HIS YOKE IS EASY AND HIS BURDEN IS LIGHT
A simple, straightforward message of biblical guidance to the Gospel of Christ.
HIS YOKE IS EASY AND HIS BURDEN IS LIGHT
Being a Christian is not supposed to be a hard job or to carry a heavy burden or to lift a heavy yoke as we live our lives.
HIS YOKE IS EASY
In the days of the past of real live horsepower or that of a team of oxen, a yoke of heavy wood was placed on top of the necks of the team of work animals. The yoke forced them to work as a team as they pulled a plow or a wagon giving them no freedom to move one without the other.
Thus a heavy yoke represents little or no freedom of choice for us, but Jesus says His yoke is easy and a Christians we are free to choose only to follow Him to obtain His precious gifts of true freedom and real joy.
HIS BURDEN IS LIGHT
In Matthew 11:28 Jesus asks us to come to Him you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me for Ia am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest in your souls. We are not assured that no problems or hardships may come to us. Through prayer and the giving our lives to Jesus, He promises to lighten our burdens, to give us His abundant blessings and the joy of His salvation.
GUIDANCE FROM SCRIPTURES
In very simple language the scriptures make clear the gospel of Christ and the truth of our salvation. As opposed to religions such as Muslim, Buddhist, etc. we are not required to spend our lives in temple work, or on a path to enlightenment.We cannot work our way to salvation. Salvation and the promise of eternal life is a gift from God for those who choose to ask Christ to be their savior and have faith (belief) in Christ’s death on the cross as payment for our sins (each of us, everyone is guilty of sin) and of His triumph over death and return to heaven. Doing good works is a result of wishing to please God after our salvation and is hot criteria for entry into heaven and the promise of eternal life. We are saved by the gift of grace and as such our past sins are wiped clean. If we do as Jesus asked, to take His yoke upon us and to carry His light burden, salvation is a gift and we have the promise of eternal life. Salvation leads to a feeling of “the peace that passes all understanding”.
While church is good and the fellowship of others is valuable, church is not a requirement for salvation and even perfect attendance will not get you into heaven unless you ask for and receive the forgiveness of sins and the gift of salvation and the promise of eternal life. A dedicated involvement in a church helps us to lighten our burdens by sharing our blessings with others and to work to spread the gospel to those who may not know Of Jesus.
sOME BIBLE VERSES OF NOTE ABOUT SALVATION
(THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION, RULES OR REGULATIONS)
JOHN 3:16 (THE GOSPEL IN ONE VERSE)
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved,
That if you confess with your mouth to the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you shall be saved.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not ourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
THE WORLD TODAY
The world is a very troubled place today. It seems that even here in America many have turned away from the basic freedoms. We are free to worship God as we see fit as provided by the blood, sweat and tears of our forefathers. Rather than being thankful for the special place we live in many have lost their way. The bible predicts a time of terrible future tribulations as we move towards the fulfillment of prophecies of the end of times. In these troubled times we may be entering a new season on this earth.
For those of us who have salvation and continue to follow Jesus, we are promised that a day will come when we will be transported to heaven, a time prior to the terrible tribulations all over the earth. This time is referred to as the Rapture. While no one knows when this time will come, we believe it will be in the not too distant future. Judging by the way the world is fast becoming a place of trouble and where there is no sin too bad to accepted by a majority of people. In Corinthians 15:52, Paul describes the Rapture:
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep(die), but we shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpt will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
We Believe that those who have received salvation will be taken up with our Lord Jesus to heaven prior to the terrible destruction. We are truly blessed by the grace of God and thankful to give our life to Christ Jesus. We pray you will find your way to a new life with Jesus.
Marilyn and Jim
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