by John and Ruth Greene
To the Hebrews, to know meant more than knowledge, but an intimate relationship, a marriage. The intimate union between Father, Son and Sanctified [Set Apart, Holy] Spirit is the core of all spiritual understanding, a marriage of purpose. For anyone else to know Elohim, Elohim must choose to reveal Himself, in this case, by the Son’s choice through scripture. Yahshua [Jesus] has clearly revealed His truth to His sons and daughters. (Matthew 10:37-38, 12:48-50; Romans 12:1-2; “Disciples: Focused on the Messiah & His Purpose“)
“At that time Yahshua [Jesus] concluded, saying ‘I agree fully with you Father, Master of Heaven and earth because you have kept secret these things from the wise and learned ones, and revealed them to infants. True Father, for in this way came into being, well-pleasing in Your Presence. All are delivered to Me under My Father, and no man is fully acquainted with the Son more than the Father. No man fully knows the Father, more than the Son, and to whom the Son is willing to reveal.
Come near to me, all that are fatigued and overburdened. I exempt you. Take up My yoke on you and learn from Me because I am gentle and humble of heart, and obtain rest for your spirit. For My yoke is kind and My load is light.” – Matthew 11:25-30, direct translation
A yoke fit over the shoulders of an ox or other animal, used in agriculture for preparing the fields to receive seed. In the light of what Yahshua [Jesus] tells those willing to listen, His yoke prepares the soil of hearts all around for the harvest of His Word. His yoke is not the yoke of the world, of governments past and present, nor of duties and traditions that men would heap upon you. He exempts those that take up His yoke from such things. We are no longer slaves to such things, nor must we listen to the fables and false authority that men try to load upon us, specifically to ‘invoice,’ to charge to others in order to get them to pay. This is not possible to understand when you read your King James or other modern translated Bible. But this truth is right there in scripture, because words, especially words of the original text have real meaning. (“The Wheels of Ezekiel“; “Leadership & the Universal Authority of Messiah“; “Disciples of Messiah & the Authority of Man“)
What heavy burdens are you carrying? You are carrying the sins of others, the demands of ‘leaders’ which are often called ‘duty’ or ‘responsibility.’ How easily these things become oppression and persecution, the tyranny of false authority of the world. (Acts 15:10; “Understanding Sin“; “Trusting in YHWH Instead of Princes“; “The Magi of this Age“; “Living in an Apostate World“)
When you take the yoke of Yahshua [Jesus], His yoke is not of these things. What Yahshua [Jesus] said was profound. He promises love, healing and well-being in relationship to Elohim. You probably aren’t the wise of the world or of such reputation. This doesn’t matter when you agree fully with the Father as the Son did. Through the Sanctified Spirit, you are joined to Elohim, working for the same purpose. You are exempt from the world, so don’t readily consent to what it says beyond giving ‘Caesar’ what is his. Keep such things to a minimum. Don’t look to the circumstances about you or the temptation to buy into the craft of advertising promoted by the kosmos of man. It’s mere window dressing, soon to be burned up into nothing. You have a designed purpose, a harvest through Messiah as you walk on YHWH’s track of righteousness. (“Attack of Advertising & Propaganda“; “The Antichrist & the War on Reality“; “Being Set Apart Makes You Aware of Sin“; “Discernment 101: Learning to be Discerning“)