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Yoke. Bondage. Submission.

Updated: May 20

"With all the crimes, evil, and sadistic acts happening, do we truly have 'full' control over ourselves? Do we truly live in a free world as people may think we do? We are governed and controlled by systems, etc. But who is controlling the system, etc.? Who is controlling what we are being controlled by?"


If we walk with God, unite with Him (partner up), and listen to His instructions (obedience) then we will not be controlled. Things will be easy for us and instead we will have authority.

Jesus proved this by submitting to the Father in obedience by only doing what He saw the Father do and only saying what He heard the Father say (John 4:34).

He says His yoke is easy. In life we have yokes and if you yield to God's yoke then it will be easy, unlike the other yokes (bondages).

Yoke is a metaphor for submissions, and everyone is yoked to something or someone; but the question is who or what are we yoked to?





Are you yoked to injustice and oppression - Isaiah 58:6. How about your job? How about stress, a bad relationship, or sickness (Matthew 11:28 –30).

If you are yoked to your job, then your job has become your security and substance. If you are yoked to stress or worry then you are yoked to the root cause of it and you have not discovered the peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7, John 14:27). And if you are yoked to oppression then you are bound by injustice (Isaiah 58:6).

Control, yoke, authority, or rulership is not a bad thing depending on who your master is. It can be amazing beyond your expectations or your worst nightmare.

With all the crimes, evil, and sadistic acts happening, do we truly have full control over ourselves? Do we truly live in a free world as people may think we do? We are governed and controlled by systems, etc. But who is controlling the system, etc.? Who is controlling what we are being controlled by? But there is a way to not be controlled by the world and its systems and that is being yoked with God.

Being united with God is a good thing and here is why.

God is experienced. He is referred to as the Ancient of Days because He is the most primary source of creation (Daniel 7:9, 13, 22). He is the Most High God which means nothing, and no one, is higher than Him, in wisdom, understanding, abilities, and more (Psalm 47:2, Deuteronomy 7:21, Psalm 91:1, Psalm 57:2, 2 Samuel 22:14).

He sits high and looks low displaying His Sovereignty, power, and provision (Psalm 138:6). Nothing and no one is greater than Him. Nothing can be for He created all things. He is the author and finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).

He looks down and sees what is going on as He rules over everything. When you are in a position of rulership this means you have dominion over what was given or what was taken by you. You exercise government over that which is yours.

God is aware of everything and is all knowing (1 John 3:20, Psalm 147:5, Psalm 139:4). He has insight into the thoughts and actions of all of us. Even before you speak or utter a word, or before you think of the words to say, God already knows (Psalm 139:4). Everything about us is known to God before we were created (Ephesians 1:4-5, Romans 8:25, John 15:16).

He is a God of providence and will always want and have better and greater for you than you would for yourself. We have limits, He does not. And what He wants for us is beyond what this world can offer or what we can do for ourselves (Isaiah 55:8-9).

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us - Ephesians 3:20 (ESV)

Since He is prudent, He is the best provider. He will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). He will make sure you have what you need to always satisfy you in all things so that you can continue your good work (2 Corinthians 9:8). All that is required is to pursue God and He will take care of everything else (Matthew 6:33).

His desire for us is to be in good health and prosper (3 John 1:2). Matter of fact He takes delight in our prosperity.

Sickness happens to almost everyone. Whether you are born with it, passed down generational, or it happens later in your life, sickness happens. It is the process of life. We live in a world of sin and with that brings aliments, infirmities, and sickness. When we get old we suffer from many different problems and the food we eat causes problems too.

We use medicine but every medicine causes another problem to occur called side effects. But if you have a relationship with God and know your inheritance then you have a shield against any sickness no matter how old you are. You can die sick free (Genesis 5:24). Because of what Jesus did on the cross we walk in total health (1 Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:4). It is our inheritance. If you are sick and have accepted it, you not only aborted your birthright, but you have also accepted a lie.

All these are just some of the reasons why being united, advised, and instructed by God is a good thing.

Accepting God is giving God entry into our hearts causing you and Him to become one (1 Corinthians 6:17, John 17:21-23). And when He is there, we are empowered by His Spirit to do the impossible and live in the supernatural (John 14:10-14). It will be different because God is beyond this limited sphere, we call home.

You might be saying, "I have control of myself," but do we really have full control over ourselves? How many stories have we heard with people admitting they could not control themselves and did things or said things they later regretted? Whoever is controlling you is the one keeping you under their authority. You must heed to their rules, law, and how they want it.

Our enemy known by many names: adversary, devil, satan, etc., is a super intelligent force that has the capability to sway and influence your thoughts. He can masquerade and camouflage his true intention to fulfill his ulterior motive which is to steal, kill, and destroy you (John 10:10).

Under the adversary's authority and rule you become a slave, imprisoned and subject to death. The enemy tricks, deceives, entices, charms, mesmerizes, extorts, and manipulates, you into traps. And when you realize the trap and want to get out, he threatens your life. That is what sin is, a trap. The adversary brings darkness in our lives while God brings light (John 1:5, Acts 26:18, John 8:12, Luke 1:79).


Read more about traps here.

When you are not able to see you put yourself at risk of stumbling and making bad choices (John 11:10). You stumble because you cannot see what is in front of you. If there is a trap, you cannot see it, so you walk right into it unwillingly. Sin is darkness that causes you to fall into traps.

When you have light, you can see every trap in front of you. And you can walk around it or over it and It will not catch you. Our Creator's role is to be your light so you can always see the traps that are in front of you (Ephesians 5:8,11, 2 Corinthians 6:14).

Just as a fish needs water to live, the devil needs darkness to survive. If you eliminate darkness out of your life, then the devil cannot survive in your life. You will no longer be prey to him, neither will you be easily deceived. You will not fall into his deceptive traps so easily. Exposing the devil to the light of God is the same thing as taking a fish out of the water.

If you submit under our loving Father's yoke then you will not be affected by the systems, oppression, worry, stress, pain and all that is negative in life. When you are led by God, you are His child (