Daniel 2: 1 – 9
Babylon is an unfair system! It gives from the realm of possibility but expects impossibilities in return. Babylon nurtures so that he could kill and siphon every virtue out of his subjects. This is the exact opposite of what GOD desires for His people.
The world is an entitled system as it lures people in so as to get from them what they cannot offer even after all the ‘investments’ it must have made on them. It is not doing this because they can but because he wants to justify their destruction by his hands. And rightfully, he would be justified unless GOD’s mercy through the death of CHRIST prevailed.
The reason behind the devil’s nurturing is for the purpose of serving him but the ultimate reason is so that he could be justified in their destruction so he dulled their senses and fill them with all shades of lies till they could not longer be able to believe in the salvation through the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Every magician, wise men and soothsayers could not solve the problem that the king of Egypt put before them because the same king has dulled their senses to connect with the realm of GOD where answers are in abundance. The irony behind all these is that GOD used this impossible scenario to establish his own people because he rules in the affairs of all men. So no matter what the devil does through men, GOD is not bothered because it would further intensify His Glory and the devil never stops . . .
In Matthew 11: 28, JESUS was talking about giving us rest. But HE made it clear that the rest HE promised can only be attained if we accept HIS yoke and burden.
What then is the yoke and what is the burden?
When two animals are yoked together, it is for the purpose of doing a defined work on the field. And for this work to be a success, both animals must agree.
In any system, there is always yoke and burden in form of laws and responsibilities. If you accept the laws (yoke) of Nigeria, the question would be what are your responsibilities in the confines of these laws? Are you fulfilling the laws as a lawyer or as a banker or engineer? What makes you a bona fide citizen or a patriot is your role in enforcing these laws according to your profession or engagements.
The same goes for our lives in CHRIST! The Law of The Spirit is what yokes us with CHRIST and the responsibilities (purpose) assigned to us in order to enforce this Law on earth are the burdens. The question every one must ask is now that I am yoked with CHRIST, what is my burden? What am I meant to carry? What am I saved to do?!
JESUS was not going to save us from the yoke and burden of pharaoh/egypt just to be dormant in HIM/Canaan. What He said was that the kind of yoke and burden HE has in mind for us in Canaan is rest compared to what pharaoh is offering in egypt.
Yoking with CHRIST and carrying HIS burden do not guarantee our rest if we are not submissive to HIM.
Since HE is the ‘Strong One’, most of the burdens would be carried by HIM so the burden is LIGHT!
Since HE is the ‘Strong One’, moving while HE is staying and staying while HE is moving would only cause damage to us (‘weak ones’). The yoke will only be EASY if we do exactly what HE does!
Peace To The Wise!