Blessed be the Lord (Adonai (אֲדֹנָי֮)), who daily bears our burden, The God who is our salvation. God is to us a God of deliverances; and to the LORD (Yahavah (יהוִה)) Lord (Adonai (אֲדֹנָי֮)) belong escapes from death. Psalm 68:19-20.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
I sent My Son into the world for many reasons, but they all had to do with salvation. And that is His Name: Yeshuah (ישועה), which you translate as “Jesus,” but that translation loses a lot of the inherent meaning in His Name. In Hebrew Yeshuah simply means “Salvation,” but depending on the context you will also see it translated as deliverance, welfare, prosperity, and victory.
“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He Himself will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20-21.
Jesus saved you. He saved you from your sins. The result of sin is sickness, poverty, pain, sorrow, mourning, mental and emotional illness, disabilities, birth defects, and eternal death.
All these evil things are burdens that are too hard for you to bear. They are not in My Kingdom and never will be. You were not made to carry them. It was never My Will that you have these things in your life or even in the world. Jesus came to do My Will, it was His delight, and My Will prospered in His hands. He came to undo the work of the devil.
Jesus came to lift the burden, to bear your burdens, and destroy the yoke. What yoke? The yoke of slavery to sin and death. And how did He do it? The anointing. Isaiah 10:27. He is the anointed One, the Messiah, which in Greek is the Christ.
You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him . . . Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His Name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins. Acts 10:38;43.
And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read. And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the scroll and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD.” And He closed the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:16-21; Isaiah 61:1-2.
All evil started with sin, the sin of living a lie over the truth. Same for Lucifer and the same for you and yet people still sin and ruin their lives and the lives of others as well. Sin is still in the world by the choice of those who do it, but it does not have to be like that. As I told Cain, sin crouches at your door, but you can be its master.
If you submit to My Word by living it and resist the devil by using My Word, he will flee from you along with all the illness, heartache, and tragedies he tries to get you to call into your life by taking you captive to do his will, which is sin.
But the good news is that Jesus came and took the burden of sin, condemnation, guilt, and shame off you. It was too heavy for you to bear. He came, took it, and broke it off you, as He bore it Himself and the punishment due to sin as well. You have His peace. His shalom blessing. You can live free. Just cast all that on Me and I will show you the way you should go to always have the victory, which is in Jesus.
For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian. For every boot of the booted warrior in the battle tumult, and cloak rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire. For a child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:4-6.
That precious tender little infant lying in the manger that night at Bethlehem all wrapped up in swaddling clothes was My gift to a burdened hurting world, for in that grace-filled baby came your solution to everything that would harm you. He was the answer to all that was wrong in the world and in your own individual life. If you open the door of your heart to Him He can lead you out of slavery to the abundance and freedom of the Promised Land where you can rest in My presence if you stay in the light and close the door to darkness and sin.
And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout. Psalm 105:43.
Would you like to begin that life as you never have before? I am willing and able to lead you out of darkness into My own marvelous light. All you need to do is follow the Light of the world to the very source, the fountain of life.
For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes. Revelation 7:17.
And He invites you to come to Him to have that life.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.
To stay in a place of rest and goodness, however, there are things to which you need to deny entrance into your life.
If you remove the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness, and if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness and your gloom will become like midday. And the LORD will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. Isaiah 58:10-11.
People want to point the finger at another, especially when it really was the other’s fault and not their own that caused or began the harm or offense. Adam did that, he pointed the finger at Eve and at Me as the cause of his deliberate sin. But Jesus does not do that with you. He took your sins and faults as if they were His. He did not point the finger, He took responsibility for the behavior of His sheep as your Shepherd. He bore the guilt of you all. Learn from Him the path of peace which is a path of joy.
All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. Isaiah 53:6.
Jesus could have said to Me, “Let them go their own way, why should I bother with those who reject Me and despise Me to My face?” But instead He said to Me, “Father, forgive them they know not what they do,” and thus qualified all of you for forgiveness by the sin offering of Himself. He laid down His life for His sheep. And I then gave His little flock the Kingdom besides. I gave you My Son, whose Name is wonderful, will I not give you everything wonderful with Him?
Jesus did not come into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:17. Make this your mindset as well. Do not condemn people, help them to change. Jesus told the woman caught in the sin of adultery that He did not condemn her but that she was to go and avoid sin in the future to be free. Avoid it. Don’t touch it. Pray that you do not enter temptation. And pray the same for others. Sin is deceptive but it will destroy your life. Like Adam. Like Judas.
Sin makes you a slave, but I have set you free. How? By the two gifts that I give you that give you all gifts with them. What are those two gifts? Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
First you must be saved from your sins and born from above by receiving Jesus and confessing Him as your Lord and then you come to know the truth by the gift of the Holy Spirit, who guides you to all truth. Your born-again spirit is alive to Me and dead to sin and can be joined with My Spirit. And My Spirit writes My Law in your heart so you can keep it from the inside out, not just the outside in.
Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. Ezekiel 36:25-27.
Jesus took the burden and lifted the yoke, the Holy Spirit then comes at your side and pulls your life on course.
And all that treasure came to earth that night in Bethlehem and people still do not know Him. But any who do receive Him, He gives you authority as My children to overcome the world, the flesh and the devil. Never again try to bear your burdens alone, you cannot, it is too heavy for you. Let My Son lift that burden and break the yoke and then let My Spirit guide you on level ground in the pathways of prosperity and peace, healing and forgiveness, joy and gladness, where sadness and sorrow flee. I desire that in all things you prosper and be in good health even as your soul prospers. And your soul prospers when you are walking in the truth. Free in Me. I want you to be happy. Come share My joy!
And that is what Christmas is about, saving you and setting you free to be the wonderful YOU I made YOU to be.
I love you, and that is why I give you Jesus and My Spirit, and in giving you such gifts I have given you Myself. Let Me remove all your fears, all your burdens, all your anxieties, and all your sins. In Jesus you have it all.