The Yokes That Are Laid Upon All Of Us

The Yokes That Are Laid Upon All Of Us

Tonight I am going to write this article to you about and of the word yoke. I am going to speak to you of the literal and of the spiritual forms of this word. In Mr. Websters Dictionary you find the definition written as “A wooden bar put across the necks of two animals to hold them together to plow. A bond or tie, to put on a yoke, to couple, unite.” In my King James version (KJV) of the Bible, in its index the word yoke is used figuratively in a few places also. There are seven examples given that I would like to touch on. In the book of Deuteronomy 28:47-49 God spoke to the people of Israel through His servant Moses because they had refused to follow the commandments that God had already given them. Please consider God’s words to the people of Israel. “Because you have not served the Lord your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all your things. Therefore you shall serve your enemies which I shall send against you. I shall send a nation against you. You shall be hungry and thirsty and naked and in want of all things: And he shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck until he has destroyed you. I shall bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as an eagle fly’s: A nation whose language you will not understand.”  Now, readers if you do not believe that the Lord is capable of anger and fury upon the nation of Israel who are ‘His chosen people’ then please read on through verse 63. If you can picture these horrific conditions in your mind’s eye. For those of you whom do not believe that God would pour out His wrath upon His creatures that He has made simply do not know what the Scriptures say, or they simply do not choose to believe that the Bible is God’s word. Please read, learn and understand your Creator a little better. Ignorance is not beautiful and ignorance will cost you your own life twice.

 

In the book of First Kings 12: 4-14 you find another type of yoke, the type that a King or government can put upon their own people and some of the consequences there of. After the death of King Solomon who was the son of King David had died his son Rehoboam was made King of Israel. The people of Israel came to their new king and asked that the physical and financial burden be lightened from that which his dad had placed upon them. The new king consulted with the older men whom had been consultants for his dad and they told him that it would be a good idea to listen to the people and lighten his yoke upon them. Unfortunately the new king also consulted his friends that he grew up with and they told him that he should instead greatly increase their burdens. When the people came back to hear what the king had to say they were told the un-wisdom of his young friends. The people then told the king that they would no longer have anything to do with the ‘House of David’ and left. Jerusalem is located in the tribal land of Judah which is in southern Israel so the ten northern tribes removed themselves from the alliance with the only other of the twelve tribes staying loyal to the new king was the tribe of Benjamin. Cause and effect folks, for each action there tends to be a reaction. In the book of Jeremiah 27:8 you see the term yoke used in regard to one Nation upon another Nation because of them not following the Lords will.

 

In the book of Lamentations 1: 12-19 you see where the Lord laid a horrible yoke upon Judah and Jerusalem because they had turned their back on the Lord and His commandments and chose instead to serve sin. In a very real sense the Bible is a history book for all people to learn from because if we do not learn from our ignorance and stupidity, we do tend to repeat those errors again and again. We humans refuse to learn then we sit and wonder why our Lord is allowing us to be treated so badly. This is a truth that isn’t exclusive to 3,000 years ago, if we choose to act evil and stupid God does place burdens upon us today that if we preformed our lives in a more Godly manner we would not be having to face. If a father or mother will not chasten and correct their own child then they do not love the child.

 

In Galatians 5: 1 the Apostle Paul wrote “stand fast therefore in the liberty wherein Christ has made us free and do not get entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” You see, the Old Testament is the ‘old law’ to the house of Israel. This Law is of the commandment’s that the people of Israel had to obey just like what a government or police agency does today. A person before the time of the resurrection of Christ could be saved from Hell’s fire and torment if they simply obeyed the commandments so in a sense, he could save himself as long as he did as told. In the first century A.D. the Christian religion was against the law of the Roman Empire and because they were being drug out of their homes and killed there were many of the Jewish converts that wanted to go back to the old law so that they would not be killed by the Jewish authorities and the Romans. Paul was telling them that they could not go back to the old ‘yoke’ of Judaism and still be saved from the second death which is Hell, the separation from God is the second death. We are all saved by the law of the Grace of God since Christ arose from the dead. Just obeying the commandment’s of God is not enough any longer because if we do not love God and have faith in Him, we are dead already.

