Destroying Yokes in The Name of Jesus
Night of Divine Encounter (NODE) 7th Edition, Day 4- Destroying Yokes in The Name of Jesus - Join us on Friday, March 4th, 2022 for the Night of Divine Encounter between 7pm to 10pm MST. Theme- Jesus: The Names Above All Names
Destroying Yokes in The Name of Jesus
Today, we are going to be destroying yokes by using the name of Jesus. What is a yoke? A yoke is a wooden cross piece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull. It is a wooden beam normally used between a pair of oxen or other animals to enable them to pull together on a load when working in pairs. Jesus talked about unequal yokes. You can imagine the danger of yoking two unrelated animals together, for instance, a cow and a goat. Definitely, the cow and goat are not similar in size and he will actually drag and suffocate the goat until he dies. As we pray today, we will be destroying yokes that are unequal in Jesus’ name.
Jesus described His burdens on you as you taking His yoke. Jesus will lighten your burden when you take up His yoke. However, there are yokes that the devil impose on you and you need God’s anointing to break such yoke. The experience of Paul and Silas in the prison was unpalatable. They jailer beat, imprisoned and chained them. They prayed and sang and the King of glory paid them a visit in the prison. As a result, God broke their chains and opened all the prison doors. We are going to call on God today and we will be destroying yokes placed on us by the enemies in Jesus’ name.
God Destroyed The Yokes of The Three Hebrews
The scenario of the three Hebrews is another good example. They bound them and threw them into the fiery furnace because they refused to worship the image of king Nebuchadnezzar. However, the Son of God, who is a Consuming Fire, came down into their midst. Their chains became loose and they were walking freely inside the fire. At the end of the day, the king promoted them and he commanded that everyone should worship only the God of Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego. Today, the fire of God will be destroying yokes placed on us by the enemies in Jesus’ name.
There are yokes that could be preventing you from answering the call of God for your life. When Elisha had an encounter with God through Elisha and He called him into the ministry. He had to destroy the yoke and followed Elijah. 1 Kings 19:21 says, “So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the ploughing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.” By this decision to destroy the yoke, Elisha later became a very great prophet who inherited the double portion of the anointing upon Elijah. As we call on God today, we will be destroying yokes that have prevented you from serving God in Jesus’ name.
Which yoke is preventing you from maximizing your potential in Christ? It is time to destroy those yokes by the power of the anointing that comes from God through prayer.
Prayer Points: Destroying Yokes
- Father, I thank you for always leading us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession. Lord, I thank you for always using us to spread the aroma of your knowledge everywhere
2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
2. Father, I bind up the brokenhearted and proclaim freedom for all those under captivity in Jesus’ name. I release from darkness all those whom Satan has imprisoned in Jesus’ name.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.
3. Father, I heal all those who are sick in my household right now in Jesus’ name. I deliver all those who are under demonic attack in Jesus’ name. I am destroying yokes of sickness in my family right now in Jesus’ name.
As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give
4. Father, you said in your Word that on that day, you will lift burdens from our shoulders. So, I lift every burden from my shoulders in Jesus’ name. I destroy every yoke from my neck in Jesus’ name.
In that day their burden will be lifted from your shoulders, their yoke from your neck; the yoke will be broken because you have grown so fat.
5. Father, your Word says you are the consuming fire, so I pray your fire will destroy every yoke in my life in Jesus’ name.
for our “God is a consuming fire.”
6. Father, I pray against every yoke that has debarred me from serving you in Jesus’ name. I pray that I will receive my double portion of the anointing of Jesus and I will do greater things in Jesus’ name.
1 Kings 19:21
So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.
7. Father, I pray that you will destroy all my chains like you did for Paul and Silas in Jesus’ name. I pray that you will liberate me from every form of prison and elevate me in Jesus’ name.
23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.
8. Father, I pray that when I go through the fire it will not consume me in Jesus’ name. I pray that the only assistance that the fire will render is to purify me and destroy my yoke in Jesus’ name. I pray that through the wonders that you will perform in my life many will come to Christ in Jesus’ name.
And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
22 Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flames of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counselors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
9. Father, I pray that every you will destroy every longtime bondage in my life and in my household in Jesus’ name
“And a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.”
10. Father, I pray that you will deliver me from every demonic oppression in Jesus’ name. I also pray that you will set free all those under demonic attack in my household in Jesus’ name.
Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him, a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house but in the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me!” 29 For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.
30 Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?”
And he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him. 31 And they begged Him that He would not command them to go out into the abyss.
32 Now a herd of many swine was feeding there on the mountain. So they begged Him that He would permit them to enter them. And He permitted them. 33 Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine, and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the lake and drowned.
11. Father, I pray that you will deliver my children from every attack of the enemies in Jesus’ name. I pray you will give my children a total liberty from demonic oppression in Jesus’ name.
So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.
21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?”
“From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.”
23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.”
26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.
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