Sammy Gitaari

Wings to Fly, Legs to Run

GET RESTLESS: BREAK THE YOKE
After Isaac gave his second born son, Jacob, the firstborns blessing Esau came also desiring to also be blessed by his aging father. The blessing he gave him put him at the position of serving his brother and remaining under bondage.
That does not sound fair but it was true. However even Isaac told Esau that one-day he might break the yoke. “But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck” [Genesis27: 40b].
The yoke in this case talks of bondage, enslavement. To break the yoke he had to get to the point of being restless.
In a similar way to break the yoke of your bondage you have to get to the point where you are “restless”, uncomfortable, not ready to be sat on any more.  Then you will get violent.  It says, “you will throw off”.  The yoke does not leave on its own – no.  You throw it off.  You remove it.
Remember Jesus said, “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matt 11:12).
Don’t stay comfortable with your yoke. Don’t sit at the fence and hope things will happen for you. No. Get restless. Get violent. Shake that yoke off!

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