1/2/10 Isaiah 10, Deuteronomy 32, Anointing breaks yokes by Pastor Don Moore

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Isaiah 10, Deut 32 Anointing breaks yokes by Pastor Don

Pastor Don told us this is a tough passage of the Bible if you do not know God’s nature.

Isaiah 10:23 Amplified For the Lord, the Lord of hosts, will make a full end, whatever is determined or decreed [in Israel], in the midst of all the earth.

There are things in all of our lives that persist because we don’t set a determined end to it.

People say unscriptural things we want to believe for it sounds like it should be so. For example, that God doesn’t run out of patience.  Just because God is longsuffering doesn’t mean He is eternal suffering. Even patience has an end. Life reaches a point where we have to go – enough is enough. When we get out of patience with ourselves, we need to make a DETERMINED end of a situation.

For the good of everybody, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. We have the ability to speak into existence and take sovereign determination over our lives. At some point you have to clean your house and get rid of stuff. Sometimes that may be people.

Israel was done and moving on.  This passage is talking about the Last Days and Israel (Jacob and the Gentiles). The Bible is prophetic from beginning to end and will tell us what He will do.  This is a blessing.

Pastor Don spoke about how, in the fall, the mice come into the house and we have to make a determined end of them. The mice bring death and disease with them.  He cannot leave one or they will spread.

In the natural God gives us responsibility, and we do our natural responsibilities and also use our faith.

God is about to kill all his enemies, and it is a merciful and kind thing to do. If you leave the enemy around he will take authority.  God will leave a remnant of his people – but NOT A REMNANT OF THE EVIL. We don’t have to do the destruction, God will.  The antichrist will never rule the whole earth.  There will be pockets where evil will not exist.

Isaiah 10:20-23 And it shall come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel, and such as have escaped of the house of Jacob, will never again depend on him who defeated them, but will depend on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the Mighty God. For though your people, O Israel, be as the sand of the sea, a remnant of them will return; the destruction decreed shall overflow with righteousness. For the Lord GOD of hosts will make a determined end in the midst of all the land.

The good news is there will be a remnant of Israel, not all of Israel will be killed. In the Last Days there will be a remnant and it will OVERFLOW with righteousness. Evil destroys, but there will be those who wake up and clean up their acts. It is easy to stop before becoming a drug addict when you realize what really is at stake with drug addiction.

People do not believe the Gospel that they depend on, they only believe certain aspects of it. Peter and Paul declared that tribulation would come, and for many of them it did. But that is not the Great Tribulation when thousands of early Christians died in the arena. The first half of the Great Tribulation looks good for some people, kind of like the recession before depression. Pastor Don told us there is a new type of homelessness now, and it is no picnic if the people are caught in that.

Isaiah 10:24-25 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD of hosts: “O My people, who dwell in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrian. He shall strike you with a rod and lift up his staff against you, in the manner of Egypt. For yet a very little while and the indignation will cease, as will My anger in their destruction.”

God sets an appropriate time then the indignation will cease. God will send an agent against those who destroy God’s people.  Just as this happened in Israel, it will happen in the Church.  The enemy will strike us and come against us. Judgment must begin in the House of God. That is why right now the pedophiles, adulterers, and greedy thieves are being exposed. Sexual sin causes major damage for it occurs not only outside a person, but in their mind and body. Greed can occur just in the mind, and not be acted out. But sexual sin pollutes the whole being of a person.

Isaiah 10:26 And the LORD of hosts will stir up a scourge for him like the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb; as His rod was on the sea, so will He lift it up in the manner of Egypt.

There will be miracles in the Last Days to deliver us – supernatural deliverance. Pastor Don said there are still those today who do not believe in the rapture – even though there is evidence in the Bible – Enoch, Noah, Elijah.

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.

That day is the Judgment of the Lord.

Isaiah 10:27 AMP And it shall be in that day that the burden of [the Assyrian] shall depart from your shoulders, and his yoke from your neck. The yoke shall be destroyed because of fatness [which prevents it from going around your neck].

The Assyrian, devil, evil one, etc. and the fatness prevents the yoke of the evil one from going around your neck. The yoke is destroyed because of the anointing – you get fat in the anointing.

The New King James version speaks of the anointing oil.

Pastor Don spoke of the yoke of oxen. The yoke kept the two oxen going the same direction – and limited their vision – they couldn’t look up or from side to side.  They were locked up together.

In this verse God is giving us a spiritual picture that represents the work of the evil one, which ties up our minds, our eyes, and our senses and we are controlled by what the evil one permits.  The yoke limits, controls, holds us in a position, and limits our spirituality, it is a perfect picture of drug addiction where a person is bound to the habit of taking drugs.  It affects your natural state, but you don’t see it, for you have become comfortable in the yoked position, and often you justify your reason for why you are stuck in a particular position.

You need to be equally yoked, if you have one oxen taller or larger than the other you end up walking in circles and not getting anywhere. That is why God warns us to not be unequally yoked.

Now we have a choice of yokes – but there always is a yoke. We can either choose the yoke of the enemy or we can choose to be yoked to Jesus – one (the enemy) seeks our destruction, the other (Jesus) seeks the best for us.  We get to choose. Jesus tells us His yoke is easy, His burden is light.

We don’t want to be unequally yoked with people who have a character that is not equal to our principles. We can pretend that we will change a person, but that does not always happen. Same with business – you want someone who will operate in the same Christian principles that you operate in. We want to operate with people who have the same forthright characteristics of Jesus that we so value.  We need to choose – there is no way we can stay in he middle of the road.

