Title: Yoke Breaker (Part 1)
Reference Verse: Isaiah 10:27
It shall come to pass in that day that his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.
Through God’s annointing, yoke will be broken/destroyed.
Definition of yoke: it is a satanic oppression used to limit a person’s spiritual growth. Yoke hinders breakthrough.
• God’s purpose is to break all the yoke in our lives.
– Causes us to face our “giants”. We all encounter different kinds of giants in our lives (i.e. lack, difficulty, want – something that is holding you captive and demoralizing you or making you afraid).
• Believers are called to be “giant slayers.”
– Don’t fear your giants; giants should fear you!
– Ignoring your giants will never make them go away, you must face them head on. David taught us how to be fearless in facing our own giants. If he did it with one stone and God’s help, we can too.
• God is greater than any giant
– You are a son of God, you are full of faith and power of God.
– To become a giant, you must walk with giants.
– The only people who can kill giants are people who are giants. You are a giant!
• Keys to slaying giants we face
1) Know your power / the power that you have
– Deuteronomy 28 – blessings for obedience.
– Don’t doubt! We need to believe that the power that can defeat every giant is already in us.
2) Know your covenant
– God made covenant with your forefathers… Abraham and you.
– If you have covenant, you have protection and success.
– You have the grace of God. You are able. (God’s grace is the enabling power).
3) Ignore the nay sayers
– You will know people who don’t have the same spirit as you. The ones who purposely bring you down. They are haters. Ignore them.
– Saul doubted David’s capabilities because of his age, consider what was David’s response to Saul in 1 Samuel 17:33-34:
And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”
But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, 35 I went out after it and struck it, and delivered the lamb from its mouth; and when it arose against me, I caught it by its beard, and struck and killed it.
Summary text by Ryan Riego