel and the preacher/pastor from all other forms of perpetrated truth.
The Anointing is given solely by the hands of God to empower you to effectively minister to the whole man, the mind, body, and soul. The Anointing empowers you to be able to lead people from the wilderness of sin into the heavenly promise land.
The Anointing is not an unconditional gift, but is contingent upon obedience to God. It is perpetuated by the very process in which it was obtained, through countless prayers in the secret closets of your life. It is motivated by the desire not to impress man, but to embrace God.
The Anointing is moving from the level of expecting God to the realm of experiencing God. The Anointing is God's favor upon those that are willing to forsake the glamour and fame of the world and with tireless adoration seek the face of God.
Last month was Black History Month, the shortest and coldest month of the year, yet it is the time we commemorate the memories, achievements, and history of the African American People. Although it is supposed to be a National Recognition of the struggles and achievements of the Black people, amazingly there still is a resilient emphasis to slavery that dominates the minds of a lot of people and most news stories and media outlets. With all the accomplishments and success that the United States has been blessed with and in this era of a 2nd term black president, the media insists on instigating and stirring up resentment against the descendants of former slaves. Although slavery has been abolished the effects it has on the minds of people has been devastating and will be a devastating impression for many years to come.