It’s time we break the yoke off our necks. It’s time to leave Egypt. That what I keep sensing in the spirit.
But what yoke? How? It is a word from the Lord to His people… and it’s not the first time He’s said it.
I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high. Leviticus 26:13
The image of a “yoke” on our neck is a visual brought to reality after George Floyd. It speaks of a spiritual message from past to present.
It is not what we see happening in Minneapolis and Portland as they seek to violently remove a yoke by creating another to put in its place. That is a fleshly response of lawlessness to a spiritual condition. Lawlessness will never establish truth or justice or bring about transformation. It is a reaction that will simply create more unrest.
Unrest occurs when people have their eyes on themselves and not on Him.
The people spoke against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this miserable food. Numbers 21:5
What we see in our nation is a heart condition and must be dealt with at the root. A spiritual issue requires a spiritual response.
Yes issues of division, injustice, racial discrimination, and hatred must be addressed, but not to be replaced with another form of domination. There is a bigger issue at the root and it requires His love and revival for transformation.
So it will be in that day, that his burden will be removed from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be broken because of fatness. Isaiah 10:27
The word “fatness” is a key word in that scripture but poorly translated. What the word in the Hebrew actually means is healing, anointing and strength.
It actually should read, the yoke of bondage will be broken off when we rise up in strength and in healing. When we do so we will break off the yoke and walk out of Egypt.
God called His people out of Egypt.
Then the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and gave them a charge to the sons of Israel and to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt. Exodus 6:13
He called His Son, Jesus, out of Egypt.
And they stayed there until Herod’s death. This fulfilled what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: “I called my Son out of Egypt.” Matthew 2:15
God is calling us out of “Egypt.”
Egypt represents a land/place ruled by pride with rulers who exalt themselves above the Lord and shake their fist in defiance at God. Why were they in slavery in the first place? They put themselves there. Let us remember it was due to their own disobedience.
So it is in America. Our sins of disobedience, apathy, and sticking our heads in the sand has put us in this place.
We stood by as prayer was removed from schools, abortion legalized so women could have the “right” to murder their babies, homosexuality not only legalized but taught to our children and now they attempt to normalize and legalize pedophilia.
We stood by as they said church must be separated from government and remained silent. That was their mandate. But it was never God’s. And it has never been in our Constitution. But we bought the lie–at least for many years–as we took the bribe of “no taxes” and non-profit status for compliance.
For years ungodly officials have kept their knees on our necks…and we let them.
So did the Jews when enslaved in Egypt. And when freedom finally came, there were many who wanted to return because to live free required they take charge of their own lives. It required thought and work. It required they return fully to the Lord.
Is it any different now? Christians are called the “silent majority.” But we allowed ourselves to be silenced by a “Pharaoh” intent on removing God from our schools, our land and our government. Now as we have an opportunity to see that slavery removed and the yoke broken off our necks—some fight to remain in Egypt.
But it’s time to leave. It’s time to walk away and break their yoke off our necks.
Some will remain behind. But many see this for what it is and together we will walk free and remove the yoke…and the muzzle.
God is always the same. He called them out then and He calls us out now. It’s time to leave Egypt.
(reprinted with permission from Intercessors for America – ifapray.org)