Have you ever heard the expression, “The anointing breaks the yoke?” For years I’ve heard this taught, prayed and spoken in church. I thought I understood what it meant, until recently.
I’ve always looked at it this way. The anointing, or power of God, will touch me at an altar ministry time and God’s power will break off of me what’s been holding me back and I’ll be free. To some degree there is truth in this line of thinking. But it’s nowhere near the full picture.
God doesn’t want to just give you temporary relief from a struggle or battle in your life. He wants to give you a permanent transformation. He wants you to live completely free.
I love how the Amplified Bible translates this verse in Isa 10:27.
“And it shall be in that day that the burden of [the Assyrian] shall depart from your shoulders, and his yoke from your neck. The yoke shall be destroyed because of fatness [which prevents it from going around your neck].”
The Hebrew word for “break” actually means destroyed or annihilated. It’s not just a little break. It’s a complete annihilation. When something is annihilated it can never return again. It’s fully destroyed. This is much more than a temporary freedom or breakthrough. It’s such a change that the yoke of oppression is incapable of returning.
Do you want that kind of freedom in your life? You can have it!
The Hebrew word for “anointing” in Isa 10:27 is directly translated “fatness”. God was saying to Israel that I am going to cause your necks to grow so fat that the oppression of the Assyrians will no longer be able to control your lives.
This gives us a much bigger picture of God’s power working in us. It’s way more than a temporary touch at an altar. What this is really saying is that you will be so anointed and full of God that your spiritual neck will get fatter. In other words, as you eat God’s anointed word and grow in your spirit, you will begin to think different, behave different and live different. You will grow so strong in your spirit that your neck will get so fat that every yoke the enemy has tried to put on you simply won’t be able to fit anymore!
This understanding of God’s anointing working in us is more than an instant breakthrough and change. It describes the process of growth we are each experiencing in our walk with God. For sure some breakthroughs are instant with no battle afterwards. But not every breakthrough is like that! You can’t get discouraged if your breakthrough isn’t instant. God doesn’t want you to just have a quick fix. He wants to work something so deep in you that it becomes a permanent transformation.
When they enemy tries to return to you with a temptation, sin, mindset, offense, or wrong behavior, you will have grown and transformed over time by renewing your mind with the truth of God’s word. You will have learned how to walk in self control and deny your flesh. Old habits and sin patterns won’t be able to become a yoke of oppression in your mind, body or soul again. Your spiritual neck will be way too “fat”. And you will walk in permanent freedom.
I have so much more I want to teach you on this subject! I know God has total and complete freedom for your mind, body and soul.
I want to get more truth into your heart and mind and help you get a “fat neck”. The enemy is going to regret ever messing with you!
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I encourage you to sow God’s truth into your heart and mind and allow Him to so transform you that you become a walking breakthrough for others.
YES! I want to destroy every yoke of the enemy in my life!
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