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Yoke

Yoke

But if you say to God,

I will take up the yoke You give me,

I am willing to take my place,

I am willing to obey,

You will find rest and joy.

Learn the Nature of Christ

Learn the Nature of Christ

Sometimes God puts a careful person and careless person together,

Or a strong person and a weak person together,

Or a healthy person and a sick person together,

Or a clever person and an ignorant person together,

Or a tidy person and a sloppy person together.

SO THAT one will be the yoke to the other, and vice versa.

This gives them both the opportunity to learn the nature of Christ.

And if you struggle against it, you will have no rest.

Thursday August 5 2021

1 SAMUEL 12:22-25
22 For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself. 23 Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way. 24 Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. 25 But if you still do wickedly, both you and your king will be swept away.”

JOSHUA 7:10-12
10 So the LORD said to Joshua, “Rise up! Why is it that you have fallen on your face? 11 Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. And they have even taken some of the things under the ban and have both stolen and deceived. Moreover, they have also put them among their own things. 12 Therefore the sons of Israel cannot stand before their enemies; they turn their backs before their enemies, for they have become accursed. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy the things under the ban from your midst.

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1 CORINTHIANS 12:13
13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

EPHESIANS 4:4
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;

EPHESIANS 4:3
3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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ISAIAH 30:15
15 For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said,
“In repentance and rest you will be saved,
In quietness and trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing,

PSALM 37:7
7 Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

PSALM 62:1
62:1 My soul waits in silence for God only;
From Him is my salvation.

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MATTHEW 11:28-30
28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Rests on Him

Rests on Him

When Faith in its struggling gets to the end of itself,

And just throws itself upon God and Rests on Him,

Then comes Joy and Victory.

Precious Stones

Precious Stones

The Precious Stones signify what as been first Inwrought in us and then Manifested in Life and Words to others.

Something Wrong

Something Wrong

The loss of God’s Presence is due to sin.

Just as pain is nature’s warning of a physical problem, defeat is God’s voice telling us there is something wrong.

He has given Himself Wholly to His people.

He Delights in being with them.

He never withdraws Himself unless they compel Him to do so by sin.

Because

In the Christian life defeat is a sign of the loss of God’s Presence.

If we apply this to our failure in prayer, we see that it is because we are not in Full Fellowship with God.