Come To Me

Posted By on Saturday, December 23, 2017

 

Quote from the book, "You Shall Receive Power."

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will
give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. (Matthew 11:28–30)

This passage suggests a process by which we yield to the Lord and learn His ways. First, we lay down our heavy burdens and have rest. Some people think that is all there is to it, but there is more. We must become disciples by taking Christ’s yoke
and learning from Him. Next, we follow Jesus’ example of being gentle and lowly in heart, because God teaches the gentle and lowly but resists the proud. Then and only then will we find true rest—when we have taken the yoke of Jesus and become
gentle, lowly, and teachable. “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Salvation does not mean getting rid of every yoke. It is an exchange of yokes. You put off the devil’s yoke, but you put on the Lord’s. Don’t try to live without a yoke, because you can’t do it. We can’t say, “I don’t want to serve the devil, but I don’t intend to serve God,” because we will end up serving the devil twice as much as before.