 

During the ‘Old Law’ the Hebrew people were forbidden to marry outside the ‘House of Israel’. In the book of 2nd Corinthians 6: 14 the Apostle Paul spoke of the yoke of hardship that is placed upon a Christian who marries outside the Christian faith but he nor God disallowed it any longer. We are also told that if you are married to a non-Christian and that person chooses to leave you to just let them go. This is their sin and their sin is not going to be held against you but we are all commanded to act in a Christian manner in our marriage even when we are not married to a Christian.

 

I am going to close this article this evening with something that I have never done in any of my articles before. These words you will be able to find in the book of Matthew 11: 28-30. These are words from Jesus/Yahshua (the Hebrew translation) to everyone whom would ever be on Earth from that moment forward. “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart and you shall find rest unto your Souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” With these words, the words of the Savior of the whole world, our Lord and your Lord Jesus Christ, I bid you goodnight.

 

The Yokes That Are Laid Upon All Of Us

The Yokes That Are Laid Upon All Of Us

Tonight I am going to write this article to you about and of the word yoke. I am going to speak to you of the literal and of the spiritual forms of this word. In Mr. Websters Dictionary you find the definition written as “A wooden bar put across the necks of two animals to hold them together to plow. A bond or tie, to put on a yoke, to couple, unite.” In my King James version (KJV) of the Bible, in its index the word yoke is used figuratively in a few places also. There are seven examples given that I would like to touch on. In the book of Deuteronomy 28:47-49 God spoke to the people of Israel through His servant Moses because they had refused to follow the commandments that God had already given them. Please consider God’s words to the people of Israel. “Because you have not served the Lord your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart for the abundance of all your things. Therefore you shall serve your enemies which I shall send against you. I shall send a nation against you. You shall be hungry and thirsty and naked and in want of all things: And he shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck until he has destroyed you. I shall bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as an eagle fly’s: A nation whose language you will not understand.”  Now, readers if you do not believe that the Lord is capable of anger and fury upon the nation of Israel who are ‘His chosen people’ then please read on through verse 63. If you can picture these horrific conditions in your mind’s eye. For those of you whom do not believe that God would pour out His wrath upon His creatures that He has made simply do not know what the Scriptures say, or they simply do not choose to believe that the Bible is God’s word. Please read, learn and understand your Creator a little better. Ignorance is not beautiful and ignorance will cost you your own life twice.

 

In the book of First Kings 12: 4-14 you find another type of yoke, the type that a King or government can put upon their own people and some of the consequences there of. After the death of King Solomon who was the son of King David had died his son Rehoboam was made King of Israel. The people of Israel came to their new king and asked that the physical and financial burden be lightened from that which his dad had placed upon them. The new king consulted with the older men whom had been consultants for his dad and they told him that it would be a good idea to listen to the people and lighten his yoke upon them. Unfortunately the new king also consulted his friends that he grew up with and they told him that he should instead greatly increase their burdens. When the people came back to hear what the king had to say they were told the un-wisdom of his young friends. The people then told the king that they would no longer have anything to do with the ‘House of David’ and left. Jerusalem is located in the tribal land of Judah which is in southern Israel so the ten northern tribes removed themselves from the alliance with the only other of the twelve tribes staying loyal to the new king was the tribe of Benjamin. Cause and effect folks, for each action there tends to be a reaction. In the book of Jeremiah 27:8 you see the term yoke used in regard to one Nation upon another Nation because of them not following the Lords will.

 

In the book of Lamentations 1: 12-19 you see where the Lord laid a horrible yoke upon Judah and Jerusalem because they had turned their back on the Lord and His commandments and chose instead to serve sin. In a very real sense the Bible is a history book for all people to learn from because if we do not learn from our ignorance and stupidity, we do tend to repeat those errors again and again. We humans refuse to learn then we sit and wonder why our Lord is allowing us to be treated so badly. This is a truth that isn’t exclusive to 3,000 years ago, if we choose to act evil and stupid God does place burdens upon us today that if we preformed our lives in a more Godly manner we would not be having to face. If a father or mother will not chasten and correct their own child then they do not love the child.

