WHO ARE YOU YOKED WITH? Part 4
See also Parts 1 & 2 and Part 3.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler,” Psalm 91:1-4 (KJV).
In leadership, if you are searching for God’s will in service, you may think the only way to be successful and find help, is to look for a church to cover you.
Not every church operates this way, but some do, and it is true, if you join forces with them they can help you with placement, but submission to their authority will be required, and , if you don’t happen to fit their perfect criteria you will find yourself up against a wall.
They believe that without the covering of their leadership you are at serious risk of spiritual attack. I submit they are throwing fear at you.
But Beloved, there is hope from God Himself. I will be the first to tell you, you don’t need them, you just need God.
You see, if you love the LORD and are devoted to Him, walking closely in obedience, you already have His favor and blessings. In Psalm 91:1 we see that God has a secret place for us to dwell in relationship with Him. This secret place is a place of cover, a hiding place of protection.
I submit to you this covering they offer is not the same covering God offers, for theirs is one of control, while His is one of blessing and security.
You are under Him, not them, where He is your refuge, and fortress…. ONE YOU CAN TRUST! Let Him deliver you from the snare of man’s ideals into the hands of the Living God. Listen to the meaning of COVER in this Psalm: To entwine as a screen, TO FENCE IN, cover over, protect, defend, HEDGE IN, SHUT UP…… in His everlasting arms.
Listen to what the LORD has to say about this, “A covering can only be provided by Me. They are trying to exercise authority over My people that puts them in chains. Put your hope and faith in Me. This is a man made establishment, you need Me and only Me. Don’t look anywhere else for strength, authority, love, protection, and provision. You need to stand with Me alone. I AM all you need. They will limit you, I set you free. Hope in Me, trust in Me, and we will go far together.”
“And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? WIST YE NOT THAT I MUST BE ABOUT MY FATHER’S BUSINESS?
You see, Jesus was not yoked with any man, no man had authority over Him, only the Father Himself. He was always about the Father’s business,” Luke 2:49 (KJV).
“Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does, and will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel,” John 5:19-20.
Do you see what drives the Father and the Son?…..LOVE..
Look at this, the chain of communication continues:
“But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me… However, when He, the Spirit of truth has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you,” John 15:26; 16:13-15.
“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love,” John 15:9,10.
“And, because you have set your love upon Him, therefore He will deliver you. He will set you on high because you have known His name. You shall call upon Him, and He will answer you; He will be with you in trouble; He will deliver you and honor you. With long life He will satisfy you, and show you His salvation,” Psalm 91:14-16.
Sounds like the best COVERING OF ALL! Jesus Himself, let’s get yoked up with Him!
God Bless You, you are in my prayers
~ Celeste Dewey