Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Shiny Shackles, Oppressive Yokes and Heavy Burdens

ADONAI ELOHEINU (ADONAI, our God) never called us to ‘slave for Jesus’.   Not even one time did HE call us to serve Him - I mean ‘slave’ that way - and then attach His Holy Name to it.  What HE has called us to is ONENESS with His Ruach, to BE at-rest/at-one/at-peace with Himself.

 “My yoke is chrēstós (manageable, pleasant, useful, benevolent) and My load is light.  Only ONE THING is necessary and Miriam has chosen that good thing and it will not be taken from her.” (Matthew 11:30/Luke 10:42)

Who or what that is COMMON TO THIS PRESENT WORLD have you yoked yourself to that has hindered you from ‘serving Him in satisfaction and pleasure’ with the ‘beautiful, prosperous mind’ (Deuteronomy 28:47)?    REMEMBER that the Adversary wills for you to ‘do right things’, but without the POWER and JOY of the Ruach HaKodesh.  In other words, in your profession as a Follower of the Mashiach, the enemy prefers for you to just remain ‘common’.

The Adversary’s will (devious delight!) is for us to SETTLE FOR THE COMMON in our ‘christian’ life…it’s not actually LIFE at all.    That is, he desires to appeal to our ‘natural man’ so that we WASTE OUR LIVES by choosing to live a joyless existence as we toil.  He whispers...'Go ahead and DO RIGHT THINGS, but for hell’s sake, just don’t be JOYFUL while doing them!’ 
Ask the Ruach HaKodesh these questions! HE will give you the spirit of chokmah (wisdom) and revelation.    Mereas, circumcise your mind, your ears, and your lips…and when you’ve received His Word of Admonition, SHEMA.  

“Remember, I brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery…”

Only the Enemy of Image-bearers would devise such a scheme whereby you break your back, kill yourself, be robbed of ADONAI’s Simcha…all while ‘serving’ Him.  Trickery.

Thank You ABBA YHWH that you NEVER called us as Your called-out-ones to live a worn out, wearied existence!  That is, however, the Adversary’s will for us. 

Distractions in the life of Ezer Kenegdo are really nothing more than DETRACTORS to fullness in the Ruach HaKodesh, satisfaction in oneness with our Savior, a hindrance to the warming radiance of the Divine Light of God’s Ruach shining within. 

Don’t be fooled.  What you do ‘for Jesus’, HE may have never authorized you to do!  Consider the many yokes of slavery that hinder the Light within, and keep you from the JOY of the Ruach Eloyim Chayim (Spirit of the Living God).  Understand where you are ‘unequally yoked’ with the things of this present world. 

“Come to me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls*.” ~ Matthew 11

Yeshua IS our SHABBAT.  Remove the yoke of slavery.  Enter into the Holy Spirit’s simcha (joy=satisfaction and pleasure). 


*Jeremiah 6:16-20


1 comment:

Sydney Hewitt said...

Carmen: my friend, my sister, my Hebrew guide! YESSS to all that you have shared with us on Shiny Shackles, Oppressive Yokes, and Heavy Burdens! When we are AT-ONE-MENT with Adonai...
there is ENERGY, LIGHTNESS, JOY, and COMPASSION for ALL...even OURSELVES! For His Yoke is
His Chesed! He wraps us in His Faithful Love...like a Yoke laying upon us, and it is like
CASHMERE...weightless...but CUTS all the COLD and BITTERNESS and envelopes us in His comfort.

Oh Adonai, my Savior and Friend, wrap us tonight in your Cashmere Yoke, may we REST in
the comfort of your TRUTH.

Amen!

But as for me, Heaven forbid that I should boast about anything except the execution-stake of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah! Through Him, as far as I am concerned, the world has been put to death on the stake; and through Him, as far as the world is concerned, I have been put to death on the stake.  For neither being circumcised nor being uncircumcised matters; what matters is being a NEW CREATION. And as many as order their lives by this rule, shalom upon them and mercy, and upon the Isra'el of God! 

~ Galatians 6:14-16

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