 

In Galatians 5: 1 the Apostle Paul wrote “stand fast therefore in the liberty wherein Christ has made us free and do not get entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” You see, the Old Testament is the ‘old law’ to the house of Israel. This Law is of the commandment’s that the people of Israel had to obey just like what a government or police agency does today. A person before the time of the resurrection of Christ could be saved from Hell’s fire and torment if they simply obeyed the commandments so in a sense, he could save himself as long as he did as told. In the first century A.D. the Christian religion was against the law of the Roman Empire and because they were being drug out of their homes and killed there were many of the Jewish converts that wanted to go back to the old law so that they would not be killed by the Jewish authorities and the Romans. Paul was telling them that they could not go back to the old ‘yoke’ of Judaism and still be saved from the second death which is Hell, the separation from God is the second death. We are all saved by the law of the Grace of God since Christ arose from the dead. Just obeying the commandment’s of God is not enough any longer because if we do not love God and have faith in Him, we are dead already.

 

During the ‘Old Law’ the Hebrew people were forbidden to marry outside the ‘House of Israel’. In the book of 2nd Corinthians 6: 14 the Apostle Paul spoke of the yoke of hardship that is placed upon a Christian who marries outside the Christian faith but he nor God disallowed it any longer. We are also told that if you are married to a non-Christian and that person chooses to leave you to just let them go. This is their sin and their sin is not going to be held against you but we are all commanded to act in a Christian manner in our marriage even when we are not married to a Christian.

 

I am going to close this article this evening with something that I have never done in any of my articles before. These words you will be able to find in the book of Matthew 11: 28-30. These are words from Jesus/Yahshua (the Hebrew translation) to everyone whom would ever be on Earth from that moment forward. “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart and you shall find rest unto your Souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” With these words, the words of the Savior of the whole world, our Lord and your Lord Jesus Christ, I bid you goodnight.

 

Christians Don’t Understand The Biblical Beginning Of Time For The Earth And All That Is On It

 

THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO MY FELLOW WORD PRESS BLOGGER AND BROTHER: JOSEPH

 

Joseph is a very intelligent young man whom is highly educated yet seeks the truth of the beginning of time of mankind and of our end of time. Joseph is a person who has looked at the Christian faith and what the churches are saying about the beginning of this planet and the beginning of mankind and he realizes that what the ‘Christian establishment’ is saying is simply ignorant and not at all the truth. I use the word truth with that word’s definition being Biblical truth, God’s truth, not yours or my personal version. To accomplish my task I must show what I am talking about by using the Bible. Most older folks are like me and prefer the King James Version (KJV) so I am going to use it and my wife’s American Standard Version (ASV). I am going to point out several passages from the first five chapters of the first book of the Bible (Genesis). This is so that you can follow me as I explain things. There are millions of people like Joseph who look at the passages, or listen to a Preacher talk about them and then have their inner voice go “this is just stupidity” then turn away from Christianity thinking ‘well that can’t be true’. When the Churches (the Bride of Christ), Preachers or Christians make these errors of knowledge they are, and have, caused the Spiritual death of many millions of people.

 

Christian Churches tend to take the first six days of ‘creation’ as a literal human six days even though Scriptures New Testament and Old Testament make it very plain that “God’s days are not our days” yet we people want to insist that they are. Moses (a friend of God) is credited with writing the first five books of the Bible. The book of Genesis covers more geological time than all of the other 65 books combined so let us start at the beginning of Genesis okay. I do not know exactly how much of our time that is one day of God’s time, no where does the Scriptures lay that out for us to know. By Scripture and human history using ‘our time’, the story of Adam and Eve is about 5,500 or so odd years ago. A simple question about ‘God’s time’ needs to be referenced to the concept of eternity, was does time matter in eternity, does it have any meaning? Could God’s day be a million of our years, ten million, a billion? Do you think the human race 5,500 years ago could have fathomed the concept of billions of years when just a few of their human generations was considered as ‘in days of old’? It has only been about 150 years now that humans have known of the existence of dinosaurs and yet even today many Churches teach that there is/was no such thing as the ‘pre-historic’ creatures. I have come across many people whom belong to Churches that say, “well, they did exist but that was day one”. This type of pure ignorance (lack of knowledge) has caused the Spiritual death of millions if not billions of people throughout this past 2,000 years. Just as the people of the Jewish faith don’t understand that the Messiah (promised one) was ‘the Word’ of God and has always been with God the Father even from the very beginning of ‘our time’, a lot of Church folks believe that ‘Jesus’ began when He was born as flesh in 4 B.C. in Bethlehem Israel. Lack of understanding makes a lot of folks walk away.

