1. Literal sense – A harness that connects two animals together.
2. Figurative sense – Matthew 11:28-30
“Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden light.” A Jewish saying referring to a student is under a teacher and taking upon his instruction is known as being yoked with the master. The idea of His schooling – it is light.
3. Symbolic sense – A symbol of burdens & oppression.
Oppression here means: to exercise hard control over – to press down.
Jesus dealt with ‘oppressions’ [curses]
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil for God was with Him”
1 John 3:8
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that He might destroy the works of the evil one” lqouo – destroy, undo & dissolve
ANOINTING – Anointing & Power are the same thing.
What the anointing does!
Luke 5:17-19 – ‘Power’ went out from Him.
Mark 5:25-34 – ‘Power’ was transmitted.
Luke 5:17 – ‘Power’ was present in their midst.
The anointing is like electricity – it has always existed but only in the last 100 years has man used it. As with the Law of electricity, there are laws that govern the healing power of God.
Through the death, burial & resurrection of Jesus Christ, the ‘power’ has been provided for man to be healed – 1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”
5 Revival Keys (from “The Quest for Revival” Ron McIntosh)
1. Prevailing Prayer.
2. Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Conclusion: The anointing is present here today for you to be completely healed.