The yoke destroyed by the fatness, by the anointing oil. We went to break down the language.

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; you grew fat, you grew thick, you are obese! Then he forsook God who made him, and scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

This is part of Moses’s song, that Moses wrote to minister to the Children of Israel. He speaks of Israel turning their back on the Rock of their salvation. Who is the Rock of their salvation?

Deuteronomy 32:4-6 He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He. They have corrupted themselves; they are not His children, because of their blemish: a perverse and crooked generation. Do you thus deal with the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father, who bought you? Has He not made you and established you?

He is talking to us.

Deuteronomy 32:7-8  Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you: when the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel.

Spiritual sons of Adam.

Deuteronomy 32:9 For the LORD’s portion is His people; Jacob is the place of His inheritance.

You cannot love God and hate the Jews. God set Adam’s people at that time – separate from the nephalim and anakim. Evil people on the earth fornicated with spirits and created different groups. God set the boundaries, separated.

Deuteronomy 32:10 He found him in a desert land and in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.

He encircled them, instructed them, and kept them as the apple of His eye (pupil). We feel special that God did this. God planned all this 6000 years ago, and we are forever grafted in as the apple of His eye. Keep your hand in His hand, don’t stray when times get tough. Often we should never have left the boat, if we had stayed with the boat He would not have had to send us a life raft. We don’t want to be the sheep that wanders off. Often the wandering sheep has it’s legs broken to teach it to stay with the Shepherd.

Deuteronomy 32:11-13 As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so the LORD alone led him, and there was no foreign god with him. He made him ride in the heights of the earth, that he might eat the produce of the fields; He made him draw honey from the rock, and oil from the flinty rock;

Oil from a flinty rock. This is scientific proof that there can be oil in shale rock.

The Church of Jesus Christ in America has had some shining moments, and then there have been times when we have messed up.

Deuteronomy 32:14-16 Curds from the cattle, and milk of the flock, with fat of lambs; and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the choicest wheat; and you drank wine, the blood of the grapes. But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; you grew fat, you grew thick, you are obese! Then he forsook God who made him, and scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation. They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods; with abominations they provoked Him to anger.

Jeshurun refers to the Jews. They made a sorry mess of their world and in the last days God will be provoked in anger.  They grew fat and thick, obese, and there was nothing wrong with that. But then they got complacent and forsook God, seeking to worship idols. During the sacrifices, God reserved the fat of the rump portion for himself, and we got to keep the rest for ourselves. As they grew fat they forsook God, until there was trouble then the asked God to deliver them from the situation.  Some today choose to stay out of church and go back to their old friends, and then the devil comes.

Deuteronomy 31:20 When I have brought them to the land flowing with milk and honey, of which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and filled themselves and grown fat, then they will turn to other gods and serve them; and they will provoke Me and break My covenant.

God brought the Israelites to where they could be blessed, but they grew fat and thick, and then got prideful, thinking they didn’t need God and broke with their covenant.

Anointing is 4888 in Strong’s it means to rub with oil, to anoint, smear, consecrate, unction.

You get the unction to function, ambition, motivation, consecratory gift.  And it also is used to show the action of applying as to paint.

8081, 8080 means to shine, to make oily, to make fat, to grease with liquid (like olive oil which is preferred).  Frankincense and myrrh.

Richness, fruitful, plenteous.  Fatness

Deuteronomy 32:15 AMP But Jeshurun (Israel) grew fat and kicked. You became fat, you grew thick, you were gorged and sleek! Then he forsook God Who made him and forsook and despised the Rock of his salvation.

Fatness to the point of obesity.

It is the anointing that destroys the yoke, fatness destroys the yoke. God will bless you so you can gain weight and the yoke will not fit around your neck, you will get fat and break out.

It is under the anointing that the process can happen, the yoke can be destroyed. The devil binds you but you can be freed with an anointed vision.  We can’t see if we permit the devil’s blinders to be on us, and we get yoked to our circumstances, situations, and people.  We often pray our circumstances – Lord why did you put this here in my life?  We need to ask for God’s blessing, God’s anointing to break the yoke. It is the anointing that breaks the yoke. Focus on God, not on your circumstances. Pray with simple faith, but pray the prayer of faith, believing the Father under the anointing. As we pray in faith, expecting, the anointing grows and breaks the yoke.

The Jews got fat in the anointing, and they got so fat, that they forgot that they needed God for the anointing. They went on a Slimfast diet.

In Churches today, many speak of God and the Holy Spirit, but there is no anointing, no fatness.

We need to pray with bold, strong faith, fall on our knees, worship and pray. We need to get over our intellect and get to the point of faith. In the flesh we can only lead so far, we need to operate under the anointing, not under our carnality.  So when God gives you a word, hold onto it, stick to it until Jesus comes, don’t change your mind or your testimony, don’t waffle or waiver, don’t let your emotions take control.

Many people come to the altar but don’t see a result, for they did not let the anointing make them fat to break the yoke. Look for the anointing and accept it without doubting, or intellectually talking it away. Go to the altar with expectation, expecting that God will show up.

Israel got fat and forsook the Lord, but when they came back to God, He removed the yoke of bondage.

Too often we look for someone else to do the work for us, but we need to ask God to manifest His glory and His power in our lives.  The devil offers substitute fat.

Isaiah 58 speaks of the fast that God desires. Isaiah 58:6 Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?

Pray to get in the presence of the Lord and in His anointing. God misses our presence.

I pray that this new year – 2010 that you and God grow ever closer together, and that you find the peace that passes all understanding.  God bless you! Heather

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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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