 

Please open your Bible to Genesis chapter one verses 26-28. This is where you find God speaking of the events of the sixth day where He created mankind. In the first 5 days God created the Earth, our Sun and our Moon, remember, not human days. In verse 26 we see the first place in Scripture where we are shown that ‘God’ is more than one ‘Being’. “And God said, let (Us) make man in our image, after (Our) likeness:…”. Now let us go down one verse to verse’s #27, 28. This is still ‘day six’, “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them”. “And God blessed ‘them’, and God said to ‘them’, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the Earth…”. Now, verse number 31 is the last verse of the first chapter of Genesis. In verse 31 it shows that the sixth day was complete.

 

To make a point I am going to quote the first three verses of chapter number two, these three verses show that day six is finished and tells of day seven. v 1) “Thus the heavens and the Earth were finished, and all the hosts of them.” v 2) “And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all the work which He had made”. v 3) “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made”.

 

Okay, now the Earth and mankind and womankind have been created and all of the seven days and the works of God are accounted for, correct? The Scriptures make very plain that all is done as far as creation is concerned so this has to mean that Adam and Eve have been created all ready, correct? Now, please go to verses 5 through 8, the seven days of creation are over yet at the end of verse 5 it says “…and there was not a man to till the ground”. What? Wait a moment haven’t we already been told that men and women have already been created? v 7) “And the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living Soul”. v 8) “And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man who He had formed”. Verses 9-14 describe the creation of the garden of God (Eden). In verse 15 it tells us that God took this man and put him into His garden (Eden) to keep it and cultivate it. Verse 20 tells us that this man who God had put into the garden had no partner, wait a moment, what happened to the men and women that God created on day six? In verse 19 we are first told that this man’s name was Adam, but where is Eve? In verse 21 God took one of Adam’s ribs and made Adam a woman whom was called Eve.

 

What we are very plainly being shown and told is that there was two creations of mankind. This second creation of man was where Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden were created. They are the first that “the breath of life was breathed into them and they became a living Soul”. There is no mention of this in the ‘first creation’ of mankind on ‘day six’! Now regarding the “there was no man to till the ground” in the time of ‘day six’ all we need to do is look at mans recorded history, it was only about 5-6000 years ago that man was turning from hunting gatherers in the Middle-East to becoming people who started staying more in one spot and tilling the earth for their food. About the same time frame of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden.

 

There is more that backs up what I am telling you here is the truth of the Scriptures than just what I have shown you so far. Chapter 3 tells us of the fall of Adam and Eve when they ate of the forbidden fruit of the tree of Good and Evil and were cast out of the Garden of God. In chapter 4 we are told the story of the first two sons of Adam and Eve whom they called Cain and Able. In verse 8 is where Cain murdered his brother Able. So, I have a question for you. At this exact point in time there are only 3 people on the whole Earth correct? You have Cain and his two parents and that is it, no one else, right? In verse 9 God confronted Cain about what he had done and God cast him out and told him of his punishments. Go to verse 14 where Cain is talking to God and told God that “every one who finds me will kill me”. Wait a minute, who the heck is ‘everyone’, there is only him his Mom and his Dad on the planet so who the heck is everyone? Verse 15 “And the Lord said to him, whosoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him seven fold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain (in case any finding him) should kill him”. Churches teach us that there wasn’t anyone else, so is God a liar, or maybe an idiot? Or, is it mankind that is mistaken?

 

Verse 16 tells us that Cain left where he was and went east into the land of “Nod” east of Eden. Verse 17 starts with “And Cain knew (had sex with) his wife”. Now wait a moment, what wife? Wasn’t there just himself, his Mom and Dad? Obviously that is not correct unless Cain was committing incest with his own Mom and that is obviously not so. Verse 17 tells us that Cain and his wife had a son and his name was Enoch. Then in the very next verse it says that Enoch had a son, now wait a minute, where did Enoch find him a wife at?

The issue I am showing you here is the very plain fact that there were (two) creations of humans, not just the one where Adam and Eve (the only real ‘Royal’ blood line) were created. I am going to end this article tonight with the words from chapter 5 verses 1& 2. “This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God created He him; Male and female created He them; (AND CALLED THEIR NAME ADAM), in the day when the were created”.

I hope that this information was helpful to some of you and to you Joseph. Good night, God bless you all.